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Baltimore is starting its own youth Olympics, called the Charm City Games

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Banner for the Charm City Games via Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

Midway through a week that began with serious talk of public boxing bouts for Baltimore’s teens to squash their beefs, officials today announced Baltimore is starting a new mini-youth Olympics called the Charm City Games.

Introduction to UMUC Webinar on June 13

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UMUC WEBINAR

Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
If you’re looking to gain skills, knowledge, and credentials to help you advance your career or change careers altogether, University of Maryland University College could be the perfect fit for you. Attend this webinar to learn how UMUC is made for you.

Beach House at the Hippodrome Theatre on June 11

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The Beach House

Baltimore’s own, Beach House, returns to the city this summer! On Tuesday, June 11, the legendary Hippodrome Theatre welcomes Beach House with special guests, Dan Deacon and William Cashion of Future Islands. Tickets can be purchased here.

Support One Love at the Valley Inn’s Charity Bartender Event

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Join supporters of the One Love Foundation next Wednesday, June 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the Valley Inn‘s Charity Bartending Competition. The night will feature custom cocktails, great food, live music, guest bartenders and WBAL’s Keith Mills. Guests bartenders include Sharon Love, Alicia Matthai, Courtney Mullin, Erin Rothwell, Steele Stanwick, and Bill Sinclair.

Weekend Events Calendar: Italian Festival, Blockenstein, Taste of 3 Cities and more

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Taste of 3 Cities food truck festival. Image via Facebook.

Summer is here, so check out plenty of chances for outdoor festivals, running through the city or relaxing by the water. Plus, a massive yard sale in Highlandtown and the last Dr. Sketchy’s at Windup Space. Here’s a look:

The Church of the Redeemer VOICES Series: May 29

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The Church of the Redeemer

This May, join the Church of the Redeemer for their Spring VOICES Series. All events start at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Church of the Redeemer located at 5603 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21210.

Wednesday, May 29 7:00 pm

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America’s most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm. Written and directed by Aaron Woolf www.kingcorn.net.

 

Big River presents the “next step”: where do the chemicals go that farmers use to grow all that corn? Our plan for the evening is to screen both short films, and then have a discussion with the director and writer, Aaron Woolf.

Memorial Day Weekend Events Calendar: SoWeBo Arts and Music Festival, Brew at the Zoo, John Waters

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The Sowebo Arts and Music Festival. Photo by Ed Linton.

Summer is upon us once again with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. There are plenty of local events that don’t involve the beach, like one of the city’s most-loved neighborhood festivals in Hollins Market, a chance to imbibe among the animals and an event to buy herbs in the park.

An Evening of Art and Music with BMA’s Art After Hours Party

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BMA - Art After Hours

When the gallery lights go down, the party lights come up for Art After Hours, a lively series of evening events with activities, inspired by the BMA’s current exhibitions. Boost yourself with a beer & a bite, groove to music from house musician, Hans Berg, enjoy surreal games and pop-up performances and experience art in new ways.

With the closing weekend of two special exhibitions at the Museum: Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s and Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: Delights of an Undirected Mind, the BMA will be celebrating by hosting a surrealism-inspired Art After Hours Party this Friday, May 24, from 8pm – 11pm. The party will include an evening of music, art-making, drinks and lite bites and late-night access to galleries and special exhibitions. Tickets are $25 ($20 for BMA Members), for ages 21+ and can be purchased here.

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