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Tourism Tuesday: Inner Harbor

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Allison Langley

HarborWhat: The Inner Harbor

Where: The Inner Harbor

When: Whenever you want to go.

I think this might be the most vague Tourism Tuesday, but yes, the Inner Harbor in the spring is something that every tourist and Baltimorean should visit/experience. We have all been spoiled with this amazing weather the past couple of days so how can one not think of a harbor with sail boats, blue crab, water taxis and the taste of a cool drink down by the water.

The Inner Harbor is the place to go because not only do they offer excellent dining choices they also have a wealth of fun activities. Try out the water taxi with the family to see all of Baltimore’s sites, or hit up Ripley’s Believe It or Not, or just go for a nice walk around the harbor.



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Museum Monday: Thomas the Train

Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Allison Langley

Train What: Day Out With Thomas

Where: B&O Railroad Museum

When: April 29-May 1

How about some good old fashioned family fun? I think…yes. Double yes because it is with Thomas. I hope that when you were younger you shared the same obsession with Thomas the Train as I did and this event excites you as much as it excites me.

Bring your little ones from ages 2 and up to go for a fun train ride out in the sun. Along with the train ride there are several other activities to head towards. How about a picture with Sir Topham Hatt, or a magic acts, or even a moon bounce! There will also be carnival games and plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the day.

Click here for ticket information and full event details!



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Food Friday: Kooper’s Tavern

Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Allison Langley

1390405603 What: Kooper’s Tavern Brunch

Where: Historic Fells Point

When: Hours

Come on down to fells this weekend…weather is to suppose to balm(y)… and head to Kooper’s Tavern for a great brunch option or lunch if you’re not and never-will-be-a-brunch-person.
I had the pleasure of brunching at Kooper’s this past weekend; I jump started my early afternoon with an excellent table look out onto Thames and the water in Historic Fells Point. And then dove into the Cream of Crab… perfect brunch starter right? But, the Cream of Crab was so delicious I would’ve ate a vat of it.
Kooper’s does have a mean brunch, I got the French toast with whip cream and cinnamon and it was simply perfect. Or bite into a Fish Sandwich for lunch; blackened Atlantic Cod, avocado (amazing), fried onion straws, and cilantro lime aioli make this the perfect sandwich.
Stop on by to Kooper’s this weekend!



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President’s Cup

Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Free baseball at Camden YSports Saturdayards? You heard that right! Come down to Oriole Park on Saturday April 16th at 1 pm to watch the 6th annual President’s Cup.

The President’s Cup is run by City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young and it features some of the best high school baseball talent in Baltimore.

If you cannot make it to the game, you can listen to it on wloy.org or 1620 AM. Brendan Pierce and Bobby Trosset have the call

 



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Theater Thursday: Beauty and The Beast

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Allison Langley

BeautyBeast What: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast

Where: Hippodrome Theater

When: May 10-15

It’s a tale as old as time… True as it can be… Beauty and The Beast…

You all know you know this song. Do not hide it. You love it.
Luckily for you The Beauty and The Beast musical is coming to Baltimore May 10-15 in the Hippodrome Theater!

Humm along as the french princess, Belle and the beastly prince, Beast find true love in an unexpected romance and as the Beast turns into a loving… (no spoilers here) The musical will feature all of the tracks from the classic Disney cartoon we all love and know. Smile along as Belle sings of her favorite books, or as teapot hosts the best dinner party you have ever seen!

Ever as the same… The Beauty and the Beast! You will not want to miss out on this classic! Click here for all of the information on the show and ticket sales!



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Wacky Wednesday: Kinetic Sculpture Race

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Allison Langley

18th Annual Kinetic Sculpture What: Kinetic Sculpture Race

Where: American Visionary Art Museum

When: May 7 2016 @ 10am

As if the American Visionary Art Museum wasn’t wacky enough for us, they have a kinetic sculpture race too! These are amazing works of art made for us to drive everywhere… well to the finish line to win of course.

