Black History Month

January 29, 1998|By Emily Schuster, Lori Sears and Joe Grossberg

There will not be a choral festival at Coppin State College on Sunday as stated in yesterday's Black History Month Calendar in LIVE. There will be a festival sponsored by the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Coppin campus, 2500 W. North Ave. Call 410-383-5585 or 410-625-3113.

The Sun regrets the error.

Baltimore honors its African-American heritage with a series of exciting and inspiring Black History Month events. From jazz concerts to African dance workshops, from soul food dinners to Senegalese art shows, all the events reflect rich traditions. Check LIVE over the next few weeks for even more ways to celebrate.


"African Arts and Crafts Program." Enoch Pratt Free Library, Washington Village Branch, 856 Washington Blvd. Call 410-396-1099. Thursdays in February. 4 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Free.


African diaspora luncheons. Garrett Room, MSE Library, Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Call 410-235-8538. Feb. 2, Feb. 5, Feb. 10, Feb. 12, Feb. 17, Feb. 19 and Feb. 24, noon to 1 p.m. Free. Free lunches provided to the first 20 people to RSVP at 410-516-5435.

Arabbers of Baltimore. Coppin State College Library, 2500 W. North Ave. Call 410-385-5585. Photographs and memorabilia of Baltimore's famous horse and buggy merchants are on display Feb. 1 through March 3.

Banita Ambrose exhibit. School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. Call 410-396-4641. Banita Ambrose's paintings depict African-American heritage in a spiritual context. Through Feb. 28. Hours are 11 p.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Free.

"Black History Month Film Series." The Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive. Call 410-396-6314. The series includes "Miracle in Harlem," "Nothing but a Man," and "24/7." Feb. 12, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, 7: 30 p.m. $5, $4 for members, students and senior citizens.

"Black Movies." AMR TV room, Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Call 410-516-5435. Sundays at 8 p.m. Free.

"Blacks in Film." Faissler Library, Roland Park Country School, 5204 Roland Ave. Call 410-323-5500. The screenings show four "race movies," films made by independent black film companies between 1919 and the late 1940s. Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at 7: 30 p.m. Free.

Choirs in the Metro. Mass Transit Administration. Call 410-767-3936. Area high school gospel choirs perform. Wednesdays in February. Feb. 4 at Charles Center Metro Station, Feb. 11 at Lexington Market Metro Station, Feb. 18 at Johns Hopkins Metro Station and Feb. 25 at Mondawmin Mall Metro Station. 8: 30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Free.

"Citizens, Soldiers and Sailors." Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Call 410-315-7259. Exhibit explores African-American contributions to the military in the last 200 years. Through Feb. 23. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. There will be a related brown-bag lecture on Feb. 17 in the AACC cafeteria at noon. Free.

"Crazy for You." Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument St. Call 410-685-3750. See the nation's earliest known crazy quilt and three other examples of this African-American traditional art form. Through April 19. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the exhibit is free, but visitors

wishing to see other parts of the museum must pay an admission fee of $4, $3 for children 12 and under.

"Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott." Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-225-2300. A new style of quilts, using stones, buttons, shells and other unusual materials. Through March 1. Gallery walks with curator George Ciscle are held every Saturday at 1 p.m. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Free.

Documentaries on famous African Americans. Madison Square Recreation Center, 1401 East Biddle St. Call 410-396-9284. Films for ages 5 to 12 are shown 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 9 and Feb. 23. Films for ages 13 to 16 are shown 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. Free.

"Follow the Drinking Gourd: Stars of Freedom." Davis Planetarium, Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. Call 410-685-5225. Learn how the night sky helped slaves find their way north to freedom. Through March 1. Show times are 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon, 1 p.m., 1: 45 p.m., 2: 30 p.m., 3: 15 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Free with admission to center ($9; $7 ages 4 to 17, senior citizens and military personnel; free for members and children 3 and under.)

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