5/8: JOEL ROSS
music. In Highlandtown, the up-and-coming jazz creative (known for tracks including “Gato’s Gift”) is set to cultivate good vibes through song. Creative Alliance. 8pm $17-20.
5/12: ALBUMS AT 50: ‘SUPERFLY’
music. Towson radio station WTMD’s new music series, presented in conjunction with the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, is set to celebrate the sounds of ’72, beginning with fresh takes on Curtis Mayfield’s superfly. 1 Olympic Place. 8pm $24-30.
5/12: JAZZ: AMERICA’S SECRET SONIC WEAPON
Music, Lectures & Classes. On Johns Hopkins’ newly renovated Evergreen terrace, learn how jazz was used to mitigate the horrors of the Cold War, establishing Americans as trailblazers of cultural freedom. Evergreen Museum and Library. 6-8pm $10-20.
5/13-28: GLITTERUS: DRAGON RISING
theater. For one night in West Baltimore, join Glitterus, the universe’s last remaining dragon, as she fights to save her lost eggs and defeat the power- greedy Tower Wizard. Zion Church of the City of Baltimore. Times, prices vary.
5/13-15: THE LOST WEEKEND
festivals. For three full days, beloved Charm City bookstore Greedy Reads is set to spotlight local literary culture, including Baltimore’s own senior editor Ron Cassie (If You Love Baltimore, It Will Love You Back). Greedy ReadsRemington. Times vary.
5/14: OLD PRO OPEN
sports. This year, the East Coast’s largest mini-golfing tournament kicks off in Ocean City with a slew of sips made possible by Union Craft Brew- ing. Snag some all-you-care-to-drink cans and stay tuned to see who wins the famous Master Putter jacket. Old Pro Golf. 3pm $25-135.
TO 5/15: DREAM HOU$E
theater. Eliana Pipes’ new play, in which two Latinx sisters guest star on a HGTV-style program to help them sell their family’s home, explores the costs of progress in their neighborhood. By cashing in on new digs, do the sisters put their heritage at stake? Center Stage. Times and prices vary.
5/15: FESTIVAL OF DOGS AT EVERGREEN
festivals. Spend the morning on Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen terrace, surrounded by talented, four-legged creatures—and watch as they face off to take the Best in Show title. Evergreen Museum and Library. 10am $25.
5/19: THE ERIC SCOTT BAND
music. For one night, the Washington DC-born soul musician and his band—known for jazzy, feel-good jams including “Peace Bomb” and “Get Up”—are set to dazzle fans in Harbor East with an array of 1970s-adjacent sounds . Keystone Corner. 7:30pm $25-30.
5/20: PREAKNESS LIVE
festivals. A day before the big race, rapper Megan Thee Stallion (joined by hip-hop maven Ms. Lauryn Hill) headlines the first-time arts and music festival in Park Heights. Pimlico Race Course. 3pm $49-175.
5/20-22: AMERICAN CRAFT MADE MARKETPLACE
festivals. For three full days, The Baltimore Convention Center comes to life with handmade finds (shop everything from basketry and jewelry to ceramic wares and trendy threads). Baltimore Convention Center. Times vary.
5/20: COMEDY IN THE COURTYARD
Comedy. Joined by host Mike Quindlen and his guests, NYC-born comic Ariel Elias headlines this side splitting night of jokes in old Ellicott City. RNS Little Market Café. 8pm $15.
5/20-22: BALTIMORE CRANKIE FEST
festivals. Now in its eighth year, this eclectic local tribute to the panoramic “crankie” scroll descends on Highlandtown. Enjoy three nights of fireside performances with artists such as Samuel James and Maisie O’Brien. Creative Alliance. Times vary. $19-22.
music. The party-ready sounds of Moneybagg Yo and The Chainsmokers are headed to the racetracks for a live-broadcast performance. Pimlico Race Course. Times TBD. $75-199.
5/21: RIDE FOR THE FEAST
Food & Dining. Throw on a bike helmet and gear to help Movable Feast raise some much-needed funds to combat local hunger. Talbot County Community Center. Times vary. Free-$60.
5/21-9/5: VERY ERIC CARLE
Exhibits. Port Discovery becomes home to the children’s author’s whimsical and cherished pals (think creatures like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Very Lonely Firefly, and Very Busy Spider). Port Discovery. 10am-5pm Free-$19.95.
5/24: DYLAN – A CELEBRATION ON HIS 81ST BIRTHDAY
music. The Complete Unknowns’ annual ode to Bob Dylan kicks off on his birthday, with guest acts including The Soul Magnets sharing the Highlandtown stage. Creative Alliance. 7pm $20-23.