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A Summer Solstice Gathering at the Rotunda. Join the Gathering Food Truck Fest as they once again take over the The Rotunda for an evening of Baltimore's best food trucks, great drinks, live music, vendors, and a kids zone, not to mention all of the merchants at The Rotunda! As always, The Gathering is for all ages and polite pet friendly. Parking is free - see link for details. FREE; $30 VIP ticket includes all you care to drink. 5PM-10PM. The Rotunda, 711 West 40th St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/2067689843519720/


​Mokoomba from Zimbabwe. This show is a limited seating dance party! With infectious Afro-pop grooves, lock-step dance moves, and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, it is no wonder Mokoomba has been hailed as “quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory” by Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre. The band’s unique mix of traditional Tonga, Luvale, & Nyanja rhythms combined with other pan-African music cultures and generous dashes of Rap, Ska, Soukous and Afro-Cuban music has gained worldwide attention. Since winning the Music Crossroads Inter-regional Festival Competition in Malawi (2008), Mokoomba has toured more than 40 countries on 5 continents, including the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, the first and only Zimbabwean group to do so. $18, $15 members (+$3 At the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/mokoomba-zimbabwe


New Music Festival: Chamber Jam. Featuring performances by BSO musicians and local New Music groups, including Mind On Fire. This is a free concert open to the general public. No tickets required. FREE. 8PM. Motor House – Graffiti Alley, 120 W North Ave., Baltimore. http://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/new-music-festival-chamber-jam/



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Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge. The 10th Annual Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge 2018 takes place along the waterfront at Under Armour Headquarters in Baltimore. The free event highlights the ancient art of dragon boat racing. The Baltimore Dragon Boat Club will host a mix of corporate, city, breast cancer survivor and club dragon boat teams in a series of 500-meter races. The heats will be based on best times with teams advancing through a semi-final elimination round. There will be 500m and 2000m races. FREE. 8AM-5PM. Waterfront at Under Armour Headquarters, 1010 Hull St., Baltimore. http://www.baltimoredragonboatclub.com/about-us/bdbc-challenge


Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival. On a hot summer day there’s nothing better than breaking into a bushel of Old Bay-encrusted crabs accompanied by an ice-cold beer. Now in its fifth year, the largest crab feast in the city returns with more than 30,000 crabs and 50 beers, plus wine, spirits, and plenty of crab-cracking mallets to go around. Stake out a shady spot, spread out the brown picnic-table paper, and get crackin’ at this annual all-you-can-taste extravaganza. Ticket options and prices vary. Session One: 11AM-3PM; Session Two: 5PM-9PM. Rash Field, Inner Harbor, 201 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://mdcrabfest.com/baltimore/show-info


​American Culinary Federation Gala. If “food and wine” are your middle and last names then you need to clear your calendar for the American Academy of Chefs dinner. The theme is East meets West: Asian/Pacific rim meets Mid-Atlantic cuisine. This black-tie optional gala tantalizes from the opening champagne reception all the way through the five course dinner perfectly paired with a selection of wines to round out the evening. See link for full menu. Proceeds from the dinner will support the AAC scholarship fund at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) as well as donate to the ACF National Culinary Olympic Team. $125 (all inclusive). 6PM-10PM. Maryland Club, 1 E. Eager St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/253681415204498/


​New Music Festival: Symphonic Concert. Featuring the World Premiere of Kevin Puts’ Oboe Concerto, “Moonlight.” Come early and enjoy a block party beginning at 6PM outside of the Meyerhoff. Featuring food trucks and live music from DJ Double 8! Panel discussion with Marin Alsop, James MacMillan, Kevin Puts, Dan Visconti and Du Yun at 7:15PM in the Meyerhoff lobby. Ticket required. FREE or pay what you wish ($4 fee added to ticket purchase). 6PM Block Party, 7:15PM Panel Discussion, 8PM Concert. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/new-music-festival-symphonic-concert/


Cosmic World of Moondog. Blind and handsome, for over 30 years, one of the most recognizable figures in New York City was Louis Hardin, Jr., known to most as Moondog. A tower of a man, who stood on Sixth Avenue and 54th Street dressed as a Viking selling poetry and playing homemade instruments. Tonight, Baltimore musicians including (but not limited to) Liz Downing, Anne Watts (of Boister), Mind on Fire, Michael Willis, Brooks Long, and Hanna Olivegren, perform his amazing compositions and try their best to inhabit the cosmic world that Moondog created. $18, $15 members (+$3 at the door). 8:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/cosmic-world-moondog



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A Night at the Farm Under the Stars. As part of The Elephant's monthly Curated Culinary Events, they are hosting a very special evening at one of their farms - Roots Farm at McDonogh School. The Elephant's chefs will prepare a 5 course menu served family style using the produce that they will pick that day and cook onsite. Price includes welcome cocktail reception, wine, and dinner. For reservations, call 443.447.7878 or email Reservations@TheElephantBaltimore.com. $135. 5PM-8PM. Roots Farm, 8600 McDonogh Rd., Owings Mills. https://www.facebook.com/events/213946705880491/


Cajun Dance Party: Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began thirty years ago with a reputation for excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on. Steve Riley of Mamou, Louisiana, is a widely acknowledged master of the Cajun accordion and its singularly powerful sound. There has never been an official competition among Cajun accordionists, but whenever a contest does arise, Steve Riley usually wins it or judges it. Despite the lack of official metrics or quantifying factors, it remains true that most people think Steve is the best there is, and very few would argue the point. His playing is a standard by which timing, phrasing and ingenuity are measured on the royal instrument of South Louisiana. That, combined with his searing, emotional vocals, songwriting, soulful fiddling and onstage front man charisma, have led many to refer to the band simply as “Steve Riley.” For many, that would be enough, but for this band and its devoted fans, there’s much, much more. The dance floor will be WIDE OPEN to accommodate dancers. $23, $20 members (+$3 at the door). 7:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/cajun-dance-party-steve-riley-mamou-playboys



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​Salsa Dinner. Points South Latin Kitchen offers up a 3 course dinner and wine pairings featuring salsa dancers! Ticket includes tax & gratuity. $65. 7PM-10PM. Points South Latin Kitchen, 1640 Thames St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salsa-dinner-at-points-south-latin-kitchen-tickets-46321756621


Thumbscrew with Susan Alcorn. The trio Thumbscrew came about by accident, after bassist Michael Formanek subbed in a band including guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Something special happened among them right away, so they formed a trio, a co-operative in the truest sense. They play originals by all hands, compositions whose rhythms may surge or lag or veer sideways according to their own internal logic. The blend is tight: one string (or metal) sound may bleed into another. It’s something to hear - something twisty and turny and always on the move. The evening will begin with a solo performance by Susan Alcorn on pedal steel guitar. World renown as one of the premier practitioners on her instrument, Alcorn performs frequently with Mary Halvorson. $20, $17 members (+$3 at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/thumbscrew-w-susan-alcorn



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Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It. The food preservation series is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience for beginners and advanced canners. This class focuses on Cherry Jam. There will be a typical workshop class lecture, followed by participants going into the kitchen to make the canned produce that you will bring home that day. Fee includes lecture/instruction and all the equipment and produce to process your own preserved jar. $20. 6PM- 8:30PM. University of Maryland Extension, 1114 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-series-baltimore-county-2018-tickets-43668294043


MVP Movie Night: STEP. Head to Mount Vernon Place’s verdant East Square for this first movie of the summer! Step is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team set against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. This all female school, the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (just steps from Mount Vernon Place!) is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so. As always, popcorn is FREE. Bring your own snacks and a picnic blanket or lawn chair. FREE. 8:30PM-11:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Place, Baltimore.  http://mvpconservancy.org/event/mvp-movie-night-step/



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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. This month enjoy the movie Get Out. FREE. 8PM. Center Plaza, ​120 W Fayette St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/2002345206696008/



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Summer Sounds at the Square - Ricky Wise & The Dirty Unit. The square is the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region's top bands as well as the restaurants and shops of Belvedere Square. In addition to free outdoor concerts, Summer Sounds offers a Kids' Zone with fun activities. This Friday, Ricky Wise & The Dirty Unit are excited to bring you rock with a classic sound, with more soul and energy than anyone around! FREE. 6PM-9PM. Belvedere Square, 529 E Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. http://belvederesquare.com/updates/2018-summer-sounds/


