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Main Stage: 1400 Cathedral St. at Mount Royal Avenue / National, international and regional artists.

*4 p.m. tomorrow: Mia Miata, soul

*5:30 p.m. tomorrow: Groove Stu, neo-soul

*8:30 p.m. tomorro w: Roberta Flack, soul

*1 p.m. Saturday: Reverb, a cappella

*2 p.m. Saturday: Kia Heath, R&B;

*3:30 p.m. Saturday: JSoul, R&B;

*5 p.m. Saturday: Rye-Rye, DJ Class and K-Swift, hip-hop

*7 p.m. Saturday: Mario, R&B;

*8:30 p.m. Saturday: Dru Hill, R&B;

*1 p.m. Sunday: 3 the Hard Way, roots

*3 p.m. Sunday: See I, roots/reggae

*4:30 p.m. Sunday: SOJA, reggae

*6:30 p.m. Sunday: The Wailers, reggae

Saturn Stage: Mount Royal Avenue (near Mosher Street) / National, international and regional artists.

*Noon tomorrow: Karter Jaymes, acoustic soul

*1:30 p.m. tomorrow: Jay Butts, hip-hop

*5 p.m. tomorro w: The Oranges Band, indie rock

*6:30 p.m. tomorrow: Charm City Devils, rock 'n' roll

*8:30 p.m. tomorrow: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, rock

*12:30 p.m. Saturday: Annie Sidley, pop

*2 p.m. Saturday: Stupid Hero, indie rock

*4 p.m. Saturday: Sound-Off! Winner: Gary B and the Notions, indie rock/power pop

*5:30 p.m. Saturday: Back Door Slam, blues rock

*7 p.m. Saturday: Mike Doughty, alternative rock

*8:30 p. m. Saturday: Rusted Root, alternative rock

*Noon Sunday: The Grilled Lincolns, rock

*1:30 p.m. Sunday: Victoria Vox, folk

*3 p.m. Sunday: 3 FIFTHS, jam

*6:30 p.m. Sunday: Bachata Roja, Latin

DJ Culture Stage: North Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue (inside Food Court) / Locally, nationally and internationally known DJs and MCs.

*Noon tomorrow: The Beat Shaman

*1 p.m. tomorrow: Pablo Fiasco & DJ Ceska

*3 p.m. tomorrow: Downtemp Sound System

*5 p.m. tomorrow: Hip-Hop Dan

*6 p.m. tomorrow: Kidz in the Hall

*7 p.m. tomorrow: South Rakkas

*8:30 p.m. tomorrow: Blaqstarr

*9 p.m. tomorrow: Dave Nada

*Noon Saturday: Chuck Maddox

*1 p.m. Saturday: Stamos

*3 p.m. Saturday: JUICEBOXXX

*3:30 p.m. Saturday: J-Cast, DJ Wolf and DJ Gamble

*5 p.m. Saturday: Stretch Armstrong

*6 p.m. Saturday: K-Swift and DJ Class

*8 p.m. Saturday: Rye-Rye

*8:30 p.m. Saturday: DIPLO

*Noon Sunday: Brooksie

*2 p.m. Sunday: Moose

*3 p.m. Sunday: Pimps of Joytime

*5 p.m. Sunday: DJ DRM

*6 p.m. Sunday: DJ Face

*7 p.m. Sunday: Wizz Khalifa

University of Baltimore Stage: Mount Royal Avenue near Lafayette Avenue / Local and regional artists. Emphasis on blues and jazz.

*Noon tomorrow: Baltimore City Public Schools

*4:30 p.m. tomorrow: Nevitta & Co., jazz

*6 p.m. tomorrow: Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra

*7:30 p.m. tomorrow: Old Man Brown, blues

*9 p.m. tomorrow: Joel Holmes Jazz Ensemble

*N oon Saturday: Love Craft, jazz

*2 p.m. Saturday: Felicia Carter Group, jazz

*3:30 p.m. Saturday: Nadine Rae's Allstars, blues

*5 p.m. Saturday: Sandy Asirvatham & the Memoir Band, jazz

*6:30 p.m. Saturday: Memphis Gold, blues

*8:30 p.m. Saturday: The Eric Byrd Trio, jazz

*12:30 p.m. Sunday: Gary Thomas, jazz

*2 p.m. Sunday: Sau au Lait, jazz

*3:30 p. m. Sunday: Cold Spring Jazz Quartet

*5 p. m. Saturday: Big Daddy Stallings, blues

*6:30 p. m. Sunday: Robert Sahid Jazz Group

Exotic Hypnotic: University of Baltimore Student Center Performing Arts Theater / Avant-garde music.

