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ARTSCAPE > JULY 1517 In its 35th year, the na­tion’s largest free arts fes­ti­val of­fers an ex­trav­a­ganza of mu­sic, ex­hibits, theater, dance, film and more with the theme “Space: Ex­plore What’s Out There.” Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. Cen­tered around Mount Royal Ave. and Charles St., artscape.org

BAL­TI­MORE PRIDE > JULY 1924 High­lights of this LGBTQ cel­e­bra­tion, draw­ing 30,000 at­ten­dees an­nu­ally, in­clude a high heel race down Cathe­dral Street, a pa­rade on Charles Street and a lake­side fes­ti­val in Druid Hill Park. Most events free. bal­ti­morepride.org 3 BAL­TI­MORE ART, AN­TIQUE & JEW­ELRY SHOW > AUG. 2528 Hun­dreds of ex­hibitors bring their trea­sures—from books and paint­ings to fur­nish­ings and gems—to the Bal­ti­more Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. $20 en­try. Thurs. noon-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 1 W. Pratt St., bal­ti­more sum­mer­show.com

COMICCON > SEPT. 24 At the Bal­ti­more Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, fans unite to cel­e­brate (and im­per­son- ate) their fa­vorite comic book char­ac­ters and meet many of the cre­ators. $25$35 gen­eral ad­mis­sion. Fri. 1-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 W. Pratt St., bal­ti­more­comic­con.com 5 RAVENS HOME OPENER > SEPT. 11 Named for the fa­mous poem by one-time lo­cal Edgar Al­lan Poe, the city’s NFL team takes the field at M&T Bank Sta­dium against the Buf­falo Bills. $75-$416. 1 p.m. 1101 Russell St., bal­ti­mor­eravens.com SEPT. 2325 Lo­cal, re­gional and na­tion­ally known au­thors, like New York Times best­seller Terry McMil­lan, con­vene for sign­ings, read­ings, work­shops, cook­ing demos and panel dis­cus­sions. Free en­try. Daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m. In­ner Har­bor, bal­ti­more book­fes­ti­val.com

FREE FALL > OCT. 131 From chil­dren’s fes­ti­vals to risqué cabaret, more than 250 cul­tural events all over the city come at no charge (but some re­quire ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion). Times and venues vary. freefall bal­ti­more.com Food, glo­ri­ous food! The city’s ac­claimed and di­verse cui­sine takes cen­ter stage at these events. JULY 2231

RESTAU­RANT WEEK

Pop­u­lar eater­ies all over town, like Miss Shirley’s Cafe (its crab cakes Bene­dict at left) and Sotto So­pra, of­fer tasty deals. Two- course lunch/brunch $12-$20; three-course din­ner $20$35 (reser­va­tions rec­om­mended). bal­ti­more restau­rantweek.com AUG. 20

VEGAN SOULFEST

At Bal­ti­more City Com­mu­nity Col­lege, ex­plore the ben­e­fits of go­ing vegan, learn how to make dishes and sam­ple lo­cal prod­ucts. Free en­try. Noon-7 p.m. 2901 Lib­erty Heights Ave.,

cap­tion here ve­g­an­soulfest.com SEPT. 17

SEAFOOD FES­TI­VAL

The famed Ch­e­sa­peake Bay oys­ter and Mary­land blue crab head­line this event at Can­ton Wa­ter­front Park, where lo­cal restau­rants serve their sig­na­ture seafood dishes. From $12, 16 and un­der free. Noon7 p.m. 3001 Bos­ton St., bal­ti­more­seafood­fest.com OCT. 716

BEER WEEK

More than 350 events, from tast­ings and food pairings to pub crawls, toast the city’s hop­pin’ craft brew­ery scene. Times, venues vary. bal­ti­more­beer­week.com

Pick­les Pub Next to Cam­den Yards, this long­time fave draws rowdy crowds on game days. Frank & Nic’s More up­scale, this friendly spot about a block from Cam­den Yards also of­fers out­door seat­ing. Looney’s Pub In Can­ton, the Ir­ish-ac­cented cor­ner bar has pool, ar­cade games, trivia nights and T-shirts that say “Drink like a cham­pion to­day.” Mother’s Fed­eral Hill Grille For Ravens home games, fans head to its Pur­ple Pa­tio, a park­ing lot turned “foot­ball field” out­fit­ted with bars and a grill. Turp’s The only sports bar in el­e­gant Mount Vernon, it’s got the req­ui­site TVs and makes its home in a his­toric brown­stone.

