Sunday, October 30, 2011

November 4th - The Refugees and Beggar's Ride at Cellar Stage at Faith Community in Hamilton

Music news from the Cellar Stage:

Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton
5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Concert information: 410-521-9099

The music at Faith Community United Methodist Church is brought to you by Uptown Concerts, a non-profit 501c3 organization affiliated with the International Folk Alliance, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of folk and traditional music. Your tax deductible contributions are welcome.

All shows begin at 8:00 PM, doors open at 7:00 PM, unless otherwise indicated.
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Friday, November 4, 2011


Opening: Beggar's Ride

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm

Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland and Wendy Waldman carved out terrific solo music careers. But when they joined forces in 2007 as The Refugees, they found a new home in harmony. Their debut CD, 'Unbound,' weaves harmonies as tight and elegant as fine linen - easy to dress up for the a cappella sophistication of "Save the Best for Last" and easy to dress down for a kickin' night of "Fishin' in the Dark." Their tapestry of sound blends folk, country, roots, blues and rock, sure to please fans of each genre. Cindy Bullens got her start as a backup singer for Elton John and sang on the best-selling "Grease" soundtrack; Deborah Holland was the lead singer/songwriter for the underground band Animal Logic; and Wendy Waldman wrote "Save the Best for Last," which became a huge hit for Vanessa Williams.The Refugees emerged on the music scene as a verifiably unmatched force of talent, diversity, and experience. and have been wowing audiences, radio DJs, and music critics alike with their soaring harmonies, indelible musicianship, and unforgettably humorous stage presence. Individually, The Refugeeshave logged more than three decades in the industry, with nineteen solo albums and multiple Grammy Award nominations to their credit, featuring musical styles that blend country, rock, folk, and Americana. To describe them as eclectic would be an understatement. These three women have utilized their intense drive and relentless passions to create an entirely new sound. "The Refugees offer up a terrific combination of engaging, passionate, and poetic songwriting, high-caliber musicianship, and gorgeous vocals. The combined musical pedigree of Cindy Bullens,Deborah Holland, and Wendy Waldman is unparalleled. Don't even think about missing an opportunity to catch them in concert." ~ Anil Prasadfrom Innerviews, Guitar Player and Bass Player.

"Beggar's Ride have something special. Yes, they have beautiful voices and beautiful harmonies, but they offer much more. Their heartfelt lyrics and melodies are at times haunting yet uplifting. They sing songs about real life and real people..............." -Art Wachter, Host of The Folk Show on NPR affiliate WPSU (State College, PA). Beggar’s Ride is the Baltimore based duo of performing songwriters Claudia SanSoucie andKate Maguire. They met in the fall of 2008 and began performing together soon after, officially formingBeggar’s Ride in the winter of 2010. Their efforts have culminated in the recording of their first full length album, Beggar’s Ride, released this past June. " album of gorgeous vocal harmony and Maguire’s flawless guitar work...the album has beauty in spades, it’s a quiet, moody affair..." - Jon Patton, Driftwood Magazine.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Boofest Canceled

Boofest at the Connection Lot is canceled on account of the rainy, cold weather.

Future Care Cold Spring is hosting a Community Halloween Party on Sunday October 30, 2011 4-6pm. The address is 4700 Harford Road, across from McDonald's. Some parking is available on List Avenue, one block north of Cold Spring Lane. The Boo Fest activities can move indoors at Future Care. The staff at Future Care is excited to invite the neighbors in for a little Halloween fun!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A View from the Bridge - Only 8 performances left at the Performance Workshop Theatre

Tickets may be purchased by phoning the Theatre or online. For reservations and more information,
call 410-659-7830 or visit our website

Performance Workshop Theatre 
5426 Harford Road
Hamilton, Baltimore 21214

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pics from Hamilton/Lauraville Open Studio Tour Kickoff October 21, 2011

Art Pit tents and demos - music, art display from Julie Lin, Annie Howe, Toby Rivkin

At the fire pit at 4500

Toby Rivkin demos pottery wheel at the Art Pit

MCPA practice for Nutcracker (at least 50 people attended)

Darl Gnau of Charmed Life Studio (Harford Road) works on mural at 4500

Baltimore Improv Group at the Hamilton Arts Collective

Simone Gray's body painting at Charmed Life

Studio 55 in Hamilton

Performance Workshop Theatre - A View From the Bridge
Other businesses on Harford Road participated but not photographed were:

Hamilton Tavern
The Chameleon
Studio C
Chop Shop
Beth's DIY Workshop
Koco's Pub

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Harford Road Zombie Crawl October 22

Harford Road Zombie Crawl

Searching for ghouls is fun, but dressing and acting like one could be the ultimate Halloween drinking experience.

