The Baltimore Playwrights Festival has been introducing audiences to new plays for more than three decades. Learn more about some of the artists who will see their works produced this summer.
Theaters in Greater Baltimore are tackling love and marriage, Cleopatra's ill-fated romance and the joy of joblessness. Check out some of the summer productions.
The James Beard Foundation bestows awards that are known as the Oscars of the culinary world. Our writer takes you behind the scenes of a dinner at the foundation's New York City headquarters where she savored a memorable meal prepared by three Baltimore chefs.
Waterfront Kitchen's dinner-and-cruise series returns this summer. The evening begins on a boat, with a tour along the Patapsco, followed by a four-course wine dinner.
Innovation and job growth in the tech industry are happening in far-flung places besides Silicon Valley. We take a look at four cities, including Baltimore, that are making a name for themselves.
Mink Stole may be best known for acting in all of John Waters' films. But her creative repertoire also includes singing. She recently chatted with BmoreMedia about her experience making her first CD, working with the "Hairspray" director and Catholicism.
Classical singer Alexis Tantau celebrates "La Vie en Rose" singer Edith Piaf in a live performance at Pazo on Sunday, June 16. The evening includes a three-course dinner at the Harbor East restaurant.
You've seen it plenty of times on your way home from work. But have you ever seen the inside of the Bromo Seltzer Tower? Now is your chance. Take a look at this slideshow by Managing Photographer Steve Ruark.
Baltimore has seen an uptick in the number of restaurants and events that cater to vegetarians. Some of the growth is coming from an unlikely source: meat eaters.
The University of Maryland has revamped its law school curriculum so students are better prepared for the job market. Students learn how to read a balance sheet and learn what it takes to start a company.
Jordan and Alexis Takas founded EZ Squeezees after noticing the waste created from one-time-use pureed food packets for babies and toddlers. The couple created expandable, refillable pouches that are now sold at Whole Foods and on the company's website.
BmoreMedia is taking off for Memorial Day. We will publish our next issue June 4.
Researchers, developers, artists and community members will discuss the challenges associated with development and gentrification at the Artists & Neighborhood Change Conference. The event takes place June 20-21 in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
"This is not a safe play," says actor Eric Berryman of the current production at Everyman Theatre. Berryman, who plays Booth in "Topdog/Underdog," talks about his character and the influence of his "theater mom."
Morgan State University has embarked on a new initiative aimed at improving the surrounding community and quality of life for students and staff. It has teamed up with Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, MedStar Samaritan Hospital and others on the Morgan Community Mile.
Centerstage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah talks about his new play, "Beneatha's Place." In it, he challenges the assumptions about whites and blacks in reaction to another play also currently running at the theater.
Waverly Main Street has hired a local urban design firm to create a new master plan for the area that includes streetscape improvements, a new slogan and the redevelopment of several buildings. Leaders want the area to be known as a place to shop and dine — and not just the Saturday farmers' market.
Check out the designers, stylists and artists nominated for this year's Fashion Awards MD at May Day 2013 at the Tremont Grand. The May 8 event benefits a program for men re-entering the workforce.
Heavy Seas Brewery and the Oregon Grille are hosting a beer tasting and dinner May 1. "Exploring Beer Styles From Around the World" features a four-course meal paired with beer.
Store owners know how tough it is to beat the chains that undercut them. But one Baltimore area bike retailer has come out on top since it opened 35 years ago. Race Pace Bicycles now operates five stores and brings in between $8 million and $10 million in sales.
Baltimore filmmaker Matthew Porterfield talks about his latest film "I Used to Be Darker," showing next week at the Maryland Film Festival. The movie premiered at Sundance and picked up awards in Nashville and Buenos Aires.
Danielle DiFerdinando's purses are sold at top department stores and have received Oprah Winfrey's endorsement. The Maryland native talks about her rise in the fashion industry and her new purse line.
