On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Oct. 9-11

The best ways to spend your Charm City weekend.

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Oct. 10: Black Girl Market

900 Block N. Wolfe St., 3-6 p.m. Free.

This Saturday, join Federal Hill-based Codetta Bakeshop for a sweet celebration of Black businesswomen in Baltimore. From 3-6 p.m., the shop will be in Eager Park dishing out mouth-watering treats made specifically for the event—such as $3 honey graham, strawberry shortcake, and cookies and cream cupcakes and new layered cake jars. And for those in search of a savory bite, The Salad Lady will be stopping by to sling her fast-selling namesake dish in varieties such as seafood, tuna, chicken, egg, whitefish, and more. Enjoy a free dance class, groove to live performances, and browse Black-owned vendors offering everything from cruelty-free skincare to statement-making streetwear.


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Oct. 10: Key Brewing 5th Anniversary Can Release

2500 Grays Road, 1-8 p.m.

Key Brewing Co. is celebrating its fifth birthday, and the release of  its “Double Dundalk,” imperial IPA, with an afternoon of socially distanced fun. Throw on a mask and spend your Saturday lounging in a lawn chair with a cold beer in hand. Join the local purveyors outside the Dundalk brewery for food, music, giveaways, and, of course, plenty of beer.


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To Oct. 10: Black Noise

Current Space. 421 N. Howard St. Free 

Installed in the window boxes of Current Space and viewed from the outdoors, this solo exhibition by artist Alpha Massaquoi brings Black joy and beauty to the forefront, with powerful charcoal drawings capturing the facial expressions and emotions of his subjects. Head to Howard Street to view the poignant prints before the exhibition ends on Oct. 10.


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Oct. 10: Pirate Radio Concert II with Mark Hopkins and The Pretty War

Multiple locations around the Baltimore Harbor. 5:15 p.m.

After testing the waters last summer to bring Baltimore the funk-fused sounds of Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory, WTMD and Urban Pirates are back with another installment of their floating concert series, this time featuring Mark Hopkins and The Pretty War. As the sun sets over the harbor on Saturday evening, the Baltimore-born and Berklee-taught blues and soul singer will set sail with his band in Canton Waterfront Park, making 15-minute stops at Ann St. Pier, the Inner Harbor, and Locust Point throughout the night.


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Oct. 10: Virtual Climb of the Roland Water Tower

Virtual. 12-12:30 p.m. Free.

Presented by The Baltimore Architecture Foundation as part of Doors Open Baltimore, this virtual tour offers an inside peek at a Roland Park landmark that is only seen by peregrine falcons. Log on from home to explore the rich history of one of Maryland’s two remaining Beaux Arts Water Towers, which was built in 1905 and overlooks the neighborhoods of Hoes Heights and Hampden.