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Coming to The Lyric Opera House

April 7 – “Treasured Stories” by Eric Carle.

May 12-13 – The Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein” comes to life on stage in Baltimore.

Follow me on Twitter for your chance to win tickets to both shows @DowntownDiane. Visit www.TheLyricOperaHouse.com  for more details, more upcoming events and tickets.

JUST Announced: Gavin Degraw & Colbie Caillat Coming to Pier 6 on June 10. Tickets on sale Friday. http://www.piersixpavilion.com/

Brew Tours at Clipper City Brewing/Heavy Seas Beer

Have you ever toured a brewery? We have a wonderful brewery in Baltimore, Hugh Sisson’s Clipper City Brewing featuring Heavy Seas Beer. They offer brew tours, samplings & souvenir pint glass for only $5. Sign up early as dates fill up fast. http://www.hsbeer.com/events/brewery-tours “Embrace Your Inner Pirate!”

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Upcoming Free Events at Baltimore Parks & Plazas

Check out the schedule of upcoming FREE events downtown. From yoga to live music, there’s something for everyone. http://tinyurl.com/bu8xlco      Presented by Downtown Partnership

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Ringling Bros. Elephants Lunch at Lexington Market

Wednesday NOON

Enjoy watching the elephants as they indulge in a buffet of fruit and veggies at Lexington Market on Wednesday.
www.LexingtonMarket.com.

Leinenkugel Spring Beer Fest

Friday 6-9 p.m. Leinie Beer Garden Power Plant LIVE

Unlimited sampling, live music, games, giveaways www.leiniebeergarden.com

New Signature Pizzas Added To Joe Squared Menu

Joe Squared has added five new pizzas to its extensive, tasty line-up, six new risottos plus a few other surprises.

Check out their nightly happy hour schedule and live entertainment with NO cover charge. Power Plant Live & Station North http://www.joesquared.com/guess-the-new-signature-pizzas/

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Food Network’s Giada De Laurentis in Baltimore for Book Signing

This Sunday from 4-6 p.m. head to Wegmans Hunt Valley to meet Giada and have her sign her latest book, “Weeknights with Giada.” You must reserve your spot in advance by pre-purchasing your book at Wegmans. Check out full details here.

Cabaret…Tip Your Hat to Learning

Saturday, March 31 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Montgomery Park

Live band..dancing..fab food & drink..silent & live auctions…
Benefits South Baltimore Learning Center Visit www.southbaltimorelearns.org for tickets & more information.

Baltimore Farmer’s Market Opens This Sunday, April 1

Located under the Jones Falls at the end of I-83 downtown, this popular outdoor weekly market runs 7 a.m. -Noon through Dec. 23. http://www.bop.org/index.cfm?page=events&id=3

Chef’s Expressions Wine Dinner

Mystery Meal
Friday, April 13 6:30 p.m. Gramercy Mansion

The wine’s identity will be kept secret as it is poured and then revealed after you guess. Use the classically paired cuisine and your palate as a guide. Visit www.ChefsExpressions.com for full schedule of wine dinners, culinary classes and to make reservations.

Taste of Pikesville

Thursday, May 3 5 – 8 p.m.
Pikesville Hilton

Enjoy a sampling of food and drink from area restaurants.

Visit www.PikesvilleChamber.org   for full details of event and tickets.
Tickets: $30 advance / $35 at the door

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National Harbor Food & Wine Fest

May 5 & 6
National Harbor Waterfront

Sample more than 150 wines, beer, spirits..enjoy celebrity chefs..demos..tasting theatre..live music+ SO much more http://wineandfoodnh.com/show-info for full schedule of events.

Make it a Weekend Get-Away w/ a VIP Package at The Gaylord National Hotel http://tinyurl.com/7re4xac

20th Annual Culinary Extravaganza

Monday, May 7 6-9 p.m.
Grand Lodge Hunt Valley
Benefits Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

Fine cuisine from more than 20 top Baltimore restaurants & caterers…live music..fine wine & spirits..auction. Visit http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org/  for tickets and further details.

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Many Events Leading Up To Preakness Day!

Opening Day at Old Hilltop THIS Friday, March 30

Free admission..live program. $3 drafts. $2 hot dogs/pizza slices

Pimlico Open House Saturday, March 31

Free admission, racing, meet & greets with racing personalities, track tours, drawings for upcoming event tickets, $3 drafts, $2 hot dogs/pizza slices. First race 1:10 p.m.

Wild West Comes to Pimlico Saturday, April 14

BBQ and Brew Fest with craft beers, LOTS of Western entertainment and live country music. $25 gets you a day filled with fun, grub and 3 drinks included. Add craft beer for $10. Fun includes mechanical bull, bull herding, Native American dancers

DECANTER: A DAY OF RACING, FOOD & MARYLAND WINE

April 21-22
Noon-6 p.m.

Pimlico Racecourse Infield Wine Fest!

Enjoy a unique infield view of live horse races, samples of fine Maryland wine, great food, and wine & equine focused arts & crafts at Pimlico Race Course. Check out http://decanterwinefestival.eventbrite.com  for full details and ticket info.

Saturday, April 28- Preakness Mystery Glass Giveaway
Derby Day Infield Concert & Food Truck Fest May 5

Noon-6 p.m.

Infield Concert with alternative rock sensation Safetysuit. Bottomless beer for those 21+ & soda & water for all inclusive with $30 ticket. Best of Baltimore food trucks will be onsite selling their delicacies. www.Ticketmaster.com

People’s Pink Party Friday, May 18

The day before Preakness, the 3rd Annual Legends for the Cure Race and Female Jockey Championship. Also the Black-Eyed Susan Race and a full day of fun to benefit the local Susan G Komen for the Cure.

Preakness Stakes & Infieldfest Saturday, May 19

The people’s race..the people’s party..an exciting day in Baltimore!

Downtown Diane is a Baltimore area food, travel & entertainment reporter, appearing Fridays on 105.7 The Fan Norris & Davis Show with her entertainment report. Follow her for Daily Dish on Twitter @DowntownDiane & check out upcoming events at www.DowntownDiane.net.

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