Skrillex promo shot (Handout )
Except for the protesters at the Occupy Baltimore rally in the Inner Harbor, there won't be many people staying up late this week, which seems pretty subdued. There are a couple of dance parties celebrating their anniversaries - Deep in the Game and Peer Pressure - and what's sure to be a great show at Metro Gallery by Celebration, but those won't happen until the weekend. By far the biggest nightlife event of the week is the third annual Baltimore Beer Week, which starts on Thursday. There are at least 300 events scheduled from Thursday until Sunday, October 16. Choose wisely. Elsewhere, there is: Skrillex, Spank Rock, a Simpsons Trivia Night, and a Stillwater Ales day at Max's Taphouse.
On Tuesday, the Out of Your Head Collective performs at its weekly night at the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. 9 :30 p.m. Free. Or! You could just go check out all the ruckus at the Occupy Baltimore rally at McKeldin Square.
On Wednesday, Skrillex, who headlined Starscape earlier this year, is returns to Baltimore. He will appear at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Live, with his Mothership tour. Washington's Nadastrom opens. 7 p.m. $25. Kind of related: Spank Rock has a DJ set himself at the Talking Head. 8 p.m. $12. And! The gay-friendly party Peer Pressure celebrates its one-year anniversary at the Get Down. 10 p.m. Free.
On Thursday, Baltimore Beer Week kicks off at Rams Head Live at 6 p.m. It'll be the one time during the 11-day event that most brewers will be gathered under roof, other than the Oktoberfest celebration at Timonium Fairgrounds Saturday. The opening tap celebration costs $30. We've also put together a list of the week's must-attend events.
On Friday, another party celebrates an anniversary. Deep in the Game at Club Hippo turns 2 years old. 10 p.m. at Club Hippo, 1 West Eager St. $5.
On Saturday, Celebration performs at Metro Gallery, 1700 North Charles St. Lands & Peoples and Steve Strohmeier will also perform. The Sun profiled Celebration earlier this year. 9 p.m. $10.
On Sunday, go to Max's Taphouse in Fells for one of the best events of Baltimore Beer Week, Stillwater Artisanal Day. Brian Strumke's going to have a bunch of rare things for sale and as samples (the full list is here). 10 a.m. Pay as you go. 737 South Broadway. Also: Sticky Night holds a "Simpsons" trivia night as part of the monthly benefit event Tend for a Cause. Proceeds will be donated to the Maryland Fuel Fund and the Maryland Food Ban. 8 p.m. No cover.