August 30, 2012 at 9:32 am EDT | by Erin Durkin
Baltimore arts briefs: Aug. 31

Frontrunners run Saturday

Baltimore Frontrunners and Walkers members run on Saturday morning at 8:45 starting at the Panera (3600 Boston St.).

The organization is a running and walking club for LGBT individuals and their friends. They welcome runners and walkers of all levels, including any four-legged friends who would like to join the run.

The route for the run will include going to the Inner Harbor World Trade Center or the Maryland Science Center. Afterward, the group reassembles for brunch at 10.

This event is free. If attendees have more questions, they can email or call 410-662-2887. For more information, visit

Prop. 8-themed play gets reading

On Sept. 8, there will be a stage reading of the play “8” at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County (2515 Churchville Rd., Bel Air, Md.).

The play, by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, dramatizes the California court case challenging Proposition 8. The show begins at 6 p.m. and runs 90 minutes.

After the performance a small panel will be available to discuss the pursuit of same-sex marriage laws in Maryland.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County is a welcoming congregation. For more information, visit

Zach Smith and the Dixie Power Trio perform at the Sachs Memorial Jazz Series Wednesday. (Photo courtesy MJS)

Jazz series hosts outdoor concert

Sachs Memorial Jazz Series presents Zach Smith and the Dixie Power Trio Wednesday evening at 6 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Chase St., Annapolis).

The series presents some of the most talented performers from the area in an atmosphere that is appropriate for all ages.

The performance is outside and patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and food. It is asked that patrons do not bring alcoholic beverages, but the Hard Bean Café is open for beer, wine and other food. In case of rain, the performance is moved inside.

This event is free. For more information, visit

‘Fashion Night Out’ event at Power Plant

Baltimore Fashion Alliance is participating in the global “Fashion Night Out” at the Power Plant Live (34 Market Place) on Thursday evening at 6.

“Fashion’s Night Out” is a global celebration where editors, models and designers raid stores and look for the latest designs. Last year there were events in 18 countries, which included limited-edition products, celebrity appearances and live performances.

Events and performance vary with each location. Admission to Power Plant Live! is free, however admission to different events may vary. For more information, visit

Gay clubs announce weekly events

Club Hippo (1 W. Eager St.) hosts its weekly Gay Bingo this Wednesday night starting at 8:30 p.m.

This is not like typical church bingo. The night includes cash prizes and progressive jackpots, drink specials, appetizers and raffles. Roger Dimick hosts the event.

Admission is free for this event. For more information, visit

Grand Central (1001/1003 N. Charles St.) hosts its Sweat Fridays with DJ Madscience starting at 8 p.m.

The night includes $2.50 drink specials until 11 and dancing until close. The cover charge is $10. For more information, visit

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