On The Town

Weekend Lineup: Aug. 28-30

The best things to do with your Charm City weekend.

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Aug. 29: The Salad Lady Pop-Up

Don’t Know Tavern, 1453 Light St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

All summer long, Don’t Know Tavern has been hosting a rotating cast of local eateries for its community pop-up series, but this weekend’s guest chef might be the one to beat. A true staple of the JFX Farmers Market, The Salad Lady will spend Saturday afternoon slinging her homemade seafood, chicken, and whitefish salads out of the Federal Hill spot for hungry bargoers and loyal followers alike. The Salad Lady is known for selling out of everything fast—including the stand’s signature egg and potato salads—so make your lunch plans accordingly.


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Aug. 28: End of Summer Hawaiian Luau

Old Line Spirits, 200 S. Janey St. 6-9 p.m. Free.

This Friday, Old Line Spirits is throwing a Hawaiian luau in honor of all of the tropical vacations and beach trips not taken during this unprecedented summer. Don your best Jimmy Buffet-inspired attire and head to the Highlandtown distillery for a night of tiki cocktails and fusion barbeque eats from local eatery Jurassic Pork. Pro tip: There is an admission cap to maintain safe social distancing, so get to the luau early to guarantee a Mai Tai or two.


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Aug. 28-30: Mural Art Tour

Milk & Honey Market, 10 E. Lanvale St. Fri. 9-11 a.m., Sat. 9-11 a.m. & 4-6 p.m., Sun. 9-11 a.m. Free.

While many local museums and galleries are still closed due to the coronavirus, there’s plenty of artwork to see around every corner in Charm City. Thanks to mural art tours hosted by the Miller Productions team, residents and visitors can explore more than 60 artistic points of interest around the Station North Arts District on foot. Meet up with the guides at Milk & Honey Market and then set off on a two-hour adventure, featuring awe-inspiring works by artists from near and far.


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Aug. 29: Draughts & Laughs 4

Checkerspot Brewing Company, 1399 S. Sharp St. 7-10 p.m. $12-15.

Let’s face it: We could all use some more laughs and craft beer to get through the rest of 2020. Luckily, Checkerspot Brewing Company is hosting a physically distanced comedy night to give Baltimoreans just that. This Friday, visit the South Baltimore brewery for a “tailgate-style” show featuring local comedy acts such as Tommy Sinbazo, Erik Woodworth, and Theresa L. Concepcion, as well as plenty of gourmet snacks and brews to go around. Be sure to bring your own seating and tables to this pull-up event, and enjoy a night of live laughs among neighbors.


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Aug. 29: Baltimore Bookstore Crawl

Locations vary. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free.

This Saturday marks National Independent Bookstore Day, giving bookworms everywhere the perfect excuse to support local shops and pick out new reads. Whether you plan to celebrate by purchasing books virtually or in-store, Baltimore shops such as Greedy Reads, Atomic Books, and Charm City Books will be happy to take your order. Be sure to check out each store’s safe browsing protocols ahead of your visit, and tag #BmoreBookstoreDay on social media for a chance to win a bookish prize.