Today, African American women are an organized and consequential facet of our body politic. How did they get here? To understand their story is to understand the politics of our own time, setting aside old narratives and learning about the future through black women’s ongoing quest for rights. Vanguard, a new book by Martha S. Jones, tells how they built their movement, which was plagued by ridicule and resistance, and extended to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
***COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the truly strange and remarkable events of this year, the festival committee continues to monitor the situation in Baltimore. In-person events may be limited, but LIVE performances and virtual tours will stream from Poe House in Baltimore, October 3 & 4, 2020. Many virtual events are posted. Look for more details soon about how to attend Poe Fest Int'l, in person AND/OR online!***
Baltimore singer/songwriter Christen B’s soulful voice and mastery of live looping leaves audiences spellbound. She layers unique sounds while looping them on the spot changing the way people experience music. For this LIVE, virtual event, she anchors and curates a night of music and friendship that will transcend digital space. This show will be streamed live using a 4-camera, hi definition system for an exceptional viewing experience.
Join Us Virtually at One of Six Stops in October
As part of our programming for the state’s largest reading and discussion program, 2020 One Maryland One Book author Lisa See will visit us virtually to discuss her book The Island of Sea Women.
All tour events are free. You must register to receive the virtual event link. Event registrants will be entered into a drawing to win a set of teas and snacks from Jeju Island.
Co-host Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Sunday, October 4 │ 7:00 p.m.
During this live, interactive distance learning program, children and families will learn about the life of Frederick Douglass. By examining primary sources from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s collections, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the living and working conditions experienced by enslaved Africans and African Americans. From slavery to freedom, participants will gain a better understanding of Douglass’ incredible life and legacy.
Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.
50’♀ (50 Foot Woman) is the musical persona of intermedia artist Rahne Alexander. The acoustic performance will include a mix of elements from pop, country, rock and other genres. More information about Rahne can be found at rahne.com/music & Facebook.com/50FtWmn.
Join Zoom Meeting
FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale September 22 at 9am through EventBrite. Registration required. Click here to register.
Jon Meacham will talk about his new book, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope.
Now on ZOOM! Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers! Send your short films via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Aaron Barlow ([email protected]) to be added to the lineup.
THANK YOU to our generous sponsors Baltimore Filmmakers Collective and CHARM City Filmmakers for helping to make these sessions possible!
Zoom is FREE to download.
FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale September 24 at 9am. Registration required. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-lecture-series-kenyatta-berry-tickets...
Kenyatta Berry will be in conversation about her work and contributions to the 1619 project.
Join me every Second Sunday, beginning September 13, 2020 as I explore the complete keyboard works of Bach.
From the Well-Tempered Clavier, to the Partitas, Inventions, French Suites, and English Suites, come explore with me the works of a devoutly religious man and one of humanity’s most incredible musical geniuses.
Sunday, Sept 13 10:30 am
Schafe können sicher weiden, from Cantata BWV 208 (Sheep May Safely Graze)
J.S. Bach, transcribed by Mary Howe
Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
Jam to some Blues & Boogie Woogie with Daryl Davis & Seth Kibel. In addition to being a vocalist, guitarist and composer, Daryl is a keyboardist extraordinaire. He has worked with such artists as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Didley and the Legendary Blues Band (which was Muddy Waters band), to name a few. Seth is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in klezmer, jazz, swing and more. Wowing audiences on clarinet, saxophone, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Baltimore/Washington region and beyond.
FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar or Facebook Live go on sale September 30 at 9am.
Matthew A. Cherry will be in conversation with Sidney Clifton about his work.
Matthew A. Cherry personally raised over $280K on Kickstarter to make the award winning short film, HAIR LOVE, which was adapted into a picture book for Penguin Random House. It was released in May 2019, the book immediately became a New York Times Bestseller, and was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book. HAIR LOVE won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2020.
Reminisce through the golden age of Baltimore’s movie theaters. Move through the magical decades of one of our latest exhibitions, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theatres. Joe Tropea, MCHC’s Curator of Films & Photographs, will reflect on what going to the movies was like all the way back to day one of Electric Park, through current day theater. Using contemporary and historical photographs, memories and narrative, Joe and his guests, Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun photographer and author of Flickering Treasures, Robert K.
From Amsterdam in 1600 to London and Washington today, the people who live beside the North Atlantic Ocean have built cities with row houses. But why? Why do London and Washington have row houses while Paris and Minneapolis do not? With this question, Charles Duff began his exploration of the world’s row house cities.
A live online venue for artists to perform & support living expenses, and for the community to connect through live music despite COVID cancellations.
Tune in to concerts by professional musicians and music students on Facebook or Instagram and support artists through suggested online “admission fees” directly contributed to artists.
Visit this page for the Virtual Tour: https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/virtual-tour/
In a tiny brick house on Baltimore’s North Amity Street in 1833-1835 Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of the early stories that would make him the father of the modern short story, and create and define the modern genres of mystery, horror and science fiction.
His spirit and legacy live throughout Baltimore City, inspiring authors, poets, playwrights, businesses – and even our sports teams. Poe Baltimore celebrates this legacy.
***All tours offered on a pay-only-what-you-can basis and proceeds benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum***
The historic Poe House is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 response in Maryland, but that doesn’t mean Poe’s chamber door is closed to you online. Join us for a live virtual tour of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, led by a real museum docent.