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Tune into a Special Live Sampling of the 2nd Annual Asia North Festival – Friday, July 17

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Asian Arts & Culture Center (AA&CC), Central Baltimore Partnership, and the Station North Arts District are thrilled to present part two of the Asia North 2020 Festival on July 17th at 8pm. Catch a virtual taste of Asia North 2020 in this third Station North Shines episode, featuring four artists from Asia North and two more recipes from local restaurants. Mark your calendars for July 17 and tune into Station North on Facebook to watch the Facebook Live event (hit “play” on the top post to see the livestream).

The Asian Arts & Culture Center and the Central Baltimore Partnership in collaboration with Stillpointe Theatre, Charm City Night Market, Motor House, North Avenue Market, and several other community organizations originally planned the Asia North 2020 exhibition for April 4-May 9 and a festival with performances and an Underground Night Market in Graffiti Alley by Charm City Night Market for April 4. However, due to COVID-19, the organizations have partnered with the Station North Arts District to go digital for the time-being, hosting the exhibit and live virtual events like this one online. Plans are being made to reschedule the live festival for fall 2020.

Explore Maryland Film Fest, Virtually – June 12 – 21

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The Maryland Film Festival rises from the ashes in an all-new virtual format for 2020 from June 12 – 21! Get ready for TEN DAYS of film fest extravaganza: the best of emerging, independent cinema in the world today at your fingertips with the brand new SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre. This Maryland Film Festival is going to be a little different – and a whole lotta fun. Tickets are on sale NOW!

These won’t be just any regular old online screenings. The SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre will be giving you the full Maryland Film Fest experience with:

– North American & World Premiere Films
– Exclusive Filmmaker Interactives
– Hosted Virtual Events & Afterparties
– Signature Short Film Programs
– And More!

Stages Music Arts Announces Virtual Concert to Benefit Baltimore Hunger Project

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Music lesson, recording studio and live event production company​ ​Stages Music Arts​ will host a virtual concert to benefit Baltimore Hunger Project​,​ ​which is dedicated to eliminating weekend childhood hunger, on Thursday, June 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert, which is free, will be raising money for Baltimore Hunger Project via GoFundMe.

The concert features some of the Baltimore area’s finest singer-songwriter talent, including hometown hero and nationally touring act ​Cris Jacobs, ​music scene veteran and Stages instructor ​Mitch Treger ​performing with Stages general manager​ Charles Simon​, and the raw, emotive ​Scott Siskind ​of Vinny Vegas. The concert also features Charleston, South Carolina-based one-man band ​Super Reggae Man, ​whose mesmerizing performances have him building songs by looping six live instruments.

The concert will be livestreamed from Stages Music Arts’​ ​Facebook page​.

Faith in the Future – How the Baltimore Concert Opera is Coping with Coronavirus

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Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from Julia Cooke, Artistic and General Director of Baltimore Concert Opera, on how they are adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
We sadly had to fully cancel our final concert opera production of this season, and have postponed two other concerts as well as our major annual fundraising event. However, our staff must continue to work (remotely of course,) maintaining operations and focusing on how to navigate through this unprecedented time as a performing arts organization.

Are you doing something for the community or your employees that you want to share with our readers?
Absolutely — we want to stay connected to our wonderful community while our live productions are temporarily paused. We are digging into our audio archives to create “BCO Moments of Beauty” from several past productions, all with the blessing of the wonderful artists who performed those moments. We are sharing this series of clips via our social media channels, and as a collection on our website which will be added to weekly at http://www.baltimoreconcertopera.com/bco-blog

UPDATE: Choral Arts Gala now an Online Auction from Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5

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UPDATED: The safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff is Choral Arts’ top priority. Therefore, we are announcing that our in-person Gala will be transformed into an online auction, and you can bid on fun and exciting auction items from the comfort of your own home! The auction will be held from Friday, April 3 at 9 am to Sunday, April 5 at 9 pm. You will be able to bid on fun and exciting auction items from the comfort of your own home! Click here for more information.

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Parkway & Union Craft Brewing Present Polyester this Thursday 3/12

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This Thursday, March 12, Parkway Theatre and Union Craft Brewing present Polyester. Doors open at 6pm and the first 48 guests will receive a limited edition Union Craft Brewing Divine IPA Glass. Enjoy a Divine Flamingo Cocktail at the bar while Drag Queen Bambi Galore hosts a special happy hour with Polyester and Divine IPA giveaways. Advance ticket buyers will be entered into a special raffle whose prizes include: a private tour of the Union Craft Brewing facility and tasting for 12, 1 criterion collection Blu-ray of POLYESTER, and 5 Odorama cards signed by John Waters. It wouldn’t be a Polyester party without costumes so dress like Divine and drink a Divine IPA for free!!

Weekend Events Calendar: Women’s History Month events, Canton Irish Stroll and more

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The Hotel Revival hosts an International Women’s Day event Sunday to benefit My Sister’s Place.

March is the time to celebrate women, and this weekend brings plenty of chances. During Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day arrives on Sunday. Head to Hotel Revival for a chance to celebrate and support My Sister’s Place. Elsewhere, a pair of new businesses are already turning two, and the St. Patrick’s Day events are starting.

Weekend Events Calendar: Frozen Harbor Music Festival, Monster Jam, Leap Day parties and more

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Reel Big Fish headlines the Frozen Harbor Music Festival. Credit: Jonathan Thorpe.

There’s an extra day on the calendar this month, so let’s make the most of it. Several spots are throwing parties just for the 29th–after all, it only comes around once every four years. Elsewhere, check out lots of music around Inner Harbor, and a couple Mardi Gras events keeping the celebration going. Enjoy:

Neighborhood Institute 2020: Building Civic Power POSTPONED TO FALL 2020

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Build Civic Power at Strong City Baltimore’s 12th Neighborhood Institute

Strong City Baltimore is postponing Neighborhood Institute 2020, originally scheduled for March 28th at Baltimore City Community College, in accordance with the mandates from state and city leadership about cancelling large-scale events due to public health concerns over the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The annual skill-building conference for neighborhood leaders will be rescheduled to fall 2020.

Neighborhood Institute, Strong City Baltimore’s annual skill-building conference for neighborhood leaders, activists, and nonprofit professionals, returns with a day of learning that reflects these extraordinary times for our city and nation. With election season in full swing and the Census count kicking into high gear, Strong City is joining forces with other local organizations to focus Neighborhood Institute’s content on the theme “Building Civic Power.”

Neighborhood Institute 2020: Building Civic Power

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:30am to 3:30pm

Baltimore City Community College

Leap Day Babies Eat FREE Cakes at Miss Shirley’s Cafe!

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Leap Day only comes around every four years, which is why Miss Shirley’s Cafe is offering a special Birthday Surprise for all Leap Day Babies! And, there is no better way to say “Happy Birthday” than with FREE “Cakes!”

This Leap Day, any guest who was born on February 29, can receive their choice of either a FREE Crab Cake Po’ Boy OR FREE Tall Stack of Specialty Pancakes – redeemable at any Miss Shirley’s Cafe location, ONLY on Saturday, February 29, 2020!

Are YOU a Leap Day Baby, who was born on February 29th? Upon being seated, simply let your server know that you would like to redeem the Leap Day promotion, show your valid ID with birth date, and enjoy your FREE “Cakes” on us!

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