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Museum Mondays: 17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

Monday, April 27th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Kinetic Sculpture Race What: 17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

Where: American Visionary Art Museum

When: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015// All day (Race kicks off at 10:00 am)

The American Visionary Art Museum is holding its 17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race this Saturday, May 2nd. If you haven’t been to the Kinetic Sculpture Race before, don’t know what a Kinetic Sculpture is, or maybe don’t even know what kinetic means, now is your chance to get in on the action and find out! These creative, functional, human-run sculptures are beautifully made to conquer 15 miles of rocky roads, massive mud-pits, the depths of “quick” sand, and treacherous water crossings! Some sculptures are small, simple, and questionably safe, while others can be over 50-feet long, aesthetically phenomenal, and build by lunatic engineers who are hungry for victory in their beautiful moving sculptures. All of the sculptures are 100% human-built and human-powered works of art. Get a great view of the race from various places around the city; to name just a few: Atop Federal Hill, the Korean War Memorial Park in Canton, and Patterson Park. No matter where you are Baltimore, you won’t want to miss this crazy, kooky, Kinetic Sculpture Race. Find out more about the race and the American Visionary Art Museum here!



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Sports Saturdays: How Amazin’ Are The Mets?

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports SaturdayMeet the Mets!

Don’t look now, but the New York Mets seem to be back in their “Amazin'” form for the first time in ages.

As the Mets prepare to start the Subway Series against their Bronx rivals, the New York Yankees, they find themselves at the top of the MLB with a 13-3 record, while also riding the momentum of an 11-game win streak.

They’re finally in a position to take New York and all of the major leagues by storm, but just how Amazin’ are these Mets?

Just going by the numbers, you have to be impressed with this team. Their 11-game win streak is the longest they’ve been on since 1986, when they also started 2-3 before the streak started.

They also accomplished these win totals at the start of the season with a win streak in 1969.

The Mets won the World Series both of those years. (more…)



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Food Fridays: The Lemon Stick

Friday, April 24th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

The Lemon Stick What: The Lemon Stick

Where: Mt. Vernon Park Baltimore, MD

When: May 1st- May 2nd// 11:00 am- 8:00 pm

Spring has finally arrived here in Baltimore, and that means lemon-stick season has, too! A Baltimore tradition since its first appearance in Charm City in 1911, the lemon stick makes its annual debut at the Mount Vernon FlowerMart. The ingredients are quite simple, really. All you need is a peppermint stick and a lemon. As you suck on the peppermint stick, you’ll taste the perfect combination of sweet and sour. Of course, you could make your own lemon stick on any given day, but there’s something about kicking off the season with a lemon stick from the FlowerMart that makes Spring in Baltimore that much sweeter! You know what they say, “When life give you lemons,” grab a peppermint stick and treat yourself to a taste of Charm City! Learn more about the lemon stick here!



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Theatre Thursdays: CityLit Project

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

CityLit ProjectWhat: Baltimore’s CityLit Project

Where: 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 21201

When: May 2nd, 2015// 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

It all started over a few drinks and a simple question: “If you could do an anthology that covered an album, what would it be?” And then came the Baltimore CityLit Project, “Clash by Night“, a poetic anthology, developed by Gregg Wilhelm and Gerry LaFemina, based on English punk band, The Clash, and their renowned album, London Calling. The duo found a connection with the album that many other’s shared, and now they’ve formed a new form of art revolving around it! Many poets came together to create poems that are inspired by the album, and on May 2nd, they want to share their work with you! If you have a similar love for poems, sonnets, The Clash, or even just getting out of the house for the day, you won’t want to pass up the CityLit Project! Learn more here!



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Wacky Wednesdays: 48 Days of Blue

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

48DaysofBlue What: 48 Days of Blue

Where: Wherever you are!

