November 4th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Baltimore Christmas Village
Where: 501 Light St. Baltimore
When: Sun-Thurs 11am-7pm; Fri-Sat
It is never too early to start the Christmas festivities! Luckily for all Christmas fanatics the Christmas Village opens its world to us until December 27 and I couldn’t be happier.
It is an outdoor and indoor holiday market, allowing many people to come join and shop. Specializing in German Christmas tradition, it has a variety of German Christmas specialties and unique holiday ornaments. Come visit the village later in the evening to see the markets filled with the prettiest Christmas twinkle lights. In need for a different gift, this is the place to go; they offer a variety of cute gifts from hand made figurines to delicious treats! Click here to check out more information on the Christmas Village.
November 3rd, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Druid Hill Park
Where: 900 Druid Park Lake Dr, Baltimore
Before it gets too chilly out enjoy a nice visit to Druid Hill Park. Druid Hill Park is a large municipal park that has idyllic scenes for you, and your family and friends to enjoy. The scenery features perfect water scenes and pretty and full trees.
The park dates back to 1652 when the Susquehannock Indians gave the land to Lord Baltimore. In the late 1800;s the park was officially turned into a city park.
Within the park exists the Howard Peters Rawlins Conservatory, the country’s second-oldest victorain glass conservatory and the Maryland zoo. There is also a wide variety of available activities, such as playgrounds, basketball courts, a pool, picnic spots, the Jones Fall Trial and the Lakeside Loop Trail which circles the resovior—guaranteed for a pleasant view.
So grab who ever you want and head to Druid Hill park for a lovely day with plenty to do!
November 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley
DJ of the Month Winner: What’s The Word?!
Congratulations to AJ Drexel and Lauren Howe for winning DJ of the month! Their show What’s the Word?!, Thursdays 6-8pm is always on point! They have been model DJs here at WLOY by supporting the station, attending our great Late Night events and well, making us look awesome! What’s the Word uses one word to describe their week and then builds a fire playlist around it. Listen in to hear some great covers, some classics, and current alternative tunes! Tune in and stay updated on wloy.org to stay updated on this dynamic duo!
November 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Where: 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore
When: Tues.-Sun. 10am-6pm
Although we love classic museums and gaining a wealth of art history knowledge, how about trying out something different? Take a trip to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, located right beside Camden Yards. Walk through decades of a different kind of history, pop culture! Revisit your favorite shows or explore some new shows/comics to get hooked on! The museum showcases about 6000 pop culture items that will be sure to give a blast from the past. Look at classic toys anywhere from your favorite superheroes like Superman to your cherished doll, Barbie!
It is open Tuesday thru Sunday 10am – 6pm, ensuring you plenty of time to stop by! For more information about tickets and any other questions click here!
November 2nd, 2015 by The Professor
Calling one and all! WLOY is hosting another awesome open mic night! Bring any talent you have! Try out some slam-poetry, entertain us with knock-knock joke, and belt your absolutely favorite tune! WLOY will be there to support you and to encourage you to share!
Sooth your vocal chords with some FREE coffee (decaf and caf of course) and FREE delicious and delectable snacks. Don’t forget to check out our awesome merchandise! Take home a big WLOY mug to sip your favorite fall drinks in! Grab a glow-in-the-dark tshirt too!
Bring your friends; bring your family; bring your tap dancing dog and jam out this Thursday with WLOY! We would love to hear and see you there!
October 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Yama Sushi
Where: 1030 W 41st St, Baltimore
When: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-1030pm; Sun 12-930pm
In the mood for sushi? Me too. That is why I will be heading to my go to sushi spot, Yama Sushi. Located in Hampden it is open 7 days week, meaning your sushi cravings will never go unsatisfied. I choose Yama Sushi because of its affordable pricing and delicious (very delicious) sushi. They offer rolls such as your casual California Roll to speciality rolls like the Yama Roll, consisting of lobster, avocado and eel. Or, try the Spider Man 3 roll, soft shell crab, lettuce and a crab stick…sounds ah-mazing! Maybe you’re not the biggest fan of sushi, thats cool–no worries–Yama’s got you. They offer dishes like Yama Salad, Miso soup, Chicken Teriyaki, Steak Teriyaki, Shrimp Tempora and so much more. Yama has you covered!
So this weekend if you’re in need of japanese cuisine then head to Yama! Go here for their full menu and more information!
October 29th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: The Sheepdogs Concert
Where: Baltimore Sound Stage
When: Friday, October 30
This Friday head to the Baltimore Soundstage to see The Sheepdogs put on a fire show! They will be showcasing their new album, “Future Nostalgia”, along with some older favorites! The Sheepdogs hail from Saskatoon (Canada), and our currently on tour in the US of A. They play very cool classic rock and awesome acoustic tunes. They have amazing stage presence and can guarantee an amazing show!
The Baltimore Soundstage is located in the famous Inner Harbor of charm city. They constantly host a wide variety of famous artists! For a classic concert vibe, come prepared to stand and listen to some awesome music!
Tickets will be $15 in advance and $18 the door! Click here for more information!
October 28th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Graffiti Alley
Where: Howard Street and W 19, Baltimore MD
When: Whenever (better in day time)
One of the first places I visited when coming to Baltimore was Graffiti Alley. A quirky professor took my class and me on a day long trip around Baltimore, and luckily, Graffiti Alley was one of the destinations. Located near MICA, this small alley offers some very eclectic and colorful Graffiti. It is all artfully done with precision and thought; it is haven for many artists and photographers. While I was visiting a small group was in the process of a photo-shoot– using the alley as their backdrop. Although it didn’t always maintain the best reputation, it is now an artist’s retreat for bright creativity and street art.
Stop by Graffiti Alley and be sure to take a bunch of pictures for the gram! It is completely free and open to all who simply just want to appreciate some very cool art!
October 27th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Baltimore Water Taxi
Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor
When: Mon-Sun 11am-6pm (Nov 1- March 31 *Weather permitting)
Skip all that annoying street traffic and take to the water! Thats right, the most in fashion way of travel is the Baltimore Water Taxi. Travel to all your favorite (or going to be favorite) spots in Charm City. The taxi takes you to the Aquarium, Harbor Place, Science Center, Rusty Scrupper, Pier Five, Harbor East, Maritime Park, Locust Point, Fell’s Point, Captain James, and Canton Park. I think it is safe to say that your options are certainly not limited! The Baltimore Water Taxi has been running for over 35 years, it is a great way to experience Baltimore’s harbor culture and to travel to some great destinations.
Click here to check out ticket prices and passes for this awesome ride! This water taxi season the taxis run on a weather permitted basis so make sure to check that out before heading out!
October 26th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Spooky Science
Where: Maryland Science Center
When: October 31, 12pm-4pm
In the spirit of halloween the Maryland Science Center will be hosting a Spooky Science session! OooOoo! They will be offering a variety activities from 12pm-4pm on halloween. Make some ghostly crafts, and witness some spine-chilling chemistry experiments! Get prepared for the evening by carving pumpkins and decorating trick-or-treat bags. This is a great way to combine some neat science lessons with some added halloween fun.
This activity is free with paid admission to the museum! Do not forget to wear your most spooky costume on this halloween afternoon!