July 3rd, 2013 by Chris Furino
YES Drop In Center – 2315 N. Charles Street
The Faces of Homelessness Bureau presents I Am: A Night of Monologues. This unique cultural event will feature stories, spoken word poetry, prose, and heartfelt anecdotes about the impact of prejudice on our communities and the power of the human spirit to overcome unimaginable odds. Held at the Youth Empowered Society Drop In Center, a place created for youth between ages 14 and 25 who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness, this event promises to be compelling and interesting. These dialogues are told from the perspective of both the person who has experienced or is experiencing homelessness and the local speaker who advocates for the rights of the man or woman experiencing homelessness. This event seeks to challenge us to see beyond conventional stereotypes that pull us apart and to recognize the humanity that lies within every individual, regardless of their situation. There is no fee, per se; however, a donation of $10 is suggested at the door.
RSVP by calling 443-531-1919 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit the Baltimore’s Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau’s website.
July 2nd, 2013 by The Professor
Guitarist Ryan Mendez interviewed by Hillary Bowman ’14 – with our apologies for the bad phone connection…
July 2nd, 2013 by The Professor
Our annual tradition continues!
Join Nick Centanni on WLOY 10-12PM and 6-8PM for 2 separate beachfront broadcasts of the Moldy Oldie Show this July 4!
Nick will have a mix of upbeat summer songs, Independence Day facts, jokes, and of course periodic visits from campus royalty via the ‘gold campus royalty phone.’
He will be up to his usual tricks so you won’t know what to expect next. There will also be a special Independence Day wishes from some familiar voices in the 6-8PM hours.
This is high octane radio so make it a date and don’t be late! The fun begins July 4 at 10AM all right here on WLOY!
WARNING: This show should only be used under adult supervision. Keep out of reach of children. For outdoor use only. Do not hold in hand. Remember to place this show on the ground, light fuse and get away. Never attempt to relight this show should it malfunction or misfire. Keep others at a safe distance. This show is flammable, misuse may result in injury or fire.
July 2nd, 2013 by Chris Furino
M&T Bank Stadium – Lots B and C
The African American festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. This family-oriented event is filled with celebrity artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, financial literacy, health & wellness and more. The event is completely free and will feature various food, clothing, jewelry, and art vendors. During the event, there will be an Emerging Artists contest as well as a step competition. This two-day event will also feature live performances by Patti Labelle and American Idol Winner Fantasia! This culturally rich event is one you certainly don’t want to miss.
For more information, visit the festival’s website.
July 1st, 2013 by Chris Furino
The Walters Art Museum – 600 N. Charles Street
Site Unseen promises to be a unique and exciting exhibit that will begin showing at The Walters Art Museum on July 6th. While museums frequently have beautiful and elaborate exhibits displayed for patrons to view in awe, many people neglect to realize that behind closed doors is a treasure of works coming and going. Gregory Vershbow’s upcoming exhibit, that will consist of several enlarged photographs, seeks to capture the beauty of various pieces as they’re presented shrouded in plastic, protected in foam, nestled in boxes, and uniquely juxtaposed among other works. The exhibit will feature not only images from the Walters, but also from museums both in the United States and internationally. This exhibit will surely force you to question your perception of various works in their original setting as well as speculate alternative meanings to the works when presented with other pieces.
The museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesday to Sunday. General admission to the museum is free.
For more information, visit The Walters Art Museum’s website.
June 29th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Carroll Park Golf Course – 2100 Washington Blvd
Back by popular demand is the Pigtown Charity Golf Tournament. This annual event, hosted by Pigtown Main Street, is sure to be a hit. Registration is $75 for one person and $275 for a foursome. There will be a putting competition to win a brand new STX putter! There will also be a hole-in-one competition for a $10,000 Golf Getaway. At 11 PM, lunch will be provided by Big Bad Wolf BBQ and there will be a program to announce winners of the events. The proceeds will benefit Pigtown Main Street, a non-profit organization committed to the historical and economic revitalization of the Pigtown commercial corridor.
To register, visit the Pigtown website. Hurry though, because spots are limited and registration will be closing soon.
June 28th, 2013 by Chris Furino
The Avenue – 816 W. 36th Street
Now, I might be killed by fellow WLOY staffer, Nicki Doster, for sharing this secret cafe heaven, but everyone should check out Common Ground Cafe in Hampden. I recently discovered this cafe, cozily situated on the Ave while in Hampden for HonFest and immediately fell in love with it. With bagels, pastries, and other goodies made fresh daily, Common Ground is the perfect breakfast heaven. All products are made with fresh and high quality ingredients, and the cafe offers many gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. On top of all that, they create their own spin on everyone’s favorite candy bars and often get a little quirky when mixing up muffins (the other day I had a peanut butter, banana, and Captain Crunch muffin). Perhaps my favorite part is the eclectic collection of delicious, New York style bagels. To top everything off, the cafe also displays works of many local artists and advertises them for sale! Common Ground Cafe is the perfect getaway for delicious food and great art!
For more information and a menu, check out Common Ground Cafe’s website.
June 27th, 2013 by Chris Furino
The American Visionary Arts Museum – 800 Key Highway
Every Thursday starting at 9pm, join the American Visionary Arts Museum for a free film on Fed. Hill. Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film inspired by AVAM’s current exhibit The Art of Storytelling. Films include West Side Story, Rear Window, and Cry-Baby (A CLASSIC!). As if this event couldn’t get any more awesome, the museum is open and completely free from 5-9pm on Flick nights! If you can make it the 11th, be sure to purchase your tickets for the Flick’s opening night premiere party. There will also be tons of great pre-film happenings at AVAM so be sure to check those out as well!
For more information and a list of films, check out AVAM’s website.
June 26th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Baltimore Inner Harbor Amphitheater
Come celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor! From 7 to 10 PM on the Fourth, visitors will be able to listen to live music and view an incredible light show, all to celebrate this great holiday. Beginning at 7PM, the U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade will perform your favorite Top 40 tunes and beginning promptly at 9:30 PM, a beautiful and elaborate firework show will take place. The light show will go off from two barged docked in the harbor and will be choreographed to music. Entertainment takes place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light Streets. The event itself is free and many restaurants and businesses will be open for visitors to patronize.
For more information, visit the events website.
June 25th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Loyola’s Public Safety and Motorpool Parking Lot – 5104 York Rd
The Govanstowne Famer’s Market was created in 2011 in an effort to bring fresh produce and business to an area in great need of it – the York Road Corridor. The market, which is sponsored by Loyola University Maryland, the York Road Partnership, and the Govanstowne Business Association, seeks to provide the York Road Community of North Baltimore with produce that is affordable, fresh, and local. By accepting benefits from federal, state, and local programs, the market is able to accommodate the needs of the York Road community. In the past two years, this market has been so successful that it has even been chosen by the United Way in researching food access in low income areas. The farmer’s market has produce vendors that sell anything from fresh desserts to savory barbecue. They even have a vendor that sells Thai and Vietnamese goods! The market also hosts various vendors to accommodate your crafting needs. Make sure you head down on Wednesdays for some good food and to support a great cause.
For more information, visit the Govanstowne Farmer’s Market website.