Free Fall Baltimore, presented by Susquehanna Bank, celebrates its seventh year by featuring an array of free cultural activities. With more than 200 unique events scheduled, you'll be able to find an exciting activity on almost every day in October. Free Fall encourages participants to search out something new. Whether you visit a cultural organization that you don't know; take a class in a new art form; attend a performance of a new group, you'll find that there's plenty going on throughout the month in Baltimore.
Here's your chance to get a taste of the many performances, workshops, classes, exhibitions, lectures, festivals, concerts, and tours that are available in Baltimore year round. Try them out in October and come back for more during the other 11 months.
Here's just a sampling:
Edgar Allan Poe House
"Poe"-pen House Weekends
October 5, 6; 12, 13; 19, 20; 26, 27 - Noon to 4pm
203 N. Amity Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
The historic Poe House re-opens to the public with preview "Poe”-pen House weekends. Special events on Saturday, October 5. Meet the board of the newly formed Poe Baltimore nonprofit organization charged with preserving and interpreting Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond. Stories and snacks, hear lore and go explore the famous house of “The Master of Macabre.”
No advance registration required. The house is small so tours will accommodate visitors on a first-come, first served basis.
School 33 Art Center
Open Studio Tours
October 19-20 - 10am-6pm
Various - 150 artists' studios throughout Baltimore City
Design a self-guided two-day tour of more than 150 participating Baltimore artists. Experience the best of Baltimore’s diverse art culture, encountering fresh works in painting, sculpture, photography, installations, clay, mixed media and right where they’re made. Online GPS map for all studio addresses to print and use for the tour available at www.school33.org. Printed Open Studio Tour maps also available in the Wed Oct 16 edition of CityPaper.
No advance reservations required.
The Walters Art Museum
Exhibitions, Performances and Lectures
600 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201
The Walters Art Museum will offer events throughout October 2013 for Free Fall Baltimore. Many coincide with and celebrate our fall 2013 special exhibition: Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum on view at the Walters from 10-6-2013 to 1-5-2014!
Click here for a full list of events.
Port Discovery Children's Museum
World Rhythm Drum Circus
October 13 - 12:30 to 3pm
35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
World Rhythm Drum Circus is a percussion exploratorium and learning playground where banging, clanging and drumming is the name of the game. Featuring "Green" percussion instruments made of barrels, bowls, tubes and things from all over the world and several junkyards, the World Rhythm Drum Circus exemplifies the motto: The world is a giant drum just waiting to be played.
This event takes place outside of the museum entrance and does not include admission to the museum.
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Free Admission on two Sundays in October
October 6 and 20 - 10am to 4pm
1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
Visitors may tour the museum on their own, borrow iPod tours for free, or tour the museum with a docent. The BMI’s exhibits replicate and tell the store of regional industrial history with exhibits that include a replicated cannery, garment loft, print shop, corner store and bakery, machine and blacksmith shop, and pharmacy, plus a transportation exhibit, and information exploring the many “first” created in Maryland. Children can use their hands as they explore the BMI through Touch boxes located in museum galleries. Hands-on activities and crafts will be available for children and families on both days.
In addition, BMI is partnering with Baltimore Review on a free poetry workshop. During this two hour program, participants will explore and be inspired by the museum and write a poem, which will be shared with the group. Attendance limited to 20 people.
Mount Clare Museum House
Civil War Encampment
October 3 and 6 - 11am to 4pm – Free Admission to Exhibt
October 5 and 6 - 11am to 4pm – Civil War Encampment
1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230
Visit Mount Clare Museum House and enjoy free admission from October 3 through October 6. On October 5th and 6th, experience a Civil War encampment at Camp Carroll, Baltimore's largest Union encampment during the American Civil War. Take a tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn its history during the War. Young visitors will enjoy a hands-on civil war trunk show at 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - all included as part of Free Fall Baltimore.
No advance reservations required.
Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center
October 13 - noon to 5pm
847 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201
The Eubie Blake Center will host an afternoon Open House. The event will feature tours of the facility, artist talks in the gallery, work shops and performances by the center's residential artist. Workshops and performances will in the areas of music (vocal and instrumental), dance, theatre and the visual arts.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-225-3130 to make a reservation.
Visit www.freefallbaltimore.com for the full schedule of events.
Plan your trip!
- The Original Fell’s Point GhostWalk March 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! October 5, 2013 - August 31, 2014 | All Day
- Civil War Trains Exhibit August 16, 2012 - December 31, 2015 | All Day
- Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy June 9, 2013 - June 9, 2014 | All Day
- CAA Men's Basketball Championship March 7, 2014 - March 10, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm