On The Town

Weekend Lineup: September 27-29

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

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Sept. 29: Voyage at the Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Museum Dr. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Local culinary artist Krystal Mack has made a career out of exploring the social relationship between food, art, and storytelling, and this weekend’s edible presentation that celebrates the opening of Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art is an exceptional example of her vision. Reflecting on the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America, this food voyage takes attendees on a culinary tour through the various points of the Transatlantic Slave Trade with an emphasis on African Diaspora staples like rice, plantains, and sweet potatoes. Sample thought-provoking dishes such as curry goat meatballs, low country red rice, and soup joumou made by Mack and a team of local chefs, including Wematu “Wema” Webaduah, Leeonney “Lee” Bentick, and Amanda Mack.

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Sept. 28: Patterson Park Brew Fest

Patterson Park, 27 S. Patterson Park Ave. 1-7 p.m. $15-70.

It’s that time of year again—the days gets shorter, the weather gets chillier, and there’s at least a handful of beer festivals every weekend. Celebrate the start of brew fest season at this boozy fundraiser in Patterson Park, which will feature a stellar lineup of local breweries like Monument City, Heavy Seas, and Peabody Heights. Bring the whole family to enjoy the first days of fall with live music by area favorites Caleb Stine and DJ Rob Macy, eats from local vendors, and plenty of seasonal sips to try before the park closes.

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Sept. 28: Made in Baltimore Short Film Festival

Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 8-11 p.m. $7-10.

Charm City is no stranger to the independent film scene (see the Maryland Film Festival and, you know, John Waters) and this annual festival that honors the city’s short filmmakers is proof of that fact. Settle into the Creative Alliance theater to watch 11 flicks—ranging from animation to mockumentaries—that follow a wide range of stories that are shot through a uniquely Baltimore lens. Be sure to stick around after to find out which films will take home the top awards.

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Sept. 27: Abdu Ali

Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. 8 p.m. $10.

If we had to choose one artist who not only sets the tone of the city’s ever-changing music scene, but also translates that message to the rest of the country, Abdu Ali would be at the top of that list. During this one-night stop at the Ottobar as part of the tour for their recently released album FIYAH!!!, hear this boundary-breaking rap artist hype up the crowd with tracks like “Gotta Get It” and “F.U.F.M.” along with sounds by rising artists Grace Ives, Damn Kham, Station North Sadboi, Baby Kahlo, YTK, 4K Michael, and Babby.

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Sept. 27: Bmore Historic

The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-25.

Calling all history buffs and die-hard Charm City lovers: This annual unconference (AKA participant-led meeting) will delve into everything you’ve ever wondered about the history of Charm City and its preservation. This Baltimore Museum of Industry forum is open to the public and will allow visitors to connect with local historians and archivists to enrich their understanding of this great city.