This Week

Friday-Sunday: Baltimore Book Festival

Sept. 23-25  11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Inner Harbor, baltimorebookfestival.com, free. Exhibitors and booksellers gather to celebrate literature with appearances, signings, readings, and talks by local and nationally-known authors across multiple stages, plus live music, food, workshops, and...More

  • Tuesday: Robert Kanigel Book Launch: "Eyes on the Street"

    Tuesday: Robert Kanigel Book Launch: "Eyes on the Street"

    Sept. 20 As Baltimore struggles to reinvent itself after a tumultuous two years—looking into its heart, soul, and physical surroundings—urban visionary Jane Jacobs might cast her eyes over our city’s landscape to suggest all its issues are deeply intertwined. Baltimore author Robert Kanigel will...

  • Wednesday: "Kiddie Flamingos"

    Wednesday: "Kiddie Flamingos"

    Sept. 21 With "Kiddie Flamingos," John Waters remakes his 1972 shock classic "Pink Flamingos" with kids, creating a kind of loop of anarchic spirit in which we see a movie remade with a cast of kids acting like the adults in the original who were acting, well, rather juvenile, what with all the...

  • Saturday: 90th John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

    Saturday: 90th John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

    Sept. 24 Saxophonist John Coltrane died in 1967, at the age of 40, with his music still molting. He'd gone from majuscule hard bop to an alarmingly free form of jazz in which structure, melody, and even the idea of music got kind of flipped inside out and then back again. "Coltrane's cries are...

  • Saturday: Yago Colás, "Ball Don't Lie!"

    Saturday: Yago Colás, "Ball Don't Lie!"

    Sept. 24 Recently, basketball legend Allen Iverson got into the Basketball Hall of Fame. That in and of itself is not surprise—Iverson was great—but it also seemed to mean something more about shifting attitudes in the sport and represent a win for the post-Jordan era of basketball. "Iverson brought...

  • Sunday-March 12: Front Room: Guerrilla Girls

    Sunday-March 12: Front Room: Guerrilla Girls

    Sept. 25-March 12 Since the Uprising, especially, Baltimore is becoming more and more of an art activist town. In groups and as individuals, we make art to challenge, to upset, and to comfort (which can be a form of protest in itself). And we're doing all this through our own ingenuity, but we...

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