Prince Dance Party, Dune Ballet Show Different Sides of Artscape

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Artscape at Penn Station
Artscape at Penn Station

catch of the day fish (2)Did your week make you want to give space a try? Artscape, which kicks off Friday, July 15, offers such a chance. The annual cultural extravaganza in the center of Baltimore has a planetary theme. It’s perfectly acceptable to just walk around the festival and take it in, but here are five happenings a bit off the main track that stood out to us:

NASA Goes to the Sun As mentioned, there’s a space theme. So you know NASA is going to show up. At the Artscape Playhouse, (1727 N. Charles St.) the space agency is providing an exhibit that features 20 images of the sun. In MICA’s Pinkard Gallery, a solarium offers projected video art showing off our star.

Prince and Bowie Dance Parties Artscape After Hours is the place to keep the party when the sun goes down. Since you’re out in public, it’s time to show some respect to the music of a pair of our recently departed musical heroes at the Johns Hopkins Station North stage. Friday’s Prince session features DJs, while the Bowie Saturday night has Baltimore bands paying tribute.

Dune the Ballet The much-loved science fiction novel has had plenty of spinoffs, but we’ve never heard of a dance interpretation. Check out what it’s like at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Baltimore Theatre Project.

Artist Run Art Fair Even the parking garages have art during the festival. Open Space’s collection of local artists returns to the Charles St. garage to provide a taste of what’s on display at our local galleries.

BmoreFit Dancewalk Kick off Saturday morning like you know you should, with a workout. At 10:30 a.m., BMore Fit is getting together at Mt. Royal and Lafayette Ave. for a dance party. Not only is it in the morning, but it moves up Charles St. You’re going to sweat anyway, so you should probably have some fun doing it.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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