The theme for this year’s Baltimore Black Pride is “Legacy: Celebrating HerStory & HiStory!” It’s a weeklong celebration, full of educational events, fashion, and fun.
BBP has new board members for 2012, and their input and energy has been the key to creating a variety of events for the first week of October in Baltimore City. You may have missed the kick off parties at Club Hippo and Ziascoz this past Thursday, but you do not want to miss what is in store, beginning October 1.
Make sure you stop by “Thirsty Tuesday” at The Museum Restaurant & Lounge, formerly The Brass Elephant, at 924 N. Charles Street from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. There is no cover charge!
If you do not want to partake in cocktails, but instead in education, head to Light Health and Wellness at 112 E. 25th Street, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM for a workshop, entitled Project S.E.L.F. for African American Men . The hope is to introduce African American men to empowerment through skills building, to help them understand themselves and adjust positively to different types of change (personal, familial, societal, cultural, etc.) The theme is “If you know who you are, grow who you are!” The workshop wil be led by Kevin Clemons and Carnel Thomas.
On Wednesday, head over to the Triple L, at 227 W. Chase Street at 7:00 PM forYouth Expressions Karaoke! This event for people ages 21 and older (it is a bar of course!) and is presented by STAR TRACK. For more information, call (410) 706-5313.
On Thursday, October 4, you can head next door to the GLCCB at 241 W. Chase Street for an art show entitled, “Shhh… A Series of Paintings Showing Women Loving Women”. This starts at 6PM. Later in the evening, head to the Museum Restaurant for Status Vodka “Status: The Runway Show —Fashion for AIDS” at 8PM. Keep in mind that there is a cover charge, but remember that a portion of your proceeds goes to a great cause!
Friday, make sure you stop by The Ladies Happy Hour at Ziascoz at 1313 E. Pratt St, from 5-9PM. It is only a $5 cover, and you can hear DJ Ms. Tiff spinning your favorite tunes, while you enjoy $3 martinis and light fare! They will continue to party til 3AM with DJ David Robertson.
Don’t forget about the Meet n Greet Affair at Station North Arts Cafe at 1816 N. Charles St, from 7-10PM! You can meet the Board of BBP!
On Saturday, The Cultural Affair & ICONS We Love Awards takes place! This great even offers a light buffet, cash bar, live entertainment and dancing. Don’t forget that this is a formal event! It takes place at The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center
847 N. Howard Street from7:00 PM – 12:00 PM.
Tickets are $50 for individuals and $85for couples
Call Carlton Smith at (443) 691-9669 to purchase tickets.
On Sunday, October 6, it is time to celebrate at The Paradox, 1310 Russell Street from 10PM til 3AM for The Finale: Legacy Global Village & Music Fest! Cover is $8 before 11PM and $12 after.
Baltimore is looking forward to a great week of events. For more detailed information, head to http://blackpridebaltimore.org/