Culturally, historically, and architecturally significant, Oakdale, circa 1838 and 1898, is the ancestral home of Governor Edwin Warfield and is a magnificent estate on a tranquil 180-acre tract only 20 miles from both the Washington and Baltimore. Historic Ellicott City, Inc announces their 34th Annual Decorator Showhouse fundraiser set to take place at “Oakdale” (16449 Ed Warfield Road, Woodbine, MD 21797) beginning on Friday, May 13, 2022 and running until Sunday, June 5, Thursdays-Sundays with varying times.
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Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month with the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective and the Strand Theater at The AAPI Women’s Voices Theatre Festival (live) which opened on Friday, May 6, 2022 and runs through Sunday, May 22. Thursday-Saturday performances start at 8pm, Sunday matinees start at 2pm.
The Strand Theater Company and Asian Pasifika Arts Collective are partnering to present the AAPI Women’s Voices Theater Festival, comprising six original short plays by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women-identifying playwrights. The aim of the Festival is to bring awareness to the stories and experiences of AAPI women, transgender, nonbinary, and gender fluid individuals throughout the United States, as well as highlight the work of AAPI writers, actors and directors.
The Salvation Army Band, comprised of 36 brass instrument players, will be performing classics, gospels and melodious brass tunes that will get you dancing from your seat. The performance will take place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater (200 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD) from noon to 1 p.m. This free concert is family friendly and open to the public. Learn more about this event at www.sa-md.org
The Dance and Music Festival (DMF) is a family friendly festival that was created by Yolanda Pauling, the late Sam “The Man” Burns and Tracy Stevens. Our goal is to give our youth and families hope for their future and encourage mentorship, present positive self-images, and role models.
3 days of LIVE Music and more at the top of the Chesapeake. Headliners include Shemekia Copeland, Raul Midon, Gunhild Carling, Felix Pastorius & the Hipster Assassins, Kelly Bell Band. Free 1-hour shows at the Integrity Real Estate/Key Title Locals Stage on Pennington. Beer/Wine garden, vendors, Family FunDay Sunday.
Back and in-person for the 35th Anniversary season, Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Free LakeFest Weekend is June 10-12, 2022, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront! This fun and inclusive FREE three-day outdoor festival features a variety of live music and arts performances, Invitational Fine Arts and Crafts Show, interactive entertainment for all ages, cult-classic movie screenings, festival food favorites, and beer garden. More than a dozen live performances will be showcased, including Australian-based touring company Sway, The Reminders, Lakou Mizik, The 19th Street Band, and more.
Don’t miss the Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show – back and in-person – and all part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Free LakeFest Weekend, June 10-12, 2022, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront! More than 35 artisans will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind artwork, representing a wide variety of media, including both functional and wearable art. Come celebrate the Columbia Festival of the Arts’ 35th Anniversary season! Event hours are: Friday, June 10, 5 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 11, 11 am – 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 12, 11 am – 7 pm.
Established in 1994, SWAY is a much-celebrated touring company that fuses theatre, dance, and circus in performances that have amazed well over a million people in over 40 countries, including at the Sochi Olympic Games. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company performs atop twelve-foot flexible poles, bending and swaying to impossible angles to the delight of their audiences.
The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge will present The Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium featuring a day of interactive activities and exploration. Attendees will enjoy sports competitions, drone races, play areas, magic shoes, fun science experiments, and much more!
Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their countrymen and the world. The band brings together musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country.
Bring your own blanket & booze and enjoy weekly summer concerts on the Center Plaza lawn. Some weeks will feature local food trucks and pop-up vendors, and some might be more of a dance party.
See the full schedule below:
JUL 2: Outcalls
Food Truck: Gypsy Queen
JUL 9: Ryan Forrester Trio
JUL 16: Nelly’s Echo
JUL 23: Funsho Trio
NO CONCERT ON JULY 30
AUG 6: Funk Family Tree
AUG 13: Kentavius Jones w/ Noah Pierre
AUG 20: Nelly’s Echo
AUG 27: Carlos Cubas
SEP 3: Honest Lee Soul
SEP 10: TBA
Growing Our Gardens
Friday, April 8-Saturday, May 28
Honor those lost through this pandemic and beyond. Resist through celebration. And contribute to a living memory of the resilience, cultural power, and beauty of Asian culture. This interactive healing and art space pays homage to the importance of ritual and ceremony throughout the Asian diaspora and serves as a proactive communal container to celebrate pride and heritage, process and memorialize grief, and connect with each other.
Exhibition & Festival
Asia North 2022: A Celebration of Art, Culture & Community
Various locations throughout the Station North Arts District, Baltimore, MD
Celebrate Baltimore’s Charles North (a.k.a. Station North) neighborhood’s constantly evolving identities as a Koreatown, arts district, and creative hub.