Happening Sunday: Gamescape, Foodscape, and Artscape

-Disco Brunch: We’re anticipating the need for a serious Artscape/Ratscape/whateverscape hangover remedy. Of course, that means brunch food, mimosas, and some extra-spicy bloody marys. But if french fries can be disco, why can’t omelets? Feast on Rocket to Venus brunch and drink specials as Emily Rabbit and DJ Lemz (pictured) spin shiny disco vinyl. 1-4 p.m., Rocket to Venus, 3360 Chestnut Ave., (410) 235-7887, rockettovenus.com, free admission.

-Foodscape: There are many reasons to drop into the Mt. Royal Tavern during Artscape: to enjoy an alternatively cheap beer to the overpriced festival drinks, to use the small and dingy bathroom (which is still better than the portable toilets), to escape the sun, to escape tourists. To escape Artscape. But for more than 30 years—long before the emergence of all the other alternative scapes—the Tavern has also provided a satirical, salon-style artistic refuge to counter the overwhelming abundance and proximity of greasy food and questionable art lining Mount Royal Avenue. The show features food-related artwork (or whatever the artists felt like doing) by 13 artists, including CP contributor and Foodscape co-founder, the aptly named Jim Burger. The opening of Foodscape has come and gone, but you can and should still seek solace in cheap cold Bohs and hamburger paintings. Through Aug. 2, Mount Royal Tavern, 1204 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 669-6686, facebook.com/events/850082325082906. (Maura Callahan)

-Gamescape: Video games are in a really cool spot right now. Climbing out from under the fat, sausage-like thumb of oppressive Gamergate-type douchebags, growing in complexity and nuance on a mainstream level (something that our gaming columnist Justin Sirois has shown us over and over is just how often games can not only be fun and engrossing but emotionally devastating) and also going the way of film, comix, or music and growing its own DIY arm in which there are no rules. For a sense of where gaming is right now, check out Gamescape, presented by the University of Baltimore, which gives attendees an offering of a number of local and semi-local developers and designers. A few standouts: throwback-style game for your smartphone "Rollin': A game of Interdimensional Sentient Billiards"; a heady history-based game about airships and imperialism "Tumbleweed Express"; "Paper Drone," presumably a riff on the classic "Paper Boy," in which you must deliver packages as a drone; and our personal favorite, "Cool Dog Don't Care," featuring, according to the official description, "a Cool Dog who wears sunglasses and drives a motorcycle through the desert." That's it! How great is that? There's also access to plenty of old-school arcade games, which is very cool—did you know University of Baltimore houses an old-school video-game archive? 11 a.m., University of Baltimore's H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons building, 1415 Maryland Ave., artscape.org/visual-arts/visual-arts-detail/54, free. (Brandon Soderberg)

-From the Short List: Lushfarm, Romantic States, Chrissy Vasquez, Wing Dam, and more perform at Ratscape at the Ottobar. Indiana prog-rock band Umphrey’s McGee headlines Pier Six Pavilion. Disco Brunch with Lemz and Emily Rabbit returns at Rocket To Venus. Dave Nada and James Nasty spin at the Metro Gallery. The original lineup of Dinosaur Jr. continues its fruitful reunion at the Black Cat in D.C. Don't miss: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue close out the main stage on the final night of Artscape with locals the Cris Jacobs Band and Brooks Long. (Al Shipley)

-Oh hey, there's also a lot of other stuff at Artscape.

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