March Baltimore Drum Church

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Drum Church is a live, group experience, where the drum serves as a vehicle to connect with the divine spirit that is inside each and everyone of us. Our Gatherings offer an opportunity to think, meditate or even pray in your own way, while riding a rhythm wave to awaken a spiritual connection. Drum church is not a “drum circle“, but a guided, communal drumming experience. All we ask is for you to bring your sense of wonderment and a drum. When possible, please bring a yoga mat, cushion or fold-up chair. Drums will be made available, on a first come/first serve basis, for those who desire to drum.

FAM with Fractal Cat 2/25 in Mt. Vernon

Please join us for a night of Art, Music, Dance performance and more at Ryleigh’s Oyster in Mt. Vernon on 2/25!

1225 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD

Doors at 8pm
$5-$10 donation at the door

*Featuring an Art talk by Will Shanklin of the Baltimore Art Monkeys, Inc.

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*Musical performance by Fractal Cat
http://www.fractalcatmusic.com/music/

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*Members of Telesma

(tribute performance for John Suntiger including video content by Suntiger Visuals and choreographed dance by Lindsey Golden)

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* Theory of Everything
https://www.facebook.com/TheoryofE/?ref=page_internal

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*Local artists including:
Richard Best, Dave Nyquist, Alyse Firefly, Sophie Spinklemorph Seth Milder & Scott Frias

*Hoop/ Flow Performance by Lisa Eibner

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*Local vendors including:
Tree Frog Hot SauceCaitlin Harris & Hanged Man Arts

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FAM Presents Sirsy, Slow Lights & Dominic Fragman at Windup on 1/19

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ONLY $5 // All-Ages Welcome! 🙂
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Lineup (in order of appearance):
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+ Dominic Fragman: http://www.dominicfragman.com/
+ SIRSY: http://www.sirsy.com/
+ Slow Lights: http://www.slowlights.com/
+ With Special Aerial Performance by: Dani Baer & Lea Faerielle

SIRSY : Rock + Soul Duo with Pop Sensibilty, lots of heart, & just the right amount of sass. <sirsy.com> Fronted by charistmatic lead singer, Melanie who is also the band’s drummer and plays a full kit standing up, bass parts on a keyboard with her drum stick, flute, and melodica too. Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well loved Rickenbacker through a pedal board full of vintage effects. He also pays bass with his feet. SIRSY is known for passionate performances that often include lots of stories from the road, laughs, and dance parties. It’s a good time!

Cytoplastik at FAM 12/30

Join us on 12/30 for the 10th Annualish Cytoplastik Extravaganza!

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2 decades in the making…

Thee Cytoplastik multimedia shenanigans collective re-assembles after a couple years’ slacking to bring both sides of the continent back together again for thee latest ultimate apocalyptic celebration, an audio-visual feast of creative clairvoyance…!!

an experimental electronic space jazz dance art happening, we bring you our freshest fruits of audio innovation, paired with the choicest selection of visual stimulations, to produce an immersive, ecstatic psychedelic environment, stimulating of gyrations and harmonics physical, mental, and spiritual, towards manifesting a future worthy of all our wildest dreams and endeavors.

conducting us along this trip are:

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The Megadrives
as allways kicking the freshest electrons live through an old school conscious style…!!

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The Intergalactic Council of the Intergon
From outer space, and with ALL three members! DJ Peter Jennings is joining us all the way from California! Not since 2007 has the full Intergon played in Baltimore.
https://soundcloud.com/the-intergon

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Deb Mattoso Photography

Theory of Everything
new, full jazz band, with singer and horn section, and long-time Cytoplastician Lyle John Saunders holding down the bass!

Kove [album release?]
(members No Dancing) deep space-witch invocations and improvisations, spooky electrons dance through rythm and space, with heart-beat.
https://soundcloud.com/koveus

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Veritech Pilot
fresh off the “boat” from Iceland, Keith Preston returns with the juiciest electronic beats we know and love…!!

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Xiphoid Process
Justin Miller (Kove) and RyanSmith Thoth get darker experimental noise ambient…..D
http://xiphoid-process.bandcamp.com/

Space Bear
a new arrangement of members of The Megadrives, Kove, and the incomparably prolific Mike Franklin, bring us a new breed of electro-acoustic psychedelic IDM ambience…..)
https://www.facebook.com/arstinnett/posts/10206840452358407

as well as video from Jeremy Opio and VJ Romulus (Kevin Morris)

…and oh so much more, interactive arts and crafts, libations, merriment, additional details forthcoming, but save the date today, FRIday, the night BEFORE New Year’s Eve…..D

Care Packages for the Homeless Brunch Potluck

This Sunday, 12/11 at 11 AM, join us for a Brunch Potluck while we stuff care packages for the homeless. Bring a breakfast item or drink to share!

We have successfully collected many items so far this month, and need to put them into bags we can distribute to needy folks ASAP! If you can’t stay to stuff bags, feel free to drop by between 11 AM and 2 PM to drop off more donation items. These include:

** fruit juice or water
** healthy snacks
Squeeze Apple Sauce, Pudding and spoon, chewy granola bars)
** socks (new)
** wet wipes
** tissues
** chapstick
** sunscreen
** lotion
** Notes of encouragement/love
** tampon
** hand/toe warmers
** Bags (Zip locs, backpacks, etc.) or Reusable Shopping Bags
** flashlight/headlamp
** toothpaste
** toothbrush
** deodorant
** Soap
**bandaids (large for blisters)
**washcloths (new)
**Coats, Scarves, Gloves, Winter caps, blankets
 
***ITEMS NOT TO DONATE and will NOT be used are: hand sanitizer, mouthwash, or anything else with alcohol in it

If you’re unable to stop by this Sunday, join us next Sunday, 12/18 from 10 AM- 3 PM for Firehouse Arts & Music’s Holiday Flea Market (free admission). That will be the last time possible to donate items for this drive.

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Much Love and Many Thanks from our FAMily ❤