Artscape — a celebration of visual and performing arts extending 12 city blocks, centered on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, is July 15-16, noon-10 p.m., and July 17, noon-8 p.m. Includes live music, dance, classical and experimental music, opera and theater performances, fashion, film, art, street theater, children's activities, food and beverages. Free. Go to http://www.artscape.org or http://www.promotionandarts.com.
Summer Sounds at the Square — a weekly outdoor summer concert series featuring live music by local bands, continues with the Apple Scruffs, a Beatles tribute band, July 15, 6-9 p.m., in the Belvedere Square courtyard, at the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue. Go to http://www.theapplescruffs.com.
Broadmead retirement center — 13801 York Road, holds a Mini-Barn Sale, July 15, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., to support community activities and encourage donations of charitable gifts. Includes clothing, linens, furniture, shoes, bags, appliances and kitchenware. Call Margaret Proctor at 443-578-8238.
Central Library — 400 Cathedral St., presents a full day of activities July 16. Watch the films "Like Water for Chocolate" at 10:30 a.m. or "The Social Network" at 2 p.m., or participate in "The Civil War in Your Attic" from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring in any document or photograph from 1859–1867 to be scanned and added to the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage web site. Call Michael Scott at 410-545-6342 for an appointment.
Patrick Allison House — 210 W. Madison St., a transitional housing program in Baltimore City serving homeless men in recovery from addiction, hosts a 25-year birthday celebration and barbecue party in the courtyard July 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations of $25 suggested. Call 410-225-0326.
Cylburn Arboretum — 4915 Greenspring Ave., hosts "Urban Peace," a Buddhist introductory, one-day relaxation retreat, July 16, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $50. Call. 410-243-3837 or go to http://www.meditationmd.org.
Homewood Museum — 3400 N. Charles St., hosts the Carrolls' Wedding Anniversary Tea, July 17, 1 and 3 p.m. seatings, preceded by with optional house tours. $28 for the public, $23 for members, by reservation only. Call 410-516-5589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Govans Library — 5714 Bellona Ave., presents Greek-style folk dancing by the Dementrakia Dancers from the Greek Orthodox community of St. Demetrios, July 19, 6:30 p.m. Call 410-396-6098.
Waverly Library — 400 E. 33rd St., sponsors a book discussion of "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, July 20, 6:30 p.m. Call 410-396-6053
Baltimore Museum of Art — 10 Art Museum Drive, continues its Jazz in the Sculpture Garden series with guitarist Dave Stryker, July 23, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Call 800-919-6272 or go http://www.artbma.org.