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Sofi's Crepes in Belvedere Square celebrates its grand opening on Friday with live music and celebrity crepe-makers. At 6:30, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Woodberry Kitchen's Spike Gjerde are scheduled to compete in a crepe-making cook-off.
The outdoor Charles Street Friday Market wraps up its first season on Friday night. The weekly market near Penn Station features local artists, live music and some of the area's favorite food vendors, folks like Taharka Bros., Sunnyside Farm and Matt's Organic. The location is the west unit block of Lanvale Street, one block north of Penn Station, near the Charles theater, right in front of Velocipede bike shop.
Baltimore's food trucks are gathering on the Inner Harbor as part of Saturday afternoon's Winter Wonderland at West Shore Park event. The Silver Platter, the Gypsy Queen, Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon, Souper Freak, Creperie Breizh, Cazbar and Iced Gems are confirmed.
The family friendly event will include pony rides and live music. Crafts for children will take place under a heated tent. That's all from 1 to 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., a community lantern parade will proceed from the West Shore Park to the Harborplace amphitheater. Santa Claus will join the procession, as will, you guessed it, Mambo Combo.
The busiest day of the Baltimore Farmers' Market season is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It's intense, and idling is frowned upon. Show up early. The market opens, officially at 7 a.m., and stays open until sell-out, usually about noon. The market is held, rain or shine, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets.