Culture club

Central Stadium x National Aquarium; “Novo Legado”; Sector 405 for sale

Theater

A room for living in a time of extinction

Baltimore playwright Miranda Rose Hall will present her new work, A room for living in a time of extinction, at Center Stage this month, inviting the public to experience a joint experience and climate change play as part of a climate change play. Follow stage manager/light panel operator/playwright Naomi (Lindsay Rico) as she strives to tell the important story of her theater company and “wake up” her audience. Stream online or catch a screening of the play at the National Aquarium on July 22 with pre- and post-show activities. From July 15 to August 8, online.

visual art

Novo Legado: Bmore Legends

Head to the reopened Towson University campus this month to see this new exhibit from the Hot Sauce Artist Collective and TU’s Holtzman MFA Gallery. Novo Legado: Bmore Legends will highlight the lives and practices of artists within collectives, including Alpha Massaquoi, Italo De Déa, Kayla Fryer, Ernest Shaw, Erin Fostel and LaToya Hobbs. Both in-person and digital versions of the exhibition will be presented. July 10-24. Holtzman MFA Gallery, Center for the Arts, 2nd Floor, Towson University, 1 Fine Arts Dr.

Music

Art Sound Now: WAYTA

Multi-instrumentalist duo WAYTA (Cesar Mazat and Gustavo Vargas) will fill the Walters with the sounds of the Andes past and present during this 20-minute concert inspired by the museum’s Sculpture Courtyard. The filmed performance, which will be streamed online, focuses on indigenous culture placed in contemporary space and context. July 29, 5:30-6 p.m. On Facebook and YouTube.

Literature

Suzanne Page: Madam President: Nancy Pelosi and the lessons of power (In conversation with Karen Tumulty)

Tune in for this reading and live chat with Susan Page, New York Times bestselling author and USA today Washington bureau chief, whose new book offers an intimate and in-depth look at one of the most powerful women in American history, Nancy Pelosi of Baltimore. The page will be attached on Zoom by Washington Post political columnist Karen Tumulty for this evening of game-changing women and great conversation. July 22, 7 p.m. Online.

News

For sale: Sector 405

As previously indicated by the Baltimore Business Journal, Popular art space Area 405, a hub of creative activity for the Station North neighborhood, is up for sale. The four-story building is now listed on the Cushman & Wakefield site as ‘Oliver Street Lofts’ and touted as a ‘mixed-use redevelopment project’ which is ‘poised to attract a sophisticated, urban tenant “. According to report by BmoreArtit’s Cara Ober, longtime residents and artists using the space were not contacted prior to listing, and even some of the building’s owners are uncertain about the sale. The hope is that the future property will embrace the history, community and power of this visionary space and sustain it through new development. But, for now, the future of the 405 area remains uncertain, and Cushman & Wakefield’s listing shows offers due by July 28. We’ll keep an eye out for what’s next.