From The Chinatown Collective, the team that organized Baltimore’s first open air Night Market, comes a one-night-only storytelling experience. On Friday, November 9th from 6pm to midnight, a Pop Up Night Market will take over the first and second floors of Baltimore Center Stage at 700 North Calvert Street. Attendees will see familiar faces from the Night Market: such as Ekiben, Pinch Dumplings and Wight Tea Co. Kimchi Juice will be there with her eclectic Pandas, along with Timpla, Tracey Beale Jewelry and La Loupe Lanterns. This time, attendees will also learn about and experience real-life family stories of Baltimore’s multi-generational AAPI community. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door for the Pop Up Night Market and $85 for access to the VIP experience on the third floor, which includes a ticket to King of Yees! Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2SzSso5.
Center Stage is partnering with Charm City Night Market to highlight the cultural ties that bind across generations of immigrant families through food, dance, and in the production of King of the Yees. The play, written by Chinese American playwright Lauren Yee, explores the journey of one Chinese American family as they search for their lost patriarch through time, space and other obstacles. It’s a funny and poignant take on an Asian family’s struggles to hold on to their culture and tradition in an ever-changing world.