Friday, August 31, 2012

Updated O's on Twitter List

As we enter the last month of the season, you may be wondering what the Oriole players are thinking as they fight for a playoff spot.  Here's your updated list with a quick run-down on what to expect from each person.

Go Sailing on the Pride of Baltimore

The Pride of Baltimore II is in the Inner Harbor until September 10th.  With the weather getting cooler, what better way to spend the day then by going out on her for a sail?  Trips out are $45 for adults and $30 for children under the age of 13.  If sailing isn't your thing, make sure to stop by and go aboard for free during times listed as "Ship Tour" on their official website.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Race to Little Italy!

Little Italy is getting in on the Grand Prix spirit by transforming their neighborhood into one big party zone.  South High street will be closed off and the restaurants will spill out into them with live wandering music, race-cars (not racing I hope), and outdoor movies playing throughout the night.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

McCormick World of Flavors is Open! (Pictures)

McCormick opened it's World of Flavors store at the Inner Harbor today and it's fantastic.  It's hard not to get that same feeling you had running into a candy store as a kid.  McCormick decided not to stop at just a store though, and made this a full spice experience.  From interactive company and Baltimore history lessons to a demonstration kitchen (where they were baking fresh cookies), there's a ton to see and do.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week Pass at the National Aquarium

While it's been a bit under the radar, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has an AMAZING deal this week. If you buy admission to the Aquarium this week, it's good for the entire week.  You'll not see a similar deal any other time of the year.  Why is this such a good deal?  The Baltimore Grand Prix closes up several key streets around the Aquarium, so they expect lower attendance.  If you're able to walk or bike to the Aquarium though, it makes for the perfect place to go (if you don't want to watch the race, that is).  Get your tickets here!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Iron Man!

Happy 52nd Birthday to one of the most iconic sports players in Baltimore History, Cal Ripken, Jr!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fireworks Nights at Camden Yards

Only two fireworks nights remain this season, so you'd better get tickets soon.  In fact, the next one is tomorrow night (Friday, August 23rd)!  To make this deal even better, if you've got a student ID, your ticket is only $6.  The last fireworks night is Friday, September 28th (and the $6 tickets for students is on then too!).  Get out there and support the birds!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Congrats Spencer!

Congratulations to Baltimore's own Spencer Horsman for making it back onto Americas Got Talent last night as the wildcard.  You can check out the entire video here (Spencer is at the 5 minute mark).

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grand Prix Deal on

Go check out the deal on today for great discounts to the Baltimore Grand Prix!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

The largest indoor antique show in the country is back for the 32nd year in a row this week (August 23rd to 26th).  If you've been relying too much on Ikea or Pier 1, it's time to expand.  Tickets are $15, good for all 4 days.  It grants you access to not only 575 international vendors, but also an expansive lecture series on antiques and preservation.  Here's the official website, which gives you a taste of the amazing things to get.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Baltimore City Dragon Boats

On Saturday September 8th, teams will compete in the Inner Harbor to be able to hoist the Dragon cup.  What's Dragon boat racing you say?  Boat are 41 feet long, but only 45 inches wide.  Teams of 20 rowers are accompanied by a drummer and steerer.  675 racers participated last time, making it a very impressive event.  The races are a blast to watch (not to mention free to see), and the benefits Catholic Charities.  More information can be found at the official site here.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vote Baltimore Farmers Market

Vote for Baltimore's Farmers Market to be recognized as the best in the country by going through the link below.  With so many awesome vendors, how can it not be?

Feast of St Gabriel Italian Festival

St Leos Catholic Church will be putting their annual feast of St Gabriel Italian Festival this Saturday and Sunday.  Live music all day for only $1 per person.  You can find the lineup on the Little Italy website, here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Inner Harbor Art Festival This Weekend

More than 100 artists will be showing off their work at the Inner Harbor this weekend.  For the 4th year in a row, you have the opportunity to meet the artists and purchase or commission something special.  The best part, it's completely free and open to the public.  Here's the official site for more information.  One issue with the official video though;  are those palm trees I see?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Circulator App is Out

If you haven't already, it's time to update the Charm City Circulator application for your Android or iPhone.  Click Here for the new Android app or Click Here for the new iPhone app.  It now includes all four routes (instead of the two previously), plus a very navigable map for seeing where those stops are located.  Well worth the download, even if you're just visiting Baltimore.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Movie Tonight in the Walters

Starting at 7:30PM, the Walters will show the movie of your choice (vote here)!  Right now the NeverEnding Story is out in the lead.  Cash-bar, movie snacks, and a cool setting should make this a neat event for the family.  Here's the Walters website for more details.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tax Free Week

It's time to buy clothes for the fall, so the tax free week in MD really helps you do that.  It starts this Sunday, August 12th and goes until August 18th.  You pay no taxes on clothes or shoes under $100.  Expect to see a tax free week on appliances sometime next February.

Gathering - Museum of Industry

This week's Food Truck Gathering will be at the Museum of Industry.  The pavilion, waterfront, and parking make this a fantastic place to host the event.  Besides food, drinks ($15 for unlimited drinks), and live music, this gathering will be giving something interesting away.  You could win a visit from a food truck to your house or office.  5-10PM on August 10th.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baltimore Grand Prix Map

The Baltimore Grand Prix has released the race map.  Looks a lot like last year, doesn't it?  Click on the image above to enlarge it.  Can't wait until race time!  Here's the official site for more information and to buy tickets.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Social at West Shore Park

The Waterfront Partnership is hosting the final summer social at West Shore Park this Friday, August 10th from 5-8PM.  Want to know the best part (besides being free).  If you RSVP ahead of time, you get one free beer, juice, water, or soda per family.  Food trucks, toys, music, and lots of families will be there to make the event awesome.  Here's the official site for more information and reservation link.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Free Shows Tonight

Power Plant Live is doing a FREE outdoor show tonight featuring local bands Pasadena, Bond and Bentley, Grilled Lincolns, and more!  The show is under cover, so it's on rain or shine.  7PM start time.

If that doesn't sound like your , head to the harbor to check out Victoria Vox (Ukulele/Contemporary, Folk) at the ampitheater between the harborplace buildings.  6PM start time.

Two free shows, one night.  Not a bad deal.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bromo Tower Tour this Saturday

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower will be hosting it's FREE monthly open house this Saturday, August 4th from 1-5PM.  Check out their official site for more information, and our pictures for a glimpse of the clock tower from the inside.  As always, keep an eye on the local events calendar on the right side of the page for these kinds of events.