Weekend Family Fun, June 12-14

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Weekend Family Fun: June 12-14
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Weekend Family Fun, June 12-14 includes some local favorites that have gone virtual. Please note: The world is opening up, literally, and as of Friday, many of the COVID-19 restrictions on businesses will begin to be lifted. Read the state’s plan here. Remember, your local jurisdiction may differ. And get ready to get out more!

We can’t wait for youth sports, how about you? Have a great weekend parents.

Friday

The Maryland Film Festival Goes Virtual

Calling all film buffs, the Maryland Film Festival has gone virtual. While the festivities won’t be held at the iconic Parkway Theater, the ten-day event features premieres from rising independent filmmakers, with more than 130 short films to choose from! The festival starts on June 12th at 6 p.m with the Baltimore-based film “Dark City Beneath the Beat” and a program called “BaltiShorts.” Tickets for each day of the festival are available on the Maryland Film Festival website.

‘I need more stuff to do with my kids!’

Saturday

Become a Superhero

Have you ever thought that you have what it takes to be a superhero? Join the Maryland Science Center for a whole day of superhero fun and interactive demonstrations of superpowers through science. Learn how powers such as superhero speed and flight work and then to top it all off, learn how to make your very own super suit. The events and demonstrations will live stream on the science center’s Facebook Page. The event is free to attend and no registration is required. Noon-4 p.m.

Baltimore Clayworks Pop-Up Shop

Shopping outdoors promises to be fun (hello, farmers markets), and this pop-up shop on the front lawn at Baltimore Clayworks offers pottery, art, jewelry and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Also, for the next four weeks, all proceeds from Baltimore Clayworks portion of shop sales go to black-led organizations, and this week, they benefit the Baltimore Action Legal Team. baltimoreclayworks.org

Jam Sessions for the Whole Family

Strathmore Arts does it again with their weekly family jam sessions. This week, musician Chao Tian will be teaching families about the Hammered Dulcimer, an instrument used to play traditional and ancient music. Follow Tian as she takes your family through a musical journey, chronicling the changes from the Chinese Dulcimer all the way to modern dulcimers. The free event will stream live on Strathmore Arts’s Facebook page. 10:15 a.m- 11 a.m.

Virtual Murder Mystery

Bust out your detective hats and get sleuthing. ThingstoDoDC is bringing the game of CLUE to your home with their virtual live action game of CLUE and scavenger hunt. Participants will be put into teams to compete in CLUE themed challenges, retrieve information, and find clues in your own home. Do you have what it takes to win the prize and find the murderer? The event will take place on Zoom with tickets starting at $15. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

‘My family needs some summer fun.’

Yoga Online at the Botanical Garden

Had a long week and are in desperate need to relax? Join the U.S Botanical Garden and WithLoveDC for an online yoga class, streamed live from the Botanical Garden! The hour-long class includes guided meditation and yoga sequences taught and performed by an instructor from WithLoveDC. The free class is first come, first serve with registration required. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Bawlmer’s Best Time

HonFest is a staple in the Hampden community, and this year, it is online! The Hon ladies are encouraging those who want to participate in the event to post photos in their best Hon-style attire and tag the photos with #SaferAtHomeHON. Throughout the day on Saturday, the ladies will share their favorite photos and videos on the HonFest Facebook page and will have a virtual HonFest stage! The event is free to attend. 11 a.m-4 p.m

Speak Up

For college students, teens, and families who want to join in on the nationwide protests, join #YouthSpeakUp for a peaceful protest and talk in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Donations will be collected at the protest for former President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper alliance. The protest takes place at the newly-named Black Lives Matter Plaza and is free to attend. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Night Market Online

Steve Chu and Ephrem Abebe from Ekiben will teach you how to cook Khao Soi, a traditional southeastern Asian noodle dish. A ticket includes an exclusive pass into a Zoom chat room to watch the chefs. Participants can cook alongside them or watch and cook later. Either way, it’s sure to be both fun and tasty. Ticket proceeds provide meals to health care workers through City Seeds and Ekiben’s Buy a Hero a Bun Program. $20. ekibenbaltimore.com

Sunday

Bake Sale for Black Lives Matter

Charm City Night Market and the Peabody Heights Brewery are partnering with local Baltimore restaurants and chefs to raise money for the Black Yield Institute and Baltimore Action Legal Team through a community bake sale. Featured restaurants include Le Comptoir du Vin, Dutch Courage and more. The bake sale will take place at Peabody Heights Brewery and vouchers for the event start at $5 and range to $20. Donations for the two organizations will be taken ahead of the event as well. 1-4 p.m.

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