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Food Fridays: Blue Moon Café

Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Blue-Moon-Cafe-600x400What: Blue Moon Café

Where: 1621 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

When: Open Daily 7am – 3pm / Weekends 24 Hours

Just because seeing a blue moon is a rare phenomenon doesn’t mean visiting the Blue Moon Café should be! In fact, while walking through Fell’s Point, it’s hard to miss this eclectically decorated blue building! Renowned for its famous Captain Crunch French Toast (and yes, I did say Captain Crunch French Toast– yum!), the Blue Moon Café will leave you full as the moon itself. Eating at the Blue Moon Café is affordable, tasty, and after you’ve eaten here, it won’t just happen “once in a blue moon”! Find the story behind the café, the menu, and more here!



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Theatre Thursdays: Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

BAA-Primus_178x275poster_v1What: Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Where: Hippodrome Theatre

When: October 29th, 2014

The Hippodrome Theatre welcomes the Primus and the Chocolate Factory tour! On October 29th, join lead singer, Les Claypool, guitarist, Larry LaLonde, and drummer, Tim Alexander for a cutting edge rock experience that will take you back to the 90’s!



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Wacky Wednesdays: Elijah Bond’s Ouija Board Grave

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

image What: Elijah Bond’s Ouija Board Grave

Where: 1501 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD

With the debut of the new horror film, Ouija, just days away, it only seems fit to honor the man who inspired the ghostly game, the creator of the board, Elijah Bond, by visiting his Ouija Board inspired tombstone? Paranormal enthusiasts and those fascinated in the supernatural will appreciate the memorable design of his headstone, which displays his traditional name, birth and death on one side, and a replication of the Ouija board on the other! Visiting the site is the perfect opportunity to indulge in your own curiosity about communicating with the dead. Check out more here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: House Tour of Federal Hill

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

sm_INSIDEFEDHILLLOGOweb_10552 What: House Tour of Federal Hill

Where: Federal Hill Main Street Office , 42 E. Cross St., Baltimore, MD 21210

When: November 1st, 2014
Get an insider’s view of historic Federal Hill on these wonderful House Tours! Move at your own pace during these self-guided tours and explore the variety of houses located in South Baltimore. Modern, classical, eclectic, and professional décor will all be seen along the way, and who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to make some own homely adjustments for your own humble abode. Find out more here!



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Museum Mondays: Watch Conservators at Work

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

CL3027 What: Watch Conservators at Work

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: October 4th – October 20th

Ever wonder how artwork from centuries ago can be restored to perfection? Find out at the Walters Art Museum! Get a “behind the scenes” look at how conservators examine, analyze, and treat artwork; not only can you learn about how and why conservators choose the materials they do, but it’s a great chance to enhance your understanding of why the artists used the materials and styles they used! To find out more about the demonstrations, go to the Walters Art Museum website!



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Food Fridays: Midnite Confection’s Cupcakery

Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

homepage What: Midnite Confection’s Cupcakery

Where: 1051 S. Charles Street – Baltimore, MD 21230

When: Tues – Thurs 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Fri & Sat 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Sun 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Turns out you don’t have to go to Disney for your dreams to come true; instead, check out Midnite Confection’s Cupcakery! With a decadent menu, the possibilities are endless at Midnite Confection’s Cupcakery. Comfort any late night cravings with a “Full Moon”, a Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla cupcake with vanilla bean frosting, or wake up with “French Toast”, a cinnamon and nutmeg cupcake with maple buttercream frosting. Those are just a couple cakes that may satisfy your guilty pleasures, and the best part is, they deliver! Check out more of these tasteful temptations here!



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Theatre Thursdays: The World of the Play inspired by “Grounded”

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

WOP_Grounded What: The World of the Play

Where: Everyman Theatre

When: Saturday, October 25th at 5:00 PM

On October 25th, the Everyman Theatre will be holding The World of the Play, a new panel discussion series, inspired by Grounded. The discussion will cover topics like women in military, the ethics of drone warfare, and motherhood, themes that can be seen the award-winning London hit. The show, which has never-before been seen in Baltimore, is coming to the Everyman Theatre from October 15th- November 16th, so get your tickets, and come to The World of the Play for more thought-provoking discussion! Learn more on the website



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Wacky Wednesdays: The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deaths

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

log-cabin What:  The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deaths

Where: State of Maryland’s Medical Examiner’s Office

When: Schedule by appointment

With Halloween creeping up on us, what better way to satisfy your hunger for haunting than viewing miniature models of real-life murders? At the State of Maryland’s Medical Examiner’s office lies the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Deaths, a collection of miniature models of bloody crime scenes that are both eerie and realistic. In fact, the dollhouse-like scenes are on a scale of one foot to one inch, replicating the exact layout of the crimes as they occurred, but in the eyes of a six-inch tall Sherlock Holmes. Learn more about these deathly displays here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: Penguin Coast Exhibit

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

underwater What: Penguin Coast Exhibit

Where: Maryland Zoo

When: Sept. 27- Oct. 31st, 2014

When you think of penguins, you probably think of icebergs, polar bears, and movies about a happy little tap-dancer. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is showing penguins in a whole new light with their latest exhibit, Penguin Coast, a South-Africa-inspired habitat for African penguins, a penguin species unique to the African continent. Not only will the exhibit allows guests to get a much closer look at the adorable birds with its underwater viewing, wave action, and water features, but it will also provide resources for penguin housing, breeding, and care that will assist this endangered species. To find out more, visit the Maryland Zoo website!



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Museum Mondays: Hampton National Historic Site

Monday, October 13th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

1DF9F922-155D-451F-679005E4902D45D6-large What: Hampton National Historic Site

Where: 535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286

Looking for something fun, fact-filled, and free to do with your family? A visit to the Hampton National Historic Site may be the perfect thing! In the early 1800s, Captain Charles Ridgley had the beautiful mansion built as his “Palace in the Wilderness”, and it later housed his nephew, Governor Charles Ridgley and his family, servants, indentured slaves, British prisoners of war, and craftsmen. The mansion is not only a historical gold mine, but an aesthetic must-see. The site offers free tours of the mansion and the lands, or feel free to explore the wealth of artifacts and scenery on your own! Find out more on the website!



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