Jack Broadbent. Hailed as “the new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. Legends of rock, blues, roots and folk influenced Jack’s distinctive song writing, singing and performance style, which have a depth and heart that defies strict musical genres. Jack‘s performances exude a warmth, humor and energy that has electrified audiences worldwide. $20, $17 members ( +$3 at the door). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2018/jack-broadbent


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Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It. The food preservation series is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience for beginners and advanced canners. This class focuses on Cherry Jam. There will be a typical workshop class lecture, followed by participants going into the kitchen to make the canned produce that you will bring home that day. Fee includes lecture/instruction and all the equipment and produce to process your own preserved jar. $20. 9AM-12PM. University of Maryland Extension, 1114 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-series-baltimore-county-2018-tickets-43668294043


Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It. The food preservation series is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience for beginners and advanced canners. This class focuses on Pickled Carrots. There will be a typical workshop class lecture, followed by participants going into the kitchen to make the canned produce that you will bring home that day. Fee includes lecture/instruction and all the equipment and produce to process your own preserved jar. $20. 2PM-5PM. University of Maryland Extension, 1114 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-series-baltimore-county-2018-tickets-43668294043


Patterson Park Summer Concert Series. Concerts held on Pagoda Hill every summer June through August, in the evening. There are always plenty of food vendors and other fun stuff, so be sure to check out the best free concert series in Baltimore. This week a special presentation: Serenade! Festival. FREE. 6:30PM-8:30PM. https://pattersonpark.com/concert-series/



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Star Spangled Spectacular. Celebrate Independence Day with the BSO at Oregon Ridge and enjoy great music and jaw-dropping fireworks! BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads the orchestra in patriotic scores like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s "The Stars and Stripes Forever" alongside family favorites from Bruce Springsteen, Beauty and the Beast and more! Enjoy food trucks on site serving up great local eats. All tickets are general admission, lawn seating. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Event tickets available online. Tickets will also be available at the door. Rain date is July 4, 2017. $22 adult, $11 child (in advance); $25 adult, $15 child (at gate). 5PM gates open; 8PM concert. Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Rd., Hunt Valley. http://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2017-2018-events/star-spangled-spectacular/



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Catonsville's Independence Day Celebration. This all-day, fun-filled Catonsville tradition (since 1947) features children's games, races, and concerts all day long. The  Annual Grand Parade is so popular, residents often set out chairs in advance along the route on Frederick Road. The Parade steps off at 3PM. Hailed as "the best fireworks display in the region" begins at 9:15PM at Catonsville High School. Fireworks rain date is July 8, 2017. ​FREE. 8:30AM-10PM. Various locations around Catonsville. http://www.catonsvillecelebrations.org/


July 4th Visionary Pets on Parade. Dress your pet & come strut your stuff at the July 4th Visionary Pets on Parade! Get ready for animal fun! Trophies awarded for Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet Lookalikes, Least Likely to Succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks, and more. Friendly pets of ALL kinds are welcome. The best dog-gone parade in town is followed by the Pet Talent [or Not] Show. Then, sit and stay for a rousing game of pet musical chairs. Pets must be leashed or carried. H20 and baggies provided. FREE. 9:30AM pet registration; 10AM parade. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/july4-pet-parade.shtml


Towson 4th of July Parade. Celebration of America's birthday with bands, clowns, marching units and military. FREE. Parade begins at 10:30AM. Towsontown Blvd. & Bosley Ave. https://www.towsonparade.com/


Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration. Commemorate Independence Day at one of the biggest Mid-Atlantic celebrations! The Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration takes place in the heart of downtown Baltimore at the Inner Harbor, featuring live music and celebratory fireworks. The event will showcase music by U.S. Navy Band starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light Streets. At 9:30 p.m., the spectacular fireworks show, choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music, can be viewed from many locations downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Locust Point, Fells Point, Canton and Harbor East. In case of severe weather, the fireworks show will take place July 5. FREE. 7PM. Various locations around Baltimore. http://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/ports-america-chesapeake-4th-july-celebration


​Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise. Enjoy front-row fireworks, Baltimore's ultimate July 4th experience! Splash aboard Spirit Cruises and get front-row seats to Baltimore's spectacular fireworks show. The Inner Harbor has never looked so stunning beneath the illuminated night sky. Celebrate America's birthday this 4th of July with a premium bar package, festive buffets and interactive DJ Entertainment. Ticket prices vary. 7PM boarding. Spirit of Baltimore, 561 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.spiritcruises.com/baltimore/cruises/holiday/independence-day


Red, White, & Pride. Come aboard and celebrate America's independence on Pride of Baltimore II, America's Star-Spangled Ambassador! Pack a picnic and enjoy an exclusive, unobstructed view of the Inner Harbor fireworks from Pride's deck. This is a 4th of July experience you will never forget!  It is a dockside event, so you are welcome to board at your leisure. Flat rubber sole shoes are recommended. You are welcome to bring food and drink aboard (no crystal glasses, please, but bottled beverages are permitted). $25. 7:30PM. Pier 1, Inner Harbor, 301 East Pratt St., Baltimore. https://pride2.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a192A000008WNWh&state=MD



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​WTMD First Thursdays. ​Join WTMD at the Canton Waterfront Park for their First Thursday Festival! It’s free music on the waterfront presented by Brewer's Hill! This month's concert features Lake Street Dive, The Suffers, Andy Bopp, Van William, The Mother Hips and more. Many food vendors will be on site and beer, wine and cider are available for purchase. Rain or shine. FREE. 5PM-10:30PM; music begins at 5:30PM. Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St., Baltimore. https://wtmd.org/radio/first-thursday-concerts-in-the-park/



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Summer Sounds at the Square - Nelly's Echo. The Square is the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top bands as well as the restaurants and shops of Belvedere Square. In addition to free outdoor concerts, Summer Sounds offers a Kids’ Zone with fun activities. You might recognize Nelly's Echo from having been featured on season 3 of "The Voice." Nelson, Thomas and Jordan bring their combo of R&B, pop and soul to Summer Sounds! FREE. 6PM-9PM. Belvedere Square, 529 E Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. http://belvederesquare.com/updates/2018-summer-sounds/


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Folkal Point: Andy Bopp. Folkal Point is a monthly singer-songwriter series to showcase local folk-music talent hosted by An die Musik. On the heels of his WTMD First Thursday performance on July 5, hear this Baltimore-based power-pop performer rock the crowd with songs from his forthcoming album, Wherewithal, in his first-ever show for the series. $12 in advance; $15 at door; $10 full-time student with ID. 7:30PM. An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=0B7C9DC8-AE83-B858-22AD38C0AF89D427



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​Cooking Classes with Chef Jay Rohlfing. ​Join Cunningham's Cafe for their "Cooking with Jay" series. Every month, Chef Jay will share his knowledge of food and show you how to be a culinary master in your home. Learn everything you need to impress your friends and relatives. $35. 6PM. Cunningham's Cafe, 1 Olympic Place, Towson. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-classes-with-chef-jay-rohlfing-tickets-44289224262



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Flicks Premiere Party. Kick off AVAM's 2018 season of Flicks from the Hill with our Flicks Premiere Party! Enjoy all-you-can drink and eats from local restaurants with ticket purchase (while food and drink lasts). All proceeds benefit the American Visionary Art Museum. All ages welcome. Please show a photo ID for a 21-and-over wristband. After the Premiere Party, grab your spot on Federal Hill for the 9pm screening of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." $15 for General Public; $10 for AVAM Members. 6:30PM-8:30PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-premiere-party.shtml


Flicks from the Hill - Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is free! The museum is FREE & OPEN 5pm-9pm on Flicks nights! In case of inclement weather, you can check AVAM's Facebook page if the screening has moved indoors to the Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Food and drink are allowed there. (Service animals are also allowed, though pets are not.) FREE. 9PM showtime. American Visionary Arts Museum., 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore. http://avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Summer Sounds at the Square - Sons of Pirates. The Square is the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top bands as well as the restaurants and shops of Belvedere Square. In addition to free outdoor concerts, Summer Sounds offers a Kids’ Zone with fun activities. Sons of Pirates will be at Summer Sounds with the very best beach party music in the region! FREE. 6PM-9PM. Belvedere Square, 529 E Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. http://belvederesquare.com/updates/2018-summer-sounds/


