Get ready for some seriously cheap entertainment.
Free Fall Baltimore, the city's annual nod to its budget-conscious fans of culture, will return for its ninth installment in October. Scores of museums, entertainment venues, cultural organizations and other city attractions will be opening their doors free of charge, offering a range of events including plays, dance performances, tours, concerts and lectures.
Among the offerings:
•The Welcome Winter Family Fair, Oct. 4 at Hampden's COW Company Theatre
•Free admission to the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Oct. 5 and 14
•A WEAA-sponsored lecture and performance on "Baltimore's Jazz Scene: 1934" on Oct. 9 at the Walters Art Museum
•Puppet-making workshops and shows at the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, every Sunday in October
•A performance of "Ain't Misbehavin' by the Vagabond Players on Oct. 16
•A Harbor Harvest Children's Festival Oct. 19at West Shore Park
•An open rehearsal with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 21
In all, nearly 70 groups are participating in Free Fall Baltimore 2014, offering more than 200 events and activities; some require tickets or advance registration.
For more information and a complete schedule, go to freefallbaltimore.org.