In Search of the Black Knight

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(72 minutes) This documentary takes a humorous look at a topic that has been on the minds of professional black women everywhere…the shortage of eligible black men. There are many theories on why this problem exists: education, prison, and the "down low," to name a few. We follow film director Tamarat Makonnen as he travels across the country in an attempt to find the truth behind this hot button topic. Combining professional advice, street interviews, and sketch comedy, this humorous and thought-provoking film will have you rethinking what you assumed about the opposite sex. A post-film discussion on black male and female relationships follows the screening with relationship expert and 95.9FM radio personality, LaDawn Black. In conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males.

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Story Time: Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside

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Join teaching artist Culture Queen for music, movement, and a story reading of Daddy, There’s a Noise Outside by Kenneth Braswell to help 1st-4th graders understand the nuances of civic protest. The story begins when two children are awakened by noises in the middle of the night coming from outside the window of their inner city neighborhood. Their dad and mom spend the next morning explaining what was taking place in their community. An art activity connected to protest and community follows. In conjunction with the exhibition BMore Than the Story.

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Bmore Than the Story Video Project

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Youth are invited to contribute their voices to the Speak Life Baltimore Video Project. Teens will explore social issues and their roles in their community through filmmaking, visual art activities relating to Baltimore’s urban environment, and teen group discussions. The final video will be used as a motivational PSA to stimulate youth to take an active stand in their community. This program is facilitated by the teen organization, Speak Life. Refreshments are included. In conjunction with the exhibition BMore Than the Story.

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"Ray" (oyster boat)

Oyster boat: "Ray"; wooden; previously owned by Ellis Bay Packing Co., Inc, in Nanticoke, MD; built in 1959

Tracey Cutler, Saxophonist

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Tracey Cutler is saxophonist for the celebrated band Collaboration. The group has been featured on BET’s BET On Jazz Series and performed at such venues and occasions as the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Ball, the Democratic National Convention, and The Jazz Company at Walt Disney World. Their album Because of You has been called a “must-have album for serious smooth jazz aficionados" by Jazz Review.

 

The concert is a part of the museum's Third Thursday series. $8 for members and $10 for non-members on the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. Sponsored by WEAA.

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Tracey Cutler, Saxophonist

Craig Alston Syndicate

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Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. Alston also plays bass and keyboards. He has performed with legends such as Larry Willis, David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks and Jimmy Heath. His versatility has allowed him to play with musicians across genres, from The Temptations to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The concert is a part of the museum's Third Thursday series. $8 for members and $10 for non-members on the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. Sponsored by WEAA.

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Craig Alston, jazz musician

BMORE Than The Story

Each component in this exhibition is designed to showcase the experiences of students living in Baltimore before, during, and after the Baltimore Uprising of 2015. It will also address issues, such as constant police surveillance, that have plagued the Baltimore community. BMORE Than the Story is giving Baltimore youth a chance to tell their side of the story. The exhibition is a collaboration between students at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of the Visual Arts and University of Maryland College Park.

Trip to Bountiful

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(90 minutes) Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson) begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to her hometown of Bountiful. When he refuses, Mrs. Watts is undeterred and makes an escape to the local bus station, where she befriends Thelma (Keke Palmer), a young woman traveling home. When Ludie and Jessie Mae discover she is gone, they call in law enforcement to help, but Mrs. Watts is one step ahead of them and convinces the local sheriff to help her on her journey home to Bountiful. Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood also star in this television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Footes Tony-nominated play.

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Floetic Friday

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Join us for an evening of up-and-coming emcees, poets, and DJs in this series of spoken word and hip hop expression. Open mic followed by a featured performer. Doors open at 7pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the museum cafe' 7pm-9pm. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Admission: $6 members, $8 non-members. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

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