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Beer, wine, ice and John Waters: the best of Baltimore's A&E scene this week

Baltimore Beer Week & Das Best Oktoberfest

A 10-day salute to all the wonderful things that can happen when malt and hops get together commences at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 with the $45 Baltimore Beer Legends Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Mount Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St., where the inductees include Baltimore Sun alum Rob Kasper, author of “Baltimore Beer: A Satisfying History of Charm City Brewing” (congrats, Rob). On Oct. 13, the Opening Tap celebration is set for noon as part of Das Best Oktoberfest, a day of oompah bands (and other live music), wurst and brats of all kinds, a homebrew contest and — to get to the crux of the matter — more than 150 international, domestic and Maryland beers, wines and schnapps. Noon-6 p.m., $39-$59. For a list of Baltimore Beer Week events:

‘Les Miserables’

The musical travails of Jean Valjean, Fantine and Inspector Javert, played out against the backdrop of revolutionary France, come to the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center at the Hippodrome, 12 N. Eutaw St. 8 p.m. Oct. 9-13, 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. $54-$255.

The Walters Gala & Party: Metamorphosis

Start off with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner and, at 9 p.m., music, dancing and dinner on the Sculpture Court. Proceeds support the museum’s educational and exhibition programming, as well as its free-admission policy. Oct. 13 at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. $115.

Disney on Ice: ‘Mickey’s Search Party’

What has that dastardly Captain Hook done to Tinkerbell? Mickey, Minnie and the gang are determined to find out in this ice-bound extravaganza that includes elements from “Coco,” “Frozen,“ “Beauty and the Beast” and more. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12; 10:30 a.m. Oct, 12; 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13; noon and 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $25-$80.

Chesapeake Film Festival

Venues in Easton, St. Michaels and Cambridge will play host to this annual Eastern Shore filmfest. Kicks off Oct. 11 at Easton’s Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., with a 7:30 p.m. screening of “New Chefs on the Block,” a documentary look at two Washington, D.C., chefs opening their first restaurants. Three days of screenings follow, with documentaries, features, shorts, environmental-themed films and more. Individual tickets are $10-$14, with $30 all-day passes available for Saturday or Sunday, $85-$150 for all-festival passes.

Sip & Shine: An After-Hours Experience

Begin with a scavenger hunt through the American Visionary Art Museum’s “Parenting: An Art Without a Manual” exhibit, followed by a workshop to create your own art object. Wine and snacks will be served. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at AVAM, 800 Key Highway. $30-$35.

Town of Bel Air Film Festival

Three evenings of documentaries begin Oct. 11 with director Stephanie Soechtig's “The Devil We Know,” a documentary on a group of West Virginians accusing a powerful corporation of knowingly dumping toxic chemicals into their water supply. The festival continues Oct. 12 with director Kate Webber’s “Kim Swims,” following a woman as she attempts to swim 30 miles of shark-infested waters off the coast of San Francisco, then ends Oct. 13 with director Alison Chernick’s “Itzhak,” the story of violinist Itzhak Perlman. Film times are 7:30 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St, $5 per film, free for kids under 10.

Maryland Wine Festival

Rescheduled (thanks to Hurricane Florence) from last month. Make like a Free State Bacchus and enjoy the best of what 25 Maryland wineries, from Basignani Winery to Winecream, have to offer — more than 150 wines will be available for sampling. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster. $15-$50.

Open Studio Tour

Studios for more than 100 Baltimore artists will throw open their doors Oct. 12-14, offering behind-the-scenes looks at what they do and how they do it. There’ll be plenty of artwork for sale, as well, including paintings, sculptures and photographs. Most of the studios will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13-14, although times may vary.

‘John Waters: Indecent Exposure’

Baltimore’s most content degenerate gets a retrospective at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, bringing together more than 160 photographs, sculptures and sound and video works. My, the man’s in danger of becoming downright respectable. Opens Oct. 7 and remains on exhibit through Jan. 6, 2019. $5-$15.

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