Happening Saturday: Taste of 3 Cities, The 4th Annual Spring Jam Festival, and more

-Taste of 3 Cities Food Truck Festival and Competition: Experience tiny-mobile-kitchen mastery from Baltimore, D.C., and Philadelphia and vote for your top pick. Midnite Confections Cupcakery, The Cow and The Curd, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Red Hook Lobster, Flavor Cupcakery, Icedgems Baking, Baron Von Schwein, La Cakerie, and Grrche are all pulling in to serve up their greasy and/or sugary excellence to accompany live performances by Yellow Dubmarine, The Herd of Main Street, Black Masala, and Brian LaPann Trio. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels and The Red Campaign, so you can leave feeling righteously gluttonous. Noon to 9 p.m., Patterson Park, 27 S. Patterson Park Ave., (410) 960-9908, tasteof3cities.com, $8-$75. (Maura Callahan)

-Young Collectors Cocktail Night: Say you’re in a little coffee shop somewhere, nibbling on a pastry, sipping an expertly crafted latte with a nice wiggly flower shape in it, thumbing through your favorite free alternative weekly, when out of the ether comes this epiphany: Whoa, art and design are everywhere. It’s in these paintings the cafe hangs on the walls, the music they pipe through the speakers, the latte art, the mugs and plates—it’s even in this newspaper that you’re reading. And because you’re an observant and astute kind of person, you decide that you should start to appreciate these sorts of things and refine your tastes and sensibilities. Who made this coffee mug? What kind of glaze is it? Is it hand-built or wheel-thrown? Porcelain or earthenware? There’s so much to know, and it’s never too late to start learning. Tonight you can start to brush up on your knowledge of pottery by mixing and mingling with other young collectors, and support artists by purchasing their one-of-a-kind vessels, sculptures, and tiles. Works on sale 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., cocktail party starts at 6 p.m., Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919, baltimoreclayworks.org, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)

-From the Short List: Moving The Earth Fest III, a celebration of stoner rock and psych at the Sidebar, features Mos Generator, Wounded Giant, Borracho, and more. Scapescape continues at The Windup Space, The Crown, The Metro Gallery, and other venues with Kane Mayfield, Raindeer, Microkingdom, Mighty Mark, and more. Baltimore rapper Young Champ performs at the Vanity Room in Rosedale. The Depot’s monthly UKG Social party welcomes special guest and Baltimore club legend DJ Scottie B. Los Angeles emo band Bleed The Dream headlines the Ottobar. Get The Led Out goes in through the out door at Rams Head Live. Don’t miss: The 4th Annual Spring Jam Festival at Baltimore Soundstage features local rap stars Young Moose, Damond Blue, and more. (Al Shipley)

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