Submit notices via email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication.
Arts and Museums
The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000, http://www.thewalters.org.
• The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia, through Sept. 25.
• Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from the Walters' Collection featuring drawings, paintings, and prints of ships, sailors and the sea from the permanent collection of the Walters. Runs through Sept. 11. Free.
• Walk-In Gallery Tours. On Sundays and selected Saturdays, the Walters offers docent-led tours of a different part of the collection. No reservations are required. Nineteenth Century Art, July 31, 1 p.m. Free.
Baltimore Clayworks — 5707 Smith Ave., hosts Aisha Harrison, July 21, 6:30 p.m. She will discuss the creative process when designing her figurative sculptures and the relationship of bi-racial identity themes in her work. Her exhibit runs through Aug. 6. Free. Call 410-578-1919 or go to http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture — 830 E. Pratt St.
• Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists Special Exhibition on view until Oct.16.
• Lines Connect Book Club: "Money Can't Buy Love" by Connie Briscoe, author appearance and book signing, July 28, 6:30 p.m. $5. 443-263-1827.
The Baltimore Museum of Art — 10 Art Museum Drive, presents
• Drop-In Art Activities, Family Art Center, every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 443-573-1870 or artbma.org. General admission is free.
• Free Family Sundays, Workshops: 2–5 p.m. Tours: 2–2:45 p.m. the last Sunday of the month.
The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge — 5k/1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit Zero (The Project to End Prostate Cancer), Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m., Towson University, Johnny Unitas Stadium. $30 in advance, $35 race day. http://www.gpccbaltimore.com.
Eat-A-Peach Challenge Bike Ride — sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Maryland, Aug. 13. Routes start and end at the Peach Festival, Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, and wind their way through Carroll and Frederick counties. http://www.charmcityrun.com, 410-448-2924, email@example.com or http://www.biamd.org to download a registration brochure.
Walk for Lupus Now — to benefit the chapter's many free services for people with lupus, Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive, Sept. 24, 3-5 p.m. 888-349-1167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, http://tinyurl.com/BaltLupusWalk2011.
St. Gabriel Italian Festival — to benefit St. Leo's Italian-Catholic parish, a street festival held along Stiles and Exeter streets, Little Italy, Aug. 20-21, noon- 8 p.m. Live music, dancing, game wheels, wine, beer, Italian food, cannoli, Italian cookies, fried dough, vendors, crafters, kids' activities, bingo, bocce tournament and more. $1 admission. 410-675-7275 or LittleItalyMD.com.
Second Saturdays in Station North — Eleven venues, all within four blocks of Charles Street and North Avenue, will feature free events throughout the day including art exhibitions, live music performances, a theatrical performance, a theater class, an improv performance, open mic and more. 410-962-7075, email@example.com or http://www.stationnorth.org.
Summer Sounds at the Square — Weekly outdoor concert series featuring live music by local bands, Belvedere Square, corner of York Road and Belvedere avenues, Fridays, 6-9 p.m. through Sept. 16. Free.
• July 29: Mambo Combo, soca and samba sounds.
• Aug. 5: The New Romance, 80s tribute http://www.thenewromance.com.
• Aug. 12: The Remainders, classic and alternative rock.
Farmers Market — Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Saturdays through Oct. 8, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 410-727-4808 or: http://www.thebmi.org.
Baltimore Restaurant Week — presented by Visit Baltimore and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, held at various restaurants in the region, Aug. 5-14. Participating restaurants will offer a choice of pre-selected three-course dinner menus for $35.11 and three-course lunch menus for $20.11. http://www.baltimorerestaurantweek.com.
The National Aquarium 30th Anniversary Festival — 501 E. Pratt St. features live entertainment and activities for all ages, Aug. 5, noon-7 p.m., Aug, 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Aug. 7, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Free. 410-576-3800 or http://www.aqua.org.
Concerts and Theater
Minas — 815 W. 36th St., Hampden presents Minas Konsolas Interactions. Show runs through Aug. 28.
410-732-4258 or http://www.minasgalleryandboutique.com..
Creative Alliance at the Patterson — 3134 Eastern Ave. 410-276-1651 or http://www.creativealliance.org.