Theatre Thursdays: A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

December 5th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

2013-14CS_CivilWarChristmasWhat: A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

When: November 19 – December 22

Where: Center Stage

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel spins a musical tale of hope and forgiveness. It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. Weaving together carols and folk songs, this “beautifully stitched tapestry of American lives” (The New York Times) is sure to become a new holiday classic for the entire family!

For ticketing information visit their website!

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Wacky Wednesday: Hot Chocolate Happy Hour

December 4th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

hotchocolateWhat: Hot Chocolate Happy Hour 

When: Tuesdays : 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (December 3rd through December 17th)

Where: Harbor East

Who would pass up free hot chocolate? Warm up with complimentary hot chocolate on Tuesday nigths in December at Harbor East’s Hot Chocolate Happy Hour, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. You can drop into the market or just bump into one of Whole Foods “team members” passing out the beverages in the Harbor East district. Look for the Harbor East elves strolling the neighborhood delivering warm cups of hot chocolate!

Visit this website for more information!

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Seahawks Make A Statement Monday Night

December 3rd, 2013 by Justin Thomas

UnknownThe Monday Night Football game between the Saints and the Seahawks promised a great contest between the top two teams in the NFC. The Seahawks set out to make a statement and prove that there is a large gap between one and two in the NFC.

Mission accomplished! The Seahawks had their way with the Saints at home in Seattle, winning by a convincing score of 34-7. With the win, Seattle improves to an 11-1 record on the season, a full two games above the next NFC teams, which are the Saints and the Panthers.

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Staff Picks: Dries’ Best Albums of 2013

December 3rd, 2013 by Billy Dries

Blood Orange - CoverBlood Orange – Cupid Deluxe – 

With his sophomore release, Blood Orange delivered an absolute masterpiece. The R&B meets disco groove of the album immediately captured me and drew me in. From the first track, “Chamkay”, to the closing, “Time Will Tell”, the album keeps the listener guessing, weaving in and out of multiple genres it gets almost anybody on their feet and dancing.


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The Great Russian Nutcracker – Moscow Ballet

December 3rd, 2013 by The Professor

Once again, WLOY scores you a chance to do something cultural and even seasonally-relevant!  On December 21, for one day only, the Moscow Ballet will put on 3 performances of The Great Russian Nutcracker.  WLOY has tickets for you for the 12 noon show.  Want to win a pair?  Of course you do!  Come to our Late Night Concert Thursday December 5 from 9-11pm in McGuire Hall, enter at our table during the Live at Boulder remote broadcast Friday December 6, noon-2pm or listen in to the station for your chance to win one of the 4 pairs of tickets we’re giving away! Don’t miss out on this one day show – get your own tickets now!

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Tourism Tuesday: Civil War Trains Exhibit

December 3rd, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

civilwartrainsexhibit_img4What: Civil War Train Exhibit

When: From now until December 31st 2015

Where: Discovery Station Museum

Discover the history of Maryland and the Civil war in this exhibit! See this authentic scale model Civil War railroad on display in 3D terrain. The importance of railroads during the Civil War was significant. From the arrival in Baltimore of a Union regiment of Massachusetts troops by train in April 1861 to the end of the war in 1865, when troops used the railroad to return home, railroads played an important role in the Civil War.

To learn more about this important part in history visit the website for hours and more information!

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LATE NIGHT CONCERT: Sweet Leda & Swampcandy

December 2nd, 2013 by Joe Lomuti

latenightdec5_2013Now that the gorging has subsided, let us not merely lie static in a stomach ache, but use this newly acquire sustenance for the ultimate cause–musical celebration! Baltimore’s own Sweet Leda & Swamp Candy will be puttin’ the jam in your cranberry jelly, and mashin’ up some funky beats for your post-thanksgiving cool-down. But don’t get me wrong, these performances will be anything but cold leftovers. The musical ingenuity of these bands will shock you out of your chairs, and on to the dance floor with some boogie in your step. Also, special guest Ron Holloway, esteemed saxophonist will be joinin’ the melodies. Check out Sweet Leda and Swampcandy for a little taste before the feast. Show start Thursday, December 5th @ 9pm, McGuire Hall.

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Museum Monday: Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!

December 2nd, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

hsm01What: Human, Soul & Machine 

When: From now until August 31st, 2014

Where: American Visionary Art Museum

“Two billion personal computers later, post DNA-sequencing, are we on the road to becoming a better, healthier, happier, less warlike, human race?” Computers have had such a large impact on our lives, but just how large? 40+ artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors take on this view and attempt to show us through their eyes. This exhibit appeals to all ages, young and old. They take on the most complex subject, how artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data play a role in human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology’s influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. The American Visionary Art Museum’s 19th original thematic exhibition makes you think and question all aspects of human life.

For more information visit their website!

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Food Fridays: Fells Point Food Tour

November 29th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

fellspicWhat: Fells Point Food Tour

When:Wednesdays-Sundays between 3:00 and 6:30 pm

Where:  Meets near Broadway Market in Fells Point (The exact meeting location will be provided upon ticket purchase)

Explore parts of Baltimore’s best preserved historic district that was founded nearly 280 years ago! Experience and learn about the significance of the small town once separated from Baltimore on this guided, narrated tour. During the tour, you will stop to sample specially made dishes at unique family owned restaurants. you will gain a true appreciation of the areas heritage, history and local food!

For $58 dollars you can take this tour too! Click here for more information.


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Theatre Thursday: The Nutcracker

November 28th, 2013 by Samantha Chemali

lg_nutcracker largeWhat: The Nutcracker

Where: Lyric Opera House

When: December 20th,2013

It is a Christmas classic! Get in the holiday spirit and come see Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Watch the BSO and the Baltimore School for the Arts dancers come together for this unprecedented collaboration. Full of magic and wonder, The Nutcracker plot takes place in Germany on Christmas Eve. Two children named Clara and Fritz Stahlbaum are enjoying their family party. Their godfather, a toymaker named Herr Drosselmeyer, gives the children gifts, and Clara loves her life-sized nutcracker doll. That night, the girl falls asleep under the Christmas tree and dreams of The Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. After he turns into a prince, her toy brings her to an enchanted forest and the Land of Sweets, and they meet fairies and dancing snowflakes.
Enjoy the magic with The Nutcracker, this incredible family favourite, that really does have something for everyone.

For ticket information visit their website here!

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