Friday, December 19, 2008
After light bites, we drove up to the Johns Hopkins Campus to the ROTC building off of San Martin Drive for ballroom dancing. The lesson started at 8 PM. We learned the tango, the waltz, the electric slide, and the Achy Breaky Heart line dance. As I picked up the waltz and tango (one goes T A N G O to keep count with the steps), some of my partners unveiled more complex steps. Of course our instructor named a few. I felt special as I was a part of these more complex moves, I could be led by the gentleman and share in the experience of dancing. One feels graceful and accomplished when truly dancing the dance.
Overall, I'd go again. Where else can you learn dancing for free every Friday at 8 PM and from an event that is 20 years and counting?
Thursday, December 18, 2008
and here are five more reasons why to buy the Panasonic Lumix.
I am foaming at the mouth!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Edgewood Recreation and Community Center
1980 Brookside Drive
Edgewood, MD 21040
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
First Floor Hearing Room
12 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perryville High School
Second Floor Media Center
1696 Perryville Road
Perryville, MD 21903
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
If you cannot come to the meeting, please submit comments.
More info is here.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Transit riders fight bus cut
Customers willing to pay higher fares
By Mary Gail Hare
November 23, 2008
Hundreds of Harford County's mass transit riders say they are conserving energy and helping to preserve the environment without adding to congestion on Interstate 95. Riding the bus also saves them money on gas and parking in downtown Baltimore.
Now they are battling the Maryland Transit Administration's cost-savings proposals that would eliminate one of the four commuter bus lines from the county to Baltimore and cut back trips on others. A public hearing in Bel Air last week drew nearly 150 people. More than 40 of them argued that increased ridership alone is reason to keep the service.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, February 27
Thievery Corporation make abstract, instrumental, mid-tempo dance music whose classification falls somewhere between trip-hop and acid jazz. Featuring the production skills of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, Thievery Corporation released several warmly received singles on their own Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL) label (named after their own Washington, D.C. bar and nightclub).
Presented by Rams Head Promotions
and 24-7 Entertainment
Buy Tix Here.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Meal frequency and energy balance.
Br J Nutr. 1997 Apr;77 Suppl 1:S57-70.
“More importantly, studies using whole-body calorimetry and doubly-labelled water to assess total 24 h energy expenditure find no difference between nibbling and gorging. Finally, with the exception of a single study, there is no evidence that weight loss on hypoenergetic regimens is altered by meal frequency. We conclude that any effects of meal pattern on the regulation of body weight are likely to be mediated through effects on the food intake side of the energy balance equation.”
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Please come: Thursday November 13th at 7pm in UMBC's Library 7th Floor. Parking for the event will be marked upon entering campus, and Directions to UMBC can be found at www.umbc.edu A dessert reception will follow...
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The special is also featured at a food and wine blog.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I have just been informed that the presentation will begin after 5 PM, but its still good to get there early...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Why does it seem like a woman has to make a decision between career and family?
Monday, October 27, 2008
To all others...
do you exchange pleasantries with others you see regularly to and fro from work?
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
On Monday, September 15, I stayed later at work to wrap up a couple loose ends and my boss traipsed back in from a meeting. We thought we lost the client and I stayed longer than usual to chat about the meeting. I thought with extremely good follow up, we could capture their attention again.
With time winding down, I had to run away around five pm. Unfortunately, I had to wait about 8 minutes for the Metro to arrive...
4:53 Rush out of office to catch Metro
5:00 Metro arrives
5:21 Metro arrives at Union
MARC train leaves at 5:21
I buy a small Chilean red wine
Get on 5:34 PM train to Baltimore/Penn
6:30/6:40 arrive at Penn
Ask lady for a spoon at coffee stand.
Thank goodness had dinner packed in bag.
Ate and waited for the 7:05 to Perryville.
7:30/40 Arrived in Edgewood.
7:47 Arrived at home.
At Home: Changed Fire alarm battery. Packed away lemon bars. Jogged up and down drive in dark for 20 minutes. Checked email and blogged.
10 PM Get read for bed.
This was a particularly unusual evening, as I had missed my original train home....
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Not just that: it has been delusional. How else to describe those Congressmen who opposed the first vote, accusing Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson of practising “financial socialism”, which was somehow “un-American”?
