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Sizzlin Summer 2013
Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer: Summer in Baltimore is a sensory explosion, from the scent of Old Bay-smothered steamed crabs and the taste of marshmallow-topped chocolate snoballs to the smell of Ocean City salt water mixed with sunscreen and the vision of fireflies. 5/15/2013
Poseidon’s Metro Desk

Poseidon’s Metro Desk

Sizzlin’ Summer: Reflections on covering Ocean City, 30 years later By Rafael Alvarez 5/15/2013
Ocean City

Ocean City

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Ocean City Shark Tournament, Greek Festival, Berlin Peach Festival, and more 5/15/2013
OC Alternatives

OC Alternatives

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Assateague Island National Seashore, North Point State Park, Rehoboth Beach, and more 5/15/2013
Camping Close to Home

Camping Close to Home

Sizzlin’ Summer: Eight places to sleep outdoors within a 90-minute drive from Baltimore By Van Smith 5/15/2013
Parks and Rec

Parks and Rec

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Blackwater Falls State Park, Carroll Park Skateboarding and Bike Facility, Patapsco Valley State Park, and more 5/15/2013
Ain’t the Beer Cold

Ain’t the Beer Cold

Sizzlin’ Summer: The endless quest for baltimore’s coldest draft beer brought to you by the City Paper I-Team™ 5/15/2013
Pool Party

Pool Party

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Cherry Hill Splash Park, Liberty, Patterson, and more 5/15/2013
How to Make a Pickup Pool

How to Make a Pickup Pool

Sizzlin’ Summer: It’s super-hot,your AC’s not cutting it, and you think to yourself: My pickup’s parked in front of the cellar door, just inside of which is a hose. Also in the cellar is that Slip ’N Slide you bought used for $5. By Van Smith 5/15/2013
Fishing with Lefty

Fishing with Lefty

Sizzlin’ Summer: Maryland’s foremost celebrity angler is still at it, hooking the most stubborn prey, and trying to ensure that there will be fish left for his grandkids to catch By Michelle Gienow 5/15/2013
Festivals and Extra-vals

Festivals and Extra-vals

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Charles Village Festival, Baltimore Pride, Maryland State Fair, and more. 5/15/2013
Outdoor Films

Outdoor Films

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Films on the Pier, Flicks From The Hill, and Open Air Film Fest 5/15/2013
When Wood Could

When Wood Could

Sizzlin’ Summer: Antique and Classic Boats Are a-Callin’ By Edward Ericson Jr. 5/15/2013
Kids

Kids

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Knoebels Amusement Resort, Port Discovery, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and more. 5/15/2013
Independence Days

Independence Days

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: American Celebration at Mount Vernon, Dundalk fourth of July Parade, Maryland Symphony Orchestra Salute To Independence, and more 5/15/2013
Sports

Sports

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Orioles Promotional Nights, Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, Nationwide Demolition Derby, and more 5/15/2013
How To Make Infused Liquors

How To Make Infused Liquors

Sizzlin’ Summer: I like to think I know my booze. That’s too diplomatic: I know my booze but I also might be kind of a pretentious douche when discussing the subject. By Henry Hong 5/15/2013
Art

Art

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, sophiajacob, and more 5/15/2013
History

History

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Mill Stories, Railroad Heritage Days, Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment, and more 5/15/2013
Summer Stage

Summer Stage

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Argonne, Clybourne Park, Murdercastle and more 5/15/2013
How to Throw a Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil!

How to Throw a Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil!

