SoundOff_2017 Sound Off Live!, Baltimore’s “Battle of the Bands” showcases emerging bands/musicians from the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia region. The winning bands/musicians selected from Sound Off Live! will perform at Light City, Artscape or the Baltimore Book Festival. Over the two nights, bands/musicians will have fifteen minutes to perform three songs in front of an audience and a panel of judges at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore, 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202. A part of Free Fall Baltimore, the event is free and open to the public. Sound Off Live! is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
This weekend promises to be a big one for families who want to spend a little time enjoying autumn in downtown Baltimore. With gorgeous weather on the horizon and kid-friendly activities all over the Inner Harbor, it’s a great time to head downtown with the kids.
Harbor Harvest at Rash Field
On Sunday, October 15, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore will host the 10th Annual Harbor Harvest Fall Children’s Festival at Rash Field.
The party starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. – a perfect way to get outside for a few hours in the middle of the day.
Runners from all over the region celebrate the start of October – and with good reason. It’s race season in Baltimore. As the temperature starts to dip and summer’s humidity disappears, it’s prime time for running in Charm City.
Avid runners have several downtown walks and races to choose from this month and many of them are associated with great causes.
Walkathon to End Hydrocephalus on October 7
Hydrocephalus is a condition involving accumulation of fluid in the brain; it occurs in both children and adults.
Photo Credit: Tonoloway Creek Aqueduct, Hancock, MD by Adam Davies
Invisible Cities, a solo exhibition of photographic works
by Adam Davies
Saturday, September 30
Top of the World Observation Level presents “Invisible Cities,” a solo exhibition of photographic works by Adam Davies. The exhibition is on view from Saturday, September 30, 2017 through September 30, 2018. A free opening reception with light refreshments takes place Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Guests must arrive by 7pm to be guaranteed entry into Top of the World. Top of the World is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street. Over the past four years, Adam Davies has built a series of photographs showing structures in the American landscape that are overlooked or marginalized: deserted sites, hidden passageways, the undersides of bridges.
When people think of Baltimore food, crabs are often the first thing that come to mind. But over the past couple years, Baltimore’s restaurant scene has expanded rapidly and today, the city is home to excellent restaurants representing cuisines from every corner of the world.
One of the newest additions to the local restaurant scene, The Kabul Fresh Grill, is a prime example of this. The restaurant, which opened in early August at 55 Market Place in downtown Baltimore, is a casual spot, but don’t let that fool you: it’s also serving some of the best Afghan food around.
The sound of the ‘90s crashes into Baltimore later this month when a trio of successful, grungy acts come to Pier Six Pavilion. Our Lady Peace, Tonic and headliners Collective Soul will perform at the waterside venue on Wednesday, June 28.
All three acts will arrive in Baltimore with serious pedigrees – and lots of hits – under their belts.
Last year, Tonic, a band out of Los Angeles, recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary its debut album, Lemon Parade, which was released in 1996. The album was most known for the single “If You Could Only See,” a tune that still gets plenty of radio play.
KWAME ALEXANDER: POETRY, KIDS, AND THE 5TH AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
– (COOL) PROGENY, May 2017
How do you get your child into reading? According to New York Times bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, you introduce them to poetry.
“The power of poetry is that you can take these emotionally heavy moments in our lives, and you can distil them into these palatable, these digestible words and lines and phrases that allow us to be able to deal and cope with the world,” he said in an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin. “I think it’s one of the reasons why young people love reading novels in verse. It’s because, on a very concrete level, it’s not that many words so it’s not that intimidating to me. There’s so much white space.”