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Event Pick: Dine from Bowls Made at Baltimore Clayworks to Help Puerto Rico

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Image via flyer from Baltimore Clayworks

After a shutdown and a surprise resurrection, Baltimore Clayworks is back and raising money with community-made bowls.

Event Pick: Vent Coffee and Union Craft Team Up for a Tasting

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Image via Facebook

There’s a conventional reason to drink coffee and then beer in that order throughout your day, but today, Vent Coffee Roasters and Union Craft Brewing will show why the drinks need not be mutually exclusive.

Event Pick: A Screening of Black Brazilian Short Films at the Motor House

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Flyer via Nilewater Multimedia

An international film series based in Burkina Faso is eyeing inroads in North America in 2017, and it may all start with tonight’s black Brazilian short film showcase at Station North’s Motor House.

Local Illustrators Offer Low-Cost Art School Alternative in North Baltimore

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Baltimore Academy of Illustration instructor Greg Houston shows off the school’s new student portfolio website. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

In a nondescript two-story building in North Baltimore’s Homeland neighborhood, two professional illustrators are busily building – literally, cutting pieces of a door frame and drywall – for a new classroom. When they’ve finished construction, their long space will be divided into classrooms A and B.

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/

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.

Watch: Footage Shows Dramatic Shootout Between Officers, Robbers at 7-Eleven Downtown

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Warning: May be graphic to some.

Two brazen suspects robbed a 7-Eleven downtown last night, shot at (and missed) police officers at the scene and then managed to escape. CitiWatch camera operators captured the entire thing.

The PreK Program at St. James Academy Launches a Lifelong Love of Learning

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The Pre-Kindergarten, or “PreK” program at St. James Academy exemplifies the school’s multisensory approach to learning, allowing four years olds to begin their citizenship within the greater school community.

Hot House: Victorian Outside, Gen X Inside, Asks $899K In Roland Park

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Hot House: 509 Hawthorn Road, Baltimore, 21210

Victorian-style cedar shingle house, circa 1900, complete and recent renovation inside and out. Four to five bedrooms, three full and one half bath over 3,326 sq. ft. with a semi-finished basement. New asphalt shingle roof 2011, new mains water line, all new Marvin windows, exterior and interior paint.  Open living dining room with built-in office. New kitchen with Silestone island and counters, main floor laundry room off kitchen.  Large master suite with custom dressing room. All new bathrooms with glass showers, separate tub. Central air, whole house security system, generator.  Fenced backyard with 2-car parking pad on .25 acre property: $899,000

Baltimore Chef Kiran Patnam Beats Bobby Flay on TV: ‘I Came Prepared’

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Chef Kiran at work on “Beat Bobby Flay.” Photo via press handout.

Chef Kiran Patnam has been eyeing a chance to face off against Bobby Flay for five years now, since he first saw “Beat Bobby Flay” on the Food Network. Last night, it finally happened on TV.