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