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Pride, Snow Tha Product and Robert Plant — the best of this week's arts and entertainment scene in Baltimore

Pride, Snow Tha Product and Robert Plant — the best of this week's arts and entertainment scene in Baltimore
Pride Weekend is set for June 15-17 in Charles Village, Station North and Druid Hill Park. (Michael Ares / Baltimore Sun)

Pride Weekend

The fun starts with June 15’s Twilight on the Terrace, an annual gathering for “food, fun and community” that serves as a major fundraiser for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB). 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Gertrude's at the BMA, 10 Art Museum Drive. On June 16, the Pride Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. at Charles and 33rd streets, then heads south to Charles and 23rd. At 4 p.m., the Pride Block Party begins at Station North, in the area roughly bounded by Morton, 23rd and St. Paul streets and North Avenue. On June 17, the Pride Festival offers music and entertainment stages, exhibitors, local food trucks and kids’ activities from noon-6 p.m. in Druid Hill Park, between Swann Drive and Sundial Pavilion. Free (except for Twilight on the Terrace, where tickets are $125). baltimorepride.org.

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Neal Schon and his Journey bandmates will join with Def Leppard for a June 16 concert at Royal Farms Arena.
Neal Schon and his Journey bandmates will join with Def Leppard for a June 16 concert at Royal Farms Arena. (Mike Coppola / Getty Images)

Def Leppard and Journey

“Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” performed live by the guys who made them famous (at least most of the guys). 7 p.m. June 16 at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $49.50-$179.50. royalfarmsarena.com.

Robert Plant will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion June 12.
Robert Plant will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion June 12. (Mauricio Santana / Getty Images)

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters

The once-and-forever Led Zep frontman (yep, that guy) performs a few generations’ worth of music, from Zeppelin classics to the eclectic mix of blues, bluegrass and country of his current group. With Sheryl Crow as an opener, which ain’t a bad lead-in. 8 p.m. June 12 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. $59.25-$129.25. merriweathermusic.com.

The Bat: Improv in the Dark

Here’s something you don’t see every day (in fact, technically, you don’t see it at all): improv comedy performed in the dark, courtesy of the Baltimore Improv Group. Is comedy funnier when you don’t know where the jokes are coming from? 9 p.m. June 12 at the BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St. Free. bigimprov.org.

Audra McDonald will be on stage with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra June 14 at the Meyerhoff.
Audra McDonald will be on stage with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra June 14 at the Meyerhoff. (Gary Gershoff / Getty Images)

Audra McDonald

The renowned soprano, a Grammy, Tony and Emmy winner with a voice that truly transcends, joins the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for an evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein and more. 8 p.m. June 14 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $40-$85. bsomusic.org.

Snow Tha Product

Some fierce rap, from the artist responsible for "Drunk Love," "Woke Wednesday" and a big hit whose name we can’t print in a family newspaper. You know the one we mean. 8 p.m. June 15 at Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place. $18-$90. baltimoresoundstage.com.

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be in Ocean City for the OC Air Show June 16-17.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be in Ocean City for the OC Air Show June 16-17. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

OC Air Show

Planes and the people who fly them take over Maryland’s favorite resort for the weekend. With appearances from the USAF Thunderbirds and a bevy of other military and civilian aircraft guaranteed to keep the skies teeming. June 16-17 in the skies over Ocean City, visible throughout the area but centering on the beach between 14th and 17th streets. The best beach-side seats will cost you: from $14-$30 in the “Drop Zone” (south of 16th Street, with gates opening at 9 a.m. both days) to $159-$399 for VIP seating. ocairshow.com.

48 Hour Film Project

Teams of filmmakers have been scurrying about Baltimore this weekend, with 48 hours to make the best short film they can, working from a list of required elements. The results will be shown beginning at 7 p.m. June 15 at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Highlandtown. $7-13. 48hourfilm.com/baltimore-md.

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Columbia Comic Con

Dozens of dealers in comic books, anime, toys and other hallmarks of pop culture, plus artist appearances, a gaming area and a costume contest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 16 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road in West Friendship. $10 ($20 if you want to get in an hour early), $20 per family. galactic-con.com.

"The Voice" semi-finalist Davon Fleming will perform at Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center June 14 as part of "B’More Voices: Building a Better Baltimore."
"The Voice" semi-finalist Davon Fleming will perform at Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center June 14 as part of "B’More Voices: Building a Better Baltimore." (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

B’More Voices: Building a Better Baltimore

An evening with Baltimore's own Davon Fleming, a semi-finalist on NBC’s “The Voice.” Proceeds benefit Enterprise Women’s Network’s education programs. 6 p.m. June 14 at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Brown Center, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. $85. greencommunitiesonline.givezooks.com.

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