Arts & Culture

Falls Arts Events Listings

Editors picks for the best arts events this coming season.

The best arts and culture events going on this fall. To read more about the local arts scene—and the 100th anniversary of The Baltimore Museum of Art—pick up a copy of the October issue, on newsstands now.

Through October 12
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This is the first production in the company’s newly unveiled downtown venue! Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 410-244-8570,  

Through November 15
Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch
Featuring artwork and short films, this show includes work by dozens of artists around the world. Galerie Myrtis, 410-235-3711,

October 1
Found Footage Festival
The 10th anniversary edition of the popular fest showcases strange and hilarious videos found online and on dusty VHS tapes. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 410-276-1651,

October 1-31
Free Fall Baltimore
Check out hundreds of free arts events around Baltimore during the month of October. 410-752-8632,

October 1-November 22
Markus Baldegger: Recent Paintings
The Swiss-born artist shows his latest work at the gallery that also reps the likes of Ben Marcin and John Waters. C. Grimaldis Gallery, 410-539-1080,

October 4
Chessie Jam
A music fest for kids, this afternoon show features Biz Markie of Yo Gabba Gabba, Justin Roberts, Recess Monkey, and Baltimore’s own Milkshake. Pier Six Pavilion, 410-783-4189,

October 4-August 30, 2015
The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster
AVAM’s new mega-show takes a spirited look at a wide range of visionary thinkers and artists. American Visionary Art Museum, 

October 8
Mikita Brottman Launch Party
The MICA professor celebrates the publication of The Great Grisby, a lively examination of our relationship with dogs. The Ivy Bookshop, 410-377-2966,

October 8
Chuck D
The hip-hop icon discusses race, rage, and inequality as part of Towson University’s Diversity Speaker Series. West Village Commons, 410-704-2051,

October 8-November 16
Next to Normal
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a family struggling with mental illness is a groundbreaking piece of musical theater. Center Stage, 410-332-0033,

October 11-12
Open Studio Tour
Artists city-wide, including Seth Adelsberger (our 2014 pick for “Best Painter”), open their studios for visits and discussions about their work. Various locations, 443-263-4350,

October 17
An Evening with Howard Alden & Jeanne Gies w/ Bucky Pizzarelli
Pizzarelli, a legendary player, joins the duo for an evening of virtuosic guitar and classic jazz vocals. Cabaret at Germano’s, 410-752-4545,

October 25
The Classical Masters
Tom Hall and Baltimore Choral Arts Society perform a program of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart classics. Goucher College Kraushaar Auditorium, 410-523-7070,

October 26-April 17, 2016
From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
The museum unveils a reinstallation of its permanent collection and explores the legacy of its founders. The Walters Art Museum, 410-547-9000,

November 13
Aretha Franklin
The Queen of Soul makes a very rare Baltimore appearance. Don’t miss it. Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric, 410-900-1150,

December 2-7
The 2012 Tony-winning musical (“Best Score” and “Best Choreography”) makes its Baltimore debut. Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 800-982-2787,

December 4
The Black Keys with St. Vincent
An excellent double bill of the Keys’ straight-ahead, blues-drenched rock and Annie Clark’s thorny, complex tunes. Royal Farms Arena, 800-745-3000,

December 10-January 11, 2015
This witty thriller stars Bruce Nelson and is directed by Everyman founder Vincent Lancisi. Everyman Theatre410-752-2208,

January 23-25, 2015
Jason Alexander
Alexander—you know him as Seinfeld’s George Costanza, but he’s also a Tony-winning performer—appears with the BSO SuperPops. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 410-783-8000,