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LatinoFest, coin collecting and a patriotic bar crawl — the best things to do in Baltimore this week

LatinoFest is set for June 23-24 in Patterson Park.
LatinoFest is set for June 23-24 in Patterson Park. (Joe Soriero / Baltimore Sun)

LatinoFest

Celebrate Hispanic music, culture and art with two days of some of the hottest good times on the East Coast. Soak up some of the energy from a plethora of brightly costumed dancers. Take in arts and crafts displays, sample Latino cuisine from the Americas and the Caribbean. And for the kids: rock-climbing walls, clowns, face-painting and much more. Noon-10 p.m. June 23, noon-9 p.m. June 24 in Patterson Park, Eastern and Patterson Park avenues. $10, free for kids under 12. latinofest.org.

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The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo runs June 21-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo runs June 21-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo

Hundreds of dealers, offering millions of dollars in collectible coins. So much silver and gold to enjoy. Or maybe you just want to finish that collection of Lincoln wheat pennies your dad passed on to you? Noon-6 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24 at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Free (for $75, you can get in two hours early on Thursday, an hour earlier the other days). expo.whitman.com.

Food Truck Rally

Take your pick from 16 food trucks, see what a bunch of local vendors have to offer, saddle up to the bar and enjoy live music from Grayson Moon Music. Tips and a portion of bar sales will be donated to the BARCS Animal Shelter. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. June 22 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Free. thebmi.org.

Fit + Festival

If you’ve been dreaming of getting fit on the streets of Harbor East, here’s your lucky day! Includes a fun run, boot camp-style drills and strength challenges, yoga, a high-intensity workout and a dance workout to Latin American and Caribbean music. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 23 in Harbor East, around Aliceanna and President streets. Free. harboreast.com.

Lucinda Williams will be joined by Steve Earle and The Dukes & Dwight Yoakam when their LSD Tour stops at MECU Pavilion June 19.
Lucinda Williams will be joined by Steve Earle and The Dukes & Dwight Yoakam when their LSD Tour stops at MECU Pavilion June 19. (Adam Scott / TNS)

LSD Tour

Some of the best country music around, courtesy of Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and The Dukes & Dwight Yoakam. Hallucinogens discouraged. 6:30 p.m. June 19 at MECU Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. $29.50-$243.88. livenation.com.

Union Craft Brewing Beer Dinner

Five small plates paired with five Union Craft brews. Deliciousness. 6 p.m. June 21 at Germano’s Piattini, 300 S. High St. $50. germanospiattini.com.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" opens in theaters Thursday.
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" opens in theaters Thursday. (AP)

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

The dinosaurs are back! And so is Jeff Goldblum, as everyone’s favorite chaos theoretician. Could an exploding volcano spell extinction all over again for the velociraptors and their friends? In theaters June 21.

Dance Showcase — Mirrored Reflections: An Intimate Portrait

Dance Baltimore and other area companies perform pieces inspired by the men and women of “Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans.” 2 p.m. June 23 at the Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. $6-$8 museum admission, free for kids 6 and under. lewismuseum.org.

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The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge takes place in the harbor June 23 along the waterfront promenade at Under Armour headquarters,
The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge takes place in the harbor June 23 along the waterfront promenade at Under Armour headquarters, (Michael Ares / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge

A fleet of brightly colored, often lavishly decorated boats and their tightly synchronized oarsmen and -women take on one another in a battle for harbor supremacy, with the city’s picturesque skyline as backdrop. Racing begins at 8 a.m. June 23 along the waterfront promenade at Under Armour headquarters, 1010 Hull St. in Locust Point. Free. baltimoredragonboatclub.com.

All-American Bar Crawl

Start celebrating Independence Day a little early. Eight Canton bars will be offering food and drink specials, including $3 beers and $4 “freedom shots.” How patriotic. 1 p.m.-9 p.m. June 23; registration at Southern Provisions, 3000 O’Donnell St. $15-$30. allamericanbarcrawl.com/baltimore.

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