Weekend Events Calendar: MLK Day, Poe’s Birthday, Lexington Market celebration and more

The 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Photo by J.M. Giordano.

This weekend brings a chance to honor Baltimore history, with celebrations of Lexington Market and Edgar Allan Poe. Plus, there’s plenty of dancing at a b-boy/b-girl battle and the 10th Anniversary of 4 Hours of Funk. On Monday, honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade, museum events and service.

Watch the first trailer for dirt-biker movie ‘Charm City Kings’

Jahi Di’Allo Winston in “Charm City Kings.” Image via IMDB.

Movie fans now have their first look at “Charm City Kings,” a theatrical adaptation of the locally filmed documentary on the city’s dirt biker culture, “12 O’Clock Boys.”

Rapper Meek Mill, who stars in the film, shared a teaser on his YouTube page. Watch it below.

Dan Deacon shares new single ‘Become a Mountain’

Credit: Frank Hamilton

We now have the second single from “Mystic Familiar,” the forthcoming album from Dan Deacon. In a lengthy quote, the local electronic musician says the songs on the album reflect a period when he was feeling “raw and vulnerable,” during which he started going to therapy and practicing meditation.

Collectors Corner closing Mount Vernon location

Photo by Ed Gunts.

After four years on N. Charles Street, comic book shop Collectors Corner plans to close the doors of its Mount Vernon store permanently at the end of February, one year after owners mulled shutting down the location but ultimately decided to keep it open.

The company says its two other locations, in Parkville and Bel Air, will remain open.

MLK Day Celebration at The Lewis


Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King at the Lewis Museum on Monday, January 20. Open from 11am – 4pm, the day will include presentations and discussions, a story hour and mural art project and a beautiful selection from the Baltimore City College Choir. Tickets are $5. To purchase, click here.

Station North has a new spot for food, music, and arcade games


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As Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young cut a ribbon with a pair of oversized scissors, a band on a nearby stage started the familiar first notes of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

BmoreArt News Briefs: Emily Breiter becomes Bromo Arts district director; Deutsch Foundation names Jessica Solomon as vice president; MICA awarded in National Democracy Challenge; and more


The following art news briefs have been compiled by our friends at BMore Art. To read more at BmoreArt, click here.

Emily Breiter comes in as Bromo Arts District Executive Director

In a press release, Amy Cavanaugh Royce, board chair of the Bromo Arts District and executive director of Maryland Art Place, welcomed Emily Breiter as the arts district’s next executive director. Breiter formerly worked on business engagement, fundraising, and events at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Breiter will replace Claudia Jolin in the position, but Jolin will remain on the Bromo Board of Directors.

13 theater shows to see in Baltimore in January

“Murder on the Orient Express” is playing at Everyman Theatre through January 11.

Thirteen theatrical shows in January offer a range of eccentric offerings and classics. A Turkish shadow puppet interpretation of “Hamlet,” a pay-to-perform (if you’re up for it) run of “Who Shot Andy Warhol,” and a racially themed murder-mystery farce are only a few of the more avant-garde offering this month, while those who enjoy traditional theater stories can catch popular favorites like “The Wiz,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” This month also marks the launch of Single Carrot Theatre’s first production since leaving its permanent home for a roaming season that begins at Clifton Mansion. Another old estate, Carroll Mansion, is also hosting a show this month--”Simaetha: a Dreambaby Cabaret” inspired by the angry witch from Ancient Greek poet Theocritus’ “Idyll 2.”

Weekend Events Calendar: Baltimore Crankie Fest, First Friday Concerts, and more

Baltimore Crankie Fest.

Was your New Year’s Resolution to get more in touch with what’s going on in Baltimore? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a look at events to get the new decade off and running. From crankies to a showcase of Baltimore artists, it once again shows what makes the city unique.