Theater Thursday: Polar Express

December 3rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

polarexpress What: Polar Express

Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

When: Now until Dec. 4

All aboard! All aboard!

It is time to catch a ride to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall this week! They will be hosting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they perform the Polar Express, with conductor Ken Lam! Enjoy some of your favorite songs as you feel like you’re just moments away from entering Santa’s town center. There will be more than music as images from the beautifully illustrated book are shown for everyone. It is a great holiday show to put you in great spirits and start the season off right! Hop online for tickets here!

“Take your seats please!” and enjoy the Polar Express!



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Wacky Wednesday: Miracle on Main Street

December 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley

MiracleMain What: Miracle On Main Street

Where: 36th S Charles Street

When: Now until Dec. 31

It is time to do something a little different. Step away from that mall and head to 36th S Charles street for the 11th Miracle on Main Streets Event! This is a very important month for everyone to take his or her holiday shopping local! Look to your community for Christmas presents and gift ideas! It is important to support your community. They are also hosting great events for you and your family. There are several Main Streets participating such as, Belair-Edson, East Monument, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Hamilton-Lauraville, and Highlandtown. Check out Christmas tree lighting in Highlandtown, see Santa in Hamilton-Lauraville, or join the East Monument Christmas party. There is so much to do and much to support!

Visit these main streets and shop local this holiday! Click here for more information and for the full events schedule!



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Tourism Tuesday: Hotel Brexton

December 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley

hotelbrex What: Hotel Brexton Baltimore

Where: 868 Park Avenue, Baltimore

When: Whenever You Are Here!

We talk a lot about what to do in Baltimore, but where are you going to sleep after you do all of these awesome things? How about the Hotel Brexton!
Hotel Brexton is a historical hotel located in the historical neighborhood of Mount Vernon. The hotel building alone boasts an antiquated charm but inside it is upgraded for every convenience that a traveler needs! Plush bathrobes, yes! The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast that consists of fruits, yogurts, flaky pastries, and cereal! It is also close to great restaurants and nightlife, stop by the City Café (2 min walk) or the Tea House! Each room offers an unique style giving you a great and one of the kind experience! One of the best perks is that you can bring your furry little friend AKA they are pet friendly!
When in Baltimore, stay at the Hotel Brexton!

To book a room click here!



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Twas’ the Open Mic Night Before Christmas

November 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Openmicxmas Twas’ the Open Mic Night before Christmas, when all through Loyola

Not a Student was stirring, not even Bri Li.

The mics were hung in the Third Floor Reading Room with care,

In hopes that WLOY soon would be there.

As a wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Join WLOY for our last late night event of the semester this Thursday from 8-10pm in the 3rd floor reading room! Twas’ the Open Mic Night Before Christmas! Bring your talents to belt out some of your favorite holiday tunes! The 3rd floor reading room will become a winter wonderland fit for Santa and all of his elves and reindeer (yes, reindeer are welcome).

Bring your own mug or your huge and cozy WLOY mug for some FREE cocoa! Don’t worry if you forgot, our amazing 18 oz mugs will be there for purchase! There will be marshmallows and whip cream so you can create the ultimate hot chocolate experience! Annnd we all know that you have an ugly Christmas sweater lying around… Grandma might not have the best taste. But… Make sure you say thank you to Grandma because ugliest christmas sweater gets a prize!

Come to the third floor reading room ready to sing some tunes and proudly wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater!



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Museum Monday: A Carroll’s Christmas

November 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley

CarrolXMAS What: Mount Clare Museum House

Where: 901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD

When: Now until January 3rd 2016!

It is officially time to start embracing the holiday season! So lets kick start it with a trip to Mount Clare Museum House. Take a ride back in time to the late 1700’s and see how a prominent Baltimore family lived during the holiday season! This estate will be adorned with holiday favorites such as, wreaths, fancy fruits, and extravagant feathers! A true colonial holiday!

While you’re enjoying a blast from the past, this Saturday December 5 (11am to 4pm) you can purchase fresh wreaths, holy and more! There will also be a live music brought to you bye The Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps.

