It’s a full weekend, Baltimore, so let’s get down to it.
John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos
Baltimore’s favorite son brings his unique brand of oddity to “John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos,” a 2014 remake of “Pink Flamingos” featuring a full cast of children—appropriately edited, of course, but to perhaps an even more depraved effect, and broadcast on continuous loop in the Black Box theater.
Through Jan. 22 at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The Wiggles “Wiggle Town” North American Tour
Beloved children’s band The Wiggles is coming to Baltimore! The internationally-recognized group, known for its fun and educational music, will be delighting children and families Friday at the Hippodrome. Join The Wiggles and their lovable friends—including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog—for a family-friendly night on the town. Tickets: $63.50-111. 6:30 p.m. at the Hippodrome.
Baltimore Book Festival
With its hundreds of author appearances, 100-plus exhibitors and booksellers, readings, numerous workshops/panels and tons of kids’ events, the Baltimore Book Festival is one of the must-see events in Charm City. This year’s featured authors include Becky Albertalli, Bronwen Dickey, Bridget Hodder, Terry McMillan and Glen Weldon, whose work ranges from young adult novels to probing societal studies to adult fiction to pop euphoria. Plus, live music, storytellers, interactive activities, food and drink. Free. Sept. 23-25 at the Inner Harbor.
Pics in the Park
The final installment for Pics in the Park is sure to be its biggest yet—Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Enjoy the remnants of summer weather and settle in to watch the most recent installment of the beloved Star Wars franchise. Free. Showtime at sundown on the lawn at Center Plaza.
End-of-Summer Flea Market at The Windup Space
Celebrate the official end of summer (and start of fall!) this Saturday with a trip to The Windup Space for all sorts of wonderfully weird—and weirdly wonderful—goods. This Station North Flea Market is sure to have a little something for everyone. Free. 12-5 p.m. at The Windup Space.
Marshy Point 9th Annual Fall Festival
Now that fall is official upon us, get in the autumnal spirit with apple cider, bird hikes, crafts, demonstrations and guided canoe trips at Marshy Point Nature Center. And make sure to dress your kids in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty for the Mini Marsh Mucker Obstacle Course Run. Free ($5 per child for the obstacle course). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Marshy Point Nature Center.
Grand Opening Celebration Event
The brand new National Museum for African American History and Culture has just opened its doors in Washington, D.C. and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum here in Baltimore is celebrating that grand opening with an event for kids featuring award-winning illustrator Shadra Strickland reading and teaching a drawing workshop. Free with museum admission. 12 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
6th Annual Run Wild for Autism
This 5K and mile run/walk is both fun and for a good cause. Hit the Maryland Zoo for t-shirts, giveaways, animal ambassadors, activities and a professionally-managed course. All proceeds will benefit Pathfinders for Autism. Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for teens aged 13-17, free for kids 12 and under. 8:30 a.m. at the Maryland Zoo.