Northern Baltimore city calendar of events

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Arts and Museums

The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000,

• Drop-in Art Activities: Kid Geniuses. To investigate the connections between science and art, every Saturday and Sunday in October, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free.

• Exhibition — Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia. Runs through Dec. 11.

• Lost and Found: Exhibit runs until Jan. 1. Free.

• Family Festival of Discovery celebrates connections between art, science, math and play, Oct. 22, 1 a.m.-4 p.m. Create inventions and make experimental art.

• Drawing Classes: Movement, Gesture and Composition, Graham Auditorium, Sundays, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6. $150, members $75. Registration required.

• Chasing Aphrodite: A Story of Antiquities Purchases, Confidential Sources & Ethical Dilemmas, Oct. 29, 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

• Theodore L. Low Lecture, Art History & Neuroscience: The Challenge for the Humanities, Oct. 30, 2–3 p.m., pre-talk concert 12:30 p.m. Free.

• The Alash Ensemble: Tuvan Xöömeizhi performing the ancient tradition of throat singing (xöömei in Tuvan) that was developed among nomadic herding people, Oct. 30, 12:30–2 p.m. Free.

The Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1870 or General admission is free.

• Drop-In Art Activities, Family Art Center, every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Free Family Sundays, Workshops: 2–5 p.m. Tours: 2–2:45 p.m. last Sundays.

• Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, includes a variety of seats, vessels, blankets, combs, hats, and other objects created for individuals and households in 21 African countries. On view through Feb. 5, 2012.

• Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein, an exhibition of prints by American and European artists from the late 15th through the 21st centuries, including Canaletto, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Ed Ruscha. On view Oct. 30 through March 25, 2012.

Collaborations Exhibit — at Notre Dame College, 4701 N. Charles St., Fourier Hall, Gormley Gallery. Works by clients at Penn Mar Human Services, in Freeland, and students at Notre Dame. Runs Oct. 24-Dec. 2, with opening reception Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m., and a gallery talk, Nov. 30, noon-1 p.m. Free. 410-435-0100 or

School 33 Art Center — 1427 Light St. presents the following. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. 443-263-4350 or

• Members' Gallery Exhibition: Jonathan Latiano through Oct. 29.

• The End of an Era, presented by BHBITB through Oct. 29.

• Microcosm/Macrocosm: Two Communities in East Baltimore, Main Gallery through Oct. 29.

Minas — 815 W. 36th St. 410-732-4258 or

• Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27.

• Belly Dancing, Oct. 23, 5 p.m. Meridian Belly Dance holds a hafleh, a performance showcasing a variety of belly dancing styles. $5.

• Words: Michael Fallon with Special Guests Dorit Carroll and William Rivera, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. Free.

• Color Light Theory: Acoustic Autumn Show, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. $8. or Jamie,

• Fine Art: Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta, through Nov. 27

•Yoga, Thursdays through Oct. 27, 7-8:15 a.m. $12 drop-in. Regina, 614-205-7663 or or

The Baltimore Museum of Industry — 1415 Key Highway presents original artifacts, contemporary arts and crafts, and photographs from Baltimore's Lumbee Indians. The exhibit "Hard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry" runs until Dec. 31. Free with general admission. Robin Gabriel, 410-727-4808 ext. 146 or

Baltimore Open Studio Tour — Professional visual artists open work studios to showcase their art — including paintings, sculptures, photos, installations, clay and mixed media — to the public during the annual self-guided tour, Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Participating studios are located throughout Baltimore City, 443-263-4350.


Maryland State Boychoir Scholarship Gala — at City Lights, second floor 1840s Ballroom, Sat. Nov. 12, 7-11 p.m. Includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dinner, live music and a performance by The Changed Voice Choir, silent and live auction. $125 prior to Oct. 21, $145 after. Kathy Hawker, 410 554-8644 ext. 3.


The Maryland State Boychoir — is holding auditions for boys, ages 7-17, during October and November. 410-554-8644 or

26th Annual Holly Fest — sponsored by Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., held in the school's gymnasium featuring artisans and crafters, fresh holiday greens, baked goods, kids' crafts, silent auction and basket sale. $5 adults, ages 18 and younger are free.

Spooky Science Day — at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Oct. 29, noon–4 p.m. "The Pumpkin Wizard" will be on hand to demonstrate how to carve jack-o'-lanterns. Also crafts, games and experiments. Wear costumes. Free with paid admission to the center. or 410-685-5225.

ZooBoo — at The Maryland Zoo, Oct. 28-30, 10-4 p.m. in the waterfowl lake pavilion area. Halloween trick-or-treating, visits from "animal ambassadors," a costume contest each day, carnival games, crafts, a hay maze, entertainment from the stage and more., or 410-366-5466.

