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Baltimore's Birthday Bash. Baltimore City's 288th Birthday is a milestone to be celebrated! Join Live Baltimore at the Top of the World as they throw the 3rd annual birthday party for Baltimore City. Get ready to taste amazing birthday cakes made by local bakers, drink craft beers from some of the city's newest breweries, sip a signature cocktail, and enjoy sweeping views of the city. Ticket price includes savory lite fare, open bar featuring wine, craft beers from local brewers, and a signature cocktail with local spirits, birthday desserts from local bakers, dance party with DJ Landis Expandis, and photo ops with sweeping 360 degree views of Baltimore City. All proceeds benefit Live Baltimore's promotion of Baltimore City's residential neighborhoods. $65. 6PM-9PM. Top of The World at The World Trade Center, 401 E Pratt St, Baltimore​. https://livebaltimore.ticketspice.com/baltimores-third-annual-birthday-bash​


Wildfire Crab & Beer Dinner. Every year Chef John Shields does a collaborative dinner with Chef Moreno Espinoza of the nationally renowned Wildfire Restaurant and this year's dinner is spectacular. Four courses of succulent crab inspired dishes each paired with an Evolution Craft Brew. Chef John Shields and Chef Espinoza will both be on hand for this evening of unforgettable dining. Reservations are made by calling Gertrude's at (410) 889-3399. $65, exclusive of tax and gratuity. 6:30PM-9PM. Gertrude's Restaurant, 10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/477649392580522/


Flicks From the Hill, featuring Big. By far the largest outdoor movie night in Baltimore, Flicks From the Hill is sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum. In fact, the screen and speakers are built into the side of the museum building itself. The movie selection this week is Big (PG). As many as 400-800 people gather on the side of Federal Hill each week, so make sure to show up early for a good spot.  The Museum itself is FREE from 5-9PM the day of the movies, so make sure to check that out as well. FREE. 9PM show time. Federal Hill (movie rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 3rd floor), Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Gourmet Girls 10th Anniversary Party. Gourmet Girls grocery is celebrate their 10th ANNIVERSARY with their loyal customers, friends, family and supportive community. Come for free food, fun times plus, you can enter to win a Raffle for a 7 day stay in St. Croix - all proceeds donated to "Guiding Eyes For The Blind." FREE. 4PM-9PM. The Gourmet Girls, 1 Easter Ct., Owings Mills. https://www.facebook.com/events/1964611353758510/


Honey Extractor at Summer Sounds at the Square. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Lex, and rounded out by axman extraordinaire Mike Vance on guitar and beat master BJ Kerwin on drums, Honey Extractor is Baltimore's hottest new band. A combination of eclectic covers and stand up comedy: this is one band you shouldn't miss. The Square is the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top and newest bands and the restaurants and market merchants of Belvedere Square. Enjoy the music on the patio at the new Starlite Diner. Savor ice cream and Summer Shandy (lemonade and wheat beer) from Atwater’s, crawfish boil from Tooloulou, kombucha by the glass and fermented snacks from Hex and chocolate ice tea and Mexican Chocolate Paletas from Jinji. FREE. 6PM-9PM. Belvedere Square, 529 E. Belvedere Ave. Baltimore. http://belvederesquare.com/events/


The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, featuring The Godfather II. The original outdoor movies in Baltimore! Following up to last week's movie, this week the movie selection is The Godfather II. One of Little Italy’s most popular events, sponsored by Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a "centennial" home across the street. Movie-goers arrive early to set up chairs (not provided), listen to live Italian music, stroll the neighborhood and/or eat at one of Little Italy's many restaurants. Enjoy FREE popcorn with the movie! Festivities start at 7PM with the movie starting at 9PM. Corner of Stiles & High Streets, Baltimore. http://www.promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org/film-fest.html


Abell Improvement Association's Summer Film Series 2017, featuring Stardust. Outdoor films shown in the Abell Open Space; free and open to the public. The final week's movie selection is Stardust. Bring your own chair or blanket and bug repellent. Rain date is the following Saturday. Movie start times vary between 8PM-9PM. Abell Open Space, E. 32nd St., between Abell Ave. & Guilford Ave., Baltimore. http://www.abellimprovement.org/single-post/2017/06/01/Summer-Film-Series-2017

Viva Columbia! with Tribu Baharú. Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, Tribu Baharú is an afro-champeta music crew who are winning over audiences here in the U.S., one city at a time. Considered the most important Afro-Champeta band on the international scene, their live shows, punctuated by lilting guitar work and nearly acrobatic singers, are sweat-drenched, dance parties. Music guaranteed to get you moving! $18, $15 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/viva-colombia-w-tribu-baharu



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Sharkspeare. This summer, Shakespeare meets synchronized swimming in Fluid Movement’s annual water ballet “Sharkspeare.” Sharkespeare and his trusty assistant Shakesbear will herd their unruly crew of actors, swimmers, and ne’er-do- wells on- and off-stage at the Globe Theater Water Park and Renaissance Festival while trying to do justice to the great Bard’s work. $10. 5PM & 7PM. Druid Hill Park Pool, 800 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore. http://www.fluidmovement.org/



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Tubing on the Little Falls. Celebrate the hot summer day tubing down the Little Gunpowder Falls River. Participants must be at least 8 years old and able to paddle their tube around obstacles. Bring a light lunch and plenty of water. Closed toe shoes are a must and a hat is recommended! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will meet offsite and shuttle from put-in to take-out. Advance registration required. $15, $10 members. 10AM-2PM. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville. ​http://www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org/pdf/CalendarSummer17.pdf


Trifecta Food Truck Festival. Baltimore County's largest food truck festival is back again this year, bigger and better than ever! 40+ tasty food trucks, awesome live music, local vendors, fashion trucks, local craft beers and sangria, mechanical bull ride, activities for all ages & more. Hang out for the day - pop-up tents, folding chairs and blankets welcome! General admission $15, free parking. 11AM-9PM. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://www.mt.cm/trifecta-food-truck-festival


24th Annual Hamilton Street Festival. The 24th Annual Hamilton Street Festival is here! Three stages of music, all of your favorite neighborhood vendors, fun kids' activities, and more. Admission is FREE. 12PM-6PM. Harford Rd at Hamilton Ave. https://www.facebook.com/events/1769125670045040/

Black Film Fridays, featuring House Party. Baltimore's outdoor film series featuring Black films. This week's movie selection is House Party. Live music, food, drinks and vendors. Movies are free and open to the public. 6PM-10PM. Stone House Lawn of Parks & People Foundation, 2100 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore. http://www.blackfilmfriday.com/


