Making the Most of February in Downtown Towson

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It’s cold outside but downtown Towson is hot this February. From Valentine’s Day festivities to National Margarita Day, there are tons of events planned throughout the month and into March – and all within easy walking distance of Hampton Plaza Apartments.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in downtown Towson over the next few weeks:

Celebrating Love
Valentine’s Day is Friday, Feb. 14 but local businesses celebrate love all month long.

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THB is celebrating all things sweet with a cinna-bagel – a cinnamon sugar bagel with salted caramel drizzle and cinnamon swirl cream cheese – available all month long.


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Throughout the month, Stoney River is featuring a special cocktail, the Lady Duchess.


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On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Godiva Chocolatier in Towson Town Center will give away free chocolate with a Valentine’s message.


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Cunningham’s Café has lots of cute heart-shaped chocolates and cookies available Feb. 12 through Feb. 14.


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For Galentine’s Day – the Feb. 13 celebration of ladies – The Point in Towson will offer extended happy hour deals including $4 wines, $5 crushes, $6 cosmos and $20 bottles of bubbles.


Café Troia will be celebrating Galentine’s Day on Feb. 13 and Valentine’s Day on both Feb. 14 and 15. The excellent Italian spot will serve its regular menu but will also have specials created for the holiday.


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At C&R Pub, a three-course prix fixe Valentine’s dinner includes choices like a 10-ounce prime rib entrée and a crab dip appetizer.


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Wedding Bells
Just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day engagements, The Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel will host a wedding showcase on Sunday, Feb. 16. The event includes a fashion show, specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to meet a variety of wedding professionals.


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Mardi Gras
World of Beer gets the Mardi Gras party going early, with a party on Thursday, Feb. 20. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for every Cigar City or Oskar Blues beer purchased, you’ll get to try to toss beads around the tap handle display. If your beads hit the mark, you’ll win prizes.


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Classical Cliffs Notes
On Thursday, Feb. 20, WTMD teams up with Classical Revolution Baltimore for a “Cliffs Notes” style classical show at the WTMD studio at 1 Olympic Place.

The show, dubbed “Classical Music for People with Short Attention Spans,” will explore how different genres of music have influenced classical-style music over the past four centuries. Baltimore artists, including beat-boxer Shodekeh Talifero, will perform.

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The show will be broadcast live on WTMD, so even if you can’t make it to the studio, you can listen.


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National Margarita Day
Saturday, Feb. 22 is National Margarita Day and – no surprise – Nacho Mama’s is ready to celebrate. All day long, there will be tons of specials, including $5 Nacho’s famous premium hubcap margaritas and Graceland Hubcaps for just $15.


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Taste of Asia Tour: Vietnam
Also on Feb. 22, the Towson University Asian Arts & Culture Center will host a food tour of The Bun Shop and Den Da Coffee. The tour will include discussion of how traditional Vietnamese cuisine is blended with international street food at the restaurants and the menu will include some classic dishes served during Tet, the Vietnamese New Year.


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Go Green(e)
The Green Towson Alliance will host a social hour at the Greene Turtle on Wednesday, Feb. 26. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., head to the Turtle to get to know what the organization does and who’s involved.


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Looking Ahead…and Looking Back
Start planning now for next month. On March 7, Baltimore Heritage will host a walking tour of Towson dubbed “From Farmstead Settlement to Booming Suburb.” The history-oriented tour will start at the Towson Courthouse and will last an hour.

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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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