Believe it or not, the beer nerds at Wet City have been at it for two years now, introducing patrons to all sorts of new brews paired with a menu of creative bar fare. This weekend marks the craft beer drinkery’s second birthday, which means another party to add to the rambunctiousness of Artscape.
Welcome to the middle of the summer, Baltimore. Of course, that means Artscape has arrived. Get the lowdown on what’s happening inside and around the Station North festival. Plus, a few foodie events and chances to combine fitness and awareness. Get out there:
Three weeks have passed since a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette headquarters claimed the lives of five newspaper employees and wounded two others. We’ve since heard tales of heroics from the scene, tear–jerking commemorations of those lost and poignant reminders that there are reporters in Annapolis covering the tragedy that struck their very own newsroom.
In one year, the local duo behind the roving Korean restaurant haenyo has made a splash without need for a brick-and-mortar home. Tonight and tomorrow, chefs Irvin Seo and Collin Morstein celebrate their business’ first anniversary by popping up at Fells Point cocktail bar Rye.
John Lingan has written about everything from Baltimore photographer Devin Allen to baseball in the Trump era to the legendary status of Smokey Robinson. For his first book, “Homplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk,” he heads to Winchester, Virginia, to find country music DJ Jim McCoy, the first person to give airtime to the singer Patsy Cline. McCoy also started the titular honky-tonk on his family’s land in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Dancers representing more than a dozen Caribbean countries convened in Northeast Baltimore to march over a mile on E. 33rd Street, kicking off the Baltimore/D.C. One Caribbean Carnival. The crowd, which organizers expected to be as many as 35,000 people, watched dancers take part in a five-hour parade past City College on their way to the festival in Clifton Park.
The festival, covering Saturday afternoon and Sunday, included food, music and performances from the Caribbean nations.
Photos by J.M. Giordano
Homebrewing can be a fun way to experiment with different types of beer, and it will yield bottles and bottles of suds. But it can take a lot of time, and if the new flavor profile ends up being a bust, well, you’re stuck with it. With the 4th Annual Hopped Homebrew Competition, hosted by Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar and Nepenthe Homebrew, 20 local homebrewers have done all the work and waited all that time for you. All you have to do is drink. And judge.
For the third year running, Baltimore basketball legend and retired NBA star Muggsy Bogues is bringing a basketball tournament to his hometown. It’s all in honor of his sister Sherron, who helped steer Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ basketball and football programs for more than three decades.
If you’re a superstitious one, you’re walking around on eggshells today fearing you’ll be a victim of bad luck. If you’re a child of the ’80s—or one born and raised on horror flicks—you know that this is Jason’s day.