Weekend Wrap Up: Farewell February

It’s time for February to be over. This freezing, precipitating, lovey-dovey month got old like two weeks ago. Never fear though! March 1 is here Sunday, and with it, warmer days. Head out this weekend to enjoy shopping, exercise, parties, and more.

Side Dish Jewelry Blow Out Sale

Canton’s favorite mobile jewelery truck (though not sure we have more than one!) is serving up a blow out sale from February 25 to April 6 with costume jewelry and clothing. Baubles are under $13 and all clothing is under $26. The sale is open to the public, and if you can reserve your fave finds now by commenting on the items posted on their Facebook Event.

M Power Art Unveiling Party

Local art and yoga combined with a cocktail party? Finally an event worth leaving your rowhouse for. Michael Owen, renowned local artist and creator of the Baltimore Love Project, will reveal his original commissioned piece of art. The event starts at 7 p.m. with a Music in Motion Class set to live music. Follow the class with beer, wine, and complimentary food, and  live presentation from Michael Owen about his work. The event is free for members, and drop in rates apply for others.

Federal Hill Fest of All

While we are always Cantonites first, if you appreciate our counterpart neighborhood Federal Hill or are just looking for an awesome party on Saturday night, you might want to venture across the harbor to the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Tickets are $75 and include open bar, food from Federal Hill restaurants, live music by the Real Geniuses, dancing, a fashion show and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Federal Hill Main Street. The party goes from 7 to 11 p.m.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Frozen Solid

Snow MiserWind induced brain freeze and sinus icicles got you down? Don’t be so quick to let this cold snap ice over your weekend. There’s plenty of indoor, toasty warm fun happening in and around Canton.

Karaoke Loco at Carlos o Charlies

Benefit a neighboring neighborhood association and sing your face off on Friday, February 20 from 6  to 10 p.m. Carlos o’ Charlies on 3508 Eastern Avenue is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Highlandtown Main Street, with free appetizers, drink specials, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. You get all of this for $5 at the door. Start warming up those vocal chords.

Governor’s Budget Townhall Meeting for 46th District at DuBurns Arena

Curious about how the new governor and the budget affect you?  A General Assembly Town Hall session is being held by members of the 46th District Delegation to help you find out. Head to DuBurns Arena on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. to noon to hear an explanation of the budget process and ask questions about what’s next.

Absolutely Febuluos

Restaurants and attractions and hotels, oh my! From February 15-28, Baltimore is abuzz with deals to get you in out of the cold. This includes fixed price meals (a.k.a. restaurant week), buy-one-get-one prices at local museums, and a gift card with the purchase of a hotel package. Prices for restaurant week are $30 and $20 for dinner, and just $15 for lunch.

American Craft Council Show

Feeling crafty? Baltimore Convention Center hosts a three-day craft show (February 20-22) to celebrate all things handmade. Grab some fancy jewelry for the weekend or decorate the house with a unique trinket. Tickets are $14 for a one day pass.

 

Not enough snow for you? No problem

bIf yesterday’s snow made you long for skiing and drinking hot chocolate by the lodge fire, you’re in luck! B Scene Events has organized a weekend escape to the picturesque White Mountains of New Hampshire.

There are multiple participant options to make everyone happy. (For example while M. skis, I prefer watching people ski from the safety of the indoors with a spiked hot drink in hand, everyone wins.) Tickets include round trip coach bus departing from Baltimore, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket, rentals (ski or snowboard), ski happy hours in North Conway, and more!  You can buy your tickets here.

Tickets are limited, so don’t wait!  This is a 21+ event.

 

This could be you!

This could be you!

Ticket packages:

Single – Ski Package with Rentals

Includes: R/T American Limousines coach bus departing from Baltimore, unlimited beer and wine on the bus ride to New Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, rentals (ski or snowboard), and two apres ski events. This package is valid for one person. $735 each

Double – Ski Package with Rentals

Includes: R/T American Limousines coach bus departing from Baltimore, unlimited beer and wine on the bus ride to New Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, rentals (ski or snowboard), and two apres ski events. This package is valid for two people. $1,170 ($585/ p.p.)

 Triple – Ski Package with Rentals

Includes: R/T American Limousines coach bus departing from Baltimore, unlimited beer and wine on the bus ride to New Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, rentals (ski or snowboard), and two apres ski events. This package is valid for three people. $1,620 ($540 p.p.)

