BmoreArt’s Picks: March 31–April 6

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This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally. 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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Call for Action | Home Sewing Network – Crisis Response Masks
via Station North Tool Library

CALLING ON ALL SEWISTS, CRAFTERS, AND MAKERS – MEDICAL WORKERS NEED OUR HELP! Health care workers are reporting ongoing, dire shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) including hospital gowns, face shields, surgical masks, and especially respiratory N95 face masks.

HOSPITALS HAVE REQUESTED “CRISIS RESPONSE” MASKS MADE OF FABRIC. Supplies of N95 masks are critically low, and many health care workers have nothing else to protect them. Fabric face masks can be combined with a face shield for increased protection in the absence of a proper respirators, and might help prolong the usefulness of N95 respirators. These masks will give healthcare providers, emergency personnel and other workers who can’t social distance more protection as they work to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. The CDC allows for the use of fabric face masks when N95 supplies are exhausted.

YOU CAN HELP BY SEWING MASKS, LENDING YOUR MACHINE, OR DONATING! Everyone has a part to play in the fight against coronavirus. Let’s mobilize and do everything we can do protect our most vulnerable healthcare workers, patients, friends and neighbors.



Call for Action | MD Makers Unite – Face Shields to Open Works in Baltimore
via Open Works + We the Builders

In response to the growing need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during this time of crisis, We the Builders is partnering with local organizations Open Works and Innovation Works in Baltimore, Maryland to coordinate the supply chain, production, and delivery of protective face shields that can be used on the front lines.

The first step for each face shield is a 3D-printed frame structure—and we need your help to print them!

Prusa Labs in the Czech Republic designed an open-source face shield that can be 3D-printed and attached to a sheet of plastic. In combination with lower-grade surgical masks, face shields can provide the CDC-recommended level of protection for health care workers and first responders interacting with suspected COVID-19 carriers.

You can download the files to print at home, and send them to Open Works’ team of volunteers who will assemble the shields with a plastic visor and elastic band. Finished face shields will be distributed to hospitals and healthcare organizations in the Baltimore metro area as a first priority. As supply grows, we hope to be able to send further out!

Who can participate?

Anyone who meets ALL of the following criteria:

  • Can physically deliver or ship parts to Open Works in Baltimore, Maryland. If you are located outside Maryland, we encourage you to reach out directly to your local community at where our friends at Nation of Makers are hard at work coordinating national efforts!
  • Has access to a 3D printer with a bed size of at least 8”x6”. The size of the face shield print file is 7.52”x5.67”x1.27”.
  • Has time and materials to print a minimum of 3 face shields. They can be packaged and delivered at once. Estimated print time for each shield is 6 hours and 105 grams of filament. Please make sure you have adequate time and filament available before signing up.
  • Can follow the safety and sanitation protocol outlined here. Please be sure that you and no one in your household are sick, or have been in contact with any confirmed cases of COVID-19. You will need masks, gloves (or hand soap), AND sanitizer (diluted bleach solution, 70% isopropyl alcohol, or sanitizer like Star-San) to participate. All participating builders must sign a safety agreement covering their own health conditions, following safety protocols, and legal responsibilities.

If you meet these criteria, read on for instructions!



Virtual Tour of the Peale
Tuesday, March 31 • 12:30-1:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the MW20 Online conference, take a virtual tour of the historic Peale Museum building, the first purpose-built museum in the country, with Executive Director, Nancy Proctor, and Chief Experience Officer, David London. Hear some of the many stories the building holds, from its founding by Rembrandt Peale, of the Peale family of artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, to its role as the first public high school in the state of Maryland to offer a secondary education to African Americans. See vintage gas street lights—a technology introduced to the city by Peale in 1816—and the oldest still extant public sculpture in America, in the Peale’s pollinator garden. And hear how the Peale is being reinvented today with the city’s communities as a home for Baltimore stories, and a laboratory for museum practice.

It’s free! Just click the link you’ll find in the online program to join from any browser.



Where We Stand | Virtual Access
Thursday, April 2 • Ongoing through April 26
Hosted by Baltimore Center Stage

By Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Co-Production with WP Theater


This brand-new fable of penance is filled with humor, heart, and music. When a town is running low on compassion and a man is stripped of companionship, just one kind stranger can tip the scales. Join in community as one passionate storyteller spins a supernatural tale of loneliness seduced by kindness and asks us “what do we owe each other?”



ONLINE WORKSHOP: $5 Adult Intro to Improv Workshop
Saturday, April 2 • 5-7 p.m.
Hosted by Baltimore Improv Group

Join us ONLINE (via Zoom invite) for an interactive introduction to improvisation with the Baltimore Improv Group. Low stakes, huge fun!

About this Event

Never taken an improv class before? Well now is your chance to try it out with experienced BIG instructors! This introductory workshop is designed to give potential students an opportunity to experience what a class is like before committing to a full course. Through simple, fun and supportive games, participants will explore basic concepts like playfulness, listening and agreement—all in a safe and comfortable digital group setting geared specifically toward those who are new to improv. Space is limited, so please sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. For adults, 18+ years old.

To participate in this online workshop, you will need access to WiFi and real-time video technology (computer, tablet, phone, etc. with webcamming capabilities). Your instructor will use the email address you provide when registering to send you an invitation link to join the digital meeting space provided by Zoom (you do not need to have a person Zoom account to participate in the event).



Museum Nights at Home: Quarantine Party with DJ ChynaDoll
Saturday, April 2 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Reginald F. Lewis Museum

We’re not letting a little social distancing stop #MuseumNights! Join the #LewisMuseumAtHome for a #QuarantineParty THIS THURSDAY!

Dance to the sounds of the Eastern Shore’s own DJ ChynaDoll as she takes over the museum’s Instagram Live! We’ll also have a printable black history trivia game to play at home.

CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM / feat. The Street Fighter
Saturday, April 4 • 9 p.m.

As we continue to deal with and adapt to a new, yet temporary, day-to-day, we’ve been exploring and, after some lengthy trouble-shooting, found a way to live stream CAN I KICK IT? that we’re calling CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM.

CAN I KICK IT? LIVE STREAM will bring our unique movie watching experience to you at home and beyond, which you can view at

Join us Saturday, April 4 as we bring you the 1970s classic The Street Fighter, starring the iconic Sonny Chiba.

We get the film started at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST. For additional info click here.



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