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10 Things to Do This Weekend in Baltimore: A Super City Movie; Freda Payne Sings Ella; Virtual Art Openings; and more

Super City, via press handout

Live music. Art openings. Browsing local businesses. On any normal warm weekend such as this, there would be plenty to go around. But with the pandemic still around (and cases rising in Maryland), we’ll have to settle for a smattering of virtual and socially distanced options. It’s never more important to support local folks, but now is a doubly crucial time to wear a mask. Be safe everyone. Here’s the plan for this weekend:

Bmore Art Picks: Nov. 10-16


BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

To submit your calendar event, email [email protected]!

MASKERade Baltimore
ongoing through November 13
presented by Maryland Art Place

The LGBTQ Fund at BCF and Maryland Art Place proudly present MASKerade Baltimore – a virtual silent auction and mask design competition to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, The LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

Local music venues face uncertainty as pandemic wears on

The exterior of jazz club Keystone Korner. Image via Facebook.

Jazz impresario Todd Barkan has been putting together concerts for nearly half a century. In 1972 he acquired the Keystone Korner club in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood and turned it into one of the decade’s premier jazz venues. He relocated to New York in the 1980s to produce albums, work with the Boys Choir of Harlem, and, in 2001, became Jazz at Lincoln Center’s artistic administrator. He was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master in 2018, and in 2019 he revived his Keystone Korner club in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t care one bit about those career achievements, however. “I’m one of the most elder and experienced jazz presenters in the world, but that doesn’t help me in this situation,” Barkan says by phone in September, adding that, at 74-years-old, “I’m facing by far the most difficult challenge in my entire life in music.”

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Baltimore: Virtual Events for WTMD, Creative Alliance and Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund

Photo via Monument City Brewing/Facebook

In a difficult year, it’s important to support the local work of arts outlets and organizations that were founded in the city, and continue to grow here. This weekend brings benefits for the Creative Alliance, WTMD and Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund — each with intriguing programming for virtual attendees of its own. Plus, check out a new mural, and a new whiskey. Here’s the lineup:

2020 Fall Field Day at Star Bright Farm


Remember the Bluegrass Sunset evenings of this past summer? Well that is EXACTLY what Star Bright Farm will have this Saturday, 11/7 for their Fall Field Day! Enjoy the perfect Fall day from 11am – 5pm with friends, family, good music and tasty treats at Star Bright Farm! You can even get a head start on that holiday shopping with a visit to the Barn Market. Tickets are limited. Get your’s today!

BmoreArt’s Picks: November 3-9


BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

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]!

Sheep Jones: New Paintings
Ongoing through November 2020
@ Steven Scott Gallery

by appointment only

Family Movie Night at the Village of Cross Keys this Saturday 10/31


Looking for a fun filled safe alternative for Halloween?
SparTea presents
Movie Night at The Village of Cross Keys!
Featured Movie: The Addams Family.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
5100 Falls Rd lot
Opens at 6pm
Movie starts at 7pm

Come Up to the Lab – Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror Takes the Stage this SUNDAY


This Sunday, November 1, Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror will take the stage with a quarantine twist on the classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” This classic 70’s theme celebrates 45 years of Richard O’Brien’s 1975 film and 5 years of “Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror.” The cast will dramatically pantomime the science fiction cult classic and dance to the musical sound track. Get the shock treatment and purchase your tickets today!

10 Things to Do in Baltimore on Halloween Weekend: Great Lantern Parade; Socially-Distanced Haunted House; Scary Movies;

Courtesy Creative Alliance

Another altered holiday in 2020 arrives, with Halloween this weekend. While we’ll miss the dance parties and the trick-or-treaters, Baltimore is once again getting creative to keep the spooky spirit alive with a socially-distanced haunted house, performances, car parades and outdoor movies. And look on the bright side: You need a mask to go out anyway. Check out our picks for this weekend’s events: