SoundOff_2017 Sound Off Live!, Baltimore’s “Battle of the Bands” showcases emerging bands/musicians from the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia region. The winning bands/musicians selected from Sound Off Live! will perform at Light City, Artscape or the Baltimore Book Festival. Over the two nights, bands/musicians will have fifteen minutes to perform three songs in front of an audience and a panel of judges at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore, 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202. A part of Free Fall Baltimore, the event is free and open to the public. Sound Off Live! is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
This weekend promises to be a big one for families who want to spend a little time enjoying autumn in downtown Baltimore. With gorgeous weather on the horizon and kid-friendly activities all over the Inner Harbor, it’s a great time to head downtown with the kids.
Harbor Harvest at Rash Field
On Sunday, October 15, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore will host the 10th Annual Harbor Harvest Fall Children’s Festival at Rash Field.
The party starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. – a perfect way to get outside for a few hours in the middle of the day.
The three bands will bring their signature hard rock/punk sounds to the stage starting at 7:30 p.m.
About Rise Against
The evening’s headliners, Rise Against, hail from Chicago, where they have been playing since 1999. Their sound is intense – think hardcore and punk – and comes out of the Chicago punk rock scene.
Photo Credit: Tonoloway Creek Aqueduct, Hancock, MD by Adam Davies
Invisible Cities, a solo exhibition of photographic works
by Adam Davies
Saturday, September 30
Top of the World Observation Level presents “Invisible Cities,” a solo exhibition of photographic works by Adam Davies. The exhibition is on view from Saturday, September 30, 2017 through September 30, 2018. A free opening reception with light refreshments takes place Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Guests must arrive by 7pm to be guaranteed entry into Top of the World. Top of the World is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street. Over the past four years, Adam Davies has built a series of photographs showing structures in the American landscape that are overlooked or marginalized: deserted sites, hidden passageways, the undersides of bridges.
It’s the time of the year when Baltimore book lovers rejoice: the Baltimore Book Festival is back. The festival – a three-day long celebration of all things literary – takes place in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor September 22-24, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
What to Expect
Events at the book festival include something for everyone. There will be celebrity appearances, book signings by both local and national authors, readings, panel discussions, booksellers and workshops. More than 100 booksellers, non-profits and literary-oriented vendors get involved with booths at the festival, featuring wares and works for every type of reader. From romance to sci-fi to cookbooks to serious literature – every genre is covered.
Who’s up for a party, Italian-style? This weekend, Baltimore’s Little Italy lights up and gets festive, celebrating the Feast of St. Gabriele with food, music, games, vino and more.
The party takes place from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 19 at the intersection of High and Stiles Streets in Little Italy. The festival is a fundraiser for St. Leo the Great Church – admission is a $1 donation.
It’s summertime in the city – and that means tons of fun activities for locals and visitors of all ages. From outdoor movies to family-friendly museum exhibits to evening booze cruises, here’s a look at some of the best activities downtown Baltimore has to offer this summer:
Catch a Flick
On Fridays during July or August, the Open Air Film Festival descends upon Little Italy. The films, which are screened on the side of Ciao Bella Restaurant, include classics with an Italian twist, like The Godfather and the original Ocean’s Eleven. Get there early, with chairs, to grab a good spot (and some great carry-out to enjoy).