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Event Pick: Head to the pep rally for the UMBC-affiliated Hilltop Dawgs before they compete for $2 million

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Photo by Ian Feldmann, via UMBC/Twitter

The UMBC Retrievers men’s basketball team captured international headlines with their March Madness magic, becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the history of the men’s tournament. Now, a group of alumni–including some players from that historic team–going by the name Hilltop Dawgs is competing for $2 million in The Basketball Tournament.

Event Pick: Sip bubbly and eat fried chicken at Chez Hugo Bistro

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This holiday might not have been on your calendar, but today is actually National Fried Chicken Day. If you’re like me, you neglected to celebrate for lunch, but are eyeing a chicken box for supper. For those hoping to honor the occasion with some more refinement, Chez Hugo Bistro has you covered.

Weekend Events Calendar: Live music for First Thursday, art for First Friday, Vegan Marketplace on Saturday, Bubble Parade on Sunday

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The Sun Ra Arkestra. Courtesy of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Fourth of July is in the books, but the party isn’t over yet. Celebrations continue across the city this weekend with outdoor concerts, art openings, dance parties and even a parade. Enjoy the weekend.

Three Baltimore Design School Students Win Summer Scholarships in ‘Open Tank’ Makers Competition at Open Works

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Open Works TMEPOn Saturday, June 16, 2018, eight teens culminated their 20-week Teen Maker Entrepreneur Program [TMEP] at Open Works – Baltimore  with the opportunity to win a summer scholarship to Open Works and continue their ‘making’ efforts while building their business.  This program was open to Baltimore City and County students ages 16 – 19.  Of the 16 applicants chosen, four Baltimore Design School (BDS) students were accepted into the program. Each of the three BDS students competing in the ‘Open Tank’ competition,  won scholarships.

Event Pick: Drink up and play some board games at Pigtown’s new corner bar, Old Major

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Image via Old Major/Eventbrite

While there’s no shortage of people in town willing to huddle around the bar to play some video games, plenty of folks equally enjoy a rousing game of Monopoly, Apples to Apples or some other physical game.

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.

Event Pick: Enjoy food, booze and music at Christopher Schafer Clothier

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Plenty of clothing stores have sales, but few throw a killer party to go along with it.

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:

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