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Event Pick: The Local Oyster showcases local talent while recreating ‘The Gong Show’

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Event Pick: The Local Oyster showcases local talent while recreating 'The Gong Show'
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The magical chaos of “The Gong Show” is coming to Mount Vernon Marketplace tonight. The Local Oyster has teamed up with Union Craft Brewing to create what the hosts hope will be a spot-on replica of the absurdist comedy-talent show that premiered in 1976, and has actually been successfully resurrected by ABC.

Event Pick: An Easter egg hunt, animal demo’s and more at the Maryland Zoo

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The Maryland Zoo will be filled with eggs today—the fun kind that kids can collect and exchange for sweets.

Event Pick: Local zine True Laurels hosts Flat Out party highlighting local female artists

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Local writer Lawrence Burney has been a great advocate for local artists at Vice’s music site, Noisey, where Burney is a staff writer. Recently he’s done features on Abdu Ali, Lor Choc and Young Moose, whose raps about the Baltimore Police detailed the misdeeds of Gun Trace Task Force member Daniel Hersl before everything was presented in open court.

Event Pick: The Spring Carnival returns to Eastpoint Mall

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With some delay, spring is finally here. What better way to usher the warmer weather in than with some fried Oreos, prizes and a lineup of nauseatingly fun thrill rides?

Event Pick: Ida B’s debuts new spring libations, plus a speakeasy-style bar

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To celebrate the transition from winter to spring, downtown modern soul food spot Ida B’s Table is switching up the drinks and cuisine on its bar menu, and throwing a party tonight to kick it all off.

Event Pick: Hear some old-school spooky storytelling at the Windup Space

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Baltimore horror buffs: Take a break from Netflix’s ever-evolving catalogue of spooky shows and movies for some in-person scary storytelling tonight at The Windup Space.

Gilman School Announces New Co-Directors of Athletics Program

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Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth announced today that Lori Bristow and Russell Wrenn ’96 will serve together as Gilman’s next directors of athletics, effective July 1.

Event Pick: The grand opening for Highlandtown’s new ice cream shop, Roll

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Nearly three months have passed since Roll Ice Cream & Coffee began dishing out its confections, but given that it’s not going to be freezing today, it’s as fine a time as any for a grand opening celebration.

Event Pick: Gaze at the stars (and ‘Moon Dust’) at the BMA’s Art After Hours party

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“Moon Dust (Apollo 17),” 2009. Courtesy of the BMA, the artist and Galerie Nordenhake Berlin/Stockholm. Photography by Mitro Hood.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is going lunar tonight, with one of its “Art After Hours” parties fixated on the wonders of the night sky.

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