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Explore Baltimore: Study Break at the BMA

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

bmaWhat: A Study Break at the BMA

Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art

When: Saturday, December 10th 11am-6pm

Need a break this week right before the end of the semester work load kicks in? Then head to the Baltimore Museum of Art which is having a study break on this Sunday. Go relax on the giant bed on the Community Commons installation called Queer Interiors to get out all your stress. Or explore all of the BMA’s art collection to get your mind off of finals. Stay around all day if you want to procrastinate and listen to guided meditation recording to go with your gallery visit. And since the BMA will also have snacks and drinks in the Education Studio, you won’t even have to leave for food!



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Explore Baltimore: Miracle on 34th Street

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

lkdajWhat: Hot Cocoa and Cookies

Where: 700 Block of  34th Street, Hampden

When: Thursday, December 15th, 6pm-9pm

The Miracle on 34th Street light display has been putting Baltimore in the Christmas spirit for years and the home owners on the street continue that tradition this year. Stop by any time between now and December 31st to see the unique and quirky lights all down the street that capture the Baltimore and Christmas spirit.

Come warm your stomach while looking at lights this holiday season with Hot Cocoa and Cookies on December 15th. Kitties and Pitties will be volunteering and handing out hot chocolate and cookies to help celebrate the great festivities. Be sure to stop by and donate to them during the season of giving and get so tasty treats for yourself!



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Explore Baltimore: Holistic Holiday Pop-Up Market

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 by Cara Hullings

_ehhtljgWhat: Holiday Market

Where: Mount Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave

When: Sunday, December 3rd 10am-3pm

If you’re on the lookup for where to get some great Christmas gift, look no further. This Sunday, Mount Vernon marketplace will be hosting a Holistic Holiday Pop-Up Market for all your holiday needs. With both guest vendors and permanent vendors, there will be plenty to  shop from. Vendors like Pure Chocolate by Jinji and Wild Yam Pottery will be at this event,  promoting fun, healthy, local gifts for this holiday season. While you’re here, grab some lunch too at one of the many permanent restaurants located in the Marketplace, like Mina’s Crepes, Pinch Dumplings, or The Local Oyster. With food, friends, shopping and fun, Mount Vernon Marketplace is definitely creating a holistic experience with this Holiday Market!

 



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Explore Baltimore: Sip & Bite

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

untitledWhat: Sip & Bite Diner

Where: 2200 Boston St.

When: 7:30-5am Everyday

Need some good food at 3am? Then head over to Sip & Bite for some great food to end your night. Open almost 24 hours, this diner offers up every food you could ever want whenever you want. Featured as a Best of Baltimore and on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, don’t just take my word on how great Sip & Bite is, take Guy Fieri’s word as well.

Opened in 1948, Sip & Bite has a history of serving up great meals to the people of Baltimore. Known for their famous crab cakes, make sure you pick up some to try either alone, in a sandwich, with shrimp, or even as a breakfast. Seafood not your thing? Then try some of Sip & Bites authentic Greek food, fan-favorites like Greek meatloaf, or get some of their classic diner cuisine. No matter what you get or at what time you get it, Sip & Bite will be sure exceed expectations!



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Explore Baltimore: The Nutcracker at The Baltimore School for the Arts

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

nutcracker-mtfeature_0What:The Nutcracker

When:December 9th-10th, and 16th-17th

Where: Baltimore School for the Arts (712 Cathedral St.)

Thanksgiving is over and it’s officially the last day before December, so it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit. Kick-off your holiday plans with a winter classic, the Nutcracker. Students from the Baltimore School for the Arts and TWIGS will preform together December 9th-10th and the 16th-17th this holiday season. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the upcoming holidays with this quintessential winter ballet.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, only $15 for students and seniors.

 



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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Record Bazaar

Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

15073349_1308904399140413_2890920007700011386_nWhat: Baltimore Record Bazaar

Where: The Windup Space, 12 W North Ave

When: Sunday, December 11th, 12pm-6pm

Love to collect any type of music? Whether it’s CDs, tapes, or vinyls, you will find it at the Baltimore Record Bazaar! Hosted by Mikie Love’s Discount Vinyl Shanty and Turntable Emporium, The Windup Space will have all types of music for everyone out there to pick something up. With more than 20 vendors including Shock Dr. Record Shop, Mystery Sound Recordings, and Normal’s Books & Records, this year’s Holiday Bazaar will most definitely be packed.

