Happening Saturday: Annual Feast of St. Gabriele Italian Festival, 'In The Jungle,' and more

-"In The Jungle": Written and directed by our 2014 Best Artist Stephanie Barber, a local veteran of multiple disciplines, and starring brilliant local performer Cricket Arrison and M.C. Schmidt of Matmos, “In The Jungle” is likely to blow our minds on one or many levels. Through “equal parts musical, performance, and poetic lecture,” the experimental piece imagines a scientist’s return to civilization after becoming entrenched in the depths of a jungle. 8 p.m., Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., (410) 752-8558, theatreproject.org, $20 suggested donation. (Maura Callahan)

-Annual Feast of St. Gabriele Italian Festival: The official feast of San Gabriele is actually celebrated in February, but winter in Baltimore is not so kind to the jovial Italian spirit. So revel in Italiano culture with a street procession, vendors, Italian grub, bingo, bocce tournaments, kids’ stuff, a cannoli filing contest, wine, beer, live entertainment, and—naturally, our favorite part—a sausage eating contest. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Little Italy, along Exeter and Stiles Streets, (410) 675-7275, promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org, $1 donation admission.

-Muslim Food Festival: Food is more than something we just shove down our throats to fuel our meat suits. Meals can carry memories or nostalgia; different cuisines can give us insight into different cultures or religions. Which is why we think even non-Muslims should go to the third annual Muslim Food Festival. There will be vendors serving all kinds of cuisines—Pakistani barbecue from Lahori Chaska, sugarcane juice and Indian street-food snacks and desserts from Mughal Oasis, and, for more American-only palates, cheesecakes from Sinfully Cheesecakes and wraps and platters from Shareef's Grill. And the entire festival is halal, so Muslim attendees don't have to hesitate before shoving as much food down their throats as they can. In case you want to do something other than just eat and eat and eat, there will also be a bazaar featuring more than 50 vendors, as well as live entertainment. Noon-10 p.m., Islamic Society of Baltimore, 6631 Johnnycake Road, (410) 747-4869, muslimfoodfest.com, $5 in advance, $7 at the door. (Anna Walsh)

-Enchanted Forest 60th Birthday Celebration: Back in June, whatever was left of The Enchanted Forest, that creepy little fairy-tale-themed amusement park that holds fond memories for so many Baltimoreans (including yours truly), got knocked down or transported from the park's overgrown site in Ellicott City to Clark's Elioak Farm. Now, with many of its gingerbread houses and Mother Gooses and other whimsical structures in one place, there's a celebration of the park's 60th birthday with family activities and the book “The Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland's Storybook Park” by Janet Kusterer and Martha Anna Clark available for sale. It's a chance to walk down memory lane and get a lil' bit Proustian Bmore-style. For us, that means being an already anxiety-ridden toddler and sitting inside big blue Willie The Whale or hanging out with some truly horrifying Humpty Dumpty facsimile taking in all of his mutated Bob's Big Boy features, or holy geez, that scary giant mouse slide, what the fuck was that thing even? 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, non to 5 p.m. Sunday, Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, (410) 730-4049, clarklandfarm.com, $6, plus $2 for rides. (Brandon Soderberg)

-From the Short List: Tokio Hotel, the German pop band who was briefly a sensation in America a few years ago, headlines Baltimore Soundstage. Reunited '90s emo band Braid plays the Ottobar with Prawn and Dikembe. Phish plays the first of two nights at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Acoustic quartet Veronneau combines bossa nova, samba, and swing at The Cabaret at Germano's. Ypset spins deep house at the 8x10. Indiana hard rockers Losing September perform at Fish Head Cantina. South Carolina-based roots rockers Megan Jean & The KFB play the New Deal Café in Greenbelt. Don't miss: The Hot August Music Festival returns to Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville with Counting Crows, Punch Brothers, Railroad Earth, Shakey Graves, and more. (Al Shipley)

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