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Premiere: Watch the Twisted Sister-referencing video for Santa Librada’s ‘Something to Say’

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The local feminist/queer/trans-fronted punk band Santa Librada says its music touches on “feminism, transgender rights, love, sex and the surveillance state.” With the song “Something to Say,” the four-piece takes on that certain kind of obnoxious jerk who has to talk over everyone and weigh in on everything.

Photo Gallery: The Hats of Pimlico

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Lisa Crothers, of Maryland, at Black-Eyed Susan Day.

The hats and fascinators associated with the Preakness Stakes and Black-Eyed Susan Day are almost as popular as the equine heroes from the two days of racing. While shooting standard Preakness shots for a wire service, I saw a woman in a small blue hat walk by the yellow wall and it clicked. I chose a small space by the main door and asked racing fans in their best headwear to take a quick photo. It’s a new way of seeing the hats of the Preakness.

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events May 22 – May 28

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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 daily.

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

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fools and madmen | Neighborhood Tour
Tuesday, May 22nd – Thursday, May 24th

Motor House / Cohesion Theatre / Mt. Vernon Place Church

Dave Chappelle is coming to the Lyric this June

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The legendary comedian Dave Chappelle has been firing on all cylinders since last year, releasing four stand-up specials on Netflix and, earlier this month, announcing a co-headlining tour with former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, from June 11 to June 24.

Copycat resident turns to Reddit for help opening a decades-old safe

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An old safe found in the Copycat Building. Photo by Spencer Grundler.

Spencer Grundler’s reason for wanting a safe is, unfortunately, practical.

The freelance film and TV worker’s apartment in the Copycat Building was broken into while he was away camping. A safe, he thought, would be a great way to store some of his camera equipment, and he didn’t have to go far to find one.

“It’s been in the hallway there for as long as I can remember,” he said. “People have just ignored it.”

With augmented-reality app, artists (virtually) revive the demolished McKeldin Fountain

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A shot of the “NONUMENT 01::McKeldin Fountain” app. Via NONUMENT 01.

Eighteen months ago, construction crews reduced the Brutalist concrete fountain at the heart of the Inner Harbor’s McKeldin Square plaza to rubble, making way for green space and some additional seating at the corner of Pratt and Light streets. The effort was led by the Downtown Partnership, whose leaders said the structure had become an eyesore.

Gone is the 35-year-old sharp-edged edifice that played host to curious wanderers traversing its walkways and people wading into its waters, and served as a backdrop to countless demonstrations, from pinnacle events like the 2015 protests of police after Freddie Gray’s death and the 2011 Occupy campouts to weekly protests.

But it lives again—if you have a screen handy. Just search “Nonument 01” on your app store.

Wing Dam’s May 25 show will be the band’s last

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With drummer Abe Sanders headed to Seattle for a new job, the local indie rock group Wing Dam announced on social media that the May 25 show at the Windup Space will be its last.

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events May 15 – 21

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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 [email protected]!

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Waving and Wavering | Opening Reception
Thursday, May 17th · 6-9pm

Maryland Art Place
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

Event Pick: Matthew Porterfield’s ‘Sollers Point’ begins its run at The Parkway

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A still from Matthew Porterfield’s “Sollers Point.” Image via Maryland Film Festival.

If you weren’t among the Maryland Film Festival-goers who caught the premiere of Matthew Porterfield’s “Sollers Point” last week, you’re in luck. The film kicks off a three-week run at The Parkway tonight, and both Porterfield and the movie’s lead actor, McCaul Lombardi, will be on hand to discuss their work.

Exit Interview: Kwame Kwei-Armah reflects on his time at Center Stage, his upcoming play on Stax Records and more

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Image courtesy of Center Stage.

Over the course of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s seven-year run as artistic director, Baltimore Center Stage regulars have grown accustomed to seeing him walking around during previews, those first few times a production is performed before an audience. The tall, lean, and handsome Kwei-Armah can typically be found dapperly attired and casually milling about, as if just another theatergoer on a night out. On Saturday, prior to the second preview of “Soul: The Stax Musical,” his final directing effort of his tenure, he stood in the lobby surrounded by a small throng of people, chatting and having a laugh.

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