“In a sense it looks way crazier when you look at the pictures,” says Baltimore-based activist and musician Ryan Harvey, who traveled to Lesvos, Greece, on a mission to help refugees there last month. “But when you’re actually there, they’re just people.” For Harvey, who works as a construction worker in Baltimore when he’s not on tour playing music, four weeks spent on the Greek island working with the grassroots NGO CK Team was about making a human connection with refugees and gaining firsthand knowledge of war’s impact. Listen to him talk about his trip in-person at Red Emma’s, Thursday, March 24.
Purim is a Jewish holiday commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from genocide. The story is recorded in the Book of Esther.
Purim is celebrated among Jews with costumes, gifts of food and drink, donations to the poor and public recitation of the Book of Esther.
The Natural History Museum in London’s “Sensational Butterflies” exhibition runs until September 11.
Locals and Indian Hindu widows throw participated in Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple, 180 kilometres (112 miles) south-east of New Delhi, India, on Monday. A few years ago this joyful celebration was forbidden for Hindu widows. Like hundreds of thousands of observant Hindu women, they would have been expected to live out their days in quiet worship, dressed only in white, their very presence being considered inauspicious for all religious festivities.
Each Sunday in March, the Admiral’s Cup in Fells Point is hosting “Drink With Your Dog” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, which includes a complimentary portrait of you and your pet, according to general manager Darin Mislan.
Eighty-five mushers began the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Nome from Anchorage on March 6. As of early Friday afternoon, 62 mushers had reached Nome, 14 were out of the race and 9 remained on the trail. A person on a snowmobile drove into two dog teams competing in the Iditarod early Saturday, killing one dog and injuring at least three others. Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King were attacked a little more than halfway into the race to Nome.