Out and About in Baltimore

Local Events/Opportunities to Explore in Baltimore

 

Aquarium

 At the National Aquarium in Baltimore, you can experience a 3-hour showcase of more than 16,000 animals including sharks, birds, frogs, turtles, dolphins, and jellies. Located on Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor.  Open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. And Sundays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For More Information:  www.aqua.org

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is one of the most photographed and visited areas of the city. It has been one of the major seaports in the United States since the 1700s and started blossoming into the cultural center of Baltimore in the 1970s. Distinct in function and form, locals and visitors alike enjoy Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the surrounding neighborhoods that offer a variety of fine dining, cultural experiences and exciting nightlife.

For More Information: www.baltimore.org/about-baltimore/inner-harbor

 

Baseball

Come see Baltimore’s own Orioles baseball team play the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards (a revitalized railroad yard, close to downtown Baltimore, and signature development of the Waterfront area).  Game times not yet determined.

For More Information: www.baltimoreorioles.com

 

Museums

The Walters Art Museum was born of the artistic interest and public-mindedness of just two men: William Thompson Walters and his son, Henry. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the two Baltimoreans assembled a diverse range of artwork from around the world—including everything from European master paintings and decorative arts to Greek and Roman antiquities and Far Eastern ceramics. Together, they collected nearly 22,000 works of art, and in doing so, they built the foundation for a museum that offers a one of- a-kind survey of 55 centuries of art.  Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday and open Thursday evening until 9:00 pm.

For More Information: www.thewalters.org

 

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s outstanding collection today encompasses 90,000 works of art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world, as well as masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Paul Cézanne, and Vincent van Gogh. The BMA is recognized for an impressive collection of contemporary art that includes important examples of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist sculpture, and Pop Art with many late works by Andy Warhol, as well as major acquisitions of more recent work by artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Kara Walker. The Museum also boasts an internationally renowned collection of prints, drawings, and photographs from the 15th century to the present; European masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Sir Anthony van Dyck; distinguished American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; one of the most important African collections in the country; and notable examples of art from the Ancient Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.  Open Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm.

For More Information: www.artbma.org

 

American Visionary Art Museum

Visit this unique treasure in Baltimore where visionary art is defined as art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For More Information: www.avam.org

 

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History Culture

This museum offers the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The museum seeks to realize its mission by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Noon to 5:00 pm.
For More Information:  www.rflewismuseum.org

Music

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is presenting West Side Story—The Music and the Movie: The music of West Side Story live in concert. Marin Alsop and the BSO accompany the 10-time Oscar-winning motion picture – all of Leonard Bernstein’s romantic, rumble filled score!  Thursday, June 13 through Saturday, June 15, 8:00 pm.

For More Information: www.bsomusic.org

Restaurants

Baltimore is home to scores of restaurants that meet the dining preferences of everyone. Whether it be to sample to local fare (you must try a Maryland crab cake!) or taste cuisine from around the world, Baltimore is the place for you!  For information on Baltimore restaurants visit http://baltimore.diningguide.com

Theater

The State Theater of Maryland, CENTERSTAGE, is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season. The not-for-profit company serves as Maryland’s hub for smart, provocative, and entertaining theater and as a catalyst for conversation with the community.

Wednesday, June 13 and Friday, June 15: Clybourne Park: The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama taking America by storm. Picking up where Lorraine Hansberry left off in her landmark Raisin in the Sun (2001-02 Season), The New York Times called Clybourne Park a “darkly humorous… dissection of race, gentrification and real estate.”

Thursday, June 15: Beneathea’s Place (World Premier): For his first drama set in America, Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah (Let There Be Love, Elmina’s Kitchen) offers his own response to Hansberry, continuing the conversation initiated in Clybourne Park.

For More Information: www.centerstage.org

 

Zoo

For animal lovers there is nothing like the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For More Information:  www.marylandzoo.org.

And Much More…!

 

Stay tuned for other events at venues where schedules have not yet been announced for June 2013. In addition to these venues, there are many more for you to explore in Baltimore, most of which are no further than 15 minutes ride from the center city.

To learn of other local events, please visit the Visit Baltimore website:  www.baltimore.org/events.