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Salsa, Polka FEST

There's a lot more than salsa and polka at Salsapolkalooza, hosted by Creative Alliance. At this outdoor event there will be live bands; break dancers; children's art activities, including an egg-decorating workshop and face-painting; a global marketplace and more. Vendors will also be selling international foods.

The event takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in front of the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or go to


Bromo Seltzer Tower tour

On Saturday, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower opens all 15 of its floors so the public can visit the studios of 15 artists. Visitors can view and purchase dozens of works, which include photographs, acrylic and oil paintings, drawings, mixed-media pieces and sculpture.

The studio tour runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The tower is at 21 S. Eutaw St. Call 443-874-3596 or go to


Barbershop chorus

The Heart of Maryland Chorus, the performing chorus of the Patapsco Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, gives a concert Sunday at the Lurman Woodland Theater. The chorus performs locally and has won multiple division and district-level championships. Audience members can take blankets and food to picnic while listening to the chorus at the outdoor amphitheater.

The performance runs 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The venue is on the grounds of Catonsville High School, at South Rolling Road and Bloomsbury Avenue. Alcohol and pets are not permitted. Call 877-278-0961 or go to


Giants of Science

The Pennsylvanian quartet Giants of Science, which plays retro rock and pop songs from the '80s and beyond, has become popular on the East Coast college circuit, having performed several times at Penn State, as well as at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, Washington & Lee University and the University of Maryland, College Park, among others. The group, known for its theatrical light shows and costumes, performs today at Power Plant Live as part of a happy-hour show for ages 21 and older.

The music starts at 8 p.m. Power Plant Live is at 34 Market Place. Call 410-727-5483 or go to


Fun and wheels

What: 15th Annual Hamilton Street Festival and Car Show

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

Where: 5400 and 5500 blocks of Harford Road, Hamilton

Why: Because the event features live music, games, crafts, a moon bounce, food, drinks and more

Contact: 410-254-2323


David Bach Consort

What: Summer Concert Series performance

When: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. today

Where: Thames Street and Broadway in Fells Point

Why: Listen to the jazz stylings of David Bach Consort, a diverse group that has performed at several festivals and with a variety of artists, including B.B. King and Deanna Bogart.

Contact: 410-675-8900 or fellspointdevelopment .com.


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