With “women’s issues” at the forefront of the national debate, now is the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of fearless females throughout history. Whether learning about lives, commemorating contributions, or helping a cause, Baltimore has something for everyone this Women’s History Month.
MAR. 1-31 // B&O WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$18. 410-752-2490. Learn about past and present women’s roles in the railroad industry.
MAR. 1-31 // MT. CLARE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Mount Clare Museum House, 1500 Washington Blvd. Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$5. 410-837-3262. Examine the lives of women during the Colonial period in this 18th-century home.
MAR. 6 // QUEER QUEENS OF QOMEDY
Magooby’s Joke House, 9603 Deereco Rd., Timonium. 5 p.m. $25-40. 410-252-2727. Laugh along with this lesbian trio’s comedy show.
MAR. 7 // CELEBRATE GREAT WOMEN & GIRLS
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 6310 Reisterstown Rd. 4 p.m. Free. 410-396-0948. Bring your kids for an afternoon conversation about historical women and girls achievements.
MAR. 10- APR. 2 // WOMEN’S WORK: CHANGING THE SUBJECT
New Door Creative, 1601 St. Paul St. Tues.-Sat. 12-5 p.m. Free. 410-244-8244. Consider female artists as printmakers at this all-new, international exhibit in Station North.
MAR. 12 // QUILTER JOAN GAITHER
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St. 1 p.m. Free-$8. 443-263-1800. Hear this local artist discuss her documentary quilts, which tie together stories of our state’s history and communities.
MAR. 18-APR. 3 // LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. Times vary. $10-20. 410-752-1225. Explore one of the last performances of famed jazz singer Billie Holiday’s life, set in a bar in Philadelphia—just four months before her death.
MAR. 26 // PORTRAITS IN SONG
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 8 p.m. $17-23. 410-276-1651. Hear local musician Ellen Cherry perform songs inspired by historical women, accompanied by artist Liz Downing’s portraits.