Wacky Wednesdays


Explore Baltimore: FlowerMart Festival

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Where: Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl.

When: Friday, May 5th, 11am- Saturday, May 6th, 9pm

Embrace Spring the best way possible at the FlowerMart Festival! Baltimore is bringing back everyone’s favorite Spring kickoff, but adding in some new twists this year. Come out and enjoy the classic celebration by buying and smelling the beautiful flowers, looking about amazing crafts, or eating the traditional flower festival food. This means there will be plenty of fun favorites like lemon peppermint sticks, Spring hats, mosaics, jewelry, and even a children’s camp.

As if all these FlowerMart Festival traditions weren’t enough, there are plenty of cool new things this year. Try out some new food like the RAW BAR! oysters, or crab cakes, or Thai food. Bringing a pet to enjoy the day with? Don’t worry, this year The Dog Chef will be serving up treats for you animal too! Once, you and you’re pet are stuffed and tired of smelling all the roses, head over to one of the two stages that will have lives regional artists of all genres playing. New entertainment and old traditions makes FlowerMart Festival the perfect mix to celebrate Springtime.



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Explore Baltimore: Bmore Into Comics

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Bmore Into Comics Issue 13

Where: The Windup Space, 12 W North Ave.

When: Saturday April 15th, 1pm-6pm

Do you find comics interesting, but don’t know where to start? Do you love comics more than your life? No matter which end of the spectrum you fall on, Bmore Into Comics Issue 13 will be a great time for you. Hosted by Bmore Into Comics as part of a series of one day comic shows, this event will have all your comic needs featuring all your local comic creators. Meet the local comic masters, like Kata Kane and Rafer Roberts (who made this cool poster) to learn about their comics, their writing process, and then buy some for yourself. These great artists will be having several panels throughout the day about things like fashion in comics or color in comics. And later, don’t miss when things get spicy as the panelists compete to eat some of the world’s hottest wings while answering questions! If you don’t want this kind of spice in your life, then come out anyway for the laid back setting with a comics library. Sample some comics, make yourself comfortable, and stay to read as long as you want. No matter whether you’re there to get a taste of the comic book lifestyle or to hear your favorite local creators’ advice, Bmore Into Comics Issue 13 will be the coolest comic experience ever.



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Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes

What: Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

Where: Camden Yards

When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Root, root, root for the home team! (Apologies to my fellow Long Islanders.) On Friday April 7, the Yankees are coming to Charm City! As always, there will surely be some competitive fans showing up to Camden Yards to support each team, and everyone knows that a heated match is the best kind. Plus, since it’s a Friday game, students can purchase tickets for just $7.00! oin the rowdy crowd for a great game, and grab yourself an O! so delicious hot dog smothered in crab dip. Nothing says baseball like a ballpark frank, so grab yourself an O! so delicious hot dog smothered in crab dip, and join the rowdy crowd at ballgame! To buy tickets, click here!



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Explore Baltimore: MD Chicken Wing Festival

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: 2017 Maryland Chicken Wing Festival

Where: Anna Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway

When: Saturday, April 1st, 11am-7pm

Although it’s not actually in Baltimore, the 2017 Maryland Chicken Wing Festival is worth crossing the road. Located on the Anna Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, this festival offers the best wings from all over Maryland spread out over tons of land. All wings are $1 so go around and taste as many as you can until your full. After you’re stuffed, stop by to watch the best wing competition and then check out some of the live bands, all local to Maryland. Then once your mouth is watering again, join the wing eating competition and later make your own special wing sauce. By the end of the day, your hands will be sticky with the sauce of a thousand wings and your heart will be full of Maryland pride.

You can get your ticket here or at the door on Saturday. Tickets include admission into the event and all the activities, as well as free parking. Oh! And don’t forget to bring the kids along for fun activities like the chicken dance, face painting, and blow up rides!



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Explore Baltimore: Wockenfuss Candies Tour

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Wockenfuss Candies Factory Tour

Where:  6831 Hartford Rd

When: Saturday, March 25th, 9am-4pm

Wockenfuss Candies is having their 5th Annual Factory tour this Saturday! If you can’t get enough of chocolate, then take your obsession one step further and learn about the behind the scenes of everyone’s fave. As one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore, (celebrating their 102 years anniversary this year) Wockenfuss Candies knows how to do chocolate and candy, so you’ll get the experts advice on you tour. On top of the insider info, on the tour Wockenfuss will be giving out free sample and raffling off candy. A tour and free food? What more could you ask for! Tours will be running continuously throughout the day, so grab your friends or the fam and head over.



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Explore Baltimore: Hipster Jazz Night

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!



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Explore Baltimore: Rock ‘N’ Flow

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.



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Explore Baltimore: Vegan Weekend

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.

 



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Explore Baltimore: Baby’s on Fire

Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Baby’s on Fire Cafe and Record Store

Where: 1010 Morton St

When: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Are you ready for the most hipster thing you can think of? Well, it’s Baby’s on Fire, a record shop and cafe all in one restored Mt. Vernon carriage house.  Started by the married musicians David Koslowski and Shirlé Hale-Koslowski, the goal of Baby’s on Fire is to offer up a fun, cozy space for any Baltimorean to hang out, enjoy some food and some music. Whenever you pop in, there will most likely be a record on that David picked out himself and tons of records for you to look through and buy for yourself. (more…)



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Explore Baltimore: Frozen Harbor Music Fest

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Frozen Harbor Music Festival

Where: The Inner Harbor (34 Market Place)

When: February 17th and 18th

The annual Frozen Harbor Music Festival is back this year for 2 days and with 140 acts! Including 9 stages like Rams Head Live!, Baltimore Soundstage,  and Angel’s Rock Bar, this local music fest is worth the frostbite of February. Awesome local artists like Onyx and Pasadena will be performing, as well as WLOY favorites like Skribe and Breakforth. Friday and Saturday both have some amazing acts planned, so get your ticket to both days, or buy a ticket for the warmer day here. No matter what your music taste is, there will definitely some bands out of the 140 for you, so hurry up and get your tickets, and maybe a new scarf to keep you warm.



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