Pics in the Park. Pics in the Park is a free outdoor movie series on the lawn in Center Plaza. There is enough lawn space to seat hundreds, so tell your friends. Bring your own picnic basket, blanket, or lawn chairs and cozy up for a fun evening. Movies begin at sundown, which means show times will vary month to month. Get ready to celebrate Christmas in July with Will Ferrel in Elf (PG). Movie begins at sundown. FREE. Center Plaza, N. Charles & Fayette Streets. https://www.godowntownbaltimore.com/events/default.aspx?eid=04ACBD1D-CBCC-E411-9492-000C29C83DF1



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Tubing on the Little Falls. Celebrate the hot summer day tubing down the Little Gunpowder Falls River. Participants must be at least 8 years old and able to paddle their tube around obstacles. Bring a light lunch and plenty of water. Closed toe shoes are a must and a hat is recommended! Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will meet offsite and shuttle from put-in to take-out. Advance registration required. $15, $10 members. 10AM-2PM. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville. ​http://www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org/pdf/CalendarSummer17.pdf


Brunch – Southern Style, Cooking Class. Nobody knows how to do comfort better than the great cooks of the south! You’ll start this class by frying some apple cider cake doughnuts. Then on to crafting cheddar biscuits with sausage gravy, a stewed tomato egg bake and cast iron skillets of fried potatoes, bacon and onions. You’ll finish with some baked German pancakes with apple bourbon raisin compote. $49.99. 11:30AM-2PM. Schola, 1005 N Charles St, Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar


Groovin' in the Grass Summer Concert Series. For over 25 years, Ladew Gardens has been hosting summer concerts on Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl, the centerpiece of Ladew’s 22 acres of formal and historical gardens. This Sunday, Ladew welcomes Tumblehome for the first time. This entertaining six-piece band plays rock, soul, blues, and jazz, covering songs from The Band, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles and more. Guests are invited to bring their blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Food and drinks are available for purchase from The Manor Tavern. Tickets are sold at the gate; concert admission includes visiting the gardens. Discount coupons for concerts will be available at all Klein’s ShopRite locations. $7 member, $15 non member, $13 senior non member, $5 children under 12. Admission 5PM, concert 6PM-8PM. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/Summer-Concerts



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Cooking Demonstration & Free Samples at Atwaters. Chef Bronson Pompilio from Atwater's will be cooking all the delicious local fruits, veggies, cheeses and so much more that is available right now at the Market! Learn how to prepare fresh local food, taste a sample and meet chef Bronson of Atwater's. FREE admission. 3:30PM-5:30PM. Kenilworth Farmers' Market, 800 Kenilworth Dr., Towson. https://www.facebook.com/events/1389597097755086/


Blacksmithing Class: Forged Leaves. Head to The Foundery for this basic blacksmithing class. In this class you will explore a few different techniques for hand-forging leaves and floral elements. It will cover basic blacksmithing techniques involving pre-forming and different leaf types that come from the pre-form. No prior experience required, this is a great class for beginners. $75. 6PM-9PM. The Foundery, 101 W. Dickman St., Baltimore. http://foundery.com/learn/​


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The Art of Making Cheese & Butter. These two things…cheese and butter…are some of the most ethereal pleasures in the culinary world. Explore many of the things you need to know to make your own butter and cheese at home in this cooking class. The class will work with a few vintage Dazey butter churns to make and season some of their own cultured butter. You’ll also make a few fresh cheeses, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Burrata and Queso Fresco and discuss and have demonstrated how to make some of the harder and aged cheeses. There will be a few of the classics on hand to learn about and sample. $49.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 1005 N Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar


​Summer in the Squares: Classical Revolution Baltimore. Kicking off Ambient August: Classical Revolution Baltimore. This adventurous local group plays chamber music in unconventional places (mostly in bars). The goal of Classical Revolution, a national organization begun in San Francisco, is to attract new audiences to the art form, and to empower classical musicians to reach out to their communities. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy this great FREE evening of music in Mount Vernon Place’s serene West Square. 7PM-8:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/summer-in-the-squares-classical-revolution-baltimore/


Films on the Pier, featuring Bad Moms. Another wonderful summer of hit films in one of the most gorgeous settings in all of Baltimore. Films On The Pier is becoming a part of every Baltimoreans summer plans, come see what it is all about. They put a GIANT film screen at the end of the Broadway Pier in Fells Point and project some of the best films of the past year in super sharp HD. This week's selection is Bad Moms (R, 2016). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. FREE. Film begins at dusk. Broadway Pier, Fells Point. https://www.facebook.com/FilmsOnThePier/


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Flicks From the Hill, featuring Julie & Julia. By far the largest outdoor movie night in Baltimore, Flicks From the Hill is sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum. In fact, the screen and speakers are built into the side of the museum building itself. The movie selection this week is Julie & Julia (PG-13). As many as 400-800 people gather on the side of Federal Hill each week, so make sure to show up early for a good spot. The Museum itself is FREE from 5-9PM the day of the movies, so make sure to check that out as well. FREE. 9PM show time. Federal Hill (movie rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 3rd floor), Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Chesapeake Bay Balloon & Wine Festival. This year the Festival is hosted by Triple Creek Winery and has expanded into a two day festival on Friday & Saturday, with a mass balloon ascension on Sunday morning. Activities include handmade crafts, kids zone with activities and petting zoo, live entertainment, retail, food vendors and a selection of wonderful wines. There will also be hot air balloon activities to including flights, tethers balloon rides, and walk-about balloons. All vendors and events will be outside. Friday and Saturday evening activities will culminate with up to 15 Balloons participating in a Balloon Glow at dusk each day. As with all hot air balloon related events, balloon flights are weather sensitive the festival is a rain or shine event. This event requires a pre-bought ticket & parking pass. Ticket options and prices vary. Friday & Saturday 12PM-9PM; Sunday mass balloon ascension 6AM. Triple Creek Winery, 11138 3 Bridge Branch Rd., Cordova. http://www.chesapeakebayballoonandwinefestival.com/


Sharkspeare. If you missed it the first time in July at Druid Hill, here's your chance to see it again! This summer, Shakespeare meets synchronized swimming in Fluid Movement’s annual water ballet “Sharkspeare.” Sharkespeare and his trusty assistant Shakesbear will herd their unruly crew of actors, swimmers, and ne’er-do- wells on- and off-stage at the Globe Theater Water Park and Renaissance Festival while trying to do justice to the great Bard’s work. $10. Friday at 9PM, Sat & Sun 5PM & 7PM. Patterson Park Pool, 148 S. Linwood Ave, Baltimore.
http://www.fluidmovement.org/

Dune, the Ballet. Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, Dune, is widely recognized as the best selling science fiction novel of all time. Join the Baltimore Theatre Project as they depict Herbert’s illustrative words through the art of ballet. Movement will be on full display in it’s varied definitions as they follow Paul Atreides in his rise to power as both royalty and the prophet of the Fremen. Ticket prices vary depending on showtime. Friday at 8PM, Sat 2PM & 8PM, Sun 2PM. Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W Preston St, Baltimore. https://theatreproject.ticketspice.com/dune-the-ballet



