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Arts and Museums
The Walters Art Museum — 600 N. Charles St. 410-547-9000, http://www.thewalters.org.
• Drop-in Art Activities: Kid Geniuses. To investigate the connections between science and art, every Saturday and Sunday in October, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free.
• Exhibition — Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia. Runs through Dec. 11.
• Lost and Found: Opening Day Talk by Curator Will Noel to share the story of the Archimedes Palimpsest, Oct. 16, 2–3:30 p.m. Free. Exhibit runs until Jan. 1.
• Family Festival of Discovery celebrates connections between art, science, math and play, Oct. 22, 1 a.m.-4 p.m. Create inventions and make experimental art.
• Drawing Classes: Movement, Gesture and Composition, Graham Auditorium, Sundays, Oct. 23, 30 and Nov. 6. $150, members $75. Registration required.
• Theodore L. Low Lecture, Art History & Neuroscience: The Challenge for the Humanities, Oct. 30, 2–3 p.m., pre-talk concert 12:30 p.m. Free.
• The Alash Ensemble: Tuvan Xöömeizhi performing the ancient tradition of throat singing (xöömei in Tuvan) that was developed among nomadic herding people, Oct. 30, 12:30–2 p.m. Free.
The Baltimore Museum of Art — 10 Art Museum Drive. 443-573-1870 or artbma.org. General admission is free.
• Drop-In Art Activities, Family Art Center, every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Free Family Sundays, Workshops: 2–5 p.m. Tours: 2–2:45 p.m. last Sundays.
• Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, includes a variety of seats, vessels, blankets, combs, hats, and other objects created for individuals and households in 21 African countries. On view through Feb. 5, 2012.
• Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein, an exhibition of prints by American and European artists from the late 15th through the 21st centuries, including Canaletto, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Ed Ruscha. On view Oct. 30 through March 25, 2012.
Collaborations Exhibit — at Notre Dame College, 4701 N. Charles St., Fourier Hall, Gormley Gallery. Works by clients at Penn Mar Human Services, in Freeland, and students at Notre Dame. Runs Oct. 24-Dec. 2, with opening reception Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m., and a gallery talk, Nov. 30, noon-1 p.m. Free. 410-435-0100 or ndm.edu/gormleygallery.
Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola University — will feature "Raíces y Influencias," an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and carvings by Baltimore artists Tom Hyatt and René Treviño. Runs until Oct. 13. 410-617-1334, http://www.loyola.edu/gallery Kay Hwang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School 33 Art Center — 1427 Light St. presents the following. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. 443-263-4350 or http://www.school33.org.
• Members' Gallery Exhibition: Jonathan Latiano through Oct. 29.
• The End of an Era, presented by BHBITB through Oct. 29.
• Microcosm/Macrocosm: Two Communities in East Baltimore, Main Gallery through Oct. 29.
Minás — 815 W. 36th St. 410-732-4258 or http://www.minasgalleryandboutique.com.
• Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27.
• Fiction: 510 Readings, Oct. 15, 5 p.m. Mark Cugini, Laura Ellen Scott, John Rowell and Jackie Wang. http://www.510readings.blogspot.com/. Free.
• Town Square Open Mic, Oct. 16, 4 p.m. Poetry, performance, stand-up comedy, acoustic music, fiction, mime, monologues, sleight-of-hand, puppetry, oratory, mimicry. Sarah Jane, email@example.com. Free.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry — 1415 Key Highway presents original artifacts, contemporary arts and crafts, and photographs from Baltimore's Lumbee Indians. The exhibit "Hard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry" runs until Dec. 31. Free with general admission. Robin Gabriel, 410-727-4808 ext. 146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore Open Studio Tour — Professional visual artists open work studios to showcase their art including paintings, sculptures, photos, installations, clay and mixed media, to the public during the annual self-guided tour, Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Participating studios are located throughout Baltimore City, 443-263-4350. http://www.school33.org.
Happy Hour — to benefit My Sister's Circle, held at Five: A Martini Bar, 106 West Padonia Road, Timonium, Oct. 17, 7-10 p.m. Meet celebrity bartenders, shop the silent auction, eat and drink. http://www.christopher-daniel.com/five/. Lela Knight, email@example.com or http://www.mysisterscircle.org.
Maryland State Boychoir Scholarship Gala — at City Lights, second floor 1840s Ballroom, Sat. Nov. 12, 7-11 p.m. Includes libations, hors d'oeuvres and dinner, live music and a performance by The Changed Voice Choir, silent and live auction. $125 prior to Oct. 21, $145 after. Kathy Hawker, 410 554-8644 ext. 3.
Critterpalooza — Maryland Naturalist Center, 6908 Belair Road, Oct. 15, noon-4 p.m. Interact with live animals, view museum collections, and participate in hands-on nature activities and crafts. There will be stink bug traps, plants, baked goods, and raffle tickets available for purchase to support the activities of the center. http://www.marylandnature.org/critterpalooza or 410- 882-5376.
Free Fall Baltimore Monster Mash-Up — hosted by The Strand Theater and the Maryland Humanities Council, 1823 N. Charles St., Oct. 27, 6 p.m., includes costume making,monster mash dancing, and free refreshments. Participants will learn the origins of their favorite monsters from Erik Kjeldgaard, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Audiences will then break up into smaller groups, based on their favorite monsters, and create their own scary stories. To participate, register at http://www.strand-theater.org.
