Baltimore Best Bets

August 01, 2011

Baltimore Restaurant Week — presented by Visit Baltimore and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, is Aug. 5-14. Participating restaurants will offer a choice of pre-selected, three-course dinner menus for $35.11 and three-course lunch menus for $20.11. Go to

The National Aquarium — 501 E. Pratt St., hosts a 30th anniversary festival, featuring live entertainment and activities for all ages, Aug. 5, noon-7 p.m.; Aug, 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Aug. 7, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Free. Call 410-576-3800 or go to

Bevedere Square — at the corner of Belvedere Avenue and York Road, continues its Summer Sounds at the Square concert series, in the courtyard, on Friday nights, featuring local bands, through Sept. 16. Free. The next one is The New Romance, an '80s tribute band, Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m. Go to

Baltimore Clayworks — 5707 Smith Ave., hosts an exhibit by Aisha Harrison through Aug. 6. Free. Call 410-578-1919 or go to

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower — 21 S. Eutaw St., hosts an open studio Aug. 6, 1-5 p.m., Visit studios, meet artists and buy paintings, photos, sculptures and more. At 2 p.m. the Studio 11 Theater will host short plays and monologues by Unexpected Theater.

First Christian Church — 5802 Roland Ave., will host a "Faith and Film Night," Aug. 6, 5-8 p.m., with a free screenng of "Amazing Grace" plus free drinks and pizza. A discussion of the film after its showing. Free, but RSVPs would be helpful. Call the Rev. Carol Cook at 410-435-1506.

Oblate Sisters of Providence —701 Gun Road, Arbutus, holds a homecoming Aug. 7 at noon for anyone who attended Oblate schools or programs. Guests are welcome. Dinner is $10. Call 410-536-5687 or go to

College of Notre Dame — 4701 N. Charles St., hosts a Renaissance Institute open house for new members of the lifelong-learning program, Aug. 9, 10-11:30 a.m. in Fourier Hall. To register, call Becky Straub, 410-532-5351, or go to to see a fall class schedule.

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