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BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Show Openings and Events, February 6 – 12

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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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Perennials: Artist Lecture and Opening Reception
Thursday, February 8: 5-8 PM

930 King St, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Event Pick: Watch ‘Groundhog Day’ on Groundhog Day

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Image via IMDB

The holiday Groundhog Day, which is today, was once just a simple little tradition where a small town in Pennsylvania pulled a groundhog from its burrow to determine how much longer the winter would last. Totally normal. But thanks to the 1993 film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day has become shorthand for feeling like you’re in a nightmarish, Sisyphean loop and can’t get out of it.

Watch the Amazing Video for Greenspan’s ‘Indie’

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Image via YouTube

Though Greenspan’s album “Never Gon Die” came out back in 2016, a video for the song “Indie” dropped this week on hip-hop news site OkayPlayer.

Rap Group Peso Da Mafia Debuts Video for ‘Winning,’ Talks Hit ‘Money Man’

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Peso Da Mafia members Purp (left), Shordie Shordie (center) and Lor Dee appear on Genius.com. Image via YouTube.

Baltimore rappers have been getting some well-deserved national ink of late. Chief among them is the group Peso Da Mafia, whose hit from last spring, “Money Man,” and its prompt to do the Money Dance, blew up, pulling in 3.4 million views on YouTube, 586,000 SoundCloud plays, a co-sign from Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, and the honor of being named Song of the Year by the Baltimore Beat.

Event Pick: Dual Black History Month Art Exhibitions Open at City Hall

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For the next four weeks, City Hall will be showcasing work from two longtime Baltimore artists in a pair of exhibitions to celebrate Black History Month.

Wye Oak Announces New Album, ‘The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs’

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Credit: Shervin Lainez

The year 2018 will thankfully have some new Wye Oak. And even though vocalist/guitarist Jenn Wasner and percussionist Andy Stack don’t live in Baltimore anymore, their music will always have a special place here.

Bel-Air Edison Neighborhoods, Morgan Community Mile to host ‘Black Panther’ premiere party

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Lupita Nyong’o (left), Chadwick Boseman (center) and Letitia Wright in “Black Panther.” Image via IMDB.

Back in January, we told you about a premiere party for “Black Panther,” the much-hyped movie adaptation of the comic book of the same name, hosted by more than a half-dozen community groups.

Production Back on in Md. for ‘House of Cards’ Season 6, with Two New Actors

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Still via Netflix/YouTube

Netflix and MRC have revived production on the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” with a couple big names added to the cast, the companies announced today.

People of Nowhere: A Meditation on Syria

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Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive in Greece.

This piece of writing is a brief biography of Syrians. I refuse to use the word refugees throughout because I wanted to emphasize the fact that they are individual groups — they are people who have names and a country which they love.

Men and women who are suffering. Men and women who do not have a place to lay their heads. Men and women who cannot call a place their home, because their homes are taken and they have no refuge.

I offer this essay as a reminder of countless displaced Syrians thousands of miles away.

Orioles Have Mixed Reactions On Proposed Rule Changes

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Credit: Kenya Allen/PressBox

By Rich Dubroff

Major League Baseball owners are meeting this week, and while commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to unilaterally order the implementation of new “pace of game” rules, he’s reportedly going to wait to see if he can reach agreement with the MLB Players Association on the changes.