Baltimore is known for so many wonderful things. We’re known for being SuperBowl champions, we’re known for Cal Ripken, Berger Cookies, The Wire, John Waters, Natty Boh, Johns Hopkins, our crabcakes, our harbor, and so very much more. One of the most quintessentially “Baltimore” events is the Kinetic Sculpture Race each May. Hosted by the much beloved American Visionary Arts Museum, the Kinetic Sculpture Race is equal parts brilliant and absurd. Their website defines a kinetic sculpture as “amphibious, human powered works of art custom built for the race.” These sculptures travel a 15 mile course over 8 hours, from Federal Hill to Pratt Street, from a swim through the harbor in Canton to a race through mud and sand pits in Patterson Park.
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I’ve always thought it was a shame that it’s so hard to, well, learn things once you’re out of school. This desire for life-long learning is exactly what spurred a group of Baltimoreans to start Mesh Baltimore, a sort of skillshare club where you can learn everything from how to homebrew beer to how to handcraft toys for toddlers — among other things. There are plenty of Baltimoreans with passionate hobbies or ridiculous skills; why not give them a platform so they can teach their friends and neighbors about finding deals at auctions, or decoding Byzantine iconography?
Summer’s here, which means it’s time to get out and have some fun! We just joined forces with Goldstar, a website that offers tickets to local events at half price. From time to time, we’ll share with you shows we think you might want to know about in the Baltimore area.
See more events at Goldstar