On The Town

Weekend Lineup: May 5-7

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

By Erica Bonelli | May 05, 2017, 10:55 am

-Baltimore Whiskey Company.
On The Town

Weekend Lineup: May 5-7

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

By Erica Bonelli | May 05, 2017, 10:55 am

-Baltimore Whiskey Company.

Five things to eat, drink, see, hear, and do with your Charm City weekend.

lydia_eat_1.png EAT

May 5-6: FlowerMart

Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free.

For the 106th year, the square around the Washington Monument will bloom with flowers, festivities, and hordes of festival food, like Maryland crab cakes and the Baltimore classic lemon peppermint stick. Rain or shine, dig into spring eats, join in the Maypole dance, follow the floral pet parade, and purchase some petunias to brighten up your home in this time-honored festival. April showers really do bring May flowers. Hopefully May showers will make for a pleasant June.

lydia_drink_1.png DRINK

May 7: Baltimore Whiskey Company Sunday Funday

Baltimore Whiskey Company, 2800 Sisson St. 3-9 p.m. Free.

This weekend, the BWC is hosting the ultimate Sunday Funday at their Remington space to kick start the drinking season of spring. Enjoy fresh cocktails from Sugarvale, Korean-inspired fare from their sister restaurant Dooby’s, and try your hand at lawn games. With music by DJ Jack Denning from All Mighty Senators and endless amounts of award-winning Shot Tower Gin, it’s sure to be good vibes all around. 

lydia_see_1.png SEE

May 3-7: Maryland Film Festival

Parkway Theatre, 5 W. North Ave. Times vary. $10-400. 410-752-8083.

Cinephiles rejoice—the 19th annual Maryland Film Festival is back with a five-day silver screen soiree. The newly renovated Parkway Theatre campus in the Station North Arts & Entertainment district will boast 6-screens and 125 feature and short-length shows full of drama and stunning visuals. Don’t miss the post-film Q&A sessions with filmmakers, as well as workshops and expert panel discussions.

lydia_hear_1.png HEAR

May 3-7: Bumper Jacksons

Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 8 p.m. $17-23. 

This Saturday, the Creative Alliance is going to transform into a rowdy dance party, but not one you might expect. Instead, as D.C.’s beloved Bumper Jacksons return to Highlandtown for the fifth time to promote their new album, I’ve Never Met A Stranger, the band’s blend of jazz, swing, blues, and old-time country will make the eclectic art space less like a booty-shaking get-down and more like “an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans.” 

lydia_do_1.png DO

May 6: Kinetic Sculpture Race

American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. 10 a.m. Free. 410-244-1900. 

The American Visionary Art Museum’s wonderfully wacky Kinetic Sculpture Race returns for the 19th time this month. Across 14 miles from Federal Hill to Canton and back, contestants compete on handmade, human-powered works of art that navigate over land, mud, and water to win awards such as “Worst Honorable Mention” and “Next to Last.” Whatever the weather, watch the awesomely awkward spectacle from sidewalks across the city.

You May Also Like

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 18-20

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Best of Baltimore

Best of Baltimore 2017

Our annual celebration of all things awesome in the Baltimore region.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 11-13

The best things to do with your Baltimore weekend.

On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 4-6

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

Food & Drink

Land of Pleasant Eating

Beef up your summer with these food-driven festivals across the state.


The Launch: August 2017

The ten musts from this month's calendar of events.

Connect With Us

Most Read

Louder Than a Bomb
Baltimore’s champion poets are redefining the arts scene—and the national poetry movement.

Dancing with the Stars
Mountain Lake Lodge’s Dirty Dancing weekends let you have the time of your life.

You Are Here: Gifted
Scenes from Special Olympics of Maryland, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, and a Tree Bus Tour.

Let the Good Times Roll
A disappearing pastime, duckpin bowling is spared in its hometown of Baltimore.

What's Up, Dock?
Exploring the waterfront, boat-friendly bars of Baltimore County.

Doctor Finder