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Events this weekend (Sept. 8–10)

By LEISURE EDITOR | September 7, 2023



Take a break from the busy first two weeks of the school year with fun events around the city!

School is starting to get real! Take a break this weekend with fun events happening around the city, especially with the NFL kicking off this Thursday. 


Grown Up Field Trip: Welcome to Hogwarts, 7–10 p.m. 

The Maryland Science Center is hosting a Hogwarts-themed science museum! You can visit specially designed exhibits that let you mix potions, compete in the Triwizard Tournament and play quidditch! The entrance fee of $40 will be donated to the educational programs at the museum. 

Charm City Spec Reading Series, 6:30 p.m.

This speculative fiction reading series is hosted again at the Ivy Bookshop! This weekend they are hosting Nadia Bulkin, Vajra Chandrasekera and Sarah Pinsker. They are award-winning short story writers who come from various backgrounds. 


Baltimore Rhythm Festival, 12–6 p.m. 

The Baltimore Rhythm Festival is back! The annual festival is free and open to everyone, whether you are an experienced drummer or just want to try your hands. This event is also conveniently located by the JHMI stop near Penn Station. 

Conjunto Bruja performance at the Walters Art Museum, 2–3 p.m. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free performance from Conjunto Bruja at the Walter Arts Museum! This all-woman ensemble features cajón, charango, setar and more. You could learn more about their diverse cultural backgrounds and creative process as well! 


Baltimore Ravens open against the Houston Texans, 1 p.m. 

The NFL season for the Baltimore Ravens kicks off this Sunday at the M&T Bank Stadium against the Houston Texans. Tickets are hard to come by, but there are many ways to enjoy the game: You can tailgate in the parking lot, watch at local bars or restaurants or plan a watch party with friends!

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