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In 1882 busi­ness­man Enoch Pratt gave the city $1,058,333 to en­dow one of the na­tion’s first pub­lic li­braries, “for all, rich and poor with­out dis­tinc­tion of race or color.” Now one of 24 branches, the orig­i­nal Enoch Pratt Free Cen­tral Li­brary (page 22) in Mount Ver­non in­vites chess play­ers to test wits on a grand­scale game board. A bankstyle vault holds trea­sures like a lock of Edgar Al­lan Poe’s hair and even hand­writ­ten lyrics by Tu­pac Shakur.— Katie Knorovsky box of­fice near Gate H. Tours vary by day/game sched­ule. Check web­site for de­tails. $9, se­niors/chil­dren $6, 3 and un­der free. www.ori­ 333 W. Cam­den St., 888.848.2473 Map B6 PHOENIX SHOT TOWER— Be­fore D.C.’s Wash­ing­ton Mon­u­ment, the tallest build­ing in the United States. Tours of this bul­let-pro­duc­ing site on the grounds of the Car­roll Man­sion, former res­i­dence of Charles Car­roll, who signed the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence. Na­tional His­toric Land­mark. Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, chil­dren/ se­niors/stu­dents/mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free.­roll­mu­se­ 800 E. Fayette St., at Pres­i­dent St., 410.605.2964 Map D5 PIM­LICO RACE COURSE— Sto­ried home of the Preak­ness Stakes, sec­ond leg of the Triple Crown. Daily for simul­cast rac­ing, 350 bet­ting win­dows. Sun.-Tues. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. till mid­night, Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat. till 1:30 a.m. Grand­stand/club­house ad­mis­sion $3, Sports Palace restau­rant seats $5, $3 af­ter 7:30 p.m. www.pim­ 5201 Park Heights Ave., 410.542.9400 North of Map B1 RI­P­LEY’S BE­LIEVE IT OR NOT!— An 8,000-square-foot “odd­i­to­rium” for ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the wacky, won­der­ful world of Ri­p­ley. Out­ra­geous and in­cred­i­ble ar­ti­facts from around the world, plus il­lu­sions in the Mar­velous Mir­ror Maze and 4-D Mov­ing Theater. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $17.99, chil­dren (ages 4-12) $11.99, plus fees for theater and maze. Combo tick­ets avail­able. www. rip­­ti­more. 301 Light St., 443.615.7878 Map C6 THE STAR-SPAN­GLED BAN­NER FLAG HOUSE— Home of Mary Pick­ers­gill, who sewed the flag that in­spired Fran­cis Scott Key’s lyrics to “The StarS­pan­gled Ban­ner.” Pe­riod fur­ni­ture, war ar­ti­facts and a glass replica of the ban­ner. Dis­cov­ery gallery for kids. Ori­en­ta­tion film. Self-guided tours Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Do­cent tours Wed., Thurs. Sat. $8, se­niors (55+)/ mil­i­tary $7, stu­dents $6, un­der 6 free. www.flag­ 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6 TOP OF THE WORLD— Sweep­ing city views from the 27th floor of the I.M. Pei-de­signed World Trade Cen­ter, the tallest pen­tag­o­nal build­ing (all an­gles be­ing equal) in the world. Ob­ser­va­tion level mu­seum with ro­tat­ing art ex­hi­bi­tions. “9/11 Mary­land Memo­rial” with ar­ti­facts from New York’s World Trade Cen­ter, the Pen­tagon and United Flight 93, honor­ing the lives of Mary­land vic­tims of the Sept. 11, 2001 at­tacks, through Dec. 31. Wed.