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Explore Baltimore: The Food Market

Friday, April 21st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: The Food Market

Where: 1017 W 36th St.

When: Sun-Thurs, 5pm-11pm Fri & Sat, 5pm-12am

The Food Market loves to cook up some comfort food, but make it gourmet. Described as a place for foodies to feel their exotic side, this restaurant and its award-winning chef, Chad Gauss, combine regular ingredients with irregular and “unparalleled” techniques. Gauss, who has been sharing his love for cooking since the age of 14, adds a twist on classic foods. In the mood for something like pizza or chicken finger? Well try them twist with menu options like crispy lobster fingers or a duck confit flatbread.  But if you’re not feeling that adventurous, The Food Market still has the basics like the boring caesar salad or a warm lobster roll. Regardless, this amazing food as well as the industrial-modern vibe create a full, enjoyable dining experience for everyone.



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Explore Baltimore: Bmore Into Comics

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Bmore Into Comics Issue 13

Where: The Windup Space, 12 W North Ave.

When: Saturday April 15th, 1pm-6pm

Do you find comics interesting, but don’t know where to start? Do you love comics more than your life? No matter which end of the spectrum you fall on, Bmore Into Comics Issue 13 will be a great time for you. Hosted by Bmore Into Comics as part of a series of one day comic shows, this event will have all your comic needs featuring all your local comic creators. Meet the local comic masters, like Kata Kane and Rafer Roberts (who made this cool poster) to learn about their comics, their writing process, and then buy some for yourself. These great artists will be having several panels throughout the day about things like fashion in comics or color in comics. And later, don’t miss when things get spicy as the panelists compete to eat some of the world’s hottest wings while answering questions! If you don’t want this kind of spice in your life, then come out anyway for the laid back setting with a comics library. Sample some comics, make yourself comfortable, and stay to read as long as you want. No matter whether you’re there to get a taste of the comic book lifestyle or to hear your favorite local creators’ advice, Bmore Into Comics Issue 13 will be the coolest comic experience ever.



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Explore Baltimore: Sherwood Gardens

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes

What: Sherwood Gardens

Where: 4100 Saint Paul StBaltimore, MD 21218

When: A beautiful Spring day

Spring is upon us! You know what that means? The flowers are in bloom! There’s nothing better than a beautiful sunny day with a cool Charm City breeze. Next time you’re out and about on one of these beautiful days, take a walk over to Sherwood Gardens. Located on St. Paul’s Street, Sherwood Gardens is a great place to have a picnic, to read, or to take a stroll and enjoy the colorful abundance of tulips. This spot brings a whole new meaning to the saying, “Wake up and smell the flowers.”



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Explore Baltimore: Psycho at The Senator

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Psycho at The Senator

Where: The Senator, 5904 York Rd

When: Wed. April 19th, 7pm; Sun. April 23th, 10am; Mon. 24th, 1pm; Tues. April 25th, 1pm

As part of their Spring Revival Series, The Senator is showing the classic horror movie, Psycho. This Hitchcock thriller, known for its iconic scene that takes place in the shower, is a must-see, especially in a cool theater like The Senator. Follow the secretary, Marion Crane, as she stops at a remote motel after spending time on the run. Here she meets Norman Bates, the high strung motel owner who loves taxidermy and has some difficult love for his mother. This black and white film already has an old time feel, and in the old fashioned Senator, you’ll feel like you’re watching it in the theaters back in 1960. Don’t miss this chance to appreciate this classic the classic way and be scared!



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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes

What: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

Where: Camden Yards

When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Root, root, root for the home team! (Apologies to my fellow Long Islanders.) On Friday April 7, the Yankees are coming to Charm City! As always, there will surely be some competitive fans showing up to Camden Yards to support each team, and everyone knows that a heated match is the best kind. Plus, since it’s a Friday game, students can purchase tickets for just $7.00! oin the rowdy crowd for a great game, and grab yourself an O! so delicious hot dog smothered in crab dip. Nothing says baseball like a ballpark frank, so grab yourself an O! so delicious hot dog smothered in crab dip, and join the rowdy crowd at ballgame! To buy tickets, click here!



