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Explore Baltimore: The Arthouse

Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings

nr8cssbm-jpg-largeWhat: Pizza and art

Where: The Arthouse (1115 W. 36th Street)

When: Monday-Thursday, 4-10pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-12am Sunday, 12pm-10pm

Hidden within all of Hampden’s great food options is The Arthouse, a cute little pizzeria with an artisan twist. This restaurant offers various brick oven pizzas from the classic Margherita to the interesting blueberry and brie. Known for their perfect crust, The Arthouse has mastered the brick oven pizza, which is being raved about all over Baltimore. With some amazing artisan pizzas (and some other foods if you don’t like pizza but who doesn’t like pizza) as well as amazing staff members this place will have you coming back for more.

If the great food wasn’t enough to keep you coming back, then the vibe sure will. With the perfect lighting and furniture to make you feel cool and comfortable, you’re dining experience is about more than just the food. The Arthouse also showcases local artwork up for sale, making it dinner with a view. At The Arthouse, it’s all about the artisan helping the artist, but with some great food too!

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Explore Baltimore: Anime Night at The Charles Theatre

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

the-charles-theatre-best-of-baltimore-e1476842182497What: Movie night!

When: Wednesdays at 9pm, Fridays at 10pm, & Saturdays at 11am

Where: Charles Theatre (1711 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md 21210)

Looking for something to do this weekend? Tired of watching Netflix in your dorm room? Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday The Charles Theatre will be showing a variety of anime movies- so stop in and check one out! Even if anime isn’t usually your first choice feature, showings at the Charles are a perfect chance to try something a little different. Features include films from studio Ghibli as well as many other various titles. The Anime night schedule is available here and features the dates and films playing up until December 31st. So check out the website, pick the flick that best suits you, and enjoy a fun night out at this historic Baltimorean venue.


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Explore Baltimore: American Visionary Art Museum Halloween Celebration

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

avam-freefall-lumineeriesWhat: Fall Halloween Celebration

Where: American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway)

When: Thursday, October 27th, 5-7pm

Trying  to get in the Halloween spirit but don’t have the funds? Then head over to the American Visionary Art Museum for their free Halloween celebration! With a bunch of activities scheduled, you’re guaranteed to have a fun, free time for this Halloween season.
Go tour the wacky museum anytime during the event with free admission and explore some of AVAM’s new exhibits. Or if you’re feeling creative, make a free “Lumin-Eeries” lantern (as pictured) with all supplies provided by the workshop. Then, use your latern to light your way as you get cozy on the hill for the free showing of Young Frankenstein. With all these events, it’s easy to pick your poison and get spooky!

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Explore Baltimore: Comedy Open Mic

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14470469_687902614699379_5329634357836020962_nWhat: OKAY Comedy Open Mic Night

Where: Joe Squared (33 W North Ave)

When: Thursday October 20th, 9pm-1am

Joe Squared, a family-owned restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is dedicated to marrying food with music and community. That’s why this Thursday they will be hosting a Comedy Open Mic Night. Between the great food, the great acts, and the great local art this night and atmosphere is destined to be an amazing night. Presented by OKAY Recordings, this night is about the comedy and the community.

But if you come out, make sure to get some red risotto or truffle oil pizza and eat in class while watching people tell some great jokes. With some of Baltimore best pizza made with local goods, the food might even be better than the entrainment. Maybe, you can be as good as the food though and make the crowd laugh. Sign ups are at 8:30pm, so make sure to get there early if you want to perform.


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Explore Baltimore: Great Halloween Lantern Parade

Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

14448825_1344338662251922_2682703211747779345_nWhat: 17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

Where: Patterson Park

When: Saturday October 29th, 3:30pm-8:30pm

Come out to the 17th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in Patterson Park to kick off your Halloween festivities! Led by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas Mexicanas, you will learn about the traditions of the Day of the Dead and celebrate it with a beautiful lantern parade.