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. $6, se­niors/mil­i­tary $5, chil­dren (ages 3-12) $4, un­der 3 free. www.view­bal­ti­ 401 E. Pratt St., 410.837.8439 Map D6 U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY— Col­lege of the U.S. Navy. Guided walk­ing tours daily; Ages 18 and older must bring photo ID. Gift shop. $10.50, se­niors $9.50, chil­dren $8.50, un­der 5 free. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (till 4 p.m. Jan.) Check web­site for tour sched­ule. www.usna. edu/. 52 King Ge­orge St., An­napo­lis, Md., 410.293.8687 WEST­MIN­STER HALL AND BURY­ING GROUND— A re­stored his­toric church sur­rounded by one of Bal­ti­more’s old­est ceme­ter­ies. Plots hold many pub­lic fig­ures, in­clud­ing Edgar Al­lan Poe. Burial grounds daily 8 a.m.-dusk. $5, se­niors/chil­dren $3. www.west­min­ster 519 W. Fayette St, 410.706.2072 Map B5

OLD ST. PAUL’S CHURCH— The Angli­can com­mu­nity’s “Mother Church of Bal­ti­more.” Founded in 1692. Cur­rent build­ing, one of the city’s ar­chi­tec­tural gems, dates to 1856. Sun­day ser­vices (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.) plus Wed. noon. Eucharist ser­vice. www. stpauls­bal­ti­ 309 Cathe­dral St., 410.685.3404 Map C5 ST. JUDE SHRINE— A cen­ter of de­vo­tions to St. Jude, pa­tron saint of hope­less causes. Mass Sun. 8, 9, 11:30 a.m.; Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 7 a.m., noon; Wed. 7 a.m., 7:45 a.m., noon; Sat. 7:45 a.m., noon. Check on­line for ad­di­tional ser­vices. www.stjudeshrine. org. 512 W. Saratoga St., 410.685.6026 Map B4

$12, un­der 2 free.­ 901 W. Pratt St., 410.752.2490 Map A6 BABE RUTH BIRTH­PLACE MU­SEUM— The child­hood res­i­dence of Ge­orge Her­man Ruth Jr. show­cases Babe’s early years. Ex­hibits in­clude “Babe Bat­ted Here”; “Babe: Hus­band, Fa­ther, Friend”; and “’O’ Say Can You See: The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner in Sports.” Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gift shop. $7, se­niors $5, chil­dren (ages 4-16) $4, un­der 3 free. www.baberuth­mu­ 216 Emory St., 410.727.1539 Map B6 BAL­TI­MORE CIVIL WAR MU­SEUM— Ex­hibits at his­toric Pres­i­dent St. Sta­tion. On April 9, 1861, the first blood­shed of the Civil War oc­curred when a Mas­sachusetts vol­un­teer mili­tia left this sta­tion to walk to the B&O’s Cam­den Sta­tion but was at­tacked by South­ern sym­pa­thiz­ers. Gift shop. Thurs.-Mon. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $3, chil­dren (ages 12-18) $2, un­der 12 free. www.civil­war bal­ti­ 601 S. Pres­i­dent St., 443.220.0290 Map E7 BAL­TI­MORE COUNTY HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY MU­SEUM— In a 19th-cen­tury stone build­ing, manuscripts, pho­tos, ledgers and clip­pings doc­u­ment the county’s his­tory. Fri. noon- 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. 9811 Van Bu­ren Lane, Cock­eysville, Md., 410.666.1878 BAL­TI­MORE MU­SEUM OF IN­DUS­TRY— On wa­ter­front site of 1865 oys­ter can­nery, theme gal­leries like “phar­macy” and “ma­chine shop.” Ar­ti­facts: a Lino­type, a steam pump and 1930s spice grinder used to con­coct Old Bay sea­son­ing. “Then & Now,” Bal­ti­more Gas & Elec­tric his­toric pho­tos of the city paired with mod­ern crowd-sourced pic­tures il­lus­trat­ing how the city has changed, through Jan. 1. “Video Game Wizards,” in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibit al­low­ing as­pir­ing “wizards” to cre­ate their own com­puter game through 2019. Ma­chin­ery work­shops and ex­hibits. Pop­u­lar with school groups. