From scripture to fairy tale, cartoons to cyber-bullying, the raw power of stories to inspire and enchant, spread lies or inform, simply has no equal. “THE ART OF STORYTELLING: Lies, Enchantment, Humor & Truth” is AVAM's brand-new, supremely original exhibition of embroidery, diorama, sculpture, film, graffiti, and PostSecret confession – promoting all manner of acute 'visual listening' and delight for the whole family.
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THE ART OF STORYTELLING: Lies, Enchantment, Humor & Truth
American Visionary Art Museum - Banner Route - Stop 404Tuesday, January 01 - Sunday, September 01
JFX Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar
Underneath Jones Falls Expressway - Green Route - Stop 111Sunday, April 07 - Sunday, December 22Maryland’s largest producers-only market offers an assortment of fresh, healthy and delicious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, baked goods, herbs and meats, in addition to unique treasures in the bazaar, including handmade pottery, paintings and fashion accessories, Sundays.
Summer Socials at West Shore Park
Friday, May 10 - Friday, August 23Live music by Sons of Pirates, a Waterfront Kids Play Area, Food Trucks, Beer, Wine and Mixed Drinks, and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain! Bring a blanket and enjoy the evening at West Shore Park, located between the Maryland Science Center and Baltimore Visitor Center. FREE! TIME: Fridays, ay 10, June 21, July 26, August 23, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Museum Expo
Convention Center - Orange Route - Stop 220Sunday, May 19 - Wednesday, May 22The 2013 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo will be held in May 19–22. Attendees choose from more than 150 substantive program sessions, hear from dozens of thought leaders, see and sample the latest museum products, and share challenges and solutions with colleagues from around the world. The Alliance Annual Meeting is the premier professional development opportunity of the museum year, as some 5,000 museum professionals gather to network, grow and learn.
Free Wellness Fitness Classes sponsored by Waterfront Partnership
Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, September 29Get outside, get fit! Join Waterfront Partnership for FREE adult wellness classes taught by area professional instructors. Saturday Boot Camp - 8:30AM Zumba 9:30AM Sunday Yoga - 8:30AM CrossFit - 9:30AM LOCATION: West Shore Park
Urban Beach Bash Series
Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, September 29Not only a place to soak up the sun, but also a place to splash around in the Walter Sondheim Fountain. Bashes feature a DJ, beer, wine and mixed drinks, food trucks and a Waterfront Kids Zone where kids can take part in balloon tosses, obstacle courses, games, and fitness programs. TIME: 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration
Inner Harbor - Orange Route - Stop 221Thursday, July 04Visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Independence Day for live music and a spectacular fireworks show! Visitors can listen to live entertainment at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets. At 9:30pm, colorful fireworks ignite the sky above downtown Baltimore during an approximately 18-minute show.
Mount Royal Avenue - Purple Route - Stop 309Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21America's largest, free arts festival features musical performances by regional and national talent on multiple outdoor stages, visual arts exhibitions, art cars, film, theater, fine art and crafts, opera, dance, street theater and children’s activities, Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.
2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore
Downtown -Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 01The third running of the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore will be another spectacular three-day "Celebration of Acceleration" in downtown Baltimore. From August 30 through September 1 (Labor Day Weekend) the streets of Baltimore will come alive with the sights and sounds of high-speed automotive racing. With a modified racing circuit and an even better fan experience, this year's Grand Prix will continue to establish Baltimore as the Mid-Atlantic's premier motorsport destination. Please note, due to street closures, revised routes will be run on all four routes. Details to come.