The Globe Poster Co. created ads promoting legendary African-American musicians. Now its posters will be on display in a new exhibit at the Creative Alliance, which starts April 27. Though it closed three years ago, the company's influence can be seen in Baltimore and around the world.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay will be signing copies of his new book "Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction" at the Columbia Wegmans April 24.
Savor this slideshow that captured the red and white wines featured at the Twitter Taste-Off last weekend at Camden Yards. It was the final event in the daylong Drink Local Wine Conference in Baltimore.
Mesh Baltimore is tapping into the demand among adults who want new experiences and skills. Students can learn how to make spinach pie or how to keep Fido from barking at the neighbors.
Learn about white wines from around the world at Wit & Wisdom's inaugural monthly wine tasting class April 25.
Ecosystem Investment Partners raises money to restore and protect rural streams and wetlands. Developers and city agencies then buy credits from the company to fulfill federal environmental regulations. Learn more about this Baltimore company that is banking on the environment.
The CityLit Festival is holding its 10th annual festival April 13 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. This year's event will feature poets, novelists, fiction and non-fiction writers.
Spike Gjerde, owner of Woodberry Kitchen and Artifact Coffee, is cooking up plans for several new ventures that will help him supply the local food that he needs for his businesses. He chats with BmoreMedia about the Baltimore Food Hub and his new butcher shop in Remington.
Join fellow wine enthusiasts to learn more about Maryland vintners at the Drink Local Wine Conference April 13. It takes place at the Tremont Suites Hotel & Grand Historic Venue.
Daniel Wylie, owner of men's clothier Sixteen Tons, talks about the challenges of running a small business in this video by Shine Creative.
Local developers are turning historic Baltimore properties into unique restaurant spaces. We take a look at some projects that have recently been converted or are underway.
Everyman Theatre's second play in its new west side home tells the story of two couples who meet after their sons fight on the playground.
Anchor institutions are increasingly becoming catalysts in making their communities more vibrant, livable places. We take a look at how Johns Hopkins University and its counterparts in other cities are doing that.
Johns Hopkins University is putting $1 million in a new fund that will provide low-interest loans to developers and is looking at real estate in Station North for its film and other creative programs. Both initiatives are part of the university's plan to extend its influence beyond its Homewood campus.
Join the Center for Urban Families as it honors visionary leaders at an award ceremony at the American Visionary Art Museum April 11.
We check in on Kasey and Kelly Evick, who own Baltimore soap and bath products company Biggs & Featherbelle. They moved their business into larger digs this month and are now making money after landing deals with Whole Foods, Wegmans and other stores.
Spend a day at food truck festival The Gathering with our writer. Gypsy Queen's famous Crab Cone, chicken croquettes at Darua Food Truck and GrrChe's bacon, cheddar and tomato sandwich are on the menu.
See a variety show that celebrates great works of literature from Mary Shelley, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dr. Seuss. Fluid Movement will perform "Glitteracy: A Book Revue" March 16.
Indie musicians are turning to concerts held in someone's home to promote their music and connect with fans. It's another manifestation of the DIY trend and a throwback to a time when people gathered around to tell stories and play music.
Relay Foods, Friends& Farms, Hometown Harvest and Baltimore's Green Grocer promise local food delivered to your doorstep or at fixed locations. Can they win over the buy-local crowd?
Bring your kids to show off their math skills and eat some pie donated by Dangerously Delicious Pies at the Maryland Science Center's Pi Day.
Enrollment growth at University of Baltimore has prompted developers to build more apartments and retailers to open new shops in Mount Vernon. But crime and other challenges still affect the neighborhood.
Many of the city's retail projects that stalled during the recession are now moving forward, says Morris Ritchie & Associates Architect Gary Getz. New shops have opened at Harbor East and Locust Point, while others are on the way in Canton and Remington.
Renovations are underway at the historic Mercantile Trust & Deposit Co. building, the future home of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. BmoreMedia Managing Photographer Steve Ruark took pictures of the building during a public open house.
