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Catch of the Day, Inner Harbor

World’s Largest Women’s Barbershop Competition Coming to Baltimore

4 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 1:03pm

Barbershop Harmonies
catch of the day fish (2)You can usually tell when a “con” (that is, a convention) is in town. Suddenly the light rail (and harbor, and Lexington Market, and everything else) is full of young men dressed as My Little Ponies (BronyCon) or people of all stripes dressed as Anime characters (Otakon). It can be a little disorienting, of course, but it can also fill one with a kind of civic pride. After all, if Baltimore is the kind of place that people can comfortably assemble for their not-quite-run-of-the-mill gatherings, we think that speaks pretty well of our city. Well, here comes a convention whose attendees may be less conspicuous– but which is certainly as worthy of notice as anything else we’ve seen all year. It’s the 68th annual Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition. For the uninitiated, that’s the world’s largest women’s barbershop harmony competition– 2015 edition.

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Catch of the Day, Mt. Vernon

Celebrate Halloween at the 13th Floor

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 27, 2014 1:14pm

13th Floor

catch of the day fish (2)Some buildings don’t even have a 13th floor out of superstition. But then, doesn’t that make an actual 13th floor the perfect setting for a genuinely chilling Halloween? Well, it might not actually be the scariest Halloween venue in town, but it’s more than likely the classiest. The newly renovated 13th Floor is holding an inaugural Halloween fete on All Hallow’s Eve itself, and we’re all invited. There will be a costume contest, live music, and all of the fabulous food, drink, and service you’d expect there any day of the year.

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Pre-Halloween Celebration at AVAM

0 Written by: | Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 3:00pm

AVAM in Baltimore

catch of the day fish (2)If Halloween is one of your top favorite holidays (and it certainly is one of ours), you know that to confine your Halloween reveling to just one night would be a waste of all that fall has to offer. So, many thanks to the Baltimore Sun for compiling a comprehensive list of their Top 20 picks for Halloween events in the coming week. And while so many of their picks are definite must-dos, our heart will always steer us to all things AVAM. The American Visionary Art Museum is simply one of the funnest, coolest, and most unpredictable places in town. And you know these folks have to be serious Halloween fans. Trust us. The proof is in the programming. Read More →

Catch of the Day, Patterson Park

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

Glassybaby
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

 

Storytelling

Courtesy of bmoremedia.com

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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