Explore Baltimore


Explore Baltimore: Joe Benny’s Focacceria

Friday, January 20th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Joe Benny’s Focacceria

Where: 313 S High St

When: Hours

On a mission to bring a piece of Sicily back to Baltimore, Joseph Gardella created Joe Benny’s. A fresh take on the Italian food we all love, this charming restaurant is serving up some amazing focaccia paninis and a variety of Sicilian pizzas. The bread used for all the food at Joe Benny’s is a one of a kind goodness that will you you straight to Italy and have you craving more as soon as you’re done.

As if this authentic food wasn’t enough, the atmosphere of Joe Benny’s Focacceria is authentic as well. This small, cute area is a place “about having a great time and enjoy life one bite (and sip) at a time” as Gardella promotes. With such a personality, the restaurant reminds you of a place in Sicily where locals would go. Between the awesome Italian food and the well-captured Italian atmosphere Joe Benny’s is really the highlight of Little Italy.



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Explore Baltimore: The Senator

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Moonrise Kingdom

When: January 25th, 29th, 30th, and 31st

Where: The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd

As part of its Revival Series, The Senator will be showing Moonrise Kingdom at the assorted times found here. For $10 you can come see this 2012 Academy Award nominated movie directed by Wes Anderson. Set on the coast of New England in the 1960’s, Moonrise Kingdom tells the tale of an angsty teen romance through aesthetically pleasing cinematography. These two star crossed lovers run away together in an attempt to flee their lives and a search ensues around the town to find them. Between the aesthetic of this witty film and the aesthetic of  the old-timey Senator, seeing this movie will be a night full of fun, relaxation and nostalgia.



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Explore Baltimore: 2000’s Indie Dance Party

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Take Me Out! 2000’s Indie Dance Party

When: Saturday, January 28th, 9pm-2am

Where: The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St

Come help The Ottobar celebrate their 10th anniversary on North Howard Street with a fun night of indie throwbacks! DJ’s Matt Walter and Craig Boarman will be making sure to spin the sweet indie hits from old favorites like Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, and Pheonix. These awesome old hits not enough? The Ottobar will also play those who graced their stage and some great hits from artists like The Cure and Outkast. With songs from all these great 2000’s artists, this night isn’t just cool, it’s ice cold. So throw on some straight leg jeans and a pastel band tee, grab your ticket, dance, and try not to cry to that Death Cab for Cutie song.



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Explore Baltimore: The Dizz

Friday, December 9th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

history_bckgdWhat: The Dizz Pub

Where: 300 W 30th Street

When: Hours

Want a real taste of Baltimore? Then check out the Dizz, a great pub called “Baltimore in a bar”! Wall covered in cute, quirky decorations and lights to show off all their Baltimore pride, The Dizz is about more than just eating: it’s about the experience. Come out and site down to catch a Ravens or Orioles game which will be playing on one of the many televisions in the restaurant like the true pub style. While you’re there,grab some of that classic pub and diner food food that The Dizz does so well. Whether you’re in the mood for some fish and chips, a hamburger, wings, or a wrap this pub has it all and much more. They even serve up some great breakfast food! My personal favorite is their chicken cheesesteak, which always has the perfect ratio of cheese to meat. So take my order advice or go find your own favorite, but make sure you try The Dizz, or else you’re failing Baltimore!

 



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Explore Baltimore: About Face Exhibition

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

untitledWhat: About Face Exhibition Opening

Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave

When: Saturday, December 10th, 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Amy Sherald, Rozeal, Tim Okamura, and Ebony Patterson, the Creative Alliance is welcoming its new About Face Exhibition. All of these talented contemporary artists have come together to create art that gives attention to underrepresented communities and historically marginalized groups through the art of portrait. Each piece of art attempts to denote stereotypes about race within each artist’s specific style. The opening is a free event open to the public, and the About Face Exhibition will be open until January 28th, so there is plenty of time to stop by. Whether it’s Amy Sherald’s black and white depiction of someone dressed in a way to contradict stereotypes or Ebony G. Patterson’s photo prints of different human forms, these pieces will grab your attention.



