Snow or no snow, there is a lot going on around town this weekend. It's a magical time of the year, and your little ones would probably love to go see Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy front and center in Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway To Magic. That's going on Friday night at the Lyric. If you want a double dose of Disney, "The Lion King" is wrapping up its run at the Hippodrome this weekend.
There's a nice weekend ahead, and plenty to do. First up, the first-ever Patterson Park Brew Fest is Saturday, with a ton of local breweries, food, reggae and more. Get there on the Patterson Park Brew Bus from Canton Waterfront Park to the Pagoda for an early taste. Also Saturday is the Stars, Stripes & Chow chili cook-off to benefit the Baltimore Station, a residential program that helps veterans and others get back on their feet and regain independence. The event will be held at City Garage.
It's going to be a gorgeous weekend and there's a lot going on around town. You know by now that the Baltimore Running Festival will bring over 25,000 people to the city Saturday for the marathon, half-marathon, 5K and more. I'll be at the finish line broadcasting live with Bryan Nehman and Scott Wykoff. Robert Lang is running the 5K and the half, not working, but look out for him, too. And remember to read our guide.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".