Dishin’ With Downtown Diane
WAVE Vodka..Adds Two New Flavors
The eye-catching colors of WAVE Vodka, its bold flavors and reasonable pricing have made it increasingly popular since its release this past summer. Flavors such as pink lemonade, grape, whipped cream, blue raspberry can now welcome baja & lemon lime.
I LOVE the look of all the bottles and when presented at a party or as a gift will bring an immediate smile to friends faces… especially those that love experiencing with new vodkas. Pink lemonade is great on the rocks or added to lemonade for a truly refreshing drink. How about a whipped cream float? That’s what happens when you add WAVE whipped cream to root beer. Make a riptide with baja when you add cranberry & iced tea. These are just a few of the fun spring & summer drinks you can create.
Catch the WAVE..visit www.WAVEVodka.com for plenty of delectable drink recipes.
Greek Week Baltimore
Hey Baltimore..It’s a Greek journey through food & drink. Check out all the events & participating restaurants in Baltimore. http://baltimoregreece.org/
Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Circus 1st Mariner Arena
March 21-April 1
Experience this current of excitement at Ringling Bros. Fully Charged! Get your tickets for high-voltage fun at www.Ticketmaster.com.
Joan Rivers: One Night Only
March 23 The Hippodrome Theatre 8 p.m.
The entertainment legend, Joan Rivers, will be in Baltimore for one hilarious performance. Check out the details and ticket info at http://www.france-merrickpac.com/events/index.html. I can’t wait!
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest
March 23-24 Timonium Fairgrounds Cow Palace
60 beers..40 bourbons and plenty of BBQ!
VIP Whole Hog Pig Pickin’ Session Friday night.. Saturday VIP Noon-6 p.m. Regular Session 2-6 p.m.
Seminars…Live Music…Contests…Cool Exhibits…& SO Much More! www.BeerandBourbon.com
Casey Cares..All That Jazz Gala
Saturday, March 24 B&O Railroad Museum
Enjoy an evening of jazz, casino games, dinner, entertainment, open bar, dancing, live band and silent and live auctions. Benefits Casey Cares Foundation which provides uplifting programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families. www.CaseyCaresFoundation.org
Cabaret…Tip Your Hat to Learning
Saturday, March 31 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Montgomery Park
Live band…dancing…fab food & drink…silent & live auctions… Benefits South Baltimore Learning Center. Visit www.southbaltimorelearns.org for tickets & more information.
Memory Ball 2012 Benefits Alzheimer’s Association
Saturday, April 14 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel 7 p.m. – Midnight
“Dancing Stars” Local celebrities will learn to ballroom dance and will then compete for “votes” in the form of donations. The dancing couple that receives the most “votes” will be named the winner. “Voting” will take place before the Ball on the dancers’ web pages and at the Ball where the dancers will perform their much anticipated ballroom dance. If you would like to “vote” for your favorite dancer, please visit their web page and “vote” for them by making a donation.
Many Events Leading Up To Preakness Day!
Opening Day at Old Hilltop
Friday, March 30
Free Admission. Live Program. $3 Drafts. $2 Hot Dogs/Pizza Slices
Pimlico Open House
Saturday, March 31
Free admission, racing, meet & greets with racing personalities, track tours, drawings for upcoming event tickets, $3 Drafts, $2 Hot Dogs/ Pizza Slices. First race 1:10 p.m.
Wild West Comes to Pimlico
Saturday, April 14
BBQ and Brew Fest with craft beers, LOTS of Western entertainment and live country music. $25 gets you a day filled with fun, grub and three drinks included. Add craft beer for $10. Fun includes mechanical bull, bull herding and Native American dancers.
Decanter: A Day of Racing, Food & Maryland Wine
April 21-22 Noon – 6 p.m. Pimlico Racecourse Infield Wine Fest!
Enjoy a unique infield view of live horse races, samples of fine Maryland wine, great food, and wine & equine focused arts & crafts at Pimlico Race Course. Check out http://decanterwinefestival.eventbrite.com/ for full details and ticket info.
Saturday, April 28- Preakness Mystery Glass Giveaway
Derby Day Infield Concert & Food Truck Fest
May 5 Noon-6 p.m.
Infield Concert with alternative rock sensation Safetysuit. Bottomless beer for those 21+ & soda & water for all inclusive with $30 ticket. Best of Baltimore Food Trucks will be onsite selling their delicacies. www.Ticketmaster.com
People’s Pink Party
Friday, May 18
The day before Preakness, the 3rd Annual Legends for the Cure Race and Female Jockey Championship. Also the Black-Eyed Susan Race and a full day of fun to benefit the local Susan G Komen for the Cure.
Preakness Stakes & Infieldfest
Saturday, May 19
The people’s race..The people’s party. It’s an exciting day in Baltimore!
Downtown Diane is a Baltimore area food, travel & entertainment reporter, appearing Fridays on 105.7 The Fan Norris & Davis Show with her entertainment report. Follow her for Daily Dish on Twitter @DowntownDiane & check out upcoming events at www.DowntownDiane.net.