Starting this week, Baltimore cinephiles can watch a series of short films and help support The Senator Theatre, which, like theaters across the country, has had to shutdown to limit the spread of coronavirus.
On Monday night, after video from a Black woman showed her son being denied service at Ouzo Bay because of his attire, even though a white boy who was similarly dressed had just finished his meal, the restaurant’s owner, Atlas Restaurant Group, released a statement promising to change.
Atlas apologized to the woman who posted the video, Marcia Grant, and her son, Dallas, and said the manager seen enforcing the dress code had been placed on indefinite leave.
Night Shift 2.0, the East Baltimore nightclub that opened last September with the goal of creating an “adult entertainment experience” where anyone in the LGBTQ community would feel welcome, has closed for good.
Managers posted a notice on Facebook to thank staffers and patrons and say they won’t be coming back after the state-imposed shutdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“It is with a heavy and sad heart to announce that whenever the Coronavirus pandemic is over, Night Shift 2.0 will not be reopening,” the message said, in part.
The Baltimore Museum of Art will reopen its sculpture gardens to the public on Wednesday, allowing visitors to roam the outdoor space filled with works by Auguste Rodin, Joan Miró, José Ruiz de Rivera and others.
By Sydney Clark and Victoria Lorren Daniels
Capital News Service
Larry Thompson, a junior at Reach! Partnership School, in the the Clifton Park area, counts at least nine friends who died in the last two years—shootings, stabbings, a car crash, a drowning.
“I’ve been losing friends back to back,” he said.
These teenagers deal with trauma every day.
Deaths are announced over the school intercom.
Classmates decorate the dead students’ lockers as memorials, grim reminders of the school’s losses.
Pride Center of Maryland announces departure of executive director, citing desire for ‘new direction’
The Pride Center of Maryland on Tuesday announced the departure of executive director Mimi Demissew, who had served in the role since 2016.
Merrick Moses, president of the center’s board of directors, told Baltimore Fishbowl on Thursday that he “can’t really go into the specifics” of Demissew’s departure but that the board “decided it was time for the Pride Center to go in a new direction.”
“It’s a new day at the Pride Center and we decided to move forward,” Moses said.
The Maryland Attorney General’s Office reached a settlement with Ticketmaster after thousands of patrons were charged fees buying resale tickets for events at the Hippodrome Theatre, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced today.
By Kaanita Iyer, Jason Fontelieu and Jamal Williams
Capital News Service
In most barbershops, you might find posters that show style trends or magazines stacked on tables. But in New Beginnings barbershop, what stands out are student artwork on the walls and stacks of pamphlets promoting art exhibits and health screenings.
New Beginnings is not just a place for a trim. It’s also a place where you can address health concerns and trauma that stem from violence in Baltimore.
“I had to start doing things to address the issue of senseless violence, starting with myself, as well as others, that brought forth the urgency to unite barbers and beauticians with much more depth,” New Beginnings owner Troy Staton said.
Doors Open Baltimore, a free annual event that gives people a chance to visit places that are usually off-limits to the public, is the latest local activity to go virtual for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizers of the popular citywide festival announced this week that they decided to make Doors Open a virtual event this year because of uncertainty over holding in-person events and concerns about potential health risks to participants, including volunteers who greet visitors at every featured location.