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Andre Mazelin leaves post as Motor House’s artistic director

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Andre Mazelin, Motor House’s new managing director. Photo via BARCO.

After a little more than a year of serving as creative leader of the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation-owned Motor House arts space in Station North, Andre Mazelin has left his post as its artistic director.

Made in Baltimore pop-up shop returns to Station North tomorrow, this time for five months

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The outside of this year’s Made in Baltimore pop-up shop in Station North. Photo courtesy of Andy Cook.

An annual tradition celebrating Baltimore’s homemade goods returns tomorrow, with the opening of the Made in Baltimore pop-up shop in Station North. And in this go-round, the store will be open for nearly half a year.

Event Pick: A funky masquerade party at Joe Squared

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Event artwork by Aminah Shourbaji, via Facebook

Summer is over, and the Autumnal Equinox is ushering in all the trappings of fall—pumpkins and fake seasonal produce lining front porches, sweaters and flannel, etc.—as well as (no, it’s not too early) Halloween. The organizers of a party tonight at Joe Squared are celebrating the changing of the seasons with a funky masquerade party.

Calling all Baltimore Storytellers

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SSaul Zaentz Innovation Fund

The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund at Johns Hopkins has recently announced the opening of the latest round of applications to its groundbreaking program to help build a thriving film and media community in Baltimore.

Event Pick: Celebrate Sound Garden’s 25th with a double feature of record store movies

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In the age of iTunes, Spotify and Amazon, a large retail space dedicated to physical music feels like an anachronism. And yet that’s just what we have in the Sound Garden, the Fells Point record store now celebrating its 25th year in business. During a tumultuous time for record stores, Sound Garden has adapted, bringing DVDs and Blu-Rays into the fold and growing its selection of vinyl as the format has come back in full force.

Event Pick: Antonio McAfee’s latest show reinterpreting African-American portraiture opens in Station North

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Image via Facebook, courtesy of Antonio McAfee/ICA Gallery

It was 118 years ago that black sociological pioneers W.E.B. DuBois and Thomas Calloway presented a new face for the African-American to the world, showcasing a series of studio portraits of the black middle class from Georgia at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. In the 21st century, local photographer Antonio McAfee is putting a new face on their time-honored work here in Baltimore through a series of transformations—first through colored holograms, and now through abstract collage.

Event Pick: Animal Collective member Deakin plays a solo set at the Parkway

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Deakin. Image via Facebook.

There’s a lot going on right now for Animal Collective, the psych-pop band with roots in Baltimore County, as the group prepares the release of “Tangerine Reef,” an audiovisual album set to “slow pans across surreal aquascapes of naturally fluorescent coral.” Per Rolling Stone, it was recorded here in Baltimore, at a studio where Josh Dibb, aka Deakin, works.

Event pick: Super City releases a new video, plays with a packed lineup at Motor House

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Super City, via press handout

There’s still about a month to go before five-piece indie rock outfit Super City drops the much-anticipated “Sanctuary,” the band’s successor to their 2015 debut album “Again Weekend.” But fans of the genre-melding group have already gotten a taste of what’s to come with the promising fuzzed-out, hypnotic title track.

Hogan campaign office opening in old bank building in Station North

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Photo by Ethan McLeod

With three months to go before Election Day, incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan is opening up a Baltimore campaign office at a prominent corner in Station North.

The Baltimore Eagle reopens, though former operators question legality of owners resuming business

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Photo by Brandon Weigel

Just as quickly as it closed, the Baltimore Eagle reopened late last week under the same ownership, but new management. While the bar was back up and pouring drinks on Thursday, one day after its former operators, 4 Crazy Guys, abruptly packed up and shut it down, owner Ian Parrish says it wasn’t until Friday that they drew a small crowd.

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