Free Fall -- Schedule Highlights

October 05, 2006

Free Fall Baltimore runs through next month. Many arts venues in the city are offering free events, workshops, performances and admission, and the Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art are free indefinitely. Many events require registration, reservations or passes obtained in advance. Below are highlights of the next two months' events. For a full schedule and details, go to


American Visionary Art Museum -- 800 Key Highway / No reservations required

Oct. 29: Free admission, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; performances by Poetry for the People, the Baltimore Station and WombWork Productions, noon-5 p.m.

Art on Purpose -- Current Gallery, 30 S. Calvert St. / Reserve passes at 410-769-5701 or

Nov. 28-Nov. 30: Free admission

Nov. 28: Opening reception for the exhibit Beauty, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Baltimore Museum of Art -- North Charles and 31st streets / Free indefinitely, no reservations required

Today: Free First Thursday Night, late hours and cash bar 5 p.m.-9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month

Carroll Museums -- 800 E. Lombard St. / Reservations required only for groups of 10 or more; call 410-605-2964

Through Nov. 30: Free admission, noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays

Homewood House Museum -- Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. / Make reservations for guided tours at 410-516-5589

Through Nov. 30: Free admission

Fridays through Nov. 17: Guided ArtWalk tours, departing at noon from Homewood House and 1 p.m. from the BMA

Jewish Museum of Maryland -- 15 Lloyd St. / No reservations required

Through Nov. 30: Free admission, noon-4 p.m. Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays

National Great Blacks in Wax Museum -- 1601 E. North Ave. / Free admission with program registration / Make reservations at 410-563-7809 or

Oct. 8, Nov. 12: Karen's Fun House, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 14, Nov. 11: African-American Grand Tour of Baltimore, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 15: Freedom Baptist Church Gospel Choir, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 22: Musuyide "Mama Talk" in the Griot tradition, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 29: "Do Dat Dance" line dance performance/workshop, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Nov. 5: "Drum Talk" in the Griot tradition, Ola Ola Griots, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Nov. 19: "Sunset in the Village" Musuyide Collective performance/workshop, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Port Discovery -- 35 Market Place / Get free passes at 410-864-2666

Oct. 21: Workshops and more celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture -- 830 E. Pratt St. / Reservations required for screenings, in person at the museum or at 443-263-1875

Oct. 15: Free admission, noon-5 p.m.

Oct. 10: Free admission and screening of The Prize Then, the Prize Now: A Community Forum on Civil Rights History and Horizons, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

School 33 Art Center -- 120 W. North Ave. / No reservations required

Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19: African-American Grand Tour of Baltimore workshops and performances, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free admission to museum with program registration.

Top of the World Observation Level -- 401 E. Pratt St., 27th floor / Get reception passes at 410-837-VIEW

Nov. 1-30: Free admission, closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Nov. 2, 16, 30: Opening reception and gallery talks, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Nov. 1-12: The Port of Baltimore: In Pictures & Words

Nov. 15-26: Baltimore Seen: A Robert McClintock Exhibit

Nov. 28-Dec. 10: Baltimore Built to Last, presented by the Baltimore Architectural Foundation

Walters Art Museum -- 600 N. Charles St. / Free indefinitely, no reservations required

Today-Monday: Walters Wide Open Weekend, with live music, local celebrity tours, a fashion show, storytellers and films. 5 p.m.-midnight tomorrow; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday


Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre -- For performance information, go to / Get passes at spot or 410-752-1225, ext. 3

Today-Nov. 16: Free Fall Theatre Explosion, performances of Ben's Extraordinary Experiment, Angels in America and MmmBeth/Hamlette in three locations on selected dates

Baltimore Shakespeare Festival -- The Elizabethan Theatre at St. Mary's Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave / Get passes at balti or 410-366-8596

Today-Oct. 23: Shakespeare Unleashed, artwork by Roland Park Middle School pupils. Gallery opening and reception tonight at 6 p.m.

Today: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) performance, 8 p.m.

Black Cherry Puppet Theater -- 1115 Hollins St. / Reserve passes at 410-752-7272 or

Oct. 15, 22, 29: puppet-making workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; puppet shows, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Center for Cultural Education -- Arena Players Theater, 801 McCulloh St. / Get free passes at 410-669-2975, or in person 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Oct. 20: Tribute to Howard E. Rollins Jr., 7 p.m.

Center Stage -- 700 N. Calvert St. / Register for workshops at or 410-332-0033

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