On The Town

Weekend Lineup: June 15-17

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

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June 15-17: The Big Softy Pop-Up at R. House

R. House, 301 W. 29th St. Fri. and Sat. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 810-531-8022.

Soft-shell crab season is in full swing, and to celebrate, local chef Craig Falk is bringing his crustacean-centric pop-up concept to R. House for a few days of deep-fried deliciousness. This weekend, head to Remington’s popular food hall to get your hands on the Big Softy’s namesake soft crab sandwich, as well as daily specials like wild mushroom crab pasta on Friday, crab-and-corn stuffed squash blossoms on Saturday, and crab cakes for a dad-approved brunch on Father’s Day.

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June 16: Baltimore Wine Fest

Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston St. 12-7 p.m. $15-89. 410-409-7123.

With temperatures predicted to climb into the mid-80s on Saturday, cool off with a few glasses of vino and a stroll around the picturesque Canton Waterfront Park. A ticket to this fourth annual festival allows you to sip on a selection of more than 160 wines from around the world, and pair your vintages with bites from local favorite like Ekiben and Taharka Brothers Ice Cream to balance out the buzz.

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June 16: 1 West Mount Vernon Place Opening Celebration

The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 410-547-9000.

This Saturday marks the grand unveiling of The Walters Art Museum’s magnificent new 1 West Mount Vernon Place. After a four-year revitalization process, this 19th-century mansion has received a stunning facelift, with its Tiffany stained-glass skylight and grand spiral staircase on display in all its restored glory, plus a new ceramics exhibition on the second floor. Celebrate this historic space in the heart of Mt. Vernon with a block party featuring live music, eats from Dizzy Cow Pizzeria and Mr. Souvlaki, and ceramics-themed activities.

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June 16: Baltimore Band Block Party

WTMD, 1 Olympic Pl., Towson. 2-10 p.m. $20-60.

WTMD’s First Thursdays concerts are the see-and-be-seen shows of the summer, both for the fans in the crowd and the bands onstage. On Saturday, head to WTMD Studios to support local acts like singer-songwriter Shelby Blondell, dream-pop sirens Waterplanet, and epic rockers Lenore LeNoire as they compete for the chance to join the September lineup. During this annual fundraiser for the alternative radio station, each ticket buys a vote for your favorite act to perform a live set that night and to move onto the final round of this high-stakes competition.

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June 15-17: Baltimore Pride Weekend

Old Goucher, Charles North, & Station North. Locations & times vary. Free.

Rock your rainbow gear and celebrate Baltimore’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community during this weekend’s 43rd annual Baltimore Pride. With a jam-packed weekend of events, kick off the festivities on Friday night with the Twilight on the Terrace benefit cocktail party at Gertrude’s, a drag show at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore featuring local queens Dusty Ray Bottoms and Washington Heights, and GayCon, a new Pride dance party created by Abdu Ali and featuring performances by DDm. On Saturday, join thousands at the annual big-bang block party, featuring the high heel race up Cathedral Street, the colorful 11-block parade to Station North, and headline performances by Baltimore Club maven TT the Artist and rising hip-hop artist Taylor Bennett. To wrap up the weekend, head to Druid Hill Park on Sunday for a family-friendly festival with live music, face-painting, and drag performances.