Tag: parties

A Few Spots Left for the Mixolo Premiere Event at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (It’s Free!)

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Photographer: Teresa Castracane*

Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with.

SIGN UP as an Early Adopter (EA) to find out what the buzz is all about! Then join other Mixolo EAs for a special preview event.

Join Mixolo for its Premiere Event at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (It’s Free!)

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Photographer: Teresa Castracane*

Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with.

SIGN UP as an Early Adopter (EA) to find out what the buzz is all about! Then join other Mixolo EAs for a special preview event.

Join Mixolo for its Premiere Event at Brew House No. 16 (It’s Free!)

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Mixolo (noun): mix + solo. A social networking company that helps those on their own find like-minded strangers to hang with.

New Social App Celebrates Going Solo, Without the Stigma

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Carolyn Walton Lynch was dying to see The Ring Cycle at the Kennedy Center. But she was having trouble finding a friend interested in the arduous – and pricey – undertaking, and didn’t want to go alone.

Nothing to Wear

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Thinking that I’d be caught in a rut the next social function, my wardrobe ever inadequate to the demands, I went online.  There I found a red dress that took up residence in my imagination.  It was spring, not traditionally a red time of year, and I had not gone looking for a red dress. There’s not a single shade of red in my color palette, and I’d come to avoid it, though that hadn’t always been the case.

Ringing in the New Year in Baltimore

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We sent our roving photographer out again to record what was up the week after Christmas.  What did he find?  Good wishes for the new year and plenty of hijinks on NYE.  Happy New Year, Baltimore. – The Eds. 

Housekeeping: More Events and Shopping News in the Baltimore Fishbowl

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Our unscientific research informs us that you want more event and shopping coverage.  Today we introduce two new features to give you more of both: Catch of the Day and Hooked: Events to Put on Your Line.  Each will let you know about what’s buzz-worthy  — new restaurants, store openings, trunk shows, products, art shows, book readings, whatever catches our fancy.  Again, it’s unscientific.

If you want your place or thing to get notice as a Catch of the Day, please let us know by email at [email protected]  If you would like your event featured in Hooked, you’ll have to put it on the events page; we’ll only select from among the events on our events page. Shoot us an email too if you want us to take special notice.

Thanks for reading.

Hopkins Says Goodbye to the Infamous SHHHHH Lady; Let the Loud Charles Village Parties Begin!

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Johns Hopkins Shush Lady

Charles Village is one of those neighborhoods where the mix of residents — students, young families, older folks — is part of the appeal. At least until the porch parties start getting raucous at 1:30 a.m. and you’ve got work at 8 the next morning. Enter Hopkins’ famous “Shush Lady,” aka Carrie Bennett, who was tasked with the unenviable job of making sure students in the Charles Village didn’t treat the neighborhood like their own personal frat house.

Ouchless: Bandage Dresses and More at the Best of Baltimore Party

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Hotties at the Hippodrome. Pictures by B. Boyd (on her iPhone).

Did we mention we got “Best New Website” in Baltimore Magazine’s “Best of Baltimore” issue on stands now?  We did?  Oh. Okay. Well, a few BFB writers and editors went to the big party at the Hippodrome last Thursday night to celebrate.

None of us had been before. It was packed. Nearly every restaurant in town had a table and was giving out bites, there were assorted bars and two live bands. The second we got there it was obvious that all of us had underdressed: Nearly everyone was dressed to the nines. Most of the women wore dresses and the men wore ties.  The women’s dresses were sparkly, animal print, colorful, short, long, tight, plunging. Apparently, knock-offs of the “bandage” dress, made popular in the ’80s by French designer Herve Leger, are all the rage.  (My niece told me rented one from Rent the Runway for the prom last year.)

See below for some snaps of the fun.  We added our own Best of…

Charm City Cook: Stars and Stripes…and Really Good Food

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Everyone has his or her own traditions for Independence Day. For me, it’s a visit to my hometown of Kingsville, Md. for the Fourth of July Parade. We used to be in it when we were kids…and it was about ten minutes long. Now…thirty (she coughs…) or so years later, we actually have an exciting fly over to start the parade and when it’s all said and done, it’s well over an hour long. That is HUGE. And, everyone comes back – all of the ‘kids’ I grew up with, along with their kids, old neighbors, cousins and more. All-American fun at its best.

My mom tells the funniest story about me, around five or six, coming out of the house dressed in red, white and blue and proclaiming, “Look, Mom! I’m idiotic!” I’m sure she was so proud…

Another thing I love about July 4th is a good barbecue. The smell of food grilling and the laid back vibe of people relaxing, maybe playing some music…flip flops, beers, sparklers…it’s the best.

What do you like to have? Here’s the menu for my ideal July 4th barbecue:

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