Weekend Events

A Mother’s Day Country Brunch with Star Bright Farm

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Treat the “Mom” in your life to a country brunch on the farm and some shopping at the Barn Market (Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm). Imagine – an afternoon in the country. A walk in the garden. A seated lunch in the stone barn by renowned chef Kevin Miller of Copper Kitchen. On Mother’s Day, celebrate the woman who means so much to you, and has done so much for your family. Between 10:00 and 1:30 Star Bright Farm will open the grounds of the farm and serve an elegant six-course brunch. Brunch will be served family style, so everyone gets to enjoy the full selection of pastries, tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, warm bites, and dessert. Opened on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm, stop downstairs at the Barn Market to pick up Mom a gift or two after brunch. Make your reservations today to dine at the time of your choice, and stroll the grounds afterwards. Nothing says “I Love You” like a delicious brunch and some beautiful, locally-made and handcrafted gifts.

Weekend Events Calendar: Kinetic Sculpture Race, Flower Mart, Baltimore Mixtape and more

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The American Visionary Art Museum’s Kinetic Sculpture Race returns this weekend. Photo via AVAM/Facebook.

This is one of those weekends loaded with great opportunities to get out and enjoy the city. Take in moving art racing through South Baltimore, flowers and lemon sticks in Mount Vernon, local music in Station North and two ways to sample local wine on Sunday. Here’s the schedule:

Annual Garden Party Sale at Your Local Ace Hardware Stores – May 4 & 5

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Ace Hardware Annual Sale

Spring is in the air, flowers are ready to bloom and your garden (whether big or small) is ready for some love! Support local business and head to your neighborhood Ace Hardware Store for their Annual Garden Party Sale on May 4 and May 5! With locations in Canton, Federal Hill and Waverly, take advantage of 20% off plants, pottery, gardening tools, seeds and bulbs and more! Plus on Saturday, May 4, enjoy a garden party from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Along with the sale, enjoy Q&A with local gardening experts, hands-on seed starting workshop, tips from the experts, $3 flat fee for potting station (any size!) and complimentary bites & giveaways. Summer is coming and your local Ace Hardware has you covered!

One Night, One Purpose – This Saturday Night, 5/4

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One Night One Purpose

Enjoy a Saturday night out for a good cause at One Night, One Purpose. This Saturday, May 4, join the Segalman Family, the ALS Association – DC/MD/VA and Brigance Brigade Foundation for a cocktail reception with good food, delicious drinks, live entertainment and a silent auction. There will even be a special viewing of the Kentucky Derby! The evening is in support of The Paula Kovarick Segalman Family Scholarship Fund for ALS. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit web.alsa.org/onenight. Make a date, get dolled up and enjoy a night out on the town.

TransportationCamp Baltimore is Back – Join on Saturday, May 18

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Transportation Camp Baltimore

Back for its second year, join TransportationCamp Baltimore on Saturday, May 18th for this annual unconference at the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business. With an objective to bring a more inclusive and engaging forum about transportation, an unconference is unique in that participants propose and lead the conversation. From pioneering bicycles to roadside shopping centers, the history of transportation and infrastructure “firsts” in Baltimore is bottomless but hidden in the city’s nooks and crannies, so take the opportunity to discuss with fellow peers! Tickers are $15 and can be purchased here.

Embrace Spring with Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place – May 3 + May 4

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Flower Mart 2019
Painting: Griffith B. Coale, The Baltimore Flower Market, 1915, courtesy Rehs Galleries

Raise your Lemon Sticks – Flower Mart is back! With major support from The Agora Companies., which recognized the value of a revitalized Flower Mart to the community, Baltimore City’s annual rite of spring returns to its original roots with a 21st century twist. Flower Mart, under new leadership of The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, takes place Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in historic Mount Vernon Place. Cherished traditions will be honored, with a renewed emphasis on local vendors. There will be flower and food stalls, jewelers and woodworkers, workshops and lectures, musical performances, and, of course, Lemon Sticks.

Weekend Events Calendar: Charm City Bluegrass Festival, Fells Point Maritime Festival, CityLit Festival and more

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Image via the Charm City Bluegrass Festival’s Facebook page.

This weekend, festival season is in full swing, offering bluegrass, literature and a little maritime history. Elsewhere, have a ball to raise money for your neighborhood animal shelter or art space, and see Harbor East become a catwalk. Details:

Weekend Events Calendar: Trevor Noah, Maryland Food Truck Week, Hampden Sidewalk Sale and more

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Image via Live Nation.

This is a good weekend to meet local businesses, whether it’s on the sidewalk in Hampden or at food truck gathering. Plus, be the first to get on the trails for spring, or check out stand-up comedy or some live music.

Weekend Events Calendar: Farmers’ Market Returns, Funny as Ish Comedy Tour and more

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Image via Facebook.

With April’s arrival, the spring events calendar is in full bloom. The outdoor events are back, like the family-friendly gatherings populate parks, parking lots and Power Plant Live! Check out the agenda:

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