7 Great Things Not to Miss

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1 EMPORIYUM > APRIL 1617 Food­ies head to this mar­ket­place for tastes from more than 75 lo­cal and na­tion­wide ven­dors, like Charm City Mead­works, Shake Shack and Bal­ti­more Waf­fle Com­pany. $15-$40 en­try. Times vary. 600 E. Pratt St., theem­po­riyum.com 2 BAL­TI­MORE’S AMER­I­CAN TREA­SURES> APRIL 23JULY 7 Ex­pe­ri­ence the city’s de­sign and cul­tural her­itage at 26 ma­jor sites, like the Carroll Man­sion, the Phoenix Shot Tower and The Jewish Mu­seum of Mary­land, which of­fer tours, lec­tures, ex­hibits and culi­nary events. Prices, times vary. madeinamer­i­causa.org 3 MARY­LAND FILM FES­TI­VAL > MAY 48 Nearly 20 years old, this cel­e­bra­tion of cin­ema re­turns with 120 films. At venues in Sta­tion North, see fea­tures and shorts from around the world, in­clud­ing a se­lec­tion cho­sen and hosted by Bal­ti­more’s own John Wa­ters. $12-$15/screen­ing. Times vary. md­film­fest.com

4 PREAK­NESS STAKES > MAY 21 At Pim­lico Race Course, jock­eys and their mounts com­pete in the sec­ond leg of the Triple Crown. Win­ners here nab a blan­ket of black-eyed Su­sans and a $1.5 mil­lion purse. The mas­sive In­field­Fest draws rev­el­ers with mu­sic, food and bars. Seat­ing from $30. Gates open: 8 a.m. 5201 Park Heights Ave., preak­ness.com 5 FEAST OF ST. AN­THONY > JUNE 45 A long­time neigh­bor­hood tra­di­tion, this fest en­chants vis­i­tors with a street pro­ces­sion, bocce and Ital­ian fare. Sat. noon-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.7 p.m. Ex­eter and Stiles sts., lit­tleitalymd.com 6 LITHUA­NIAN FOLK DANC­ING FES­TI­VAL > JULY 3 The Royal Farms Arena of­fers quite a sight, when hun­dreds of per­form­ers flaunt their tra­di­tional cos­tumes and steps in a song and dance trib­ute to their her­itage. $25-$55. 1 p.m. 201 W. Bal­ti­more St., sok­iusvente2016.org

ARTSCAPE > JULY 1517 In its 35th year, the na­tion’s largest free arts fest of­fers an ex­trav­a­ganza of mu­sic, ex­hibits, the­ater, dance and more. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. till 8 p.m. Venues vary. artscape.org

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