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Explore Baltimore: Study Break at the BMA

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

bmaWhat: A Study Break at the BMA

Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art

When: Saturday, December 10th 11am-6pm

Need a break this week right before the end of the semester work load kicks in? Then head to the Baltimore Museum of Art which is having a study break on this Sunday. Go relax on the giant bed on the Community Commons installation called Queer Interiors to get out all your stress. Or explore all of the BMA’s art collection to get your mind off of finals. Stay around all day if you want to procrastinate and listen to guided meditation recording to go with your gallery visit. And since the BMA will also have snacks and drinks in the Education Studio, you won’t even have to leave for food!



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Explore Baltimore: Miracle on 34th Street

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

lkdajWhat: Hot Cocoa and Cookies

Where: 700 Block of  34th Street, Hampden

When: Thursday, December 15th, 6pm-9pm

The Miracle on 34th Street light display has been putting Baltimore in the Christmas spirit for years and the home owners on the street continue that tradition this year. Stop by any time between now and December 31st to see the unique and quirky lights all down the street that capture the Baltimore and Christmas spirit.

Come warm your stomach while looking at lights this holiday season with Hot Cocoa and Cookies on December 15th. Kitties and Pitties will be volunteering and handing out hot chocolate and cookies to help celebrate the great festivities. Be sure to stop by and donate to them during the season of giving and get so tasty treats for yourself!



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Explore Baltimore: Holistic Holiday Pop-Up Market

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 by Cara Hullings

_ehhtljgWhat: Holiday Market

Where: Mount Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave

When: Sunday, December 3rd 10am-3pm

If you’re on the lookup for where to get some great Christmas gift, look no further. This Sunday, Mount Vernon marketplace will be hosting a Holistic Holiday Pop-Up Market for all your holiday needs. With both guest vendors and permanent vendors, there will be plenty to  shop from. Vendors like Pure Chocolate by Jinji and Wild Yam Pottery will be at this event,  promoting fun, healthy, local gifts for this holiday season. While you’re here, grab some lunch too at one of the many permanent restaurants located in the Marketplace, like Mina’s Crepes, Pinch Dumplings, or The Local Oyster. With food, friends, shopping and fun, Mount Vernon Marketplace is definitely creating a holistic experience with this Holiday Market!

 



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Explore Baltimore: Sip & Bite

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

untitledWhat: Sip & Bite Diner

Where: 2200 Boston St.

When: 7:30-5am Everyday

Need some good food at 3am? Then head over to Sip & Bite for some great food to end your night. Open almost 24 hours, this diner offers up every food you could ever want whenever you want. Featured as a Best of Baltimore and on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, don’t just take my word on how great Sip & Bite is, take Guy Fieri’s word as well.

Opened in 1948, Sip & Bite has a history of serving up great meals to the people of Baltimore. Known for their famous crab cakes, make sure you pick up some to try either alone, in a sandwich, with shrimp, or even as a breakfast. Seafood not your thing? Then try some of Sip & Bites authentic Greek food, fan-favorites like Greek meatloaf, or get some of their classic diner cuisine. No matter what you get or at what time you get it, Sip & Bite will be sure exceed expectations!



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Explore Baltimore: The Nutcracker at The Baltimore School for the Arts

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

nutcracker-mtfeature_0What:The Nutcracker

When:December 9th-10th, and 16th-17th

Where: Baltimore School for the Arts (712 Cathedral St.)

Thanksgiving is over and it’s officially the last day before December, so it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit. Kick-off your holiday plans with a winter classic, the Nutcracker. Students from the Baltimore School for the Arts and TWIGS will preform together December 9th-10th and the 16th-17th this holiday season. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the upcoming holidays with this quintessential winter ballet.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, only $15 for students and seniors.

 



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