Things to do in Baltimore this week 5/16

There are so many fun events and activities going on this week!  Get out there and experience Baltimore!

Monday, May 16

Weinberg Housing and Resource Center Housewarming Week Donation Drive
9AM – 5PM, May 16-27
Weinberg Housing and Resource Center
620 Fallsway, Baltimore
Warm the home of someone formerly experiencing homelessness! The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC) is in great need of the following NEW items. On average, about 10 residents move out each month, and our housewarming cupboards are bare! Will you help us? You may schedule your drop off of any NEW donations below with Beth at We can accommodate drop-offs Monday through Friday throughout the day (all hours), but please give us advance notice.
We give these items to WHRC residents moving into their own permanent housing.
A COMPLETE basket includes the following items, assembled in a laundry basket or a large trash can:
1 set of twin blankets, sheets, pillow and pillowcase
1 bath towel and 1 washcloth
2 plates, 2 forks, 2 knives, 2 spoons and 2 cups
1 pot and 1 pan
1 shower curtain and 1 set of rings
2 dish towels, 2 oven mitts
1 pack of hangers
10-20 cans or boxes of non-perishable food
At this time, we are only accepting full baskets with ALL the included items. Complete baskets are GREATLY needed. Thank you for your love and care!

Tuesday, May 17

DC Brau Pint Night
4PM – Close
Boiler Room Baltimore
27 E Cross St, Baltimore
Join us on Tuesday, May 17th for a DC Brau pint night with two special release collabartion beers brewed for the 5th anniversary of DC Brau:
Ripa the Dipa, a double IPA collab with Sun King Brewing
Pink Pallette Jack, a saison with hibiscus and rose hips with Perennial Brewing
We will be giving out Pint glasses with the purchase of a DC Brau beer and other great prizes.

Shrimp Cooking Class at The Local Oyster with Chef Egg & Nick Schauman
6:30PM – 9:30PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Join #ChefEgg and Nick Schauman of The Local Oyster @ Mount Vernon Marketplace for a unique culinary journey you will never forget. This cooking presentation will feature international shrimp recipes that will impress with flavor and simplicity. You will also gain the tips and tricks of the pro’s that will give you the skills you need to succed in the kitchen. There will be drink specials for 21+ and great food samplings for all – Please bring your party hats!!!
Shrimp Etoufee
Spanish Garlic and Chili Shrimp
Spicy Thai Coconut and Shrimp Soup
Shrimp Ceviche w/ Avacado and Buttermilk Puree
– This is an all ages event, 21+ to drink, Drink specials at the bar
#ChefEgg is a professionally trained chef, culinary instructor and host of Chef Egg’s Cooking Eggsperience and Chef Egg Live/Hands On Chef Egg – interactive cooking programs. His mission is to free everyone from a boxed, frozen and fast food prison by teaching you how to really get cooking! Not just show you a recipe, but also give you the details you need to claim your culinary independence. From the grocery store to the kitchen table, you’ll learn the basics of how to prepare, cook and serve simple and tasty meals.

9PM – ?
The Sidebar
218 E Lexington St, Baltimore
WESTERN SETTINGS: West Coast Pop Punk/La Escalera Records
CLOCKBREAKER: Driving Baltimore Punk
NO GENDER: Pop/Alt Punk outta Baltimore
HOME TOWN GIRL: 2 Piece Punk Outfit

Shore Night at Ryleigh’s Oyster House
All locations starting at 5PM

You’re Such a Tack Rat: Trivia Night!
7:30PM – End
Zella’s Pizzeria
1145 Hollins St, Baltimore
Join us once again for Zella’s Tuesday Night Trivia as we examine the secret lives of pack rats, actual rats, and the most garrish clothing you hide deep in the back of your closet.

 Wednesday, May 18

A Bagel Affair: Lexington Market May Pop Up
7AM – 12PM, May 18-21
Lexington Market
400 W Lexington St, Baltimore
You asked for another chance to get your morning bagel, and we heard you. Bottoms Up Bagels is teaming up with Lexington Market for a four-day pop up. We couldn’t be more stoked to be the first in a series of food entrepreneurs to take over a stall in the historic and world famous West Baltimore market. Each day we’ll be selling your favorites: bagels, lox, spreads and breakfast sandwiches 7am-sellout (Note: we’ll open at 8am on Saturday). We will also have bagel chips and frozen homemade bagels for sale so you can stock up while supplies last. Once again, we’ll be partnering with Zeke’s Coffee to serve you fresh, hot local brew with your morning everything with green onion schmear (or something like that)… Bring your folks, your doc, your grad, your boss. For four days, we’ll be your neighborhood bagel shop.

