Aug. 3: The Charmery Turns Six
The Charmery in Hampden, Towson, & Ice Cream Factory. Hampden & Towson 12-11 p.m., Ice Cream Factory, 12-10p.m. Free.
One of Baltimore’s favorite sweet shops is celebrating its sixth anniversary the only way it knows how—by hosting a nostalgic-themed party with new ice cream flavors inspired by old-school sitcoms. Stop by any of The Charmery’s locations to sample TV show-inspired flavors such as Golden Girls cheesecake with Golden Grahams, a Cheers beer nuts flavor made with Union Craft Brewing Skipjack Caramel, and a Giligan’s Island take on a vegan coconut cream pie. To really treat your sweet tooth, visit all three locations on Saturday to win a limited-edition Charmery mug and enjoy a free baby scoop with every purchase.
Guinness Open Gate Brewery, 5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free-$75
Somehow, it’s already been a year since the only Guinness brewery in America opened in Halethorpe, and local fans of the iconic Irish stout are more than ready to toast the brewery’s big birthday. On Saturday, start the day off with beer-inspired treats by Charm City Cakes (think tart hibiscus wheat and tangerine cream ale flavors), down some signature brews, and then party all night with a performance by country music superstar Frankie Ballard. And don’t miss the tapping of the new, small-batch anniversary brew called Grand Cru—a bourbon barrel aged stout blended with a rum barrel-aged golden ale.
Aug. 3: Solange Knowles’ When I Get Home
Lexington Market, 400 W Lexington St. 11-11:45 a.m. & 12-12:45 p.m. Free.
If you haven’t stopped by the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Lexington Market branch yet, this exclusive, free screening of singer-songwriter Solange Knowles’ art film is the perfect opportunity. The 41-minute piece is an accompaniment to Knowles’ latest album “When I Get Home.” It features futurist rodeo nods to the singer’s Houston lineage, and explores the concepts of origin and evolution. Catch one of the two screenings on Saturday afternoon to see new scenes and hear musical arrangements in this exclusive director’s-cut showing.
Aug. 3: Micah E. Wood
Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St. 9p.m. $10.
Baltimore producer, photographer, and recording artist Micah E. Wood is bringing his unapologetically heartfelt sound to Remington this weekend. Hear this singer-songwriter gets into his feelings with tunes like "The Truth" before getting the crowd going with "Summertime," and don’t miss out on performances by other rising local acts including Romantic States, DYYO, Eyas, and Station North Sadboi. If that isn’t convincing enough, there will also be ice pops by CM POPS for sale during this can't-miss show.
Aug. 1-4: BronyCon
Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W Pratt St. Thurs. 9a.m. - Sun. 5p.m. Free-$2,000.
Friendship will turn into magic at this weekend-long extravaganza that brings more than 9,000 My Little Pony fans together from every corner of the globe. Since this weekend’s convention marks BronyCon’s swan song, don’t miss the final chance to experience screenings, a talent show, more than 20 musical acts (including HollowPoint, Eurobeat Brony, and StrachAttack) and tons of special guests during the four-day cosplay utopia