Stoop Storytelling Series

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12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855,

When the Windup Space first opened in 2008, it brought a casual bar option to an at-the-time nascent Station North Arts District, and over the years it’s established the pan-fun vibe that has shaped the freewheeling attitude of the entire block. Yes, the Windup is a bar that also has live music shows, anything from touring indie pop and jazz legends to contemporary classical ensembles and left-field visionaries. But it’s also an impromptu theater for film series and improv comedy. And lecture hall for reading series and design conversations and Stoop...