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10 Must-See Exhibits This Weekend at ArtScape

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 3:00pm


Photo via ArtScape/ Don’t miss the Art Car Parade Saturday morning on the Charles St Bridge

10. Gallery CA

440 East Oliver Street

“GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism”

Artscape Weekend Gallery Hours: July 18 – 20, 12 – 4 pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 12 – 4 pm

“GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism,” seeks to highlight the work of 21 female artists and artists dealing with feminist issues, themes, and aesthetics.  The show is presented by The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore, which recognizes the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on visual arts and culture.  As part of TFAP-B’s mission to support female artists and local organizations working to support women, 20 percent of each work of art that is sold will go to Power Inside, a human rights and harm reduction organization that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression.

(from Artscape Website)

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Aerial Arts Arena at Artscape

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 18, 2014 1:07pm


catch of the day fish (2)Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No…it’s…. an entire weekend of aerial performance! That’s right. That most exciting and special genre of performance—blending dance, theatre, circus, and well, flight, is coming to Artscape all weekend long. This year, aerialists (that’s what those death-defying trapeze and silks wielding acrobat dancers are called) have their very own venue where you can catch any number of spectacular performances all weekend long. Read More →

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Featured Listing: Auction! Liquidation of Mt. Vernon Luxury Condo

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 11:00am



Wednesday, August 7, 2014 at 11am

$250,000  ( List price is tax assessed value for MRIS purposes only. Actual price to be determined at auction.)
836 Park Avenue, Baltimore
2 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
2,230 square feet
836 Park Avenue
836 Park Avenue
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Food & Drink, Mt. Vernon

The Beer’s on Fire: Liquor Board Approves Brew House No. 16

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 11, 2014 12:49pm

Hummel means "bumblebee" in German - hence the signage of family-owned Brew House No. 16

Above, the owner’s rendering of Brew House No. 16 once it opens with outdoor tables and chairs.

With the Baltimore City Liquor Board’s unanimous approval of the application for Brew House No. 16, Inc. on July 10th, it’s official — a new microbrewery is coming to Mount Vernon. Slated to open in October, Brew House No. 16 will serve Chesapeake-inspired locavore cuisine and craft beer in the red brick engine hall at the corner of Read and Calvert, across from Iggy’s Pizza and down the street from Center Stage. 

The operation takes its name from its new home: “Baltimore City Fire Department, No. 16″ is engraved over the massive stone portal.

Ian Hummel, 25, is the force behind Brew House. Hummel’s love for beer drove a long series of home brew experiments in the barn on his family’s farm before he signed up for a six-month course in Berlin, Germany two years ago. Read More →

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Featured Listing: Auction! Liquidation of Mt. Vernon Luxury Condo

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014 1:00pm



Wednesday, August 7, 2014 at 11am

$250,000  ( List price is tax assessed value for MRIS purposes only. Actual price to be determined at auction.)
836 Park Avenue, Baltimore
2 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
2,230 square feet
836 Park Avenue
836 Park Avenue
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Baltimore’s Washington Monument Looks Nothing Like George Washington

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014 9:30am

Washington Monument

Baltimore’s Washington Monument at preferred viewing distance.

Baltimore’s Washington Monument claims many distinctions — it was the first monument planned to honor George Washington; at 178 feet high it was an “engineering marvel in its day” — but resembling the first president is not among them.

The scaffolding that surrounds the monument while it undergoes restoration has afforded some the opportunity finally to see the statue up close. Baltimore Business Journal‘s Kevin Litten recently scaled the monument to take some very intimate pictures of Washington’s oversize mug, and the results are surprising. Read More →

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It Looks Like an Old Mt. Vernon Fire House May Become a Microbrewery

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 12:19pm

Mt. Vernon Fire House No. 16

Photo via

UPDATE: Our own Marion Winik is one of the directors of the new brewery! Check back in the Baltimore Fishbowl for a post from her about the new project, including an estimated date for its opening!  She writes in an email: “Ian Hummel, who is the mastermind and brewmeister [of the new brewery], was our closest neighbor when the boys were growing up in rural PA, and remains one of [my son] Vince’s best friends.”

Ryan Detter over at City Paper spotted a notice on an old Mt. Vernon fire house that suggests the space may become a microbrewery!

The notice states that Brew House No. 16 has requested a class B liquor license and a permit for outdoor seating. There was also some brewing gear visible, so it’s safe to assume that the neighborhood may be getting another microbrewery in the near future. Read More →

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Less Than a Week Left to See Wild With Happy at Center Stage

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 23, 2014 4:00pm


About the Show

Wild with Happy

By Colman Domingo

Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen 


Grief is a funny thing. Gil’s boyfriend has left him, his acting career isn’t exactly taking off, and his mother just passed away. He’s not taking it all very well. But luckily his boisterous Aunt Glo, a sensitive funeral director, and his outrageous best friend may be exactly what he needs. Colman Domingo’s new comedy, a recent smash hit at New York’s Public Theater, is a wild ride through love, loss, and, just maybe, The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

Approximate running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes. There will be no intermission.

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World Refugee Day Celebration at the Walters

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 1:52pm

World Refugee Day

catch of the day fish (2)June 21 is World Refugee Day, which we have plenty of reason to honor here in Baltimore. Almost 15 million people across the world live as refugees, having fled political oppression, religious persecution or conflict. And each year, a fortunate few – less than 1% – qualify for the opportunity to restart their lives in the United States. The refugee and asylee agencies at the Baltimore Resettlement Center serve more than a thousand refugees and other humanitarian migrants every year. And so many of these folks have incredible stories to tell and talents to share, so we’re more than happy to head down to the Walters Art Museum this Saturday to celebrate and honor their lives and personal histories. Read More →

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Center Stage Shows the Funny Side of Grief through ‘Wild With Happy’

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 11:53am


We all know there are many stages of grief. Wild with Happy, at Center Stage will have you embracing the funny side of the emotion people try desperately to avoid. Through a somewhat accurate depiction of some spirited church services, Gil, the protagonist, starts off by letting the audience know exactly where he stands with organized religion. Read More →

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