September 27, 2012 at 9:36 am EST | by Ayanna Alexander
Baltimore arts briefs: Sept. 28

Bounty of Black Pride events run all week

Several events running all week are part of Baltimore Black Pride. This year’s theme is “Legacy: Celebrating HerStory & HiStory.”

On Monday, a family law workshop on LGBT issues will be held at 7 p.m. It’s free, location TBD.

On Tuesday, Project S.E.L.F. for African-American Men is from 6-8 p.m. at Light Health and Wellness (112 E. 25th Street). It’s free.

Youth Expressions Karaoke is Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. at the Triple L (227 W. Chase Street) for ages 21 and up. No cover.

An exhibition from artist Lizzie Spaceship is Thursday from 6-10 p.m. called “Shhh … a Series of Paintings Showing Women Loving Women” at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore (241 W. Chase Street) from 6-10 p.m..

A free self-defense class will also be held Thursday at the University of Maryland (601 W. Lombard Street) in the Distance Learning Room (lower level). It’s free from 6-8 p.m.

“Status: The Runway Show — Fashion for AIDS” is also Thursday from 8-10 p.m. at the Museum Restaurant & Lounge (924 N. Charles Street).

Other events, such as a ladies’ happy hour, a meet-the-board event, cultural affair and ICONS awards and gala, and several religious services continue through next weekend.

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Equality Md. has garden party Saturday

Equality Maryland is having its first-ever family garden party event, dubbed “Gala Under the Stars” Saturday from 4-10 p.m. at Samet Chateau (1000 Parrs Ridge Drive) in Spencerville, Md. (Montgomery County).

This family-oriented event has games, prizes, activities, a grill, desserts, live music and more. After 6, hors d’ouevres, cocktails, music, dancing and a silent auction will be held.

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PFLAG Howard Co. has Sunday picnic planned

PFLAG of Howard County, Md., has its 12th annual family picnic Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Cedar Lane Park West off Route 108.

Those attending are asked to bring something to barbecue on site and a dish to share. Games will be provided for children. Dogs are welcome on leashes. A $5 donation per family is requested. Charcoal, cooking utensils, soft drinks, cups and plates will be provided.

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