Aug. 15: Ice Queens Block Party
Ice Queens. 1648 E Fort Ave. 4-9 p.m.
Earlier this week, word began to spread that this Locust Point snowball spot has recently been the victim of acts of racially charged hate and vandalism that included the destruction of its outdoor signage and menu board. In true Charm City fashion, the South Baltimore community has come out in droves to support owners Dasia Kabia and Monique Burke as they try to recover from the damage done to their shop. Lines have been wrapped around the block all week, and, to further back the business, neighbors have organized this Saturday-afternoon block party at Ice Queens that will act as a fundraiser to help replace all of the outdoor signage. So gather up your friends and family and head to the Fort Avenue fixture to beat the heat with a classic egg custard with marshmallow, skylite, or your favorite flavor combination while showing your support and taking a stand.
Aug. 15: Sandlot Pop-Up Sip & Paint
Sandlot. 1000 Wills St. 3-8 p.m. $35.
This weekend, Sandlot’s waterfront oasis is transforming into a paint studio. Colours Stroke will be popping up at the Harbor Point waterfront to throw the ultimate sip-and-paint party. While basking in the sun, you and your friends can get to work creating your own masterpieces to put on display once you return home. There will be two two-hour sessions, and plenty of beverages, just don’t forget to grab your ticket ahead of time.
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Zoom. 1-1:30 p.m. Free.
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s latest installment of Virtual Histories is taking you all the way back to 1911 to discuss the origins and architecture of Baltimore’s first rec center. The birth of the Roosevelt Recreation Center bears an unlikely story, and its design was like no other at the time. Jackson Gilman-Forlini, a historic preservation officer for the city’s Department of General Services, will be presenting the discussion and explaining how suffragists had a unique role in its historical creation.
Aug. 14-16: Music at the Winery
Linganore Winecellars. 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy. Times vary. Free.
Hop in the car and take a trip to one of Maryland’s most beautiful wineries to spread out while enjoying live music, a glass of local vino, and some food truck fare. The performance lineup, which features a different musician on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, offers everything from roots and rock covers to country and soul songs. On deck this weekend is rock and soul musician Julia A. Kasdorf on Friday night, guitarist Sulaiman Rahman on Saturday afternoon, and singer-songwriter Domenic Cicala on Sunday afternoon.
Aug. 15: Benevolent Bubbles Cruise
Benevolent Bubbles. S Patterson Park Ave. 6-8:30 p.m. Free.
One thing Benevolent Bubbles knows for sure is that bubbles and biking complement each other perfectly. Whether you’re skeptical or convinced, this weekend you’ll get the chance to see what all the hype is about. The nonprofit, whose mission is to decrease the social stigma surrounding mental illness, will be guiding a bubble cruise from Patterson Park to Federal Hill Park just in time to catch the sunset over the city skyline. No need to worry if you don’t have a bubble machine of your own. Organizers will be offering some of their own so you don’t need to miss out on the fun.