WCBM Life StyleJan 01, 2013 -- 12:00am
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1-2 – Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Fest – Md Fairgrounds
1-3 – Broadway Divas – Meyerhoff
1-3 – The Illusionists – Hippodrome
6 – Taste of Pikesville – Double Tree
8-May 8 – Lion in Winter – Vagabond Players
1-17 – Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington
1-17 – Jewish Festival – Gordon Center
1-18 – Dairy of Anne Frank – Compass Rose Theatre
1-30 – Peter Pan – Toby’s Dinner Theatre
2- Zombie Gras – Geppi’s Museum
2 – Brit Floyd – Lyric
4 – Opening Day – Camden Yards
8, 10 – Porgy & Bess – Meyerhoff
8 – Luke Bryan – Royal Farms
9 – Bingo Night – Pikesville Fire Co
9 – Rihanna - Royal Farms
9 – Celtic Woman – Hippodrome
10 – Cell- A- Brate – Woodholme Country Club
12 – Earth Wind & Fire – Royal Farms
15 – Kevin James - Hippodrome
15 – Michael Carbonaro – Lyric
15-May 15 – Evita – Spotlighters
15-May 15 – Time Stands Still – Fells Pt Corner Theatre
15-17 – Tattoo Arts Convention –Conv Center
15-May 15 – Macbeth – Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
16 – Magic of Life Gala - Meyerhoff
16-17 – Fells Point Privateer Festival – Fells Point
17 – Baltimore Farmers Market Begins – Under JFX
20- Bruce Springsteen – Royal Farms
20-21 – America – Rams Head On Stage
26-27 – Alvin Ailey - Lyric
26-May 1 – Cabaret - Hippodrome
29 – Wanda Sykes – Lyric
29-May 1 – Sugarloaf Festival
30 – ROAR for Autism – Oregon Ridge Park
30 – MDA Muscle Walk - UMBC
30 – Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival – Druid Hill Pk
RECENTLY I HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE TO SPEND THE NIGHT AT THE IVY HOTEL LOCATED IN MID TOWN BALTIMORE AT 204 EAST BIDDLE STREET AT CALVERT...IT OPENED IN JUNE 2015 IN A HOUSE THAT WAS BUILT IN 1889.
OF COURSE THERE HAS BEEN AN EXPANSION OF THE PROPERTY SINCE THEN, ACTUALLY THE IVY CONSISTS OF THREE BUILDINGS...IT HAS 18 ROOMS, 9 OF WHICH ARE SUITES...THE BUILDING WAS PURCHASED BY LOCAL BUSINESSMAN EDDIE BROWN IN 2008.
I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW IMPRESSED I WAS WITH THE ENTIRE OPERATION, FROM STAFF TO THE ROOMS, THE PUBLIC AREAS AND THE ATTENTION TO DESIGN...I CAN TELL YOU THERE WAS NO PENNY PINCHING HERE...FOR EXAMPLE ON SOME AREAS OF THE FLOOR YOU'LL FIND LIMESTONE IMPORTED FROM FRANCE.
THE IVY IS THE FIRST RELAIS CHATEAU HOTEL IN MARYLAND. THERE ARE ABOUT 550 WORLDWIDE.
THIS IS A NO GRATUITY HOTEL, THAT MEANS YOU DON'T HAVE TO TIP THE BELLMAN, THE GUY WHO GETS YOUR CAR, ANYONE WHO BRINGS THINGS TO YOUR ROOM, NO ONE.
INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY IS A FULL BREAKFAST, ACCESS TO A FULLY STOCKED BAR, ALL THE GOODIES IN YOUR ROOM, A BILLIARDS ROOM, LIBRARY AND HIGH TEA. THE STAFF WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE ANY REQUEST.
THE RATES RUN FROM ABOUT $475 TO $1395. THEY CAN BE REACHED AT 410-514-6500.
Located at 425 7th Street N.W. Washington, you'll find Carmine's. This is what you'd definitely call a family style restaurant. Translation, the portions are huge. How huge? A table of four could do with two entrees. All entrees are meant to be shared. My favorite dish is the linguini with red clam sauce ($29.50). The biggest seller there is the penne alla vodka.
The restaurant seats 750, happy hour 3 to 7- , valet parking everyday from 5 to 11 (there is a charge) and yes smaller portions are available at the bar anytime.
By the way, ordering the tiramisu is a must ($20.50) and reservations are strongly recommended.
There are so many things is life that baffle me, not the least of which is how do they get the toothpaste in the tube.
Maybe most of all is trying to figure out illusions and magic. That brought me to the Hippodrome where the current
production is The Illusionists – Live From Broadway. The show consists of seven very talented performers, all well
trained in their craft, along with six others who we’ll call assistants.
As the various feats are performed you might ask yourself, how do they do that. In the past I have found when you
actually know how a trick or illusion is done I felt sorry afterwards that I knew. The mystery is better. But I will admit I still
haven’t figured out how they get those rabbits out of the hat. Of course the illusions performed during this is much more
complicated and sophisticated. Like when one of the cast is handcuffed and placed upside down in a tank of water. He
held his breath for over three minutes. A great illusion, but maybe I don’t want to know how it’s done.
You will definitely be amazed, curious, mystified and certainly entertained. The cast members have interesting
names too, like Manipulator, Inventor, Weapon Master (this guy is amazing with arrows) and Daredevil. The one I
really liked was The Trickster. He served as a very funny host.
The show closes this Sunday so hurry to get tickets. You can go to the theatre box office or call 800-962-2287.
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