As you may have seen in our continuing coverage, the city has been filled with protests over the death of Freddie Gray, and today is no different. There are two separate protests, one that starts at the Western District police office at 1 p.m. Another starts at the Gilmor Homes at 3 p.m. before marching to City Hall for a rally. If you haven't had the chance to get out earlier this week, now is your chance to be heard.
In other news...
-Johns Hopkins Spring Fair: To be honest, we typically look at Johns Hopkins University with a bit of disdain. Costs of living going up in Charles Village, Remington, and Hampden? Loudmouthed teenage drunks doing loudmouthed teenage drunk things? Long lines at the Charles Village Chipotle? Hopkinssss! But every spring the school pretends like it doesn't hate its neighbors and invites residents to enjoy beer, food, live music, vendors, and leisurely relaxing on the campus' many grassy malls. The logo for this year's edition has a "Survivor" theme ("Outwit, Outlast, Outfair"), which is a little disconcerting, like they're going to lure us non-Blue Jays in and then hold us captive and force us to compete in desert island-esque challenges. But we'll take our chances for some funnel cake, beer, mini golf, zoo animals, and music from noted Honey Nut Cheerios spokesman Nelly. Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., jhuspringfair.com, free. (Brandon Weigel)
-From the Short List: New York avant-jazz saxophonist Tim Berne brings his quintet Snakeoil to An die Musik Live in support of their new ECM release "You’ve Been Watching Me." Bay Area rap star IamSu! and rising Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune perform at Baltimore Soundstage. Nelly’s Echo, led by singer-songwriter Nelson Emokpae, plays at Fishhead Cantina. The Short List’s alma mater, Towson University, continues to disappoint its students when Krewella and G-Eazy headline this year’s Tigerfest Concert at SECU Arena. There are release parties all over town for local groups tonight: Rap group Dirt Platoon celebrates a new album at the Windup Space, industrial band Mindless Faith releases a record at the Ottobar, and experimental duo Blacksage unveils an album at the Metro Gallery. Don't miss: The Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival will take over Druid Hill Park for a full day of performances from The Travelin’ McCourys, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Seldom Scene, Grand Ole Ditch, and The Bumper Jacksons with an after-party concert at the 8x10. (Al Shipley)