This year was a historic one for the Maryland Film Festival: in addition to it being the 19th annual festival, the Festival introduced its new year-round home, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway. The restored theater, referred to as The Parkway, hosted the bulk of the screenings at this year’s festival. The Maryland Film Festival has restored the original auditorium and added two new screens in an adjacent space for three screens total. Festival-goers saw The Parkway as an energetic hub of activity this year, which was complemented by screenings, parties and events throughout Station North.
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Use framing, get up early, try black and white and above all, be ready to be lucky. Baltimore Sun photographers provide tips for taking more interesting photos during your upcoming family vacations, with these past winners of the Reader SunShots competition.
Fifty years old and still Baltimore County’s biggest annual party, a sure harbinger of spring and the rare chance to enjoy Courthouse Square and its surroundings without having to dodge all the cars and other traffic. With food, music, vendors, carnival rides and hopefully lots of sunshine. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. next Sunday in the area surrounding Courthouse Square, at Washington and Pennsylvania avenues. Free. towsontownfestival.com.
–Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun
The legend says that around the 7th century there was massive drought in the Kathmandu valley. It was believed that the arrival of the red deity would end the drought and bring back the rainfall. Hence then King Narendra Dev along with a priest and farmer travelled to what is now the Assam state in India and brought back Karunamaya, the god of compassion. It is popularly now known as Rato Machindranath.
A-listers donned their brightest, boldest, weirdest looks for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute annual benefit gala, the fashion equivalent of the most glamorous Halloween party of the year. This year’s gala celebrates the opening of an exhibit honoring visionary designer Rei Kawakubo with Comme des Garcons.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features music, food, and crafts over two weekends. This year it takes place April 28, 29, 30 and May 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2017. The music highlighted at the event showcases every style associated with New Orleans and Louisiana including gospel, zydeco, rock, rap, bluegrass and of course jazz. The festival takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
A light lunch, a dress that could be worn again, then perhaps a trip to Niagara Falls. For much of Baltimore history, weddings were a relatively simple affair.