On The Town

Weekend Lineup: August 7-9

The best things to do with your Charm City weekend.

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Aug. 8: Tianquiztli

Creative Alliance. 3134 Eastern Ave. 12-3 p.m. Free.

Celebrate the flavors and traditions of Latin America at this outdoor market in the lot across the street from the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. For its first installment, Tianquiztly—which means marketplace in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs—will focus on maize (corn), a staple in Latin American cuisine. Upper Fells Point neighbors Cocina Luchadoras will be on site serving their handmade tortillas and other recipes featuring corn, while local artists showcase works available for purchase and musicians David Vass and Jorge Gutierrez provide the live soundtrack for the afternoon.

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Aug. 8: 8 Years of Magic with Union Craft Brewing

Facebook Live. 8 p.m. Free.

Magical is one way to sum up Union Craft Brewing’s eight years since debuting in Hampden. Though the team is unable to throw a traditional birthday blowout in the taproom this year, they’re still celebrating via Facebook Live. DJ James Nasty will be providing the music, and UCB’s brew crew will be hosting a talk show to kick off the party on Saturday night. To keep the celebrations going, Union will release three new beers over the next few weeks and bring back its beloved Double Duckpin DIPA. Plus, loyalists can show their support by grabbing one of Union’s special anniversary boxes that include two of each of the new beers, as well as an eighth-anniversary pint glass and a commemorative Magic 8 Ball.

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Aug. 7-9: National Anthem at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art. 10 Art Museum Dr. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.. Free.

The BMA’s team knows how much visitors miss strolling through their vast galleries and gazing at their renowned collections, so this week, they are launching new outdoor programming for enthusiasts to enjoy. Premiering in the Latrobe Spring House, Kota Ezawa’s National Anthem is a single-channel animated video that draws inspiration from football players like Colin Kaepernick who took a knee, raised fists, or locked arms during the National Anthem to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality. After watching the powerful video, you can explore the grounds, visit the Sculpture Gardens, and learn about the exterior art with BMA’s Go Mobile audio tour.

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Aug. 8: WTMD’s Pirate Radio Concert

Multiple locations including Canton Waterfront Park. 6-8 p.m. Free.

While COVID-19 may have forced WTMD to batten down the hatches and cancel its famous First Thursdays concert series, the Towson radio station has not deserted its duty to bring free live music to Charm City. This weekend, WTMD organizers, along with Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory, are boarding Urban Pirates’ flagship vessel to debut their floating concert. The band will be cruising through Canton, Fells Point, Federal Hill, and Locust Point while playing their funky, jazzy tunes for locals to enjoy safely on shore or aboard their own boat.

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Aug. 9: Second Saturdays in Old Ellicott City

Old Ellicott City. 8321 Main Street. 10 a.m-8 p.m. Free.

Spend your Saturday strolling down Main Street in Ellicott City to shop ‘til you drop. More than thirty boutiques—including Poppy and Stella, Sweet Elizabeth Jane, and Reclaimed By You—will be offering sales all day so you can snag a pair of new shoes, a fresh outfit, and even some art to bedeck your bare walls. Main Street will also be hosting outdoor dining, live music, and creative fitness classes to help neighbors make the most of their weekends.