This episode bodes ill for the world economy’s stability. For, huge as it is, this $700 billion package is unlikely to be the end of the story. At some stage next year, the new administration, whether led by Barack Obama or John McCain, will most likely need to offer another strong dose of “socialism” – a big bag of money, this time used to help recapitalise the banks directly. Given the public anger displayed in the past week about an undeserved lifeline for the greedy bankers of Wall Street, the politics of that next package are likely to be just as poisonous.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Instead...I will be at Horst & McCann Indoor Gun Range in Bel Air, MD from 8:30 to 11:30 learning how to shoot a gun and then off to a solar energy tour. This is a free seminar offered to teach folks firearm safety and handgun safety.
More info on the solar tour can be found here and ASES National Tour About page.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Metromix has address information here.
There will be wine, local jazz, and cheese. Its free and from 11-6 PM this weekend! I love wine festivals. Plus there will be activities for the little kiddies, including face painting. I am already very busy this weekend so I may not be able to attend. I am going out tonight and for a girl's evening tomorrow!
And even more info here!
Monday, September 22, 2008
So Tender and True,
Four Short Original Comedies
Though unrelated in subject matter, these four comedies capture Theater for Rent's performance style with a healthy mix of scripted and improvisational content. Each of the plays follows its characters as events move farther and farther away from reality and into the realm of the absurd.
The plays being presented in So Tender and True (in performance order) are as follows:
The National Investigator, Phineas Gage, The Bigfoot, and
September 19th - 21st
- Friday, Sept. 19
- Saturday, Sept. 20
- Sunday, Sept. 21
September 26th - 28th
- Friday, Sept. 26
- Saturday, Sept. 27
- Sunday, Sept. 28
Friday, September 19, 2008
What: KidsPeace 3rd Annual Wine Tasting
When: September 17th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Corridor Fine Wines, 3321 Corridor Marketplace, Laurel, MD 20724
Phone: (301) 617-8507
At the entrance, I picked up a 'passport' and carried it from table to table to receive a stamp. The tables had inexpensive to expensive whites and reds. Different areas of the world were featured. 30% of my purchases went towards the fundraiser. We had 'hor douvres' which mounted to cheese, crackers, fried chicken, fruit, and meatballs. Cookies and cupcakes were interspersed throughout the aisles. First 100 guests received a gift bag.
Below is my list of purchases:
Villa Lanata Barolo Lo Zoccolaio 2000 $39.99
Wine Spectator – 90 points
Barolo, Piedmont, Italy- “Loads of plum, coffee and light tart on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft and round tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Very nicely balanced. This is consistently outstanding.”
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99
South Africa- Intense flavors of sweet dark cherries, plums and cassis are interwoven with firm tannins and subtle oak aromas of vanilla and toffee. Crafted from 100% hand harvested Cabernet of select vineyards this wine sees 15 months of oak aging. Pair with red meats or hearty pasta.
Terra Buena Malbec $12.99
Mendoza, Argentina- This medium-bodied Malbec is fresh and vibrant showing dark violet hues with a spicy nose and complex palate filled with black fruits and blueberries ending in a simple yet tasty finish. This Argentine classic is a perfect pair for grilled meats, pastas and pizza.
and a Nebbiolo wine.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
What: KidsPeace 3rd Annual Wine Tasting
When: September 17th from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Corridor Fine Wines, 3321 Corridor Marketplace, Laurel, MD 20724 Directions: (301) 617-8507
Click on the link above to see the wine list.
Monday, September 15, 2008
What are your buying habits, online vs. non-online, credit vs. cash?
Where do you go and do you care if others know?
Do you watch what you say and do?
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday night, 10 to 10:30: make lunch, check tickets, have all things packed to go. shower.
Monday night in bed by 11:15 PM.
6:00 AM: wake up
6:16 AM: out the door and on the road to the Edgewood MARC station
6:47/8 AM: pull into lot and run down steps and up steps to catch train as one of its last boarders
Around 8 AM, the MARC pulls into Union station.
8:02 AM: I am on the platform walking to the Red Line Metro to my destination.
8:09 AM: Just having bought The Economist, I continue on to the Metro stop.
A train arrives as I am going down the escalator and I jog to board.
8:27 AM: Red Line arrives and I get off at my station on the outskirts of DC.
8:35 AM: In the office, after having stopped off at Starbucks.
This is the extent of my morning commute. Let's see how the evening pans out...
Monday, September 8, 2008
Dining out for Life will be on Thursday, September 18th. Some restaurants have elected to donate up to 50% of profits to local HIV/AIDS charities.
Brewer's Art and Chameleon Cafe are on the top of my list for now.
Any other suggestions?
