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    Get Up and Go: It’s St. Paddy’s Weekend!

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    Is it the luck of the Irish that has finally brought the melting of the snow? We don’t doubt it. This city is overrun with ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. So whether you’re going for all-you-can-drink green beer, or a wholesome evening of lively traditional music, surely there’s an offering that suits your style.

      Get Up and Go: Digging Out

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      Spring is coming! Really. We swear. Here’s proof:

      This Monday, the Ivy Bookshop will bring author Craig LeHoullier to Artifact Coffee to sign copies of his book Epic Tomatoes, which teaches you how to grow them (them being the best tomatoes of all time).

        Time to March on In

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        Get Up & Go! 

        The worst of the Arctic blasts is surely over by now. And spring is fast approaching. Time to climb out from under that pile of blankets and get ready for gardening, getting out more, and of course dressing in clothes meant to be seen not-underneath a heavy coat. Let’s do it.

        Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

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        Get Up & Go! Finding Somewhere to Thaw Out

        With anticipated winter storm after anticipated winter storm, it’s hard to get excited about making weekend plans after a while. And who are we to say you should brave the weather? But if you are feeling adventurous over the next few days, here are some pretty safe bets for making the most of what we’re hoping is winter’s last hurrah.

        Restaurant Week menus are still available all across the city through Absolutely Febulous. After your three course meal either this weekend or next,  you can head to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a stellar evening of music to warm the soul. This weekend, it’s Patti Austin singing Ella & The Duke, and next weekend it’s The Firebird Suite.

        If you’re down by the Harbor already, with no plans of leaving the neighborhood, you can catch $1 oysters at The Oceanaire all day tomorrow. Perfect for keeping your Lenten diet feeling decadent. Alternately, if you’re not leaving the house until this bitter weekend is over and you’re forced to, save Tuesday night for Cinghiale’s Cellar Raid, with 50% off full bottles of rare wines. They’ve got over 600 labels to choose from.

        And of course, if a good shopping spree is what really gets your inner furnace glowing (we feel you), go check out some of the hot looks available at shops around Green Spring Station right now. And if there’s a wedding or other formal affair in your future, don’t miss the Eugenia trunk show at Francesca’s Atelier, which is on until the 28th. Slip into one of their gowns to stay warm by feeling hot.

         

         

         

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        Get Up & Go! Happy Valentine’s Day and Beyond!

        We said it yesterday, but we’ll say it again: if you’re single and not really having it this Valentine’s Day, the Baltimore Social Valentine’s Day Bar Crawl may be just what you need to get you through this most couple-centric of holidays. And unlike all those fancy restaurants you needed to make reservations for weeks ago, you can just walk right up to the bar crawl, no RSVP needed.

        If you want all the drunken revelry of the bar crawl but without all the pink hearts and cupid paraphernalia, try Max’s Belgian Beer Fest— happening all weekend long, and featuring literally hundreds of beers.

        Also, this coming week is Baltimore Restaurant Week! Quite possibly our favorite week of the year. Enjoy $30 dinner deals and $20 lunches at all the best spots in town!

        Meanwhile, Lindy Hop classes start up at the Mobtown Ballroom this week. Perfect for mixing up your fitness routine as you stick with that New Year’s resolution (you are sticking with it, right?) If it’s been a little rough to stay motivated, maybe ease back in with Yoga & Live Music from Charm City Yoga, hosted by the Creative Alliance. It may be just the thing to help you recenter, warm up, and boldly push toward spring.

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        Get Up & Go! Love is in the Air!

        Only one week left until Valentine’s Day. Make sure you’re prepared with reservations at your sweetie’s favorite bistro or tickets to one of the hottest events in town. Need a few ideas? Here’s just a sampling of what Baltimore has in store for the week.

        For those looking for all-out adult Valentine’s Day fun, grab a ticket to Tassels & Champagne over at the Creative Alliance. It’s an ancient Rome-themed evening of Burlesque with optional bottles of champagne.

        Looking to keep it a little more wholesome? Try the Baltimore Folk Music Society’s Valentine’s Day Dance Extravaganza— complete with everything from swing dancing to contra dancing to a pot luck supper.

        Sound Stage Baltimore is hosting an “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance night– complete with a singles-only meet and greet before the dance begins. It’s “invitation only,”  though, to assure only “quality singles.” Think you make the cut? Let ’em know.

        And of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without some quality (and preferably local) wine. So many of our amazing Maryland wineries have events for Valentine’s Day, that it’s painful to pick just one. But certainly, topping our list are Crow Vineyard’s Valentine’s Day B&B Stay (for those looking for a mini-getaway) and Great Shoals Winery’s sparkling wine and chocolate fondue event. But really, there’s so much more, so get out there and show some love.

         

         

         

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        Get Up & Go! Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

        Brrrrr. What happened to that nice January thaw we were so enjoying? Oh, right. Tomorrow is February. And with February comes groundhog prognostication, shopping for red foil-wrapped chocolates, and um, a lot more cold weather. But there’s no need for the coming weeks to be a bummer. Plenty of taste-makers around Baltimore have awesome events going on all week– so get out there and make the most of the shortest month of the year.

