Museum Monday: AVAM’s Flicks from the Hill

August 6th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230

Come picnic under the stars and catch a FREE film at AVAM‘s summer series, “Flicks from the Hill.” On Thursday nights, as the city lights begin illuminate the Baltimore skyline, you can watch a movie inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma. Also, unbeknownst to many, the museum offers free admission on movie nights from 5-9pm.

This week’s flick is none other than the animated comedy: The Triplets of Belleville. For more information or a complete listing of movies, visit the event’s page.

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Food Friday – Druid Hill Farmers Market

August 3rd, 2012 by Chris Sweeney









Wednesdays 3:30-7:30
Druid Hill Park

Every Wednesday through September 26, visit Druid Hill Park’s farmer’s market for local fruits and vegetables, free range meat and eggs, and fresh prepared foods. Aside from dozens of local vendors, you’ll find family-friendly activities like hay rides, arts and crafts, yoga, and live music. Come out and support local business while enjoying delicious food by the waterside.

For more information, call 443-469-8274 or visit

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Local Music Spotlight Show #7

August 2nd, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

3pm every Friday it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show. This week’s playlist:

Artist Song iTunes Amazon
1 Coffinberry Seven Months Gone By
2 Water School Zombies
3 The Seldon Plan Dance, Despite the Obvious
4 Wax & Wane Lucky Stars
5 Woody Lissauer Suzanne [Leonard Cohen Cover]
6 The Water Vikings Again
7 goatFISH I Believe
8 QueenEarth Not the Same
9 Claire Anthony Loose Ends
10 Caleb Stine Ain’t Nobody
11 Fools & Horses Frera

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Museum Monday – The Story of Apple, Inc.

July 30th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland
Ongoing until Oct. 31

The National Electronics Museum is hosting ‘A is for Apple! The Story of Apple, Inc.’ until October 31st. The exhibit highlights the beginning stages of the company, its goals and priorities, and its innovations in the electronics market, as well as the admirable business strategies of Steve Jobs. Visualize the evolution of the company with replicas of Apple products over the years, including a replica of the first ever Apple computer, and check out an archive of the company’s innovative advertisements. General admission is $3, student and senior admission is $1, and children under 5 are admitted for free. The museum is open from 9-4 Monday through Friday, and 10-2 on Saturdays.

For more information, visit

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Sports Saturday: Baltimore Grand Prix

July 28th, 2012 by The Professor

Well, it’s been on and off again several times, but now it’s really ON. The Grand Prix of Baltimore is a major motorsports event in the streets of the Baltimore, running from the historic Inner Harbor to Camden Yard, Labor Day weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2012. The event will feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. Last year’s races were great and this year promises more fun.

IndyCar features a new racecar design for 2012 and turbocharged engines from Chevrolet, Honda and Lotus. The starting lineup will include Will Power, the 2011 winner at Baltimore, four-time champion Dario Franchitti and young stars such as Marco Andretti.

The American LeMans Series includes a wide array of racecars, from the ultra-exotic 200-mph prototypes (propelled by a variety of engines, including hybrids and diesel-powered machines) to the production-based GT machines.

More info

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Food Friday – Restaurant Week

July 28th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney







July 27th-August 5th

This summer’s Restaurant Week is in full swing until August 5th. Dozens of local restaurants are offering specially selected fixed menu dinner options for $30.12, some for $20.12. And a few places feature a lunch option for $15.12. Dinners are three courses and lunches are two-course. Participating restaurants span a number of different cuisines, including Mediterranean, Mexican, Turkish, Spanish, Japanese, and American, among others.

For more information, including a full list of participating restaurants, visit

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Local Music Spotlight Show #6 Playlist

July 27th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

3pm every Friday it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show. This week’s playlist:

Artist Album iTunes Amazon
1 Thank You Golden Worry
2 Lands & Peoples Pop Guilt
3 Wye Oak Single
4 Private Eleanor Weeds
5 Water School Break Up With Water School
6 Celebration Hello Paradise
7 Yeveto Remote Unelectrified Villages
8 Secret Mountains Rejoice
9 Arbouretum Long Live the Well-Doer
10 Lean Horse Marathon Reflections
11 Future Islands Wave Like Home
12 Weekends Friends Records Sampler

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Wacky Wednesday – Food Truck Gathering

July 25th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

August 3rd, 5pm-10pm
34th & Keswick

Head down to Hampden on August 3rd for The Gathering, an assemblage of local food trucks. Try food from popular vendors like Gypsy Queen Cafe, Miss Shirley’s, and Kooper’s Tavern, among others. There’s no fee to attend, simply pay for what you eat. It’s great food from some of Baltimore’s best restaurants, all prepared fresh in its respective truck, and all located in the same place: a must-see for anyone who enjoys carefully crafted culinary art.

For more information, visit The Gathering’s Facebook page.

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Tourism Tuesday: Ladew Topiary Gardens

July 24th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, Maryland 21111

Visiting the Baltimore area, but not quite ready to face the hustle and bustle of the city? No worries. About 25 miles from the heart of Baltimore is Ladew Topiary Gardens. Recently named one of the top five gardens in the country, Ladew is home to 15 thematic garden rooms—including the Rose Room, the Croquet Court, and the Garden of Eden—and over 100 topiaries.

Whether you decide to picnic on its lawns, tour the Manor House, attend its Sunday night “Groovin’ in the Grass” concert series, or simply stroll around and enjoy the scenery, Ladew will not disappoint.

For admission prices or more information, visit

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Local Music Spotlight Show #5 Playlist

July 13th, 2012 by The Professor

3pm every Friday it’s Chris Sweeney and his Local Music Spotlight show. This week’s playlist:

Artist Album iTunes Amazon
1 Joe Spatarella Water Rites Joe Spatarella - One More Time
2 Michael Zampi Just a Moment With You
3 Claire Anthony Late November
4 Melissa McClain Epic
5 Randall Williams I Will Come for You
6 Water School The Home We Never Had
7 Caleb Stine Woman of the Mango
8 Easy Six Stay
9 Claudia SanSoucie The Enemy
10 Don Miller If You Try
11 The Stalking Horses Everything Bounces
12 Richard Walton Revelation
13 The Palace at 4am Forest Fire

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