Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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!
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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!
Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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.
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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!
Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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.
Monday, November 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
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…).
Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: The Sound Garden
Where: Fells Point, 1616 Thames Street
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.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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!
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 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.