On The Town

Weekend Lineup: October 12-14

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

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Oct. 13: Fells Point Fun Festival

Thames St. at Broadway. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$18.

Fells Point has undergone a number of changes in the past few years—a fancy new hotel, beloved old dive bars biting the dust—but one thing that remains largely the same is the historic waterfront neighborhood’s annual celebration of all things local. This year, the 52-year-old festival is condensing from a weekend of revelry into one action-packed day of fun. Explore the newly renovated Broadway Square and taste to-go eats from tons of local vendors including Ekiben, Papi’s Tacos, and The Urban Oyster as you stroll along the cobblestone streets.

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Oct. 12-21: Baltimore Beer Week

Locations, times, and prices vary.

It’s no secret that Charm City’s beer scene has exploded over the past decade with more new breweries, beer-centric events, and homebrewers than ever before. During this nine-day celebration all things hoppy and frothy, check out annual brew week events such as this weekend’s Baltimore Beer Legends Hall of Fame at the Mt. Washington Tavern, Das Bier Oktoberfest at M&T Bank Stadium, along with endless pairings, new releases, and tap takeovers across the city.

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Oct. 13-Nov. 24: Jim Burger: A Charmed Life

Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

From Baltimore Orioles fans leaving Memorial Stadium for the final time to women waiting under hair dryers at a Highlandtown salon, images by former Baltimore Sun photographer Jim Burger have encapsulated the city’s hidden beauty over the years. View more than 130 photographs by the MICA grad during this retrospective exhibit, and on Saturday night, join the locally loved lensman at Creative Alliance for a reception to commemorate the opening of this six-week-long presentation.

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Oct. 12-14: Les Misérables

Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 1 & 6:30 p.m. $54-199.

This weekend, catch this Tony Award-winning musical during its final days on the hallowed Hippodrome stage. Rediscover the timeless story of love and redemption set during the French Revolution in this updated production presented by famed British producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. With an iconic soundtrack, including songs like “I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own,” and an intricate set inspired by creator Victor Hugo’s original artwork, this rendition of the timeless tale will leave audiences wishing the show lasted one day more.

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Oct. 12: Open Works Turns Two

Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Ave. 5-8 p.m. Free.

To celebrate two years of helping the city get back in touch with its industrial roots, this beloved Station North makerspace is throwing an anniversary party full of surprises. Stop by on Friday night to check out impressive creations by member makers, sip on local brews from Charm City Meadworks and Peabody Heights, and stick around for the unveiling of Open Works’ new slogan as well as new improvements to be made to the two-story facility.