As we head into mid-October, there are lots of pearls to find this weekend. The month offers some of its best events: Poe-themed theater, oysters, German beer fests, and neighborhood parties. Polish your pearly whites and smile, Canton, cause it’s the weekend.
October: the month when Baltimore celebrates Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe. Celebration of Poe continues this Friday, October 13 with a free theater event held at Church on the Square. Poe Times Two is a double bill of two one-man plays adapted from Edgar Allen Poe’s works: The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat. Horror and mystery fans over the age of 12 are welcome to attend. Doors Open at 6:30p.m. Refreshments will be available for a suggested donation. Raffle tickets will be available for two $50 gift cards from Annabel Lee Tavern, plus other surprises for those who dare to attend.
We’re no stranger to oyster fests in Baltimore, but fests advertising free oysters is a rare sighting. Lee’s Pint and Shell will throw a pearl of an event this Saturday, October 14 and make all your free oyster dreams come true. The second annual Shuckin’ in the Street will provide free oysters on the half shell all day long (and all you can eat). There will also be live music, beer trucks, food vendors, a crush bar, and more. Your $5 entry fee is a donation to the Chesapeake Oyster Recovery Partnership. The event runs from noon to 10 p.m.
They say pearls before swine, but this Saturday, October 14 you might want to put swine before everything else and head to the 16th Annual Pigtown Festival. Experience a true neighborhood street festival that benefits the Pigtown Neighborhood Association. There will be live music, craft beer, crafts vendors, food vendors, and a kids zone that includes a moon bounce and pony rides. Admission is free.
It’s not October without some lederhosen and a boot to drink beer out of, ya? Pretend your in Germany and drink up the pearly suds of freshly tapped beer at the Das Best Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday, October 14 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets include all-you-care-to-taste beer, wine and schnapps. Enjoy oompah bands, German sausages, beer-themed contests, and authentic German attire (wear some, and you get a free souvenir bag). Tickets are $45 if bought on site and $68 for VIP.