I tried to stop by the Charles Theatre yesterday evening to buy tickets to a movie for this evening for the Maryland Film Festival. Silly me, thinking there might actually be parking within walking distance. I thought I might try to drive through Mount Vernon until I saw all the booths lining the streets, and just gave up. I didn't even realize that there were so many things happening this weekend alone. Good luck driving around in the city today:
- The 10th Annual Maryland Film Festival, through Sunday at the Charles, UB and MICA.
- Flowermart 2008!!! Until 8pm yesterday and today. Unless you're Doctor Who, better scratch yesterday off your plans and just try to check it out today.
- The Baltimore Visionary Arts Museum's Kinetic Sculpture Race is going on in Patterson Park today.
- I can't even get around Towson today, because of the Towsontown Spring Festival, going on until Sunday.
One last thing to note by the way. If you are hungry at the Flower Mart or even the Film Fest, you can get some delicious home cooked Greek food at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation from 5 to 8 tonight for just $10 ($6 for children). I mention it not because I am a parishioner (this Catholic boy hasn't been inside an Orthodox church since the Greek Festival last year). I mention it because it's open to the public. So hey, give some money to the church and get some delicious food in the process!
As for those tickets, I'll try again tonight.
*If you're reading from outside the Baltimore viewing area, I'm not kidding about this. I was watching Oprah as a child on my grandmother's TV screen here in Baltimore when she was just one half of People Are Talking with Richard Sher.
UPDATE - Here, have a look: Oprah and Richard with their psychic friend James Randi, on People Are Talking, sometime in 1980.