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Wacky Wednesday: MICA Haunted House

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Allison Langley

MICA Haunted House What: Mica Haunted House 2015: Fever Dream

Where: The Gateway: 1601 W Mount Royal Avenue

When: October 22-24

Since it is October, here is another Haunted House! MICA is hosting their 8th annual haunted to house, guaranteed to be the spookiest and horrifying! It is being described as a warped dreamscape…ooo…very artsy. In true MICA fashion it is highly detailed and done to a T. Immerse yourself into your worst nightmare as you walk through 20 different rooms in this elaborate maze!

Minimum age is 12! There will be strobe lights and fog machines in this maze! It runs October 22, 10pm-1230am; October 23, 830pm-12am; October 24, 7pm-930pm. $10 for tickets and $5 for MICA students and faculty. –Get them quickly! They run out fast!

Check out more photos and information here!



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Tourism Tuesday: Maryland Zoo

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 by Allison Langley

MDZOOWhat: Maryland Zoo

Where: Baltimore, MD

When: 10-4pm Daily

If you are visiting Baltimore I see no reason why you shouldn’t visit The Maryland Zoo. The Maryland Zoo hosts a wide variety of animals from penguins to elephants! After you have viewed some very cool mammals grab a bite at The Whistle Stop Grille, The Natural Selections, Railway Express, or just a simple refreshment station. All very yummy! There are so many things to explore: enjoy a Penguin Encounter from 11am to 2pm, or try the Family Scavenger Hunt. The Maryland Zoo is keen on conservation of the planets animals; donations are always appreciated!
If you are in town this weekend check out ZooBoo! There will be trick-or-treating, costume contests and much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun The Maryland Zoo offers and come on by the next time you’re in Charm City!



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Museum Monday: The Art of the Ancient World

Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Allison Langley

ArtAncient What: The Art of the Ancient World

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: October 25, 1pm-2pm

Come by The Walters Art Museum next this weekend and check out a super cool new exhibit: The Art of the Ancient World! Not only learn about how the people of the ancient world lived and behaved but see how their art corresponds to war, politics and day to day activities.

The Walters Art Museum is unique in that they truly host art from ancient times to the 20th century. They touch on many time periods and historical groups. It is safe to say you can gain a wealth of knowledge about several time periods through visiting this museum!

The best part about this tour is that its free! Just walk in learn some new and interesting history! Click here for more information!



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Tourism Tuesday: Fells Point

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Fellspoint What: Fells Point

Where: Main Street, Baltimore, MD

When: Anytime!

When in Baltimore one must stop by Fells Point (a personal favorite). The entire neighborhood is filled with character from the cobble stone streets, to the colorful townhouses with the unique doors. It is a historical neighborhood that began in 1726 when shipping company was built at its waterfront.

Fells is filled with pubs, restaurants, and boutiques. Dine at Alexander’s Tavern and enjoy their many different varieties of tatters tots … so good. Stop by One- Eyed Mikes for a drink afterwards and maybe sooth your palette with Pitango Gelato. For those music lovers, which I hope you all are, go to the Sound Garden and pick up your favorite vinyl.

Not in the mood to shop, eat or drink? That’s fine! Enjoy a trip on the Water Taxi, or a Baltimore Ghost Tour; quite fitting for October!

There is an ample amount to do and see when visiting Fells Point!



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2015-16 Loyola Basketball Season Preview

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday The college basketball season is right around the corner and if there is going to be a year in which Loyola basketball wins the Patriot League, the 2015-16 season is definitely that year. This team has a perfect mixture of veteran leadership and young talent.

The Greyhounds have four seniors on the team and they are all expected to play pivotal roles this year. Loyola gets big man Jarred Jones back after playing in only two games last year due to injury. The men in green also return Franz Rassman who started every game last season, Eric Laster who was the team MVP last year, and Tyler Hubbard who is the only member of the team who was on the 2012 team that won the MAAC championship.
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Food Friday: Baltimore Oyster Festival

Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Oyster Festival

What: Baltimore Oyster Festival

Where: West Shore Park- Inner Harbor

When: Saturday, October 24 1pm-5pm

Baltimore is no stranger to seafood! There is another seafood festival coming to Baltimore October 24 from 1pm to 5pm and it is all about oysters’… nom nom. In addition to eating a healthy amount of grilled oysters there will be plenty of other activities to indulge in. The Oyster Festival will have live music, featuring the Eastport Oyster Boys and The High & Wides. There will be oyster boat tours and many vendors!

