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 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 ❤

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 firehouseartsandmusic@gmail.com 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

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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.
http://catonsville.seidomd.com/

 

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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)
-socks
-wipes
-toothpaste
-toothbrush
-tissues
-knit cap
-deodorant
-soap
-chapstick
-sunscreen
-pen (sharpie for marking their stuff or making more signs 😉 )
-paper
-a note of encouragement/love
-tampon
-Hand warmers
-Bags
-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.

FREE TO ATTEND (DONATION APPRECIATED)

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

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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:

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

Featured Vendors:
Alyse Firefly
Tom Swiss with chair massage
Bathalia
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.