Happening Saturday: Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, Future Fest, and more

-Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair: Over the course of 50 years, a low-income couple by the names of Herb and Dorothy Vogel amassed one of the most important private collections in the 20th century. The moral of the story: Buying artwork can have an immense cultural impact, no matter how small or inexpensive the work. The Baltimore Print Fair is a prime opportunity to start or develop your collection and hear from working printmakers. Through Sunday, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org, free for BMA members, $10-$15 for nonmembers. (Maura Callahan)

-Future Fest: No doubt you're sick of City Paper's Station North-is-like-"Blade Runner" theorizing, but look man, it's totally true, especially when you're standing in the center of a hyper-diverse room at a dance, noise, or rap show in our wonderful, crumbling city and when you're a lil' too drunk or high or just geeked up on experimental sounds, it really does feel like some gloriously fucked-up future. Organizer and member of broken folk project Eu1ogy Radell Moyd-Kane, along with co-organizers Andrew McClaymount and Louis Atuonah, apparently feel the same way and organized Future Fest, featuring more than 40 acts over two days at two different venues, with a heavy focus on locals and a number of similarly minded nearby acts and, on Saturday night, visuals from Gaia. Pictureplane (pictured), a cyberpunk house-pop hero and, in many ways, an adopted Baltimorean (he had a lizard-people-themed art show at Terrault Contemporary back in November) is one of the headliners. Other big-ish names include Rye Rye, The Sneaks, Butch Dawson, and Hi$to. Our don't-miss picks: Baltimore's TRNSGNDR/VHS, whose tape "Condominium," released earlier this month, blends gentle, distorted samples with gabber-like beats and counters with some black metal noise; and Brooklyn's Mind Dynamics, a duo who rest in front of a Dan Deacon-like mess of gear and improvise industrial-tinged dance songs. 12 p.m., The Hour Haus, 135 W. North Ave., (410) 539-2328, futurefestbaltimore.com, $20 for one-day pass, $25 for two-day pass. (Brandon Soderberg)

-"Guerilla Furniture Design" Book Signing: Will Holman is a local architect who has raised DIY design-build projects to a high art. Concerned with cheapness, simplicity, lightness, and sustainability along with comfort, beauty, and utility, his designs have graced his own blog, Object Guerilla, as well as the popular Instructables website. Using novel materials and fasteners (the zip-tie chair is a personal fave), he’s worked hard to get them right. Now collected in a book, “Guerilla Furniture Design,” Holman presents 35 “lean, low-cost projects” for your building pleasure. 7-10 p.m., Station North Tool Library, 405 E. Oliver St., (410) 347-0850, objectguerilla.com, free. (Edward Ericson Jr.)

-"Singin' In The Rain": Sometimes you want to watch films to be intellectually challenged, to admire innovative cinematography or effects, to see how a script confronts a societal issue—and sometimes you just want to watch something mindlessly cheery. "Singin' in the Rain" definitely falls into the latter category, and it's one of the best examples of a purely joyful movie—the American Film Institute has named it the greatest movie musical of all time. Even us here at Baltimore's most cynical alternative weekly can't help but giggle at Donald O'Connor's physical-based humor in the musical number 'Make 'Em Laugh,' and Gene Kelly's tap-dancing is always a pleasure. Get the chance to watch Kelly splash through puddles on the big screen when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs "Singin' in the Rain's" musical score live to accompany the movie. We bet you'll leave with a smile on your face. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org, $45-$105. (Anna Walsh)

-Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair: Last year, our funds were a little low for Open Space's Publications and Multiples Fair because we'd spent our limited prints, weird zine, and art comix cash at fall events like The Small Press Expo in Bethesda and Comics Arts Brooklyn and had already copped a bus ticket up to New York for MoCCA Arts Fest just a few weeks later. So, we just sort of did a mad dash through PMF and picked up Tom Toye's "BIRTH CANAL," a frightening, grimy, slimy risographed zine featuring underworld creatures screwing that somehow concludes on the set of the shows "Friends" and "Seinfeld," and a copy of Emma Louthan's "Three Fates," a pencil-drawn comic about three prostitutes who think too hard about their shared john, Steven, including what he does when he's not with them and how he's going to die. It's kind of like "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" gone Jodorowsky or something. Anyways, the whole event felt very intimate and we regretted giving into the allure of New York's stupid art scene and vowed to drop tons of cash this year on cool stuff locally. That should be easy; there's around 100 different artists, publishers, and vendors that are going to be at PMF VI, including Lala Albert, whose recent manga-tinged, cartoony Cronenberg book "Janus" contains unforgettable images like a woman melting on a staircase, Simon Reinhardt (who a few years ago made "At the DJ Screw Museum," a riff on Barthelme's "At The Tolstoy Museum"), and plenty of local favorites like Friends Records, Ehse Records, Wham City, and a whole bunch more. March 28-29, Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay St., openspacebaltimore.com, free. (Brandon Soderberg)

-From the Short List: The Ottobar hosts Tascam’s battle of the bands finals, with a DP-32 Portastudio going to the winner. Another battle of the bands goes down at Fish Head Cantina. Long Island emo band Taking Back Sunday headlines Rams Head Live in support of its 2014 album "Happiness Is." Nashville quintet Free Throw plays Charm City Art Space with Blis., Naked, Westfield, and more. California reggae rockers Arden Park Roots play the 8x10 with Pasadena and Wise Eyes. Local black-metal band Putrid Servant plays the Sidebar with Mome, Oak, and Corpse Light. Boston stoner-metal band Elder plays the Metro Gallery with The Convocation and Borracho. (Al Shipley)

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