5/8: JOEL ROSS
Music. In Highlandtown, the up-and-coming jazz maker (known for tracks like “Gato’s Gift”) is ready to cultivate good vibes through song. Creative Alliance. 8:17-$20.
5/12: ALBUMS AT 50: ‘SUPERFLY’
Music. Radio station Towson WTMD’s new music series, presented in collaboration with the Baltimore Boom Bap Society, is set to celebrate the sounds of 1972, starting with new releases by Curtis Mayfield superfly. 1 Olympic Square. 8 p.m. 24-$30.
12/5: JAZZ: AMERICA’S SECRET SOUND WEAPON
Music, conferences and courses. On Johns Hopkins’ newly renovated Evergreen Terrace, learn how jazz was used to alleviate the horrors of the Cold War, making Americans pioneers of cultural freedom. Evergreen Museum and Library. 6-8 p.m. $10-20.
05/13-28: GLITTERUS: RISE OF THE DRAGON
Theater. For a night in West Baltimore, join Glitterus, the universe’s last remaining dragon, as she fights to save her lost eggs and defeat the power-hungry tower wizard. Baltimore City’s Zion Church. Hours, prices vary.
13/05-15: THE LOST WEEKEND
Festivals. For three full days, Charm City’s beloved bookstore Greedy Reads is ready to shine a light on local literary culture, including from Baltimore own editor Ron Cassie (If you love Baltimore, he’ll love you back). Greedy is reading Remington. Hours vary.
5/14: FORMER PRO OPEN
Sports. This year, the East Coast’s largest mini-golf tournament kicks off in Ocean City with loads of sips made possible by Union Craft Brewing. Grab unlimited cans and stay tuned to see who will win the famous Master Putter Jacket. Old Pro Golf. 3:25 p.m. – $135.
TO 15/05: DREAM HOUSE
Theater. Eliana Pipes’ new play, in which two Latinx sisters are guest-starred on an HGTV-style show to help them sell their family’s home, explores the costs of progress in their neighborhood. By taking advantage of new excavations, are the sisters putting their heritage on the line? Center stage. Hours and prices vary.
05/15: EVERGREEN DOG PARTY
festivals. Spend the morning on the Johns Hopkins Evergreen Terrace, surrounded by talented four-legged creatures and watch them compete for the title of Best in Show. Evergreen Museum and Library. 10 a.m. $25.
05/19: THE ERIC SCOTT GROUP
Music. For one night, the Washington DC-born soul musician and his band, known for their jazzy, feel-good jams including “Peace Bomb” and “Get Up,” are ready to dazzle Harbor East fans with an array of sounds. adjacent to the 1970s. . Korner keystone. 7:30 p.m. $25-30.
5/20: LIVE PREAKNESS
Festivals. A day before the big race, rapper Megan Thee Stallion (joined by hip-hop maven Ms. Lauryn Hill) headlines the first arts and music festival in Park Heights. Pimlico Racecourse. 3:49-$175.
5/20-22: AMERICAN CRAFTS MARKET
Festivals. For three full days, the Baltimore Convention Center comes alive with handmade finds (shop everything from basketry and jewelry to ceramic wares and trendy yarns). Baltimore Convention Center. Hours vary.
5/20: COURTYARD COMEDY
Comedy. Joined by host Mike Quindlen and his guests, New York-born comedian Ariel Elias headlines this night of jokes in Old Town Ellicott. RNS Small Market Cafe. 8 p.m. $15.
5/20-22: BALTIMORE CRANKIE FEST
Festivals. Now in its eighth year, this eclectic local tribute to the “crankie” scenic scroll descends on Highlandtown. Enjoy three nights of fireside performances with artists such as Samuel James and Maisie O’Brien. Creative Alliance. Hours vary. $19-22.
Music. The party-ready sounds of Moneybagg Yo and The Chainsmokers head to the racetracks for a live-streamed performance. Pimlico Racecourse. Hours to be determined. $75-199.
05/21: RIDE FOR THE PARTY
Food and dining. Don a bike helmet and gear to help Movable Feast raise much-needed funds to fight local hunger. Talbot County Community Center. Hours vary. Free – $60.
5/21-9/5: VERY ERIC CARLE
Exhibitions. Port Discovery becomes the home of the children’s author’s whimsical and darling pals (think creatures like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Very Lonely Firefly and Very Busy Spider). Discovery of the port. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free – $19.95.
05/24: DYLAN – A CELEBRATION FOR HIS 81ST BIRTHDAY
Music. The Complete Unknowns’ annual ode to Bob Dylan kicks off on his birthday, with guest artists such as The Soul Magnets sharing the Highlandtown stage. Creative Alliance. 7:20 p.m.-$23.