Around Town

Event Pick: Sample some homebrewed beer made with ‘mystery ingredients’


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.

Event Pick: A basketball tourney honoring Sherron Bogues at Druid Hill Park

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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.

Event Pick: Celebrate Jason’s Friday the 13th reign at The Windup Space

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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.

Half-Priced Tickets Through Culture Fly


These half-priced tickets are available through Culture Fly. Culture Fly is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA). GBCA nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s quality of life. GBCA speaks boldly in advancing the idea that arts and culture matter to the current and future success of our region.

Weekend Events Calendar: Caribbean Carnival at Clifton Park, the 2018 debut of Flicks from the Hill, Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival and Hopped Homebrew Competition

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

No signs of a summer slowdown yet, Baltimore. This weekend, Clifton Park hosts a colorful Caribbean Carnival, and the Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival goes off after getting rescheduled. Elsewhere, check out your local rock opera society’s yard sale, dunk a local celebrity at R. House or dance under the stars after eating crab at the sculpture garden. Even emo kids will be happy. Drink it in:

Event Pick: Mix your own cocktail at Sagamore Spirit

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There’s no better feeling after knocking off work than heading to a bar for a nice cocktail or two to unwind from day-to-day stresses. But that can add up quick. Tonight, employees at the Sagamore Spirit distillery will show attendees how to mix two drinks, the Black-Eyed Rye and Maryland Mule, using the company’s signature rye whiskey.

Event Pick: Enjoy an evening of family-friendly activities at Evergreen Museum

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With nary a cloud in the sky, tonight provides a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the long summer evenings of sunlight. The Evergreen Museum and Library, once the country retreat of railroad baron John W. Garrett, is capitalizing with an evening of family fun outdoors and access to parts of the Gilded Age estate.

Event Pick: Educators Aaron Maybin and Brandi Chantalle discuss minority mental health

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Last week, former NFL player and current Baltimore City educator Aaron Maybin posted on his Twitter that he’d been going to therapy. It was something he had been afraid to bring up, he wrote, and then he began to wonder why that was.

“If more of us were open, transparent & vocal about how therapy has helped us,” he went on, “maybe more people would consider it an option before it becomes too late.”

Event Pick: Learn about the black cemetery unearthed beneath a Belair-Edison shopping center

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Would you ever guess that your neighborhood shopping center had been built atop a historic black burial ground? That’s just what happened in the case of the Belair Edison Crossing strip mall, where University of Baltimore anthropology professor Ronald Costanzo in 2015 discovered a white tombstone poking through a parking lot.