Your Weekend

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


The Burger Column: The pilgrimage to Duke’s Grocery

September 11, 2019

Washington D.C., with its buttoned-up political culture and obdurate expectations of conformity — picture bureaucrats, G-Men and rows upon rows of indistinguishably neoclassical government buildings — is not known for its food culture. Compared to ...

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Wu’s co-reviewer pointing to the legendary Duke’s Grocery Proper Burger.

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Gupta’s favorite among the trendy boba and Asian dessert spots is Den Da.

Boba and movies are essential treats in Towson

September 11, 2019

“Oh, how I’ve missed you,” I thought to myself as I boarded the Collegetown Shuttle. You see, the free service is not available during the summer, and my friends and I had been forced to split $8 Uber rides for the past few months.


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Dipping noodles and unique broths make Ojichan worth visiting.

Ojichan Tsukemen serves delicious dipping noodles

September 7, 2019

There’s never a shortage of cool and interesting places to eat in Baltimore. As Chris Katz, head chef of Atchara, described it, “Baltimore is like the wild west of food.” And few places can beat the diversity of food vendors found at Fadensonnen, the sake bar located at 3 W. 23rd St. (and accessible by Blue Jay Shuttle).


B'more's Neighborhoods: Highlights of some neighborhoods of Charm City

September 1, 2019

If you never step foot off of Homewood campus or leave the Hopkins bubble, then you will never really take advantage of all your opportunities here at Hopkins. All students should get to know the city that they’ll be calling home for the next four years, but it can be intimidating to know where to start in a new place. 

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A guide to Baltimore transport

August 31, 2019

As someone from a small town (as in, I can’t get groceries without running into half of my graduating class), one of the things I was most excited about when I started college was getting to live in a bigger city like Baltimore. 


Reading period: a time to pause and wind down

May 2, 2019

The countdown to finals is getting dangerously low. Get excited, folks. Even the worst of procrastinators — myself included — are beginning to settle down and spend some quality time with their textbooks and laptops in order to prepare for this most hellish of hell weeks. Before that, though, is a four-day reprieve: reading period. 

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Milton S. Eisenhower Library, a space frequented by workaholic JHU students.

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Julia Fleischaker is the owner of Greedy Reads, a bookstore in Fells Point.

Greedy Reads builds community through books

May 2, 2019

The small, unassuming dark brick building sits at the corner of Aliceanna and South Ann in Fells Point. Large white letters spell out “Greedy Reads” on the street side window; inside, the bookstore’s owner, Julia Fleischaker, sits in a pool of red and blue light cast by the building’s original stained-glass windows, browsing on a laptop in her armchair. 


Events in Baltimore this weekend: April 25 - 28

April 25, 2019

Thursday 2019 Kickoff Party Nick’s Fish House 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Get ready for the start of the 2019 season! It’s the annual Kickoff Party out on the deck at Nick’s Fish House, a seafood restaurant in Port Covington.


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Graham Coreil-Allen leads a tour through historic Auchentoroly Terrace.

Auchentoroly Terrace retains historic memories

April 24, 2019

When I was given the opportunity to participate in a walking tour of historic Druid Hill Park, I was thrilled — I love wholesome weekend mornings. However, the morning of said tour, I was terribly sleepy and not at all excited to walk in the heat for two whole hours. Fortunately, I was pleasantly awoken by the sunny morning and slow walking pace. 


Remington’s The Dizz offers an excellent burger

April 24, 2019

A few weeks ago, an old friend of mine from high school — let’s call him Jack — told me that he would no longer be eating burgers on a regular basis. Aghast, I asked him why. He told me that, after a profound moment of self-reflection (he looked at himself shirtless in the mirror and found himself flabby), he had decided that burgers were too decadent. 

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The deliciously decadent bacon cheeseburger with fries served at The Dizz.

A “New Generation” of Chinese cuisine in Towson

April 17, 2019

As Baltimore got its first taste of warm weather in mid-March, New Generation Hot Pot opened its doors in Towson. From the moment you step inside, it’s clear that Ming Zhang, the owner-manager, is living a kind of American dream. 

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Meat, vegetable, seafood and other foods to be tossed into boiling soup.

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Local Color Flowers offers flower arranging classes and sells bouquets of locally-sourced flowers.

Local Color Flowers is a new kind of bouquet shop

April 18, 2019

Are you looking to beautify your home? Have you always wanted to learn floral arrangement? Do you want to support local businesses? If the answer to any of questions is “yeah!” then be sure to stop by Local Color Flowers.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: April 11-14

April 11, 2019

Thursday Historically Hysterical Opening Peale Center 6 - 9 p.m. MICA presents an exhibition by female curators and artists centered on feminist art and politics, past and present. Free.


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Shannon and a friend visited D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Out of Bloomberg and into the cherry blossoms

April 11, 2019

The first time I ever visited Baltimore, I was still a naïve, admitted-but-not-committed high school student. It was the first day all of the cherry blossom trees around campus were in bloom, and I fell in love instantly. The petals falling in the wind seemed like a snowstorm. They had all the beauty of snowflakes without any of the bitter cold that I would later discover arrives in tandem. I knew that this short period could possibly replace fall as my favorite time of year.