DRUID HILL PARK The city’s largest and old­est green space is on the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of His­toric Places and is home to WEST SHORE PARK Fam­i­lies re­lax or work out on the “great lawn” of this In­ner Har­bor

•wa­ter­front plot. Kids head to the Wal­ter Sondheim Foun­tain (above) to frolic with in­ter­ac­tive spouts.

July 15 & Aug. 19 (5- 8 p.m.): Sum­mer So­cial FORT MCHENRY From this fortress (right) dur­ing the War of 1812, Amer­i­can troops suc­cess­fully de­fended Bal­ti­more Har­bor from the Bri­tish Navy. The stel­late site also in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key to write “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner.” Now, vis­i­tors from all over come for can­non fir­ings, ranger talks and “liv­ing his­tory” demon­stra­tions.

Daily: Flag rais­ing and low­er­ing with rangers; Aug. 4 (6-8 p.m.): Twi­light Tat­too Cer­e­mony and Con­cert; Sept. 9-11 (times vary): De­fend­ers Day Week­end

to size 8. Modern shop with lots of col­ors and wide as­sort­ment of wear­able cloth­ing from quirky straw hats to trendy sun­dresses. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.6 p.m., Sat. till 5 p.m. www.weechic. com. 10751 Falls Rd., Lutherville, Md., 410.878.7400 1013 Cathe­dral St., Mount Vernon, 410.539.4440 Map C2 PHINA’S LUX­URY LINEN COL­LEC­TIVE  Wide se­lec­tion of fine linens, tow­els, pil­lows, can­dles and other home goods. Also skin­care prod­ucts by Ahava, Spa Blends and Er­ba­viva. Ev­ery­one who walks in the door re­ceives a wrapped gift. Tues.-Sat. noon- 6 p.m., Thurs. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon-3 p.m. www.phi­nas.com. 919 S. Charles St., Fed­eral Hill, 410.685.0911 Map C8 SU CASA Stylish fur­ni­ture, dec­o­ra­tive arts, items for the kitchen, in­clud­ing wine gear, stuff for kids. Cus­tom designs/ser­vices. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 9:30 pm., Sun. till 7 p.m. www.es­u­casa.com. 901 S. Bond St. (at Thames St.), Fells Point, 410.522.7010 Map E8 TROHV Two-level shop stocked with clever, art­ful gift items: greet­ing cards, bar and kitchen gear, of­fice ac­ces­sories, jew­elry, baby items. Also fur­ni­ture and goods by lo­cal ar­ti­sans. Mon.Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. www. tro­hvshop.com. 921 W. 36th St., Ham­p­den, 410.366.3456 North of Map A1 2910 ON THE SQUARE  Lo­cated on O’Don­nell Square, hand­made gifts, ar­ti­san jew­elry, ac­ces­sories and Ju­daica plus items for pets and for the home. Tues.-Sat. noon- 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.4 p.m. www.2910on­thesquare.com. 2910 O’Don­nell St., Can­ton, 410.675.8505 Map G8 AMARYLLIS  Since 1985, lim­ited-edi­tion pieces drawn from ate­liers of more than 100 lo­cal and na­tional de­sign­ers. Alexis Bit­tar, Chan Luu, David Urso, Nashelle. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.5 p.m. www.amaryl­lis­jew­elry.com. 830 Aliceanna St., Har­bor East, 410.576.7622 Map E7 BIJOUX An­tique, es­tate and con­tem­po­rary pieces. Ge­or­gian, Vic­to­rian, Ed­war­dian, Art Nou­veau and Art Deco pieces. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. till 5 p.m. www.bi­joux­jew­els.com. 10749 Falls Rd., Lutherville-Ti­mo­nium, Md., 410.823.5545 BLANCA FLOR  In­tri­cately de­signed jew­elry and hand­made met­al­works (trays, bowls) from Mex­ico, Amer­i­can

