Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

0 Written by: | Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 10:00am


Get Up & Go! Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Brrrrr. What happened to that nice January thaw we were so enjoying? Oh, right. Tomorrow is February. And with February comes groundhog prognostication, shopping for red foil-wrapped chocolates, and um, a lot more cold weather. But there’s no need for the coming weeks to be a bummer. Plenty of taste-makers around Baltimore have awesome events going on all week– so get out there and make the most of the shortest month of the year.

This Thursday, the Creative Alliance and Wear it Out Baltimore will present their first ever Fashion & Film series. There will be a runway salute to the little black dress, local fashion luminaries galore, and plenty of eye candy for fashionistas and cinephiles.

Speaking of the Creative Alliance, today from 12-3 they’ve got a valentine accordion book making workshop, perfect for parents, children, and Valentine’s Day enthusiasts of all stripes.

Then, after spending the afternoon crafting with the kids, the adults can head out to Serpent Ridge Vineyard this evening (7pm-9pm) for their Wine 101 class. It’s a great way to warm up, while learning everything you ever wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask.

If you still haven’t solidified your Groundhog Day plans, for shame! We assume you probably don’t have Arbor Day dinner reservations yet either. No problem. You can party with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation at Peabody Heights Brewery from 5:30-7:30 on February 2nd. Really. It’s a Groundhog Day Party.

Oh, right. And then there’s that Super Bowl thing. If you’d rather start your revelry well before kick-off, head to Johnny’s for their “Blowout Brunch.” With all they’re offering, you won’t even need to go near that 7-layer dip come game time.





Friday Afternoon Headlines: Baltimore Woman Booked in College Dining Hall Stabbings; No Super Bowl for Z on TV; Bald Eagles Tangle; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 4:44pm

Watch this year’s Super Bowl? No, Thanks — David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun

Baltimore woman arrested in college cafeteria stabbings — WBAL

Sons of woman who died on smoke-filled subway file lawsuit — CBS Baltimore

Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky — Baltimore Sun

As the toll of heroin rises in Baltimore, so does the cost of a life-saving drug — Balt. Business Journal

Community input needed to discuss plans to bring 3 new experimental performance venues to Howard Street. Jan 31 – Downtown Partnership


Adam Jones Wants You to Get Health Insurance

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 4:33pm

Adam JonesBefore he dives for balls in center field this spring, Orioles Center Fielder Adam Jones joined the push to get people to sign for health insurance. Read More →

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend, Shop Local

Shopping Report: Super Shopping for Super Bowl Weekend & Beyond

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 4:00pm


This weekend is the big game – but that only lasts a few hours, leaving plenty of time before and after to shop, shop, shop. Stores all over the region are wrapping up their winter sales, as they make room for new spring merchandise. So bundle up and brave the weather for deep discounts – and a glimpse of what’s to come when the weather gets warmer.

This week’s sales and events in and around Baltimore include:

  • At Sassanova in Harbor East, new winter markdowns mean select styles are discounted as much as 70%.
  • On Saturday, January 31st, catch the last day of Green Spring Station‘s annual Winter Sale, with sales of up to 75% off.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, Su Casa’s floor model clearance includes sales of 15% to 75% on floor models at all locations.
  • In Ruxton, JG Sassy’s Semi-Annual Sale is going strong with discounts throughout the store. Plus, check JG Sassy’s Facebook page frequently for announcements about additional flash sales, with deep discounts on specific merchandise.
  • This is the last week of the winter sale at The Little Shoebox in Ruxton – which includes 50% off winter shoes and boots.
  • Buy tickets for The QG’s annual Bourbon & Bowties fundraiser before February 1st and take advantage of a $25 discount. On Sunday, ticket prices for the event, which takes place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and supports Health Care for the Homeless and the Semper Fi Fund, will jump from $75 to $100 per person.
  • Let fashion inspire you at the first ever Wear It Out Baltimore Fashion & Film Series event, taking place at The Creative Alliance on Thursday, February 5th at 6 p.m. Organized by The Creative Alliance, Bonneau Caprece LLC and Foxxforo Studio, the premiere event “A Runway Salute to the Little Black Dress.” Choose your own attire carefully – there will be prizes for the chicest and edgiest LBDs in the audience.
  • Starting February 5th, Panache in Green Spring Station will host a Nicole Miller trunk show.
  • Don’t miss Hamdpen’s First Friday, this week on February 6th, when shops on and around The Avenue will feature discounts.
  • Doubledutch Boutique is offering great vintage finds from Gogo’s Retread Threads this winter, while Gogo’s owner, Stacey, is on vacation.
  • On February 6th, Halcyon House will host a cocktail reception to preview for the Julie Vos trunk show, which starts, officially, on February 7th.

Annapolis, Money & Power

A Baltimore Delegate Wants to Legalize Marijuana in Maryland

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 3:23pm

marijuana-dbc04668ba596d1d11bbfdcab899d5bdcf6b293a-s6-c30Marijuana is basically no longer a criminal offense in some parts of Maryland and officials are in the process of setting up medical marijuana program. But for pot advocates, one hurdle remains: legal marijuana. Read More →

The Week in Review

Week in Review: 10 Baltimore Stories You Might’ve Missed

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 2:18pm


A shake-up in Baltimore’s bar and restaurant scene, and a new home dog bath opportunity. It’s the Week in Review for Jan. 23-30. Read More →

Catch of the Day

MICA Presents Solidarity 2: Home is Not a Commodity

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 1:12pm

Edo's Home- Sodere Park Ethiopia by Dominic T. Moulden

catch of the day fish (2)Few things are more central to being human than the concept of home. For as long as there have been people, we’ve been finding, making, building homes wherever we find ourselves. Homes look and feel different around the world, but they’re always a place of nurturing, growth and comfort. They’re where we find ourselves and spend time with the loved ones we value. And yet, so many of these places that bring us an internal sense of stability are precarious. It’s this concern that’s at the center of Solidarity 2: Home is Not a Commodity, the new photographic exhibit opening at MICA on February 6th. Read More →

Shop Local, Sponsored Post

Jewelry Trunk Show and Cocktails at Halcyon House, Friday, Feb. 6

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 11:05am


Join us next Friday, February 6, at Halcyon House for cocktails and a trunk show to see the inspiring jewelry designs by Julie Vos.

Julie’s gold and semiprecious stone designs have appeared in Marie Claire, Lucky, InStyle, Martha Stewart, Lonny Magazine and and more.

Offering pieces at prices that makes them easy to collect, Julie Vos brings an elegant sense of ease to the world of jewelry with her classic styles that will become everyday essentials for years to come.

Halcyon House Antiques is locate at 11219 Greenspring Avenue in Lutherville.  For more information visit the Halcyon House website or call 410-828-8889.

Featured, Lifeline

An Update on the Ripken Kidnapping Case

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 9:56am


Remember when some jerk kidnapped Cal Ripken, Jr.’s mom a couple years ago, then returned her unharmed (and unransomed) a day later? This week, Deadspin revisited the story, detailing all the twists and turns in the still-unsolved case. Read More →

Money & Power

Is a Super Bowl Commercial Really Worth $4.5 Million?

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 30, 2015 9:08am


…and that’s not even counting production costs for a 30-second spot, which can easily cost more than some indie films. How can that kind of money possibly be worth it? According to Haiyang Yang, a marketing professor at Johns Hopkins’ Carey School of Business, sometimes it is–and sometimes it isn’t. Read More →

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