The Mount Vernon Marketplace Grand Re-Opening
6PM – 11PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Were doing it again and this time we have a few special additions in the mix. Please join us in welcoming Between2buns & Brown Rice Korean Grill. We are celebrating with live Jazz by #JeronwhiteTRIO and various Market favorites from all of our foodie vendors.
Big Bean Theory The Local Oyster Cultured Pinch Taps Fill Station Micha Sorbet Eat Taste Love Ful Cafe’ Brown Rice Korean Grill Fresh Monday’s Inc. Between2buns

Pre-Preakness Party
7PM – 10PM
Mt. Washington Tavern
5700 Newbury St, Baltimore
Join us for a Pre-Preakness Party at the Mt. Washington Tavern featuring a chance to meet the stars of our sport and enjoy plenty of chances to win great racing memoribilia. Free drink ticket offered to the first 50 people who RSVP. RSVP:

Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars: Curatorial Tour
7PM – 8:30PM
Peale Museum
225 N Holliday St, Baltimore
The Contemporary presents 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. Opened in 1814, the Peale Museum is the first building in the Western Hemisphere to be built and designed as a museum.
Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars, a new body of work, including installations and performances, focuses on DeVille’s ongoing research of the Peale Museum’s building and the unruly nature of history. Founded as an arts and natural history museum, the original vision for the Peale Museum, by its founder Rembrandt Peale, was to create an institution that was simultaneously entertaining and scholarly, and to be used as an instrument of democracy. The building operated as such until 1829, going on to become many firsts including Baltimore’s first City Hall and the location of several of Maryland’s first public schools for African-American children.
Much of the building’s timeline had to be unearthed for this project, rediscovering facets of its past that had fallen through the cracks of time. In her work, DeVille’s investigations lead to the construction of narratives, environments, and experiences which reference histories that are often overlooked or forgotten. For this project, DeVille postures the Peale Museum’s site as a theoretical passage through spacetime, creating shortcuts for long journeys across history. Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See The Stars contributes both original research and new perspectives on little-known narratives and lost years of the Peale Museum’s building, opening the door for conversations on education, legislation, cultural preservation, and art’s ability to challenge our notion of time and history.

Thursday, May 19

MD SPCA Wine & Wag Happy Hour
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Maryland SPCA
3300 Falls Rd, Baltimore
Join us for our first Wine & Wag Happy Hour of the season. It’s a fun way to enjoy the mild weather and help homeless pets in our community! Wine & Wag features off-leash play in the fun runs, bobbing for hot dogs and paw painting for dogs.
For their humans:
Complimentary snacks
The Green Bowl Food Truck and Snack Shack food available for purchase
Live music by Jordan August Band
Beer, wine, soft drinks
Featured drink: Black-eyed Susans
Wine & Wag admission is $10 online and $15 at the door per person. No admission fee for pets. (100% of the proceeds will help pets at the Maryland SPCA.) There is a suggested donation of $3 for beer, wine & featured cocktail.
You do not have to have a pet to attend. If you bring your dog on a retractable leash, please keep the leash completely retracted at all times. Baltimore City law requires that dogs be leashed at all times. (The Maryland SPCA receives no operating funding from the government or from the ASPCA. They rely on community support of events like Wine & Wag to help 15,000 pets in our community each year.)
Order tickets at

Spring WineD Up
6:30PM – 9:00PM
Wine Market Bistro
921 E Fort Ave, Baltimore
Join us for our 8th annual Spring WineD Up! Thursday May 19th 630 pm to 9.  A wine tasting & culinary extravaganza. Tickets are $39 per person, gratuity included. The wine shop takes over the bistro with over 25 wines poured and Chef Mahon’s appetizers passed to all. All wines will be available to purchase the same evening and guests receive a 20% discount on all wines showcased in the event. Space is limited.