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Harford Friends School
A Taste of Excellence
Sunday November 9, 2008 from 2 to 4:30 PM, there will be a wine tasting at the Bel Air Armory in Bel Air, MD.
Food will be provided by Laurrapin Grille. (SCORE! They serve amazing food in Havre de Grace.)
Tickets are $35 in advance.
This should be a rather nice event...
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I am so glad to have visited this restaurant finally in April 2008 with family and friends to celebrate my promotion.
Dining@Large wants us to unite in helping to protect this Baltimore Institution. Update: The Dining@Large blog was posted before the restaurant closed. (Thanks MinxEats!)
Small known facts: Martick's used to be a speakeasy in the 20s, owned by his parents. He is really from Paris, and he has one of the oldest espresso machines in the U.S.
Monday, August 18, 2008
IMDB Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley Bio
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Panasonic Press Release here.
Info from DPReview.
Friday, August 15, 2008
The walls of the restaurant were a deep mahogany color, while the floors of the hotel were an old aged marble. The dinner tables were made of marble, and most people sat outside enjoying their dinner.
Unlike Aldo's, the pairing of textures and flavors were more interesting. The ambiance was a simple sophisticated relaxed-ness. Good and innovative American food was the main draw. The service was much more attentive.
First appetizer: Smoky flavored black bean soup with lime and cilantro
Main Course: Espresso, chile, cocoa powder rubbed sirloin (rare) with a blackberry sauce on rice and summer vegetables
Dessert: Godiva flourless thinly sliced chocolate cake
Accompaniment: House Cabernet Savignon
Sometimes an unpretentious air adds so much more to the dining experience. The wine was also reasonably priced, portions sizable, and flavors interesting.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
92.3Q would play Baltimore Club House late at night in the early nineties. Enraptured, I'd lean over the edge of my bed staring into my stereo feeling the music. It is said that K-Swift started spinning in her teens. I think 92Q let Khia on the decks so she could practice her amazing talent as a pre-teen. The frenetic beats, the repetition, all of it was hypnotizing. I couldn't get enough of it.
Monday, August 11, 2008
The artists' community has experienced some greats leaving us this summer:
Bo Diddley, June 2, 2008
K-Swift, July 21, 2008
Bernie Mac, August 9, 2008
Isaac Hayes, August 10, 2008
Coverage on K-Swift's last set...
Saturday, August 9, 2008
After twelve years, the owner has decided its time to close the restaurant. Glad I heard about this!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
We had plantains leftover from a previous party and I decided to fry some up last night in coconut oil. Plantains require no sugar when properly ripened, so wait for them to be almost black before unpeeling. I fried them in coconut oil and drained the plantain slices on paper towels. Afterwards, I made a sauce for dipping with about 1 cup kefir, pomegranate balsamic vinegar, and cinnamon. It was pretty yummy!
Monday, August 4, 2008
This Sunday, I decided to make egg baked tomatoes from Lisa's Kitchen.
Instead of parmesan cheese, I used up the rest of our Italian mixed cheese, although I will recommend a more strongly flavored cheese. I did push up to Broil twice to make the top a bit more crispy. I think it'd taste good with bacon draped over top the egg/cheese opening whilst in the oven next time. Also, I'll add more veggies (like onion to the egg batter).
Other unique combos for omelets:
Avocado, tomato, and sour cream
Asparagus and cream cheese
Pesto, feta, and spinach
I've also heard that The Oceanaire Seafood Room was continuing with the fix price menu likewise. This is a good time to note that many of these fine dining restaurants already have weekly fix price menus and specials on wines to draw in a crowd during the week. Roy's has a fix price menu for 30 dollars either on Tuesday or Wednesday. Helen's Garden of Canton and many other restaurants follow suit. Of course call to confirm the information!
Howard County HAD a Restaurant Week.
DC Restaurant Week August 11-17, 2008 here.
Baltimorerestweek.com posted Aldo's menu for the fix price dinner and Aldo's offered up stuffed Amish chicken with mashed potatoes, penne pasta with eggplant, seared beef tenderloin, and line caught pomfret with summer vegetables and couscous. Two desserts; a strawberry shortcake and a vanilla custard with peach sauce were offered. I decided upon the beef tenderloin on arugula encrusted in sea salt, with the ahi tuna loin as appetizer and vanilla custard for dessert. To enhance the flavors, I ordered a Cabernet for the beef. My two friends got the Amish Chicken with mashed potatoes and Chardonnay and the penne pasta with tomato sauce, roasted eggplant, softly spreadable ricotta and a Pino Grigio.
