Happening Saturday: Charles Village Festival, Sweetlife Festival, and more

-Charles Village Festival: Fit your exercise in with your entertainment. This festival includes a 5K race, 1K kids’ fun run, and a strolling tour through the backyards of the colorful neighborhood homes in addition to live music food and craft vendors. We’ll be comfortable in our lawn chairs, beer in hand, watching everyone else sweat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Wyman Park Dell, 29th and Charles streets, charlesvillagefestival.net, free for festival, $15-$20 for Garden Walk, $20-$30 for 5K. (Maura Callahan)

"Pather Panchali": When "Pather Panchali" played at Cannes in 1956, French New Wave hero Francois Truffaut reportedly walked out of the screening declaring, "I don't want to see a film about Indian peasants," which is an oft-forgotten anecdote about the supposed French Humanist who really should've fucking known better. Also: The New York Times' Bosley Crowther's called it, "a rambling and random tour of an Indian village . . . a baffling mosaic of candid and crude domestic scenes." That the film intelligentsia couldn't process Satyajit Ray's debut, which is unapologetically mired in the ordinary life of a family living in a Bengali village, is telling. It's a movie unlike all the other movies, even other "art cinema," because it slows down to watch people who care a great deal about each other between the big dramatic moments of their lives. And like all great, smart art, it's ultimately about death and things coming to an end. "Pather Panchali" is the first part of Ray's "Apu Trilogy," and the Charles plays the other two movies, "Aparajito" and "The World Of Apu," over the next two weeks. 1:30 p.m., Charles Theater, 1711 N. Charles St., (410) 727-3456, thecharles.com, $7.50-$9.50. (Brandon Soderberg)

-Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Snakes: Back in March, we got a geeked-up email from a friend. It began, "I saw a very weird show on Friday night at the Bahamas. It was a few noise sets and then this brand new band Snakes' tape release show." Our friend went on to describe Snakes, the new band from George Cessna, formerly of the Sterling Sisters, as "very spaghetti western . . . Townes Van Zandt meets Soul Train," which is fairly apt, though we'd add that Snakes' self-titled debut has a kind of decadent rockabilly swagger to it as well that makes their songs strangely danceable. As our friend put it, after witnessing a country-fried dance party pop off at the release party: "Rare to see a country show at the Copycat. Even more rare that people at the Copycat enjoy it." Snakes open for Slim Cessna's Auto Club, a long-running Cormac McCarthy-like country project fronted by George's pops. If you're unfamiliar, check out 2013's "SCAC 102 An Introduction For Young And Old Europe," which collects some of the best songs from the band's 2000s output, all originally released on Alternative Tentacles. 8 p.m., The Metro Gallery, 1700 N Charles St., (410) 244-0899, themetrogallery.net, $10-$12. (Brandon Soderberg)

-From the Short List: Short List friends Minimus The Poet hold a release party for their new EP at The Crown with Kavoossi, Vinny Vegas, and more. Local instrumental trio Oil Pan Boy plays Reverb with Garage Sale, The Planes, and more. Denver country band Slim Cessna’s Auto Club headlines Metro Gallery with Snakes. KarmaFest at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville features food, yoga, vendors, and music from Baltimore band Telesma. City Paper contributor Geoffrey Himes’s Roots Café holds a benefit concert at An die Musik Live with an evening of baseball songs. Rams Head Live hosts the ’90s dance party No Scrubs. Australian art-rock band The Red Paintings performs at Fish Head Cantina. Splintered Sunlight pays tribute to the Grateful Dead at the 8x10. Don't miss: Kendrick Lamar headlines the first day of the Sweetlife festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in support of his brilliant album “To Pimp A Butterfly.” (Al Shipley)

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