Wacky Wednesdays


Wacky Wednesday: Baltimore Clayworks

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Ready to get your hands dirty?

With a variety of programs involving hands-on classes, short workshops, lectures and gallery talks, Baltimore Clayworks provides us with very intimate and enhanced access to the world of ceramic art.

Clayworks also offers informal educational programs during open studio time, where individuals can work with artists, students, and interns as well as gaining inspiration from the works of residents and national artists alike. You can also check out the exhibits on display in support of local artists. Children, families, friends, all are welcome to a good time here.

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Wacky Wednesday: McFadden Art Glass

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 by Alex Fili

It’s not everyday you get to make your own glass object. But here in Baltimore, it could be every Saturday. Every Saturday between 3 and 6 PM, McFadden Art Glass, a custom glassblowing studio, offers beginner glassblowing workshops where you get to have hands-on involvement in making your own glass creation.

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Wacky Wednesday: Bingo World

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 by Alex Fili

As their website touts, Baltimore is home to Bingo World, the biggest bingo jackpots of the Mid-Atlantic. Every night, $20,000 is given out amongst the winners. Now, that’s a pretty good game of Bingo.

So, why not take a break from all the stress and go play a friendly game of Bingo? Open every day at 10 AM, with at least three official bingo sessions per day, you have the potential to spend just a little and win a lot! That’s not even mentioning the 15-minute intermission filled with a medley of other chances to win.

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Wacky Wednesday: Wreath-Making Shindig and the Merry Mart

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Are you beginning to feel that holiday spirit nipping at your nose? Now, you can get ready with the Wreath-Making Shindig and The Merry Mart thanks to The Creative Alliance at the Patterson.

At the Wreath-Making Shindig, hosted by Chip Simpson, you’ll be able to decorate your own personalized wreath along enjoying some wine, a country-style buffet, and a live bluegrass band to set the mood

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Wacky Wednesday: Edgar Allan Poe Gravesite

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Author Edgar Allan Poe is highly revered in literature, the nation, and particularly his hometown of Baltimore. In fact, so revered that his gravesite attracts many on a typical drive through the city.

Poe was originally buried in 1849 in an unmarked grave. Today, that is far from the case. The marble monument is both unmistakable and unavoidable. The granite base itself measures 6 feet on each side. A bust of Poe sits atop the base, inscribed with the dates 1809 and 1849 and Poe’s name along the bottom.

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Wacky Wednesday: Jewelry Fair at the Walters

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 by Alex Fili

Ready to get glammed up? This weekend, Friday November 5th through Sunday November 7th, The Walters Art Museum Jewelry Fair returns for its seventh year.  Ranging from modern to conventional, there’s bound to be something for everyone’s taste.

As one of The Walters’ most anticipated traditions, it will feature 20 of the finest jewelers in the country and bestow an award from the American Jewelry Design Council. There will also be a fashion show, an opening night party and a program called “Finders Keepers” where you can search for hidden jewelry and keep what you find!

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Wacky Wednesday: Night of 100 ELVISes

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by Alex Fili

How do you feel about The King? How do you feel about 100 of him? Whether you consider yourself a fan of The King or a good time, get your blue suede shoes ready for the 17th Annual Night of 100 ELVISes.

As a tribute to the one and only Elvis Presley, there will be at least a dozen bands and tribute artists playing your favorite Elvis tunes over the course of the weekend-spanning event. Other forms of entertainment, like the annual ice sculpture of Elvis with his guitar, will pay tribute to The King as well, not to mention the complimentary southern buffet filled with some of Elvis’ favorite dishes.

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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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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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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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