Sep 10, 2015

Dîner en Blanc

"Dine in white" is the literal translation for the title of this event that originated in Paris but now takes place in specially selected cities across the world. Last time it came to Boston, in 2012, this over-the-top elegant picnic party attracted more than 1,500 people, who dress completely in white clothing and bring tables, chairs, white place-settings, and picnic baskets to a location that remains a secret until just minutes before the event. Registration required.

Aug 18, 2015

Reel B.A.D. Film Nights

A new series of outdoor films in summer, sponsored by Bromo Arts District. Popular features every third Tuesday of the month, like “Sister Act,” “Ghostbusters,” plus shorts by local filmmakers.

Free, 8:30 p.m./7 p.m. vendors with food and drinks., 200 W. Lexington St.,

Aug 28, 2015

Little Italy Outdoor Movies

Summer flicks in historic Little Italy, projected on the exterior of Ciao Bella restaurant. “Cinema Paradiso” Aug. 28.

Free, 9 p.m./7 p.m. live music. High and Stiles sts.,

Jul 30, 2015

American Visionary Art Museum Movie Night

The funky museum of outsider art presents outdoor movies on Federal Hill with a panoramic city view. “Big Fish” July 30. “The Wizard of Oz” Aug. 27.

Free. 9 p.m., 800 Key Hwy.,, 410.244.1900

Aug 12, 2015

Films on the Pier

A waterside theater at Broadway Pier in Fells Point for films like “St. Vincent.” Next flick: “Whiplash,” Aug. 12.

Free. Dusk, 1600 Thames St.,

Oct 09-18, 2015

Baltimore Beer Week

Tastings, food pairings and pub crawls toast the city's love of craft brews. See website for events and participating restaurants.

Oct 01-31, 2015

Free Fall Baltimore

More than 300 cultural events all over town, like lectures, tours, performances and art workshops, come gratis in October. See website for events.

Aug 20-23, 2015

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Nearly 400 exhibitors pack the Convention Center for this annual presentation. Don’t miss the Elvis Presley ring, offered by M.S. Rau Antiques for $64,500. Check website for specific schedule.

$20, Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St.,, 410.649.7000


Aug 28, 2015

Art After Dark

Video and performance art and music fuel this international summer soiree in the gardens of the historic Organization of American States. 

$49 general; $95 VIP. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States, 201 18th St. NW,, 202.370.0147

Jul 30, 2015

Newseum Nights: Game On

Our national pastime descends on the museum of news with baseball-themed snacks, an open bar, a deejay and a sneak peek at the new exhibit “Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News.”

$30 in advance; $40 day of. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 888.639.7386,