June 20th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Little Italy at the corner of High St. and Stiles St.
Every Friday night of July and August, enjoy a free film presented in Little Italy. The Open Air Film Festival has been a hit since 1999 and continues to thrive this year. This festival features classics, like The Godfather II and La Dolce Vita, to recent hits like Eat, Pray, Love and To Rome with Love. The films are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot, so be sure to bring a comfortable lawn chair. You want to get there early too to ensure you get the best spot for the viewing of the film. The event is free and open to all members of the public. Plus, you can get free popcorn as you watch the film! Starting at 7pm, there will be live music playing and then promptly at 9pm the film will begin. For the perfect Friday night on the town, you should head down to Little Italy for a delicious meal, then live music and a free film!
To see a schedule of films and more information visit the festival’s website.
June 19th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Belvedere Square at the corner of York Rd. and Belvedere Ave
Being able to just hang out and listen to free music is pretty awesome. But free music at one of the coolest hangouts in Baltimore, Belvedere Square, is even better. Every Friday through August 30th, Summer Sounds at the Square will be live in Belvedere Square, featuring some of the most awesome local artists. The genres of music range from Classic Rock to Reggae and there’s even a Beetles cover band added into the mix. From 6-9pm be sure to head on down to Belvedere Square, on the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue for this great event that is in-part sponsored by Loyola University! Plus, Belvedere Square has tons of great shops and restaurants that will for sure keep you entertained. I mean, Atwaters in the Market at Belvedere has milkshakes that you could die for – so obviously even more reason to go.
For more information, visit Belvedere Square’s website.
June 18th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Everyone go to Latino Fest! This is not a drill. This event basically combines all my favorite things in life. Latin Music, Latin Food, and dancing. Yeah, I said it, dancing. EBLO (Education Based Latino Outreach) presents this two day festival filled with food, fun, music, and more. This event will also be featuring several local artists. Music and entertainment includes Toby Love, Los Hijos e’ Plena y El Sonero de la Plena, Frankie Vazquez y Los Soneros del Barrio, Herman Olivera, Spanglish, La Firma, DJ Andy and DJ Cacique. The event will also feature a salsa dancing class, dance performances, and an awards ceremony honoring members of the Latino community in Baltimore. Be sure to come celebrate the Latin culture in Baltimore at this exciting event.
For a detailed line up and more information, visit Latino Fest’s website.
June 17th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm / Sunday Noon-6pm
1601-03 East North Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21213
If you haven’t been to the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum yet, you need to make sure you get to it. This museum is extremely unique and culturally dynamic due to its human-like preservation of significant men and women in African American History. The museum offers a unique perspective by also highlighting individuals in African American History whose contributions were great but often go unnoticed in most history lessons. It also offers guided tours for individuals and groups. Admission prices range from $11-13 dollars, with discounts offered to college students and senior citizens. Be sure to check out this culturally unique Baltimore landmark.
For more information, visit the museum’s website.
June 15th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Baltimore Rowing Club 3301 Waterview Avenue
Calling all kids between 6th and 9th grade! The Baltimore Rowing Club is offering a summer camp from Monday June 24th to Friday July 19th on weekdays from 9am to 1pm. If you’re interesting in rowing competitively in high school, this would be a great opportunity for you. This camp will allow students to row in Olympic-style rowing shells, learn to or improve their swimming ability, and meet new friends with similar interests. The cost per camper is $25, which includes a healthy snack.
For application forms or more information, call (410)913-3733, email email@example.com, or visit baltimorerowing.org
June 14th, 2013 by Chris Furino
1105 W 36th Street Baltimore, MD 21211
Ayo, other Baltimore restaurants, imma let you finish, but Golden West Cafe has the BEST food of all time. At least that’s what Kanye West said, and I’m gonna have to agree with him. But in all seriousness, are you looking for a chill bar and restaurant to hang out at? Do you like live music for a cheap price? Then Golden West Cafe is the place for you. This laid back cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert and always has good, unique beer on tap. They have a great collection of vegetarian and vegan food, and culturually unique food and drinks. This cafe can serve anything from your burger to burrito craving. Plus, on various nights throughout the summer, this cafe has events that range from concerts to drag shows! Looking for a quirky, eclectic hangout? Then check out Golden West in Hampden! You won’t regret it!
For a menu and schedule of events, check out Golden West’s website.
June 13th, 2013 by The Professor
On June 10, 2013, Ryan Nisley sat down with Foals drummer Jack Bevin at Rams Head Live for a quick chat about their album, tour and life.
June 13th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Creative Alliance at the Patterson
An artform born and raised here in good ol’ Bawlmore, Screen Painting is celebrating its 100th birthday (hey, that’s 10 times more than us!). To celebrate this unique and beautiful art form, the film The Screen Painters will be shown at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. In short, homeowners would commission screen painters to create intricate designs on the doors of local homes so that passersby could not see in. Following the film will be a discussion with cinematographer Richard Chilsom and other scholars. The film is $12 dollars and will also feature the premiere of the film Little Castles – a film on Baltimore’s Formstone. Be sure to join the Creative Alliance again on Saturday, June 22nd for a tour of the Painted Screens of East Baltimore, costings $35. This event, unique to Baltimore, is one you certainly do not want to miss.
For more information, visit the Creative Alliance’s website.
June 12th, 2013 by Chris Furino
Mount Vernon Neighborhood and Druid Hill Park
Looking to attend a giant, exciting, and diverse celebration? Friday June 14th to Sunday June 16th will be Baltimore’s Pride Celebration. This annual gathering aims to honor and celebrate the growing diversity of the Baltimore community and state of Maryland. This three-day festival will include a parade, block party, and various musical performances, among other things. The events don’t stop during the day, however, as various clubs host exciting parties to keep the celebration going. Think you’re queen enough? Then strap on your highest pair of heels, and join in this weekend of non-stop entertainment.
For a detailed schedule and additional information, visit the Baltimore Pride website.
June 11th, 2013 by The Professor
WLOY had the honor of welcoming a delegation of community radio broadcasters from Bangladesh yesterday. Radio Jhenuk, Radio Padma, and Radio Mahananda operators along with a Senior Assistant Secretary from the Ministry of Information spent 2 hours in the station talking about community radio projects created by WLOY and the Baltimore Community Radio Coalition. We discussed the evolution of our Both Feet In radio program and the creation of the Word on the Street newspaper resulting from it. Read the rest of this entry »