Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chef Mac's "Blue Year's Eve Party!"

Electrofied Blues Band
DJ Reginald Kelly

Great food, great music, great fun!
Champagne toast

Festivities begin 8 PM
Band begins 9 PM

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

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hamilton Quilt Circle does it again!

Hamilton Quilt Circle has completed another quilt to raise funds for the Hamilton Gallery.  Raffle tickets are available at the Hamilton Gallery, 5502 Harford Road.  Visit the Hamilton Gallery on First Friday, 1/6/12.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Arin Mitchell at the Hamilton Gallery (Baltimore 21214)

The Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road
Hamilton, Baltimore MD 21214
Guest Artist Series
Arin Mitchell
On exhibit until
January 30, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All are invited!
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The Hamilton Arts Collective
and the Hamilton Gallery
or phone: (410) 205-5027

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kopi Luwak Coffee Tasting Zeke’s Coffee January 14th and 15th

Kopi Luwak Coffee Tasting
Zeke’s Coffee
January 14th and 15th

Zeke’s Coffee
3003 Montebello Terrace
Baltimore, Maryland

RARE DELIGHTS FROM the SUMATRAN JUNGLE! a treasured delicacy virtually unknown to the western palate.

BEHOLD! The amazing symbiosis between the Asian Palm Civet and Arabica Coffee Beans. This nocturnal jungle denizen ingests the ripest coffee cherries. Its irreproducible digestive system contains proteolytic enzymes which strip the beans of acid and bitterness yet maintains their caffeinated potency. Found only in the wilds of the Indonesian rain forest, these beans are gently brushed clean and meticulously cured. Once in the hands of our master roasters, these scarce and exquisite jewels are caramelized to perfection.

“After I overcame my initial reticence of the rather unique process, I was rewarded with one of the finest cups of coffee I have ever had the pleasure of tasting,” Says Mr. Thomas Rhodes proprietor of Zeke’s Coffee. “The flavor is incredibly smooth, with hints of nuts and delicate earthy tones. It is a singular coffee experience, unlike any other.” The Kopi Luwak is prized throughout for its incredible flavor, low acidity and its ease on the stomach. It is one of the rarest and most expensive coffees in the world.

Zeke’s Coffee is a locally owned, award winning small batch coffee roaster. We roast and blend a variety of coffees from all over the world. Our coffees are roasted to order. Small batch roasting is more labor intensive but guarantees freshness and greater attention to each pound roasted. Zeke’s has been roasting coffee since 2005 in Northeast Baltimore’s Lauraville neighborhood.

Tastings are at Zeke’s Coffee Roastery, 3003 Montebello Terrace every hour on the hour for the following dates and times:
January 14th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
January 15th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$10 for a 10 ounce cup. $10 for a commemorative T Shirt.
Tickets are available at Zeke’s Coffee, 4607 Harford Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21214, Monday-Saturday 7:00AM to 6:00PM, Sunday 8:00AM to 4:00PM, at the Waverly and Downtown Farmer’s Makets, and online at

Friday January 13th 7:00PM to 10:00PM, there will be a WTMD member’s only Kopi Luwak tasting featuring an opportunity to meet award winning disc jockey The Weasel on 89.7 WTMD. The Weasel will also be playing a special broadcast to honor the event, Friday January 13th 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday January 14th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There are limited number of tickets available from WTMD, call (410) 704-8938 for more details.

Big Boy Little Band will be back at Chef Mac's on Sat., Dec. 17th

The Big Boy Little Band will be performing at Chef Mac's on  Harford Road on Sat., Dec. 17th for a night of down home and jump & swing blues. It's been a while and they are really looking forward to being back! And it'll be a while before they are back again - not until next April. The show starts at 8 pm.

Big Boy Little Band - videos

Charmed Life Studio Art Opening Jan 6, 2012

Those Were The Days
Art by Anastasia Gnau

Opening January 6th 2012
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Charmed Life Gallery
4505 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

She’s worked hard enough, for little enough pay, it’s time for us to give it up for our shop girl, Anastasia Gnau. From January 3rd to January 31st Charmed Life Gallery and Tattoo Studio is proud to present “Those Were the Days”, art by Anastasia Gnau. There will be an opening on January 6th from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, featuring live music by the Sean Wilson Trio. This show is free and open to all ages.

“Everything is constantly changing. I want to capture transitory moments, to save something.”

Anastasia is an accomplished photographer. She tends to focus on the human form and images of decay. Her photography often isolates individual parts of the body. “I like to establish identity without showing faces,” She says. “The parts that comprise a person tell a story that is often lost when we look at the whole person.” She works predominantly in black and white. Her work displays exquisite chiaroscuro. There is a precise discipline to her placement of models and light.

This show will also feature oil paintings. “I only use oils because they hold a better texture. I always paint with a palette knife, never a brush. I need the texture to pop out of the painting,” Anastasia says. Her paintings feature mostly impressionistic pastoral settings. The texture feels dynamic, as if the paintings are moving. There is a palpable sensation of life in the canvas; figures that have seemingly crude features appear as if they may coalesce into animals or flowers as they cross one’s peripheral vision.

Born in Baltimore, raised in Parkville, Anastasia Gnau is too talented to be so damn young. She won a Gold Medal in 2010 from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The gold medal is reserved for “the most outstanding works in the nation”. She was nominated for a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award, unfortunately the awards were cancelled due to budget shortfalls. She is currently a senior at Carver Center for Arts and Technology. She also interns at the Charmed Life Gallery.

City Paper highligts Performance Workshop Theatre's A View from the Bridge

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Wonder Boys" (2000) showing at the Donovan Fund Film Series

Please Join Us for the Holiday Donovan Film

“Wonder Boys” (2000)
Holiday Film starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Mcquire, Frances MacDormand & Robert Downey Jr.
Film discussion after showing.

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:00 pm

4321 Harford Road (above The Chop Shop)
Suggested Donation $10
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

Get framed in Lauraville!

Brian Truax, a resident of Morvia-Walther and co-founder of Towson Framing Gallery, is opening for business at 4711 1/2B Harford Road. Stop by to welcome Brian's TruAx CustomFrames to the business district.

Brian will be in his shop during First Friday art openings in Lauraville and Hamilton. If you are planning on going to Chef Mac's anniversary celebration this weekend at 4709 Harford Road, be sure to stop in at TruAx Custom Frames on the way.

This link is to an article from the Towson Patch:

Got artwork?
Get framed in Lauraville!