On Saturday, bar-crawlers, dressed as zombies, will do just that, creepily stalking Harford Road as if they're hoping to land a role on the TV show "The Walking Dead."

Rik and Shannon Marshall, a couple of Halloween enthusiasts, started the Harford Road Zombie Crawl in 2009 after a disappointing crawl downtown. It was their response to underwhelming drink specials and typical costumes ("too many people dressed as Superman and Chewbacca," Rik wrote in an email). Another perk: a non-sponsored crawl would give the zombies control in how much they spend.

The Marshalls were nervous on the Crawl's inaugural night, mostly because of rain, but they were pleasantly surprised to find zombies waiting for them at Koco's Pub. The group eventually swelled to 30. The turn-out doubled the next year.

The couple hopes this year's crawl — which kicks off at Koco's Pub at 8 p.m. — continues the trend.

"To be honest, it's just so much fun walking down the street, dressed as (and acting like!) a zombie, and scaring (amusing?) all the motorists and residents as we go," Rik says.

The Harford Road Zombie Crawl meets at Koco's Pub, 4301 Harford Road, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Drinks are not included. Free.,0,778773.story?page=2

Darius Scott and the Resolution Trio at Chef Mac's Friday October 21

Throw Down with The Chef! (In honor of Mike Carrick)
Friday, October 21 · 8:00pm - 11:30pm

Chef Mac's Louisiana Cuisine
4709 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD

Created By

More Info
Darius Scott and the Resolution Trio
Featuring Paul Hannah - Tenor Saxophone.
Joe Bussey -bass
Eric Kennedy -drums

And YOU in the audience!!!

Come get some good eats and support live jazz in the community.

October 21st in Hamilton and Lauraville - Open Studio Tour Kickoff

" A View From The Bridge" Opens at Performance Workshop Theatre in Hamilton (Baltimore 21214)

Tickets may be purchased by phoning the Theatre or online.

For reservations and more information,
call 410-659-7830 or visit our website:

Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road 
Hamilton, Baltimore MD 21214

Monday, October 17, 2011

Zumba Fitness at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts

Zumba Fitness at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts
Three week Zumba trial session begins Monday, November 7!
Classes will be held on Nov. 7, 14, & 21, from 7:45-8:45.
The cost for the whole session is only $25.00 for three 1-hour classes. Come join the Zumba craze!
Just call the studio at 443-438-4525 to register.
See you there!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hamilton's Unity Urban Garden fall clean-up needs YOU!

Please join Unity Urban Garden (UUG) for a fall clean-up on October 22, 2011 from 9am-1:00pm. The garden is located at 4001 Southern Ave at the corner of Schley Ave. It is bordered by Walther Ave., Belair and Moravia Roads. Please drop by when you can and bring gloves. We are also looking for a few committed volunteers to help us plan the future of UUG so contact us if you are interested.

You DON"T need to RSVP but if you want to join us on other day contact Essence 443-474-9757 or You can visit our blog to learn about the history of the garden

October 21 - Harford Road Event - Open Studio Tour 2011 - Where Great Art Starts

Open Studio Tour 2011 - Where Great Art Starts

Kickoff in Hamilton and Lauraville

Friday, October 21, 2011 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Baltimore City’s Open Studio Tour is an annual city-wide event for over 20 years. For the first time in its history, the Open Studio organizers have asked a neighborhood - Hamilton and Lauraville - to kickoff the event.
Some Harford Road restaurants, performance spaces, and galleries will be featuring local artists and hosting events to mark the celebration! (Please call the restaurants directly, some may require reservations.)

