The List: March 2024

From the new 'Through Our Eyes' exhibit celebrating teen photographers at The Walters to the annual Maryland Home & Garden Show in Timonium, here the events to pencil in this month.
—Courtesy of The Walters Art Museum/Nayquan Shuler

3/14-17: Through Our Eyes
Exhibitions. Walking through the halls of The Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon, art lovers can expect to come across a vast range of antiquities—ancient Roman sarcophagi, Buddhist sculptures, and meticulously preserved Qur’ans—altogether spanning some seven millennia and several continents. But for one weekend this month, a new pop-up exhibition will feature something more local and contemporary—modern-day works, created right here in Baltimore.

Starting with an evening reception in the museum’s Sculpture Court on Thursday, March 14, and running through Sunday, March 17, the inaugural “Through Our Eyes” exhibit will celebrate the work of teen photographers from the city and region. It is a capstone project of sorts, following an eight-week skill-sharing program with esteemed photographer and Baltimore native SHAN Wallace, pictured above, whose work has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post, plus this magazine. Consider this student showcase a gallery opening not to miss. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. 6-8 p.m. Free.

To 3/1: Uninhibited Black Space II
Exhibitions. In this new group exhibition curated by Charles Mason III, several local artists celebrate the cultural impact of Morgan State University. Gallery CA, 440 E. Oliver St. Mon.-Fri.- 12-4 p.m. Free. 

3/1-17: Laughing Stock
Theater. This play follows an ambitious summer theater troupe as comic chaos ensues. Spotlights Theater, 817 St. Paul St. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. $10-24.

3/1-4/13. Jason Austin: Baltimore In Repose
In the Creative Alliance’s main gallery, this former resident artist showcases paintings that depicts the vibrant and colorful people and places of Baltimore City. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Fri.-Sat. 12 -6 p.m. Free. 

To 3/2. Come Through
Exhibitions. On the second-floor gallery, this resident artist showcases features a variety of works and practices by local creatives, from sound and photography to collage by the likes of Hoesy Corona and Bria Sterling-Wilson. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Fri.-Sat. 12-6 p.m. Free. 

To 3/2. CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament
Sports. The nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference returns to Baltimore for the 2024 championship tournament, including Maryland’s own Bowie State. CFG Bank Arena, 201 W. Baltimore. Times & prices vary. 

3/2. BMI Bull & Oyster Roast
Fundraisers & Galas. In this old Maryland tradition, the BMI campus transforms into a feast of all-you-can-eat oysters, pit beef, an open bar, and live music, with proceeds benefitting the museum’s programming. The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy. 6-10 p.m. Prices vary. 

3/2. Ethiopia at the Crossroads Closing
Exhibitions. Toast the end of this groundbreaking exhibition with an evening of art, crafts, music, and food by local Ethiopian vendors, with special late museum hours. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. 5-8 p.m. Free. 

3/2. Viva Brasil Carnival Dance Party
Music. Ward off mid-winter with this high-energy dance party featuring styles such as samba, forró, and capoeira, fueled by performances from multiple musicians. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. 8 p.m. $27-30. 

3/2. Sexy Grown Music Fest
Baltimore’s own Dru Hill returns to the musical stage alongside fellow ’90s icon Jagged Edge for a night of R&B. UMBC Chesapeake Arena, 1000 Hilltop Cl. 8 p.m. $69.50-169.50.

3/2-3. Oregon Ridge Pancake Breakfast
This annual family-friendly brunch serves up hot pancakes, locally harvested maple syrup, and more to benefit the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Oregon Ridge Lodge, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Free-$10. 

3/2-10. Maryland Home & Garden Show
This long-held annual showcase is full of early spring inspiration, featuring 10 display gardens, 400 home and outdoor living professionals, a must-see orchid show, and more. The Maryland Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Fri. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$12.


3/2-4/25. Toons
The Maryland Art Place teams up with Zeke’s Coffee to present a new group showcase that serves as an homage to illustration, from cartoons to comics. Zeke’s Coffee, 4719 Harford Rd. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 

To 3/3. Atlantika Collective: Climate for Change
Curated by María Sáenz, this group show features works that address the current ecological crisis and urge human intervention. MICA, Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. Free. 

To 3/3. Mahalia
Written by Tom Stolz and directed by Tevin Brown, this new play celebrates the legendary life and music of late gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson, featuring hymns and spirituals by the artist herself, as well as other musicians. Arena Players, 801 McCulloh St. Times & prices vary. 

—Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

To 3/3. Eugene Onegin
Opera. Now in its 15th anniversary, the Opera Baltimore presents this semi-staged opera concert of dashed love set in 19th century Russia. The Engineers Club, 11 W. Mt. Vernon Pl. Times & prices vary. 

To 3/3. Adrift
Presented by Happenstance Theater, this performance of “medieval wayward folly” draws parallels between our current times and the dark ages, using live music, puppetry, movements, and text to tell the tale of motley crew of eccentrics. Theatre Project, 35 W. Preston St. Times vary. $15-25. 

