Baltimore Rhythm Festival A Spirited Day
Baltimore Rhythm Festival
A Spirited Day Celebrating the Power of Rhythm and Community in Baltimore City
October 1st, 2016
• Outside on 23rd Street between St. Paul & N. Lovegrove Streets,
and in front of the Baltimore Lab School
• Inside of Lovely Lane Church, at 2200 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Noon-6 PM Free Afternoon Festival with Stage and Street Performances, Workshops, Vendors, Open Mics, and Jams!
7-10 PM Evening Concert follows with stellar lineup of performers.
This year’s Baltimore Rhythm Festival features internationally celebrated musicians and dancers, great local bands and troupes, and a large indoor/outdoor site in the heart of Baltimore at Lovely Lane Church. The festival welcomes all to celebrate peace through music, and creates space to be inspired, to learn, to participate, and to share.
About the Baltimore Rhythm Festival:
The Baltimore Rhythm Festival (BRF) is an all volunteer community undertaking supported by the fiscal sponsorship of 501(c)3 Strong City Baltimore. The BRF revives and renews the tradition of the beloved and iconic Baltimore International Rhythm Festival. Committed to inclusion, respect, and the healing power of music to foster peace and good will, the BRF values the full range of rhythm based performance. BRF works to deepen and broaden opportunities and connections between and within the diverse communities in the Baltimore region who value the collective human experience of rhythm.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church
2200 Saint Paul St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Baltimore Rhythm Festivalhttps://www.facebook.com/BmoreRhythmFest/
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Druid Hill Park
Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
Baltimore Jazz Alliancehttps://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreJazz/
Join us at Pratt Street
Join us at Pratt Street Ale House for another amazing Fall Ale Festival! We are celebrating great beers and local producers with dozens of casks and drafts to sample. This event features brews from Charm City Meadworks, Flying Dog, Evolution Craft Brewing, Handsome Beer Company, our own Oliver Brewing Company and many more!
VIP Admission (12-5pm):
1-hour early admission (skip the lines and get the first taste of the offerings), delicious hors d’oeuvres included.
Regular Admission (1-5pm): 4 amazing hours of unlimited sampling and live music!
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pratt Street Ale House(410) 244-8900
Please join us at the
Please join us at the opening reception for LABOR OF ART, the 2nd in a series of exhibitions honoring the work ethic of Baltimore artists.
ARIN MITCHELL * LANDIS EXPANDIS * MATTYE HAMILTON * CODY PRYSESKI * MINAS KONSOLAS
Exhibiton runs October 2 – 29, 2016
Gallery Hours: Thurs. – Sat. 2 – 6 and by appointment.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
126 N Madeira St Baltimore MD 21231
For more info about how
For more info about how to be a vendor, a sponsor, stage times and events, visit: http://hampdenfest.com/
Hampden’s free neighborhood festival!
SPECIAL GUEST: TT The Artist
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL GUEST: Wildhoney
– The Above
– The Creepers
– Gateway To Hell
– The Get Smart
– Go Dog Go
– Guided By Wire
– Kurt Deemer Band
– Louie Louie
– The Othermen
– Party Lights
– Post Pink
– Pure Junk
– Santa Librada
– School of Rock-Baltimore
– The Stents
– and more TBA
EXPERT OF NOTHING
A monthly live comedy show and podcast. Imagine the bar argument of TED Talks, including debates and audience interaction! Topics change each show!
DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS PIE eating contest!
– The Brewer’s Art
– Union Craft Brewing
They will have their array of favorite local craft beer, but there will also be a number of beer rarities made just for the day. Times and locations TBA.
Plus: Toilet Races at Hampdenfest
brought to you by The Hampden Village Merchants Association and The Hampden Community Council
(Tuesday) 3:00 am - 11:00 am
36th St Baltimore MD 21211
Maryland Cyber Day is an
Maryland Cyber Day is an activity-filled day highlighting and celebrating Maryland’s cybersecurity entrepreneurs, innovators and companies and connecting them with two vital tools for growth and success – investment capital and customers – from Maryland and beyond. In addition to a variety of other activities, Maryland Cyber Day will include a signature event – the Cyber Solutions Marketplace – designed to showcase emerging, commercially available cybersecurity technologies that address cybersecurity challenges across business sectors and connect them with businesses seeking such solutions.
Visit www.MDcyberday.com for more details.
