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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!
The Encounter is the Baltimore-based stage magic team of Annie Montone and Brian Kehoe, who are delighted to have been performing together since 2015. The Encounter is vintage-inspired, upscale magic with a narrative twist. Brian and Annie seek to promote teamwork, empowerment, and gender equality in stage magic, and to spread the joy they take in working with one another to their audiences. They are also the founders of the Baltimore Academy of Magic, a school for aspiring magicians.
“I was fooled, as were others, judging by the gasps” (Cassandra Miller for City Paper)
Presented by Sandra Johnson. Through interactive instruction and hands-on exercises, aspiring novelists will learn how to incorporate the essential elements of fiction to craft a compelling novel and successfully market it to publishers. Waverly Branch, 400 East 33rd Street, 10:30 a.m.
the 2018 Mencken Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Saturday, September 9, 2 p.m. The Mencken Room of the Central Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 400 Cathedral Street.
We are pleased to present Bill Toms, whose performances have become legendary in sheer power and passion. Rock and roll, soul, blues, and gospel so deep the earth moves, and the walls begin shakin’ as Bill Toms and his band start the train rollin’. American music never sounded so good.
Imagine the rich earthy thump of an upright bass times three, paired with a baby grand piano, and you’ve got the makings of an experience that will have you soaring sky-high in one moment and plunging to the depths of the ocean in the next. The compositions played by the quartet will be a blend of classical, soul and rock music that is futuristic, emotive and luxuriant. This is the Afro House Sound, composed by pianist and composer, Scott Patterson.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Gala Concert brings Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Erivo together with the BSO in a dazzling program of Broadway hits and orchestral favorites. Praised for her star-making performance as "Celie" in the hit Broadway revival of The Color Purple, British singer and actress Erivo has performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and 2017 Grammy Awards. She stars in the upcoming 2018 films Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows, alongside Viola Davis.
Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly
Join us every third Wednesday at the Cabaret at Germano's for Baltimore's Best Open Mic Night. Dinner is served beginning at 6:00. Sign-up is at 7:00 and the performance begins at 7:30. Please purchase tickets in advance online or by phone to allow us to serve you comfortably. $10 cover for all in attendance.
Master cabaret artist, Mary Reilly, hosts. Each month a different featured artist and theme. Michael Sheppard works his magic on the baby grand.
Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. He holds a bachelor’s in classical piano and a master’s in musicology from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Although he is only twenty-six years old, Adam has been a featured performer and lecturer at ragtime and jazz festivals across the United States, and he is the only four-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest.
Inspired by the museum’s jewelry collection, instructors from the Baltimore Jewelry Center guide participants in the creation of a cameo brooch. Participants use their own cell phone photos and electrolytic etching to transfer a photographic image onto a metal plate and learn a few simple techniques to finish their brooches. Held in conjunction with the exhibition “In Profile: Modern Cameos” at the Baltimore Jewelry Center.
Eugene Meyer talks about his book, Five for Freedom: The African American Soliders in John Brown's Army. Thursday, September 20, 2018, Central Library, African American Department, 400 Cathedral Street, 6:30 p.m.