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.4 p.m. $12, se­niors $9, stu­dents $7, un­der 6 free. 1415 Key High­way, 410.727.4808 South of Map D8 CAR­ROLL MAN­SION— Stately res­i­dence of Charles Car­roll, only Catholic signer of Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, pre­served in its 19th-cen­tury grandeur. Ded­i­cated to his­tory of Bal­ti­more and Jon­estown. Tours (also of nearby Phoenix Shot Tower). Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. (last tour starts 3 p.m.). $5, chil­dren/ se­niors/stu­dents/mil­i­tary $4, un­der 6 free.­roll­mu­se­ 800 E. Lom­bard St., 410.605.2964 Map E6 ENOCH PRATT FREE LI­BRARY— Crown jewel of the city’s pub­lic li­brary sys­tem and one of the old­est in the coun­try, dat­ing from 1882. Fea­tur­ing soar­ing ar­chi­tec­ture as well as cozy read­ing nooks. Bene­fac­tor Pratt man­dated that the li­brary serve both rich and poor of all races. Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. till 5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. www.prat­tli­ 400 Cathe­dral St., 410.396.5430 Map C4 EV­ER­GREEN MU­SEUM & LI­BRARY— Am­bas­sador John Work Gar­rett’s 48-room Gilded Age man­sion. Art, rare books, op­u­lent fur­nish­ings, Léon Bakst dé­cor. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. Tours on the hour, fi­nal tour 3 p.m. $8, se­niors $7, stu­dents/ chil­dren $5, un­der 5 free. www. mu­se­ 4545 N. Charles St., 410.516.0341 North of Map D1 FIRE MU­SEUM OF MARY­LAND— Bells, flash­ing lights, an­tique ve­hi­cles and an en­gine to climb plus 250 years of fire­fight­ing his­tory. Ex­hibits like “Life of a Fire­man” and “The Great Bal­ti­more Fire of 1904.” Gift shop. Sat. 10 a.m.4 p.m. Closed in Jan. $14, se­niors/ fire­fight­ers $12, ages 2-18 $6, un­der 2 free.­mu­se­ 1301 York Road, Lutherville, Md., 410.321.7500 FRED­ER­ICK DOU­GLASS- ISAAC MY­ERS MAR­ITIME PARK— Ded­i­cated to the African-Amer­i­can ship­builders who, like or­a­tor Dou­glass, toiled on the docks of Fells Point. Gallery space with learn­ing cen­ters, ship restora­tion work­shop. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon- 4 p.m. $5, se­niors $4, stu­dents $2, 5 and un­der free. Guided group tours $8. www.dou­glass­my­ 1417 Thames St., 410.685.0295 Map E8 GE­ORGE PE­ABODY LI­BRARY— The noted phi­lan­thropist built li­brary, a cel­e­brated ar­chi­tec­tural achieve­ment, in 1866 with five tiers of cast iron bal­conies ris­ing to a stun­ning stained-glass sky­light in main hall. More than 300,000 vol­umes, mostly from 18th to early 20th cen­turies. Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri. till 3 p.m.­brary. 17 E. Mount Ver­non Place, 410.659.8179 Map C3

CYLBURN AR­BORE­TUM— Busi­ness­man Jesse Tyson’s 1863 man­sion, now with a 207-acre park, 20 themed gar­dens, wooded trails and the Na­ture Mu­seum hold­ing bird spec­i­mens, nests, eggs, fos­sils, skulls and seashells. Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, Man­sion. Hours vary by sea­son and month. Check web­site for de­tails. Self-guided or cell tours. Free. www. cyl­bur­nas­so­ci­a­ 4915 Green­spring Ave., 410.367.2217 North of Map B1 DRUID HILL PARK— On the Na­tional Regis­ter of His­toric Places, the city’s first mu­nic­i­pal park. Druid Hill Lake and Howard Peters Rawl­ings Con­ser­va­tory, the coun­try’s sec­ond-old­est Vic­to­rian struc­ture of its kind, and The Mary­land Zoo in Bal­ti­more. Walk­ing trails, ath­letic courts. www.druid­hill­ 900 Druid