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Theater Thursday: The Everyman Theatre

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 by Amanda Nolan

Want to see a fine theatrical production but don’t want to travel very far? Look no further than the Everyman Theatre, located down the street from Baltimore’s Penn Station. Founded in 1990, the Everyman Theatre is proud of the intimate environment that is presented between the player and the audience.

The current production is Shipwrecked! by Donald Margulies. Entertainment at its best, Shipwrecked! is a tale of adventure on the high-seas featuring sea turtles, wombats, a man-eating octopus and even Queen Victoria! (more…)



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Wacky Wednesday: The Baltimore Tattoo Museum

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Art is known for its expansive array of subjects, materials, and mediums. One art form that pushes the limits of all those aspects is certainly tattoos. At the Baltimore Tattoo Museum, not only can you brush up on your history of electric tattooing but there’s a fully functioning tattoo studio as well.

Tattoos are gotten for all sorts of motives – aesthetic, spiritual, remembrance, etc – and it’s likely someone you know has at least one. Tattoos have been a large part of culture for a long time, but electric tattooing has sprung up just since the late 19th century. In the museum, you’ll get to explore the rapid history along with modern technology and masterpieces. From American to Japanese techniques, black and gray portraits, photo-realism and more, you’re sure to walk out knowing something you didn’t before.

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Tourism Tuesday: Lexington Market

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Looking to get away from the touristy side of Baltimore and into the heart and soul of it? Then Lexington Market is the place to go. With over 140 merchant stands and small eateries, you’re sure to find a variety of food to satisfy any Baltimore appetite.

With the Market nearing its 225th anniversary, you can taste the tradition in the Market, as merchants have passed down their stalls from generation to generation. From meat to fruit, seafood to baked goods, and even candy, you can find many famed foods like crab cakes from Faidley’s Seafood, Polock Johnny’s Hot Dogs, and those shortbread cookies covered in fudge we’ve come to know as Berger Cookies.

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Museum Monday: The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Ever wanted to stand toe to toe with some of the most inspirational figures in history? You’ll find your chance at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Not only will you be visiting the first ever wax museum in Baltimore, but the first wax museum of African American history in the nation.

Established in 1983, the museum focuses on the study and preservation of African American history through some of the most well-known role models, like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. You’ll also run into several lesser-known, but just as inspiring figures like the in the exhibit dedicated to the first three African American astronauts.

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Sports Saturday: The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

Saturday, October 16th, 2010 by Alex Fili

While the playoffs are in full swing, take a breather and brush up on one of baseball’s greats: Babe Ruth. Here in Baltimore, we have the great honor of being home to the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum.

The site consists of the house (and the three houses next door) where he was born in 1895 to serve as a tribute to the great Bambino, filled with many Babe artifacts like his boyhood bat and the official score book from Babe’s first professional game with the 1914 Orioles. (more…)



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Food Friday: Pazo

Friday, October 15th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Can’t make that weekend trip to Sicily work? Don’t be too dismayed. Pazo has all your Mediterranean needs covered. From the Spanish coast to the Italian isles, Pazo will provide you with delectable cuisine and the closest Mediterranean experience you can have without actually leaving the country – or Baltimore. (more…)



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Theater Thursday: Fells Point Corner Theatre

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Alex Fili

There’s nothing quite like an intimate community theater to break us away from the big screen and bring us back to live performance. At Fells Point Corner Theatre, that’s precisely what you’ll get.

Right now you can catch Fool For Love, a modern day love triangle. Featuring a mysterious cowboy drifter, an old lover, and another man vying for her attention, a war of words rather than gun finds itself played out onstage.

If Fool For Love strikes your fancy, be sure to check it out this weekend. It closes this Sunday, October 17th. (more…)



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Wacky Wednesday: The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Illuminated vegetables, 10-foot tall farmers, and dancing ladybugs… it’s only appropriate this is the first line of Wacky Wednesday, isn’t it? And you’ll find such creatures only at the Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival.

On Saturday, October 30th, from 3 to 9 PM head over to Patterson Park to see stilt walkers, huge floats, and 1,000 lanterns from members of the community and the world’s only giant, glowing vegetable garden in honor of this years theme – GROW! (more…)



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Tourism Tuesday: Spirit of Baltimore Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Delicious food, live entertainment, and spectacular views of some of the most well known attractions in Baltimore all at once. You might think it’s not possible, but the Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore would prove you wrong. (more…)



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Museum Monday: National Museum of Dentistry

Monday, October 11th, 2010 by Alex Fili

The average woman smiles 62 times per day. Everyone has a unique tongue print. 14 gallons of toothpaste are used every year in the United States. And, it’s no surprise that 50% of people say a smile is the first thing they notice. No better way to kick off the week than learning a little about your pearly whites, huh?

And it doesn’t have to stop here! You can find out even more at the National Museum of Dentistry here in Baltimore. (more…)



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