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May 3, 2024
7:00 pm

The Kaleidoscope Ball, a fundraiser for St. Francis Neighborhood Center

Get ready to “ease on down the road” to an unforgettable evening at The Kaleidoscope Ball: Welcome to the Emerald City! Join us on Friday, May 3rd at 7 PM at Guilford Hall Brewery for a night of culture, community, and imagination inspired by The Wiz, all in support of St. Francis Neighborhood Center.


— Master of Ceremonies: Stealya-Manz Blue, Baltimore’s Bearded Beauty, will lead us through the evening’s festivities with showstopping flair as we heartily embrace the visuals and musical stylings of The Wiz!

— Keynote Speaker: We’re honored to welcome Jonathan Moore, Founder & CEO of, to share insights on how he’s tackling the “Divide that’s now Digital” by reducing the economic extractions in order to drive Community Sovereignty.

— A Cultural Kaleidoscope: Inspired by The Wiz, our event promises to be a vibrant celebration of Baltimore’s artistic talent and the 21217 community. Prepare to be dazzled!

Together, let’s toast to the 60+ year legacy of St. Francis Neighborhood Center and the promise of a brighter, more equitable future for Baltimore City. This gala is not just an event; it’s a celebration of innovation, creativity, and the enduring power of communal magic. Your presence will add another layer to the brilliance of this extraordinary evening.

Proceeds support our free, wraparound programming for community members of all ages in Reservoir Hill & Penn North! Advance our mission by attending the event, making a donation, or being a sponsor. Learn more about St. Francis Neighborhood Center:

*** Thank you to our Venue Sponsor, Guilford Hall Brewery! ***

An open bar, delicious buffet dinner, music, dancing, raffles a silent auction & a community showcase of talent & inspiration.

Creative cocktail. Though not required, we highly encourage guests to dress in clothing inspired by The Wiz! We want to see you in your Emerald City best!

VIP ticket-holders will be granted early access to the Guilford Hall Brewery’s Whiskey Lounge starting at 6 PM, featuring butlered appetizers, beer, wine, specialty cocktails & a special gift.

Guilford Hall Brewery

$125 Early Bird GA; $175 VIP

1611 Guilford Ave.
Baltimore, 21202

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