The weekly food truck festival makes its way to Cockeysville for an art-themed affair, featuring a regional art show, live demonstrations by world-renowned street painter and chalk artist, Michael W. Kirby, as well as beer, wine, music, and—you guessed it—food trucks.
DRINK Oct. 10-19: 6th Annual Baltimore Beer WeekVarious locations, times, and prices; baltimorebeerweek.com
This Friday, Baltimore Beer Week pops off its nine-day, citywide run of tap takeovers, tastings, and brew-filled fun, followed by an official opening celebration at Das Best Oktoberfest on Saturday. Throughout the week, try everything from happy hours and beer dinners to workshops and art classes, as well as new events like pumpkin carving and a WTMD art show.
SEE Oct. 11: 13th Annual Pigtown FestivalPigtown, 700-900 Washington Blvd.; 12-7 p.m.; free; pigtownmainstreet.org
The annual neighborhood festival is back on Washington Boulevard with a street carnival theme featuring pie-eating contests, aerial circus performers, Heavy Seas beer, live music by Rufus Roundtree and Da B’More Brass Factory, and, best of all, the infamous “Squeakness” pig race.
HEAR Oct. 10: Hip Hop LegendsRoyal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.; 8 p.m.; $49-75; ticketmaster.com
Did you have an undying love for the chart-topping hip-hop that came out of the late 1990s and early 2000s? If so, swing by the newly-dubbed Royal Farms Arena for performances by DMX, Ja Rule, and Naughty by Nature, to name a few. Cross your fingers and hope they play your favorite throwback hits. (Cough: “Put It On Me.”)
DO Oct. 11-12: Maryland Renaissance Festival1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; $9-120; rennfest.com
If the Hip Hop Legends tour wasn’t enough time-travel for you, then check out the Maryland Renaissance Festival and head back the 16th century to learn how the medieval folk lived. Watch jousting matches, enjoy live music, try your hand at some arts and crafts, and, if all else fails, tip back some mugs of mead.