TIPSY TEA: 20th Evening of Traditional Beverages
6PM – 8PM
Homewood Museum
N Charles and 34th Sts, Baltimore
Cocktails with tea are showing up on more and more bar menus as mixologists turn to this 5,000-year-old beverage to expand their repertoire. Combining the virtues of tea with the vices of tipples, “tea-tails” are heady blends of spirits infused with everything from chamomile to Darjeeling. Have your pinky poised to sample Woodberry Kitchen’s fresh take on this deliciously complex combination, emphasizing seasonal, homemade ingredients. Spirits include Sagamore Spirit Rye, The Baltimore Whiskey Company Shot Tower Gin, and Channing Daughters Winery Vermouth.
Light bites will be served and there will be brief historical remarks at 6:15 p.m. by Catherine Rogers Arthur, Curator and Director of Homewood Museum, and Corey Polyoka, Beverage and Bar Manager at Woodberry Kitchen.
The museum will be open at 5:30 p.m. for walk-through tours.
TICKETS: $35 Members*; $45 non-Members (must be 21 or over). Limited tickets; pre-paid reservations are requested by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-ins are subject to availability.
LOCATION: The event will be held outdoors weather permitting. The rain location is the Glass Pavilion in Levering Hall.
PARKING: Complimentary event parking is available at the University Baptist Church parking lot, which may be entered from N. Charles Street and Greenway.

Paint Nite Baltimore at My Thai
7PM – 9PM
My Thai Baltimore
323 S Central Ave, Baltimore
Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be 21+. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.
Be sure to use Coupon Code HAPPYTREES35 to get 35% off your ticket purchase!!
The event begins promptly at the start time listed above. Please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you’re coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together. If you’re planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the host/hostess that you’re with Paint Nite® and check in with us to reserve your seats.

Charm City Roller Girls Sk8 Date
7PM – 9PM
Skateland North Point
1111 North Point Rd, Dundalk
Are you interested in becoming a part of Charm City Roller Girls? Not sure where to start? Come out to CCRG’s Sk8 Date! This is a monthly event happening every third Thursday of the month. Have an opportunity to meet some of CCRG’s skaters, hang out, and ask questions. Skateland Northpoint has skates for rental and we have derby gear you can try out!

Art for BARCS: A Collection to Benefit the Animals
8PM – 11PM
Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave, Baltimore
Please join us for Art for BARCS, a collection of works by local artists to benefit the homeless pets in Baltimore. Artwork for purchase, select drinks and signature cocktails. Vegan and vegetarian friendly menu!
Artists: Juliette Crosson, Joshua Chance, Matt Muirhead, John Shepard, Andrew Vidakovich, Amanda Dice, Jillian Yoffe, Raissa Snyder, Dave Nyquist and Savannah Schroll Guz.

Thursday Comedy Night feat. Jason Dudey!
8:00PM – 9:30PM
Ryleigh’s Oyster Mount Vernon
1225 Cathedral St, Baltimore
Another evening of comedy featuring the hilarious Jason Dudey!
Rounding out the bill this evening:
Tok MoffatDan Marse-KaprJoe Gilpin, Hosted by: Mike Quindlen
And, as always…. $1 Oysters * $2 Rolling Rock Pints * $3 PBR 16oz cans * $4 & $5 Select Craft Beers * $5 Natty Boh 32oz drafts * $6 Wine Full Food & Cocktail Menu Also Available!

Friday, May 20

LB Skybar Returns!
5PM – Close
The Lord Baltimore Hotel

20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore
We’re proud to announce the return of our popular rooftop bar, Skybar! Join us for our specialty cocktails, wine and beer selections, and new light menu featuring sushi and antipasti. Come enjoy Baltimore’s finest view!

