Wacky Wednesdays: Urban Pirates

August 7th, 2013 by Chris Furino

UrbanPiratesDaily Through October 31st

912 S. Ann Street

I know everybody dreamt of being a swashbuckling pirate sailing the mighty seas as a young child. Urban Pirates allows people of all ages to strap on their sea legs, or maybe a peg leg, and live out this dream. Visitors can climb aboard the Fearless in Fells Point to take on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and hopefully find some treasure along the way. People of all ages can feel what it’s like to be a man or woman of the sea. Urban Pirates offers Family Adventure cruises sailing 7 days a week, Adult “Bring Your Own Grog” cruises Thursday through Saturday nights, and even free story time Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am. This pirate cruise can even serve as the perfect venue for an upcoming birthday party for scallywags of all ages. For the Family Adventure Cruise, tickets are $10 for children 2 and under and $20 for all guests 3 and older. Tickets are $25 for the Adult “Bring Your Own Grog” cruise. Tickets tend to sell out one to two weeks in advance so be sure to purchase them well in advance!

For more information, or reservations call (410)327-8378 or visit the Urban Pirate’s website.

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Glare Novice Interview

August 6th, 2013 by The Professor

Glare Novice Rap artists Glare Novice stopped by the studios to hang out with Jordan & Joelle Hernandez on a Double Dose of Entertainment show. They talked about his early success and his latest mixtape release No Intentions. Check out the full mixtape on datpiff.com.

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Tourism Tuesday: The Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower Tours

August 6th, 2013 by Chris Furino

Carroll MansionSaturdays and Sundays from Noon-4pm

Carroll Museum – 800 E. Lombard Street

Experience 200 years of history by participating in a guided tour of The Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower. Every Saturday and Sunday, from Noon-4pm, visitors can learn about two iconic Baltimore landmarks in Jonestown, the city’s most historic neighborhood with origins dating back to 1661. The Carroll Mansion holds historic relevance in the city as it has served many roles, from being the home of Charles Carroll (an early advocate for freedom from Great Britain) to a vocational school and recreation center, in its 200 year existence. Similarly, the Shot Tower holds major significance for the city as it served as our nation’s largest building from its conception until 1846 at 215 feet. For many years, the tower served significance as it annually made over 2 million pounds of “drop” shot, used for small game hunting. The towers current exhibit includes a sound and light show, and a video on the production of shot. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for children, seniors 65 and up, students, and military; and free for children 6 and under. Groups of 10 or more can also make reservations for tours outside of the regular business hours. So, grab your friends and family and head down to The Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower to learn about some Baltimore History!

For more information, check out the Carroll Museum’s website.

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Museum Mondays: A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk

August 5th, 2013 by Chris Furino

AVAMStarSpangledSidewalkOngoing Installation through Summer

American Visionary Art Museum – 800 Key Highway

Showing through September 2014, with ongoing installation throughout Summer 2013, The American Visionary Art Museum is excited to present A Very Visionary Star-Spanlged Sidewalk. This exhibit is described as a “free outdoor art celebration” in conjunction with the Maryland’s “Star Spangled 200” Bicentennial. The sidewalks along Key Highway, surrounding The American Visionary Art Museum, will be turned into a line by line artistic depiction of our Nation’s Anthem, and will be applied using environmentally safe pigments and sealant. The American Visionary Art Museum hopes visitors and passers-by alike will literally “stand and take part” in Maryland’s rich history. The historically linked exhibit is also meant to compliment the museum’s current thematic exhibit The Art of Storytelling: Lies, Enchantment, Humor, and Truth as the elements of Francis Scott Key’s account of the British attack on Fort McHenry in 1814 expresses the exhibits theme of personal testimony. The exhibit is completely free and open to the public so head down to step into history!

For more information, check out the American Visionary Art Museum’s website.

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Sports Saturdays: Tour de Frederick

August 3rd, 2013 by Chris Furino

TourdeFrederickAugust 16th-18th

Registration – Hilton Garden Inn, Frederick, MD

The Fourth Annual Tour de Frederick will be held Friday, August 16th to Sunday, August 18th, with registration beginning at 11am on Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn of Frederick. This yearly event, which welcomes cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, features unique routes that display the beauty of Frederick County, while showcasing its rich history. This tradition hopes to bring together all types of cyclists while fostering competition and camaraderie. Not only is this event fun for all, but it also supports the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County. Attendees can partake in various types of courses, including a history bike tour of Frederick City, a 30-mile ride that encompasses all three covered bridges in Frederick County, and an 8-mile family ride. Plus, guests who purchase the three-day package can partake in complimentary beer tastings, a ghost tour of Frederick, and a “High Wheel Race” that features restored antique bicycles. You can register online or at the event. Prices range from $15 to $160 depending on the level of participation you anticipate.

