Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events March 20 – 26


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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Joyce J. Scott + Kyle Hackett | Reception
Wednesday, March 21st : 6-8pm

Bill that would raise marijuana decriminalization limit to 1 ounce advances

Photo by Sam Sutch, via Wikimedia Commons

The Maryland Senate last night passed a bill that would raise the civil fine limit for marijuana from 10 grams to one ounce, putting Maryland in line with other states around the country that have decriminalized possession of larger amounts of cannabis.

Due to snow, city cancels public meeting to discuss future of Roland Avenue bike lanes

Image via Google Street View

UPDATE (March 20, 2 p.m.): The Baltimore City Department of Transportation says it has cancelled the 6 p.m. meeting at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School due to inclement weather.

Original (March 8): Nine months after a neighborhood association representing Roland Park residents asked the city to tear out two mile-long bike lanes in their neighborhood, the Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting about the matter.

Violent crime ticks up in February and March, but still down from 2017

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Last night at 10 p.m., Deon Garner, 26, was fatally shot in Coppin Heights at the corner of Westwood and Moreland avenues. His murder marked Baltimore’s ninth homicide for the month of March, and the city’s 20th killing in 30 days.

Baltimore Brigade season is back on after labor dispute

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Following a labor dispute that literally saw the Arena Football League and the executive director of the players’ union going back and forth on Twitter, the league and players last Friday reached a four-year collective bargaining deal.

Yesterday, Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor, as well as the NBA’s Washington Wizards and NHL’s Washington Capitals, announced that the season was back on for his two teams, meaning they would have to throw together rosters, ticket sales and more within the next three weeks.

Franchot vows to fight on after committee rejects beer bill

Comptroller Peter Franchot hoists a beer with Maryland brewers. Image courtesy of Comptroller Peter Franchot/Facebook.

Last Friday, Comptroller Peter Franchot’s bill to loosen regulations on the state’s craft brewers, the Reform on Tap Act, failed to escape the House Committee on Economic Matters. And it wasn’t close, with the vote going 17-4 against.

But the committee did pass another measure establishing a task force to see if the comptroller’s office should maintain oversight of the state’s alcohol industry. The House of Delegates passed that bill yesterday by a vote of 128-10.

15 years later, Drew Nicholas reflects on game-winning shot

Credit: Ed Sheahin/PressBox
When it left his hand, he didn’t just think he had missed. He thought he had missed everything.