Happening Saturday: Misty Copeland, Pancakes and Booze Art Show, and more

-Misty Copeland: The day Misty Copeland officially becomes the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, she also just so happens to be speaking in Baltimore. So not only do we get to hear the badass ballerina speak in person, but we also get to share the historic moment with her directly. Hear Copeland discuss her career, her new memoir “Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina,” and her new kid’s book “Firebird.” 1 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800, lewismuseum.org, included with museum admission. (Maura Callahan)

-Pancakes and Booze Art Show: Art shows can be a bit stiff, with people musing about the art they've just seen and going into discursive, existential conversations about life, technology, and the scene. That pretension pretty much flies out the window when all-you-can-eat pancakes enter the mix. And there are pancakes and booze being served at this particular opening, scheduled in the evening, because . . . well . . . just because, we guess. But really, what's not to love about pancakes? They're fluffy and delicious, and you can slather them with butter and maple syrup to up the deliciousness quotient. We're not really sure what booze goes best with pancakes—perhaps a dark, malty beer as a nice complement to the flavors of the maple syrup. Regardless, pancakes and booze sounds like a winning combo. Best of all, attendees will enjoy paintings, mixed-media works, photography, sculptures, drawings, and graffiti from more than 50 emerging artists, along with live body painting and music from Fresh To Death while stuffing their faces with flapjacks. Because that's what the Pancakes and Booze Art Show is really all about. 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, pancakesandbooze.com (yes, this is a real site), $5. (Brandon Weigel)

-From the Short List: Local rappers Billy Lyve and iLL LuCK perform at Baltimore Soundstage. The Wheels Of Soul Tour, with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, comes to Pier Six Pavilion. Sangharsha, a hardcore band with roots in both New York City and Nepal, plays the Sidebar with Blank, Musket Hawk, and more. Portland power-pop band Radioactivity plays the Ottobar with Deep Sleep, Scum Again, and more. That Guy Zeb hosts the Videodrome party upstairs at the Ottobar, digging for the best and worst music videos and taking requests. Cris Jacobs and friends celebrate Jerry Garcia’s birthday at The 8x10. Don’t miss: Local indie folk band Haint Blue holds an EP release party at the Metro Gallery with Deaf Scene, Cubbiebear, and Canopy. (Al Shipley)

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