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movie to watch recommended by Betty O'Hellno
Sun Mar 22

Well, Betty sure has been busy! She's cleaned every room in the house twice, listened to every true-crime podcast ever recorded, and has gone through at least 8.4 boxes of wine. What's a drag queen to do when she can't go outside or accost strangers for tips? Watch all of her favorite movies and explore some new ones!

Betty has an odd taste in film for sure - she loves raunchy pre-code classics, film noir, and old MGM musicals. She also has a dark side - she binge-watches crime documentaries and all that Mother Nature has blessed us with. Here are a few of her favorite (mostly free!) adventures she's been on while staying inside and dragging her butt on the carpet to keep busy. ​

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Thu Mar 19

In response to Governor Hogan’s recent stay-at-home directive for Maryland, the Sidewalk Serenades with ellen cherry & Andrew Grimm will be postponed. If you are a ticket holder we will be in touch soon with options. Thank you for your continued support of Creative Alliance!

Creative Alliance believes that a Baltimore without live performances is a Baltimore without joy – and we won’t stand for that!

As you likely know, working musicians, dancers, magicians, burlesque performers, aerialists, and other performance-based artists have had their gigs and their livelihoods cancelled for the foreseeable future. Join Creative Alliance in creating performance opportunities for these artists throughout Baltimore while simultaneously respecting the need for everyone to keep a safe distance.

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drag storytime creative alliance
Thu Mar 19

Join us after lunch two days a week for a family-friendly Facebook Live Feed drag storytime event featuring some of Baltimore's favorite drag personas. 

Showcasing books and stories that lift up the arts, diversity, and acceptance, Creative Alliance presents an online distraction for your kids to learn through entertainment. We encourage you to dress up in your sparkliest attire and post photos in the Facebook event feed while listening to wonderful stories! 

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Creative Alliance Update
Tue Mar 10

In order to keep our audiences, members, staff, and artists safe and healthy, the Creative Alliance will be closed to the public until further notice. We will keep in touch with you through our creative, engaging activities on our website and through social media. Please check here for updates, cancellations, and rescheduling of programs as the situation develops. 

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Upcoming Events

  • SOLD OUT | Sidewalk Serenades: The Honey Dewdrops

    Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

    MON MAR 30 | 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, & 6PM

    The Americana husband/ wife duo The Honey Dewdrops – Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish- can deliver shimmering vocal harmonies with majestic musicality. Their voices will break through the clouds.  In the time of Covid-19, we shouldn’t forget the power of live music. ONLY 7 SLOTS! Secure a personal concert while you can!

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  • Sidewalk Serenades: Las Amigas, Artesanas Fundraiser

    Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

    TUE MAR 31 | 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, & 3PM

    Friends for over a decade, Las Amigas, Yesenia Mejia, and Katie Long perform uplifting Latin American music to brighten up your day and stand in solidarity with our Latinx neighbors. All proceeds from these Sidewalk Serenades will go to the Artesanas, a Creative Alliance program that supports local Latina immigrant artists. In addition to a lovely performance, you will receive a beautiful hand-made (and sanitized) cornhusk flower, dropped off in a gift bag at the performance location. 

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  • Sidewalk Serenades: Christopher Batten: Stoop Portraits

    TUE MAR 31 | 11AM, 1PM, 3PM,& 5PM

    Born in Detroit, Christopher Batten began his undergraduate training at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and later completed his training at Detroit's College for Creative Studies where he earned a BFA in Illustration in 2006. Christopher is a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art's LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting MFA program, where he received a Hoffberger Merit Scholarship, the Dr. Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award, and two AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships. While at MICA, Batten also served as Graduate Program Assistant to Joan Waltemath, Hoffberger School Director. His artwork has been exhibited in cities such as Detroit, New York, San Antonio, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Batten's works have also appeared at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, as well as the Red Bull House of Art Detroit.

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  • Sidewalk Serenades: Eze Jackson

    Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

    TUE MAR 31 | 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, & 5PM

    Eze Jackson is a pillar of the Baltimore music scene. An insanely talented hip hop MC, front-man for the band Soul Cannon,  an ever-present collaborator, and an artist who infuses soul and justice into his every word- his words and spirit are needed now more than ever!  In the time of Covid-19, we shouldn’t forget the power of live music. ONLY 6 CONCERT SPOTS! Secure a personal concert while you can!

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