3 diverse arts events in Baltimore this weekend

3 diverse arts events in Baltimore this weekendPeabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. | Photo: Justin S./Yelp
Published on August 16, 2018

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Baltimore this weekend, from improvisational music to socializing with visual and performance artists.

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Peabody Composition and Improvisation Summer Camp Concert

Young local musicians will perform improvisational work this Friday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The program, free of charge, is the result of a week-long intensive workshop with ensemble members of the Peabody Institute. Throughout the week, students of wind, brass, string and percussion instruments have composed new music as a group, learned how to improvise in diverse genres and develop their stage presences. Come see and hear the results.

When: Friday, August 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.
Admission: Free

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The African Griot Book Fair for Children

Next up, Changing Lives MD is celebrating children at the free African Griot Book Fair for Children. The event is designed to share the importance of reading and literacy with families and children through books, culturally reflective images and connections with ancestors. There will be storytellers, authors from the region, drum circles, poets, a healthy eating program, free books, a puppeteer, food and much more.

When: Sunday, August 19, 12-6 p.m.
Where: Lakeside Pavilion, Grove Road, Druid Hill Park
Admission: Free

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Moving Pieces

Finally, consider stopping by the Moving Pieces Art Social. Your $20 entry fee gets you the chance to view and interact with art and to socialize with other art lovers, plus all of the wine and other refreshments you can stomach. Just a few of the participating artists and performers: Rachard Wolf, Kyle Yearwood, MovaKween, APoetNamedNate, and Styles Bond and Gentei.

When: Sunday, August 19, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Eubie Blake Cultural Arts Center, 847 N. Howard
Admission: $20 for one; $30 for two

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