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50+ Awesome Things to Do This August in Baltimore

DRINKING + DINING

School 33 Art Center: Something to be looked at, Something to be used
Through August 6 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Baltimore
In this solo exhibition, fine artist Giulia Piera Livi takes everyday objects and interposes them to distort viewers sense of space, explore their ability to inhabit rooms, and merge the dreamlike with the rigid.

Baltimore Fashion Week
August 6-13 | Times vary | Columbus Center
The Fashion Umbrella Foundation’s largest fundraiser and Baltimore’s longest-running annual fashion event is now 10 years strong. Fashion-filled events include designer runway shows and showcases, a bowling fundraiser, and a panel of sneaker illustrators.

Paint Nite: Paint your Pet
August 11 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Baltimore Visitor Center
Send Paint Nite a clear, well-lit photo of your furry friend and they’ll make preparations for you to paint a portrait you can take home of your pet. All supplies are provided and cocktails will be available. No experience necessary.

Make Night
August 17, 19 | various times | The Walters Art Museum
Learn how to set type by hand during this interactive workshop that compliments the museum’s new Martin Luther exhibit. Be sure to check out the exhibit as well as the Walter’s exciting collection that spans dozens of centuries.

Pop Art Workshop
August 19 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The American Visionary Art Museum
Join artist Michael Albert in making handmade art projects out of recycled materials. Check out AVAM’s collection of self-taught art, or grab vegan and non-vegan food at its in-house restaurant, Encantada, while you’re there.

Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
August 24-27 | various times | Baltimore Convention Center
The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show makes its 37th annual appearance in Baltimore and offers a diversity of collections including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more.

Art/Sound/Now
August 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Walters Art Museum
Electronic artist Jimmy Joe Roche, violin and sitar artist Raw Silk, and Jonna McKone perform and present to create connections between aspects of the museum’s Baroque galleries and their own work.

Front Room: Adam Pendleton
Through Oct. 1| 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Art
New York-based artist Adam Pendleton examines and questions the freedom of abstraction in relationship to language, politics, and identity. The animating force of his work is found in Black Dada—the artist's term for a broad conceptualization of blackness. This exhibition will feature paintings, collages, and screen prints.

CONCERTS + SHOWS

The Basketball Tournament Semifinals and Finals
August 1-3 | 7 p.m. | Coppin State University
Two million dollars are at stake at this winner-takes-all tournament in which anyone 18 or older can enter a team or play. After regional rounds across the country and a 16-team tournament in New York, the semifinals and finals are taking place in Baltimore and will be broadcast on ESPN.

Charm City Run to Shake Shack
August 8 | 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Charm City Run
Lace up your sneakers and get ready to run 3-5 miles around the city until you reach Shake Shack, where your first beer is on them! Meet at Charm City Run, follow their employees on one of two routes, and your stuff will be magically transported from the shop to the shack.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Redskins
August 10 | 7:30 p.m. | M&T Bank Stadium
Hometown heroes the Baltimore Ravens face off against the Washington Redskins in this out-of-conference matchup. The two teams have met each other six times, and both teams have won three games.

Celestial Flow with Pop Up Yoga Baltimore!
August 11 | 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. | Canton Waterfront Park
Welcome the Perseids Meteor Shower by donning celestial-themed, brightly colored, or otherwise fun clothing and joining Pop Up Yoga Baltimore for a Vinyasa-style class outdoors. Great for kids and beginners; it’s recommended you bring a yoga mat, water, and towel.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills
August 26 | 7 p.m. | M&T Bank Stadium
Since 1999, the Baltimore Ravens have faced off against the Buffalo Bills seven times, with the Ravens winning 4 games and the Bills winning three games. Come witness a rare opportunity to see these teams meet.

FILMS

Dog Days Of Summer Block Party
August 5 | 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Creative Alliance
The Creative Alliance is once again hosting a community block part to honor our four-legged friends. Activities include a doggy obstacle course and pools for swimming, free art activities for the family, and DJs spinning pet-inspired tunes. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome.

Bronycon
August 11-13 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Baltimore Convention Center
Fans of “My Little Pony” can enjoy panels, vendors and guests from the show during this unusual annual convention, where attendees can unabashedly dress as their favorite furry little horse and bond with like-minded fans.

African American Heritage Festival
August 12 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Druid Hill Park
Co-sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Baltimore City, this annual festival is filled with art, culture, stepping, musical performances, food, and community outreach activities. The festival has been taking place for more than 40 years.

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour
August 13 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Hollywood Diner at the Sunday Famer’s Market
On this leisurely stroll through a little over a mile of Baltimore, you’ll discover where all the noble lions, neo-Egyptian sphinxes, and hellish fiends are hiding—and you’ll uncover their history. A perfect diversion for history and architecture lovers.

Beach Party Bash
August 14-18 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | B&O Railroad Museum
Enjoy the final days of summer before the school year starts at the B&O Railroad Museum, which in addition to extensive exhibits, is offering train rides and kids’ activities.

Feast of St. Gabriele
August 19-20 | 12-8 p.m. | Little Italy
Join the festivities at this beloved annual Little Italy celebration. Enjoy the neighborhood’s best classic Italian and Italian-American food and drink during this lively street festival.

View the Solar Eclipse
August 21 | 1-3 p.m.
Watch the first solar eclipse in 99 years (safely, with special eclipse glasses), as 80-90 percent of the sun is blocked at the moment of greatest eclipse in Maryland. The eclipse will start a little after 1 p.m. and reach totality just before 3 p.m.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
August | Baltimore City
Join in on this scavenger hunt and experience Baltimore in a new way. The 20-challenge quest takes 2.5-3 hours to complete; it begins outside the Maryland Science Center and takes you 1.5 miles to the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, passing points of interest like the U.S.S. Constellation, Power Plant, and Little Italy along the way.

City Lights Cruise
August | 8 p.m. | Cruises on the Bay by Watermark
Spend an evening watching the sunset and enjoying the twinkling lights of the Baltimore skyline from the water. You’ll get a new perspective on the iconic Domino sugar sign and other attractions as they reflect of the water. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase on this 60-minute cruise. Dogs cruise for free.

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