*2 p.m. tomorrow: Daniel Higgs, experimental rock shamanist

*3 p.m. tomorrow: Teeth Mountain, trance

*4 p.m. tomorrow: THUS, strange music on original instruments

*5 p.m. tomorrow: Dave Cipriani & Satabdi Express, Indian, jazz and Americana

*6 p.m. tomorrow: Nancy Kulkarni, Indian

*7 p.m. tomorrow: Harrius, transgressive consciousness

*8 p.m. tomorrow: Tacky Masks, experimentalist quartet

*9 p.m. tomorrow: Operation Rock Band, 9- and 10-year-olds' band

*Noon Saturday: Susan Alcorn, pedal-steel and country-western guitar

*1 p.m. Saturday: Thank You, rhythmic experimental art-rock

*2 p.m. Saturday: Ric Royer and Friends, language and noise performance poetry

*3 p.m. Saturday: Michael Formanek Ensemble, post-jazz improvised music

*4 p.m. Saturday: The Bow Legged Gorilla, one-man blues-and-beatboxing band

*5 p.m. Saturday: Peabody Early Music Ensemble, early music

*6 p.m. Saturday: Audrey Chen, cello, voice and electronics

*7 p.m. Saturday: After Now Ensemble, modern composition

*Noon Sunday: Nathan Bell, old-time country blues guitar

*1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday: Mystery Set

*2 p.m. Sunday: Shelley Blake-Plock and Friends, ancient and post-modern music

*3 p.m. Sunday: Crazy Dreams Band, psychedelic oddity

*4 p.m. Sunday: Tim Murphy, bag pipes

*5 p.m. Sunday: Abu the Flute Maker, handmade instruments

*6 p.m. Sunday: Jackie Blake, jazz saxophonist

Metro Gallery: 1700 block of N. Charles St. / The Metro Gallery features live local music, film, art exhibitions and other arts offerings.

*Noon Saturday: Quartet Offensive, punk jazz

*1:30 p.m. Saturday: The Go Station, alternative

*3 p.m. Saturday: Thrushes, alternative

*1 p.m. Sunday: The Jennifers, indie rock

*2:30 p.m. Sunday: Hybrid Groove, avant garde

*4 p.m. Sunday: Payola Reserve, rock

*5:30 p.m. Sunday: Caleb Stine and The Brakemen, Americana

Classical music: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.*Noon-3 p.m. Saturday: Half-hour tours of venue

*Noon-4 p.m. Saturday: Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo

*1:30 p.m. Saturday: BSO open rehearsal

*3 p.m. Saturday: BSO concert. Seating on first-come, first-serve basis.

Chick Webb Jazz Combo Competition: Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St. / Jazz groups compete for the award honoring the legacy of Baltimore's Chick Webb. Performances start at 3 p.m. Saturday; winners announced at 5:45 p.m.

19th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. / Hear some of the region's best female vocalists and vote for your favorite. Performances start at noon Sunday; winners announced at 3:30 p.m.

Second Annual Cab Calloway Vocal Competition: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. / Male vocalists compete for the top prize. Performances start at noon Sunday; winners announced at 3:30 p.m.

Visual arts

On-site visual arts: Locations throughout Artscape site.

*Today-March 2009: Baltimore Sculpture Project. Artscape Site at Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street; Station North Arts and Entertainment District on North Avenue between Howard and St. Paul streets; other sites throughout city.*Today-May 2009: Outdoor Lounge, Mount Royal Avenue between Cathedral Street and Lafayette Avenue. Experimental public furnishings.

*Tomorrow-Sunday: Midway, Charles Street Bridge. Installations, performances, sculpture and other forms of art and performance create an alternate carnival midway.

*Tomorrow-Sunday: Photo Booth, Charles Street Bridge. Field photography installation/project. More than 500 portraits of festivalgoers will be printed and installed to create an on-site exhibition.

