Join Bach in Baltimore's orchestra for the final concert of the 2021-2022 season--a lively send-off to summer featuring a quintet of concertos from some of our other choice Baroque composers, including Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and CPE Bach. Our concert finale of the season features instrumentation on the organ, flute, oboe, viola d’amore, and oboe d’amore. The viola d’amore and oboe d’amore were popular instruments during the Baroque period–but are a rare find to hear live today!
North African Desert Blues Master
"The Sultan of Shred" - New York Times
"One of the world’s greatest living blues guitarists." - New York Times
Guitarist Omara Moctar aka Bombino is a driving force of one of the most significant and successful breaking world genres since reggae music, Tichumaren, or North African desert blues in Tamasheq, the Tuareg language.
ART SEMINAR GROUP LIVE LECTURE (ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM)
Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics
Ellen Lupton, Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz design chair, Maryland Institute College of Art; and senior curator, contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Desdemona – June 7 & 8 and Othello – June 14 & 15
An epic theater experience in two evenings.
Audiences experience Toni Morrison’s shattering and meditative play Desdemona, told with the music of the immortal Nina Simone, featuring world- renowned crossover soprano Claron McFadden. The work comes to life within a sculpture installation by renowned visual artist Maya Freelon.
Former Colonel of the US Army, award-winning plein air artist, and art teacher - Alfred Biegel brings his works to the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House. These beautiful paintings, themed, "The Promise" - created by Biegel and his studio are available for viewing June 8-August 12. Reception will be held on June 18, 2-4pm and is open to the public.
The students from local high schools and of the historically Black, Morgan State College were some of the first in the nation to organize student led direct action against desegregation. Learn about one influential civil rights leader that had his start in the 1950s and 1960s, Chief Judge Robert M. Bell in discussion with Simone Renee Barrett, PhD Researcher for the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University. Judge Bell and Dr.
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.
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.
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.
Jazz in the BMA Sculpture Garden returns!
Jazz Group of the Year nominee, The Lao Tizer Quartet featuring Karen Briggs make their return appearance to the Baltimore Museum of Art in support of their latest, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs From The Swinghouse.
Four-time Grammy® Award-winner and violinist extraordinaire Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the BSO for Beethoven’s lyrical Violin Concerto in D Major, a work that pushed the boundaries of the concerto and still thrills audiences today. Sir Andrew Davis, Principal Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents two picturesque and evocative tales from the English repertoire, a passionate work from Delius’ opera A Village Romeo and Juliet and Elgar’s masterful tone poem Falstaff.
Once On This Island
Book and Lyrics By Lynn Ahrens
Music By Stephen Flaherty
Based Upon the novel "My Love, My Love" By Rosa Guy
June 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8p.m.
June 12, 19, 26 at 3 p.m.
F. Scott Black MainStage Theatre
Tickets: $22 Adult | $20 Senior | $15 Child
Box Office: 443-840-ARTS or ccbctickets.com
Celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.
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!
SPRING IS HERE! Come out and celebrate at an Open Studio Tour with Ed and Linda Gross.
Where: Large studio and gallery in the Crown, Cork and Seal complex ( building from 1906).
Location: Set your GPS to -4401 Fait Street , Baltimore
Charm City Ballet (CCB) presents the premiere of their full-length ballet production of Alice in Wonderland. CCB was voted "Best Dance Program" and "Best Performance Arts Program" in Baltimore's Child 2021 Readers' Choice Awards, and was also voted "Best Dance Company" in MD Theatre Guide's Best of 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. Original scoring, choreography, and sets combine to bring this story to life. Join us, for this family friendly experience, as we bring this magical story to the stage.
By Lucille Fletcher
June 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m.
June 12, 19, 26 at 3 p.m.
Robert & Eleanor Romadka College Center
Tickets: $17 Adult | $15 Senior
Box Office: 443-840-ARTS or ccbctickets.com
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.
For a tiny neighborhood squeezed between the University of Maryland and Camden Yards, Ridgely’s Delight contains an oversized history. George Washington slept here and Babe Ruth was born here! Join us to walk the preserved, picturesque streets of one of the earliest neighborhoods in Baltimore while we look back at the stories of both its famous visitors and the ordinary Baltimoreans who worked and raised their families here.