BmoreArt’s Picks: March 24-30

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This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Online Movie Screenings | Bacurau + Saint Frances
@ SNF Parkway’s website

Nonprofit theaters like the Parkway need your support now more than ever. By buying a virtual “ticket” to watch these films, you’ll be directly supporting your local art house cinema.

QuaranTiny Concerts
Ongoing daily through May 1
@ your home

As part of Live Arts Maryland’s “concerts in exile,” we’re launching a new online series: “QuaranTiny Concerts”—quick, informal performances, recorded in one or two takes. You can find past concerts on our Facebook page Live Arts Maryland or at We’ll continue to add to the “tiny concert” performances each day while performance venues are closed.



Drag Storytime LIVE FEED!
Tuesdays + Thursdays, March 24 – April 2 • 1 p.m.
Facebook Live @ your home
Hosted by Creative Alliance

Join us after lunch two days a week for a family-friendly Facebook Live Feed drag storytime event featuring some of Baltimore’s favorite drag personas.

Showcasing books and stories that lift up the arts, diversity, and acceptance, Creative Alliance presents an online distraction for your kids to learn through entertainment. We encourage you to dress up in your sparkliest attire and post photos in the Facebook event feed while listening to wonderful stories!

Like what you hear? You can virtually tip your storyteller!

Tuesday, March 24 | Lula Lioness
Tip them at Venmo: @Lula-L
Thursday, March 26 | Evon Michelle 
Tip them at Venmo: @Evonmichellexo
Tuesday, March 31 | Betty O’Hellno 
Tip them at Venmo: @bettyohellno
Thursday, April 2 | Brooklyn Heights & Iyana Deschanel
Tip them at Venmo: @iambrooklynheights



Sidewalk Serenades
Ongoing through Sunday, March 29
Hosted by Creative Alliance

Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

Creative Alliance can deliver short, live performances to your stoop, porch, or front lawn. Musicians will sing two to three songs at a safe distance from your home (or a friend/loved one’s home) for a small donation.

The proceeds from each of these performances will be shared between the artists and Creative Alliance to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Baltimore.

While there is a small fee per mini-concert, there are opportunities for those without the means to donate to enjoy live music. Musicians have offered to perform some additional mini-concerts gratis. If you are in need, or work at an organization, such as a hospital, that requires you to be present in person, or you do not have a safe space for a live performance, reach out to [email protected] to coordinate.

Wednesday, March 25 | Black Root
Thursday, March 26 | Ken and Brad Kolodner
Thursday, March 26 | Letitia VanSant
Thursday, March 26 | Ultrafaux
Saturday, March 28 | Scott Paynter (of Jah Works)
Sunday, March 29 | Ari and the Buffalo Kings



Viral Radical Readings
Thursday, March 26 • 8 p.m.
@ Antiviral Online Space

We are excited to announce the Bern Unit’s new radical reading collective!! What better way to dance on the ashes of the old world run by billionaires and sweep them into the dustbin of history than to strengthen community knowledge! Join our new reading group and discuss how to build collective power in the time of coronavirus and beyond (we have so much material to work with!) We’ll be tackling readings and videos from thinkers across the globe and brainstorming practical application in this incredible moment in human history. Our reading group is for everyone at any level of political education, of any background or ideology. Please be respectful and try to meet people where they’re at!

Sign up to lead a talk or suggest readings in this Google doc:

Paolo Friere’s “Society in Transition” from Education for Critical Consciousness (pg 10-12) linked here.
Video link:

Google Hangout Link here:



STAY Rooted Series
Mondays + Thursdays, March 26–April 9 • 7 p.m.
Hosted by Rooted Collective

Rooted is excited to announce STAY ROOTED, a virtual space for Black SGL/LGBTQ folks to come together and cultivate joy. Every Monday and Thursday a member from the Rooted Collective will be go on Facebook Live to share a practice with you. STAY ROOTED will feature dance parties, storytelling and other offerings to get us re/connected with each other, our bodies and our hearts.

Thursday, March 26th: Kalima: Isolation Dance Party
Monday, March 30th: Rufaro: Embodied Movement
Thursday, April 2nd: Blair: Tarot for a World on Fire
Monday, April 6th: Saida: Listening to Our Stories
Thursday, April 9th: Dialogue on Black Queer Joy as Resistance



Kacy Rohn: Remembering the Maryland Women’s Suffrage Movement
Friday, March 27 • noon–1 p.m.
Online: The livestream link will be available here on the day of the talk.

Hosted by The Peale, produced by the Baltimore National Heritage Area
Maryland women played an important role in the passage of the 19th Amendment. They organized, demonstrated, and campaigned for decades to win the right to vote, but their names have been forgotten or omitted. Historian Kacy Rohn discusses her research into the statewide suffrage movement, including how racism in Maryland had a major impact on the movement and the ways in which Black suffragists were rejected by white women and written out of the historical record.

Additional lecture on April 24. 



Poems to Get us to the Other Side
Saturday, March 28 • 3–4:30 p.m.
Presented by the Black Ladies Brunch Collective

In this moment when world feels afire, the Black Ladies Brunch Collective presents a reading by electric women of color who are writing the words to help us not just survive, but live in joy.

Emma Trelles
Jennifer Chang
Katy Richey
Sadia Hassan
Saida Agostini
Sheila Maldonado
Tara Betts
Teri Cross Davis

The event will be hosted on Zoom. Join by clicking on the link below:


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