*Tomorrow-Sunday: Station North Works: A Full Service Garage. Garage across from the Charles Theatre, 1714 N. Charles St. Eleven artists will transform the garage into an environment of inquiry. Information: 917-573-5065.

*Saturday and Sunday: 15th Annual Art Car and Other Wheeled Vehicle Show, Cathedral and Preston streets. Caravan from the American Visionary Art Museum at noon Saturday; parade through Artscape at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Demoscape: Along Mount Royal Avenue / Demonstrations focus on a variety of mediums and creation techniques. Sessions, including glass-blowing, wood turning, clay building and throwing, calligraphy and more, take place noon-10 p.m. tomorrow and noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Street theater: Maryland Institute College of Art, Main Building, 1300 Mount Royal Ave.

*Noon and 3 p.m. tomorrow: Street Corner Symphony, old-school R&B; with new-school flavor

*1 p.m. tomorrow: Guitarist Rodney Kelley, cool electric jazz

*2 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Jonathan Burns, flexibility and goofiness

*4 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday: Jason Moffett, comedy, magic and skateboard stunts

*5 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Evan Young, juggling

*6 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Human Landscape Dance

*7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday: Beginning Ballroom, learn the tango and samba

*Noon Saturday and Sunday: Juggling Funny Stories, storytelling, comedy and juggling for all ages

*1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Morton Street Dance Center

*3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Miss Joule's Circus Sideshow

*4 p.m. Sunday: Belly Dance Delight

*7 p.m. Sunday: Beginning Ballroom, Simply Samba will teach basic moves of this Afro-Brazilian dance form

Street theater: Target Family Art Park, Cathedral and Preston streets.

*Noon tomorrow -Sunday, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Jerry Brown, the Monkey Man

*1 p.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow: Jason Moffett, comedy, magic and skateboard stunts

*2 p.m. tomorrow: Baby Belly Dance Delight

*3 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Evan Young, juggling

*4 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Jonathan Burns, flexibility and goofiness

*5 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Lucky, the Magical Clown; children transform a woman into a clown

*7 p.m. tomorrow: Guitarist Rodney Kelley, cool electric jazz

*1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Hoop Jam, learn new Hula-Hoop moves

*2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Juggling Funny Stories; storytelling, comedy and juggling for all ages

*7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: David "Hawk" Diongue Trio, jazz

Street theater: Male/Female, 1515 N. Charles St.

*Noon Friday-Sunday: Erratic Expression, stepping

*1 p.m. Friday-Sunday: Urban Chic, music standards with a modern twist

*2 p.m. Friday,-Sunday: Mooshkila, Arabic belly-dancing meets the West

*3 p.m. Friday-Sunday: Jerry Brown, the Monkey Man

*4 p.m. Friday-Sunday: Bill Christian & Company, illusions and magic

*5 p.m. tomorrow: Major Notes featuring Major Boyd, saxophone and contemporary jazz

*5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Miss Joule's Circus Sideshow and Hoop Jam

*6 p.m. tomorrow: TuTTie's Place African Drumming, youth drumming

*6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Juggling Funny Stories, storytelling, comedy and juggling for all ages

*7 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Charm City Swing, open swing dance with intermittent acrobatic dance performances and lessons

Plays: Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. / Experience the new and the old with pieces chosen for this year's The Play's the Thing. Box office opens two hours before each show; limit four free tickets per guest.

*4:30 p.m. tomorrow: Constructed by Darren Goins.

*6:30 p.m. tomorrow: The Champ by Judah Productions.

*8:30 p.m. tomorrow: One Particular Saturday by Spotlight UB.

*12:30 p.m. Saturday: Excerpts from Variations of Power by Run of the Mill.

*2:30 p.m. Saturday: The Tragedy of Macbeth by Theatre of the Rising Sun.

*4:30 p.m. Saturday: Bent Twig by the Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore.

*6:30 p.m. Saturday: The Birth of Peace: Increase the Peace for a Nu World by Wombwork.

*8:30 p.m. Saturday: Improv Night by Baltimore Improv Group and the Mime Hunters.

*12:30 p.m. Sunday: What's a Little Death? by Infinite Stage/Between Projects.

*2:30 p.m. Sunday: Neo Theality by Children of the Renaissance.

*4:30 p.m. Saturday: The Common Denominator by Vashti Blue.

*6:30 p.m. Saturday: Comedy Night, hosted by Koli Tengella.


