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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Emily C-D

Sizzlin' Summer

Our annual comprehensive guide to surviving, thriving, and diverting yourself until September

In Introduction

The Scenic Route

Sizzlin Feature: Rediscovering the countryside from a skinny-ass bike seat [5/19/2010] by Michael Byrne

Parks and Rec

Sizzlin Calendar: Use our amazingly all-out, exhaustive and full-fledged key to find the outdoors-y hot spot you can call heaven. Looking for trails? Look for the number 3. How about a nice water fountain? Try 4. For o [5/19/2010]

Gardens

Sizzlin Calendar: Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, (410) 634-2847, adkinsarboretum.org. On your next trip to the Eastern Shore, learn a little about our native plants at this garden and preserve boasting [5/19/2010]

Fishing For A Dip

Sizzlin Feature: Looking for clean water? Look for guys in hip waders [5/19/2010] by Van Smith

OC and OC Alternatives

Sizzlin Calendar: Ocean City Things to See Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St., (410) 524-9433, artleagueofoceancity.com. Stop by this family-friendly nonprofit for events, workshops, and exhibitions. Art rules, [5/19/2010]

Pools

Sizzlin Calendar: Baltimore City's public pools were put in the crosshairs of the budget crunch this year, but the Department of Recreation and Parks' Aquatics Division has high hopes that all the pools will open again [5/19/2010]

It's Time

Sizzlin Feature: World Cup 2010 kicks off in June--got your barstool lined up yet? [5/19/2010] by Bret McCabe

Sports

Sizzlin Calendar: Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, pretty much any time you want, goofball. (443) 271-5351, md-discgolf.com. Follow signs to Maryland Zoo, parking past softball fields on left and the old reptile house on ri [5/19/2010]

Ramping Up

Sizzlin Feature: Local skaters spend the summer combining street art and activism [5/19/2010] by Alex Ebstein

Art

Sizzlin Calendar: AIA Baltimore Bookstore and Gallery, 11 1/2 W. Chase St., (410) 625-2585, aiabalt.com, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Morgan State University's School of Architecture and Planning Graduate Progr [5/19/2010]

Festivals and Extra-Ivals

Sizzlin Calendar: Sowebo music and Arts Festival, noon-9 p.m. May 30, around Hollins Market, soweboarts.org. This music and arts festival showcases the lively community just west of downtown. Performances this year in [5/19/2010]

Get Them To The Creek

Sizzlin Feature: Family fun is as close as the nearest running water [5/19/2010] by Lee Gardner

Kids And Zoos

Sizzlin Calendar: Stuff to See Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Road, New Market, (301) 865-6800, adventureparkusa.com. Perhaps your kids have already noticed the rollercoaster jutting up beside I-70, hmmm? If yo [5/19/2010]

Fourth Of July

Sizzlin Calendar: Gotta love it when July 4 falls on a weekend--for those who really dig the Independence Day merrymaking, it means you can party, parade, and watch things explode two days in a row. Around the Baltimor [5/19/2010]

History

Sizzlin Calendar: The Fells Point Haunted Pubwalk, 7 p.m. most Saturdays, outside Max's Taphouse 733 S. Broadway, (410) 522-7400, baltimoreghosttours.com. Ghosts, so we're told, linger in the places they feel most com [5/19/2010]

Cinema Al Fresco

Sizzlin Feature: Dusk! Projector! Action! [5/19/2010] by Martin L. Johnson

Stage

Sizzlin Calendar: Welcome to all things theater during the hottest, stickiest part of the year. Some of these thespian pursuits are outdoors, so you can enjoy a little culture with your bugs and humidity, but most of i [5/19/2010]

Roll Down Your Windows

Sizzlin Feature: Baltimore musicians make a playlist of their personal local summer jams [5/19/2010] by Al Shipley

Summer Concert Guide

Sizzlin Calendar: May May 22-23: Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland, and more (Sandy Point State Park, bayblues.org) The B-52s, Elizabeth and the Catapults ( [5/19/2010]

Numb

Sizzlin Feature: The City Paper I-Team™ tips it hard for the coldest beer in Baltimore [5/19/2010]

Outdoor Drinking

Sizzlin Calendar: Here in the Land of Pleasant Living, enjoying a refreshing legal beverage in the out-of-doors in the "sizzlin'" summertime is not exactly a new idea (see: "stoop sitting"), but doing so at a Licensed [5/19/2010]

Food Festivals

Sizzlin Calendar: Funnel cakes, corn dogs, and other renditions of deep-fried dough may not be enough to make you want to brave summer's outdoor crowds. But what about baklava and baked clams, pupusas and pinot noir? M [5/19/2010]

Farmers Markets

Sizzlin Calendar: Baltimore City Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar, 7 a.m.-noon Sundays May 2-Dec. 19, Holliday and Saratoga streets, (410) 752-8632, bop.org. Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmers' Market, 9 [5/19/2010]

Wineries

Sizzlin Calendar: Basignani Winery, 15722 Falls Road, Sparks, (410) 472-0703, basignani.com. Black Ankle Vineyards, 14463 Black Ankle Road, Mt. Airy, (301) 829-3338, blackankle.com. Boordy Vineyard, 12820 Long Gre [5/19/2010]

Unhampered

Sizzlin Feature: Pack a better picnic basket [5/19/2010] by Wendy Ward

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