November 11th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: American Visionary Art Museum
Where: 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
When: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm * closed Mondays
If you want to see some pretty wacky and cool art then you should stop by the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)! Starting with the outside of the building you can see why it was chosen for Wacky Wednesday! The visionary art that this gallery focuses on is completely eclectic and out-there, as they focus on the artists that look at art as a science but rather as a feeling. AVAM currently is hosting exhibits such as, “Mr. Eddy Lives!”, “The Big Hope Show”, along with their updated, permanent collection. All shows boast a colorful experience you wont forget!
Tickets are $15.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, $9.95 for student/child, and Children under 6 have FREE entry! Add this to your list of places of wacky things to do in Baltimore!
November 10th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Mount Vernon (Neighborhood)
Where: Between N Calvert and Franklin
When I am “touristing” I think one of my favorite things to do is to visit new neighborhoods. Luckily, in Baltimore there is a wealth of neighborhoods to visit, one them being Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is located just north of downtown Baltimore. It is a beautiful and historical neighborhood, it is known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore. It houses the first Washington Monument; it’s hard to miss! Along with its history there are great restaurants and other cool spots to see.
Check out Dooby’s while you’re in the neighborhood or maybe have a nice read at the beautiful George Peabody Library, or marvel at the grandeur of Mt. Vernon place United Methodist Church. I would recommend to simply sit down on a park bench, while it is still fall, and enjoy the scenery!
November 9th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
Where: 216 Emory Street, Baltimore, MD
When: Tues – Sun 10am- 5pm
Take a little walk through history and visit Babe Ruth Birthplace and Sports Legends Museums! It is located right near Oriole Park! Babe Ruth was born in the classic Baltimore row house on February 6, 1895, his grandfather rented it. Originally the city was going to tear it down until it was saved by the mayor’s office and began the development of what it is today. Babe’s family helped to make the exhibits possible. It later became the official museum for the Orioles. It is lovely home that has undergone several restorations, ensuring that it does justice to Babe’s legacy.
The exhibits range from The Ruthian Record, highlighting his records, to Playing The Babe, highlighting his personality and lifestyle.
Admission is $7 for Adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for Children. Stop by and check out a really cool part of history in sports!
November 6th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce
The Greyhounds have had a disappointing 2015 campaign as they sit at 2-12-2 overall and 0-7-1 in the Patriot League. Loyola did pull off one of the biggest upsets in school history this year defeating rival UMBC who was ranked 11th in the country when the teams squared off in September. Read the rest of this entry »
November 6th, 2015 by Allison Langley
WLOY + Caribbean Students Union = Jah Works
WLOY and the Caribbean Students Union (CSU) will be joining forces to bring you an awesome late night event from 7pm to 10pm on November 12th in McGuire Hall. CSU will be starting things off with a cultural event including delicious food, such as fried plantains and jerk chicken. There will be poets, music, dancers and both fun and knowledgeable activities. From 9pm to 10pm Jah Works, a great Baltimore-based reggae band, will be performing a great show for everyone! Jah Works has traveled the world performing for more than 20 years and 9 albums. We’re excited that some of the band members are alumni of Loyola who met during study abroad in the 90s! They write and perform original reggae music! Jah Works are a high energy band that appeals to music listeners of all genres! Come out on Thursday to hear a great show and enjoy a great cultural event!
Check out a live performance from Jah Works!
Free to come and watch, $7 for endless treats!
November 6th, 2015 by Allison Langley
Where: 801 S Broadway, Baltimore (Fells Point)
When: Mon-Fri 5am-4pm; Sat-Sun 5am-6pm
Lets get back to the basics this week! Lets talk about Jimmy’s! Located in Fells Point, Jimmy’s offers you your favorite and to-the-point breakfast meals. Maybe you just want a pat of butter on freshly made pancakes–well they have that–along side with some crispy bacon and a sunny over easy egg. Have a cup of Joe in a classic white mug along side an omelet. It is your go-to easy breakfast with delicious home fries and hash browns. It is as simply delicious as a bagel with cream cheese to an egg sandwich. They are very reasonably priced and will always provide a hot meal with great service! Aside from the food Jimmy’s offers you a classic diner experience with metal and leather stools placed beneath a clean white counter.
Stop by Jimmy’s! It is a great find for your Food Friday!
November 5th, 2015 by Allison Langley
What: Jerry Seinfeld
Where: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
When: Nov 6, 7pm and 930pm
This Friday, November 6, one of my favorite comedians, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing at the Meyerhoff symphony Hall! You may know him from the show… Seinfeld, it’s pretty popular. Seinfeld is one the most famous comedians out there, his jokes are derived from observational skills rather than crude humor; commenting on everyday habits and behaviors of people in the funniest way. He is has been in the comedy game for over 10 years, really starting off with his show Seinfeld.
Make sure to come out November 6th, as it will be his only night in Baltimore! You know you don’t want to miss out on a good laugh!
Click here for more information about Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Seinfeld.
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!