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Art and Stage Happenings This Weekend

There are busy weekends in Baltimore, and then there is this freaking weekend in Baltimore. In addition to the

(see our

), the Metro Gallery's free

festival, second-weekend presentations of such don't-miss events as

and Copycat Theatre's

, the awesome

, and the last chance to catch the

production of

, there's also a fair share of

other

arts events happening all weekend. Hopefully we'll see you out and about.

Boundary Block Party May 7

The fourth annual

takes over the areas around Eutaw and McMechen streets to bring together the residents of the Bolton Hill, Druid Heights, Madison Park, Upton, and Sandtown neighborhoods. Organized by the

, the Block Party features live entertainment and a variety of activities, including the opportunity to paint bricks that will line the incoming "art" tree wells in the neighborhoods.

The Baltimore Museum of Art's Photography Late Night May 6

The

big show

ends May 15, and for its penultimate weekend the museum is staying open late for this free Friday night event. From 6:30-10

p.m.

, visitors can take in the exhibition, join a workshop led by

CP

contributing photographer

, and catch short films from Rahne Alexander, Kristen Anchor, BAN Films (David Fair, Stephanie Halpern, and Chad Mellendick), Rob Brulinski, Paul Cholewa, DC Dogs, J.M. Giordano, Chuck Green, Christian Hali, Chrissy Howland, Rick Johnson, Todd Matte, Patrick McGuinn, Karen Summerville, and Alex Wein. The fabulous

rock the night.

Curtain Time

Poet/playwright/actor

Crumbs: A Possibly True Story

opens at the

; it runs through May 14. Towson University's

presents

Rent

May 4 and 6. Director Barry Feinstein's version of Conor McPherson's

The Seafarer

opens May 6 at

; it runs through June 5. And the

presents

Revolution, Hon!

May 7 at the

, featuring

, pupperty from Sarah Tooley, political poetry courtesy

, and comedian Violet Grey.

Quick Sketches
opening

The Lowery Stokes-curated

I Know You're Looking, but What Do You See?

—featuring Lillian Bayley Hoover, Jordan Kasey, Phillip Lindsey, Pamela Phatismo Sunstrum, Gina Randazzo, and Wayne Toepp—opens May 6 at

with a reception from 6-8

p.m.

Manifested Destiny

, featuring new paintings/drawings by Matthew Freel and sculptures by David Purcell, opens May 6 at the

with a reception from 7-10

p.m.

Brian Patrick Miller's

Fishing Lore

opens May 6 at Exhibit 916 (916 N. Charles St.) with a reception from 6-9

p.m.
closing

The photography show

Is This Real Life?

ends May 7 at

. Caroline Ramersdorfer's

Confluence of Opposites

and John Van Alstine's

Panta Rei

ends May 6 at

.

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