Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. This weekend, Baldwin’s Station hosts award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Kimmel.
“Hidden Figures” is the incredible, previously untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Sponsored by Carroll Community College. Rated PG. Run time 2 hrs 7 mins.
When: 1 p.m. (captioned) and 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 15
Where: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster
Cost: $7 Adults, $6 ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members receive additional 10 percent off.
For more information, call 410-848-7272.
Around the County
Tom Kimmel in Concert
Award-winning artist Tom Kimmel has released seven solo albums, published a book of poems and led songwriting workshops and classes around the country and in Europe. His compositions have been recorded by a host of major artists including Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel and Randy Travis. They’ve also been featured in films from “Twins” to “Serendipity” and “Runaway Bride” and in television shows from “Captain Kangaroo” and “Touched By An Angel” to “Dawson’s Creek”.
Where: Baldwin’s Station, 7618 Main St., Sykesville
For more information, call 410-795-1041.
Local bluegrass band Iron Ridge will play a variety of traditional country and gospel favorites Saturday, Jan. 20. Don’t miss their toe-tapping, hand-clapping music with infectious rhythms and natural harmonies.