Theater Thursday: Shakespeare in the Meadow

August 9th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

The Evergreen Museum and Library
4545 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21210

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory returns to the Evergreen Museum & Library this summer with a comedy: the Taming of the Shrew. Spend a summer night, enjoying a Shakespearean classic in the Meadow, surrounded by the museum’s breathtaking landscape. Tell your family, your friends, or your neighbors because this is a performance you don’t want to miss! Also, this event is BYOS (Bring your own seat) so don’t forget your favorite lawn chair or blanket.

For show dates and times, visit the company’s website and for discounted tickets, email your reservation to info@theshakespearefactory.com



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Wacky Wednesday: Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion

August 8th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

1st Mariner Arena
201 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Prepare to be wowed as Cirque du Soleil’s critically acclaimed show, Dralion, makes an appearance at Baltimore’s 1st Mariner Arena Aug. 22-26. Experience a blend of Eastern and Western culture as acrobats soar through the air on hoops or bounce to new heights on the trampoline.

This performance is sure to be a blast for the entire family, jam-packed with decorative costumes from Asia and Africa, spectacular acts, and a whole new cast of characters.

For tickets, visit the show’s website.



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AM and Shawn Lee in DC – Win Tickets from WLOY!

August 7th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

AM and Shawn Lee AM and Shawn Lee are coming to the Montserrat House in DC, and you could win tickets just by listening, following us on Twitter, or liking our Facebook page! The show is on August 30th. Keep checking back to find out how to win!

WLOY has tons of other opportunities to win! Be sure to stick with us in the fall!



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Tourism Tuesday: After Hours with the Animals

August 7th, 2012 by Molly Dressel

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore, MD 21217

Wish the zoo was open later? Well, you’re in luck! Thursdays in August, from 4-7pm, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will offer half price admission for visitors who wish to see the animals and exhibits after closing time. Enjoy a laid back zoo experience with family and friends as well as food and drink specials provided by the concession stands.

Support the zoo this Thursday by attending its After Hours with the Animals event. It’s sure to be a hoot!



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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 druidhillpark.org



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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 nationalelectronicsmuseum.org



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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 www.baltimorerestaurantweek.com



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