For many, this weekend represents the final weekend of summer (if it isn’t already final yet). What that means: we’ve got to make this the best weekend ever. Grab the nearest bike you can find, relive your childhood, get outside and do some gardening, and squeeze in one last race. You can’t possibly dot that all in one weekend you say? Well you’d be wrong.
Ain’t no better time to put on your clown face and grab a parasol cause the circus is back in town! Well at least it is if you decide to join the ride for this month’s Baltimore Bike Party. The ride starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28 in St. Mary’s Park and ends at New Greenmount West Community Association (NGWCA) for a great block party at 400 E Lanvale. If you choose to join the circus (and bike party) you’ll also get to enjoy the photo booth, food trucks, and moonbounce at the after party.
Need to revisit your favorite childhood movie? You know, the one packed with suspense, treasure, and an odd band of misfits: The Goonies. The Baltimore City Paper has teamed up with the Creative Alliance to put on a themed showing of The Goonies on Friday, August 28. Doors open for mingling at 7:30 p.m. and the showing begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance for non-members and $12 at the door. Read more about the viewing party.
Looking to accomplish something this weekend? You might want to up the training runs and and tie your running shoes a bit tighter. This weekend the race of your life is taking over Fell’s Point: a .1K. Sprint for Spat is a “race” down broadway and festival to benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young adults. Head to the starting blocks — and make sure you stretch first — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 30. Get ready to refuel at the .o5K point with an oyster shooter. Tickets are $25.
There’s a community garden sprouting at 25 S Conkling Street and they need you, good Cantonites, to lend an extra hand and help it grow. Head over to help mulch paths or build a platform for their tool shed to give back to your community. The Work Day is on Sunday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.