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A photo tour of the installations at Light City

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Pedicabs, curated by Lance M. Fung, wait for riders. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

Starting tonight, the Inner Harbor will be awash in reds, blues, yellows, oranges and greens as the third annual Light City festival gets underway. The BGE Light Art Walk around the water’s edge is the heart of it all, featuring illuminated works of art, food and drink, performances and much more.

Last night, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts held a preview to show off the pieces featured in this year’s festival. Below are photos of most of the major works on display, with accompanying descriptions. Everything will be up through April 21. For an interactive map of the festival, click here.

Weekend Fun in the Fishbowl
April 12 – 15

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Photo Credit: Instagram user @beth_steel_125

It looks like spring will make an appearance this weekend (about time Mother Nature). Take advantage of the weather and head out to discover Maryland with family and friends. Want us to feature your event? Send us an email at events@baltimorefishbowl.com.

At Puerto 511, a recently refreshed space complements terrific flavors

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Photo by Kit Pollard

Thirty-five years ago, Elizabeth Large, then the restaurant critic at The Sun, reviewed the Little Italy restaurant Velleggia’s, which had recently undergone a major renovation.

According to Large, at the time, it was practically unheard of for a restaurant to completely transform its physical space. “I’ve never known a successful restaurant to do what Velleggia’s in Little Italy did,” she wrote.

Today, on the other hand, that sort of undertaking is commonplace. In the current restaurant market where diners are informed, social media rules and genuinely good restaurants open regularly, even highly lauded, fairly new restaurants know better than to rest on their laurels.

Case in point: Puerto 511.

Police arrest 7 in drug raid of liquor store near Lexington Market

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Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa addresses the media. Still via Facebook/Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore police have arrested a couple who run a liquor store near Lexington Market, along with five others, in a bust that netted cash, narcotics, ammunition and more.

The Bun Shop closes its downtown location

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Image via Facebook

Just shy of its second birthday, the downtown outpost for The Bun Shop has closed its doors.

Watch: Footage Shows Dramatic Shootout Between Officers, Robbers at 7-Eleven Downtown

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Warning: May be graphic to some.

Two brazen suspects robbed a 7-Eleven downtown last night, shot at (and missed) police officers at the scene and then managed to escape. CitiWatch camera operators captured the entire thing.

Monument Lighting Returns to Illuminate Mount Vernon on December 7

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The annual Washington Monument lighting, with fireworks overhead. Image via Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

The iconic holiday lighting of the George Washington Monument is back.

Authentic Mexican Fast Food is Headed to Downtown Baltimore

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Tacos al Pastor, on the menu at R&R Taqueria. Image via R&R Taqueria.

R&R Taqueria plans to open a new location in downtown Baltimore.

Stayin’ Alive: Zombies Set to Roam the Streets of Baltimore on Saturday

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“Survive,” a zombie-themed tag event, will benefit Baltimore School for the Arts.

This Saturday, the undead of Baltimore will embark on a large-scale, eight-hour game of zombie tag.

BDC Seeks Developer for 4 Downtown Properties Between The Block and Power Plant Live

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Photo via Baltimore Development Corporation

The quasi-public nonprofit Baltimore Development Corporation is soliciting development ideas for four historic buildings in a neglected stretch downtown.