October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
This Thursday and this Thursday only (for the semester) WLOY will be having an Open Mic Night! So come out this Thursday from 8-10pm and showcase your talents near Starbucks.
Whether you want to shred it on an instrument, sing your lungs out, read some deep poems, or tell a few jokes, all are welcome at Open Mic Night. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show off in front of your fellow students! Or if you’re like me and don’t have any musical/artistic talent, then at least there’s Starbucks and cool people to support.
Bring your skills and bring your friends!
October 20th, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: Movie night!
When: Wednesdays at 9pm, Fridays at 10pm, & Saturdays at 11am
Where: Charles Theatre (1711 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md 21210)
Looking for something to do this weekend? Tired of watching Netflix in your dorm room? Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday The Charles Theatre will be showing a variety of anime movies- so stop in and check one out! Even if anime isn’t usually your first choice feature, showings at the Charles are a perfect chance to try something a little different. Features include films from studio Ghibli as well as many other various titles. The Anime night schedule is available here and features the dates and films playing up until December 31st. So check out the website, pick the flick that best suits you, and enjoy a fun night out at this historic Baltimorean venue.
October 19th, 2016 by The Professor
Words & Photos by Jeremy Stephenson
Hailing from the land down under, Jakübi is a five-piece band that is something entirely different from what you have been listening to. Comprised of five great guys who were all best of friends, actually family, before making music. There are the two brothers, Jerome (vocals and talkbox) and Jacob (bass and moog), the cousins, Adam (or Addzy, guitar) and Jesse (drums) and last but not least the mutual friend of everyone, Rob (guitar). Coming from relatively new beginnings, Jakübi released their first recorded song, “Can’t Afford it All” in 2013 and second, “Holiday” within three weeks of each other gaining more than a 100,000 listens on SoundCloud. Ever since those days of jamming for hours in their studio in Melbourne, Jakübi has been gaining a formidable following in both America and Australia. Recently signing to Epic Records in 2015, Jakübi released their first EP, 61 Barkley (the address of where they recorded their first songs) headlined by their single “Nobody Better”. Read the rest of this entry »
October 19th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Fall Halloween Celebration
Where: American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Highway)
When: Thursday, October 27th, 5-7pm
Trying to get in the Halloween spirit but don’t have the funds? Then head over to the American Visionary Art Museum for their free Halloween celebration! With a bunch of activities scheduled, you’re guaranteed to have a fun, free time for this Halloween season.
Go tour the wacky museum anytime during the event with free admission and explore some of AVAM’s new exhibits. Or if you’re feeling creative, make a free “Lumin-Eeries” lantern (as pictured) with all supplies provided by the workshop. Then, use your latern to light your way as you get cozy on the hill for the free showing of Young Frankenstein. With all these events, it’s easy to pick your poison and get spooky!
October 18th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: OKAY Comedy Open Mic Night
Where: Joe Squared (33 W North Ave)
When: Thursday October 20th, 9pm-1am
Joe Squared, a family-owned restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, is dedicated to marrying food with music and community. That’s why this Thursday they will be hosting a Comedy Open Mic Night. Between the great food, the great acts, and the great local art this night and atmosphere is destined to be an amazing night. Presented by OKAY Recordings, this night is about the comedy and the community.
But if you come out, make sure to get some red risotto or truffle oil pizza and eat in class while watching people tell some great jokes. With some of Baltimore best pizza made with local goods, the food might even be better than the entrainment. Maybe, you can be as good as the food though and make the crowd laugh. Sign ups are at 8:30pm, so make sure to get there early if you want to perform.
October 17th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: 17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Where: Patterson Park
When: Saturday October 29th, 3:30pm-8:30pm
Come out to the 17th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in Patterson Park to kick off your Halloween festivities! Led by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas Mexicanas, you will learn about the traditions of the Day of the Dead and celebrate it with a beautiful lantern parade.
The festival features many other event besides the lantern parade, which everyone is welcome to march in. They also have lantern workshops, hayrides, food trucks, live music and costume contests. You can find the whole schedule of events here. So come on out in your costume, make a lantern, eat some food and celebrate the Day of Dead and its traditions!
October 14th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Bake goods
Where: 239 West Read Street
When: Everyday, 7am-3am
Looking for a cool new study spot? Then check out the The Bun Shop! Serving coffee until 3am, this cute cafe is that perfect place to pull off your late night studies. The Bun Shop sells buns of all different styles. Whether you’re in the mood for something savory or sweet, they have a bunch of options to choose from baked fresh every day. If the many food options aren’t enough, they also have several amazing coffee drinks and ton of tea.
If the food isn’t reason enough to visit this cafe, then the adorable set up is sure to win your heart. With ables and couches, there’s some great options of where to sit and enjoy your coffee or bun. Not to mention the couches are definitely great for sitting there and doing homework for hours. There electric collection of antique pieces will have you feeling at home the second you walk in. So come out and find your new home (and studying place), but with better coffee and food!
October 13th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Review by Stephen Vanyo
Slaughter Beach, Dog– Welcome
Released: September 30th 2016
Slaughter Beach, Dog has just come out with their debut full length “Welcome” which you can purchase now from Lame-O Records. Slaughter Beach, Dog is the side project of Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald. Previous efforts from Ewald under this moniker include a demo EP called Dawg which he released through his own label Family Dinner. Ewald has always embodied his music with a “Do it Yourself” attitude and this record is no different. Mainly self recorded between tours, this record features a bare-bones production style which allows the warmth of the instruments to permeate throughout the speakers. The album’s thematic content raises concerns of post-grad uncertainty on “Jobs”, to the pains of self-sabotage on “Monsters”. The style of this record is varied as well ranging from post-punk to elements of alt-country.
Ewald revisits several of his past works from the Dawg EP by including “Toronto Mug”, “Mallrat Semi Annual” and “Bed Fest”, all cuts originally from his debut demo. While many of the changes from the past effort to this are sonically more improved, Ewald has added little auxiliary parts to create a more whole effort. The most noticeable difference however is how much more confident in his performance with these songs and it shows. With this new full length, Ewald is ready to step out from his Modern Baseball notoriety and go for it on his own terms. I for one, welcome his arrival.
Purchase “Welcome” digitally here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/welcome/id1144207219
October 12th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Annual Running Festival
Where: M&T Stadium
When: Saturday, October 15th 8am
Considered one of the best races on the East Coast, the Baltimore Running Festival will have you sweating and smiling! This amazing race offers five different distances to choose from, so there’s an option for everyone, no matter what running level they’re at. No matter which route you choose, you get to run through the scenic Inner Harbor and charming streets of Fell’s Point, making the run seem less like a workout anymore like a tour.
If you hate running (like me), then come on out to cheer on your friends and enjoy the Inner Harbor, or even volunteer to help out at M&T. Either way, you’re sure to have a blast at this festival. So register for Baltimore Running Festival here and get a free Under Armor shirt!
October 11th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
When: Wednesday- Sunday, 10am-4pm
Where: Druid Hill Park
Located within Druid Park, Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are a sight to be seen. Established in 1888, the Conservatory was designed by the famous architect George Federick and is home to various types of plants. They have several rooms to create different climates, allowing the Conservatory to house plants from all over the world.
As the season starts to change, come out to the Howard Rawlings Conservatory to cure your dreariness. Explore the inside of the beautiful building and look at Mediterranean flowers, tropical flowers, desert plants, and different types of Orchids. After a tour around this floral wonderland, your mood will be as bright as the flowers in the Conservatory.