Weekend Events Calendar: Artscape, after-hours events for Artscape, Ratscape and more

Artscape 2017. Photo via Facebook.

Welcome to the middle of the summer, Baltimore. Of course, that means Artscape has arrived. Get the lowdown on what’s happening inside and around the Station North festival. Plus, a few foodie events and chances to combine fitness and awareness. Get out there:

Event Pick: Enjoy the Island Room, an oasis within Pen & Quill, one last time

Island Room. Image via Baltimore Whiskey Company’s Facebook page.

In the delirium of Artscape, the room inside Pen & Quill with wall-to-wall plants and lights hanging from the ceiling may appear like some sort of mirage. But it is in fact real, a tropical oasis in the middle of all the art, vendor tents and food stands. 

Whittle School & Studios: An Option for Baltimore Families


Whittle School & StudiosWhile almost every aspect of modern life has radically changed in the last century, schools have remained largely the same. In this innovation age, our future leaders need to have a modern approach to education. 

That’s what Chris Whittle set off to change. Whittle has a vision to reimagine education so that it prepares children for a fundamentally different world.

Whittle School & Studios is the first truly modern institution providing a global education for preK-12th grade with campuses in the world’s leading cities. It is a highly integrated global learning community with an international faculty that teaches a curriculum with experiential learning.

It will boast a diverse student body with day and boarding students through a network of schools, with the first schools opening in the Fall of 2019 in both Washington, D.C. and Shenzhen, China, and plans for more than 30 campuses across the globe in the world’s most vibrant cities. The 30 campuses will work collaboratively through constant exchanges and online activities, creating an organization linked to a new collective intelligence unlike any single-site institution in the world.

Event: Learn about the Whittle School & Studios, July 26 at Center Stage


Whittle School Event Baltimore

Whittle School & Studios is holding a parent information and Q&A event in Baltimore on Thursday, July 26 at Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert Street, at 6 p.m. Meet members of Whittle School & Studios leadership team and learn about the school’s innovative residential life programs that will launch in 2019 in Washington, D.C. and Shenzhen, China.

Whittle School & Studios is the first truly modern institution providing a global education for pre K-12th grade with campuses in the world’s leading cities. It is a highly integrated global learning community with an international faculty that teaches a rigorous curriculum that includes experiential learning. 

Join the team behind the first truly global school for an evening of learning centered around our five-day boarding program. In addition to our boarding program, we’ll discuss our admissions process, our vision for personalized education, our Founding Whittle Scholars program and more. 

WHO: Whittle School & Studios

WHAT: Presentation and Q&A

WHERE: Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202

WHEN: Thursday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

Event Pick: Make your own tie-dye attire during Artscape

Photo by Steven Falconer, via Wikimedia Commons

No doubt you’ll be surrounded by vibrant art and crafts at booths and museums this weekend for Artscape, but where can you actually make something of your own?

Baltimore sues oil and gas companies for ‘knowingly contributing’ to climate change

A Shell oil refinery in Houston. Photo by Roy Luck, via Flickr.

The City of Baltimore is taking on the titans of the energy industry in court. This morning, City Solicitor Andre Davis filed a civil lawsuit in Baltimore City Circuit Court, seeking unspecified damages and penalties from more than two dozen oil and gas companies for their involvement in spurring climate change.

Police renew call for suspects, witnesses to come forward in shooting death of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes

Taylor Hayes. Photo via the Baltimore Police Department.

A day after 7-year-old Taylor Hayes died from a gunshot wound sustained two weeks ago, police again asked for anyone with information about her murder to come forward.

“We know that a number of people saw that shooting. We know that for a fact,” Acting Commissioner Gary Tuggle said. “And we want you to come forward. There’s a child who’s no longer with us. Have some level of sympathy, with respect to that.”

Learn About Gin & Tonic: A Taste of India, August 2


Gin and Tonic

By Martha Lucius

Ah, the renaissance of this marvelously simple cocktail. It’s really no surprise: gin & tonic is the definition of a hot summer day. It’s stalwart, like a friend who is always there for you. Conceived by the Brits in India, the drink is beloved worldwide. Ready for the backstory? There are two opportunities to taste G&T’s and explore its roots in Baltimore on August 2, and in India in October.

Hot Plate: Atelier de Culinaire opens, Artscape eats, butchery demo at Parts & Labor and more

Atelier de Culinaire, a new restaurant associated with Stratford University’s Hospitality and Culinary Program, opened recently in Little Italy.

It’s midsummer in Baltimore, which means it’s time for crabs, summer vegetables and Artscape in the heat. All of those things are good news for local food lovers. Here’s a look at what you can expect over the next week: