Spearheaded by the BSO's Marin Alsop, Baltimore's edition of the Women of the World Festival kicks off today and lasts all weekend at the Meyerhoff, with satellite programs at the Lyric and Theatre Project. My colleague Max Weiss hosts a screening of the documentary Miss Representation, which scrutinizes the media's portrayal of women, this morning and gives a talk on girl power in the afternoon. The festival, modeled after a similar event in London, also includes workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, mentoring, TED-like talks, Stoop Storytelling, dance with Maria Broom, and, of course, music (performers include Mary Chapin-Carpenter). WOW founder Jude Kelly, artistic director of London's Southbank Centre (which hosted the inaugural WOW fest), will talk about the F-Word debate and the future of feminism. Questions will be asked, and answered. i have just one—can Marin Alsop get any cooler?