There are a slew of Halloween
events happening around town but if scary movies and haunted hayrides aren’t your bag, here are five things to eat, drink, see, hear, and do with your Charm City weekend.
Oct. 25: Charm City Bacon Wars
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille, 1113 S. Charles St. 2-6 p.m. $20. 410-244-8686. mothersgrille.com
The third annual Charm City Bacon Wars take place this Saturday on the Purple Patio. Ten local restaurants will compete to create the best bacon dish, as chosen by you. This year’s competitors include Brewer’s Cask, Sweet Caroline’s, Ten Ten American Bistro, The Rowhouse Grill, C&R Pub, and last year’s winner, the competition’s own Mother’s of Fed Hill.
Oct. 25: Brewtimore
Hammonds Ferry Rd., Linthicum Heights. 12:30-6:30 p.m. $55. 443-583-3965. allgrainbrewtours.com
This six-hour brewery crawl takes you from Union Craft Brewing to The Brewer’s Art to Heavy Seas, where you’ll get taproom tours, beer tastings, and chats with the brew masters themselves, plus souvenir pint glasses and growler storage. All Grain Brew Tours,
a new craft-beer tour company based out of Columbia, provides all transportation, plus water and snacks along the way.
Oct. 23-26: The Electric Pharaoh
Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6:30 p.m. $10-40. 410-538-2767. baltimorerockopera.org
Ancient Egypt is now a futuristic city, full of garage and electric rock, in this sixth original musical, written and produced by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. Swing by Lith Hall and check it out before it heads off to D.C. and Philadelphia.
Oct. 25: Sharon Van Etten
Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Doors at 8 p.m. $16. 410-662-0069. theottobar.com
The Brooklyn singer/songwriter broke out of indie obscurity in 2012 with her breakthrough album,
Tramp, a beautiful, restless album, with tracks like “Serpents” and “Warsaw.” Now, on the heels of her fourth album—a raw, vulnerable, pretty thing that she produced herself—Van Etten makes her way to Remington for a WTMD show, with opening act Tiny Ruins.
Oct. 26: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Executive Plaza, 11350 McCormick Rd., Hunt Valley. 8 a.m. $10-45. 410-938-8990. komenmd.org
Whether you’re riding on a high from last weekend’s Baltimore Running Festival or feeling left out because you didn’t compete, you’re in luck. The largest footrace in Maryland, the 22nd annual Race for the Cure features a 5K run/fun run/walk and 1-mile family walk and raises millions for breast cancer services—from screenings to treatment to support—with 75 percent of the proceeds going to local Maryland programs.