October 8th, 2013 by Rachel
Where: Baltimore Inner Harbor
This is a fun and relaxing way to see the harbor and city with a delicious meal and a great show. They are running specials for the evening cruises through October, with the promo code listed on their website. They offer two types of cruises with lots of open dates to choose from. Spirit also offer various themed trips through the harbor such as a full moon dinner and moonlight jazz cruise. So spend some time on the water, enjoy the changing of the seasons and find a new way to appreciate the beauty of our city through a different perspective on the Spirit cruise line.
View their website for ticketing prices, dates and times.
October 7th, 2013 by Rachel
The lovely and ever talented Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, producers of the Pink Floyd tribute album Mobtown Moon, were celebrated for their triumph on Saturday, September 28th. Mobtown Moon received a standing ovation in their premiere performance of the Pink Floyd tribute, and it was well deserved. The night began with individual performances from artists who contributed to the album. We were graced with the musical interludes of June Star, The 5th L, and Naked Blue. In the second act, the musicians performed Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety. Featuring over 50 artists in the live show, including a full chorus, strings, brass, and spoken word artists, the live performance brought the house down at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium. Read the rest of this entry »
October 7th, 2013 by Rachel
When: Tuesday – Sunday 8AM-8PM,
Visitor Center, 10AM-4PM
Where: 4915 Greenspring Ave. Baltimore, MD
Free and open to the public year round and just around the corner from Loyola, Cylburn Arboretum is a place of peace and serenity. The beautiful gardens and historical grounds are a wonderful place to go explore or maybe on a picnic. They have lots of events coming up this fall, including a Halloween event with a costume parade and a pumpkin carving contest!
Check out their website for fun events and happenings!
October 5th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
When: Saturday October 12th, 7:00PM
It’s that time of year again! Hockey returns as the 2013-2014 NHL season gets underway. If you’re looking to go see some great hockey, look no further than our nation’s capital.
The Washington Capitals will be in the midst of a 5-game home-stand next weekend that will include a game against the Colorado Avalanche. Any match-up between these two teams always promises to be a good one. Read the rest of this entry »
October 5th, 2013 by Rachel
What: 13th Annual Baltimore Running Festival
When: October 12th, 2013
Attention all runners! Here is your chance to run a full marathon, half marathon, 5K or relay race for a cause. The Baltimore Running Festival will be hosting these runs for their 13th consecutive year in hopes of bringing the community together. Many big name charities are offering training and opportunities to donate; a full list is available on their website. All of the races will finish at Camden Yards at M&T Bank Stadium. Runners are encouraged to register as soon as possible as slots are nearly full! Register today in order to secure your spot and run for something that matters.
For all the info you need, visit the Baltimore Running Festival’s website!
October 4th, 2013 by Justin Thomas
The Cincinnati Reds have now made a playoff appearance in back-to-back seasons and have been consistently relevant in the world of baseball for the first time in almost twenty years. Dusty Baker joined the organization as the General Manager in 2007 and quickly turned the decimated Reds team around in order to make them a threat in the National League again. This past weekend, he brought the Reds to a single-elimination wild-card playoff game in which they had a chance to get to the NLDS.
The Reds unfortunately lost to the Pirates in the game, but this sounds like a promising scenario for the future, right? Well apparently the Reds organization didn’t seem to think so! Just 3 days after the playoff loss and multiple successful season, the Reds parted ways with Dusty Baker, dismissing him after three 90-win seasons, and two straight playoff appearances.
The Reds had a bad last week of the season, losing six straight, including the playoff loss to the Pirates, but is that all that is needed to fire a coach now? This seems to be a new trend happening in sports, which is leaving teams in flux due to a constant changing of the guard.
Former Auburn Tigers head coach, Gene Chizik, led the Tigers to a National Championship in 2011, but was then fired after the 2012 season where the Tigers went 3-9.
This emerging trend begs the question, are teams now expecting too much too fast from their head coaches? Improving and developing a team takes time; it doesn’t happen overnight. Do you think many of the coaches we consider to be the best of all time started out with immediate success? Of course not.
Legendary Dallas Cowboys coach, Tom Landry, led the Cowboys to a stellar 16-46-4 record in his first 5 seasons as head coach before winning 2 Super Bowls with the team. Former Yankees Manager, Joe Torre, began his career in New York with the nickname, “Clueless Joe.” After a couple of years with the team, he finally delivered some success, which quickly became 4 World Series titles.
This new trend of immediate gratification is a big departure from the traditional ways of sports, and seems to prevent any sort of connection or development. So is this new trend good for sports? You decide.
October 4th, 2013 by Rachel
When: Monday- Saturday: 9AM-8PM, Sunday: 10AM-7PM
Where: 1433 E. Fort Ave, Baltimore, Maryland
Hit up their website for a full list of flavors and products.
October 3rd, 2013 by The Professor
Join the members and supporters of the Word on the Street newspaper at the annual Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday October 12th in Baltimore. WLOY has been a proud co-founder and supporter of this great project (and won a few national awards for it too) and we want to spread the news. Artists from all over the country have donated their works to support the auction. Photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and much more will be lining the walls for your bidding. Attendance is FREE, and so are the drinks (Maryland Wineries Association & Brewers Art!) and snacks, and music provided by Claire Anthony, Caleb Stine and more. Bidding starts at $25.
There will be 10 limited edition prints of the color poster available for bidding. How about a custom stainless steel wave wine rack from White Rabbet Gallery in Havre de Grace, or an amazing handmade cigar box guitar donated by CrocBite Guitars in Frederick, MD? There is much more, some come down and enjoy!
Please attend, bid high and help Word on the Street continue it’s incredible work!
October 3rd, 2013 by Rachel
When: October 18th, 8pm
Where: Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
140 W. Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore MD 21201
Whether you read and liked, or completely avoided “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, you will love the musical parody that is SPANK! A Fifty Shades Parody. The inventive take on the “romance” novel written in response to the Twilight series will be sure to keep you laughing the whole way through. Don’t miss the one night only, comical hit!
October 2nd, 2013 by Rachel
When: October 9th, 8-11PM
Where: 15 E. Centre Street, Baltimore, MD
Looking to share a few laughs with friends over a plate full of barbecue? Well have I got the event for you. B.I.G. LAUGHS will be performing Improv comedy at the Midtown BBQ & Brew next Wednesday. Who doesn’t want to enjoy delicious barbecue and laugh till you cry on a Wednesday night? And if you feel so inclined as to tell a few jokes yourself, there will be an open mic immediately after the improv event. So don’t pass up your opportunity to laugh and to spread laughter.
Entry is free! And their menu is long and tempting. Check out all the details on their website!