The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter on York Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter at 7:30pm. 888.646.BFMS
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
On Wednesday, John Paul White, formerly of The Civil Wars, is at Union Stage in Washington, DC. 877.987.6487
Also Wednesday, John Shakepear will be at Electric Maid in Washington DC.
The American Folklife Center presents African-American gospel from Virginia by Cora Harvey Armstrong at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.
Uptown Concerts presents Bumper Jacksons (duo) at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The Suitcase Junket w/ Ali McGuirk are at the Creative Alliance on Thursday. Friday it’s Letitia VanSant and Goodnight Moonshine feat Molly Venter. 410-276-1651
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Thursday: John Paul White w/ Erin Rae; Friday: The Clarks; Saturday afternoon: Alejandro Escovedo; Sunday afternoon: Michael Martin Murphey. 410-268-4545
Mortified comes to WTMD performance space in Towson on Friday. Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes … in front of total strangers. Tickets at wtmd.org
The Old Part of Town plays at The Filling Station in Sparks on Friday. 410-771-0006
Friday, OCEAN Celtic Quartet presents “Lusty Month of May” at Carroll Cafe in Seekers Church, Takoma Park MD. 301-562-4147
Also Friday, it’s Fried Pickin’ at Waverly Brewing Company. 443-438-5765
The duo In the Clear plays at Alchemy of Art on Eastern Avenue on Friday.
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Bad Influence Band; Saturday: The 19th Street Band; Sunday: Mother’s Day Brunch featuring the Gospel Angels. 443.283.1200
WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues this Saturday with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society presenting “Welcome to Shakesville” – a puppet-filled romp through the magical world of 1960s psychedelia. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be broadcast live on 89.7 WTMD. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com
There’s a Uke Jam at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Saturday at 11am. John Shakespear is there at 7pm on Saturday. (410) 637-3728
Cryin’ Fridays with Patti Sullivan duo opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Matt Pless, Georgie Jessup, and Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638