For more information, a daily schedule, and to register, check out the Tour de Frederick’s website.

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Food Fridays: Breakfast With the Animals

August 2nd, 2013 by Chris Furino

BreakfastWithTheAnimalsSaturdays Through October

The Maryland Zoo

Breakfast with the Animals has quickly become one of the Maryland Zoo’s most popular events this year. This experience, which is perfect for the whole family, allows guests get up close and personal with their favorite animals and the keepers who care for them! This experience is one of a kind featuring meals next to exhibits, special keeper chats, education stations, unlimited photo opportunities, and great takeaway gifts for all to remember this early morning experience. Some specific days in the series include Breakfast in Africa, Breakfast with the Chimps, and Breakfast with the Penguins. Tickets are also good for general admission to the Zoo following the morning activities. The price is $65 for general admission and free for children 2 and under. This event promises to be a fun time for the whole family!

For more information, visit the Maryland Zoo’s website.

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Baltimore Soundstage/The Fillmore Ticket Giveaways!

August 1st, 2013 by Kate Marshall


Check out our tickets to Baltimore Soundstage and The Fillmore!





08.11   Jason Isbell & 400 Unit
08.21   Redlight King
09.06   DJ Bl3nd
09.13   Kishi Bashi
09.16   Flag
09.18   Pepper
10.23   Between The Buried And Me
10.27   Minus The Bear
11.08   Dir En Grey





08.20   The Cult
09.20   Michael Franti & Spearhead
10.01   Portugal. The Man w/ Crystal Fighter
10.13   Atlas Genius w/ Family Of The Year, Dale Earnhardy Jr. Jr.
11.26   Lamb of God w/ Killswitch Engage


Listen in during the new semester and keep up with our Facebook page so you don’t miss your chance to win. If you’re still feeling nervous, click on any of the links above for your own guaranteed set of tickets. We’ll see you at the show!

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Theater Thursdays: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

August 1st, 2013 by Chris Furino

JTW-PosterAugust 8th-18th

Weinberg Park Heights JCC – 5700 Park Heights Ave

The Jewish Theater Workshop is proud to present Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard from August 8th to August 18th. Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this play is the tale of Hamlet creatively told from the view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from Shakespeare’s original play. In this modern twist on a Shakespeare classic, the two titular characters finally get to take the lead role in a convoluted world where reality and illusion intermix, and eventually meet a tragic but inevitable demise. The production will be shown Thursday August 8th at 7pm, Sunday August 11th at 1pm, Tuesday August 13th at 7pm, Thursday August 15th at 7pm, and Sunday August 18th at 1pm; so there are quite a few dates for all to choose from. General admission tickets are $15 and $10 for Students and Seniors.

For more information, visit The Jewish Theater Workshop’s website.

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Wacky Wednesdays: Waterfront Wellness

July 31st, 2013 by Chris Furino

Waterfront WellnessSaturday and Sunday Mornings through September 29th

West Shore Park

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore Inc. serves as “our Harbor’s chief advocate, promoter, and steward.” This coalition seeks to create programs that will keep Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor and it’s people healthy and beautiful. The Waterfront Wellness Series will be offering free wellness classes every Saturday and Sunday through September 29th at the West Shore Park! These classes are suitable for people of all skill levels and are taught by local professionals in the wellness industry. On Saturdays, you can participate in Boot Camp at 8:30 am and Zumba at 9:30 am. On Sundays, Yoga is offered at 8:30 am while CrossFit is offered at 9:30 am. Please bring your own mat, towel, and bottle of water for each class. Also, in the event of rain, all classes will be canceled. The series is also restricted to people age 18 and above.

For more information, visit the Waterfront Wellness Series website.

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Tourism Tuesdays: Gunpowder Falls State Park

July 30th, 2013 by Chris Furino

GunpowderDaily from Sunrise to Sunset

Park Headquarters – 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD

One of Maryland’s largest and most unique state parks is right under our noses, here at WLOY, and a visit to it will surely fill any person with peace of mind. Established in 1959 to protect the Gunpowder River, Gunpowder Falls State Park is now comprised of over 18,000 acres in Harford and Baltimore counties. The park features more than 120 miles of hiking trails, for the most novice to most experienced hikers; a swimming beach; a marina; and streams for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Plus, a favorite summer activity of many is to just grab an inner tube and float down the river. Could you think of a more perfect way to cool off? The park is pet friendly so an outing here can turn into an endeavor for the whole family! Want to explore the great outdoors without going too far from the city, then head over to Gunpowder Falls State Park!

For more information, check out the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website.

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