December 3rd, 2013 by The Professor
Once again, WLOY scores you a chance to do something cultural and even seasonally-relevant! On December 21, for one day only, the Moscow Ballet will put on 3 performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker. WLOY has tickets for you for the 12 noon show. Want to win a pair? Of course you do! Come to our Late Night Concert Thursday December 5 from 9-11pm in McGuire Hall, enter at our table during the Live at Boulder remote broadcast Friday December 6, noon-2pm or listen in to the station for your chance to win one of the 4 pairs of tickets we’re giving away! Don’t miss out on this one day show – get your own tickets now!
December 3rd, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: From now until December 31st 2015
Where: Discovery Station Museum
Discover the history of Maryland and the Civil war in this exhibit! See this authentic scale model Civil War railroad on display in 3D terrain. The importance of railroads during the Civil War was significant. From the arrival in Baltimore of a Union regiment of Massachusetts troops by train in April 1861 to the end of the war in 1865, when troops used the railroad to return home, railroads played an important role in the Civil War.
To learn more about this important part in history visit the website for hours and more information!
December 2nd, 2013 by Joe Lomuti
Now that the gorging has subsided, let us not merely lie static in a stomach ache, but use this newly acquire sustenance for the ultimate cause–musical celebration! Baltimore’s own Sweet Leda & Swamp Candy will be puttin’ the jam in your cranberry jelly, and mashin’ up some funky beats for your post-thanksgiving cool-down. But don’t get me wrong, these performances will be anything but cold leftovers. The musical ingenuity of these bands will shock you out of your chairs, and on to the dance floor with some boogie in your step. Also, special guest Ron Holloway, esteemed saxophonist will be joinin’ the melodies. Check out Sweet Leda and Swampcandy for a little taste before the feast. Show start Thursday, December 5th @ 9pm, McGuire Hall.
December 2nd, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: From now until August 31st, 2014
Where: American Visionary Art Museum
“Two billion personal computers later, post DNA-sequencing, are we on the road to becoming a better, healthier, happier, less warlike, human race?” Computers have had such a large impact on our lives, but just how large? 40+ artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors take on this view and attempt to show us through their eyes. This exhibit appeals to all ages, young and old. They take on the most complex subject, how artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data play a role in human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology’s influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. The American Visionary Art Museum’s 19th original thematic exhibition makes you think and question all aspects of human life.
For more information visit their website!
November 29th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When:Wednesdays-Sundays between 3:00 and 6:30 pm
Where: Meets near Broadway Market in Fells Point (The exact meeting location will be provided upon ticket purchase)
Explore parts of Baltimore’s best preserved historic district that was founded nearly 280 years ago! Experience and learn about the significance of the small town once separated from Baltimore on this guided, narrated tour. During the tour, you will stop to sample specially made dishes at unique family owned restaurants. you will gain a true appreciation of the areas heritage, history and local food!
For $58 dollars you can take this tour too! Click here for more information.
November 28th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
Where: Lyric Opera House
When: December 20th,2013
It is a Christmas classic! Get in the holiday spirit and come see Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Watch the BSO and the Baltimore School for the Arts dancers come together for this unprecedented collaboration. Full of magic and wonder, The Nutcracker plot takes place in Germany on Christmas Eve. Two children named Clara and Fritz Stahlbaum are enjoying their family party. Their godfather, a toymaker named Herr Drosselmeyer, gives the children gifts, and Clara loves her life-sized nutcracker doll. That night, the girl falls asleep under the Christmas tree and dreams of The Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. After he turns into a prince, her toy brings her to an enchanted forest and the Land of Sweets, and they meet fairies and dancing snowflakes.
Enjoy the magic with The Nutcracker, this incredible family favourite, that really does have something for everyone.
For ticket information visit their website here!
November 27th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: Friday the 13th, from 8pm-midnight
Where: Federal Hill
What better way to spend Friday the thirteenth than at night in Federal Hill? Roam the streets as all your favorite Federal Hill shops stay open late offering specials, discounts and refreshments. Carolers strolling the streets, free gift wrapping, a perfect time to get your holiday shopping done! Visit local business to enter the Moonlight Madness Raffle for a goody bag filled with Federal Hill items. Start off early at 7pm with the lighting of the Christmas tree! Bring out your inner child and wait for Santa’s visit with hot chocolate and cookies!
For more information on this fun filled night visit this link here!
November 26th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
When: November 30th, 2013 to January 1st 2014
Where: 700 block of 34th street
Where most people think of the Christmas movie, Baltimore thinks lights! One block in Hampden, ironically the 34th street, puts on a Christmas light display that can be seen from blocks away. Inflatable snow globes, musical trains and blinking angles adorn the homes. The blocks’ residents hang outside selling cookies and taking donations for various charities and the true meaning behind the season overcomes you. Your best bet is to park the car and take walk with all the traffic coming in!
Check out the website for more information on this magical experience!
November 25th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali
What: Matisse’s Marguerite: Model Daughter
When: September 18, 2013 – January 19, 2014
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art presents a special exhibition of prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures that provide a fascinating glimpse of Henri Matisse’s relationship with his only daughter, Marguerite. On view September 18, 2013 – January 19, 2014, Matisse’s Marguerite: Model Daughter brings together more than 40 works from the BMA and other public and private collections to show Marguerite over the course of 45 years. Matisse made more portraits of his daughter than of all the other members of his family combined. He often shows a strong personal absorption with the character of his daughter—and reveals something about himself in the process of creating his art.
For more information visit the BMA website
November 23rd, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Thursday November 28th, 8:30PM
Whenever the Ravens and Steelers play, you’re always bound to see a hard-fought, competitive and violent football game. This year, though, this game has playoff implications. Read the rest of this entry »