Park Lake Drive North of Map A1 FED­ERAL HILL PARK— Pub­lic park since 1879, once an essen­tial look­out dur­ing the Civil War and War of 1812. Har­bor view and pic­nic spot. 300 War­ren Ave., 410.396.7900 Map D7 PAT­TER­SON PARK— One of the city’s old­est parks be­gan as a six-acre do­na­tion in 1827 and now spans 137 acres with lake, ice rink in win­ter, ball fields, pool and ten­nis courts. Vic­to­rian Pagoda, Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.pat­ter­son­park. com. East­ern and Pat­ter­son Park aves. Map G5/6 RAWL­INGS CON­SER­VA­TORY & BOTANIC GAR­DENS— In Druid Hill Park since 1888, com­plex grew from five-story glass, wood and steel Palm House to three green­houses, two dis­play pavil­ions and out­door gar­dens. Orchids, flower shows. “Plants and Peo­ple” pro­gram ev­ery Sun­day (1:303:30 p.m.). Wed. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $5 sug­gested do­na­tion. www.rawl­ingscon­ser­va­ 3100 Swann Drive, 410.396.0008 North of Map A1

BLUE­GRASS TAV­ERN— South­ern. So­phis­ti­cated bistro-bar with floorto-ceil­ing win­dows and chef An­to­nio Rice’s cat­fish jam­bal­aya, “Hop­pin’ John” mus­sels, “smoked” fried chicken. Snacks like sweet potato corn­bread. Tues.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-11 p.m.­grasstav­ern. com. 1500 S. Hanover St., 410.244.5101 $$-$$$ South of Map C8 EN­CAN­TADA— Amer­i­can. A whim­si­cal restau­rant in­side the Amer­i­can Vi­sion­ary Art Mu­seum, where funky art (a Pez col­lec­tion just out­side) greets din­ers. Chef Me­lanie Moli­naro send­ing out color-rich dishes from a veg­etable­heavy menu, sup­ported by GMO-free, sus­tain­ably raised meats (duck, Wagyu). In­ven­tive cock­tails (“The Cheshire Cat” with pur­ple ice), eclec­tic wines. www.en­can­tad­a­bal­ti­ 800 Key High­way, 410.752.1000 $$ Map D8 MOTHER’S FED­ERAL HILL GRILLE— Amer­i­can. Buzzing tav­ern with Kobe beef slid­ers, Buf­falo shrimp, chili, ribs, catch of the day plus burg­ers. Pop Pop’s ice cream (house­made as is 90 per­cent of menu). Kids menu. Pur­ple ALEXAN­DER’S TAV­ERN— Pubs & Tav­erns. Two blocks from Wa­ter Taxi stop, an award-win­ner with wings, pizza, slid­ers, crab cakes, BBQ pulled pork, taters (cheesy, Texas or crab). Drafts, mi­cro­brews and wines (all $6). Two bars, six flat screens, plus games for fam­i­lies and bar crowd. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www.alexan­der­stav­ 710 S. Broad­way, 410.522.0000 $-$$ Map F8 THE BLACK OLIVE— Greek. On a cob­ble­stone street, hos­pi­tal­ity by the Spil­iadis fam­ily: seafood, rack of lamb, vege­tar­ian. Or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, sus­tain­able wines. Pri­vate wine cel­lar din­ing. Mon.Fri. noon-2:30 p.m., nightly 5-10 p.m. www.the­black­o­ 814 S. Bond St., 410.276.7141 $$$$ Map E8 BLUE MOON CAFE— Amer­i­can. Pop­u­lar spot in the morn­ings, serv­ing break­fast any­time. Reg­u­lars rave about house­made cin­na­mon rolls and Cap­tain Crunch French toast. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 24 hours. moon­bal­ti­ 1621 Aliceanna St., 410.522.3940 $ Map E7; 1024 Light St., 443.759.4907 Map C8 DI­NOSAUR BBQ— Bar­be­cue. Lo­cal out­post of lauded New York-based restau­rant, serv­ing up South­ern-style bar­be­cue. Smoked brisket, ribs, pulled pork and fix­ins. Shrimp boil, slid­ers, fried green toma­toes. 20 beers on tap. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat.

