SIZZLIN SUMMER 2014

SIZZLIN' SUMMER

SIZZLIN' SUMMER

It feels like just yesterday we got a tweet for the 29th consecutive week with a link to Tom Tasselmyer’s forecast and some humble-miserable message like, “Don’t look now, but next week’s storm is even bigger.” This...

Custom Cool

Custom Cool

It was thirty years ago, more or less, on a balmy evening not unlike this one, when a group of men—six to 10 of them, witnesses recall—were gathered in the Crown fuel...

PARKS AND REC

PARKS AND REC

Beartown State Park. Near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, www.beartownstatepark.com. Known for its unusual rock formations...

POOLS

POOLS

Park Pools:

GEPHYRO-PHOBIC HOLIDAY

GEPHYRO-PHOBIC HOLIDAY

A woman gives her car keys to a strange man. He starts her engine. They both sit up front. Her kids are in the back seat making fun of her because she’s so afraid.

OCEAN CITY

OCEAN CITY

Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts Annual Parade. May 31, 10 a.m.

OCEAN CITY ALTERNATIVES

OCEAN CITY ALTERNATIVES

Assateague Island National SeaShore. 7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, (410) 641-1441,assateagueisland.com. Paddle a kayak or take a...

FESTIVALS AND EXTRA-VALS

FESTIVALS AND EXTRA-VALS

3rd Annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival. Featuring six award-winning films from the U.S., Taiwan, Germany, and India, using both documentary and narrative formats to explore...

KIDS

KIDS

Stuff to See

INDEPENDENCE DAYS

INDEPENDENCE DAYS

A Capitol Fourth. Join Tom Bergeron, two-time Emmy Award-winning TV personality, as he hosts the annual Fourth of July concert. Enjoy performances from the National Symphony Orchestra...

MINOR DETOUR

MINOR DETOUR

Among the joys of watching minor-league baseball in Maryland is that four of the Orioles’ minor-league teams—the Frederick Keys, the Delmarva Shorebirds (Salisbury),...

SPORTS

SPORTS

2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships. The best in Divisions I, II, and III descend on the field of M&T Bank Stadium to play for the lacrosse title. You can bet there will be...

HISTORY

HISTORY

Chestertown Tea Party Festival. Maryland had a tea party of its own in 1774, when residents of Chestertown dumped British tea into the Chester River. Celebrate the occasion with a...

ON THE WARPATH

ON THE WARPATH

When North Point was invaded 200 years ago this September by about 4,500 British soldiers and marines during the War of 1812, the Toms and Jollies rowed ashore in small boats...

SUMMER STAGE

SUMMER STAGE

Amadeus. Fells Point Corner Theatre presents the play about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by one of his chief rivals, Antonio Salieri. Through June 1,...

GARDENS

GARDENS

Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, (410) 634-2847, adkinsarboretum.org. Located on the Eastern Shore, this 400-acre...

OUTDOOR DINING

OUTDOOR DINING

Ale Mary’s, 1939 Fleet St., (410) 276-2044,alemarys.com.

OH, BALTIMORE, AIN'T IT COLD JUST TO DRINK?

OH, BALTIMORE, AIN'T IT COLD JUST TO DRINK?

The City’s sweatin’ and it don’t know why. OK, we know why, it’s Summertime in the City That Swelters, and after mowing all 3 square feet of that lawn...

THE BEST TUBING BEERS

THE BEST TUBING BEERS

There’re very few summertime diversions as splendid and spectacular as tubing: a verdant voyage that takes one down a sometimes robust and rocky waterway that, at other...

SUMMER CAMP HORROR STORIES

SUMMER CAMP HORROR STORIES

My camping horror story happened when my parents used to take my brother and me camping when we were younger. My mother decided to make us Kool-Aid using unfiltered water from...

ART

ART

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, (410) 455-2232, aok.lib.umbc....

COLD AS ICE

COLD AS ICE

My fixation with home-making normally store-bought stuff is the product of having been fed by my Korean grandmother for the bulk of my childhood. Instead of soda or even juice,...

FARMERS MARKETS

FARMERS MARKETS

Baltimore City

FOOD FESTIVALS

FOOD FESTIVALS

Annapolis Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival

WINERIES

WINERIES

Basignani Winery, 15722 Falls Road, Sparks, (410) 472-0703, basignani.com.

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