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.


Endless deliciousness at Mount Vernon Marketplace

November 8, 2018

It was a Tuesday, and I was hungry.  I had eaten lunch a few hours before, but what can I say? I knew that I wouldn’t have time for my typical meal plan dinner that night, since I had a late class at the Peabody Library. And if I was going to ...

 
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Mt. Vernon Marketplace’s wall art by smoothie vendor Fresh Monday’s. 

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Pecan pie is one of Wooden’s favorite dishes during the fall season.

Comfort your mind with homemade comfort foods

November 8, 2018

Amid the vicious cycle of midterms, papers, presentations and projects, I like to distract myself from impending despair by eating. During the long, cold, late-autumn nights, food provides nourishment, warmth and a sense of security. While I love to experiment in the kitchen, there are a few recipes I turn to time and time again — recipes I can whip up with no thought and that never fail to satisfy my cravings.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: November 1-4

October 31, 2018

Thursday Open Mic: Stand-Up in Lenny’s Lobby The BIG Theater 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ready to give stand-up comedy a try? Here’s the perfect chance — perform in an open mic with five minutes or less of material. No experience necessary. Registration preferred. No cover.


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A performance at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall from 2015.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra offers musical escape

October 31, 2018

Tired of listening to the same four songs off your playlist? Or perhaps C-level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its quiet expanse is beginning to feel too familiar for your taste? You’re in luck: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) brings exciting entertainment for all people who enjoy concert music. The fall season will bring several concerts, including many that are holiday-themed.


Mera Kitchen Collective serves stories and dishes

November 1, 2018

This past weekend, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) hosted Mera Kitchen Collective for a special seminar titled “The Stories of Mera Kitchen: Chef Iman in Conversation with Alia Malek.” Mera Kitchen Collective is a worker-owned cooperative that seeks to empower immigrant women through food.

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Kibbeh, a Middle Eastern dish, was one of the foods discussed at the event.

Events in Baltimore this weekend: October 25-28

October 25, 2018

Thursday Pratt Street Market 100 Light Street 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Load up on fruits, veggies, prepared meals and baked goods at the final Pratt Street Market of the year! Free.


Take a study break: How to enjoy fall in Baltimore

October 25, 2018

At this point in the semester, you’re probably settling into the classic Hopkins hibernation cycle: moving exclusively from Brody to your dorm room as the essays, problem sets and cold weather set in.

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Sipping a warm drink from Dooby’s at Peabody is a perfect way to relax.

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Your Weekend Editor Ariella Shua shares the best ways to celebrate Halloweekend and Halloween.

Have a thrillingly fun Halloweekend off campus

October 25, 2018

It’s spooky season, and no, I’m not referring to midterms that are just around the corner. You see, spooky season is nearing its fantastic conclusion. Also known as the month of Halloween (or by some as October), this time of candy, ghosts, carved pumpkins and trickery only lasts a month. Midterms, according to Hopkins standards, last forever. 


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Trying fatayer, a Middle Eastern meat/cheese/spinach pie, at the festival.

First Immigrant Food Festival is a unique success

October 18, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Baltimore’s Immigrant & Refugee Food Festival brought together a diverse selection of food and art vendors to celebrate immigrant culture. The event took place at the Canton Waterfront Park.


Events in Baltimore this weekend: October 11-14

October 10, 2018

Thursday Queer Qrush Ottobar 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Hit up an LGBTQ dance party where everyone feels welcome. Special guest poutyface.xo will perform. The Halloween-themed night will also feature tarot card readings. No cover. 21+.


Inaugural Edgar Allan Poe Festival is a success

October 11, 2018

October began last week, and spooky season is here. Along with the usual pre-Halloween traditions — haunted houses, scary movies, pumpkin spice (that’s all I want from fall, really) — a new event arrived to the city this year. Last Saturday and Sunday, the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards was held.

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Master of Ceremonies Tim Beasley imitating Edgar Allan Poe onstage.

Events in Baltimore this weekend: October 4-7

October 4, 2018

Thursday Hey You, Come Back The Crown 8 - 9:30 p.m. The Crown’s reading series returns this weekend in a new venue and with new hosts. Listen to Armen Davoudian, Laura Grothaus and Wallace Lane read from their recent works. Free.


Visit green spaces for a needed break from campus

October 4, 2018

As an undergraduate student at Hopkins, it becomes far too easy to get stuck within the Hopkins bubble, going weeks without leaving Charles Village. As a first-semester freshman, I made it my goal to do something off campus at least once a week so as to not fall into this trap. 


Events in Baltimore this weekend: September 27-30

September 26, 2018

Thursday Queer Curiosity The Walters Art Museum 7 - 8 p.m. Baltimore artist Alexander D’Agostino presents a “part séance and part dance,” as described by the museum website. Inspired by the Walters’ rare book collection, the performance incorporates queer history and art. Free.


Your crash course for the Baltimore Book Festival

September 27, 2018

Baltimore is no longer officially known as “The City That Reads,” but this weekend, it may as well revert to its old slogan. That’s because it’s finally the time of year that we (or at least, I and 17,000 other people, according to Facebook) have been waiting for. No, it’s not fall break quite yet, but it’ll still be an exciting few days — the Baltimore Book Festival is this weekend, taking over the Inner Harbor from Friday to Sunday.

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The annual Baltimore Book Festival draws hundreds of visitors each September. Above, the Book Festival in 2016.

  
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A calm moment, surrounded with natural beauty, by the Patapsco River.

An unexpected trip to Ellicott City and Patapsco River

September 20, 2018

I’m normally the type of person who likes to have a set schedule for the day. I don’t like it when plans change unexpectedly and I don’t like taking trips without knowing where I’m going and what I’ll be doing. That being said, when I went on an unplanned excursion to Ellicott City, Md. a few weekends ago with a group, I found myself learning to love the unexpected.