July 24: Black Business Friday
Center Plaza. 110 W Fayette St. 5-8 p.m. Free.
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is hosting this open air celebration of African American culture featuring live music, shopping, and lots of food. While browsing items from Bushelers of Baltimore and Pandora’s Box Boutique, enjoy catfish, bayou pasta, and Maryland crab cakes from Next Phaze cafe, as well as authentic Haitian cuisine from Cross Street Market’s Sobeachy. Registration for the event is required, and the first 100 guests will receive a free cocktail from the expert bartenders of Cane Collective.
July 24: National Tequila Day at La Palapa
La Palapa Grill & Cantina. 8307 Main St., Ellicott City. 12-9 p.m.
Friday marks National Tequila Day, and La Palapa is standing by to make sure you celebrate accordingly. The Ellicott City cantina will be dishing out deals on their signature house and Cadillac margaritas, as well as offering 1800 Silver tequila shots for $7. While enjoying the boozy beverages, you can also chow down on special pork carnitas tacos topped with grilled pineapple, red onions, and cilantro. All of the specials are available for indoor and outdoor dining, pickup, and curbside carryout.
July 26: Not Just a Game Virtual Screening
3-4:15 p.m. Free.
Although most Baltimoreans tend to focus on our beloved Orioles and Ravens, many don’t know about ice hockey’s influence on Charm City youth. This weekend, the Peale Center is hosting the virtual premiere of the documentary, Not Just A Game: The Story of a Savage. The film tells the story of an East Baltimore hockey team, The Banners, and follows one player as he navigates his first season on and off the ice. After the viewing, producers with Just Stunt Productions will hold a panel to discuss the film with those that tune in. Make sure to RSVP on the Peale Center’s website to receive access to the screening the morning of the event.
Diamondback Brewing. 1215 E Fort Ave. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free.
On top of their seasonal brews and experimental ales, Diamondback Brewing Company is adding something new to their lineup—a socially distanced summer concert series. This Saturday, the Locust Point brewery will kick off the live patio performances with Riverside Shakedown, a Charm City cover band focused on indie-rock, smooth blues, and alternative music. Tables are first come, first served and outdoor seating is limited, so be sure to get there early to grab your spot.
Open Works. 1400 Greenmount Ave. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.
COVID-19 has given Baltimore’s prime makerspace some time to do some deep cleaning and purging, and this weekend, Open Works will be selling its gently-used goods at a community yard sale in its parking lot so visitors can get their shopping done safely. All of the products available for purchase are already posted online, so head to their Facebook page to check out which finds you’ve got to have.