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The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, featuring Under the Tuscan Sun. The original outdoor movies in Baltimore! This week the movie selection is Under the Tuscan Sun. One of Little Italy’s most popular events, sponsored by Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a "centennial" home across the street. Movie-goers arrive early to set up chairs (not provided), listen to live Italian music, stroll the neighborhood and/or eat at one of Little Italy's many restaurants. Enjoy FREE popcorn with the movie! Festivities start at 7PM with the movie starting at 9PM. Corner of Stiles & High Streets, Baltimore. http://www.promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org/film-fest.html


Kevin Jackson. Baltimore’s own Kevin Jackson recorded and performed with artists Sheila E., Chico Debarge, Jennifer Holliday, Maysa, Oli Silk, and more. His potent mix of soulful R&B, rock, contemporary Christian, and contemporary jazz offers something for every taste. On stage, it’s easy to see this is where he is most comfortable. $20 non members, $17 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/kevin-jackson



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Silk-Screen Printing Intro Class. Join this introduction to Screen Printing class where you’ll use CNC cut vinyl decals on screened frames to create custom T-shirts! During this hands-on class, you will learn the process of screen printing T-shirt designs, techniques for setting up and operating the screen presses, and the principles and limitations for screen image transfer. After completing this course you will be able to use The Foundery’s screen printing presses to print your own custom designs. Please bring your own T-Shirts to practice on for this class. There will be some fabric available to practice with but shirts are not provided. $50. 12PM-2PM. The Foundery, 101 W. Dickman St., Baltimore. http://foundery.com/learn/


Maryland Crab Feast Class. One of the great culinary treasures of Maryland is the Blue Crab and this year the season is better than ever! This class will use the seminal guide to the Chesapeake's cuisine, Maryland's Way: The Hammond-Harwood House Cookbook, and recreate some of the great old recipes surrounding the tradition of eating hard crabs. While the class sets a pot of crabs up to steam you'll make Miss Adelaide Colhoun's Corn Fritters, Mrs. Clarence W. Miles, Fried Green Tomatoes, three great salads - Maryland Tomato, Potato and Mrs. Katherine Gittings Monvid's Cold Slaw and roast some Maryland sweet corn on the cob. You'll finish with some fresh doughnuts and local peach preserve. YUM! $69. 6:30PM-9:30PM. Schola, 1005 N Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar


Union Craft's 5th Anniversary Celebration. Union Craft Brewing is turning 5 and their annual birthday bash is back and will be better than ever. As always you can expect their biggest draft and cask offerings in one place including brand new brew debuts, rare & vintage, and and a full custom cask bar. Food will be on sale from Gypsy Queen, The Local Oyster, and Ekiben. Best of all, reuniting for the first time in a decade for ONE NIGHT ONLY, with all three original members, the legendary Big In Japan. Honey Island Swamp Band will be warming up the big stage. Each ticket includes your first beer and a commemorative glass. $30. 7PM-12AM. Union Craft Brewing, 1700 Union Ave., Baltimore. http://www.unioncraftbrewing.com/events/unions-5th-anniversary-celebration/


Breakfast Club Presents: A Benefit Show for Living Classrooms. ​Come out for a night of comedy and dancing to raise money for 
Living Classrooms Foundation. Featuring local GRASSFED comedians: Umar Khan (Gin & Jokes), Franqi French, Natalie McGill (Redacted Tonight), Eric Dadourian (Viceland & Nerdmelt), Chris Milner (Specific Ignorance), Josh Kuderna (Digression Sessions). Followed by hours of FREE RANGE dancing starting at 10PM with Captain Cocktail and Good Sport. $10 all access includes 1 free drink ticket, $5 just to dance. Doors open 7PM, comedy at 8PM and dancing at 10PM. Church & Co., 3647 Falls Rd., Baltimore. http://breakfastclubpresents.bpt.me/ 



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Baltimore Plays: Schoolhouse Rock.
 A generation of American kids grew up singing the catchy tunes from "Schoolhouse Rock," the smart animated series that taught us about government, history, science, multiplication tables and basic grammar through music. Led by Black Root and his exceptional backing band Black Root Underground, Baltimore artists will gather to sing their favorite Schoolhouse Rocks classic with their own B’more spin. Fun for everyone! $18 non members, $15 members, $10 children under 13 (+$3 at the door). Two shows 3PM & 6:30PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/baltimore-plays-schoolhouse-rock


Groovin' in the Grass Summer Concert Series. For over 25 years, Ladew Gardens has been hosting summer concerts on Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl, the centerpiece of Ladew’s 22 acres of formal and historical gardens. Reunited and rejuvenated, the local group the Jody West Band, delivers a diverse repertoire complete with a mixture of blues, swing, pop and classic rock. Guests are invited to bring their blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Food and drinks are available for purchase from The Manor Tavern. Tickets are sold at the gate; concert admission includes visiting the gardens. Discount coupons for concerts will be available at all Klein’s ShopRite locations. $7 member, $15 non member, $13 senior non member, $5 children under 12. Admission 5PM, concert 6PM-8PM. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton.http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/Summer-Concerts



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Summer Pastas Cooking Class. Everyone loves pasta, but when summer arrives the idea of heavy sauces such as Alfredo and Bolognaise are just not as appealing as they are in the colder weather. It is hard to beat the great taste of fresh pasta, so join Schola as they make it and give it a much lighter, refreshing look. The class will make two cold pasta salads, a 'Gazpacho' pasta salad inspired by the Spanish soup and a Lemony Cucumber salad with angel hair pasta. You'll then make Cavatelli with spring peas, mint and feta cheese and cheese Tortellini with charred tomatoes, roasted garlic and arugula. $49. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 1005 N Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar



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​Summer in the Squares: Lyric Opera Baltimore. Another Ambient August Evening: Lyric Opera Baltimore Steps Out! Enjoy a fun, FREE evening of wonderful singing – outside the opera house – in Mount Vernon Place’s West Square. Talented vocalists from Lyric Opera Baltimore will perform a medley of operatic favorites accompanied by keyboard. Bring everyone and a picnic blanket or lawn chair to hear some great music. 7PM-8:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/summer-in-the-squares-lyric-opera-baltimore/


Films on the Pier, featuring Captain Fantastic. Another wonderful summer of hit films in one of the most gorgeous settings in all of Baltimore. Films On The Pier is becoming a part of every Baltimoreans summer plans, come see what it is all about. They put a GIANT film screen at the end of the Broadway Pier in Fells Point and project some of the best films of the past year in super sharp HD. This week's selection is Captain Fantastic (R, 2016). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. FREE. Film begins at dusk. Broadway Pier, Fells Point. https://www.facebook.com/FilmsOnThePier/


