Sowebo Fest and more of the week's best Baltimore-area events

Sowebo Arts and Music Festival

Southwest Baltimore, at its most vibrant and alive. You've got artistic types of all sorts, participating in a proudly "un-juried and uncensored" art show. You've got five stages filled with music, from Afi Soul and Cowabunga Pizza Time to Out of Water Experience and the Village Idiots. You've even got shows from the Black Cherry Puppet Theater. All that plus great food and drink, and stuff especially for the kids. A fine time to be had by all. Noon-8 p.m. today in the area surrounding Hollins Market, 26 S. Arlington Ave. Free.


Baltimore County and Druid Hill Farmers' Market

More chances for fresh, healthy food shopping. The Baltimore County market runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June-October, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road. in Timonium. The Druid Hill market runs 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., also on Wednesdays, June-September, on the lawn of the Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Drive (near the park's Gwynns Falls Parkway entrance).


Taste of 3 Cities

Food trucks from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia duke it out for gustatory domination. Eat hearty and cast your vote. Noon-9 p.m. Saturday at Patterson Park, corner of Linwood and Eastern avenues. $15-$45. A $65-$75 VIP ticket gets you in an hour early.

'Design for Mobile Living: Art from Eastern Africa'

A sampling of creations from the nomadic peoples of eastern Africa — lightweight, portable and usually wearable pieces "created by nomadic cattle herders whose lives were defined by a near-constant state of movement across the lush highlands, dry savannas, and sparse deserts." Oh, and they're beautiful, too. Opens Wednesday and runs through Nov. 27 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free.

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

Communities with origins all over the world join forces for a daylong celebration of the eclectic influences on Maryland's cultural landscape. Music, dance, food and folk art, with roots stretching from the streets of Baltimore to the heights of the Himalayas (Nepalese food is on the menu, we're told). Talk about having something for everyone. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown. Free.

'Urban Express'

Maryland native and JHU grad Wes Moore ("The Other Wes Moore,") will be on hand for a meet-and-greet, author's talk and reception. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Free.


The Avett Brothers

Weekend Watch

Weekend Watch


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Inheritors of the American folk-rock tradition, releasing their latest album, "True Sadness," on June 24 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (sold out) at Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. $38-$55.

Capital Jazz Fest

This year's 24th annual celebration features performances from New Edition, En Vogue, Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, The Isley Brothers, Lalah Hathaway, David Sanborn, Toni Braxton, Fourplay, Al B. Sure, The Brand New Heavies, Take 6 and more. 7:30 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday (sold out) and June 5 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. $59.50-$192 per day.

Feast of St. Anthony Italian Festival

A Little Italy tradition. Food, games, music. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 5 around St. Leo's Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St. $1.


Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival

Organizers promise hundreds of wines. Get a souvenir glass as you come in and get started. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. (Free shuttles from the Hunt Valley light rail stop.) $22-$56 per day, $79 for a two-day ticket.