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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 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.