Sizzlin’ Summer: Ordering 1. Figure out how many people you have attending. I usually do this by selling tickets for $25 each via Paypal. 2. Once you know how many people will be attending, you can figure out how many pounds of crawfish you need to order. The suggested a By Ben Claassen III 5/15/2013
Gardens

Gardens

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Brookside Gardens, Cylburn Arboretum, Ladew Topiary Gardens, and more 5/15/2013
Outdoor Hotspots

Outdoor Hotspots

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: B Bistro, Gertrude’s, Leinenkugel’s beer garden, and more 5/15/2013
Outdoor Dining

Outdoor Dining

Sizzlin’ Summer: It’s more than just eating outside By Henry Hong 5/15/2013
Summer Concert Guide

Summer Concert Guide

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Maryland Death Fest XI, Roomrunner, The Melvins, and more 5/15/2013
Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar, Anne Arundel County Farmers Market, Silver Spring Freshfarm Market, and more 5/15/2013
Marketable Skills

Marketable Skills

Sizzlin’ Summer: Getting the most out of the farmers market By John Houser III 5/15/2013
Food Festivals

Food Festivals

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Furnace Town Strawberry Day, St. Mary’s Crab Festival, Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, and more 5/15/2013
Local Wineries

Local Wineries

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Boordy Vineyard, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, and more 5/15/2013
Sizzlin Summer 2012
Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer: City Paper’s homage to the season when it’s so hot and humid your legs to stick to the chair 5/16/2012
Teed Off

Teed Off

Sizzlin’ Summer: How mini golf tamed a golf-hater By Bret McCabe 5/16/2012
Parks and Rec

Parks and Rec

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Ocean City

Ocean City

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Things to See Art League of Ocean City, 502 94th St., (410) 524-9433, artleagueofoceancity.com. Don’t forget to seek out a little culcha’ on your trip to the shore; forgo the wet T-shirt contest and peruse some work by local artists at this community ga 5/16/2012

OC Alternatives

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Pool Party

Pool Party

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
A Step Above

A Step Above

Sizzlin’ Summer: Stoop-sitting in Baltimore By Van Smith 5/16/2012
Festivals and Extravals

Festivals and Extravals

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Hare Krishna Rathayatra Chariot Parade and Festival of India, noon-6 p.m., May 26-27, parade starts at the Maryland Science Center at 601 Light St., festival at McKeldin Square at the corner of Light and Pratt streets, festivalofindia.org, iskconbaltimore 5/16/2012
Outdoor Films

Outdoor Films

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Little Italy’s Open Air Film Fest, High and Stiles streets, littleitalymd.com. Starting in July, you can see Italian (and Italian-American) films projected every Friday night at 9 p.m., with live music at 7 p.m. Free movie. Free popcorn. Grab a lawn ch 5/16/2012
Kids

Kids

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Road, New Market, (301) 865-6800, adventureparkusa.com. You’ve got your amusement park classics—roller coaster, bumper carts, mini golf—and your outliers—ropes course, rock wall, laser tag. Just try to have conscious k 5/16/2012
Independence Days

Independence Days

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
A Fish Tale

A Fish Tale

Sizzlin’ Summer: City Paper’s Guide to getting your rod and reel wet this summer By Edward Ericson Jr. 5/16/2012
Sports

Sports

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Literary Lounging

Literary Lounging

Sizzlin’ Summer: City Paper’s guide to non-embarrassing beach reads 5/16/2012
Art

Art

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, (410) 455-2232, umbc.edu/library, noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Photographer’s Eye: Civil War Photographs Selected from the UMBC Photog 5/16/2012
History

History

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Summer Stages

Summer Stages

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Las Quiero a las Dos (I Want Them Both), through June 2, comedy, Teatro de la Luna, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington, Va., (705) 548-3092, teatrodelaluna.org. Ruined, through June 3, drama, Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., (410) 276-7837, fpct.o 5/16/2012
There’s Bears  in Them There Hills

There’s Bears in Them There Hills

Sizzlin’ Summer: A gay getaway thrives in an unlikely place By Baynard Woods 5/16/2012
Sowing the Seeds

Sowing the Seeds

Sizzlin’ Summer: Urban farming is on the rise in Baltimore By Andrea Appleton 5/16/2012
Gardens

Gardens

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Claws Out

Claws Out

Sizzlin’ Summer: Competition at Southwest Baltimore’s “Crab Corner” is good for crab lovers By Van Smith 5/16/2012

Summer Concert Guide

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Picnic!

