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Wacky Wednesdays: Christmas Village in Baltimore

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Christmas VillageWhat: Christmas Village in Baltimore

Where: 501 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21230

When: Daily (See hours on website)

Become a part of a new Baltimore tradition, the Christmas Village! The village brings people together for a fantastic celebration of a German style Christmas right here in Charm City! Enjoy a the market of unique vendors, exciting events, and incredible decorations including thousands of twinkling Christmas lights, two Christmas Trees, and tons of traditional German decor! The combination outdoor and indoor Holiday Market includes 60 booths, great shopping (still need a last minute Christmas gift?), and tons of Christmas spirit! Find out more here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: Miracle on 34th Street

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

2a19f8_9858341e13634556b87a97e79a6b27f1.jpg_srz_282_162_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzWhat: Miracle on 34th Street

Where: 720 West 34th Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21211

When: November 29th, 2014- January 1st, 2015

Someone once said that you can see the lights on 34th street from outer space! OK, I don’t think anyone really ever said that, but based on the mass display of beautiful twinkling lights, it wouldn’t surprise me! The Miracle on 34th street is a must see during the holiday season. Homes are covered in colorful, festive decorations and beautiful lights that will leave you full of holiday cheer! Tis the season to check out this phenomenal street, full of Christmas spirit! Learn more here!

 



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Museum Mondays: The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

CL3680What: The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: Sunday, December 7th, 2014// 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

You’ve probably been told The Christmas Story in all sorts of forms, children’s books, pageants, and hilarious movies (thanks, Ralphie), but I bet you’ve never heard it in art form! At the Walter Art Museum, you can go on a tour through galleries of religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. Renaissance and Baroque paintings tell the story in a beautiful way like you’ve never seen before. Check out more here



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Sports Saturdays: Rivalry Double-Header in Reitz Arena

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 by Justin Thomas

NCAA Womens Basketball: Loyola at Georgetown NCAA Basketball: St. Joseph's at Loyola MarylandWHAT: Loyola Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary’s

WHEN: 3:30pm (Women), 7:00pm (Men)

WHERE: Reitz Arena

Are you ready for double-header basketball action in Reitz Arena this Saturday?!

Hoping to rebound from a difficult 5-game road trip, the women’s team looks to make a stand and defend home court against Mount St. Mary’s in the afternoon.

Then, following that game, the men, coming off of a thrilling buzzer-beater win against Columbia, also look to take it to The Mount in the two teams 170th meeting all-time.

The rivalry between the Hounds and The Mount is actually the most-played college rivalry in the state of Maryland, edging out the Johns Hopkins and McDaniel rivalry, which has seen 157 contests.

Come on out to Reitz Arena this Saturday and support the Hounds this rivalry double-header weekend against The Mount.



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Food Fridays: Coffee and a Cause

Friday, December 5th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

gingerbread+latter What:  Coffee & A Cause

Where: 31 S. Arlington Ave., Baltimore, MD 21223

When: Saturday, December 6th, 2014// 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Nothing says “holidays” like coffee, brunch and giving. Coffee & A Cause is all that and more! Enjoy waffles, artisan breads and cheese, mimosas, and coffee by Zeke’s while listening to live music by Grammy nominated artist, Karter Jaymes. Meanwhile, bid on artwork from local artists, sports memorabilia, and more in the silent auction! All proceeds will go to CUPs Coffeehouse & Kitchen, a non profit organization devoted to employing struggling youth in Baltimore. Don’t miss the chance to give you your community while enjoying a delicious brunch! Learn more on the website!



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Theater Thursdays: Newsies

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Newsies What: Newsies

Where: Hippodrome Theatre

When: December 2nd-7th, 2014

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Don’t miss your chance to see Newsies at the Hippodrome Theatre! This 5-star show is based on Disney’s 1922 film about New York City newsboy’s strike of 1899. Filled with Broadway classics, lavish choreography, and a wonderful storyline, Newsies will surely entertain you. The show has won 2 Tony Awards, and Vogue called it, “Electrifying”. Why you wouldn’t get a ticket to Newies is news to me! Only a few more shows left; get your ticket here!



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Wacky Wednesdays: A Monumental Occasion

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Screen shot 2014-12-02 at 1.20.31 PM What: 43rd annual Monument Lighting

Where: Mount Vernon Place

When: December 4th// 5:30 PM

Get into the holiday spirit at the 43rd annual Monument Lighting! The lighting of the Washington Monument will fill you with joy as a spectacular fireworks show lights the sky and a choreographed laser finale dances around the monument. Starting at 5:30, there will be pre-ceremony events such as performances by local choirs and refreshments, and the official ceremony will begin at 7:00. You won’t want to miss this monumental occasion! Find more details here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: The Baltimore Zoo

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

Chimp1 What: The Baltimore Zoo

Where: 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217

When: Daily 10 AM- 4 PM

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! There’s more where that came from at the Baltimore Zoo! You can see tons of different exhibits, including elephants, chimps, reptiles, and more! There are also fun opportunities such as feeding giraffes and penguins. The zoo’s goal is to care for and preserve the amazing animals that exist around the world, especially those whose populations are declining by the masses such our largest land mammals, the elephant. A day at the zoo is a day well spent! Find out more here!



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Museums Mondays: Baltimore Clayworks

Monday, November 24th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

winterfest2 What: Baltimore Clayworks

Where: 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

When: Monday-Friday// 10 AM- 5 PM Sunday// 12- 5PM

Have you ever looked at a piece of artwork and thought to yourself, “How in the world did he do that?” Baltimore Clayworks will have you asking that very question. With exhibits full of ceramic vases, teapots, cups, bowls, and much more, the nonprofit ceramic art center aims to develop and sustain a community that provides programs for those interested in educating, collaborating, and celebrating artwork. If you want to try your hand at this beautiful skill, you can take a class at the ceramic center! You will not be disappointed by this beautiful gallery! Get a sneak-peek of what’s in store for you at Baltimore Clayworks here!



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Sports Saturdays: Snow Moves Bills-Jets To Detroit

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 by Justin Thomas

sports saturdays Let it snow, let it snow, oh wait no! Make it stop! That’s what the people of Buffalo are singing right now after having upwards of 8 feet of snow dumped on them in recent days.

With not enough resources to have Ralph Wilson Stadium ready for go-time on Sunday at 1:00pm, the NFL has decided to move the AFC East game against the Jets away from Buffalo.

Players have even resorted to trekking to the stadium on foot for practice this week. Bills wide receiver Chris Hogan tweeted out Friday morning, “Still snowed in! Walking to the stadium.”

The game between the Jets and the Bills will be played at Ford Field in Detroit, where weather can not possibly be a factor, seeing as it is a totally enclosed stadium.

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