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April 22, 2009

Guinness turns 250 Friday, Slainte goes nuts

guinnessMidnight Sun commenter Frenchy (who also appears to work for a certain Fells Point mini-fiefdom), sent me the heads up about a rather delicious-sounding event at Slainte Irish Pub (1700 Thames St.) on Friday.

It seems that Guinness turns 250 years old that day, and to celebrate, Slainte is putting together a lovely little event.

This lovely little event includes live music by Sean Pelan from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Jimmi Sexton from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. 

The Guinness Girls will be there to give out Guinness birthday apparel (as well as pints of the legendary brew), and a St. James Gate locked box.

Apparently, customers can get keys and try to open the box to win the prizes inside.

(Sun archive photo by Kim Hairston)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:19 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Anything happenning this weekend that falls outside the bars and imbibing catagory?
are all the names on this week's dance card spirited and fortified?

Whatever happenned to "Whatchadoingthisweekend"?

how do you make the perfect pineapple martini? wants to know!

GDA - Carnival Cruise is hosting some hoopla in the Inner Harbor Saturday after 10am, including chances to win a free cruise. I would go if I was not hosting people for the CityPaper Brewfest, which falls into that imbibing category :) You can always yell at the TV during the NFL draft Saturday evening. Sunday is the Federal Hill Spring Block Party, which may also fall into that imbibing category...

There is so much going on this weekend! Lots of museum deals and discounts (2 for 1 at BMA and AVAM), Station North arts festival, Roots concert, Federal Hill block party, Hopkins Festival, there's the RunAmuck 5k in Rockville...
Maybe one of those will suit you? If not, I think just being outside with the beautiful weather we'll be having will make for a great weekend.


Something magic happens everytime you go...

Let's get back to absinthe next week

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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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