OUT OF ORDER Along with School 33's Lotta Art, Maryland Art Place'sOut of Order fundraising event is one of the better ways to buy art and support local artists in the process (outside buying directly from an artist, that is). This festive annual auction-qua-bash officially gets started April 1 at 9 a.m., when artists are invited to hang their work in MAP's galleries for the next 24 hours. The auction party itself begins April 3 at 8 p.m. Map members receive two complimentary tickets, so join or renew your membership now. Otherwise, tickets are $40 per person.
OPENINGS Late March and into April brings a non-stop deluge of thesis shows through almost every department at MICA (click for gallery schedule).
The Charles Theatre Workers Art Wall presents Mysticism in America at the Charles Theatre April 2 with a reception from 7-9 p.m. Spirit of Place/Baltimoreís Favorite Spacesa collaboration between writer Sarah Achenbach and photographer Bill McAllen about historic Baltimore landmarksopens at the AIABaltimore Gallery April 2 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. and runs through April 30. Vinylmore 2 opens at Atomic Books April 3 with an 8 p.m reception. Biotic Connections/ Iíll Drown My Booka joint exhibition featuring Kevin Smith and Dan Corriganopens April 3 at Gallery 1448 with a reception from 6-8 p.m.C-nix, an exhibit of Edward S. Davis' photography, opens April 1 at An die Musik with a reception April 4 from 2-4 p.m. Photographer Rafael Soldi presents his Dancers: Revisited series at the Clothing Warehouse April 3 with a reception from 6-10 p.m. Inspirationa group show featuring Justin Bua, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, John Entwistle, Tico Torres, John Kahn, Daniel Johnston, Ron Wood, Peter Max, Thomas Noll, Stanley Mouse, Ralph Steadman, and City Paper contributor Sam Holdenopens at the Definition Gallery April 3 with a reception from 7-11 p.m. The Artscape and Post Typography-organized Alphabet exhibition opens at the Current Gallery April 3; its opening reception starts at 7 p.m. April 10. New York sculptor M. Scott Johnsonís Parallel Evolution opens April 3 at Galerie Myrtis with an opening reception April 5 from 2-4 p.m.