Baltimore Weekend Events: Ziggy Stardust, Soul Movie, Ukraine Benefit

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A London shrine to the late David Bowie’s character Ziggy Stardust. Photo by frankieleon/Flickr Creative Commons.

Baltimore is under a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Thursday through Sunday, so several outdoor events have been canceled this weekend. Be sure to stay cool, limit your time outdoors, and look after yourselves and your neighbors.

There will be some indoor or evening events that should bring some relief from the heat. It’s looking to be quite a soulful weekend for Charm City, from musical performances to AVAM’s screening of Disney’s animated movie “Soul,” which is all about jazz and following your passions.

Check out this weekend’s lineup:

Dance Workshop, Thursday, July 21, doors 6:30 p.m., program begins 7 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art. Full Circle Dance Company’s movement and dance will explore themes of home, longing and belonging with choreography partly inspired by Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s painting “Dwell: Aso Ebi,” which is on view in the BMA’s Contemporary Wing. Admission is free and open to dancers of all ages and abilities. Registration and masks are required.

Soul Movie, Thursday, July 21, 9 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum. In the third installment in AVAM’s Flicks from the Hill film series this year, the museum will be showing Disney’s “Soul.” Before the movie, attendees can participate in a “Fill a Bag” activity to provide free supplies to art teachers.

Joe Locke Group, Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, Keystone Korner. Vibraphonist Joe Locke and his quartet, featuring vocalist Kenny Washington, are bringing the pop, rock and soul to Baltimore all weekend.

Ziggy Stardust, Friday, July 22, 7-10 p.m., Maryland Science Center. Take in the music of David Bowie’s fifth studio album as you explore galaxies and constellations in the Maryland Science Center’s planetarium. The center will present the album, “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars,” as a 360-degree sound and visual show on their planetarium dome. A cocktail hour and activities in the center’s space exhibit will precede the show.

Paul Austerlitz and the Vodou Horn, Friday, July 22, 7 p.m., An Die Musik. Paul Austerlitz, a composer and a professor of ethnomusicology and Africana studies at Gettysburg College, incorporates into his music the bass clarinet, also known as the vodou horn.

BMore for Ukraine, Saturday, July 23, noon to 6 p.m., Patterson Park. The Baltimore-Odessa Sister City Committee will host the first ever “BMore for Ukraine” event to support Ukraine. It will feature live music, cultural dance, games and more, with all proceeds benefiting World Central Kitchen and United Help Ukraine.

Rovo Monty, Saturday, July 23, door 8 p.m., Ottobar. Rovo Monty will play an album release show, showcasing his blend of pop, house, vogue, and R&B music. The show will also feature musical artists :3LON and Amy Reid.

Marcus Dieterle


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