Weekend Events Calendar: Easter Celebrations, Earth Day, Smoke Fest and more

Mary Sue Candies’ Bunny BonanZOO. Photo via Maryland Zoo in Baltimore/Facebook

Spring is in full bloom, so get out to enjoy Easter, Earth Day a special green date. Festivals abound, from Patterson Park to Station North to Herring Run Nursery. Check out the lineup:

Two Women, One Wrong Turn: The Ease of Opioid Addiction for Women


By Elizabeth Piper, Health Educator, Jewish Community Services, an agency of The Associated

I remember my first time using a prescription opioid. I was 17 and just had my wisdom teeth extracted earlier in the day. I was lying on the couch in our family room watching a re-run of Gilmore Girls, trying to distract myself from the pain I felt from the surgery.

My mom walked in with a white paper bag from the pharmacy. Inside was my prescription for Oxycodone. She opened the bottle and handed me one tablet. I took it with a glass of water and within 15 minutes, I felt something I had never experienced before.

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Happy Spring


We are taking the day off today. Enjoy the weekend and we’ll be back on Monday with more news from the Baltimore Fishbowl.

Celebrate the new True Vine this weekend at True Vine Fest

Work going on outside the new True Vine Record Shop location in Station North. Image via True Vine’s Instagram.

Standing outside his N. Charles Street storefront, Jason Willett says he is satisfied with the relocation of the True Vine Record Shop.

“I’m happier to be here, I think it’s a really good change.”

Following the public dispute over Golden West’s plans to combine spaces with the old True Vine location on Hickory Avenue, Willett has found a new home in Station North, and he said he’s already exploring collaborations with two of his new neighbors, The Parkway Theatre and Montego Bar & Grille.

BSO pushes back performance with Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. until July

Photo via BSO

Those who’ve been waiting for the last year to see Tony-award winning actor and “Hamilton” Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will have to wait a few months more.

The show, originally scheduled for next Friday, has been postponed to July 5 due to a scheduling conflict for Odom, the BSO announced today. “We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this postponement,” the orchestra said in an announcement.

New law protects Baltimore renters with housing vouchers, but advocates slam Young’s amendment

Acting Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young signs a new housing discrimination ordinance into law. Photo via Young’s office.

Ex-Officio Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young last week signed into law a bill that would prohibit landlords from rejecting people who would pay rent with government housing vouchers.

“The manner in which a person pays their rent should have no bearing on where they are allowed to live,” Young said at the Friday morning bill signing. “Yet today in Baltimore, housing vouchers are mostly concentrated in certain neighborhoods.”

Stronach extends Lasix restrictions to all tracks, including Pimlico and Laurel

Cloud Computing edges out Classic Empire to win the 2017 Preakness Stakes. Photo by World Red Eye.

The Stronach Group, owner of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, has joined a coalition of major American racetracks in phasing out the use of the horse medication Lasix on race days following a series of fatalities at Santa Anita Park in California.

At least 23 horses have died after breaking down during races or training sessions at the track just outside Los Angeles. Operations were suspended by Stronach, which owns the track, on March 5, following a spate of 21 deaths that started on Dec. 26.