What to do before, after NCAA Final Four games

Things to do and places to go near M&T Bank Stadium

May 26, 2011

WHERE TO EAT

INNER HARBOR: The nearby Inner Harbor offers a variety of dining options: Cheesecake Factory, Edo Sushi, Hard Rock Cafe, Phillips Seafood and more.

FRANK & NIC'S WEST END GRILLE: Restaurant features steak and seafood entrees, as well as salads and sandwiches. Located at 511 W. Pratt St., 410-685-6800.

SLIDERS BAR & GRILL: Munch on burgers, wings and more pub grub. Located at 504 Washington Blvd., 410-547-8891.

WHERE TO DRINK

PICKLES PUB: Snack on beer-battered pickles, burgers, pizza and more. Located at 520 Washington Blvd., 410-752-1784.

PRATT STREET ALE HOUSE: Enjoy English-styled ales, pub fare and a few entree options. It was popular with the lacrosse crowd during the national convention in January. Located at 206 W. Pratt St., 410-244-8900.

QUIGLEY'S HALF-IRISH PUB: A cozy and inviting neighborhood bar. Located at 633 Portland St., 410-539-9052.

THINGS TO DO

Music:

Maryland Deathfest: Metal fans won't want to miss a weekend of performances by bands with scary names like Coroner, Death Breath, Doom and Tragedy. Go to marylanddeathfest.com for the complete lineup. Festival runs through May 29 at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $32-$142. Call 410-783-7888.

New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys: It's the ultimate boy bands tour. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $29.50-$89.50. Call 410-347-2020.

Arts:

"MATERIAL GIRLS": See works by accomplished female artists. Runs through Oct. 16 at Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St. Admission is $6-$8. Call 443-263-1800.

"WHAT MAKES US SMILE:" Exhibit features more than 1,000 works including jokes, costumes, toy assemblages and cartoons. Runs through Sept. 4 at American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Admission is $9.95-$15.95. Call 410-244-1900.

Family:

"CELEBRATING WHO I AM": See works by students with special needs, ages 5-15. The students were asked to examine what makes them unique. Runs through May 31 at Port Discovery, 35 Market Place. Admission is $12.95; kids under 2 admitted free. Call 410-727-8120.

FREE FAMILY SUNDAYS: Take the kids for hands-on art workshops, gallery tours and more. Activities start at 2 p.m. May 29 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free. Call 443-573-1700.

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