Check Out Charm City: May Events

If the April “showers” were the torrential pour that caused flooding and a road collapsing in Charles Village, does that mean we are going to have some ridiculously amazing May flowers? I sure hope so. Even if not, there are still a bunch of great things to do this month:

  • Thursday, May 1st (TODAY!) – It is WTMD’s FIRST First Thursday of the season. It is also their first concert at the new location at the Canton Waterfront Park. I think the only thing that could’ve made that event better is to put it on water. Genius. And more beer tents, they’ll have more of those too.
  • Saturday, May 3rd – The American Visionary Art Museum hosts their annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. What is a Kinetic Sculpture Race you say? It is where different groups of people design a large piece of art built to race! It will surely be a spectacle. You can get all the race info you need here.
  • Monday, May 5th – Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Many people in the US may not celebrate this holiday for the actual reasons of it, but nonetheless, many of us like an excuse to eat delicious Mexican food. Some of my favorite mexican restaurants include Holy Frijoles, Nacho Mamas and Miguel’s. If you want to try something more authentic, check out Arco’s, Tortilleria Sinaloa and Cinco de Mayo II.
  • May 7th-11th – The Maryland Film Festival takes place in Baltimore. I am personally interested in seeing the Brewmore documentary on May 9th at 9PM. It is a free screening and they said “probably FREE BEER.” Hello.
  • Saturday, May 10th – The 19th Annual City Paper’s Brew Fest moves to Powerplant Live from 1-5PM. Check out the best local, national and international beers there.
  • Friday, May 16th – Kick off the Preakness weekend with Black Eyed Susan Day. The  Counting Crows, The Fray, and Annie Bosko will be playing at Pimlico.
  • Saturday, May 17th – It is Preakness day! Get your preak on (and get a cool Preakness shirt from Route One Apparel). While you are there, check out Nas and Lorde play on the infield.
  • Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st – And just like that, May will be over and you can send it off with the Great Grapes Festival at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley.

Enjoy, Baltimore!

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