Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Light City Art Festival
Where: All over Baltimore!
When: Now through April 3rd
Baltimore neighborhoods are hosting the Light City Festival! Charm City will be opening the city to people from across the globe to highlight and showcase creative work and performances every night now until April 3rd from 7-11pm. There will be several neighborhoods taking part, including one very close to Loyola, Hampden on W 36th Street. Participate in vibrant light activities across the city and make sure to snap a few shots for the gram.
Along with some crazy cool art there will be incredible performances. DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Players, and Saving Apollo, to name a few. Along with them will be 40 other bands, DJs, and artists. There will also be some very eclectic performances such as the Lantern Parade.
Check out the website here to find out about all of the events the Light City Festival offers!
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
Where: 301 Light St, BMORE
Wanna see some really wacky stuff… I mean like really wacky… Then I would suggest heading to Ripley’s Believe It or Not… because you might not believe it. They have 350 exhibits for you to explore! Shrunken Heads exhibit anyone? Okay okay how about a T-Rex made from a pop tart?? I do not think we could get any wackier than that… or could we? I don’t know… I guess you’ll have to go check out Ripley’s Believe It or Not to explore 350 exhibits spread out on two floors! There is going to be plenty of stuff you might not believe!
Click here to check out all of the exhibits, hours, and tickets!
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Zumba Class
Where: Brick Bodies Downtown
When: Click here for schedule!
Looking to spring into the new season the healthiest you can be? For your Wacky Wednesday dance into a Zumba class at Brick Bodies Downtown! This class is fun and an excellent weight loss workout. Zumba changes the whole concept of a grueling workout, you will leave this class feeling accomplished, and invigorated after having a fun workout. It combines fun dance moves that will work your whole body. Sooo shake up your work week and jump into a fun workout with Zumba!!
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Edgar Allan Poe Sites
Where: All over Baltimore!
When: Memorial Day 2016
Take a chance on your Wacky Wednesday to explore one of literature’s famous, Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe, composed spooky and odd novels, short stories and poems leaving him a peculiar legacy, but fortunately, we had the chance of this brilliant author living in Balty. Due to this we have been giving many cool spots to visit that Poe left his mark on. Check out No.203 North Amity Street to visit Poe’s house or head to No.11 East Mulberry Street to visit the place where Poe won a prize! Unfortunately, some places have been demolished but that does not diminish the history of Edgar Allen Poe in Baltimore.
Click here to find some more spots for all of you Poe fans to check out!
Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What:My Furry Valentine Pet Adoption
Where: Timonium Pet Co.
When: Feb 13 (basically valentines day)
Give the gift of love… Yes, give the gift of a slobbery kiss on this Valentines Day. Get your head out of the gutter! I meant from a puppy! This valentines day spread the love by adopting a deserving a dog from the Maryland Pet Rescue. They will be having a wide variety of dogs from puppies to big grown up boys that just need a home. Go for a different kind of chocolate this year and adopt a fat chocolate lab!
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: Ouija 7-Eleven!
Where: 529 N Charles Street
So lets a get a little spooky and wacky here (since it is Wednesday) and lets talk about Ouija Boards. Ya, those really creepy boards featured in movies like Paranormal Activity. Well, our dear Baltimore is said to be the place where these famous Ouija Boards came to be! If you have lived in Baltimore for years and didn’t know this or you’re a tourist this should be of great interest to you! The wackiest thing of all is that this place used to be a hotel providing rooms and is now a 7-Eleven serving hot dogs. Don’t believe it? Well this 7-Eleven holds the plaque to prove that the Ouija Board started in that exact spot… Many years ago in the year 1890. So for fans, tourists, or residents this is the place to stop by, get a chocolate bar and a picture with the famous plaque on your Wacky Wednesday!
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Allison Langley
What: MSP Polar Bear Plunge
Where: Sandy Point State Park 1100 E College Pkwy
When:Jan 30 8am to 2pm
If you have survived snowmageddon 2016 then you are reading this and want to indulge in more winter activities, like a polar plunge… Dive into the (very) cool temperatures of the Chesapeake Bay to support the Special Olympics Maryland! Hosted by the Maryland State Police, it is a cool (pardon the pun haha) way to support a great organization and join in community fun! It costs $75 to join in on the fun! So “Take to the Waters” and support!
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Amazing Spiral Comics
Where: 5851 York Rd
When: Click here for hours
For all of those comic book fans and all associated things I think it is only right if I should heavily suggest for you to take a trip to Amazing Spiral located on York Road. The best part about these guys is that they are on your coveted WLOY Loyola Listener Card! This mean discounts!
They started in 1991 by Jay Bull! Since then it has been taken over by Driana Pearlman and her husband! They have won several awards in Baltimore for Best Comic Book Shop!
Every week they have a new collection of comics for you to check out, just subscribe to a weekly email update! They also host plenty of workshops and classes on comic books, gaming, healing and creativity!
So stop by, pick up a book! Take a class! And, use your Loyal Listener Card!
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Shananigans Toy Store
Where: Wyndhurst Village Shopping Center
When: 10am to 6pm Monday – Saturday
If you want a hippopotamus for Christmas, and only a hippopotamus will do, then I suggest you… Go to Shananigans Toy Store located in Northern Baltimore! Shananigans is the wonderland of toys, filled from floor to ceiling! They offer over 50 different brands and types of toys! It is the ultimate place to go holiday shopping for your kids (or for yourself!). Pick up the newest TY animal or gather some knowledge with the Curiosity for Kids! There are so many options for everyone! YOU GET 10% OFF WITH YOUR WLOY CARD!
Check it out! Spend some time checking out awesome toys for this holiday season!
Click here for their website!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Miracle On Main Street
Where: 36th S Charles Street
When: Now until Dec. 31
It is time to do something a little different. Step away from that mall and head to 36th S Charles street for the 11th Miracle on Main Streets Event! This is a very important month for everyone to take his or her holiday shopping local! Look to your community for Christmas presents and gift ideas! It is important to support your community. They are also hosting great events for you and your family. There are several Main Streets participating such as, Belair-Edson, East Monument, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Hamilton-Lauraville, and Highlandtown. Check out Christmas tree lighting in Highlandtown, see Santa in Hamilton-Lauraville, or join the East Monument Christmas party. There is so much to do and much to support!
Visit these main streets and shop local this holiday! Click here for more information and for the full events schedule!