(Wednesday) 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Rockville MD 20850
Microshows are free to attend,
Microshows are free to attend, but seating is very limited. Doors open at 7:30. All microshows begin promptly at 8:00pm. Tickets are available 1 month prior to Microshow date. Tickets must be reserved on eventbrite.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2603 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21218
Back for a second year,
Back for a second year, this program highlights the examples of taxidermy that are found in the Museum’s collection as well as the vibrant practice of contemporary alternative taxidermists. The event includes a talk with Walters curator Joaneath Spicer, a taxidermy presentation by Divya Anantharaman of Friends Forever Taxidermy, a book signing with Robert Marbury, and the Second Annual Baltimore Taxidermy Open competition with Bazaar Baltimore.
*** Register to attend the Taxidermy Open for free at http://thewalters.org/boxoffice/tickets5.aspx?e=4522 ***
*** To have your work of taxidermy considered for the competition, fill out the entry form by September 15: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WBkaQq_7F03cgalGtoLm5RUZODzAZgviL3BVwcLxIRE/viewform ***
The event also includes talk with Walters curator Joaneath Spicer in the auditorium on assembling the museum’s Chamber of Wonders, highlighting key examples of taxidermy along the way. After the talk, visit the Chamber of Wonders to see the pieces firsthand.
*** Register to attend the talk for free at http://thewalters.org/boxoffice/tickets5.aspx?e=4541 ***
• 5-9 p.m.: Taxidermy Competition in the Sculpture Court
• 6-8 p.m.: Drop-in art activity in Studio A, Family Art Center
• 6-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m.: Taxidermy demonstration by Divya Anantharaman of Friends Forever Taxidermy in Studio B, Family Art Center. The demonstration will explore the process of mounting a hide on a form.
• 6:30-7:15 p.m.: Marvels of the Chamber of Wonders talk with curator Joaneath Spicer. Register to attend the talk for free at http://thewalters.org/boxoffice/tickets5.aspx?e=4541
• 7:30-8 p.m.: Booksigning with Robert Marbury, author of Taxidermy Art: A Rogue’s Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself. Copies available for purchase at the Museum Store.
• 8-8:30 p.m.: Taxidermy Awards Ceremony in the auditorium
Co-hosted with Bazaar Baltimore. Cash bar provided by UNION Craft Brewing.
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 8-9th Baltimore's Historic Federal
October 8-9th Baltimore’s Historic Federal Hill transforms into an Oyster Lovers Paradise! This annual two-day food-and-entertainment festival calls thousands of oyster-loving locals & visitors alike to our great community for a weekend full of Bold Baltimore flavor & big time fun!
Hours: Saturday, Noon-9pm & Sunday, 10am-8pm (Ravens
Home Game). Entry is FREE & these festivities are fit for the entire family! But we know you want to be a VIP, right?
(THE BELOW VIP PASSES GO ON SALE AUG. 10)
$12 “OYSTER FRIEND” VIP PASS (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
– 12 “Shuck Bucks” redeemable for 1 dozen Oysters
– Discounted VIP Pricing on all Festival Food/Drink
$29 V-VIP “OYSTER FIEND” VIP PASS (Limted Availabilty)
– (20) “Shuck Bucks” (redeemable for 20 Oysters)
– (5) Heavy Seas Beer Samples (3oz)
– (1) The Official 2016 Ryleigh’s Oyster Fest Tee Shirt
– Discounted VIP Pricing on all Festival Food/Drink
$120 V-V-VIP “OYSTER FANATIC” PASS (VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
– (1) Ticket to the MOET OYSTER BALL, the All-Inclusive Kick-off Party for of Oysterfest | 7pm October 6th, Ryleigh’s Oyster Federal Hill
– Discounted VIP Pricing on all Festival Food/Drink
– (30) “Shuck Bucks” redeemable for Oysters on the Half Shell
– (5) Heavy Seas Beer Samples (3oz)
– (1) Official 2016 OysterFest Tee Shirt
Oysterfest Weekend Highlights::
Over 10 Raw Bars, each featuring dozens of varieties of oysters, ALL for JUST A BUCK-A-SHUCK!
All this feasting & fundraising is set to the back drop of some of Baltimore’s best local artists and cover bands, playing live on the Cross Street Stage!
Local artisans, local watermen, and carefully curated seafood-centeric food & drink vendors!
And of course… Live on the Cross Street Stage, 3 o’clock on Saturday, October 8th – The 6th annual Baltimore Oyster Shucking Championship!
This competition welcomes professional shuckers representing the premier raw bars in the nation to compete live on stage for pride, cash prizes and a paid sponsorship to the National Oyster Shucking Championship.
After each round the just-shucked oysters will be shared amongst the crowd!
BE BOLD & BE SURE TO JOIN US!
Have a question? Interested in becoming a vendor? Want to volunteer? Learn more?
