Spend the weekend building an appetite for that Thanksgiving feast. Prep by visiting a maker’s craft show, trying out Baltimore Cranksgiving, helping raise funds for children to visit Port Discovery, or taking a few practice spins around an ice rink. Feast your eyes, Canton, cause it’s the weekend!
Monument City brings the worlds of crafting and brewing together this Saturday, November 18 from noon to 5 p.m. They’re hosting their first ever Baltimore Maker’s Craft show complete with over a dozen local vendors selling Baltimore goods. Smoking Swine will be on hand serving barbecue and each vendor donated an item for a raffle to benefit Friends of Patterson Park. Woodstove Imperial Stout will also make its re-appearance for the event. Grab some goodies before heading to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Need a little pick-me-up before hunkering down with family before Thanksgiving? Cranksgiving is a national event that combines bike riding and giving back. Bikemore and Moveable Feast are hosting a scavenger hunt and food drive on Saturday, November 18 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sign-up (with a team of 3-4) and get sent out around the city to collect food items to benefit moveable feast. The ride starts and ends at Peabody Heights Brewery. Free agents can join and will be paired with a team once they get there. Prizes are awarded for highest number of points, team costumes, and team spirit.
Take a seat at the kids table for a night of play and libations at Port Discovery – to benefit a great cause! This Saturday, November 18 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. adults will run loose in Port Discovery as part of the annual Hops & Vines Fundraiser. Sip from local breweries and wineries and sample foods from top restaurants in the area. Make Shrinky Dinks, watch demonstrations, and explore three floors to bring out your inner child. Tickets are $50 and provide free or reduced admission to the museum for families in economically disadvantaged areas.
Last weekend during a cold snap the Pandora Ice Rink (in the Inner Harbor) quietly opened for the season. As the family gets antsy with the impending holiday, bring them out for their first skate at the temporary ice rink with great views. Tickets are $9-$10 with $4 for skate rentals. The rink is open to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Saturday and Sunday come practice your figure-eights from 10 a.m. on.