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Your Week: David Lynch, Blaster Al Ackerman, and beer cocktails

May 15, 2013

As many of you loyal City Paper readers may have realized, there was no Your Week in today’s issue, our Sizzlin’ Summer guide. But hey, we still have plenty of suggestions for great ways you can spend your leisure time.

May 15
Thirty: 30 Creative Minds Under 30
6 P.M., Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, suite 100, (410) 962-8565,, free.
Continuing its series highlighting the processes of young artists, Maryland Art Place hosts Charlotte Keniston, Rebecca Chan, and Ginerva Shay in a panel discussion.

May 16
David Lynch Inspired Art Show
7-9 P.M., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855,, free.
Before Saturday’s David Lynchfest featuring bands and burlesque, swing by the Windup for an art show of artwork inspired by the quirky mind behind Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks.

May 17
Closing Reception: Blaster’s Baltimore Years
7-11 P.M., Current Space, 421 N. Howard St., (410) 343-9295,, free.
Enjoy a video performance of Corn and Smoke featuring Karl Ekdahl, Sarah Fask, Sarah Magida, Liz King, Laure Drogul, John Eaton, Patrick Riffe and others, new work by Dan Breen and John Eaton, and the work of a true original, Blaster Al Ackerman.

May 18
Red Emma’s Closing Party
6 P.M., Red Emma’s, 800 Saint Paul St., (410) 230-0450,
Your favorite anarchist bookstore and mine is leaving its old location for a comfy new spot in the North Avenue Market. Celebrate with music, cheap books, and libations.

May 19
Art Outside
11 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Druid Hill Park,, free.
Hey, come on out and enjoy ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media, jewelry, and much more en plein air.

May 20
Dinner & Bikes
7 P.M., The Chicken Box, 1 W. North Ave.,, $5-$10.
Cyclists and cycle advocates can talk about how lame Baltimore’s infrastructure is over a vegan and gluten-free buffet cooked by Joshua Ploeg, hear Elly Blue give a presentation on transportation equity, and see an excerpt from Aftermass, a documentary on cycling activism in Portland. Bon apetit. (Disclosure: I live with Bikemore founder Chris Merriam)

May 21
Random Access Memories: Daft Punk record drop listening party with Mugzy and DJ Just K
9 P.M., The Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., (410) 244-0899,, free.
If you haven’t stolen the new Daft Punk album off the internet or streamed it legally via iTunes, now is your chance to stay up all night to get a first listen.

May 22
Spring Beer Cocktail Party
6-9 P.M., Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1300 Bank St., (410) 522-0850,, $35.
Beer cocktails are just as they sound: beer with other kinds of booze in it. We like beer and we like booze, so we’re interested to see what Heavy Seas has whipped up.

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