Crickets is a fun, play-based music and movement class for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Trained teachers engage the body and the mind in joyful music-making through musical games and movement. Offered by Children’s Chorus of Maryland and School of Music (CCM), Crickets gently encourages young children to explore the voice as their first true instrument. Classes start Saturday, September 21st, 2019 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 10 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $200.
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Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years. The work consists of 150 individual chandeliers with 417 lights. The chandeliers are hung individually from the ceiling and form one large, cloud-like structure. Although an abstract sculpture, the installation is also a scientifically precise representation of the chemical composition of moon dust as it was gathered during the Apollo 17 mission.
From Irish step dancing to cultural activities and from traditional Irish food to authentic Celtic music, there is something for everyone at the 46th Annual Maryland Irish Festival set to take place on November 8-10, 2019 at the Timonium Fairgrounds from 6-11 p.m. on Friday; 12 noon – 11 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday from 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Make Studio presents the two-person exhibition The Fervent Thread (A Fantastic Voyage), bringing together textile-based works by guest artists Sam Barsky and Andy DeDominici (exhibiting as The Ray Wells Orchestra). The artists materially and thematically delve into concepts of literal and meta-physical journeys as vehicles for understanding and communicating their personal identities and experiences. Sam Barsky is a local fiber artist living in Baltimore who is well-known for his landmark-inspired knitwear (and subsequent selfies in front of those landmarks while wearing them).
SCROOGE! follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
with BSO Saxophone, String Bass, Drums, and Piano Quartet
Children explore music through engaging, interactive performances, hosted by celebrity storyteller Maria Broom and performed by an ensemble of BSO musicians.
All children over 6 months of age require a ticket. There is a $1 per ticket fee online and at the box office. JCC members and seniors get 10% off ticket prices
A fun and engaging concert for people living with autism and related challenges with the engaging ensemble, VITAL SIGNS, which wil perform beautiful music for violin, viola and piano. Our motto is, "ALL BEHAVIORS WELCOME!” The entire family can enjoy an afternoon together in a relaxed and welcoming setting where there is no shhh-ing! An instrumental petting zoo will follow the concert.
From old fashioned jellies, jams and soups to beautiful sterling silver jewelry, fresh greens and great toys for children, there is something for everyone at the St. David’s Christmas Bazaar, taking place on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 4700 Roland Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, log onto http://www.stdavidsrolandpark.com/christmas-bazaar-2019 or call 410-467-0476. All proceeds to benefit the programs and services of St.
Returning for its 7th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market! Starting from Thanksgiving and running until Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th, 2019), a large variety of weekday and weekend events designed to please young and old await to be explored! Also, make sure that you don’t miss our Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.
In this family-friendly presentation, award-winning authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace honor the trailblazing new Americans elevating the country today and over the past century. They will focus on several people featured in their book First Generation: Trailblazing a New Life in America. Additionally, the authors will weave in their personal experiences with Sandra touching upon being first generation herself and becoming an American citizen, while Rich highlights the ways they are welcoming newcomers today and becoming trailblazers in their own community.
Once again, the official Christkind from Nuremberg will open the Christmas Village in Baltimore with her solemn prologue! She will be accompanied by city officials, a local choir and musicians from the Baltimore area to kick off the 2019 Holiday Season on Saturday, November 30th. She and her pal Gingy, the gingerbread man, will walk over the market and be available to take photos after the Opening Ceremony.
Join us at the Sagamore Spirit Distillery for our Second Annual Holiday Tree Lighting! Enjoy festive live music, complimentary hot cider, family-friendly activities all evening. We will light the tree at 7PM sharp with holiday fun continuing until 9PM! Food and beverages available for purchase from Rye Street Tavern and other vendors. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. This free family-friendly event does not require tickets. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!
Christmas Village is celebrating the beloved German American Weekend on December 7thand 8th! German American Clubs of the area will share German culture like Schuhplattler dances, German choir songs and much more with guests! Additionally, to all of these performances, the German American Weekend will feature a German Game contest for the first time ever. Christmas Village’s German Games will cover some well-known German competitions like beer mug lifting (“Bierkrugstemmen”), Bratwurst Eating Contest and a Costume Challenge! Already having some team mates in mind?
Be transported to a winter wonderland in this enchanting story of a young boy’s magical friendship with a snowman which comes to life and takes him on a trip to the North Pole. The animated ﬁlm projected with live music performed by the BSO is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
Join us in the lobby at 9:45 am for a range of interactive activities including face painting, crafts, BSYO Holiday Music Chamber Ensembles, an interactive Port Discovery activity and more!