Thanksgiving Eve: Best Bars For The Whole Family'Tis the night before Thanksgiving, and it falls to you to find a bar where every member of your family can comfortably tie one on without disagreement. But on the drinkiest day of the year, where is there a quiet, all-welcoming watering hole where everybody from your stuffy aunt- in-laws to your art school cousins can get along? Below are our top picks for Baltimore's best Thanksgiving Eve bars. These not-too-divey, not-too-snobby spots offer plenty of elbowroom and big tables, keep the noise level low enough for conversation, and are sure to offer a little something for everyone. This may be the one time all season when you really succeed in pleasing everyone at once.
Best Jukebox Bars In BaltimoreWhere have all the good jukeboxes gone? Sometimes there is nothing better than putting a few dollars into a jukebox and hearing your favorite songs. Here are our picks for the best jukeboxes in Baltimore for your night of dollar DJing old school style.
‘Strong Like Bull’ Brings Laughter To Local OperaIn Joshua Bornfield’s newest opera, Strong Like Bull, two warring parties compete for political power, and are confounded—through hijinks and trickery—by a third. It’s a classic plot, but Bornfield’s wit and keen sense of the absurd put this time-tested structure to work for a more bristling, ornamental humor--one that isn’t afraid to skewer the inanities of modern political life while poking fun at opera itself.
Baltimore’s Top Small Opera HousesThe Baltimore Opera House may have closed its doors in 2009, but that hasn’t stopped Baltimore’s composers and performers from creating and performing noteworthy new productions.
Expecting The Unexpected With Baltimore’s Out Of Your Head CollectiveEvery Tuesday night, musicians and audience members gather at the Windup Space on North to experience a little-known gem of the improvised music world. For seasoned audiences and newcomers alike, the Tuesday concerts have become a haven for the unexpected.