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Things to do in Baltimore and online May 14 to May 20

Explore local history at Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour Sunday. The tour meets at the Southwest corner of Federal Hill Park 301 Warren Avenue. Learn about the Civil War fort, underground tunnels and one of the rare wooden houses left in the city. Due to COVID precautions, all participants are asked to wear a face mask and socially distance during the tour. Tickets cost $10. Call (410) 332-9992., baltimoreheritage.org.
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Things to do in Baltimore and online May 14 to May 20

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Take part in a Baltimore tradition at the second stop of the Triple Crown when the Preakness Stakes runs at Pimlico Race Course. Cinephiles grab your tickets for the Maryland Film Festival and kids can enjoy a day with the beloved character Thomas the Tank Engine at the B&O Railroad Museum.
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May 15: Preakness Stakes
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday. Ticket prices start at $240 while parking starts at $90. Can Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, win in Baltimore? Medina Spirit failed a drug test that showed a large amount of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug allowed only in small amounts. 5201 Park Heights Avenue. preakness.com. Saturday
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday. Ticket prices start at $240 while parking starts at $90. Can Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, win in Baltimore? Medina Spirit failed a drug test that showed a large amount of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug allowed only in small amounts. 5201 Park Heights Avenue. preakness.com. Saturday (Kenneth K. Lam / XX)
May 19-27: Maryland Film Festival
Pop some popcorn in the microwave, grab a soda and sit on the couch to watch the Maryland Film Festival that runs virtually Wednesday through May 27. Films range from “Strawberry Mansion,” a surreal tale about a dream auditor collecting back taxes from an elderly woman to “No Ordinary Man,” a look at trans-culture icon Billy Tipton, to “First Date,” a teenager’s dream date that goes awry. General admission costs $15 and festival passes start at $100. mdfilmfest.com. Wednesday through May 27.
Pop some popcorn in the microwave, grab a soda and sit on the couch to watch the Maryland Film Festival that runs virtually Wednesday through May 27. Films range from “Strawberry Mansion,” a surreal tale about a dream auditor collecting back taxes from an elderly woman to “No Ordinary Man,” a look at trans-culture icon Billy Tipton, to “First Date,” a teenager’s dream date that goes awry. General admission costs $15 and festival passes start at $100. mdfilmfest.com. Wednesday through May 27. (HANDOUT)
May 20: Baltimore Sun Reporter Justin Fenton at Writers LIVE!
Baltimore Sun criminal justice reporter, author and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Justin Fenton will discuss his book, “We Own This City” at Writers LIVE! Thursday. The non-fiction work is being developed into an HBO miniseries. The free event is sponsored by AARP Maryland and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. prattlibrary.org. Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Baltimore Sun criminal justice reporter, author and Pulitzer-Prize finalist Justin Fenton will discuss his book, “We Own This City” at Writers LIVE! Thursday. The non-fiction work is being developed into an HBO miniseries. The free event is sponsored by AARP Maryland and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. prattlibrary.org. Thursday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (HANDOUT)
May 14: Thomas the Tank Engine at B&O Railroad Museum
Children’s favorite Thomas the Tank Engine will stop at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum this weekend and next. Climb onboard for a a train ride, games, prizes and more. Tickets cost $26 to $30. The hour-long event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:15 a.m. to noon on Sunday. 901 West Pratt Street. borail.org. Friday-Sunday.
Children’s favorite Thomas the Tank Engine will stop at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum this weekend and next. Climb onboard for a a train ride, games, prizes and more. Tickets cost $26 to $30. The hour-long event runs from 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:15 a.m. to noon on Sunday. 901 West Pratt Street. borail.org. Friday-Sunday. (Nicole Martyn / Patuxent Publish / BSMG)
May 16: History of Federal Hill tour
Explore local history at Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour Sunday. The tour meets at the Southwest corner of Federal Hill Park 301 Warren Avenue. Learn about the Civil War fort, underground tunnels and one of the rare wooden houses left in the city. Due to COVID precautions, all participants are asked to wear a face mask and socially distance during the tour. Tickets cost $10. Call (410) 332-9992., baltimoreheritage.org.
Explore local history at Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour Sunday. The tour meets at the Southwest corner of Federal Hill Park 301 Warren Avenue. Learn about the Civil War fort, underground tunnels and one of the rare wooden houses left in the city. Due to COVID precautions, all participants are asked to wear a face mask and socially distance during the tour. Tickets cost $10. Call (410) 332-9992., baltimoreheritage.org. (HANDOUT)
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