The Maryland State Boychoir — is holding auditions for boys, ages 7-17, during October and November. 410-554-8644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Haunted House — to benefit Harford Park Community Association, held at 2522 Linwood Road, Parkville, Oct. 28-Oct., 7-10 p.m. $5. http://www.harfordpark.org.
Concerts and Theater
Fells Point Corner Theatre — 251 S. Ann St., presents "Three Tall Women" by Edward Albee directed by Richard Barber, through Oct. 16. http://www.fpct.org.
Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Concert Series — held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, on a selected Sunday at 5 p.m. Oct. 10 is the Wycliffe Gordon Sextet. Pre-concert tour 3:45 p.m. 410-385-5888. http://www.baltimorechamberjazz.org or email@example.com.
Autumn Sound — presented by Baltimore Composers Forum, held at Enoch Pratt Parish Hall, 514 N. Charles St., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. featuring baritone Jason Buckwalter, with pianist Andrew Stewart featuring works by Garth Baxter, Jin-Hwa Choi, Ljiljana Jovanovic, Keith Kramer and Ariyo Shahry. http://www.jasonbuckwalter.com, http://www.firstunitarian.net and http://www.baltimorecomposersforum.com. $12, students $8. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benny Russell Trio — An die Musik LIVE, 409 N Charles St., Oct. 30, 5 and 7 p.m. A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue, 409 N Charles St. $10. 410-385-2638 or http://www.andiemusiklive.com.
Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or http://www.loyola.edu, presents the following.
• Graduate Programs in Kodaly Music Education Workshops, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of music making, food, networking and teaching ideas. Free. 410-617-5020 or email@example.com.
Health and Support
One Day At A Time Al-Anon meetings — Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m., second floor, Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St. 202-488-5629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tai Chi Classes — at St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul St., Charles Village. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. 410 296-4944.
Health & Wellness Fair — at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1008 W. 37th St., Hampden, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Screenings, flu shots, a blood drive and information on a wide range of health concerns. Free. 410-366-4488.
Breast Cancer Information & Prevention — sponsored by Action In Maturity, 3900 Roland Ave., Oct. 20, noon, a presentation for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Light snacks and refreshments with Susan G. Komen giveaways. 410-889-7915, email@example.com or http://www.actioninmaturity.org.
Central Library — 400 Cathedral St., 410-396-5402.
• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.
• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Fridays, 11 a.m. and Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.
• Toddler Jumps, for 2-year olds, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.
• Paws to Read, ages 6-12, Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Sign up to read with dog friends. Dog volunteers from Pets on Wheels will be on hand to hear stories. Call to register.
• Film Talk: Screening of "Night of the Demon," Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m., followed by discussion.
• Film: Dead Alive, directed by Peter Jackson, New Zealand, 1992. Oct. 15, 2 p.m.
• Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin talk about their book, "This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," Poe Room, Oct. 16, 2:30 p.m.
• Career Building: Job Searching and Online Applications, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. Call to register.
• Nathaniel Philbrick talks about his new book, "Why Read Moby Dick?," Poe Room, 400 Cathedral St., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
• Dorothy Bailey talks about her new book, "In a Different Light: Reflections and Beauty of Wise Women of Color, Wheeler Auditorium, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
• "Breaking the Barriers: Helping Black Males Achieve Academic Success." Part of the "Talking About Race" series sponsored by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
• How To Pay For College, a seminar sponsored by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.
Govans Library — 5714 Bellona Ave. 410-396-6098.
• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool Leaps, ages 3-5, stories, songs, and fun, Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.
• Pajama Storytime, ages 3-5, first Thursdays through October, 7 p.m.
• Friends of the Govans Branch meeting, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m.
• Graphic Read: read and discuss "Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty" by Greg Neri. Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m.
Hamden Library — 3641 Falls Road. 410-396-6043.
• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool Leaps, program of stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Northwood Library — 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. 410-396-6076.
• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.
• Mother Goose Baby Steps, for up to age 3, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
• Chapter by Chapter — Cover to Cover, ages 6-12. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Listen to others reading aloud or take a turn reading aloud.
Roland Park Library — 5108 Roland Ave. 410-396-6099.
• Mother Goose Baby Steps, interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement for up to 3 years with caregivers, Mondays, 1:30 p.m.
• Toddler Jumps, storytime program with books, rhymes and bouncing balls for 2-year-olds and their caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs, and fun for ages 3-5, Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Waverly Library — 400 E. 33rd St., 410-396-6053.
• Preschool Leaps, stories, songs and fun for ages 3-5, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
• Mother Goose Baby Steps, interactive nursery rhyme program with music and movement for up to 3 years with caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
• Get Fit at Your Library, Mondays, noon. A weekly workout to popular line dances, hip-hop, Caribbean and African rhythms.
• Weird Word Play, ages 6-12, Oct. 17, 5 p.m. Palindromes and limerick word play games.
Tai Chi for Seniors — Senior Network of North Baltimore, 5828 York Road. To improve health, fitness and balance. Mondays, 12:45 p.m. 410 323-7131.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland — needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound individuals in Baltimore City and County. 443-573-0940, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org.
Evergreen Museum and Library — seeking volunteer museum guides. 410-516-0341 or email@example.com or http://www.museums.jhu.edu.