Thursday, September 13, 2012
Here's a taste of what's happening this weekend.
Friday Bring the family to watch "Up" on an inflatable screen in Parkville. Towson's Feet on the Street has the band Rumba Club. Technicolor Motor Home, a Steely Dan tribute band, plays at the Recher Theatre in Towson. The Boss as in: Bruce Springsteen plays at Nationals Park. Saturday The first Charm City Music Festival hosts Weezer, Flogging Molly, Eve 6 and more at the Harbor East waterfront. Towson University hosts its football home opener against William and Mary. The game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network. The Tigers and Tribe are both 0-1 after showdowns at higher-division foes (Kent State and Maryland, respectively). Check out an art exhibition at Hampton National Historic Site. You may have heard it through the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tickets are in demand for the Orioles' four-game set against the New York Yankees.
All weekend The Baltimore Orioles take on the New York Yankees for a pivotal four-game set. The Orioles are in the driver's seat on their way to what could be their first postseason appearance since the Clinton administration. Get your tickets in advance—Thursday's game, which includes the dedication of Cal Ripken Jr.'s statue, is sold out. Friday Wildlife expert and television personality Jack Hanna will speak at Goucher College in a fundraiser for the Maryland Zoo. The Arc Baltimore invites the neighbors over for Backyard Fest at its offices in Stoneleigh. Saturday Excelsior! Baltimore Comic-Con returns, as does special guest Stan Lee, the revered "Spider-Man" creator and godfather of Marvel Comics. The convention is Saturday and Sunday…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Maryland State Fair opens this weekend in Timonium.
All weekend The Maryland State Fair opens for its 131st year at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Thursday is Ride Mania. Ride all night long for $16. The fair officially opens Friday. Check out the fair's website for details, a schedule and specials. Cirque du Soleil's Dralion performs several high-flying shows at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. The Orioles host the Toronto Blue Jays to kick off a seven-game home stand. Friday Feet on the Street visits Allegheny Avenue. As of this writing, the band for this Friday had yet to be announced. Check the Towson Chamber of Commerce's website for the latest. Saturday The Towson Arts Collective hosts the Cromwell Valley Arts Festival at Cromwell Valley Park. Sunday The county and Charm City Run host …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Mike McFadden's career is taking off with recent national commercials and a new album.
Mike McFadden recalls how skeptical his parents were when he decided to forgo college to pursue a music career. "I wasn't really that good then, so they must have really thought I was crazy," he said. "But it's amazing now, when I tell my mom every once a week, when I get home, 'Yeah, I just sold three more commercials to Pennzoil.'" The Towson resident and 2006 Towson High graduate recently released a new album, "Heartbeat/Rapture," and after spending years making a name for himself on the Baltimore scene, he's gearing up to move this fall to New York in search of new opportunities. Check out a track from McFadden's album in the video attached to this story. Buoyed by high school connections that landed his songs on recent commercials for…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Here's a taste of what's up this weekend.
Friday A new exhibit, "Drawing Today," opens at the Towson Arts Collective. The Baltimore Ravens host the Detroit Lions for a preseason game Friday at 8 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium. It's Feet on the Street on Allegheny Avenue, weather permitting. The Shops at Kenilworth host a free outdoor screening of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Saturday Check out National Aviation Day festivities in Middle River. Swing up to the Hot August Blues Festival at Oregon Ridge. Acts include Gov't Mule, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound. My Morning Jacket and Bands of Horses perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sunday Towson's Moose Lodge hosts a flea market.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Here's a taste of what's happening around town this weekend.
Friday The Orioles continue a four-game set against the Kansas City Royals. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1:35 p.m. on Sunday. It's Baltimore County Restaurant Week! Read up on participating eateries. Feet on the Street has Mambo Combo on Allegheny Avenue. The Baltimore Museum of Industry hosts The Gathering. Pick your dinner from more than a dozen area food trucks and enter a chance to win a visit from your favorite food truck to your home or office. Check out motorcycle racing at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Saturday It's the cat's meow: visit the cat show at the Timonium Fairgounds on Saturday and Sunday. Towson University's football team hosts a free fan day, including photos, autographs and an open scrimmage. At …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The school will host the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra starting this fall.
When it opens this fall, the new building for the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology will be an artistic hub for more than just its own students. Baltimore County Public Schools announced Friday that the school will be the new home of the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra. The orchestra, an initiative of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will continue the work of the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, which is set to cease operations at the end of the month. “Having the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras housed at Carver Center will provide opportunities and outreach to our students with musical enrichment activities,” Karen E. H. Steele, Carver's principal, said in a statement. “It will allow Carver Center students …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Here's what's happening around town this weekend.
Here's a taste of this weekend's happenings. Remember, it's quick, easy and free to add your happenings to our events calendar. All weekend Swing up to Hunt Valley for Shore Leave. The annual convention organized by the Star Trek Association of Towson will feature guests including Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager"), LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge and the host of public television's "Reading Rainbow") and anime voice actor Vic Mignogna. The National Sports Collectors Convention visits the Baltimore Convention Center now through Aug. 5. Get autographs from a long list of stars, including Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray, Mariano Rivera, Chris Hoiles, Tippy Martinez and Al Bumbry Friday The Luthervillans (betcha…
Monday, July 30, 2012
There's no need to travel far to find outdoor fun in Baltimore County.
Baltimore County is a treasure trove of outdoor destinations. For a quick, easy and inexpensive day trip, check out one of these nearby nature centers or parks. Robert E. Lee Park Oregon Ridge Nature Center Marshy Point Nature Center Cromwell Valley Park Lillian Holt Park and Center for the Arts
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Two British soccer teams host a friendly match in Baltimore and the annual Otakon celebration returns to the Baltimore Convention Center.
Here are some of this weekend's action-packed highlights. If you have an event you'd like to share with us, it's quick, easy and free to post it on our events calendar. Friday Uncle Jack plays Feet on the Street on Allegheny Avenue. Otakon is all this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. One of the largest celebrations of Asian pop culture in the world, Otakon draws 30,000 fans to downtown Baltimore for concerts, panels, games, autographs and a massive dealer's room. Admission is $80 for the whole weekend or, if it's not your thing, you can hang out at the harbor and go people-watching for free. The Orioles open up a three-game set against the Oakland Athletics. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of Led Zeppelin…