| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:13 AM
This weekend, Artscape (you know, just "America's largest free art festival") will bring an abundance of color and quirkiness to Baltimore for the 33rd year. The annual festival will entertain over 350,000 attendees with a slate of free performances,...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 3:38 PM
People at Artscape stared at the group of dancers in a small pocket park. A man in a tucked-in checkered shirt twirled his fingers, a woman in a red bandana danced the hula and a boy in an Outkast T-shirt moved his hips.
Yet there was no music in the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A man bicycled up Charles Street, towing a platform on which balanced a goldfish in a bowl.
Children tossed dice the size of coolers, skipped across an oversized hopscotch course and flung rings onto the necks of dinosaurs in an apocalyptic diorama....
| May 27, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Funk revivalists Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Latin rockers Ozomatli, the jazz-funk sextet Galactic and R&B singer Anthony Hamilton headline the roster of musicians scheduled to perform at this year's Artscape, event organizers announced Tuesday....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Baltimore Pride kicked off Saturday at a new location and with new drinking rules leaving some longtime revelers like Damian Hatchett feeling a little nostalgic for the old days when he said the event was much livelier.
The state's largest annual...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:17 PM
If you had to describe the 2014 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition at the Walters Art Museum in a single word, "visceral" would fit well.
"It is about line, color, shape, texture and sound," says Robert Mintz, chief curator at...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The Chesapeake, which was closed for business last week, will reopen under new management.
The restaurant's owners have entered into a management contract with the Karzai family, whose restaurants in Baltimore include Tapas Teatro and The Helmand....
| May 22, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The consumption of alcohol at this year's Baltimore Pride festivities will be confined to two designated beer gardens within the larger event footprint, organizers said Thursday.
"City officials are trying to crack down on alcohol consumption," said...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:12 AM
For years, Baltimore Pride tradition has held that the Saturday parade turns into a rowdy block party in the heart of Mount Vernon, while the Sunday festival in Druid Hill Park attracts families and kids.
This year will be different, with the lines...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran is tired of hearing about motorists whose cars were towed for reasons he finds ridiculous — for being parked outside the white lines in a supermarket lot, for instance, or at a fast food restaurant when the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Doug and Gretchen Moran, owners of a home-based software company in California, said they can live wherever they want.
And what they want are good schools for their children, Jack, 5, and Isabel, 8 — especially Jack, who they say is both a...