We admit it. We didn’t actually know that Baltimore had a birthday. But that doesn’t mean we’re not extraordinarily excited to celebrate the birth of our great city, 286 years ago. And we couldn’t be happier that the folks at Live Baltimore have put together the social event of the season with just that purpose in mind– the first annual “Baltimore’s Birthday Bash.” It’s a party that will bring 250 of Baltimore’s most passionate residents together at at the World Trade Center’s “Top of the World” on Thursday, July 30th. You could, of course, be one of them, if you get your tickets early. And why wouldn’t you? Not only will there be spectacular views, but also live music, food, wine, brews, and specially designed birthday cakes from chefs at Dooby’s, Cinghiale, and Fleet Street Kitchen. Exclusive “birthday gifts” will be raffled off throughout the evening—and while sure, it’s all about the fun and the food, it’s also all for a great cause. Read More →
Few spots in Baltimore scream “dad” quite as much as the Mt. Washington Tavern. With its hearty menu, great drinks, and classy old fashioned atmosphere, the Mt. Washington Tavern is pretty much any dad’s dream. Where else can they go all year round for mind blowing burgers, prime game watching, and of course, spectacular happy hours? This is the place where dad was watching Ravens games, March Madness, and the Belmont when you thought he was just pulling some overtime. No need to call him out on it, of course. Instead, meet him halfway by showing him you know what he likes. Make your reservations for Father’s Day brunch today. Or bring him in for lunch. Or dinner. Or all three. But seriously, you can’t beat this brunch. Read More →
Summer has kind of snuck up on us, so if you haven’t gotten out to pick your own strawberries (or anything else) yet, we understand. But don’t let these short lived harvests pass you by! Few things beat munching happily on berries you just picked yourself– except maybe enjoying the strawberry shortcake you made with them. Or the pie. Or the jam. But that’s what’s great about picking your own. You can go home with enough for snacking, baking, and preserving (just as long as you don’t eat all of them in the car ride on the way home). Read More →
After triumphing in the Preakness, American Pharoah is set to run for the Triple Crown on Saturday up in New York. It also happens to be Pimlico’s last day of live racing this season, which is as good a reason as any to throw a party. Read More →
Film and fashion have always gone hand in hand. Classic cinema particularly has always set our standard for glamor and class. In the original Oceans 11, the Rat Pack star as World War II compatriots who pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. If that’s not a place to draw your style inspiration from, what is? This Thursday, the Creative Alliance invites you to suit and get your swagger on. See the film, dress the part, and enjoy an evening of inspired style. Read More →
The much-beloved Kinetic Sculpture Race has been successfully rescheduled! It’s now on for Sunday, June 14th. And it takes a whole lot of help to make it go! Want to get in on the action (and have a blast) without having to help pedal a gigantic poodle on wheels? Of course you do. Dress funny, get muddy, and help one of the most fun events of the year go off without a hitch. Attend a volunteer meeting this week and see what it’s all about! Read More →
Events at Ladew tend to sell out quickly, so we say get in on this one while there’s still time. Ladew Gardens, that incredible topiary and nature center in our own backyard has started a series called Eco-Explorers. And it’s the perfect time of year for it, too. This series examines aspects of natural science through hands-on exploration and classroom learning as well. Participants will learn different aspects of natural exploration and then get outside to put these new skills to use! On Sunday, June 14th, the series’ special guest will be Dr. Brian Masters, a professor at Towson. Read More →
The folks over at Make Tribe are redefining the term “craft beer.” Next weekend, they’ll be offering a one-evening workshop at Baltimore Clayworks, where participants will create their own ceramic beer stein under the guidance of expert instructor Mary Cloonan. Monument City Brewing will also be on hand with samples of their newest ales. This is a great opportunity to learn all about beer-making, ceramics, and how awesome it is when the two come together. Not a common occurrence, for some reason. Read More →
If you’re in the mood for a few good laughs (and we mean really good ones), save this Saturday and hit the Ottobar for a free evening of fantastic standup. Mike Quindlen is an amazingly funny guy who’s put together a monthly comedy night that will knock your socks off. The show starts early– doors are at 7pm, and comedy starts at 7:30. There are also drink specials all night on beers from Monument City Brewing Company. It’s a great way to kick off your Saturday night– you’ll surely be chuckling to yourself long after the show is over. Read More →
There are many, many ways for a community to come together. And there are just as many ways for us to celebrate our city. Now more than ever, it seems that Baltimore needs us to get out there and show our love for our city and our communities. And with the fantastic spring weather, and the amazing grass-roots organizing we’ve seen recently, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the best that Baltimore has to offer. Druid Hill Park has long been beloved by Baltimoreans for its sprawling green hills, amazing views, and so much more. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Druid Hill Reservoir was the site of weekly outdoor festivals that brought the community together around a love of art, and of the park itself. And it’s in the spirit of these historic festivals that Art Outside was created. It’s a one-day festival the recreates the sense of creativity and community that made those historic gatherings so special. Read More →
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