Monday, January 31, 2011

PerVerse poetry reading at the Hamilton Art Gallery, February 18 (Hamilton 21214)

February 18, 2011 
8:00 pm
PerVerse - Where The Arts Get Twisted
Poetry reading with features Patric Pepper and Mary Ann Larkin,
and open mic.

Hamilton Art Gallery
5502 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Sponsored by Poetry in Baltimore and hosted by Julie Fisher.

Julie Fisher 443-418-4762

Patric Pepper was born, and lives, in Washington D.C. His poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Confrontation, The Distillery, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review and The Comstock Review. His chapbook, Zoned Industrial, was published by Poet to Poet, Richmond Hill, New York, in 2000 as the first annual Medicinal Purposes Chapbook Contest winner. His Poem “Judas Tree” won the 1998 Muriel Craft Bailey Award from The Comstock Review. Since 1982 he has been a member of the Capitol Hill Poetry Group, which published a twentieth anniversary anthology, The Other Side of the Hill, 1975-1995, Forest Woods Media Productions Inc., 1996.

Mary Ann Larkin is a poet, writer, teacher and former fund-raising and publications consultant to nonprofit organizations. The Coil of the Skin, a book of poems, was published by Washington Writers Publishing House in 1982. She is the author of four chapbooks: White Clapboard, by Carol Allen of Philadelphia; The DNA of the Heart with Patric Pepper, published by Pond Road Press; A Shimmering That Goes With Us by Finishing Line Press in 2005; and gods & flesh by Plan B Press in early 2007. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, New Letters, Poetry Greece and numerous other magazines, as well as in more than twenty local and national anthologies, including America In Poetry and Loving, a poetry and art series published by Harry N. Abrams Inc. of New York.

Tapping of the Natty Boh Keg - Hamilton Tavern (21214)

The Hamilton Tavern is scheduled to tap the first kegs of Boh on
Feb 9, 2011
 5-7 p.m.

Hamilton Tavern
5517 Harford Road
Hamilton, Baltimore
Maryland 21214

Read more about Natty Boh on Tap here....

First Friday in Hamilton and Lauraville

February 4, 2011
First Friday News in Hamilton and Lauraville

Charmed Life Art Gallery and Tattoo
4505 Harford Road
Lauraville, Baltimore MD

6 to 10 p.m.

The graphic works of Kurt Tesnau. Including live music and refreshments (see announcement.)

Hamilton Art Gallery
5502 Harford Road
Hamilton, Baltimore, MD
5-9 pm

February guest artist Melani Douglas: RED Root 1 (Phi)ve Series

Gallery member featured artist is CRISTA GILBERT
Each exhibition features a variety of art created by our members. Come enjoy the exhibit, have some nibble food and socialize in the creative community.

Additional Music Performances in February at Chef Mac's and All That Blues

February Performances at Chef Mac’s

2/4 – Synergy Jazz Trio/David Gorrie

2/11 – Jazz w/Greg Hatza


2/12 – Valentine’s Day with Next Lev’l Jazz Band

2/18 – Electrofied Blues Band

2/25 – Ursula Ricks Project

2/26 – Community Groove

[formerly Funk Daddy-G]

Maclonza Lee
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

HEALing Fields Whole Body Care Grand Opening in Lauraville on Feb 12th

Please join owner Liz Minner for libations & hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the grand opening of

HEALing Fields Whole Body Care
Saturday February 11th, 2011

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

4315 Harford Rd, Baltimore MD 21214

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stay tuned for more information from the Green Onion Food Market in Hamilton (21214)

Stay tuned for more information from the Green Onion,

Movie News from the Chop Shop in Lauraville

Movie News from Lisa, owner/operator of Chop Shop:

Hello All!

On Saturday, January 29th...
Wim Wender's Wing's of Desire at 6:30PM
Nicolas Roegs' Walkabout at 9:30PM
Light fare, treats, and coffee will be served. This is a BYOB event!