BAL­TI­MORE SPA AND SALON  At the Ritz-Carl­ton Res­i­dences, mas­sages, fa­cials, wax­ing and body wraps, plus hair ser­vices. Free valet park­ing. Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tues. till 7 p.m., Wed. till 9 p.m., Thurs. till 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.6 p.m. www.bal­ti­mores­pasa­lon.com. 801 Key Hwy., In­ner Har­bor, 410.625.2427 Map D8 MITCHELL AND CO. Mother-daugh­ter team sell­ing hand-made, all-nat­u­ral body oils, soaps, scrubs, lo­tions. Avail­able ex­clu­sively at An­gel Park and Katwalk bou­tiques (See Ap­parel). www. mitchel­land­coskin­care.com. POP PHYSIQUE  West Coast fit­ness pro­gram combining bal­let and barre with hands-on in­struc­tion in an open loft-like space. Equip­ment (mats, balls, straps, etc.) pro­vided. Ex­er­cis­ers bring socks or pur­chase on­site. Classes daily from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., check web­site for sched­ule. www.pop­physique.com. 339 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon, 410.468.0767 Map C4 SHY WAT­TERS HAIR STU­DIO  Up­scale salon for owner/stylist Shy Wat­ters’ ex­pert treat­ments: ex­ten­sions, weaves, blow-outs, color, etc. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. www.shy­wat­ters.com. 1745 Fleet St., Fells Point, 410.779.7047 Map F7 THE SPA AT THE IVY Luxe spa inside The Ivy Ho­tel for fa­cials, mas­sages and body treat­ments us­ing Natura Bissé prod­ucts. Also mani/pedis, makeup/ hair ser­vices. By appointment only. www.theivy­bal­ti­more.com/the-ivyspa. 205 E. Bid­dle St., Mount Vernon, 410.514.6180 Map D2 ARUN­DEL MILLS  Out­let and re­tail mall with 200-plus re­tail­ers, restau­rants and en­ter­tain­ment, Cine­mark Egyp­tian 24 The­aters and Mary­land Live! Casino. A 20-minute drive from Bal­ti­more. Mon.Sat. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.7 p.m. www.arun­delmills­mall.com. 7000 Arun­del Mills Cir­cle, Hanover, Md., 410.540.5110 CROSS STREET MAR­KET Since 1846, fresh seafood, wings, ice cream, pas­tries, flow­ers, cheese, to­bacco and fruit. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Light & Cross sts., Fed­eral Hill, 410.685.6169 Map C8 THE GALLERY Ver­ti­cal mall with Ba­nana Repub­lic, Johnston & Mur­phy, Michael Kors and Pan­dora, plus spe­cialty stalls and in­de­pen­dent shops. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www. the­gallery­athar­bor­place.com. 200 E. Pratt St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.332.4191 Map D6 HAGERSTOWN PREMIUM OUT­LETS  Out­let stores like Ba­nana Repub­lic, Kate Spade, Nike, J. Crew, Tommy Hil­figer and Coach. An hour-long drive. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. till 7 p.m. www.pre­mi­u­mout­lets.com. 495 Premium Out­lets Blvd., Hagerstown, Md., 301.790.0300 THE QG  Retro-in­spired one-stop depart­ment store with men’s and women’s ap­parel, groom­ing par­lor with bil­liards room, cigar lounge, spa and shoe shine. Up­stairs bar. Mon. 11:30 a.m.- 8 p.m., Tues.- Fri. 10 a.m.8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.5 p.m. www.theqg.com. 31 S. Calvert St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.685.7428 Map C6 QUEEN­STOWN PREMIUM OUT­LETS  Sav­ings at 65 stores: Adi­das, Ba­nana Repub­lic, Brooks Broth­ers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gucci, Nike, Polo Ralph Lau­ren. An hour from city. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. www. pre­mi­u­mout­lets.com. 441 Out­let Cen­ter Dr., Queen­stown, Md., 410.827.8699