Contact Scotti Morrow, Scotti@Ryleighs.com
Oysterfest, now in it’s ninth year, raises funds to support two of Baltimore’s favorite local nonprofit organizations:
The Living Classrooms Foundation: To adopt the historic skipjack, Sigsbee. The Sigsbee, built in 1901, is a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack, a sailing craft designed to dredge for oysters. The Sigsbee served in the Chesapeake Bay Oyster fleet for 88 years and today serves thousands of students every year with hands-on educational programs. The Chesapeake Bay skipjacks are the last remaining commercial sailing fleet in the nation. Funds raised during this event support her ongoing maintenance.
8 (Saturday) 12:00 pm - 9 (Sunday) 8:00 am
Ryleigh's Oyster Federal Hill
36 E Cross St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Ryleigh's Oyster Hunt Valley(410) 539-2093
The 15th Annual Pigtown Festival
The 15th Annual Pigtown Festival returns to Washington Boulevard on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, from 12-7PM, along the 700-900 blocks of Washington Boulevard off MLK (across from the stadiums).
The festival is free to attend and features food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, an awesome music lineup featuring All Mighty Senators, Kelly Bell Band and Footwerk…and of course, our popular live pig races, Squeakness!
Bottomless Drink Wristbands now on sale! Pre-order your all-you-can-drink wristband for only $20 now through Friday, October 7, or pay $25 at the event. Drinks include beer, wine and cocktails. Purchase herehttp://bit.ly/2bZP70b.
This year, our festival beer sponsor is local craft brewer, Oliver Brewing Company with craft beers including Riding Easy, 206 IPA, Belgian White and Dark Horse…and cocktails featuring Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia Crushes.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pigtown Main Street
763 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Pigtown Main Street(443) 908-7038
BLACK LUNG "See The Enemy"
BLACK LUNG “See The Enemy” LP Release!
Ruby the Hatchet
Gateway To Hell
18+ // $10
In the brutally cold winter of 2014, Black Lung emerged from Baltimore’s underbelly with unprecedented volume. This trio of Adam Bufano, Elias Mays Schutzman (both of The Flying Eyes) and multi-instrumentalist Dave Cavalier, moves air with sonic pain and bliss. After releasing their self-titled debut and being named “Best New Band” by the Baltimore City Paper, they embarked on a European tour in 2015, including a performance at the Rockpalast Crossroads Festival in Germany. Black Lung’s new album, See The Enemy, was produced by J. Robbins (The Sword, Clutch) and is scheduled for release on April 29th, 2016, on Noisolution. They will be supporting the album with a European tour in spring, including an appearance at the Freak Valley Festival with Graveyard and Dead Meadow. The storm is coming…
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1700 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21201
NADA SURF http://www.nadasurf.com/ AMBER ARCADES https://www.facebook.com/AmberArcades/ Tickets at Ottobar, missiontix.com and Charmington's Cafe
Tickets at Ottobar, missiontix.com and Charmington’s Cafe
(Saturday) 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2549 N Howard St Baltimore MD 21218
Savage Party & Unregistered Nurse
Savage Party & Unregistered Nurse Presents
Pansy Division !!!
w/ guests TBA
There have been gay musicians hidden throughout rock music history, but Pansy Division when began in 1991 in San Francisco, they were the first to to be so boldly open about it. Founded by guitarist/singer Jon Ginoli and soon joined by bassist/vocalist Chris Freeman, with the intent of forming a gay rock band, Pansy Division blew the closet doors open.
Raised on a diet of 60s pop and 70s punk, their sound was suitably crunchy and catchy as hell. They wrote in-your-face lyrics, but did it with a sense of humor. Not only did their music and stance defy stereotypic norms of rock musicians being openly gay, they also broke gay cultural stereotypes that rock wouldn’t interest gay people.
With album titles like Undressed and Deflowered, and song titles like “Bill & Ted’s Homosexual Adventure,” their bluntness and humor stood out amidst the ’90s alterna-rock scene. Says Chris Freeman, “there was a lot of gay culture we couldn’t relate to, so we tried to invent a place for ourselves in it, an alternative for other queer misfits.” Having had the experience of being ostracized by other musicians for being gay and by other gays for being into rock, “we tried to turn our alienation into something positive,” says Ginoli. “Instead of being depressed about it, we tried to make music that would make us—and our audience—happy. We could laugh about it, so we put that joy into the music.”
Beginning in 1993, they put out an album a year for six years on Lookout Records. Their music caught the attention of former Lookout labelmates Green Day, who took Pansy Division on tour for a couple of months in 1994 at the height of the mania surrounding their breakthrough album Dookie. Says Ginoli, “When we started our band we thought we’d be playing our music to people in their 20s & 30s who were gay or gay-friendly. Suddenly we faced thousands of high school kids each night, an amazing opportunity we never expected to have.” The response was decidedly mixed, but their popularity soared.
