Your Weekend


Events in Baltimore this weekend: May 3-6

May 4, 2018

Thursday Hey You, Come Back! May Reading, The Crown, 8 p.m.Stop by to hear readings from several up-and-coming writers, including Aleyna Rentz, Rebekah Kirkman and Steven J. Hoochuck. This will be The Crown’s last reading until August. Free.


Reflecting on four years of living in Charm City

May 3, 2018

How do I sum up four years worth of exploring a city I really, really love? That I think everyone should love? That doesn’t get nearly enough credit? The truth is, when people outside of the Hopkins bubble ask me where I’m from, I now have to stop myself from saying Baltimore. 


Traversing the culinary world here in Baltimore

April 26, 2018

If you know anything about me, it’s that I love eating out. I’ll make money primarily to fund my reckless dining habits because the Baltimore food scene is both my greatest joy when it comes to my stomach and greatest downfall when it comes to my wallet. 


Baltimore Print Studios lets you unleash your creativity

April 26, 2018

One of the most underrated aspects of Charm City is the art scene here. Yes, we all know about concerts at Power Plant Live! and musicals at the Hippodrome, but it can be easy to forget that there is a thriving material arts scene here as well, beyond the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Garden.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: April 26 - 29

April 26, 2018

Thursday Blackness, Manhood and Masculinity in the Visual Arts, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Come to a one-night exhibition and discussion focused on the representation of black manhood and masculinity in the arts. Free.


Baltimore Earth Day provides Spring Fair alternatives

April 18, 2018

Recently, when chatting about The News-Letter with a pal, they made reference to a particular feature of Your Weekend, one that I hadn’t and wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. “You talk about drinking... a lot.” Which is, to be blunt, kind of wack.


Embrace a gloomy spring with the Poe House

April 18, 2018

According to all usual conventions, it’s spring now. Normally that means it should be warm. Unfortunately, this semester has not been living up to typical weather expectations, which means that most of us have been spending a lot more time inside than we normally would for this time of year.


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A photo of the Harbor from the inaugural Light City; there are sure to be more great photo ops this weekend.

Light City Baltimore, an illuminating experience

April 12, 2018

As we look forward to a high of 80 degrees this Friday, I can finally say that the springtime I’ve been preaching as just around the corner for the last 40 articles is actually here. One of the beacons of spring in Baltimore for me, regardless of the weather, is Light City. 


Brunching through B’More: Boathouse Canton Edition

April 11, 2018

When asked to write a column about my weekend, my first thought was that I had little to nothing to write about. My dreams of endless excitement during Senior Spring have largely devolved into evenings spent eating ice cream and watching National Geographic with friends.


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Prints of Michael Owen’s Baltimore Love Project mural make great gifts.

A search for the perfect gift(s) in Charm City

April 5, 2018

I have always had terrible self-control with shopping. This at first seems out of character, because I am also incredibly stingy (prone to taking home the mini shampoos at hotels, attending any event that offers free food — even if I am allergic — and begging my underclassmen friends for their extra dining dollars). 


Parts & Labor butchery passes the vegetarian test

April 4, 2018

In my tenure as a writer for Your Weekend, I have often sought out places that most Hopkins students probably haven’t heard of. To me, the point of this section is to get folks acquainted with this wild and wonderful City and to (hopefully) generate some hype about local businesses and events.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: April 5 - 8

April 4, 2018

Thursday Carving Out the Commons, Red Emma’s, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Author Amanda Huron speaks about mass evictions and gentrification in Washington, D.C. during the ‘70s and about how residents responded by creating collectively owned and governed urban commons.


“Laissez les bons temps rouler” here in B’More

March 28, 2018

I will begin this article by confessing that I have never been to New Orleans. But I have been liking all of my friends’ French Quarter spring break Instas, and I’ve seen The Princess and the Frog at least 15 times. So I feel qualified to speak about Creole food.


There’s more to college weekends than drinking

March 28, 2018

Spring break: bikinis, tans, college students across the country getting as drunk as possible. Perhaps spring break, now more than ever, is a time when one hears, “I wanna get wasted” or “I can’t wait to black out” with Snapchats, Instagram stories and Facebook photos proudly displaying copious amounts of alcohol. 


Events in Baltimore this weekend: March 29 - April 1

March 28, 2018

Thursday Boh’s & O’s, Mt. Vernon Stable & Saloon, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Head to Mount Vernon to celebrate both the Orioles’ Opening Day and Natty Boh’s first new flavor in 30 years, the Crab Shack Shandy. The game starts at 3:05 and Happy Hour begins at 4.


Beyond green beer: A St. Patrick's Day Guide

March 14, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day has to be in my top three technically religious holidays, potentially top two if it’s February and I’m single. So I present to you my guide to getting the most out of my favorite green-tinted American Bacchanal this Saturday in Baltimore.


My journey to the ultimate destination: D.C.’s Wawa

March 14, 2018

My family has never put much stock in planning out trips. We almost always arrive at our destination barely in time to eat dinner, despite agreeing the night before to arrive at lunchtime. We also like relaxing, so we never create full daily agendas. We just wake up and see where the days take us.

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The goose wings of the Wawa logo welcome customers.

Events in Baltimore this weekend: March 15-18

March 14, 2018

Thursday Barista vs. Bartender, Ceremony Coffee Roasters, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Kick off Coffee Fest at Ceremony Coffee Roasters’ Harbor Point location. Local bartenders and baristas compete to make the best coffee cocktail. Sales will help support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $10.