Northern Baltimore's best bets

July 12, 2011

Artscape — a celebration of visual and performing arts extending 12 city blocks, centered on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street, is July 15-16, noon-10 p.m., and July 17, noon-8 p.m. Includes live music, dance, classical and experimental music, opera and theater performances, fashion, film, art, street theater, children's activities, food and beverages. Free. Go to or

Summer Sounds at the Square — a weekly outdoor summer concert series featuring live music by local bands, continues with the Apple Scruffs, a Beatles tribute band, July 15, 6-9 p.m., in the Belvedere Square courtyard, at the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue. Go to

Broadmead retirement center — 13801 York Road, holds a Mini-Barn Sale, July 15, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., to support community activities and encourage donations of charitable gifts. Includes clothing, linens, furniture, shoes, bags, appliances and kitchenware. Call Margaret Proctor at 443-578-8238.

Central Library — 400 Cathedral St., presents a full day of activities July 16. Watch the films "Like Water for Chocolate" at 10:30 a.m. or "The Social Network" at 2 p.m., or participate in "The Civil War in Your Attic" from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring in any document or photograph from 1859–1867 to be scanned and added to the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage web site. Call Michael Scott at 410-545-6342 for an appointment.

Patrick Allison House — 210 W. Madison St., a transitional housing program in Baltimore City serving homeless men in recovery from addiction, hosts a 25-year birthday celebration and barbecue party in the courtyard July 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations of $25 suggested. Call 410-225-0326.

Cylburn Arboretum — 4915 Greenspring Ave., hosts "Urban Peace," a Buddhist introductory, one-day relaxation retreat, July 16, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $50. Call. 410-243-3837 or go to

Homewood Museum — 3400 N. Charles St., hosts the Carrolls' Wedding Anniversary Tea, July 17, 1 and 3 p.m. seatings, preceded by with optional house tours. $28 for the public, $23 for members, by reservation only. Call 410-516-5589 or email

Govans Library — 5714 Bellona Ave., presents Greek-style folk dancing by the Dementrakia Dancers from the Greek Orthodox community of St. Demetrios, July 19, 6:30 p.m. Call 410-396-6098.

Waverly Library — 400 E. 33rd St., sponsors a book discussion of "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, July 20, 6:30 p.m. Call 410-396-6053

Baltimore Museum of Art — 10 Art Museum Drive, continues its Jazz in the Sculpture Garden series with guitarist Dave Stryker, July 23, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Call 800-919-6272 or go

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