Fall Harvest Fest — at Harbor East, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Performances by top Baltimore bands, face-to-face encounters with spooky strolling entertainers and a few "tricks" to savoring the season. Free.

One Love Foundation — presents an evening with Kelly Corrigan, author of "The Middle Place & Lift" In honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, held at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson, Nov. 18, VIP reception 6:30 p.m., Book reading 7:30 p.m., cash bar, 8:30 p.m. and book reading, $30, VIP reception and book reading $100.

Concerts and Theater

Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St., presents "The Little Dog Laughed," by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Steve Goldklang, Nov. 11–Dec. 11.

Benny Russell Trio — An die Musik Live, 409 N Charles St., Oct. 30, 5 and 7 p.m. 409 N Charles St. $10. 410-385-2638 or

The Strand Theater — 1823 N. Charles St., hosts Spooky Campfire Folklore, Oct. 28, 6:45 p.m. presented by the Maryland Humanities Council, will combine theatrical elements and literature in a "campfire" experience, complete with audience participation, fire-eating, storytelling and take-away folklore. Free. 410-685-0095 or

La Traviata — at The Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 110 W. Mount Royal Ave., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 6, 3 p.m. $40 to $150. or at The Modell PAC/Lyric box office, Weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 410-547-7328. or      


Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or, presents Graduate Programs in Kodaly Music Education Workshops, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of musicmaking, food, networking and teaching ideas. Free. 410-617-5020 or

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School — 3710 Roland Ave., Hampden will hold an Open House weekdays, Nov. 14, through Nov. 18, 9-11 a.m. Tour the campus and observe classes. Sister Marie Rose Gustatus, 410-889-4618.

Master Classes and Ballet Teachers' Seminar — held at Peabody's dance studio, 21 E. Mount Vernon Place, Oct. 30. Registration 9 a.m. Two sessions of master classes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and ballet teachers' seminar, 2:15-5:15 p.m. 410-234-4525, or

Health and Support

One Day At A Time Al-Anon meetings — Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m., second floor, Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St. 202-488-5629 or

Lupus Support Group — Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., second Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1-888-349-1167 or

Tai Chi Classes — at St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul St. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. 410-296-4944.

Breast Cancer Information & Prevention — sponsored by Action In Maturity, 3900 Roland Ave., Oct. 20, noon, a presentation for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Light snacks and refreshments with Susan G. Komen giveaways. 410-889-7915, or


Central Library — 400 Cathedral St., 410-396-5402.

• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Fridays 11 a.m. and Saturdays 10:15 a.m.

• Toddler Jumps, for 2-year olds, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.

• Dr. Ivory Toldson of Howard University and Dr. Raymond Winbush of Morgan State University talk about "Breaking the Barriers: Helping Black Males Achieve Academic Success," Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

• Book Discussion: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson, Poe Room, Oct. 22, 10:15 a.m.

• Free Family Flick: Monster House, Wheeler Auditorium, Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

• Tripp Evans discusses his new book, "Grant Wood: A Life," Poe Room, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.

• How to Approach Foundations, presented by Kim Patton, Training Coordinator, Foundation Center, Washington. Poe Room, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

• Lester Spence talks about his new book, "Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-Hop and Black Politics," Poe Room, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Govans Library — 5714 Bellona Ave. 410-396-6098.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, ages 3-5, stories, songs and fun, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.

• Graphic Read: read and discuss "Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty," by Greg Neri. Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m.

• Meeting of the Friends of the Govans Branch, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.

• Foods of Early Maryland, presented by author, cook and historian Katie Barney Moose, Oct. 22, 2 p.m.

• Book Discussion: "Out Stealing Horses," by Per Petterson, Oct. 27, 6:45 p.m.

Hampden Library — 3641 Falls Road. 410-396-6043.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Northwood Library — 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. 410-396-6076.

• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, to age 3, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Chapter by Chapter — Cover to Cover, ages 6-12. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Listen to others reading aloud or take a turn reading aloud.

• Book Discussion: "Voodoo Season" by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Oct. 26, 6 p.m.

Roland Park Library — 5108 Roland Ave. 410-396-6099.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement, to 3 years with caregivers, Mondays, 1:30 p.m.

• Toddler Jumps, storytime program with books, rhymes and bouncing balls for 2-year-olds and their caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Waverly Library — 400 E. 33rd St., 410-396-6053.

• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Mother Goose Baby Steps, interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement, to 3 years with caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Get Fit at Your Library, Mondays, noon. A weekly workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms.


Tai Chi for Seniors — Senior Network of North Baltimore, 5828 York Road. To improve health, fitness and balance. Mondays, 12:45 p.m. 410 323-7131.


Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland — needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound individuals in Baltimore City and County. 443-573-0940, or

Evergreen Museum and Library — seeking volunteer museum guides. 410-516-0341 or or

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