Things to do in Baltimore: June 2022

Sorry this is all so haphazard with my posting. Life happens. Here are some fun things you should do in June. Yes, most of them are theatre related. Most important of all these events is to catch the last weekend of Glitterus: Dragon Rising at Baltimore Rock Opera Society. It’s AMAZING! Also, buy tickets for the Single Carrot Theatre Gala this Friday! I’ll be there and the silent auction is going to be so awesome!

“Let Them Eat Cake!” A Revolution Ball
Friday, June 3
Single Carrot Theatre
Please join Single Carrot Theatre for an extravagant return to in-person revelry with The Let Them Eat Cake Gala: A Revolution Ball. Help us celebrate opening night of our world premiere of Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes by Terry Guest on June 3. As the first theatrical production at the Peale after their historic renovation, this evening promises to be a jubilant celebration of extravagant self-expression. Shape your own evening with ticket levels starting at $30 for a pre-show cocktail hour through to a regal experience that includes the preshow cocktail hour, a performance ticket, and the post-show Ball. Get ready for local legend DJ Kaotic spinning, a secret Season 15 teaser, a thrilling silent auction, and lots of…. You guessed it…. Cake. Ticket Types:
The Cake Ticket: Includes the cocktail hour, performance, the ball, and access to the silent auction.
The Champagne Ticket: Ticket to the cocktail hour only.
The Icing Ticet: A ticket to the ball and silent auction only.
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Glitterus: Dragon Rising
May 13 – June 4
Baltimore Rock Opera Society
Save the dragon, save the world! Legendary Glitterus is the last remaining dragon in a world that has plunged into the darkness of heart and spirit. In order to continue her species and save the world, Glitterus summons five Mystics from scattered tribes to find her lost eggs. During the Mystics’ journey to save the baby Glits and defeat the power-hungry Tower Wizard, they laugh, they battle, they funk out with their junk out, and learn that they are stronger when they fight united. With anthemic rock music, intense vocal harmonies, and heavy ballads plucking your ear strings, you will laugh, you will cry, you will slide out of your seats during Glitterus: Dragon Rising!
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Charles Street Promenade (Pedestrian Takeover)
June 4
Charles Street (From Saratoga Street to Lafayette Avenue )
The Charles Street Promenade (CSP) is not a festival, it’s a pedestrian takeover of the Historic Charles Street thoroughfare. Initially created during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to safely bring awareness and encourage support of the many incredible small business along Charles Street, CSP has since evolved to include additional street-front activations, musical performances, and so much more.
We’re very excited to announce CSP returns again this spring on Saturday, June 4 from 9 am – 9 pm. Enjoy the day shopping, strolling, and dining, as Charles Street closes down to vehicular traffic from Saratoga Street to Lafayette Avenue for a full day of exploration and Downtown fun. Bring your bike, your blades, your baby, your furry friend, whatever you like! It doesn’t matter how you Promenade, it just matters that you take advantage of a full day free of cars. In addition to all of the incredible retailers, restaurants, and attractions that already call Charles Street home, the Promenade is leveling up with an expanded lineup of unique, street-front programming this year. Here’s the quick rundown on some things you can expect to encounter: Fashion Shows, Free Fitness Classes, Pop- Up Musical Performances, Guided Walking Tours, Face Painting and Fun for Kids, Pop-Up Demos and Giveaways. This event is free and does not require a ticket or prior registration. Just come and enjoy the day with us! 283747010_10160431241854668_3907300809430671283_n

