Busy weekend in Baltimore

Cheers, Baltimore! The first weekend of May is packed with spring festivities, and whilst rain is inside the forecast, Baltimoreans looking for a fun pastime have masses of options. In that spirit, we’ve pulled collectively a list of six events taking place this weekend — and a corresponding drink we suppose would possibly pair nicely with each.

A lemon stick at Flower Mart

There isn’t any spring lifestyle pretty like Flower Mart, the historic Mount Vernon competition of vegetation, and no drink greater best to sip as you stroll around smelling the roses than the lemon stick. The non-alcoholic “quasi-popsicle,” as Sun reporter Hallie Miller calls it, “includes a peppermint stick wedged internal 1/2 of a lemon.” The festival, which additionally consists of carriers, workshops, lectures, and other own family-pleasant activities, runs Friday thru Sunday, 11 a.M. To 8 p.M. At Mount Vernon Place.

A handmade cocktail at the Lord Baltimore Skybar *after* the Tattoo Arts Convention

The twelfth Annual Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention this weekend will convey 900 tattoo artists to the Baltimore Convention Center downtown, wherein attendees can get inked up on a website and meet celebrities from “Black Ink” and “Tattoo Nightmares.” The occasion will feature food vendors — inclusive of crab desserts — and Convention Center concessions. But drinking and tattoos are a recipe for disaster, so the great flow is probably to go over later on to the Lord Baltimore Hotel, whose Skybar — one of the most effective rooftop bars inside the metropolis — just opened for the season. The Skybar on the nineteenth floor serves up homemade cocktails and a menu of mild bites. The tattoo convention hours are Friday 2 p.M. To eleven p.M., Saturday eleven a.M. To the middle of the night and Sunday eleven a.M. To eight p.M. Tickets to the convention cost $20 in line with a day or $forty for a 3-day bypass. Children below 12 are free.

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A mint julep at some point of the Kentucky Derby

Sugar. Water. Mint. Cracked — no longer cubed or beaten — ice. Bourbon. We’ll defer to The Sun’s resident professional in this one. Here’s John McIntyre’s recipe for crafting the perfect mint julep on Derby Day.

Did you already know, Maryland has a claim on mint juleps?

The 145th walking of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday at 6:50 p.M., airing on NBC.

An iced espresso for the Kinetic Sculpture Race

The Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race starts with opening ceremonies outside the American Visionary Art Museum at nine:30 a.M., heads into the water at 11:15 a.M. At Canton Waterfront Park, it winds its way to an impediment path at Patterson Park around 1:15 p.M. Before finishing; it returned to the Visionary Arts Museum between three:30 and 6 p.M. The race runs rain or shine, or even if you’re no longer piloting one of the “amphibious, human-powered works of artwork,” because the race organizers name the racing sculptures, you’ll need a few strengths to maintain up. With temperatures anticipated to be within the higher 70s, take hold of an iced coffee.

A margarita for Cinco de Mayo

For those elevating a toast to Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, Baltimore’s Mexican eating places may be serving up margaritas all day. Barcocina in Fells Point will provide an outdoor track, an outdoor bar, and food and drinks specials, along with margaritas. Clavel, the famous taqueria and mezcaleria in Remington, and Blue Agave, a Mexican restaurant in Federal Hill, are two of the town’s different maximum popular spots for tacos and tequila. You should also try Papi’s Tacos, which formally opened its new location in Hampden this week with strong point margaritas “local” just like the Rita En Fuego, made with house jalapeno-infused tequila or the Papi Grande — a 20 ounce “Cadillac” marg’ with organic house sour mix, Grand Marnier and a non-public sized bottle of Camerena silver tequila.

A mild beer at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

The Birds are domestic this weekend, gambling a 3-sport collection towards the Tampa Bay Rays and celebrating Star Wars Night on the Yard on Saturday with the aid of giving BB-8 beanies to the first 20,000 lovers 15 and over. (Trey Mancini Jedi bobbleheads include a specialty ticket package.) But Camden Yards isn’t any Mos Eisley cantina, and nothing pairs with baseball like a tall, bloodless, mild beer. The first pitch for Friday and Saturday’s games is 7:05 p.M. Sunday’s matinee recreation begins at 1:05 p.M.

Kim James

Passionate student. Thinker. Incurable web geek. Beer evangelist. Proud organizer. Music scholar. Friendly reader. Tv specialist. Gifted in selling Slinkies in Deltona, FL. Uniquely-equipped for promoting UFOs in the aftermarket. Spent several months getting my feet wet with rocking horses in Africa. Once had a dream of supervising the production of soap scum for the government. What gets me going now is supervising the production of junk bonds in Phoenix, AZ. In 2009 I was donating tinker toys in the financial sector.

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