Activist, Community, and Government Events: Feb. 21-28

New BPD Commisioner Darryl DeSousa / Photo by Lisa Snowden-McCray

Hearing for Police Commissioner. Executive appointments hearing for Police Commissioner De Souza. Feb. 21, 5 p.m., Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., (410) 396-4804, baltimorecitycouncil.com.

West Wednesday. Tawanda Jones, the sister of Tyrone West, a man killed in police custody in July 2013, has been gathering every Wednesday with other activists in the city to call attention to West’s death and police brutality in Baltimore. Feb. 21 and 28, usually held at the intersection of 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue, check facebook.com/justicefortyronewest for details.

Investing in Parents Townhall. Panel discussion with local, state, and federal officials. Food, transportation, and childcare provided. Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., Baltimore City Community College Fine Arts Theater, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave., (443) 255-9413, eventbrite.com.

Waverly Main Street Kickoff Celebration. Find out what’s in store for Greenmount Avenue and how to get involved. Free food and beer samples. Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th St., waverlymainstreet.org.

Free Black History Month Concert. Baritone Daniel C.X. Rich will perform a concert of African American composers, spiritual arrangements, and songs. Artist reception will follow. Feb. 23,  7-9 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., faithpcbalt.org.

Art Law Clinic. Pay $5 for a 30 minute session with a lawyer to assist with legal issues for creative professionals. Feb. 24., 1-4 p.m., Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St., email teri.henderson@ubalt.edu to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Greater Baltimore Democratic Gubernatorial Forum. Hear from candidates Rushern Baker, Ben Jealous, Kevin Kamenetz, Rich Madaleno, Alec Ross, Jim Shea and Krishanti Vignarajah. Phylicia Porter moderates and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings offers concluding speech. Feb. 24, 2-5 p.m., War Memorial, 101 N. Gay St., secure.actblue.com/donate/ufm4, free ($10-$30 donations accepted).

Second Anniversary CommUNITY Celebration. Join Fresh at the Avenue in celebrating two years of providing Sandtown-Winchester with fresh, affordable vegetables and fruits. Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1700 Pennsylvania Ave., eventbrite.com/e/2nd-anniversary-community-celebration-tickets-43260960698?aff=es2.

Plug into Planning @ The Door. Meet with Baltimore City Department of Planning staff and learn about current projects and upcoming opportunities to shape the course of Baltimore’s development. Feb. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., The Door (Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation), 219 N. Chester St., planning.baltimorecity.gov.

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