Tag: free events

Family Fun: Cultural Arts Festival Open to All at Gilman School


Parents can take their children on a free trip around the world without leaving town on February 11.

Meet the Pigtown Design Blogger at Ladew; Get Funky with DJ Landis & DJ Napscape at Joe Squared


Baltimore proves once again that it can offer a little something for everyone…

A Quest for Inspiring Design with Meg Fairfax Fielding

Later this week, Baltimore Fishbowl contributor and Pigtown Design blogger Meg Fairfax Fielding will be the featured speaker at Ladew Gardens as part of its Fall Lecture Series.  Meg’s clever musings on interior design, architecture, culture and more have gained her tens of thousands of followers across the globe on her Baltimore blog Pigtown Design. Join Meg as she takes you on a journey through her travels locally and abroad in her quest to live by her personal credo: “The difference between an ordinary life and an extraordinary life is finding extraordinary things in an ordinary life.”


Ladew Topiary Gardens, 10:30am in the Studio. Members $25, Non-members $30. Lunch $12. Reservations required.


Dig at Joe Squared

Tuesday is Joe Squared’s weekly funk-soul breakdance party, Dig, with Landis Expandis and DJ Napscape.  Come out for a few hours this Tuesday, or any other one through April, to get your weekly dose of funk.  For more information, check out the following video: Landis Expandis – Live Baltimore Series.


This Weekend, Check Out Akimbo Baltimore


The wonderful thing about living in a city like Baltimore with such a blossoming arts scene is the vast array of mediums in such a close proximity.  Every weekend is a struggle to choose which ones get a coveted slot on the iPhone calendar.  This Saturday, Sept. 15, do yourself a favor and head on over to Station North for Akimbo, an annual festival that showcases Baltimore’s professional dance companies and movement artists.  We’ll be swinging by, somewhere between the Copy Cat building and Joe Squared!

Monumentally Festive: Holiday Fireworks Tonight in Mt. Vernon!


Maybe it’s because we’re extremely careful not to waste energy otherwise — or maybe the power of holiday lights remains wired forever to childhood memory. For whatever reason, we personally still love the December drama of juicing up lights: from the simple string o’ bulbs strung through the hedge at Grandma’s to the kooky, kitschy ones on Hampden’s tree. But the dramatic lighting of the elegant Washington Monument is always our favorite eclectic/electric early event of the season. A Monumental Occasion, which runs 5:30 to 8 this evening, marks the 40th year of the stunning ceremony, which lately really packs the people, a fun range of young families, funky artists and on-their-way-home working stiffs, and features performances worth witnessing — not to mention triple-bright, Christmas-cliche-bursting fireworks.

Coordinated by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and the Department of Recreation and Parks, tonight’s event will be presided over by former Ravens star kicker Matt Stover, who’ll flip our switch at 7:45 on the dot, simultaneously lighting the majestic monument and cuing artful fireworks. Arrive ahead of the brief light show to catch live music by the Baltimore City College Choir and the Institute of Notre Dame Select Choir and to avoid a last-minute crush to find your spot. Last year the busy bustle of folks just felt like one more harnessing of power. But add too many to the mix and the scene could seem overwhelming.

Parents and little kids, you’ve got a somewhat less crowded option down the block: Tonight, the Walters will host a special free Family Festival event to coincide with the Washington Monument’s lighting. Call (410) 547-9000 ext. 300 or visit online to learn more about the evening’s performances, refreshments, holiday films and winter-inspired art activities for children.

For more information on A Monumental Occasion, call 1-877-BALTIMORE or go here.