An incorrect price was listed in Thursday's Live section for a benefit concert at Morgan State University on Feb. 16 featuring Florence Quivar. The price is $25.
The Sun regrets the error.
Black History Month begins Saturday with art exhibits, theatrical productions, historical discussions, storytelling and other celebrations of African-American culture. Here you'll find 28 days' worth of events to excite your imagination.
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Generally, if no price is noted, the event is free, but call ahead to verify times and prices. Exhibits and continuing performances are noted on their opening date.
"African Art: Diversity of Forms and Ideas II" and "Beaded Wonders: Art of South Africa." African Art Museum of Maryland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. (410) 730-7105. Masks, musical instruments, textiles, household items, jewelry and sculpted figures from South, East, West and Central African countries. Through June. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. $2 adults, $1 students and seniors.
"Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention." Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive near North Charles and 31st streets, (410) 396-7100. Baga masks, headdresses and ceremonial sculpture. Through April 13. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $5.50 for ages 19 and over; $3.50 for seniors and full-time students with ID; $1.50 for ages 7-18; free for museum members and ages 6 and under.
"Buffalo Soldiers." Top of the World Observation Level and Museum, World Trade Center, 27th floor, 401 E. Pratt St. Exhibit with live re-enactments 3 p.m.-5 p.m. every Sunday in February. $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and ages 5 to 15. Call (410) 837-4515.
Contest. Students in grades nine through 12 can submit original essays on one of five quotes by African-Americans provided from the contest. Applications available at WJZ-TV and the BMA or by calling (410) 578-7571. Deadline is Feb. 5 for entries.
Dental exhibit. The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, 31 S. Greene St. on the campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Photographic display featuring the first African-American dental school graduate and highlighting contributions African-Americans have made in the dental field. Through February. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for ages 7-18, full-time students and seniors, free for ages 6 and under. (410) 706-7820.
Dr. Benjamin Quarles exhibit at the Morris A. Soper Library, Morgan State University, Cold Spring Lane and Hillen Road. Photographs and historical materials will be on display Feb. 1 through Feb. 28. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Call (410) 319-3488.
"Ethnicities." Linoleum relief-block prints and illustrations by Sean Ramon Montague through Feb. 21 at the Sheldon H. Knorr Gallery for Contemporary and Edible Art, Baltimore International Culinary College, 17 Commerce St., 5th floor. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays. Free. Call (410) 752-0490, Ext. 501.
Exhibit on ice skater. Bruno Jerry is remembered as a role model for black youths in an exhibit of memorabilia at Top of the World Observation Level and Museum, World Trade Center, 27th floor, 401 E. Pratt St., through February. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5: 30 p.m. $2.50 adults; $1.50 seniors over 60 and children ages 5-15. (410) 837-4515.
"Fear Itself." The Arena Players, 801 McCullogh St. (410) 728-6500. America's oldest African-American theater company presents the story of a father and son's encounter with fear. Through Feb. 23. Shows are Friday at 8: 30 p.m., Saturday at 7: 30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. $12 per person, $6 for seniors and students with ID.
"Follow the Drinking Gourd: Stars of Freedom." Through March 7 at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. Follow the journey of slaves seeking liberty -- the struggles, the pain and the triumphs on the road to freedom -- on the dome of the Davis Planetarium. $9 adults, $7 children, seniors and military personnel. For times, call (410) 685-5225.
Heritage Playhouse Cinema offers African-American history month movies at 9 p.m. on Feb. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 28 at the African-American Classic Movie House, 9 W. 25th St. Call (410) 462-5646.
"In Praise of Our Fathers and Our Mothers: A Black Family Treasury by Outstanding Authors and Artists." Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5494. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition, through March 15, presents illustrations, photographs and memorabilia inspired by the new book compiled by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson. Free.