        This Thursday, the Creative Alliance and Wear it Out Baltimore will present their first ever Fashion & Film series. There will be a runway salute to the little black dress, local fashion luminaries galore, and plenty of eye candy for fashionistas and cinephiles.

        Speaking of the Creative Alliance, today from 12-3 they’ve got a valentine accordion book making workshop, perfect for parents, children, and Valentine’s Day enthusiasts of all stripes.

        Then, after spending the afternoon crafting with the kids, the adults can head out to Serpent Ridge Vineyard this evening (7pm-9pm) for their Wine 101 class. It’s a great way to warm up, while learning everything you ever wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask.

        If you still haven’t solidified your Groundhog Day plans, for shame! We assume you probably don’t have Arbor Day dinner reservations yet either. No problem. You can party with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation at Peabody Heights Brewery from 5:30-7:30 on February 2nd. Really. It’s a Groundhog Day Party.

        Oh, right. And then there’s that Super Bowl thing. If you’d rather start your revelry well before kick-off, head to Johnny’s for their “Blowout Brunch.” With all they’re offering, you won’t even need to go near that 7-layer dip come game time.

         

         

         

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        Get Up & Go! Mid-Winter Warm Ups

        Ah, mid-winter. The holidays are over, but spring is still a long way off. But with this milder stretch of weather, you might as well get out there and enjoy the weekend. For those straining to see the light at the end of the cold-weather tunnel, a visit to the Remodeling Expo at the Convention Center may be in order. It’s the perfect place to start dreaming up your big house beautifying plans for spring.

        And of course, to go with your new floors, you’ll need the perfect (house trained) furry friend. Head up to Timonium for the World of Pets Expo. Even if you’re not in the market for a pooch, this family friendly event is perfect for all animal lovers, and nothing warms the heart like some good kitten ogling.

        For winter-time knitters, this Sunday at 5pm you can sip your pour over while you purl to your heart’s delight at Artifact Coffee for the K1P1 meetup.

        It’s also Souper Saturday at Basignani Winery, where you can warm up with home grown wine and two different soups all afternoon. Woodhall Wine Cellars will also be serving up soup and stew today and tomorrow– so you can get your full weekend’s worth of warm, and go home with a couple of bottles to see you through the end of the month.

         

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        Get Up & Go! How to Spend Martin Luther King Day Weekend

        Our city’s civil rights history is one of the richest in the country. From the fact that the first blood of the Civil War was shed here, to the NAACP headquarters sitting here today, Baltimore’s existence in that unique place between North and South has always meant we’re right in the center of things. Whether it’s a long weekend for you or not, here are some key ways you can spend it with an eye on history.

        Today, at 2pm, there will be a children’s birthday party for Martin Luther King, held at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The celebrations continue tomorrow as well, with a screening of the film Freedom Riders.

        If you’ve got time for two museums, the Walters will be celebrating Dr. King today from 10am-4pm with free programs, performances, and special guests.

        Admission is free on Sunday to AVAM, where they’ll have special programming all day– including performances and packets for educators celebrating Dr. King’s legacy.

        For those with Monday off, you can attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade, which kicks off at noon at the corner of MLK and Eutaw. Beforehand, you can fill up on a special MLK Day brunch at spots like the Golden West Cafe, who’ll be offering a special menu for the day.

         

         

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        Get Up & Go: It’s All About the Warm

        This week, winter hasn’t pulled any punches. So without further ado, we give you our top five ways to stay warm this weekend. And yes, they generally involve getting out of bed, and wearing something other than a Snuggie.

        1. Pay What You Want Day at the National Aquarium. If it’s warm enough for sloths and tree frogs, we’re guessing it’s warm enough for us. Pay literally any admission price you want this Sunday, and bask in the pseudo-tropical rain forest until the security guards threaten to lock you in for the night.

        2. This evening, you can head down to the Mobtown Ballroom for VNMSOL: A 90s hip-hop & R&B dance night. You can get a hip-hop dance lesson if you go early, or simply show up in time for cheap drinks, and warm yourself  by simply heating up the dance floor.

        3. If you prefer to enjoy your drinks and dance floor from the comfort of your own home, you can swing by the Brewer’s Art today after 3pm for their new Saturday hours, when they offer growler fills and tours. Perfect for those in need of some literal Resurrection.

        4. Everyone knows that much like beer, yoga warms from the inside; just with slightly different results. Baltimore Yoga Village is offering a restorative yoga workshop tomorrow (Sunday, January 11th) comprised of gentle, healing movements perfect for that season when the body feels reluctant to do much more than hibernate.

        5. And of course, if all else fails, there’s always complete sensory deprivation. Not cold. Not hot. Just there. The Be Free Floating Samadhi Float Tank is open for appointments and will give you 90 minutes of feeling absolute, pure womb…uh, we mean warm. Right.

         

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