Best Of Baltimore - Page 8 - Arts and Activities (3)

Best Of Baltimore
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Arts and Activities (3)

COMMUNITY CENTER
GREEN MOUNT WEST COMMUNITY CENTER

 

Sure, superstar artist Mark Bradford launched a silk-screening workshop with the Baltimore Museum of Art at the Greenmount West Community Center, where at-risk kids create T-shirts and totes for sale. But this center offers much more: a podcast, a youth business program, digital lab and robotics seminar. The center is overseen by its fiercely dedicated executive director, Kisha Webster.

 

1634 Guilford Ave., Greenmount West.667-212-5286. greenmountwestcc.org 

 

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
GREEN MOUNT CEMETERY TOURS

 

A final resting place for Baltimoreans since 1839 (with more than 65,000 permanent residents), Green Mount’s 60 acres are some of the city’s most beautiful, and certainly spiritual locations — a peaceful, landscaped oasis in the middle of town, filled with Gothic and Victorian- era architecture, statuary spanning generations and the sort of rolling topography that long-ago disappeared from much of Baltimore.

 

And the company you’ll keep during a visit here: Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, Henry Walters, Gov. Albert C. Ritchie, Baltimore Sun founder A.S. Abell, the Booth family (including assassin John Wilkes Booth, in an unmarked grave), more than a dozen Civil War generals (including Confederate Joseph E. Johnston, who fought William Tecumseh Sherman in and around Atlanta), Betsy Patterson (Napoleon’s sister-in-law), even William Fuld, the man who made the Ouija Board famous.

 

Feel free to wander about at your own pace, or take advantage of the $20 walking tours offered Saturday mornings in spring (9:30 a.m.April 27, May11and 25, June 8) and fall by local historian Wayne Schaumburg.

 

1501 Greenmount Ave., Greenmount West. greenmountcemetery.com

 

DANCE PERFORMANCE
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER TOUR

 

There was supposed to be one performance only in 1958. But 60 years later, the celebrated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stops in Baltimore for two shows April 23 and 24 during its nationwide anniversary tour. Highlights will include “Lazarus,” the troupe’s first two-act ballet, and the iconic “Revelations” inspired by Ailey’s Texas childhood.

 

Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric,140W.Mt.Royal Ave., Bolton Hill. 410-900-1150. modell-lyric.com/event/alvin-ailey-american-dancetheater