Wednesday, June 13, 2018



WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Open Crank

THU JUN 14 | 7:30PM | FREE!

Maybe you made a Crankie in one of our workshops? Maybe you have created a Crankie? Maybe you have an idea for a Crankie? Crankie lovers unite for this free, open mic-style Crankie event in our Marquee Lounge. We provide the space and a table, a bit of sound and lights, and you do the rest! Info

Sleep Is For The Week!

Baltimore 48-Hour Film Festival

FRI JUN 15 | 7PM & 9PM

The wild and sleepless weekend in which teams make a movie - write, shoot, and edit - in just 48 hours. On Friday, June 8, they draw their genre from "the cruel hat of fate” and get a character, prop, and line that must be included in their film. 48-hours later, the exhausted and invigorated filmmakers turn their films! Join us a we premiere all the final products! Tix & Info

Guitar Legend: Junior Brown

SUN JUN 17 | 7:30PM

One of the greatest guitar originals America has ever produced! Junior Brown employs his unique hybrid of a lap steel guitar and a Telecaster, his own "guit-steel," to take audiences on a tour of honky-tonk, truckin' tunes, country, blues, and all points in between. Tix & Info

Cicada Rhythm

THU JUN 21 | 7:30PM

When Cicada Rhythm hit the road in support of their 2015 debut, they were a homespun, stripped-down folk duo armed with songs that mixed acoustic instruments and soft dynamics with the intimate charm of two harmonized voices. Three years later, band-mates Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis have up-sized their sound considerably with Everywhere I Go. Tix & Info

From Zimbabwe

FRI JUN 22 | 8PM

With infectious Afro-pop grooves, lock-step dance moves, and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, it is no wonder Mokoomba has been hailed as “quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory” by Afropop Worldwide’s Banning Eyre. Tix & Info

Baltimore's World Refugee Day Festival!


World Refugee Day is a free, family-friendly festival featuring talented youth and adult performers that are new American artists resettled in Baltimore. Make art, shop the arts and crafts market, bring the kids for face painting and henna, and learn about the work of refugee service providers. Info

Osvaldo Mesa

Gallery Talk: SAT JUN 23 | 6:30 - 7:30PM | FREE
On View: JUN 1 - 23

Listen to Cuban-born painter Osvaldo Mesa talk about his paintings which explores, abstraction, fetish objects, and forms found in nature. The result is a strong mix of surrealism and Latin American Baroque aesthetics that is completely mysterious and unique. Info

Cosmic World of Moondog

SAT JUN 23 | 8:30PM

For many years, one of the most recognizable figures in New York City was the blind, 6ft 4, Viking helmet-wearing, street musician, Moondog. Far more than a recognizable street busker, Moondog was a genius composer whose visionary work has been championed by the NY Philharmonic, the Kronos Quartet, and Big Brother and the Holding Company. Tonight, Baltimore musicians, including Liz Downing, Anne Watts (of Boister), Mind on Fire, Michael Willis, Brooks Long, and Hanna Olivegren, perform his amazing compositions. Tix & Info

Cajun Dance Party:

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

SUN JUN 24 | 7PM Dance Lesson | 7:30PM Show

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began thirty years ago with a reputation for excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on. Their third release, Trace of Time, garnered them a Grammy nomination in the worldwide field of traditional folk music. Tix & Info


w/ Maria Broom

SAT JUN 16 | 1PM-2:30PM

Let go of stress, grief, and fatigue with a dose of Dance Medicine! Enjoy a restful meditation, followed by a nice warm-up for your hips and torso, and then Maria’s gently guided free-style dancing.  JUN 16 | Island Music! Tix & Info

w/ Anna Pasqualucci and Lisa Penn

SAT JUN 16 | 2-6PM   Only 4 spots left!

A sip n’ paint event with historic ties to Highlandtown! Learn how to make the treasured traditional art form of Painted Screens while sipping on Natty Bohs in Creative Alliance’s Marquee Lounge on a relaxing Saturday afternoon! Tix & Info

w/ Yolanda Martinez

SAT JUN 30 & SUN JUL 1 | 10-2PM

In this special two-day workshop Yolanda Martinez, a Native American musician and instrument maker, demonstrates and leads you through the process of making a 14” elk skin hand drum. Tix & Info

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