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 discussion 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.

Fall Semester 2022 Events

All events are subject to change. Participants should be prepared to show proof of COVID vaccination and wear a mask if required by the venue.

Special Event: 4th Annual Billie Holiday Jazz in the Park

Saturday, September 10, 2-6pm
@Lafeyette Square Park

Hopkins Groups Registration

Presented by the Center for Africana Studies, the 4th Annual Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square is a musical celebration of the rich and important legacy of Billie Holiday. Come out and enjoy jazz in the park with friends, family and the larger community. Bring your park chairs, blankets and snacks. Free and open to the public. Transportation provided from Homewood and Peabody.

Black String: Borderless Contemporary Korean Music

Saturday, September 10, 8pm
@Creative Alliance

Hopkins Groups Registration

Black String is a quartet named after the Korean zither, geomungo, with percussion, bamboo flutes, guitar, and electronica also in a mix that swings comfortably between east and west, Korean folk and jazz. Led by Korean traditional music virtuoso Yoon Jeong Heo, Black String creates a unique musical language drawing on Korean traditional music, jazz, and free improvisation, presenting extraordinary, enigmatic music that wells up from silence and grasps the senses. More info here.

Dvorak and Mozart at the Baltimore Symphony

Sunday, October 2, 3pm
@Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Registration Link on Hopkins Groups

The Baltimore Symphony performs Dvorak Symphony No. 7, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 with Tom Borrow, and Fate Now Conquers by Carlos Simon. For more information.

World of Dance at the Baltimore Symphony

Sunday, October 16, 3pm
@Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

The incomparable Jack Everly brings back his favorite works from a career that has straddled the highest levels of Broadway, ballet, and the concert halls of the country. With Troupe Vertigo and the next generation of dance stars gracing the stage. For more info.

Ain’t No Mo’

Saturday, November 5, 2pm
@Baltimore Center Stage

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

Fasten your seatbelts— it’s going to be an outrageous ride. Jordan E. Cooper’s masterful no-holds-barred comedy is a surreal journey through Black America as Peaches, a narrator and flight attendant, invites Black Americans to board African American Airlines’ one-way Flight 1619 back to Africa for a mass exodus. She guides the audience through a mosaic of vignettes that use satire, allegory, and speculative fiction to explore the value of Black lives in a country so intertwined with them in this “campy, shrewd, mortifying, scary, devastating, and deep” play (The New York Times). For more info.

The Lion in Winter

Saturday, November 12, 2pm
@Everyman Theatre

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

A family feud of imperial proportions! Set during Christmas 1183, Lion tells the wickedly amusing tale of King Henry II, his imprisoned queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three entitled, double-dealing sons who vie for the throne. This viciously funny drama is a high-stakes chess game where the pieces constantly change and no one is spared the sword. Betrayal, treachery, and fights to the death – just another joyous Royal Family Christmas! For more info.

Save the Dates: Spring 2023 HopArt events

  • Step Afrika at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, 1/28, 7pm
  • Baltimore Symphony and Dvorak Cello Concerto, 2/5, 3pm
  • Les Miserables at the Hippodrome, 2/12, 1pm
  • The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), 2/26, 2pm
  • The Sound Inside at Everyman Theatre, 3/12, 2pm
  • La Traviata with Opera Baltimore (Spring Break event), 3/26, 3pm
  • will be available by early January 2023 on Hopkins Groups


  • 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!