Culture club

cultural club; WYPR acquires WTMD; Nightmares in Ottobar; McKinley Wallace III


WYPR plans to acquire WTMD
After nearly 40 years of operation by Towson University and its subsidiaries, WTMD is changing hands. According to the university, there was a lot of interest in buying the popular local station, but WTMD was “very excited about working with WYPR as they are a local community licensee with a proven track record and commitment to growing the station’s beloved format.” The NPR member station’s acquisition will allow WTMD to continue to partner with TU and provide listeners with events such as First Thursdays. The announcement also stated that WYPR will “seek financial support from the community, inviting both major donors and grassroots supporters to participate and become members of this expanded public service opportunity. With the help of our community, WYPR intends to preserve and strengthen this public resource for music discovery.

Metro Gallery extends to the former Espace Vélocipède
On June 1, Metro Gallery announced that as they celebrated their 14th anniversary, the beloved North Charles Street venue would expand its footprint to include the old Velocipede, which stretches behind the current building. According to the Instagram of the placethe Metro Gallery team hopes to complete the renovations this fall.

visual art

Separate, but/We hold these truths
Head to the Waller Gallery at Old Goucher to see powerful new works by mixed-media painter McKinley Wallace III. In this solo exhibition, Wallace’s paintings, which use acrylic, charcoal, graphite and ink on wood, explore the idea of ​​privilege as a weapon. They encourage viewers to reconsider their ideas about power, freedom and the archive. From June 11 to July 16. Waller Gallery, 2420 Calvert St.

The music

An evening with JM Giordano, Michael Anthony Farley and DDm
If you’ve been missing the dark bars, sticky floors, stage lights and buzzing sounds of Baltimore’s clubs for the past year and a half, this talk from Enoch Pratt’s Summer Break Baltimore program is for you. Join photographer JM Giordano, artist and drag performer Michael Anthony Farley and rapper DDm to discuss Giordano We lived at night and the scene they all love. June 22, 7-8 p.m. Virtual

The comedy

Return to the Ottobar (vaccine card and mask in hand) to experience this series of interviews about what slips into our heads at night. Comedian Robin Hazel and cartoonist Emily Flake will be joined by guests Arika Casebolt, Allison Robicelli, Sandy Asirvatham and Laura Lippman to sketch and discuss their own unpleasant dreams. June 5, doors 8 p.m., Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St.


6-Pack Summer Series
Settle into the air-conditioned comfort of your home for this series of summer games. Every week from now until mid-July, Everyman will air new play readings that tackle everything from separating fact from fiction in media (The lifetime of a fact, based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal) to the complicated task of making friends as an adult (R. Eric Thomas’ crying on tv). Viewers can select individual shows or grab all six packs for a month and a half of on-demand theater. From May 31 to July 11, online.

Christine Jackson is the research editor for Baltimore magazine. Her interests include arts and culture, history, and all things weird.