Theater Thursday: Hairspray

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney









Daily, until July 1
Toby’s Dinner Theatre
5625 O’Donnell Street , Baltimore , MD 21224

Toby’s Dinner Theatre is featuring a daily performance of Hairspray: The Broadway Musical. Enjoy a meal along with this musical interpretation of John Waters’ 1988 film. You can explore Baltimore not only literally, by visiting Toby’s Dinner Theatre, but also figuratively, by experiencing the musical, set in Baltimore in 1962 and based on a film by a local icon.

For more information, visit Toby’s on the web or call 410-649-1660

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Moe Interview

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 by The Professor

Interviewed by Phil Leverrier ’07.

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Wacky Wednesday: Summer Socials at West Shore Park

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney









July 27, 5pm-8pm
400-500 blocks of Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Come to Baltimore’s West Shore Park on Friday, July 27 for a family-friendly gathering full of music, food, drink, and more. Enjoy the summer weather with music from Beach Bumz Band. Fill up at the food trucks or visit the beer & wine garden. There’s a kid-friendly play area as well. The event is free to attend.

For more information, visit or e-mail

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Food Friday: Blue Water Berry Festival

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 by Chris Sweeney









11-3 Saturday, June 23
Herring Run Park
3900 Bel Air Rd

Blue Water Baltimore will host a Berry Festival this Saturday, June 23rd. The festival’s main event is a berry dessert competition, and contestants are required to use berries and fruits native to Maryland. There will be food and from local vendors Big Bad Wolf and Souper Freaks food truck and drinks from New Belgium Brewery, Whole Foods, and Honest Tea. Local musicians Brooks Long and Funk Friday are scheduled to perform. Come out and enjoy live music, good food, and handmade items from local craftmakers.

For more information, visit

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Wacky Wednesday: Baltimore Science Fiction Society

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 by Chris Sweeney

Saturdays 8:30pm
3310 E. Baltimore Street

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society holds a general meeting on the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Includes general science fiction discussion as well as planning for the annual Balticon, a science fiction convention in Baltimore. Socializing before and after the meeting. More informal, social meetings occur at 8:00pm on the fourth Saturday of every month.

For more information, check out

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Silopanna 2012 Is Coming!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 by The Professor

It’s another great summer for music in Baltimore! Finally, after a couple of months of waiting, the lineup has been announced and we know where WLOY is going to be on August 11, 2012! We’ll be reporting from the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds from 11am to 11pm where we’ll be seeing:

Citizen Cope
G. Love & Special Sauce
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
J. Roddy Walston & the Business
Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Audra Mae
Joe Pug
The Grilled Lincolns
Sweet Leda
Tobias Russell
Pressing Strings
Sun Club Band
School of Rock

And, some lucky listeners will be going for free! Stay tuned for our giveaways for Silopanna!

Lost? The Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds are at 1450 Generals Highway, Crownsville MD 21032.

Need more info? Jump to the Silopanna Music Festival website.

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Food Friday: Daniela’s Pasta & Pastries

Friday, June 15th, 2012 by The Professor

We first noticed this small new shop from our booth at Honfest last year as it opened up with promising deserts for sale and fresh home made pasta choices.  Now, it’s in full swing and even has printed menus!  With only 2 tables inside and 2 display counters it’s not a place where you’ll probably spend a lot of time sitting down.  That’s ok because Daniela Useli, the former chef at Sotto Sopra, prepares everything for easy take out.  From thick wonderful slices of lasagna (in soo many varieties) to delicate cannoli, you can grab an entire meal to go, and either have their helpful staff heat it for you or give you hints on the best way to heat it at home.  How about Saccottini di Polpa di Granchio, her hand-made egg pasta filled with crab-meat, shrimps, Italian parsley, sundried tomatoes, garlic, vodka, cream served with fresh tomato marinara sauce?  Hungry yet?  You can even have her custom make your pasta by the pound for take home.  Her ravioli are fantastic, delicious monsters and a great deal.  On a recent trip we sampled from all over the menu and didn’t find a single dud, but instead found a treasure trove of choices – who thought meatballs could be so tasty?  The small case in the shop lets you see some of the specials, and the menu offers the wide array of lasagna and ravioli choices.  Lunch and Dinner packages are very reasonably priced and very filling.  Save room for the desert case… just sayin.

(443) 759-9320

900 W. 36th St

Baltimore, MD 21211

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Theater Thursday: Star-Spangled Symphony

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by The Professor

Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 PM
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Marin Alsop, will perform a world-premiere of composer Philip Glass’ Overture for 2012. This piece, commissioned by the state of Maryland and the City of Toronto, Canada, is a companion piece to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The symphonic work honors the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and highlights the upcoming Star-Spangled Sailabration.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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Wacky Wednesday: Summer Solstice Festival

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by The Professor

June 16, 2012 | 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Chesterwood Park
2200 Chesterwood Road
Dundalk, MD 21222

FREE day to celebrate the sun with culture, community, and commerce.  Live music featuring Talk of Spring from Louisville, KY, Strum the Fox, Bristols, Dirty Secret, and Clockbreaker.  Art/craft vendors, Food/beer vendors, Children’s activities, Local non-profits,

For more information:

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Both Feet In Live June 13 – Word on the Street

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by The Professor

“Word on the Street’s” first edition is out! Learn about Baltimore’s new newspaper led by those experiencing homelessness– this Wednesday on the Both Feet In show with host Sylvia Park and guest, Bonnie Lane, writer, vendor, editor for Word on the Street. Live show airs from 12-12:30. If you wish to join the discussion, please call 410-617-5330 or instant message from the box on the right. (more…)

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