First, though, here's a list of some cool stuff going on around town this month.
- Amplify Baltimore, a symposium on who we are and where we're going, with a focus on "political literacy and public safety." The roster of speakers is pretty impressive. (Jan 8)
- Isabel Wilkerson: Race and the Great Migration, a discussion about the ongoing ramifications of the African-American diaspora from the rural South to the urban North. (Jan 12)
- OSI-Baltimore Seeks Applicants for 2011 Community Fellowships - the orginal celebration of unsung Baltimore, if you will. (Deadline: March 21)
- Glassworks, a presentation of the music of Philip Glass by Mobtown Modern and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (Jan 12)
- Create Baltimore: A Gathering of People Building Creative Community in Baltimore. There's a waiting list for tickets, but it's still worth signing up. (Jan 15)
- Baker Artist Awards: there's only eight days left to nominate yourself, so get cracking. Also? Download youself some Baker iPhone app. (Deadline: Jan 15)
There is just too much awesomeness happening to miss out on it. Which reminds me, I need to finish my Baker nomination.