Downtown Towson is the Place to be this Fall

Downtown Towson is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Baltimore region – and this fall, a wide array of events proves it. Hampton Plaza residents are right in the thick of things, too; this month and next, there are tons of fun events within walking distance of the apartment building.

Here are a few items to put on your calendar for this week and beyond:

Final Feet on the Street

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Friday, Sept. 27 is the final “Feet on the Street” party of 2019. Feet on the Street is a weekly Friday night party and concert held on Allegheny Ave., which is shut down to traffic. The event, which lasts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., happens every Friday from late May through the end of September.

Feet on the Street is free to attend and while there, you can buy beer, wine and cocktails from an outdoor bar and enjoy food from local restaurants. People bring lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for the evening. There’s a moon bounce and face painting for kids and – for everyone – live music from a different band each week. 

Friday’s act is The Jury, a local rock band that cites Steely Dan, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder as influences.

Murder Mystery at Cunningham’s

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On Sunday, Sept. 29, Cunningham’s gets spooky with a Clue-themed murder mystery dinner hosted by Whodunnit for Hire.

The dinner is a fun, interactive murder mystery experience, a takeoff on the board game Clue. It starts at 2 p.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. and the $75 ticket includes a three-course dinner (with entrée options), downloadable photos, and all kinds of fun as you try to figure out who committed the “crime.”

Tickets must be purchased in advance and this is a 21+ event.

If you can’t make the September dinner, don’t worry: a similar event will be back on Oct. 27 and again Nov. 24.

Farmers’ Market Is Going Strong

The Towson Farmer’s Market, which started in early June this year, is still going strong and will continue to operate until Nov. 21. Every Thursday morning, the market takes over Allegheny Ave., (which, as with Feet on the Street, is shut down to traffic for the event).

The market starts around 10:45 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. This year, about three dozen vendors are participating, including farm stands like Jones Organic, Lohr’s Orchard and Richfield Farm, food trucks like Mexican on the Run and From the Heart, and food makers like Lancaster Honey, Pat’s Pickles and Ray’s Pork Rinds. Plus, don’t miss Boordy Vineyards and Slate Farm Brewery, among other great options.

WTMD Concert in Olympic Park

Start making your plans now for Oct. 19, when Towson University radio station WTMD hosts its 3rd Annual Rock Block concert in Olympic Park – right in downtown Towson, in front of the station’s building.

The area in front of the WTMD building will be closed to traffic during the event, which is free and is also much more than just a concert. The event features food from several local favorites, including Cunningham’s, The Point in Towson and fun food trucks like Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon, Pasta La Vista Baby and the Taco Bar Food Truck.

There will also be an Art Village, featuring works for sale by local artists, and a Kids Block, with face painting and hair coloring, and bike rides from Race Pace Bicycles.

On the stage, you can catch the DC rock band EX HEX and indie act Jealous of the Birds, among other performances. It’s a big day, with a lot to offer everyone.

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February Fun in Downtown Towson

The air might be chilly but downtown Towson is hot this month. From football deals to Valentine’s celebrations, there’s plenty for residents of Hampton Plaza Apartments to enjoy, right downtown.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up around Towson:

Super Bowl Specials

The Super Bowl is late this year – Sunday, Feb. 13 – and while the Ravens are, sadly, not contenders, the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and LA Rams should be a good one.

Spots all over Towson will be showing the game on multiple screens – and offering fun deals while you watch.

 
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CVP

CVP has tons of deals available during the game, from $9.99 32-ounce orange crushes to $9.99 crab pretzels. The restaurant is offering carryout deals, too, if you’d rather watch from the comfort of your apartment. 

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World of Beer

At World of Beer, enjoy $6 appetizers, including loaded tots and burger or chicken sliders, and $4 White Claws, Michelob Ultras or Bud Lights during the game. 

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The Point

Before Valentine’s Day…comes Galentine’s Day. On Saturday, Feb. 12, The Point in Towson will celebrate the day for the ladies with a fun drag brunch, hosted by Robyn Ya’Men. 

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Papi’s Tacos

Papi’s Tacos has a fun taco date package available between Friday, Feb. 11 and (Taco) Tuesday, Feb. 15. The deal, which is available to order online, includes tacos (served in a heart-shaped container), salsa, guacamole, rice and beans, chile toreado, margaritas, dessert (tres leches cake or churros) and conversation hearts. It’s available for two or four people. 

 

 

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Whole Foods

The brand new Whole Foods has a bunch of Valentine’s Day deals, including a double dozen bunch of roses for just $19.99 for Amazon Prime members. The flower deal is available from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15 (so even if you’re a day late, you can still take advantage of it). 

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THB Bagelry & Deli

Does your loved one love bagels? From now through Feb. 14, THB Bagelry & Deli is offering free shipping on a Valentine’s merch combo: a travel mug and bagel long-sleeve t-shirt. Plus, THB’s sweet cinnamon bagels are back for the season – they just might be better than Valentine’s chocolate.

New Menus

Local spots are busy updating their menus for the season.

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Barley’s Backyard Uptown

Barley’s Backyard Uptown has a few new items on the menu, including spaghetti and meatballs with a side Caesar salad, which looks perfect for cold February days and nights. 

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The Point

Check out The Point in Towson’s hoisin turkey smash burger, plus other items from the updated February menu. 

Live Music Downtown

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The Recher

On Saturday, Feb. 19, the rock band Kix will perform at The Recher for the first time ever. Local rockers Last Kiss Goodnight will open.

Now is the time to grab tickets for some of the venue’s big upcoming shows, too, including Carbon Leaf on Friday, March 18, Cowboy Mouth on Saturday, March 19, and Better Off Dead on Friday, April 1.

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C&R Pub

At C&R Pub, acoustic musician Tony Lardieri will play on Friday, Feb. 18, starting at 9 p.m., and on Saturday, March 5, the Carlos Cubas Band will perform. 

Nacho Mama’s

On Saturday evenings, Nacho Mama’s hosts live music – usually more than one act – from happy hour through 11 p.m. 

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Perennial

Perennial continues to host happy hour music every single day – both weekdays and weekends – from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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Sam Cochran will perform at The Point in Towson on Friday, Feb. 11.

Towson Celebrates the Year of the Tiger

Several local spots are participating in the Towson Chamber’s “Year of the Tiger” extended Lunar New Year celebration (which is also a nod to the Towson Tiger). , including Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro, Coffee Talk Café and Towson Best.

Coffee Talk Café

At Coffee Talk Café, from now through Feb. 15, check out the Year of the Tiger sandwich and at Towson Best Chinese & Sushi, you’ll receive 10% off all menu items from now through Feb. 15.

Paradise Spa

Plus, from now through Feb. 15, Paradise Spa is offering a 10% discount on expenditures of $30 and more and a gift card deal – buy two 60-minute gift cards and get a 30-minute gift card free. 

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Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro

Year of the Tiger events and deals will continue throughout the year – mark you calendar now for March cultural events at Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro.

Dine & Delight at the Mall

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Towson Town Center’s Dine & Delight promotion, offering a $20 reward when you spend $50 or more at mall restaurants, is going strong, now through the end of February. 

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