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Explore Baltimore: Slow Art Day

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Slow Art Day

Where: The Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St

When: April 8th, 10am-5pm

Art is a powerful thing, but it’s even more powerful when over 200 museums across the globe come together to let you see art differently. What’s even more powerful? IT’S FREE. From Shanghai to Paris to right here in Baltimore, museums are participating in Slow Art Day to let anyone look at art as long as they want. Stop by the Walters’ Dutch Galleries to look at art for as long as you would like, whether it be 10 minutes or 30 minutes. This collection includes beautiful paintings of the countryside, Abraham Bloemaert’s Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, and Chinese porcelain. As you examine each of these pieces closely you will most definitely discover something new, maybe about the art or maybe about yourself. Afterwards, share what you share in a moderated discussion at 2pm to reflect on the art with other who loved the exhibit just as much as you. Slow Art Day will show you not only alot about art, but also a lot about the community around it.



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Explore Baltimore: Handlebar Cafe

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Handlebar Cafe and Bike Shop

Where: 511 S Caroline St

When: Mon. 7am-2pm, Tues.-Sun. 7am-10pm

Does shopping make you hungry? Well if so, then Handlebar Cafe is the place for you! Shop around for a new bike and then grab a bite to eat at this cozy cafe that has a passion for both bikes and food. Run by Baltimore native and X-Games Champion, Marla Streb, the bike shop offers only the best bikes around which Marla picks herself and helps you to pick out. While she handles all the bikes sales and repairs, Chef Chris Marquis handles the amazing food. With everything from specialty coffee drinks to breakfast burritos to specialty pizzas, Handlebar Cafe serves up only the best of a little bit of everything. As if shopping and eating wasn’t enough, the wooden furnishings of this chic-industrial space will make you just want to hang out all day with its great vibes. So whether you need a bike or not, stop by Handlebar Cafe and get your hand on some delicious food!



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Theatre Thursdays: Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes

What: Beauty and the Beast

Where: The Senator Theatre (5904 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212)

When: See showtimes on The Senator’s wesbsite

A “tale as old as time” comes to life alongside Lumière the candlestick and Cogsworth the clock in the 2017 adaptation of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Now playing at The Senator in Baltimore, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young woman offers herself as a prisoner to a terrifying beast to free her father. Little does she know, the heinous captor is actually a prince under a magical spell. Dancing teapots, a beautiful and classical soundtrack, and a magical story are brought together in the version of the fairytale that most of us are familiar with, but there are whole new elements in the 2017 version that make a cultural statement, not to mention the phenomenal cast. To see showtimes and step into the magical world, click here!



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Explore Baltimore: MD Chicken Wing Festival

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: 2017 Maryland Chicken Wing Festival

Where: Anna Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway

When: Saturday, April 1st, 11am-7pm

Although it’s not actually in Baltimore, the 2017 Maryland Chicken Wing Festival is worth crossing the road. Located on the Anna Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, this festival offers the best wings from all over Maryland spread out over tons of land. All wings are $1 so go around and taste as many as you can until your full. After you’re stuffed, stop by to watch the best wing competition and then check out some of the live bands, all local to Maryland. Then once your mouth is watering again, join the wing eating competition and later make your own special wing sauce. By the end of the day, your hands will be sticky with the sauce of a thousand wings and your heart will be full of Maryland pride.

You can get your ticket here or at the door on Saturday. Tickets include admission into the event and all the activities, as well as free parking. Oh! And don’t forget to bring the kids along for fun activities like the chicken dance, face painting, and blow up rides!



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Explore Baltimore: Wockenfuss Candies Tour

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Wockenfuss Candies Factory Tour

Where:  6831 Hartford Rd

When: Saturday, March 25th, 9am-4pm

Wockenfuss Candies is having their 5th Annual Factory tour this Saturday! If you can’t get enough of chocolate, then take your obsession one step further and learn about the behind the scenes of everyone’s fave. As one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore, (celebrating their 102 years anniversary this year) Wockenfuss Candies knows how to do chocolate and candy, so you’ll get the experts advice on you tour. On top of the insider info, on the tour Wockenfuss will be giving out free sample and raffling off candy. A tour and free food? What more could you ask for! Tours will be running continuously throughout the day, so grab your friends or the fam and head over.



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