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The Baltimore Fishbowl 2019-2020 Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools is out


Our fourth annual Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Independent Schools is out.  Check out the digital version above, and learn more about what you will find in the guide in the letter from the editor, Muffy Fenwick, below.

Letter from the Editor

We are excited to introduce the fourth annual Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools. We hope you will enjoy the enhancements to sections highlighting programmatic initiatives, innovative administrators, and impressive student leaders as well as thoughtful stories about issues facing schools today.

Weekend Events Calendar: Pratt Central Library reopens, Roots and Raíces Festival, Abell Community Street Festival

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This weekend offers plenty of chances to step out in the streets and celebrate the city: The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s central branch returns, Abell throws a street party and the Roots and Raíces Festival supports immigrants through the arts. Plus, opportunities to eat local seafood and sample the local spirits. Check out the lineup:

Photo Gallery: The Maryland State Fair on film


For this year’s Maryland State Fair, Baltimore Fishbowl contributing photographer J.M. Giordano captured the lit-up rides and carnival games using a type of film repurposed from old movie film stock.

The result is a retro-style array of deeply saturated, dynamic colors. See the photos below:

Weekend Events Calendar: 92Q End of Summer Jam, Madonnari Arts Festival, Future Islands and more

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This weekend brings a number of festivals combining neighborhood and cultural celebrations, including the Madonnari Arts Festival in Little Italy, Locust Point Festival and the Baltimore Ukranian Festival. On the stage, concerts include Cardi B’s long-awaited headlining turn at 92Q’s Royal Farms Arena festival, and a free Future Islands show at Union. Here’s the full lineup:

Labor Day Weekend Events Calendar: Billie Holiday Music and Arts Festival, Baltimore Comedy Festival, Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest

Image via the Library of Congress.

Sticking around town this weekend? There are plenty of events to close out the summer, celebrating Billie Holiday, black femmes in film, comedy and more. Plus, check out music from local bands like Lower Dens’ two-night album release, and a trio of Baltimore luminaries at Current Space.

Weekend Events Calendar: St. Elizabeth’s Summer Carnival, Dam Jam, Maryland State Fair

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Get out and keep enjoying the summer this weekend before it’s gone. In the city, there’s Dam Jam, a summer carnival or a dog ice cream social. Here are a few more ways to live it up:

Weekend Events Calendar: Hot August Music Festival, Crab Feast at Oriole Park, Muslim Food Fest, Vegan Restaurant Week

Photo via Hot August Music Festival/Facebook

This weekend, get out to see some music at the Hot August Music Festival or, for the food-inclined, check out the Muslim Food Festival and Vegan Restaurant Week. There’s also a new jazz club opening on Howard Street, a crab feast on the field at Oriole Park and more. Here’s the full list:

Weekend Events Calendar: AFRAM, Moonrise Festival, Baltimore Jazz Festival and more

Photo via Moonrise Festival/Facebook

After a brief respite following Artscape, festivals are back in full force around the city. The AFRAM Festival is in Druid Hill Park, while Moonrise touches down at Pimlico and the Baltimore Jazz Festival is at GAME sports bar near Horseshoe Casino. In Parkville, you can celebrate with a festival all about peaches and blackberries, and elsewhere there are crab feasts, block parties and outdoor concerts. Sounds like summer.

Weekend Events Calendar: Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival, Vegan Soulfest, BronyCon and more

Photo via The Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival/Facebook

For those staying in town, this weekend marks a good chance to live the local life, summer-style. A host of bands are playing the city’s clubs, locals are rallying for peace with fun events for another Baltimore Ceasefire weekend, and there are chances to enjoy delectables in outdoor environs from Vegan Soulfest to Frosé in the Park. Plus, Solange Knowles’ film debuts at Lexington Market.

Redmond Finney, former headmaster of Gilman School, has died

Photo courtesy of the Gilman School.

Redmond “Reddy” C. S. Finney, a headmaster of the Gilman School in North Baltimore for more than two decades and co-founder of two programs to enroll more African-American boys from the city, has died, the school announced in a letter to faculty and students.

Finney died in Northeast Harbor, Maine, where he had a summer home.