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Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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August 2018

ArtsCentric presents AIDA

August 3 - August 26
$30
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An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

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Explosion of Expression

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$25
Explosion of Expression

"Explosion of Expression" Created by Words Unleashed Events August 18th is bringing you a Heat Wave of Explosive Artists, so don't forget your towel and portable fan!! Enjoy a night of "in your face" Oral Art and the Sweet Sounds of Smooth R&B. Poetry will be spoken with strong emotions, life, and languages of love. Come on out and celebrate with Words Unleashed during their first visit to Baltimore!   Raffles: $10 Bust / $15 Buttock (Both $20) *Open mic…

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Red Bull Amaphiko Sunday Summit

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Red Bull Amaphiko Sunday Summit

Motor House and Red Bull Amaphiko present the Sunday Summit, a series of curated conversations and special performances exploring the intersections between creativity, business, and social innovation.

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The Art of Comedy Open Mic

August 22 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 15, 2018

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Every Wednesday is Comedy Open Mic night at Motor House! Swing by the Showroom to get some time on the mic or support. No cover charge, but donations are accepted at the door. 18+

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Baltimore Comedy Festival Opening Night

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
$10
Baltimore Comedy Festival Showcase

The second annual Baltimore Comedy Festival opens at Motor House with a FREE opening night party from 8 to 9 p.m. and the opening night ceremony and premiere showcase at 9 p.m. (Tickets $10). The Baltimore Comedy Festival, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3, brings more than 100 professional comedians from all over the country to Baltimore for showcases at more than 20 venues around the city.

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Soap Box Open Mic – “Don’t Call It a Come Back”

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free
Soap Box Open Mic - "Don't Call It a Come Back"

Mecca Verdell aka “Meccamorphosis” is a teaching artist for Dew more Baltimore. She has performed for venues like Busboys and Poets, and the Kennedy Center. In 2016, Mecca was a part of Baltimore City Youth Poetry that won Brave New Voices, an international youth slam. She’s also the creator and host of “SoapBOX Poetry Radio”, interviewing nationally and locally known poets and writers. The show is dedicated to provide youth with a safe space to express their creative voices. Mecca is currently one of Baltimore’s Youth Poet Ambassadors, demonstrating that literacy, insight, and political engagement are not only beautiful – but vital to preserving our nation’s democracy.

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Baltimore Comedy Festival Showcase

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$15
Baltimore Comedy Festival Showcase

Motor House hosts a ticketed Baltimore Comedy Festival showcase of top comedians from Baltimore and across the U.S. Tickets are $15.   The Baltimore Comedy Festival, founded by comedian Ivan Martin, brings to Baltimore more than 100 professional comedians from all over the country for showcases at more than 20 venues around the city from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.   Motor House is the headquarters for the festival, where comedians can check in and hang out between shows. Motor…

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Comedy, Music and Poetry Showcase with Heda Rose and Special Guests

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Musician and comedian Heda Rose headlines an entertainment showcase of top Baltimore talent, featuring comedian Larry Lancaster, comedian Ebony "Miz Jaxxxn" Jackson and poet Grada Love. Heda will perform both a comedy set and half-hour music set. 

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September 2018

2019 Baltimore King & Queen of Pride Contests

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$15
2019 Baltimore King & Queen of Pride Contests

Motor House hosts the annual King and Queen of Pride contest. Come out to see the crowning of the King and Queen of Pride and say THANK YOU to our current reigning King and Queen Chris Jay and Sapphire Bleu. The King and Queen of Pride titles are open to everyone regardless of gender identity. Everyone is free to choose which title to compete for. APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED You must be 21 in order to compete. Tickets are $15.

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Baltimore Comedy Festival Showcase

September 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$15
Baltimore Comedy Festival Showcase

Motor House hosts a ticketed Baltimore Comedy Festival showcase of top comedians from Baltimore and across the U.S. Tickets are $15.   The Baltimore Comedy Festival, founded by comedian Ivan Martin, brings to Baltimore more than 100 professional comedians from all over the country for showcases at more than 20 venues around the city from Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.   Motor House is the headquarters for the festival, where comedians can check in and hang out between shows. Motor…

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Design Center Conversation No. 94: Art & Architecture

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Design Center Conversation No. 94: Art & Architecture

Why do arts spaces need an architect? What can architects learn from working with an artist? What can artists learn from working with an architect? Artists and designers can work collaboratively to make and understand space for art and culture. In three, 20-minute presentations by artist/architect teams (of three prevalent structure typologies: performing arts/public assembly/ the theatre; mixed use/ the warehouse, live-work/domestic/ the row house), Design Convo #94 by the Design Center investigates how artists and architects can collaboratively build…

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Miz Jaxxxn: One Woman Comedy Show

September 7 @ 9:00 pm
$15
Miz Jaxxxn: One Woman Comedy Show

The Edgy, Comedic Triple Threat, Miz Jaxxxn, casts herself within a hilarious, masterful first-person testimonial about the misadventures of raising a son as a " Single Muva". Miz Jaxxxn uses the elements of her standup comedy, live music, poetry, dance, and puppetry to recall life-changing moments, while impersonating the characters in her life that shaped her single parent reality. You will laugh until you cry during this journey of an interactive, imaginative one woman show! 18 and over Explicit Language/…

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Dance Medicine with Maria Broom

September 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$10
Dance Medicine with Maria Broom

Come stretch, twirl, shake your hips, and get down to rhythmic and soulful sounds with Maria Broom. Dance Medicine returns Old School, with the sounds of The Temptations, Sugar Hill Gang, Michael Jackson, Staple Singers, War, Rufus, Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince and more at Motor House. Tickets are $10.

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Billie Holiday Celebration w/ Candice Hoyes

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15
Billie Holiday Celebration w/ Candice Hoyes

Motor House will present international jazz recording artist, composer and activist Candice Hoyes’ Billie Holiday musical tribute and workshop on Sept. 14 and 15. Hoyes' voice has been compared to Eartha Kitt, Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne. She uses themes such as the Jazz Age, feminism and black history as her music and teaching inspiration.

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Madison McFerrin

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$15
Madison McFerrin

Motor House presents Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter (and daughter of Bobby McFerrin) Madison McFerrin to Baltimore on Sept. 21. McFerrin’s soulful take on a cappella has been praised by critics, including the New York Times, DJ Gilles Peterson, and Pitchfork, which named her as one of its “Rising Artists,” noting how McFerrin’s style offers an “understated, compelling testament to the power and dexterity of the human voice.”

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Arts Administrators of Color Network Convening

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$15
Arts Administrators of Color Network Convening

Join the Arts Administrators of Color Network in partnership with the Urban Arts Leadership Program of GBCA for the 2018 Annual Convening, the only annual convening for and by people of color in the arts.

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