Friday, May 22, 2009

Hello Long Weekend!

For those of us who have, shall we say...erratic work schedules, all the talk of "the long weekend" has been a little confusing (weekend? who gets weekends?) but now that it's almost here, it's starting to sink in. There's a lot to do over the next few days!

Here are a few fun, (mostly) outdoor activities to squeeze in between your Memorial Day weekend picnics, parades, and pool parties.

Tonight at the Metro Gallery:

Go see local band Errant Strike (featuring special guests, Katherine Fahey of 2hawks2fishes fame and Caleb Stine of Caleb Stine & the Brakemen) along with Americans In France and Kingsbury Manx.
Doors open at 8pm and the cover is 8 bucks. Money well spent--you don't get to see Errant Strike play too much these days...

Then Saturday morning you'll want to head over to Leakin Park for the Baltimore Herb Festival. This is the time and place to stock up on fresh herbs and flowers to fill out your little city garden. And if you spend more time than you anticipated smelling the lavender and tasting the stevia (so sweet!) you may as well just stick around and experience the “Time & Place” Sundial Sculpture Closing Picnic in lower Leakin Park at Winans Meadow.

For three seasons, “Time & Place” has been marking time and thoughts along the Gwynns Falls Trail and Saturday afternoon you will have the opportunity to celebrate. The closing picnic will include readings from journals, paper sundial workshop, games and good friends. The picnic starts at 2pm and goes until 5pm. There might be hula hoops...

And lastly (though, you know as well as I do that there are a MILLION other things to do around town, but I can only blog so much...) be sure to check out:

24th Annual Sowebohemian Festival Invites You to B’More Bohemian

Hard economic times cramping your style? Take a trip ‘southwest of ordinary’ to this year’s Sowebohemian Arts and Music Festival. This FREE event, which draws thousands each year, transforms the historic Hollins Market neighborhood into a bustling bazaar, complete with a street cafĂ©, performance artists and busking musicians.

With over 20 bands on three stages, dozens of food and artisan vendors, sail painting and puppet shows for kids of all ages, and of course, the famous Sowebo poster exhibition, there is something here for everyone.

Kick off your summer on the funky side of MLK – where Sowebohemians of all types celebrate art, music and life together.

And now my friends... enjoy this long weekend.

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