Day Trip

November 19, 2013|By Patrick Farrell, The Baltimore Sun

Richmond, Va.

'Hollywood Costume' and 60 Films/60 Days

Slip down to Richmond to see "Hollywood Costume" — a celebration of a century of costume design in the history of American film. The exhibit allows visitors to walk between sound stages among more than 100 costumes from the silent film era all the way to present day blockbusters. Movies represented include "The Wizard of Oz," "Titanic," "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" and "The Dark Knight Rises," among others. Also check out 60 Films/60 Days — a 60-day movie festival highlighting films with costumes featured in the exhibit. The fest kicks off Nov. 29 with "The Dark Knight Rises." Other film showings include "102 Dalmatians," "Dangerous Liaisons" and .

"Hollywood Costume" exhibit continues through Feb. 17. Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $10 for visitors under the age of 17 or students with a valid school ID. 60 Films/60 Days runs Nov. 29-Jan. 31 and tickets are $5 per film. For more information and a full movie schedule, go to


Oyster Week & Oyster Cup Tournament

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina's third annual Oyster Week comes to a close Saturday, Nov. 30. The resort will be hosting various events, including oyster cooking demonstrations, oyster menu options, as well as magic shows and a "Family Iron Chef" competition. Saturday will also feature a nine-hole scramble golf tournament for the third annual Oyster Cup Tournament. The resort will also offer a Thanksgiving Day buffet. During December, "Home for the Holidays" rates start at $89 per night plus tax and resort fee. Request offer code HMHOFB when making your reservation.

Golf fees are $35 per adult and $20 per child. Cart and range balls included. For information on booking and availability, go to or call 800-633-7313.

'Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective'

Celebrating the career of one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, "Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective" looks back on the "Maus" creator's past works and achievements. Beginning with his days in the underground "comix" movement of the 1960s counterculture, Spiegelman is largely credited with aiding in bringing underground comics to more mainstream audiences. The cartoonist has worked as an editor for various magazines and has contributed provocative covers to The New Yorker, in addition to publishing "In the Shadow of No Towers," a reflection on his life after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The exhibit runs through March 23 at the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd Street. Exhibitions open at 11 a.m., and close at 4 p.m. on Fridays and 5:45 p.m. Saturdays through Tuesdays. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7.50 for students. Admission is free on Saturdays. For more information, go to

Beckley, W. Va.

Appalachian Coal Town Christmas

Featuring underground mine tours, marshmallow roast, horse-drawn carriage rides and caroling, the Appalachian Coal Town Christmas is one way to bring in the holiday season after Thanksgiving. Venture into the mountains of West Virginia to celebrate Christmas as it was done in the original mining towns. Visit the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia, with exhibits celebrating the history and culture of the coal-mining region, as well as Christmas plays and crafts.

The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum are located in New River Park. The Christmas event will run for two consecutive weekends, on Fridays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, and Saturdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Guided tours of the mines are included with your ticket. For more information, visit


Christmas Village at Love Park

Starting Thanksgiving Day, Philadelphia's Love Park will be transformed into a Bavarian-style Christmas Village for the remainder of the year. Decorated with thousands of lights, the park will host some 60 vendors offering their wares, including traditional German foods.

Village is at 1500 Arch St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit

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