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September 28, 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.



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Second Chance in Pigtown is full of unique, fairly priced items that come with a histories all their own.

Second Chance benefits workers and buyers

It’s housing season here on campus, and while distressed freshmen may be busy making protest shirts about the dorm lottery, sophomores are facing another distinct challenge: grown-up, off-campus housing.


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XS occupies four floors and offers a menu as large as its space.

XS offers an interesting bar-café atmosphere

I tried XS restaurant/bar/café for the first time early on a Sunday morning. To be honest, it wasn’t because I’d heard much about it or because I was even particularly interested in going there. It was because the Starbucks down the street had a very long line.





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Georgetown Cupcakes are just as delicious as they are said to be.

A D.C. Sunday: brunch, bougie busboys and bikes

This semester, I vowed to see more of Baltimore. I forgot that I also wanted to see more of D.C. Sure, I’ve done the museums and monuments; I’ve been there for interviews, conferences and field trips. But I haven’t spent much time exploring the D.C. lifestyle.




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Zoo Story will be performed this weekend at the John Astin Theater.

Baltimore theater offers both good prices and class

There’s just something about a night at the theater, the joy of experiencing a story unfold in real time, of feeling the energy of human emotion in the room, of sharing laughs and tears with otherwise strangers in the dark for two hours. Of course the built-in class factor also doesn’t hurt. Consider the following two statements:





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FACT: Charmington‘s lattes are approximately the size of your face.

Senior spring weekends are ripe for reminiscing

As senior spring zooms closer to its end, I find that the weekends slip through my fingers like sand. My friends and I have seemingly endless to-do lists of places we have to go before we graduate, and cramming them all in poses a fun challenge.






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Jude Law plays the radical Pope Pius XIII in HBO’s The Young Pope.

HBO’s The Young Pope is complex and engaging

This Sunday marks the end of this season of The Young Pope, the new television drama series created and directed by Italian Paolo Sorrentino. With nine episodes having aired to date, the 10th and final installment is poised to be a major event.


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Historic Lexington Market makes you feel like a real Baltimore local.

Lexington Market offers a feeling of community

While many students at Hopkins venture off campus for concerts, poetry readings and sporting events, it is not uncommon for even the most adventurous students to find themselves remaining in the bubble when looking for a quick bite.


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