Bastille Day Wine Dinner. Chef's Expressions' wine suppers are the euphoria of amazing food and wine combinations. Chef’s Expressions creates a gourmet multi-course meal inspired by unique wines to create a one of a kind dining experience. What better way to celebrate the wine capital’s day of independence than a flavorful multi-course menu filled with French-inspired food and wine. Each course has been carefully paired for your enjoyment. Each Wine Supper benefits a different non-profit organization in the local area. Proceeds from this event will go to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. $120 (includes service). 6:30PM-9:30PM. Gramercy Mansion, 1400 Greenspring Valley Rd., Stevenson. https://www.chefsexpressions.com/events/event/meals-wheels-presents-bastille-day-wine-supper​

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Crab Feast in the Square. The Canton Square Hospitality Association is bringing the entire community together for an all you can eat and drink crab feast this summer! All you can eat steamed crabs, pit beef, Maryland soup, hot dogs, Old Bay wings, sausage with peppers & onions, baked ziti, potato salad, corn on the cob and more! You will not leave this event hungry! Enjoy live music and all you can drink (see link for info). Fun for all ages! $65 adults 21+; $25 ages 7-20; FREE kids 6 and under. Two sessions: 12PM-4PM or 5PM-9PM. O'Donnell Square Park, 2917 Odonnell St, Baltimore. https://csha.ticketleap.com/crab-feast/

Weekend Walk-in - Micro World. Join AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in their classroom! Education staff will help you explore new creative territory & make a project inspired by one of their beloved visionary artists. This month, be inspired by artist Ingo Swann and build a world of your own in a small box! Supplies & boundless inspiration provided. $5. 1PM-4PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/for-educators-and-educatees/weekend-walk-in.shtml


Water Lantern Festival. Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you'll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water. Experience the wonder, enjoy the atmosphere, and come together with One World. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, the lanterns are launched onto the water. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It’s a night that you’ll never forget. Bring your own food or enjoy the food trucks that will be onsite. Ticket includes a floating lantern to launch on the water, keychain LED flashlight, marker and wristband. Ticket price TBD. 4:30PM-10PM. Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/2025050344385463/



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Patterson Park Summer Concert Series. Concerts held on Pagoda Hill every summer June through August, in the evening. There are always plenty of food vendors and other fun stuff, so be sure to check out the best free concert series in Baltimore. This week enjoy Fractal Cat and their psychedelic rock sounds. FREE. 6:30PM-8:30PM. https://pattersonpark.com/concert-series/



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Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It - Pickles. The food preservation series is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience for beginners and advanced canners. This course is aimed at introducing the food science principles of high and/or low acid foods to be preserved, as well as the knowledge to safely can to prevent botulism.  For our advanced canners this class provides them with the updated science, resources, and tools that may not have been available when they first started canning. This class focuses on pickles. There will be a typical workshop class lecture, followed by participants going into the kitchen to make the canned produce that you will bring home that day. Fee includes lecture/instruction and all the equipment and produce to process your own preserved jar. $20. 11AM-2PM. University of Maryland Extension, Harford County Agricultural Center, 3525 Conowingo Rd., Suite 600, Street. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-2018-harford-county-tickets-43718343743



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Fit Before Flicks - Yoga. Refresh and rejuvenate with a free yoga session! Participants of all abilities, including beginner, are welcome. BYO yoga mat or towel. Also enjoy free museum admission 5-9pm, then stick around for the FREE Flicks From The Hill screening at 9pm on Federal Hill. The movie on this date is Casablanca (1942). Please note: this workshop, weather permitting, will occur outside on concrete and pavers. You can check AVAM's Facebook page in case it has moved indoors due to the weather. FREE. 6:30PM. American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center Plaza, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-yoga.shtml


