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Event Pick: Enjoy the Island Room, an oasis within Pen & Quill, one last time

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Island Room. Image via Baltimore Whiskey Company’s Facebook page.

In the delirium of Artscape, the room inside Pen & Quill with wall-to-wall plants and lights hanging from the ceiling may appear like some sort of mirage. But it is in fact real, a tropical oasis in the middle of all the art, vendor tents and food stands. 

Event Pick: Make your own tie-dye attire during Artscape

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Photo by Steven Falconer, via Wikimedia Commons

No doubt you’ll be surrounded by vibrant art and crafts at booths and museums this weekend for Artscape, but where can you actually make something of your own?

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.

Station North’s BAMF Café is closing this month

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Image via Facebook

Some somber news, Station North residents and local comic book lovers: BAMF Café on N. Charles Street is shutting down this month.

Event Pick: International Rescue Committee Baltimore screens ‘This Is Home’ at the Parkway

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A still from “This Is Home.” Photo via IMDB.

With the appalling news coming from the country’s southern border, where the U.S. government is detaining thousands of asylum-seekers who crossed the border illegally and separating children from their parents and putting them in cages, it is easy to feel equal parts outraged and helpless.

However, tonight offers to shine the spotlight on the International Rescue Committee (IRC) a group that has helped 10,665 refugees settle in the United States, according to internal figures. One of the group’s more than two dozen U.S. offices is located on N. Howard Street in Station North.

Event Pick: Ring in Pride weekend with DJ sets, a drag show and hip-hop at Metro Gallery

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Image via Facebook

Start off this weekend’s citywide celebration of LGBTQ liberation with a series of DJ sets, rap performances and a drag show in Station North, organized by some of the same folks who regularly organize packed shows at The Crown.

Event Pick: The Windup Space turns into gamer central

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The original Nintendo Entertainment System with the original Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunter combo. Photo by Yagamichega, via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore is a good place to be a gamer. We’ve got devoted shops for role-playing, board and trading card games, collectibles and a swath of video games both old and new. We even have a music festival reserved for bands covering everyone’s favorite video game soundtracks.

Event Pick: Baltimore Improv Group highlights women, gender non-conforming performers with ‘Our Time’

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Logo courtesy of Baltimore Improv Group

Fresh off of XFest, a comedy festival highlighting women, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming performers, the Baltimore Improv Group is opening its stage for a night of “femme-power comedy.” 

Event Pick: A benefit concert to help the needy at Joe Squared

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Image via Facebook

It’s never a bad a time to catch some live music over pizza and a drink, but it’s all the better if it’s to help put shelter over someone’s head or get them back on their feet. Tonight, Joe Squared in Station North is hosting a benefit concert for Project Plase (People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment), with all proceeds going to the nonprofit based just down the street that helps house the displaced and find them work, among other services.

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