Xerophytes: Extreme Plants of The Desert

Join us for Xerophytes: Extreme Plants of The Desert In this continuation of our xerophytes lecture, we’ll focus on unique varieties of plants that have evolved to thrive in some of the most extreme areas of the world: our deserts. From the slowest growing plants on the planet, to epiphytic cacti that make their homes in trees, you will leave with a new understanding of desert life. $45 ticket includes 2 cocktails, and a rare desert plant to take home!

MICA Weekend

MICA Weekend, which takes place October 4-6, is a new expansive event at MICA, and encapsulates the college’s mission to thrive with the city. The three-day program is made up of a number of events and is open to current and future students, families, alumni and the greater Baltimore Community. Most events that would be of interest to the Baltimore Community are free and do not require registration. For access to the entire weekend’s schedule of events, paid registration is required. You can register online, or do so in person during the weekend. Visit www.mica.edu/weekend for more information.

Baltimore Birth Festival

Join vendors, care providers, local businesses, birth workers, and more for a day of family fun including food trucks, face painting, animals from Irvine Nature Center, a kid-friendly DJ, and over 75 local vendors. If you’re looking for more information on what support there is for pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting in the Baltimore area, this festival is for you. Admission for this event is FREE!

Policing Alternatives: Panel and Community Meeting

Students Against Private Police and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at Johns Hopkins University will host a panel and community meeting to discuss alternatives to policing initiatives underway in Baltimore City, particularly current legislative proposals to establish a private armed police force at JHU. Featuring Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Safe Streets, Center for Urban Families, and others, this event will provide Hopkins faculty, staff, students and neighborhood residents the opportunity to hear from the leaders of progressive political and social movements serving Baltimore’s neediest communities and neighborhoods and pioneering innovative solutions […]

Improving Health for All of Us in Baltimore and Beyond

Are you a Baltimore resident who identifies as African-American/Black, Hispanic, and/or LGBTQIA? Join the University of Maryland School of Nursing for a FREE event to learn more about a National Institutes of Health-funded national research program seeking to gather important health information from 1 million+ people in the United States. The anonymous data will help scientists prevent and treat illnesses for generations to come. FREE light breakfast served at 9 a.m. and lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Learn more: JoinAllOfUs.org/together | Questions? Contact Kristen Rawlett at krawlett@umaryland.edu or 410-706-3906.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / 7:30pm 2640 Space 2640 Saint Paul Street Baltimore, MD 21218 Occasional Symphony gives its flagship Halloween show featuring the 1926 Japanese silent horror film A Page of Madness directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. Occasional Symphony along with Kerry Holahan, soprano, will provide a live soundtrack to the silent film featuring classical favorites and world premieres of compositions by Nicholas Bentz, Joshua Bornfield, Douglas Buchanan, Haley Olsen, and Alexa Rinn. Come in costume!

Twin Oaks 2018 Women’s Gathering

Come join us for the 32nd annual Twin Oaks Women’s Gathering, August 17-19, 2018! The Gathering is a three day celebration where more than a hundred women gather to learn, explore and play together at beautiful Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, VA. Workshop themes will include DIY, music, art, movement, sexuality, gender justice, positive relationship building, and more. In addition to scheduled performance spaces and workshops, there will also be lots of free time to network, drum, dance, meditate, strategize, roll around in the mud-pit and generally live it up with new and old friends at the Gathering. In a […]


It’s Women’s History Month! Join us for a photo exhibition and networking mixer. Connect with women. Learn a thing or two. The GLCCB finds it imperative to support and uplift women from all corners of our community. We are inviting women to celebrate each other. All women are invited to this event – cisgender, transgender, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, intersex, queer, ally… you get the idea! We plan to highlight some of the historical contributions of women in the LGBTQ and SGL communities, work that is currently being done to improve the climate for women in the community, and creative solutions […]

Please, Sir–May I Have Another?

We did it. We made it through another year. If you watched some of those “Year in review” pieces on television, 2017 was really a horrible year. I for one went to too many funerals in 2017. Thankfully I ended my year on a high note with a trip to Fort Lauderdale, where I visited my ShipMate club brother Mike Reisig, two COMMAND MC members Mike and Marty, and took a cruise to the Dominican Republic with Thomas of the Centaur MC, Mr. Maryland Leather 2013 Bob Rose, and Mr. Maryland Leather 2007 Sir Steve. Once again my friends from […]

DC’s David Perruzza

Muhmmad Ali once said, “True giving happens when we give from our heart.” In today’s world, where narcissism and selfishness run rampant, it’s refreshing to find people in our neighborhood who give from the heart because it’s the right thing to do. For David Perruzza, the manager of JR’s Bar in Washington, DC, helping others has become part of his everyday norm.