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1-14 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – Center Stage

1-28 – The Comedy of Errors – Annapolis Shakespeare Co

1-31 – Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Toby’s Dinner Theatre

1-31 – Life & Legacy of Harry Houdini – Jewish Museum

5-7 – Fleet Week & Air Show – Inner Harbor

5-7 – U.S. Sailboat Show – Annapolis

6 – Rocktoberfest – Towson Courthouse Gardens

6 – Arlo Guthrie – Gordon Center

6 – Taco Festival – Power Plant

6 – Dogfest – Balti Humane Society

6-7 – Poe Festival – Poe House

6-7 – Martin State Airport Open House

7 – Columbus Day Parade – Little Italy

7 – Pikesville Festival – High School

7 – Manhattan Transfer – Rams Head on Stage

8 – A Purple Evening – M & T Bank Stadium

9-14 – Les Miserables – Hippodrome

10-14 – Disney on Ice – Royal Farms Arena

11 – #OMG Food 2018 – La Cuchara

11- Steely Dan – Lyric

11-13 – Bel Air Film Festival

11-14 – Chesapeake Film Festival – Easton, St. Michaels

11-14 – U.S. Powerboat Show – Annapolis

12-14 –Sugarloaf Crafts Festival – Md Fairgrounds

13 – Fells Pt Fun Fest

13 – Los Lobos – Gordon Center

13 – Fall Harvest Celebration – Carroll Ct Farm Museum

13 – The Capitol Steps – Harford Community College

20 – Md Million – Laurel Park

20 – Balto Running Festival – Inner Harbor

25 – John Cusack – Lyric

25 – Wynonna – Rams Head on Stage

25-28 – My Son The Waiter – Gordon Center

28 – Brahms: a German Requiem – Goucher

29 – Signature Chefs Auction –  Balto Marriott




      Let’s take a short journey to Virginia.  We’ll make a stop at Luray Caverns, millions of years in the making and only discovered in 1878.  And that was quite by accident.

It seems that three local men were on the mountain when they felt cold air coming from the ground.  They investigated.  Can you imagine their surprise.  And just as

amazing, three months after the discovery the caverns were open for tours.

     Luray is a designated U.S. National Landmark.  It is now the 4th largest (by visitors) attraction in the state.  Up to 525,000 tour annually.  Your visit is with a tour guide.

The tour is about one hour and you will cover about a mile of walking paths.  So being in fairly good shape is a good idea.  For starters, to get in you descend about 70

steps.  Which means going out you do the same thing.  There is a new entrance being built.

    At its deepest point you are 164 feet down. The temperature is a constant 54 degrees but it doesn’t feel that cool because the humidity is 87%.  Adult admission is

$28.00, children 6 to 12 $15.00.  The caverns are open year round.  By the way, there are other museums at the site.  There’s a Ropes Adventure, Garden Maze, Toy

Museum, Car Museum, the Luray Valley Museum and a restaurant. 

     Reach them at 540-743-6551 or   

     Let’s head now to Arundel Mills and take a look at the new hotel that opened adjacent to the casino.  It’s call Live Casino Hotel built and designed by the Cordish Companies,

a local company doing great work for the county and state.  It is the tallest building in Anne Arundel County, rising 21 floors with 310 rooms, 52 of them suites.  The hotel

offers two restaurants, a luxury spa, 2,000 more parking spaces, the finest amenities, an outstanding arts collection, an Events Center and it is connected to the casino.

     The primary restaurant is called David’s (after David Cordish of course).  You should try the pancakes, French toast, the hamburger and crab cake.  Luckies offers espresso,

gelato and pastries.  There is a lobby bar with live entertainment.

     Room rates vary of course but I was told they are now generally between $210 and $310.  For reservations and information go to



 Let’s take a brief look at some movies that either has played in our area recently or is currently on the screen.  I’ll begin with Eye in the Sky a military drama set in Kenya and other locales.  The Eye is a drone targeting terrorists on the most wanted lost.  The main star is Helen Mirren and in a sad note it marks the last live performance by Alan Rickman. Basically it also has to to with high ranking officials of both the U.S. and the U.K. making a decision on launching a missile at the terrorists house when civilians are close by, specifically in this case a young child.  Rated R.

     Now we move to the DC Comics movie Batman v Superman, not my kind of movie.  But I can see where it will be popular with those folks who like the comics and these characters.  Made for 250 million, it should be really good.  Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Jesse Eisenberg it is, if nothing else, escapist entertainment.

     So how about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.  This is a sequel made 14 years after the original, which was, by most accounts, better. However this one was better than I thought it would be.  It features just about all the original cast.  Rated PG-13.

     For you fans of thriller movies I’ll offer 10 Cloverfield Lane.  It stars John Goodman, perfectly cast as either a savior or a nut case.  He rescues a girl from a car wreck and when she wakes up she’s chained to a pipe.  He claims the world has been taken over by aliens and the air is toxic.  I’ll leave it to you to figure him out.  Rated R.

     For a comedy, with a touch of drama, I’ll offer up Whiskey Tango Foxtrot with Tina Fey as a TV script writer suddenly in Afghanistan covering a war.  She begins as a green reporter to one seasoned in the ways of that country.  Also in the cast Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton and Baltimore’s Josh Charles.  

     And finally Eddie the Eagle the true story of a skier who just wont take no for an answer on his way to qualify for the Olympics.  This is an ideal family pic with the theme of a definite underdog with a touch of talent but with a body filled with ambition.  Starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.   Rated PG-13.