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Sizzlin' Summer

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

Emily C-D

Sizzlin Summer 2010

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

The Scenic Route Rediscovering the countryside from a skinny-ass bike seat | By Michael Byrne

Parks and Rec Use our amazingly all-out, exhaustive and full-fledged key to find the outdoors-y hot spot you can c...

Gardens Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, (410) 634-2847, adkinsarboretum.org. On your next tr...

Fishing For A Dip Looking for clean water? Look for guys in hip waders | By Van Smith

OC and OC Alternatives Ocean City Things to See Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St., (410) 524-9433, artleagueofocean...

Pools Baltimore City's public pools were put in the crosshairs of the budget crunch this year, but the Dep...

It's Time World Cup 2010 kicks off in June--got your barstool lined up yet? | By Bret McCabe

Sports Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, pretty much any time you want, goofball. (443) 271-5351, md-discgolf.com...

Ramping Up Local skaters spend the summer combining street art and activism | By Alex Ebstein

Art AIA Baltimore Bookstore and Gallery, 11 1/2 W. Chase St., (410) 625-2585, aiabalt.com, 9 a.m.-4:30 ...

Festivals and Extra-Ivals Sowebo music and Arts Festival, noon-9 p.m. May 30, around Hollins Market, soweboarts.org. This mus...

Get Them To The Creek Family fun is as close as the nearest running water | By Lee Gardner

Kids And Zoos Stuff to See Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Road, New Market, (301) 865-6800, adventureparku...

Fourth Of July Gotta love it when July 4 falls on a weekend--for those who really dig the Independence Day merrymak...

History The Fells Point Haunted Pubwalk, 7 p.m. most Saturdays, outside Max's Taphouse 733 S. Broadway, (41...

Cinema Al Fresco Dusk! Projector! Action! | By Martin L. Johnson

Stage Welcome to all things theater during the hottest, stickiest part of the year. Some of these thespian...

Roll Down Your Windows Baltimore musicians make a playlist of their personal local summer jams | By Al Shipley

Summer Concert Guide May May 22-23: Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia ...

Numb The City Paper I-Team™ tips it hard for the coldest beer in Baltimore

Outdoor Drinking Here in the Land of Pleasant Living, enjoying a refreshing legal beverage in the out-of-doors in the...

Food Festivals Funnel cakes, corn dogs, and other renditions of deep-fried dough may not be enough to make you want...

Farmers Markets Baltimore City Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar, 7 a.m.-noon Sundays May 2-Dec. 19, Holliday...

Wineries Basignani Winery, 15722 Falls Road, Sparks, (410) 472-0703, basignani.com. Black Ankle Vineyards,...

Unhampered Pack a better picnic basket | By Wendy Ward

Posted 5/19/2010

Summer is simple, right? Wear less, drink more, cook/eat outside, apply sunscreen and bug spray if you need 'em, and submerge yourself whenever possible. But there are a lot of hot and humid hours to fill over the next three months, and who doesn't get a little doldrum-ish when July turns up the heat, or when the town starts to empty out come August? That's why we're here, gentle reader--to provide our annual comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving and diverting yourself until September.

In years past, our Sizzlin' Summer issue has featured various seasonal stories followed by our exhaustive Sizzlin' Summer calendar of events to attend and places to check out. This year, we shuffled the two together, so that, say, Michael Byrne's story about getting out of town for the weekend on only two wheels (and two pedals) leads into our outdoors-y listings, and the Al Shipley-complied Baltimore summer-jam mix goes with our concert calendar. So the whole thing is one big summer guide, and given these tough times we live in, there's a certain emphasis on cheap and free. So don't let us catch you saying you've got nothing to do.

The Sizzlin' Summer listings material was written by Andrea Appleton, Anna Ditkoff, Lee Gardner, Tim Hill, Joe MacLeod, Glennis Markison, Max Robinson, Erin Sullivan, and Phyllis Zhu and edited by Wendy Ward. Emily C-D chalked up the sidewalk, fried up the egg, and took the cover photograph; special thanks to Michael Harrod and the Paca Street Car Wash.

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