Free Fall Baltimore

Free Fall Baltimore continues this week with live concerts, virtual theater, outdoor art exhibitions, dance classes, a film screening and more.

The annual celebration, held each October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, features free arts & cultural events from participating venues and organizations throughout Baltimore City. This year, Free Fall Baltimore occurs as a hybrid of virtual and small in-person events. The celebration lasts all month through Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Free Fall Baltimore Calendar of Events: October 8 – October 14

Full monthly schedule and updates available at

Contemporary Arts Inc.: Carl Grubbs & The New Generation

Thursday, October 8

7:30 PM

Keystone Korner Baltimore


Rising young jazz stars Ebban & Ephraim Dorsey reunite with their mentor Carl Grubbs in a swinging performance of original tunes & selections from the great jazz masters. More info.

Rapid Lemon Productions: Variations on Vision

Friday, October 9

Saturday, October 10

7 PM


It’s the 16th annual production of Baltimore’s ten-minute play festival, the Variations Project! See a group of world premiere short plays by local authors, all based on the theme that won the audience vote last year. Additional performance throughout October. More Info.

Make Studio: Portfolio Review Plus

Friday, October 9

4 – 5:15 PM


Portfolio Review Day is for aspiring artists 16 and older with disabilities who are looking for suggestions about their art and future creative work. Receive a free and virtual review of your art with Make Studio in a supportive, professional, and fun setting. Space is limited, RSVPs required. More Info.

Hot Sauce Artist Collective: Hot on the Block

Saturday, October 10

3 – 6 PM


Hot Sauce Artist Collective presents #Artober, a pop-up outdoor gallery exhibition series at Triangle Park, 1937 Pennsylvania Ave. This Sunday’s exhibition, Hot on the Block, features artists Alpha Massaquoi Jr and Charles Masson III. More Info.

A View from the Inside Out: Art, Labor, and Community with Bruce McKaig

Sunday, October 11

3 PM


Join artist and Georgetown University professor Bruce McKaig in a discussion of his artistic work and his efforts to promote ethical funding opportunities in the arts and all industries. More Info.

Black Cherry Puppet Theater: Puppets in the Park(ing Lot)

Sunday, October 11

1 PM & 3 PM


Black Cherry Puppet Theater with the help of The Hollins Roundhouse Association presents three Sundays of live puppet performances, designed for small audiences practicing safe distancing guidelines and mask wearing. More Info.

Jewish Museum of Maryland: Fighting Back Against Hate

Wednesday, October 14

7 PM


Three years ago, white supremacists came to Virginia chanting neo-Nazi slogans and rallying just outside Charlottesville’s only synagogue. Join filmmaker Alexandra Horowitz and Rabbi Tomas Gutherz for a screening and discussion of Reawakening. More Info.

Muse 360 Arts: Sacred Circle’s Adult Wellness Dance Classes

Wednesday, October 14

6 – 7:15 PM


Muse 360 Arts hosts a virtual Sacred Circle Adult Wellness Dance Series, featuring Beginner Ballet and Beginning Modern. The classes will be taught by Sharayna Christmas. Adults of any experience level are welcome. Learn basic ballet and modern techniques. More Info.

Bach in Baltimore: Cantana 165

Wednesday, October 14

8 AM – 9 AM


Bach in Baltimore’s Virtual Content Series features: Audio Recordings of some of their most popular concerts, interviews & solo performances, and “Musical Notes with Maestro Dimmock,” offering insight into the music and composers of the season. More Info.

Additional Free Fall Baltimore event highlights this month include: behind-the-scenes virtual access to the studios of Baltimore-based artists during the 32nd annual Baltimore Open Studio Tour; the second annual Baltimore Jazz Conference by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance; virtual performances from the Strand Theater Company and Baltimore Theatre Project; the Black Film Festival and Youth Art Exhibit, hosted by Catherine’s Family and Youth Services; and many more arts and cultural programs.

Free Fall Baltimore’s month-long calendar of free events provides the public equitable access to arts and cultural programs and institutions that may otherwise be inaccessible to many during other times of the year. By providing a schedule of mostly virtual programming, Free Fall Baltimore maintains public health and safety while expanding its virtual reach beyond Baltimore City. The participating organizations are included below.

Participating Organizations (Subject to Change)

American Visionary Art Museum

Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center

Bach in Baltimore (d/b/a); Bach Concert Series, Inc.

Greater Mondawmin Community

Baltimore Architecture Foundation

Handel Choir of Baltimore

Baltimore Children’s Choir

Hot Sauce

Baltimore Jazz Alliance

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Baltimore Musicales

Make Studio Art Program, Inc.

Baltimore Theatre Project, Inc.

Misto di Voci Ensemble Quint Essential Winds

Black Cherry Puppet Theater

Muse 360 Arts

Bonneau Caprece LLC

Phil Ravita Jazz Group

Catherine’s Family and Youth Services

Rapid Lemon Productions, Inc.

CityLit Project

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Community Concerts at Second

Roland Park Community Center 501(c)3

Contemporary Arts Inc.


Corner Community Center

Strand Theater Company

Current Space

Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

Visit to see the schedule of events and participating organizations. Follow BOPA at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date all month long.