Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Bowling for Soup Concert
Where: Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place
When: Tuesday, April 4th, 6pm-11pm
Get transported back to 2004 with 1985! Celebrating their 21st birthday as a band, Bowling for Soup, an alternative band from Texas, is heading out to play the classic as well as songs from their recent album called Sorry for Partyin’. With 10 albums, Grammy nominations, and an Emmy nomination under their belt, Bowling for Soup may have developed as a band, but they claim to be the same guys they were 21 years ago. This means they are the same guys who put on some great, high-energy shows like this show at the Soundstage is bound to be. Buy your tickets here before they sell out, and make sure to get to the show early so you don’t miss Stacked Like Pancakes (a WLOY favorite) when they open!
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr.
When: Saturday April 1th, 10am-8pm & Sunnday, April 2nd, 10am-6pm
Support your local art scene . . . or in this case your national one! Sponsored by the BMA’s Print, Drawing, and Photograph Society, the biennial Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair is here this year for two fun days full of great art. Come out to meet printers or BMA curators while shopping through photographs, drawings, single prints, and even limited edition art. With vendors like 10 Grand Press from New York, Goya Contemporary for Baltimore, and Crown Point Press for San Francisco, there with be art from all over the U.S. for new collectors and art enthusiasts alike to buy. Attendance to this amazing event is free for BMA members, students and teachers, but costs $10 for a day for others. However, exclusive access to all of these amazing prints and pieces is well worth it!
Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes
What: R. House
Where: 301 W 29th St. Baltimore, MD 21211
When: Monday- Sunday (See hours on website.)
Upon hearing the name, you may hear the catchy jingle, “Our house, in the middle of the street,” playing over and over in your head. Or maybe I’ve just seen Maxwell House coffee commercials too many times. Anyway, the house we’re talking about R. House! Located in Remington, R. House is an innovative and community-focused restaurant established by 10 chefs looking to open restaurants. With 10 different restaurants inside, you can get a food market feel, while sitting inside of a transformed and stylish old body shop. Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican food (We suggest the Chorizo,) or you want to fancy your palette with some Korean BBQ, you won’t have a hard time finding something to satisfy your cravings at R. House. A Cool, industrial-yet-homey atmosphere and a variety of food you can’t go wrong with, but what may be the most impressive part of R. House is its community-focused mission to “revive neighborhoods and inspire great ideas.” After a delicious bite at R. House, you’ll be singing to coffee commercial theme songs, but at least you’ll be doing it on a full stomach! Learn more about R. House’s awesome chefs and their inspiration here!
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Hipster Jazz Night
Where: Joe Squared, 33 W North Ave
When: Sunday, March 19th, 8pm
Sick of all that old, mainstream jazz that everybody has heard of? Then come out to Joe Squared and check out some new jazz artists at Hipster Jazz Night! At least three new jazz artists will be playing their hip music for you to discover. The Ephemera Quartet is one of those groups. The local jazz group explores the jazz of composer Liam Hurlbut, combining it with pop and jazz from the 70’s to create their own unique sound. But this great event is not limited to the underground jazz of Baltimore. The Beautiful Mess, a New York based jazz artist will be bringing his experience on the trombone to Joe Squared to perform his hipster sounds. These two artists, in addition to some more groups, will having you tapping your feet to the sound of new, more exciting jazz. Oh! And make sure to grab you sax or kazoo for the chance of an impromptu jam session to end the fabulous night!
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Rent: the Musical
Where: The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St
When: March 31st-April 2nd (Times)
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the beautiful musical Rent is touring and taking a weekend stop at the Hippodrome. This rock musical was revolutionary for its time and is keeping its mark in society with its timeless songs like Seasons of Love and La Vie Boheme. Focusing on seven artists living in New York City, Rent shows the everyday struggles they face, as well as the deeper struggles, like HIV/AIDS. With a touching story, this musical will make you laugh, cry, and think. So don’t miss Rent (even though the characters are missing theirs) because you don’t want to miss a great performance about life and the love in it.