3/3. Wheel of Fortune Live
Theater. This live version of America’s favorite television game comes to Mt. Vernon, with guests randomly selected to participate and win the chance to take home prizes. The Lyric, 110 W. Mt. Royal Ave. 7:30 p.m. $35-255. 

3/3. Viano Quartet
The Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum presents an afternoon concert from this internationally acclaimed string ensemble. Evergreen Museum, 4545 N. Charles St. 2-4 p.m. $10.20. 

To 3/5. Womens Rights Are Human Rights
This exhibition features international posters on gender-based inequality, violence, and discrimination, acknowledging the role of average citizens in protecting human rights. MICA, Meyerhoff Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. Free.  

—Courtesy of Elizabeth Resnick/Nancy Hom, Catalina's World, 2011

3/7. Michael Nau
This Maryland native and Baltimore musician behind beloved indie bands like Cotton Jones, Page France, and the Mighty Thread brings a solo set and new music to Station North. Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St. 7 p.m. $25.75.

3/7-10. BSA Expressions
This annual performance showcases the talents of students from the Baltimore School for the Arts across a variety of mediums. Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St. Thurs. 6 p.m. Sat 5 p.m. Sun. 2 & 5 p.m. Prices vary.

3/7-16. Moby Dick Rehearsed
In this play by Orson Wells, based on the novel by Herman Melville, a traveling Shakespeare troupe shifts its repertoire toward a tall tale of a giant white whale. Theatre Project, 35 W. Preston St. Times vary. $20-25. 

3/8. Music Under the Dome: Talking Heads
In this adults-only program, the Science Center’s Planetarium showcases a Talking Heads soundtrack with curated imagery with happy hour and late-night museum access. Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. 7-10 p.m. $40. 


3/8. Mount Vernon Virtuosi
This community-based chamber music orchestra brings its must-see approach to this midday cello-based concert at the Pratt’s Central Library. Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. 12 p.m. Free. 

3/9. Ornamenta
Fundraisers & Galas.
During the Baltimore Jewelry Center’s annual benefit party, mingle in cocktail attire amongst a silent auction of locally made art jewelry with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. Space 2640, 2640 St. Paul St. 7-11 p.m. $95-110. 

3/9. Casey Cares Gala
Fundraisers & Galas.
For the 24th year, the Casey Cares Foundation hosts its annual gala, with open bar, seated dinner, live music, and more to benefit programs for critically ill children and their families. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. 6:30 p.m. $200. 

3/9. AVAM Screen Painting Workshop
Lectures & Classes.
Partake in Baltimore’s urban folk-art tradition of window-screen paintings with artist Jenny Campbell, with attendees taking their own work home. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $50-65. 

3/9. Tedeschi Trucks Band
This 12-piece Grammy Award-winning rock band brings its frontman husband-wife duo to take over the downtown stage. Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. Times & prices vary. 

3/9. Poe Live
Theater. Join this live studio audience for the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre’s audio-drama adaptation of the local poet’s second Auguste Dupin mystery. Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Registration required. Free.

To 3/10. How I Learned To Drive
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows a woman through a deeply funny and human reckoning with her childhood. Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. $21-24. 

3/10. Peter Frampton
For one night only, famed British-American rockstar performs just outside of Baltimore. The Hall at Maryland Live!, 7002 Arundel Mills Cl., Hanover. 7 p.m. $59-159. 

3/14-4/7. Mexodus
Theater. This genre-defying musical production blends hip-hop and history to tell a tale of the Underground Railroad and the untold story of escape enslaved people who found freedom in Mexico. Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Times vary. $20-49.

3/15-17. American Craft Council Show
For the 47th year, the American Craft Council returns to Baltimore for its weekend-long celebration and immersive marketplace of American made, including several local makers. Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$15.

—Courtesy of The American Craft Council/Max Franz

3/16. Taylor Swift for Kids
WTMD and WYPR present their latest Saturday Morning Tunes concert, this time in celebration of America’s biggest pop star. The Recher, 512 York Rd. 9:30 a.m. Free-$19.89. 

3/16. Tamron Hall
Lectures & Classes.
This Emmy Award-winning television host of the Tamron Hall Show visits Baltimore for an afternoon of conversation. Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. 3 p.m. Registration required. Free.

3/17. Carmina Burana
Conductor Jonathon Heyward leads members of the BSO through this famous cantata. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. 3 p.m. $15-70.

3/17-4/14. The Book Club Play
Don’t miss this Baltimore premiere of this award-winning story from D.C. playwright Karen Zacarías that explores female friendship and the power of literature. Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St. Times vary. $3-75. 

3/18. Black Butterfly Sessions
Lectures & Classes.
Center Stage’s civic dialogue series returns with music, poetry, literature, and keynote speakers that catalyze conversation around pressing issues of modern day, with the current season’s theme surrounding Maryland legislation. Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. 7 p.m. Free.

3/19-24. The Book of Mormon
This nine-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy tackles the Mormon faith.
Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. Times vary. $48-179.50. 

3/21. Horse Lords
Music. This Baltimore quartet performs its experimental, instrumental sounds in Remington. Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. 8 p.m. $18-22.