Pansy Division toured and recorded almost non-stop during the 1990s, along the way recruiting a permanent drummer (Luis Illades) and a lead guitarist (first Patrick Goodwin, now Joel Reader).
1998’s Absurd Pop Song Romance was a departure from their earlier work, a more serious album both lyrically and sonically. The followup album Total Entertainment! (for a new label, Alternative Tentacles) found a happy medium between the broad humor of the early records and the more (dare we say it?) mature approach of the previous album. In 2006, they released a 30-song career overview titled The Essential Pansy Division, including a DVD of videos and concert footage.
Pansy Division’s most recent album, titled That’s So Gay, is raucous and raunchy as well as being serious-minded. With some of their catchiest and most rocking songs ever, they’re still loads of fun without being ironic or cynical. Vice Magazine will hate it.
That’s So Gay was released in 2009, as was a 7″ single of “Average Men” containing a new non-album track (a cover of a Green Day’s “Coming Clean”). A documentary film about the band, Pansy Division: Life In A Gay Rock Band, played film festivals throughout 2008, and came out on DVD (with a bonus live DVD) at the same time. Also out in 2009 was Jon’s book Deflowered: My Life In Pansy Division, a memoir of Pansy Division stories and experiences.
Since then the band released two digital-only archival releases. Lost Gems & Rare Tracks is exactly that, 14 songs from compilations, singles, and outtakes that never found their way onto a regular album. Pansy Division Live 1992-2003 is a whopping 53-song double disc that comprehensively documents the many phases of pansy Division’s sound.
In 2013, the band created a Bandcamp page (http://pansydivision.bandcamp.com), where their entire catalog can be streamed and downloads can be purchased. With bands members living in 4 cities on two coasts, gigs have been infrequent, but in 2015 the band will begin work on a new album as well as playing its first East Coast shows in 6 years.
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1700 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21201
Half Marathon $95
Team Relay $240
Kids Fun Run $15
Half Marathon $105
Team Relay $255
Kids Fun Run $15
Half Marathon $115
Team Relay $265
Kids Fun Run $15
Half Marathon $130
Team Relay $280
Kids Fun Run $15
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oriole Park in Camden Yards
333 W Camden St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
We will be celebrating the first firing of the newly rebuild wood kiln, demonstrating Raku Firing along with Obvara firings with the help of students, teachers and volunteers. Students from CCBC Essex, CCBC Cantonsville, Coppin State, MICA, Towson University (with potentially more) will participate and learn during all firings and events throughout the day!
Plus, we’ll feature Monument City Brewing Company as our official beer sponsor! (It is Baltimore Beer Week after all!) along with chili bowls being made available for purchase from our resident artists, and will include chili to enjoy, too!
Tickets are just $25 for members/ $30 for non-members and $40 at the door.
Dont miss out on other FREE activities going on at Clayworks earlier in the day:
11a – 3pm: Free Family Day – drop by the Studio/Classroom building with your kids, family and friends and have fun making with air-dry clay and learning techniques and new skills from our teaching artists. Once you’re done, you can take your projects home to finish!
1pm – 6pm: Our 4th Annual Student Sale will be happening across the street in the lawn outside the Gallery/Admin building. Browse and purchase fantastic works from students making right here in Mt. Washington.
BONUS! Saturday will be your first chance to view the new group of exhibitions on view in the gallery – featuring ‘Clay from the Classroom’ in the Main Gallery, the biannual ‘Cup Benefit Show’ in the Solo Gallery, ‘Community Arts Teachers’ featured in the Community Arts Gallery and the collaborative artist team, ‘Haviland/Colagiovanni’ in the project space.
Baltimore Clayworks(410) 578-1919
Failure w/ guests TBA **20th Anniversary Tour!!
w/ guests TBA
**20th Anniversary Tour!! They will be playing Fantastic Planet in it’s entiretly!!**
“Thematically we’ve moved from the outer space of Fantastic Planet to inner space,” said guitar/bass player Greg Edwards of the Failure’s new album, the band’s first full-length since 1996, The Heart Is A Monster. “From the dislocation of one’s identity to the complete erasing of it by sleep and dreams. I think we’ve used instrumentation in the service of mood and emotion to an even greater degree than on our previous records.”
The band returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a single Los Angeles date planned. The show sold out in seconds, which led to a North American tour, including a run of dates with Tool and appearances at Riot Fest, Fun Fun Fun and Cinquanta, and eventually back to the studio. In a recent interview with Noisey, singer/guitar/bass player Ken Andrews admits by the time the band announced their first live outing, he, Edwards and drummer Kellii Scott were already working on new music, saying “One thing that Greg and I agreed on very early on, is that we did not want to reform for just one or two nostalgia tours. We wanted to come back as a full functioning musical force and creatively pick up where we left off with Fantastic Planet. That meant we needed to start experimenting in the studio first, which we did in late 2013. After a few months, we came to the conclusion that we were having a good time and that we liked the results, and that we thought the results were definitely Failure. We’ve been chipping away at a new album this whole time.”