The words to describe the dinner were sublime. Aldo's considers the diner's experience to be paramount and great attention was placed on pairing flavors of vegetables, meats, seasonings, and even down to the texture of the food. The food came in slow succession, however the server made up for it with a complimentary restaurant mixed drink of limoncello with cream. The after dinner cordial was very tart and pleasing to the senses.
However the words to describe the ambiance was interesting...the dining hall was beautiful and serene with low lighting. The seating was plush. A table sitting next to us used sailor like language all evening culminating in one lady's shocked gasp. It appeared that many drinks were enjoyed. Rising from the table the loudest gentleman knocked his chair upon the ground and into his neighbor's table. As he apologized, he recognized the unfortunate diner who was victim to his flying chair.
All in all, the overall experience was pleasant and memorable.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Originally, we, girls, were thinking about going to Mosaic at PowerPlant, but instead we opted for Sky Lounge in Federal Hill. We arrived at Sky Lounge around 10:30 PM and stayed the whole night until close. The martini's were great, although the Oatmeal Cookie has gotten a little more spicy. Jagermeister was added to the Oatmeal Cookie martini. (Shorty's in Canton makes a great Oatmeal Cookie). The South Beach was fruity and refreshing without being too sweet or syrupy. The DJ started off with some hip hop and then ended the night with Daft Punk from late 90s. We danced a bit and it got more crowded around 11:30 or 12 midnight, but certainly more interesting. We were the most dressed up there. Flip flops, jeans and tanks somehow made it through the door.
We had a good night!
Sunday = rest.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
George's in Mt. Vernon
Petit Louis Bistro on Roland Avenue
and Aldo's in Little Italy
George's by far had the most innovative menu from my brief research, and I've always wanted to try Aldo's and Petit Louis Bistro. I must say that I am sad to not see Kali's Court participating this year. Still the participation is good and hopefully many satisfied diners will leave truly satiated and stuffed.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
This is truly a loss to Baltimore's music industry...
All of the usual suspects are found on the menu. I love wings and how could one not have wings with a beer? We got the Maryland and Orange Chipotle BBQ grilled over an open flame. The wings are a good quality meat and I could taste the butter on the Maryland flame. The bartender claimed that they were better fried. I loved the charred flavor that is achieved with an open flame. So if you're craving some wings and don't know where to go, head on over to Don't Know Tavern in Federal Hill!
Don't Know Tavern-Federal Hill
Fried or grilled over an open flame, tossed in your choice of: golden buffalo, chipotle orange bbq, maryland, key west, teriyaki or honey coriander
Other good places to get wings:
Mick O'Sheas-on Charles Street south of Mt. Vernon
Wings with a Pepper Buffalo Wing Sauce. About 3 bucks M-F during 4-7. Half off appetizers
Joe Squared-Near MICA
Unusual wing specials and a few good old standbys. No discounts to be known.
Mt. Washington Tavern-Mt. Washington
20 cent wings on Mondays and free wings on Tuesdays.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
YOGA CLASSES FOR EVERYONE!!!
7 SESSIONS: 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19
OUTDOOR (HOPEFULLY) SUMMER SUNSET YOGA
in scenic Fells Point, along the waterfront. Includes social time with classmates and walking meditation. God/goddess willing, we will practice out along the gorgeous waterfront with the ducks and the sky and the billion-dollar views.
Classes will be held in our Studio if outdoors is not available on any given week.
5-7 CLASS SESSION FOR $55
WHEN YOU PRE-REGISTER OR PAY CASH BY THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
This session is priced low with the expectation that many of you will have vacations during July and August. Classes are not sequential so your trip will not interrupt your learning with us. There is no minimum to how many sessions you can take, and if you can come to all 7, great (and only $8/class!) Jai!!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
A girlfriend and I had just wrapped up dinner in Canton at the Speakeasy. Dinner was very good by the way and we engaged in a conversation with a gentleman who works at Majestic Motors. We started off the conversation good-naturedly about his 14 year old son and I voiced my interest in the Green IT industry. He then shared some information that I will be sharing below:
The Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Blog
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
From the Institute For Figuring on the Garbage Patch
Ocean Conservancy Picking up Trash
Carbon Dioxide as a Solution?
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I got inspired while driving home Friday night listening to Strictly Hip Hop on WEAA at Morgan State University. I heard AZ mentioned and found the vid above while surfing.
