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Weekend Events Calendar: Billy Joel, Gervonta Davis’ Homecoming, Union Anniversary and more

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For those who aren’t on vacation, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate birthdays this weekend. From Baltimore’s 290th to Union Craft’s 7th, the parties are a great way to show pride in what the city has created. Elsewhere, the big shows include Billy Joel and Camden Yards, and Baltimore-born boxer Gervonta Davis’ title defense at Royal Farms Arena.

Weekend Events Calendar: Artscape, Artscape after-parties, Ratscape and more

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It’s been getting hotter all week, so it must mean Artscape is approaching. The big event brings out plenty of crowds, plus there are events happening all around, like Ratscape and PMS (3) Art Market. Stick around when the sun goes down for plenty of after-party events in Station North and beyond.

Weekend Events Calendar: Caribbean Carnival, Maryland German Festival, 20 Years of the Tattoo Museum

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The Baltimore/ D.C. One Caribbean Carnival. Photo via dccarnival.org.

This weekend brings an international flavor to the festival circuit, with the Caribbean Carnival, Latin American Folklore Fest and Maryland German Festival offering worldly ways to celebrate outside. Elsewhere, check out jazz in the BMA’s sculpture garden or celebrate 20 years of the Baltimore Tattoo Museum.

Weekend Events Calendar: DDm album release show, USWNT viewing party and more

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DDm plays a release show for “Beautiful Gowns” on July 6. Image via Facebook.

Fourth of July has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of summer fun this weekend. There are plenty of reasons to get out and about in the city, including plays, markets, concerts and a free screening of the USWNT’s attempt for World Cup glory. Here’s the weekend lineup:

Weekend Events Calendar: Dundalk Heritage Fair, ‘Hamilton,’ Foodie Bash, PrattCon

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While “Hamilton” stands alone at the Hippodrome, events elsewhere in town come in pairs this weekend. There are two food truck events Friday night. Divas including Diana Ross and Jill Scott have separate nights at the Modell Lyric. And with Baltimore bands, Outer Spaces celebrates a new record, while Natural Velvet returns home.

Weekend Events Calendar: Summer Solstice, Bikes and Beers, Hampden Sidewalk Sale

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Summer is officially here, with the solstice arriving on June 21. Luckily there are plenty of outdoor events this weekend to properly welcome the season, from a bike ride with promise of beer at the end to picnics and festivals. Take it in:

Opportunity zones are meant to spur new investment in poor areas. But Port Covington could get a tax break

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By Jeff Ernsthausen and Justin Elliott
ProPublica

Under a six-lane span of freeway leading into downtown Baltimore sit what may be the most valuable parking spaces in America.

Lying near a development project controlled by Under Armour’s billionaire CEO Kevin Plank, one of Maryland’s richest men, and Goldman Sachs, the little sliver of land will allow Plank and the other investors to claim what could amount to millions in tax breaks for the project, known as Port Covington.

Weekend Events Calendar: Baltimore Pride festivities, Father’s Day, Baltimore Wine Festival

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The Pride Parade makes its way through Mount Vernon. Photo by Ted Eytan, via Flickr.

Pride Weekend has arrived, kicking off three days of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community from Druid Hill Park to Station North. In Southeast Baltimore, it’s World Refugee Day, the Baltimore Wine Festival and a pair of pool parties. Check out the summer fun:

Weekend Events Calendar: HonFest, Tour Dem Parks, St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival and more

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HonFest. Photo via Facebook.

It’s the weekend of back-to-back events celebrating Baltimore neighborhoods, hon. HonFest is in Hampden and Boltonstock is in Bolton Hill, while Tour Dem Parks, Hon heads out on a bicycle tour of the city. Plus, outdoor concerts are back in full swing at Riverside Park, Patterson Park and Harbor Point, to name a few.

Weekend Events Calendar: Italian Festival, Blockenstein, Taste of 3 Cities and more

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Taste of 3 Cities food truck festival. Image via Facebook.

Summer is here, so check out plenty of chances for outdoor festivals, running through the city or relaxing by the water. Plus, a massive yard sale in Highlandtown and the last Dr. Sketchy’s at Windup Space. Here’s a look:

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