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Star Bright Farm Concert Series – The Honey Dewdrops Saturday, August 28


Join Star Bright Farm on Saturday, August 28th as we settle into a beautiful twilight evening set to the tunes of Americana favorite The Honey Dewdrops. Check them out Here. A Saturday night at at the farm, sitting amongst the rows of lavender, enjoying good tunes – a perfect way to socially distance and unwind with the sweet smells of lavender.


10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Arts and Drafts Festival; AFRAM Concerts; Major League Quidditch

Chaka Khan headlines AFRAM. (Photo by Flicker user mike bouchard

There’s never been a more important time to celebrate the arts in Baltimore, and this weekend features plenty of chances. Between AFRAM and Arts and Drafts, there are a pair of festivals gathering creators and artists from around the city, and beyond. Or, check out theatre, live music and quidditch. Here’s the picks:

Equity at Work, a New Webinar Series by ABC, will Launch August 26th


Following their “S.O.S.” webinar series in 2020 which shed light on COVID-19 and Baltimore racial disparities existing prior to and exacerbated by the pandemic, Associated Black Charities (ABC) is set to debut a new webinar series titled Equity at Work. The theme of the new series will examine the application of racial equity in both the workplace and practical application at large in our communities. The debut session will be on Thursday, August 26th, 2021, at 11 AM. Titled “Black Voices in Board Service”, the online panel event will discuss the ramification in lack of representation by Black people on Boards of Directors in the Maryland region. Organized primarily by ABC’s Workforce Strategies team, Tiffani Truss and Jonathan Law, the first session of Equity at Work hopes to pursue the following questions, among others: What opportunities and challenges exist for Black people in nonprofit board service? and, how can Black leadership address racial inequity in the nonprofit sector and what are limiting factors?

Celebrate Jessica Anya Blau’s Newest Book with Ivy Bookshop on 8/27


The Ivy Bookshop is thrilled to celebrate Jessica Anya Blau’s newest book Mary Jane on Friday, August 27, at 7pm with an outdoor concert and LP exchange on their back patio! Jessica will be joined by musician Steve Martel. It will be a lovely evening of literature and lyrics. Register today.

Click here to buy the book!

Join Make Space for a Series of Think Tank Sessions – August 24 – August 26


Baltimore-based organization Make Space is inviting 50+ community-centric organizations that center Black and Brown people to attend one of three think tank sessions taking place across Baltimore City.

We will collectively explore approaches to advancing equitable urban planning and development for communities of color. We’re also excited to listen to what organizations and communities need and want to see in terms of housing in their neighborhoods.

In-person tickets are limited, so register ASAP. If you’d like to attend virtually, please register to receive the live-stream information.

10 Things to do in Baltimore This Weekend: Ravens Preseason Opener; AFRAM Kicks Off; Free Comic Book Day

Photo by Brandon Weigel

The heat is stifling in Baltimore this week, which might suggest the dog days of summer to some. But the Baltimore events calendar has plenty of activity. A beloved summer festival and pro football return. There are chances to check out live music and historic trains. Plus, free comics.

Sunset Jazz at Star Bright Farm This Sunday, August 15



We are moving this weekend’s jazz concert from Saturday to Sunday, August 15, in light of the forecast. Gates will open at 3:30 with music from 4-7pm. If you’ve already purchased tickets to Saturday’s concert, you’re all set for Sunday! Still need tickets for Sunday’s concert? Click here.

Join Star Bright Farm this Sunday, August 15, and settle into a beautiful twilight evening set to the tunes of local jazz favorites Michael Joseph Harris and Hot Club of Baltimore. Be sure to check them out here.

This is a limited capacity event that will sell out.

AFRAM returning Aug. 15-22 with Black restaurant week and performances by Wale, Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more

Baltimore’s AFRAM Festival will return this year from Aug. 15-22. Instead of an in-person concert, this year’s two-day concert will be virtual and will feature artists like Wale, Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan and others. There will also be a full week of other events, including a Black restaurant week, bike party, movie night, panel discussions, and more. Photo by Baltimore AFRAM/Facebook.

AFRAM Festival, Baltimore’s annual celebration of Black and African American culture, will run Aug. 15-22 and this year will be accompanied for the first time by AFRAM Restaurant Week.

10 Things to Do in Baltimore This Weekend: Wine and Food Festival; Acro-Cats; A Celebration of Black Music

The Amazing Acrocats rock Creative Alliance.

It’s that time in early August when summer simultaneously feels fully upon us, but bound to start slipping away soon. Make the most of it by (safely) checking out happenings around the city. This weekend, there’s local music and food festivals, art openings and acrobatic cats. Check out the options:

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to Host New Event to Support Cause of Ending Homelessness in Baltimore


St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is pleased to announce the launch of Equinox, a unique event to raise funds and awareness to end homelessness in Baltimore presented by M&T Bank. On Friday, September 24, 2021 approximately 500 people will gather at the Baltimore Museum of Industry to enjoy a Chesapeake-inspired menu, beer, wine, and spirits, creative lighting, silent and live auctions, and lively and fun music from Reverend Smackmaster & the Congregation of Funk.

The theme for Equinox is “Be the Light You Want to See”. Funds raised will go directly to supporting shelter and housing programs of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore.

Click here for more information.