Explore Baltimore: Baltimore Running Festival

October 12th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

brfcrabWhat: Annual Running Festival

Where: M&T Stadium

When: Saturday, October 15th 8am

Considered one of the best races on the East Coast, the Baltimore Running Festival will have you sweating and smiling! This amazing race offers five different distances to choose from, so there’s an option for everyone, no matter what running level they’re at. No matter which route you choose, you get to run through the scenic Inner Harbor and charming streets of Fell’s Point, making the run seem less like a workout anymore like a tour.

If you hate running (like me), then come on out to cheer on your friends and enjoy the Inner Harbor, or even volunteer to help out at M&T. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast at this festival. So register for Baltimore Running Festival here and get a free Under Armor shirt!

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Explore Baltimore: Rawlings Conservatory

October 11th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

rawlings-conservatory-and-botanic-gardens-of-baltimore-1-walter-oliver-nealWhat: Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

When: Wednesday- Sunday, 10am-4pm

Where: Druid Hill Park

Located within Druid Park, Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are a sight to be seen. Established in 1888, the Conservatory was designed by the famous architect George Federick and is home to various types of plants. They have several rooms to create different climates, allowing the Conservatory to house plants from all over the world.

As the season starts to change, come out to the Howard Rawlings Conservatory to cure your dreariness. Explore the inside of the beautiful building and look at Mediterranean flowers, tropical flowers, desert plants, and different types of Orchids. After a tour around this floral wonderland, your mood will be as bright as the flowers in the Conservatory.

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Explore Baltimore: Matisse-Diebenkorn BMA Exhibit

October 10th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknown-1What: Matisse-Diebenkorn Exhibit

When: October 23rd, 2016-January 29, 2017

Where: The BMA

Starting in just a few  shorts weeks, the BMA will be presenting an exhibit to feature the works of Henri Matisse and Richard Diebenkorn. The BMA is already famously known for featuring many of Matisse’s works, thanks to the acquisition of the Cone Collection. However, In this exhibit 90 wrks will be spotlighted to show the affect artists such as Matisse had on post-war painters like Diebenkorn. The collection of Diebenkorn’s works (gathered from throughout the U.S. and Europe) highlights his style throughout his life and the way in which he grew as an artist. Tickets to see the exhibit are available for $17.50 and for only $10 with student ID. This fall/winter stop in to see some of Matisse and Diebenkorn’s most famous works.


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Loyola Men’s Soccer Continues to Cruise

October 7th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday

For the first time in the history of Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer, head coach Steve Nichols has recruited a nationally ranked recruiting class. After a couple of disappointing losses to open the season, this young, reenergized team has come into it’s own and is taking the Patriot League by storm.

Ever since Loyola’s 2-1 victory over the University of Pittsburgh, this team cannot be stopped. The Hounds are perfect in Patriot League play with a 3-0 record and they have won four consecutive games overall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Explore Baltimore: Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival

October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-9-42-12-amWhat: Harbor Harvest Festival

Where: West Shore Park (501 Light Street)

When: Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-2pm

Do you find it hard to get into the Fall spirit while in the city? Well, fear not because Baltimore is bringing the pumpkin picking to you at their 9th Annual Harbor Harvest. Although this festival is catered towards kids, all ages can come out for a great time. With pumpkin picking, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, food trucks, and live entertainment, everyone will feel the spirit of the season.

Harbor Harvest has free admission, so come down enjoy the great view of the Harbor, and pick yourself out the biggest pumpkin you can find. They also offer a kid’s pass for $7 which includes a pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, two crafts, and a tote bag. At the very least, Harbor Harvest is a great way to tire out the kids with all the fun!

