For the Pratt Contemporaries’ 10th Annual Black and White Party, I shot a mix of black-and-white film and digital to capture the spirit of the original Studio 54, the theme of this year’s black-tie fundraiser. The disco-themed ball, held at The Assembly Room, as the central branch of the library undergoes extensive renovation, raised $235,000 for youth programs at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, according to the philanthropic organization.
Despite the freezing temperatures, a few hundred onlookers attended the Baltimore Office of Promotions and Arts’ 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, along with dozens of dancers, activists and marching bands. The two-hour parade stretched from Eutaw to Baltimore streets.
All photos by J.M. Giordano.
Join Live Baltimore for a comprehensive introduction of Baltimore city living with their Trolley Tour on January 26 from 8:30am – 1pm. Live Baltimore’s Trolley Tours are homebuying incentive events offered throughout the year. Enjoy a narrated bus tour of more than 10 neighborhoods, meet with real estate experts and community organizations, sit-in on expert-led workshops, preview homes for sale AND become eligible for $5,000 toward the purchase of a new home. Thirty Buying Into Baltimore $5,000 incentive awards are available following this event. Fall in love with a Baltimore neighborhood while qualifying for the $5,000 Buying Into Baltimore incentive to buy a place to call home.
The celebrations return with a birthday party for the city’s greatest writer and a night out to mark Enoch Pratt’s most lasting contribution. Elsewhere, check out the museum at night, new plays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities and more.
What do Govs. Larry Hogan, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania have in common, professionally speaking? Look to their approval ratings and polling numbers, and you’ll find they’ve successfully navigated highly partisan political climes—and, in Hogan’s case, even overcame a two-to-one disadvantage in voters’ party affiliation—to achieve strong support in their home states. They also were each handily re-elected to a second term this past November.
WINTER SALE!! Wilson Lighting & Interiors is having their largest sale of the year! NOW through Feb 2nd– all merchandise is 20%-60% off! Stop by this local, family owned store to buy anything & everything for your home! Location: 208 York Road, Towson MD. Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30- 5:30
Weekend Events Calendar: Ice Festival, Orchid Show, Baltimore Restaurant Week, theater openings and more
The forecast is calling for snow this weekend, but there’s still plenty of reasons to venture out, like festivals featuring creative takes on ice, seafood and German culture. Or, head to the Parkway and sing along with Queen. Here’s the weekend schedule: