Restaurant Week in Harbor East – Now Through Jan 21

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Make a date for Baltimore’s Winter Restaurant Week –  Now thru January 21, produced by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Visit Baltimore and sponsored by Heavy Seas Beer & OpenTable.

Reserve your table in Harbor East to take advantage of  two-course lunch and brunch menus for under $20, and three-course dinner menus for under $35 at participating Harbor East restaurants:

Bar Vasquez

Bond Street Social

Cinghiale

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Lebanese Taverna

Roy’s Baltimore

The Oceanaire

Check back here for details and updates!

For more information on Baltimore Restaurant Week visit: http://baltimorerestaurantweek.com/

Students Need City’s Arts, Cultural Institutions (and vice versa)

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Posted by Tom Buck, Upper School English teacher at Friends School of Baltimore

I have been teaching high school and college English for more than 40 years and, although I’m way too old to wallow in regret, it wasn’t until practically the third decade of my career that I understood the transcendent importance of exposing my students to what Baltimore and the metropolitan area have to offer – culturally, historically, and educationally. Our kids have priceless opportunities to see and learn from the myriad museums, theaters, and galleries that surround them; What’s more, these cultural institutions need us almost as badly as we need them.

Dmitri’s Tavern in Hampden Has Closed

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

One of Hampden’s oldest dives has shut its doors after 45 years.

Coppermine Fieldhouse Continues Expansion with Renovation of former Northwest Ice Rink

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Renovated interior of the former Northwest Ice Rink facility.

In 2008, the sudden closure of Mt. Washington’s Northwest Ice Rink after 50 years in operation stunned the skating community and provoked speculation about the future of the aging facility. After a lengthy period of dormancy, the building under the Smith Avenue Bridge on Cottonworth Avenue will re-open with a completely renovated interior and a new owner whose signs are becoming increasingly familiar in Baltimore.

Baltimore Rock Opera Society Hits its $75K Fundraising Target for a ‘Forever Home’

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A rendering of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s planned space, “The Paradise,” by Greg Bowen.

Thirteen months after being suddenly evicted from its longtime headquarters on the first floor of the Bell Foundry building, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society has successfully raised more than $75,000 to build a “forever home” and better secure its future.

Amy Sherald, Painter of Michelle Obama’s Much-Awaited Portrait, to Join BMA’s Board

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Ms. Everything, by Amy Sherald (courtesy Smithsonian)

Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, known for her life-sized, high-contrast portraits of African-Americans – most recently that of first lady Michelle Obama, to be unveiled next month – will be joining the Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees in February.

BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events January 16 – 21

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email events@bmoreart.com!

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Scott Pennington: Two Minute Joys | Opening Reception
Thursday, January 18th: 6-9pm