This is a very busy week for activities in the city now that the weather is getting nice!
Monday, May 2
7pm – 9pm
Charles Revival Series
1711 N Charles St, Baltimore
“One of Altman’s most enigmatic and personal films, this study of three women who exchange personalities (based on a dream of Altman’s) combines comedy, suspense, social comment, and Bergmanesque reverie to weird but often wonderful effect. What really holds the film together is Shelley Duvall’s breathtaking performance as the vacuous, gossipy therapist who becomes mentor to the naïve Spacek…” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out London)
Tuesday, May 3
Downtown Bartender Throwdown to benefit Moveable Feast
5PM – 8PM
Family Meal Baltimore
621 E Pratt St, Baltimore
Please join Teams T. Rowe Price, Wheel Powered by Constellation, and the Rebels with a Cause for an after work happy hour to benefit Moveable Feast on Tuesday, May 3rd hosted by Bryan Voltaggio and Family Meal Baltimore. Complimentary light fare and some of your favorite Ride for the Feast participants behind the bars working for your tips to benefit Moveable Feast! And last but not least, we’ll be auctioning off Beyonce tickets!
Handmade Flyer & Poster Art Workshop
8PM – ?
The Windup Space
12 W North Ave, Baltimore
paper, pencil, ink, paintbrush, scissors, cutouts, glue stick, illustration, collage. No photoshop, no computers. just paper, art supplies and your creativity. Come to Windup Space to work on your flyers and posters the old skool way. Meet other people in our community that also want to design flyers and posters with their hands. Share your creativity, your materials, and spread the word for your events IRL!
Wednesday, May 4
2016 Maryland Film Festival
Wednesday, May 4: 7 – 11 p.m.
Thursday, May 5: 4 – 11 p.m.
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Station North Arts and Entertainment District
Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)
The Walters Art Museum
MICA Brown Center
MICA Lazarus Studio Center
MICA Gateway Building
Single Carrot Theater
The Baltimore Lab School
Maryland Film Festival 2016, our 18th annual, will offer 5 days of programming using 5 screens in and around Baltimore’s vibrant Station North Arts and Entertainment District, featuring John Waters and 100+ more filmmakers! Individual screening tickets are $12-$15, or visitors can attend three screenings for $30.
Light Up Lexington: Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory + DJ Kool Flash!
5PM – 9PM
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore
Brought to you by Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment Inc. and Lexington Market, Light Up Lexington is recurring evening event series that illuminates the Market at night with live music, art & restaurant mash-ups. This FREE event (cash bar / food) features mash-ups between Lexington Market vendors & Baltimore restaurant chefs, and showcases local live music and brew. Wine & beer from Union Craft Brewing. Collaborative dishes between Lexington Market vendors + chefs from restaurants throughout Baltimore. All dishes under $10. Faidley’s Seafood, Memsahib Restaurant, Parks Hamburger’s, Sausage Master, Hanako Sushi, Dudley’s Fries, Mary Mervis & more! Bookmakers, Bottoms Up Bagels, Ejji Ramen, Neopol Smokery, The Local Fry and Well Crafted Pizza. Light up Lexington is made possible through support of the Market Center Merchants Association, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, the Goldseker Foundation, and the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation.
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore
Get ready to be inspired, motivated, connected, and moved during a one-of-a-kind evening with your community and the people who helped build it. 10 lululemon ambassadors will share their stories, pecha kucha style, shedding light on the failures that helped them achieve success. All ticket proceeds go to each ambassador’s charity of choice.
1940’s Hot Jazz @ Corner Charcuterie
9PM – ?
Corner Restaurant and Charcuterie Bar
850 W 36th St, Baltimore
Join us 1st Wednesdays to celebrate the 1940’s. No cover charge. Cash tips for live music. Craft cocktails and a delicious menu available til late! Live music by Hot Club of Baltimore trio plus special guests.
Thursday, May 5
Pratt Street Market
11AM – 2PM
Pratt & Light Streets Farmer’s Market
100 Light St, Baltimore
Thursdays just got a little more tasty. The Pratt Street Market takes place Thursday, May – June, 11am-2pm. Enjoy fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, sweet treats and more from over 25 local vendors at the Pratt Street Farmers Market located outside of the Transamerica building on Pratt & Light plaza.
Cinco De Mayo
11AM – 1AM
1703 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Join us for our annual Cinco De Mayo celebration. This year we are featuring:
$12 pitchers of Dos Equis
$3 Patron XO Cafe, Dark and Incendio shots
$4 shots Camarena Blanco
$5 shots corazon blanco
$6 shots Camerana Reposado
Join tequila club or re-new at 40% off
Giveaways, shot promos
Cinco de Mayo at the Tavern!
