September 23rd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B.A.M.F. Cafe
Where: 1821 N. Charles St., Baltimore
We know what you’re thinking, and it’s not that kind of B.A.M.F. Books, Action figures, Movies, Friends are all things you can find (or bring) to B.A.M.F. Cafe in Baltimore. This not-so-typical cafe features everyone’s favorite sci-fi series, comic-con characters, and cult classic movies, all whilst serving up themed cappuccinos, hot pressed paninis, and vegan desserts. B.A.M.F. Cafe offers a variety of in and out of store events throughout the year. Swing by and grab a Captain Americano and discover what adventures are coming up around the city.
September 23rd, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
On September 7th McKenzie Coan and Alyssa Gialamas, two juniors on the women’s swimming and diving team, embarked on a journey of a lifetime to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic games. This will be the girl’s second appearance in the Paralympics as they also competed in the 2012 games in London.
Coan was dominant in her events as she swept the individual freestyle golds. She collected her first career gold medal in the S7 50 free. She also went on to capture the gold in the S7 400 and the S7 100 freestyle as well. Coan did not stop there. She also was apart of the 400 freestyle relay team, which won silver in the event. Coan finished the Paralympic games with 4 medals. (3 gold, 1 silver)
Gialamas had an outstanding Paralympic games as well. She placed sixth in her strongest event, the S5 50m backstroke turning in a time of 47.96. She also finished tenth in the S5 100 free. Gialamas rounded out her performance in the games by posting a 3:15.04 in the S5 200 free. This was good enough for seventh place in the event.
To compete in the Paralympic games is an incredible accomplishment to begin with, but to have the success that these girls had is something to be proud of. Congratulations girls on an experience of a lifetime!
September 22nd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Book Festival
Where: Inner Harbor
When: September 23rd-25th, 11am-7pm
Make reading fun by stopping by the Baltimore Bookfestival this weekend! This annual event has authors from all over and all levels of fame. You can pick up your favorite novels from one of the hundred booksellers, or discover a new favorite by listening to some of the many on-stage readings.
Books aren’t the only fun at the Inner Harbor this weekend though. The Bookfestival will have live music ever day from bands of every genre. There will also be some awesome activities going on throughout the weekend like book speed dating, pets on wheels, book page art, and swordplay demos. Each day has its own schedule of events, which you can check out here. Almost all events are free along with free admission, and if you’re a Loyola student, there will be free shuttles on Saturday.
September 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
Where: Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (2504 Club Hill Rd)
When: September 22nd-September 25th
It’s all Greek to me, especially at the Saint Demetrios 43rd Annual Greek Festival! Immerse yourself in amazing Greek culture and tradition this weekend at the Saint Demetrios Church right here in Baltimore. With great food, music, and dancing this festival has all the grounds covered to help you fall in love with Greece. Enjoy traditional Greek food, learn some traditional Greek folk dances, and shop around for some custom Greek jewelry. On top of having all these great events everyday, on Thursday there will be a “Greeks got Talent Show,” and on Sunday there will be a dance presented by Demetrakia Dance Troupe.
The festival will be open every day between Thursday and Sunday this week, with different hours depending on the day. You can find those hours on the flyer attached or here. There will also be free parking and free admission to this event. By the end of your time at the festival, you’ll be smashing plates because of all the fun you had learning Greek culture!
September 20th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: The sights of Patterson Park
Where: 27 S Patterson Park Ave, Baltimore
When: Dawn until dusk
Patterson Park is home to some great sights in Baltimore. With attractions like the Patterson Pagoda, this is a beautiful park and a must-see while in the city! Within the park there is architecture free to explore. For example, the Patterson Pagoda, built in 1890, is open to the public from noon to 6pm on Sundays. So go walk the beautiful spiral stars and appreciate what is considered to be a symbol of Baltimore. Not to mention, they also host family events there from time to time.