Come by to see some great holiday spirit!



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Wacky Wednesday: Skate N Bowl

November 25th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Skate n bowl What:Skate N Bowl

Where: 1601 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore

When:Hours

This Wacky Wednesday lets throw it back to our roller rink days! Step into the disco light and pull out your best skates! Skate N’ Bowl is the place to be. They offer skating almost everyday (minus Tuesday). Skate N’ Bowl offers Monday’s for private parties, so grab your best friends and have a party! Don’t have your own skates? No worries, they offer rental skates for just $3, so basically nothing can stop you from skating. Enjoy the classic arcade when you take a moment to rest your legs.
I highly suggest skating but incase you’re not up for it, bowling is always an option at Skate N’ BOWL!
Stop by, book a party and skate your heart out!
Click here for prices!



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Tourism Tuesday: Festival of Trees

November 24th, 2015 by Allison Langley

MdTrees What: Festival of Trees

Where: 2200 York Rd

When: Nov 27-29, Friday/Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

We are nearing the Holidays! Of course we have to get through our delicious turkey dinners first though! But, lets get started by going to the Festival of Trees running November 27th thru 29th. It’s a festival comprised of all your favorite holiday things; ginger breads, toys and other holiday treats!
It all started on December 8, 1990, thus making it 25 years! It started in the Convention center located downtown; it was a big affair! Now there have been many additions making it an absolute wonderland! Santa is a big player now, kids get to sit on his lap, mail him letters, and even get a ride in his special sleigh pulled by “reindeer”. It really brings the north pole to you. Over the years it has grown to be the largest holiday festival on the East Coast!
So when and Baltimore stop the Festival of Trees to start the holiday cheer!



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Fight Hunger!

November 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

fight hungerLets all #fighthunger!

With the holiday and cold weather quickly approaching it is important that we take the time to think of others who are less fortunate. Fight Hunger is a national campaign aimed to aide in providing food for those who are in dire need. It is an excellent and creative campaign! The idea is to film one big fight sequence from Austin to Philadelphia. What a cool way to promote such an important cause! By the way, one of those stops is Baltimore! Check out their go fund me page here, and donate! They are also accepting canned goods! So raid your cupboards or hit the grocery store and then drop it all off at the WLOY station by December 14th! We are looking forward to seeing a huge pile! They also accept clothing!



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Museum Monday: Port Discovery

November 23rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

PortDisco What: Port Discovery’s Children’s Museum

Where: 35 Market Place, Baltimore

When: Tuesday-Friday 930am-430pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

Museums are fun! Especially… Port Discovery, your ultimate, and family-friendly children’s museum. Open almost all day on the weekends, it is perfect for entertaining your little ones. This museum is huge, like three floors high huge! I think you could pack in loads of fun into that! They have over 13 interactive exhibits for you and your children to explore. These exhibits range from KidWorks where you can explore through a three-story tree house (count me in!) to The Oasis where you can take a breather, relax, and read a book. Everyday there are special and unique events you won’t want to miss out on, such as Circle Time where you can enjoy an interactive story. Port Discovery hosts field trips and Birthday parties too!
Come visit Port Discovery for a fun inside acitivites as our days become colder!

Click here for more information!



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Food Friday: Grano Pasta Bar

November 20th, 2015 by Allison Langley

GranoPastaBar What: Grano Pasta Bar

Where: 1031 W 36th St., Baltimore

When: Monday-Saturday 11:30am – 10pm, Sundays 12pm – 9pm

I am no stranger to Grano Pasta Bar, in fact, I love the pasta bar. Its intimate setting is a great place for you to get your favorite pasta with your best friends. At Grano, you pick your favorite pasta and favorite sauce and whatever else suits your fancy. I am personally the biggest fan of Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce, simple I know, but absolutely delicious! Their vodka sauce is to die for! They have plenty of options from farfalle to penne and all the sauces your heart desires. Along with bread and many other options, maybe a cannoli or three after dinner? Then you are set for a great evening with great food! Don’t have time to sit down? That’s cool just do take-out, I promise it is just as good!

Check out their facebook page! Grano Facebook page!



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