On The Town

Weekend Lineup: March 29-31

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

By Celia Spana | March 28, 2019, 5:19 pm

Sample eats from Old Boy during this weekend's Asia North Festival. -Courtesy of Old Boy
On The Town

Weekend Lineup: March 29-31

The best things to do in Baltimore this weekend.

By Celia Spana | March 28, 2019, 5:19 pm

Sample eats from Old Boy during this weekend's Asia North Festival. -Courtesy of Old Boy

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March 30: Latinx Market

Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free.

During this first-ever collaboration between the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Roots and Raíces Festival, celebrate all things Latinx with some of the best authentic cuisine the city has to offer. In between sampling eats from top-notch local vendors like La Calle, Cocina Luchadoras, and Te Conte Bolivian Empanadas, browse through handmade goods that take a modern spin on traditional styles. Stick around after the market closes to hear live Latinx-influenced music accompanied by a dance performance by BSA students.

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March 30: Fancy Clancy Pilsner Draft Launch Party

Sliders Bar and Grille, 504-506 Washington Boulevard. 1 p.m. Free.

If you’ve ever sat in the first-base section of Camden Yards, you know Fancy Clancy. This beloved vendor has dedicated 45 years to slinging drinks during Orioles games, and now Escutcheon Brewing and Sliders Bar & Grille are celebrating Fancy Clancy with his own Pilsner. Stop by the stadium-side bar on Saturday to watch the O’s take on the Yankees in New York, play a few rounds of corn hole, and raise a glass to the king of Orioles beer sales.

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March 30: The Big Baltimore Kite Fest

Patterson Park, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Free.

With cloudy skies in the forecast for Saturday, there’s never been a better time to brighten up Patterson Park with colorful kites. During this inaugural high-flying festival, participate in a plethora of fun activities like make-your-own kite workshops, face painting, and the “Will It Fly” competition. Whether you view the festivities from a picnic blanket or from the top of the Pagoda, spend the afternoon watching nontraditional kites inspired by cultures from across the city dance in the wind.

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March 29: Chaunter

Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. 8 p.m. $12-30.

Chaunter’s debut album, Dream Dynamics, has only been out for two weeks and it already has the city’s music scene busting at the seams to hear the dream-pop duo perform it live. This Friday, pack the Metro Gallery to hear Station North stalwarts Brooks Kossover, on vocals and flute, and Jenghis Manning-Pettit, on guitar, take their one-of-a-kind sound to a whole new level. Get there early to hear fellow rising acts Nerftoss, Infinity Knives + Randi, Frogohmine, and Matmos start off what sure to be a can’t-miss night of creative sounds.

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March 29-31: Asia North Festival

Motor House, 120 West North Ave. Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 12-9:30 p.m., Sun. 3-8 p.m. $10.

This weekend, the Charles North neighborhood will put the spotlight on its past and present history as “Koreatown” with a three-day food, arts, and cultural extravaganza. On Friday, check out the Asian Arts & Culture Center-curated art exhibition Intricate Layers at Motor House along with sets by musicians Ami Dang and EN’B. Then, spend Saturday watching performances by acts like Korean percussion group Washington Samulnori and Baltimore-based beat boxer Shodekeh, and rally for Night Market Underground, with tons of authentic eats by the likes of Daikaya, Lei Musubi, and Old Boy in Graffiti Alley.

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