July 12, 2012 at 9:08 am EDT | by Erin Durkin
Baltimore arts briefs: July 13

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra turns to film score for its weekend concert. (Photo courtesy BSO)

‘Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away …’

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is performing John Williams’ original score to the “Star Wars” film franchise Saturday at 8 p.m. at Oregon Ridge (13555 Beaver Dam Road).

As the BSO performs the piece, the show will be choreographed with fireworks. The beginning of the show will include selections from other blockbuster films such as “Batman” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

General admission is $9-$18. For more information, visit bsomusic.org.

LGBT wedding expo tour coming to Pier 5 Hotel

Rainbow Wedding Network team is visiting Pier 5 Hotel (711 Eastern Ave.), a tour of Same Love, Same Rights LGBT Wedding Expos on Sunday.

Around 30 gay-friendly exhibitors including wedding planners, officiates, caterers, photographers, floral artists musicians and deejays will exhibit. Giveaways, music, samples, LGBT planning trends and grassroots presentation.

The lesbian-owned expo also serves to give visibility to the LGBT community and providing resources to couples. Rainbow Wedding Network is a contributor to many local marriage and family equality organizations. The expo has taken place in about 20 different states.

Tickets are free but they must be reserved beforehand. A $5-$15 donation is recommended. For more information, visit rainbowweddingnetwork.com.

Remembering LGBT victims

The Baltimore Guardian Angels and Remember Me are honoring victims in the LGBT community who have been harassed or killed due to their sexuality and gender identity. It is taking place in front of Baltimore City Hall (100 N Holiday St.) on Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Guardian Angels and Remember Me usually dedicate the month of July to one particular victim, but the entire month is dedicated to victims of the LGBT community.

This event is free. For more information, visit meetup.com.

A week in fashion

The Baltimore Fashion Week Launch Party is taking place at the National Aquarium (500 East Pratt St.) on Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The party is the kickoff to several other events celebrating fashion in Baltimore. Guests are expected to dress in “after 5 chic” which includes black ties and formal wear. The best-dressed man, woman and couple will be given a cash prize. There will be a tour for the first hour and stationed culinary delights.

Tickets are $50 and everyone is welcome. For more information, visit Baltimore-fashionweek.com.

Drinking wine and solving a murder

The Manor Tavern (15819 Old York Rd, Monton) is hosting Murder on the Vine, a wine tasting turned into a grizzly murder mystery, on Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

Whodunnit for Hire is a murder mystery troupe in the Baltimore and Washington area that perform an interactive murder mystery show for any group on a variety of locations.

The party begins with a body stumbling in and falling to the floor. Guests become armchair detectives, watching for clues and interrogating suspects looking for the answer.

Admission is $50. For more information, visit themanortavern.com.


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