Sun Trends: Entertainment

  • Vintage concert ads from Baltimore Civic Center [Pictures]

    Vintage concert ads from Baltimore Civic Center [Pictures]

    The downtown venue opened in 1962 as the Baltimore Civic Center, became Baltimore Arena in 1986 and was renamed 1st Mariner Arena in 2003, when former 1st Mariner CEO Ed Hale agreed to pay the city $75,000 a year for the naming rights. That agreement expired Jan. 1, 2013, and officials on both...

  • What not to miss at the 2017 Baltimore Book Festival

    What not to miss at the 2017 Baltimore Book Festival

    With more than 500 authors appearing at the Baltimore Book Festival, chances are you won’t be able to see them all. In addition to a reading from National Book Award winner Alice McDermott (read more about that here), here are some highlights: Literary lion(esses): Nationally known writers will...

  • 10 hot Baltimore restaurants to try this spring

    10 hot Baltimore restaurants to try this spring

    Baltimore has become a burgeoning food town full of fresh concepts and creative cuisine, and new restaurants continue to open their doors in and around the city. We’ve created a map that pinpoints the 10 most buzzed-about restaurants in the area this spring — a mix of new favorites and proven hotspots...

  • Best bars to watch the Ravens

    Best bars to watch the Ravens

    All of the best sports bars, from Padonia Station in Timonium to Pickles Pub in Ridgely's Delight, share the same spirit. They're more than than just flat-screen TVs, tacky memorabilia and domestic beer. They're havens and lucky charms. It doesn't matter whether the team wins or loses — fans keep...

  • Baltimore oysters get the casual treatment

    Baltimore oysters get the casual treatment

    Whether or not it was pay day, Jasmine Norton would stake out a spot at an oyster bar every Friday. But it was not always easy to convince friends to join her — both the shellfish and the atmosphere in which they were served could be intimidating. “There was this unwritten rule in certain oyster...

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