glass­ware and stick­ers. Hard-to-find merch fea­tur­ing Bal­ti­more Bo­hemi­ans, city’s mi­nor league soccer squad. Mon.-Fri., Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat. till 7 p.m. www.nat­ty­bo­hgear. com. 1624 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.276.1038 Map E7; 3600 O’Don­nell St., Can­ton, 410.285.7666 Map H8 POLINA’S PRIVÉ LIN­GERIE  Qual­ity women’s in­ti­mate ap­parel and ac­ces­sories. Names like L’Agent by Agent Provo­ca­teur, Blush, Eber­jay, La Perla. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. www.poli­nasprive.com. 724 S. Broad­way, Fells Point, 410.276.0205 Map F7 QUI PIECE  “Fash­ion stu­dio” for per­sonal wardrobe styling, hair and makeup, plus pho­tog­ra­phy. Spe­cial­ties in­clude bri­dal, glam pho­tos. Daily noon- 6 p.m. and by appointment. 407 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon, 240.882.4442 Map C4 THE SOUND GAR­DEN  Bal­ti­more in­sti­tu­tion stocks rare im­ports to Top 40. Knowl­edge­able staff. Lis­ten be­fore you buy. In-store per­for­mances. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. www.cd­joint.com. 1616 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.563.9011 Map E7 TOCHTERMAN’S FLY SHOP  Beloved fish­ing tackle shop run by the same fam­ily since 1916. Known for its ex­per­tise and ded­i­ca­tion to the sport, plus ex­ten­sive in­ven­tory. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. www.toch ter­mans­fly­shop.com. 1925 East­ern Ave., Fells Point, 410.327.6942 Map F7 STREETS MAR­KET & CAFE  Lo­cal out­post of D.C.-based health food store. Or­ganic lo­cal pro­duce, ev­ery­day house­hold goods, chef-driven pre­pared foods. Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m. www. streets­mar­ket­cafe.com. 222 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon, 667.930.3405 Map C5 UR­BAN CEL­LARS BEER, WINE & SPIR­ITS  “Lo­cal li­ba­tions” at this Charles Plaza shop. Do­mes­tic and im­ported fine wines, craft beers, premium liquors plus the knowl­edge­able coun­sel of owner Jim Amato. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. www.ur­ban­cel­larsmd. com. 222 N. Charles St., Down­town, 410.528.8088 Map C5 VAC­CARO’S  Find 29 va­ri­eties of cook­ies plus rum cake, cheese­cake, tiramisu, sfogli­atelle, pas­ti­ciotti, eclairs, gelati, Napoleons, can­noli. Sun.-Thurs. 9 a.m.10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night. www. vac­carospas­try.com. 222 Albe­marle St., Lit­tle Italy, 410.685.4905 Map D6

AMER­I­CAN VI­SION­ARY ART MUSEUM  Unique in the U.S. for pre­sent­ing work by self-taught, out­sider artists. Jim Rouse Vi­sion­ary Cen­ter with art cars, the Cabaret Me­chan­i­cal Theatre, ki­netic sculp­tures. Paint­ings from the Von Bru­enchen­hein Col­lec­tion. “The Big Hope Show,” tran­scen­dent work by 25 artists, many “su­per sur­vivors” of myr­iad per­sonal trau­mas, through Sept. 4.

“Matt Se­sow: Shock and Awe,” show­ing the D.C.-based artist’s “raw, vis­ceral, good to the bone” paint­ings, through June 4, 2017. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $15.95, se­niors $13.95, stu­dents $9.95, 6 and un­der free. Sideshow gift shop and En­can­tada restau­rant. www.avam.org. 800 Key Hwy., 410.244.1900 Map D8 BAL­TI­MORE MUSEUM OF ART Hous­ing 95,000 ob­jects, an­cient mo­saics to con­tem­po­rary art. Cone Col­lec­tion fea­tures Renoir, Matisse, Gau­guin and Picasso. Newly re­opened Dorothy McIlvain Scott Amer­i­can Wing show­cas­ing 200 years of Amer­i­can artis­tic ef­forts, Tif­fany hall and grand salon of Mary­land-re­lated works. Newly ren­o­vated African and Asian art gal­leries fea­tur­ing 85 works in the for­mer and more than 2,000 in the lat­ter.

