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Light City Exhibit Offers Look at Bygone Relics Through Augmented and Visual Reality

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Slightly more than two years ago, Islamic State militants stormed through Mosul, Iraq, destroying priceless artifacts that its members had deemed “idolatrous.” This week at the Columbus Center in the Inner Harbor, Light City is offering a chance to visitors to peer in at these lost relics using augmented and virtual reality tools.

Hot Plate: Center Cut Doughnuts Officially Opens, Spring Menu Additions, Easter Brunch Options

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Fork & Wrench updated its menu this week, adding a new batch of seasonal dishes.

Between Opening Day, Light City and a (mostly) gorgeous stretch of weather, Baltimore has been the place to be this past week.

Local restaurants are keeping the magic going next week, too, with new menu additions and events. They’re also looking ahead to the following weekend, with big plans for Easter brunches. Here’s a look at what’s happening next week and Easter weekend:

At Light City, A Discussion on Black Identity from Two Baltimore Thought Leaders

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Johns Hopkins School of Education assistant professor Wendy Osefo (left) and Baltimore author D. Watkins.

How does one define what it means to be black – and does it help anyone to try?

Leaders Discuss How to Fix Homelessness at Light City’s Social Lab

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Molly McGrath Tierney, director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (left) and Jeff Singer, former director of Healthcare for the Homeless, talk on stage.

Homelessness doesn’t hit softly; it’s more like a hurricane that sweeps through a city, according to Jeff Singer, former director of Baltimore’s Health Care for the Homeless.

[email protected] Update: Social Entrepreneurs, Activists, Thinkers, and Writers to Explore Together How to Build a More Equitable and Responsible Society

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Thursday, April 6: [email protected]

Gather with social entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers to explore, together, how to build a more equitable and responsible society. Discussion topics include: Business and its impact on communities, Perceptions of Blackness and the affect on student development and society as a whole, Young leaders disrupting the status quo, New Perspectives on Re-Entry and Recidivism.

Top Stories: WTMD’s First Thursdays Returning to Canton, McCormick to Ditch Metal Tins, Preservationists Hope to Save Pieces of Bel-Loc Diner

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The top story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week concerned the return of First Thursdays, the monthly late spring and summer concert series from Towson-based WTMD 89.7. The station revealed yesterday that its free outdoor shows at Canton Waterfront Park were so popular in 2016 that they’ve decided to add a second stage to fit in twice as many artists in 2017.

Some other good news: The Brewer’s Art and Homeslyce are among the food and drink sponsors returning for the series. Most of the other vendors have yet to be announced. Station general manager Scott Mullins told Baltimore Fishbowl they’ll be scooting them over to a “food court”-like area to make room for more concertgoers.

The first First Thursdays show of the summer will be on May 4. The lineup includes Good Old War, Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers, The DistrictsMuddy MagnoliasPressing Strings of Annapolis and Baltimore’s own Sun Club. Music goes live at 5:30 p.m.

Here were the other most popular stories on our site in the last seven days:

Police Save Floating Light City Installation from Sinking in Pouring Rain

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“Drift,” by Stephanie Imbeau. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

On the first day of Light City, continuous downpours threatened one of the art installations in the festival’s main visual art attraction, the Light Art Walk in the Inner Harbor. Thankfully, Baltimore police were there to save the day.

A Photo Preview of Light City’s Art Walk in the Inner Harbor

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Children play on “The Pool [Reflect],” by New York-based artist Jen Lewin. Photo by Ethan McLeod.
Light City 2017 is officially back. The festival’s vibrant Light Art Walk has transformed the Inner Harbor into an illuminated creative carnival, with conceptual creations to ponder and interactive ones for light art lovers of all ages.

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