I grew up listening to hip hop. At night I'd dangle over my bed and stare into space listening to 92Q as the radio station played the late night house. I am not talking about techno house. This is a different house unique to this area and one can still hear it on the weekends only on Baltimore stations. In middle school we had primarily RnB, Hip Hop and Rap dances complete with the dance trains. I'd love to watch In Living Color, especially the dance and music segments. One thing I love about the net is that I can explore and grow my knowledge of this music form. And I especially love the blogs that post tracks on occasion...
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Baltimore Restaurant Week occurs twice a year, once in July and and once in January as a way to encourage dining out at local establishments. For a reasonable price, you can try out a new restaurant. Its always best to reserve as early as you can and call the restaurant to confirm the menu.
The participation list of restaurants is already posted on the website. And below is my wish list. I'll make final cuts as menus are posted.
Georges on Mt. Vernon Square
The Black Olive
The Brass Elephant
Kali's Court Restaurant
Roy's Hawaiian Fusion
The Wine Market
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Less Than Jake, Debbie Harry, among others are listed as giving some freebies. Its also a great way to check out new genres or experiment with new artists. Be prepared to spend some time on the site.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Occasionally one will find a bartender who only 'fills in' and serves beer. Sometimes an odd server will check his Gmail Account on the left side of the bar. The perfect margarita is served on Tuesdays nights by a co-owner of The True Vine. On the night of the perfect margarita (which was 2 bucks, btw), I knocked over a couple figurines behind a wall across from the bar. I am reasonably sure that no one will notice for the next five to ten years. A knitter sat too enjoying her beer.
Last Friday I found myself staring into a wall that had three to five versions of the Last Supper. And if I peered up above me to the right, there were tins, boxes, paintings that had 'Golden West' somewhere on the item. I enjoyed a seasonal dish of white bean hummus with quite a spicy kick on top of shredded carrots and romaine. I was able to save half for lunch the next day. A ghost taste of garlic remained in my mouth for the next day despite brushing. I am always leery of a restaurant that prints up a page of rules in the first page of its menu, but somehow I find myself returning again and again.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
After we were seated, we got great strong coffee and water. The water was always refilled without any requests for more. Our order rounded out to being the Blue Moon which came with French Toast, choice of meat and 2 eggs, the Mexican egg scramble with a huge biscuit, fruit instead of home fries, and the vegetarian omelet with cheese, one pancake, and home fries.
Overall the meal was delish and the service reasonably good. I definitely would like to go back again!
Here is the info on Blue Moon Cafe:
Blue Moon Cafe
1621 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21231
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tried and True:
10810 York Rd
Cockeysville, MD 21030
- Can play keno
- Great homemade biscuits and corned beef hash
- Great omelettes
- Cheap food most 9 bucks and under.
- Train on tracks that goes around ceiling
- Fast service
153 N Patterson Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21231-1667
Phone: (410) 732-5133
- Quirky homestyle setting
- Food takes long to come out
- Good omelettes
- 10 page menu
- Good prices
3130 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
- Cheap Great breakfast
- Fantastic homefries
- Great Grits-homeade
- RAPA Scrapple
- Half Hour wait, sit at bar/barstools only, no tables
Places I'd like to try:
Blue Moon Cafe
1621 Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD 21231
- Good food
- Hour wait
- Get there before 8 AM
8302 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, MD 21237
- Cream Chipped Beef Omelette
- Omelette's 6-8 bucks
- Quintessential 50s Diner
513 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210
- Long wait
- Gourmet Breakfast
- Breakfast prices 10-17 bucks
Monday, June 2, 2008
True Americana extends beyond drug hazes and psychedelic partying, however here are some of my results in my glorious search for one small ingredient to the American pie.
Orange Aviators from Bluefly.com
A strange result from 'orange aviators'
Aviator Shooting Glasses
The Winning Result?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Aleister Crowley is an interesting dude who had something to do with the 'Golden Dawn.' I don't know much about him except he is a controversial figure within the new age/pagan spiritual circles and that he created a version of the Tarot known as the Thoth Deck. Crowley also consumed many drugs and kept meticulous records on his drug use. More about Crowley here.
Personally I think the main pic they use of Crowley reveals alot about how he acted and how others may/may not perceive him.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
"Tails" from the Sea
Music/Arts - Performance
Time and Place Start Time:
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 8:00pm
1511 Guilford Ave. (Copycat) B-500
Fellow denizens of Charm City,
You are cordially invited to see A Murmured Tale, a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. It began as a pet project years ago by three talented girls from California's Bay Area and is now a full-fledged MICA senior thesis project, complete with amazing costumes, effects and the musical prowesses of brilliant cast mates (two members of Baltimore's Wham City http://www.whamcity.com/ , MICA students, Baltimore School of Art students, etc). This marks my return back to "the stage" since high school, so I would love for you all to be there. But most importantly, the girls behind it have worked their asses off and it should be a splendidly delightful time with glitter explosions, tantalizing numbers and a parade.
