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. There is also a Family Dance on Saturday at 5pm at St. Mark’s on the Hill followed by the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance at 8pm. 888.646.BFMS
Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179
Susan Alcorn has a free show in the Marquee Lounge at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday hosted by Brooks Long. 410-276-1651
There is a Uke Strum at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Wednesday. (410) 637-3728
The Multiflora Music Festival continues this week at various venues in Washington DC. Events include Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo – ‘The Voice of Venezuela’ with an early show at Bossa Bistro on Wednesday, Gypsy Soul Party featuring Orchester Praževica at the late show 202-650-9351; Los Wembler’s de Iquitos from Peru will be at Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. (202) 629-4535
Charlie Parr and Moose Jaw are at the Black Cat in Washington on Wednesday. 202.667.4490
Uptown Concerts presents Tom Chapin at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Another Thursday show is Eilen Jewell at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes brings Michael & the Rockness Monsters and Seth Kibel to WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music runs from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. And will be broadcast live on 89.7 WTMD. Tickets at Missiontix.com.
Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, MD presents The Pickin’ Coalition on Saturday. 410-592-5015
Edith May’s Paradise presents The Hip House Music Festival in Laytonsville, MD on Saturday hosted by Christina Van Norman. Lineup is Pristine Raeign, Akira & Node 18, Cryin’ Fridays, and Georgie Jessup & the Philosopher Dogs. 410-799-3755
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Gabriele Louise at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611
Also Saturday, Ranky Tanky play music from the Gullah tradition at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown 301.528.2260
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Saturday: 2 shows by Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone. 410-268-4545
Estonian trio Trad.Attack! is playing at Latvian House in Washington, DC.
Next Sunday, Focus Music presents Seth Glier plus Chris Monaghan at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600