Happy Friday, everyone! Summer’s in full swing and I’m doing my best to enjoy it while it’s here, so I thought I’d list the top five things I can’t wait to do.
- Artscape. This can’t-be-missed Baltimore event is the largest free arts fest in the U.S. The festival runs today through Sunday and includes live performances, elaborately decorated “art cars,” a ferris wheel, a video game exhibition and an artists market. I’ll be heading there this afternoon to get a head start on the weekend. I’m excited to check out some live music and hopefully pick up a few locally made goodies. Abby wanted me to give a shout out to her friend’s band Slow Lights, which will be playing at the North Stage at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Be sure to stop by!
- Amy. I’ve heard that Amy, a new documentary about Amy Winehouse, is a really well-done, powerful look into Amy Winehouse’s career and personal life. I have mixed feelings about watching somebody’s downfall on the big screen but after seeing that it got a score of 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, I think I have to go.
- RAMEN! I’ve long lamented the lack of quality pho/ramen in Baltimore. Yes, I know there are a few spots. One left me disappointed; another seems to never be open when I have a craving.. SO. I literally yelped when I saw a posterboard sign on Charles Street promising pho, ramen and banh mi is on its way. Mi & Yu is slated to open in early August. I hope it lives up to the hype!
- Day trippin. A big-budget vaca is just not in the cards this year, so I’m hoping to take a few day trips instead. So far, I’ve spent a day in Annapolis (Side note: If you haven’t been to Iron Rooster for all-day breakfast, get your booty over there. Homemade. Poptarts.) and walked through the Grounds for Sculpture in Jersey. I think several of the suggestions on this Baltimore magazine article look fun, especially canoeing out to Roosevelt Island.
- Which brings me to this weekend–girls’ staycay! Abby and I are meeting some friends in D.C. for a staycay, thanks to an awesome hotel deal we found on Jetsetter. We’re planning on spending all day by the pool, then heading out for a nice dinner. We might even stop by the National Building Museum’s Beach exhibit.
Hope you all are making the most of the second half of summer. Would love to hear in the comments what you’ve got planned! Linking up Heather to see what else the blog world is excited for this weekend.