Kate Drabinski

Columnist Field Tripping

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  • On being queer at "the Wedding Experience"

    If you were down at the Convention Center this weekend, chances are you were in orange and black and ready to wait in line for your photo op with The Bird at Orioles FanFest. Or maybe you were part of the much smaller group of moms and a few dads who were there escorting young cheerleaders and...

  • Pounding fists and going for the jugular with the Baltimore Urban Debate League

    Competition was fierce this weekend as young debaters from Baltimore's finest elementary and middle schools met at Carver Vocational-Technical High School for a St. Patrick's Day weekend showdown. Judges met early for training and to get our official badges, clipboards, timers, and ballots before...

  • The joy of fried dough

    This weekend's Feast of St. Gabriel brought crowds Italian and otherwise to Little Italy to enjoy some delights from the homeland. Booths featured cheese and olives, pizza, meatballs, cannoli, and other Italian classics, including dance bands for the older set, raffles to raise money for the church...

  • The March on Washington at 50

    Thousands upon thousands of people poured onto the National Mall this past Saturday to join the March for Jobs and Justice and kick off a week of celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. More a sit-and-listen than a march, the event had all the trappings of a well-coordinated...

  • The really weird and delicious world of the Natural Products Expo East

    If you're headed to Camden Yards this weekend, make sure you take a walk by the Convention Center and avail yourself of a few free samples of natural snack, brought to you by vendors in town for Natural Products Expo East, the largest gathering of natural food, home, and personal care products...

  • Everything old is new again

    The crowds down at the Convention Center this weekend won't be dressed as Pinkie Pie or Fluttershy, Dark Dragon Samurai or Sakizo. Move over, Bronycon and Otakon, it's time for the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, and the costuming is much more likely to be linen, seersucker, or silk. The largest...

  • The Conventioneer goes alpaca crazy

    The Howard County Fairgrounds were packed this weekend with the adorably soft puffs of alpacas, those sweet, tiny cousins of camels and llamas, most associated with the Andes Highlands. These cuties were from considerably closer, in town from all over the state for the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece...

  • Pop up suit shop for women and trans* men comes to town

    If you're in the market for a wedding dress or suit in Baltimore, this is your weekend. The Wedding Experience will take over the Convention Center, and after you're done stuffing your face with cake samples and picking out your tiara or tie clip, you can head home happy. Unless, of course, you're...

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