Schedule (subject to change as the date draws near)

Ride in Style the Art-Pit Shuttle - 4 stops on Harford Road
Beth's DIY Workshop 4315 Harford
The Connection Lot - 4500 Harford
Hamilton Bakery - 5414 Harford
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts - 5443 Harford

6:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese reception at Performance Workshop Theatre, 5426 Harford Road, 410-659-7830. Current production of Miller's "A View from the Bridge" starts at 7:30, please call the theater for ticket sales.
6:30 p.m. Special Fall Dance Performance at Mid-Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts, 5543 Harford Road, 443-438-4525

7:00 p.m. Gallery walk begins along Harford Road :

• Studio 55 - 5529 Harford Road - 410-444-0022
• Hamilton Gallery - 5502 Harford Road
• Hamilton Arts Collective - 5440 Harford Road
• Hamilton Bakery - 5414 Harford Road, 410-254-0797
• Chef Mac’s - 4709 Harford Road, 410- 319.6227
• Charmed Life Studio - 4505 Harford Road, 443-962-4634
•Studio C - 4337 Harford Road
Chop Shop - 4321 Harford Road, 410.426.2300
• Zeke’s - 4607 Harford Rd, 410- 254-0122

After 8:00 - Art Pit Party at the Connection 4500 Harford Road

• Darl from Charmed Life Studio will be putting the finishing touches on his mural created for Main Street
• Fire Pit
• Live Music from Local Bands
• Cooler Friendly and Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the night under the stars.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boo Fest 2011 on Saturday October 29 from 2 to 4

Will's Barber Shop has a new website!!

October 23rd Spaghetti Dinner and Auction to benefit the Boy Scout Troop 161


WHEN: Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Where: Church of the Messiah 5801 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214

Time: 1 PM TO 3 PM AND 4 PM TO 6 PM (2 sessions)

Price: $8.00 for adults and children 12 and older $4.00 for children 11 and under

Dinner will include spaghetti, bread, salad, drinks, and a dessert!!

It is $1.00 per chance to try to win one our auction items!

Looking forward to seeing you there!!


Red Zebra Pizza fundraising for the Hamilton Crop Circle

Red Zebra Pizza will be donating from every slice they sell a dollar to the Hamilton Crop Circle at tomorrow's  (October 11) Tuesday Market in Lauraville. Stop by to have dinner and to help raise funds for the Hamilton Crop Circle.

Tuesday Market at the Connection
4500 Harford Road in  Lauraville, Baltimore 21214 

Donovan Fund Film Series kicks off Halloween with a Creature Double Feature Film Fest and Party

Special Halloween Event in collaboration with the enchanting Lisa Hawks owner/operator extraordinaire of the Chop Shop and the magical Chris Muldowney creator of the Donovan Fund Film Series

October 29, 2011 starting at 7:00 p.m.  Donovan Fund Film Series is showing “The Uninvited” in a double bill with Rocky Horror Picture Show presented by Chop Shop
A Halloween Party at Chop Shop in between films(costumes encouraged but optional).

All proceeds from the Donovan Fund Films which directly benefit area seniors.
Join your community in a good time for a good cause.

Because....every little bit helps.

Suggested Donation $10

Saturday, October 29, 2011

7:00 pm

4321 Harford Road (Above the Chop Shop)
This film is part of a series to benefit The Donovan Fund,which assists medically fragile Baltimore City seniors with fixed incomes

Reservations: Chris Muldowney
410-366-1980, x271 / 410-426-2529

“A View From the Bridge” - current production at the Performance Workshop Theatre (Hamilton 21214)

Current Production  at the Performance Workshop Theatre

“A View From the Bridge” by Arthur Miller

Opening night, Friday, Oct. 14 and running Thursdays – Sundays until Nov. 6.

Performance Workshop Theatre opens their 2011-2012 season with Arthur Miller’s passionate Tony award winning “A View From the Bridge,” one of the finest plays by one of the greatest playwrights of the twentieth century. Starring and featuring six actors from Lauraville/Hamilton!

Performance Workshop Theatre
5426 Harford Road
Baltimore MD 21214

For more information and to purchase tickets:

Save the Date: 12/03/11 for a Musical Fund-raiser at the Hamilton Arts Collective

Bird House Studios presents

A Special Evening of Music by

A Fund-Raiser for the

Hamilton Gallery
at the

Theater & Studios
5440 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

 Date: December 3, 2011

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets are $15.00
Presold by November 15th

Tickets at the door are: $20.00

Please contact The Hamilton Gallery for ticket sales and information on this special show

Seating is limited so get your tickets early, this is a show not to be missed.