On Sunday, January 30th...KID'S DAY!
Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away at 2:30 PM
Hayao Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle at 5:00PM
Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox at 7:30PM
Light fare, treats, and coffee will be served!

Chop Shop
4321 Harford Road in Lauraville

Music Gala at City Neighbors Charter School

Music News from City Neighbors Hamilton charter school

City Neighbors Hamilton's Music Gala is tomorrow, Saturday, January 29th at 7:00 pm. For only $12 you will hear great Dixieland Jazz by Sac Au Lait and Soprano Opera Singer Lori Hulgren. Wine, beer and local artists crafts will be available for sale. Please come to 5609 Sefton Ave and enter through the main doors into our historic auditorium. The event starts at 7, music at 8 and ends by 10:30. This is an adult only event (age 21 and over). Come out and support a great school and community asset while having a great time!

City Neighbors Hamilton
5609 Sefton Avenue Baltimore, MD 21214


Valentine's Gifts at The Diva Shop in Hamilton

News from The Diva Shop in Hamilton

On February 12, 2011 We will be having a celebration from 3pm to 7pm. "A New Year" and "A New Me".........All are welcome to stop by and look around and get there Valentines day gifts just in time for Valentines day.

Come out and Celebrate with us....Lite Refreshments will be served....Check Out Kandle Creations, Accessories by aLi 2011 collection & Sweets by Sweeti Designs.....Adult Ice.....

The Diva Shop has hottt handbags, shoes, lingerie, costume jewelry, men accessories, fragrance oils and more........This is a celebration you don't want to miss.....Also get your Valentines items for that special some one... See you February 12, 2011.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chef Mac's and All that Blues Music Schedule

Coming Music Events
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

January 28, 2011
The Channel Cats Blues Band
Together for 24 years and we "enjoy people enjoying us"

January 29, 2011
Jumpstreet Band - [reservations recommended]
Urban Groove and Jazz

February 12, 2011
Valentine's Special -  enjoy a special menu and an evening of smooth jazz with Nex Lev'l Band Reservations recommended.

February 25, 2011
Ursula Ricks project

All Show Time: 8:00 PM
Buffet begins 7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HEALing Fields Whole Body Care's Grand Opening in Lauraville (Baltimore 21214)

News from Liz Minner, owner of HEALing Fields.
Please mark your calendars & join us for libations & h'ors d'oeuvres as we celebrate the
of HEALing Fields Whole Body Care, LLC.
When: February 12, 2011
Where: 4315 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
(located in Beth's new DIY Workshop)
Time: 1-4 PM

There will be a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate @ HEALing Fields
We will have five new soaps & more!
Share the PASSION!

Blue Spark Barber Shop in Lauraville is opened for business.

Blue Spark Barbershop is opened for business.
1p.m. to -8 p.m.
4321 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD21214.

Celebrate Valentine's Day Early at Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant: Valentine Special, Friday Feb 11th (Harford Road, 21214)

News from Los Amigos

We are so excited to announce a great local performer, Mike Sharp.
Mike is a performer with the grand ability to bring your favorite artists live - from Amy Winehouse to Bob Marley. 

What: Celebrate Valentine's Day early at Los Amigos
When: Friday, February 11, 2011
Where: 5506 Harford Road; Baltimore MD 21214

Time: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We are preparing a special menu for the Valentine Friday event. The menu includes:


With Beef and Chicken. lettuce. tomato. sour
cream. guacamole. cheese & chopped onions

Flour tortilla grilled with cheese and stuffed with your choice of refried beans or black beans. Served with spanish rice. Guacamole salad and sour cream.  (choose spinach. beef. or chicken)

Pork chunks cooked golden brown. delicately seasoned with our secret spices. herbs & beer. Served with rice. Your choice of refried beans or black beans.

Filled with grilled steak. chicken. or vegetables. Your choice of refried beans or black beans. spanish rice. and pico de gallo.



