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October 17, 2008


Gooooood morning! Everybody ready for the weekend?

I'm headed out for a nightlife column tonight. My destination is top secret, of course. But I'll tell you how it went Monday morning.

So, gang, what are you up to this weekend?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:25 AM | | Comments (14)


If you like beer, the 5th Annual Chesapeake Real Ale Festival, sponsored by The Society for the Preservation of Beers From the Wood is being held at the Wharf Rat at Camden Yards on Saturday from 1 - 6pm. 30 firkins from 24+ brewers, Unlimited sampling, souvenir glass mug. This is Baltimore's most unique beer fest.

Tonight I am going to an exhibit opening at the Walters, Saturday I will be sampling beer from 80 breweries here (, and Sunday I will be recovering/watching my fantasy football team lose again.

Craving an awesome line-up of live music tonight?

Go to Fletcher's in Fells for Loving the Lie, Outreach, Lauren D'Aria, and Negative Space.

Perfect show to introduce yourself to the area's best local music! I'll be there, you should too! :)

Macbeth at the Ruins in Ellicott City.

I am actually behaving this weekend since I have to wake up before dawn on Sunday and do the Komen run....Have fun all

Wisdom teeth out at 2 today. Watch movies tonight and try not to go stir crazy in my house.

BARCStoberfest tomorrow.

Football on Sunday.

Hey Sam, it was good to see you last night at the Talking Head...unlike the dude in the suit, I didn't recognize you right away.

Friday: I wanna tape something, but I may stay home and work on the recordings from last night (Jason Dove/Vacation Face killed!)

Saturday: Choices!!! I'm taping somewhere, just not sure what:
Red Room: MC Schmidt (Matmos solo project) and Wobbly.
Joe Squared: Baby Aspirin/The Degenerettes
Floristree: Baltimore Afrobeat Society

We are headed to the opera tonight - Aida - aren't we so cultured? Goal is to stay through at least the first 2 acts. We'll see how that goes. Hope to grab a few pints at Brewer's Art prior. And plan to visit Abacrombie for a drink after.

Tomorrow, debating on checking out the Federal Hill Harvest Wine Festival. Tried to get some info on the wineries attending to no avail, the chick I emailed didn't know who was pouring. Not worth the $25, in my opinion, to go sample Maryland wine on stinky Cross Street. At Carroll County Farm Museum or Oregon Ridge Park, yes.

Anyway, gotta go read the wikipedia on "Aida" so I'm not totally clueless.

Real Ale festival and Toon thing at the Science center on Saturday. FOOTBALL on Sunday at JD's, followed by water and things that should get done.

I'm pretty sure it's not Maryland wines...I asked someone selling the tickets at Ryleigh's and she said it's sponsored by MD wine distributors-not MD I doubt they'll be many, if any, MD wines looks pretty good actually...

Tomorrow at Power Plant Live!, Rocktoberfest to benefit the Police Emerald Society. There will be live bands from 6pm-11:30pm. $5 32oz Miller Lite drafts all night. Liquid A, Flip Like Wilson and Burnt Sienna all performing and helping raise money to help Special Olympics and the Fallen Heroes funds. Please come out! 21+ and free to enter

This thread should be called "Whatchapromotingthisweekend"

Man, I am so late writing today!

Philly for a birthday tonight.

DJing tomorrow. Then hitting up a rally for friend and Shadow DC mastermind, Damien Ober!

Sunday....I dunno.


This particular thread basicly invites it, which I guess is a bonus for those without plans. Otherwise it could be regarded as an exercise in flaunting that you already have plans, particularly if they have desireable social status.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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