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Tourism Tuesday: Druid Hill Park

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

DruidHillPark What: Druid Hill Park

Where: 900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore

When: Whenever!

Before it gets too chilly out enjoy a nice visit to Druid Hill Park. Druid Hill Park is a large municipal park that has idyllic scenes for you, and your family and friends to enjoy. The scenery features perfect water scenes and pretty and full trees.
The park dates back to 1652 when the Susquehannock Indians gave the land to Lord Baltimore. In the late 1800;s the park was officially turned into a city park.
Within the park exists the Howard Peters Rawlins Conservatory, the country’s second-oldest victorain glass conservatory and the Maryland zoo. There is also a wide variety of available activities, such as playgrounds, basketball courts, a pool, picnic spots, the Jones Fall Trial and the Lakeside Loop Trail which circles the resovior—guaranteed for a pleasant view.
So grab who ever you want and head to Druid Hill park for a lovely day with plenty to do!



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Museum Monday: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley

Geppis
What: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Where: 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore

When: Tues.-Sun. 10am-6pm

Although we love classic museums and gaining a wealth of art history knowledge, how about trying out something different? Take a trip to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, located right beside Camden Yards. Walk through decades of a different kind of history, pop culture! Revisit your favorite shows or explore some new shows/comics to get hooked on! The museum showcases about 6000 pop culture items that will be sure to give a blast from the past. Look at classic toys anywhere from your favorite superheroes like Superman to your cherished doll, Barbie!
It is open Tuesday thru Sunday 10am – 6pm, ensuring you plenty of time to stop by! For more information about tickets and any other questions click here!



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Food Friday: Yama Sushi

Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Yama
What: Yama Sushi

Where: 1030 W 41st St, Baltimore

When: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1030pm; Sun 12-930pm

In the mood for sushi? Me too. That is why I will be heading to my go to sushi spot, Yama Sushi. Located in Hampden it is open 7 days week, meaning your sushi cravings will never go unsatisfied. I choose Yama Sushi because of its affordable pricing and delicious (very delicious) sushi. They offer rolls such as your casual California Roll to speciality rolls like the Yama Roll, consisting of lobster, avocado and eel. Or, try the Spider Man 3 roll, soft shell crab, lettuce and a crab stick…sounds ah-mazing! Maybe you’re not the biggest fan of sushi, thats cool–no worries–Yama’s got you. They offer dishes like Yama Salad, Miso soup, Chicken Teriyaki, Steak Teriyaki, Shrimp Tempora and so much more. Yama has you covered!

So this weekend if you’re in need of japanese cuisine then head to Yama! Go here for their full menu and more information!



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Theater Thursday: The Sheepdogs

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Sheepdogs2
What: The Sheepdogs Concert

Where: Baltimore Sound Stage

When: Friday, October 30

This Friday head to the Baltimore Soundstage to see The Sheepdogs put on a fire show! They will be showcasing their new album, “Future Nostalgia”, along with some older favorites! The Sheepdogs hail from Saskatoon (Canada), and our currently on tour in the US of A. They play very cool classic rock and awesome acoustic tunes. They have amazing stage presence and can guarantee an amazing show!

The Baltimore Soundstage is located in the famous Inner Harbor of charm city. They constantly host a wide variety of famous artists! For a classic concert vibe, come prepared to stand and listen to some awesome music!

Tickets will be $15 in advance and $18 the door! Click here for more information!



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Wacky Wednesday: Graffiti Alley

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Graffiti
What: Graffiti Alley

Where: Howard Street and W 19, Baltimore MD

When: Whenever (better in day time)

One of the first places I visited when coming to Baltimore was Graffiti Alley. A quirky professor took my class and me on a day long trip around Baltimore, and luckily, Graffiti Alley was one of the destinations. Located near MICA, this small alley offers some very eclectic and colorful Graffiti. It is all artfully done with precision and thought; it is haven for many artists and photographers. While I was visiting a small group was in the process of a photo-shoot– using the alley as their backdrop. Although it didn’t always maintain the best reputation, it is now an artist’s retreat for bright creativity and street art.

