Wacky Wednesdays


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: 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: 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: Maryland Irish Festival

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

mif_logoweb_400x400What: Irish Festival

When: November 11th, 12th, and 13th

Where: Maryland State Fair Grounds (Timinium Rd & York Rd)

Explore the history and the culture of Ireland at this year’s Maryland Irish Festival! Maryland, one of the first colonies to accept the Irish in the 1600’s, is the perfect place to embrace the Celtic culture, so make sure to come out this weekend. With all the cool things going on at the festival, you’ll learn all about the traditions, music, dance and food of Ireland. Featuring Irish bands like Screaming Orchards, there will be tons of great songs to dance to throughout all the days of the festival. Not interested in the songs of Ireland? Then head over to the kilt competition to see real Irish style, or watch a demonstration on making Irish wool and linen. When you’re all done with these excellent events, check out the various vendors like Benedictine Gift & Book Shop, Got Kilt, and Dancing Hands Jewelry to pick out a great gift for yourself or your Irish friends.



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Explore Baltimore: Bull & Shrimp Feast

Monday, November 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14563346_1736342243294796_5497895443533361828_nWhat: Bull and Shrimp Charity Feast

Where: Rosedale Gardens, 8037 Philadelphia Rd

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

Give thanks to the Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company and enjoy this great feast! As a way to salute and honor the armed forces, Rosedale Gardens will be hosting a Bull and Shrimp Feast with tons of food, music, and fun. With a menu featuring shrimp creole, smoked ham, rice pilaf, pasta salad, and much more, you’ll be stuffed by the end of the night. Don’t worry though, dance off all the food to music by One Rock Studios.

For more information or to purchase tickets email rvfdbullroast@gmail.com or call (410)866-2598. Tickets are $35.00 in advance or $40.00 at the door and all proceeds go to support the Rosedale’s Volunteer Fire Company.



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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Oyster Festival

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknown-1What: Oysters

When: Saturday, November 5th, 1-5pm

Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor (501 Light Street)

The second annual Baltimore Oyster Festival is coming up this Saturday, and the timing couldn’t be better. Enjoy the fleeing summer weather we’ve enjoyed this fall for one last weekend with seafood, live music, activities, and more. The festival will include a variety of food trucks as well as activities for families and people of all ages. The festival is free, but oyster prices vary depending on the cooking style and amount of oysters you choose to buy. Spend this Saturday afternoon soaking up some of the greatest things Baltimore has to offer. The only way this could get more Baltimorean is if they add a little old bay (I’m not going to say they won’t…).



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Explore Baltimore: The Sound Garden

Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

348sWhat: The Sound Garden

Where: Fells Point, 1616 Thames Street

When: Hours

Located in the charming area of Fells Point is The Sound Garden, a great record store for any music taste. Ranked as #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of The Best Record Stores in the USA, The Sound Garden is the place to buy new and used music, movies, games, and even shirts. This record store stays stacked in popular music and the rare finds in vinyl and CDs, which is why it’s been chosen as Baltimore’s Best CD store for 10 years in a row.

Whether you’re looking for new music, movies, games or some old, classic ones, chances are you can find it at The Sound Garden. If you can’t though, the knowledgeable, friendly workers will help you find what you’re looking for. Staying open late seven days a week and hosting events from time to time, The Sound Garden is all about the fun in pop culture.



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Explore Baltimore: Hampden HalloweenFest

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

12194967_630510083719095_8419003993171311994_oWhat: Halloween festival

Where: 36th Street

When: Monday, October 31st 5-8pm

Put on your best DIY costume and head over to The Avenue of Hampden for their annual Hampden HalloweenFest! With an emphasis on creativity and ingenuity, even if your costume isn’t crazy, seeing all the other crazy, funny, scary costumes is a sight to come out for.

Everyone is encouraged to come out between 5-6pm to trick-or-treat along all of the shops from 36th Street to part of Falls Road to part of Chestnut Avenue. After your pillowcases are stuffed with some treats, join in on the Costume Contest from 6:30-8pm in front of Ma Petite Shoe for not only the scariest costume, but also the prettiest and most creative ones. So to sum it up, free candy, a chance for a costume prize AND cool DIY costumes everywhere; that sounds like toe perfect Halloween to me!



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Explore Baltimore: Comedy Open Mic

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14470469_687902614699379_5329634357836020962_nWhat: OKAY Comedy Open Mic Night

Where: Joe Squared (33 W North Ave)

When: Thursday October 20th, 9pm-1am

Joe Squared, a family-owned restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is dedicated to marrying food with music and community. That’s why this Thursday they will be hosting a Comedy Open Mic Night. Between the great food, the great acts, and the great local art this night and atmosphere is destined to be an amazing night. Presented by OKAY Recordings, this night is about the comedy and the community.

But if you come out, make sure to get some red risotto or truffle oil pizza and eat in class while watching people tell some great jokes. With some of Baltimore best pizza made with local goods, the food might even be better than the entrainment. Maybe, you can be as good as the food though and make the crowd laugh. Sign ups are at 8:30pm, so make sure to get there early if you want to perform.

 



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Explore Baltimore: Great Halloween Lantern Parade

Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14448825_1344338662251922_2682703211747779345_nWhat: 17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Where: Patterson Park

When: Saturday October 29th, 3:30pm-8:30pm

Come out to the 17th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in Patterson Park to kick off your Halloween festivities! Led by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas Mexicanas, you will learn about the traditions of the Day of the Dead and celebrate it with a beautiful lantern parade.

The festival features many other event besides the lantern parade, which everyone is welcome to march in. They also have lantern workshops, hayrides, food trucks, live music and costume contests. You can find the whole schedule of events here. So come on out in your costume, make a lantern, eat some food and celebrate the Day of Dead and its traditions!



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