Mystery Science Theater 3000, Live. For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of “MST3K” to Baltimore on the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow (Hampton Yount), Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be “MST3K” without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt), checking up on their unwilling test subjects via a video screen. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. The Lyric, 140 W. Mt Royal Ave., Baltimore. https://modell-lyric.com/event/mystery-science-theater-3000/



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Blacksmithing Class: Forged Fire Poker. No experience required for this basic blacksmithing class where you will forge a fire poker for use in your fireplace or your fire pit. $75. 6PM-9PM. The Foundery, 101 W. Dickman St., Baltimore. http://foundery.com/learn/


Jazzy Summer Nights. Monthly mid-week concert series (June -September) that features national and regional artists, food, water, wine, and spirits, sponsor activations, and VIP Cabanas. Jazzy Summer Nights has become the signature summer destination event for Baltimore City. This month step out and and enjoy Panama Band, Black Alley Band, and DJ Tanz. FREE. 6PM-10PM. Hopkins Plaza, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/DMVjazzysummernights/


Flicks From the Hill, featuring The Nutty Professor (1996). By far the largest outdoor movie night in Baltimore, Flicks From the Hill is sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum. In fact, the screen and speakers are built into the side of the museum building itself. The movie selection this week is The Nutty Professor (PG-13, 1996). As many as 400-800 people gather on the side of Federal Hill each week, so make sure to show up early for a good spot. The Museum itself is FREE from 5-9PM the day of the movies, so make sure to check that out as well. FREE. 9PM show time. Federal Hill (movie rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 3rd floor), Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Roll Out the Barrel. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance presents the second annual Roll Out the Barrel, a premium bourbon and cigar event. Taking place in conjunction with the kick-off of the MD State BBQ Bash, Roll Out the Barrel is an exclusive tasting event that will feature an outstanding selection of the most prestigious bourbons from over a dozen distillers. Attendees will be able to sample and learn about the particular bourbons through the representatives who will be there to educate the bourbon enthusiasts. Ticket includes tastings of unique bourbons, a premium cigar, a bourbon inspired catered dinner by One Eleven Main, specially brewed craft beer by Independent Brewing Company and a custom Roll Out the Barrel souvenir snifter glass. $75. 6PM-9PM. District Courthouse Parking Lot, 2 S Bond St., Bel Air. http://belairmaryland.org/roll-out-the-barrel/


The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, featuring Rocky. The original outdoor movies in Baltimore! This week the movie selection is Rocky. One of Little Italy’s most popular events, sponsored by Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a "centennial" home across the street. Movie-goers arrive early to set up chairs (not provided), listen to live Italian music, stroll the neighborhood and/or eat at one of Little Italy's many restaurants. Enjoy FREE popcorn with the movie! Festivities start at 7PM with the movie starting at 9PM. Corner of Stiles & High Streets, Baltimore. http://www.promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org/film-fest.html


Elvis Live in Concert. As Graceland® prepares to mark the milestone 40th anniversary of Elvis’™ passing this August, it has announced the U.S. debut of “Elvis: Live in Concert,” an all-new concert production featuring Elvis Presley on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra. This critically-acclaimed stage event features Elvis Presley as he has never been heard or seen before – with remastered vocals and the full, rich sound of a live orchestra, as well as performance footage rarely seen on the big screen. The production features many of Elvis’ biggest hits, as it celebrates the music, life and legacy of the greatest entertainer of all time. Ticket prices vary. 8PM. The Lyric, 140 W. Mt Royal Ave., Baltimore. https://modell-lyric.com/event/elvis-live-in-concert/


Throwback: A 90s HipHop Party. Break out your old-school threads and unlicensed samples for a night celebrating the golden age of hip hop. Catch hot Baltimore artists, fly styles, local shops, b-boys, DJs and more, all influenced by the hip-hop culture of the ‘90s. $12 non members, $9 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/throwback-90s-hip-hop-party



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Wild Walks - Rain Barrel Workshop with the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy.
 Take a walk on the wild side at Ladew! Head to the “One of the Top 5 Gardens in North America” for an outdoor exploration through the gardens, meadows, or woodlands with local exports and/or Ladew naturalists. Learn about the many benefits of rain barrels and water conservation while making your own to take home. Participants will also learn how to install, decorate and maintain their rain barrel. Fees include the rain barrel kit. $50 Gunpowder Valley Conservancy members, $60 Non-members. 10AM-12PM. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. http://www.ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Wild-Walks-and-Talks


Wine 101 - Tasting The Basics. ​​Join Chef Pellegrino for an evening of exploring one of his greatest passions, the world of wine. The class will work on understanding some of the basic components of wine; acidity, tannin, oak and other common aromas by tasting six different wines. Chef will also discuss ordering and storing wine in his no nonsense approach and total irreverence for wine snobbery. The intimate setting allows for students to ask questions and enjoy some truly great wines. Tasting sheets and wine friendly snacks are included. $59. 12PM. Spirits of Mt. Vernon, 900 North Charles St., Baltimore. http://spiritsofmtvernon.com/wine-seminars/


Park Heights Movies in the Park, featuring Mr. Church.  Head to this music and movie festival to enjoy a live music competition and then an outdoor movie. This week's movie is Mr. Church (PG-13). Talent show from 3PM-7PM, movies at 8PM. The Park at Park Heights, 3500 West Northern Parkway, Baltimore. http://musicjamparkmoviefestival.org/park-heights/


Adult Swim Pool Party. Adult swim at Patterson Park pool. Food vendors on site & music by DJ Nitro. All proceeds go to the Dunbar High School Athletic Department. $15. 7PM-11PM. Patterson Park Swimming Pool, 148 South Linwood Ave., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/1887222884873418/



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Two Tours, One Night. Go behind the scenes with the BMI, Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning & Monument City Brewing. Visit a 100-year-old industrial building at the edge of Highlandtown that once housed a veneer mill and a pajama factory, and is now home to Mark Supik & Co. Woodturning and Baltimore's newest craft brewery, Monument City Brewing Company. Join the BMI afterwards for a beer, snacks, and chats with the brewers and woodturners.  Beer prices are $2 - $6, or enjoy a flight for $12. Tours start at 5:30pm and include 20 minutes at each site. Pre-registration required. Free for BMI members, $10 non-members. 5:30PM-7:30PM. The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://48278.blackbaudhosting.com/48278/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=ea52c5cb-333f-47dc-8772-3c59ff193d77


