Bmoreart’s Picks: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Art and Local Shopping Nov 27 – Dec 1

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To set the Thanksgiving mood, here is the trailer from ‘Home for the Holidays’ – the best Thanksgiving movie EVER!

In addition to Thanksgiving, it’s Hanukkah! Eat turkey and spin the dreidel! Here’s a song to get everyone psyched by the Maccabeats.

I will admit there aren’t many art openings this weekend, but there are a few great holiday bazaars to get your credit cards warmed up for the impending shopping season. Who wants to shop local this weekend? Do yourself a favor and avoid the mall. Avoid Wal-Mart lines before dawn. Avoid all the crap people buy for holiday gifts. Head to a number of festive, local markets and bazaars where you can purchase local art, jewelry, and other handmade items for your nearest and dearest and support a fabulous, local, creative economy in Baltimore.

Bmoreart recommends several ongoing exhibits at area museums and galleries to check out over the holiday weekend: Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum at The Walters, An-My Lê: Front Room and Morris Louis Unveiled at the BMA, Human, Soul, & Machine at The American Visionary Art Museum, John Ruppert at Grimaldis Gallery, and The Sketchbook Exhibit (and 2 more) atSchool 33. Check each website for holiday hours. 

Info and details are below…


Holiday Shopping at Hamilton Gallery

Hamilton Gallery will offer artwork and fine craft items for the gift giving season.
Unique gifts priced between $15 and $125.

Black Friday and Saturday November 29 & 30th 1-9 pm.
Stop in for some special sales, spiced warm cider and cookies.

First Friday Opening Reception
December 5, 5-9 pm
December hours: Thursday and Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-9pm

Hamilton Gallery
5502 Harford Road



Station North Black Friday Art Market
Friday, November 29 from 1-5 pm

Brought to you by the Station North Arts Market and Station North’s Final Friday series, it’s time once again for the Black Friday Arts Market! Featuring a wide variety of work including, handcrafted jewelry, wearables, prints, paintings, and more created by Baltimore artists including:

Lenee Freeman
Sarah Magida
Freda Mohr
Seanna Tsung
Kelsey Gocio
Swati Hofmann
Kris Willett
Eva Sandstrom
Mary Thierer and Kathy Pinto
Nathalie Jedynak
Joanna Barnum
Mier Luo
Alix Tobey Southwick



Holiday Shop at Towson Arts Collective
November 30 at 11:00am until December 1 at 4:00pm

Black Friday is extended for TWO DAYS ONLY at Towson Arts Collective located at
40 West Chesapeake Avenue in the heart of Towson. The “HOLIDAY SHOP” will offer for sale unique and one of a kind gifts made by local artists and artisans.

The shop will run Saturday, November 30th and Sunday December 1st from 11AM until 4PM each day.

This is your chance to get one of a kind gifts for the special people on your list. Follow us on the web at



A night of live 16mm projections with Berlin based filmmakers, Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy.

Saturday, Novebmer 30 at 9 pm

The Red Room at Normal’s Books & Records
Saturday, November 30, 2013
8:30pm doors/9pm Show $6

About the Artists: Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are filmmakers living and working in Berlin. Since 2010 they have been working together under the moniker OJOBOCA. Together they are the founding members of Horrorism, a simulated method for inner and outer transformation. Their work encompasses films, performances, installations and workshops. They have presented their work internationally in a variety of venues to a variety of audiences. They’re currently members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.


A clip from my other favorite Thanksgiving movie – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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