Sat, Oct 21|
Baltimore Center Stage
THE HYPE BALL: Culture's Biggest Night
Culture’s Biggest Night. Hosted by Icon Marquis Revlon, STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program, The Black Arts District and Blaq Equity Baltimore. Powered by Amazon, ViiV Healthcare and Baltimore Center Stage.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 6:00 PM – Oct 22, 1:00 AM
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
About the event
The Hype Ball, Culture’s Biggest Night, is hosted by Icon Marquis Revlon, Star Track Adolescent Health Program, Black Arts District and Black Equity Baltimore and powered by Amazon, ViiV Healthcare and Baltimore Center Stage. DJ: TBA Commentators: TBA
Details: Free Entry Baltimore Center Stage (700 N Calvert st, Baltimore, MD 21202) October 21, 2023, Doors @ 6pm, LSS @ 8pm, Hard Stop @ 1am
OTA Team Team Performance, 2 Trophies, $1500 for winning team: The Ultimate Duo- the look is on you but in teams of 2 you both must clearly represent a instantly recognizable pair. No legends or icons. Teammates can be of any gender arrangement. Women’s, Drag’s, FQ, BQ, RWT, Old Way, New Way. 1 trophy per teammate.
OTA Legendary/ Iconic Performance, 1 Trophy for MF, 1 trophy for FF, $1000 for 1 winner: 80’s Street Dancer- In the 80’s, there were many different dance forms but Vogue always brings the hype on the club scene. Bring it in your flyest 80’s inspired dance look. Legends, Icons, All Genders.
OTA Runway, 1 trophy for AA, 1 trophy for FF and 1 trophy for BQ, $1000 for 1 winner: Big Hair- The Bronner Brothers Hair Show has decided to host an event in Baltimore, Maryland this year. Tonight bring it in your biggest/longest/highest hair that compliments your outfit. For example, bundles, stacked hair, afros, braids, etc. BQ, FF, AA.
OTA Realness, 1 trophy for MF and 1 trophy for FF, $1000 for 1 winner: Hip Hop Stan- must wear a top that features a hip hop/ rap artist.
OTA Best Dressed, 1 trophy for MF and 1 trophy for FF, $500 for 1 winner: Black Designer- bring it in a look made by or inspired by a Black designer of your choice. The designer can be unknown or international renowned but don’t forget to bring proof (phone pictures are okay). Must be a head to toe look.
OTA Sex Siren, 1 trophy for MF and 1 trophy for FF, $500 for 1 winner: Hustle and Flow- strip clubs have always been influential to nightlife culture. Bring it in stripper attire. FF- King of diamonds inspired. MF- Chip & Dales inspired.
OTA Face, 1 trophy for MF, 1 trophy for FF and 1 trophy for GNC, $500 for 1 winner: Big Reveal- The hype is your face is in the place. Tonight reveal your face to the judges and wake up the place. Bring it in a look that compliments your way of concealing your face. For example, mask, fans, fabric, etc.
Virgin Performance, 1 trophy, $100 for 1 winner: Banji Kunt- sitting on the bus stop, licking on a lollipop not worried about nothing. The look is on you but show up like the block is hot. For example, shirts tied up, booty shorts, crop tops, bamboo earrings, etc. All Genders.
Sneaker vs Sneaker, 1 trophy, $100 for 1 winner: Sneakerhead- your shoe game is top notch. Bring it in a dope, creative sneaker.
Bizarre, 1 trophy, $100 for 1 winner: Personification of Hip Hop Culture- bring it in a look that celebrates the 50 years of Hip Hop.
Virgin Runway, 1 trophy, $100 for 1 winner: The Activist- must walk with a protest sign fighting for a cause that is cohesive with your outfit. All Genders, All Runway styles.