August 2, 2012 at 9:39 am EDT | by Will Owen
Baltimore briefs: Aug. 3

Last year’s Chesapeake Pride. (Blade file photo by Pete Exis)

Chesapeake Pride hits the Bay on Saturday

The Chesapeake Pride Festival is on Saturday from noon-6 p.m. in Mayo Beach Park in Edgewater, Md. (4150 Honeysucke Dr., Edgewater, Md.). It’s the only annual Pride event held in Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s or Calvert counties.

The festival will include live music, beer and wine, swimming, food and a drag performance by Stormy Vain to celebrate the LGBT community of the Chesapeake Bay region.

About 100 volunteers are needed for admissions, handing out programs, setting up and cleaning up. If interested, contact the volunteer coordinator, Karen Jennings, at HYPERLINK “”

To learn more about the festival and to donate to the Chesapeake Pride Planning Committee, visit

Bike ride for LGBT youth

The Den, Baltimore’s LGBT Youth Center, presents “The Little Bike Thing” on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. for youth 16 and older.

The group will meet at The Den, on the first floor of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (241 West Chase St., Baltimore), and will then enjoy an afternoon bike ride.

Participants can also learn how to make their own bikes at the Velocipede Bike Project (4 West Lanvale St., Baltimore).

For more information, visit

‘Drive’ screens in Fells Point

The 2011 film “Drive,” directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, screens on Wednesday night at 8:45 on the Broadway Pier (1600 Thames St., Baltimore) in Fells Point.

“Drive” is a crime drama film about a Hollywood stunt performer, played by Ryan Gosling, who has an additional unreported job as a getaway driver. Critics positively received the film and Winding Refn earning the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The screening is part of the Films on the Pier summer program presented by The Sound Garden and Su Casa, which allows Baltimore residents to view great films for free outside in Fells Point.

For more details on the screening and to check out the Films on the Pier schedule, visit

Family fun at the Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore) has a realistic sculpture workshop from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday.

The workshop is part of the museum’s Free Family Sundays program, through which families can enjoy hands-on workshop activities or interactive gallery tours every Sunday free of charge.

Over the next three Sundays, families can experiment with three different types of sculpture, including this week’s realistic sculpture workshop, abstract sculpture on Aug. 12 and found-object sculpture on August 19.

For more information, visit

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