Weekend Guide

August 27, 2009

SATURDAY

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Hear ye, hear ye, it's time once again to drink mead, feast on food on sticks and flaunt your best chain mail. Surely, we joust on the festival grounds in Crownsville Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday through Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to rennfest.com.

BEAT THE HEAT: The Summer Massive dance party helps you chill out with cranking A.C., free snowballs and some other cool surprises at Paradox Nightclub, 1310 Russell St., from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Spinning the chill tunes are Charles Feelgood, DJ Dara, Tittsworth, Benny Page, Swarm, ODI, Cannon Boys, DJ 2Rip and others. Checkwun and Messinian host. Tickets are $25 general admission and $60 VIP. Go to thedox.com.

BATTERY: This Metallica tribute act was chosen by the real thing to open for the band on tour. Do some head-banging and horn-throwing to some of your favorite metal tunes at The Quarter at Bourbon Street, 316 Guilford Ave., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for this all-ages show. Go to thequarterbaltimore.com.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Celebrate the 75th anniversary of hosteling in the United States at the Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St., from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be live music from the Whitney Street Band, free tours, refreshments and a slide show. The event is free. Go to baltimorehostel.org.

THE LEGWARMERS: Show off your neon accessories, tease your hair and do The Sprinkler along to some of the greatest hits of the Reagan era at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 9 p.m. Call 410-244-1131 or go to tickets.ramsheadlive.com.

AMERICAN INDIAN POW-WOW: Watch a parade of nations, shop for handmade crafts and enjoy traditional American Indian food like buffalo stew and fried bread at the Whispering Winds American Indian Pow-Wow and Show at the Fair Hill Fairgrounds, 4640 Telegraph Road in Elkton. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine. Tickets are $5-$8. Go to myspace.com/powwow4life.

BEL "HAIR" EDISON BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL: You may not be in the mood to celebrate the end of the summer, but this festival gives you reason to, with free school supplies, a bike giveaway, live entertainment, a hair show and food at 3333 Belair Road. The festival takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Go to belair-edison.org.

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