Head to Roland Park to check out this year's Uncorked, the annual fundraiser hosted by the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives. The event takes place March 18.
The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins will begin embedding a device this year that can restore vision to blind patients who suffer from an inherited eye disease. The FDA approved the groundbreaking device this month.
What do Baltimore street artist Gaia, Johns Hopkins University writing student Peter Cardamone and bike messenger Carrie Bird all have in common? They have all created new online and print "zines" that cater to select audiences.
Savor wine flights and wine-and-food pairings at TEN TEN, Wit & Wisdom, Cinghiale and other Baltimore restaurants. The promotion runs Feb. 27 to March 3.
The HBO comedy "VEEP" has employed nearly 1,000 extras, cast and crew during its first season of filming in Maryland. We talk to one extra, Liz Chuday, about what it's like working with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and how she got signed up by one of the world's biggest talent agencies.
Check out the Spring 2013 Maryland Home & Garden Show, featuring more than 300 home improvement exhibitors over two weekends next month. The show will also feature home improvement experts, a crafts fair and free interior design consultations.
Architect and entrepreneur Stan Sersen has transformed a 1905 farmhouse on a former lumberyard into a modern office building called the Enviro Center. Now he is finalizing a wind-generation deal and an education initiative to teach environmental literacy to Maryland homeowners.
Our dining blogger takes us on a culinary journey through Asia. Get a taste of Korean BBQ, Vietnamese pho and Chinese dim sum on her dining route.
Here's a rundown of all the places our dining blogger recommends for Asian cuisine along Route 40. The list includes 25 places, including food stalls, grocery stores and full-service restaurants.
The American Craft Council Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center Feb. 22-24. Check out hand-made jewelry, furniture, clothing and home decor.
They make games, sell "smart" gloves, provide weather information and supply green energy. Take a look at these four innovative companies to watch.
BmoreMedia Managing Photographer Steve Ruark snapped photos of students sculpting clay into works of art. Check out his slideshow of a pottery class at Baltimore Clayworks’ Mount Washington studio.
Feast on a chocolate-inspired dinner while supporting a good cause. The annual Healthcare for the Homeless Inc. fundraiser takes place Feb. 9 at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.
Singer Karissa LaRen wants to see more community gardens in Baltimore. So she has teamed up with a local nonprofit to plant community gardens at city schools, using the proceeds from her debut album to fund the effort.
Chefs from nearly 100 Baltimore venues prepare fixed-price, two-course and three-course meals for Baltimore Restaurant Week. The event starts Jan. 25 and wraps up Feb. 3.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources connects chefs from Ryleigh's Oyster, Woodberry Kitchen and other restaurants to the local crab houses and oyster companies that supply their seafood. The goal is to get more chefs to put Maryland seafood on the menu.
Issue Media Group, the parent company of BmoreMedia, has launched a new weekly online magazine that covers innovation, development and job growth in the nation's capital. Elevation DC's first newsletter debuts Jan. 15.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum kicks off MLK Jr. day with the new watercolor exhibit by Bryan Collier.
Getting kids enrolled in basketball, baseball and soccer can cost thousands of dollars a year — an expense that many families can't afford. So Darryl Hill launched a foundation that will help families offset the costs and work with youth leagues and manufacturers to bring prices down.
Want to know which stories were the most read in 2012? These were stories that covered happenings in Hampden, Station North, Harbor East and Fells Point.
Join artists, intellectuals, public health officials and innovators as they explore ways to reenergize the urban lanscape in Baltimore. It takes place Jan. 25 at Morgan State University.
The Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood has become a dining destination with restaurants like Clementine. But the local Main Street group wants the area to be known for its shopping as well. So it's renovating an old fire station that it will use as an incubator to support budding shop owners.
Many Baltimore City residents live in food deserts, where access to wholesome food is scarce. Several Baltimore nonprofits are placing farm-fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods and offering nutrition counseling.
We take a look at some of the new restaurants that opened, or reopened, in Baltimore last year and some of the dining trends that emerged.