Stop by Graffiti Alley and be sure to take a bunch of pictures for the gram! It is completely free and open to all who simply just want to appreciate some very cool art!



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Tourism Tuesday: Water Taxi

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 by Allison Langley

WaterTaxi
What: Baltimore Water Taxi

Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor

When: Mon-Sun 11am-6pm (Nov 1- March 31 *Weather permitting)

Skip all that annoying street traffic and take to the water! Thats right, the most in fashion way of travel is the Baltimore Water Taxi. Travel to all your favorite (or going to be favorite) spots in Charm City. The taxi takes you to the Aquarium, Harbor Place, Science Center, Rusty Scrupper, Pier Five, Harbor East, Maritime Park, Locust Point, Fell’s Point, Captain James, and Canton Park. I think it is safe to say that your options are certainly not limited! The Baltimore Water Taxi has been running for over 35 years, it is a great way to experience Baltimore’s harbor culture and to travel to some great destinations.

Click here to check out ticket prices and passes for this awesome ride! This water taxi season the taxis run on a weather permitted basis so make sure to check that out before heading out!



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Museum Monday: Spooky Science

Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Allison Langley

SpookyScience
What: Spooky Science

Where: Maryland Science Center

When: October 31, 12pm-4pm

In the spirit of halloween the Maryland Science Center will be hosting a Spooky Science session! OooOoo! They will be offering a variety activities from 12pm-4pm on halloween. Make some ghostly crafts, and witness some spine-chilling chemistry experiments! Get prepared for the evening by carving pumpkins and decorating trick-or-treat bags. This is a great way to combine some neat science lessons with some added halloween fun.

This activity is free with paid admission to the museum! Do not forget to wear your most spooky costume on this halloween afternoon!



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Who is the Best of the Best?

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

 Sports SaturdayFor the first time since 1970, 5 NFL teams will be undefeated entering week 7. The Bengals, Broncos, Packers, Panthers, and Patriots are the lone remaining teams without a loss and all 5 of them have a legitimate chance of raising the Lombardi Trophy come February.

We know what Andy Dalton and company can do during the regular season, but the real question for the Bengals is, can they get the job done during the post-season? Dalton has made the playoffs in each of his first 4 years in the league however, he is 0-4 in the post-season. This is a different Bengals team. They are incredibly balanced on offense with a thunder and lightning rushing attack with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, as well as a prolific passing attack featuring A.J Green. With the exception of the Ravens game, Green has been relatively quiet so far this season. It is the emergence of guys like Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones that have really added another dimension to this offense. Eifert specifically has been extremely effective in the red zone hauling in 6 touchdowns leading all tight ends. This Bengals team certainly has the weapons to keep up with the elite teams in the AFC. (more…)



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Food Friday: Artifact Coffee

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

Artifact 2 What: Artifact Coffee

Where: 1500 Union Avenue, Baltimore

When: Monday-Tuesday 7am-5pm, Wednesday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-7pm

The other day I woke up early and headed on over to Artifact Coffee before class. I am in love. In love with the atmosphere the food and the deliciously soothing tea that helped cure a sore throat! I sat down at a rustic table while the waiter brought me a carafe of water and placed down my lemon-green tea infuser with a cute blue tea cup and plate. I then scarfed down a breakfast sandwich, amazing, it was crunchy yet soft yet cheesy, ugh, everything you want in a sausage breakfast sandwich.

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Theater Thursday: The Sound of Music

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Allison Langley

Soundofmusic What: The Sound of Music

When: December 8th- 10th

Where: Hippodrome Theatre

Baltimore is truly alive with the sound of music! Come December 8th through the 10th you will be able to experience the amazing show that is The Sound of Music! It is a heart-warming tale about a nun turned nanny finding true love. Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein and directed by Jack O’Brien, it is a truly amazing and captivating musical. You may know a couple of the songs such as “My Favourite Things” and “Do-Re-Mi”. The Sound of Music will be an amazing show with tunes you can quietly hum or sing along to under your breath!

As you have some time make sure to get your tickets in advance! Do not miss out on this fabulous show!

Click here for more information on tickets!



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