Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Segway tours
Where: Fells Point
When: 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm and 5pm
What’s the most touristy thing a tourist can do in Baltimore? Most people would say walking around the Inner Harbor. But no, they’re wrong; you can take it one step further by Segway-ing around the Inner Harbor. Segs in the City offers a ninety minute Segway Safari around the Inner Harbor/Fells Point so you can enjoy the scenery and the history of Baltimore area in comfort. Some of the points of interests seen on the Segway tour include Federal Hill, Katyn Memorial, Little Italy, and Harbor East. However, Segway Safari offers several tweaked routes, so feel free to build a route that appeals to your interests. Book your tour here and get rolling!
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Violent Femmes
Where: Rams Head Live!
When: Friday September 30th, 7pm
For over thirty years, The Violent Femmes have been creating and playing music together on and off. Now, fresh off their first full album in fifteen years they’re hitting the road together once again, with a Baltimore stop at Rams Head Live. This Friday, come out to Rams Head and witness this history-making band rock the stage. The band will be playing their dozens of old iconic hits like “Blister in the Sun” (my favorite), as well as the new hits off the album WE CAN DO ANYTHING. This is a show you’ll definitely regret missing, so quickly buy your tickets here before they sell out!
Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: A Railroad Museum
Where: 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore
Are you all aboard for a great time? Then check out the B&O Railroad Museum and learn a little about the history of railroads. This museum is home to the oldest railroad collection in America, showcasing the makings of railroads all the way from the beginning. They have some of the best, most unique, and most historic locomotives, as well as small artifacts which reflect life on the railroad.
In addition to B&O Museum’s impressive collection, they also host special events on certain days. Whether it’s a train ride, Toddler Time, or Civil War Day Weekend, there is always something going on at the museum. What’s my favorite event you ask? Well outside of the train rides, it’s Thrifty Tuesday, where admission is 50% off. Find your own favorite event here, and spend some time with the history of railroad and therefore the history of America.
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B.A.M.F. Cafe
Where: 1821 N. Charles St., Baltimore
We know what you’re thinking, and it’s not that kind of B.A.M.F. Books, Action figures, Movies, Friends are all things you can find (or bring) to B.A.M.F. Cafe in Baltimore. This not-so-typical cafe features everyone’s favorite sci-fi series, comic-con characters, and cult classic movies, all whilst serving up themed cappuccinos, hot pressed paninis, and vegan desserts. B.A.M.F. Cafe offers a variety of in and out of store events throughout the year. Swing by and grab a Captain Americano and discover what adventures are coming up around the city.
Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
On September 7th McKenzie Coan and Alyssa Gialamas, two juniors on the women’s swimming and diving team, embarked on a journey of a lifetime to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic games. This will be the girl’s second appearance in the Paralympics as they also competed in the 2012 games in London.
Coan was dominant in her events as she swept the individual freestyle golds. She collected her first career gold medal in the S7 50 free. She also went on to capture the gold in the S7 400 and the S7 100 freestyle as well. Coan did not stop there. She also was apart of the 400 freestyle relay team, which won silver in the event. Coan finished the Paralympic games with 4 medals. (3 gold, 1 silver)
Gialamas had an outstanding Paralympic games as well. She placed sixth in her strongest event, the S5 50m backstroke turning in a time of 47.96. She also finished tenth in the S5 100 free. Gialamas rounded out her performance in the games by posting a 3:15.04 in the S5 200 free. This was good enough for seventh place in the event.
To compete in the Paralympic games is an incredible accomplishment to begin with, but to have the success that these girls had is something to be proud of. Congratulations girls on an experience of a lifetime!
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Book Festival
Where: Inner Harbor
When: September 23rd-25th, 11am-7pm
Make reading fun by stopping by the Baltimore Bookfestival this weekend! This annual event has authors from all over and all levels of fame. You can pick up your favorite novels from one of the hundred booksellers, or discover a new favorite by listening to some of the many on-stage readings.
Books aren’t the only fun at the Inner Harbor this weekend though. The Bookfestival will have live music ever day from bands of every genre. There will also be some awesome activities going on throughout the weekend like book speed dating, pets on wheels, book page art, and swordplay demos. Each day has its own schedule of events, which you can check out here. Almost all events are free along with free admission, and if you’re a Loyola student, there will be free shuttles on Saturday.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
Where: Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (2504 Club Hill Rd)
When: September 22nd-September 25th
It’s all Greek to me, especially at the Saint Demetrios 43rd Annual Greek Festival! Immerse yourself in amazing Greek culture and tradition this weekend at the Saint Demetrios Church right here in Baltimore. With great food, music, and dancing this festival has all the grounds covered to help you fall in love with Greece. Enjoy traditional Greek food, learn some traditional Greek folk dances, and shop around for some custom Greek jewelry. On top of having all these great events everyday, on Thursday there will be a “Greeks got Talent Show,” and on Sunday there will be a dance presented by Demetrakia Dance Troupe.
The festival will be open every day between Thursday and Sunday this week, with different hours depending on the day. You can find those hours on the flyer attached or here. There will also be free parking and free admission to this event. By the end of your time at the festival, you’ll be smashing plates because of all the fun you had learning Greek culture!
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: The sights of Patterson Park
Where: 27 S Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore
When: Dawn until dusk
Patterson Park is home to some great sights in Baltimore. With attractions like the Patterson Pagoda, this is a beautiful park and a must-see while in the city! Within the park there is architecture free to explore. For example, the Patterson Pagoda, built in 1890, is open to the public from noon to 6pm on Sundays. So go walk the beautiful spiral stars and appreciate what is considered to be a symbol of Baltimore. Not to mention, they also host family events there from time to time.
If it’s a little hotter out, then you can also check out Boat Lake. Go look a the wildlife living around the lake or stroll down the boards on the water. Grossed out by the waterfowl? Then check out the fountain instead! Designed by the great George Frederick, this historical fountain is a neat place to hang out with your friends and take in the scenery. Or just go for a swim in the public pool!
Normally, parks in Winter are horrible. But not here! With admission to the ice skating rink priced at only $4.00, it’s a steal to come skate on a nice December day. You can find the hours for the rink here. No matter what the season, day or time, there’s plenty to see at the great Patterson Park, so make sure to add it to your Baltimore trip itinerary!
Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Imagining Home Exhibition
Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art
When: Now through August 2018
Within the BMA’s new Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center is a beautiful collection called the Imagining Home Exhibition. Featuring over 25 works from all over the globe, this exhibition makes you re-imagine what home means to every individual. The art comes in a variety of media, including paintings, textiles, and even furniture. This exhibition has guides to help you learn about the different pieces, but if you would rather keep to yourself the BMA guide for smartphones can tell you everything you need to know.
Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
With the 2015 injury riddled season in the rear view mirror, the Baltimore Ravens are finally back to full strength and looking forward to the season. The Ravens have a number of players returning who missed a significant portion of last season including quarterback Joe Flacco, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr, and running back Justin Forsett. To go along with free agent acquisitions Mike Wallace and Eric Weddle, the Ravens have reloaded for the 2016 campaign as they look to rebound after a disappointing season last year. (more…)