Picnic!

Sizzlin’ Summer: Items not shown to scale because it would make you too hungry 5/16/2012
Outdoor Hotspots

Outdoor Hotspots

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Food Festivals

Food Festivals

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: 5/16/2012
Local Wineries

Local Wineries

Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar: Dunno about you, but we always thought wineries were a Mediterranean climate-type thing, so you can imagine our surprise over how many options Maryland offers. Should you decide to embark on one of these grown-up field trips, remember to drink responsibly 5/16/2012

Colder Than Ice

Sizzlin’ Summer: The City Paper I-Team™ Samples Randomly for the coldest Draft beer in Baltimore 5/16/2012
Sizzlin Summer 2011
Neighborhood Watchers

Neighborhood Watchers

Sizzlin’ Summer: Baltimore’s rec centers remain vital community hubs as they struggle to stay afloat By Tim Hill 5/18/2011
Endless Summer

Endless Summer

Sizzlin’ Summer: DJ Batman celebrates 30 years as Ocean City’s party priest By Edward Ericson Jr. 5/18/2011
Rocks Off

Rocks Off

Sizzlin’ Summer: See the boulder, be the boulder By Michael Byrne 5/18/2011
See the Light

See the Light

Sizzlin’ Summer: Summer love and fireflies have more in common than you think By Violet Levoit 5/18/2011
Beachwood Park Memoirs

Beachwood Park Memoirs

Sizzlin’ Summer: A family remembers running one of Maryland’s African-American beach destinations By Lee Gardner 5/18/2011
Stir of Echo

Stir of Echo

Sizzlin’ Summer: A healthy dose of reverb defines my summer jams By Lee Gardner 5/18/2011
Drifting for Drinks

Drifting for Drinks

Sizzlin’ Summer: The boat-in bars of Furnace Branch make for a fine day’s outing By Van Smith 5/18/2011
Snowbal-timore

Snowbal-timore

Sizzlin’ Summer: Vital Summer information furnished in the Public Interest 5/18/2011
Frosty, The Boh, Man

Frosty, The Boh, Man

Sizzlin’ Summer: The City Paper I-Team™ slurps around for the coldest draft beer in Baltimore 5/18/2011
Sizzlin' Summer 2011 Calendar
  • Sizzlin' Summer Your guide to the best stuff to do all summer long | 5/18/2011
  • Parks and Rec Beartown State Park, Fort Frederick State Park, Jones Falls and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Gardens Brookside Gardens, Dumbarton Oaks, Longwood Gardens and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Ocean City Things to see, stuff to do, and OC alternatives | 5/18/2011
  • Swim Time! Druid Hill Park, City Springs, Coldstream and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Sports Druid Hill Park Disc Golf, Free Yoga Series, Hiking with the Mountain Club of Maryland and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Art Area galleries, exhibits and shows. | 5/18/2011
  • Festivals and Extra-vals Charles Village Festival, Honfest, African American Heritage Festival and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Kids Stuff to see, stuff to do, zoos and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Independence Days A million different ways to spend your Fourth of July weekend whether you want to stay close to home or hit the road. | 5/18/2011
  • History Discover the region's 300-plus years of history | 5/18/2011
  • Outdoor Films Summer is just about the best time for movie-watching | 5/18/2011
  • Summer Stages Lettuce and Lovage, The Seafarer, Measure for Measure and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Summer Concert Guide A whole season of music concert series, shows and performances | 5/18/2011
  • Outdoor Hotspots Ale Mary’s, Bo Brooks, City Café and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Food Festivals Beckwith Church Strawberry Festival, Caribbean Wine Festival, Soft Shell Spring Fair and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Farmers Markets Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar, Druid Hill Farmers Market, Dundalk Village Farmers Market and more. | 5/18/2011
  • Local Wineries Basignani Winery, Cove Point Winery, Knob Hill Winery and more. | 5/18/2011