Few things frighten and intrigue as much as a ghost story, but incorporating new, thought-provoking questions around the idea of what happens after death can turn a plot into something special. “The Quickening” takes these questions in unexpected directions certain to keep audiences at the edge of their seats. It is the story of a pregnant woman who moves into a new home in Richmond, Virginia, only to discover that all is certainly not as it seems.
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The third iteration of the Commons Collaboration kicks off with an exciting project from Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng in collaboration with Blue Water Baltimore. For this project, Howng creates an immersive environment with intense, unnatural colors inspired by toxic waste. Through her partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, Howng will highlight local environmental issues and create a space and suite of programs to raise awareness about Baltimore's waterways.
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Put your best foot forward and explore the best of Baltimore! Join the Heritage Area's Urban Rangers on a memorable walk through history featuring historic attractions, unique neighborhoods, and colorful stories that make Baltimore charming and unique. From the Inner Harbor to Fell's Point - we've got Baltimore covered!
On view: June 29 – July 21
Reception: Fri, June 29 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
Paper Cutting Workshop: Sat, July 14 | noon – 4pm | $40, $35 members
Unraveling mythic events in ordinary places, Leslie Schwing's mixed media paintings are animated with figures, glyphs, and elements both personal and universal.
Opening Reception: SAT JUN 16 | 6 – 8pm
The BIG Show on Stage: SAT JUN 16 | 8pm
Members’ Artwork Drop-off: THU JUN 7 – SAT JUN 9 | 11am – 7pm each day
The BIG Show Open Critique: WED JUL 18 | 7pm | FREE!
On View: SAT JUN 16 - SAT AUG 4
The BIG Show on Stage Sign Up: Performer Registration
The BIG Show, little BIG Show: Loan Agreement & Registration Form
Mayor Pugh & The Black Male Yoga Initiative Present: The Wellness Wednesdays Series Kick-Off Party!
Free Yoga Series Open to the Public at War Memorial Plaza, City Hall
Come to the kick-off event on 7/11 for FREE FOOD by Land of Kush!
Wellness Wednesdays will get you fed and fit during this Summer with FREE Yoga sessions, healthy food trucks on site and giveaways and product sampling.
Exciting, exhilarating, and extemporaneous is probably the best (and most alliterative) way to describe the jazz duo of Holland & Coots. Brian Holland and Danny Coots began performing together in 2010 after spending decades individually on the jazz and ragtime circuits honing their skills on piano and drums, respectively. Since joining forces, they’ve been on a mission to introduce audiences all over the world to their style of music and fun. With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland & Coots have created something for every taste.
Writers LIVE: Dr. Eric Holmes talks about his book The Power of Seed. Thursday, July 12, Hamilton Branch, 5910 Harford Road, 6 p.m.
Shout the lines! Dress up! Win stuff! Toss back Schwartz cocktails! We’re turning your favorite Mel Brooks space flick into an interactive movie night!
Your Ridiculous Hosts:
Jennifer Marsh, General Badass
Heather Keating, Troublemaking Ginger
& Special Guest Host from Pop Culture Uncovered!
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Jeffrey Schindler, conductor
Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)
David London & Harley Newman
July 6 – 15
They play with illusion and bend reality.
They practice the art of joyful deception.
They are storytellers, philosophers, clowns and poets.
They will fool you, make you laugh, and lead you to wonder if all of life is just one big trick.
David London and Harley Newman proudly present The Tricksters.
Prepare to be Bamboozled!
The Philip Thomas quartet is a group of musicians that have come from varies backgrounds to play music that will stir the soul. From jazz to blues, gospel, and soul this group of talented musician will leave you toe tapping and hand clapping as you listen to a variety of song crossing multiple genres. Rounding out the band: Philip K Jones II Piano, Mike Graham Bass, Sam King sax, Philip Thomas Drums.
Maryland Humanities brings Frederick Douglass back to life through its program, Chautauqua: Seeking Justice. Chautauqua celebrates its 24th season this summer. A living history performance by actor-scholar Bill Grimmette will be followed by a question and answer sessions, which will spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun. The performance is free and open to the public.
“Classic jazz for the contemporary audience” has been the mantra for this band since its inception in 2010. Led by pianist/composer/arranger Prakash Wright, the trio focuses original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz standards and popular songs by artists like Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson.
Maryland Humanities brings Eleanor Roosevelt back to life through its program, Chautauqua: Seeking Justice. Chautauqua celebrates its 24th season this summer. A living history performance by actor-scholar Susan Marie Frontczak will be followed by a question and answer session, which will spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun.
We’ve got fantastic news! Recently, the Afro House Concert Series was recognized as a noteworthy concert series by Baltimore Magazine. So, we’re doing something very special for our fifth concert in the series: A fundraiser for and a preview of Afro Punk Ballet, an afrofuturistic opera-ballet that will open in October.
Join us on Saturday, July 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Single Carrot Theatre for the preview, an opportunity to sponsor items that will be used in the production and delicious bites prepared by local chefs.
Maryland Humanities brings Thurgood Marshall back to life through its program, Chautauqua: Seeking Justice. Chautauqua celebrates its 24th season this summer. Actor Brian Anthony Wilson will perform an excerpt from the George Stevens, Jr. play, Thurgood. The performance will be followed by a dialogue with Dr. Lenneal Henderson. Henderson, an internationally recognized scholar, brought Marshall to life in the 2010 Maryland Humanities Chautauqua tour.
Doctoral candidate Jonathan A. Hanna, Claremont Graduate University, explores the intellectual underpinnings of Maryland’s Federalists and their drive to ratify the new nation’s Constitution. Many state leaders in Maryland and throughout the new nation, known as Anti-Federalists, feared a strong federal government that would limit powers granted to the states. This is a timely presentation amidst current debates on interpreting the “letter” versus the “spirit” of the law.