Head down to the Inner Harbor for a holiday light show that includes fireworks, lasers and music.
Our intrepid food blogger hits the Charm City Circulator once again in search of culinary finds. This time, Dara Bunjon is on the hunt for ethnic eats in Mount Vernon and Federal Hill. Hop on board.
Our dining guru has compiled a list of tips to help guide you on your tour of international restaurants along the Charm City Circulator Purple Route.
Learn about the healthful benefits of a Mediterranean diet at the Food for Thought Symposia at the Inn at the Black Olive, which takes place Dec. 10.
Tired of hearing their dog bark and seeing dirty dishes in the sink, some independent workers are fleeing the distractions of home for shared office space.
Thinking of chucking the home office for a collaborative space? Here's a list of some coworking spots, including what you can expect to pay and the amenities they provide. Where can you find a foosball table?
Explosive growth in the number of Maryland wineries prompted Susan Southard to launch the state's first magazine devoted to the industry, Welcome to Maryland Wine Country.
A family-run salad dressing company launched three years ago during a recession. Today, Tessemae's pulls in $3 million in sales, thanks to its deal with Whole Foods.
We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see these bands at Rams Head Live Dec. 6.
Entrepreneurship is the latest buzzword on college campuses to help students get jobs at startups and small companies. Schools like the University of Baltimore are enhancing their entrepreneurship programs and teaching startup skills to all students — not just those studying business.
Check out the Baltimore Museum of Art's expanded contemporary wing when the museum hosts an after-hours event Nov. 17, the night before the wing officially opens. The evening will feature live music, a cash bar and conversations with artists.
BmoreMedia is off the week of Thansgiving and will publish our next issue Nov. 27.
Maryland's historic vote to allow same-sex marriage has prompted wedding and event planners to beef up their marketing efforts to attract gay couples.
The Center Club is hosting a fashion show Nov. 16 to assist needy men and women who require business attire for the workplace.
We've assembled a slideshow of Baltimore neighborhoods taken with the iPhone app Instagram. BmoreMedia's photographer has also taken an Instagram pic in Patterson Park — and the same photo with his Nikon D700. Can you tell which is which?
It was the best of times...Oh wait, wrong tale. This one's about two Baltimore chefs. One has left the Brewer's Art to open his own restaurant while the chef at the popular Mount Vernon hangout has crafted a new menu to match its Belgian-style brews.
The owners of some of your favorite lunch spots and bakeries started out as vendors at area farmers markets, where they learned invaluable lessons about customer service and marketing. Find out how these entrepreneurs made the transition from the markets to standalone retail operations.
Towson University graduate Matthew Barry has directed nearly 60 short films in Baltimore, even though he lives in New Jersey. He chats about his latest project and his future in the film industry.
A current exhibit at the Walters Art Museum explores the little known impact of Africans and their descendants on Renaissance Europe. A number of lectures complement the exhibit "Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe," which runs through Jan. 21.
You might know Hilary Phelps as the sister who cheered on her decorated brother at the London Olympics. But she is also the creator of an interactive website, Genuine Joy, which explores food, fashion, fitness and culture. Phelps talks about the inspiration for the site and her plans to expand it.
The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre has been a cornerstone of the Mount Vernon neighborhood for the last 50 years. Adding new education programs and sprucing up the space are among its plans for the future.
The Maryland Film Festival brings screen legend John Travolta to Baltimore for a conversation at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The actor takes the stage with director John Waters for the Nov. 10 fundraising event.
As lending from banks and venture capitalists shrinks, many entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding to launch their startups. Using Kickstarter and other sites can also offer a valuable way to test new ideas and get exposure for a new company. But getting money from strangers requires a lot of planning.
Baltimore's GiveCorps seeks to connect a new crop of donors to worthy causes that often go under the radar. It has devised a unique giving model that lets donors give money online to specific projects and offers a reward for doing so — such as a gift certificate to Woodberry Kitchen. Think Kickstarter meets LivingSocial.