Quad – Ski Package with Rentals

Includes: R/T American Limousines coach bus departing from Baltimore, unlimited beer and wine on the bus ride to New Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, rentals (ski or snowboard), and two apres ski events. This package is valid for four people. $2,060 ($515 p.p.)

Single – Ski Package NO Rentals

Includes: R/T American Limousines coach bus departing from Baltimore, unlimited beer and wine on the bus ride to New Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, and two apres ski events. This package is valid for one person. $670 each

Double – Ski Package NO Rentals

Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, and two apres ski events. This package is valid for two people. $1,040 ($520 p.p.)

Triple – Ski Package NO Rentals

Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, and two apres ski events. This package is valid for three. $1425. ($475 p.p.)

Quad – Ski Package NO Rentals

Hampshire, boxed dinner on the bus, lodging at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, a 3-day lift ticket valid at Attitash and Wildcat Mountain, and two apres ski events. This package is valid for four people.$1,800 ($450 p.p.)

*** The bus will depart from Canton Waterfront Park at 7pm on Thursday, March 26th and will depart Attitash at 4pm on Sunday, March 29th. ***

Contact beth@bsceneevents.com with any questions!

Weekend Wrap Up: Lerve

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Whether you like it or not, the weekend of  love or “lerve” is upon us.  Despise VDay? We’ve compiled a pretty anti-love wrap up to fill your weekend with booze and fun.

Get Awkward at the Anti Valentine’s Day Lock and Key Party at Pig and Rooster

Not everyone is all paired up and cozy for Valentine’s Day, and that’s ok. That’s the requirement for the Pig and Rooster Lock and Key party on Saturday, February 14 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The bar will help facilitate meeting new people by providing all ladies who join with locks and the gents with keys at random. The question is: are you bold enough to find your match? Drink specials will help get your courage up to find that special someone and unlock his or her heart. Awwww….

Be the Next Boh

Got a special wink in your eye and utterly obsessed with drinking Natty Boh? You might be the next Natty Boh mascot! The talent search is on to find the next cuddly, dapper, and outgoing Natty Boh this Saturday, February 14 at the Fells Point Corner Theatre. Requirements to play the part of Mr. Boh:  passion for the National Bohemian Beer brand, regular evening and weekend availability, reliable personal transportation, a home-base in the greater Baltimore-Metro area, 21 years of age or older, and not a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers or New York Yankees. To secure a spot in the audition lineup you must RSVP via email to NattyBohTeam@gmail.com  for either noon or 2 p.m. slots.

Rule Belgian Beer Fest at Max’s Taphouse

Declare your love for… beer. Forget the Belgian chocolates; prep yourself to guzzle some Belgian beer this weekend at Max’s Taphouse in Fells Point. Head over to the Belgian Beer Fest and spend a very productive Friday to Sunday trying 140 plus Belgian beers on tap, and 200 plus in a bottle.  Entry is free, 21 and older.

Sign up for Sports

It’s cold and Valentine’s Day has clearly shown you it’s time to go out and meet more Cantonites. Look no further than Baltimore Social’s list of Canton-based sports leagues. Try your hand at bocce, slide into some coed soccer games, or show your bravery and valor by participating in the dodgeball league.

Get Fit for Free!


CaptureA new gym is hitting Canton/Highlandtown this March!  PEAK Performance Training has been started by local residents, who have created an innovative fitness and training concept that incorporates group personal training, strength training and cardio intervals to produce an effective total-body workout. PEAK Performance will utilize personal heart rate monitors to track individual progress and current exercise exertion.

To give back to the community,  PEAK Performance Training will be offering a series of FREE classes this month! These classes will give you a glimpse of their vision while getting a fantastic workout.

The first free class will be offered this Saturday, February 14th at 10 a.m. in their temporary space at SkyLofts in Highlandtown (3701 Bank St).

Space is limited. Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/PEAKBaltimore to register for the classes. Classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings and are on a first come, first registered basis.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/PEAKBaltimore to learn about more offers and their upcoming Grand Opening! If you have any questions, reach out to info@PeakPerformanceBaltimore.com.

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Weekend Wrap Up: Fab in February

whiskey and oysters and pearlsIt’s February, which means its time to get fancy (Baltimore style). Here’s the recipe for being Baltimore fancy, at least this weekend: nabbing some vintage finds at the flea market, heading to a hot singles party to wink at your neighbor, laughing at a world-class comedian, and stuffing your face with oysters (and various meats). What are you waiting for? Read on and get fab.

