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For Preakness-goes looking to stay above it all, there will be ample opportunity to break in your hat before the crowds descend on Pimlico. On Friday evening, the Lord Baltimore is hosting a pre-Preakness party on its rooftop terrace.

The soiree will unfold on the 19th floor of the historic downtown hotel, which was built in 1928 and features more than 2,500 pieces of artwork.

The event will feature live entertainment from Meredith Seidel. Food will be offered from LB Tavern, along with one complementary beverage. Consider it a chance to get in form for the next day’s inevitable Black-Eyed Susan.

According to an invitation, attire is “Preakness Chic (and we don’t mean the infield!)”

To make a reservation, call 443-451-1457

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.