Pam Goldberg Smith
The theatrical release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” based on the classic tale by J.R.R. Tolkien, is just around the corner. Find out how you can celebrate all of the wondrous aspects of Middle Earth, from the lush green lands of the Shire to the dark mountains of Mordor, right here in Baltimore.
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.
Fine taste shouldn’t have to come with high prices. When it comes to art, it’s all about perspective, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Look locally for unique yet affordable art for the home, office or even as a gift at the best places in Baltimore to buy art on the cheap.
Being cooped up all winter long is no fun at all. The best way to fight cabin fever is to get off the couch and brave the cold to visit some of these area ice skating rinks. Whether you can dance on ice or end up wobbling even when clutching the wall, ice skating is a great way to spend time with friends and family.
It is difficult to think of the Native American people, the Cherokee, Sioux, Iroquois,and hundreds of other tribes, without feeling sadness at all that was taken from them. Yet their cultures continue to thrive even today, as evident in literature, art and community events. As November is National Native American History month, it is the perfect time to learn about this unique aspect of American society.
When it comes to music, people prefer to listen to tunes that speak to the soul and evoke memories. If you long for the days before Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Kesha, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj, take a trip down memory lane with these local bands who keep your favorite musical artists and songs alive.
When grisly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom, you’ll not only be safe in these tour groups, but having a blast as well, learning the stories behind each haunted attraction.
Remembering to stop and smell the roses during the busy holiday season can seem impossible when there is work to do and presents to buy and wrap. Yet the many talented theatrical acts coming soon to Baltimore offer you a chance to plan a romantic date night, entertain the kids or gather together with friends and family. Don’t let the season pass by without attending one of the following shows.
Take advantage of the last days of comfortable weather before the harsh winter arrives. Enjoy fall drives that promise perfect foliage and all of the pretty little pit stops you can handle. From the zoo to area state parks, these are the best places to see fall leaves in Baltimore.
For better or worse, the city of Baltimore contains many unique works of art in public places. Some pieces ignite controversy while others, no matter how odd they may appear, inspire. These are the must-sees when it comes to bizarre artwork right here in Baltimore.
It’s that time of year when the first autumn chill arrives, hinting at the cold winter to come. When the temperatures drop, nothing beats a warm drink to hold and sip while you enjoy the smells and colors of fall leaves. Slip out into the city for the best hot drinks in Baltimore to truly enjoy everything this season has to offer.
Baltimore is a city steeped in literature, both old and new. Reflected within its landmarks lies a history in which visitors may connect to other people, ideas and times. These literary landmarks boast both history and allure, with stories of the lates, greats and, well, a few oddballs lit worshippers can’t help but love.