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Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts

If you're in

Baltimore

for the Grand Prix or you're simply a local looking for something to do, there's plenty to keep you occupied: driver appearances, concerts, attractions and more.

Racer sightings

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Adobe Road Wine Dinner:

With champion driver Marc Bunting and others competing in the

Baltimore Grand Prix

. Preview the Team Baltimore Racing show car. Wednesday,

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Morton's The Steakhouse
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, 300 S.

Charles St.

$125.

Al Unser Jr. and other IndyCar series racers:

Appearing 7 p.m. Wednesday; chance to win tickets with Izod purchase. Macy’s, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Appearing 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

, 10391 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

Appearing 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

, 8200

Perry Hall

Blvd.,

White Marsh

.

Dario Franchitti:

Appearing 6-9 p.m. Friday at Radcliffe Jewelers, 1848 Reisterstown Road,

Pikesville

. He’ll be promoting the TW Steel line of watches. The event will also feature an auction benefiting The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai. RSVP required; email name, phone and any guests to

Concerts

Free concerts at Power Plant Live:

Race week kickoff party with Lost in Paris, the Philly party band, on Thursday. HyJinx (rock/dance cover band): Friday (gates open 6 p.m.). 34 Market Place.

Grand Prix Meet and Greet at Hard Rock Cafe:

Doug Rockwell, Planeside, 8 Ohms and a DJ performance by Chris Vrenna; IndyCar driver meet & greets; silent auction to benefit Al Unser Jr. Children’s Charitable Foundation and the

Johns Hopkins Hospital

. Friday, 601 E.

Pratt St.

Free.

Olivia Newton-John

&

Terrell Owens

co-host Pink and Blue for Two: Performances by Newton-John and Kelly Bell Band; auctions. Benefits cancer awareness. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; meet-and-great 6:30 p.m. Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. $45-$500.

Random goodness

Bocce tournaments, music, food. Friday-Saturday. Free admission.

Grand Prix Child Race Car Giveaway:

You can enter to win a pint-sized Grand Prix race car through Sept. 6 at the Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light St.

“Super Speedway” IMAX screening:

About Indy Car racing and the Andretti family. Friday-Sunday,

Maryland Science Center

.

Discounts and free admission

Free admission:

10-11 a.m. Wednesday: Baltimore Museum of Industry;

American Visionary Art Museum

;

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

;

Frederick Douglass

-Isaac Myers Museum; Maryland Science Center; Geppi’s Entertainment Museum; others.

IndyCar exhibit:

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the

Indianapolis 500

. The

Sports Legends Museum

. Discounted $5 admission (and extended hours) Thursday-Sunday.

Zoo Prix (corrected):

Drive Out the Animal in You!: Racing-themed events at the

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

. Saturday-Sunday. Buy-one-get-one-50-percent-off admission (discount not available to general public).

National Aquarium:

$5-off discount Thursday-Monday. Enter promo code: GRAND at

.

Free Historic Fell's Point Walking Tours:

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Sunday. Fell's Point Visitor Center.

Happy hours and prix-fixe meals:

Nearly 50 happy hours and prix-fixe menus are being offered in conjunction with the Baltimore Grand Prix.

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