Baltimore Flea Market

Bargain shoppers rejoice: Baltimore’s Flea market sets up shop this Saturday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Head to St. John’s Church at 2640 St. Paul St. and leave with vintage goodies or crafty one-of-a-kind pieces. Don’t worry about getting hungry while shopping: yummy treats will be available too!

Baltimore Magazine’s Top Singles Party

Exploring this charming city of ours as a single person just won’t do. Chin up, lovely single person: Baltimore Magazine is throwing a singles party this Sunday just hot enough that you might meet your match. The mag is celebrating its top singles issue with sizzling eats, spicy cocktails, craft brews, and of course, lots of eligible singles. Head to Pazo from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 8 and grab a last-minute ticket at the door.

Craig Furgeson at MeyerHoff Symphony Hall

Craig Furgeson, a Scottish comedian full of off-color humor, takes to the Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Sunday, February 8 at 8:30 p.m. to bring his standup act (and ensuing hilarity) to the masses. Tickets go for $30 to $65

Dylan’s Oyster Cellar Bull Roast at Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar

Here’s your invitation to join in a historic Maryland tradition: the Bull and Oyster Roast. Head to Blue Pit BBQ in Hampden and slurp down fresh shucked or well roasted oysters with smoked beef. Also for the palette: small snacks like smoked oysters and house cured sardines. Appropriate drink pairings will be offered. Join in on the gluttony Sunday, February 8 from 3 to 10 p.m.

Ding Dong, Beers Here.

If you’re tired of having to layer up and fight the cold just to get a six-pack, Drizly has the answer.  What OrderUp is to food delivery, Drizly is its alcohol counterpart. You just need to download the app, and add your address and you can see your options.  Drizly has partnered with Canton Crossing Wine and Spirits, Wine Underground near Hampden, and Dulaney Liquors in Towson.

With Drizly you can order beer, liquor, wine and extras. (I find this dangerous)They expect delivery to take around 40 minutes.  Drizly promises that they never mark up the price on any product. What you pay in the store will always be the same as what you pay on Drizly.There are also gift options if you want to surprise a friend (and be the best person ever).

There is free delivery using the code “BALTIMORE” through Feb. 28th. Normally there is a delivery minimum and a charge of around $5 depending on the store.

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Options are pretty exciting. Much better than the 30 pack you could order with a (terrible) pizza delivery when I went to Towson. (Did anyone else judge how intense a night was by how many pizza boxes were delivered? Just us? Carry on.) Please note that the drivers will be checking IDs with special scanners, so no terrible fake NJ licenses will make it through. (I really am aging myself here.)

 

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The app looks pretty easy though I can’t find if you can get delivery on Sunday.  Will update you when I hear back!

Weekend Wrap-Up: ReInflate

Stop into Fan Fest and get a pic with these two good-looking fellas

Stop into Fan Fest and get a pic with these two good-looking fellas

Well, Canton, we’ve somehow dug ourselves out of the “nothing to do” rut and now we’ve found ourselves on the verge of a Superbowl weekend, full of parties and food and sports. While we may have trouble figuring out exactly who to cheer for during Sunday’s big game, one thing’s for sure: the beer will be cold. And for that, we think it’s time we all reinflate.

Bike like a Hipster

The January version of Baltimore Bike Party requires your warmest flannel and thickest beard. Meet Friday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park in Seton Hill. Bring a bike, and a costume of course, and get ready to roll out by 7 p.m. The brigade of bikes will head through Canton and finish their route at Anastasia’s in Fell’s Point.

Wine and Cheese and Socialize

There’s never a bad time for wine and cheese. Especially on a Saturday night and especially when it’s a chance to meet some neighbors while supporting the community. If this all sounds like a no-brainer, head on over to St. Elizabeth’s First Annual Wine & Cheese Social on Saturday, January 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 purchased ahead of time or $25 at the door. Ticket includes unlimited wine and cheese, and crackers. Proceeds support St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church at Baltimore and Fairmont avenues.

Give and Get some Baseball Love at O’s Fan Fest

The Orioles are getting ready for the season with another year of Fan Fest at Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday, January 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fan Fest activities include appearances by players, children’s clinics, interactive games, autographs and more. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children.

