I can’t wait for tomorrow’s Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival at the Creative Alliance. For 10 years, the fest has been showcasing traditional arts from around the state, and this year’s lineup is particularly impressive. On stages inside and out, the schedule includes hotrod guitarist Bill Kirchen, Irish music legend Billy McComiskey, saxophonist Carl Grubbs, bluesman Phil Wiggins, and doo-wop stars The Orioles. And that’s just some of the music. There will also be Native American, boogie-woogie, gospel, Persian, and West African music along with a Mexican dance troupe, screen painters, weavers, boat builders, bakers, beaders, Arabbers, and more. And it’s free! It kicks off at 10 am and lasts until 7 pm. You can check out a map and schedule here.
Also, Baltimore Pride goes on all weekend at Druid Hill Park, and, on Saturday, the King’s Speech screens at the Village of Cross Keys, the Charm City Roller Girls square off against the Bay Area Derby Girls at Du Burns Arena, Ursula Ricks sings the blues (convincingly) the Cat’s Eye Pub, and the mighty Kinsey Report plays the Rosedale American Legion.