Flicks from the Hill - Casablanca. Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is free! The museum is FREE & OPEN 5pm-9pm on Flicks nights! In case of inclement weather, you can check AVAM's Facebook page if the screening has moved indoors to the Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Food and drink are allowed there. (Service animals are also allowed, though pets are not.) FREE. 9PM showtime. American Visionary Arts Museum., 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore. http://avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Artscape. This year, the Baltimore art festival is going "themeless" and encouraging artists and festival-goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City. Enjoy the Artists’ Market featuring 150+ vendors and craftspeople, live concerts on three outdoor stages, outdoor sculpture and art installations, visual art exhibits, performing arts including dance, street theater, jazz, opera and classical music, film, experimental music and a comedy club as well as local food, beer and other beverages. New for 2018 – Artscape is proud to shine a light on the creative and artistic talent of Baltimore’s youth, with plans to showcase youth-focused programming (in both the visual and performing arts) on Artscape’s opening day – Friday, July 20. FREE. 11AM-9PM Friday & Saturday; 11AM-7PM Sunday. Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods, Baltimore. http://www.artscape.org/home



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3rd Fridays in the Square. ​The Canton Square Hospitality Association is launching a free outdoor concert series this summer to bring the community together in the heart of our neighborhood! Come enjoy live music in the Square with your friends and neighbors every 3rd Friday from May-September. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale in the Square during the concerts, along with local restaurants selling their food in cafes set up in the street. FREE. 4PM-9PM. O'Donnell Square Park, 2917 Odonnell St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/356773101493957/


Summer Sounds at the Square - Tumble Home. The Square is the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top bands as well as the restaurants and shops of Belvedere Square. In addition to free outdoor concerts, Summer Sounds offers a Kids’ Zone with fun activities. Tumblehome, a Baltimore based Rhythm & Blues/Rock cover band, will be at the Square for a night of classic rock, great food and even better vibes! FREE. 6PM-9PM. Belvedere Square, 529 E Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. http://belvederesquare.com/updates/2018-summer-sounds/



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Shiny Happy Things Workshop (and Neckties!) with Bob Benson. ​Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own flashies — dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such. You'll also have the chance to make a beautiful mirror necktie — a treat for yourself, or the perfect gift for a special person in your life. Each participant will receive instruction on cutting and assemblage and will leave this workshop with at least one finished project, and possibly even both a flashie and a necktie! For beginning and continuing students. $55, $40 members. 11AM-2PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://www.avam.org/news-and-events/events/shiny-happy-things.shtml


Whisky on the Waterfront. FREE summertime concerts at the Sagamore distillery! Enjoy waterfront views, refreshing cocktails, beer, wine and live music. Food and beverages will be available to purchase from Rye Street Tavern. Please feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the waterfront view. No outside food, beverage and coolers will be allowed. This event is for all ages! Dogs are also welcome, but must be on a leash. FREE. 11AM-5PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/event/whiskey-on-the-waterfront/2018-07-21/ 



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Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It - Pickles. The food preservation series is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience for beginners and advanced canners. This course is aimed at introducing the food science principles of high and/or low acid foods to be preserved, as well as the knowledge to safely can to prevent botulism.  For our advanced canners this class provides them with the updated science, resources, and tools that may not have been available when they first started canning. This class focuses on pickles. There will be a typical workshop class lecture, followed by participants going into the kitchen to make the canned produce that you will bring home that day. Fee includes lecture/instruction and all the equipment and produce to process your own preserved jar. $20. 6PM-8:30PM. University of Maryland Extension, 1114 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville. ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-series-baltimore-county-2018-tickets-43668294043


Patterson Park Summer Concert Series. Concerts held on Pagoda Hill every summer June through August, in the evening. There are always plenty of food vendors and other fun stuff, so be sure to check out the best free concert series in Baltimore. This week enjoy the soul/hip hop sounds of J Pope and the HearNow. FREE. 6:30PM-8:30PM. https://pattersonpark.com/concert-series/



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Fit Before Flicks - Tour de Federal Hill. The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) & Race Pace Bicycles are teaming up once again for the annual Tours de Federal Hill bike rides! See the local sights & scenery from the seat of your 2-wheeler on these relaxed, evening rides. Meet 6:30pm at Race Pace Bicycles(1414 Key Highway), then pedal through the historic neighborhoods & parks of Federal Hill, ending at AVAM around 8pm – just in time for you to visit the museum & catch the free Flicks from the Hill movie at 9pm! In case of inclement weather, check AVAM's Facebook page. FREE. 6:30PM-8PM. Race Pace Bicycles, 1414 Key Hwy., Baltimore. http://avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-tours-de-fed-hill.shtml