In that same article, Andrews and Edwards said that their approach to writing and recording Fantastic Planet and The Heart Is A Monster have been similar, saying
“The songs on Fantastic Planet appear more or less in the order that we wrote them… when, we do a song now, we write it and record it soup-to-nuts without moving to another song… It takes longer, but it makes more sense for us artistically to explore a song completely before you move on.”
“Trying to follow up Fantastic Planet was a bit daunting,” said Andrews, who mixed The Heart Is A Monster with the band acting as producers. “We’ve pushed the bar upward again, but at the same time, we’ve kept the signature sound of the band intact.”
Failure’s SXSW performance, about which Yahoo Music said “the beloved cult band… thrilled a practically openly weeping crowd of superfans” was the trio’s first live performance since wrapping production on The Heart is A Monster, included the new song “Hot Traveler,” which Entertainment Weekly said “had every bit the sonic thickness, rhythmic thump, and melodic bite as favorites like ‘Another Space Song’ and ‘Heliotropic.'”
Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ’90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records. Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996. Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.” The 17-track album is considered one of the era’s most influential and enduring rock records. Over the years, Failure has become known as a “band’s band” whose songs have been covered by such diverse artists as A Perfect Circle (“The Nurse Who Loved Me”) and Paramore (“Stuck On You”). Tool/A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan said, “Failure has been a huge inspiration to me. They say amateurs borrow and professionals steal. Well over the years this pro has robbed those poor saps blind.”
The Heart Is A Monster is available June 30 via INgrooves Music Group.
(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
124 Market Pl Baltimore MD 21202
Onsale FRIDAY at missiontix.com, Charmington's
Onsale FRIDAY at missiontix.com, Charmington’s Cafe and Ottobar!
with special guests TBA
Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that has twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. Diverse, cryptic, vital and refreshingly rebellious — just when you think you have him pinned down, you find you’re on the wrong track.However, Mangy Love, his Anti Records debut, is McCombs at his most blunt: tackling sociopolitical issues through his uniquely cracked lens of lyrical wit and
McCombs uses himself as a mirror to misguided and confounding realities,confronting them head-on: “Rancid Girl” reads like a ZZ Top study in Kardashian politics, “Run Sister Run” a mantra for a misogynistic justice system, “Bum Bum Bum” displays a racist, elitist government through the
allegory of sadistic dog breeding; the album is sewn together by a common thread of ‘opposition,’ most directly articulated in “Opposite House”, with allusions to mental illness. ‘Laughter Is The Best Medicine’ provides a possible recipe for healing, with the help of an authentic medicine man, the legendary
Rev. Goat Carson. The severity of his lyrics is contrasted by the music, which ventures into groovy realms of Philly soul, NorCal psychedelia and New York paranoia punk, articulating the spontaneity and joy of his live show better than ever before.
The record is unquestionably a work of great studio aptitude: a carefully
arranged, high-fidelity production by veteran Rob Schnapf and Dan Horne. And as usual, McCombs is joined by many notable members of his eclectic musical tribe, whose names are proudly displayed on the back cover.
Mostly written during a bitter New York City winter and while traveling in Ireland, Mangy Love is Cass at the top of his game, reaching new sonic heights, creatively evolving lyrically, and resulting in his most provocative and complete record yet.
(Saturday) 9:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2549 N Howard St Baltimore MD 21218
Henry Rollins (2.13.61) This is a
Henry Rollins (2.13.61)
This is a SEATED event
In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.”
Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.” When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full. Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.
Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on L.A.’s renowned NPR affiliate KCRW, in addition to writing weekly columns for the LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. In 2013, after previously anchoring shows for IFC and National Geographic, Henry joined the History Channel’s H2 network as host of the TV show 10 Things You Don’t Know About. In 2014, Henry received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
124 Market Pl Baltimore MD 21202
BARCS serves as a resource
BARCS serves as a resource to the community for citizens and their animals in need.
Our shelter’s services include; providing housing and lifesaving care to homeless animals, public education and outreach, tracking lost and found pets, offering low cost vaccinations and microchip clinics, pet licensing, and the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) of community cats. BARCS also provides families the opportunity to adopt a loving companion animal that is spayed or neutered and vaccinated at BARCS.
As Maryland’s largest open admission shelter, BARCS does not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food and a loving touch. BARCS grants refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door – a staggering 30-35 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS daily, every single day of the year.
