September 16
The Esperanza Center will celebrate 50 years of serving Baltimore’s immigrant communities, 5:30 p.m., with the unveiling and formal dedication of an outdoor mural on its building located at Broadway and Eastern Ave.

The dedication of the restored mural will be the centerpiece of the celebration. The Esperanza Center, originally named the Hispanic Apostolate, opened its doors on Sept. 16, 1963 to begin serving immigrants in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In the past year, the Esperanza Center has served more than 5,600 people from 77 countries of origin, offering classes in English and citizenship, skills training, health, mental health and dental care for uninsured individuals, and immigration legal services.

September 17
The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s children’s troupe is accepting registrations of third through eighth graders for their production of The Tempest which begins rehearsals Sept. 17. They are also offering a $50 discount to any camp registrant who brings another registrant to the program. The new registrant will also get a $50 discount.

For more information visit or call 410-921-9455. Wendy Meetze is the director of education.

September 21
Soulful Symphony begins its 2013/2014 season with Say Amen Somebody, 8 p.m., at the Hippodrome in downtown Baltimore, continuing with Soulful Holidays on Dec. 14.

September 28
“Daughter of the Struggle,” a one-woman show focusing on the history of freedom fighters, features Ayanna Gregory, daughter of Dick Gregory, shows 8 p.m., Sept. 28 and 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20910. Advance tickets can be purchased exclusively through eventbrite at Learn more at

October 19
The 2nd Annual “The Pink Show” will take place beginning 5 p.m., at Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge, 8711 First Avenue in Silver Spring, Md. This event is geared towards fashion and networking. All proceeds will benefit the wonderful charity City of Hope.

Donations and contributions from businesses and merchants in the area would also be highly appreciated!

For additional information, call Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge at 301-585-4770 or First Ave Hair Salon 240-603-5611. Remember…”Think Pink”!

October 26
Asaze Natural Hair and the DC Love Locs Expo present the 8th Annual Nappy-oke natural hair and karaoke show, 12-7 p.m. at the Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, Md. Hosted by MC Quest, with music by DJ Duke. Tickets can be purchased at For more information visit or call 202-255-8703.