Events in Baltimore this weekend: Feb. 9-12

February 9, 2017

Thursday

Tom Grace presents Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties, Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Grace, one of the 13 students struck by National Guard fire at the Kent State shootings, examines what led up to one of the defining events of the Vietnam era and examines media myths surrounding it. Free.

Friday

$100 Girlfriend, Vayda and Maitland, Reverb Collective, 9 p.m. 

Enjoy the Baltimore gloom pop of $100 Girlfriend, the dream pop of Vayda and the Philly indie rock of Maitland, along with reasonably priced drinks and arcade games. $10.

Drunk in Love Bey vs Ye vs Jay Valentine’s Dance Party, Ottobar, 9 p.m.

Enjoy the Valentine’s edition of this monthly dance party and gyrate upstairs at the Ottobar to the sweet, sweet sounds of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye spun by DJ Mills. Drink specials all night. 21+. No listed cover.

Saturday

Creativity Exchange, the BMA,

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Take the opportunity to participate in discussions with Baltimore-based artists and entrepreneurs. There will be a panel discussion followed by a reception and vendor fair. A workshop will be offered as well, although it is now full. Free.

The Opening of the Museum of Trayvon Martin: A Meeting before Labor, Terrault, 7 p.m.

This exhibition explores ways of perceiving and handling violence inflicted on black bodies and projected on black lives, and it calls for people to recognize the importance of the narrative and lasting legacy of Trayvon Martin. Attendance of this event requires very specific instructions that Terrault provides on the event’s Facebook page. Free.

Sunday

Book Club Discussion 1: Swing Time

The Crown, 6 p.m.

Are you an engineering major who dreams of discussing books? Are you an English major who just can’t read enough? Do you simply like to drink beer and listen to people talk about books? Come to book club at The Crown this Sunday to discuss Zadie Smith’s Swing Time.

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