On The Town

Weekend Lineup: May 15-17

The best (virtual) things to do in Baltimore this weekend,

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May 16-17: Ryleigh’s Oyster Curbside-Que and Papergood Pop-Up

22 W Padonia Rd, Lutherville-Timonium.

Earlier this week, owner Brian McComas announced that the Federal Hill location of Ryleigh’s Oyster would be closing its doors for good after a 20-year run. But the Hunt Valley spinoff is still going strong, and it’s continuing its weekend tradition of serving Roseda pit beef, burgers, chicken, and hot dogs for curbside pickup—along with plenty of paper towels and toilet paper for those who need it. As always, all first responders and healthcare workers can enjoy their first menu item on the house as a thank you for their selfless service throughout the pandemic.

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To May 16: #WineDineMD

Locations vary.

The Maryland Wineries Association has teamed up with the Restaurant Association of Maryland to encourage diners to pair their takeout with vino sourced from wineries across the state. To make it easy, the association, along with the experts with Vino 301, have come up with a handy guide listing all of the state wineries and their weekly pick-up hours. This weekend, plan out a menu, jump in the car, and take a scenic drive to one of Maryland’s many beautiful vineyards to grab a few bottles to pair with your at-home meals. It’s a great way to stock up while also supporting the industry.

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May 15: Supporting the Arts Community During COVID

Facebook Live. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Join City Council President Brandon Scott as he moderates this live panel with leaders in the arts community, including Black Arts District executive director and spoken word artist Lady Brion, Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network executive director Maggie Villegas, and arts educator and muralist Ernest Shaw. Important discussion topics will include how artists are coping during the pandemic and what resources are in place to help aid the arts community in the times of coronavirus.

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May 15: Full Tilt Brewing’s Charm City Songwriter Series

Facebook Live. 7-8 p.m. Donations encouraged.

Live music and craft beer for a good cause? Sign us up. The team at Full Tilt Brewing in Govans has launched this new Friday-night livestream concert series in an effort to aid their friends in the arts community, which has been hit hard since stay-at-home orders canceled live shows. As a fundraiser for the week’s featured musician, Full Tilt will offer special promo codes that fans can use to purchase beer and merch from its online store. Ten percent of every order placed during the musician’s set using the special code will be donated directly to the band. First up this Friday night is Baltimore-born singer-songwriter David Sparrow.

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May 16: Cross Street Farmers’ Market

1065 S. Charles St. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This new kid on the block is back for its second year outside the recently renovated Cross Street Market, featuring both local farmers and vendors from the historic market. Shop Baltimore grown and made goods such as produce, meat, and eggs from Albright Farms, or sweets by Divine Fudge, Balti’Marons, and Bakeology. Also be sure grab to-go options from the old and new go-tos like Fenwick’s Choice Meats and the fresh-food market, Rooster + Hen.

Additional reporting by Lydia Woolever.