BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events January 16 – 21

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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.

To submit your calendar event, email events@bmoreart.com!

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Scott Pennington: Two Minute Joys | Opening Reception
Thursday, January 18th: 6-9pm

Watch: Footage Shows Dramatic Shootout Between Officers, Robbers at 7-Eleven Downtown

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Warning: May be graphic to some.

Two brazen suspects robbed a 7-Eleven downtown last night, shot at (and missed) police officers at the scene and then managed to escape. CitiWatch camera operators captured the entire thing.

The PreK Program at St. James Academy Launches a Lifelong Love of Learning

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The Pre-Kindergarten, or “PreK” program at St. James Academy exemplifies the school’s multisensory approach to learning, allowing four years olds to begin their citizenship within the greater school community.

Famed Baltimore-Based Investor Pledges $75 Million to JHU Philosophy Dept.

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Bill Miller. Photo via Hopkins Hub.

The Hopkins philosophy program is getting a massive boost from a famous investor who attributes his success on Wall Street to his philosophy education at the Baltimore university.

Vikings’ Stefon Diggs, Other Former Terps Shine During NFL’s Divisional Round

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Photo via PressBox

By Luke Jackson

The biggest catch of former University of Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ career was also perhaps the best moment in Minnesota Vikings history. Diggs sent the Vikings to the NFC championship game with a 61-yard catch-and-run as time expired against the New Orleans Saints Jan. 14.

Dr. Onaje X. O. Woodbine to Speak about Race, Education and Athletics on January 25

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The public is invited to join Dr. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a religious studies teacher at Phillips Academy (MA) and author of Black Gods of the Asphalt for a thought-provoking conversation about race, education, and athletics on Thursday, January 25 at Gilman School. The 6:00 p.m. event is free, a light supper will be served, and childcare will be available with advance registration. Register for the lecture here. 

Hot House: Victorian Outside, Gen X Inside, Asks $899K In Roland Park

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Hot House: 509 Hawthorn Road, Baltimore, 21210

Victorian-style cedar shingle house, circa 1900, complete and recent renovation inside and out. Four to five bedrooms, three full and one half bath over 3,326 sq. ft. with a semi-finished basement. New asphalt shingle roof 2011, new mains water line, all new Marvin windows, exterior and interior paint.  Open living dining room with built-in office. New kitchen with Silestone island and counters, main floor laundry room off kitchen.  Large master suite with custom dressing room. All new bathrooms with glass showers, separate tub. Central air, whole house security system, generator.  Fenced backyard with 2-car parking pad on .25 acre property: $899,000

Braving the Cold, Crowds Pack MLK Boulevard for a Parade Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

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Sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha holding their banner before the parade. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Dozens of Baltimore nonprofits, school marching bands, black Greek organizations and others paid no heed to an unforgiving chill in the air on Monday as they marched proudly down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Baltimore.

‘Recycled,’ Not ‘Returned’: How City Schools May Have Actually Lost Out on $66 Million to Fix Schools

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Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The figure $66 million has popped up again and again during the recent debate on heating and facilities repairs at city schools.