More Cheap Tricks: cheap stuff to do this weekend

I'm sure there will be plenty of people taking advantage of Dollar or Less Days in Downtown Baltimore, where plenty of big-ticket museums and attractions like the National Aquarium will let you through their turnstiles for $1 on Saturday and Sunday.

If you're planning on doing some shopping, The Sun's craft blogger


suggests two local art fairs, including


. The events support local artisans, keep your holiday dollars in the local economy and offer a change of pace from the usual mall fare.

Also, the

starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) and continues through the weekend. Get used materials such as ...

... books, magazines, DVDs, photographs and more for $1 or less. Okay, multi-album record sets will cost $2.

But Sunday is really a bargain, because all items will be marked down to $1 a box. Pay $1 per box load, all day long!

And Kate over at Charm City Moms tips us off to the Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats starting at 6 p.m. Sunday through the Inner Harbor and Fells Point.

(photo: Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)