The Fantasticks
May 20 – June 19
Vagabond Players
There’s always time to remember this legendary romance about a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and a love that transcends all boundaries and expectations. Filled with one of the finest scores ever written for the stage, this bewitching comedy and haunting love story has entranced generations of theatergoers, and will be sure to enchant and captivate Vagabond Players’ audiences for a long time to come.
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Crying on Television
May 31 – June 26
Everyman Theatre
This World Premiere comedy from Thomas, a Baltimore-based writer, humorist, and internet sensation, is both laugh-out-loud funny and beguilingly sweet. It’s a platonic rom-com about four strangers in an apartment building, the notion of loving TV characters as much as your real friends, and trying to form genuine friendship connections as adults.
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June 1 – June 19
Baltimore Center Stage
PARTY LIKE IT’S 399 BC! This isn’t your English teacher’s Greek tragedy. Dionysus, the god of wine, is totally over everyone’s drama so he’s going to incite the women of the land to raise hell in this immersive explosion of the classic play. Featuring original music, debauchery, and a whole lot of wine, Bakkhai is a cautionary tale about the consequences of a civilization’s fear of the unknown.
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Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes
June 3 – June 26
Single Carrot Theatre
Season 14 closes with Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes by Terry Guest, running June 3 – June 26, 2022. Liberté, égalité, fraternité, ou la mort! (Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death!), echoes the rallying cry of activists fighting through militant resistance, peaceful protest, and collaborative action to overthrow oppressive governments and corrupt, inequitable systems. Set against the opulent background of 16th century Versaille and the French revolution, Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes delves deep into the history of race and revolution in America. This high-fashion, club-swirling, time-jumping theatre extravaganza asks what is needed to keep the revolution alive for centuries to come.
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Desdemona – June 7 & 8 and Othello – June 14 & 15
Baltimore Theatre Project
An epic theater experience in two evenings. Audiences experience Toni Morrison’s shattering and meditative play Desdemona, told with the music of the immortal Nina Simone, featuring world- renowned crossover soprano Claron McFadden. The work comes to life within a sculpture installation by renowned visual artist Maya Freelon. Audiences then take in an audacious reimagining of Verdi and Shakespeare’s Othello, with new musical “sea-interludes” composed and performed by Matthew Evan Taylor and in an all new English poetic treatment by Andrew Albin, featuring the searing images of British visual artist Keith Piper. Multifaceted artist Maribeth Diggle takes the role of Desdemona in both evenings.
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Say, Say, Gay
June 10
Baltimore Theatre Project
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Mary-Kate Olsen Is In Love
June 10 – June 26
Strand Theater Company
Grace is 27, married to her high-school sweetheart, makes good money, and should be way happier than she is. But her husband lost his job and now all he does is play Xbox and smoke pot, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen might be her best friends but maybe they only like her because she’s their new target demographic. Or maybe…they’re actually going to save her. A funny play about sad people. “Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love has been a project a long time in coming for Strand.”, says the Associate Artistic Director, Erin Riley. “Originally slated for Season 13, Mallery Avidon’s brilliant satire about love, growing up and what it is to be “real” in a world full of unrealistic expectations has been pushed back twice due to COVID-19. We firmly believe the Third Time’s the Charm! Under the watchful artistic eye of the Strand veteran director Emily Hall, Mary-Kate… has a little something for everyone: feminism, humor, tragedy, video games, and a whole lot of the (fictional) Olsen twins!”
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We’re Reckoning Seeds & the Light Bleeds
June 10 – June 19
Fells Point Corner Theatre
Local performer, director, and deviser (and winner of FPCT’s third annual Monologue Slam) Elizabeth Ung shares more of her incredible original work with a piece on healing from generational trauma and reclaiming lost identities. We’re Reckoning Seeds & the Light Bleeds is a world-premiere devised production created and performed by an ensemble of local performing artists! A new monument is built to lay the past to rest as our Ancestors struggle to be remembered on. In an attempt to reclaim their identity, the Ancestors come down to the World of Collective Forgetting to possess their respective Progenies. In this piece of original writings, movement, and spectacle, we are shown the beauty and pains of what we inherit from those who came before us.
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June 11 & 12
Hamden’s 36th Street
HONfest celebrates the working women who helped make this great city what it is. “Hon”, short for Honey, is a classic Bawlmer term of endearment. For generations, it has expressed the warmth and affection bestowed upon neighbors and visitors alike by our mothers and grandmothers. Since 1994, HonFest has grown from the tiny Baltimore’s Best Hon pageant behind Café Hon, to a nationally recognized festival that covers four city blocks on Hampden’s very own 36th Street. Each year, revelers from every corner of our city, region, and nation – not to mention from overseas – have come to Hampden to celebrate Baltimore’s heritage and experience what makes the town like no other.285090585_5815737918443141_7305516825888920375_n

Swanktacular VII: Return of the Swank!
June 25
Baltimore Rock Opera Society
Crawling out from the deep, dark dungeons of social responsibility, this monster science could not destroy, the swankiest party in Baltimore returns! Swanktacular VII: Return of the Swank! After a three-year hiatus, the Swanktacular is back IN-PERSON to make you go bump in the night with an evening that celebrates the look, feel, and sounds of classic monster movies of the 50s and 60s. No need to wait for Halloween to get out your grease paint and fright wigs and join us for a monstrous evening of excellent food and drink, music, and a frightening amount of fun(raising)! All proceeds go towards helping BROS make rock operas, events, and continue to operate in our HQ. 
Our main event will feature:
For our headliner the one and only Rufus Roundtree and Da B’More Brass Factory
The BROS House Band playing classic musical treats and epic bangers
Protean Books & Records DJing Baltimore’s best collection of 50s and 60s monster music on vinyl
A Swanky Silent Auction with goods and services from local artists, businesses, and professionals
Scary food, monster drinks & horrific sequels!
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– Lindsey

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