Groovin' in the Grass Summer Concert Series. For over 25 years, Ladew Gardens has been hosting summer concerts on Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl, the centerpiece of Ladew’s 22 acres of formal and historical gardens. This week, enjoy the sounds of the Don't Stop Band. This high energy rock and roll band features saxophones, keyboards and stellar vocal harmony leaving audiences wanting more. You’ll be shouting “Don’t Stop!” Guests are invited to bring their blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages. Food and drinks are available for purchase from The Manor Tavern. Tickets are sold at the gate; concert admission includes visiting the gardens. Discount coupons for concerts will be available at all Klein’s ShopRite locations. $7 member, $15 non member, $13 senior non member, $5 children under 12. Admission 5PM, concert 6PM-8PM. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/Summer-Concerts


Mary J Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour. Twenty-five years of making music, 13 albums released. Mary J. Blige is not stopping yet! With special guest, Lalah Hathaway. Ticket prices vary. Showtime 8PM. Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore. https://www.livenation.com/events/674316-aug-13-2017-mary-j-blige-strength-of-a-woman-tour



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Alejandro Escovedo & Joe Ely. Two Texas legends share the stage for a truly rare and unforgettable evening! Alejandro Escovedo’s solo recording career began in 1992 and has received unstinting praise through his entire career. It’s no wonder that veteran Rolling Stone critic David Fricke pondered some years ago, “What does it take to make this man a star?” His listeners reap a bounty of all but incomparable richness, depth and emotional impact from a truly great American musical artist. Joe Ely’s had a career than can fairly be called mythic with songs about the geographic and romantic landscapes of the Lone Star State that are pure poetry, but there’s no other Texas songwriter on whom rock has left a stronger mark. Joe was a member of the original Flatlanders, a backup vocalist with the Clash, and a member of Los Super Seven. Joe has also shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, the Clancy Brothers, and Uncle Tupelo. He is a true pioneer of “outlaw country,” Americana, and Texas music. Don't miss this special event! $45 non members, $40 members (+$3 at the door). 7:30PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/alejandro-escovedo-joe-ely



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The Art of Bacon & Sausage Cooking Class. It is hard to deny that bacon has become ubiquitous in the culinary world, and for good reason. Sausage, something every culture has its own version of, stemmed from the desire to use even the most difficult of cuts from the animal. Explore these two culinary treasures in this class where you will learn about the proper tools and ingredients for making a variety of fresh sausages such sweet Italian, chorizo, maple sage breakfast patties and the spicy lamb sausage Merguez. The class will also cover the curing of meats and the process of making bacon. You'll finish by sampling all of these amazing creations. $59. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 1005 N. Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar


Summer in the Squares: Peabody Harpists. Ambient August brings you music August 16th from the Peabody Harp Department. Spend a relaxing summer evening in Mount Vernon Place’s tranquil West Square listening to luminous harp music played by international prize-winning musician Jasmine Hogan and current students from the department. Jasmine has performed worldwide both as a soloist and collaboratively with internationally renowned orchestras, opera companies, and chamber musicians. Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on the grass or sidewalk and enjoy this FREE evening of music. 7PM-8:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/summer-in-the-squares-peabody-harpists/


Films on the Pier, featuring Arrival. Another wonderful summer of hit films in one of the most gorgeous settings in all of Baltimore. Films On The Pier is becoming a part of every Baltimoreans summer plans, come see what it is all about. They put a GIANT film screen at the end of the Broadway Pier in Fells Point and project some of the best films of the past year in super sharp HD. This week's selection is Arrival (PG-13, 2016). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. FREE. Film begins at dusk. Broadway Pier, Fells Point. https://www.facebook.com/FilmsOnThePier/



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Best of Baltimore 2017. ​Join Baltimore magazine as they tip their hats to this year’s reigning “Best of Baltimore” class celebrated in the August issue. This year also marks a special milestone for the magazine, as they toast their 110th anniversary in the business. Ticket purchase includes upscale tastings from dozens of the area’s best restaurants featured in the August “Best of Baltimore” and March “Best Restaurants” issues; exclusive catered affair in the VIP lounge from La Cuchara and Minnow (VIP purchase required); handcrafted cocktails, crisp beers, and delicious wines; divine desserts; specialty luxury lounges, and more. Rock out to music from The Bellevederes and dance party beats from DJ Kopec. VIP guests will enjoy the jazzy tunes of the Rachel Ann Morgan Band. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Family Tree and its mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. $95 general admission, $150 VIP. 5:30PM-11PM. Hippodrome Theater, 12 North Eutaw St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baltimore-magazines-best-of-baltimore-party-2017-presented-by-horseshoe-casino-tickets-33927523135


Blacksmithing Class: Forging your own Bottle Opener. ​With the advent of home brewing, why not continue in the vein of hand-making and make your own bottle opener to go with your own handmade brew! This class is only three hours long and will cover hand forging basics and basic decorative elements. $50. 6PM-9PM. The Foundery, 101 W. Dickman St., Baltimore. http://foundery.com/learn/


Flicks From the Hill, featuring Moonstruck. By far the largest outdoor movie night in Baltimore, Flicks From the Hill is sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum. In fact, the screen and speakers are built into the side of the museum building itself. The movie selection this week is Moonstruck (PG). As many as 400-800 people gather on the side of Federal Hill each week, so make sure to show up early for a good spot. The Museum itself is FREE from 5-9PM the day of the movies, so make sure to check that out as well. FREE. 9PM show time. Federal Hill (movie rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 3rd floor), Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Date Night Cooking Class: Steak House. Explore one of America's most loved cuisine - Meat & Potatoes! Steak houses dominate the American restaurant scene with their classic menus and fancy interiors. In this class, you'll tackle the classics - the Wedge Salad with Candied Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing, Flintstone-esque Roasted Ribeyes, Lobster Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Creamed Spinach and the Double Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream and Hot Fudge to finish the night. $79.99. 6:30PM-9:30PM. Schola, 1005 N. Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar


The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, featuring Ocean's Eleven (1960). The original outdoor movies in Baltimore! This week the movie selection is the original Ocean's Eleven from 1960. One of Little Italy’s most popular events, sponsored by Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a "centennial" home across the street. Movie-goers arrive early to set up chairs (not provided), listen to live Italian music, stroll the neighborhood and/or eat at one of Little Italy's many restaurants. Enjoy FREE popcorn with the movie! Festivities start at 7PM with the movie starting at 9PM. Corner of Stiles & High Streets, Baltimore. http://www.promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org/film-fest.html


Luigi's Summer Movie Series, featuring Heavyweights. Luigi's Italian Deli of Hampden film series is back again this year, showing movies out back, behind the deli. The third installment of this year is Heavyweights (PG). Refreshments will be available until 9:30PM. BYOB. More details can be found using the link provided for their Facebook page. 8:30PM. Luigi's Italian Deli of Hampden, 846 W 36th St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/LuigisDeliOfHampden/



