BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email us at events@bmoreart.com!

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Happiest of holidays from your friends here at BmoreArt! Have some time off? Go to a museum! Check out some galleries! See the list below for suggestions! Or stay home and make something.  😉

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Made in Baltimore Holiday Shop
now – December 31st

The Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway : Baltimore 21230

he BMI shop is stocking up on locally made items just in time for the holiday season, and has some limited-time items and offers for this month only! From handcrafted jewelry to prints by local artists, fascinating history books to fun kids’ games, you’ll find something for everyone on your list.

Please visit our Gift Shop page for details.

Museum Closed – Friday, December 25

The BMI is closed today. Please plan to visit us another day!

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Affordable Art Holiday Show
now – January 2nd

Fleckenstein Gallery
3316 Keswick Road : Baltimore 21211

We have original artwork as a thoughtful present to that person with bare walls, or to yourself!
Featured artwork is $500 and under (paintings, photographs, mixed media, prints),
with many under $50 (mixed media, paper bead bracelets, pinch pots, and art cards).

Participating artists include Rams Brisueño, Libby Formant, Mattye Hamilton,
Marisa LaGuardia, Cathy Leaycraft, Jack Livingston, Paula Reynolds,
Dan Shapiro, Pamela Wesolek,
 and we have more artwork
by Edda Jakab released to the public, as well as works by other gallery artists.

We also have art books, photo frames, clocks/ornaments/necklaces by Dana Simson,
and wall mirrors for a quick gift that doesn’t bust the budget.

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Paul Simon: Words and Music 
now – January 18th

The Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street : Baltimore 21202

Raised in Queens. Enshrined in Cleveland. Loved in Baltimore.

This October the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s exhibit, Paul Simon: Words and Music, which celebrates the life of one of America’s greatest singer/songwriters, will make Baltimore its first stop on a nationwide tour.

Opening October 11 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM), Paul Simon: Words and Music will feature autobiographical films, videos of select performances and more than 80 artifacts, chronicling the life, career and creative inspiration of two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Paul Simon. Included is original narration by the artist, recorded specifically for the exhibit and unavailable elsewhere, as well as costumes, film clips, letters and memorabilia associated with his career.

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Antiklaus
Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, December 27th : 8pm

EMP Collective
307 West Baltimore Street : Baltimore 21201

Anxieties, secrets, and delusions are transubstantiated by an otherworldly visitor on Christmas Eve in this perverse kitchen sink farce written by Alex Hacker (Best Playwright, Baltimore City Paper) and directed by Sarah Jacklin (Annex Theater).

Kick back with a drink and be thankful for your real family during our second guest performance this month at EMP.

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David London : Magic Outside the Box
Saturday, December 26th : 8pm

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street : Baltimore 21201

Join David London on a journey to someplace else. Combining magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, surrealism, philosophy, and that which cannot be defined, David London’s Magic Outside The Box presents an original show of magic unlike anything you have experienced before.

Featuring excerpts from his previous theatrical productions, this 75 minute show is packed full of laughs,mystery, and the unexpected!

Recommended for ages 16+.

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 50% on all GA and VIP ticket purchases with promo code “HALFOFF” Purchase tickets here:http://showdaymagic2015.bpt.me/

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**Pre-show meet & greet and close-up magic show will take place from 7:15PM – 7:45PM.

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Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party
Saturday, December 26th : 8pm

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue : Baltimore 21224

Lighting the menorah, eating Chinese food on Christmas, and the Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party – all three of these holiday time activities are beloved by Jews in Baltimore.  Led by husband and wife team Judith Geller and Michael Raitzyk, along with their young kids and a powerful stable of Baltimore musicians, Charm City Klezmer warmly host this lovely, authentic Creative Alliance tradition of not-so-traditional klezmer music with roots in Jewish East European villages. The band is kicking and the dance floor is open.  This year, Judith will instruct and lead Yiddish dances.

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Bromo Seltzer Art Tower Open House
Saturday, December 26th : 11am-4pm

Bromo Seltzer Art Tower
21 South Eutaw Street : Baltimore 21201

Every Saturday, our artists open their studios to visitors 11am to 4pm. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower features impressive artwork from professional visual artists and theatrical performers. Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibitions. Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($5).

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CAPSLOCK Presents: Over It
Saturday, December 26th : 9pm

The Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street : Baltimore 21218

Hellish holiday parties? Godawful gingerbread? MALL MAYHEM?!

Leave it all behind at the next installment of CAPSLOCK, Baltimore’s semi-annual 90’s dance party.

The gorgeous Betty O’Hellno from Baltimore’s own TimelessTease Productions will be hosting and performing.

As always, DJ Trillnatured will be spinning fresh 90’s beats to help you burn off that extra slice of pie.

Doors @ 9:00p
$5 before 10p / $8 after 10p
18+

More details to follow.