The festival features many other event besides the lantern parade, which everyone is welcome to march in. They also have lantern workshops, hayrides, food trucks, live music and costume contests. You can find the whole schedule of events here. So come on out in your costume, make a lantern, eat some food and celebrate the Day of Dead and its traditions!

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Explore Baltimore: The Bun Shop

Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

bae7js4s-jpg-largeWhat: Bake goods

Where: 239 West Read Street

When: Everyday, 7am-3am

Looking for a cool new study spot? Then check out the The Bun Shop! Serving coffee until 3am, this cute cafe is that perfect place to pull off your late night studies. The Bun Shop sells buns of all different styles. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, they have a bunch of options to choose from baked fresh every day. If the many food options aren’t enough, they also have several amazing coffee drinks and ton of tea.

If the food isn’t reason enough to visit this cafe, then the adorable set up is sure to win your heart. With ables and couches, there’s some great options of where to sit and enjoy your coffee or bun. Not to mention the couches are definitely great for sitting there and doing homework for hours. There electric collection of antique pieces will have you feeling at home the second you walk in. So come out and find your new home (and studying place), but with better coffee and food!

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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Running Festival

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

brfcrabWhat: Annual Running Festival

Where: M&T Stadium

When: Saturday, October 15th 8am

Considered one of the best races on the East Coast, the Baltimore Running Festival will have you sweating and smiling! This amazing race offers five different distances to choose from, so there’s an option for everyone, no matter what running level they’re at. No matter which route you choose, you get to run through the scenic Inner Harbor and charming streets of Fell’s Point, making the run seem less like a workout anymore like a tour.

If you hate running (like me), then come on out to cheer on your friends and enjoy the Inner Harbor, or even volunteer to help out at M&T. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast at this festival. So register for Baltimore Running Festival here and get a free Under Armor shirt!

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Explore Baltimore: Rawlings Conservatory

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

rawlings-conservatory-and-botanic-gardens-of-baltimore-1-walter-oliver-nealWhat: Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

When: Wednesday- Sunday, 10am-4pm

Where: Druid Hill Park

Located within Druid Park, Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are a sight to be seen. Established in 1888, the Conservatory was designed by the famous architect George Federick and is home to various types of plants. They have several rooms to create different climates, allowing the Conservatory to house plants from all over the world.

As the season starts to change, come out to the Howard Rawlings Conservatory to cure your dreariness. Explore the inside of the beautiful building and look at Mediterranean flowers, tropical flowers, desert plants, and different types of Orchids. After a tour around this floral wonderland, your mood will be as bright as the flowers in the Conservatory.

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Explore Baltimore: Matisse-Diebenkorn BMA Exhibit

Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknown-1What: Matisse-Diebenkorn Exhibit

When: October 23rd, 2016-January 29, 2017

Where: The BMA

Starting in just a few  shorts weeks, the BMA will be presenting an exhibit to feature the works of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. The BMA is already famously known for featuring many of Matisse’s works, thanks to the acquisition of the Cone Collection. However, In this exhibit 90 wrks will be spotlighted to show the affect artists such as Matisse had on post-war painters like Diebenkorn. The collection of Diebenkorn’s works (gathered from throughout the U.S. and Europe) highlights his style throughout his life and the way in which he grew as an artist. Tickets to see the exhibit are available for $17.50 and for only $10 with student ID. This fall/winter stop in to see some of Matisse and Diebenkorn’s most famous works.


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Loyola Men’s Soccer Continues to Cruise

Friday, October 7th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

For the first time in the history of Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer, head coach Steve Nichols has recruited a nationally ranked recruiting class. After a couple of disappointing losses to open the season, this young, reenergized team has come into it’s own and is taking the Patriot League by storm.

Ever since Loyola’s 2-1 victory over the University of Pittsburgh, this team cannot be stopped. The Hounds are perfect in Patriot League play with a 3-0 record and they have won four consecutive games overall. (more…)

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