The first weekend of May is filled with spring festivities, and while rain is in the forecast, Baltimoreans seeking out a fun pastime have plenty of alternatives.
In that spirit, we’ve pulled together a listing of six events going on this weekend — and a corresponding drink we think would possibly pair well with each. Cheers, Baltimore!
A lemon stick at Flower Mart
There isn’t any spring subculture pretty like Flower Mart, the historical Mount Vernon festival of vegetation, and no drink extra 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, “consists of a peppermint stick wedged inside 1/2 of a lemon.”
The pageant, which includes providers, workshops, lectures, and other family-friendly sports, runs Friday through Sunday, eleven a.M. To 8 p.M. At Mount Vernon Place.
A homemade cocktail on the Lord Baltimore Skybar *after* the Tattoo Arts Convention
The 12th Annual Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention this weekend will convey 900 tattoo artists to the Baltimore Convention Center downtown, in which attendees can get inked up on the website and meet celebrities from “Black Ink” and “Tattoo Nightmares.”
The occasion will feature meals companies — including crab cakes — and Convention Center concessions. But ingesting and tattoos is a recipe for catastrophe, so the fine move might be to move over in a while to the Lord Baltimore Hotel, whose Skybar — one of the handiest rooftop bars in the town — just opened for the season.
The Skybar at the 19th ground serves up homemade cocktails and a menu of light bites. The tattoo conference hours are Friday 2 p.M. To 11 p.M., Saturday at 11 a.M. To midnight and Sunday eleven a.M. To eight p.M. Tickets to the convention fee $20 according to today or $forty for a three-day bypass. Children under 12 are free.
A mint julep at some stage in the Kentucky Derby
Sugar. Water. Mint. Cracked — no longer cubed or beaten — ice. Bourbon.
We’ll defer to The Sun’s resident expert in this one. Here’s John McIntyre’s recipe for crafting the correct mint julep on Derby Day.
Did you already know, Maryland has a claim on mint juleps?
The 145th strolling of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday at 6:50 p.M., airing on NBC.
The Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race starts with beginning ceremonies out of doors the American Visionary Art Museum at 9:30 a.M., heads into the water at 11:15 a.M. At Canton Waterfront Park, and winds its manner to an obstacle direction at Patterson Park around 1:15 p.M., Before finishing again on the Visionary Arts Museum among three:30 and 6 p.M.
The race runs rain or shine, or even in case you’re not piloting one of the “amphibious, human-powered works of artwork,” as the race organizers name the racing sculptures, you’ll need some energy to keep up.
With temperatures expected to be in the upper 70s, take hold of iced espresso.
A margarita for Cinco de Mayo
For those raising a toast to Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, Baltimore’s Mexican eating places might be serving up margaritas all day.
Barcocina in Fells Point will provide doors song, an outdoor bar, and foods and drinks specials, such as margaritas. Clavel, the famous taqueria and mezcaleria in Remington, and Blue Agave, a Mexican restaurant in Federal Hill, are of the metropolis’s different most famous spots for tacos and tequila. You may want to can also try Papi’s Tacos, which officially opened its new place in Hampden this week with forte margaritas “local” like the Rita En Fuego, made with residence jalapeno-infused tequila or the Papi Grande — a 20 ounce “Cadillac” marg’ with organic house bitter blend, Grand Marnier and a private sized bottle of Camerena silver tequila.