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.


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

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. 


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. 

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

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.


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. 

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

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

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

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. 


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.

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


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. 

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

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 The Newseum, dedicated to journalism, is one of Wu’s recommendations for a D.C. day trip visit.

Plan out your perfect Washington D.C. day trip

April 11, 2019

Washington D.C.’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival is world-renowned. Approximately 1.5 million people flock to witness its natural beauty and commemorate the cultural and diplomatic exchange that took place between Japan and the United States in 1912. 


Hampden’s Chuck’s Trading Post’s quality burgers

April 4, 2019

Mediocre burgers are all alike; tasty burgers are all tasty in their own way. In this inaugural edition of The Burger Column, we present one of the tastiest of them all: the Angus Burger from Chuck’s Trading Post in Hampden. Before we dig into the burger, however, a little context is needed.

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Wu’s friend eating the Angus Burger at Chuck’s Trading Post.

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A spray painted mural by Kimchi Juice at the Night Market Underground. 

Night Market Underground is a successful sequel

April 3, 2019

Charm City Night Market, organized by The Chinatown Collective, returned last Saturday night to bring another celebration of Asian-American heritage and culture. This Night Market Underground was a part of a larger Asia North Festival to recognize the historic Asian-American presence in Baltimore, particularly in the neighborhood of Station North.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: April 4-7

April 3, 2019

Thursday O No! Drunk Comedy Show! Old Major 8 p.m. It’s the Orioles’ opening day! Comedians are celebrating by performing two sets — one sober, one drunk — so it’ll be a hilarious experience. $10.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: March 28 - 31

March 27, 2019

Thursday Everything Will Be Okay The Crown 8 p.m. Four comedians are stopping by the Red Room for a night of stand up and video performances. $7 in advance; $10 at the door.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: March 14-17

March 14, 2019

Thursday Drag Queen Bingo for Suicide Prevention Points South Latin Kitchen 7 - 9 p.m. Raise money for the Joshua York Legacy Foundation. Play bingo, eat, drink and hope to win a raffle basket. Free.


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On Top’s signature hot dog, Bullet the Blue Sky, shown with all the fixings.

R. House stall White Envelope flips to On Top burgers

March 14, 2019

Last Friday evening, On Top made its debut in the former White Envelope space at R. House. The stall that used to sling Venezuelan arepas has transitioned into an American street food stand, serving burgers, hot dogs and fries.