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Coffeehouse 10/13/16: Mark Hopkins

October 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

1005981_599190850125696_415276507_nIf you’re looking to dance like crazy, look no further! This Thursday by Starbucks from 8-10pm, local artist Mark Hopkins will be performing his funky beats. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Hopkins knows a lot about music, including that it should always have you moving your feet. He is inspired by artists of all different genres, which lead to his Andy Grammar meets Dave Matthews Band sound. With his original music, a fusion of blues, funk, rock, and soul you will be moving more than just your feet. You can listen to his music (as well as some covers) here and here.

Starbucks will be staying open for the event, so come out grab your favorite drink and enjoy this amazing music. Oh, and Loyola students, don’t forget to swipe in for a chance to win concert tickets to the Soundstage!

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Explore Baltimore: Lake Montebello

October 6th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman

unknownWhat: Scenic Lake

When: All year-round

Where: Lake Montebello

Tired of listening to WLOY in all the same old places? Take a trip right outside of Baltimore to Lake Montebello- a picturesque lake just outside of the city. Escape the business of every day Baltimore life while only being miles away from the city itself. The area surrounding the lake features many trails and wooded areas to run, explore, bird watch, and listen to your favorite radio station. Lake Montebello is the perfect place to feel one with nature and watch the sunset. Visit this fall for some stunning views as the leaves change color.

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Hannibal Buress Interview

October 5th, 2016 by The Professor

hannibal-buress-color-2-courtesy-of-comedy-central-jpg It started with a tweet by Hannibal (@hannibalburess) asking if anyone in the Baltimore/DC area wanted to have him come on their show and rap. Challenge accepted, intrepid DJ Matt Weinberg ’17 chased the dream. A few hours later, arrangements were being made and the next morning we had Hannibal on the phone from DC. He didn’t rap, but he did talk about a lot of things – from kicking (or maybe not) Flavor Flav in the face to helping Matt and co-host Mike Dayao ’18 name their show. It’s now officially “The Garbage Can and The Man”, in case you’re wondering. Hannibal Buress will be in Baltimore for a show at the Meyerhoff tomorrow night, but for now, you can hear him here!

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Explore Baltimore: Pinch

October 5th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

2esjji6n-jpg-largeWhat: Pinch Dumplings

Where: Mt. Vernon Marketplace

When: Everyday from 9am-10pm

Hand made, hand pinched, and organic, Pinch offers some of the best dumplings you can find in Baltimore. Primarily located in Mt. Vernon Marketplace, this restaurant is perfect to go to when all your friends are in the mood for something different. So while your friend gets a boring old sandwich, you can taste a piece of Northern China.

Dedicated to authenticity, Pinch captures that attitude in their food and service. By using locally grown organic products to create a traditional Chinese dumpling, the food not only tastes authentic, but also delicious. They keep it simple: several combinations of fillings for their dumplings like beef and carrots, or traditional pork, or vegan options, perfecting each dumpling.

Pinch has several locations throughout Maryland, but only they are only at Mt. Vernon in Baltimore. They sell at various marketplaces which you can find here and also deliver via OrderUp. So whether you get them from Mt. Vernon, delivered, or at a Maryland marketplace, Pinch’s dumplings will have you coming back for more!


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Explore Baltimore: Emo Night

October 4th, 2016 by Cara Hullings

17-ogWhat: Emo Night

Where: The Ottobar

When: Friday October 14th, 9pm-2am

Break out the black clothes, converse, and thick eye liner! Friday the 14th, The Ottobar is hosting its second Emo Night Bawltimore for everyone to come out and relive the guilty pleasures of the 2000’s. Presented by Emo Night LA, these seasoned veterans will be playing all your favorite emo and pop punk hits. Go relearn the words to Dashboard Confessional and My Chemical Romance so you can scream the songs and bust a move on the downstairs level of The Ottobar. Added bonus: here will be surprise appearances from some special DJs. Emo remixes? Yes please!

This is an event for people 18 and older, but those under 21 must pay a $2 surcharge. Get tickets ($11 for 21 and over) here or buy them at the door on the 14th. And don’t forget to get yourself some black hair dye while you’re at it!



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