On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Oct. 16-18

The best ways to spend your Charm City weekend.

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Oct. 16: Underground Pizza Co. Pop-Up at Zeke’s Coffee

Zeke’s Coffee. 4719 Harford Road, 5:30-9 p.m.

When Underground Pizza Co. launched its ghost kitchen operation earlier this year, founder Evan Weinstein’s square-cut, chewy creations sold fast. Fans couldn’t get enough of the Detroit-style pies, which are making their way to Northeast Baltimore this Friday for the shop’s first-ever pop-up. Preorder a pie—like the “Tiger King,” Underground’s signature meat-lover’s pizza topped with red sauce and drizzled with hot honey—then stick around Zeke’s to enjoy fresh air, cold beers, and pour-over blends courtesy of the family-owned Hamilton roastery.


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Oct. 18: The Wine Collective’s Autumn Wine Picnic

The Wine Collective. 1700 W 41st St. 12-6:30 p.m.

Though this urban winery officially opened its doors inside Union Collective a few months back, it was never able to have a proper grand opening celebration due to the pandemic. Now, friends and neighbors are teaming up to give The Wine Collective a warm, Hampden welcome. Purchase tickets in advance for this COVID-conscious celebration, which is split into three sessions from noon to 6:30 p.m. to ensure maximum safety. Throughout the day, guests will explore rich coffees, seasonal cuisine, unique wines, and earthy vermouths while enjoying the live sounds of local greats Bobbi Rush, Josh Stokes, Brandon Woody’s Upendo, and Al Rogers Jr.


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Oct. 17: Basics of Street Art with Ernest Shaw 

Graffiti Alley. 12-3 p.m. 

Rich-hued and hard to miss, the forceful work of Ernest Shaw paints Baltimore’s cityscape with African-American history and culture. This Saturday afternoon, join the muralist and organizers from the Creative Alliance and Motor House at Graffiti Alley to learn the ins-and-outs of street art—from unspoken codes to equipment and design techniques. Then, get a front-row seat to watch as Shaw creates his latest piece.


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Oct. 17: Hoodstock

Virtual. 8 p.m. Donations encouraged. 

The annual grassroots music festival benefiting Unified Community Connections—a local nonprofit which assists and advocates for those living with physical disabilities—returns this weekend, this time with a virtual twist. Grab a beer, throw on some tie-dye, and rewind the clock back to the ’60s and ’70s by tuning in to the Youtube livestream at 8 p.m. Watch headliner Roses n Rust take the virtual stage and bid on your favorite items in the online silent auction. Plus, if you’re hoping to order takeout to enjoy along with all of the tunes, Sobo Cafe in Federal Hill and Amicci’s in Little Italy will be donating proceeds from their Hoodstock dinner specials to the cause.


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Oct. 17: Virtual Baltimore Running Festival

7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Unlike in years past, this long-awaited, annual sprint through the city—which is now in its 20th year—will take a virtual approach. But organizers are still as motivated as ever to cheer on the incredible athletes roaming around Baltimore. Tune into Facebook Live bright and early for a pre-run stretch with HKRUNCO coach Hannah Tropf. Then, get ready for race time at 7:15 a.m. As you hit the streets, be on the lookout for 75 motivational signs scattered throughout the city, from Druid Hill Park to the Inner Harbor. To celebrate crossing the finish line, be sure to hashtag #BaltimoreRunFest and post photos from your route to the group’s Facebook page.