Midterm season is incoming, so take some time to enjoy yourself — especially if you’ve had a long and stressful week. As always, we’ve collected events so you can look for something that tickles your fancy, from online Dungeons & Dragons improv to watching The Martian with a science activity.
Too Many Names: Virtual Watch Party and Panel Discussion, Family Survivor Network (6 p.m. — 8 p.m.)
Family Survivor Network (FSN) is having a virtual watch party and panel discussion to celebrate the legacy of its founder, Corneilius Scott. The documentary centers on FSN’s work in West Baltimore. FSN aims to help Baltimore families impacted by violence, offering free individual clinical and non-clinical counseling, peer support groups, therapeutic alternative healing, intense case management and art therapy. Free.
Sci-Fi Fridays, Maryland Science Center (7 p.m. — 10 p.m.)
Join the Maryland Science Center for this week’s Sci-Fi Friday. Each Friday, the Center selects science-fiction movies you can stream, suggests a science activity inspired by the films and gives a recipe for a themed drink on the event page. This week, stream The Martian and follow along on the event page for the science activity and cocktail. Free.
“Truth or Laughs?” — Purim Edition, UMBC Hillel (9 p.m. — 10 p.m.)
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Hillel and Moishe House Baltimore are hosting “Truth or Laughs?” online to celebrate Purim. This is a virtual interactive comedy game show hosted by New York City comedy couple Ben Rosenfeld and Michelle Slonim. Guess what parts of the story are true and what parts were made up for laughs. Silly costumes are encouraged in honor of Purim. Free.
Weekly Art Market, Phoenix Art Yard (12 p.m. — 4 p.m.)
Phoenix Art Yard and the Baltimore Artists Union host a weekly makers’ market and open house. Head to Pigtown on Sundays to support local artists and browse thousands of works of art. Vendors showcase their handmade crafts, art, jewelry, painted furniture, vintage clothes and more. Most of the space is outdoors in the yard with plenty of space to socially distance. Masks required. Free.
“Dungeons & Dragons Unscripted,“ Bird City Improv (3 p.m. — 6 p.m.)
Learn how to improvise fantasy narratives similar to those in Dungeons & Dragons in this workshop. The workshop will emphasize storytelling through improv, creating strong characters, performing with subtext and finding comedy. This event is 18+ and is online. Pay what you can.