2011 March 30
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 30th at 7PM at Red Emma's!
Coming out of hibernation, STEW returns on Friday, April 15th @ 7PM---with a one-time new location and an experimental new format we've been wanting to try out for a while.
Teaming up with MICA's Baltimore Open City exhibition, in which a group of student curators are tackling issues of urban segregation and inequality, the STEW team (Red Emma's and the Baltimore Development Cooperative) are bringing a special one time STEW event to the North Avenue Market space (16 W. North Ave.) that's hosting the exhibition.
Rather than a sit-down affair with a small number of groups, we're bringing ten groups together to present their work in a more informal setting modeled after the "science fair," where each group will be paired with one of our culinary geniuses serving up a locally-sourced, innovative course as part of an evening of ambulatory eating and mingling. We want to give everyone attending a chance to talk, mingle, exchange ideas, and have the kind of mix of conversations that our first stab at a STEW format sometimes made a little difficult. The first course will be served right around 7, and courses will continue to be served throughout the evening as you learn about all the amazing groups presenting their work. We'll have a cash bar on hand, too.
As always, the point of STEW is not just to eat great food and learn about amazing projects, but is to also help those projects out financially while experimenting with new models for grassroots funding. This time, your $10 (or more) admission, and the proceeds from the bar, will get straightforwardly divided between all the groups presenting their work (after we pay for the raw ingredients going into the food selections). But on top of that, we're asking each group to bring an item that represents their efforts to be auctioned off at the event's conclusion---a chance to show your support for what you find most valuable, and a chance for the presenting groups to raise more much-needed funds to keep doing what they do.
Groups presenting will include:
- Whitelock Community Farm
- Baltimore Algebra Project
- United Workers
- Baltimore Free School
- Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle
- Copycat Theater
- Hollaback! Baltimore
- Baltimore Green Currency
- Kidz City
- New Lens
2010 October 10
STEW RETURNS!!!! October 29th, tickets on sale nowat Red Emma's
The dinner starts at 7PM, and as of Thursday morning there's still around 10 tickets left.
With presentations from:
2010 May 04
Introduction and Welcome:
Velocipede Bike Project
Gender Justice Collective/IDKE
Follow Your Dreams
2010 April 15
UPDATE:STEW #4 is sold out.Heads up! The fourth STEW is taking place on Saturday, April 24th, again at 2640, starting at 7PM. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 15th, at Red Emma's in Mt. Vernon.
As we did for STEW #3, we're giving you the option to pay more than the $10 base price when you buy your ticket in case you want to help increase the amount of money we'll be distributing to the evening's presenting groups.
2010 February 24
UPDATE: We are totally sold out of tickets for this Friday's STEW.
Tickets for the upcoming March 5th STEW @ 2640 are now available at Red Emma's (800 St. Paul St. in Mt. Vernon). We're trying something a little bit new here - while you can still get a ticket for just $10, if you'd like to pay more --- up to $25 --- for your ticket, that'll increase the size of the pot of money given away at the end of the night that much more.
2010 February 18
The third installment of STEW will be taking place on Friday March 5th at 2640 - tickets will go on sale sometime next week down at Red Emma's. To whet your appetite, here's some details on the groups that will be presenting:
- Better Waverly Community Arts Center
- The Better Waverly Community Arts Center provides free after-school art, music, and dance classes to children and teens of the Better Waverly neighborhood. We are a welcoming, creative, and empowering space for Better Waverly youth to express themselves and develop as artists and community leaders. The Arts Center is an integral part of our community's ongoing efforts to build a safer, stronger and more vibrant neighborhood.
- House Of Ruth Maryland's Advocate Through Art Program
- Hannah Brancato will present about the House Of Ruth Maryland's Advocate Through Art program, in which domestic violence survivors create art to heal and to raise awareness about their experience.
- United Workers The United Workers is a human rights organization led by low-wage workers and focused on leadership development through education, reflection and action, founded by homeless day laborers in an abandoned firehouse-turned-shelter and which has grown to a multi-racial and bilingual membership base of over 1,000 low-wage workers. They'll be presenting their current campaign for economic human rights at the Inner Harbor.
2010 January 25
Sorry about the focus on the first two videos - if you'd like to volunteer to help us film STEW #3, drop us a line at stew-at-redemmas.org.
Wide Angle Youth Media
2010 January 24
We raised $870 for the presenting projects at STEW TWO, with $255 going to Wide Angle Youth Media, $259 going to Open Space, and $354 going to Baltimore Freeuse. Here's some pictures from last night's STEW:
2010 January 20
We are totally sold out for this Friday's STEW TWO!
2010 January 18
This is subject to change, but here's the rough plan of what we'll all be eating on Friday night....there's still tickets available at Red Emma's as of Monday morning...but they're going fast!
Friday, January 22nd
7PM @ 2640 St. Paul St.
Wide Angle Youth Media
2010 January 10
We've got tickets on sale for the second instalment of STEW - available now at Red Emma's in Mt. Vernon (800 St. Paul St., on the corner of St. Paul and Madison) Get yours soon - we're pretty sure we're going to sell out!
2010 January 05
More details coming soon, but we wanted to let you know that STEW TWO will be happening on January 22nd at 7PM, again at 2640. We should have the menu and details about the presenters up in a few days.
Also, we've rethought how the whole reservations system is working - we're going to be doing presales of tickets - these will be available at Red Emma's and online later this week.
UPDATE: STEW PRESENTERS FOR THIS ROUND:
- Wide Angle Youth Media will present the Who Are You? Youth Media Festival, which aims to give voice to Baltimore City's youth and provide a forum to showcase their creativity and perspectives
- Barry Febos will present Baltimore Free Use, a new project at the Men's Center in East Baltimore, based on collecting recycled materials and holding workshops on re-used material building techniques.
- A presentation of Open Space, a new artist run gallery and performance space in Remington.
Welcome to Stew!
Ryan and Mark talk about Odonian Records, Maggie and Owen talk about the Annex Theater Gallery
Chris Goodman talks about the Baltimore Algebra Project
2009 December 06
Here are some pictures of the STEW crew harvesting the radishes and other produce from Calvert's Gift Farm a few days before the dinner:
2009 November 30
The first STEW was an amazing success - a few hiccups with the way reservations happened which we'll have smoothed out by next time, but beyond that, a great night of great food that raised a total of $700 for three amazing projects. The Baltimore Algebra Project received $350, which will support their ongoing work for social justice in the Baltimore public school system and beyond. We also had two proposals for new projects, and the dinner attendees voted to split the rest of the funds raised between these two equally, putting $175 each into Ryan Harvey and Mark Gunnery's Odonion Records project (a new worker owned record label committed to politically engaged cultural production), and the the Annex Theater Gallery (an extension of the already amazing Annex Theater). We'll have videos of all the presentations online soon.
In the meantime, check out this first round of photos of the evening:
And also check out the great coverage of the first STEW over at The Baltimore DIY Squad blog.
2009 November 28
We're getting ready for STEW tonight (I think we've got a full house, but there might be a few places free at the door if reservations are canceled).
In the meantime, look at these wonderful carrots we've pulled out of the ground at Participation Park:
2009 November 11
Saturday, November 28th
7PM @ 2640 St. Paul St.
Roasted Garden Beets
Roasted Fall Mushrooms, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Thyme
Braised Greens and Beans, Garlic, Ham Hock
Roasted Fall Pears, Honey, Sea Salt
Michael Farley presents the Annex Theater Gallery
Local Clams, Cream, Potato, Bacon
For reservations, email email@example.com
2009 October 30
We'll be launching STEW on Saturday, November 28th. More info is coming real soon....