Spring has finally sprung and we’re ready to get out to enjoy all the seasonal festivals and quirky events the region has to offer. Here are some of our top event picks for April, 2018.

Readings with Ralphie Jmore‘s own Rafael Alvarez is joined by writers Jeffrey Barken and Arthur J. Magida.
Bird in Hand, April 3, 7 p.m.

Rachel Bloom — The immensely talented creator and star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (you may know her as Rebecca Bunch) brings several of the show’s hilarious musical numbers — and cast members — to the stage.
Lincoln Theatre, April 6, 8 p.m.

Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar — The opening day of this more than 40-year-old Baltimore tradition signals the real start of spring to us. We delight in the colorful variety of fruits and veggies as we start to plan our picnic and cookout menus. And there’s nothing quite like browsing through culinary delights while enjoying a fresh homemade treat from one of the vendor stalls.
Holliday and Saratoga Streets, April 8, 7 a.m.-noon. Runs Sundays through Dec. 23.

Art Garfunkel — The singer, sometimes known as half of Simon & Garfunkel, sings some of his folk-rock hits like “The Boxer,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Homeward Bound” and “The Sound of Silence.”
St. John’s College, April 8, 8 p.m.

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival — Approximately one dozen films of Jewish interest, including documentaries and features, screen through April.  Some highlights include “1945” (April 12), “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” (April 15) and “An Israeli Love Story” (April 22).
Gordon Center, April 8-May 6

Light City Baltimore — The country’s only large-scale international light and ideas festival includes light installations by artists in 14 Baltimore neighborhoods, a light art walk along the Harbor, live music and Labs@LightCity mini conferences.
Inner Harbor (LightCity.org), April 14-21; Labs@LightCity run April 18-21.

Towson Library Book Sale — Some of us at Jmore still read actual paper books and some of us might be book hoarders. This can be an expensive habit, which is why we love this annual event. Shop for gently used books ranging from fiction and manga to art books and biographies. There’s also usually a pretty good children’s book section. It gets crowded and picked over, so shop early and often.
Towson Library, April 19-22

Mortified: Share the Shame — If you still have your adolescent diaries, your pre-pubescent love letters and your teen-angst poetry, you know how awkward and embarrassing those materials can be. Luckily, Mortified allows people just like you an opportunity to relive those moments on stage in front of strangers.
Creative Alliance, April 21, 8 p.m.

Independent Bookstore Day — You might have noticed, Jmore staff members are notorious bookworms and one thing we love about the Baltimore-area is access to a handful of great independent bookstores. Check out Atomic Books, The Ivy, Bird in Hand, Greedy Reads and Red Emma’s.
April 28

Baltimore Vintage Flea Sip & Shop —  We love digging through vintage wares, retro collectibles and stylish togs. Treasure-hunting is even better when it’s accompanied by drinks and nibbles.
R. House, April 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

To find more upcoming events, go to JmoreLiving.com/events.

Go to facebook.com/JMORELiving every Friday at 12:30 p.m. to watch Your Weekend Agenda with Simone Ellin and Amanda Krotki. Join the discussion on the weekend’s top event picks.