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.


Take advantage of the Science Center’s Dollar Days

November 30, 2017

With finals nearly upon us, it can be hard to remember to take time to do things that we enjoy. While the Hopkins work ethic of spending three days straight on A-level and talking about how stressed you are may seem seductive, giving your brain a break actually boosts your ability to meaningfully take in information. At least, it prevents you from going all Nicholson in The Shining.

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You can get to the Science Center using the Circulator’s Purple Route.

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Edgar Allen Poe’s grave is located at the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground.

The top four spookiest places to visit in Baltimore

November 30, 2017

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and so we shed our first semester angst in exchange for winter holiday angst. You’re cold, you’re really stressed, and you’re trying to choose a major. But nobody has invented an app that lets you input all your courses and then tells you what major you’re closest to fulfilling so you can graduate early and become a “consultant,” whatever that means. Someone please make that app, by the way. Oh yeah, and the best holiday of the year (Halloween) is now an entire month behind us. The worst of the seasons has arrived, so what better time than now to review the top four spookiest places in Baltimore.


The play Intimate Apparel’s bittersweet tale

November 16, 2017

Sleep-deprived and in a slight food coma after my first time properly brunching, I was nowhere nearly as excited as I usually am about plays as I trudged to Everyman Theatre to see Intimate Apparel. Part of me was thrilled to go to a professional performance, while another part was mentally preparing myself for the 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. commitment.


A love letter to Baltimore’s Penn Station

November 16, 2017

If you’ve been around campus in the late morning to midafternoon, the chances are you’ve seen tour guides enthusiastically telling potential Hopkins students that one of the greatest virtues of Baltimore is how easy it is to leave.

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Penn Station was built in 1911 and is Baltimore’s central train station.

Teavolve: good boba and brunch in Harbor East

November 2, 2017

I was born and raised in California, so coming here was a bit of culture shock, especially when it came to food. I don’t consider myself a foodie, but I will admit my taste buds have high expectations.

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Bubble tea, or boba, has become a popular drink throughout the U.S.

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You may need to book yourself a reservation to get time with these in-demand kitties.

Charm Kitty offers a great new experience

October 26, 2017

I’m from Mumbai, so going home for fall break would probably take me just about as long as fall break itself. I’d probably land just in time to grab a nice lunch at the airport and then be on a 30-hour journey back here right in time for my Monday morning 9 a.m.


Why you should definitely try Diablo Doughnuts

October 19, 2017

If you’re an avid “Your Weekend” reader (here’s looking at you, Dad) you may have noticed a certain Fell’s Point based bakery cropping up with an alarming frequency. Yes, that’s right: It’s time to talk about my doughy little secret.

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Diablo Doughnuts is well known for the many different flavors they offer.

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North Point State Park is in Baltimore County, next to the Chesapeake.

My hiking trip out to North Point State Park

October 19, 2017

I’ll be honest: When I sat down to write this article, I had no idea where to begin. “Fun activities and events in Baltimore.” What a foreign concept! When was the last time I luxuriated in something like that?