Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh for art's sake!

I am shamelessly posting the following information verbatim from the School 33 Art Center Facebook page.
Art galleries, restaurants & pubs will be open for business to help feature some of the local artists in the community. Plan to spend an evening on Harford Road to visit a gallery, enjoy dinner at one of our award winning restaurants (many require reservations), attend a live performance or warm up to a fire while enjoying some outdoor music at 4500 Harford Road!

Gallery Walk
6:00 Wine & Cheese reception at Performance Workshop Theatre 5426 Harford Road, 410-659-7830
6:30 Dance demonstration at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts 5543 Harford Road, 443-438-4525
7:00 Gallery walk begins - visit several art events at:
  •  Studio 55 - 5529 Harford Road - 410-444-0022
  • Hamilton Gallery - 5502 Harford Road
  • Hamilton Arts Collective - 5440 Harford Road
  • Hamilton Bakery - 5414 Harford Road, 410-254-0797
  • Charmed Life Studio - 4505 Harford Road, 443-962-4634
  • Live music at 4500 Harford Road

For dinner, please make dinner reservations prior to October 21st :

  • Koco's Pub, 4301 Harford Road, 410-426-3519
  • The Chameleon, 4341 Harford Road, 410-254-2376
  • Clementine, 5402 Harford Road, 410-444-1497

No reservations required at:

  • Chef Mac and All That Blues, 4709 Harford Road, 410-319-6227
  •  Lauraville House, 4528 Harford Road, 410-444-6664
  •  Zeke's Coffee, 4607 Harford Road, 410-254-0122
  •  Hamilton Tavern, 5517 Harford Road, 410-426-1930
  •  Los Amigos, 5506 Harford Road, 410-444-4220
  •  Lost in the 50's, 5512 Harford Road, 410-254-1639
  • Big Bad Wolf, House of Barbeque, 5713 Harford Road, 410-444-6422

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On the Number 19

Last evening on the 19 Express. Twigs and a rubber band ball. I think the twigs are from a Sycamore tree. Why? Oh, why not.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fire Pit? Did someone say Fire Pit?

Yesterday morning I was sitting on the #19 bus, waiting at the light at Harford Road and Hamilton Avenue, when I noticed a sign in the window of the Hamilton Gallery that read "Putting the Charm in Charm City." That made me smile, because we really do have a nice little neighborhood here in Northeast.

And one of the really exciting things is that there's such a creative energy here, in all kinds of directions. From art, to food, to music, to crops. And everything in between. Next Friday, October 21, there will be an evening-long event which should have something for just about everyone. The "Art Crawl and Party" is part of Baltimore City's annual citywide event, going on for over 20 years. But this year, the Lauraville-Hamilton neighborhood has the honor of kicking off the whole dang thing. The Hamilton - Lauraville Main Street News has more info, including a schedule of events. Starting at 6 pm, there is a wine and cheese reception at Performance Workshop, followed by a gallery walk (please stop by the Chop Shop to see my friend Mary's artwork!), followed by an "Art Pit Party" at the Connection 4500 Harford Road.

See you there?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Are you ready for your close-up?

Calling all future homeowners:  Here's your chance to get on teevee!

From the press release that landed in my mailbox:
MY FIRST PLACE, HGTV’s hit series, is coming back for an eleventh season and we’re looking for first-time homebuyers (and their agents!) in the Baltimore area RIGHT NOW!

We are looking for fun, high-energy people who are just starting the home-buying process for their first place and would like to share their story with HGTV
You've seen the shows, I'm sure. Usually they seem to be set in sunny L.A. But wouldn't it be fun to watch a young naive buyer stumble onto some of the treasures in our neighborhood?! So if you have friends or family who might be interested, please spread the word. All they need to do is contact Lauren Miles at HGTV for an application:
or call Lauren Miles at (303) 872-874

And if you do apply, please let me know -- we would love to follow your adventure!