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. This month enjoy a Christmas in July marathon featuring Christmas episodes from The Office. FREE. 8PM. Center Plaza, ​120 W Fayette St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/2002345206696008/?event_time_id=2002345210029341


Flicks from the Hill - Clue. Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is free! The museum is FREE & OPEN 5pm-9pm on Flicks nights! In case of inclement weather, you can check AVAM's Facebook page if the screening has moved indoors to the Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Food and drink are allowed there. (Service animals are also allowed, though pets are not.) FREE. 9PM showtime. American Visionary Arts Museum., 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore. http://avam.org/news-and-events/events/flicks-from-the-hill.shtml



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Summer Sounds at the Square - The Long Run. The Square is the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top bands as well as the restaurants and shops of Belvedere Square. In addition to free outdoor concerts, Summer Sounds offers a Kids’ Zone with fun activities. All the way from south Florida - The Long Run a Journey through the music of The Eagles is the ultimate Eagles tribute show! FREE. 6PM-9PM. Belvedere Square, 529 E Belvedere Ave., Baltimore. http://belvederesquare.com/updates/2018-summer-sounds/


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Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival. Baltimore County’s largest Food Truck Festival! 38 savory and sweet food trucks, live music, local craft beers, sangria, wine and cocktails, 40+ local artisans and vendors in the Shopping Village, fashion trucks, dining/shade tents, a pie eating contest and more! Fun for all ages. $15 general admission. 12PM-9PM. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Racetrack Infield, 2200 York Rd., Lutherville-Timonium. https://www.mt.cm/trifecta-food-truck-music-festival



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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​​


Free Yoga. ​Every Saturday in the Ballroom at the Belvedere. Come experience the Conservancy's sponsored free Yoga. Bring your own mat and water bottle. Appropriate for all levels. Thanks to instructor Jude Asher for leading this group! FREE. 8:15AM-9:30AM. Belvedere & Co., 1 East Chase St., Baltimore. http://mvpconservancy.org/events/

Artsy Yoga with Ana Temple. Saturdays. Every Saturday, artist, healing practitioner, and yoga instructor Ana Temple Rodney will lead a yoga session in the gallery. $10, $8 members. 10AM-11AM. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2017/art-yoga-w-ana-temple-rodney

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Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar. ​April 8-December 23. For the 2018 season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar features new and returning farmers, concessionaires and bazaar vendors, and continues its “First Sunday” program, in which there is a special theme on the first Sunday of every month. "First Sundays" was started in 2017 to honor the 40th anniversary. Every Sunday. FREE. 7AM-12PM. Underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday & Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. http://promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-farmers-market-bazaar

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Weekend Workers. June 2-June 30. It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them. Please note, weekly activities are subject to change. See link for details on each week's theme. FREE with museum admission. Saturdays, 11AM-2PM (unless otherwise noted). Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore. http://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/


Druid Hill Farmers' Market. June 6-October. Come to the Druid Hill Farmers Market for local produce, fresh baked goods, jam, local eggs, fresh prepared foods, crafts, and a full schedule of programming, including live music, free yoga classes, movies and more! These are just a few of the attractions that make the farmers’ market the place to meet with friends and community members each summer. Wednesdays, 3:30PM-7PM. Druid Hill Park, 3100 Swann Dr., Baltimore. http://www.druidhillpark.org/farmers-market.html


The Quickening. June 8-July 1. The Quickening tells the story of a young couple moving into their new home on the outskirts of Richmond to start a family. Their burgeoning life is quickly disrupted by a ghost from the Civil War. Can the soon-to-be mother find the courage to learn the truth and face the unknown in order to save the life of her unborn child? The Collaborative Theatre Co. and Fells Point Corner Theatre developed and produced this world premiere production from one of Baltimore’s most prolific and celebrated writers, Mark Scharf. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S Ann St., Baltimore. http://www.fpct.org/shows/the_quickening/