Weekend Guide

August 20, 2009

SATURDAY

INNER HARBOR ART FESTIVAL: In this juried show that takes place at the Power Plant, 601 E. Pratt St., and at Power Plant Live, 34 Market Place, 150 regional and national artists offer more than $15 million worth of creative work for sale. Items available include leather bags, clocks, pottery, collages, photographs and jewelry. The event is free and takes place from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Go to artfestival.com.

CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS: It's a double-header against Philly when the tough-as-nails Female Trouble takes on Philadelphia's B team, Independence Dolls, and the Charm City All Stars' ladies go head-to-head with the Liberty Belles at Du Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5-$20. Go to charmcityrollergirls.com.

CALEB STINE: Add some swagger to your homegrown country rock with Caleb Stine and the Desert Boys at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Van Meter and Chester River Runoff also perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this all-ages show. Tickets are $10. Call 410-244-1131 or go to tickets.ramsheadlive.com.

BALTIMORE DRAGON BOAT CHALLENGE: In this challenge, 12 teams compete against each other in a series of 500-meter races at Tide Point Marina, 1040 Hull St., from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The boats are based on a Chinese tradition and include drummers who beat out the rhythm for the paddlers to follow. Rain date is Aug. 29. Go to baltimoredragonboatclub.com.

MARYLAND IMPROV SHOWCASE: The Baltimore Improv Group invites similarly silly friends from around the region to perform in this one-night-only showcase. Troupes Catapult, Heavy Wet Sectional, Geckos, Evan the Loyal and Moving Walkways bring their shtick to Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8-$10. Call 888-745-8393 or go to bigimprov.org.

"HIP-HOP FOR THE HEADSTRONG": The Quarter at Bourbon Street, 316 Guilford Ave., presents a hip-hop showcase with Bishop, Planet SB, Finesse, Regulus, Spacific and Tha Profitt. Cizzle is the night's host. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 410-528-8377 or go to thequarterbaltimore.com.

DAVID LYNCH MINIFEST: Get your "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet" fix at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., from 4 p.m.-1 a.m. In addition to discussing who killed Laura Palmer, you can also listen to some appropriate tunes by Chug-a-Lug Donna, the "Twin Peaks" tribute band, and watch unaired TV shows such as "On the Air" and "Hotel Room." Tickets are $5. Go to savevspoison.com.

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