Book Read Keynote and Q&A: Ta-Nehisi Coates Shriver Hall, 7 p.m. Ta-Nehisi Coates is an incredible speaker who has spoken at Hopkins before, successfully engaging students on the issues of race and class. On Thursday he will discuss his memoir The Beautiful Struggle and answer questions from the audience.
4 Hours of Funk The Windup Space, 10 p.m. 4 Hours of Funk is a beloved monthly dance party in Baltimore. If you haven’t checked it out already, you totally should. Upon entering, you will be enveloped in a mass of dance music and sweaty funk- and disco-lovers. The Windup Space has a full bar, and entry is only $5. What more could you want?
The Dirty Soul Dance Party The Crown, 10 p.m. If you can’t make it to the Windup Space for 4 Hours of Fun on Friday, or if you just can’t get enough soul, funk or disco music come by The Crown on Saturday night! Mikie Love of D.C. and resident DJ Landis Expandis will be spinning the tracks. Plus, there is a show in the next room over headlined by garage/punk outfit Ratboiler.
TT The Artist Presents Fly Girls Metro Gallery, 9 p.m. Baltimore’s beloved female pop badass, TT The Artist, will be premiering her new music video. Si-notes and Brittany Starr will also perform. Team Squad Up Dance Crew will be in attendance, and two DJs will provide music. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the show.
Eze Jackson with guests The Crown, 8:30 p.m. I saw Eze Jackson open for Homeboy Sandman earlier this semester. He is very engaging and highly energetic. I strongly recommend checking him out this Sunday. There are several artists opening for him, including one of Baltimore’s finest, rapper 83 Cutlass.