8:00 AM: Registration/check-in opens for Ready, Set…SNIFF! 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk
9:30 AM: Ready, Set…SNIFF! 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk begins
10:00 AM: BARCStoberfest festival opens (beer garden, food trucks, shopping market, etc.)
10:30 AM: 5K winners announced (main stage)
11:00 AM: Downward Dog with your Dog Yoga
11:00 AM: Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contests (main stage)
12:30 PM: Barre at BARCStoberfest
1:00 PM: Raffle basket winners announced (winners must be present to win)
2:00 PM: BARCStoberfest concludes
Festival Activities Include:
Ready, Set…SNIFF! 5K Run
Run/walk as a team with a four-legged buddy, just as yourself or with your fundraising teammates. We are so excited to have our race/walk integrated with fundraising this year. Every step that’s taken, every dollar that’s raised saves a life at BARCS. Registration and check-in open at 8 a.m. with race time at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee for the 5K is $40 ($45 on race day). All runners receive a sports-dry T-shirt, a doggy banadana and a coupon sheet with local pet stores and restaurants.
We are so excited to have our race/walk integrated with fundraising this year. Every step that’s taken, every dollar that’s raised saves a life at BARCS. Whether you’ve run the race before, or you are new to our event, the participation format has changed a bit, to help us reach our $200,000 goal. We have introduced a NEW peer-to-peer fundraising module, which we are asking all runners and walkers to take part in, you will be prompted to sign-up in your race registration confirmation email. We hope you’ll take part in the fun! Register Here | Invite Friends Through Facebook
Ready, Set…SNIFF! One-Mile Walk
New this year, those who wish to participate in the one-mile walk portion of Ready, Set…SNIFF! register by creating a personal (or team) fundraising page, and collect at least $40 in donations. Walkers receive a sports-dry T-shirt, a doggy banadana and a coupon sheet with local pet stores and restaurants. Starting a fundraising page is easy…AND LIFESAVING! Each dollar you raise up until the event will feed, shelter and provide care for homeless animals in Baltimore City and beyond. Ask you friends and family to support your steps, while you walk for the animals–and give your pup some great exercise in beautiful Patterson Park! Register Here | Invite Friends Through Facebook
Downward Dog with your Dog Yoga
Find some zen with your pup at Downward Dog with Your Dog Yoga in the park. Registration table opens at 10:30 a.m. and yoga begins at 11 a.m. Registration is $10 per participant. Please bring your own yoga mat or a towel. Class will be in the grass! Leashed dogs are welcome to attend with participants. One dog per participant, and please be prepared to keep a close eye on your furry friend–rather than your perfect balance! (Participants without pups are welcome, too!) Class will be lead by instructors from both Flexible Warrior and Melody Clark Yoga. Register Here | Invite Friends Through Facebook
Dog-Friendly Beer Garden with Live Music
Drink local, craft beers with your pup by your side, all while overlooking Baltimore’s best view of the city! Admission to the beer garden is $10 per person. Those who have raised $40 or more for BARCStoberfest (this includes those who have pre-registered for our 5K race) will receive free admission to the beer garden. Beer will be available for purchase from Full Tilt Brewing and Monument City Brewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can buy your Beer Garden pass online ahead of time and avoid the pay-at-the-door lines, which we expect to be lengthy.
Note, dogs are allowed in the beer garden, but only one dog per person and NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES. We want the beer garden to be a safe, enjoyable time for everyone, canines included. We therefore reserve the right to ask guests with unruly or disruptive dogs to leave the beer garden area. Same holds true for unruly or disruptive guests. Big thanks to the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office for providing the security! Register Here | Invite Friends Through Facebook
Barre at BARCStoberfest
It’s arguably the hottest new workout, so we’ve added it to BARCStoberfest! Registration table opens at noon and barre begins at 12:30. This will be a modified barre class (no actual barre/bar involved) that will still include the total body workout and stretching to give you lean thighs, a lifted seat, sculpted arms and flat abs. Nice! No dogs are allowed in this session. This class is $10 per person. Big thanks to The Bar Method Baltimore and their team of instructors for volunteering to teach this fun class! Register Here | Invite Friends Through Facebook
Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest
Unleash your creativity and celebrate Halloween by entering your pet in our popular Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest at BARCtoberfest. Entry for the contest is $10 and registration is held at the festival. The contest is judged by local, animal-loving celebrities. Prizes are awarded to the top three costumes.
