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Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

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Weekend

Get Up & Go: It’s our Last Halloweekend!

There’s so much to do this weekend as we soak up the final offerings of Free Fall Baltimore while celebrating a full week of pre-Halloween goodness. Whether you stay in town or head out to the pumpkin fields, it’s easy to pack these days with fun.

It’s just not Halloween in Baltimore without tonight’s Great Lantern Parade. This long-running tradition is free to attend, and perfect for kids and adults alike. Just remember to dress warm!

You can also get genuinely creepy-crawly with a taxidermy class (you can even start small with butterflies) at Bazaar in Hampden. RSVPs a must!

Prefer live animals to ones you’re mounting under glass? Bring the little ones to ZooBooo! at the Maryland Zoo or Hallowmarine at the National Aquarium.

For those looking for an event that satisfies both kid and adult tastes, head straight out to Layton’s Chance Winery for their Kids’ Halloween Party. There will be crafts, games, Halloween fun, and more. Plus, it’s at a vineyard, so that means plenty for adults to enjoy as well.

And as always, there are plenty of ghost tours and haunted pub crawls to get you through the scariest week of the year. And the week after that. And the week after that. And the week after that.

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

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Weekend

Get up & Go! Free Fall Baltimore isn’t over yet!

There’s still time to take advantage of some of the 300+ free events this month that make up Free Fall Baltimore! Up early today? Head down to the Central Library for their Imagination Celebration. It’s the grand opening of their interactive exhibit based on the work of children’s author Maurice Sendak!

And tomorrow is Free Family Sunday at the BMA, where families can explore the museum and enjoy special educational and art-making programs for kids!

Then bring the kids (or not) for the Creative Alliance’s Birds & BUS Block Party this evening. There will be dance, neighborhood activities, and a screening of Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Looking for something a bit more amateur for your weekend cinema? You’re in luck, because it’s National Home Movie Day. The University of Baltimore will screen locals’ home movies today from 2pm-4pm. Bring your own, or just settle in to watch others’.

And don’t forget about the Harbor Harvest Festival tomorrow, where you can get lost in a hay maze, pick a pumpkin, and enjoy all the rest of your fall staples right here in the heart of the city.

 

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

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Weekend

Get Up & Go!

Well, if you’re lucky enough to have tickets to see the O’s play, clearly, that’s where you’ll be this weekend (and by the way, do you have an extra ticket?). The rest of us will just have keep busy some other way, like taking advantage of this weekend’s amazing shopping opportunities, Oktoberfest, and watching some good old fashioned pig racing. Hey, it could be worse.

If you do in fact want to kick off your weekend German style (that is, with some ale and sausage) head down to Das Best Oktoberfest and taste all the beer, wine, and schnapps you can handle.

If you want all the revelry but with fewer beers to choose from and more pig races to watch, hit up the 13th Annual Pigtown Festival. It’s super family friendly, with circus acts, pumpkin painting, and other non-beer-oriented activities all day long.

There are also trunk shows and sales galore—particularly in Mt. Washington, where they’ll be hosting the Mt. Washington Village Block Party on Sunday. Plenty of fall fun to be had for families, kids, and bargain hunters alike.

And for those looking to get out of the city a bit to see some of fall’s colors, you can head to Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Jefferson for their Explorers Festival. There will be lectures, bee-keeping demos, hard cider tastings, live music and more—all in a gorgeous farm setting.

Baltimore Fishbowl Weekend

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Weekend

Get Up & Go!

October is finally here! We can officially embrace (or boycott) all things pumpkin spice for the whole month! And of course, there are options for all, particularly with this perfect early fall weather to play with. For non-pumpkin themed fun, head to the 48th Annual Fells Point Fun Fest, which has plenty of offerings for kids and adults alike. There are dock tours and day sails on the Pride of Baltimore II available throughout the festival. So get your sea legs ready!

If you’re looking to get out of the city (not via ship), try our favorite corn maze at Rodgers Farms where you can also pick a pumpkin, enjoy some fresh apple cider, take a hayride, and more. If that doesn’t get you close enough to your local farmer, head to Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard’s Grape Stomp Festival, where you can actually help stomp the grapes for this year’s wine (best stomper wins a prize, we hear).

