It’s finally spring and we can get out of the house! This month brings us a film festival, neighborhood parties, a horse race that’s kind of a big deal and another great networking event from Jmore.
Here are our picks for the top things to do around Baltimore this month.
So many movies to watch in four days! How will you ever decide? Attendees have 100s of shorts, docs and feature films from which to choose. There are world and North American premieres. There’s the traditional John Waters selection (“Mom and Dad”) and there’s plenty of Jewish-interest or Baltimore-interest flicks on the schedule for your viewing pleasure.
- What You Should See at the Maryland Film Festival 2019
- Movie Madness with Maryland Film Festival 2019
The crafty among the Jmore staff try not to miss a Charm City Craft Mafia event, so we were particularly stoked to discover there’s going to be one right down the street from our offices. Where else can you shop for awesome handmade goodies, drink beer from Union Craft Brewing and get flowers for your mom all on a Friday night?
Everyone’s favorite longtime friends Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are back for another intimate conversation. They’re promising “deeper talk and more shallow tales.” Cooper and Cohen will interview each other and take audience questions in this unscripted interactive look at pop culture and current events.
This one is not to be confused with the one in Crownsville where you make much merriment and drink more mead. RemFest is a celebration of all things Remington with vendors, food and family-friendly fun!
This Baltimore tradition informally marks the beginning of the season and is a great opportunity to enjoy one of Baltimore’s oft-overlooked treasures. This plant and craft sale includes flowers and garden gifts that would make the perfect presents for Mom. There will also be food trucks, live animals, face painting and more.
We had such a good time with everyone at last year’s professional networking event that we’re doing it again. So, come meet up, eat up and drink up while schmoozing with Baltimore-area business and community leaders. We can’t wait to meet you.
Also see: JBiz Meet-Up Event Photos
A Northwest Baltimore stalwart since 1870, The Preakness Stakes are more important than ever this year. Get out there and show everyone why we should keep the event at Pimlico Race Course. The weekend includes Black-Eyed Susan Day (5/17), an infamous InfieldFest headlined by Diplo (5/18) and, oh yeah, that horse race that could determine if there will be another Triple Crown winner (5/18). Giddy up!
The music fest includes performances by Greta Van Fleet, Young the Giant, The Revivalists, Tom Morello and more. Nothing quite says summer like a day-long music party outside at Merriweather. Rock on.
Also see: Merriweather Memories
The Pope of Trash, John Waters, will be at Atomic Books to sign his latest, “Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.” The book features all his favorites: Divine, Mink Stole, Kathleen Turner and Patricia Hearst and includes never-before-seen photos form his own collection.
“Queens Girl in the World”/”Queens Girl in Africa”
Caleen Sinnette Jenning’s two plays, performed in repertory for the first time, capture the black American youth experience at different moments of historical relevance. “World” tells the story of a young black girl in 1950s Queens who attends a Jewish private school in Greenwich Village. “Africa” further chronicles her adventures when her family moves to Nigeria following the assassination of Malcolm X. Dawn Ursula and Erika Rose star, respectively.