Slagz

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Slagz is an eclectic mix of rock, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, neo, old school, new school, and dance music. From the first note to the last, Slagz will feed your musical soul.

This performance is a part of the Third Thursday series. On the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8pm and a live show. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Doors at 5pm, show at 6pm. $8 members, $10 non-members. Sponsored by WEAA.

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The Joe Cooper Project

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Join for a night with the Joe Cooper Project, Baltimore's premier reggae fusion band. They play refreshingly positive vibrations of originals with a unique blend of reggae, jazz, spoken word, rap, song and instrumentals, all with a world beat flavor. Mr. Cooper has performed with many reggae legends including Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffits, Dennis Brown, Daddy Uroy, Pablo Moses, Big Youth, Mikey Dread, Sugar Minott, Meditations, Boris Gardiner, the Mighty Vikings, and bands such as Emperor’s Choice and ADJA, New York City.

Please let us know that you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

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

 

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Joe Cooper Project reggae fusion band

MLK Day Celebration 2017

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Join for live performances, discussion, films, and crafts that reflect on, and honor, the civil rights leader. Let us know you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

Schedule of Events

12-4pm- Crafts: make a wreath of MLK quotes or make a dove of peace
- Film screening of PBS mini-series Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the host of the PBS series, traverses the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole. 
- Museum Resource Center open
1, 2, & 3pmStorytime reading of "Martin's Big Words" by Playworks Maryland
12-12:30pmPerformance by North Dorchester High School Choral Ensemble of works by Moses Hogan, "Up the Mountain," "The Color Purple," and more.
1-2pm- "End Kin Killin' Kin: Exploring Community Solutions" a community conversation about gun and youth violence with Dr. Harold Carter and Reverend Danny Dawkins of New Shiloh Baptist Church; and the Guardian Angels

- Community conversation on the State of Black America. Using the film Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise as a starting point, Dr. Iyelli Ichile and Dr. Tyson King-Meadows will lead an audience conversation about the state of Black America, touching on topics such as hip hop and Obama's presidency.
2:30-3:15pmPerformance by Full Circle Dance Company and actor Keith Snipes of "A Stone of Hope," an interdisciplinary work inspired by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Full Circle Dance Company also presents "Araminta," by award-winning choreographer Donna L. Jacobs, a powerful exploration of Harriet Tubman with special guest performances by Morton Street Dance Center.
3:30-3:45pmPerformance of "Zombie" by ConneXion Repertory Company with African dancing, drumming, and a choreopoem.

Trailer of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  MLK Day Celebration at the Lewis Museum in Baltimore

50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Celebration

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Celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary and the Kwanzaa principle Nia ("Purpose"). Enjoy workshops, storytelling, and more. Sankofa Dance Theater performs African dancing and drumming. Sallah Jenkins leads holiday craft-making. Dr. Jeffrey Menzise of Morgan State University gives the keynote speech about the meaning of Nia.

Please let us know that you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

Schedule of Events

12:00pm - 4:15pmAfrican Marketplace
 
12:00pm - 4:00pmResource Center open. Research your family tree! Genealogy Sessions 1:30 and 2:30 pm
 
12:00pm - 4:00pmKwanzaa Crafts. Make a family tree booklet, beaded necklaces, and or Kwanzaa banners
 
12:30pm - 1:15pmProgram Commencement. Sankofa Dance Theater performs opening drum call and candle lighting ceremony and explains the meaning of Kwanzaa
 
1:30pm - 2:30pmWorkshops: Sankofa Dance Theater Percussion Workshop; Storytelling/Spoken Word Session; African Dancing/Gelee Headwrap Session; "The Black Candle" film screening
 
2:45pm - 3:15pmKeynote Talk "Finding Your Purpose (Nia)" by Dr. Jeffrey Menzise of Morgan State University
 
3:30pm - 4:15pmSankofa Dance Theater performs African dancing, drumming showcase, and 2nd candle lighting ceremony