Tailgate without a Truck at DogWatch Tavern

Nowhere to watch the Superbowl yet? Head to on of Stay Classy’s favorite Fell’s Point bars and the Superbowl party will be ready and waiting for you. DogWatch Tavern’s second annual Truckless Tailgate starts at noon on Superbowl Sunday. A $30 ticket gets you: a seat for the game, an unlimited buffet of food until 6 p.m., two drink tickets, and the chance to win a 32-inch TV. Head in and reserve your viewing spot for the big day!

 

Planning Your Superbowl Bash

Though the Ravens aren’t in the Superbowl, we still have reason to cheer. Commercials and party food! Ok that might not be enough for everyone, but you can try to raise the collective mood by throwing a fantastic Superbowl party. Canton is full of bars that will be having specials (which we’ll be listing in a future post) but in order to really appreciate the commercials, I strongly feel you should be on a comfortable sofa with a beer in hand.

So perhaps you’re not a party planner. Don’t worry about it.  Evite has drafted up some tips that will help you on your way. They recommend taking advantage of Qdoba’s party kits. I’ve actually recently ordered a taco party for an office birthday party and it was a hit.  I walked in, and all my food was ready to go in professional catering containers. Everything you could want was included and we had chips for days.  I wonder if we could get OrderUp to deliver? That basically only leaves you to buy some drinks and your set!

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Emergency situation. You’re out of beer (or wine). And it’s Sunday. Here are a few places that are open on Sunday that can save your 2nd half:

  • Chesapeake Wine Co.(open til 6)
  • Lighthouse Liquors (open til 9)
  • The Wine Source (open til 7)
  • Lighthouse Tavern (bar, carry out)

A few extra tips:

  • Invite your neighbors. They can’t complain about noise if they are next to you making it.
  • Take Monday off. It should be a holiday anyway.
  • Tell your friends to download Lyft or Uber on your phone to get them home safe and not behind the wheel.

Now that we’ve made it super easy to throw your Superbowl party, what time should we stop by?

Note: This is a sponsored post, all though all the thoughts are my own. Stay Classy Canton will do occasionally write sponsored posts if, and only if we think its valuable information for our readers.  Since Cantonites love to throw good parties, this fits the bill. 

Weekend Wrap Up: Get the Chills

201301_01s_polar-bear-plunge-annapolis-md_steve-ruarkOk Canton. Get it together. Things have been quiet around these parts, and we’ve got no polar vortex to blame (yet). Despite our ennui, we’ve scrounged together a few events for you to get into this weekend.

Raise Money for the  Polar Bear Plunge at Looney’s

Every year, crazy Marylanders take to Sandy Point State Park and willingly plunge their bodies into icy waters to raise money for the Special Olympics of Maryland. While one of Stay Classy Canton’s own will be doing just that, we’re only asking you to show up and drink beer on Saturday, January 17 from noon to 6 p.m. at Looney’s Pub.  The BSSC Plunge Team is hosting a fundraiser there for those who’d prefer to watch us plungers from afar. Specials include $1.50 Miller Lite Drafts and $6.00 Pitchers as well as a Looney’s Game Day menu with additional food specials. You get a free coozie with a donation (staff will be upstairs collecting donations). A few team spots remain if you would like to join the BSSC team. To join or donate, visit http://tinyurl.com/k93be3a.

LOL to Lewis Black at the Lyric

Lewis Black is bringing his act to Baltimore this weekend on Saturday, January 17 at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. He takes to the stage at 8 p.m. to get a chuckle out of you with his act “Lewis Black the rant is back”. Tickets start at $55.

Serve on MLK Day

Weekend of boredom and probablly too much drinking got you down? Lift yourself up with some good, ol’ fashioned volunteering! Monday, January 19 is the official MLK Day of Service and your chance to give a little extra something to the Baltimore you know and love. How to get involved: go to Allforgood.org and search for opportunities in Baltimore. Not finding something close you want to get involved in? Try a random act of kindness instead.

Read Jon Fogg’s Update

It’s been one year since the brutal attack on Canton neighbor Jonathan Fogg and the outpouring of support from the community that followed it. Jon presents a sobering account of what recovery is like one year out on his blog. He reminds us of some really important lessons about coping with trauma that could apply to many of our lives. Read about it here.