Events in Baltimore this weekend: Feb. 16–19

February 16, 2017

Thursday

Awake Zion

Creative Alliance, 6:30 p.m.

Charm City Tribe, a Jewish community group in Baltimore, will host a talk before a screening of Awake Zion, a documentary by Monica Haim exploring Jewish, Rasta, white and black identity, as well as the idea of home.

$10 in advance, $13 at the door.

Friday

4 Hours of Funk! Motown Special

The Windup Space, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

This weekend comes the Motown edition of the popular Baltimore dance party. Come prepared to hear both classics and lesser-known tracks. DJ Fleg and Graham Hatke will be in attendance. Will you? $5.

Saturday

Second Annual Vegan Mac n’ Cheese Smackdown

Baltimore City Community College, 3 p.m.

Are you a vegan? Do you love mac n’ cheese? Did you answer yes to one or both of those questions? Then this may be your event. Tickets will include entry, samples of all mac n’ cheese, a vote for the winner, and admission to an afterparty. All proceeds go to Thrive Baltimore and Better Health, Better Life. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

The Ground: Opening Reception

Hutzler Brothers Palace Building, 6 p.m.

Ground is an exhibition by Michael Jones McKean presented by the Contemporary. It will feature the historic Hutzler Brothers Palace, turned to an architectonic maze where time and telos are twisted and examined. Free.

Sunday

Islam in Washington: Then and Now

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, 2 p.m.

The Smithsonian is hosting a conversation wherein you can learn about slaves in the 1600s, D.C.’s first mosque, Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an, and other aspects of the fascinating history of Muslim communities in Washington, D.C. in connection with the exhibition The Art of the Qur’an. Free.

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