Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Event Pick: Books, books and more books at Book Festival and Comic-Con

Image via the Baltimore Book Festival’s Facebook page

“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t f–k them.” Those immortal words come to us from Baltimore’s favorite son, director John Waters.

This weekend will give the City That Reads ample opportunity to stock its bookshelves with novels, biographies, graphic novels and superhero comics at both the Baltimore Book Festival and Baltimore Comic-Con. Both events are within walking distance of each other.

Councilman Ryan Dorsey: former DIY house show booker

City Councilman Ryan Dorsey. Image via Facebook.

“DIRECTIONS: Ryan Dorsey’s house is located at MAYFIELD AVE.”

On the photo of the house show flyer, which dates back to 1997, the number has been blacked out. But when it was originally posted more than two decades ago, it was there in full, along with a phone number.

And yes, that would be Ryan Dorsey, city councilman for the 3rd District. The four bands scheduled to play that July night performed in the basement of his parents’ house. Before the flood of event invitations in our social media feeds, flyers like this one and word of mouth were how information about independently organized performances and shows spread around.

Adam Jones, in maybe one of his last acts as an Oriole, and wife Audie donate $75K to local charities

Adam Jones, center, at his 2013 #StayHungry tailgate. Image via Adam Jones’ Twitter.

As this bitterly awful Orioles season winds to a close, it comes with the realization the city of Baltimore may be seeing the last days of center fielder Adam Jones in black and orange.

Event Pick: Drink beers to support affordable housing for women

Image via Facebook

Hundreds rallied outside City Hall this morning ahead of a hearing on the Affordable Housing Trust, a fund that would direct millions toward building or rehabilitating more than 4,000 affordable units. Mayor Catherine Pugh has agreed to give $20 million to the fund.

Event Pick: See photos of Baltimore’s architectural treasures

Image via Facebook

Each year, Doors Open Baltimore allows people behind-the-scenes access to many of Baltimore’s most beautiful buildings, some of which are not always open to the public. The next one is happening Oct. 6-7, by the way.

As an appetizer to that, head to the Peale Center tonight for an exhibit of photographs showcasing the unique details of some of the best-designed structures in our cityscape.

Two students detained after bringing guns to Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle

Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School in Brooklyn. Image via Google Street View.

Two students at Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School in Brooklyn were detained by school police this morning after both brought guns to school and one was fired in a restroom, Baltimore City Public Schools said in a statement.

The Dizz in Remington is up for sale

Photo via LoopNet

The Dizz, the rowhouse bar and restaurant that bills itself as “Baltimore in a Bar,” is on the market.

Baltimore Blast will play a 2018-2019 schedule heavy on division play

Credit: Brandon Weigel

Baltimore Blast fans will notice two major changes in the upcoming season schedule released today by the Major Arena Soccer League.

UPDATE: Le Mondo agrees to make distinctions between its projects and Mondo Baltimore

Image via Facebook.

UPDATE (6:15 p.m.): A response posted by Le Mondo chief of operations Frederick Gerriets said the arts incubator will add “Le” to the signage of its Howard Street building and stop using Baltimore and Bmore in social media and branding posts.

“Furthermore, we will avoid using simply ‘Mondo’ to describe the organization and consistently require that any partners do the same,” Gerriets wrote.

Event Pick: Watch what is–for now–the one and only MD gubernatorial debate


With these event picks, the staff at Baltimore Fishbowl usually tries suggesting something fun to get readers out of the house and explore the region. Today, we’re suggesting you post up in front of a TV. Why? Because tonight is the broadcast of the one and only debate scheduled between Gov. Larry Hogan and former NAACP president and venture capitalist Ben Jealous.