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1 – 22 – On the Town, Olney Theatre
1 – 29 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chesapeake Shakespeare Co
1 – 31 – Murder for Two, Infinity Theatre Annapolis
1 – 31 – Legacy of Harry Houdini, Jewish Museum
5 – 8 – Cirque Du Soleil, Royal Farms
6 – 15 – The Lion King, Cockpit in Court
6 – Foo Fighters, Merriweather
7, 14, 21, 28 – Farmers Market under the JFX
9- Barenaked Ladies, Pier Six
10, 17, 24, 31 – Pikesville Farmers Market
12 – Elvis Tribute – Heritage Park
12, 19, 26 – Concert Series, Foundry Row
12, 19, 26 – Flicks from the Hill, American Visionary Arts
13, 27 – Bel Air Movies, Shamrock Park
14 – 15 – Caribbean Festival, Clifton Park
16 – Family Tradition Band, Heritage Park
19 – Brews & Views – West Shore Park
20 – Aug 5 – The Little Mermaid, Cockpit in Court
21 – Whiskey on the Waterfront, Port Covington
25 – Bark at Oriole Park
26 – No Drama, Accoustic Classic Rock, Heritage Park
27 – Aug 5 – Balto. Restaurant Week
27 – Smashing Pumpkins, Royal Farms
27 – 29 – Bronycon, Conv Center
28 – Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival, Md Fairgrounds
28 – David Byrne, Merriweather
28 – John Cleese, Lyric
28 – Union Craft Brewing Celebration
29 – Vans Warped Tour – Merriweather
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 luraycaverns.com.
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 livecasinohotel.com.