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Mobtown Telethon

The Mobtown Ballroom "Telethon" is a 12-24 hour (TBD) live streamed variety show featuring a dense bill of Baltimore artists, business owners, industry workers, educators, and hobbyists. Participants will have the opportunity to perform/present live from the Ballroom while their Venmo or Paypal information is on screen for viewers to directly donate.

TUNE IN ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4th AT 10AM, HERE: Mobtown Telethon

Loose schedule: Early Afternoon - Kids time! Afternoon/Evening - Music, educational stuff, interviews, performances Nighttime - Mobtown After Dark: fun stuff, including some that may not be appropriate for kids

MUSIC ellen cherry | Joy Postell | Carly Harvey - Music | Kotic Couture | Ms. Blue & Dr. Red | Jamaal Black Root Collier | Paul Cosentino of Boilermaker Jazz Band | | Zach Serleth | Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra | SugarGlass | Ultrafaux | Snakefeast | Josh Stokes | darsombra | Abby Becker | AdjectiveAnimal | City Beach Baltimore | Dave Cavalier | Ari and the Buffalo Kings | Baby Carrots| Mueo (Jessica Keyes) | RjVj | Jim Hannah | Jimmy O'Keefe of Hollywood Blanks | J Pope and the HearNow | Gino Hannah | Katie Hosier | Annie Cassidy | DJ Aran Keating | Mark Whiskey and the Sours | Deborah "Spice" Kleinmann" |

NOT JUST FOR KIDS ZONE 12-4PM Puppets with Mable Buchanan | Learn with Juggle Using Socks with Jess Greiner | Puppet Making with Devin Martin | Koping Korner with Karly Trotter | Face Painting How-to with Angela Clark | Quarantine Fairy Tales with Sam Grossman | Infinity Aerobics with Sommer Gentry | The Secret Life of Keek with Samantha Verde | Astronomical Hope with Shoshana Schlauderaff

ECLECTIC AFTERNOON 4-8PM Holocaust Storytelling with Maura Aurora | Movement for Self-Care with Gabriel Pickus | Local Food with Kathleen Overman | Dance with Charlie Wieprecht | Craft and Be Rad with Miriam C | House of Ruth with the Truth

NOW IT'S DARK 8PM-12AM Stargazers Delight Amanda Marrione & Josh Peebles | Spooky Dead: The Curse of the Mobtown Ballroom | Baltimore Rock Opera Society's Chronoshred Clip Show | Cocktail Speed Painting with Lauren Carlo | Comedy with Michael Furr Comedy

MOBTOWN AFTER DARK 12AM - ?? Beginner Taxidermy with Molly Margulies | Blight: A Black Metal Puppet Show with Snakefeast & Tryfuss Puppet Collective | Spencer Horsman Escape Act! | Pause Comedy with Mike Moran Comedian | How to Play 1930's Vinyl with John Sargent

THE POINT: 1) To bring money for artists, industry workers, people who gig, etc. - basically anyone who is being hit hard by the economic results of covid-19 - in hopes of providing some financial back up for those most affected. 2) To bring joy, levity, and solidarity to those stuck at home.

HOW IT WILL WORK: People can leave the telethon on their TV and have a "festival" at home, or they can tune in just for their friends. Performers' venmo/paypal information will be up on the screen during their performance, and people can donate to them directly. In between acts the MCs will pump the venmos of the sound people, tech crew, stage managers, themselves, etc (most of whom will no longer be in the room, as we will set up in advance). Hopefully it'll be like a who's who of Baltimore, make up for some lost gig work, keep artists front and center in the conversation, and entertain a whole bunch of people stuck at home. The process will be somewhat inexact and messy.

LOCATION: Performers will be doing their acts at home, and will either send in a pre-recorded act or be conferenced in live via Zoom.

WHAT TYPES OF ACTS WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We are open to a wide range of performances. Music, dancing, educational workshops, exercise classes, kids crafts, cocktail building, burlesque, drag, trivia, etc., are all good ideas. Your act can be performative or participatory. We are going to prioritize those most economically impacted by the pandemic, and those raising money for someone else who is seriously impacted. Depending on the response, we may be able to fit everyone in, and we may not. We will do our best to make sure everyone can be included (and perhaps do this again if we can't fit everyone in). Please be patient with us; this is an experiment.

HOW TO SIGN UP: If you are interested in participating, please fill out the following form and be patient while we take time to go through all of them: https://forms.gle/FDnUeptPTzKwnV6a6