Sure there’s snow everywhere in Baltimore and the temperature’s low enough to freeze your eyebrows, but you can warm your body and your soul at two great readings this weekend.
Coming up first, on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 5:00, is the first reading in the 2014 Five: Ten Reading Series. Featured readers are Rafael Alvarez, D.R. Belz, Clarinda Harris, and Eric D. Goodman. The event is free and open to the public, and you can shop for books, art, and more at Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street, Hampden. Learn more at the 5:10 blog.
Then, on Sunday, Jan. 26, join the first event in the 2014 Lit and Art Reading Series at The Watermark Gallery, 100 S. Charles Street, across from Baltimore’s inner harbor. Featured readers include Jessica Lynn Dotson, Jack Downs, Archer Sierra, Meg Adams, Dave Eberhardt, and Barbara Morrison. Live music by Pop-Grass banjo dude Jacob Panic, original art by Manzar, hosted by Nitin Jagdish and Eric D. Goodman. Free wine and refreshments. Lit & Art takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn more at the Lit and Art Facebook Page—and bring five minutes of your own work to share during open mic.