Oct. 19: The Diner by Secret Sauce Co.
1730 N. Charles St. 5 p.m. Free.
You may have already seen the first bottles of Secret Sauce Co.’s brand-new ketchup on shelves around town (spotted at Trohv and Prime Corner in Hampden), but this Friday, visit this Baltimore-based company’s pop-up restaurant at The Lost City Diner to celebrate the launch of its first sauce. In true diner style, try the ketchup with burgers and fries while sipping on drinks from Vent Coffee and Union Craft Brewing. If you can’t make it, no worries, The Diner by Secret Sauce Co. concept will be around for the next few weeks.
Oct. 20: Fall Fling
Old Line Spirits, 200 S. Janney St. 2 p.m. Free.
It’s been almost a year since Old Line Spirits started distilling whiskey in Highlandtown, and this weekend, they’re commemorating their first-ever fall fling with the release of a new seasonal whiskey. Head to the experimental distillery to sample sips of the new American single-malt cask-finished whiskey, as well as snacks and pours from other neighborhood favorites like Monument City Brewing, Snake Hill Tavern, and Mayuree Thai Tavern.
Oct. 19-21: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. $12-15.
Spooky season wouldn’t be complete without a night of revelry that takes us time-warping back to 1975. For two nights at Creative Alliance, channel your inner Riff Raff, Janet, or Dr. Frank N. Furter for a screening of this sci-fi horror-comedy that has become an audience-participation phenomenon. Get there early to grab a themed cocktail, snag a toss pack (toast and toilet paper included), and join fellow Rocky-obsessed fans at this one-of-a-kind tradition.
Oct. 20: Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Current Space, 421 N. Howard St. 7-11 p.m. Free.
After touring with legendary Baltimore rock band Future Islands, this post-punk duo is celebrating its homecoming with a jam-packed show that’s guaranteed to rock Current Space’s outdoor stage. Along with new-wave-inspired songs from their latest album, Riddles, hear sets by the likes of beloved local rapper DDm, DJ Pancakes, and Nerftoss at this can’t-miss concert.
Oct. 20: Baltimore Running Festival
McKeldin Square, E Pratt St. 7:30 a.m. $55-270.
Pace your weekend around this citywide marathon that sends more than 20,000 runners through the heart of Baltimore every year. On Saturday, hit the pavement for the full marathon, half marathon, 5K, team relay, or fun-run and take in picture-perfect views of the waterfront while circling the city. If running isn’t your bag, cheer on runners at spectator spots like Lululemon in Harbor East or Lee’s Pint & Shell in Canton and check out post-race activities that range from rowdy to restorative.