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Wing Dam’s Sara Autrey opens Get Shredded Vintage shop in Charles Village

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The exterior of Get Shredded Vintage, located in the rear store of 3101 St. Paul St. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

The Facebook profile photo for Get Shredded Vintage is the store’s proprietor, Sara Autrey, dressed in a retro yellow top with black-and-white streaks and blue-rimmed shades, her head covered in streamers that resemble the glow and translucence of bubbles.

It’s surprisingly evocative of the store, which opened for business today offering an eclectic and fun mix of vintage clothes, mid-mod kitchen accessories, kitschy curios and music, art and jewelry by local artists.

Amid growing buzz, Baltimore Improv Group tries an experiment: Make shows free

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Photo via Baltimore Improv Group/Facebook

The last six months have been kind to the Baltimore Improv Group. The nonprofit comedy organization has settled into its newly renovated home in Station North, seen upticks in attendance at shows and a steady stream of revenue from paid classes and workshops, and even earned a “Best of Baltimore” nod from the readers of the city’s paper of record.

Fishbowl Faves: Our top stories of the month of April

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It’s the last day of the month and time for Fishbowl Faves, our roundup of top stories of April brought to you by the Mt. Washington Tavern.

Event Pick: Amy Sherald discusses her portraiture at the BMA tonight

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Thelma Golden, left, and Amy Sherald. Image via the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Local artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama attracted admirers and strong critics soon after it was unveiled. The latter group complained the portrait didn’t really look like the former first lady. But criticism is subjective, and the general public has been voting with its feet: In February, the National Portrait Gallery reported attendance was up 300 percent, with lines as long as 90 minutes to see the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama.

Event Pick: ‘Homebodies,’ a two-person puppet show centered around a puzzle box

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Still via Alex & Olmsted/YouTube

“Homebodies,” a curious-looking play about a puzzling box and the larger concept of what makes a home a home, premieres tonight at Mid-Town Belvedere’s Baltimore Theater Project.

Celebrity guests announced for WICOMICON

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Celebrity guests announced for WICOMICON
“Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. Image via Marvel.com.

“Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign, writers Greg Pak and Leah Williams, and artist Bryan Tillman are among the celebrity guests who will appear at WICOMICON this Saturday, the festival announced.

Spend the at Summer at Friends

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Summer memories 2018 Baltimore fishbowlSummer at Friends has been creating summer memories since the 1960’s. A hidden gem located right on Charles Street between Northern Parkway and Wyndhurst Avenue, Summer at Friends takes advantage of Friends School’s 35 acre campus. Here campers as young as four and as old as thirteen enjoy thoughtfully crafted activities such as science, technology, art, music, and swimming, in the comfort of a facility designed just for them! It’s a place for campers to be kids, form friendships, and discover the joy of creating lasting memories of summer fun, in a peaceful, safe, and supportive environment.

Recently reshuffled Fleetwood Mac coming to Baltimore in 2019

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Image via Live Nation

Legendary pop-rock band Fleetwood Mac is coming to Royal Farms Arena on March 24, 2019, and as is only fitting for Fleetwood Mac, the announcement is shrouded in a bit of drama.

WICOMICON planned after sudden postponement of Universal FanCon

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Image via Facebook

A conglomeration of groups has come together to hold a pop-up convention in the wake of last week’s sudden postponement of Universal FanCon, billed as an inclusive celebration of “geek culture.”

Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events April 24 – May 1

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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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Healthcare for the Homeless Client Art Show
Thursday, April 26th: 5-7pm

Healthcare for the Homeless
421 Fallsway: 21202

“Art can be a way for us to communicate…and to bridge gaps between different ages, genders and neighborhoods,” says Mako Williams, an artist and Health Care for the Homeless client.

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