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An image by Christian Herr from The Finer Things, at Nudashank (co-owned by City Paper contributor Alex Ebstein) through June 14
Kevin Sampson's "USS Palin" from Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of Happiness, at the American Visionary Art Museum through Sept. 5

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, 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,

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,, 9 a.m.-4:30 ...

Festivals and Extra-Ivals Sowebo music and Arts Festival, noon-9 p.m. May 30, around Hollins Market, 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, Black Ankle Vineyards,...

Unhampered Pack a better picnic basket | By Wendy Ward

Posted 5/19/2010

AIA Baltimore Bookstore and Gallery, 11 1/2 W. Chase St., (410) 625-2585,, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Morgan State University's School of Architecture and Planning Graduate Program hosts an exhibition of its masters thesis student work in Terminal Design Studio IV, which runs through May 27. The studio abroad in Built Environment Studies presents its research on urban density and sustainable consumption in Urban Planning in Varanasi, India. The exhibition runs June 17-September.

American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900,, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. AVAM gets patriotic with its exhibition, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, which runs through Sept. 5. To celebrate the centennial of the birth of artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, the museum presents Out of This World, which runs through March 2 of next year.

Area 405, 405 E. Oliver St., (410) 528-2101,, noon-3 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. Its official Artscape 2010 offsite group exhibit Hammer and Thread is all about works that cross genre and media boundaries July 15-Aug. 15.

Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919,, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. The 14th annual exhibit showcasing the works of its students from the past year, Clay From the Classroom, runs June 5 through June 19. Studio potter for 30 years, Pat Halle's works will be displayed in Eating, Drinking, Singing, Dancing, Washing, Dying: Clay and Collaboration June 5-19.

Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700,, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Catch the tail end of the Cézanne and American Modernism exhibition, which ends May 23. Start the summer season with the annual exhibition of Sondheim Prize finalists (June 19-Aug. 1). Two new exhibits open in July--Advancing Abstraction in Modern Sculpture (July 21-Feb. 20), which includes early welding works by David Smith, and On the Mark (July 3-Sept.12), a collection of contemporary prints and drawings.

C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St., (410) 539-1080,, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. This summer, Baltimore's oldest contemporary gallery presents a sculpture exhibition featuring German artists Madeleine Dietz and Annette Sauermann (May 27-June 26). The gallery's annual summer show runs July 7-Aug. 28 and features works by a selection of local and national artists.

The Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., (410) 783-5720,, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Working with MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar, the museum presents Bearing Witness, featuring advocacy-based videos, installations, and paintings by the husband and wife collaborative Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry through July 31. Related satellite exhibits take a spin around various venues in the city.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St., NW, Washington, (202) 639-1700,, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. This Washington museum shows Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change through July 18, an exhibition of photographs by the 19th-century artist who studied animal and human locomotion, and American Falls through July 18, with works by experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon. Also, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration opens this summer with more than 100 works by the American photorealistic artist (July 3-Sept. 12).

Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651,, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Don't miss Ain't Goin' Home: Chris Stain and Leon Reid IV, which ends May 29, and The Way We Was: The Leon Kagarise Archives, which ends June 4. Through June 18 is Graham Coreil-Allen's exhibition Spector Polis, which examines Baltimore's hidden corners. On view June 18-July 17 is Switch Hitters, in which the resident artists of Creative Alliance and School 33 Art Center "switch" places and exhibit in one another's venues, and the Creative Alliance's annual Big Show features members' works and runs from June 25 to July 24.

Die Botschaft, 1628 Bolton St.,, by appointment. This Bolton Hill rowhouse displays Mischievous Spirits, paintings by Janet Mathias inspired by her travels to Mexico and the Mid-Atlantic coastal region, through June 30.

Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St., (410) 516-0341,, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence runs through Sept. 26. Co-curated by Ronit Eisenbach and Jennie Fleming, it features installations by selected individuals that will be placed around the museum's property. The eighth installment in Evergreen Museum and Library's House Guests artist-in-resident exhibition series, Meg Page: Nature In and Out, extends through June 2. Finally, From Mexico to Maine: Photographs by Duncan Whitaker is shown June 29-Sept. 26.

Gallery Four, 405 W. Franklin St.,, by appointment. You and Me Living Today (anatomically modern explorers) Vol. 1 features the work of Milana Braslavsky, Jason Ferguson, Karsten Krejcarek, and Julia Oldham and runs through June 19 in this H&H Building gallery space.

Gallery 788, 788 Washington Blvd., (202) 210 8361, 5-9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays. June 3-27 features the first annual skateboard/graffiti show, Deck the Walls, and July 1 brings the first annual photography show, which closes July 25, and, as if you couldn't see a theme here, Aug. 5 is the opening night of its anniversary show which runs through Aug. 29.

Goya Contemporary, Mill Center, 3000 Chestnut Ave., studio 214, (410) 366-2001,, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Two solo exhibitions are lined up for the summer: Chilean artist Soledad Salamé shows prints and etchings in Barcodes, Atmospheres, and Islands, and David Brown shows acrylics and silk screenings in New Works. Both run through July 17.

