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The Great Halloween Lantern Parade

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 1:25pm

Halloween Parade

catch of the day fish (2)Alright, maybe you don’t even need us to remind you. After all, the Great Halloween Lantern Parade is now as much of a Baltimore institution as the lights on 34th Street. But at the same time, we’d be remiss if we didn’t say it loud and clear: GO! GO! GO! Don’t miss it! The lantern parade is just one of those things that makes one feel all warm and fuzzy and geez-I-love-my-city-ish. It’s free to attend, perfect for kids and adults alike, and you can be as involved (Bring a lantern! Bring five! Dress up! Enter a contest! Volunteer!) or uninvolved (Just show up and spectate!) as you want. Anything goes. Just make sure to come ready for some major good feelings and gorgeous visuals. Read More →

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Visit the MICA Haunted House for Halloween

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 1:05pm

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catch of the day fish (2)Those kids over at MICA are known for creating some amazingly beautiful stuff and some amazingly weird stuff. But since 2009, a dedicated group of them have also committed to making some amazingly scary stuff– at least for Halloween. And so the MICA Haunted House Club is proud to bring us the 2014 MICA Haunted House. It’s the only one in Baltimore City, apparently and is a pretty large scale, intricately detailed, immersive, and genuinely horrifying haunted house. This year, they’ve apparently even upped their game–so who knows what horrors lie in store?

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Halloween Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt!

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 20, 2014 1:21pm

Zombie Hunt

Nothing makes Halloween more Halloween-y than a hearty dose of real, live (or, undead, rather) zombies. And some actual woods during actual nighttime definitely up the fear factor there. This year marks the second annual Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt being held at Robert E. Lee Park. This year, it’s back by popular demand (at least from those who survived last year). It’s a chance to run and hide from brain-eating ghouls, all while trying to collect items along the trail, and outlasting your fellow hunters. It’s not for the faint of heart, but then, what zombie-oriented activity is? Read More →

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Free Performances and Puppet Making with Black Cherry

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 3:00pm

Black Cherry

catch of the day fish (2)Free Fall Baltimore is still here. And one of our favorite local institutions, Black Cherry Puppet Theater is keeping it alive with two more awesome weekends of performances and workshops at their charming spot in SoWeBo (right across from Hollins Market). This Sunday and next, you can take the kids (or yourself) down to the puppet theater for a free puppet performance of either Billy Goats Gruffkin (that’s this weekend) or The Sultan’s Review (next weekend). Between performances, the company will also offer free puppet making workshops in their outdoor garden. And you don’t need us to tell you that the weather is perfect for that.

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Glassybaby Pop-Up Shops at Mouth Party and En Olivier

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 17, 2014 1:16pm

catch of the day fish (2)We’re just going to assume that you’ve had at least one Mouth Party caramel during your life in Baltimore. And if you’ve had one, it’s probably safe to assume that you then had another…and another…and another. Because they’re just that good. Now, what you may not have heard of is Glassybaby– the incredible project started by Lee Rhodes that combines the art of glassblowing with fundraising for cancer patients and research. It may sound like an unlikely combination, but the story that brought Glassybaby into existence makes it all somehow make sense, and enhances the beauty of each unique piece of glass art that is a Glassybaby.

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The Stoop Storytelling Gets Spooky

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 1:42pm



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catch of the day fish (2)Storytelling has always been an integral part of American culture. And while new-fangled technology (you know, motion pictures and the like) certainly did its part to shove storytelling out of the cultural spotlight, it’s been making a big comeback in recent years. If you’re a fan of The Moth podcast, or even programs like This American Life, you know the power that can come from someone simply telling you a story while you just sit back and take it all in. The Stoop Storytelling Series is Baltimore’s own local version of that. Each Stoop evening features a theme, with folks just like you and me (but with a little extra bravery) getting up to tell their own personal, true stories on that theme. And coming up…. Halloween edition, of course. Read More →

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The Waterfront Partnership Presents the Harbor Harvest

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 13, 2014 2:00pm

Harbor Harvest

catch of the day fish (2)Fall fun is all over the place this season, but you don’t need to go to the country to get your fill. While hay bales, pumpkin-picking, and cider-drinking are staples of the season, sometimes getting out of the city to find them can be more of a chore than is proper. This weekend, you can head right on down to the harbor and find all your fall must-dos right in the comfort of the city. On Sunday, October 19th, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore is bringing it all to us with its  7th Annual Harbor Harvest at West Shore Park. Read More →

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Baltimore Ghost Tours

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 1:00pm

Halloween Ghost Tours

catch of the day fish (2)You can go on a ghost tour any time, but get real– the ghostiest ghost tour you’ll ever go on will be around Halloween time. And sure, we’ve still got a couple of weeks to go, but ghosts know when the candy aisles start to groan with pumpkin-shaped everything, so they tend to come out around then. So whether you’re already in the Halloween mood or you need something to kick it off for you, we suggest a genuine Baltimore Ghost Tour. You can take a tour of Mt. Vernon or Fells Point (the ghostier choice, in our humble opinion) but either way, you’ll have spookily knowledgeable guide and a scarily good time. And if you think you’ll need a shot of courage to get through it, might we suggest the Haunted Pub tour. Read More →

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13th Annual Pigtown Festival this Weekend

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 10, 2014 1:20pm


catch of the day fish (2)What was once simply the 13th Annual Pigtown Festival is now a  “Street Carnival & O’s pre-party.” It’s not the only local event that has changed its name/location/tag-line based on the Os’ not-exactly-anticipated success this season. But of course, it’s a nice change to have to make. And it gives us all the more reason to get out this weekend and celebrate in one of the city’s great neighborhoods. The family-friendly festival will feature live music all day long from the likes of Super Bueno, Da B’more Brass Factory, and more. There will be food aplenty from Sausage Barons (perfect if you haven’t gotten your Oktoberfest quota in yet), Little Italy Sausage, Pizza di Joey, Smokin’ Joe’s Barbecue, HarborQue, Breaking Bread and Dangerously Delicious Pies. And it wouldn’t be a local fest without Heavy Seas Brewing on hand. They’ve got an exclusive “pigtail ale” (not made with real pigtail, we hope), and with a special wristband, you can enjoy as much as you can drink (responsibly).  Read More →

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Next to Normal at Center Stage

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 1:52pm

Next to Normal

catch of the day fish (2)Center Stage sure knows how to pick ‘em. And that goes for both the plays they choose to present and the amazing actors they bring to Baltimore’s stage. This week, the new musical Next to Normal began previews at Center Stage’s intimate Head Theater (not the usual grandiose setting one expects for a musical); but the setting is absolutely perfect for the intense and surprising subject matter covered in the Pulitzer Prize-winning show. It’s the story of one family’s struggle with mental illness. Specifically, it follows the story of a suburban mother struggling with bipolar disorder and the effect it has on her family. It’s darkly funny and groundbreaking as it dives boldly into the gaps and crevices of our modern fragmented lives. Set to an electric score, this “brave, breathtaking musical” (The New York Times) gets right to the heart of what it means to truly miss someone. Read More →

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