Raise a glass at various networking events to support alternative energy as Clean Currents hosts Wind Powered Baltimore Week.
Model airplanes filled the sky at a recent Baltimore County festival. BmoreMedia Managing Photographer Steve Ruark captured spectators and hobbyists enjoying the flights of fancy on a clear fall day.
A former state marketing executive dreams of turning her love of small airports and the businesses that depend on them into a cable TV show. Andrea Vernot has partnered with a Washington, D.C., media production firm to help launch Air Fare America.
See Patterson Park lit up with paper lanterns while listening to live music at the Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival Oct. 27. The Creative Alliance is also hosting a parade after-party for the first time, featuring "Lantini" cocktails.
Clay Hickson, recently named executive director of TowsonGlobal Business Incubator, talks about its expansion plans. Hickson wants the incubator to be the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.
See dozens of sailboats parade around the harbor before they take off for Portsmouth, Va. Boats arrive in Baltimore Oct. 7 for the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
Many organizations have grand plans to do good. But making the money you need to bankroll those efforts — while staying true to your mission — takes some ingenuity. Attendees of a recent Baltimore conference on social enterprises highlighted successful efforts in doing just that.
Participate in networking events, lectures and conferences that celebrate innovation in Baltimore's tech community.
Arts group EMP Collective is ready for the spotlight. It's moving into a new space in downtown Baltimore's west side and expects its budget to double this year.
Buck Jabaily has launched a new arts initiative called Baltimore Performance Kitchen, which lets the audience provide feedback for the shows it creates. He chats with BmoreMedia about its lineup.
A marine research institute at the University System of Maryland appointed a new director this month and is commercializing three of its technologies. Russell Hill talks about what's next at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Science.
Join area chefs and farmers as they team up to create unique recipes at the American Visionary Art Museum Sept. 24. The event benefits Days of Taste, a program of the American Institute of Wine & Food that teaches elementary school children how their food travels from farm to table.
Woodberry Kitchen's Spike Gjerde and other renowned chefs credit one Baltimore entrepreneur for helping to raise their profile in the food world. Antoinette Bruno, CEO of StarChefs.com shares the recipe for her success — and her mother's crab cakes.
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National organization CEOs for Cities is awarding a $1 million prize
to the city that can demonstrate the greatest boost in the number of college graduates. Baltimore is one of 57 cities eligible to win the money that will be used to launch a promotional campaign centered around developing talent.
BmoreMedia writers and editors will be enjoying the warm weather in various ways during our break. Our next newsletter goes out Sept. 18.
A new state mandate now requires Maryland schools to teach financial literacy. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is leading the way with programs that teach students how to manage credit card debt and live within their means.
Christina Simpson and Mark Longerbeam founded Baltimore Tango nearly five years ago. They hold weekly tango classes and Friday night milongas on the Broadway Pier in Fells Point.
A national association of African American history museums is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this month, featuring workshops and guided tours honoring the theme "Commemorating Struggles: Claiming Freedom."
It's an annual tradition in Little Italy that takes place Friday nights in July and August. Photographer Steve Ruark captured the scene at the Aug. 17 Cinema al Fresco, which featured The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Maryland company Structural has helped preserve the buildings that house the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. The company also plans to hire 100 over the next three years.
Head down to MICA next month to learn about the intersection of art and technology. The 3rd annual Betascape takes place Sept. 22-23.
In-Flight Theater blends gravity-defying feats with dramatic performances. Our writer takes us inside Mara Neimanis' studio.
Several building owners hope to breathe more life into the neighborhood's northern section by renovating buildings along North Avenue.
Cirque du Soleil returns to Baltimore with an encore performance of Dralion. The French-Canadian circus has updated its show since it first made an appearance in Charm City in 2003.
Nonprofit Marian House helps struggling women get their lives back on track. It recently received a federal grant that it will use to house more women.
