On The Town

Weekend Lineup: June 5-7

The best (virtual) things to do with your Baltimore weekend.

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With Love Co. Reopening

8705 Harford Rd. 12:30-6 p.m. 410-665-1978

After two months of being closed due to COVID-19, this plant-based and gluten-conscious hangout—which became an instant favorite among neighbors in Parkville when it debuted last summer—officially reopened on Thursday, June 4. Though all orders are being served via curbside pickup for the time being, the eatery’s mission—summarized in a hand-painted wall mural that reads, “Everything begins and ends with love”—remains the same. Call ahead this weekend to pre-order cold-pressed juices, lentil burgers with a side of deviled avocado, raw lasagna, classic açai bowls, and more.

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Union Craft Brewing Cauldron to Kettle Release

1700 W. 41st St. $12

This weekend, Union is releasing a beer dedicated to the brilliant, talented, and hardworking women in the brewing industry. As its name signifies, the French-style saison celebrates the history of female brewers dating back to the 15th century, and how they have revolutionized the process throughout the years. Now available in 12-oz. six packs for delivery and dockside pickup, the rustic farmhouse ale highlights hints of lychee, pear, and delicate spice.

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June 5: “Let’s Talk About Race” with Nic Stone and D. Watkins

8 p.m. Instagram Live.

Among the many discussions, texts, documentaries, and other educational resources circulating in the wake of George Floyd’s death is this Instagram Live series with New York Times best-selling young adult author Nic Stone. Rounding out her nightly discussions this week is an installment featuring our own best-selling author, activist, and University of Baltimore professor D. Watkins. Tune in as the two engage in a solution-based conversation about racial injustice.

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June 6: Sidewalk Serenades with Al Rogers Jr.

Times and locations vary. $75.

Creative Alliance’s socially distanced sidewalk concerts continue this weekend with special guest rapper, singer, songwriter, and all around must-see performer Al Rogers Jr., who will be roving around with trumpeter Brandon Woody and drummer Josh Stokes. Only a few time slots remain for you to bring a bit of “Swooz,” (Rogers’ signature mantra defined as expressing compassion, love, and gratitude), straight to your front door. Learn more about Rogers and listen to some of his essential tracks, here.

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June 6: Crawltimore: Virtual Donut Bike Crawl

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25.

Every year around National Donut Day, Nikolas Hill organizes this eight-and-a-half mile bike ride with planned stops at multiple donut shops around the city, in which riders learn about the owners and taste the treats. Like many other beloved events, the crawl has gone virtual due to the coronavirus. So instead of biking as a pack this year, Hill is encouraging riders to grab a dozen from their favorite shops and settle in for an Instagram Live conversation with Michelle Diggs of Blondie’s Doughnuts, Mike Roslan of Diablo Doughnuts, Melanie Molinaro of Little Fig Bakeshop, and Doug Wetzel of Donut Stop Believin’, who will all talk about their love of the sugary circles. All proceeds from the virtual discussion will be shared by the donut purveyors and donated to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute for Pediatric Ophthalmology research.