Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Psycho at The Senator
Where: The Senator, 5904 York Rd
When: Wed. April 19th, 7pm; Sun. April 23th, 10am; Mon. 24th, 1pm; Tues. April 25th, 1pm
As part of their Spring Revival Series, The Senator is showing the classic horror movie, Psycho. This Hitchcock thriller, known for its iconic scene that takes place in the shower, is a must-see, especially in a cool theater like The Senator. Follow the secretary, Marion Crane, as she stops at a remote motel after spending time on the run. Here she meets Norman Bates, the high strung motel owner who loves taxidermy and has some difficult love for his mother. This black and white film already has an old time feel, and in the old fashioned Senator, you’ll feel like you’re watching it in the theaters back in 1960. Don’t miss this chance to appreciate this classic the classic way and be scared!
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes
What: Beauty and the Beast
Where: The Senator Theatre (5904 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212)
When: See showtimes on The Senator’s wesbsite
A “tale as old as time” comes to life alongside Lumière the candlestick and Cogsworth the clock in the 2017 adaptation of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Now playing at The Senator in Baltimore, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young woman offers herself as a prisoner to a terrifying beast to free her father. Little does she know, the heinous captor is actually a prince under a magical spell. Dancing teapots, a beautiful and classical soundtrack, and a magical story are brought together in the version of the fairytale that most of us are familiar with, but there are whole new elements in the 2017 version that make a cultural statement, not to mention the phenomenal cast. To see showtimes and step into the magical world, click here!
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, 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.
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Dvořák’s Cello Concerto
Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Catherdral St
When: Thursday, February 16th, 8pm
Celebrate your Valentine’s Day a little late this year with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they present Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. This romantic symphony has all the drama and score that a classical music lover could ask for on this romantic holiday. Marin Alsop pairs Samuel Barber’s Romantic First Symphony with Copland’s evocation of the 16th President to create a masterful concerto. But the drama and the romance doesn’t end there! This concerto will also include Czech composer, Antonin Dvořák’s, tribute to a dying love in his amazing cello concerto. All of this beautiful music comes together in a stunning conclusion that will move you and make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Beautiful- The Carole King Musical
Where: The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St
When: January 24th-29th (Times)
Throughout the week, The Hippodrome will be putting on Beautiful, a musical that follows the life of Carole King and her rise to fame. Known to my generation as the voice of the Gilmore Girls theme and to past generations as the voice for their time, Carole King has left an ever lasting mark on our culture that this musical showcases. Beautiful tells the story of how Carole King fought her way into the record business at a young age, wrote songs with her friends/husband, and started her successful solo career. Along the plot of the story, this musical features many of King’s amazing hits like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got a Friend”. With this inspiring story and great music, Beautiful will have you feeling the Earth move under your seat in the Hippodrome.
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Cara Hullings
What: Moonrise Kingdom
When: January 25th, 29th, 30th, and 31st
Where: The Senator Theatre, 5904 York Rd
As part of its Revival Series, The Senator will be showing Moonrise Kingdom at the assorted times found here. For $10 you can come see this 2012 Academy Award nominated movie directed by Wes Anderson. Set on the coast of New England in the 1960’s, Moonrise Kingdom tells the tale of an angsty teen romance through aesthetically pleasing cinematography. These two star crossed lovers run away together in an attempt to flee their lives and a search ensues around the town to find them. Between the aesthetic of this witty film and the aesthetic of the old-timey Senator, seeing this movie will be a night full of fun, relaxation and nostalgia.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
When:December 9th-10th, and 16th-17th
Where: Baltimore School for the Arts (712 Cathedral St.)
Thanksgiving is over and it’s officially the last day before December, so it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit. Kick-off your holiday plans with a winter classic, the Nutcracker. Students from the Baltimore School for the Arts and TWIGS will preform together December 9th-10th and the 16th-17th this holiday season. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the upcoming holidays with this quintessential winter ballet.
Tickets cost $20 for adults, only $15 for students and seniors.
Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Interactive Movie Night: The Goonies
Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave
When: Wednesday November 16th, 7:30-11pm
Who needs regular movies when you could see an interactive movie? Definitely not me. Creative Alliance’s Interactive Movie Night is back by popular demand with The Goonies as the featured film! Dress up as your favorite Goonie and come out to play games, enter contests, and enjoy the movie. Hosted by Creative Alliance’s Heather Keating and Jen Marsh, these two lovely ladies will kick off the night of ridiculousness. This craziness includes a Truffle Shuffle dance contest, drink specials, movie trivia, and much more.
Come out at 7:30 to hang out and meet people, or show up in time for the movie at 8. Tickets are $15 at the door or purchase them in advanced here for $12. You can also purchase an Ultimate Fan Pack at the door for an extra $5 which includes everything you need to play the crazy Goonies movie game. So get ready to grab your Ultimate Fan Pack, reteach yourself the Truffle Shuffle, and get ready to play some Goonie games!
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Community Theater
Where: 801 McCulloh Street
Since 1953, Arena Players has been putting on performances as a way to highlight African-American experiences and bring Baltimore communities together. They wear their title as a community theater proudly, trying to nurture, entertain, and educate the audience, combining the knowledge and talents of those who are part of Arena Players.
Arena Players has shows running throughout the year presented by volunteer actors who love what they do. Almost all the shows put on reflect an aspect of African-American life as a way to offer representation. Their current upcoming event is the play Last House Standing, a play about a family in Baltimore, which will be showing November 11th, 12th, and 13th. Grab your tickets and get in on the scene of Baltimore.