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Second Saturday on Tap in Downtown Cambridge

May 04, 2012 10:05PM ● By Anonymous

This weekend also heralds the first-ever Cambridge Beer Festival, organized by the folks at The High Spot, along the 300 block of High Street in downtown Cambridge. Festivities start at 1:00 pm. Look for brews from St. Michaels, Evolution Craft Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, Stillwater Artisan Ales, as well as Belgian ales. There’s also live music by Blackwater and the Ottotones to enjoy as you learn about the fine art of brewing. The festival benefits Cambridge Main Street’s beautification efforts. Admission cost $20 and includes a small beer tasting glass and tastes at six breweries. If you join the Choptank Trot for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk at Great Marsh Park in Cambridge that morning, you'll get $5 off your entry to the beer festival. Register on .

Quench your thirst for art at low prices at the Dorchester Center for the Arts’ “Art in the Alley” from noon to 5:00 pm in the alley next to the Center, located at 321 High Street. Sales benefit the Dorchester Center for the Arts.

This will surely whet your appetite for the Second Saturday “Art Walk!” Check out the following galleries:

• Dorchester Center for the Arts will be featuring “Chesapeake Moments”, showcasing the works of the Chesapeake Art League. Artists’ Reception from 6-8 p.m. with music by Tien Nguyen.

• Main Street Gallery, 413 Muir Street, features “Members and Guests”, where members of the artist-run gallery share the space with guest artists, including painters, potters, photographers, jewelry artists, and sculptors. Meet the member artists and their guests at an opening reception from 5-9 p.m.

• Joie de Vivre Gallery, 410 Race Street, showcases the work of brother and sister Paul and June Lockhart, with metal scupltures of Dorchester waterfowl by Paul, and Eastern Shore landscapes by Lynn. Artists reception from 5:30-8:30 pm.

• The Danny Doughty Gallery, 437 Race Street, showcases the vibrant works of a nationally known and Cambridge-based folk artist in a stunning gallery space.

Wind down and relax at one of Cambridge’s award-winning restaurants. Dining options include: Bistro Poplar (410-228-4884), Canvasback Restaurant and Pub (410-221-7888), Leaky Pete’s Oyster & Wine Bar (410-228-2245), Snapper’s Waterfront Café (410-228-0112), Jimmie & Sook’s (443-225-4115), Portside (410-228-4007) and High Spot (410-228-7420). Reservations are advised early. Live music starts later in the evening at Jimmie & Sook’s, Leaky Pete’s, and Canvasback.

For up to date information on Second Saturdays and other events in downtown Cambridge, please visit and or call 443-477-0843.