LGBT Calendar of Events

You never need a special reason for a Baltimore getaway, but there are plenty of festivals to prompt you to pack your overnight bag. Here’s a sampling of LGBT community and welcoming events to begin your trip planning.

Queer Interiors

through August 31, 2017
Baltimore Museum of Art
Conceived and produced by Rahne Alexander and Jaimes Mayhew, this commissioned installation includes a larger-than-life bed, furnishings, personal artifacts, and a multimedia wall quilt known as the Baltimore LGBTQI+ Home Movie Quilt. This component of the installation pays homage to Baltimore album quilts and the AIDS Quilt, with the aim of presenting a crowd-sourced multimedia portrait of the city’s LGBTQI+ communities.

Cirque Du Soleil: OVO

August 23-27, 2017
Royal Farms Arena
OVO is an immersion into the teeming and energetic world of insects. The show is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

Dining Out for Life Baltimore

Thursday, September 14
Around Baltimore
Join Moveable Feast for Dining Out For Life 2017! On this one special day a year, our partnering restaurants will donate a minimum of 25% (some even donate 100%!) of your bill to support Moveable Feast's mission to provide nutritious meals and other services for people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.

“The Cradle Will Rock”

September 29 – October 8, 2017
Iron Crow Theatre at the Baltimore Theatre Project
This fall, Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 play in music, The Cradle Will Rock, will be presented by Iron Crow Theatre, Baltimore’s only queer theater. This biting musical explores the corruption and corporate greed in “Steeltown, USA.” Blitzstein’s eclectic, jazz-centric score accompanies an in-depth examination of wealth and political power, proving to be just as timely and brazen as it was when it premiered in the 30s.

4th Annual Baltimore International Black Film Festival

October 4-9, 2017
Charles Theatre, The Motor House, and various venues throughout Baltimore
Celebrate culturally significant short films, feature films, and web series directed, produced, and staring African Americans, members of the African Diaspora, and members of the Same Gender Loving – Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) community. Learn how to use filmmaking as a communication tool to address social issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS, and more through panel discussions following screenings, workshops, seminars, and more. Tickets and information: 1-844-4BIBFF (1-844-424-2331)

“The Rocky Horror Show”

October 6 – 31, 2017
Iron Crow Theatre at the Baltimore Theatre Project
The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank N. Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete "with blond hair and a tan".

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