Happening Saturday: Punk rock karaoke, Blaster Al celebration, and more

-World Refugee Day Street Festival: Last week, we wrote about a group of refugee artists working at a shop called Tembo Group in Fells Point. Baltimore is home to many more immigrant and refugee creatives who are gathering to share their art and culture in an all-ages family showcase, with live dancing, music, arts and crafts, and food. Check out Liberian spoken-word artist Bilphena Yahwon, Sudanese singer-songwriter Mosno Al-Moseeki & The Internationals, and more. Noon-3 p.m., 400 block of South Conkling Street, (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, free (shopping is cash only). (Maura Callahan)

-Punk Rock Karaoke, a fundraiser for the Tess adventure fund: Cancer fucking sucks. Some of you have been affected by it personally, and just about everybody knows someone who has. It's the kind of shitty experience that makes you want to scream your head off. Well, what if you could do just that and actually help someone with cancer? Enter a night of punk-rock karaoke to benefit Tess Collins, the wife of beloved Ottobar bartender Chuck Collins. After Tess' battle with stage IV breast cancer for two and a half years, friends and community members are rallying around the couple to send them on trips—hopefully to Stonehenge and to visit Tess' family in Arkansas. As a GoFundMe page started by Chuck notes: "[T]here are still things she wants to do, there are still places that she would like to visit, there is still plenty of life to be lived. I want her to be able to do all of these things. She deserves it all and more. Because of medical expenses, time missed from work, etc., finances are making it difficult." So buy a few beers, shout along to your favorite Ramones, Clash, or Misfits song, and help out two people faced with the shittiest of diseases. 9 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $5 suggested donation. (Brandon Weigel)

-Blaster Al Celebration and Dedication: "Blaster" Al Ackerman, the mail artist, poet, raconteur, and Normal's Books worker, has become an icon of Baltimore's demimonde of artists and outcasts. Since he died in 2013, old heads on the scene have been offering up tributes to Blaster's cantankerous genius. Now, after some persuasion of the city and a rescheduled celebration date due to the Freddie Gray unrest, it's fucking official. The bit of 31st Street at Greenmount, where Normal's is located, will be christened "Blaster Al Way." 2-7 p.m., Normal's Books & Records, 425 E. 31st St., (410) 243-6888, normals.com, free. (Baynard Woods)

 -Kidz Bop Live: When Iggy Azalea performed at Pier Six Pavilion late last year, some parents were disturbed to find that she drew in such a young, even middle-school-aged crowd. Luckily, for those who were appalled to see the youths of today singing along to songs such as Azalea’s controversial early internet hit ‘Pu$$y,’ there’s an all-ages family concert courtesy of Kidz Bop, an ever-changing group of singing 10-ish-year-olds. After 15 years and 29 albums, the franchise is experienced in creating family-friendly Top 40 covers for children. While there’s no cleaned-up version of ‘Pu$$y,’ the Kids are sure to take out references to slaying hoes and getting drunk at the minibar, a la Azalea and Charli XCX’s 2014 summer hit ‘Fancy.’ They even change the concerning second verse of ‘Call Me Maybe,’ changing “I beg and borrow and steal” to “I beg and borrow and feel,” taking a strong stance against Carly Rae Jepsen’s obvious penchant for kleptomania. 4:30 p.m., Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131, ramsheadlive.com, $50 “Meet & Greet Package,” $20 general admission. (Jessica Kim Cohen)

-From the Short List: The 2015 African American Festival kicks off another weekend at Camden Yards with headliners including Stephanie Mills, Faith Evans, Will Downing, and Sheila E. The Kidz Bop Kids makes pop hits safe for kindergartners at Rams Head Live. Texas pop punk band Bowling For Soupheadlines Baltimore Soundstage. Hip hop band Femi The DriFish & The Out Of Water eXperience perform at The 14 Karat Cabaret with Mr. Buford Siggers. Virginia’s Save The Arcadian and locals The Honest Mistakes play a free show at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge. Rapper Butch Dawson and vocalist Elon hold a release party for their new collaborative EP, "PVRVLLELS," at the Windup Space. The Baltimore Wine Fest at Canton Waterfront Park features party music from Mambo Combo and Jah Works. Hozier sings 'Take Me To Church' and, presumably, some other songs he must have at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela headline Pier Six Pavilion. Meters bassist George Porter Jr. performs at the 8x10. Hurray For The Riff Raff and Mechanical River kick off the Summer Sessions concert series at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick. Don’t miss: Baltimore pop punk band Canker Blossom holds a release party for its new album, "That’s So Killer," at the Sidebar.

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