Things to do in Baltimore Sept. 15 to 21


Attend an iconic concert by a rap or rock star, sample the best local eats, celebrate the Caped Crusader on his day, listen to music at a festival for emerging artists, see a 12-foot puppet or go to a community event.

Friday: Blondie

Come see Blondie with Thomas Dolby and Jeffrey Steele at Annapolis City Dock Friday.

One way or another get yourself over to the Annapolis City Dock to see Blondie with Thomas Dolby and Jeffrey Steele. The new wave rock concert is part of the Annapolis Songwriters Festival and sponsored by Rams Head on Stage. Blondie is known for hits “Call Me,” “Heart of Glass,” “One Way Or Another,” and more. Thomas Dolby is known for such songs as “She Blinded Me With Science,” “Europa and the Pirate Twins,” and “One of Our Submarines.” Jeffrey Steele songs include “Somethin’ in the Water,” and “Hollywood Girl.” Tickets cost $75.

Friday 6 p.m.

Friday: Maryland Restaurant Week

The Bison Burger with house-made potato chips at Abbey Burger Bistro's location at 811 S. Broadway in Fells Point.

For 10 days, treat your taste buds to the best food and drink local restaurants can offer at Maryland Restaurant Week. Some of the participating restaurants include: Miss Shirley’s Cafe, The White Oak Tavern, Nacho Mama’s, Abbey Burger Bistro, Foraged, The Land of Kush and more. For a complete list and more information go here:

Through Sept. 24

Ongoing: ‘Little Amal’

Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, is followed by a crowd while walking with the assistance of puppeteers, in Boston.

Watch as ‘Little Amal,’ the 12-foot puppet of a Syrian refugee girl, makes her way through Baltimore with the help of four puppeteers. The larger-than-life puppet is on a 6,000-mile, two-month walk across America with stops that include the Inner Harbor. Events are free. The puppet’s itinerary begins Friday, Sept. 15, with a visit to Baltimore City Hall at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 16, she’ll start her day at Rash Field Park at 11 a.m. before visiting Patterson Park at 2 p.m. and Robert C. Marshall Park will be her final destination, at 4:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

Saturday: Batman Day

Celebrate the Dark Knight at Batman Day 2023

Join the celebration of the Dark Knight at Third Eye Comics, 209 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, at Batman Day 2023. Get a free Batman Day comic, get 15% off all Batman merchandise, have artist Mike Hawthorne sign a copy of first issue of “Batman/Catwoman: The Gotham War Battle Lines” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come dressed as any Batman-related character for a chance to win a prize bundle and more.

Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: Love Groove Festival

Musician, artist and producer John Tyler is the founder of the Love Groove Festival, an annual Baltimore gathering that aims to promote emerging artists.

The Love Groove Festival, organized by Baltimore resident John Tyler, returns to Robert C. Marshall Park, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., this weekend. The festival celebrates local art, music, film and education as it seeks to highlight emerging artists. The festival has included more than 350 Baltimore artists since its inception. This year’s lineup includes an art gallery, over 30 vendors, a kid’s zone and more. Admission is free.

Saturday noon to 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday: 50 Cent

50 Cent performs onstage during the 50 Cent: The Final Lap Tour at Barclays Center on Aug. 10, in New York. He brings his tour to Baltimore on Tuesday.

Rap legend 50 Cent will perform at CFG Bank Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St, in his The Final Lap Tour. 50 Cent is known for such hit songs as “In da Club,” “Many Men,” “Just A Lil Bit,” and more. Joining 50 Cent on stage will be Busta Rhymes (”Don’t Cha,” “Break Ya Neck”) and Jeremih (”Birthday Sex,” “oui”). Tickets range from $31 to $265.

Tuesday 7 p.m.

Ongoing: High Zero Festival

CK Barlow (left) and Forbes Graham (right) perform at High Zero Festival.

Take an excursion into the unpredictable at the 25th annual High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music at the Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Enjoy improvisational performances in dance, music and more by 22 artists, 11 local. Single tickets cost $10 to $20 and $60 for a four-night pass.

Thursday to Sept. 24 8:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Community Based Festival

The Baltimore County Police Department and O.W.E. (Outreach, Worship and Education) are partners in the Five Events, Four Days, One Community festival at 6901 Security Boulevard, Windsor Mill. The event will provide resources and family-fun activities. Schedule of events include: a food giveaway 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, a job fair on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a 5K run/walk from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and teen summit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday; and church service at 10 a.m., and O.W.E. fest from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Through Sunday

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