After a week full of rainy days, we deserve the sunny and warm weekend that the weather app has promised us. I have some awesome options to let off some steam this week, many of which are very close to campus!
2022 Made in Baltimore Lookbook Launch Party, 6 – 9 p.m.
Made in Baltimore is a nonprofit devoted to supporting Baltimore-based makers, vendors and creators. They launch an annual lookbook to feature the multitude of products offered by the entrepreneurs they support. Attend their lookbook launch party in Hampden for free food and drinks and go get to know some of the incredible business people behind the products! Get free tickets to the event on EventBrite.
2022 Cheers to Clean Water, 9 a.m.
The Trash Free Maryland Coalition is partnering with six local breweries to organize a community cleanup of Baltimore’s waterways! If you participate in the cleanup, you will receive a free drink voucher, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, to be used at one of the six brewery partners. Find more information on the coalition’s website and register for the cleanup here.
Oktoberfest 2022 @ UNION Craft Brewing, 12 – 7 p.m.
Is it October yet? Well of course not, but it’s never too early to start celebrating Oktoberfest. Join UNION Craft Brewing in their early celebration complete with specialty German foods, tons of German beer and two music acts (one of them is named the Bratwurst Boys, so you should feel extra compelled to go now). Find more information about the event on UNION Craft Brewing’s website.
Baltimore Rhythm Festival at Center Stage: A Celebration of African Rhythms and Community, 7 – 10 p.m.
The Baltimore Rhythm Festival will feature the Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble, a group rooted in West African and Afro-Caribbean traditions, and the Osagyefo Dance Company, a group centering Ghanaian performers. Go experience these incredible performers at the festival, which will be outdoors and free to attend. More information can be found on Facebook.
Abell Community Street Fair, 12 – 5 p.m.
Abell, the small neighborhood nestled right next to Charles Village, is hosting its annual street fair! The festival will take place from the blocks of 29th St and Barclay St to 31st St and Barclay St, which is about a 10-minute walk from campus. Come by to enjoy drinks and music performances at Peabody Heights Brewery, food trucks and stalls, a silent auction and a bake sale, courtesy of the neighborhood residents. Find more details about the festival on the Abell Improvement Association's website.