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 chapersones.

STUDENTS: Events are for Homewood undergraduate students only with some availability for Peabody students. and/or faculty staff, as indicated.

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

How to Sign Up

Homewood undergraduate students

To register for events, you can find the programs on Hopkins Groups, under Homewood Arts with the HopArt tag.

Questions? Email the director of Homewood Arts Programs.

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 2021 Events

All events are in-person and subject to change.


Thursday, October 7, 2021, 8PM
@Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Hopkins Groups Registration

Imani Winds join the BSO for Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women. With movements dedicated to inspirational women like Maya Angelou, Serena Williams, and Michelle Obama, this work embodies the success over adversity they have achieved. American conductor Michael Stern leads the orchestra in Bartók’s scandalous The Miraculous Mandarin, penned while the composer was ill with Spanish influenza in the 1918 pandemic, and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, one of the composer’s most popular works. More info here.



Friday, November 5, 2021, 8PM
@Creative Alliance

Registration Link on Hopkins Groups

Yasmin Williams, age 25, is one of the country’s most imaginative young solo guitarists. Released in January, her second album, “Urban Driftwood”, represents a clear break with the form’s stoic, folk-rooted mores. No Depression wrote “Urban Driftwood is a dizzyingly magnificent as starting up at the night sky on a clear night and seeing the universe unfold before your very eyes.” In a form long dominated by white men, Williams is young and Black and is who is using new inspiration and techniques push the solo guitar form is new directions. Opening the show is Amadou Kouyate, an inventive kora and djembe player and descendent of a long line of Manding Griots. Kouyate collaborated with Williams on her recent record. Expect a thrilling evening. For more information.


Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3pm (change from 2pm time)
@Center Stage Baltimore

Hopkins Groups Registration Link

All you’ve got to do is dream! This winter, experience the smash hit musical brought to you by Baltimore theater company ArtsCentric. This R&B rollercoaster ride through 1960s show business is a soul-affirming spectacle about the price of stardom. Director by Kevin S. McAllister and featuring ArtsCenter, Inc., an AfricanAmerican performing arts organization. For more info.



Registration available by January 2022

  • Barber of Seville @ Baltimore Concert Opera, 2/20/22
  • Dear Evan Hansen @ Hippodrome, 3/15/22
  • Post Modern Jukebox @ Hippodrome, 3/27/22
  • Folks at Home @ Center Stage Baltimore 4/3/22
  • Beethoven 9 @ Baltimore Symphony, Meyerhoff, 4/10/22


  • Registration limited to JHU undergraduates.
  • Transportation provided from JHU 1 hour before each performance.
  • Registrants may be required to show proof of vaccination to attend performances at venues, per venue requirements.
  • If you are unable to attend, please email the director of Homewood Arts Programs so others may attend.
  • Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should email the director of Homewood Arts Programs. 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!