Start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early this weekend at these events happening around Baltimore!
The Vibe Open Mic at The Civil, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Every Friday, fans of live music — listening or performing — can enjoy this completely free open mic hosted at The Civil in Mount Vernon. Those more interested in watching the show than playing their own music should be sure to grab something from The Civil’s delicious menu.
VIVID Opening Reception at Gallery CA, 6 – 9 p.m.
VIVID, “a response to the rivalry between the arts and quantitative data,” is a multi-media exhibition investigating the turbulent history between researchers and transgender communities. The exhibition was created by a group of trans femme and queer artists, who will be introducing their work at the opening reception this Friday. Read more about the project here.
Mini Makers Market at R. House, 12 – 6 p.m.
Head over to R. House this Saturday to browse the goods of 10 different small businesses, ranging from jewelry to home goods to homemade gifts! For those who are 21+, there will also be a signature Mini Makers Market cocktail available for purchase at the R. Bar. Browse the full list of vendors here!
Shamrock Stumble Bar Crawl, 12 – 8 p.m.
For 21+ readers, the Shamrock Stumble Bar Crawl is the perfect place to celebrate an early St. Patrick’s day! Purchasing a ticket will grant you access to deals and drink specials at four participating bars, starting at Power Plant Live!’s Luckie’s Tavern. Have a March birthday? Send in proof to receive a free ticket plus discounted tickets for up to five friends. Tickets range from $16 – $18, not including fees.
The 2023 Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 2 p.m.
This year, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will leave at 2 p.m. from the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon and proceed downtown. The parade, which is a Baltimore tradition, is a celebration of Irish culture including song and dance. Check out the entire parade route here.