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FREE + VIRTUAL: Baltimore Next Media Web Festival – 10/28 – 11/1

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From October 28 through November 1, explore the best of National and International Digital Media during The Baltimore Next Media Web Fest. This five-day festival in Baltimore showcases some of the very best of New Media Content. This year, the festival will be FREE and VIRTUAL for all! With 133 screenings, the festival will include blocks of short films, web series, music videos, VR content and screenplays by creators and writers from 22 different countries.

The festival will also include keynotes, panels, live Script Readings with Actors, live musical performances, a virtual Halloween Party and costume contest, an Awards Ceremony with Celebrity Presenters and a Zoom After-Party with Red Carpet speeches!

Some of the highlights of the Panel Discussions include:

10 Things to Do in Baltimore this Weekend: Comic Con, Scary Movies and a New Frederick Douglass Walking Tour

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Photo from 2017’s Baltimore Comic Con, via Facebook

Halloween is coming, frightening as it may be to think about another holiday in the pandemic. This weekend brings a menu of spooky movies and performances. Plus, Baltimore Comic Con goes virtual, offering a chance to dress up in costume (at home). Here’s the lineup:

BALTIMORE OPEN STUDIO GOES VIRTUAL IN 2020

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Get a peek inside artists’ studios, enjoy performances, and listen to panel discussions during virtual Baltimore Open Studio Tour this Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25. Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the event takes place on BOPA’s Facebook page at @promoandarts and YouTube page BOPAInc. Twelve artists and galleries are featured in Baltimore Open Studio Tour with video tours of studios, Lunch Live Artist Conversations, and the virtual exhibition “B2020.”  Baltimore Open Studio Tour is part of Free Fall Baltimore presented by BGE and Maryland State Arts Council.  For information, visit www.promotionandarts.org.

BmoreArt Picks: October 20 – 26

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This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

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 us at [email protected]!

Mixed Media Speaker Series – Rights and Wrongs, Part 1 of 3 | Webinar
Tuesday, October 20 • 4pm
presented by MICA

“Rights and Wrongs” is a 3-part series that explores a range of perspectives, including the history of race in America and the Black Lives Matter movement, women’s suffrage and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, immigrant rights, public health vs. individual liberty, voter rights and voter access, freedom of speech and the arts, or other topics and approaches that connect to this theme.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in Baltimore: Halloween Movies, Outdoor Music and Street Art

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Ernest Shaw (Credit: André Chung)

These days, it’s not just the content of the event. It’s how you’re putting it on. This week, Baltimore’s community is balancing dedication to the craft and commitment to safety with puppet shows in a parking lot, streaming jazz and drive-in movies. Plus, there are a couple chances to go inside the city’s much-loved street art:

FREE! Stem Cells: Assessing Cutting Edge Gene Design & Therapies Event – 10/21

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A panel of scientists discuss the challenges, promises, hopes, and dangers of stem cell research and the exciting new technologies that have enabled us to explore and even alter the building blocks of life itself. On Wednesday, October 21, join Great Talk and The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, Johns Hopkins University as they present a Special Community Service Event: Stem Cells: Accessing the Cutting Edge Gene Design and Therapies. Starting at 7pm, the event is free and virtual with registration. Click here to register.

Discover Free Fall Baltimore this Month

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Love the arts? There are plenty of cultural activities taking place online this month. There is no need to leave the house. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Free Fall Baltimore presented by BGE and Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), is taking place as a hybrid of virtual and small in-person events. 

The annual celebration, held each October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, showcases the importance of the arts with free concerts, dance and theater performances, festivals, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, and special events. Free Fall Baltimore is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Baltimore’s vibrant arts scene. By providing a schedule of mostly virtual programming, Free Fall Baltimore maintains public health and safety while expanding its virtual reach beyond Baltimore City.

OktoberFEAST – a Delightfully Delicious Fall Celebration at Liberty Delight Farms

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Join Liberty Delight Farms for OKTOBERFEAST on Friday, 10/23 and Saturday, 10/24. An evening featuring dishes inspired by traditional German Oktoberfest, experience a delicious, five course dinner featuring German-inspired cuisine and beverage pairings. Enjoy a gourmet gastronomic experience with family and new friends featuring quality sourced products and an inspiring message. Make sure to stop by the Meat Market at Liberty Delight Farms to bring home some tasty goodies.  Click here for more information.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Future Islands Livestream, Fall Festival, John Lennon’s 80th Birthday

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Photo via Poetry Foundation

Live, local music is one of the things we’ve been missing most in the pandemic, but this weekend provides a pair of chances to check out Baltimore bands from home. Plus, get into the spooky season with outdoor movies on Charles St., Halloween drag and a commemoration of Poe’s death.

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