Five things to eat, drink, see, hear, and do with your Charm City weekend.
May 20: BMI Farmers' Market
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.
Start your weekend off right with an early Saturday trip to the farmers’ market. Now in its ninth year, the Baltimore Museum of Industry market returns with its South Baltimore tradition along the Inner Harbor. Bring the family or friends to shop fresh produce, local meat, fresh-baked breads, fragrant flowers, and handmade crafts by local artisans. With picnic tables along the waterfront, spread out a breakfast feast and soak up the morning sun.
May 20-21: Wine in the Woods
Head to the hills of bucolic Howard County where Columbia’s beloved vino tradition will be back for its 25th year. Amidst the lush trees of the Symphony Woods, join more than 25,000 wine-lovers as you sample the star goods from more than 30 Maryland wineries, like Boordy Vineyards, Linganore Winecellars, Red Heifer, and Great Frogs. Enjoy live music, shop local vendors, and soak up the sips with more than two-dozen food options.
May 20: Preakness Stakes
Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave. Doors: 8 a.m. Post time: 6:45 p.m.
Racing fans will gather for the 142nd time to cheer on this second jewel of the Triple Crown. Partake in the tradition as part of the ever-raucous InfieldFest (which this year features country star Sam Hunt, rising country duo LoCash, and Waldorf’s own pop-punk favorites Good Charlotte) or during one of many events leading up to the big day. Above all, revel in the chance to see America’s next great horse racing champion.
May 19-20: Baltimore Podcast Festival
Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard St. 7-11 p.m.
Now in its second year, the Baltimore Podcast Festival returns with a lineup of rising stars in the Charm City podcast scene. Enjoy two days of audible entertainment with six acts each night and live audience recordings that could give NPR a run for their money. On Friday, hear Rouxde Cooking School, a comedy cooking podcast by freelance food writer John Houser III, and Buzzed in Baltimore, helmed by our very own digital editor and drinks expert Jess Mayhugh. On Saturday, catch Section 336, featuring local sports commentary, and MTR, focused on geek culture and weird news from across the globe.
May 19: SunSets
Exit the Apple Art Space, 2334 Guilford Ave. 7-10 p.m. Free.
Modeled after the salon gatherings of the Harlem Renaissance in New York, this one-year-old monthly meet-up returns to explore and interpret the theme of grace. At Exit the Apple in Mount Vernon, join members of the local creative community for a night of artistic expression, exchange, and discussion, featuring producer/artist Elissa Blount Moorhead, live music by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Carolyn Malachi, and free wine.