July 19, 2012 at 9:47 am EDT | by Will Owen
Baltimore briefs: July 20

‘Rev. Beach’s Dream,’ one of the pieces on display this weekend at Artscape. (Image courtesy Artscape)

BSO performs Michael Jackson hits

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents “The Music of Michael Jackson” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Pier Six Pavilion (731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore).

The BSO will perform the singer’s music spanning 40 years including Jackson 5 jams like “ABC” and later hits like “Thriller” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.”

Tickets range from $20-40 and can be purchased at piersixpavilion.com. For more information on the show and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, visit bsomusic.org.

‘Hot Sauce’ at Grand Central

Grand Central Nightclub (1001 North Charles St., Baltimore) hosts “Hot Sauce” by DJ Rich Morel on Saturday at 10 p.m.

Morel has become a highly sought-after singer/songwriter, producer and remixer, working with high-profile artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Killers and La Roux. The DJ set will include his signature innovative electro-pop dance beats.

Morel and his partner, Bob Mould, team up as the duo Blowoff for their hugely popular monthly show at the 9:30 Club. Morel has also garnered fame from his collaboration with the Grammy-winning house music group Deep Dish on hits like “Cabaret” and “Under a Disco.”

Admission to “Hot Sauce” is $10 and limited to guests 21 and over. For more details, visit centralstationpub.com or morelwork.wordpress.com.

Artscape in town all weekend

Artscape, Baltimore’s premier arts event and America’s largest free arts festival, starts today and will be held through Sunday. Artscape features work by a huge span of fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople, as well as dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and other performing arts events.

The festival is held in outdoor tents and inside fine exhibition spaces in a number of locations. The finalists for the Sondheim Artscape Prize currently have their work on display at the Baltimore Musuem of Art through July 29 (10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore). The Modell Performing Arts Center (140 West Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore) is a good landmark to use for directions for the festival.

Festival highlights include Meyerhoff Symphony Hall tours hosted by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Art Car Show and Parade and the “at-TENT-ion” exhibit in which 20 tents have been transformed into works of art.

“Artscape” is from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sunday. For more details on the many events at the festival and to download a festival map, visit artscape.org.

Pearls of Wisdom group to meet at Center

Pearls of Wisdom (POW), a support group for women in the LGBT community, meets Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the GLBT Community Center of Baltimore (241 West Chase St., Baltimore).

POW meets every first and third Saturday of the month and provides a safe space for women to engage in open and confidential discussion about relationships, identity, coming out and more.

If interested in attending, contact “Q” at POW.Lesbian@yahoo.com and visit glccb.org for more information.

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