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Weekend Lineup: August 23-25

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

By Kaitlyn Pacheco | August 22, 2019, 3:43 pm

Cris Jacobs will headline the Union Shakedown at Union Craft Brewing on Sunday. -ZJK Photography
On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 23-25

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

By Kaitlyn Pacheco | August 22, 2019, 3:43 pm

Cris Jacobs will headline the Union Shakedown at Union Craft Brewing on Sunday. -ZJK Photography

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Aug. 24: Camp Sandlot

Sandlot, 1000 Wills St. Sat. 7 p.m.-Sun. 10 a.m. $30-60.

If you had “eat s’mores” or “go camping” on your summer bucket list, look no further than this overnight campout at Sandlot. Grab a tent, grill, and sleeping bag for this first-ever event that invites attendees to camp out on the Harbor Point bar’s volleyball courts and waterfront beach. Spend the evening roasting weenies and marshmallows under the stars, and then indulge in an a la carte pancake breakfast before heading back to the comfort of the indoors.


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Aug. 24: Vent’s First Anniversary Party

Vent Coffee Roasters, 1700 W. 41st St. 6-11 p.m. $10.

Somehow, it has already been a year since this do-good coffee roaster moved into its first brick-and-mortar space in Union Collective. This Saturday, the Vent team is celebrating with a caffeine-fueled anniversary party complete with free espresso shots, coffee cocktails, and $1 cold brews or drip cups to benefit Baltimore Ceasefire 365. To balance out the java intake, sip on beers by Union Craft Brewing, snack on cupcakes from City Seeds, and, at the end of the night, raise a glass of bubbly to another year of kick-ass coffee.


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Aug. 23: Honeyland Screening and Tasting

The SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Avenue. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8-11.

We can always count on the Parkway Theatre to not only play some of the most-talked-about films and documentaries, but to also find creative ways to transform a screening into a community-wide event. This Friday’s showing of Honeyland, an award-winning environmental documentary about the last female wild beekeeper in Europe, is no exception. Before the 7 p.m. movie, try honey samples from local business Hon’s Honey and grab a honey-based drink from Charm City Meadworks and Baltimore Spirits Company.


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Aug. 25: The Union Shakedown

Union Craft Brewing, 1700 W. 41st St. 1-10 p.m. $20.

It’s always a party when revered local guitarist Cris Jacobs plays at Union Craft Brewing, but this Sunday’s vendor fair and concert mash-up takes it to a whole new level. After spending a few hours browsing through locally made wares such as handmade glass pieces, vintage T-shirts, and vinyl records, pack the brewery to hear a group of singer-songwriters, including the likes of Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck, and Nathan Graham, join Jacobs onstage for a recreation of their 1982 concert at the Baltimore Civic Center. If that’s not enough to get your attention, there will also be a liquid light show throughout the rockin’ concert.


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Aug. 25: Field Day

Charm City Meadworks, 400 E. Biddle St. 12-5 p.m. Free.

Who says there’s no place for sack races and water balloon tosses in adulthood? On Saturday, Charm City Meadworks and Graft Cider will host this end-of-summer field day, featuring team activities like tug of war, dizzy bat, and egg spoon races that are sure to trudge up some (possibly embarrassing) middle school memories. In between relays, enjoy eats by From the Heart food truck, sip on a collaboration mead from the host purveyors, and get in line to attempt to sink City Council President Brandon Scott and Councilwoman Danielle McCray in the dunk tank.




Meet The Author
Kaitlyn Pacheco is the associate editor at Baltimore, where she covers events, news, and the community, plus the online Weekend Lineup column.


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