Marianella Palomino
Los Amigos Baltimore

w (410) 444- 4220
fax (410) 444-4226

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Movie-Time at the Chop Shop Theater in Lauraville (Baltimore 21214)

News from Lisa, owner/operator of the Chop Shop

Greetings All,

We just wanted to keep everyone up to date on happenings at The Chop Shop. Below are the movies we will be showing in our theater. Yes, The Chop Shop has a movie theater.

SATURDAY January 22nd, 7 PM Food and Drinks, 9 PM Movie Starts...... 

David Lynchs' Blue Velvet 
25$ suggested donation

SUNDAY January 23rd, 4 PM (BYOB) Guillermo del Torros' Pans Labrynth

7:30pm  (BYOB)  Jim Jarmuschs' Down by Law 
both shows $8 suggested donation.

SATURDAY January 29th, 6:30 PM (BYOB) Werner Herzogs' Wings of Desire

9 PM (BYOB) Nicholas Roegs' Walkabout 
both shows suggested donation $8

Editor: Call Lisa for date)
2 PM Miyazakis' Spirited away
5 PM Miyazakis Howls moving Castle
7:30 PM Wes Andersons Fantastic Mr Fox

All seats are 5$ donation for each showing.

20 seats only, so first come first seating, but you may get a ticket
at the shop, which is suggested.

Consider using the Theater and shop for a party or event, we will
cater using local venues and supply potables.
Thank you for your support!


Chop Shop
4321 Harford Road, Lauraville, Baltimore MD 21214
alternate email

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Acting classes/workshop for Children at the Performance Workshop Theatre in Hamilton (Baltimore 21214)

Acting classes/workshop for children at the Performance Workshop Theatre in Hamilton (Baltimore 21214)

Class descriptions and registration forms are now available on our website.

A Creative Drama Workshop for Preschool Children (3 - 5 years old)
with Katherine Lyons
Tuesday: 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
February 8 – March 15 (6 weeks)

A Creative Drama Workshop for Elementary Students (3rd - 5th grades)
with Katherine Lyons
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
February 12 – April 9 (8 weeks)
(Class will not meet on March 12)

Fundamentals of Acting for Middle School Students (6th - 8th grades)
with Marianne Angelella
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
February 1 – March 22 (8 weeks)

For more information and to register, please contact us:
by phone at: 410-659-7830 or
by e-mail:

All classes and workshops are scheduled at:
Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road
Hamilton, Baltimore
Maryland 21214

Award Alert! Chameleon Cafe - Winners of the National Good Food Award in Charcuterie

News from Brenda:

Chef Jeff Smith goes to San Francisco to accept the award on behalf of Tina & The Chameleon Cafe!

We were thrilled to find out we were winners for the National Good Food Awards! This was a contest for Tasty, Authentic, Responsibly Produced food products.

Tina Perry, our fabulous sous chef and maker of our scrumptious pate (and other charcuterie, appetizers, desserts, and salads) was the one who took the initiative to enter this contest! We wished both of them could of gone to San Francisco, but with a restaurant as small as ours that was not possible- Tina wanted Jeff to go as he is the driving force behind our Farm-to-Table approach.

Hope you can make it in soon!

All the best,
The Chameleon

Reservations: 410-254-2376

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Cellar Stage welcomes Coyote Run on January 21st (Hamilton 21214)

(Photo from Coyote Run website)

Friday, January 21st
Showtime 8:00 pm

Tickets $22.00

From the Cellar Stage website:

"The take-no-prisoners approach to Celtic music." ~ Gene Shay, WXPN, Philadelphia, PA. Originally formed in 1999, Coyote Run has changed significantly from its Celtic Folk roots, evolving into one of the hottest bands on the Celtic Rock circuit today. Blending traditional tunes with rich, literate lyrics, compelling melodies and rock, jazz and flamenco instrumental hooks, this band weaves a tapestry unlike any other out there.
Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton
(Formerly St. John’s UMC)
5315 Harford Road * Baltimore, MD 21214

Koco's Pub offers January 15th Ravens Game Specials (Baltimore 21214)

January 15th Game Day News from Koco's Pub

Catch the Ravens Game Saturday Jan15th at Koco's

4301 Harford Road Lauraville, Baltimore 410-426-3519

Join us for the Ravens game Saturday Jan 15th!!! $2 Hot Dogs and $2 domestic bottles/drafts. Also, $16.99 Junior crab cake platter. During the game - Eat-In only.

