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Labor Day Weekend Events

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Dance Parties

Now That's What I Call a 90's Dance Party: Volume 3
Friday, September 1 | 9 p.m. | Ottobar
Dance to favorite ’90s artists (think Biggie, Britney, No Doubt, Ace of Base, LL Cool J, etc.) and dress in your best’90s outfit or as your favorite’90s character with DJs Grimsby and Gary 108 at the Remington club.
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Save Your Soul Dance Party
Friday, September 1 | 9 p.m. | Lithuanian Hall
Save Your Soul is back in its usual first Friday time slot to play soul records from the ’60s at the Pigtown community hall.
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Throwback Throwdown
Saturday, September 2 | 10 p.m. | Rye Fells Point
Double up on soul and throw in some funk at the dance party hosted by DJ Landis Expandis at the Fells Point cocktail bar.
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Concerts + Shows

Baltimore Comedy Festival
Friday-Monday, September 1-4  | Various times and locations
For four days, attend standup showcases, podcast recordings, and comedy-themed discussions at different venues across the city at the first-ever Baltimore Comedy Festival.
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Friends Records Presents: Wing Dam, Spaceface, Natural Velvet
Friday, September 1 | 7 p.m. | Current Space, 421 N. Howard St.
Local record label Friends Records presents three of its standout artists during this outdoors showcase featuring the official release of Jake Ingalls of the Flaming Lips’ side project Spaceface’s “Sun Kids” LP, plus sets by Baltimore favorites Natural Velvet and Wing Dam.
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“Memphis The Musical”
Friday-Sunday, September 1-3 | Various times | The Motor House
Set in a birthplace of rock-and-roll in the 1950s, “Memphis” tells the fictional story of white DJ Huey Calhoun and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones, they embark on a dangerous affair.
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Jazz on The Avenue
Saturday, September 2 | 4 p.m. | The Avenue Bakery
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy A Taste Of Jazz at The Avenue Bakery, this week featuring Aaron Rhines and The Groove Unit. Dinners and drinks will be available for purchase.
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The Blacklight Orchestra
Sunday, September 3 | 5 – 9 p.m. | The Windup Space
Groove to the music of Yes, Genesis, Camel, Rush, Jethro Tull, Kansas, ELP, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Crack the Sky and more.
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Drinking + Dining

Greenmount Coffee Lab Grand Opening
Friday, September 1 | 5 p.m. | Greenmount Coffee Lab, 1400 Greenmount Ave.
Come and check out the Greenmount Coffee Lab in a happy hour-style celebration with small bites, coffee (of course), drinks from Charm City Meadworks and more.
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Beer, Whiskey and BBQ Festival
Saturday, September 2 | 2 – 8 p.m. | The Boathouse Canton
Visit multiple tasting stations for a variety of local, classic, and small-batch whiskeys, craft beer and house smoked meats, and enjoy live music all day
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Picnic on the Pier
Saturday, September 2 | 12-8 p.m. | Barcocina
Enjoy DJ music, live bands, food, beer and cocktails on Broadway Pier in Fells Point near Barcocina, which will offer multiple bars and several stations to purchase food along the waterfront.
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Tomatina Battle and Food Festival
Sunday, September 3 | 1 – 6 p.m. | La Cuchara
La Cuchara hosts the first-ever Baltimore Tomatina and Food Festival, featuring live music from Tomas Pagan Motta, food and drinks from Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar, Ekiben, The Charmery, UNION Craft Brewing, The Local Oyster and more, an oyster shucking competition, and a real live tomato fight like those held each year in Spain.
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Kislings Wing Eating Contest
Sunday, September 3 | 5 p.m. | Kislings Tavern
Take part in the annual Labor Day weekend wing eating contest at the Fells Point spot known for its chicken wings. Participants must race to consume 25 wings, 5 celery sticks and 1 pitcher of beer fastest, with prizes that include Ravens and Orioles tickets.
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“The Case of the Beer Tavern Murder”
Sunday, September 3 | 7:30-10 p.m. | Birroteca
Join this interactive murder mystery dinner theater game over a three-course meal served family-style in the Woodberry restaurant’s private upstairs room. Happy hour drink specials will be offered all night. Reservations are required, and seating is limited.
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Wit on the Water’s Labor Day Pig Roast
Monday, September 4 | 2 p.m. | Wit & Wisdom
End your summer on a high note by joining the outdoor bar at the Four Seasons’ Labor Day Pig Roast. Guests can enjoy a "cook out" style buffet by Executive Chef Zack Mills, live entertainment, fantastic views of the harbor and a complimentary welcome cocktail.
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Bars, Beats and BBQ
Monday, September 4 | 10 a.m. | Ynot Lot
Flow is hosting its first community event to celebrate the release of its first youth-produced mixtape with performances and food from Bent Events and beer from Union Craft Brewing and Monument City. The event includes a dance battle hosted by Bmore Than Dance, and producers squaring off in a battle to be crowned Baltimore's Best Beatmaker.
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Classes + Markets

