The CityLit Festival, an essential event on the cultural calendar, takes place at the Pratt's Central Library today and features readings and talks by the likes of Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Busch, and Kwame Alexander. If you go, stop by the Literary Marketplace and shake hands with Pat Tandy, publisher of Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore, the best zine in the city.
Tomorrow, the Amaranthine Museum celebrates the release of a book about visionary artist Les Harris. Photographer Ike Ude, whose work is included in the Lewis Museum's Dandy Lion exhibition, gives an artist talk at 2 pm at the museum. And Rich Espey and Jonathan Jensen present scenes from their new musical inspired by Mayor William Donald Schaefer, Do It Now, at Germano's.
The Brothers Size and Into the Woods wrap up their impressive runs at Everyman and Centerstage, respectively. And The Whipping Man, another essential local production (this one directed by Kwame Kweh-Armah), continues at Centerstage. Don't miss it!