The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Marks on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. The BFMS Open Sing is Thursday at Guitars of Pikesville. http://www.guitarsofpikesville.com/ 88.646.BFMS
Another Monday show is Kinky Friedman at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at Liam Flynn’s Ale House in the Station North Arts District. 443-956-1702
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Vanilla Fudge; Tuesday: Kinky Friedman; Wednesday: the subdudes w/ Vance Gilbert; Thursday: Suzy Bogguss & Hal Ketchum. 410-268-4545
Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale and The Ron Holloway Band are at The 8×10 on Wednesday. It’s bluegrass night on Thursday with Highland Hill Boys, The Plate Scrapers, and Shelf Life String Band. 410-625-2000
Uptown Concerts presents Mama’s Black Sheep at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Friday is WTMD’S 70th Birthday Tribute to Divine. WTMD is paying tribute to the actor, musician — and true Baltimore character — Divine, a few days before what would have been his 70th birthday. Baltimore musicians Bobby E Lee and the Sympathizers, Pure Junk, Sweepstakes, Cowabunga Pizza Time and Ellen Degenerate will perform Divine’s songs. Single Carrot Theatre, Iron Crow Theatre, Cricket Arrison & Melissa LaMartina will re-enact some of Divine’s most memorable scenes. The show will be broadcast live on air, with a live studio audience.
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents old-time music by Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD on Friday. 301-754-3611
The Tom Principato Band is the Creative Alliance on Friday. Singer Ava Oelke along with guitarist Brian Kooken open. 410-276-1651
In another Friday show, Eleanor Ellis with Pearl Bailes and special guest Neil Harpe are at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613
The next Baltimore Squaredance is at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Saturday. (443) 699-3040
Actor/singer/songwriter Ronny Cox with Grammy winner Steve Mandell (Deliverance) will be at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation on Saturday. 410-526-3676
Ken & Brad Kolodner are at the Family Fall Festival at Armistead L. Boothe Park in Alexandria, VA on Saturday. 703.746.5592
Focus Music presents Gina DeSimone and Kevin Dudley at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA on Saturday. 703-380-3151
Mouths of Babes w/ Julia Weldon will appear on Saturday at Stone Room Concerts at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington in Arlington, VA. Mouths of Babes is Ty Greenstein (Girlyman) and Ingrid Elizabeth (Coyote Grace).
Next Sunday, Focus Music presents Jud Caswell CD release plus Michelle Michelle at Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville. (301) 461-3600
WTMD’s Soul Brunch with Gospel Machine on Sunday is SOLD OUT!