Editor’s Picks: Events of the Week

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This Friday, not one, but two awesome happenings you need to know about.

CreativeMornings Baltimore

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Before you head into the office, start your morning off with some coffee, breakfast, and creative insight at Baltimore’s CreativeMornings talk.  CreativeMornings began back in 2008 in New York by Tina Roth Eisenberg, who was looking for a more “ongoing, accessible” event for the Big Apple’s creative community. Now these talks are curated globally, with a different theme, one Friday morning, every month.

Right here, Baltimore resident Katie Boyts, moderates the monthly talks in Charm City. “Projects and collaborations have unfolded that never would have found the light of day. I love hearing how it’s a great and inspiring start to their day, reminding them how rich our community is,” she said. You may be familiar with Boyts work if you’ve ever tasted any of those delicious pastries and desserts at Dooby’s. As much as she loves her time in the kitchen as Dooby’s pastry chef, she loves bringing creative minds together. “I’ve loved hearing and seeing the connections happen between the crazy talented creatives in Baltimore,” she said.

For this month’s theme, heritage, CreativeMornings Baltimore invites the creators behind accessory brand, Treason Toting Co. Based in Baltimore, this skillful duo, Arron Jones and Jason Bass, make high quality toting goods, including neckties, pocket squares -and of course, their staple product -the duffle bag.

So, don’t miss out on this free event. Seats are limited. Make sure to reserve your seat for this Friday at Gallery 788 in Hampden at 8:30am. Don’t worry, there’ll be coffee.

FLAT OUT by True Laurels

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Courtesy of True Laurels

After you’ve clocked out, get your weekend started off right with FLAT OUT, an all inclusive celebration of music, presented by local zine True Laurels.

This is its first installment hosted by True Laurels creator and editor Lawrence Burney, along with fellow Baltimore creatives and artists Abdu Ali and Keem Griffey. In addition, you’ll be celebrating the birthdays of Burney and Ali, so be ready to party.

The show features Baltimore rapper, JuegoTheNinety and a group of experimental sound artists: Bastiengoat, Bored LordMinivan Markusand Plaintext. And there’s supposed to be a special musical guest.

There’s going to be BBQ, so bring your friends, some drinks and maybe a side dish. My homemade sangria, anyone?

RSVP here, or “just bring your ass on the 18th!” said Burney. $5 admission. Party starts at 7pm.


It’s America’s largest free arts festival, and it’s back in town this weekend. Starting Friday through Sunday, enjoy more than 150 artists, designers, musicians, and creative alike. Walk through Station North and Mt. Vernon neighborhoods, and check out concerts, buy artists’ work, get your grub on from some awesome food vendors. It’s the ultimate summer fest, and it’s happening right in your backyard.

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Creator & managing editor of Strangers With Style. Happiest when her work allows others to shine, too. Lover of collabs, social media, blogging, fashion, food & the color blue.