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Restaurant Association of Maryland...
Stars of the Industry Awards Gala...Havana Nights
Sunday, April 12 Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

This event honors the hospitality industry's best and brightest.  
Cocktail Reception, Awards Presentation, Seated Three-Course Dinner, DJ & Dancing and Midnight Mambo After Party

More Info and Tickets Gala 2015 Havana

 

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Chef's Expressions Wine Dinners
Gramercy Mansion
Enjoy a fabulous, elegant dinner paired with amazing wines. Great for a special date night...Treat someone you love to a memorable evening.

Visit www.ChefsExpressions.com for full schedule of wine dinners and complete menus

 

Cinderella
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Saturday, March 28 7PM
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland returns to the Modell Lyric to present another epic collaboration: Cinderella.



The Ugly Duckling
and The Tortoise and the Hare
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Sunday, March 29 10:30AM
These classic productions are recommended for grades K-4
The Ugly Duckling

 

Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Celebration
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Tuesday, March 31 8PM
The enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, with an unforgettable signature style.
Celtic Woman

 

South Baltimore Learning Center
Wonder of Learning Gala

Montgomery Park Business Center
April 11 
Travel through the looking glass for a night with Baltimore’s best restaurants/caterers, auctions, magic, dancing & more! Proceeds will support SBLC, a community-based nonprofit which provides functional literacy & life skills training, & career prep services to educationally disadvantaged adults. For more information visit www.southbaltimorelearns.org

 

The MD Wineries Association Presents:
Decanter

April 18-19  Pimlico Race Course
Enjoy live turf and dirt races, sample a variety of Maryland Wine, enjoy local food and artisans and tap your feet to live music. Bet on the horses and stock up your wine cellar.
For tickets and further details visit Decanter

 

Thursday, April 23 6-9:30P  Nick's Seafood at Cross Street Market
*All-you-can-eat raw & sushi bar, hot & cold buffet *Wines & Microbrews
*Great music by Rockin’ Ron *Live and silent auctions...

 

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Friday, April 24 -Sunday, April 26
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Picture: Orange Wave by Canton Glass Works
Over 250 artists celebrate spring with fashion, décor and fine art..
Also view captivating demonstrations, enjoy small-batch foods from specialty purveyors and there's also children’s entertainment..
Full details visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com

 

DoubleTree by Hilton, Baltimore North-Pikesville
Apr. 30                 
Enjoy signature dishes, beer, wine and cocktails from 40 local restaurants, plus music, raffle prizes, celebrity judges and other surprises! Proceeds support Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to improve Pikesville.  
For tickets www.tasteofpikesville.com.

 

National Harbor
May 2-May 3
Over 150 Different INTERNATIONAL and LOCAL Wines, Beers, and Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE event. Great food to taste and to buy from some of DC’s hottest restaurants and Food Trucks
Admission includes souvenir glass, seminars, music+ Full details & Tickets:
www.wineandfoodnh.com

 

 

Thursday, May 7  6:00 P– 9:00 P
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Fine bourbon, spirits, beer and wine, world class cigars, the talented Bumper Jackson’s 6 piece band and delectable food
Full details and tickets:

 

 

Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
May 21 8:00 PM
Brit Floyd

 

May 30
The Brew and Bourbon Classic is a fun-filled afternoon of beer tasting, bourbon sipping and, of course, pulse-pounding Thoroughbred racing. Over 60 different beers and bourbons will be poured as the races unfold. Great food and music will round out the day.
Full details and tickets:
www.brewandbourbonclassic.com/home2

 

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Saturday, June 6
Make an impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way at Baltimore’s only exclusive rappel event!  Join adventure seekers, transplant donors/recipients and people of all ages and scale down Charm City’s tallest hotel. Receive your fundraising web page, get rappel training on event day and be photographed while descending from the roof to the fifth floor pool deck. Proceeds will support the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s patient services, education and research efforts.

 

Oregon Ridge -Hunt Valley
June 6-June 7
Enjoy samplings with your souvenir glass from at least 30 Maryland wineries with over 250 wines, vendors, live music and so much more.
Full details and tickets:
www.uncorkthefun.com/hunt-valley-maryland/site-info

 

June 13
Baltimore Inner Harbor -Rash Field
All you can eat crabs and all you can drink
cold beer, music, vendors & more.
More Details & Tickets: www.mdcrabfest.com

 

Mason Dixon Chef Tournament
Begins June 15! Inn at the Colonnade
This multi-week event is a single-elimination tournament designed to showcase some of the area's finest executive chefs and restaurants. Guests attending this exciting event will be more than just spectators, as they enjoy the unique experience of witnessing two spectacular area chef teams battle it out in the prep kitchen right on the main floor. More info and tickets -

 

National Harbor
June 19-June 20
Admission includes souvenir glass and all you can sample Beer and Bourbon with plenty of BBQ vendors Over 60 Beers, 40 Bourbons, Seminars, Live Music+ Full Details & Tickets:
www.beerandbourbon.com/national-harbor/show-info

 

Das Best Oktoberfest
Baltimore Inner Harbor-Rash Field
October 10
ALL YOU CARE TO TASTE OVER 150 INTERNATIONAL, DOMESTIC AND LOCAL MARYLAND BEERS, DOMESTIC WINES and SCHNAPPS in Souvenir Glass,
Live Music, Contests, Vendors & So Much More.
Full Details & Tickets: Oktoberfest


Maryland Balloon Flights
Want a different idea for a date? A romantic Anniversary or Birthday  
surprise? Pilot Matt Lidinsky, who lives in Baldwin, MD. runs a successful Hot Air Balloon Ride Business. You can visit his web site
http://www.marylandballoonflights.com  to find out how to book a flight during this beautiful time of the year.




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