Saturday, October 2, 2010

Free Fall Baltimore Part 2 of 2: Cheap Dates for Adults!

October is Free Fall Baltimore! It features tons of free arts and culture events, right here in our own backyard. This is Economoms' second of a two-part series that aims to prepare you for the month-long celebration. We've sifted through all of the events and compiled our favorites. Earlier this week we featured recommendations for children. Today we delve into some "me time" activities that parents can make a cheap date out of!

Glassblowing Workshops
Learn the history of glassblowing, its tools & techniques through interactive demonstrations by experienced glass artists. Then participate one-on-one with glass artists hands-on in creating your own small piece of glass, learning how glass is melted, shaped and cooled. Saturday, Oct. 2 & Saturday, Oct. 9, 1 - 5 p.m. at the McFadden Art Glass Glassblowing Studio. Advance registration is required online at or by phone at 410-631-6039.

Free Dance Classes!

Pop in to one of these introductory classes to try out easy, simple styles of dance like Line Dance, Salsa, Ballroom, Chicago Stepping, Tango, Modern, Jazz, etc. Light refreshments will be served! Tuesday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Sun, Oct. 17 from 2 - 5 p.m. To register, email or call 1-866-756-5673. For more information about Dance Baltimore, visit

Get Loose and Laugh

An evening of unscripted theater, high-energy dance & upbeat comedy, guaranteed to entertain! BIG and The Collective create their own sets, props & environments with their bodies – and character, plots & dialog with their minds. The dancers and the improvisers respond and perform to the music provided by the audience through their mp3 players. Check it out Friday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Why not make a reservation at Gertrude's in the BMA for dinner beforehand?? Advance reservations must be made online at or

Highlights from “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Scottish Symphony

Pair it with a dinner out and how romantic would this night be? Music Director Jed Gaylin conducts Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony and welcomes Opera Vivente singers for highlights from Donizetti’s "Lucia di Lammermoor." You might have to drag your man there, but tell him he'll get mucho brownie points for doing so! Takes place Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. No tickets or reservations needed. For information call 410-516-6542, email, or visit


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