720-B Aliceanna St., 410.659.0099 $$$$$$$ Map D7 WIT AND WIS­DOM— Amer­i­can. Cre­den­tialed chef Zack Mills head­ing Michael Mina’s “mod­ern tav­ern.” East Coast com­fort food: roasted bone mar­row, peanut soup, oys­ter stew, Maine lob­ster. Har­bor views. Break­fast, lunch and Sun.-Thurs. 6-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5:3010:30 p.m. www.wi­tand­wis­dom bal­ti­ Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, 200 In­ter­na­tional Drive, 410.576.5800 $$$-$$$$ Map D7 FRENCH KITCHEN— French. In Lord Bal­ti­more Ho­tel’s el­e­gant Ver­sailles Room, bistro over­seen by Al­sace na­tive chef Frank Ziegler. Char­cu­terie, lob­ster bisque, seafood vol au vent, rack of lamb, beef Bour­guignon. In-house desserts. Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Kitchen closes be­tween break­fast and lunch). Wed.-Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. Week­end brunch 6:30 a.m.-noon. www.lord bal­ti­more­ho­ 20 W. Bal­ti­more St., 410.539.8400 $$-$$$ Map C5 HARD ROCK CAFÉ— Amer­i­can. Lon­don­born “ham­burger joint” with rock ‘n’ roll mo­tif, sounds and mem­o­ra­bilia (rocker gear) in Power Plant Live! Fa­ji­tas, steaks, smoke­house ribs and chicken. Kids menu, Rock Shop merch. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, bar late. www.hardrock 601 E. Pratt St., 410.347.7625 $$ Map D6 JOE SQUARED— Ital­ian. Coal-fired piz­zas, sand­wiches (Ital­ian cheese steak or Ch­e­sa­peake chicken), risot­tos (clam and zuc­chini or arugula and veni­son) and 16 drafts on tap. Weekly specials. Nightly live mu­sic, art shows. Week­end brunches. Sun.-Mon. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Tues.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www.joesquared. com. 33 W. North Ave., 410.545.0444 $$ North of Map C1; 30 Mar­ket Place, 410.962.5566 Map D5 JOHNNY SANCHEZ— South­west­ern. Over­look­ing Ravens sta­dium, star-chef team Aaron Sánchez and John Besh’s ven­ture at Horse­shoe Casino. Em­panadas, goat tacos, suck­ling pig car­ni­tas, lob­ster and mango ce­viche, pork belly sand­wich, cheese flan, cin­na­mon chur­ros. Small plates, late-night menu ($). Mar­gar­i­tas, ma­jor beers (16 Mex­i­can+), Latin and Cal­i­for­nia wines. Sun., Wed.Thurs. 5-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 2 a.m. www. cae­­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., 443.931.4575 $-$$ South of Map B8 M&S GRILL— Amer­i­can. From pa­tio, views of the USS Con­stel­la­tion; in clubby din­ing room, sand­wiches, seafood, aged steaks, crab cake or soft shells plat­ter, rich sides. Good wines, bar. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. www. mc­cormickand­ 201 E. Pratt St., 410.547.9333 $$ Map D6 MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S— Seafood. Daily catches from Pa­cific North­west (Alaskan salmon, Pa­cific sword­fish) and East Coast (Maine lob­ster bisque, Mary­land style crab soup). Table­cloths, dark wood pan­el­ing, chan­de­liers, mo­saic floors and ma­hogany bar. Pa­tio by light­house. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. Happy hour week­days 4-7 p.m.­cormickand 711 East­ern Ave. (ad­ja­cent to Pier 5), 410.234.1300 $$ Map D7 MISS SHIRLEY’S— South­ern. Named for a late, sassy, in­flu­en­tial cook and honor­ing her with fried green toma­toes, slid­ers, crab cake Bene­dict and sand­wiches, grid­dle cakes, omelets, po’boy, soup and sand­wich com­bos. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. 750 E. Pratt St., 410.528.5373 $$ Map D6; 513 W. Cold Spring Lane, 410.889.5272 North of Map C1; 1 Park Place, An­napo­lis, Md., 410.268.5171 MOR­TON’S— Steak­house. Where pow­er­lunch­ers dig into porter­house, New York strip, filet mignon, lob­ster, shrimp Alexan­der. Cock­tails, bar and som­me­lier team. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. www.mor­ 300 S. Charles St., 410.547.8255 $$$$ Map C7 PHILLIPS SEAFOOD— Seafood. In the Power Plant, East­ern shore fa­vorites (crab cakes) plus clams, mahi mahi, lob­ster since 1956. Sand­wiches, steak, chicken too. Kids menu. Wa­ter­front view, crab deck and live mu­sic. Ship­ping. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. 601 E. Pratt St., 410.685.6600 $$$ Map D6; 7002 Arundel Mills Cir­cle, Hanover, Md., 443.842.7000 RUSTY SCUPPER— Seafood. Fresh fish and shell­fish pre­pared many ways, plus aged steaks and chops, pasta, sal­ads and sand­wiches. Fine view of har­bor from the rooftop deck and prom­e­nade. Wa­ter taxi stop #4. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (kitchen closed 2-3 p.m.). Happy hour week­days 47 p.m. 402 Key High­way, 410.727.3678 $$$ Map D7 SATUR­DAY MORN­ING CAFE— South­ern. “Sim­ple Alabama cui­sine” made from scratch, with break­fast served all day. Sand­wiches, sal­ads and chef’s specials (Ca­jun chicken pasta, BBQ chicken, teriyaki salmon) for lunch. Daily 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. www.satur­day morn­ing­ 111 Wa­ter St., 410.528.7789 $ Map C6

CHIAPPARELLI’S— Ital­ian. Since 1940, a beloved Lit­tle Italy des­ti­na­tion. Rus­tic brick walls, white table­cloth ser­vice. Gen­er­ous pas­tas ($$), clas­sic veal dishes, fa­mous salad, mus­sels in white wine, crab cake Castillo. Wine bar. Sun.Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. www.chi­ap­par­el­ 237 S. High St., 410.837.0309 $$$ Map E6 LA SCALA— Ital­ian. Chef-owner Nino’s shell­fish, veal chops, herbed or stuffed, steaks, sa­lumi, 17 house­made pas­tas ($$), Cae­sar salad. In­door bocce court (at happy hours), wine tast­ing room and ter­race. Valet daily. Mon.-Thurs. 4:3010 p.m, Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 210 p.m. www.las­cal­a­din­ 1012 East­ern Ave., 410.783.9209 $$ Map E6 MO’S CRAB & PASTA FAC­TORY— Seafood. Crabs year-round with unique sea­son­ing plus back­fin crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, lob­ster, mus­sels, com­bos, steam­ers, chicken and surf-and­turf, lin­guine with six sauces. Kids menu ($). Sat.-Wed. 11 a.m.-mid­night, Thurs.Fri. till 1 a.m. Free ho­tel shut­tle. www. mos­bal­ti­ 502 Albe­marle St., 410.837.1600 $$-$$$ Map E7

10 p.m. www.theivy­bal­ti­ 205 E. Bid­dle St., 410.514.0303 $$$$ Map D2 THE PRIME RIB— Steak­house. Since 1965, fine sup­per club for lob­ster, filet mignon, chops, Im­pe­rial crab. Busi­ness ca­sual, jack­ets for men Sat. night. Piano Sun.-Wed., piano/bass Fri.-Sat. Bar. Com­pli­men­tary valet. Mon.-Thurs. 510 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 49 p.m. www.thep­ 1101 N. Calvert St., 410.539.1804 $$$$ Map C2 SOTTO SOPRA— Ital­ian. High ceil­ings, mu­rals and mo­saic floors, Ri­cardo Bo­sio’s pas­tas, wild boar cac­cia­torini. Opera din­ners one Sun. a month (call), wine tast­ings. Sun.-Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. www.sot­toso­prainc. com. 405 N. Charles St., 410.625.0534 $$$ Map C4 TEN TEN RA­MEN— Ja­panese. Ca­sual spot for com­fort food like karaage fried chicken and gar­lic tofu. Mochi ice cream, bub­ble tea, Asian snacks. Mon.Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.-:30 p.m., Sun. 3:309:30 p.m. www.ten­ten­ra­ 413 N. Charles St., 410.244.6988 $ Map C4 TIO PEPE— Span­ish. Since 1968, softly lit, sub­ter­ranean, white-wall bistro known for its san­gria, paella and zarzuela. Cata­lan wines plus seafood bisque, Se­govia suck­ling pig, Ser­rano with melon, red snap­per, beef tourne­dos with sherry sauce. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. till 11:30 p.m., Sat. 5-11:30 p.m., Sun. 4-10 p.m. www. tiopepe­bal­ti­ 10 E. Franklin St., 410.539.4675 $$$ Map C4

