BARRY LEVINSON, DAVID SIMON AND JOHN WATERS: Baltimore's film and TV VIPs come together for the first time for an open conversation about the film industry and filming in Maryland at Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. The event, a fundraiser for the Maryland Film Festival, is moderated by film critic Elvis Mitchell. The evening starts for all-access pass holders with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner with the filmmakers at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. for conversation and auction-only ticket holders. A short film, auction and conversation take place at 8 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 9:30 p.m. with a dessert reception for all-access pass holders. Tickets are $125 and $250. Call 410-752-8083.
BOISTER: The folksy rock, cabaret and jazz band celebrates 13 years together with music inspired by everyone from Kurt Weill to Tom Waits. Anne Watts and the rest of the band get the party started at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per show or $25 for both shows. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.
ART BRUT: The Euro indie rockers are making waves with the release of their third album, "Art Brut vs. Satan," and arrive at Ottobar with Surfer Blood, Squaaks and Sal Bando at 9 p.m. This is an all-ages show. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of. Go to missiontix.com.
DINO DAY: Party like a prehistoric creature with an afternoon of dinosaur-related activities at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., from noon to 4 p.m. The event is free with museum admission. Go to marylandsciencecenter.org.
BALTIMORE WRITERS' CONFERENCE: Wordsmiths gather to hone their skills in seminars on nonfiction, fiction, poetry, screenwriting and more at Towson University's University Union, 8000 York Road, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down" and "The Best Game Ever." Registration is $95, $50 for students. Go to towson.edu/writersconference.
ROUND THE MOUNTAIN: Caleb Stine celebrates American roots music with Ken Kolodner, Arty Hill, The Shape Note Sisters, Jim Eagan, Danny Noveck and Dan Isaacson at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 general and $15 for members. Call 410-276-1651 or go to creativealliance.org.
THE FALSETTOS MURDER: In this murder mystery dinner, a parody of "The Sopranos," someone's bound to get whacked. Enjoy an evening of murder and mayhem with dinner and find out who will be swimming with the fishes at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, 33 West St., at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-over event are $47.50. Go to tickets.ramsheadonstage.com.