Friday, February 24th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Maryland Zoo
Where: 1 Safari Place
When: Friday-Monday, 10am-4pm
Take advantage of this amazing Spring weather in February with a trip to the Maryland Zoo! The prices at the zoo dropped, just like the temperature should have, but lucky for us, that means low prices and high temperatures. From now until the end of February, the Maryland Zoo will only be charging $10 for admission. Go check out the animals to remind you of winter like the Arctic Fox or the penguins, which you can see up close and personal with Penguin Encounters Tour. Is your mind set on summer? Then go see some warm weather animals like the Cheetah, African Bullfrog, or Reticulated Giraffe. But, for just $10, you can see any of these animals and many more, so hurry over before this deal ends!
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Rock ‘N’ Flow Yoga
Where: Rams Head Live, 20 Market Pl
When: Saturday March 4th, 6:30pm-9pm
There are two types of people: those that clear their head with music and those who clear there head through meditation. Rams Head Live says why not both!? The second ever Rock ‘N’ Flow Yoga offers a mix of power yoga and a musical experience for an experience like no other concert venue has ever created. Enjoy a full on concert experience complete with great songs and cool lights while exercising your body and your mind. Music will be played by Mickey Coviello & The Herd Brothers while the yoga is led by M. Power Studio instructors, Dani Yarusso and Meaghan McDermott. Rock ‘N’ Flow will include challenging yoga exercises focused on breath work and meditation, which when combined with the awesome music while have you destressed and relaxed in no time. Get your tickets in advanced here and make sure to wear your favorite concert tee to this unique workout.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Five and Dime Ale House
Where: 901 W 36th St
When: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-12am, Friday-Sunday 11am-2am
With modern twist to the old diner and tavern lifestyle, Five and Dime Ale House is a great place to grab an amazing dinner with friends. Their menu features a little bit of everything, including tacos, fish and chips, mussels, or burgers so everyone will be able to get what they’re in the mood for. My personal favorite is the fig and prosciutto sandwich which has the tastiest balsamic vinegar I have ever had and is loaded with tons of prosciutto. But even if you don’t try this favorite, one of their many other delicious dishes is guaranteed to exceed your expectation. The great food isn’t the only draw to this restaurant though. Five and Dime also has a nice atmosphere for catching a game and a meal after work. With it’s warm lighting and rustic-chic styling, you will be instantly relaxed when you walk into Five and Dime, and that relaxation will only continue as you enjoy your food and watch a sport of choice on one of their TVs. So, whether you go for the tastes, the variety, the atmosphere, or just because I said to, Five and Dime will make every penny worth it.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Terraza Stained Glass
Where: 3403 S Hanover St
When: Studio Hours: Tues.-Fri. 9am-5pm
Need a way to bring out your artistic side? Then stop by Terraza Stained Glass for you chance to learn the way of the stained glass artist. This studio offers a cool environment to learn how to make your own stained glass, as well as to look at others and maybe buy some. Terraza is mainly a place that provides various classes for those who want to learn how to make stained class for anyone from beginners, to regulars. They offer an intro level class at least every weekend, so there’s no excuse for you not to try making stained glass at least once. You can also book your own lesson if you want to go for some more complex art, or book a group event to make a day out of it with your friends. Not feeling the tutorial vibes? Then book an open studio for yourself if you have the skills. The option for your fun artistic stain glass experience are endless, you just have to reserve you spot at Terraza Stained Glass!
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Baltimore Vegan Weekend
When: February 17th (7am)-19th (9pm)
Where: All over Baltimore!
Make this weekend all about food, fun and Veganism! With events all weekend all over the city, vegans and food lovers alike will want to get a piece of this event. Kick the weekend off with Friday’s Vegan Food Crawl in which restaurants throughout Baltimore are participating. Head to Hampden to grab some vegan pizza at Paulie Gee’s and then over to Rocket to Venus for some specialty vegan sandwiches. Or go to Fells Point for some vegan ice cream at Pitango Gelato and vegan Asian fusion at Ekiben. You can check out all the participating restaurants here.
Make sure not to fill up too much though, because Saturday is the Second Annual Vegan Mac and Cheese Smackdown. Hosted from 3pm-7pm at Baltimore City Community College, there will be over 30 different versions of this classic dish for your vegan taste buds to try and then vote on.
To close off the weekend, enjoy a Baltimore Vegan Brunch at any of these participating restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for sausage, scrambled eggs, waffles, or crepes one of these fine restaurants will have it for you. Well the vegan version, but equally delicious version. With all this great vegan food, after Baltimore’s Vegan Weekend, you’ll be stuffed, happy, and healthy.