Food Vendors and Trucks
We are super excited about our lineup of yummy, local, diverse (vegetarian and vegan friendly) group of food vendors for this year’s festival! Check them out:
- Jimmy’s Famous Seafood Truck
- The Gypsy Queen
- Slainte on Wheels
- Farm to Charm
- Bottoms Up Bagels
- Dizzy Cow Pizzeria
- Harbor Que BBQ
- First Street Catering
Other Fun, Free, Festival Activities
- Shopping Market
- BARCS Adoptable Pets and Local Rescue Groups
- Free Pet-Friendly Photo Booth
- Agility Course with Ask the BARCS Trainer table
- Kids Tent
- BARCS Bake Sale and Raffles
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for our
Join us for our 9th Annual Harbor Harvest at West Shore Park on Saturday, October 22nd from 10am – 2pm. The event, which is FREE to attend, will feature the IKEA pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo and live entertainment!
The Harbor Harvest Kids Pass includes: one pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, fall craft, and Harbor Harvest tote bag. The Harbor Harvest Kids Pass is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Online sales will be made available in August.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Shore Park
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore
Dust off your lederhosen! Fall-flavored
Dust off your lederhosen! Fall-flavored beer sampling is coming back to the Zoo for the 5th year. Join us for OktoBEARfest 2016 featuring unlimited sampling of 30+ seasonal brews. Plus, enjoy live music, German-inspired food & fare from local vendors and artisans and all day admission to the Zoo. It’s your chance to be part of this wildly popular fall festival! Don’t miss out. Tickets sell quickly and you’ll need to act fast to get the lowest price.
Purchase by August 15th to save $15 on sampling tickets.
Purchase by August 31st to save $10 on sampling tickets.
Purchase by October 16th to save $5 on sampling tickets.
Full price tickets available on event day.
Zoo members save an additional $10 on each and every ticket when you enter your member number in the coupon code area at checkout.
VIP and non-drinking/ under 21 tickets are also avalible.
Learn more and purchase your tickets at www.marylandzoo.org/
Oktobearfest is a fundraiser to support The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, a nonprofit organization. The Zoo relies on your support to help fund Zoo operations, animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation.
By attending Oktobearfest you’ll be supporting the Zoo’s mission. We hope to see you and your friends at this wildly popular fall festival.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore(410) 396-7102
Hosted by Bloom Baltimore With grant
Hosted by Bloom Baltimore
With grant funding provided from Free Fall Baltimore – this is a free event! and with thanks to Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks!
Mushroom City Art Festival is going into its fourth year! And, this year Mushroom City is collaborating again with Nature Art in the Park to integrate outdoor mushroom art installation into the nature art trails curated by Nature Art in the Park!!
Held again this year at outdoors at Leakin Park: lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, film screenings, food, music and more all comprise Mushroom City!!
With both a focus on personal and planetary healing, MCAF is an informative and interactive exploration of mushrooms with foraging, identification, cultivation, and psilocybin research all part of our event. Sculptures and paintings inspired by this mysterious, mycelial life form will be featured alongside hands on workshops and educational discussions revealing the many real world applications for mushroom cultivation in contemporary urban life.
1-2 Hemp Kettle Tea Company – Mushroom Tea
2-3 Marisa Cascia- Symbiosis in Mushrooms and Permaculture
3-4 Robin Gunkel –On the Yin Frontier: Mother Trees, Grandmother Mycelium, and the Resurgence of Grandmother Culture
4-5 William Padilla Brown – Fighting Social Injustice with Mycology
5-6 Marian McLaughlin https://
6-7 William Padilla Brown – Fungal Medicines 101
1-2 Ninsopolis – https://soundcloud.com/
2-3 William Padilla Brown Low-tech/ No-tech Cultivation
3-4 Mushroom Log Inoculation Workshop
4-5 Mike Judd- Homegrown Mushrooms with a Permaculture Twist
5-6:30 Matt Johnson, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at JHU – Psilocybin Research
6:30 – 7 Ninsopolis – https://soundcloud.com/
7-8 ¡Stuporgroup! https://soundcloud.com/
8-9 A Path Untold https://soundcloud.com/
1-2 Nature Art in the Park – Nature Art Trail walk
2-3 Holly Wheat – Foray
3-4 Michael Weese – Foray
4-5 Holly Wheat & Marisca Cascia – Foray
5-6 Eric Joseph Lewis – The Yoga of Plant
6-7 Nature Art in the Park – Twilight Trails Tour
Gazebo & Field
2:30-4 Valeska Populoh & Friends – Mushroom Caps and Fungi Hats (see event description below)
4-5 Mara Fae Penfil – Mushrooms in Water Color: An Ode to Beatrix Potter workshop (see event description below)
4:30 – 5:30 – Robert Danyo
5:30- 6:30 Xiphoid Process –
And Immersive Sound Bath by Tom Montagliano!http://tommontagliano.com/
Celebrate the festival by adorning yourself with a mushroom topper! We will have craft materials and artists on hand to help you make a mushroom cap based on some samples, or you can invent your own!
