The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. Also, the BFMS sponsors Fourth at Four Storyfolk storytelling group next Sunday at 4pm at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. Information about Fourth at Four: 410-321-8419. BFMS information: 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Gaelic Storm; Tuesday: Anaïs Mitchell w/ John Gallagher, Jr.; Wednesday: Gordon Lightfoot; Thursday & Friday: Here Come the Mummies; Saturday & Sunday: 2 shows each day by The Bacon Brothers. 410-268-4545
At the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road: Tuesday: harmony singing; Thursday: DC-based melodic-ambient-folky-rock trio Near Northeast plus Nonstop Begonias and Wes Swing; Friday: Pergola; Sunday: open mic. (410) 637-3728
The American Folklife Center presents Puerto Rican folk music from New Jersey by Gabriel Muñoz and Melodias Borinqueñas at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.
Season 2 of WTMD & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s BSOPulse concert series starts Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Houndmouth.
The Creative Alliance presents Dale Watson and a chicken at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Thursday. (443) 699-3040
The Dhol Foundation is at Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. The group is led by percussionist Johnny Kalsi (from Afro Celt Sound System) and is based around Indian bhangra drumming traditions from Johnny’s native Punjab. The group blends folk sounds from India, Brazil, Ireland, Morocco, and West Africa. (202) 629-4535
The Greater Lauraville Fair is Saturday from 11am to 5pm at Heinz Park at the corner of Walther Boulevard and Harford Road. Music includes the Hot Club of Baltimore, C. M. Franklin Gospel Mass Choir, Hermes Charles and the Improbables, and more.
Grateful Dead tributes by Better Off Dead and Beggars Tomb are at The 8×10 on Saturday. 410-625-2000
On Sunday Charm City Junction will be at Family Farm Day at the Baltimore County Agricultural Center & Farm Park in Cockeysville, MD.