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April 17, 2021

Leisure

Leisure is the section where we highlight the intriguing, exciting and all-around fun events and activities happening in Baltimore over the weekend.



Events in Baltimore this weekend: September 13-16

Thursday Fell’s Point Wicked History Pub Tour 735 S. Broadway 7 – 9:30 p.m. Explore the intriguing and scandalous history of one of Baltimore’s most famous neighborhoods while on a guided pub crawl. 21+. $22.


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 A street painting serves as a promotion for 2018’s Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival.

An accidental exploration of Canton and Little Italy

I found out about the Madonnari Arts Festival in a pretty unusual way. I was just trolling around online looking for gay stuff happening in Baltimore to include in LGBTQ Life’s weekly email. I’m not sure why Madonnari, an annual street art festival in Little Italy, was listed on an LGBTQ calendar, but it piqued my interest.


Escape the Hopkins Bubble: Waverly’s Farmers Market

There’s an epidemic at Hopkins, and, no, it’s not the freshman plague. It’s something even deadlier. You might wonder, given our proximity to a prestigious medical school, why this illness remains so rampant. Well, my friend, this sickness is one that even a highly qualified doctor can’t fix.


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A view of the Inner Harbor waterfront, aquarium, and power plant.

Unleash your inner tourist at the Inner Harbor

Would any of us particularly care about Baltimore were we not Hopkins students? Despite recent promotion as a fun, exciting destination, our city has yet to appeal to the masses like Los Angeles or New York. And if you had previously visited Baltimore, it probably wasn’t to our neighborhood. For those who are tourists, the main draw of Baltimore is the Inner Harbor. 


Events in Baltimore this weekend: September 6-9

Thursday Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA and Beyond  Baltimore Museum of Art 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Dr. Bridget Cooks and museum curator Morgan Dowty will discuss the significance of the museum’s exhibition “1939: Exhibiting Black Art at the BMA.” Gamynne Guillotte will moderate the panel. Free.


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Pitango Gelato in Fells Point serves a variety of flavors of artisanal gelato and vegan sorbet.

Charm City’s hidden gems: five spots off the beaten path

While the Fresh Food Cafe (FFC) will probably be the place you go to most often for food, and the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) the place you go to most often when you need to feel like you’re doing something cultured, there are plenty of hidden treasures in Baltimore — if one only dares to pop the bubble. 





Events in Baltimore this weekend: May 3-6

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.


 
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A streetside view of shipmasts under a rainbow at the Inner Harbor.

Reflecting on four years of living in Charm City

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. 


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Owner Kyle Van Horn demonstrates how to use one of BPS’s letterpresses.

Baltimore Print Studios lets you unleash your creativity

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

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.


Traversing the culinary world here in Baltimore

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. 


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The Poe House is tiny and unassuming, but houses a fascinating museum.

Embrace a gloomy spring with the Poe House

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.


Baltimore Earth Day provides Spring Fair alternatives

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.



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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

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

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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