Events

Eat Local during Baltimore Restaurant Week – Now through Aug 2

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Baltimore is a delicious city and a pandemic can’t hold us back from celebrating food and eating local. From July 24 – August 2, enjoy 10 days of outdoor dining and takeout deals with Baltimore Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week may be a little different this year as each establishment handles social distancing unique to their business model, but it will be just as tasty. Check out the 60+ amazing restaurants offering outdoor dining and takeout deals!

Sales, Steals and Deals at The Shops at Kenilworth – 7/23 – 7/26

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From Thursday, July 23 – Sunday, July 26, join the Shops at Kenilworth for Sales, Steals and Deals. Take advantage of this summer sidewalk sale while you discover Towson’s favorite spot for shopping. With up to 75% off at participating stores, enjoy four days of great savings.

Bluegrass Sunset at Star Bright Farm – Saturday, July 25

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Enjoy an evening of bluegrass and beautiful skies with Star Bright Farm. On Saturday, July 25, from 5pm – 9pm, celebrate summer with live music, food and drinks and some great summer gifts at the farm market. Tickets are $15 (12+ and older) and available to purchase by visiting https://www.starbright-farm.com/shop?category=Event+tickets. A perfect midsummer’s night dream!

Tune into a Special Live Sampling of the 2nd Annual Asia North Festival – Friday, July 17

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Asian Arts & Culture Center (AA&CC), Central Baltimore Partnership, and the Station North Arts District are thrilled to present part two of the Asia North 2020 Festival on July 17th at 8pm. Catch a virtual taste of Asia North 2020 in this third Station North Shines episode, featuring four artists from Asia North and two more recipes from local restaurants. Mark your calendars for July 17 and tune into Station North on Facebook to watch the Facebook Live event (hit “play” on the top post to see the livestream).

The Asian Arts & Culture Center and the Central Baltimore Partnership in collaboration with Stillpointe Theatre, Charm City Night Market, Motor House, North Avenue Market, and several other community organizations originally planned the Asia North 2020 exhibition for April 4-May 9 and a festival with performances and an Underground Night Market in Graffiti Alley by Charm City Night Market for April 4. However, due to COVID-19, the organizations have partnered with the Station North Arts District to go digital for the time-being, hosting the exhibit and live virtual events like this one online. Plans are being made to reschedule the live festival for fall 2020.

Explore Maryland Film Fest, Virtually – June 12 – 21

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The Maryland Film Festival rises from the ashes in an all-new virtual format for 2020 from June 12 – 21! Get ready for TEN DAYS of film fest extravaganza: the best of emerging, independent cinema in the world today at your fingertips with the brand new SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre. This Maryland Film Festival is going to be a little different – and a whole lotta fun. Tickets are on sale NOW!

These won’t be just any regular old online screenings. The SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre will be giving you the full Maryland Film Fest experience with:

– North American & World Premiere Films
– Exclusive Filmmaker Interactives
– Hosted Virtual Events & Afterparties
– Signature Short Film Programs
– And More!

Stages Music Arts Announces Virtual Concert to Benefit Baltimore Hunger Project

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Music lesson, recording studio and live event production company​ ​Stages Music Arts​ will host a virtual concert to benefit Baltimore Hunger Project​,​ ​which is dedicated to eliminating weekend childhood hunger, on Thursday, June 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert, which is free, will be raising money for Baltimore Hunger Project via GoFundMe.

The concert features some of the Baltimore area’s finest singer-songwriter talent, including hometown hero and nationally touring act ​Cris Jacobs, ​music scene veteran and Stages instructor ​Mitch Treger ​performing with Stages general manager​ Charles Simon​, and the raw, emotive ​Scott Siskind ​of Vinny Vegas. The concert also features Charleston, South Carolina-based one-man band ​Super Reggae Man, ​whose mesmerizing performances have him building songs by looping six live instruments.

The concert will be livestreamed from Stages Music Arts’​ ​Facebook page​.

UPDATE: Choral Arts Gala now an Online Auction from Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5

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UPDATED: The safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff is Choral Arts’ top priority. Therefore, we are announcing that our in-person Gala will be transformed into an online auction, and you can bid on fun and exciting auction items from the comfort of your own home! The auction will be held from Friday, April 3 at 9 am to Sunday, April 5 at 9 pm. You will be able to bid on fun and exciting auction items from the comfort of your own home! Click here for more information.

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Parkway & Union Craft Brewing Present Polyester this Thursday 3/12

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This Thursday, March 12, Parkway Theatre and Union Craft Brewing present Polyester. Doors open at 6pm and the first 48 guests will receive a limited edition Union Craft Brewing Divine IPA Glass. Enjoy a Divine Flamingo Cocktail at the bar while Drag Queen Bambi Galore hosts a special happy hour with Polyester and Divine IPA giveaways. Advance ticket buyers will be entered into a special raffle whose prizes include: a private tour of the Union Craft Brewing facility and tasting for 12, 1 criterion collection Blu-ray of POLYESTER, and 5 Odorama cards signed by John Waters. It wouldn’t be a Polyester party without costumes so dress like Divine and drink a Divine IPA for free!!

Weekend Events Calendar: Frozen Harbor Music Festival, Monster Jam, Leap Day parties and more

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Reel Big Fish headlines the Frozen Harbor Music Festival. Credit: Jonathan Thorpe.

There’s an extra day on the calendar this month, so let’s make the most of it. Several spots are throwing parties just for the 29th–after all, it only comes around once every four years. Elsewhere, check out lots of music around Inner Harbor, and a couple Mardi Gras events keeping the celebration going. Enjoy:

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