“Front Room: Broomberg & Cha­narin,” the long­time col­lab­o­ra­tors’ new pho­to­graphs, sculp­tures, cop­per plates and films de­pict­ing tech­nol­ogy’s in­flu­ence on war, through Sept. 11. “On Paper: Pic­tur­ing Paint­ing,” largescale color images rein­ter­pret­ing mas­ter­works as pho­to­graphs, through Oct. 23.

“De­sign for Mo­bile Liv­ing: Art from East­ern Africa,” high­light­ing body or­na­ments like Kenyan beaded jew­elry and ob­jects like Tan­za­nian shields, cre­ated by no­madic cattle herders mov­ing across deserts, high­lands and sa­van­nas, through Nov. 27. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. www.artbma.org. 10 Art Museum Dr., 443.573.1700 North of Map D1 BROMO SELTZER ARTS TOWER The city’s tallest build­ing at the time of its 1911 con­struc­tion, built by Cap­tain Isaac Emer­son, in­ven­tor of the Bromo Seltzer headache rem­edy. Now a West­side icon hold­ing stu­dio space for more than 30 vis­ual and per­form­ing artists. Open house ev­ery Sat. 11 a.m.4 p.m. with clock room tours ($5 do­na­tion) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. www. bro­moseltzer­tower.com. 21 S. Eutaw St., 443.874.3596 Map C6 MARY­LAND IN­STI­TUTE COL­LEGE OF ART MICA  Na­tion’s old­est fully ac­cred­ited, four-year, de­gree-grant­ing art col­lege with gallery for works by na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists, fac­ulty and stu­dents. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free. www.mica.edu. Fox Build­ing, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave., 410.669.9200 Map C1

THE CLUB AT TURF VAL­LEY A bent grass course with 36 holes for play­ers of ev­ery level. Driv­ing range, prac­tice ar­eas, men’s and women’s locker rooms. Spa, saunas, pools, tennis courts, plus Fair­way Lounge and Alexan­dra’s for dining. www.tur­f­val­ley.com. BAL­TI­MORE BASIL­ICA Na­tional Shrine of the As­sump­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary. In 1806, Bishop John Car­roll placed the corner­stone of this land­mark site, Mother Church of Ro­man Catholi­cism. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till end of mass. Guided tours Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sun. noon. Gift shop: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. noon-3 p.m. www. bal­ti­more­basil­ica.org. 409 Cathe­dral St., 410.727.3565 Map C4 THE NA­TIONAL SHRINE OF ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI  De­signed by ar­chi­tect Robert Cary Long in 1845 in South­ern Ger­man neo-Gothic style. Sun. Mass: Lithua­nian (8:30 a.m.), English (10 a.m.), city’s only Tri­den­tine Mass (11:30 a.m.). Mon.-Sat. Mass 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m. Call to ar­range tours. Gift shop: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. and Sun. till 1 p.m. www.stalphon­sus balt.org. 114 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6090 Map C4 ST. JUDE SHRINE  A cen­ter of de­vo­tions to St. Jude, pa­tron saint of hope­less causes. Mass Sun. 8, 9, 11:30 a.m.; Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 7 a.m., noon; Wed. 7 a.m., 7:45 a.m., noon; Sat. 7:45 a.m., noon, 4:30 p.m. Check on­line for ad­di­tional ser­vices. www. stjudeshrine.org. 512 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6026 Map B4 ST. MARY’S SPIR­I­TUAL CEN­TER & HIS­TORIC SITE  Site of the first Catholic sem­i­nary in the United States (1791) and home of first Amer­i­can saint El­iz­a­beth Se­ton. Mon.-Fri. noon3:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-3 p.m. Call ahead dur­ing in­clement weather. Free. www. stmarys­pacast.org. 600 N. Paca St., 410.728.6464 Map B4

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