You can reserve a table in the dining room! We have 6 televisions!

Bar Seating 1st come 1st serve - get here early to guarantee your seat!!!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

HEALing Fields (hand-crafted soaps) is opening on Harford Road in Lauraville (Baltimore 21214)

Lauraville has a new neighbor on Harford Road.
HEALing Fields Whole Body Care (a Tuesday Market vendor) is getting ready to open their retail space in Beth's DIY Workshop, 4315 Harford Road, Baltimore 21214.

The Grand Opening is scheduled for
February 12, 2011 (Just in time for Valentine's Day)
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

From their website
"With an artisan's touch our soaps are hand-crafted in small batches from all natural ingredients using the "cold kettle method."

 HEALing Fields Whole Body Care, LLC.

"Natural products for a balanced life."

(Retail) 4315 Harford Road
(Office) 3017 Montebello Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21214

Celebrate Chef Mac's Birthday January 14 and 15

Celebrate Chef Mac’s Birthday with some of Baltimore’s best local blues talent
Ursula Ricks Project - 1/14/11
Lou Jerome Band - 1/15/11

BYOB - $20
Buffet begins 7:00 PM
Show Time: 8:00 PM

Coming Events:

Clarence”Bluesman” Turner - 1/21/11
Big Boy Little Band - 1/22/11
The Channel Cats - 1/28/11
Jump Street - 1/29/11

Maclonza Lee
Chef Mac's and All That Blues
4709 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

Music News from Chef Mac's, featuring award winning Big Boy Little Band

Music News from Chef Mac's and All That Blues...

Chef Mac's
4709 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214
(410) 319.6227

January 22nd, 2011
Buffet starts at 7:00 p.m.
Music starts at 8:00 p.m.

From Wolf Crescenze of the Big Boy Little Band, regarding their upcoming show at Chef Mac's

I wanted to personally invite you to Chef Mac's And All That Blues for live blues and great food!

My award winning blues band, The Big Boy Little Band, will have our debut at Chef Mac's on Sat., Jan. 22, 8 pm. We're based in DC and regularly play in the Baltimore area, but this will be our first time at Chef Mac's and we're very excited about it! The band won the DC Blues Challenge and made it to the finals at the Int'l Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN where our guitarist won the Albert King Award for top guitarist. Our new CD is getting airplay on XM Radio and on the local blues program in DC.

The $20 cover includes prime rib (served) and a buffet (help yourself) of various meats, seafood, sides, salad and dessert. And the food is great - we checked it out last weekend. Nice place with a large stage and large dance floor too. BYOB. The buffet starts at 7 pm and the music begins at 8 pm.

For more information about the band and music videos, visit

Thank you and Happy New Year,

Wolf Crescenze

Thursday, January 6, 2011

CANCELLED - Donovan Film Series "Hudsucker Proxy"- Benefits Needy Senior Citizens in Baltimore

The Donavan Film Series scheduled for Saturday 1/15/11 is CANCELLED.

The next film in the Series on Next Film will be “The Prisoner of Zenda”
February 19

4321 Harford Rd (Above the Chop Shop)
Lauraville Baltimore MD 

Donations with all proceeds to benefit area seniors.
Film discussion facilitated afterward by Film Professor Christopher L. Reed.

