Hop Art

Get to know the Baltimore arts scene—and connect with fellow students and faculty! Free!

Hop Art, generously funded by the Parents Fund, provides JHU undergraduate students an opportunity to attend performing arts events in Baltimore, also allowing students and faculty to interact in a social setting. Students enter into a lottery to get free tickets to performances, are provided transportation to and from the Homewood campus, and attend performances with fellow students along with faculty/staff chaperones.

STUDENTS: Events available to JHU undergraduate students only.

FACULTY: If you would like to attend and lead a group, please Email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation.

How to Sign Up

Homewood undergraduate students

To register for events, you can find the programs on Hopkins Group (HopArt tag) or via the links provided below.

Questions? Email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation.

PhD students from other Hopkins schools or campuses

Not currently scheduled. If you have questions about the PhD offerings, email the vice provost for graduate education office.

Spring Semester 2024 Events

All events are subject to change.

Baltimore Symphony: Gershwin and Ellington

Sunday, February 4, 3pm
@Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Hopkins Groups Registration

Pianist extraordinaire Aaron Diehl joins the BSO for Ellington’s intoxicating “New World A-Comin’” and Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody, an animated and jaunty follow-up to Rhapsody in Blue. Guest conductor Ken-David Masur leads the orchestra in Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s Overture, featuring exhilarating passages from the strings and horns, and closes the program with Brahms’ sunny and uplifting Second Symphony? More info here.

Shen Yun

Saturday, February 10, 2pm
@Hippodrome Theater

Registration Link on Hopkins Groups

Shen Yun Performing Arts is a triumph of collaboration, bringing together over a hundred of the world’s foremost classically trained Chinese dancers, choreographers, musicians, and vocalists. It also boasts the world’s only full orchestra that embraces both Western and Chinese instruments as its permanent members. The company’s rich repertory is drawn from the pages of history, universal themes, and the world around us. All choreography and music performed are original. For more information.

Eugene Onegin at Opera Baltimore

Sunday, March 3, 3pm
@Engineer’s Club

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

“Eugene Onegin” follows the story of the title character, a disillusioned aristocrat who rejects the love of the passionate Tatyana, only to later realize his own feelings for her. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century Russian society, this opera filled with lush music explores themes of unrequited love, societal expectations, and the consequences of one’s actions. For more info.


Saturday, March 30, 2pm
@Baltimore Center Stage

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

Brian Quijada and Nygel D. Robinson blend Hip-Hop and history to tell a unique story about the Underground Railroad that led south, highlighting the power of Black and Brown unity. A groundbreaking, theatrical experience, Mexodus is a live-looped musical, composed in real time, that explores the often-untold stories of enslaved people in the United States who sought freedom in Mexico. For more info.


  • Registration limited to JHU undergraduates.
  • Transportation provided from JHU 1 hour before each performance.
  • Participants may be required, per venue rules, to mask and/or show proof of COVID vaccination.
  • If you are unable to attend, please email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation so others may attend.
  • Individuals requiring accommodations should email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation. We ask that requests for accommodation be made at least 7 business days before the event.

Special thanks to the Hopkins Parents Fund for underwriting this amazing opportunity!