Transmodern Performance Festival Various locations, various times
This weekend marks the 12th anniversary of Baltimore’s Transmodern Performance Festival. The festival, which focuses on radical live art, will take place in five venues in the Bromo Arts District. There will be performances, immersive environments, installations, exhibitions and more.
Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival Gallery 788, various evening showings
The HUMP! Film Festival screens five-minute dirty movies made by ordinary people. HUMP! has picked their favorite 18 films over the last several years to screen in Baltimore at Gallery 788. They represent a range of sexual styles. The festival is sure to be both thought-provoking and lighthearted, both sexy and serious. Check out humptour.com for more show times and ticket purchases.
Kevin Sherry’s Gallery ShowOpening Reception Terrault Contemporary, 7–10 p.m.
Kevin Sherry is an artist, author, former T-shirt company owner and all-around illustration badass. He has written and illustrated 10 books with Penguin Books and Scholastic. A variety of his work will be on display at Terrault Contemporary. Sherry will perform with Baltimore hip hop duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at the opening.
Friday & Saturday
U+NFEST 4 Ottobar, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m., both days
Unregistered Nurse Booking has garnered a reputation for bringing some pretty great names to Baltimore venues. U+NFEST, now in its fourth year, is perhaps their most notable accomplishment. It fills Ottobar with bands of national acclaim, local favorites and tons of punk rock lovers. Performing this year are Screaming Females, Priests, Wing Dam, Sheer Mag, Roomrunner and Big Eyes, among others. As someone who has seen Priests, Sheer Mag and Screaming Females live in Baltimore, I couldn’t recommend this show more. Two-day passes are available online for $25, which is an unbeatable deal. Plus Ottobar is within walking distance of Homewood campus.