4PM – ?
Mt. Washington Tavern
5700 Newbury St, Baltimore
Who needs Margaritaville when you have a Margarita Bar? Join us in the SkyBar on May 5th for a custom Margarita and street tacos to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Margaritas are just $8 and tacos are $4!
It’s Cinco de Market at the Mount Vernon Marketplace!
5PM – 11PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
It’s nearly Cinco de Mayo! Our market vendors will be serving up some amazing, traditional Mexican specialties for this FIESTA. There’s talk of a Mariachi band & tequila shots… What more does one need? Other than some amazing FOOD.
Cinco de Mayo at Clavel
5PM – 1AM
225 W 23rd St, Baltimore
Have you ever been to a Quinceañera? It’s going to be like that but LIT! Carnitas, chicharones, esquites, cocteles, pinatas, mezcales!
DJ Happy Hours at MDFF Tent Village
5PM – 7PM
The Ynot Lot
4 W North Ave
2016 Maryland Film Festival Tent Village DJ Happy Hours Sponsored by Union Craft Brewing.
THURSDAY MAY 5 with Rob Macy of Save Your Soul
SATURDAY MAY 7 with DJs Brandon Arinoldo & Becca Morrin
Happy Hour/ Gallery Talk at the Walters!!
6PM – 8PM
The Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Join us at the Walters for a brief Happy Hour prior to the Gallery Talk. It sounds like a good one! Make sure to check out the link and register for the talk (don’t worry its free)
Friday, May 6
Flower Paintings by Mary Flinn and 1 Year Anniversary Party of Reverb
6PM – ?
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
Our 1 year celebration of the opening of Reverb, with musical guest: Rew Starr, Mongoloidian Glow, The Dick van Dykes , and Puddle. Immediately following the art opening of new oil paintings by Mary Flinn. $10/doors at 9pm.
Mongoloidian Glow- 10:15
Dick Van Dykes-11:00
7PM – ?
1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore
Bromide Free is a collection of paintings from Baltimore’s new generation of artists creating work without platitudes or pandering. In the age of memes the young artists in this show strive to articulate a sincere way of transmitting ideas and experiences. By employing the physicality of painting the artists create devices for a direct view into the chronology of a piece’s creation. These forensics allow viewers to place themselves within the artist’s body. But where are we being led? Each painter pulls the viewer to different ideas or experiences. Artist You Wu takes us into a dark mental space of detachment and isolation while we can corporeally feel the joyous swagger in Dani Toral’s big bold mark making. Zoie Reamer’s crowded intestinal landscapes churn and bubble with emotional gestation. Adam Jester’s serene series shows us the last thing he sees before he drifts into unconsciousness each at night. The 18 artists address a transmission of ideas, which grab the viewer by that gray lobe and guide them along the physical echoes that are hardwired in our brains.
SUPREME – an artist exhibition & cocktail party
9PM – ?
Ware House 518
518 N Charles St, Baltimore
Supreme is a living example of an intuitive artist whose work reflects his dedication, precision, focus and the determination to re-introduce a unique brand of creativity to the forefront of our era. His signature art form of eye-catching and immaculate geometric abstract paintings, which he coins “Perfectionism”, tells a detailed story through the use of select colors and shape in a precise location. Unite with us as we celebrate this Baltimore creative genius over a delectable cocktail (or mocktail) and delicious meal.
Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 from 11AM – 8PM
Mount Vernon, Baltimore
FlowerMart Mt Vernon is an annual Baltimore tradition.! Join us as we celebrate Spring in beautiful Mt. Vernon park and historic district. FlowerMart’s two-day festival hosts an array of activities to appeal to both adults and children. Live entertainment, food, contests, local artisans and craftsman, maypole dancers, wellness and community activities and of course garden and flower displays and vendors.
Saturday, May 7
18th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
10AM – 6PM
American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Hwy, Baltimore
FREE for Spectators! From the American Visionary Art Museum—a race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (do you know this person?)! The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophisticated vehicles powered by a team of pilots. Pilots (“Kinetinauts”) compete for the most coveted GRAND MEDIOCRE EAST COAST CHAMPION AWARD (finishes right in the middle), and the highly prized NEXT TO THE LAST AWARD (finishes, well, next-to-last), and other serious trophies. Great spots to see the vehicles are the 1st Checkpoint atop Federal Hill; The Water Entry at the boat ramp at Canton Waterfront Park; the uphill Mud-Pit in Patterson Park; the not-so-quick-Sand Pit in Patterson Park; and, of course, anywhere along the 15-mile route throughout Baltimore City.
