May 29-30: Mediterranean Prix-Fixe at Noona’s
1203 W Mt Royal Ave. Prices vary.
We’ve all fallen for the Italian-inspired entrees and sourdough pies at Noona’s. But this weekend, chef Cai Lindeman is going off-menu with a full-blown Mediterranean feast perfect for divvying up between your quaran-team. Set the table and pre-order the eight-plate package—which includes homemade flatbread, labeh with dill oil, hummus with marinated chickpeas, whipped garlic toum, za’atar-roasted eggplant, blistered shishito peppers with mint and dukkah, fresh Karma Farm herbs, burnt honey cheesecake, and a choice of proteins like roasted Trumpet mushrooms or Cape May swordfish—online for pick-up or delivery. And don’t forget to add a few to-go cocktails to wash it all down.
2229 N Charles St. 3-7 p.m.
Eighty-degree temperatures call for soft shells, shrimp salad, and ice-cold cocktails. This Friday, head to the courtyard at Dutch Courage in Old Goucher to catch Craig Falk of The Lunchbox Lady popping up with his soft-shell concept, Big Softy. He’ll be slinging sandwiches and crab cakes while the Dutch Courage team whips up two special bottled cocktails. Choose from to-go options such as the gin-based “Clover Club” with raspberry, lemon, and dry vermouth, or the “Evita,” which mixes amaro with ginger, lime, and vermouth rouge.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free
Be it our houses or our neighborhoods, we’re all getting a little tired of the same scenes every day. This weekend, take a look inside someone else’s home for a change with Live Baltimore’s Virtual Trolley Tour. Explore city neighborhoods, connect with real estate professionals and community organizations, and participate in expert-led discussions. Added perk: If you’re gearing up to move, enter to win $5,000 toward the purchase of your next home-sweet-home in Baltimore City.
May 29: Summer Sounds at Home
Facebook Live. 7 p.m. Free.
While we’ll miss the lawn chairs and little ones dancing in the street, thanks to livestreaming, Belvedere Square regulars don’t have to miss out on their favorite warm-weather Friday-night activity. This year, Summer Sounds is coming to you. Grab your favorite BSQ curbside meal, gather with your quarantine crew, and tune in to Facebook Live as local jazz cellist Ed Hrybyk and vocalist Irene Jalenti take the virtual stage. Be sure to mark your calendar each week to hear from a rotating roster of some of the DMV’s most talented musicians.
6908 Belair Rd. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This small market in Northeast Baltimore provides its local community with fresh produce and protein throughout the warm-weather months. Grab your tote and wander around on opening day to find the likes of pastured chicken and duck eggs from Ladybrook Farm, jams from Johari Made, baked goods from Mary’s Muffins, and flowers from Celadon Hill.
Additional reporting by Lydia Woolever.