Arts & Culture
Baltimore is not only known for the Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry, crabs, the Orioles and Ravens, it is also known for theater. From early in the 20th century, theater has left its mark on the city and nation. Strand Theatre, the Everyman Theatre, Center Stage and the Hippodrome Theatre are synonymous with acting excellence, quality productions and some of the best theater directors in the country.
Mark your calendars for another year of fun-filled festivals guaranteed to get you out of the house. From wool to wood to wine, these events are filled with crafts, food, music and an undoubtedly rewarding experience.
In 1978, in Santa Rosa, Calif., more than 100 women came together and entered classrooms of schools and local communities to give presentations on the topic of women’s history. An essay competition and a parade were held. The event was the first informal celebration of women and the contributions they’ve made in world history. Building on its success a movement grew that culminated in February of 1981, when President Jimmy Carter designated the week of March 8, (International Women’s Day), as the National Women’s History Week. Within six years 14 states had declared the month of March as Women’s History Month; and the next year the U.S. Congress officially designated the observance. Throughout March, in the Baltimore area, there are many opportunities to celebrate the importance of women in the history of humanity. Special events and opportunities to get involved are available for both women and men of all ages. This year’s theme is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
George Washington slept here and there and many places in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, both while serving as General of the Continental Army and later as the first president of the United States. All of the presidents have left their marks on the mid-Atlantic countryside, from Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, to Franklin D. Roosevelts founding of Shangri-La, now known as Camp David, located near Thurmont, Md. Within a two-hour drive of Maryland, there are many presidential designations and attractions to visit.
This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. Whether you plan on spending the holiday with a significant other, single friends or even family, celebrate by attending these shows highlighting various perspectives on love.
Baltimore has a rich history of theater as deep as the foundations of the city.The 2013 spring theater season in Baltimore offers performances for all ages.
Knitting is not just for old women anymore, though, of course, they have led the way in a bold new trend. This simple hobby has broken into cutting edge fashion, an easy favorite in clothing and accessories.
Washington, D.C. is a short commuter train ride from Baltimore, perfect for a day trip to see the events of Inauguration Day in person. But in D.C., there are high costs and boisterous crowds to contend with, which are enough to keep many people in town. If your office isn’t airing President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, check out one of these five locations to get your Inauguration Day fix.
If you are looking to land an office job or learn certain skills to negotiate a promotion, it might be time to enroll in a computer class. Even in a healthy economy, training in computers and software is invaluable to employers of nearly every field, easily putting you ahead of the competition. This knowledge becomes something to take with you on your professional path. Start with Baltimore’s best classes for all of your computer needs.
There’s something about the holidays that inspires even the least crafty holiday observers. Don’t worry if you can’t crochet snowmen or build your own tree stand, these four local designers shared their best seasonal craft ideas to make your house look like a professional took hold. From simple printables to painted crab shell ornaments, these crafts help create happy holidays with options even appropriate for kids.
Hanukkah is a time to remember Judah Maccabee and the Jewish resistance to the Greek attempt at a cultural takeover around 168 B.C.
With crabs, history, crime and football, the personality of Baltimore is multifaceted. As such, books about Charm City reflect the varying aspects, from times gone by to more recent developments, both in fiction and non-fiction alike. These are the best books about Baltimore, perfect for locals and visitors alike.