Weekend Events Calendar: Gogol Bordello, Old Time Music Festival, Baltimore Wing Festival and more

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Gogol Bordello plays in Belgium for Festival Dranouter in 2018. Photo by Luk Dombrecht, via Flickr.

This weekend, do something new. Check out a new brewery, an inaugural old-time festival or a new album from a local band. Here’s the lineup:

Join Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center for Their “Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event” on May 5

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Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event

Experience the great outdoors at the first annual Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event to support Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center on Sunday, May 5 from 12 noon to 4 pm.  A curated collection of activities for all ages including fishing in the pond, golf tips, corn hole tournament, tie dying, climbing tower, pony rides, petting zoo, live music and more. Enjoy a walking tour of Genesee Valley, taste local craft beers and wine while your kids play in the Gaga Pit, a Genesee Valley tradition. Food and beverages will be provided by The Food Market of Hampden, BC Brewery and Troyer’s Liquor of Hereford. Experience the Valley like you’ve never done before. Tickets and information are available at gvolc.org/events.

Baltimore Eagle sets April 19 for reopening

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Photo by Ed Gunts

After months of dormancy, The Baltimore Eagle leather bar will reopen under new management on April 19.

UMMS board puts president on temporary leave of absence

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Image via Bucknell.edu

Amid the fallout over contracts between the University of Maryland Medical System and members of its board of directors, the institution’s overseers have asked president and CEO Robert A. Chrencik to take a leave of absence starting March 25.

Pugh, SRB, O’Malley, Schmoke urge Legislative Black Caucus to fight for Pimlico

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From left: Martin O’Malley, Mayor Catherine Pugh, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Kurt Schmoke testify before the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Still via live stream from Sen. Antonio Hayes/Facebook.

In a historic scene, four of Baltimore’s last five mayors gathered Thursday morning in Annapolis to urge a coalition of black legislators to join them in solidarity to help keep the Preakness in the city.

Council committee approves fees, fines, speed limits and other dockless scooter and bike rules

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

With about a month left in the city’s extended pilot program for dockless transit, a committee of city lawmakers today approved broad rules and regulations for the thousands of rentable bikes and scooters that have been dropped around town by Bird, Lime, Spin and, soon, Jump.