June 21: Father’s Day Crabs
Knotty Pine. 801 S Conkling St. 2-6 p.m.
What better way is there to celebrate dad this year than with some good old-fashioned Maryland crabs? This weekend, Knotty Pine will be selling crabs by the dozen and half dozen for the whole family to enjoy on Father’s Day. The Canton neighborhood pub will also be selling steamed corn and pounds of shrimp to round out the feast. And don’t forget to toast to Dad with a boozy Orange or Grapefruit Crush.
June 19-20: Oliver Brewing Co. Triple Beer Release
Oliver Brewing Company. 4216 Shannon Dr.
This weekend, Oliver Brewing Company is dropping two new beers and bringing back its fan-favorite “This Floor is Snakes” double IPA. The brewers teamed up with their friends at Donut Shack in Severna Park to create “Chop Suey,” a blonde ale featuring apple cider, vanilla, and cinnamon that pairs perfectly with Donut Shack’s Chop Suey apple-cinnamon fritters. The “S’more or Less” imperial stout will have you ready for campfire season with hints of graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow. The new brews will be available for pickup on Friday, and on Saturday, guests can crack open their ice-cold cans while soaking up the sun in the outdoor area.
June 19: Juneteenth Double Feature
Times and prices vary.
Amid the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Juneteenth—the holiday commemorating African-American freedom and achievement—holds a strong significance this year. Among the many ways to honor the holiday is with this double feature screening by Charm City Classics. All you need is a Netflix account and the Netflix Party application to stream Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show, Rodney King, followed by 13th, a documentary analyzing the criminalization of African Americans. Head to their Facebook page shortly before the screening to join the watch party.
June 20: World Refugee Day Benefit Concert
Facebook Live. 12-2 p.m. Free.
Join Creative Alliance in celebrating our refugee, asylee, and immigrant neighbors through live music. Local performers will take the virtual stage, and host and community arts liaison Ari Pluznik will interview refugee service providers to learn more about the crucial care they supply. Consider making a donation to help support Mera Kitchen Collective, which has been working tirelessly to serve free meals to communities in need throughout the pandemic. (Read more about Mera’s work in our July issue, on newsstands June 26.)
The Ynot Lot. 1904 N Charles St. 4-7p.m.
On Juneteenth, head to the Ynot Lot in Station North to honor the life of Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau, who was tragically killed earlier this month at the age of 19. Local organizers with Black Womyn Rising, Not Without Black Women, and Amorous Ebony are all working together to create a space for Black women and femme survivors of sexual violence to unite and voice their demands.