As your neighbors head out of town for the weekend (and leave their parking pad open for you!) you might feel a little depressed that you’re without some sort of beachy or mountainous destination to head to. Never fear, Canton, because Baltimore is coming through with some pretty stellar staycation activities to add to your Instagram feeds. Go out and conquer, Canton, cause it’s a long weekend…
A staycation is all about trying something new in your hometown. Lucky for you, there’s something new to everyone this Saturday, May 27 from 8 to 11 p.m.: the First Annual Baltimore Drag Awards at the Creative Alliance. The event is “basically the equivalent of the academy awards for Baltimore drag.” Guests and awardees will arrive on the red carpet in their glamorous best (black tie formal dress is encouraged). In addition to the awards, we will have a cocktail mixer, red carpet arrivals from 8 to 9 p.m. and performances throughout the night. Single tickets are $18 for non-members, $15 for members. Limited VIP table for four plus a complementary bottle of champagne: $110. The award show starts at 9 p.m.
Plan something special for the kiddos, or for your Disney-obsessed self. Head to Center Plaza (120 W. Fayette Street) and unfurl your picnic blanket to catch an outdoor flick! Moana shows on Saturday, May 26 at from 7:45 to 10:00 p.m. Parking is available in the garage under the plaza, or along Liberty street. The plaza is bike, stroller, and pet friendly, and has free WiFi. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Be a tourist in your own town. Take a kayak tour through the Inner Harbor this Sunday, May 28. The activity is hosted by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and Healthy Harbor. Tours run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Departing from the Science Center Water Taxi landing, explore the Inner Harbor by kayak. See the historic Torsk submarine, the USS Constellation or Mr. Trash Wheel from a new and unique perspective. Tickets are $20 for Baltimore City residents. Tours run through October.
$2 Crabs, Bohs, Os at the Knotty Pine
With (hopefully) Monday off, you can day drink your way through Sunday with no consequences! Head to the Knotty Pine on Sunday, May 28 beginning at 2 p.m. to catch $2 crabs, Bohs, and of course, Os! Steamed Corn, Potato Salad, and Fresh Fruit will also be available along with drink specials. Crabs are served until they’re gone!