Mushrooms in Water Color: An Ode to Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter is well-known for her children’s books like Peter Rabbit, but she was also a mycologist who loved to draw and paint the specimen that she found. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be encouraged to use their creativity to depict how they perceive the various aspects of fungal anatomy and taxonomy. All materials including mushroom specimen and art supplies will be provided; participants may bring their own specimen if they prefer.
Plus there will be interactive, musical art installations, a labyrinth, the Carrie Murray Nature Center open 10 -3 during festival hours, a mushroom ID table and more …
Light as a Feather – edible mushroom productshttps://www.facebook.com/
Sadia Ahmed – Henna artist, including mushroom designs
Emily Uchytil – artist, mushroom paintings
B-More Alive – falafel and mushroom dishes
Exhibiting Artists Include:
Dan Van Allen
With photography by Blinkofanaye
Finding the Festival & Parking : 4900 Windsor Mill Rd is where the parking lot is for the festival. Directly in front of the parking lot are two tennis courts when you walk down the driveway past the tennis courts , you will then see the chapel where many of the talks are happening. And when you continue to walk down the driveway there’s the gazebo and across the driveway is where the tent will be set up. Everything is centrally located and easy to find!
Additionally, dogs are welcome in park, but they must be leashed at all times because of deer and other wildlife!
Mushroom City is pairing with Nature Art in the Park and Friends of the Gwynn Falls Trails for this event. No alcohol is permitted. We ask you to be respectful. We want to host Mushroom City here again next year and continue to grow this experience!
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 3rd 6pm – 9pm Grand
6pm – 9pm Grand Tasting
Engineers Club of Baltimore – Garrett Jacobs Mansion
11 W Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201
A New Event For Lovers of Fine Spirits
You’ve seen them in other cities……New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. and others. Finally, Charm City has its own! The Baltimore Whiskey Fest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 100+ whiskies from around the world. Your ticket includes access to the grand tasting and a commemorative glass.
Do you want to learn more about whiskies, scotches and other distilled spirits? Attend free seminars conducted by whisky experts. And be sure to take some time to enjoy the succulent gourmet food offered.
Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. This is your chance to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, Tennessee, bourbon, rye, Japanese, Canadian, and craft-distilled whiskies, all assembled in one place for one special night. High-end rum, cognac, and other spirits will be available as well.
Casual Business Attire is Expected and Appreciated
Grand Tasting Tickets: $79 Advance / $99 on-site
Access from 6pm – 9pm Includes a souvenir whiskey glass, unlimited samples, and gourmet food. Seminars are FREE and on a first come, first served basis.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Engineers Club
11 W. Mt. Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Animal Collective Thursday, November 3 Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7:30 p.m. All Ages Get tickets: http://www.axs.com/events/308441/animal-collective-tickets?skin=ramsheadlive
Thursday, November 3
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Show: 7:30 p.m.
Get tickets: http://www.axs.com/events/308441/animal-collective-tickets?skin=ramsheadlive
(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rams Head Live
20 Market Pl Baltimore MD 21202
Quintron & Miss Pussycat w/
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
w/ guests TBA
Quintron has been making genre-defying noise and “Swamp-Tech” dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of his ten full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of New Orleans garage R&B filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments. He has also released strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and neighborhood ambiance. Quintron regards his most significant creation to be his patented instrument called the DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog synthesizer that creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. (Notable DRUM BUDDY clients include performers Nels Cline of Wilco, Laurie Anderson, and Mr. Dibbs.)
Miss Pussycat, otherwise known as Panacea Theriac, is a New Orleans based puppeteer. Born in Antlers, Oklahoma, she began learning puppetry at the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Antlers. She began her professional career in New Orleans and assisted in founding the influential night club “Pussycat Caverns.” For the past fifteen years she has traveled internationally conducting puppet shows in rock clubs and at international festivals. She is the President of Rhinestone Records and produces vinyl LPs of her puppet’s many bands. Her three full-length puppet movies, North Pole Nutrias (2002), Electric Swamp (2005), and most recently Trixie and The Treetrunks (commissioned by Vice magazine in 2007), have featured the voices of numerous New Orleans musical, political, and literary celebrities, including Sheriff Harry Lee, seafood entrepreneur Al Scramuzza, Antoinette K-Doe, and Andrei Codrescu.
The Quintron and Miss Pussycat live show is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, “Swamp-Tech” dance beats, small explosions, clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can experience them live at their own secret club, the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls.
(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1700 N Charles St Baltimore MD 21201