December 12th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Review by: Claire Riley’ 20
Disclaimer: These albums are albums listened to in 2016, these may not actually be albums released in 2016.
December 9th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: The Dizz Pub
Where: 300 W 30th Street
Want a real taste of Baltimore? Then check out the Dizz, a great pub called “Baltimore in a bar”! Wall covered in cute, quirky decorations and lights to show off all their Baltimore pride, The Dizz is about more than just eating: it’s about the experience. Come out and site down to catch a Ravens or Orioles game which will be playing on one of the many televisions in the restaurant like the true pub style. While you’re there,grab some of that classic pub and diner food food that The Dizz does so well. Whether you’re in the mood for some fish and chips, a hamburger, wings, or a wrap this pub has it all and much more. They even serve up some great breakfast food! My personal favorite is their chicken cheesesteak, which always has the perfect ratio of cheese to meat. So take my order advice or go find your own favorite, but make sure you try The Dizz, or else you’re failing Baltimore!
December 8th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: About Face Exhibition Opening
Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave
When: Saturday, December 10th, 6pm-8pm
Featuring artwork by Amy Sherald, Rozeal, Tim Okamura, and Ebony Patterson, the Creative Alliance is welcoming its new About Face Exhibition. All of these talented contemporary artists have come together to create art that gives attention to underrepresented communities and historically marginalized groups through the art of portrait. Each piece of art attempts to denote stereotypes about race within each artist’s specific style. The opening is a free event open to the public, and the About Face Exhibition will be open until January 28th, so there is plenty of time to stop by. Whether it’s Amy Sherald’s black and white depiction of someone dressed in a way to contradict stereotypes or Ebony G. Patterson’s photo prints of different human forms, these pieces will grab your attention.
December 7th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: A Study Break at the BMA
Where: The Baltimore Museum of Art
When: Saturday, December 10th 11am-6pm
Need a break this week right before the end of the semester work load kicks in? Then head to the Baltimore Museum of Art which is having a study break on this Sunday. Go relax on the giant bed on the Community Commons installation called Queer Interiors to get out all your stress. Or explore all of the BMA’s art collection to get your mind off of finals. Stay around all day if you want to procrastinate and listen to guided meditation recording to go with your gallery visit. And since the BMA will also have snacks and drinks in the Education Studio, you won’t even have to leave for food!
December 6th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Hot Cocoa and Cookies
Where: 700 Block of 34th Street, Hampden
When: Thursday, December 15th, 6pm-9pm
The Miracle on 34th Street light display has been putting Baltimore in the Christmas spirit for years and the home owners on the street continue that tradition this year. Stop by any time between now and December 31st to see the unique and quirky lights all down the street that capture the Baltimore and Christmas spirit.
Come warm your stomach while looking at lights this holiday season with Hot Cocoa and Cookies on December 15th. Kitties and Pitties will be volunteering and handing out hot chocolate and cookies to help celebrate the great festivities. Be sure to stop by and donate to them during the season of giving and get so tasty treats for yourself!
December 5th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Stop by McGuire Hall this Thursday, December 8th, from 8pm-10pm for WLOY’s last event of the semester! With performances by Saleem & The Music Lovers with special guest Wendel Patrick, the show will definitely be great.
Hip-hop artist Saleem, performing with his full Music Lovers band, regularly draws a crowd at our Honfest stage. As both a spoken word poet and hip-hop performer Saleem never fails to engage an audiences ears and minds! This is a chance to hear new music from Saleem’s forthcoming album. Wendel Patrick has been called “wildly talented” by the Baltimore Sun. Playing every note on his albums, Patrick has electronically produced amazing and unique sounds. However, electronic production isn’t his only talent: he’s also “equally at home” performing with band, improvising, beat boxing, or playing classical music. With these two local artists, the last McGuire show of the semester will be one you won’t want to miss. So take a break from studying and swing by the show!
December 2nd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Holiday Market
Where: Mount Vernon Marketplace, 520 Park Ave
When: Sunday, December 3rd 10am-3pm
If you’re on the lookup for where to get some great Christmas gift, look no further. This Sunday, Mount Vernon marketplace will be hosting a Holistic Holiday Pop-Up Market for all your holiday needs. With both guest vendors and permanent vendors, there will be plenty to shop from. Vendors like Pure Chocolate by Jinji and Wild Yam Pottery will be at this event, promoting fun, healthy, local gifts for this holiday season. While you’re here, grab some lunch too at one of the many permanent restaurants located in the Marketplace, like Mina’s Crepes, Pinch Dumplings, or The Local Oyster. With food, friends, shopping and fun, Mount Vernon Marketplace is definitely creating a holistic experience with this Holiday Market!
December 1st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Sip & Bite Diner
Where: 2200 Boston St.
When: 7:30-5am Everyday
Need some good food at 3am? Then head over to Sip & Bite for some great food to end your night. Open almost 24 hours, this diner offers up every food you could ever want whenever you want. Featured as a Best of Baltimore and on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, don’t just take my word on how great Sip & Bite is, take Guy Fieri’s word as well.
Opened in 1948, Sip & Bite has a history of serving up great meals to the people of Baltimore. Known for their famous crab cakes, make sure you pick up some to try either alone, in a sandwich, with shrimp, or even as a breakfast. Seafood not your thing? Then try some of Sip & Bites authentic Greek food, fan-favorites like Greek meatloaf, or get some of their classic diner cuisine. No matter what you get or at what time you get it, Sip & Bite will be sure exceed expectations!
November 30th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
When:December 9th-10th, and 16th-17th
Where: Baltimore School for the Arts (712 Cathedral St.)
Thanksgiving is over and it’s officially the last day before December, so it’s time to start getting in the holiday spirit. Kick-off your holiday plans with a winter classic, the Nutcracker. Students from the Baltimore School for the Arts and TWIGS will preform together December 9th-10th and the 16th-17th this holiday season. Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the upcoming holidays with this quintessential winter ballet.
Tickets cost $20 for adults, only $15 for students and seniors.
November 29th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Come out this to hear some slammin’ poetry brought to you by WLOY and BSA! This Thursday from 8-10pm near Starbuacks there will be a Poetry Slam. Featuring both professionals and students, there will be spoken word of all kinds for everyone to enjoy. While the professionals and students are planned, there will be some time for anyone to come up and read, so bring your own poems and try your own hand at reading. If writing and reading poetry isn’t your thing, then just come out, grab some coffee, support your peers,and enjoy some professional poetry.