Derrick Booze of Baltimore marches with AIDS Action Baltimore in the Pride Parade in 2016.
Derrick Booze of Baltimore marches with AIDS Action Baltimore in the Pride Parade in 2016. (Caitlin Faw / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore Pride

Baltimore's SGL (same-gender-loving)/LGBTQ community celebrates itself with what is essentially a weekend-long party, this year dubbed "Pride Unleashed." Kicks off Friday with "Twilight on the Terrace," an evening of fine dining and music (courtesy of DJ Watson) set for 7 p.m. at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. ($125). The party rarely lets up on Saturday, beginning with the Pre-Pride Extravaganza Show, 12:30 p.m. at North Avenue and Charles Street, then continuing with a high-heel race heading up Charles Street at 1:30 p.m.; the Pride Parade, up Charles Street from Madison Street to North Avenue, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and a Block Party, with headline performer Big Freedia, at Charles and North streets, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Things get a little more sedate, though no less celebratory, next Sunday with the Pride Festival, noon-6 p.m. in Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive. Free, unless otherwise noted. baltimorepride.org.


Music from the Adrian Duke Project and a silent auction of all sorts of wonderful goodies highlight this annual fundraiser for the Maryland Science Center. Food and drink, too. 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the science center, 601 Light St. $105-$125. mdsci.org.


Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists’ Exhibition

Featuring works from Baltimore artists Mequitta Ahuja, Mary Anne Arntzen, Cindy Cheng, Sara Dittrich, Benjamin Kelley, Kyle Tata and Amy Yee, all up for this year's $25,000 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Opens Saturday and remains on display through Aug. 13 at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free. thewalters.org.


"Don't Stop Believin'," "Who's Crying Now," "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'." (Hey, just what do these guys have against the letter G?) True, Steve Perry won't be there, but Arnel Pineda sounds just like him. With opening act Asia, so you get to hear "Heat of the Moment" live, too. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $59.50-$129.50. royalfarmsarena.com.

Steve Lukather, the original lead guitarist for rock band Toto.
Steve Lukather, the original lead guitarist for rock band Toto. (Jonathan Mount / Baltimore Sun)


Even more '70s rock, from the guys who gave us "Africa," "Rosanna" and "Hold the Line." 8 p.m. Wednesday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. $80-$99. marylandhall.org.

Festival Baltimore

Seven concerts, each devoted to the complete works of a given composer in a certain genre. Begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with pianist Asiya Korepanova presenting Franz Liszt's 24 etudes for piano. Concerts continue through June 23, highlighting the works of Paul Creston (7:30 p.m. Saturday, free), Brahms and Shostakovich (7:30 p.m. next Sunday, $30), George Walker (7:30 p.m. June 21, free) Brahms (7:30 p.m. June 22, $30 and noon June 23, free) and Beethoven (7:30 p.m. June 23, $30). All-festival tickets are available for $99-$175; free admission to anyone 18 years old or younger. All concerts will be at the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle. festivalbaltimore.com.

Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in "All Eyez on Me."
Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in "All Eyez on Me." (Quantrell Colbert)

‘All Eyez On Me’

The story of Tupac Shakur, including his time in Baltimore, makes it to the big screen, with newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. in the lead role and Kat Graham (TV's "The Vampire Diaries") as Shakur's Baltimore School for the Arts classmate Jada Pinkett. In theaters Thursday.

‘The Sharing’

Twenty-two veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, participants in a recently completed workshop entitled "Olive Branch and Laurel Crown: Peace and War through Shakespeare's Text," share what they learned, plus some of their own experiences. 7 tonight at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 S. Calvert St. Free. chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in "Clueless."
Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in "Clueless." (Elliott Marks / BPI)


Alicia Silverstone and a vocabulary all its own, in one of the best comedies from the '90s. And a Jane Austen adaptation, no less. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. next Sunday, 1 p.m. June 19 and 9:30 p.m. June 20 at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road. $7-$10. thesenatortheatre.com.

Bryan Adams

He's calling this his "Get Up!" tour, so don't expect to do much relaxing. 8 tonight at Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. $25-$245. livenation.com.