Looking for something fun or interesting to do this month? Check out these offerings from around the community:
This intimate exhibition of approximately 11 works by Maryland-based artist Annet Couwenberg reveals the intersection of science, art, technology, and history that makes textiles such a fascinating art form.
In the summer of 2014, Couwenberg, a Maryland Institute College of Art professor and internationally exhibited artist, received a prestigious Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF). As a part of this program, which paired scientists with visual artists, Couwenberg worked with Dr. Lynne Parenti at the National Museum of Natural History to examine fish fossils. She has applied the patterns and structures of aquatic life forms captured through advanced technological methods to her artwork, which is also visually connected to traditional textiles and costume forms drawn from her own Dutch heritage.
In her latest efforts, she pays homage to the Netherland’s production of damask during the 17th century, when this fabric was referred to as “white gold”. Returning to her homeland, she wove four panels featuring designs generated by her Smithsonian studies adapted to damask patterns and inspired by the BMA’s Portrait of a Young Woman (1634) by Dutch artist Frans Hals.
This exhibition is curated by Anita Jones, Curator of Textiles.
Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Let your imagination run wild at this year’s Baltimore Book Fest! The annual festival offers hundreds of free events and showcases featured authors from across the literary spectrum. Participate in workshops, listen to live music, and of course, enjoy readings and book signings from some of the world’s most acclaimed writers.–Xandra Ellin
Check the website for schedule information.
For the 18th year running, superheroes, super villains and super fans gather at the Inner Harbor to celebrate the art of the comic! Meet writers, illustrators, actors and special guests, and enjoy booths, panels, and workshops lead by trailblazers in the field. Confirmed guests include Frank Miller, Joel Adams, Frank Cho, Terry Moore, Jeff Schultz and dozens more of the biggest names in the industry. Additionally, Lynda Carter performs her 90-minute show, “the Other Side of Trouble” Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sept. 22 — 1-7 p.m.
- Sept. 23 — 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Sept. 24 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
You have been cleared for take-off! Grab the controls of a radio-controlled plane and take to the skies at the annual Charm City Fly In – the largest celebration of radio-controlled flying in Maryland.
Dozens of aviators from the Southwest Area Park (SWAP) Modelers will teach you how to taxi, take off and soar the skies as you guide model planes – some up to 10 feet long – hundreds of feet in the air. When you’re not piloting a plane, witness the aerial maneuvers of the skilled pilots as they dip, flip and bank their planes high overhead in a “Fun Fly Competition.”
The SWAP modelers will be showing off more than 30 hand-built, intricate planes powered by jet engines, propellers and physics.
Between flights, kids will love the candy drops from the sky.
The Fly-In will include delicious grilled foods, cold beverages and a raffle for an R/C plane. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own food and refreshments.
Join us for fun-filled children’s Sukkot services, followed by a dairy lunch and a Beth Tfiloh neighborhood Sukkah Hop. Parent volunteers needed. Please come dressed for shul, but wear comfy shoes! See details at bethtfiloh.com/sukkot. Register by September 26.
Following our youth services, preschool, lower school and middle school children will visit Beth Tfiloh’s biggest and best petting zoo ever.
Disney on Ice celebrates women who defy expectations and expand the limits of what’s possible in this new production. Moana makes her Disney on Ice debut and veteran characters Anna, Rapunzel, Belle and Cinderella join her. Empower the whole family with this tribute to following your dreams!–Xandra Ellin
Showtimes are as follows:
- 10/11 — 7:30 p.m.
- 10/12 — 7:30 p.m.
- 10/13 — 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
- 10/14 — 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
- 10/15 — Noon, 4 p.m.
All Beth Tfiloh’s children and teen services will take place followed by an amazing participatory Hula Hoop Exhibition by Baltimore Hoop Love.
Beth Tfiloh takes its Simchat Torah dancing to the street, and brings its children to the bima for a special aliyah. A special women’s Torah Reading will also be included. Then we’ll top it all off with an Israeli-style BBQ Kiddush following services.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland will host a major traveling exhibit, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage from October 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018. The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials. The 2,000 square foot exhibit features 23 recovered items and a “behind the scenes” video of the fascinating yet painstaking preservation process.