All forms of locomotion are accepted, enter in a simple go cart or go crazy and let your creative juices flow. There are several fun places for you to finish in, it could be the Grand Mediocre East Coast (finish exactly in the middle), or it could be the Next to Last Reward– a lot of fun places for you and your friends to compete for, I personally am shooting for the Next to Last.

So be there at 10am for the kick off race! Click here for any other information and the route!



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Tourism Tuesday: Baltimore 10-Miler

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Allison Langley

baltimore10miler What: Baltimore 10-Miler Race

When: June 4

Where: Druid Lake to Lake Montebello

No need to panic! You still have 56 days until the big day! The big day being the Baltimore 10-Miler…duh…

This is an excellent course, you may just want to go run it for fun after this… There are some lovely scenic routes as you loop around Druid Lake and Lake Montebello. After you beat that 10 mile mark you will be greeted with juicy, thirst quenching watermelons and cold towel, and special beverages for people of age. The super cool thing about the Baltimore 10-Miler race is that there are several way that you can give to some excellent charities through running. Places such as Athletes Serving Athletes, Back On My Feet, Team Diabetes, and Signal 13.

Volunteers are needed to make this all possible so if watching people run is more your speed then sign up!

So buy yourself some sweet Mizunos, put that running belt in place and jump into training to have an excellent race day! Go here to figure out where you need to do to get behind the start line!



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Museum Monday: Thursday Nights at the Walters

Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley

thursnightwalt What: Thursday Nights at the Walters

Where: Walters Art Museum

When: Thursday Nights 5-9pm

Thursday night just got a lot better and that is because of the Walters Art Museum. The Walters Art Museum is offering you a chance to wander the museum, FREE admission into those special exhibitions you really wanted to see, complete access to the gift store and California wines to add to the experience– all on Thursday evenings. Amazing, what a lovely way to spend your Thursdays with your family and friends, right?
So enjoy some sophistication on your Thursday evening and come to the Walters Art Museum to get your cultural fix.
Click here for any other information and for the exhibitions currently displayed in Walters Art Museum!



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Baltimore Orioles Season Preview

Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

The Baltimore Orioles are off to a terrific start to begin the 2016 season. They squared off against the Minnesota Twins in the first series of the year this week and they certainly took care of business. The O’s defeated them in all three games, holding them to two runs in each game. This was just the start that manager Buck Showalter wanted from his club as they look to get back on top as AL East champions.

The Baltimore Orioles had a relatively quiet offseason as they were unable to sign a big ace for their rotation. However, they did resign a bunch of their own guys who played pivotal roles for the team last season. Most notably, they resigned first basemen Chris Davis to a 7 year $161 million deal this offseason tying the slugger with Baltimore through the 2022 season. Another important bat making his return to Bird Land is catcher Matt Wieters, who accepted the 1 year $15.8 million qualifying offer. Wieters is a three time all-star, but he is coming off two injury riddled seasons. He is in a contract year so look for the former first round pick to bounce back in a big way this season. The last major contributor the O’s brought back was reliever Darren O’Day. O’Day was viewed as one of the top relievers in this years free agency class, but he opted to come back to Baltimore because he likes pitching under coach Buck Showalter and is familiar with the Orioles system.   (more…)



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Food Friday: Trifecta Food Truck Festival

Friday, April 8th, 2016 by Allison Langley

trifood What: Food Trucks!

Where: Timonium, MD (Maryland State Fair Grounds)

When: July 30th

Food Trucks and festivals, my two favorite things. These two will be coming together at the Maryland State Fair Grounds on July 30th for the Trifecta Food Truck Festival!There will be awesome food, awesome music and awesome drinks for everyone. Bands such as The Brothers Band, an Allman Brother’s cover band and Jah Works will be performing!
There is going to be some delicious food featured at this event, enjoy some hardy foods or, like me, head toward the sweeter things in life. The Smoking Swine food truck will be there! It was recently featured on the popular “Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives”!

Make sure that you add this to your summer do list in these upcoming months! Who doesn’t love great food and great music all in the same place?!

Click here for tickets and more info! Children under 12 have free admission!

 



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