Charles Village

Event Pick: Local writer John Lingan discusses his book on a Virginia town, ‘Homeplace’

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Photo by Pat Jarrett

John Lingan has written about everything from Baltimore photographer Devin Allen to baseball in the Trump era to the legendary status of Smokey Robinson. For his first book, “Homplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk,” he heads to Winchester, Virginia, to find country music DJ Jim McCoy, the first person to give airtime to the singer Patsy Cline. McCoy also started the titular honky-tonk on his family’s land in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Event Pick: R. House hosts a benefit for Charles Village Pub

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We told you recently about a local brewery, Peabody Heights, hosting a fundraiser for the staff of Charles Village Pub after the beloved bar had to close following a grease fire. Now another brewer, Union Craft, and the food hall R. House are stepping up to do the same tonight.

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.

Grease fire shutters Charles Village Pub indefinitely

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Photo by J.M. Giordano

The Charles Village Pub, the beloved neighborhood bar on St. Paul Street, has shut down indefinitely following a grease fire Tuesday morning.

Event Pick: Feast on spaghetti and dance to disco to benefit the Village Learning Place

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Flyer via Village Learning Place

Nothing goes together quite like spaghetti, disco music and helping your community.

Deutsch Foundation Buys Afro Newspaper Building on N. Charles Street

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Image via Google Street View

The building that holds Baltimore’s historic and only black newspaper has been purchased by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

The BMA Presents New Exhibition by Internationally Acclaimed Artist Tomás Saraceno

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Photography by Vanhaerents Art Collection, © 2016

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has commissioned a major new work by internationally acclaimed artist Tomás Saraceno for an exhibition that will dramatically change the East Lobby and several galleries.

Pile of Craft: An Offering of the Region’s Most Inventive Crafters

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Independent product lines at Pile of Craft.

The rabid enthusiasm of Baltimore shoppers for locally made and hand-crafted products is exceptional. Nowhere is that phenomenon more prevalent than at the craft fairs produced by Baltimore-based artist collective Charm City Craft Mafia.

The BMA’s Front Room Now Features the Work of NY Artist Adam Pendleton – Examining the Freedom of Abstraction in Relationship to Language, Politics and Identity

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Front Room: Adam Pendleton

Now on Exhibit at the BMA

From March 26, 2017 — October 1, 2017

Adam Pendleton (American, b. 1984) is a New York-based artist whose work examines and questions the freedom of abstraction in relationship to language, politics, and identity. The animating force of his work is found in Black Dada—the artist’s term for a broad conceptualization of blackness.

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