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Explore Baltimore: Vegan Weekend

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Baltimore Vegan Weekend

When: February 17th (7am)-19th (9pm)

Where: All over Baltimore!

Make this weekend all about food, fun and Veganism! With events all weekend all over the city, vegans and food lovers alike will want to get a piece of this event. Kick the weekend off with Friday’s Vegan Food Crawl in which restaurants throughout Baltimore are participating. Head to Hampden to grab some vegan pizza at Paulie Gee’s and then over to Rocket to Venus for some specialty vegan sandwiches. Or go to Fells Point for some vegan ice cream at Pitango Gelato and vegan Asian fusion at Ekiben. You can check out all the participating restaurants here.

Make sure not to fill up too much though, because Saturday is the Second Annual Vegan Mac and Cheese Smackdown. Hosted from 3pm-7pm at Baltimore City Community College, there will be over 30 different versions of this classic dish for your vegan taste buds to try and then vote on.

To close off the weekend, enjoy a Baltimore Vegan Brunch at any of these participating restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for sausage, scrambled eggs, waffles, or crepes one of these fine restaurants will have it for you. Well the vegan version, but equally delicious version. With all this great vegan food, after Baltimore’s Vegan Weekend, you’ll be stuffed, happy, and healthy.

 



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Explore Baltimore: Baby’s on Fire

Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Baby’s on Fire Cafe and Record Store

Where: 1010 Morton St

When: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Are you ready for the most hipster thing you can think of? Well, it’s Baby’s on Fire, a record shop and cafe all in one restored Mt. Vernon carriage house.  Started by the married musicians David Koslowski and Shirlé Hale-Koslowski, the goal of Baby’s on Fire is to offer up a fun, cozy space for any Baltimorean to hang out, enjoy some food and some music. Whenever you pop in, there will most likely be a record on that David picked out himself and tons of records for you to look through and buy for yourself. (more…)



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Explore Baltimore: Frozen Harbor Music Fest

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Frozen Harbor Music Festival

Where: The Inner Harbor (34 Market Place)

When: February 17th and 18th

The annual Frozen Harbor Music Festival is back this year for 2 days and with 140 acts! Including 9 stages like Rams Head Live!, Baltimore Soundstage,  and Angel’s Rock Bar, this local music fest is worth the frostbite of February. Awesome local artists like Onyx and Pasadena will be performing, as well as WLOY favorites like Skribe and Breakforth. Friday and Saturday both have some amazing acts planned, so get your ticket to both days, or buy a ticket for the warmer day here. No matter what your music taste is, there will definitely some bands out of the 140 for you, so hurry up and get your tickets, and maybe a new scarf to keep you warm.



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Explore Baltimore: Brown Rice Korean Grill

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Brown Rice Korean Grill

Where: 2404 N Charles St

When: Monday-Saturday, 11am-9pm

What do fast food and fresh, healthy food have in common? Nothing, you think? That’s what I would think too if I didn’t know about Brown Rice Korean Grill. Focusing on fresh and tasty, Brown Rice serves several traditional Korean dishes like dumplings, Kimchi stew, and scallion pancakes.

Despite this already delicious menu, this restaurant’s most popular dish is Bibimap. Like a Chipotle for Korean food, Brown Rice has tons of fresh ingredients out for you to pick what you want in order to customize your Bibimap bowl. With meats from tofu to squid to pork, all the veggies you can dream of, and tons of classic sauces like mango sauce, soy sauce, and Deonjang that Bibimap bowl combos are endless!



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Explore Baltimore: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Catherdral St

When: Thursday, February 16th, 8pm

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day a little late this year with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they present Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. This romantic symphony has all the drama and score that a classical music lover could ask for on this romantic holiday. Marin Alsop pairs Samuel Barber’s Romantic First Symphony with Copland’s evocation of the 16th President to create a masterful concerto. But the drama and the romance doesn’t end there! This concerto will also include Czech composer, Antonin Dvořák’s, tribute to a dying love in his amazing cello concerto. All of this beautiful music comes together in a stunning conclusion that will move you and make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.



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Explore Baltimore: Ain’t I A Woman Exhibit

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Ain’t I A Woman Exhibit

Where: Platform Gallery, 116 W Mulberry

When: February 4th-25th, 11-5pm on Saturday & Sunday

The Platform Gallery is proud to present AIN’T I A WOMAN, a multi-disciplinary exhibit by SHAN, a talented Baltimore artist and activist. SHAN is an award-winning photographer and journalist, as well as a freedom fighter in Baltimore whose work focuses on the experience of black life. This exhibition focuses on black women and getting rid of the stereotypes in our culture that surround black women. Through her photography, installations, and open discussion, SHAN ‘s art praises all black women by showcasing their everyday life and the beauty in a woman loving her family, working, and expressing her individuality. On February 4th there will be an opening reception for the exhibition from 7-10pm, so that you can get a first look at this moving and relevant work of art.



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Explore Baltimore: Diablo Doughnuts

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Diablo Doughnuts

Where: 717 S. Broadway

When: Wednesday-Friday 7am-1pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-3pm

Michael Roslan, a born and raised Baltimorean started making doughnuts as a pass-time, but then realized his talent and created Diablo Doughnuts, the best doughnut shop in Baltimore. Roslan’s freshly baked doughnuts made with local ingredients will tempt you into buying a dozen the second you lay eyes on them. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw the picture in this article and ran over to 717 S. Broadway right now!

Diablo Doughnuts offers some amazing traditional doughnuts with Roslan’s own twist and original flavors. Want something sugary? Try the Unicorn Farts doughnut. Something savory? Try the Maple Bacon doughnut. Something sweet? Try the Cherry Cheesecake. Feeling adventurous? How about Sin Crunch then. With all these great options, I am getting hungry just writing about Diablo Doughnuts!



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Explore Baltimore: Drunk in Love Dance Party

Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Bey vs Ye vs Jay Valentine’s Dance Party

Where: The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St

When: Friday, February 10th 9pm-2am

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with the romantic sounds of Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Kanye. Okay, so maybe “Heartless” and “Lemonade” don’t exactly scream Valentine’s Day, but DJ Mills’ mix of these three hot artists will have you feeling some type of way. Playing the classics like Drunk in Love and Izzo, you’ll be dancing all night long. But don’t worry, DJ Mills will be throwing in the slow jams too for you and your significant other. So stop by The Ottobar so you and your bae can get in that Bey and Jay V-day spirit.



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Explore Baltimore: Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Lunar New Year Celebration

Where: Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St

When: Sunday, January 29th 11am-4pm

Join the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Walters Art Museum is ringing in the Year of the Rooster with some fun art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances. These authentic performances include ones by Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company, and Stepping Stones. All these groups will perform various dances representing various traditions in various cultures. With all this celebration, the Walters Art Museum’s Lunar New Year will makes sure the Year of the Rooster is a good one!



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Explore Baltimore: Beautiful

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Beautiful- The Carole King Musical

Where: The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St

When: January 24th-29th (Times)

Throughout the week, The Hippodrome will be putting on Beautiful, a musical that follows the life of Carole King and her rise to fame. Known to my generation as the voice of the Gilmore Girls theme and to past generations as the voice for their time, Carole King has left an ever lasting mark on our culture that this musical showcases. Beautiful tells the story of how Carole King fought her way into the record business at a young age, wrote songs with her friends/husband, and started her successful solo career. Along the plot of the story, this musical features many of King’s amazing hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend”. With this inspiring story and great music, Beautiful will have you feeling the Earth move under your seat in the Hippodrome.



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