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Pop Art Workshop with Artist Michael Albert. ​New York Pop Artist & Author Michael Albert will be bringing his Modern Pop Art Experience program & Cereal Box Collage workshop back to the AVAM! Come for a fun art-making session for folks of all ages using recycled materials. Meet the artist, view a collection of his prints, and create your own collage using printed cardboard packaging. Each participant will also receive a free gift from the artist. This is a drop-in program, so just come on by! $5 (does not include museum admission). 10AM-4PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/pop-art-workshop-with-michael-albert.shtml


Comedy Night: Greg Fitzsimmons. Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101” and puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast twice a week. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has been on The Howard Stern Show more than 50 times. Greg has a new one-hour standup special on Comedy Central, stars in season 2 of “How to be a Grown Up” (TRU TV) and appeared on Louie (FX) this past season. He is a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Show and The Joe Rogan Experience and will appear later this year in both Comedy Bang Bang (IFC) and Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim). A frequent panelist for five years on Chelsea Lately, Greg also spent five years on VH1’s Best Week Ever, hosted Pumped (The Speed Channel) last year and starred in two half-hour stand-up specials on Comedy Central. Don't miss this special event! $25 non members, $22 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltmore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/comedy-night-greg-fitzsimmons

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Walking Tour: Mount Vernon Place and Monument Climb. Mount Vernon began as the estate of Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore’s rich and famous in the mid-19th century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and other families, built and lived in handsome mansions along the four parks of Mount Vernon Place surrounding the Washington Monument. The recent award-winning restoration to the 200-year old Washington Monument is the latest news from the revival of this historic neighborhood over the last decade. Join a tour to hear the stories behind the Washington Monument and see the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood. If your legs are strong, climb the Monument’s 227 steps for a birds-eye view of central Baltimore. Per city code, space inside the monument’s tower is limited. The tour will be capped at 15 people and we’ll meet at the South entrance of the Monument. $10, reserve in advance. 10AM-11AM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/walking-tour-mount-vernon-place-and-monument-climb-11/


Antique Auto Show. ​The Chesapeake Region Antique Automobile Club of America will showcase some of their antique, classic, and collector cars. Come see these beauties and tour the museum while your there! FREE outdoor event, museum requires admission fee. 10AM-2PM. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://chesapeakeaaca.org/pages/activities/flyers/2017museumindustry02.pdf


Blacksmithing Class: Forged Skulls. In this three hour classes, you will learn to make some hand-forged metal skulls. They can be used as keychains, beads, or good luck charms. Take one in your pocket and go! Expect to leave the class with a handful of unique and spooky skulls with their own personality. $75. 12PM-3PM. The Foundery, 101 W. Dickman St., Baltimore. http://foundery.com/learn/


Comedy Night: Jordan Carlos. Jordan Carlos is a stand-up comic and television personality who is best known for his work as a writer and on-air contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Colbert Report, MTV’s Guy Code, Girl Code and Guy Court. He has also appeared on hit series such as HBO’s Girls, Showtime’s The Affair, and Comedy Central’s Broad City. $18 non members, $15 members (+$3 at the door). 7PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/comedy-night-jordan-carlos



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Solar Eclipse Viewing. ​It’s been 99 years since the last coast-to-coast total eclipse. Come observe the solar eclipse with Cylburn Arboretum. While Cylburn is not on the “path of totality”, you’ll still be able to observe a partial eclipse by making pinhole cameras and watching the moon’s shadows cast by trees on the trails. For safety, eclipse glasses will be available for participants. Meet on the Mansion Porch; limited space - RSVP requested. $10. 1PM-3PM. Cylburn Arboretum Association, 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solar-eclipse-viewing-tickets-36401626244



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Cooking with Beer. Beer and Happy Hour pretty much go together! Schola is teaming up with Waverly Brewing Company, who will be providing the key 'ingredients' for this cooking class. Beer Battered Onion Rings, Dark Beer Braised Beef Sliders with Spicy Slaw, Beer Steamed Mussels with Garlic and Herbs, Beer infused Mac & Cheese and Deep Fried Beer Brownies. Oh my! $49.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 1005 N. Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar



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​Guided Garden Walk. Come for guided walk around the Cylburn Arboretum. Learn about the history of Cylburn’s gardens and grounds, and the current upkeep of the gardens. Meet the head gardener, learn more about volunteering, and reconnect with nature. Meet at the Vollmer Visitor Center. 5:30PM-6:30PM. Cylburn Arboretum (Vollmer Center), 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. http://cylburn.org/event/guided-garden-walk-3/


Summer in the Squares: Symphony Number One. Ambient August continues with a special performance by Mount Vernon’s very own contemporary classical group Symphony Number One! Symphony Number One is Baltimore’s newest chamber orchestra, dedicated to performing and promoting substantial works by emerging composers. Symphony Number One will play a medley of contemporary classical pieces including an original composition dedicated to Mount Vernon Place. Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on the grass or sidewalk in Mount Vernon Place’s West Square. 7PM-8:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/summer-in-the-squares-symphony-number-one/


Films on the Pier, featuring Lion. Another wonderful summer of hit films in one of the most gorgeous settings in all of Baltimore. Films On The Pier is becoming a part of every Baltimoreans summer plans, come see what it is all about. They put a GIANT film screen at the end of the Broadway Pier in Fells Point and project some of the best films of the past year in super sharp HD. This week's selection is Lion (PG-13, 2016). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. FREE. Film begins at dusk. Broadway Pier, Fells Point. https://www.facebook.com/FilmsOnThePier/



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Flicks From the Hill, featuring E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. By far the largest outdoor movie night in Baltimore, Flicks From the Hill is sponsored by the American Visionary Arts Museum. In fact, the screen and speakers are built into the side of the museum building itself. The movie selection for the final week of this outdoor movie series is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG). As many as 400-800 people gather on the side of Federal Hill each week, so make sure to show up early for a good spot. The Museum itself is FREE from 5-9PM the day of the movies, so make sure to check that out as well. For the final week, its Food Truck Night - food will be available for purchase starting at 5:30PM. 9PM show time. Federal Hill (movie rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 3rd floor), Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Wine & Wag. The Maryland SPCA's summer happy hour! Featuring wading pools for pets, play in the fun runs, bobbing for hot dogs and paw painting for dogs. The "Flea-less" Market is back again by popular demand, a make-your-own donation pet supply yard sale. We'll be serving cold beer, wine and soft drinks. Each month will feature a different cocktail. Food available for purchase by local vendors. There is a suggested donation of $3 for beer & wine and $1 for other beverages. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 5:30PM-8PM. The Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Rd., Baltimore. http://www.mdspca.org/updates/md-spca-events/wine-wags/


The Summer Soiree - 35th Anniversary Edition. Savor the moment! Enjoy innovative cuisine, signature cocktails, live music & entertainment, raffle auction, and more! Chef’s Expressions Catering & Event Design has been creating memorable experiences and visionary moments for 35 years! Join us in celebrating this special milestone with an unforgettable evening on the harbor. $40. 6:30PM-9PM. Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light St., Baltimore. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eedgmpzn4783172b&oseq=&c=&ch=


