Where: King Street Art Festival, Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets)
When: The King Street Arts Festival has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence and will now be held September 22 & 23.Saturday, September 15, 10:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday, September 16, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
How: $15 buys you a bowl and a scoop of ice cream
The Art League’s popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser returns to the King Street Art Festival in 2018. Purchase one (or many) of 1,400+ handmade bowls created by the talented and prolific artists of The Art League’s Ceramics Department and enjoy a scoop of ice cream – all for only $15 per bowl!
Proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s Ceramics department. Participants in the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser may enter a free drawing to win ceramic artwork and an Art League gift certificate.
Performances by student artists, including the annual return of vocal students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Opera Program, starring the winner of their Virginia Williams Opera Prize as one of the featured singers.
A meet-and-greet with M&M’S® Brand Chief Chocolate Officer, Ms. Brown.
AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate demonstrations and lessons in chocolate history.
A screening of the Warner Bros. cartoon “Rabbit of Seville” starring Bugs Bunny. Highlighting Rossini’s celebrated overture from The Barber of Seville, this parody of the opera features frenemies Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in break-neck chases, gags and laughs.
Photo opportunities for kids of all ages with a living statue of Babe Ruth as well as roaming opera characters.
Kids can enjoy the playground, dress up with items from the Washington National Opera costume trunk, visit the craft table, have their faces painted, and experience the National Symphony Orchestra’s instrument meet & greet.
Chances to win prizes, including a family fun pack of four tickets to an event at the Kennedy Center, tickets to the Kennedy Center’s 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a prize from M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies, a subscription to the Washington National Opera 2018-2019 season, a pair of tickets to a 2019 Nationals home game, and more.
The Walters Art Museum celebrates a year of transformation at its annual Gala & Party, a memorable event unlike any other in Baltimore. This year’s theme, Metamorphosis, unites depictions of growth and renewal in the Walters’ collection with the fashion of today, and commemorates the exciting events of 2018, including the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place.
Guests start the evening with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. on the Sculpture Court, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner served in the galleries. At the Party, which begins at 9 p.m., guests enjoy an open bar, light fare and desserts, and dancing on the Sculpture Court.
Walters Art Museum
600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Gala: 6–9 p.m.
Party: 9 p.m.–midnight
The Gala & Party provides major funding for the Walters’ education and exhibition programming and supports free admission for all. Every year, the Walters benefits over 148,000 people, including over 75,000 visitors who participate in education programs and 38,000 PreK–12 students and teachers.
Arena Stage will host a silent and live wine auction on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). The event is helmed by Arena Stage Trustees Judith N. Batty, Gene Samburg and Beth Newburger Schwartz.
The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner, paired with wines donated by Total Wine & More. Event attendees will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items and experiences throughout the event, including the Bordeaux Experience, valued at $5,000, where two couples traveling together will enjoy a three-night stay in a château in romantic Bordeaux, with VIP treatment, including one-of-a-kind vineyard and winery tours, private wine tastings and an insider’s look at winemaking in France’s most famous wine region. Also available for bid is a one-week stay in a four bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom private residence villa at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, valued at $20,000, with an infinity edged heated plunge pool, spacious covered terrace and patio, hot tub, panoramic Pacific Ocean view and full kitchen (3,600 feet of indoor space and 3,600 feet of outdoor space). Winners of the Punta Mita package will enjoy full use of the Four Seasons Resort facilities and amenities, including room service. The following wines will also be available for bid:
- 2007 Schrader CCS Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 100; RP 100, valued at $1,000
- 2004 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 98 ; RP 98, valued at $1,000
- 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz, WS 100 ; RP 100,,valued at $750
- 2007 Staglin 25th Anniversary Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 95, RP 96, valued at $750
- 2002 Sloan Cabernet Sauvignon, WS 99; RP 100, valued at $750
Additional auction items will be announced at a later date.
All proceeds from the evening support Arena Stage’s award-winning artistic and community engagement programs.
Individual tickets start at $300. Space is limited. For additional event details, visit arenastage.org/support/
El Día de los Muertos Celebration
Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
Join us for an evening of music, dancing and crafts in celebration of Latin American heritage, including special performances by the DC-based band Los Gallos Negros and dancers from the Maru Montero Dance Company.
Morning at the Museum
Experience a sensory-friendly program for families of children with disabilities. The program includes early entrance into the museum, facilitated activities and a Take-a-Break Space. Registration Required. To learn more about the program or to register, contact Ashley Grady at NPGaccess@si.edu.
UnSeen: Past, Present and Future
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
This roundtable discussion of the museum’s special exhibition “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar” will include contemporary artists Gonzales-Day and Kaphar, Portrait Gallery curators Taína Caragol and Asma Naeem, and Sheryll Cashin, a writer and law professor at Georgetown University. Several other artists, cultural critics, and scholars will join the conversation, which promises to touch on ideas of race, identity and pluralism. Registration is required at npg.eventbrite.com.