Eight Arts and Cultural Events Not-to-be Missed This Summer

The lazy days of summer are here. As we look for ways to escape the brutal heat, we invite you to check out these arts and culture events that you can enjoy from the comfort of your air-conditioned home. 

Take a trip around the world – and even into space – participate in art lectures and more. Here are seven ways to experience art, music, culture and more this summer. 


July 28 | 12:00 p.m.

Pull up a seat at the virtual kitchen table with chefs and authors Adeena Sussman and Leah Koenig as they explore why Israeli food is here to stay. Adeena is the co-author of Chrissy Teigen’s New York Times #1 Bestsellers, Cravings and Hungry for More, as well as her latest, Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen. Leah is the author of six cookbooks including The Jewish Cookbook, a 400+ collection of global Jewish dishes, Ticket includes a copy of Sababa, provided partnership with the Ivy Bookstore. 


July 28, 7:00 p.m. 

Join Jewish Museum of Maryland team members Tracie Guy-Decker and Trillion Attwood as they explore some highlights from Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit, JMM’s fall exhibit that you won’t want to miss. From dreidels in space to (Ro)Bot Mitzvahs and beyond, there’s something for everyone to get excited about!  


Beginning July 28, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is now open to the public for limited engagements. Check out the permanent exhibit, Voices of Lombard Street and a new exhibit on suffrage pioneer Sadie Crockin in recognition of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Crockin also helped form the Baltimore Chapter of Hadassah. Reservations required.  


August 3, 7:30 p.m.

Violinist Yonatan Grinberg explores the power and intimate beauty of solo violin repertoire from Bach to the present. The program includes Bach’s Partita in D Minor with the famous Chaconne, Ysaye’s celebrated “Ballade” sonata, Aram Khachaturian’s Sonate-Monolgue for solo violin, and Grinberg’s own violin fantasy on the riveting Hasidic tune “Kah Echsof.”  


August 5, 7:00 p.m. 

Alina Adams is the Author of The Nesting Dolls: A Russian-Jewish Family Saga. Learn about Alina’s story of being born in Odessa, share your family stories and discuss today’s Jewish community in Odessa.  


August 9, 13, 16, 27, Times Vary 

Travel the world via Zoom this August as we tour Jewish museums in London, Australia, South Africa and the United States of America. Trace the movements of Jews across the seas, uncovering the communities created, celebrating unique traditions and histories. Experience a taste of the world-class exhibits that bring to life the stories of Jewish communities from across the globe.  


August 17, 24, 31, 1:00 p.m. 

Join us for this three-week lecture series from Osher at Johns Hopkins University. Ann Wiker will guide participants through a look at the VIPS of the Art World, from famous art patrons to “movers and shakers” who affect what does and doesn’t sell in the art market. We’ll even discuss art thefts. 

Mondays beginning August 17, 2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of drawing, painting, color theory and more. Join Mary on Monday afternoons and learn some incredible techniques from this talented and experienced artist. Call Lynn to register a 443-973-6686.

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