Highlandtown Art Walk
Enjoy Highlandtown’s vivacious arts scene with a self-guided tour during this special once-a-month event.
5-9 p.m. in Highlandtown. Free.
Baltimore Comedy Festival
The first-ever Baltimore Comedy Festival—not to be confused with the non-inaugural Charm City Comedy or Baltimore Comedy and Arts Festivals—bursts onto the scene with standup, showcases, art, panel discussions and podcast recordings at 10 venues throughout the city. The best part? It’s primarily free, save for two ticketed “premiere” events (artists TBA), and there will be plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with your favorite local comedian. Just don’t ask them for feedback on your standup set.
Sept. 1-4 at various locations. Free.
Think outside of the theater with Dance Works: Inside the Block/Outside the Box. The evening will feature a series of short dance performances in pop-up locations throughout the Creative Alliance building. Come ready to explore—the dancers won’t be the only ones moving around!
Sept. 1 at Creative Alliance. Tickets $12, $9 members ($3 extra at the door).
Music on Main Street
Reistertown’s annual outdoor concert series continues with Chuggalug.
Free. 7-10 p.m. at 33 Cockeys Mill Rd.
Feet on the Street
Towson’s weekly summer celebration returns with live music, food, drinks, a moonbounce, facepainting and more. This week’s band: Majestic.
6:30-9:30 p.m. on Alleghany Avenue.
Summer Sounds at the Square
This fun, family-friendly weekly concert series has become a Baltimore classic. Enjoy food, drinks, a Kids’ Zone, vendors and more while listening to the sounds of a fantastic performer.
Fridays at Belvedere Square. 6-9 p.m. Free.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Hear ye, hear ye! Travel back to the 1500s to the Maryland Renaissance Festival and into the stunning village of Revel Grove, where adventures aplenty await. Wander among the shops of glassblowers, swordsmen and more, catch a jousting match, grab a turkey leg and some hot apple dumplings or listen to a minstrel play a spellbinding tune. Costumes are encouraged!
Tickets: $19-$25. Weekends Aug. 26-Oct. 22 in Crownsville.
Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg
Indulge your inner artist at this drop-in workshop. Materials and educators will be on hand to help you make a mini masterpiece inspired by this month’s selected work: Andrew Logan’s Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
American Visionary Art Museum, 1-4 p.m., $5, avam.org
Summer Nature Hike
Enjoy the last homework-free weekend out in nature. This guided, no-charge hike is the perfect way to turn off the TV and breathe some fresh air.
Carrie Murray Nature Center, Gwynn Falls/Leakin Park, 12-2 p.m., registration required, bcrp.baltimorecity.gov
Mommy and Me Dessert Night
Decorate an adorable Candy Land-inspired cake with your child, all while munching on free mini cupcakes. Photo-op alert: chef’s hats will be provided, so your little one can pose next to your creation.
Bertucci’s in White Marsh, 12-2 p.m., $40, two participants per cake, lotzofsweets.com
For the Greater Goods Market
This tri-annual event spotlights local vendors, from artists to bakers. Browse some trinkets and taste some free samples, while supporting Baltimore’s small businesses.
R. House garage, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free, bwillow.com
Strike Out Hunger with the Baltimore Orioles
Team up with the O’s and Catholic Relief Services to beat hunger. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Orioles Park at Camden Yards, CRS is raising money to send 25,000 meals to West Africa. Package meals alongside Mike Bordick and maybe snag game tickets and autographed memorabilia. Game on.
Camden Yards, 10 a.m.-12 p.m, registration required, crs.org
Back to Cool
Cure the start of school blues with this arts and crafts party. Kids can learn how to make their own pencils, notebooks and pouches that are sure to put them at the top of their class.
The Shed at the Maryland Science Center, 12-4 p.m., free with paid admission, mdsci.org
St. Michael’s Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Show and Sale
Need an excuse to visit the shore? Spend some of your Labor Day weekend at this free art show in the picturesque town of St. Michael’s.
Sept. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 3, 12-5 p.m., free, smartleague.org
Photo courtesy of the B. Willow Instagram.