On Thursday, February 25, join Young Audiences at Blacktastic: A Children’s Festival of Black History & Culture - a FREE, arts-integrated celebration of Black history featuring engaging performances and workshops by teaching artists that support learning for students of all grade levels. Learn more and register here.
Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
Amelia Pang will be in conversation with Alec MacGillis about her new book, Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods.
Four of the mid-Atlantic’s favorite voices in jazz have joined forces to celebrate the music of the Great American Songbook, and in their unique, joyous way pay tribute to the swingin' ensemble sound of the Oscar Peterson Trio featuring Stan Getz. The quartet is composed of Amy Shook (acoustic bass), Joe Holt (piano), Scott Silbert (tenor saxophone) & Steve Abshire (guitar). https://m.facebook.com/Sholbertshires/
Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and AARP Maryland for an evening of music with Caleb Stine.
The BALTIMORE SUN has called Caleb Stine the “lynchpin of the Baltimore folk scene.” Flying just below mainstream radar, Stine keeps the music honest– hardworking, genuine, and unafraid to tell it like it is. To date, Stine has released over ten albums, scored music for films, acted Off-Broadway, and played guitar with Vieux Farka Toure. His original songs and story telling will leave you with a smile and something to think about.
Get up and move, learn, and smile with artists and teachers who are excited to spend time with you! The Arts & Learning Kids TV show brings school lessons to life in your living room every weekend with fun and engaging arts-based learning for kids!
Episodes are tailored to lessons for students by grade levels: Explorers (preK-K), Discoverers (1st & 2nd), and Adventurers (3rd-5th)!
We are excited to announce the Bern Unit’s new radical reading collective!! What better way to dance on the ashes of the old world run by billionaires and sweep them into the dustbin of history than to strengthen community knowledge! Join our new reading group and discuss how to build collective power in the time of coronavirus and beyond (we have so much material to work with!) We’ll be tackling readings and videos from thinkers across the globe and brainstorming practical application in this incredible moment in human history.
CIVIL HANDS UNCLEAN is a modern companion piece to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, written by Resident Artist Neal Gallini-Burdick. This experience is FREE and non-participatory. Once you text “START” to 410-657-2581, the play will continue to its end until you specify otherwise. Standard text messaging rates apply. Share with your friends and follow along together!
Suggested age 16+ for some language and sexual references. Parental guidance suggested.
"We are launching a new series called Five Minute Histories. Each day, we’ll record a short video about a different historic place in Baltimore. My on-site production crew consists of my 14 year old daughter and 15 year old son, and we are honoring Governor Hogan’s request and are doing this from home.
We’re back with our third ”Five Minute Histories" feature: Art and Innovation in Station North! With this video, we are continuing our a new series called "Five Minute Histories." Each day, we’ll record a short video about a different historic place in Baltimore and post it on our Facebook page and website.
We are honoring Governor Hogan’s request and are doing this from home.
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The Be Here: Baltimore storytelling program is a new way to discover the people and places of the city. To date, we have shared more than 1,500 stories: online, at the Peale Center, and in Baltimore’s communities. Hear stories from around Baltimore and record your own on the Peale’s website or using the Free Be Here Stories App for iOS, powered by MuseWeb.
Dear Educators and Parents,
I am putting together a community poetry project for kids. Adults can play along too.
For several years, I have run an annual poetry writing project. For one month, participants receive a daily writing prompt related to a theme. (In 2014 we wrote in response to Pantone paint colors; in 2019 the theme was Food). The goal is to write and share a newly drafted poem with the group every day. It’s a way of practicing writing with others.