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Fourth of July Events Calendar: Fireworks, parties, parades and more

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Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration. Photo by Jim Schuyler, via the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

When it comes to celebrating America, most of us know the basics of fireworks, sparklers and BBQ. There are plenty of places willing to help out with the celebration. Here’s a roundup of events before and during Independence Day, as well as the best ways to watch the fireworks at the Inner Harbor.

Weekend Events Calendar: Dundalk Heritage Fair, Checker Spot Brewing Co.’s opening, multiple plays and more

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra July 3rd Performance
Celebrate the red, white and blue with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3.

Before the Fourth of July, there’s a full weekend to explore. It’s a good time to take in what Baltimore offers. Check out summer theatre openings, take a long bike ride around the city or see some new takes on art in the form of sound exhibits and The Bra Show. As for special events, there are play dates, a fashion show, a choral performance and more. Let’s get to it:

Event pick: WYPR’s Aaron Henkin goes one-on-one with Mayor Pugh

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Fresh off a national award for his and Wendel Patrick’s immersive, neighborhood-centric program “Out of the Blocks,” WYPR’s Aaron Henkin is taking the stage tonight for a one-on-one chat with Baltimore’s mayor at the ornate Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater downtown.

Event Pick: Creative Alliance hosts global craft making, food and music for World Refugee Day

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If there were ever a week to celebrate the cultural gifts, cuisine and art that the world’s refugees bring to our country, this would be it. As the Trump administration grapples with fallout from the inhumane treatment of Latin American refugees at the border, you can familiarize yourself with the cultures of immigrants from other regions of the world today on Eastern Avenue.

Event Pick: An evening of dancing to acoustic Lauryn Hill covers

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You’d be right to get excited about this week’s announcement that R&B great Lauryn Hill is finally going on tour again to celebrate 20 years for “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”–and with a star-studded lineup of openers at that. Sadly, she’s skipping right over Baltimore this summer, but it’s still news that her fans can celebrate.

Weekend Events Calendar: Chesapeake Crab and Beer Fest, LatinoFest at Patterson Park, record release shows, food truck gatherings, Bikes and Beers

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Baltimore Crab Run on 6/23
Charm City Crab Run 5k is on 6/23 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Rash Field

Welcome, summer. The Solstice means plenty of daylight to get out and soak in the happenings around town. This weekend features some unique local music experiences, with BSO’s New Music Festival heading to various venues among the highlights. The festival schedule remains strong with celebrations of Latino culture, getting fit, Chesapeake crabs (and eating them) and World Refugee Day, among others. Enjoy.

Event Pick: Enjoy a Guinness at the Maryland Zoo

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Brew at the Zoo, the annual festival allowing entrants to sample beer and wine and mingle with the critters at the Maryland Zoo, has come and gone. Tonight presents anyone who missed out with a rare second chance to imbibe in close proximity to animals, at the more streamlined Guinness at the Zoo.

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