The National Aquarium will celebrate its 30th anniversary with Weekend Festival Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7. This free festival will offer entertainment and activities for folks of all ages, such as live music by Milkshake and the St. Veronica's Youth Steel Orchestra, an Ocean Art Project, dance instruction and an area for children. The aquarium's conservation team will also be on site to inform everyone about recycling. Hours are Friday, noon-7 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 410-576-3800, or go to http://www.aqua.org.

Going international

The many different cultures of Baltimore will be represented at the Baltimore International Festival, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 6-7, noon-9 p.m., in the Poly/Western High School Complex at 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane. This celebration of diversity will showcase international sport, cuisine and. Performers will include the iconic funk and soul band WAR, the international reggae group Third World, and the jazz and R&B singer Ledisi. Admission is free. Call 410-396-3141.

A taste of Baltimore


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The annual Baltimore Restaurant Week will happen Aug. 5-14, at some 100 restaurants in the city. The event gives area diners the chance to indulge in a three-course dinner for $35.11 (liquor, tax and gratuity not included). Many will also be offering lunch for $20.11. This year, diners can get a jump on things early by attending The First Course - Appetizer Challenge, where restaurants compete to see who can create the tastiest appetizers. That takes place Aug. 3, noon, at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.

Go to http://www.baltimorerestaurantweek.com.

Gallery tour

The Walters Art Museum will hold a series of Walk-In Gallery Tours each Sunday in August starting in the Centre Street lobby. The docent-led tours start Aug. 7, 1 p.m., with a session that looks at highlights of the Walters Art Museum. Admission is free. Call 410-547-9000.

Yoga for free

The free yoga classes given by Charm City Yoga every Saturday have been extended through Aug. 20. Classes run 9-10 a.m. at West Shore Park on the Inner Harbor Promenade. The classes, which will be held weather permitting, are touted to improve fitness, promote relaxation and reduce stress. No yoga experience is necessary. Call 410-528-1523.

Ukuleles aloud

A Mobtown Ukefest will be held Sat., Aug. 6, at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave.). The event is being staged to celebrate the ukulele. It starts with workshops at 2 p.m.; continues with an open mic session at 5:30; and ends with a concert by the Baltimore Ukulele Symphonette, and Jared Denhard and his Thrift Shop Tuxedo Orchestra at 7. Admission is $15. Call 410-276-1651.

Get corny

Union Mills Homestead will hold its 41st annual Corn Roast Festival Sat., Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at 3311 Littlestown Pike, in Westminster. The event offers all the roasted corn anyone can eat, along with live music by the Standard Delivery Jazz Combo, artwork for sale, and guided tours. Admission is $12, general; and $6 for children, ages 6-12. Call 410-848-2288.

Good life on Thursdays

Boordy Vineyards, in Hydes, continues its Good Life Thursdays happy hours Aug. 4, 4-8 p.m., with a performance by the group Mid-Life Crisis. Visitors can enjoy wine on the patio, grilled burgers and organic treats as well. Sara Jones will perform next Thu., Aug. 11. Admission is free. Call 410-592-5015.

D.C. loves Lucy

The Library of Congress will open a new exhibition, "I Love Lucy: An American Legend," Thu., Aug. 4, in the foyer outside the Performing Arts Reading Room on the first floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. The exhibit will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic TV show's debut and explore the program's history. Admission is free and the exhibit is on view Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Go to http://www.loc.gov.