If it’s a little hotter out, then you can also check out Boat Lake. Go look a the wildlife living around the lake or stroll down the boards on the water. Grossed out by the waterfowl? Then check out the fountain instead! Designed by the great George Frederick, this historical fountain is a neat place to hang out with your friends and take in the scenery. Or just go for a swim in the public pool!
Normally, parks in Winter are horrible. But not here! With admission to the ice skating rink priced at only $4.00, it’s a steal to come skate on a nice December day. You can find the hours for the rink here. No matter what the season, day or time, there’s plenty to see at the great Patterson Park, so make sure to add it to your Baltimore trip itinerary!
September 19th, 2016 by The Professor
How do you explain the brilliant madness that is Metalachi? And, more to the point, who in their right mind would give them control of a radio station?! We did. For 90 minutes the station was seized by a mad mix of heavy metal, mariachi music and George Michael… Yes, seriously. The band stopped by on the second night of their East Coast tour to hang out with our GM Tara and give her a dose of their show. Not only did they select all the music for the show, they even allowed us to play the advance version of their cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” which will be appearing on their upcoming second album, shockingly titled “Dos”. We will have some video and more photos to follow, but for now, we’re just busy trying to find the N’Sync bobble heads.
Baby Got Back- Sir Mix Lot
She Blinded me with Science – Thomas “I live in Baltimore now” Dolby
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Ember City- Mastadon
Remember the Time- Michael Jackson
Have You Ever Loved a Woman- Bryan Adams
Tits- John Paragon (actually we couldn’t play this one for obvious reasons, but they wanted to)
Final Countdown- Europe
Holy Diver- Dio
September 19th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Imagining Home Exhibition
Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art
When: Now through August 2018
Within the BMA’s new Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center is a beautiful collection called the Imagining Home Exhibition. Featuring over 25 works from all over the globe, this exhibition makes you re-imagine what home means to every individual. The art comes in a variety of media, including paintings, textiles, and even furniture. This exhibition has guides to help you learn about the different pieces, but if you would rather keep to yourself the BMA guide for smartphones can tell you everything you need to know.
September 16th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Saturday’s may be for the boys, but Thursdays are for the ladies! Lose the men for the night and come hang out at the FAC with all your female friends. The FAC is having its first ever Ladies’ Night this Thursday, September 22rd from 9-11pm. So grab a couple gals, come work out without all those annoying body-building boys and learn some new skills. There will be self defense classes and wellness demos taught by women for women.
If working out isn’t really your cup of tea, then don’t be discouraged; Ladies’ Night is a night for ALL the girls. Come relax and get a message (shout out to the Women’s Center) or play some cool games for prizes. And the best part? WLOY will be providing music for the event AND giving away free stuff. What’s better than hanging out with the girls and listening to some great female artists? Not much, beside maybe the cool water bottle you’ll get for coming out.
September 16th, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
With the 2015 injury riddled season in the rear view mirror, the Baltimore Ravens are finally back to full strength and looking forward to the season. The Ravens have a number of players returning who missed a significant portion of last season including quarterback Joe Flacco, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr, and running back Justin Forsett. To go along with free agent acquisitions Mike Wallace and Eric Weddle, the Ravens have reloaded for the 2016 campaign as they look to rebound after a disappointing season last year. Read the rest of this entry »
September 16th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Papermoon Diner
Where: 227 W 29th St
Funky. Eccentric. Delicious. That’s the best way to do justice to the Papermoon Diner. Full of color and strange decorations, like doll heads, this place is Baltimore’s take on diners.
Cool decorations aren’t the only appeal though. This diner has amazing food ranging from brunch to nachos to pasta to milkshakes (pictured above). With food for vegans and meat-lovers alike, this is a diner for everyone. The only negative about Papermoon is that it takes forever to decide what you want! I would recommend something to you, but even I can’t make up my mind as to what’s the best. Check out their menu here and stop in to pig out.