You must call to reserve since seats are limited.
Chris at 410-366-1980x271

Pre show dinner discounts offered by area fine dining (including Chameleon Café & Koco’s Pub)


Chris Muldowney
Case Management Supervisor, Elder Services
Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland
4623 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21209


"Five From Finishing Line Press" Guest Writers at the Hamilton Gallery to Raise Funds & Winter Wear for Baltimore's Homeless

A Gimme Shelter Production

"Five From Finishing Line Press"

Saturday January 22nd

7:30 pm

Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road

$5 donation or winter wear

Proceeds benefit Baltimore's homeless

for more info call 410-627-8774

Ned Balbo: Loyola University Maryland teacher, winner of the 2010 Donald Justice Prize for The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems & author of Finishing Line's Something Must Happen;

Virginia Crawford: teacher with the Maryland State Arts Council's Poets in the Schools program, coeditor of the anthology Poetry Baltimore and author of Finishing Line's Touch;

Kathleen Hellen: contributing editor for the Baltimore Review; awards include the Washington Square Review and Thomas Merton poetry prizes and individual artist grants from Maryland and the city of Baltimore, author of Finishing Line's The Girl Who Loved Mothra;

Michael Salcman: physician, brain scientist and art critic; his course on How The Brain Works is available on-line at The Knowledge Network of the New York Times; his work has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered,and he's authored Finishing Line's A Season Like This as well as the chapbooks Stones In Our Pockets, and he is also the author of the full length collection The Clock Made of Confetti;

Julia Wendell lives and works on a horse farm in northern Baltimore County and actively competes in three-day eventing; her latest poetry book is The Sorry Flowers and her memoir is Finding my Distance: a year in the life of a three-day event rider; her two Finishing Line volumes are Scared Money Never Wins and Restalrig.

Gimme Shelter Productions is a local organization of poets and performers who create events to raise awareness of homelessness and try to raise money and procure necessary items for shelters.

2011 dates (subject to change) for upcoming Gimme Shelter events are:

Jan 22nd, Feb 19th, March 19th, April 16th, May 14th and 28th, June 18th, July 16th, August 20th, September 17th, October 14th, November 19th, December 17th

PerVerse Poetry on January 14th at the Hamilton Gallery (Baltimore 21214)

PerVerse - Where the Arts get Twisted

Friday January 14th

8 pm

Hamilton Art Gallery
5502 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Poetry reading with several features and open mic.

Sponsored by Poetry in Baltimore and hosted by Julie Fisher.
Email: Julie@poetryinbaltimore
Phone: 443-418-4762

Featured poets:
Tanefa Wallace and Kathleen Hellen

Kathleen Hellen will be unveiling her new book-”The Girl Who Loved Mothra”. Her work has appeared in Barrow Street; The Cortland Review; the Hollins Critic; Nimrod; Prairie Schooner; Southern Poetry Review; Subtropics; among others. Awards include the Washington Square Review, James Still and ThomasMerton poetry prizes, as well as individual artist grants from the state and city of Baltimore. She is an editor for the Baltimore Review.

Tanefå aka The One Who Loves has been writing erotica since she picked up that first Noire book about Lady and the Beast… Her soon to be released book of poetry overflows with sensual sexiness and is awaited with baited breath, but the novel she is working on has been compared to the likes of Zane. Having been on the poetry scene for almost 10 years in Baltimore and Philadelphia, she is ready to come display her wares for you

Workshops and Instructions on Harford Road in Hamilton and Lauraville (Baltimore)

Did you know that you can learn how to dance, paint, sew, knit, play the guitar, practice yoga, mosaic, acquire new home-improvement skills, and stage perform (commonly called acting) all on Harford Road in Hamilton and Lauraville? (Please check with each location for updated information on classes/workshops.)

Dance - Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts (including Zumba)

Sew - Sew Fabulous at the Hamilton Gallery

Knit - Hamilton Gallery

Paint - Hamilton Gallery and Studio 55

Guitar Playing - Zoe Johnstone Stewart at Faith Community

Stage Performance/Acting - Performance Workshop Theatre

Yoga - Welcome Ohm Yoga (including Tai-Chi)

Mosaic - Rizing Sun Glass Works

Home-Improvement Skills - Beth's DIY

Sewing Classes continue at the Hamilton Gallery (Baltimore 21214)

Professional sewers, Darlene and Margaret, are busy at the Hamilton Gallery teaching the fine art of machine sewing. Margaret owns the sewing school Sew Fabulous on Falls Road in Baltimore. She has brought her fabulous sewing class to Harford Road. The students are currently finishing their first piece (pajama bottoms), and are excited about moving onto other projects to showcase their new sewing skills.