Black-Eyed Susan Day
Starts at Noon
5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
The Maryland Jockey Club is happy to announce the return of Black-Eyed Susan Day’s “Ultimate Girls Day Out”, celebrating the spirit and strength of women, Friday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. The Maryland Jockey Club continues its charitable endeavors by partnering with The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, caring for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers, along with Susan G. Komen® Maryland shining the light on women’s health.
Its true girls just wanna have fun, but they also want to shop, listen to music and bet on the ponies! Join us in supporting Baltimore’s best women-owned businesses on Black-Eyed Susan Day at the Girls Galleria. For the 3rd year, Black-Eyed Susan Day will feature local, women-owned businesses who will set up mini storefronts in the Girl Galleria for a day of Baltimore’s best shopping and racing! Merchandise will include fancy hats, ladies apparel, wellness products, artists, make-up, home products and so much more! Upgrade your Ultimate Girls Day Out and sip on all-inclusive mimosas with a Flute Club ticket for $40. Flute Club tickets feature exclusive access to the Flute Club Champagne Bars located on the Concourse Apron, grant access to the Girls Galleria, and admission into the Grandstand & Clubhouse. Ladies don’t miss out on this fabulous day. Join us at the Girls Galleria and sip on champagne while you shop and watch the races!
Hooves & Heels, one of many activities on Black-Eyed Susan Day celebrating the spirit and strength of women, will once again be held at Pimlico Race Course Friday, May 20 as part of Black-Eyed Susan’s Ultimate Girls Day Out. The Heels portion of Hooves & Heels will include Lana Rae, CEO of Kis Agency & Promotions and Founder and Producer of the Fashion Awards MD, who will choose women dressed in their best Black-Eyed Susan Day fashions to ultimately become finalists for prizes. Judging will take place in the Girls Galleria located on the Concourse Apron beginning at 3:15 p.m. The Hooves portion of Hooves & Heels will have a representative from StarLadies Racing and photographer Jesse Caris looking for the best-groomed horse in every race. The winner will be announced at race time and prizes will be given out.

Summer Block Party Series Kickoff Featuring Oskar Blues Brewery
5PM – 9PM
World of Beer
1724 Whetstone Way, Baltimore
Summer Block Parties are back McHenry Row!! The 3rd Friday of every month we will be hosting Block Parties right outside on the circle featuring beer tents, food trucks, live music and more! Our first Block Party on May 20th we will be featuring Oskar Blues Brewery and showcasing a World of Beer exclusive brew just for the summer, Hoppy Summer Wit! Live music from 6pm-9pm on the circle from Soundtown Baltimore.

The Gathering at The Hollywood Diner
5PM – 10 PM
Hollywood Diner Food Truck Park
400 E Saratoga St, Baltimore
RSVP through EventBrite for this FREE EVENT
The First Gathering at The Hollywood Diner!!
If you’ve been to Sunday Munch & Brunch this event is like that but even better. This event will feature a KARAOKE COMPETITION ( winner revives 2 VIP tickets to Taste of Three Cities Baltimore $150), Awesome Food Trucks, Music and a Family Friendly Environment.
This FREE event is open to the public and Handicap Accessible! All You Care To Drink tickets available day of and in advance! Karaoke will take place all evening long, and if you need an alternative the Scotch Bonnets and 9 Mile Roots will take your mind off your friends singing.

Outer Spaces // Wildhoney // Wume // Romantic States
7PM – 11PM
Current Space
421 N Howard St, Baltimore
WUME ///
Show is in the back lot, All ages $8

Baltimore Square Dance in Hampden
7:15PM 11PM
The Ideal Arts Space
905 W 36th St, Baltimore
The next big Baltimore Square Dance is taking place in Hampden on The Avenue at The Ideal Arts Space on Friday May 20. After a wildly popular first dance in April, square dancing is coming back to Hampden for another dance!! Spread the word and tell your friends. We can use your help getting the word out! All are welcome – no experience necessary. It’s a great way to meet people and hang out with friends. Plus, it’s BYOB! There will be a pre-dance flatfooting workshop at 7:30pm included with admission!
Live Old-Time Music from Lydia, Claude, and Emily Martin. Live dance calling from Kim Forry. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome!
Cost: $10/$7 student

Soul Mob Third Floor Showcase
Stalking Horse
26 E Cross St, Baltimore
East Coast based producers Neil Kurland and Terreyl Kirton operate under the name Soul Mob. They produce house music that’s inseparable from the genre’s tradition but comes with both a widescreen ambition and a distinctly US underground edge. They can turn any dj booth into an infectious live show that seamlessly blurs the boundaries between dj-ing and playing live. They draw from a huge collection of custom loops, tracks and sounds which were generated during their studio sessions in the past 2 years, along with original material (the last remaining element of dj-ing in the show), however, everything is manipulated, morphed, re-arranged and treated on the fly.Timeless, fresh, classic, contemporary and unmistakably theirs; Soul Mob’s sound is influenced by everything from deep Detroit techno, bumping garage, experimental combine with deadly, dirty, jackin, tech meets electronic house.

Saturday, May 21

141st Preakness Stakes
8AM – 6:30PM
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
The annual running of the Preakness is a classic American institution. First contested in 1873, it is one of thoroughbred horse racing’s most valued Grade 1 stakes races. Now one of the largest single-day sporting events in the United States, “The People’s Race – The People’s Party” has hosted up to 121,309 for the pivotal middle jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. Featuring 13 exciting races, headlined by the Preakness Stakes.

