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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Georgetown Cupcakes are just as delicious as they are said to be.

A D.C. Sunday: brunch, bougie busboys and bikes

March 16, 2017

This semester, I vowed to see more of Baltimore. I forgot that I also wanted to see more of D.C. Sure, I’ve done the museums and monuments; I’ve been there for interviews, conferences and field trips. But I haven’t spent much time exploring the D.C. lifestyle.


Baltimore theater offers both good prices and class

March 9, 2017

There’s just something about a night at the theater, the joy of experiencing a story unfold in real time, of feeling the energy of human emotion in the room, of sharing laughs and tears with otherwise strangers in the dark for two hours. Of course the built-in class factor also doesn’t hurt. Consider the following two statements:

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Zoo Story will be performed this weekend at the John Astin Theater.

Senior spring weekends are ripe for reminiscing

March 2, 2017

As senior spring zooms closer to its end, I find that the weekends slip through my fingers like sand. My friends and I have seemingly endless to-do lists of places we have to go before we graduate, and cramming them all in poses a fun challenge.

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FACT: Charmington‘s lattes are approximately the size of your face.

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Jude Law plays the radical Pope Pius XIII in HBO’s The Young Pope.

HBO’s The Young Pope is complex and engaging

February 16, 2017

This Sunday marks the end of this season of The Young Pope, the new television drama series created and directed by Italian Paolo Sorrentino. With nine episodes having aired to date, the 10th and final installment is poised to be a major event.


Lexington Market offers a feeling of community

February 16, 2017

While many students at Hopkins venture off campus for concerts, poetry readings and sporting events, it is not uncommon for even the most adventurous students to find themselves remaining in the bubble when looking for a quick bite.

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Historic Lexington Market makes you feel like a real Baltimore local.

Goodbye B. Doughnut, hello disappointment

February 9, 2017

Last year, I wrote about a wonderful artisan donut shop in Hampden named B. Doughnut. Just a few short months later, B. Doughnut is no more. According to a statement on their Facebook page, it was the commute that exhausted them.

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Center Cut is near Hampden’s main street on Chestnut Avenue.

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Spro Coffee offers carefully made coffees roasted near and far along with a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

Spro is charming but not ideal for studying

February 9, 2017

As with any truly hipster neighborhood, Hampden has plenty of coffee shops. The three that come immediately to mind are Artifact, Common Ground and Spro. All of these are locally owned businesses and some locally roast their coffee beans in some capacity.