For the Greater Goods Market
Saturday, September 2 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | R. House
Grab some lunch at R. House and check out more than 50 vendors ranging from natural dyed textiles to rum cakes. This market will benefit the Intercultural Counseling Connection, a local nonprofit that provides culturally responsive therapeutic services for asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees in the greater Baltimore area.
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10th Annual DIY Fest
Saturday, September 2 | 12 -6 p.m. | St. John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul St.
The event is free and is open to anyone wanting to learn a new skill, teach or present one of their skills/hobbies or just check out what goes down at a DIY Fest. Past Fests have had workshops such as bike repair, beer making, drywall repair, hula hoop making, intro to yoga, environmentally friendly screen printing, animal skinning, infant care, urban composting, basic pet care, knife making and much more.
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Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg
Saturday, September 2 | 1-4 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Make your own mini version of artist Andrew Logan’s Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits.
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Colonial Craftsman Series: Brick Making
Sunday, September 3 | 1-3 p.m. | Mount Clare Museum House
Use period tools and techniques to make clay bricks by hand, and experience some of the working conditions experienced by colonial servants, slaves and craftsmen. Reservations are required.
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Chakra Dancer Silent Nia Class
Monday, September 4 | 10:30 a.m. | Movement Lab
Bring mindfulness to your Labor Day on a 60-minute silent Nia class around dancing and aligning the chakras.
Get ready to " dive into the vast ocean of NOW so you will know the true meaning of WOW and to dare into the vast sky of your dreams so you will know the true meaning of YES!" No dance experience is necessary.
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Family Fun

Fridays After 5
Friday, September 1 | 5-8 p.m. | Maryland Science Center
Enjoy the last Fridays After 5 of the season, when admission after 5 p.m. is just $10, includes the permanent exhibit halls, Planetarium and IMAX Theater presentations.
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Zoo Bop featuring 123 Andrés
Sunday | 12-4 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Zoo Bop is a new children’s outdoor music festival at the Maryland Zoo that includes two live performances from Baltimore’s own Baby Beats (featuring Max and Root) and 2016 Latin Grammy Winner 123 Andrés. Plus, bop around to vendors, food trucks and fun activity tables.
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Chef Egg Live: Baltimore Farmers Market Family Cook Off
Sunday, September 3 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
Join Baltimore’s own Chef Egg for a quick tour of the market to visit local producers and makers. Then you prepare easy recipes made with farm-fresh ingredients. The Family Cook Off is perfect for Baltimore families who want to learn how to work together in the kitchen and beyond.
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Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays
September 1-3 | Orioles Park at Camden Yards
Cheer for the O’s during these games against the Blue Jays.
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Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees
Monday, September 4 | 1:35 p.m. | Orioles Park at Camden Yards
Cheer for the O’s during this afternoon game against the Yankees.
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Inner Harbor Sightseeing Tour
Monday, September 4 | 12:30 p.m. | Spirit of Baltimore
Take your family on a one-hour narrated cruise on historic Inner Harbor for spectacular views of the city skyline and onboard entertainment. A cash bar is available.
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