This Weekend in Baltimore

May 19 - 21

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Baltimore offers a great lineup of festivals, museum events and exhibitions, theatrical performances, sporting events, concerts and so much more. Check back each week to see our hand-picked event highlights. Get out, relax and have fun this weekend!

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Preakness Stakes

May 20 | Doors at 8 a.m. | Pimlico Race Course

Cheer for your horse at the 142nd second jewel of the Triple Crown, join the raucous crowd in the InfieldFest with headliners Sam Hunt and Good Charlotte, or partake in events leading up to the big day like tours of Pimlico.


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May 19 – June 25 | Baltimore Center Stage

See the world premiere stage adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel set in the Harlem Renaissance. The story follows Joe and Violet’s move from the Virginia countryside to Harlem at the turn of the century. The peeling back of layers and alternating perspectives ultimately expose sympathetic characters who reveal their own rhythms.


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Noises Off

May 17 – June 18 | Everyman Theatre

With their opening night on London’s West End just hours away, a cast of actors staggers through rehearsal. Just when the director thinks things couldn’t get worse—they do. With lost lines, love triangles and sardines flying, pandemonium takes over before intermission. A love-letter to the thrilling and unpredictable nature of the stage, Noises Off will leave you rolling in the aisles as everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.


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Baltimore Podcast Festival

May 19-20 | 5, 7 p.m. | Single Carrot Theatre, The Windup Space

Hear some of the best podcasts in Baltimore at the second Baltimore Podcast Festival. The free festival will feature 10 shows recording live each night, including Buzzed in Baltimore, Dissecting The 80s and Coplaymedia. Friday’s event is at 7 p.m. at Single Carrot Theatre, and Saturday’s event is at 5 p.m. at The Windup Space.


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Lake Roland Campout

May 19 | 6 p.m. | Lake Roland

Enjoy the spring weather with an overnight in the park. Go on a ranger-led night hike, make s’mores around the campfire, and enjoy breakfast in the morning. Bring dinner on Friday or cook food over the campfire. Bring your own tent or if you don’t have one, reserve one.


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Move and Music: E.T. The Extraterrestrial in Concert

May 19 – 21 | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Soar through the stars with Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece as you’ve never seen or heard it before. Jack Everly conducts John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score live as the classic film is projected on a giant HD screen. Bring the whole family to experience the magic of Elliott and his friend from far, far away.


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Pasta Towers

May 20 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry

Kids of all ages create freestanding towers from pasta and marshmallows in the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s Weekend Workers program. The workshop is included in museum admission.


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Boshell Lecture: Dionysus Comes to Gaul

May 21 | 2 – 2:30 p.m. | The Walters Art Museum

The consumption of wine entangled the ancient Gauls (inhabitants of present-day France and Belgium) and their Roman colonizers in complex and unanticipated ways, economically and politically. Michael Dietler of the University of Chicago will explore the role wine played in 7th Century BC. A reception will follow.