Be our guest as we marry the drama and excitement of a wedding day with the extraordinary collections of artifacts, photos and documents assembled by The Jewish Museum of Maryland. We promise nostalgia, surprise, humor, insight and a new level of understanding of the meaning and experience of this important social ritual. From ketubahs to chuppahs and the sound of breaking glass, American Jewish weddings meld the secular with the religious, sometimes in unexpected ways.
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Explore “hallyu,” the “Korean Wave”--the explosion in global popularity of Korean dramas, films, popular music, fashion and food erupted in East Asia in the late 1990s and spread across the world in the late 2000s. Learn about the history of this phenomenon and the trend-setting artists who continue to transform the face of popular culture across the world. Discover how technological innovations contributed to Korea’s emergence as a global hub for the production of pop culture.
This collaborative recital will explore the connection between music and literature in the stunning George Peabody Library! Come hear music inspired by Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Ovid, and many more! Featuring Caleb Bradley on oboe and Sam Bessen on horn. $10 suggested donation. Doors will open at 5:30pm, with the first 180 guests admitted. www.sambessen.com
Baltimore National Heritage Area invites you to an evening of networking, good food, drinks and updates to what we’ve been doing in 2017. Please join us at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 1901 Falls Way, Baltimore. Weather permitting, you’ll even have the opportunity to enjoy a ride in an authentic streetcar and tour the museum to learn more about our streetcar history.
Homewood Museum hosts an evening with Broadway author and director Mark Bramble, guest co-curator of the museum’s special exhibition As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection. Mr. Bramble will discuss the vast collection of antique tea caddies he and his late mother assembled over more than five decades of collecting, the subject of his new publication A Tea Caddy Collection (Schiffer Publishing, 2017).
6pm Book signing, exhibition viewing, and reception at Homewood Museum
7pm Book talk nearby in Remsen Hall, room 1
Step through the doors of some of Fell’s Point’s most haunted pubs for a fascinating haunted pub crawl tour of this historic maritime neighborhood. Taverns in Fells Point have always been the rowdy stomping grounds of locals and visitors alike looking for a good time and a drink, and today it’s no different. Join the crowd and belly up to the bar like times past. If your arms break out into goosebumps, and the hair on your neck stands up, it may be because ghost sightings have happened all around you. Join us for a haunting experience!
Our original award-winning all ages walking tour is the Original Fells Point Ghost Walk Tour, running since 2001! Picture Fell’s Point, in Baltimore, Maryland, as it was, a rowdy seaport town, the birthplace of the sleek and dangerous clipper ship. Its streets were full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off ships, immigrants anxious to start a new life, and ladies of the night looking to make ends meet. Given this explosive combination, is it any wonder that many ghosts remained behind?
It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them.
WHEN Saturdays / 11am-2pm unless noted (Please see www.thebmi.org for themes and dates)
COST Free with museum admission [$7-$12 (Children 6 & under and BMI Members free)]
Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the 200-year old Washington Monument are the latest news from the revival of this historic neighborhood over the last decade.
Few movements have so profoundly shaped the western world as The Reformation, sparked 500 years ago when a Roman Catholic priest named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenburg Castle Church. Luther’s call for reforms in the church, emphasizing Scripture and the faith of the individual believer, led to tremendous geopolitical upheaval throughout Europe and forever changed the continent’s theological landscape. This fall, Masterworks Chorale offers a musical commemoration of this event featuring music by Luther himself, J.S. Bach, and Michael Praetorius.
FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
The American Revolution split not only communities, neighbors, and friends along patriot, loyalist, and neutral lines, but also families. One of them was the James Tilghman family of Maryland. Did the Tilghmans adapt and maintain their relationships, or were their family bonds permanently damaged?
Presented by Jessica Sheets, University of Pennsylvania - “‘I Shall Ever Regret His Differing in Sentiment from You’: The Tilghman Family in the American Revolution.”
Please join us this Thanksgiving holiday weekend at the Maryland Historical Society. Admission to the museum will be free Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26. Bring your visiting families to see our latest exhibition, Structure and Perspective: David Brewster Explores Maryland’s Social Landscape. Hours: Friday and Saturday 10-5PM and Sunday 12-5PM.
Preschoolers will love this program just for them. Explore the museum’s galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a different theme each week.
WHEN Tuesdays through June 19, 2018 / 10:30am-11:30am
COST Kids: Free; Adults: $5; BMI Members: Free. Advance registration suggested, contact email@example.com or 410.727.4808 x132
There can be no better way to hear a story of discovery than directly from those involved. Join us as we welcome Harold Rhode, who will share how a tip from an informant led to him and his team entering the basement of a flooded building, filled with looters and an active bomb, to eventually discover the Iraqi Jewish Archives. This fascinating story is one that is not to be missed.
Experience a multi-sensory exploration of a fascinating culture with a long and often unknown history. Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day promises to engage and delight the whole family. Celebrate Iraqi Jewish Heritage through fun activities, hands-on crafts, dancing, music, and, of course, food.
Create your own evil-eye bracelets, dance to Iraqi music and make your own tik (a Sephardic and Mizrahi Torah holder).
Humanities Forum / Visual Arts — Daphne Harrison Lecture
"The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall"
James Smalls, professor of visual arts, affiliate professor of gender and women’s studies, affiliate professor of Africana studies
Thursday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Join Hugh Sisson & Al Spoler, co-hosts of Cellar Notes on WYPR, for an evening of local beer, wine, and fare pairings. Presented in partnership with Heavy Seas Beer. Catering by The Rowhouse Grille. Ages 21+. COST $35 members / $45 non-members / Advance registration required / Register online
Generous support for this event is provided by WYPR.
Our delightfully original adaptation of the Christmas classic is a celebration of Chesapeake culture and history, in story and song. When ghosts spirit miserly Scrooge over the rowhouses of Baltimore to visit his Maryland past, present and future, he learns to mend his stingy ways. This one-of-a-kind A Christmas Carol thrills audiences of all ages with Baltimore charm. Presented by PNC Bank.