Budweiser InfieldFest
10AM – 7PM
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
The multi-entertainment Budweiser InfieldFest features nationally-recognized musicians and bands, two stages, the popular MUG Club and unique attractions throughout the day as fans await the running of the Preakness Stakes.

Preakness Stakes Viewing Party!
4PM – Close
Ryleigh’s Oyster Hunt Valley
22 W Padonia Rd, Timonium
Skip the hustle and bustle of Pimlico and celebrate the 141th Preakness Stakes with Sagamore Racing and Ryleigh’s Oyster Hunt Valley!  Enjoy the pride of Maryland racing from the heart of traditional Horse Country itself, Hunt Valley!
On race day, the fun begins at 4 p.m. in the Sagamore Whiskey Room. Guests are invited to sip the classic Black-Eyed Susan or Sagamore Crush, dine on Maryland-themed bar snacks and small plates, and cast their vote for the most MARYLAND proud outfit & best hat!
Ladies, that means you. Pull out your best sundress and top it off with a show-stopping headpiece – the bigger, the better! The winners will receive an exclusive prize from Sagamore Racing & Ryeigh’s Oyster
BEST OF ALL — This Third Annual Preakness Party will feature a special LIVE performance from Baltimore Native and Nashville Star JENNY LEIGH starting at 7pm on the Patio Stage!

Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party
9PM – ?
Rams Head Live
20 Market Pl, Baltimore
Hot In Herre: 2000s Dance Party with DJs Will Eastman & Ozker
Get tickets:

Escape Artists pop up show at the Mount Vernon Marketplace
6PM – 10PM
Mount Vernon Marketplace
520 Park Ave, Baltimore
Escape Artists would like to welcome you all to our one night only pop up show and meet and greet at the Mount Vernon Marketplace! Come and see the latest work by our member artists, enjoy music by Tongue and Cheek and sample food by the Marketplace vendors. Weather you are an artist or an art appreciator we want to see you and meet you! Come and join Baltimore’s vibrant art seen and support local artists and businesses!

CollaBmore: Baltimore’s Fashion Show & Marketplace
7PM – 12AM
Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
CollaBmore is designed to promote fashion and business development in the city’s ever-growing field of entrepreneurs in the arts. Strangers with Style’s founding editor Olivia Obineme has teamed up with Andre Mazelin of the Room, Ishmel Fulton of Orange Canvas Design Group, and Chavon Henderson & Montier Kess of SVNCRWNS to create a platform of entrepreneurial opportunity to aspiring fashion designers in the Baltimore metropolitan area, called CollaBmore.  It provides a platform that not only showcases quality goods found in our own backyards, but also connects these businesses and their leaders with each other, community members, and beyond. CollaBmore will showcase a number of local designers and their wears through its fashion show, SPECTRUM.

Sunday, May 22

World’s Longest Game of Telephone
10AM – 3PM
Walters Art Museum
600 N Charles St, Baltimore
Over 1,330 volunteers are needed to form a line and pass a message from beginning to end. Prior Record for World’s Longest Game of Telephone: 2008, 1330 people.
All participants are kindly asked to register here:
Let’s activate public space, raise issues of communication, and celebrate the original Guinness Record set in Baltimore for World’s First Instant Telecommunication. This is a large-scale game with the power to unite people! Funded in part with a grant from the Awesome Foundation, The Worlds Longest Game of Telephone needs your help too! Volunteer, participate, spread the word.

A Day at the Races, A Night at Frankenstein’s Castle
12PM – ?
Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd St, Baltimore
Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg
Included with Admission
A Day at the Races and Young Frankenstein: Two films released 37 years apart but united by remarkably similar senses of humor fueled by a uniquely Jewish perspective on mad doctors and mad love. The central characters of both movies blend predictable feelings of persecution with a healthy irreverence for convention and a disregard for stuffy authority. Join another Jewish Doctor named Arnold T. Blumberg as he fills you in on some of the fun behind-the-scenes anecdotes that make the Marx Bros.’ A Day at the Races and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein two of his all-time favorites in the annals of Jewish movie medicine.

This week has everything!  Food, drinks, dancing, horse racing, and supporting worthy causes!

– Lindsey


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