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April 21, 2024


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: 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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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

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

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). 

Events in Baltimore this weekend: April 5 - 8

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.

Parts & Labor butchery passes the vegetarian test

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.

There’s more to college weekends than drinking

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

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.

Ethel’s charming set up provides the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor lunch.

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

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.

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

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.

The goose wings of the Wawa logo welcome customers.

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

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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