The Charm City Scene: July 19 – July 25

The Charm City Scene: A weekly guide to Baltimore from The Fitzgerald

From free films and music to underwater creativity any youngin’ would enjoy, this week’s Charm City Scene (CCS) is stocked with fun things to do around Baltimore.

If free summer entertainment in a park is your cup of tea, get barbaric with a screening of “Where the Wild Things Are” at the Mount Vernon Place West Park. Each Wednesday, The Friends of Mount Vernon Place bring you free music and movies in the Mount Vernon Place Historic District. Since it’s just about a mile away from The Fitzgerald, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

After you get wild, perhaps you’ll want to experience Whartscape. Now in its fifth year, the annual under-the-radar arts, music and culture celebration is coming to a close. Make sure to catch the festival in the final year as over 120 groups perform across three venues in Baltimore. The Charles Theatre will host the opening day festivities on Thursday (4pm-12am). The rest of the weekend shows will take place in Current Space during the day (12pm-10:30pm) and the H&H Building (10:30pm-2am) at night.  Megapasses that get you into every show are already sold out, but single day passes for $20 are still available. With such a wide variety of local and national musicians taking the stage this year, it’s definitely something you can’t afford to miss. Some of the bigger names include: Beach House, Dan Deacon, Xiu Xiu, Lower Dens, and Universal Order of Armageddon. Many of Baltimore’s own will be representing too, so check out Whartscape as it goes out with a bang, or should we say wham?

If you have some little ones to entertain this week, you’re in luck because The Walters Art Museum has just the thing to creatively entertain the fam. Every Saturday and Sunday this month, the Family Art Center hosts free drop-in art activities that are centered around the month’s theme, “Surf’s Up.” This weekend’s focus is on sea creature sculptures: mermaids, seahorses, and serpents. It’s a fun, free way to spark your kid’s imagination and release the inner child within yourself as well.

Hope you go out there and enjoy what the Charm City has to offer! Until next week…

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