Lyric Opera House, 101 W. Mount Royal Ave.

*3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday: Taylor 2, the studio company of Paul Taylor Dance Company

*1 p.m. Sunday: Dance in Time Productions

*1:30 p.m. Sunday: Furia Flamenca

*2 p.m. Sunday: Ballet Theatre of Maryland

*2:30 p.m. Sunday: Nrityaniketan

*3 p.m. Saturday: Full Circle Dance Company

*3:30 p.m. Sunday: The Collective

*4 p.m. Sunday: Memory of African Culture featuring the Kouyate Family

*4:30 p.m. Sunday: Misako Ballet Company

*5 p.m. Sunday: Experimental Movement Concepts


University of Baltimore, Gordon Plaza, Mount Royal and Maryland avenues.

*1:30 p.m. tomorrow: Elena Siri Crochet Fashions

*2 p.m. tomorrow: J Shoes

*2:30 p.m. tomorrow: Petals

*3 p.m. tomorrow: Summer Time

*3:30 p.m. tomorrow: Designs by Lindsay Jean-Marie

*4 p.m. tomorrow, 1:30 p.m. Sunday: Designs by Franklin Alexander

*4:30 p.m. tomorrow, 1 p.m. Sunday: DAMetals Jewelry

*5 p.m. tomorrow, 4:30 p.m Sunday: Aziz Fashions

*5:30 p.m. tomorrow, 4 p.m. Sunday: MK Collection and Little-Chaz

*6 p.m. tomorrow, 4 p.m. Saturday: Bluprint "Polished"

*6:30 p.m. tomorrow: Image 7 Studios featuring Fashion Icons

*7 p.m. tomorrow: High Exposure casting agency models presents Bouje Boutique

*12:30 p.m. Saturday: The Fab Four

*1 p.m. Saturday: Khepera by Alexis Renee

*1:30 p.m. Saturday: Le' Sheea Inc.

*2 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday: Stand Out-Be Unique by LC Beads 2 Wear

*2:30 p.m. Saturday: Exclusively Eunique-Chic

*3 p.m. Saturday: TAG Galleries

*3:30 p.m. Saturday: Hyman & Hyman Fashion Designs

*4:30 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday: Miriam Coffey

*5 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Full-figured Diva Academy

*5:30 p.m. Saturday: BABE (a boutique)

*6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday: Samsara Boutique

*6:30 p.m. Saturday: U'la Gautreaux, Resort Collection

*7 p.m. Saturday: Dennya & Jemma Morris Designs

*3 p.m. Sunday: Linda Felder's House of Etiquette Inc.

*3:30 p.m. Sunday: KIS Models Showcase

*6 p.m. Sunday: SFocuz Designs

*6:30 p.m. Sunday: YES

*7 p.m. Sunday: Fashion Icons presents Ying Edge Clothing


Maryland Institute College of Art, Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave.

*2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday: L'heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) by Maurice Ravel, Baltimore Opera Company.

*3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday: My Baroquen Heart: Two 18th Century Tales of Lost Love, Opera Vivente, accompanied by period instruments.


Target Family Experience Tent, Cathedral and Preston streets / Learn how to drum, draw, stamp, bead and more.

*Noon tomorrow and 4 p.m. Sunday: Zebra Kids Vincent Zaipo Oula, African dance from the Ivory Coast

*1 p.m. tomorrow and 3 p.m. Sunday: Beads on a String, Kenyatta Hinkle, make your own jewels

*2 p.m. tomorrow: Abu the Flute Maker, create your own flute or drum

*3 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday: Sankofa's Child, Nzingah Oniwosan, learn Adinkra Stamping from Ghana

*4 p.m. tomorrow: Groove Moves, Sharayna Christmas-Rose, contemporary dance

*5 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday: Jinga Jinga, Skher Brown (ICAF), capoeira martial arts

*Noon Saturday: Art with Amanda, Amanda Brodsky, learn to draw faces and self-portraits

*1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Tae Kwon Do, Mwalimu Locy Lumumba

*2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: Cherokee Fancy Dance, Mama Nataaska, Native American dance

*4 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday: Sizzling Salsa, Dancing with Grace, Latin salsa dancing

*5 p.m. Sunday: Drum Africa! Kwame Ansah-Brew, learn to drum


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