When: April 22nd- June 8th, 2015

Earth Day is here! It’s a day to celebrate the beautiful planet we live on and a day to remember that it’s our job to take care of it. So here’s a challenge: #48DaysofBlue! For the 48 days between Earth Day and World Oceans Day, you have the opportunity to help make the life-sustainable planet we live on even more incredible! The challenge consists of simple, earth-friendly tasks that will change your lifestyle, improve your community, and save our Earth and its oceans just a little bit everyday! Join the movement, and challenge yourself here!



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Tourism Tuesdays: Phillips Baltimore Crab Deck

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Phillips Baltimore Crab Deck What: Phillips Baltimore Crab Deck

Where: 601 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202

When: April 4th, 2015- September 7th, 2015

When in Baltimore… crab is always on the menu! And now, it’s on the deck too! Phillips Baltimore Crab Deck is back for the season, meaning you get to enjoy some delicious Maryland crab, catch some sun, and enjoy Baltimore’s beautiful inner harbor! At the crab deck, get up close and personal while watching the action at the steaming station, where all of the crabs are assorted by size and prepared fresh! Don’t like crab? That’s okay! The chefs at Phillips are capable of so much more- choose from tons of seafood selections, chicken, ribs and more! No matter what you order, you’ll surely enjoy your day on the crab deck! Find more details here!



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Museum Mondays: Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course

Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course What: Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course

Where: Evergreen Museum

When: March 28th, 2015- October 3rd, 2015

Summer is just around the corner, and nothing will leave you feeling better than fresh fruits and vegetables, especially if they come from your very own garden! To many people, growing and eating from their own garden sounds like more of a chore than a fun (and delicious) hobby, but with the help of the Evergreen Museum, that can change! Their 5-Session hands-on workshop, the Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course, will take you step-by-step from your garden to your plate! The goal of the course is to teach you about sustainable growing and preparing fresh organic produce. Lessons on planning, planting, maintaining, turning, and canning will make eating fresh a breeze! Check out more here!



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Sports Saturdays: WLOY at the 2015 Baltimore President’s Cup

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

PREZCUPWHAT: 2015 Baltimore President’s Cup

WHEN: April 18, 1pm

WHERE: Oriole Park at Camden Yards!

Baseball season is officially here, and you know what that means. We’re heading to Camden Yards!

WLOY’s Sports Talk guys will be making their way to the home of the O’s to broadcast the 2015 Baltimore President’s Cup.

It is a great honor for WLOY to do this every year, and this year we are proud to bring you the all-star showcase between Baltimore’s East and West schools.
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Food Fridays: The Gathering

Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Lauren Keyes

The Gathering What: The Gathering

Where: Baltimore Museum of Industry

When: April 17th-September 27th

Charm City has a lot to brag about, especially its array of Food Trucks! You’ll find them scattered about the city from day to day, around this time of year, they come together for The Gathering! With 20 different Food Trucks, The Gathering is your opportunity to see why Baltimore takes so much pride in their Food Trucks. From BBQ to Mediterranean cuisine to, tacos to cupcakes, the eclectic mix of tastes at The Gathering is all you can ask for and more. All you need to bring to the gathering is a ticket and an empty stomach. Find dates, locations, and tickets here!

 



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Sports Saturdays: McClure Tennis Center To Open

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 by Justin Thomas

Sports SaturdayLoyola’s brand new tennis complex will be unveiled on Saturday at 11:30am, in time for the tennis teams to play Bucknell later in the day.

In a happy and well deserved twist, Loyola will be dedicating the new tennis center to the man who has been at the helm of the tennis program since 1979, and has earned over 700 wins during his tenure, Rick McClure.

The McClure Tennis Center is a stunning eight-court, lighted facility on the grounds of Ridley Athletic Complex. This new complex is only possible thanks to a generous, anonymous $3.2-million donation.

An opening reception will take place at 11:30am, and the dedication ceremony itself will start at 12:30pm. After the festivities end, the Hounds will play their first matches ever in the new complex when they play host to Bucknell.

All who attend are welcome to join McClure and the players in a post-match reception in the Class of 1968 Suite at Ridley.



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