The Baltimore Theater Project, 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this experimental improv festival at The Baltimore Theater Project! Musicians come from near and far to play instruments both conventional and strange. Thursday is the first day of the festival, which lasts until Sunday. $10 at the door for students.
Baltimore Afrobeat Society
Fifth Dimension at the H&H Building, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Sweaty warehouse dance party that will feature no less than 5 percussionists, 7 saxophonists, 2 trumpeters, 3 guitarists, 1 bassist, 5 singers and 1 Wendel Patrick, who will be singing tunes by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. BYOB. $10 at the door.
Harvest: Music! Comedy! Poetry!
Motorhouse, 7:30 p.m.
Come celebrate the harvest moon with Stephanie Joyal, Kiara James, Dreambush and Steadfast401! As promised, the night will feature comedy, music and poetry, although not necessarily in that order. $8.
Why do you live here?
BMA, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Hosted by Baltimore natives Geoff Stack and Davon Barbour, as well as Native American Piscataway Elder Rico Newman, this workshop will explore the questions of what brings people to Baltimore, why we love it, why we loathe it, why we leave and why we stay. Free.
36th Street, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
This Baltimore classic will feature food trucks, music, vendors and competitions including the famous Toilet Race. On 35th Street and Elm Street, there will be a multi-family yard sale, too. Free.
Abell Community Street Fair
3000 – 3200 Abell Ave., 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Abell Street Fair is a grassroots, laid-back festival on, you guessed it, Abell Street. It will feature live music, a crab feast, a variety of exhibitors, children’s activities and a silent auction. Come on out and connect with the neighborhood! Free.