It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend, so break out that sunscreen, drink lots of water and get ready for a great weekend!
With food trucks galore, craft vendors, live entertainment and kids contemporary art, The Gathering at the Baltimore Museum of Industry is the answer to your Friday night dinner question. And you can even feel good about bringing the whole family (and friends and coworkers) since proceeds are benefitting the museum. Tickets: $3-20. 5-10 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Sure, it’s a bit of a drive away, but the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall is worth the trip. A celebration of numerous cultural traditions, there’s always something new to eat, drink, watch, enjoy and buy at this festival. Free. July 7-10 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Looking for culture a bit closer to home? This year’s Baltimore Caribbean Carnival happens this weekend, kicking off with what is sure to be a colorful and vibrant parade on Saturday at noon. The rest of the weekend will be a celebration of Caribbean music, food and entertainment—you won’t hear us complaining about that. Tickets: $10 Saturday, $15 Sunday. July 9-10 at Clifton Park.
Or maybe seeing some badass ladies be badass is more your style this weekend. Fair enough! We’ve got you covered on that too: The Charm City Roller Girls are hosting a double header, with their A team taking on Ontario and the B team up against our neighbors to the south, northern Virginia. Tickets: $12-20. 6-10 p.m. at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, M.D.
If anyone in your family is a “Dancing with the Stars” fan then this is their lucky weekend. Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, two of the professional dancers on the show, will be bringing their touring show, “Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way” to The Lyric in Baltimore. Great dancing and fun personalities should make for a memorable night on the town. Tickets: $49-89. 7 p.m. at The Lyric.