This week has brought a bit of a taste of spring, but the pandemic winter unfortunately isn’t over yet. So settle in for a variety of virtual events from local groups. This week, Enoch Pratt welcomes a bestselling author and discusses a much-loved poet. Plus, the Maryland Science Center celebrates Pi(e).
Writers Live! with Terry McMillan: 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, virtual. The Enoch Pratt Free Library series features the bestselling author of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Waiting to Exhale” discussing her latest book, “It’s Not All Downhill From Here.”
We Are Living in a Materials World: How Building Materials Age: 1 p.m. on Friday, March 12, virtual. Christine Djuric, who currently serves as the conservator of the City of Baltimore, explores the building materials of landmarks. It’s part of Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage’s Virtual Histories program.
Sci-Fi Friday: 2 p.m. on Friday, March 12, virtual. Maryland Science Center presents a screening of Contact, the adaptation of Carl Sagan’s novel starring Jodie Foster. The event includes a themed cocktail recipe and activity.
Mondo Baltimore: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 12, virtual. The monthly cult film series features screenings of “War is Hell” and “Strike Commando.”
Black Joy Friday: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 12, virtual. The Black Improv Alliance, Maryland Improv Collective and Highwire Improv present two hours of unscripted comedy.
Poetry Discussion: Rita Dove: 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, virtual. The Enoch Pratt Free Library invites all comers for a discussion of the work of the celebrated American poet.
Waterplanet: 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, streaming. An Die Musik Live! presents a streaming concert with multi-instrumentalists Millie Landrum and James Hesser perform “playfully introspective songs blur the lines between pop, rock, and psych-folk.”
Pi(e) Day Online: 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, streaming. The Maryland Science Center presents a full afternoon of activities for 3/14, a day to celebrate math, and eat pie. Check out an explanation of pi, listen to musical pi, and see pies fall from the roof.
Shriver Hall Concert Series: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, virtual. The streaming concert features cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and pianist Armine Grigoryan performing works by Beethoven, Mozart and two works by Armenian composers.
BlackBerry Wündergarten: “End of Winter” Poetry Fest: 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 14 at The Gallery About Nothing. The open mic event features poetry, art, music and more.
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