Community Intro to Self Defense Begins 11/30

This is a 4 week Introduction to Self Defense Class:

$50 for 4 Classes or $15 drop in – SLIDING SCALE AVAILABLE (email for more info)

****Wednesdays 6-7 PM
-November 30
-December 7
-December 14
-December 21

at Firehouse Arts & Music:
700 N Eutaw Street 2nd Floor
Baltimore MD 21201


An Introduction to Community Self Defense

This self-defense class welcomes ALL regardless of race, religion,
orientation, or identity.

**Queer Friendly! As Self Defense is important in the ever-changing political/social climate now more than ever!***

We will be working with the “Five Fingers Of Safety” model: “Think, Yell, Run, Fight, Tell.” Targeted for those without previous martial arts or self-defense training; but experienced students are also welcome. We will practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills for dealing with conflict, and simple physical self-defense techniques to help you escape from an attack.

Taught by Kyoshi Tom Swiss, 5th degree black belt in Seido Karate.



This Weekend at FAM

**Before, during and after both of these events, we will be collecting the following items for a Care(Love) Packages for homeless folks in Baltimore:

-fruit juice or water
-healthy snacks (Squeeze Apple Sauce, Pudding and spoon, granola bars)
-knit cap
-pen (sharpie for marking their stuff or making more signs 😉 )
-a note of encouragement/love
-Hand warmers
-Advocacy items (Information on local shelters)

Saturday 11/19/16 :  November Baltimore Drum Church  Giving Thanks 2 PM – 3:30 PM

Giving Thanks Drum Gathering at Firehouse Arts & Music

Drum Church is a group drumming and meditation experience. 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 journeying on a flow state created by the rhythm of the drum. Drum Church is not a “drum circle“, but a guided, communal drumming experience to awaken a spiritual connection within us all.

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 and rhythm instruments will be made available, on a first come/first serve basis.



Sunday 11/20/16 : FAM’s Monthly Flea Market 10 AM – 3 PM


Join us for Firehouse Arts & Music’s Monthly Flea Market! A great time to buy some holiday gifts!

** Free Admission

700 N Eutaw Street 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Acoustic music by: Kim Gravatt of Fractal Cat with Jason Sage ; & Jay Reesw

If you would like to participate in this Flea Market, we are looking for:

-Gear (music, etc.)
-All art supplies still good to use!
-furniture, lights, house stuff
-Yoga or Dance equipment
-Misc. artifacts / antiques

Featured Vendors:
Alyse Firefly
Tom Swiss with chair massage
Jode Mode Creations
Druidville Naturals
Tree Frog Hot Sauce
& more TBA

Bartering is encouraged. Come with an open mind and heart to meet the FAMily!

Coffee, mimosas and other refreshments available by DONATION

*Accessibility Note: the Firehouse only has a staircase, like many historic/ over 100 year old buildings in this fine city. The restrooms are ADA, but please feel free to message Molly Szpara or Jason Sage with any questions/concerns.

Galactic Shamanic Sound Medicine with Honi Borden Wednesday at FAM



DATE: Wednesday Nov 16th
TIME: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
WHERE: FIREHOUSE Art & Music: 700 N. Eutaw Street 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201
RSVP by email:

ALL of HoniB’s Classes and Workshops are based on your BLESSED and PRAYERD OVER DONATION to help support her CALLING in creating Temples of Divine On Earth as she goes back to Brazil end of the month meeting with the land owner. Thus, in full TRUST, HoniB invites you to donate what your TRUE HEART feels for this 2 hour session, considering all that it takes for her to travel internationally to get to a location and collaborate with a sacred space to bring forth an enriched experience for you & the community to help spread more LOVE and shift the energy of MONEY into Higher Consciousness).

*Yoga Mat
*Comfy clothes with a Shawl or Blanket
*Journal and Pen to write your experience
*Sacred object such as crystal, beads, feather….etc for community alter and cash for your LOVE DONATION
*No Children under age 16

Not for pregnant women.
Not for those that take anti-psychotic medication
Not for that have seizures.
Not for that have pacemaker in their Heart
******NO Stimuli is allowed during this experience (alcohol, drugs, plant medicine, canabis,……) Just need your PURE ENERGY with your CLEAN SACRED BREATH

PLEASE KINDLY RSVP via emailing me at so that I can include you in the email that will go out on Tuesday regarding the event. ♥ ♥ ♥ AH’O HoniB

Deep Relaxation, Inward Investigation & Dream Journey is a space that is hard to find in our modern society with all the artificial lights and noise plus all of our daily committments. Yet we each recognize the importance of rebalancing, and daily daily nourishment to honor our five bodies while setting the tone and vibration to Gaia’s Heart Beat and the Sound of Cosmos.

We are made from Sound and Light, thus, this is the reason that music has sound a profound experience on us. Primodial Sound is used in all indigenous culture as a way of connecting and communicating to the Higher Realms.

In this 2 hour class, you will learn the value and power of Shamanic Drumming that takes you on a trance connecting you to the Heart of your own Rhythmic Sound and to Mother Earth’s Pulse as well as Cosmic Heart, as well as with the spirit realm. The Sound Medicine Healing with specific Hz will reset your vibration tone as you lay down and embrace your inner sacred space to experience the healing that is in alingment for you and the good we can do together as a community after the Trance.


