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Winner 2013 Tony Award for Best New Play – Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike



Apr 16–May 25


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Eric Rosen 

In bucolic Bucks County, PA, Vanya and his sister Sonia have frittered their lives away living in the same farmhouse where they were raised. Their quiet existence of unease and regret, however, is rocked by the arrival of their glamorous movie star sister (and landlord) Masha, and her hunky boy toy, Spike. As their visit unfolds, a lifetime of sibling rivalry explodes into a weekend of comedic pyrotechnics. Acclaimed playwright Christopher Durang (The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sister Mary Ignatius…, Center Stage’s My America) weaves Chekhovian themes and modern wit into an unforgettable experience critics have hailed as “a sublime state of hilarity” (New York Magazine). Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Close Your Home in 16 Days with the Sweet 16 Pledge from Direct Mortgage Loans


The Direct Mortgage Loans Sweet16 Pledge compresses the process to just 16 days. The appraisal management firm is local – not nationally-based like most banks and credit unions. The in-house processing and underwriting keeps things moving at top speed for you and your buyer.

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Mommy and Me Family Time at The Avenue at White Marsh



Join THE AVENUE at White Marsh 10am – noon for a morning filled with fun activities geared toward children 5 and under – including crafts, giveaways for children in attendance.*crafts and giveaways available while supplies last.

Then stick around for lunch and take advantage of special lunch time meal deals!
Kids eat FREE with Adult Entrée purchase at:
Chili’s, Della Rose’s Avenue Tavern, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Red Brick Station & Tilted Kilt!

Or, get a FREE slice of cheese pizza for your child with your Adult order at SLICE Pizzeria!

Thursday, May 8th
Celebrate Mom at this Mother’s Day themed morning of fun!

Story time inside Barnes & Noble – 10am & Noon
Parachute Time with Gymboree Play and Music – 10:15am and 11:45am
Magic Show at the Main Plaza – 11am
Make and Take craft hosted by A.C. Moore
Make and Take card making activity hosted by Hallmark
Face Painting hosted by SLICE
Mom’s the word! Celebrate your mom hosted by the White Marsh Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library

Plus, capture a magic MOM moment in our photo booth and more!

STARTS HERE! The Ivy Bookshop Reading Series Tonight at Artifact Coffee


Starts Here! At Artifact Coffee


Monday, April 28, 2014 – 7:00pm

Jen Michalski hosts the April installment of our Starts Here! series at Artifact Coffee. The evening will feature writers Maud Casey, D. Foy and Joseph Riippi.


By The Author

Maud Casey is the author of the novels The Man Who Walked AwayThe Shape of Things to Come (a New York Times Notable Book) and Genealogy, and a collection of stories, Drastic. She is the recipient of the Calvino Prize and has received fellowships from the Fundacion Valparaiso, Hawthornden International Writers Retreat, Chateau de Lavigny, Dora Maar and the Passa Porta residency at Villa Hellebosch. Casey teaches at the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, DC.

D. Foy is the author of the novel Made to Break. His story “Barnacles of the Fuzz” appeared in Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, edited by Cal Morgan. His essay on the American laundromat came out in Snorri Bros.’Laundromat, an homage in photographs to the laundromats of New York City. His work has appeared in Revolver, Post Road, Frequencies, Salon, The Literary Review, The Georgia Review and BOMB. He lives in Brooklyn.

Joseph Riippi is the author of A Cloth HouseThe Orange Suitcase and Do Something! Do Something! Do Something! and a chapbook called Treesisters. His latest isPuyallup, Washington (an interrogation), and two novels will come out in 2014: Because and Research (A Novel for Performance). He lives with his wife in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Artifact Coffee
1500 Union Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21211


Tomorrow at The Ivy Bookshop: Jon Leiberman- Whitey On Trial


Saturday, April 26th 6 – 7:30pm


The Whitey Bulger trial: nineteen gruesome murders, explosive testimony from convicted killers, a dead witness mid-trial and evidence that the government, including the President of the United States, is shielding documents that would expose coruption at the highest levels within the Department of Justice today. Bulger’s machine guns and gangland-style executions terrorized Boston for decades, while the FBI and the government looked the other way. After sixteen years topping the FBI’s Most Wanted list, Bulger was apprehended and brought to justice in the trial of the century, which was not televised.

Whitey on Trial reveals the truth through dramatic trial testimony and interviews with victims, FBI agents, state police, federal prosecutors, Bulger’s defense team and members of the jury who convicted Bulger on 31 counts, including eleven murders.

Jon Leiberman is a nationally recognized expert on crime, victims’ advocate and hard-charging investigative reporter. He offers his first-person experience traveling the world with the FBI Bulger Task Force when Whitey was on the lam. He is currently an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show, the host of “Leiberman Live” on Sirius XM, a crime contributor for CNN HLN and a crime blogger for Huffington Post.


Save the Date for Art Outside – Free Art Festival in Druid Hill Park


From the Art Outside Website:

Back by popular demand, Art Outside recaptures the spirit of the historic outdoor festival that was held on Sundays around the Druid Hill Reservoir during the 1950s and 1960s connecting communities and local artisans.

This day-long arts festival on Sunday, May 18, 2014, will feature Maryland artists showing and selling their artwork, a Maryland Distinguished Artist Gallery, performing arts from Baltimore area schools and arts organizations, strolling entertainment, children’s arts & crafts, some of Baltimore’s best Food Trucks, lots of free parking and more. Art Outside will be held rain or shine.



Last Chance to Win a Pair of Guest List Tickets to FashionEASTa in Harbor East


From the Harbor East Website:

The FashionEASTa Fashion Show

The FashionEASTa Fashion Show will commence at 3:30PM, bringing audiences a high-energy runway production highlighting spring fashions with local celebrity models Baltimore Raven Lardarius Webb, Emily Gracey from WBFF and Sharon Gibala from WJZ, hosted by Shelly May from Baltimore magazine. The most fabulous part? All the show’s styles come straight from Harbor East shops, so if you love what you see you can #OwnIt.

Participating retailers include: Amaryllis Handcrafted Jewelry, City Sports, Handbags in the City, Loafers & Laces, lululemon athletica, MAC Cosmetics, Sassanova, South Moon Under, Under Armour Brand House, Urban Chic and White House/Black Market.

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Guest List Tickets

FashionEASTa: The Fashion Event is FREE and open to the public. To reserve seating and other VIP amenities for the day, including an exclusive FashionEASTa Shopping Bag, discounted refreshments and garage parking purchase your Guest List ticket for only $35. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Dress for Success Baltimore. Click here to purchase tickets.

Bonus:  Baltimore Fishbowl viewers have a chance to win ‘Guest List’ tickets!  Please comment below on your favorite or least favorite fashion trend.  Winner Announced Thursday April 24th 2pm!