The Little Italy Open Air Film Fest, featuring Cinema Paradiso. The original outdoor movies in Baltimore! The Open Air Film Fest wraps up this week with Cinema Paradiso at a special time - 8:30PM. One of Little Italy’s most popular events, sponsored by Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999. Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a "centennial" home across the street. Movie-goers arrive early to set up chairs (not provided), listen to live Italian music, stroll the neighborhood and/or eat at one of Little Italy's many restaurants. Enjoy FREE popcorn with the movie! Festivities start at 7PM with the movie starting at 8:30PM. Corner of Stiles & High Streets, Baltimore. http://www.promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org/film-fest.html


Zydeco Dance Party. There are few sounds on the planet more danceable than zydeco music. Squeezebox ace, fiddler and singer Jeffery Broussard leads The Creole Cowboys, one of the finest zydeco groups in the world. The roots of the Creole Cowboys' music are in the traditional Creole songs that Jeffery Broussard heard as a boy when he played music with his father, the late Delton Broussard, and Delton's band, the Lawtell Playboys. Many of those songs originate from an earlier era when Creoles like Amédé Ardoin played music at house dances.  Furniture would be moved outside . The music would give neighbors, weary from long hours in the fields, the energy to dance until early morning. Today, the Creole Cowboys rock it hard and give dancers an old fashioned Zydeco workout. The dance floor is OPEN. Limited seating available. $20 non members, $17 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/zydeco-dance-party-jeffery-broussard-and-creole-cowboys


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Sunrise Yoga. Watch the sunrise over Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in a free yoga class hosted by the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Held as part of his “Peace Across America” tour, experienced instructor Sid McNairy welcomes yoga practitioners of all levels. After the class, sample local flavors at the BMI Farmers’ Market. FREE outdoor event. 6:30AM-8:30AM. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/


Chesapeake Beer Festival. This unique one-day festival will feature a vast array of regional craft beer and food vendors, local arts and crafts vendors, live music, a cornhole tournament and a kids play zone! All tickets include unlimited beer samples, souvenir glass and t-shirt (sizes not guaranteed for registrations after August 11th). Proceeds benefit recreational opportunities in Harford County. General admission $35, VIP $45; children under 18 free, designated drivers are free but must register on site. 11AM -12PM VIP only, 12PM-5PM general admission. Cedar Lane Regional Park, 1100 Cedar Lane, Bel Air. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chesapeake-beer-festival-tickets-35708335593


Metal Workshop: Precious Metal Clay. In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn all you need to create your own Fine Silver (99.9% silver) medallion using Precious Metal Clay. Forming, detailing, stone embedding, finishing and firing will all be completed during class so you can take your masterpieces home with you. These one of a kind creations make excellent gifts for any occasion! $100. 12PM-3PM. The Foundery, 101 W. Dickman St., Baltimore. http://foundery.com/learn/


Black Film Fridays, featuring The Five Heartbeats. Baltimore's outdoor film series featuring Black films. The final week's movie selection is The Five Heartbeats. Live music, food, drinks and vendors. Movies are free and open to the public. 6PM-10PM. Stone House Lawn of Parks & People Foundation, 2100 Liberty Heights Ave., Baltimore. http://www.blackfilmfriday.com/


Pics in the Park. Pics in the Park is a free outdoor movie series on the lawn in Center Plaza. There is enough lawn space to seat hundreds, so tell your friends. Bring your own picnic basket, blanket, or lawn chairs and cozy up for a fun evening. Movies begin at sundown, which means show times will vary month to month. August's selection is the Oscar nominated film La La Land (PG-13). Movie begins at sundown. FREE. Center Plaza, N. Charles & Fayette Streets. https://www.godowntownbaltimore.com/events/default.aspx?eid=04ACBD1D-CBCC-E411-9492-000C29C83DF1



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Summer Brunch Cooking Class. Summer is in full swing and that means there will be lots of fresh produce to use to craft some great brunch dishes! You'll make a zucchini, goat cheese and smoked ham strata, peach streusel coffee cake, baked Finnish pancakes with blueberry compote, corned beef hash with corn and heirloom tomatoes. $49.99. 11:30AM-2PM. Schola, 1005 N. Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar


Comedy Night: Hari Kondabolu. The last time Hari Kondabolu came through the Creative Alliance, both shows sold out. Advance purchase is highly recommended! A fearless political comedian, Hari Kondabolu tackles social issues in the confrontational spirit of Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor - but with a voice all his own. Hari has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham, and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He was also a writer and correspondent for the Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX. In 2014, he was interviewed on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR. A regular on the public radio circuit, he has also appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Bullseye, and Soundcheck. He has also appeared on popular podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes, and Too Beautiful to Live with Luke Burbank. $20 non members, $17 members (+$3 at the door). 7PM & 9:30PM. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/comedy-night-hari-kondabolu



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The Art of Making Pizza Cooking Class. Pizza, probably one of the most enjoyed foods in this country, is fun and easy to make from scratch at home. You'll learn to make both a thin crust and deep dish pizza crust, craft sauces and prepare toppings for this ubiquitous food. You'll then spend the rest of the class making pizzas and eating them! $49.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 1005 N. Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar



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Films on the Pier, featuring Edge of Seventeen. Another wonderful summer of hit films in one of the most gorgeous settings in all of Baltimore. Films On The Pier is becoming a part of every Baltimoreans summer plans, come see what it is all about. They put a GIANT film screen at the end of the Broadway Pier in Fells Point and project some of the best films of the past year in super sharp HD. This week's selection is Edge of Seventeen (R, 2016). Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. FREE. Film begins at dusk. Broadway Pier, Fells Point. https://www.facebook.com/FilmsOnThePier/


Summer in the Squares: Arrival. Ambient August wraps up its series of concerts with a screening of Arrival (2016), an Oscar-nominated film starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks (Adams) is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. As nations around the world verge on a massive war, Banks and her team decipher the alien language and try to convince their colleagues to avoid a disastrous choice. This is the last movie of the summer in Mount Vernon Place’s verdant East Square. Bring your own snacks and a picnic blanket or lawn chair. As always, popcorn is FREE! 8:30PM-11:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/event/summer-in-the-squares-arrival/​


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Doughnuts & Waffles Cooking Class. Warm doughnuts may possibly be the most irresistible food in the world! Doughnut lovers fall into two camps - cake doughnuts versus yeast doughnuts. In this class, you'll take a look at these two doughs making some of the classic versions of each from Italian Struffoli and Bomboloni to the ubiquitous glazed doughnut made popular by the Krispy Kreme franchise. You'll also have some fun making savory and sweet waffles on the waffle iron, including the Southern favorite Waffles and Fried Chicken! $49.99. 11:30AM-2PM. Schola, 1005 N. Charles St., Baltimore. http://www.scholacooks.com/calendar



