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Weekend Events Calendar: Oyfest, Stop Making Sense, Bridal and Wedding Expo

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A still from “Stop Making Sense.” Image via IMDB.

While we’re starting to see some holiday happenings pop up, this remains one last chance to breathe before the big rush. Dress up as an animal and run around the zoo, attend a gala or just dance to the music of the Talking Heads. It’s all on the menu this weekend. Here’s the full lineup:

The BMA Presents Major Exhibition Exploring Development of Abstract Art Through the Work of Black Artists

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The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art, an exhibition that captures the significant contributions that black artists have made to the development of abstraction from the 1940s to the present. On view through January 19, 2020, Generations explores the multifaceted power of abstract art as experimental practice, personal exploration, and profound political choice for decades of black artists. The exhibition features nearly 80 paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media installations by such notable artists as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Jennie C. Jones, Norman Lewis, Lorna Simpson, and Alma W. Thomas. The exhibition is curated by Christopher Bedford, BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, and Katy Siegel, BMA Senior Research & Programming Curator and Thaw Chair of Modern Art at Stony Brook University. The exhibition is co-organized by the BMA and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

Weekend Events Calendar: Screaming Females, fall festivals, basement bar tour and more

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Screaming Females. Credit: Farrah Skeiky.

With an extra hour of sleep under our belts, it’s time to enjoy the fall air this weekend. Festivals celebrate the homes of Highlandtown, the wings of Fells Point and the harvest. Plus, Brilliant Baltimore continues, bringing a special chance to dance in an underpass.

Weekend Events Calendar: Brilliant Baltimore, Dia de los Muertos, City vs. Poly and more

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“Waterlight Graffiti” by Antonin Fourneau is one of the installations on display at Brilliant Baltimore. Courtesy of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Once Halloween is in the books, the city is lit. Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival combine to form Brilliant Baltimore this weekend. Plus, take in a few more spooky conventions, costume parties and the Day of the Dead.

The Baltimore Concert Opera Presents THE CONSUL by Gian Carlo Menotti – 11/22 and 11/24

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Baltimore Concert Opera continues its season of tragic heroines with The Consul. An unfortunately timeless piece, The Consul touches on issues of fascism, political resistance, and immigration bureaucracy that are every bit as relevant today as when the Pulitzer Prize winning work premiered in 1950. Soprano Melanie Henley Heyn makes her company debut as Magda Sorel, joined by Ron Loyd as John Sorel. Performances are at the historic Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion on November 22nd and 24th. Tickets: $29.50 – 73.50 and can be purchased here.

Star Bright Farm Fall Festival – Saturday, 11/2

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On Saturday, November 2, join Star Bright Farm for a Fall Festival. The farm will play host to Diamondback Brewing, Old Westminster Winery, Park & Perk Cafe and John Brown’s Butchery for an afternoon of good food, drink, live music by Wile and Smith and The Drews, and company. Indulge in “Farm to Table” food offerings that were grown at Star Bright Farm and One Straw Farm and prepared by John Brown’s Butchery to preserve the flavor of the growing season. The farm market will be open so pick up a special treat or two. Tickets are $10 online; $15 at the gate; and kids under 12 are FREE. Click here to buy tickets and enjoy a family (leashed pets are welcome) Fall day in the country with Star Bright Farm.

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