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Theater Thursday: Watsky

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

WatskyWhat: Watsky

Where: The Baltimore Soundstage

When: Saturday, September 17th

School is back in session, which means WLOY is back at The Soundstage. Come join us there this weekend to see the alternative hip-hop artist Watsky. With spoken poetry as well as catchy rap songs, Watsky is a very unique artist who owns the stage like no one else can. Listen to his amazing music and watch some of his spoken word here.

Priced at only $20 these tickets are cheap and might even save you enough money to buy a tour tee after you fall in love with his music. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm, so make sure you get there and claim a great spot. Get your tickets here for a discounted price.



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Wacky Wednesday: DogFest!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

logo-dogfest2016-final-300x257What: Dogs!

Where: Baltimore Humane Society

When: Saturday, September 17th

Let’s be real: everyone loves dogs. If you don’t you’re either lying or allergic to them. Well, if you are allergic, then this event might not be for you since The Baltimore Humane Society will be overflowing with dogs on Saturday the 17th from 10am-4om. For everyone else though, tickets will be $15 at the door, which includes a free ticket to Magooby’s Joke House. This event has something for everyone (and every animal) with games, contests, crafts, and food. Enter your dog into a best costume contest, take him bowling, train him, and watch some cool demos together. OR, if you’re like me, check out some great vendors, raise some money for the Humane Society, pet every single dog, and try your hardest not to adopt all the animals. No matter what you plan is, you should definitely show up and support your local puppies.



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Food Fridays: Maryland Seafood Festival

Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

What: Seafoodmaryland-seafood-festival

Where: Sandy Point State Park

When: September 10th and 11th

Nothing screams Maryland quite like crab, so why wouldn’t you want to go to this amazing seafood festival!  Featuring the 26th Annual Capital Crab Soup Cook-off as well as local seafood vendors, come out and eat for hours. BUT there’s so much more than just great food at the festival! Make the forty minute drive from Baltimore to this beautiful state park for some great views, contests, activities, and music. From a corn on the cob eating contest to live bands to zip lining, the $15 entry price is well worth it. Buy tickets and check out the whole event schedule at http://www.mdseafoodfestival.com!



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Museum Monday: GLASS

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

kinetics What: Kinetics Dance Company

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: May 14 8-930pm

The Kinetics Dance Company will be presenting GLASS at the Baltimore Museum of Art on May 14. “Artistic Director Lauren Snyder presents a new work exploring themes of depth, submersion, and reflection, with the goal of creating a layered viewing experience wherein hidden movement surfaces into sight” (artbma.org) This is going to be an eclectic and moving performance you will want to see. Kinetics Dance Company has been around for 31 years and presents refreshing contemporary dance throughout many communities.

General Admission Adv. is $15 and $18 at the door. Click here for more information regarding the event!



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Food Friday: Cannoli

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Allison Langley

cannoli What: 60 cent Cannoli

Where: Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop

When: May 12 9am to 10pm

I don’t think this Food Friday needs too much advertising, if “60 cent Cannoli’s” doesn’t grab you then I don’t know what will. I can’t help you. No one can help you.

These amazing, fabulous, decadent, carefully made cannoli’s are now going to be available every 2nd Thursday for the rest of the year! Buttt you can’t go into this lovely pastry shop and clean them out! Only two per person, which I think is very fair, I would be fine with half a cannoli for 60 cents, plus… incase you didn’t know… these bad boys are large.

So head on down! Get yo cannoli’s!!!



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Baltimore Ballers

Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

Baltimore gets a lot of hype for developing some of the best lacrosse talent in the nation, but what is underappreciated is the amount of talent that Baltimore has generated on the hardwood. From NBA scoring champion, to FIBA World Champion, to NCAA Champion, Baltimore has produced a number of guys who have gone on to have success at the next level around the world.

Carmelo Anthony: Arguably the most famous athlete from Baltimore is New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is a 9 time all-star, 2 time Olympic Gold Medal winner, and he led the NBA in scoring in 2013. Anthony started his career at Towson Catholic High School before transferring to Oak Hill Academy. Anthony went on to attend Syracuse University in 2003 where he led his team to an NCAA championship in his only year at the school. Anthony was selected No. 3 overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. Anthony spent the first 8 years of his career in Denver before getting traded to the Knicks in 2011. Anthony has done a terrific job giving back to the Baltimore community as well. He hosts an annual 3-on-3 tournament called “Melo’s H.O.O.D.” (Holding Our Own Destiny). The purpose of this event is to help fund the revitalization of the local community center for the youth. He also founded “The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center”, which he donated $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation. (more…)



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Wacky Wednesday: Craft Festival

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Allison Langley

sugar What: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Where: Maryland State Fair Grounds

When: April 29

Get a little crazy with crafts this weekend and stop on by the Maryland State Fair Ground and get crafty. There will be a variety of cool things to look at it and buy! Anythings from leather, to paintings to jewelry to photography. Perhaps some fine woodworking…. who knows you’ll have to go to find out! This festival will be covering all of the bases!

Head to the site because tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door, you’re gonna want that $2 to get some cool things. But children 12 and under are Free!



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Tourism Tuesday: Penguin Coast

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Allison Langley

penguincircle What: Penguin Coast

Where: Maryland Zoo

When: Hours

I am very excited to tell you about Penguin Coast at the Maryland Zoo and I think I might procrastinate on everything and go visit penguins. They are cute, they are friendly, and they look funny when they walk. I love them.

So waddle on down to the Maryland Zoo to see your favorite lil’ guys in the new exhibit. Penguin Coast features African penguins, this habitat is designed to replicate an African penguin’s environment on the South African Coast. Luckily for us humans, we will be able to get closer than ever and truly observe penguins with the new design. This is a great addition for both the penguins and their fans!

Go here to find out all the info about our lil’ penguins!



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Food Friday: Ekiben

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Allison Langley

ekiben What: Ekiben

Where: 1622 Eastern Ave

When:  mon thru saturday

I think everyone needs to stop on by Ekiben in Fells Point soon, and I mean yesterday… It is great. From taking Fells by food truck Ekiben, an “asian comfort food” (baltimoresun.com) destination, has moved up the ranks to an old fashioned store front! And we could not be more excited! As a smaller restaurant this could possibly be your new go to places in Fells Point for take-out. Go for The Original or the Neighborhood Bird with side of Tempura Broccoli to split with your friends you will not be disappointed!



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Theater Thursday: Emancipator

Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Allison Langley

emanci[ator What: Emancipator

Where: Baltimore Soundstage

When: April 23

Head down to Soundstage, a WLOY favorite, and see Emancipator!
Emancipator displays “etheric melodies, immaculately smooth samples, and addictive drum beats” (emancipatormusic.com), all Emancipator does is give off great vibes for the audience and listeners to enjoy. They incorporate violins–this, very much so, adding to the all around live performance. Give a listen to their newest album Seven Seas! Check this up and coming band while they are in Charm City!
Give em’ a listen here or check out tickets for the show here!



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