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Wine & CanvasWednesday, September 2 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Everything’s better with wine!

Join the BMI as we host Wine & Canvas, the painting class with cocktails. Instructors guide you step-by-step as you paint your very own “Old Bay & Crab.”

Cost: $40, includes supplies and two glasses of wine; additional wine available for purchase. Advance tickets are required, visit www.wineandcanvas.com

September

Wine & CanvasWednesday, September 2 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Everything’s better with wine! Join the BMI as we host Wine & Canvas, the painting class with cocktails. Instructors guide you step-by-step as you paint your very own “Old Bay & Crab.”

Cost: $40, includes supplies and two glasses of wine; additional wine available for purchase. Advance tickets are required, visit www.wineandcanvas.com

Cookies & CanvasSaturday, September 12 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How about some cookies and a nice cup of…paint?! The BMI hosts Cookies & Canvas, a painting class for kids. Instructors guide young artists step-by-step as they paint their very own “Crab.”

Cost: $25, includes supplies and cookies; bring your own beverage. Advance tickets are required, visit www.wineandcanvas.com

Grandparents DaySunday, September 13 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grandparents can take a free trip down memory lane and explore the industries of days past, from airplane manufacturing to garment making and canning to printing.

Free admission for grandparents.

Neighborhood NightTuesday, September 15 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Looking to stretch your legs in Locust Point? Our Baltimore City neighbors are invited for a free evening of old-fashioned games, hands-on activities, and exploration of select galleries.

Free event.

Waterfront Crab Feast Thursday, September 17 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Join us for an old-fashioned Maryland crab feast in our waterfront pavilion featuring all-you-can-eat #1 crabs, open-pit beef, beer and wine, music and fun.

Cost: BMI members: $75 / non-members: $85 / table of 10: $750 Advance tickets are required, click here for tickets

October

Computer Gaming DiscussionThursday, October 1 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Game On: The History of Computer Gaming in Maryland. Join legendary software developer Sid Meier (Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, Pirates) and other video game professionals for a lively discussion of this burgeoning local industry, which provided the inspiration for our own Video Game Wizards exhibition.

Free event.

The Band That Wouldn’t DieTuesday, October 20 – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Academy Award winner Barry Levinson’s extraordinary documentary tells the story of Baltimore’s Marching Ravens, a band that has supported three separate football franchises. The film takes us from the controversial relocation of the Colts franchise through the arrival of the Ravens. A discussion with longtime band president John Ziemann follows.

Free event with popcorn, beer, and soft drinks available for purchase.

Free Fall BaltimoreSaturday, October 24 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In cooperation with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, the BMI is pleased to offer free admission all day long. Visitors of all ages are invited to play, create, and invent with Fab Lab, a digital fabrication lab that brings the fun with electrifying interactive activities.

Free admission.

November

Contemplative Photography with Art SilverglateSunday, November 1 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join veteran photographer Art Silverglate as he teaches about “the zone,” an elusive state-of-mind sought by amateur and professional photographers alike in the quest for better images. This exciting full-day workshop will help participants see what’s in front of them and reflect it in photographs.

Cost: $99, includes workshop textbook. Advance registration is required and is limited to 12 participants. Click here for tickets

Sign-Painting Workshop with Brian KasprSat & Sun. November 7 & 8 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Brooklyn-based sign painter Brian Kaspr as he teaches about the disappearing industrial art form of hand-lettered signs. Over the course of this two day workshop, participants will gain firsthand experience hand painting a sign of their own design from start to finish.

Cost: Free program, made possible with grant support from the Maryland State Arts Council. Advance registration is required and is limited to 10 participants. Contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132.

Baltimore Business Stories with Gil SandlerSunday, November 8 – from 1 p.m.

American Oil, Black & Decker, London Fog, Tulkoff Horseradish, Noxzema, Bromo Seltzer…Join famed Baltimore author and storyteller Gil Sandler as he weaves together facts and personal reminiscences for a fascinating discussion of the city’s pioneering businesses. A highlights tour of related galleries will follow.

Free with museum admission.

Wine & CanvasThursday, November 12 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Need us to top off your glass? The BMI is again hosting Wine & Canvas, the painting class with cocktails. Instructors guide you step-by-step as you paint your very own “Camden Yards.”

Cost: $40, includes supplies and two glasses of wine; additional wine available for purchase. Advance tickets are required, please visit www.wineandcanvas.com

Become a Better Photographer without New Equipment with Art SilverglateSunday, November 15 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Want to take professional-looking photographs without having to buy professional equipment? In this challenging half-day workshop, veteran photographer Art Silverglate will teach techniques for taking better photographs with the equipment you already have.

Cost: $49 Advance registration is required and is limited to 12 participants. Click here for tickets

December

Baltimore Brewed: Local Beer TastingThursday, December 3 – 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Heavy Seas Brewery founder Hugh Sisson will lead you on a tasting tour of local beers while discussing the brewing process and the history of Baltimore beer. Your experience will be enhanced by delicious food pairings with each beer.

Cost: BMI members: $35 / non-members: $45 Advance tickets are required, click here for tickets

Made in Baltimore – Daily in December

The BMI shop is stocking up on locally made items just in time for the holiday season, and has some limited-time items and offers for this month only! From handcrafted jewelry to prints by local artists, fascinating history books to fun kids’ games, you’ll find something for everyone on your list.

Please visit our Gift Shop page for details.

Every Week

BMI Farmers’ MarketSaturdays through October 31 – from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The BMI Farmers’ Market offers a convenient place to purchase fresh local foods and buy artisan items not available in stores.  We also offer a changing schedule of live music, family-friendly activities, and community-interest vendors.

Visit our market page for more information

Wee WorkersTuesdays beginning September 15 – from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Your preschooler will enjoy exploring the museum with a museum educator through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. Wee Workers features a different theme each week.

Kids: free. BMI Members: free. Adults: $5. Reservations recommended, contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132.

Weekend WorkersSaturdays beginning September 5 – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except at noted

It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. From building a roller coaster using simple household materials to learning how locks work by picking one, the Weekend Workers programs offer engaging activities for kids of all ages.

Included with museum admission.

Click here for the fall 2015 Wee Workers & Weekend Workers schedule.

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