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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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Sports Saturday: Lacrosse Museum & Hall of Fame

Saturday, October 9th, 2010 by Alex Fili

With the football season underway and the baseball season wrapping up, why don’t you throw another sport in the mix and brush up on your knowledge of Lacrosse? That’s right! Baltimore is home to the Lacrosse Museum & Hall of Fame. (more…)



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Food Friday: Jimmy’s Famous Seafood

Friday, October 8th, 2010 by Alex Fili

What better way to get to know Baltimore than to get to know the things it’s best known for? That’s right. Crabs. And where else would you go besides Jimmy’s Famous Seafood to get the lesson. I mean, the name says it all.

Since 1974, Jimmy’s has been the nation’s staple when it comes to originality and innovation in seafood. Often ahead of the pack, their menu combines the freshest seafood in America for creative dishes, like steak stuffed with crabmeat, and traditional delicacies, like their famed jumbo lump crab cakes. But don’t be too intimidated by such a wide selection, they’ve got classic favorites as well, like monstrous burgers and crab nachos. Combine their food selection with their seating options, from a bar to a banquet hall to a VIP lounge, there’s no occasion they don’t fit. (more…)



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Theater Thursday: The Hippodrome Theatre

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Ready to get an early start to the weekend? Head downtown and check out The Hippodrome Theatre to catch the current show Cirque Dreams ILLUMINATION.

Now through October 17th, you can watch the innovative performance of a story of a city filled with everyday people completing feats of disbelief. (more…)



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Wacky Wednesday: Baltimore Ghost Tours

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by Alex Fili

It’s October, and you know what that means… it’s the perfect weather for ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to roam about. In addition to buying your own WLOY Zombie shirt, there’s no better way to get in the Halloween spirit or explore Baltimore than the one-of-a-kind awarding-winning Baltimore ghost tours.

With three separate tours available, you are sure to get a good fright on the most haunted streets of town. The Original Fells Point GhostWalk reveals the history and terrifying tales of the Maritime Village, the Mount Vernon GhostWalk leads you deep into the tell-tale heart of Baltimore’s cultural district, and the 21+ Fells Point Haunted PubWalk is a two-hour tour of the spookiest Fells Point taverns. (more…)



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Tourism Tuesday: National Aquarium in Baltimore

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 by Alex Fili

To kick off Tourism Tuesday, it’s go big or go home. One of the biggest and best attractions in Baltimore is none other than the National Aquarium. Whether you’re just in town for the weekend or a Harbor regular, the aquarium is constantly filled with new exhibits and new adventures.

As home to over 16,000 specimens, including birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles, there is never a shortage on memorable experiences. Right now you can see what it’s like to go underwater, with both the “Jellies Invasion: Oceans Out of Balance,” showing the real health of our planet, and the new dolphin show, “Our Ocean Planet,” from their point of view. (more…)



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Museum Monday: The Walters Art Museum

Monday, October 4th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Walter Wick ExhibitMondays can be hard, so what could be better than retreating to our younger days when the biggest challenge was finishing the current page of I Spy or Can You See What I See? And at the Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic exhibit at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, you can do just that! (more…)



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