at Tin Roof. www.pow­er­ Mar­ket Place and Wa­ter St., Down­town Map D5 RAMS HEAD LIVE!— In Power Plant Live!, top tour­ing acts, emerg­ing artists, tribute bands and lo­cal fa­vorites. Most shows stand­ing room only; all ages. Indigo Girls Oct. 27; Wale Oct. 30; An­i­mal Col­lec­tive Nov. 3; The In­fa­mous String­dusters Nov. 19; The Leg­warm­ers Dec. 10; Get the Led Out—The Amer­i­can Led Zep­pelin (tribute show) Jan. 7. www.ramshead­ 20 Mar­ket Place, Down­town, 410.244.8854. Box of­fice: 410.244.1131 Map D5 ROYAL FARMS ARENA— Home of the Bal­ti­more Blast soc­cer team, this fa­cil­ity hosts 800,000 guests and 120 events each year. Dis­ney on Ice: “Fol­low Your Heart” Oct. 27-30; Maxwell and Mary J. Blige Nov. 5; Amy Schumer Nov. 12; Christ­mas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Dec. 18. www.roy­al­farms 201 W. Bal­ti­more St., Down­town, 410.347.2020 Map C6 SHRIVER HALL— Now in its 51st sea­son, a con­cert series here pre­sent­ing top­notch clas­si­cal solo and cham­ber mu­sic recitals. Lo­cated on The Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity Home­wood Cam­pus. Academy of St. Mar­tin in the Fields Cham­ber En­sem­ble Oct. 23; St. Lawrence String Quar­tet Nov. 20; He­lene Gri­maud, piano Dec. 4. www.shriver­con­ 105 Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.7164 North of Map C1 WINDUP SPACE— Edgy art/mu­sic/film/ per­for­mance space with ca­sual bar. Ev­ery Tues. (9:30 p.m.-mid­night): the Out of Your Head col­lec­tive of im­pro­vis­ing mu­si­cians. Ev­ery first Thurs. (7 p.m.): MONDOBal­ti­more: Trash Flicks and Cult Epics. Tues.-Sat. (some­times Sun. and Mon.) from 5 p.m. 12 W. North Ave., Sta­tion North, 410.244.8855 North of Map C1 BAL­TI­MORE THEATRE PROJECT— Lovers of stage­craft head here for orig­i­nal works, mu­sic and dance per­for­mances. Charm City Kitty Club: “Jill and Syd’s Ex­cel­lent Ad­ven­ture,” queer cabaret Oct. 21-22; Hap­pen­stance Theater: “Cabaret Macabre: The Re­turn Visit,” in­spired by Ed­ward Gorey il­lus­tra­tions Oct. 27-Nov. 13; Iron Crow Theatre: “The Zero Hour,” ex­plor­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween hon­esty and cru­elty (ma­ture themes) Dec. 2- 4; The OVEN: “COM­MODI­TIES,” about the sex traf­fick­ing of Amer­i­can chil­dren Dec. 8-18. www.the­atre­pro­ 45 W. Pre­ston St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.8558 Map C2 CEN­TER STAGE— Kwame Kwei-Armah over­see­ing clas­sic and new pro­duc­tions at Mary­land’s re­cently ren­o­vated state theater. Cafe and bar. “Les Li­aisons Dan­gereuses,” the scan­dalous tale of love and be­trayal, set just be­fore the French Rev­o­lu­tion Nov. 26-Dec. 23. www.cen­ter­stage. org. 700 N. Calvert St., Mount Ver­non, 410.332.0033 Map C3 CH­E­SA­PEAKE SHAKE­SPEARE COM­PANY— Per­form­ing in the ren­o­vated 1885 Mer­can­tile Trust and De­posit Com­pany (and, dur­ing the sum­mer, out­doors in El­li­cott City). ”Anne of the Thou­sand Days,” Maxwell An­der­son’s take on the his­toric scan­dal of King Henry VIII’s af­fair with Anne Bo­leyn Oct. 21-Nov. 13.­e­sa­peake shake­ 7 S. Calvert St., In­ner Har­bor, 410.244.8570 Map D5 CRE­ATIVE AL­LIANCE— Con­tem­po­rary art and per­for­mance space in­side the his­toric Pat­ter­son Theater (circa 1910) host­ing com­edy, film screen­ings, ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic and bur­lesque shows. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free en­try, ticket prices vary. Mar­quee Lounge for din­ner and drinks. www. cre­ativeal­ 3134 East­ern Ave., High­land­town, 410.276.1651 Map H6 EV­ERY­MAN THEATRE— In a his­toric build­ing, lo­cal per­form­ers ded­i­cated to mak­ing theater ac­ces­si­ble and af­ford­able to all. “The Room­mate,” an “Odd Cou­ple”-es­que com­edy about two women with dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties and hid­den tal­ents Oct. 26-Nov. 27; “Dot,” a com­edy-drama fol­low­ing an AfricanAmer­i­can fam­ily in West Philadel­phia Dec. 7-Jan. 8. www.ev­ery­manthe­atre. org. 315 W. Fayette St., West­side, 410.752.2208 Map C5 FELLS POINT COR­NER THEATRE— Com­mu­nity theater with lo­cal per­form­ers and writ­ers. “The Whip­ping Man,” a post-Civil War en­counter be­tween a Jewish Con­fed­er­ate of­fi­cer and two former slaves Oct. 14-30; “The Divine Sis­ter,” a spoof of Hol­ly­wood re­li­gios­ity Nov. 18-Dec. 18. 251 S. Ann St., 410.276.7837 Map F6 FRANCE- MER­RICK PER­FORM­ING ARTS CEN­TER— For Broad­way shows and more, a state-of-the-art com­plex built from the Hip­po­drome Theatre (circa 1914), two late-1800s banks and a new build­ing. Rodgers + Ham­mer­stein’s “Cin­derella,” a Tony-win­ning con­tem­po­rary take on the clas­sic tale Nov. 1- 6; “A Christ­mas Story—The Mu­si­cal,” based on the beloved movie Dec. 6-11; Moscow Bal­let: “Great Rus­sian Nutcracker” Dec. 16-17; “A Gen­tle­man’s Guide to Love & Mur­der,” a Tony-win­ning mu­si­cal com­edy about a dis­tant heir try­ing to claim the fam­ily for­tune Dec. 27-Jan. 1; “Mamma Mia!,” the pop­u­lar mu­si­cal set to ABBA’s great­est hits Jan. 13-15. www.france-mer­rick­ 12 N. Eutaw St., West­side, 410.837.7400 Map B5 SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE— In­ti­mate com­mu­nity stage (since 1962). “Das Bar­becu,” a new mu­si­cal com­edy spin­ning Wag­ner’s “Ring Cy­cle” into a Texas fa­ble with five ac­tors play­ing 30-plus roles Oct. 7-30; “The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Hol­i­days),” a who­dunit set in an iso­lated Con­necti­cut cas­tle Nov. 18-Dec. 18. www. 817 St. Paul St., Mount Ver­non, 410.752.1225 Map C3

CHARM CITY CLUE ROOM— In Power Plant Live!, locked rooms, each with a Bal­ti­more-based theme, filled with tasks and puz­zles that teams must com­plete in 60 min­utes to “es­cape.” Choose from the B&O Rail­road, spies or Edgar Al­lan Poe. $29/per­son. Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m. www.charm­c­i­ty­clue 6 Mar­ket Place, In­ner Har­bor, 443.970.6678 Map D5 HORSE­SHOE CASINO— A $ 442 mil­lion venue with more than 2,500 slots plus video poker ma­chines, ta­ble games and a World Series of Poker room. Restau­rants by celeb chefs Guy Fieri, John Besh and Aarón Sánchez, plus a 24- hour bar and the Bal­ti­more Mar­ket­place. www.cae­ bal­ti­more. 1525 Rus­sell St., Down­town, 443.931.4200 South of Map B8 BAL­TI­MORE RAVENS— Named for the fa­mous poem by one-time lo­cal Edgar Al­lan Poe, Bal­ti­more’s NFL team (and Su­per Bowl XLVII champ) play­ing at M&T Bank Sta­dium. Pitts­burgh Steel­ers Nov. 6; Cleve­land Browns Nov. 10; Cincin­nati Ben­gals Nov. 27; Mi­ami Dol­phins Dec. 4; Philadel­phia Ea­gles Dec. 18. www.bal­ti­mor­eravens. com. 1101 Rus­sell St., Down­town, 410.261.7283 Map B8

GRAND CRU— Laid-back wine bar also of­fers solid cock­tails, fancy beers. Plus wine shop. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till mid­night, Sun. noon- 8 p.m. www.grand­crubal­ti­ 527 E. Belvedere Ave., Belvedere Square, 410.464.1944 North of Map C1 THE WINE MAR­KET— Once a foundry, now a wine bar, bistro and shop. Eight hun­dred wines by the bot­tle, 25 by the glass. Court­yard pa­tio in warmer months. Bistro: Mon.-Thurs. 5-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10:30 p.m. (also lunch and brunch).­mar­ket­bistro. com. 921 E. Fort Ave., Lo­cust Point, 410.244.6166 South of Map E8

WEST­SIDE— A dy­namic ur­ban dis­trict just west of down­town. Visit his­toric Lex­ing­ton Mar­ket, Edgar Al­lan Poe’s grave or the B&O Rail­road Mu­seum. The­aters in­clude Ev­ery­man and the FranceMer­rick Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Map B4

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