Theatre Thursdays: Beauty and the Beast

March 30th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes

What: Beauty and the Beast

Where: The Senator Theatre (5904 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212)

When: See showtimes on The Senator’s wesbsite

A “tale as old as time” comes to life alongside Lumière the candlestick and Cogsworth the clock in the 2017 adaptation of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Now playing at The Senator in Baltimore, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young woman offers herself as a prisoner to a terrifying beast to free her father. Little does she know, the heinous captor is actually a prince under a magical spell. Dancing teapots, a beautiful and classical soundtrack, and a magical story are brought together in the version of the fairytale that most of us are familiar with, but there are whole new elements in the 2017 version that make a cultural statement, not to mention the phenomenal cast. To see showtimes and step into the magical world, click here!



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Explore Baltimore: MD Chicken Wing Festival

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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WLOY Coffeehouse: Songwriter Skirmish 3/30/17

March 26th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

 The Songwriter Skirmish has finally arrived! Those chosen will be battling it out on Thursday, March 30th from 8-10pm outside of Starbucks! Come out to support some of the eleven great Loyola rappers, songwriters, duos, and mixers and find out who will kick off the fun at Loyolapalooza. Those participating are Olivia Gordon, Beatrice King and Alex Neave, Shay Kumar, Caroline Hermance, Jordan Parrish, Matthew Heim, Kunle Soniregun, Steve Bisson, Ryan and Jen, Jeleel Yussuf, and Finn Conley (FC the MC). With music ranging from rap to EDM to rock there will be something for everybody and some artist for everyone to rouse for in this cutthroat competition.



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Explore Baltimore: Wockenfuss Candies Tour

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: Bowling for Soup

March 22nd, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Bowling for Soup Concert

Where: Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Place

When: Tuesday, April 4th, 6pm-11pm

Get transported back to 2004 with 1985! Celebrating their 21st birthday as a band, Bowling for Soup, an alternative band from Texas, is heading out to play the classic as well as songs from their recent album called Sorry for Partyin’. With 10 albums, Grammy nominations, and an Emmy nomination under their belt, Bowling for Soup may have developed as a band, but they claim to be the same guys they were 21 years ago. This means they are the same guys who put on some great, high-energy shows like this show at the Soundstage is bound to be. Buy your tickets here before they sell out, and make sure to get to the show early so you don’t miss Stacked Like Pancakes (a WLOY favorite) when they open!



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Explore Baltimore: Contemporary Print Fair

March 21st, 2017 by Cara Hullings

What: Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr.

When: Saturday April 1th, 10am-8pm & Sunnday, April 2nd, 10am-6pm

Support your local art scene . . . or in this case your national one! Sponsored by the BMA’s Print, Drawing, and Photograph Society, the biennial Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair is here this year for two fun days full of great art. Come out to meet printers or BMA curators while shopping through photographs, drawings, single prints, and even limited edition art. With vendors like 10 Grand Press from New York, Goya Contemporary for Baltimore, and Crown Point Press for San Francisco, there with be art from all over the U.S. for new collectors and art enthusiasts alike to buy. Attendance to this amazing event is free for BMA members, students and teachers, but costs $10 for a day for others. However, exclusive access to all of these amazing prints and pieces is well worth it!



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WLOY Coffeehouse: Matt Hutchison 3/23/17

March 17th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

Matt Hutchison, a Loyola favorite, will be back this Thursday from 8-10pm outside Starbucks! Inspired from a young age by the sounds of The Beatles and other British Invasion bands, Matt went to England to study Rock and Roll. He then moved out into the wilderness of West Virginia to learn about Country Western music and develop his own music into what it is today. These genres influenced Matt’s alternative, classic rock music style in his awesome songs, which you can listen to here. He enjoys writing songs that tell a good story, so don’t miss the stories and the sounds of Matt Hutchison this Thursday!

Starbucks will be staying open for the length of the Coffeehouse and will be having drink specials like $3 Frappiccinos. Grab yourself a cup of joe or a tasty frap and enjoy the show!



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Exlpore Baltimore: R. House

March 17th, 2017 by Lauren Keyes

What: R. House

Where:  301 W 29th St. Baltimore, MD 21211

When: Monday- Sunday (See hours on website.)

Upon hearing the name, you may hear the catchy jingle, “Our house, in the middle of the street,” playing over and over in your head. Or maybe I’ve just seen Maxwell House coffee commercials too many times. Anyway, the house we’re talking about R. House! Located in Remington, R. House is an innovative and community-focused restaurant established by 10 chefs looking to open restaurants. With 10 different restaurants inside, you can get a food market feel, while sitting inside of a transformed and stylish old body shop. Whether you’re in the mood for Mexican food (We suggest the Chorizo,) or you want to fancy your palette with some Korean BBQ, you won’t have a hard time finding something to satisfy your cravings at R. House. A Cool, industrial-yet-homey atmosphere and a variety of food you can’t go wrong with, but what may be the most impressive part of R. House is its community-focused mission to “revive neighborhoods and inspire great ideas.” After a delicious bite at R. House, you’ll be singing to coffee commercial theme songs, but at least you’ll be doing it on a full stomach! Learn more about R. House’s awesome chefs and their inspiration here!



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Concert Review: The World is a Beautiful Place @ The Metro Gallery

March 16th, 2017 by Cara Hullings

On January 29th I got to see The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, along with the local openers Us &Us Only and Purrer. Although The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die wasn’t the reason I wanted to go to the show, the whole concert was an all-around great experience. Read the rest of this entry »



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Explore Baltimore: Hipster Jazz Night

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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