This is a FREE festival! Food tickets cost five for $20 and individually $5. Come sip on some fine wine and dive into raw and grilled oysters!

 



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Theater Thursday: Book of Mormon

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 by Allison Langley

BookofMormon What: Book of Mormon

Where: Hippodrome Theatre

When: November 3-15

Starting November 3rd the musical The Book Of Mormon is coming to the Hippodrome Theatre! This most certainly is a-can’t-miss show! It has the reputation of one of the funniest musicals out there and has already won 9 Tony Awards—you will not be disappointed.

It is co-directed by Trey Parker, co-written by Matt Stone and Robert Lopez. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the creators of the popular and funny, South Park television series along with several other comedies. Trey Parker says it was to be, “happy and optimistic” musical, in the least cheesy way.

The Book of Mormon is a satirical musical based on… you guessed it… the Book of Mormon. It is about a young man Elder Cummingham learning how to preach the Book of Mormon. Along with its wittiness it boasts some wonderful show tunes that you’ll be compelled to sing all evening.



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Wacky Wednesday: Bennet’s Curse Haunted Maze

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Bennets CurseWhat: Bennet’s Curse Haunted Maze

Where: 791 West Ostend Street, Baltimore, MD

When: Sept 25- Nov 7 ; 7-10pm Sunday and Thursday, 7-11pm Friday and Saturday

It is October, Spooktober, Halloween month… whatever you want to call, it is officially time for pumpkins, pumpkin spiced things, and haunted houses…. Spoooooky. So come to Bennet’s Curse, muscle up all your courage and see some monsters and creepy stuff. There are four haunted houses for you to seek out on a scary night. The Medieval Underworld is the most authentic one, guaranteed to test your fear! They make it their goal to keep up with the newest and most frightening props and techniques in the haunted house biz. Bennet’s Curse has been featured on the Travel Channels Halloween special and has been ranked “one of America’s Best Haunts”.

General Admission is $35, includes entrance to all four houses. Speed Pass is $45 if you want to tear through that line quickly. VIP Admissoins is $60.

Click here to check out their website for details about all of the haunted houses and more!

 



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Museum Monday: The Big Hope Show

Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Allison Langley

MuseumMondayOct5What: The Big Hope Show

Where: American Visionary Art Museum

When: October 3 2015 – September 4 2016

It is time to stop by the American Visionary Art Museum to see the exhibition of The Big Hope Show. Featuring 25+ artists who have been through traumatic life situations. It is an exhibition of hope, shown through the artists life. There is an eclectic variety of art displayed throughout the exhibition. Artists such as Bobby Adams and Wayne Coyne are show cased in this wonderful exhibit. There is some heartfelt work displayed, like, Chris Roberts-Antieau’s work revolving around beating cancer.

The American Visionary Art Museum was founded in 1995, relatively new, they have hosted a wide variety of shows. They typically host more modern shows. Come check it out!

Click here for more info!



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Food Friday: Golden West Cafe Take Out Window

Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GoldenwestWhat: Golden West Cafe Take-Out Window

Where: W 36th Street, Hampden

 When: Sun-Thurs. 7am-12am, Friday-Sat. 7am-2am

I have always been a faithful to  Golden West Cafe and their Sunday morning brunch. This past weekend at HampdenFest, I finally got the chance to experience the new take-out window. And, in the spirit of a true toddler I had waffles with a big fluffy dollop of whip cream and a big glass of chocolate milk (admittedly an odd choice for a hot saturday morning). It. Was. Awesome. Delicious and hardly nutritious–the perfect breakfast. The Take-Out window’s hours are amazing, 7am-2am on Fridays and Saturdays, perfect those late nights of too much…studying and work…and you really just want a huge platter of nachos.  (more…)



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