November 19th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Mythbusters: Jamie and Adam Unleashed
Where: Hippodrome Theater
When: November 21, 2015, 7pm
The Mythbusters we all love and know are jumping out of your TV’s and on to the stage, to be specific, The Hippodrome stage. Featuring your favorite guys, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage! They will be doing some really cool and surprising on-stage experiments, and telling some really cool stories about the show. Their show, by the way, was featured on Discovery has been Emmy nominated and has been on the air 12 years!
Go to the show, and if you’re lucky enough you will be able to volunteer on stage with Adam and Jamie!
These guys are a dynamite duo that you do not want to miss out on!
Visit their site here, to find out more info about the tour and get tickets!
November 18th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Cafe Hon’s Pink Flamingo
Where:1002 W 36th Street, Baltimore
When: Monday- Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-8pm
What is wackier than a HUGE pink flamingo on top of a restaurant? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can come up with anything else!
Café Hon hosts the HUGE pink flamingo! It’s a delicious café and popular spot in the town of Hampden. Café Hon boasts out-there wigs and great food. Denise Whiting opened it in 1992, but our favorite flamingo wasn’t introduced until 2002. Unfortunately, in 2009 our big guy went into “hibernation” for a little but he came back better than ever in fiberglass form! Café Hon has also been featured on a popular Food Network show!
Stop by, get some great food and take a million pictures of this wild flamingo!
November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley
This Thursday marks a momentous occasion, with the 40th anniversary of Loyola Radio’s founding! Loyola radio started on a happy day, November 19, 1975 originally under the call letters WVLC (The Voice of Loyola College). It was founded by John Franklin- ’76 grad, and Jay Guyther- grad of ’78. We then became WLCR (Loyola College Radio) until 2002 when we became your favorite radio station, WLOY!
In order to celebrate 40 incredible years, this Saturday from 1-5pm we will be having alumni from the 70’s to present, stop by to speak with us about where they are now and what it was like “back in the day.” We will have a live show with some of the alumni telling us some funny stories of their days in the station. The current staff will be giving tours of the station and giving updates on what we have been up to lately, and some funny stories of our own. There will be food, of course! It will be a great day filled with some celebration and stories!
So let’s give a big happy birthday to Loyola Radio!
November 17th, 2015 by Rachel
Kat and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing not only Allen Stone, but also the very talented Bernhoft on November 11th at the Baltimore Soundstage. It is definitely in my Top 3 concerts of all time. Their energy filled the entire room from top to bottom, no corner was left untouched by Allen’s good vibes. The two were a perfect pairing and complimented each other so well.
In addition to getting to see these two, we were also graced with the presence of Allen’s amazing band! They brought the party with them, and spread it out to the crowd! The extremely packed Soundstage was vibin’ and groovin’ in harmony to both Bernhoft and Allen Stone. It was one of those rare, magical concert experiences where everything is just as it should be. I will never forget the way this concert made me feel. There is nothing better than feeling the bass in your chest, standing in the middle of a crowd of fellow fans, all singing along together. It reminds you you are alive and that it’s amazing to be alive.
If you haven’t seen Allen Stone and/or Bernhoft perform, they both deserve to be on your “Must-See” list. If you can catch them together on this tour, or the next one (because insider’s note: they’re best friends now), definitely do it! If only to see Bernhoft come out during Allen’s song “Million” and steal the mic and join in with the band! Actually, scratch that, if only to see Allen’s horns players shaking their hips like they’ve never lied a day in their life, in perfect synchronization. It’s truly a sight to behold.
Anyway you slice it, this concert was a religious experience that took me to a place of peace and happiness I haven’t been to in a while.
November 17th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: The George Peabody Library
Where: 17 East Mount Vernon Place
When: Tues. – Thurs. 9am-5pm , Friday 9am-3pm
One of the most beautiful spots in Baltimore is The George Peabody Library. Done perfectly with black and white tile it looks like everything you would imagine a library to be. It boasts of much grandeur and many, many books. There are five extraordinary tiers! Opened in 1878 the library now contains over 300,000 volumes, mostly pre-war. Their books are centered on British art and architecture, British and American literature, Greek and Latin classics, history of science, geography and exploration, including maps. It is also famous for hosting beautiful weddings!
Next time you are in Baltimore catch up on your reading at The George Peabody Library!
November 16th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: National Museum of Dentistry
Where: 31 S. Greene St, Baltimore
When: Open by appointment only
There really is a museum for everything, and luckily for Baltimore there is the National Museum of Dentistry! It is located near the Inner Harbor on the campus of the University of Maryland. There is a deep history in dentistry and this is the place to learn about it! It opened in 1996 and now hosts 40,000 objects including dental instruments, furniture and artwork. One of the coolest bits and pieces the museum has on display is George Washington’s ivory denture! Neat, right? Also check out Queens Victoria’s personal dental tools, and a very cool collection showing the progression of toothbrushes from the 1800’s to 2015.
Admission cost $7 for Adults, $6 for seniors and students with ids. They also host school groups! Call 410-706-0600 to book an appointment/click here to see this very educational and interesting museum!
November 14th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce
It is such a simple question, but the answer is a lot more complex then yes or no.
Paying college athletes is an extremely complicated scenario because there are so many sports, schools, and conferences that distributing the money equally would be a nightmare.
However, I think that the resolution to this matter is fairly simple.
College athletics is a business and it comes down to which sports make the most amount of money for the NCAA.
November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Where: 802 N. Charles Street
When:Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-5pm
While out and about in Mt. Vernon one must visit Dooby’s Café. I would be confident in describing it as a hipster-modern destination with great food and drinks. The inside is inviting with a modern design and rustic tables. Dooby’s Café serves absolutely delicious food! Get a filling Steak & Egg Sandwich, made with cheddar, gochujang aioli, and caramelized onions. Or, go big with the Homestyle Breakfast, featuring two over-easy eggs, chicken sausage, bacon, hash and toast. They also serve sandwiches like the Korean BBQ Cheesesteak, and yummy noodles. After stuffing your face with Dooby’s delicious entrees, dive into their Damn Good Pie, consisting of Brûléed buttermilk tart with a chocolate cookie crumble crust! Two please! They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options!
Stop by Dooby’s for a filling café experience and more! Click here to read the full menu!
November 13th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Stop by the 3rd floor reading room Thursday, November 19 for WLOY’s FREE coffee house to see Mark Hopkins give a great performance! Mark Hopkins, a Baltimore native (woot woot), is a rockin’, rock n’ roll artist. He is a veteran performer, out on the road since 1997 performing his original songs in various venues. Hopkins is guaranteed to get you moving along to his sweet tunes and killer guitar! He exudes a “soulful, bluesy, funky” sound. Mark Hopkins and his band the Hotel have released two albums, Evidence and Room Service. Before heading to the show make sure to check out a song or two in case you don’t already know him!
This month and December he will be playing all over Baltimore, but you should probably (definitely) catch him in the 3RD FLOOR READING ROOM with FREE coffee and snacks!
November 12th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: The Secret Garden
Where: Center Stage
When: Now through Nov 29
Now through November 29 you can come by Center Stage to see the musical, The Secret Garden. It is a story of a young girl who takes a long voyage from India to England, her new home. The young girl, Mary, finds comfort and solace in her special garden. Based upon the novel The Secret Garden, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it shows a young girl’s experience through growing up. It has excellent music written by Lucy Simon, and lyrics to accompany it by Marsha Norman.
There are both matinees and evening shows so you cannot miss it! Click here to check out the schedule and other info!