HoniB channels spirit guides and higher dimenstional star beings speaking in Light Language while playing her 14000 year medicine drum. You enter a deep shamanic trance state, where you connect with your guides, purge old trauma, and activate our dormant strands of DNA. You may feel huge waves of energy flowing in & out of your physical body & auric field and may have clear visions or visitations with your personal Spirit Guides & ancestors.

When HoniB hand made her Sacred Drum with her teacher who is from Wolf Clan Tradition of Cherokee Native American, during the Sacred Ceremony, as her drum was activated, Chief Little Bird and Chief Tall Feather also made themselves Known to her as Spirit Guides assisting her with her Planetary Work in balancing, clearning and healing of the land via her Drumming. She has been dedicated to allowing this medicine of 14000 years to be carried forth thru the power of the drum as individuals get to experience their fields clearning up and their chakras resetting and realigning while Angelic Team, Ascended Masters plus Spirit Guides and Spirit Animal support the way.


HoniB is a Galactic Shaman, Earth Keeper, Planetary Grid Worker & an Ascension Guide for Humanity back to Source. She guides individuals to their own Inner Light & SuperNatural Power Within. Honi first awoken to the presence of Divine Light within in the midst of a fatal car crash at the age of seven that eventually led to her first published inspirational children’s memoir called ‘The Day I Became a Superhero”. Later she had crossed over to spirit side from a death experience where he met the Ascended Masters that passed on knowledge of the ancients and sent her back to Earth to fulfill her Divine’s Calling. Both Nationally and Internationally recognized, Honi brings esoteric, mystical & ancient mastery in workshops & retreats assisting individuals to awken to their Inner Holy Temple & connection to Sacred Alchemy Knowledge In her private practice, Honi facilitates Shamanic Trance Drumming, Ancient Alchemy Dance, Sacred Mystery School Breath Work, Advanced Regressions & beyond , DNA Code Activations, Connection to Ascended Masters & Angelic Realm & the Art of Divine Tantric Alchemy. She has been featured at Hay House, I Can Do It Conference, 11:11 Talk Radio, Emmanuel Dagher’s Miracle Cafe, Angel Network Psychic Radio, News Channel 9, Organic Spa Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine and much more. To learn more, please visit her on her FB page:




FAM Presents Fringe After Dark Variety Show this Thursday

11/10/16 at the Windup Space: A “Fringe After Dark” event by Charm City Fringe & Firehouse Arts & Music



Variety show with performances by the following artists:  The Lindsey Golden Project, Daveed Korup, Orchester Praževica, Zinoosh Farbod & John Glennon in “Vorrh,” Jason Sage & members of Telesma

Interspersed with Theatrical teasers by Charm City Fringe Festival artists:



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At the The Windup Space
Doors at 8

Learn more about the Charm City Fringe Festival and all of the Fringe events happening this November 3-13 here:

Don’t miss a show, follow all of the Festival events here:

Feather Woman Premiere this Friday

11/4/16 – Feather Woman Premiere at Firehouse Arts & Music

Feather Woman” is both music video and short film, its series of vignettes and tableaus depicting scenes that reach from antiquity to modernity, all crystallizing around the theme of time and death and their affect on one’s love. Voodoo Pharmacology plays out a sonorous musical illustration whose lyrics narrate a longing for transformation.

Filmed in the context of both vast landscapes and intimate spaces, the sensitive cinematography creates a visually enchanting, fantastic realm, that reaching out conducts the viewer through a celebration of the elements.

the premiere will feature the musical performances of:
Voodoo Pharmacology
A Path Untold

Jeremy Opio

bellydancer Farida Shourbaji

performance art by
Heather joi and Erik Yount

this event is graciously hosted by the Firehouse Arts & Music team

advance tickets available online:

advance tickets 6$
and 8$ at the door




Sounds of Spirit: Music for the Inner Journey at FAM 11/2 !

Sounds of Spirit is visiting us at FAM on 11/2 from 7-9. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience,–and so relaxing!

Make sure to reserve your spot ASAP, as space is limited:



“When a musician works with sound, it is as if he or she were placing an ear on the heart of nature. The musician perceives the will of nature and the cosmos and gives it back in a melody…

The art of healing is resonance between higher self and body. This resonance initiates recognition understanding, knowledge, restoration, recentering, and finally healing…
Love, music, and nature offer the most sublime and uplifting possibilities of resonance…to greater aspects of ourselves.”
-Fabien Maman

Participants are immersed in a deeply relaxing and transformative soundscape. This rich field of vibrations can act as a potent catalyst for:

-Stress relief
-Deep relaxation & centeredness
-Emotional release & clarity
-Physical pain relief & healing
-Chakra & energy system balancing/activation
-Personal insight, transcendental awareness, & spiritual connection

Using chant, overtone singing, didgeridoo, shamanic drumming, crystal singing bowls, shruti box, hang drum, flute, tambura, and other elemental textures, Jim Thomas (acupuncturist and musician), Paul Thomas (sound healer and musician), Pitz Quattrone (didgeridoo teacher, performer, and builder), and David Powell (musician) create together a powerful inner experience guided by sound and rhythm.


Firehouse Arts & Music
700 N. Eutaw Street 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201


More info:

Participants are asked to bring something comfortable to lie on (i.e. thick cushion or blankets), a warm covering, and a pillow. Eye shades and a water bottle are recommended as well.