The editor of a sister publication tackles the question: Can we make cities better by treating them as startups?
Support Art with a Heart’s Summer Job Program by perusing and purchasing crafts at Shop & Bop.
You may have heard the name Wasabi Ventures a lot recently. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm has funded several Baltimore startups, thanks in no small part to its CEO's ties to Charm City. Learn more about Tom "TK" Kuegler. And yes, he's a fan of sushi.
Many entrepreneurs dream of launching a venture that not makes money, but also benefits the community. But how do you get money for this? Our columnist tells us.
Take in music and food at the Inner Harbor's Summer Social July 27 at West Shore Park.
A Charm City food writer spends a day seeing what good eats can be found on the Charm City Circulator Banner Route. Hop on for the ride.
Our food writer provides a stop-by-stop guide to eating your way through the Charm City Circulator's Banner Route.
Learn how to improve your barbeque at Doing Ribs Right, a cooking demonstration by the head chef of B&O American Brasserie.
BmoreMedia Managing Photographer Steve Ruark has been a skateboarding enthusiast since the age of nine, when his uncle Ron Campbell bought him a Nash toy board. So taking pics of skateboarders seemed like a perfect fit for his latest photo essay.
One of Artscape's most popular exhibits features outlandish painted cars. We chatted with one car artist, Bob Hieronimus, about why he prefers a canvas that comes on four wheels.
Listen to the music from the Star Wars films while searching the sky for a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars and Beyond.
Not every budding actor heads to New York to perform on the stage. Many find their calling in Greater Baltimore, whether they're playing a classic Shakespeare role or a cutting-edge drama. Here's a look at four actors who count on Charm City to break a leg.
Movie nights. Free concerts. Weddings. Fundraising Events. And a higher transmitter so even folks out in Montgomery County can hear the alternative radio station's music. Those are some of the plans WTMD has in store once it moves to a new spot that is four times bigger than its current home.
Public Property is a publicly curated interactive exhibit at the Walters Art Museum that raises questions about decision-making and public choice. It runs through August 19.
Community leaders are working to bring new life to the formerly derelict Druid Heights neighborhood. A museum honoring black baseball players and a major housing development are in the works.
Bmore Media welcomes a new publisher who has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, management and business development. Troi Barnett has led business development and training for the Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore prior to launching an independent consulting firm.
Bmore Media is on holiday next week week for Independence Day. We will return with a new issue July 10.
Music, dance and crafts from around the world will come together at the Creative Alliance for World Refugee Day, June 22.
Climb onto the KRI Dewaruci, one of the nearly two-dozen tall ships that graced Baltimore during Sailabration. Bmore Media Managing Photographer Steve Ruark joined the crew June 13 as they greeted an excited crowd at the Inner Harbor.
Stratford University came to town after another culinary college lost its accreditation. Now, the cooking school has big plans to take up more real estate and open a community kitchen with the American Heart Association to teach residents about healthy eating habits.
That stretch of land between the Maryland Science Center and Rusty Scupper could be used for more than playing volleyball games. Find out some of the ideas that Baltimore architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross has for redesigning Rash Field.
A flotilla of more than 40 tall ships and naval vessels will sail into Baltimore June 13 to kick off the Star-Spangled Sailabration. This weeklong celebration features ship tours, air shows, and performances by a Naval Ceremonial Band and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Some Baltimore neighborhoods are home to many of the city’s vacant lots and the crime and illegal dumping that comes with them. Two Baltimore organizations, Baltimore Green Space and Power in Dirt, empower residents to transform underused and vacant lots into vibrant gardens.
More than 40 horses will perform in Apassionata June 8-10 at First Mariner Arena. Europe's most popular live arena show features skilled equestrians, elaborate costumes and stunt riding.
Some Charm City residents are giving new meaning to the words Baltimore beehive. They are keeping bees in their backyard so their garden bears more fruit and they get to tap into their inner bad-boy. And no, they don't seem too worried about getting stung.
