3 performing and visual arts events to check out in Baltimore this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Baltimore this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a reception celebrating a late artist to a children's ventriloquist show.

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Opening Reception: Ina Helrich 

Hotel Indigo will host a reception to celebrate the works of late artist Ina Helrich Wednesday night. Helrich, a Baltimore-based painter and printmaker, exhibited her artwork in more than 60 juried shows and 14 solo exhibits. Alex Cooper Auctioneers, which will auction off Helrich's work online from April 17-April 26, will give guests a preview of the collection.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
Where: Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown, 24 W. Franklin St.
Price: Free

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Sheroes of History: An Improv Comedy Show

If you're looking to score a laugh with a little dose of history, check out an improv comedy show highlighting the life of some of history's most influential women Wednesday night. You'll not only learn about their life, but travel back in time to see the world unfold through their eyes.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St.
Price: Free

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Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters

If you're looking for a post-Valentine's Day activity, check out "Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters," an eight-part love-themed exhibition of drawings by artist and curator Peter Bruun, according to the Maryland Art Place

When: Thursday, February 21, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St.
Price: Free

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