Two nights: May 16 & May 17 @ 8 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
* Baltimore Ink: Patterns on Bodies
* Tattoo Design Contest
Baltimore Ink: Patterns on Bodies
Saturday, May 31
Talk, Tattoo Runway Show & After-Party
$10 BMA Members
$15 Students with valid I.D., in person at the BMA Box Office
Tattoo Runway Show & After-Party Only
FREE to Members, by calling the BMA Box Office
$10 for non-Members
Tickets are also available at the BMA Box Office by calling 443-573-1701.
Meet nationally acclaimed tattoo artists in the flesh! This special ticketed event, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Meditations on African Art: Pattern begins with a brief introduction by the exhibition curator Karen Milbourne, linking the tradition of body art in Africa with the current fascination with tattoos. This will be followed with a talk about the state of tattoo art at 7 p.m., and a runway show and after-party featuring some of Baltimore’s most innovative ink. The evening also includes a book signing with Kip Fuller and Mitch O'Connell as well as gallery tours of the African exhibition.
7 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Join Bob Baxter, Editor-in-Chief of Skin & Ink magazine, for a discussion on the popularity of tattoos in mainstream culture. Baxter is joined by some of the most renowned names in the tattoo world: Kip Fulbeck (Santa Barbara), Jacci Gresham (New Orleans), Mitch O’Connell (Chicago), Lyle Tuttle (San Francisco), and Zulu (Los Angeles).
Tattoo Runway Show & After-Party
Meet Baltimore tattoo artists Jacki Randall (Charm City Tattoo), Tom and Mick Beasley (Dragon Moon Tattoo), Vinnie Myers (Little Vinnie’s Tattoos), Jim Judeikis (Saints & Sinners), Gale Watkins & Scott Clayton (Tattoo Charlie’s), and Johnny Love (Tattooed Heart). Ask the experts questions that you were always afraid to ask, show off your tattoos, or get a semi-permanent one of your own! Also attend a book signing by Kip Fulbeck and “flashmaster general” Mitch O’Connell. After-party includes a DJ and cash bar.
Anticipated sell-out! Please order your tickets early to guarantee availability.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Another Google Blogger has blogged about his experience here.
Yes was the answer; away we scurried to Golden West Cafe on the Avenue in Hampden. We opted for the more ambient bar and learned to our surprise that it was $2 Margarita night. The owner of the True Vine (also on the Avenue) worked there Tuesday nights, providing the 70s Funk/Rock/Bo Diddley soundtrack and tasteful drinks. I proclaimed that the drinks were the best Margaritas ever! Our happy hour extended beyond the customary 8 PM. Jason's secret lay in orange juice, triple sec, lime juice, and tequila. Even the glass was rimmed with lime juice to make the salt stick. The result was a less sour drink, easier on the stomach and hid the acridness of the rail tequila. With that we ordered the Caprini Crostini, which came with a bed of mixed greens drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil/sea salt toasted points, soft oily roasted garlic cloves, sundried tomato paste and goat cheese. Boy was it delicious!
Other than that we heard crazy stories about 60s go go dancers in Australia, the Isle of Lesbos style adventures, and possessed ex Tasmanian lesbian brunettes. I am not sure one will find that elsewhere in good ole Charm City...
Fellow denizens of Charm City,
You are cordially invited to see A Murmured Tale, a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (not the happy Disney version). It began as a pet project years ago by three talented girls from California's Bay Area and is now a full-fledged MICA senior thesis project, complete with amazing costumes, effects and the musical prowesses of talented cast mates (two members of Baltimore's Wham City, MICA students, Baltimore School of Art students, etc). This marks my return back to "the stage" since high school, so I would love for you all to be there. But most importantly, the girls behind it have worked their asses off and it should be a splendidly delightful time with glitter explosions, tantalizing numbers and a parade.
Save the date: May 16 and May 17
Time and location is still a bit ambiguous. It will be taking place one hour before sunset at a parking lot, so I will send out another email or facebook invites to clarify. You are welcome to invite other friends and I know I've missed some people, so feel free to spread the good word.
More Details to come...