Check out these weekend events in and around the Baltimore area.
The Open Barn: Free Barbeque and Open Mic Night
Aug. 8, free, 7:30 p.m. start time, RSVP for open mic.
Bethany Community Church
15720 Riding Stable Road, West Laurel, Md. 20707
The Open Barn of Laurel is enjoying its second season of open mic music and barbeque.
Autism Conference with Dr. Temple Grandin
Aug. 8, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $65-155
DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North
1726 Reisterstown Road , Pikesville, Md., 21208
Dr. Temple Grandin will speak about his research on autism. Additional speakers include Jennifer O'Toole and Temple's mother, Eustacia Cutler.
Mudpies and Fireflies Gallery Exhibit
open all weekend
800 East Lombard St. , Baltimore, Md., 21202
Ferris Eagle, Ann Kathryn Kagan, Kemet Mason and more look at stories of youth and childhood through their work.
Pirates and Wenches
Aug. 8-10, Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Come and enjoy the yearly theme party. It will be packed with run tasting, dinghy parade, Buccaneer's Ball, children's activities, live music, food and merchants.
P.O. Box 16
Rock Hall, Md., 21661
Aug. 8, 10 p.m., check for admission prices
Join thousands of visitor and learn about different facts of Asian pop culture.
1 W. Pratt Street
Maryland State BBQ Bash
Aug. 8-9, Friday 4- 10 p.m. Saturday noon - 10 p.m.
The BBQ Bash features live music, top quality BBQ, sponsor displays, crafters, merchant vendors, farmers market, and children's entertainment, not to mention the county's biggest beer and wine garden!
Bond and Thomas Streets
Bel Air, Md. 21014
Samuel Adams Brew and View
Aug. 9, 6 p.m., free
Enjoy a summer party with Sam Adams beer, lawn games, food trucks, and music! When the sun goes down, Wedding Crashers will start up on an HD screen for a hilarious movie night under the stars.
3001 Boston St.
Baltimore, Md., 21224
Waverly Farmers Market
Aug. 9, 7a.m.- noon, free.
Corner of East 32nd and Barclay streets.
Come shop local with vendors from all over the state.