Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Blood Orange announces March show at Rams Head Live

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Devonté Hynes, better known as the experimental pop and R&B artist Blood Orange, is coming to Baltimore in March.

State awards tax credits to rehab historic buildings into food market, art gallery and community center

Seventh Metro Church. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Department of Planning.

A market crossed with a performance space in an old church, an art gallery and restaurant in a former ice factory, and a community center in the mansion of a famous Baltimore industrialist are all one step closer to fruition, after the Maryland Historical Trust awarded nearly $5.5 million in 2019 tax credits to help rehabilitate those historic structures.

Full Tilt Brewing approved for its liquor license

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The Baltimore City Liquor Board today approved Full Tilt Brewing’s application for a Class B restaurant license, clearing the way for the brewery to open the doors at its new facility in Govans next month.

Event Pick: Piece together a fun night at the Jigsaw JAM

Photo by Tobias Klenze via Wikimedia Commons.

A friend recently said, “The secret to a happy marriage is lots of jigsaw puzzles.” There’s a bit more to it than that, I imagine, but it is pretty satisfying to have a completed puzzle on the table after meticulously working to find out how all the pieces connect.

Or, as the event description for tonight’s Jigsaw JAM at Windup space dramatically describes it, “bring ORDER to CHAOS.” Yes, we could all use the zen that comes from putting together a jigsaw puzzle in this crazy, messed-up world–especially as the holiday season looms.

An arts-focused urban farm initiative is coming to Baltimore

The lot at 731 Ashburton St. Image via Google Maps.

A new state initiative will bring an urban farm to a vacant lot in West Baltimore, but instead of growing fruits and vegetables to eat, the focus will be on plants that can be turned into natural dyes for artists, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office announced Wednesday.

Commissioner pick Joel Fitzgerald meets the media

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Forth Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick to head the Baltimore Police Department, pledged in a press conference today that, if confirmed by the City Council, he will work to rebuild the community’s trust in the beleaguered agency.

City crews removing sidewalk, retaining wall seen sinking on E. 26th Street

Crews on the scene of a E. 26th Street, where a sidewalk above a CSX rail line buckled. Photo by Brian O’Doherty.

A portion of E. 26th Street above a CSX train route appears to be sinking, four years after a retaining wall two blocks away collapsed into the rail bed below.

GM plant in White Marsh among five to cease operations

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The White Marsh-based plant that makes transmissions for General Motors is one of five North American facilities that will cease operations in 2019, the auto company announced today.

Leon Vitali, actor and assistant to Stanley Kubrick, to take part in Q&As before ‘Barry Lyndon’ screenings

Leon Vitali in “Filmworker.” Image via IMDB.

The words “enigma” and “mystery” are often linked with director Stanley Kubrick, the legendary filmmaker whose work, confounding as it sometimes was, has been embedded into popular culture and inspired legions of devotees to parse over every detail for hidden messages and symbols.

Next month, Baltimore cinephiles will get to hear from one of the people with the greatest insight into Kubrick’s method and genius, Leon Vitali, the Parkway Theatre announced today.

Full Tilt Brewing eyes December opening for Govans brewery

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With a mural up on the walls and a NBA Jam arcade cabinet procured, Full Tilt Brewing is just about ready to launch its new brewery at 5604 York Road.

One of the brewery’s co-founders, Nick Fertig, said they are hoping to open the doors on Dec. 14.

“I’ll be happy if it’s just before the end of the year,” he said.