And finally, if you’re looking to get your shop on, be first in line when the doors fly open at Angel Park Multi-Brand Boutique in Fells Point (convenient for those already heading to Fun Fest). They’ll have in-store pop-up shops, giveaways, a styling bar, and more.

Get Up & Go! It’s the Weekend!

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Baltimore Fishbowl WeekendGet Up & Go!

Ah, mid-September. Usually fall takes its time creeping into Baltimore, but not this year. School’s newly back in session, but already there’s some cool in the air. Though it’s still too early to dive into a pile of leaves, you can definitely dive into fall. Our picks for this weekend:

Head out to Larrliand Farms and spend the day picking Jona Gold apples, kale, raspberries, and tomatoes. While you’re there, be sure to get the scoop on October’s hayride offerings!

For a more mature day trip, you can head out to the Maryland Wine Festival in Westminster. Happening both days this weekend, the wine festival promises live music, food from fabulous restaurants, and of course locally crafted Maryland Wines.

Prefer to stay in-town? You can still get your festival quota in with HampdenFest. The festival that put toilet bowl races on the map stretches into the evening, so as the sun goes down, you can check out the brand new Le Garage, a beer and frites (that is, French fry) shop located on The Avenue. We doubt the frites are as healthy as the kale you could’ve been picking at Larriland, but we suspect that they’re at least as satisfying.

And for those thinking of revamping their wardrobes for the season, be sure to check out the Village of Cross Keys’ Fall Fashion Show— with looks on the runway from Ruth Shaw, Jean Pool, The Pied Piper, and more!

LGBT Film Festival at the Creative Alliance

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LGBT FIlm Fest

catch of the day fish (2)If this year’s Maryland Film Festival is already seeming like a distant memory, and you’ve begun to crave another hit of off-beat, independent films, the Creative Alliance has your number. This weekend, they run the 3rd annual Charm City LGBT Film Festival, which promises a variety of unique and riveting films. The selections all feature LGBT themes, of course, but represent stellar film-making and make for excellent entertainment for audiences of all stripes. Each day of the festival features non-film activities, like a gallery talk or a happy hour, too—so you can get your cinema, your cocktail, and a little extra culture on the side.

I Do We Do You Do – Lithuanian Hall Dance Party

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It’s Friday, and soon you’ll want nothing more than to put the week behind you.  It’s time to unwind and rid yourself of all your stressers of the past five days.  The Lithuanian Hall in Hollins Market is always a great place for an evening of surprises.    Tonight, the Lith Hall will be hosting “I Do We Do You Do,” Baltimore’s “premier post-punk, funk, power pop, garage rock, punk-punk, lo-fi, no-wave, no wavves dance party,” as they do every second Friday of every month.    When you need to let loose to some tunes, there’s no better place in town.

Summer is So Two Weeks Ago: Fall Restaurants, Part 2

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Continuing the focus on fall restaurant news has come naturally this week. I mean, who isn’t feeling autumnal? The brisk weather and the football on the tube (Faith Hill’s sparkly minidress was a vast improvement over last year’s bizarre capri/blazer combo, I’m sure the men are with me on this one) has us all in the mood. So let’s get our cozy on and figure out where we are going for our butternut squash bisque this season. It’s game time folks!

The Best Day Trips from Baltimore

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August has a bonus treat for us this year:  an extra weekend. And if the city’s getting you down, remember that Baltimore is ideally placed for all sorts of day- and weekend-trips along the east coast and into the mountains. Below, our picks for the best places to escape Baltimore:

Just a Reminder: DuClaw Brewing Co.’s Home Brew Contest Deadline Nears

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The April 18 deadline is quickly approaching for DuClaw Brewing Company’s 2nd Annual H.E.R.O. Home Brew Contest.  The contest allows brew fans to enter their own creations for the chance to have their beer brewed by the DuClaw brewmasters, where it will be sold in DuClaw Brewing Co. Restaurants and select other vendors. All proceeds from the sale of the winning brew will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice.

The winner (and their winning brew) will be announced in May, just in time for American Craft Beer Week on May 14, 2012.

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