The Hexagon Space, 1825 N. Charles St.,, by appointment and during special events. Harmonic Huh, an exhibition of drawings curated by Victoria Long shows works by Sarah Anderson, Andy Jenkins, and Luke Ramsey, runs through June 19. Drawing Out opens later in the summer with screenings of animations by Nicole Shiflet, an installation by Dutch artist Suzanne Van Rest, and drawings by Sarah Jablecki, Andrew Liang, Xavier Schipani, David Spelce Jr., Alex Worthington, and Lu Zhang (July 15-Aug. 14).

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, (202) 633-2700,, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Sundays. The Smithsonian's contemporary museum opens two exhibitions this summer: Black Box: Chris Chong Chan Fui, showing works by the Malaysian filmmaker, runs through Aug. 1, and ColorForms, featuring works that play with color and light by Wolfgang Laib, James Turrell, and Paul Sharits, which stays up through 2010.

Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., (410) 732-6400,, noon-4 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays. Nancy Patz's exhibition Her Inward Eye, featuring works about the artist's personal memories, runs through Aug. 1.

Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, suite 100, (410) 962-8565,, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, a multiple-venue exhibition featuring works that examine race and social justice, runs through July 17. Later in the summer, new work by Baltimore MFA program graduates takes the spotlight in Convergence (Aug. 2-Aug. 28).

Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 225-2280,, galleries open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. MICA@Rochefort-en-Terre: MICA Artists, Rochefort Alumni displays the work of 19 alumni and faculty May 29%u2013June 20 in the Fox Building's Meyerhoff and Decker galleries. Work made by the Community Art Corps is featured in Movin' Outside In June 3-14 in the Bunting Center's Pinkard Gallery. Artscape at MICA: 2010 Janet and Walter Sonheim Prize Semifinalists shows off the award's talented runners-up July 16-18 in both the Fox Building and Bunting Center. For information on MICA's many other summer exhibits, please see web site.

Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.,, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Wild Nothings, running July 10-Aug. 18, shows of photographs capturing the summertime experience of youth by Jordan Bernier, William Cashion, Monique Crabb, Dan Franz, Lesser Gonzalez, Beth Hoekel, Elena Johnston, Andrew Laumann, Jen Mitzgata, Alyssa Robb, Katie Rose, Abe Sanders, and Natasha Tylea.

Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th St., (410) 732-4258,, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays. An exhibition featuring painter Hal Boyd's work runs through June, followed by an exhibition by the gallery regulars from July to August.

National Gallery of Art, on the National Mall, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, (202) 737-4215,, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Catch the tail end of Announcing the Text: The Development of the Title Page, 1470-1900, featuring selections from the National Gallery of Art Library, which wraps up June 18. The first exhibition dedicated to Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp--Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age--ends July 5, and both From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection, featuring 83 works by famous French and American painters, and Ex Libris: Chester Dale, with works by Chester and Maud Dale, are shown through July 18. In the Tower: Mark Rothko, the second in a series of Tower exhibitions focusing on contemporary art, runs through the summer.

Nudashank, 405 W. Franklin St., 3rd floor,, by appointment. Running through June 4 is The Finer Things, a two-man painting show of skateboards, beards, and Pennsylvanian pride by Christian Herr and John Slaby. Brain Drain, June 11-July 2, shows works by Drew Beckmeyer, John Bohl, Amir Fallah, and Jason Redwood.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800,, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry runs through June 27. Ulysses Marshall: Storytales, an exhibition of Marshall's paintings of childhood memories, runs through June 20, and Journey to the White House: A Quilt by Joan Gaither, which documents President Obama's life story, runs until June 6. Two related exhibitions run through Sept. 26: Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges explores the relationships between Jewish professors and historically black colleges, and Transcending History: Moving Beyond the Legacy of Slavery and the Holocaust explores the common experiences shared by the black and Jewish communities.

School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., (410) 396-4641,, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. From June 18 to Aug. 14, the gallery hosts Joan Gaither's Quilts from the My America series, as well as Switch Hitters, in which the resident artists of Creative Alliance and School 33 Art Center "switch" places and exhibit in one another's upstairs venues. Textile artist Melissa Webb's solo exhibition The Temporary Nature of Ideas opens Sept. 3.

Steven Scott Gallery, 808 S. Ann St., (410) 902-9300,, noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Showing at this Fells Point gallery is Inspired by Nature (through June 26), an exhibition featuring works by a selection of artists, and The Long Hot Summer, the gallery's annual group exhibition June 29-Sept.5.

Sub-basement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St., box A, (410) 659-6950,, by appointment. Group shows featuring works in painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and installation fill this airy downtown gallery all three months of summer.

Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000,, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. An exhibition on illuminated manuscripts from the Walters, Poetry and Prayer: Islamic Manuscripts, concludes June 13, and a showing of drawings and watercolors from the McCrindle collection titled Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection, ends July 3. Checkmate!: Medieval People at Play, which depicts the antics of medieval citizens, runs July 17-Oct. 10. And multi-venue Bearing Witness: Work by Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry runs through Aug. 1.

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