Join them for the next session to learn how to sew a doll and clothes. All ages are welcomed.

The sessions commonly consists of 8 two-hour classes and costs a mere $10 per class.

About the Instructors

Margaret Garland, (Owner/Instructor) has been sewing for more than 30 years. She taught sewing at FIT in North Carolina (NCSU). She also studied at Paris/American School of Design in Paris, France. Margaret is highly experienced in Fashion Designs and Doll Artistry. Her work have been published in the Soft Dolls & Animal magazine for one of her sculptured dolls. Most of all, Margaret enjoys teaching others how to sew. She is a teacher for the Fashion Design Department at Baltimore City Community College. She volunteer's at a senior center teaching them how to sew. The ladies have made quilts for children, shirts and more all by hand. Margaret also works with elementary school as an after-school program. She is a member of the following organizations: American Sewing Guild Association of Sewing and Design Professionals
Advisor for Baltimore City Community College( Fashion Design and Merchandising )

Darlene McBride-Chestnut, (Instructor) She has studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University - Edward Williams College, Hackensack NJ. "I love colors and different designs! Experienced in home decor, bridal, men's wear, crafts, ..." Not only is Darlene a former JoAnn Fabric instructor, she also sold sewing machines for the #1 international sewing machine company, Viking, and taught many creative sewing classes along with machine knowledge and usage.

For more information, please contact

Margaret Garland
Sew Fabulous at the Hamilton Gallery
1-443-676-7465 or email

So you want to play the guitar...(beginner guitar lessons at Faith Community in Hamilton (Baltimore 21214))

BEGINNER GUITAR CLASSES: A six-week course for adults and teens 13 and up
Learn basic chords, strumming, and music reading fundamentals with a highly experienced instructor in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Classes are Mondays at 7:00 pm starting 1/17 at Faith Community United Methodist Church 5315 Harford Road (Hamilton) Baltimore MD 21214.

Please bring your own guitar (ask the instructor for information on purchase or rentals)

Tuition and materials: $90, includes materials (songbook, CD and guitar method book)

Spaces are limited, please contact Zoe Johnstone Stewart to register: 410-419-9260 or

About the instructor: Zoe Johnstone Stewart has been a guitar teacher since the age of 16. She has taught hundreds of students of all ages and ability levels in private and classroom settings, and is currently a faculty member of the Peabody Preparatory and director of the Evergreen Academy of Talent Education. She received her masters degree in classical guitar from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and performs regularly with the Atlantic Guitar Quartet.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1/07/11 - First Friday Art and Music in Hamilton and Lauraville

Hamilton Gallery
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214


Charmed Life Studio Art Opening
"CDLs and MFAs" Featuring Work by Sean Reichert
Music, Food (Chameleon) Coffee (Zeke's)
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Charmed Life Studio is proud to feature “CDLs and MFAs” opening January 7th 6:00PM till 10:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Live music will be provided by Ben Frock and The Subatomic Particles. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided by the Chameleon Café, coffee from Zeke’s Coffee, some complimentary wine and beer; attendees are also welcome to bring their own beverages.

Charmed Life Studio
4505 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tai-Chi classes at Welcome Ohm Yoga on Harford Road in Lauraville (21214)

Tai-Chi class coming January 6 to at Welcome Ohm Yoga!

Alan Reese, instructor.

Thursday, 6:30-7:30 pm. $10 per class; 10-class pass $90.

Welcome Ohm Yoga
4711 Harford Road 2nd Floor
Baltimore 21214

phone: 443.739.1415