Happening Saturday: 'Mr. Eddy Lives!', Bob Dylan, and more

-"Mr. Eddy Lives!": Painting provides an instantaneous release and preserves vitality, all while life tries to keep you down with shit like the death of a loved one, an art teacher trashing your first attempts, and diabetes resulting in multiple amputations. Such was the case of Eddy Mumma, who retreated from the harsh world into his robust paintings of primarily wide-eyed, multicolor faces, building a massive portfolio that now, 29 years after Mr. Eddy's death, serves as insight into a mind with brilliantly eccentric visions. Through April 2016, American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam.org, free with museum admission. (Maura Callahan)

-Conversations Around Consent: Bridging the Generational Gaps: The Monument Quilt, a crowd-sourced storytelling workshop, and FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, a Baltimore-based artistic activist effort (responsible for the infamous Victoria's Secret hack of 2012) that strives to disrupt rape culture with a "counter-culture of consent," has organized a relevant discussion and quilt-making workshop to address issues surrounding consent and finding solutions for young people. (Full disclosure: this writer was an intern with FORCE.) The talks and workshops are an opportunity for survivors of rape and sexual assault to share their stories on quilt squares and have their art become part of a temporary monument that demands public recognition of the trauma that nearly one in five women endure. Embrace a cathartic conversation with the ever-healing complements of good food and music. 1-5 p.m., The Monument Quilt Headquarters, 1400 Greenmount Ave., themonumentquilt.org, free. (Kat Stubing)

-From the Short List: Baltimore-based bass clarinetist Todd Marcus leads his quartet at An die Musik Live. Local art-rock band RÊVE plays the Metro Gallery with The Go Around and more. Veteran political rappers Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique co-headline Baltimore Soundstage. Brazilian tap dancer Leo Sandoval and American bassist Greg Richardson come together for “Music From The Sole” at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Jack Russell’s Great White, which is the current lineup of the ’80s metal band and not some kind of terrier, plays Fish Head Cantina. Local thrash band Queen Wolf plays the Windup Space with Infinite Knives and Wet Brain. Washington, D.C. death-metal band Summer’s End plays the Sidebar with The Sonic Creeps, Enemy Insects, and more. Local quartet Civil City plays the Ottobar in support of its new single “Selfish.” Funk fusion bands Kung Fu and Twiddle plays Rams Head Live. Local death/thrash-metal band Noisem plays Charm City Art Space. Baltimore-based avant electro genius Dan Deacon stops through the area on his world tour in support of his new album "Gliss Riffer" and headlines the 9:30 Club in D.C. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is still No. 1 at the Black Cat. Don’t miss: The one and only Bob Dylan’s never-ending tour once again stops through Baltimore for a concert at the Lyric Opera House. (Al Shipley)

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