Wacky Wednesdays


Explore Baltimore: Drunk in Love Dance Party

Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Bey vs Ye vs Jay Valentine’s Dance Party

Where: The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St

When: Friday, February 10th 9pm-2am

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with the romantic sounds of Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Kanye. Okay, so maybe “Heartless” and “Lemonade” don’t exactly scream Valentine’s Day, but DJ Mills’ mix of these three hot artists will have you feeling some type of way. Playing the classics like Drunk in Love and Izzo, you’ll be dancing all night long. But don’t worry, DJ Mills will be throwing in the slow jams too for you and your significant other. So stop by The Ottobar so you and your bae can get in that Bey and Jay V-day spirit.



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Explore Baltimore: Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Lunar New Year Celebration

Where: Walters Art Museum, 600 N Charles St

When: Sunday, January 29th 11am-4pm

Join the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Walters Art Museum is ringing in the Year of the Rooster with some fun art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances. These authentic performances include ones by Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company, and Stepping Stones. All these groups will perform various dances representing various traditions in various cultures. With all this celebration, the Walters Art Museum’s Lunar New Year will makes sure the Year of the Rooster is a good one!



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Explore Baltimore: 2000’s Indie Dance Party

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Take Me Out! 2000’s Indie Dance Party

When: Saturday, January 28th, 9pm-2am

Where: The Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St

Come help The Ottobar celebrate their 10th anniversary on North Howard Street with a fun night of indie throwbacks! DJ’s Matt Walter and Craig Boarman will be making sure to spin the sweet indie hits from old favorites like Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, and Pheonix. These awesome old hits not enough? The Ottobar will also play those who graced their stage and some great hits from artists like The Cure and Outkast. With songs from all these great 2000’s artists, this night isn’t just cool, it’s ice cold. So throw on some straight leg jeans and a pastel band tee, grab your ticket, dance, and try not to cry to that Death Cab for Cutie song.



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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: 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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