Racial Anxiety and Unconscious Bias

, Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street in Baltimore. Rachel Godsil, Director of Research at the American Values Institute and Alan Jenkins, Executive Director of The Opportunity Agenda, will present some of the most recent research and reports on this topic. Joe Jones, Executive Director of the Center for Urban Families and OSI-Baltimore board member, will serve as moderator. This event is part of OSI-Baltimore's Talking About Race Series, co-sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library, which continues to explore the many different facets of this complex subject. For more information, call 410-962-5707 or go to

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The Cellar Stage

, in the basement at Faith Community United Methodist Church at 5315 Harford Road in Baltimore is kicking off their new season with The Kennedys, the Baltimore release of their first CD in four years, "Closer Than You Know" Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 For tickets and more information, call 410-521-9099, email

or go to

http://www.uptownconcerts.com.

Charm City Music Festival

comes to Harbor East Waterfront in Baltimore, Saturday, Sept. 15. Headlining is multi-platinum selling artist, WEEZER. For more information, go to

http://www.charmcitymusicfestival.com.

Mount Clare Museum House

, 1500 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore presents "Who's Beneath the Winding Sheet? Funerary Customs of a Bygone Era," Sept. 22 - October 28. Experience the culture of death and dying of the 18th and early 19th century as Mount Clare is transformed into a period funeral setting. Learn how 18th century Marylanders dealt with sickness, death and loss and the surrounding customs that recognized this daily occurrence during an age of minimal scientifically based medicine. For more information, call 410-837-3262 or go to

http://www.mountclare.org.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children ages 2-12 and B&O Railroad members are free.

The Vagabond Players Theatre

at 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point in Baltimore opens its 97th season with "Golda's Balcony" by William Gibson. In the tension-filled days leading up to the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Prime Minister Golda Meir reflects on her tumultuous life as a Russian immigrant, American school teacher and political leader faced with the possibility of launching a nuclear attack on Israel's enemies. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Special performances on Thursday Sept. 13 and 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at

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http://www.vagabondplayers.org.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

, Druid Hill Park in Baltimore, hosts "OktoBEARfest," a fall beer festival to be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in conjunction with Baltimore Beer Week. The event runs from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Zoo's Waterfowl Lake Pavilion area and will feature a host of seasonal ales, Oktoberfest inspired foods and live music. Tickets are $40 for those 21 and over, and $20 for guests 2-20 years of age. Zoo members receive a discount of $10 per ticket at checkout. Ticket price includes unlimited sampling, a commemorative glass (for those 21 and over), admission to the Zoo and access to food and artisan vendors. Tickets are now on sale at

http://www.marylandzoo.org

. For more information, go to

http://www.marylandzoo.org.

Ripley's Believe it or Not! Odditorium

in Baltimore, 301 Light St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. For tickets and more information, call 443-615-7878, email

or go to

http://www.ripleys.com/baltimore/.

Walters Art Museum

, 600 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. For more information, go to

http://www.thewalters.org.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

and the Baltimore School for the Arts present "The Nutcracker," Dec. 21-22 at Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, in Baltimore. Tickets are $33- $63. For more information, contact the Modell Lyric box office at 410-900-1150.

The Maryland Science Center

, 601 Light St., Baltimore. For information and ticket prices, visit

http://www.marylandsciencecenter.org

or call 410-685-5225.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

, 830 E. Pratt St., in Baltimore. For more information, call 443-263-1800

, email
emailus@maamc.org, or go to
http://www.africanamericanculture.org.
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