On The Town

Weekend Lineup: April 12-14

The best ways to spend your weekend in Charm City.

[Editor’s Note: As our community continues to process and heal in the wake of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, please continue to consult our running list of fundraising events, donation drives, and other ways to show support, if you’re able.]

 

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April 13: Feastival

West Shore Park. 501 Light Street. 1-4 p.m. $125

This all-you-can-eat food festival—previously held at waterfront venues like the Four Seasons Baltimore, Sandlot, and Rash Field Park—is returning to the Inner Harbor this weekend, but at a brand new location. Head to its new home of West Shore Park to sip drinks and sample bites from more than 40 Charm City purveyors, including Cane Collective, Guilford Hall Brewery, Hopscotch Zero-Proof Bottle Shop, BLK Swan, Ammoora, Dutch Courage, Bunny’s Buckets & Bubbles, and Kora Lee’s Dessert Cafe. Proceeds from the all-inclusive ticket sales directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which works tirelessly to end the disease while providing support to those who have been diagnosed.

 

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April 13: Old Line Spring Fling

Old Line Spirits. 200 S Janney St. 1-9 p.m. Free admission

Old Line Spirits’ annual spring fête is also a celebration of its seventh birthday this year. On top of that, the party marks the release of the distillery’s very first rye whiskey. Dubbed 51 Rye, the limited-edition sip was created in collaboration with Highlandtown neighbors Monument City Brewing Co., using the same high-malt grain blend as Monument’s beloved 51 Rye IPA. On Saturday, swing by the tasting station to sip the whiskey and the IPA side by side, as well as Old Line’s American Single Malt whiskeys and Case 1 rums. There will also be spring-inspired cocktails and wine for sale; oysters from on-site shucker Ryan’s Roasted & Raw; and live tunes by Americana and alt-country band Whale Show.

 

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April 13: Vintage Black Expo

The Assembly Room. 318 Guilford Ave. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free-$10

Celebrate Black culture, traditions, and history through the lens of fashion at this returning local expo. Spend the day browsing clothes, shoes, decor, art, music, and books from Black-owned businesses and boutiques. While you shop for pieces to add to your personal collection, be sure to enjoy on-site food and drinks, plus entertainment like live music, trivia, bingo, and a scavenger hunt. New to the fashion world? Attend one of the style sessions and seminars throughout the day to learn how to better accessorize, headwrap, and practice sustainability through your wardrobe. But the grand finale of the event is the vintage fashion show, which you won’t want to miss.

 

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April 12: Baltimore Ceili: Irish Trad Fest

Creative Alliance. 3134 Eastern Ave. 7 p.m. $17-20.

St. Patrick’s Day may be over, but the celebration doesn’t have to end just yet. Grab your friends and head to Creative Alliance to participate in this ceili, a traditional Irish social gathering that brings people together through Gaelic folk music and choreography. This event is just the beginning, kicking off an entire weekend of activities for Baltimore’s Irish Trad Fest. If this is your first dance, no problem! Experts will teach the basic footwork and you’ll be spinning across the dance floor in no time. If you’re an Irish musician, the ceili band is pick-up—so bring your accordion, fiddle, or other favorite instrument to join in the musical fun on stage.

 

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April 12: Moveable Feast’s Rebels with a Cause Keg Party

Gertrude’s. 10 Art Museum Drive. 6:30-10 p.m. $35-75

Now in its 11th year, this annual bash hosted by local cycling team Rebels with a Cause raises funds for Moveable Feast—an organization that delivers nutritious meals to Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses. Snag a ticket to the “refined” keg party at Gertrude’s to get down to the soulful jams of Charlie Owen & Pocket Change, browse the silent auction, partake in the 50/50 raffle, and, of course, indulge in some stellar eats and drinks from local producers. New and returning vendors to look out for include Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar, Carroll & Sons Fine Foods, Foraged, Marta, True Chesapeake Oyster Co., and Doppio Pasticceria. And with drinks courtesy of The Brewer’s Art, Guilford Hall, Mobtown Brewing, Union Craft, Checkerspot, Pariah, and Charm City Meadworks, the unique food and beverage pairing opportunities are endless.