Ongoing


Clock Room Tours. Every Saturday at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. Visit the tower and take a tour of our clock room! $5. Tours start at 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, and 2:30PM. http://www.bromoseltzertower.com/events


Rhythms & Reels. April 29-October 29. Free outdoor movies and concerts at parks all around town during the late spring, summer and early fall months. Put on by Baltimore City Parks, you'll find these spread all around, so keep an eye on the location. Now in it's second year, 20 partners have come together to host over 140 events at 32 different locations. See the link for the entire list. http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/sites/default/files/2017_Rhythms_Reels_Schedule.pdf


Baltimore Farmer's Market. April 23-December 17. While strolling through Maryland's largest producers-only market (producers-only meaning all vendors make what they sell), shoppers can revel at the sight of a vast quantity of foods, including crisp seasonal fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, lamb, rabbit, fresh baked goods, flavorful herbs and organically raised and produced milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese products. Additionally, dozens of food vendors add spice to the market with multicultural cuisine such as popular pit beef sandwiches, omelets and breakfast burritos, crepes, wood fired pizzas, pies and quiches, soups, noodles and dumplings. Vegan items are sold as well. The bazaar offers shoppers a variety of unique crafts and collectibles including jewelry, handbags, hair accessories, clothing, rugs, pottery and wooden items, stained glass and photographs. Many Sundays also feature live music performances and cooking demonstrations. Sundays, 7AM-12PM. The market is located below the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday & Saratoga streets.


Summer Sounds at the Square. Fridays, May 26-September 8. Now celebrating its fourteenth season, this community get-together brings the Belvedere Square community out in droves on Friday nights throughout the summer. Bring the whole crew to enjoy kid-friendly activities, food and drinks from all of the market’s merchants and, of course, a killer lineup of local bands. Throughout the season, dance along to alternative rockers Starcrush, ‘80s cover band The New Romance, R&B performers Essential Vybe, blues band The Honey Extractors, and more. Click the link for the concert schedule. FREE. 6PM-9PM. Belvedere Square, 529 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. http://belvederesquare.com/events/


Boordy Vineyard's Summer Evening Concerts. June 3-August 26. Baltimore County's principal Vineyard presents its Summer Concert Series featuring wine tasting, picnicking and stargazing all while listening to live music. Delicious food by The Corner Pantry and ice cream and floats from Prigel Family Creamery are available for purchase. $20. Gate opens at 5:05PM, Performance 6PM-9PM. Tickets, lineup and general information found at this link. http://www.boordy.com/page-332900/Events-At-Boordy.html


Towson Farmer's Market. June 8-October 26. The Towson Farmers Market brings organic, locally grown foods and hand crafted products to the Towson community. Market held on Allegheny Avenue, every Thursday from 10:45AM-3PM until October 26. http://www.towsonchamber.com/towson-farmers-market/


Free Yoga. Saturdays during the summer, June 17-September 30. Come experience the Conservancy’s sponsored free Yoga – Mount Vernon Place – East Square. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Appropriate for all levels. Yoga continues outside every Saturday throughout the summer. Thanks to instructor Jude Asher for leading this group! On rainy days or days when it’s over 80 degrees by 8 am, please go directly to the Belvedere. In case of cancellation, a notice will be posted in this event. 8:30AM-9:45AM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/events/

Music on Main Street. Fridays, ​June 23-August 25. This summer series has become a Reisterstown ritual over the past few years. On Friday evenings, kick-back on the front lawn of Franklin Middle School off of the north end of Main Street & Cockeys Mill Road to enjoy food and drinks from local vendors, mingle with friends and neighbors, and jam to the sounds of local performers like party rockers Don’t Stop, pop cover group Dave DeMarco Band, and jazz and funk-influenced sextet Different Sisters. Crowds range from 600 - 900 people. Parking lots are on both sides of the school and across the street. Bring your lawn chairs. Click the link for the concert schedule.  FREE. 7PM-10PM. 10 Cockeys Mill Rd., Reisterstown. https://www.mdparty.com/venues/default?id=11607


SPCA Summer Reading Program. July 11-August 29. Starting in July the Maryland SPCA's Summer Reading Program Humane Education initiative for kids ages 6-12 years old is back. School may be out for the summer, but don't let that stop your children from practicing their reading skills. The Summer Reading Program at the Maryland SPCA and Project Adopt helps both children by strengthening their reading skills and pets by giving them company, which helps to reduce stress if they are anxious in a kennel environment. The Summer Reading Program will run on Tuesdays until the end of August 2017. FREE, but registration is required. Tuesdays, 3PM-4PM. Maryland SPCA, 3300 Falls Rd, Baltimore. http://www.mdspca.org/updates/detail/summer-reading-program-at-the-md-spca-july-11


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert. July 27-July 29. Rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. CineConcerts brings the beloved film to life with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams` iconic score. Immerse yourself in the magic as you watch a house elf make trouble, a car fly, a giant talking spider, a mysterious diary and much more set to the music you know and love. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event! Ticket prices and show times vary. http://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2016-2017-events/harry-potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets-in-concert/


A Midsummer Night's Dream. July 28-July 30. Join the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory for a mischievous, laugh-filled love story. $20, $15 student/teacher/artist/senior (plus service fee). Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 4PM. Great Hall Theater at St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Baltimore. http://www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org/midsummer


Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week. July 28-August 6. Baltimore is a delicious city. Try somewhere new, grab lunch instead of eating at your desk, have a date night (or three). Restaurants aren't skimping on the food, instead they are showcasing their chefs and menus in hopes of luring you back as a forever customer. Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20. Three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35. Reservations are not required to get the deals, but recommended. (*Menus are subject to change, see restaurants for details.) Share your Baltimore Restaurant Week experiences with us on social media with the hashtag #BaltRW! Find participating restaurants here: http://www.baltimorerestaurantweek.com/


Baltimore Improv Festival. ​July 31-August 6. The 11th Annual Baltimore Improv Festival returns with the best talent on the east coast. This year features 7 nights of world-class comedy shows and 2 days of improv workshops for students of all experience levels. The Festival features performers from Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and beyond. Go see performances by some of the best in the business. Ticket prices and showtimes vary. See the link for a full schedule of festival events. http://www.baltimoreimprovfestival.org/index.html


Maryland Renaissance Festival. August 26-October 22, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. Once having finished your journey to the free parking lot, enter the gates of Revel Grove using your passport to merriment. You will be greeted with a map of the realm listing all of the locations and attractions the festival has to offer. With 8 stages, jousting, street entertainment and pub/tavern performances all included with your admission, there is so much to do and see, that not all of it can be experienced in one day. Ticket prices vary. Festival hours are 10AM-7PM. 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis. https://www.rennfest.com/