Admission to the event is free, but make sure to bring plenty of money to buy tons of records and some food too. If interested in vending, contact Dj.Mikie.Love@gmail.com for details. But no matter whether you come to buy or sell, make sure to stick around until the end for a Holiday Show!  It’s guaranteed to be a day full of music that you won’t want to miss.



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Explore Baltimore: B&O’s Holiday Express

Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

untitledWhat: A holiday and train celebration!

Where: B&O Museum, 901 W Pratt St.

When: December 3rd-31st

Get into the Holiday spirit this season the Polar Express way. Head over to the B&O Museum anytime this December to hop onto the express train to Christmas-town. Every weekend, the B&O Museum will be holding different holiday activities for kids and adults alike. Take a train ride with Santa Saturdays at 11am and 1pm or Sundays at 1pm, visit Mrs. Claus, or check out the special model train layouts. For the kids, there will be a craft corner featuring a new craft every weekend like rocket sleighs or miniature greenhouses. Admission to all these great weekend events are $18 for adults and $12 for children, so bring out all the young and old of the family for some trains and Christmas fun.



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Explore Baltimore: Small Business Saturday Breakfast

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

sbs-2015-1-featured-720x340What: Small Business Saturday Free Breakfast

Where: Hoehn’s Bakery, 400 S Conkling St.

When: Saturday, November 26th, 8am-12pm

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving , which means it’s almost time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Start off your Saturday shopping spree the right way by heading over to Hoehn’s Bakery  for some free pastries and coffee. Hoehn’s is also the center for starting your day, offering a free shopping bag and shopping guide so you can buy out all of Highlandtown’s merchants.

Don’t forget to take part in the Highlandtown Shop Small Challenge while you’re out after breakfast! Visit five different Highlandtown stores in order to be entered into a raffle to win a basket filled with goodies. Get everything you need for Christmas gifts,whether it’s art from Highlandtown Gallery or some vintage steals from Rust-N-Shine. Maybe you’ll even win the raffle for a Christmas gift to yourself!



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Explore Baltimore: The American Visionary Art Museum

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

alejandromecanisme-previewWhat: Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food Exhibit

When: Now-September 3rd, 2017

Where: The American Visionary Art Museum

The American Visionary Art Museum, known for its eccentric and out of this world collections, will be hosting an exhibit for the next ten months centered entirely around food. 34 different artists came together to form one exhibit that is interesting, ingenious, and inspires food-revolution. The aim of the exhibit is to raise awareness to humankind’s intimate relationship with food and the effects it has on our society, planet, and future. Through this exhibit, the artists hope to instill a certain sense awareness as well as “food-creativity” in the people. Art and imagination go a long way in helping to provide a dialogue regarding the future of the planet and how to approach our relationship with food from a more loving, healthful, and clean manner.

By visiting this exhibit not only will you be able to enjoy the very careful and imaginative creations of a huge variety of artists, but you also may have your eyes opened to the food-revolution that this exhibit is hoping to shed some light on.

 

 



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Explore Baltimore: Ma Petite Shoe

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

gfa2gjmh-jpg-largeWhat: Cafe and Crepes

Where: 380 W 36th St

When: Tues-Thurs, Sat 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Need a cool place for coffee or dinner or dessert? Well, Ma Petite Shoe Cafe has it all! Inspired by Paris, Me Petite Shoe adds its own Hampden twist on crepes, making some awesome sweet and savory snacks. They love to blend international flavors into their food, giving customers a fast of the world in a little shop in Hampden. Whether you’re in the mood for some Cinnamon Sugar crepes, Egg and Cheese crepes, or French Vadouvan Curry crepes, there is something for every craving. 

If you’re not too hungry,then try some of the delicious coffee and tea options. Also inspired by international flavors, Ma Petite Shoe offers everything from Bombay Lattes to Café au Lait. My favorite is the Apple Chai Tea, which is sweet with “just the right amount of spice to warm your soul,” as my friendly waiter put it. Whether you try the Apple Chai or not, you’ll definitely be happy with what you get.

 



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