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Creative Alliance helps artists adapt to pandemic with mini concerts, online storytimes, kite sales

As the spreading coronavirus pandemic causes event cancellations in Baltimore, Creative Alliance is helping performers continue sharing their art. Photo courtesy of Creative Alliance.

Recent statewide restrictions on crowds during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in event cancellations left and right. For working musicians and other performers who rely on gigs for their main source of income, no audiences means no money.

But Creative Alliance is working to ensure that performers and audiences practice safe social distancing while not distancing themselves from great art.

Creative Alliance to hold Aretha Franklin tribute concert in September

Image via the Creative Alliance.

A group of local musicians will pay tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who died last week of pancreatic cancer, with a September concert at the Creative Alliance. 

Event Pick: Creative Alliance hosts global craft making, food and music for World Refugee Day

Image via Creative Alliance

If there were ever a week to celebrate the cultural gifts, cuisine and art that the world’s refugees bring to our country, this would be it. As the Trump administration grapples with fallout from the inhumane treatment of Latin American refugees at the border, you can familiarize yourself with the cultures of immigrants from other regions of the world today on Eastern Avenue.

Event Pick: Alex Zhang Hungtai soundtracks the opening of Adam Davies’ Creative Alliance exhibit

Image via the Creative Alliance.

Adam Davies’ photographs show sparse, desolate public spaces like the columns of a bridge or a bend in the road in stark ways. In the new exhibit “Reroutings,” his architectural and landscape photographs will be displayed in a “monumental” size, 5-by-6 feet, and the gallery will have darkened walls and curtains for a more immersive experience. As an added bonus, Alex Zhang Hungtai, best known for the crooning lo-fi project Dirty Beaches, will perform electronic music in response to the pictures. And it’s all free.

Gallery opening reception starts at 6 p.m., Alex Zhang Hungtai performance at 7:30 p.m., Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, free.

Event Pick: An Open Mic for Crankies at the Creative Alliance

Katherine Fahey performs at this year’s Crankie Fest at the Creative Alliance. Still via video from Creative Alliance.

In a class of its own, the crankie melds visual art and music in simplistic fashion, propelled by a simple crank similar to the one on a jack-in-the-box. It’s weird and magical, and unsurprisingly it has a niche following in Baltimore.

Event Pick: Peter Stern Discusses His Aerial Photography at Creative Alliance

Photo by Peter Stern, courtesy of Creative Alliance.

Peter Stern’s photographs look at once familiar and indistinguishable. There are large splotches of earth tones and snaking lines in his compositions, and upon close inspection, you’ll see the image is actually a coal mine or an Eastern Shore landscape.

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade Returns to Patterson Park this Weekend

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade. Image via The Creative Alliance.

One of the most highly anticipated family events in the city of Baltimore happens in the dark of night, in the shadows of a public park.

BMA, Creative Alliance Hosting Inauguration Events Designed to Inform and De-stress

Courtesy BMA and Creative Alliance/Facebook

In case you haven’t heard, Donald Trump becomes the leader of the free world this Friday. For those who don’t plan to travel to D.C. to celebrate or protest that this is happening, two Baltimore art institutions have designed creative events to keep you busy that day.

Day of the Dead Parade to Bring Lights and Community Out in Patterson Park

Courtesy Creative Alliance
Courtesy Creative Alliance

The Creative Alliance is bringing artists, students, residents and community partners together en masse this weekend to colorfully pay their respects for Día de los Muertos.

Django Jazz Fest Brings Gypsy Jazz to Baltimore


Django_Reinhardt_(Gottlieb_07301)catch of the day fish (2)Baltimore already has a beloved cultural hero with a pencil mustache. But since a particular worldwide musical hero is also influential among our musicians, we can make room for another.