3/21. Manders, Newts & Drinks with Fruits
Lectures & Classes.
During this adults-only education series, enjoy food and drinks while learning from a biologist about native amphibian species. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills. 6:30-9 p.m. $55-65. 

3/21-23. Mahler Symphony No. 6
On Thursday and Saturday, conductor Jonathon Heyward leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra through this iconic work. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Sat. 8 p.m. $15-70. 

3/21-31. Hubba Hubba
Back by popular demand, this intricate play by Takoma Park’s Alex and Omstead creates a romantic comedy using puppets, masks, trick costumes, and more. Theatre Project, 35 W. Preston St. Times vary. $15-25. 

To 3/23. Embodiment
In this new group show, local artists showcase various artworks about the human body and how it informs our identity and world experience. Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 

3/23. Women as Creators and Leaders with the AFRO
Lectures & Classes.
For one afternoon, join AFRO CEO and publisher Toni Draper in conversation with The Walters Art Museum’s curator of rare books and manuscripts to discuss the legacy of the long-running, woman-led local newspaper. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. 2-3 p.m. Free. 

3/23. Billy Harper Birthday Celebration
Music. Legendary American saxophonist Billy Harper brings his quintet to Mount Vernon for two live performances in honor of his 81st birthday. An Die Musik, 409 N. Charles Street. 7 & 9 p.m. $10-35. 

3/24. Harlem Globetrotters
For one day only, this world-renowned basketball troupe begins their dazzling skills to Baltimore County. UMBC Chesapeake Arena, 1000 Hilltop Cl. 12 p.m. $34-114. 

3/24-7/14. Joyce J. Scott: Walk A Mile In My Dreams
Exhibitions. In this landmark retrospective, more than 120 works will showcase the 50-year career of local artist Joyce J. Scott, from sculpture, garments, and a new commission to items from her person archive. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free.

To 3/30. Just Among Us
In this new group show, artists explore themes of intimacy, friendship, family, and togetherness. Waller Gallery, 2420 N. Calvert St. Sat. 1-5 p.m. Free. 

3/30. Isidore String Quartet
As part of the Shriver Hall concert series, this internationally recognized troupe will perform classic and contemporary works during an afternoon concert. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. 3-5 p.m. Free. 

To 3/31. Heaven Is In Baltimore
Exhibitions. This new solo exhibition features works of varying mediums by Baltimore native and up-and-coming artist Mark West Jr. Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Wed.-Fri. 1-6 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 

To 3/31. The Birth of Jazz: Billie Holiday’s Baltimore
Exhibitions. This new exhibition shines a light on the 20th-century jazz legend’s upbringing in Baltimore and her connection to the historic Black Arts District of Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore. Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Wed.-Fri. 1-6 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 

To 4/18. Reverberations
Exhibitions. As part of the citywide No Stone Left Unturned: The Elizabeth Talford Scott Initiative, two of the late Baltimore artist’s prayer quilts will be on display at the Peabody Library, evoking viewer consideration on methods of repair, as part of John Hopkins University’s ongoing attempts to grapple with its history of racism. George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Pl. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

To 5/12. Stitched Memories: Celebrating Elizabeth Talford Scott
As part of the citywide No Stone Left Unturned: The Elizabeth Talford Scott Initiative, this new exhibition invites visitors to immerse themselves in the quilted artworks by the late Baltimore artist. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Wed. & Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 1-8 p.m. Free. 

To 5/18. Dream Refuge for Children Imprisoned
In this new exhibition at TU, artist Na Omi Judy Shintani holds space for children separated from their families during the likes of Japanese-American internment camps and Native Americans boarding schools. Towson University, Asian Arts Gallery, 1 Fine Arts Dr., Towson. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

To 5/19. Kaleidoscope: Changing Perspectives
As part of the citywide No Stone Left Unturned: The Elizabeth Talford Scott Initiative, this new exhibition at The Peale features fiber works by the late Baltimore artist, Elizabeth Talford Scott, alongside inspired pieces created by Baltimore City Public School students from the Arts Every Day program. The Peale Museum, 225 Holliday Street. Thurs.-Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

To 6/2. (Re)Valuing Black Baltimore
This new exhibition uses maps, photographs, and personal anecdotes to explore the past and present of three historic Black settlements in North Baltimore: Bare Hills, Cross Keys, and Hoes Heights. Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Museum, 3400 N. Charles St. Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

To 9/30. Black Woman Genius
Exhibitions. As part of the citywide No Stone Left Unturned: The Elizabeth Talford Scott Initiative, this new exhibition at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum presents a landmark retrospective on the mixed-media fiber works and narrative tapestries of the late Baltimore artist. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St. Thurs.-Sat. 10-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. Free-$12. 

To 12/28. Materials & Memories
As part of the citywide No Stone Left Unturned: The Elizabeth Talford Scott Initiative, this new exhibition at the Maryland Center for History and Culture centers works by the late Baltimore artist alongside others by the African American Quilters of Baltimore and the antique quilts in MCHC’s collection. Maryland Center for History & Culture, 610 Park Ave. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$12.