10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Maryland Film Festival, Charles Street Promenade, Brigance Brigade Race

al fresco on Charles Street.

It’s a big spring weekend in Baltimore, with the Maryland Film Festival continuing for a full week of programming, the Charles Street Promenade offering space to get out and see the city, and Brigance Brigade holding its annual race. The mix of virtual and in-person events remain. So stay safe, but have fun:

MARYLAND ART PLACE OOO & KIDOOO Virtual Exhibition and Silent Auction This Saturday


Out of Order & KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event:
Friday, May 14 | 5 pm -10 pm  | Ticketed  ($30) 
Tickets include a preview link, a MAP 40th risograph, a MAP membership, and a discount card to Spirits of Mt. Vernon.
Purchase Tickets HERE

Out of Order & KIDOOO Virtual Auction & Exhibition
Saturday, May 15 | 10 am –
Saturday, May 22 | 10 pm | FREE

To Register to bid click HERE

Associated Black Charities Announces New Speaker Series with Support from Comcast


Associated Black Charities (ABC) is pleased to announce a new event-based initiative for 2021 – the Equity First Speakers Series, in partnership with Comcast. Each session of the four-part series will take place online and will be ticketed, with all proceeds benefitting the programs and operations of ABC. Comcast is partnering with ABC for this interview-style event that will enrich both private and corporate audiences who are interested in developing their racial equity lens.

Equity First will consist of interviews with key leaders, from Baltimore and across the nation, who recognize that sustainable change for people of color will only come when structural and institutional barriers are replaced with equitable policies, practices and institutions. Invited speakers will be those who have put equity first in their careers and their passions. At the time of this release the series’ sponsors, in addition to Comcast, included Under Armour Foundation, Bank of America, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Wells Fargo, and Afro News.

Don’t Miss Out on the GreenMount School Spring Auction 2021 – Ends This Friday


It’s the final countdown! This Friday, May 14, the GreenMount School Spring Auction comes to a close! Get those last minute bids in on some amazing donations from local area businesses and individuals. Everything from cooking classes to custom artwork to a private chef’s dinner in your home. Click to learn more and see what is up for bid.

Announcing Short Story Fest


Coinciding with National Short Story Month,
the inaugural event takes place online May 15

Short Story Book Club kicks off the inaugural literary short story festival, Short Story Fest on May 15, 2021. Short Story Fest is the online literary event for people who love and appreciate short stories and reading culture. This one-day event will bring together readers and authors from across the country to create connections based on their mutual enjoyment and appreciation of short stories, literature, and writing.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Station North Art Walk Launches; Single Carrot’s Truth or Dare; Maryland Makers Market and more

The Pride of Baltmore II heads to the open water. (Image via Facebook)

The first Friday of the month, and it’s May. It’s a chance to get out and take a gallery walk, and see the opening of new exhibits and productions for spring. Plus, meet local makers at a pair of pop-up events and tune in for an evening of laughs with Single Carrot. But above all else, call your mother. Here’s a look at the weekend events calendar:

GreenMount School Spring Auction 2021 Kicks Off TODAY



Starting today, May 3, bid on amazing donations from local area businesses and individuals during this year’s GreenMount School Spring Auction! Last year, just as their big auction was being planned at school (the first fundraiser in four years), COVID shut the world down. A year later, still unable to gather safely together in person, The GreenMount School is having an online auction — their first ever! Everything from cooking classes to custom artwork to a private chef’s dinner in your home. Click to learn more and see what is up for bid. The auction runs from today, May 3, through Friday, May 14.

The Choral Arts Gala 2021 – A Three Day Event!


The Choral Arts Gala is an annual fundraiser to benefit Baltimore Choral Arts’ education and outreach programs. From the comfort of your own home, join this year’s Choral Arts Virtual Gala, a three-day celebration featuring alluring auction items and a special performance by Tony-nominated Broadway star Euan Morton. The auction will begin on Friday, April 30 at 9 am EDT and end on Sunday, May 2 at 9 pm, with the special virtual performance on Sunday, May 2 at 5:30 pm. Click here to purchase tickets.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Black Artist Fair, Kinetic Sculpture Race and Flower Mart go virtual and a piano marathon

Lemon Sticks have been sold for more than a century at Baltimore’s Flower Mart.

The arrival of May typically heralds a packed spring festival calendar in Baltimore. This year is no different, but we’ll have to continue to tune in from home. Check out AVAM’s Kinetic Sculpture Race in miniature, Flower Mart from Home and the Black Aritst Fair. Soon, we’ll all be together.

It’s Starting To Feel A Little Bit Normal


The staff at Grace Preschool often talk about “The Silver Linings” of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Outdoor education, innovation, creativity, and close connections within COVID cohorts are just a few of the silver linings the teachers reference. One of the biggest challenges for the Grace Preschool teachers and parents has been a lack of community gatherings. An outdoor, socially-distanced bazaar is just the event that Grace was looking for!

The Christmas Bazaar at Grace Preschool is a time-honored community favorite. Even though Grace was not able to have the bazaar indoors this winter (due to COVID-19 regulations) they are excited to announce their very first Spring Bazaar to be held in their upper parking lot on May 8th from 10:00-2:00. Grace’s Parent Group President and point person for this event, Jennifer Payne, is confident that the bazaar will be better than ever!