Last month this blog opined that the only thing better than Summer outdoor movies is Fall outdoor movies. No mosquitoes. No humidity, and no waiting around until 9 pm for it to be dark enough to start the show.
Well tonight we’re in luck because the Visionary Art Museum’s Flicks from the Hill series is coming out of hibernation for one night only to present a special Halloween screening of Beetlejuice at 7 pm in Federal Hill Park.
In addition to the screening the museum is opening its doors for free as part of Free Fall Baltimore today from 4- 7 pm. The permanent collection will be on view as well as the AVAM’s current exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! From their website:
AVAM’s newest exhibition takes on its most complex subject yet: examining the rapid and ever-increasing impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, genetics, 3D printing and Big Data on nearly every aspect of human life. This thought-provoking exhibit investigates technology’s influence on issues of privacy and surveillance, employment and manufacturing, longevity and health, defense and warfare, farming and food, access to global and personal information, creative invention, and entertainment. This is high stakes, new territory never before negotiated by any prior civilization. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired Magazine, well-defined the unprecedented nature of our times: “Singularity is the point at which all the change in the last million years will be superseded by the change in the next five minutes.”
In addition anyone heading down to this event or just around downtown in general should be aware that also as part of Free Fall Baltimore the Downtown Partnership is hosting a free happy hour at 5:30 pm. It’s kind of a bummer that participants are limited to two beers apiece, but Chop math and Chop philosophy both dictate that 2 Free beers > 0 Free Beers.