Just 2 weeks to go before the 6th annual Charm City Fringe Festival, November 2- 12th at venues across the BROMO Arts and Entertainment District; and we have some exciting events to announce both before and during the festival.
Can't wait that long for Fringe? Then join us at Pop-Up Fringe at Mount Vernon Marketplace this coming Thursday October 26th!
Pop-Up Fringe at Mount Vernon Marketplace - Thursday, October 12th
Take a look at this year's Charm City Fringe Festival with us at 2017’s second Pop-Up Fringe: Mount Vernon Marketplace! Have a taste of the some of the city’s best performance art you can find while munching on delicious offerings like Pinch’s dumplings, Cholitas’s tacos, or Mi & Yu’s ramen.
It’s the perfect preview of this year’s Charm City Fringe Festival (November 2–12 in the Bromo Arts District). See the work of performers like QuaQuaQua, an experimental musical performance artist, the Hallucination Project, a troupe focused on dream-like experiences, and Rufus Drawlings' Smack ‘Em In The Snout, a knee-slapping scene from one of this year's Festival performances.
These performances are free! You’ll have the opportunity to purchase swag, tickets to the festival, and buttons.
And don't miss...
Charm City Fringe Festival Opening Party at Le Mondo - Thursday, November 2nd
Doors: 7:00 Performances: 7:15
Come out to Le Mondo on November 2nd, and help us kick off the festival with host Aaron Henkin (WYPR)! The cost of entrance will get you a drink ticket, festival button, plus light fare provided by Modern Cook Shop and refreshments. At 7:15 festival artists will treat you to a preview of their performances to come, followed by an evening of dancing.
Charm City Fringe Festival Closing Party at Le Mondo - Sunday, November 12th
Come spend one last evening with Fringe! Mingle with the artists, enjoy live music, and watch our festival awards ceremony! This event is FREE and open to the public!
Fringe After Dark performances at Le Mondo - FESTIVAL BUTTON NOT REQUIRED
Dewmore Night: "Coming Home - Friday, November 3rd
Doors: 7:15 Performances: 7:30
Tickets: Pay what you can
The national award winning spoken word collective made up of Slangston Hughes, Lady Brion, Black Chakra, Grim Jackson, Mecca Verdell and Kenneth Something will do a feature set on the beauty and ugliness of being black-plus (woman, queer, man, youth etc) in America.
Broadway Live with CJay Philip - Friday, November 3rd
Ticket: Pay what you can
This Broadway themed party has music, games, improv, an open mic, lip-sync battles and lots and lots of Jazz Hands! Hosted by Broadway veteran CJay Philip and featuring the talented theater companies, singers and actors of Baltimore, Broadway Live is a fun new night out for Broadway Lovers. Come see the show or sing a show tune for the open mic. All are welcome to #BmoreBwayLive
Fifth House Events Collective Presents: "As Above, So Below" - Saturday, November 4th
Experience the opening of this otherworldly lounge experience that aims to embark participants in the impossible quest of finding transcendent love in inner and outer space. This installation references the nostalgic way we look at outer space, the stars, and multidimensional planes. After this event, the installation will remain open and available for free for the duration of the festival.
Scorpios Rise: The Dance Party - Saturday, November 4th
Tickets: $5 online, $8 at the door, FREE for Scorpios (no joke)
Everyone warns you that Scorpio Season is coming up. You all dread it, you see it in the horizon, you shiver, it gives you goosebumps, your heart beats faster...and you love it! Fifth House Events Collective and The Charm City Fringe Festival present: SCORPIOS RISE, a night of dancing, friends, passion, and because we're Scorpios; regret.
Dare to delve into the deep oceans of your soul as we celebrate our Scorpio Siblings with light installations, video projections, and a lineup of DJs and performances. A Scorpio-themed drink special will be served at the bar. Costumes, extravagant attire, and outlandish accessories encouraged! We go all out or not at all!
DJs and Performers TBA
Mark your calendars people, as this is going to be a wild night. Everyone is welcome! You don't need to be a Scorpio to party, but you'll get in for FREE if you are.
Rufus Roundtree and Da B'more Brass Factory - Thursday, November 9th
Formally trained musicians, Rufus Roundtree and Da B'More Brass Factory infuse the essence of the New Orleans brass band sound that defines the mardi gras experience with a hometown contemporary flare; recreating versions of R&B and hip-hop songs with funk, neo-soul and jazz elements... guaranteed to keep the crowd dancing. This is not the traditional band, this is truly an invigorating experience.
Short Films and “Carnival of Souls” with Live Score Performance - Friday, November 10th & Saturday, November 11th
Doors: 7:00 Show: 7:30
Area filmmakers will present short films before a screening of psychological thriller and cult classic “Carnival of Souls,” with live musical accompaniment performed and written by Adam Sterr.
One Last Dance: Charm City Fringe After Party! - Friday, November 10th
Two DJs will spin music for a dance tournament between eight of Baltimore Club’s best dancers, which will be followed by a dance party for all.
Fringe After Dark Comedy Night - Saturday, November 11th
Join us for a comedy night hosted by Dark Mark with headliner Larry Lancaster! Other comedians featured include Archie Jameson, Valance Michael, Ivan Martin, Maria Sanchez, and T Mooney.
Comedian, Actor and Model, Larry Lancaster is one of the most dynamic, young personalities in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. BET’s Man on the Street is known for his political commentary and wittiness on issues related to race, culture and class.
Keep an eye out for more Fringe After Dark Performances! For the most up to date schedule, check out our ticket page.