TO 7/18: THE GARDEN
Written by and starring Tony nominee Charlayne Woodward, this world premiere play explores the complex relationship between mother and daughter. Baltimore Center Stage. Times & prices vary.
TO 7/18: NOW IS THE TIME: RECENT ACQUISITIONS TO THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION
The museum’s Contemporary Department showcases a variety of artists’ works in this addition to the collection, which focuses on themes such as American identity and global migration. The Baltimore Museum of Art. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
7/18-12/19: WOMEN BEHAVING BADLY: 400 YEARS OF POWER & PROTEST
Featuring women throughout history who have defied societal standards and patriarchal authority, this exhibition includes roughly 80 prints, photographs, and books. The work spans from women who lived during the Renaissance all the way to the beginning of the 20th century. The Baltimore Museum of Art. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
7/23: GROWN UP FIELD TRIP: JURASSIC PARTY
In this Jurassic Park-themed event, participants can enjoy drinks while exploring different dinosaur exhibits. Although in-person, the party will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Maryland Science Center. 7-10 p.m. $30.
7/23: FIREFLY LANTERNS
Participants can look for and safely catch firflies with jars during this summer night stroll. Jars will be provided, and registration must take place in advance. Lake Roland Nature Center. 8:30-9:30 p.m. $3-5.
7/23-8/1: BALTIMORE SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK
To help dining establishments impacted by COVID-19, the region’s oldest and longest restaurant week is back for takeout and dine-in brunch and lunch, ranging from $10 to $45.
7/24: FADE TO BLACK – METALLICA TRIBUTE
As a Metallica Tribute Band, Fade to Black’s music honors one of the heavy metaheroes of rock. This Baltimore-based music group will recreate the sounds and energy of Metallica through an in-person experience. Baltimore Soundstage. 7 p.m. $15.
TO 7/31: THE LAND
Highlandtown’s Y: Art Gallery presents landscape art both urban and pastoral, with paintings by both studio and plein air artists. Y:ART Gallery. Fri.-Sat. 12-5 p.m.
TO 8/1: SHE KNEW WHERE SHE WAS GOING: GEE’S BEND QUILTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS
Despite racial discrimination and limited opportunity, Black craftswomen in Gee’s Bend, Alabama, made quilts for decades out of fabrics and clothes, passing these pieces down each generation. This exhibit explores the work of these quilters and their paths to entrepreneurship. The Baltimore Museum of Art. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
TO 8/6: CHARLES MASON III: WHOSE PAIN DO WE ACKNOWLEDGE FIRST?
Baltimore-based contemporary American artist Charles Mason III will showcase his work, which uses unconventional sculpt-painting to capture identity politics and themes surrounding police brutality, loss, and generational trauma. Goya Contemporary Gallery. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 12-5 p.m. by appt.
TO 8/6: SONYA CLARK: EDIFICE AND MORTAR
In this exhibition, artist Sonya Clark unpacks America’s history of independence. Clark’s art seeks to uncover the complicated aspects of race, heritage, and politics using textiles and other materials. Goya Contemporary Gallery. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 12-5 p.m. by appt.
TO 9/2: WTMD’S VIRTUAL FIRST THURSDAYS
While one of the city’s most beloved summer festival series is still on hiatus in-person, indie radio station WTMD brings its monthly First Thursdays concerts back to the internet this year with free concerts every first Thursday of the month through September. Via Facebook livestream, catch local and national acts on a lineup not to miss. WTMD. Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
TO 9/5: THE SECRET LIFE OF EARTH
This exhibition dives into the delicate nature of life on Earth and encourages visitors to take care of the planet. This 25th-annual showing implements both humor and facts to depict the interdependency of everything in nature and solutions for a cleaner planet. American Visionary Art Museum. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15.95.