Several bills aimed at protecting Maryland's watersheds passed this year, but some say much more work lies ahead.
Business Volunteers Unlimited places board members on behalf of Northrop Grumman Corp., Constellation Energy Group, T. Rowe Price and other firms. It wants to grow the number of board members it matches by 50 percent over the next three years.
Bmore Media Managing Photographer Steve Ruark took his camera to a daylong bike festival in Patterson Park. At BikeJam 2012, he captured kids pedaling a seven-person bike, racers cruising through a course and spectators.
Bmore Media is taking next week off to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday. We will publish our next issue June 5.
A number of creative professionals are leaving the cubicle to pursue their passion for making things. From potters to purse makers, these individuals take DIY to a new level.
You go to farmers' markets and dine at earthy farm-to-table restaurants. But what about your flowers? Local Color Flowers' Ellen Frost wants you to think about where your flowers come from.
Fourteen musical groups will perform on indoor and outdoor music stages at the Creative Alliance. The June 16 lineup includes doo-wop group the Legendary Orioles and the Cambodian Music Society.
A hardware store in Mount Vernon. A bakery for Locust Point. More restaurants in Mt. Washington. If Baltimore residents waved their magic wand, these would be on their wish list.
Suburban life isn't all parking spots and Target stores. Good sandwich shops, ice cream parlors and an, ahem, independent cafe are some of the things suburbanites seek.
Highlights of this festival include acrobats from Montreal, a marching band, juggler and an arts-and-crafts show. There's also Roseanne Cash.
Baltimore's Josh Slates is showing his first feature film once again at the Charles Theater May 7. The movie tells the story of a sarcastic slacker stagnating in a Small Pond.
The expansion of a 12-mile biking and hiking trail is underway. When finished, the $18 million Jones Falls Trail will offer an alternative and scenic commuting route and a new way to explore Baltimore attractions.
The making of the Jones Falls Trail includes five phases, three of which are still underway. Several changes were made along the way to address concerns of neighborhood groups.
It's three days of nonstop movies. We talk to the Maryland Film Festival's director, a festival sponsor and three filmmakers who have ties to Baltimore. One movie, starring rapper Common and Danny Glover, was shot entirely in Greater Baltimore.
Federal Hill leaders are mulling changes to the historic Cross Street Market, including adding new vendors and incorporating new design elements. We chat with Federal Hill Main Street's Jane Seebold about what's in store.
More than 250 artists will showcase their jewelry, pottery, fashion and home decor at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium, April 27-29. Held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, it's one of 13 Sugarloaf craft fairs held throughout the year.
Since it was founded four years ago, Hamilton Crop Circle has become a cornerstone of its Northeast Baltimore community. It now supplies vegetables to the Chameleon Café, Wine Market, the Brewer’s Art and other restaurants throughout the city.
Recently grabbing the No. 6 spot on a national ranking of top chocolate makers, Glarus Chocolatier relies on Swiss techniques to make the confections. See what has made the husband-and-wife duo a sweet success.
Galleries from around the U.S. will sell their prints from contemporary artists at the Baltimore Museum of Art's biennial Contemporary Print Fair April 28-29. A number of local galleries will host happy hours and receptions in conjunction with the event.
Do you turn to Western medicine or holistic health? A conference organized by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Integrative Medicine discusses ways to meld the two. Respected alternative medicine guru Dr. Andrew Weil is the keynote speaker.
So you scanned the headlines on your iPhone and downloaded the latest issue of your favorite magazine on your iPad. But you probably still have cherished memories of your favorite books that you wouldn't trade for the latest Apple gadget, says Baltimore Reads CEO Shirley Bigley LaMotte.
Civic Works is making Baltimore City homes more energy efficient and training underemployed young men and women for the next wave of green careers. It plans to service 300 Baltimore homes in the next two years.
Baltimore’s stalwart restaurants have to compete with modern, trendy wine bars and bistros. Few have made it through decades of roller coaster growth and recessions. But classics like the Prime Rib, Rusty Scupper, Sotto Sopra, the Black Olive and Tio Pepe are going by changing with the times -- yet staying true to what made them crowd favorites in the first place.
Baltimore's emerging hip hop and urban culture scene has gotten its own voice with True Laurels. Founder Lawrence Burney is hosting a free event with live local music and visual art April 6.
Fluid Movement, a Baltimore theater group known for performing water ballets, has told the story of Baltimore's retail history. This time, the actors are on skates. Bmore Media Managing Photographer Steve Ruark captured the quirky tale with his lens. Step back in time with this photo essay.
Speakers from around the country are coming to the Hilton Baltimore to discuss best practices for sustaining arts and entertainment districts. Learn how neighborhoods are investing in innovation and using the arts to revitalize their areas.
An ambitious redevelopment plan is underway in the Northwest section of Baltimore. Park Heights is getting new senior housing a ball field and interest from private developers. Neighborhood residents are also receiving home-buying, tutoring and other services that are funded with slots money.
When it opened more than 30 years ago, Harborplace was hailed as a watershed urban redevelopment project. Over time, the downtown city mall had started showing its age. Now it's turning another corner with new tenants opening this summer and plans to breathe more life onto Light Street.
Tracie and Cliff Spriggs moved into a new space in Randallstown this month to grow their catering business and rent out commercial kitchen space to aspiring chefs. Icedgems and Mallow Crunchies are some of Honey Biscuits' clients.
Jennifer Buerger is a mother of two, a psychotherapist and an entrepreneur who sells smoothies blended with Icelandic-style skyr. Don't know what is skyr? You will soon as Wegmans Food Markets just agreed to sell the product in its mid-Atlantic stores.
The popular Food Network host is coming to the Hunt Valley Wegmans to promote her new cookbook "Weeknights With Giada," which highlights simple and quick recipes. How do you say "get there early to find a parking spot" in Italian?
After struggling to find a job during the recession, Marta Ines Quintana was forced to switch gears. She parlayed her culinary and marketing skills to form a food business that draws on her family's Cuban heritage. She started a prepared food business and opened a Towson cafe. Next on her agenda: a TV cooking show.
Nikki Lewis drew on her childhood love of sticky marshmallow treats to found Mallow Munchies. Last month, she opened a Baltimore County cafe selling the Rice Krispies Treats and recently snagged a deal to sell the dessert in Whole Foods.
The Maryland Institute College of Art is holding a panel discussion next month on how art can inspire social change as part of the school's Baltimore Art + Justice Project.
Arianne looks back at her three years spent capturing people, places and events for Bmore Media. As she moves on to new projects, she shares some of her favorite images and a story on how she jockeyed with reporters from around the globe to get a memorable shot of the Baltimore Grand Prix.
Students from around the nation come to Tai Sophia Institute to learn about herbal medicine, nutrition and acupuncture. As national interest in wellness grows, the Howard County school is adding new programs, growing enrollment and seeking university status.
The Junior League of Baltimore is holding its annual Boutique Warehouse Sale, this time in Harbor East.
Bmore Media Managing Photographer Arianne Teeple recently took her camera behind the scenes at a rehearsal for the Baltimore Improv Group. Get a sneak peek at "Unscripted" in her photo essay.
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Rain Pryor are among the guests at a three-day festival highlighting female achievement. The WOW Baltimore festival features performance, lectures and workshops at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
Sushi, wine-making and a contemporary bed and breakfast -- in Little Italy? They are among the new businesses calling the neighborhood home as more young people move to the area and more dollars flow into nearby Harbor East.
SquashWise is part of a growing urban squash movement that is teaching students to excel on and off the courts. The Baltimore nonprofit now wants its rackets to reach three times as many students in the coming years as it builds on its track record of achievement.
Step out to see see the 36th annual American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. Billing itself as the largest juried craft show, the convention showcases jewelry, ceramics, furniture and home decor.