African Marketplace Vendors
Blaque Diamond Enterprise: Author of the Stacey F series of children's books
Otis Calendars: calendars, figurines and art prints
Adelami Treasures: Black History Educational Workbooks
Africa United: African bags, clothing and cosmetic
Kujichagulia Press: Cultural Children’s Books
Love’s Pieces: Afrocentric stuffed animals, loveable rag dolls, Afrocentric Fanny packs
YBI African Apparel & Fashions
Sipho Fashions: African Print Skirts, accessories and jewelry
Earth’s Enrichment: organic Hair and skin care products
Angels For You: Collectible Angels and NFL Bears
Hand Bags IT’s In the Bag
Askia Printing: t-shirts and African Scarfs and Skirts
Regal Clothes: headwraps and Ankara, batik and tribal print clothing
Seaney Fine Art
Doors to Africa: African jewelry, clothing and hand bags
BAMI Products: hand crafted soaps, body butters, scrubs and salts
Prettyman Products Inc.: Art cards and Prints
Ethnicities LLC: cards, prints, totes, books
NSAA African Creations: home décor, African Clothes
Desserts at Jessica’s: cupcakes, pies, cookies and mini cakes
The PEACES Collective: Handbags, Capes and Accessories
Sheila Logan Designs: Handmade Sterling Silver, Brass Copper fabricated jewelry
Chriseerrines Accessories: hand crafted hats and mudclothes ponchos
The African Memory Game: Dolls and Board Games


 

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Griot's Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival

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Enjoy socially relevant teen films featuring the talent of area youth in film, theater, African dance, and poetry. This annual festival showcases how arts and educational programs are positively engaging youth in the community’s revitalization. Special Admission: $1 Dollar Day Weekend. This program is part of Dollar Day Weekend, December 3-4, 2016, where admission to the museum is $1. Check out our other Dollar Day Weekend event, the Children's Holiday Crafts Workshop.

Please let us know that you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

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Teen dancers at the Griot's Eye Youth Festival

Children’s Holiday Crafts Workshop

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Come create memories and holiday crafts with your family! Then, help decorate the museum's Christmas tree with your creations. Special guest Santa will be present for photos. Recommended for ages 6-10. Special Admission: $1 Dollar Day Weekend. This program is part of Dollar Day Weekend, December 3-4, 2016, where admission to the museum is $1. Check out our other Dollar Day Weekend event, the Griot's Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival.

Please let us know that you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

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The Whole Gritty City

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(90 mins) This documentary plunges viewers into the world of three New Orleans school marching bands. The film follows kids growing up in America's most musical city, and one of its most dangerous, as their band directors get them ready to perform in the Mardi Gras parades, and teach them to succeed and to survive. Navigating the urban minefield through moments of setback, loss, discovery, and triumph, these children and their adult leaders reveal the power and resilience of a culture. This film is a related program to the museum's exhibition, Kin Killin’ Kin.

Praise for The Whole Gritty City
"Inspirational" - NPR Fresh Air
"glorious" - David Simon, HBO's "The Wire"
"heartbreaking and hopeful" - L.A. Times

Please let us know that you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

 

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The Whole Gritty City Movie Poster

Holiday Bazaar

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Looking for local handmade gift ideas from some of the area's most talented artists and artisans? Shop adult and children's books, fine art, crafts, jewelry, ceramics, wood working, accessories, bath/body products, and more, for your family and loved ones. Saturday, November 26, 10am - 4pm; Sunday, November 27, 12pm - 4pm, Saturday, December 3, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, December 4, 12pm - 4pm; Saturday, December 10, 10am - 4pm.

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Special Lecture with Dr. Maulana Karenga, Founder of Kwanzaa - CANCELED

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This event has been cancelled. However, you are invited to join us for the 50th Anniversary Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, Friday, December 30, 3pm with crafts and performances.


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Dr. Maulana Karenga, Founder of Kwanzaa

Nia Simmons

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Join the museum for the soulful sounds of R&B and jazz songstress Nia Simmons. Ms. Simmons has been touring with R&B / gospel star Regina Belle as a part of the Phaze II Jazz Band. This talented Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award grantee recently released her highly anticipated solo project "A Songbird’s Journey."

Please let us know that you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.

The concert is a part of the museum's Third Thursday series. 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. $8 members, $10 non-members. Sponsored by WEAA.

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Nia Simmons

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