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The Baltimore LED Art Billboard

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by The Professor

LED Art Billboard It began as a vision for Will Shanklin 8 years ago. At Artscape 2014 it was officially unveiled. This amazing structure is providing a much needed relief from the usual billboards crowding our streets and is creating visibility for a huge collection of artists in the region FOR FREE. Will Shanklin, the artist and visionary behind the billboard’s development and operation sat down for a chat with me right before the official launch of the billboard at Artscape 2014. He shared his idea for the billboard, it’s future and how it can impact art and Baltimore in a positive way. (more…)



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Food Fridays: Birroteca

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 1.50.25 PM What: Italian

Where: Clipper Road

Located in a 19th century mill building, Birroteca is the destination for modern, rustic Italian cuisine crafted using ingredients sourced from local ranchers, farmers and seafood vendors. Guests enjoy communal dining service in a refined, casual setting. There are more than 24 craft beers on tap in addition to a focused Italian wine list and a selection of unique craft cocktails prepared with artisan distilled spirits and house-made mixes. Come taste why Birroteca has quickly achieved top standing in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore magazine, City Paper and more.

Visit the website here!



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Theater Thursdays: The Wizard of Oz

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

00702_show_portrait_large What: The Wizard of Oz

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: May 28th-June 1st 

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lauded new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an enchanting adaptation of the perennial MGM classic, totally reimagined for the stage. Following highly successful runs in London and Toronto, the show is embarking on the ever-winding Yellow Brick Road that is the USA!

Containing all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning movie score, it features all your favorite characters and iconic moments (plus a few new surprises along the way), including new songs. (more…)



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Wacky Wednesday: Free Outdoor Movies

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Ev_LittleItalyFilmFest_panWhat: Movies

Where: Federal Hill, Fells Point

When: Summer

Summer brings a favored tradition to Baltimore: free outdoor movies on cool summer nights. From Federal Hill and Fells Point downtown to the Johns Hopkins campus and Wyman Park Dell up north, there are half a dozen different film series throughout town.

Visit the website here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: Fells Point Tours

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

2014HHHTWhat: Fells Point Tours

Where: Fells Point

When: April-October

Love Fells Point? Come get a tour at the information center by the Preservation Society! Be sure to take a neighborhood walking tour brochure from the gift shop. The tours depart from here on Friday evening and Saturday morning and focus on topics such as ghosts, the War of 1812, mritime history, or slavery and Frederick Douglass’s tenure in Fells Point.

Get more information here!



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Museum Mondays: Fire Museum of Maryland

Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

zzdata-fire_museum_20What: Fire Museum

Where: York Road

If you want to learn more about Firefighters visit the Fire Museum of Maryland! This museum is the third largest fire museum in the world, with 40 antique engines, a reconstructed firehouse, and the Great Baltimore Fire and other fire service history exhibits, and steam engine and apparatus demonstrations.
Visit the website here for more information!

 



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Food Fridays: Great American Cookout

Friday, April 25th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

gac-146-callout-v1aWhat: Great American Cookout

Where: Annapolis

When: May 

Attending a Great American Cookout event will get you the know-how, but you’re going to need top of the line grill gear to accompany your skills. This year, the Great American Cookout will be hosting the BBQ Getaway Giveaway sweepstakes.  The giveaways are centered on America’s favorite grilling holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. The end-of-year winner will be the recipient of a BBQ Celebrity Bash in their backyard, complete with food, entertainment and an appearance by a celebrity barbecue personality. Holiday giveaways throughout the year will include a Big Green Egg cooker, plus products and grilling accessories from tour partners. It’s almost too good to believe!

Visit the Website here!

 



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Theater Thursdays: Celtic Woman

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

02332_show_portrait_largeWhat: Celtic Woman 

Where: Hippodrome

When: May 27th 2014

Though St. Patricks day has passed, the Irish spirit has not! Come to the Hippodrome on May 27th, 2014 to watch these wonderful women will celebrate Irish heritage through traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music!

Visit the website here for ticketing information!

 



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Wacky Wednesday: Tattoo Convention

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

Baltimore-Tattoo-Convention-2014What: 7th Annual Tattoo Convention

Where: Baltimore

When: April 25th-27th 2014

Thinking about getting a new tattoo? This 7th annual tattoo convention will be the best place to find an artist! With the same award winning tattoo artists, special appearances and amazing performances everyone has come to expect from a Villain Arts event, this year Baltimore will be a show not to be missed.  Awards for Best Back Piece, Most Original Tattoo and Tattoo of the Day are among those included in the daily tattoo contests.  Come see over 600 of the world’s best artists tattooing live all weekend long, from 400 different tattoo shops.

For ticketing information visit the website here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: Monumental Helicopters

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

312400_445939885461165_384926239_nWhat: Helicopter Tours

Where: Baltimore, Washington DC, and Annapolis

What better way to sight see than from the sky? Monumental Helicopters allows you to take a tour or to learn how to fly! There are many different tours to choose from. You can view the best of Baltimore including all the neighborhoods or just the general attractions in Baltimore like the inner harbor and Camden Yards. They have specialty romance tours during sunset and city lights. There are also tours over annapolis!

Visit the website here!

 



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