So the weekend is upon us, and I guess you guys could go to Preakness, though I'm not sure how the lack of BYOB will measure up to the debauchery of year's past. Apparently, Power Plant is doing some kind of infield thing...Yeah, might I suggest the following this weekend:
Tonight at the 8x10 a local band is reuniting for just one Baltimore show. Earthtone, hailing mainly from Annapolis, is known for their genre-defying tracks that can go anywhere from drum and bass to Cure-like to folk rock in a matter of minutes. With influences that range from the Disco Biscuits to Bob Dylan, Earthtone always puts on an anything-can-happen live show and tonight is sure to not disappoint. Doors at 8 p.m. 10 E. Cross St, 410-625-2000.
Still craving a festival? Then check out the Real Ale & BBQ Fest at the Clipper City Brewery tomorrow. Featuring the mouth-watering Andy Nelson's BBQ for food and the local brewery for drink. Expect plenty of pale ales, ambers, and pulled pork sandwiches to go around. From noon-4 p.m. 4615 Hollins Ferry Rd., Suite B, 410-247-7822.
The host of the E!'s "The Soup" is coming to town and, judging by his show, his performance should be hilarious. Joel McHale, famed for mocking celebrities, pop culture, and reality television is doing stand-up at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Saturday night and will be opened by funny guy Mickey Cucchiella of 98 Rock. If McHale makes any mention of spaghetti cat, this event will surely be a winner. Show at 8 p.m. 1212 Cathedral St., 410-783-8000.
Cap off your weekend by visiting Baltimore's most famous farmers' market under the JFX. Whether you're picking up some in-season produce (like strawberries or asparagus), getting some Zeke's Coffee, or just browsing the beautiful flower bouquets, this is the place to be. 8 a.m.-noon, Holliday and Saratoga streets.
[Image: courtesy of myspace.com/earthtonemusic]