Editor’s Picks: Events of the Week

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Baltimore is abuzz this week.

Courtesy of 901arts.org

Courtesy of 901arts.org

5th Annual 901 Day!

The 901 Arts organization is celebrating its 5th year running. The youth arts center, based in the Better Waverly neighborhood, is hosting a fundraising dinner and silent auction. All the proceeds will go to support the organization. What started out as 5-week neighborhood summer camp with two MICA graduates, expanded into a center of year-round programming with over 100 volunteers serving over 140 youth. Thursday evening’s menu will consist of seasoned fried fish and delicious sides. A vegetarian option is also available. And after you’ve eaten, take a tour of the 901 Arts building. Head over to the center’s webpage for more information. Dinner starts at 5:30pm.

CoHosts: Andrew W.K. & Current Space

Courtesy of contemporary.org

Courtesy of contemporary.org

After a couple of months back to the drawing board, The Contemporary Museum of Baltimore’s CoHost Speaker Series returns with a bang to the Baltimore School for the Arts, this Thursday. First up of the new season is the “KING OF PARTYING” himself, Andrew W.K., invited by the local artist-run gallery Current Space. Known for his very amped rock music and infamous bloody nose, the musician and artist will be in Charm City, going on a studio tour before speaking at the BSA.

Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP. Recption starts at 6pm, followed by the talk.

Here’s some Andrew W.K. to get you ready for the evening:

Height With Friends Versus The Continental MC’s Release

Courtesy of heightswithfriends.com

Courtesy of heightswithfriends.com

Local rap group Height With Friends will be celebrating the release of, what is the part to their “old-school-period-piece” trilogy, “Height With Friends Versus The Continental MC’s.” The Metro Gallery show is the kickoff to the group’s “The Continental MC’s Tour” featuring Baltimore rapper and lead of group Soul Cannon, Eze Jackson. Jackson will also be releasing one-man sound, L.I.V.E. N.O.W. Other musical guests include, DDM, Mickey Free, and SECRET WEAPON DAVE.

Head to Height With Friends site for tickets and tour dates. Party starts at 8pm. Must be 18 or older. Admission: $8

KAHLON at The Crown 

Courtesy of Abdu Ali

Courtesy of Abdu Ali

Saturday, experience the “form free, free form party” of KAHLON. It’s an eclectic and experimental collective featuring a number of artists including Abdu Ali, the curator of this musical movement. Ali will be perform alongside Dan Deacon and Chiffon,. A number of DJs will keep the night going as well. In addition, you can get your hands on the latest release of the True Laurels zine, a locally based bi-monthly publication covering underground hip-hop culture and more, created by music journalist Lawrence Burney.

The experience starts at 9:30. For more information, head to the Kahlon Facebook page. Admission: $8

 

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