The leaves are changing colors, it’s getting a little cooler, and professors are piling on the projects, quizzes, and homework, BUT one thing doesn’t change: we ALL need a little escape every now and again to add a little spice to our lives. The best part is, you can find lots of activities to participate in at minimal or no cost to you. Every October, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts (BOPA) brings you Freefall Baltimore! It’s a month long calendar of activities designed to increase access and interest to the arts and cultural attractions we have in Charm City!
We may be approaching the end of the month and thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and how to ring in 2012 with a bang (Lightbulb: future blog posting!), but I highly recommend adding some of these destinations to your Baltimore Bucket List (Yes, there is such a thing). I’ve had stellar experiences at destinations such as the Windup Space, CenterStage, American Visionary Art Museum, Walters Art Museum, and Reginald F. Lewis Museum (just to name a few).
If I could choose one event to attend in the last few days of Freefall Baltimore, I would go for the ballroom dancing classes at Johns Hopkins University ROTC Building at the intersection of 39th and University Parkway taking place this Friday at 8 PM. Live out your Dancing with the Stars fantasy (wait is that only me?) and learn how to rumba, waltz, and tango and above all step out of your comfort zone. I can even minimize my gas and parking costs by taking the Collegetown Shuttle to the JHU stop and walk a few blocks north on Charles St and west on University Parkway.
If dancing isn’t your thing, don’t worry about it. Visit http://www.freefallbaltimore.com and find something that gets you excited.
For now, this is Ankur….