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Honfest caps busy schedule of events

So this column is a big one as we have a number of events coming up in the next few weeks.

On June 4, photographer Josh Sinn, who is also curating the Hampden In Pictures photography show in June 5 at Eightbar (3620 Falls Rd.), has his own solo show, Fogged Up, opening at the Golden West Cafe's Long Bar (1105 W. 36th St.). According to the event invite, "Fogged Up explores how fog can adjust the urban and natural landscape, both visually and psychologically, especially at nighttime." Fogged Up runs until June 30, with a closing night reception taking place then from 7-9 p.m.

Union Craft Brewing (1700-D Union Ave.) hosts Black Friday 2.2 on Friday, June 5, starting at 6 p.m.. This means a whole hog barbecue, other foods, DJ BohFunk spinning old school funk and soul and, of course, a veritable river of delicious Union Craft beer!

On June 11, cartoonists Jason Little (Borb), Sara Lautman (Macrogroan) and Preston Spurlock will be at Atomic Books (3620 Falls Rd.) to show and discuss their work.

And then, it's Honfest time! Café Hon's 22nd annual, self-described "celebration in honor of … the historic working women of Baltimore" takes place on Saturday, June 13, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday June 14 from noon to 6 p.m.

On Saturday, on the WLOY stage (at 36th and Chestnut) will feature Janice B, Pressing Strings, Sweet Leda, Angela Sheik, Saving Apollo, Maria Dontas, Don Kim, among others. The Falls Road stage (Falls Rd. and 36th St.) features Qi Lo, The 1974, Vonkoh, Whisky Train, Rob Fahey & the Pieces and more.

On Sunday, the WLOY stage features Red Sammy, Caleb Stine & The Brakemen, Saleem and The Music Lovers, Greasy Hands, Hymn For Her and others. The Falls Road. stage features Getamungstit, Old Eastern, 9 Mile Roots and Bristol Blue.

The Domino Sugar Contest stage (36th St), aka the main stage, features various Hon contests, dance contests, tap dancers, Fluid Movement, Greenberry Kids Fashion Show, DJ Landis Expandis, Baltimore's Best Mustache Contest, and more on Saturday. On Sunday, it will feature the Depraved Ukulele Orchestra, an Oyster Shucking Contest, Hypnotic Panties and other entertainment.

Honfest includes all the above as well as a bunch of food vendors, craft vendors exhibiting handmade wares, nonprofit and (of course) corporate vendors. Oh yeah, if you attend, do local merchants a favor and stop into their shops too and check them out. They'd be ever so grateful.

For complete stage schedules and more info, visit

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