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Weekend Plans: What to Do 6/22-6/25

THURSDAY 22 Food: El Bufalo 5th Anniversary Celebration The Canton favorite kicks off its weekend-long celebrations with new cocktails (Jalapeno Grapefruit, yum) and menu items, as well as a happy hour benefiting the Ulman Cancer Fund, live music, and ultra-cheap drinks. Keep the fun going Saturday with a bottle club …

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In the Margins

The Legislator: Robbyn Lewis “My starting point for everything I do is social justice,” says Robbyn Lewis, one of three state delegates representing Maryland’s 46th District. For her, “social justice” means advocating for public health and criminal justice reform and building a green community that everyone can enjoy. Home to …

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Best Laid Plans

  When Baltimore developer Jim Rouse secretly started gobbling up thousands of acres of Howard County farmland in 1962, he was 48 years old and known nationally as a champion of urban renewal. He’d already developed the first enclosed shopping mall in the East, at Harundale in Glen Burnie, and …

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Free Falling

Barbara Schiner is high energy and fearless. So, for her 80th birthday last month, she wasn’t content to sit back and relax and reflect upon the “good old days” of the past eight decades. No, she decided to jump out of a plane. Well, not jump so much as lean …

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Muscles and Suds

I was fresh out of a 90-minute Zumba-thon at the Orokowa Y in Towson when I discovered B-Dirty soap. By “fresh,” I mean that my sweat-soaked hair was matted to my head and my legs were wobbly from more than an hour of salsa, bachata and reggaeton to raise money …

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A Day on the Big Screen

The Charles in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore is an eclectic arthouse theater that spotlights thoughtfully curated and independent films—which don’t often draw teenagers. Earlier this month though, The Charles was taken over by the 14 to 18 set. They weren’t just there to watch, either. They were there …

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The STYLE Pride Guide

With the theme of “Pride Unleashed,” Baltimore will celebrate its LGBTQ community this weekend and next week through events in and around Station North and Druid Hill Park. Check out our list of recommendations for this weekend. Music This year’s Pride will feature performances by nationally recognized artists like bounce …

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School Days Gaze

Throughout her career as an artist, Spoon Popkin has intermittently worked with what she terms “found photos,” notably her painting series “guyswithiphones” (aqueous male shapes based on selfies from the infamous Guys with iPhones website) and “Wet Dreams” (interpretive pelvic views of women featured in a 1974 Penthouse magazine). With …

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Weekend Plans: What to Do 6/15-6/18

THURSDAY 15 Music: Twilight Thursdays on the Row Bring a lawn chair or blanket and kick back at this weekly concert series. Buy a beer or glass of wine at the Beer & Wine Garden Station, and be prepared to abandon your seat to move to the music. Free. 6:30-8 …

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Sondheim Finalists Unveil Work at The Walters

North Charles Street is known for its charm, history, and of course, The Walters Art Museum, where seven finalists of the 2017 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize will show their work, from June 17 to Aug. 13. Finalists Mequitta Ahuja, Mary Anne Arntzen, Cindy Cheng, Sara Dittrich, Benjamin Kelley, …

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Baltimore Social Rebrands

Baltimore Social, the adult sports league that brought bocce to the under-60 crowd and made it cool to join a cornhole team, is back for the summer with a new name, Volo City, and an expanded focus.   In 2015, Volo City launched a youth sports league for kids aged …

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BSA Grads Hit the Small Screen

Darrel Kennedy graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts’ theater program in 2015 and hit the ground running. Kennedy founded a film production company, Rinki Dink Studios, which earned her a spot on TLC’s entrepreneurial venture, Girl Starter. The reality competition pits eight young women working in teams for …

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Round and Round

The premise is simple: The audience of Single Carrot Theatre’s new “Promenade: Baltimore” has been specially selected to participate in the resurrection of an old city bus route. Why they’ve been selected is uncertain, a process as mythic as the ghost-town of a course they’re to embark upon. As the …

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