For The Greater Goods
11AM – 4PM
Church & Company
3647 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Join us for the second For The Greater Goods- Baltimore’s handcrafted pop-up shopping party! Over 20 amazing local vendors, plus food, drinks & music! Grab some brunch on the Avenue and head over to find a perfect gift for mom. We will also be taking donations for Whitelock Community Farm, so be sure to bring cash.
3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Block Party
12PM – 8PM
3328 Foster Ave, Baltimore
You’ll be in Baltimore on Saturday, May 7th? Well aren’t you lucky! We’ve got the perfect event for you all while raising money for an awesome and worthwhile cause, BARCS Animal Shelter! Featuring live entertainment from 4 awesome local bands, a beer tent from the guys at 3 Stars Brewing Company, a beer truck pouring some deliciously refreshing suds, a bomb bar and the live Kentucky Derby horse races projected onto the side of our building for your viewing pleasure! And don’t fret, we’ll be serving up some tasty food favorites so you’ll have no fear of going hungry! We will also be hosting a silent auction and raffling off some great prizes so bring your wallets and lets raise some cash for animals!
The Big Race Viewing Party
4PM – 8PM
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
1525 Russell St, Baltimore
On Saturday May 7th, watch The Big Race at 14Forty on an enormous wall of TVs! Then saddle-up for a chance at winning your share of $1,000 in Free Slot Play. Swipe activation available from 4PM – 5:45PM. Drawings take place every 15 minutes from 6PM – 7PM. $5 Mint Juleps and $7 Black Eyed Susans.
Kentucky Derby Viewing Party!
3PM – ?
Ryleigh’s Oyster Hunt Valley
22 W Padonia Rd, Timonium
We may not be in Kentucky, but there’s no reason we can’t bring the Southern charm to Charm City! On race day, the free festivities begin at 3 p.m. in the Sagamore Whiskey Bar. Come enjoy Southern-inspired Snacks for our Three Diamond VIPS and Chef Derby Style Small Plate Specials for All! LIVE performance Call to Races! Specials on Mint Julep & Sagamore Whiskey Crushes! And of course, audience voted Best HAT ! So, ladies and gents, dress to impress! That means seersucker, sundresses, and of course, a show-stopping hat. The bigger, the better! The winner will receive an exclusive prize from Sagamore Racing & Ryleighs.
Reverb 1 yr. Anniversary Party Part II
8PM – ?
2112 N Charles St, Baltimore
This is a weekend long celebration of the 1yr anniversary of our little club , REVERB. This will be the 2nd nights party , featuring:
– Dave Heumann
– DIvinging Rod
-DRUMS OF LIFE
-Andy of Jumpcuts
Come on out , bring friends and join Baltimore’s best underground membership club… Hope to see you all there! $10.00 at the door.
Craig Cummings and the Wildcards
8PM – 10PM
Teavolve Cafe & Lounge
1401 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Craig and his ace band, The Wildcards return to Teavolve on May 7th for an evening of Americana/roots music. The Wildcards include Bill Bates on guitar, Don Farrell on bass, and Lew Bobbit on drums.
9PM – 2AM
RUMBA Tropical Lounge Bar And Restaurant
7 E Lexington St, Baltimore
Grand opening of the free Bachata & Salsa lessons. Come to learn to dance Bachata (Dominican Style) beginning May 7 and every Saturday after. Kitchen is open to 1AM. Street parking is free and garage parking is only $5 at 210 St. Paul.
Sunday, May 8
SUNDAY SALON III: Meccamorphosis, Darrian Hernandez, Robert Marbury, Sheila Gaskins
12PM – 2PM
429 N Eutaw St, Baltimore
The Contemporary will be hosting regular Sunday Salons in concert with Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars, a project with New York-based artist Abigail DeVille at the former Peale Museum located at 225 N. Holiday Street. Each Sunday, till June 11th, will feature local performers, poets, storytellers, and musicians from 12pm-2pm. Feel free to grab a bite from the Sunday’s Farmer Market and join us at the Peale Museum for an afternoon of performances. The current schedule is subject to change and includes: Meccamorphosis, Darrian Hernandez, Sheila Gaskins, Robert Marbury from 12-2pm featuring poetry, performance, taxidermy lectures, and more!
Chef Takeover with Chef Princess Green
Seating at 6:30PM
2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore
We are excited to have Chef Princess Green with us for May! To celebrate Mother’s Day, Chef Green has curated a menu focused on Women’s Health! Check out her menu on our website: http://dovecotecafe.com/chef-takeover/ Every 2nd Sunday, we’re turning over our kitchen for a “TAKEOVER” by a guest chef! The chef will offer a Prix Fixe meal and provide a full after hours restaurant experience in the café! $50. BYOB. Limited reservations available. (Hint: Don’t wait…)
As you can see, there is pretty much something for everyone this week. So get out and experience Baltimore!