Abdu Ali On... Bb, 7 p.m.
Check out a lecture from Baltimore’s beloved Abdu Ali. Ali is a DJ, performer, writer and curator of KAHLON. Ali is known for bringing people of different backgrounds together, speaking eloquently about race and queer issues and being a great performer. Come by the super hip and unique artist-run space in downtown Baltimore to hear what he has to say!
Call + Response V Opening Reception EMP Collective, 7 p.m.
Call and response features original joint projects from 18 artists and writers. Baltimore restaurant Blacksauce Kitchen prepares dishes with distinct flavors for each pair of artists. Then, the nine writers composed pieces in reaction. Finally, the visual artists receive the work from their partners and create a visual work in dialogue with both the writing and the dish. The three-hour opening reception will be held at EMP.
Princess Mononoke The Charles Theatre, 11 a.m.
The well-loved Charles Revival Series is bringing Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (1997) to its lovely Station North theater this Saturday! It is a critically acclaimed action-packed anime film, recognized for its stunning visuals and the box office records it broke in Japan. Grab your anime-loving and film nerd friends for an epic historical fantasy adventure this weekend.
Poems by Poets Blue Pit BBQ, 7 p.m.
Come by Hampden’s Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar if you’re still not satiated by the end of the weekend. This event is meant to let the public in on the work of the University of Baltimore’s 2016 MFA class. Two MFA candidates created a zine celebrating the class’s work. It will be unveiled this weekend. Grab some barbecue, a drink and listen to some contemporary poetry by Baltimore-based writers.