September 30th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
They’re back and better than ever! Cecilia Grace, the sister duo, is coming back to Loyola for a Coffeehouse this Thursday, October 6th from 8-10pm. With their beautiful harmonies and amazing covers, this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss!
Cecilia Grace, composed of Cecilia and Tessa Sugarman, are influenced by a little bit of everything: church hymns, pop music, and oldies. They combine all these styles into their own unique voice, which you can hear in their album, ‘The Best Thing’. Although only two girls, Cecilia Grace fills up the room, turning our Starbucks area into a concert hall this week. Check out their weekly covers here and come check them out in person this Thursday!
September 30th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Annual Fells Point Fun Fest
Where: South Broadway Street
When: September 30th-October 2nd (Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm)
Since 1967, Fells Point has been hosting its Fun Festival, a great time to walk around the beautiful area and enjoy all the fun! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the set, making it even more exciting! With tons of vendors, Fells Point will be packed with cool, local products to buy and some delicious food to eat. There will also be several stages for bands, featuring all types of music from Prince tributes to post-grunge tunes.
This festival is a nice event for the family as well! The Fun Fest will have a children’s activity area, so bring the kids out to have their own kind of fun! Whether it’s the kids hula-hooping, you shopping around, or someone else pigging out in front of a concert, there’s is definitely something for everyone to check out. Oh, and it’s free admission, so why not come check it out?
September 29th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Segway tours
Where: Fells Point
When: 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm and 5pm
What’s the most touristy thing a tourist can do in Baltimore? Most people would say walking around the Inner Harbor. But no, they’re wrong; you can take it one step further by Segway-ing around the Inner Harbor. Segs in the City offers a ninety minute Segway Safari around the Inner Harbor/Fells Point so you can enjoy the scenery and the history of Baltimore area in comfort. Some of the points of interests seen on the Segway tour include Federal Hill, Katyn Memorial, Little Italy, and Harbor East. However, Segway Safari offers several tweaked routes, so feel free to build a route that appeals to your interests. Book your tour here and get rolling!
September 28th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Violent Femmes
Where: Rams Head Live!
When: Friday September 30th, 7pm
For over thirty years, The Violent Femmes have been creating and playing music together on and off. Now, fresh off their first full album in fifteen years they’re hitting the road together once again, with a Baltimore stop at Rams Head Live. This Friday, come out to Rams Head and witness this history-making band rock the stage. The band will be playing their dozens of old iconic hits like “Blister in the Sun” (my favorite), as well as the new hits off the album WE CAN DO ANYTHING. This is a show you’ll definitely regret missing, so quickly buy your tickets here before they sell out!
September 26th, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: A Railroad Museum
Where: 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore
Are you all aboard for a great time? Then check out the B&O Railroad Museum and learn a little about the history of railroads. This museum is home to the oldest railroad collection in America, showcasing the makings of railroads all the way from the beginning. They have some of the best, most unique, and most historic locomotives, as well as small artifacts which reflect life on the railroad.
In addition to B&O Museum’s impressive collection, they also host special events on certain days. Whether it’s a train ride, Toddler Time, or Civil War Day Weekend, there is always something going on at the museum. What’s my favorite event you ask? Well outside of the train rides, it’s Thrifty Tuesday, where admission is 50% off. Find your own favorite event here, and spend some time with the history of railroad and therefore the history of America.
September 23rd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
Join us in McGuire, this Thursday, September 29th from 8-10pm for a funky time! Of Tomorrow, a D.C. native band will be playing their funk rock songs that will have you dancing in no time. This band, although self-proclaimed funk rock takes inspirations from all music roots, giving their sound something for everyone.
Geoff Browning, Jonathan Modell, and Nicholas Söderström are the main faces behind the jazzy trio, but they love to collaborate with various artists, explaining why they have such a cool, versatile sound. In fact, Of Tomorrow even collaborated with Blues Traveller on stage! You can check them out and download their music for free here. So swing through, dance to those funky beats and enjoy Of Tomorrow!
September 23rd, 2016 by Alexandra Wertman
What: B.A.M.F. Cafe
Where: 1821 N. Charles St., Baltimore
We know what you’re thinking, and it’s not that kind of B.A.M.F. Books, Action figures, Movies, Friends are all things you can find (or bring) to B.A.M.F. Cafe in Baltimore. This not-so-typical cafe features everyone’s favorite sci-fi series, comic-con characters, and cult classic movies, all whilst serving up themed cappuccinos, hot pressed paninis, and vegan desserts. B.A.M.F. Cafe offers a variety of in and out of store events throughout the year. Swing by and grab a Captain Americano and discover what adventures are coming up around the city.
September 23rd, 2016 by Brendan Pierce
On September 7th McKenzie Coan and Alyssa Gialamas, two juniors on the women’s swimming and diving team, embarked on a journey of a lifetime to Rio for the 2016 Paralympic games. This will be the girl’s second appearance in the Paralympics as they also competed in the 2012 games in London.
Coan was dominant in her events as she swept the individual freestyle golds. She collected her first career gold medal in the S7 50 free. She also went on to capture the gold in the S7 400 and the S7 100 freestyle as well. Coan did not stop there. She also was apart of the 400 freestyle relay team, which won silver in the event. Coan finished the Paralympic games with 4 medals. (3 gold, 1 silver)
Gialamas had an outstanding Paralympic games as well. She placed sixth in her strongest event, the S5 50m backstroke turning in a time of 47.96. She also finished tenth in the S5 100 free. Gialamas rounded out her performance in the games by posting a 3:15.04 in the S5 200 free. This was good enough for seventh place in the event.
To compete in the Paralympic games is an incredible accomplishment to begin with, but to have the success that these girls had is something to be proud of. Congratulations girls on an experience of a lifetime!
September 22nd, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Book Festival
Where: Inner Harbor
When: September 23rd-25th, 11am-7pm
Make reading fun by stopping by the Baltimore Bookfestival this weekend! This annual event has authors from all over and all levels of fame. You can pick up your favorite novels from one of the hundred booksellers, or discover a new favorite by listening to some of the many on-stage readings.
Books aren’t the only fun at the Inner Harbor this weekend though. The Bookfestival will have live music ever day from bands of every genre. There will also be some awesome activities going on throughout the weekend like book speed dating, pets on wheels, book page art, and swordplay demos. Each day has its own schedule of events, which you can check out here. Almost all events are free along with free admission, and if you’re a Loyola student, there will be free shuttles on Saturday.
September 21st, 2016 by Cara Hullings
What: Saint Demetrios Greek Festival
Where: Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (2504 Club Hill Rd)
When: September 22nd-September 25th
It’s all Greek to me, especially at the Saint Demetrios 43rd Annual Greek Festival! Immerse yourself in amazing Greek culture and tradition this weekend at the Saint Demetrios Church right here in Baltimore. With great food, music, and dancing this festival has all the grounds covered to help you fall in love with Greece. Enjoy traditional Greek food, learn some traditional Greek folk dances, and shop around for some custom Greek jewelry. On top of having all these great events everyday, on Thursday there will be a “Greeks got Talent Show,” and on Sunday there will be a dance presented by Demetrakia Dance Troupe.
The festival will be open every day between Thursday and Sunday this week, with different hours depending on the day. You can find those hours on the flyer attached or here. There will also be free parking and free admission to this event. By the end of your time at the festival, you’ll be smashing plates because of all the fun you had learning Greek culture!