Friday, May 25, 2018

Bridge Ensemble Benefit Concert to Support the White Helmets

Benefit Concert to support the White Helmets

WHEN: 7 p.m. on Saturday June 2, 2018
St. David's of Roland Park (4700 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD)
ADMISSION: free, but a donation of $20 is suggested to help support the White Helmets.
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Some more exciting news! The Bridge Ensemble and guest artists Amy Broadbent, Douglas Buchanan, P. Lucy McVeigh, Jacob Perry, and Andrew Stewart will present works by Samuel Barber (Knoxville, Summer of 1915), Benjamin Britten (Canticle II, "Abraham and Isaac"), and Ralph Vaughan-Williams (Serenade to Music).

The White Helmets are a volunteer rescue organization in Syria and Turkey, and have saved thousands of lives over the past four years. You can read about their work here:, or watch their story on Netflix ("White Helmets").

We hope to see you there!

Comedy About Drag Bar to Open @ Round House Theatre June 6

WHEN: June 6 – July 1, 2018
Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda

Our 40th anniversary season closes with a heartwarming, “stitch-in-your-side funny” (New York Times) comedy that will give you life! When the owner of a run-down bar in the Florida Panhandle hires his cousin’s drag show to attract more customers, Elvis impersonator Casey is out of a job. Or is he? While trying to pay the rent and prepare for his first child, Casey meets Miss Tracy Mills and finds that he has a thing or two to learn about expression and acceptance—on and off the stage. Our fierce and fabulous cast struts the stage, serving up wit, warmth and one outrageous musical performance after another.

Hear from director Tom Story, last seen at Round House as Prior Walter in Angels in America, about the importance of Georgia McBride in 2018 and changing roles from performer to director.

On what audiences should expect from Georgia McBride: "In this play, if people are not clapping and dancing by the end, then we have not done our job."


The Legend of Georgia McBride takes place in a dive bar in the Florida panhandle so we're setting the tone the Florida way by letting some fabulous flamingos flock to our lobby!

These aren't just regular flamingos − each flamingo will have their own drag persona provided by YOU! We need your help getting these queens all dolled up. We're calling for donations of *gently used* dresses and tops for 18 inch dolls and, as a thank you for helping us deck out our drag queens, we will give you a drink voucher for the run of The Legend of Georgia McBride! At the conclusion of the show, we'll be donating all of the collected items to The National Center for Children and Families so that they can bring smiles to some very deserving faces. MORE INFORMATION

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


WHEN: The exhibition runs through Saturday June 3, 2018.  The gallery will be open from 12 - 5pm Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. 
Hancock Solar Gallery is located at 20 E. Lanvale Street on the ground floor of the Nelson Kohl building.

HANCOCK SOLAR GALLERY is thrilled to present CONNECTED. TANGLED. INTIMATE. DELECTABLE., the inaugural group exhibition at the new gallery.  This exhibition features the work of Lawrence Cromwell, Jordan Faye Block, Lori Larusso, Jenee Mateer, & Lee Nowell-Wilson. 

The Hancock Solar Gallery was founded and named after Paul Hancock & Patricia Solar, investors in the Nelson Kohl. They believe that art is an integral part of life and it changes the perspective of those who engage with it. The gallery aims to promote the thought-provoking work of Baltimore's artists in the heart of the city's oldest arts & entertainment district - Station North.  It is independently curated by Jordan Faye Block of Make Beautiful Change.

Connected. Tangled. Intimate. Delectable. The work in this show encompasses all of these things. Each artist's work embodies ideas about connection, how people are intertwined, how their stories are interrelated and crisscrossed.  Things are tied together, the macro is micro, what you see on a cellular level is the same in large structures - take architecture and then look at cells under a microscope. The philosopher Husserl has said that we are the one and the many, a larger part of a greater whole.  I do believe that everything is always connected. Our lives are this way. The work is this way.

Jenee Mateer uses photography to explore both vast and intimate landscapes, taking her photographs digitally, layering them and combining them to create infinite patterns, montages, and at times juxtaposing black and white photography with scanned watercolors.  In the paintings of Lawrence Cromwell, from afar they appear to be colorful and abstract with a variety of shapes lines and forms.  When you get closer to them a looming narrative is revealed, the figures emerge and then morph into unexpected shapes that feel familiar yet mysterious.  Lori Larusso's paintings distill the essence of their domestic subject into a bright clean image (a bourbon cocktail, a slice of cake).  The work hints at an underlying struggle for meaning and the search for happiness in everyday life, at the same time elevating the mundane into sweet perfection.  In the large photorealistic painting by Jordan Faye Block the intimate is abstracted into lines that hover between intersecting patterns and undulating landscape.  Using both intense detail and deliberate simplicity in her beautifully detailed graphite drawing, Lee Nowell-Wilson explores personal connections, intimacy, and vulnerability. These five artists come together to bring us a connected look at our lives, the everyday, the complex and the vast.


Bad Jews web

Vagabond Players finish their 102nd season with Joshua Harmon's delectably savage comedy

directed by Miriam Bazensky

WHEN: opens Friday, May 25 and runs through Sunday, June 24.  Special $10 Thursdays on Broadway performance June 21 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Located at 806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door ($10-$20); special rates for groups available online. Friday night performances feature special pricing--$15 for everyone.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere's nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people. When a beloved grandfather dies and a treasured family heirloom with sacred significance is up for grabs, just who is the most deserving heir? This blistering comedy raises provocative questions about religious identity and observance.

"Bad Jews is electrifying---a kind of metaphorical fistfight driven by thetype of misplaced sorrow only familial love can beget."—DC Theatre Scene

Above (L to R): Michael Kranick, Jon Meeker, Molly Mayne, Anna Steuerman

Seconds Sale Donations and Call for Student Show Work

WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Our annual Seconds Sale is coming up and we need your help! Please consider donating your seconds, newspapers, paper bags, and your time.

We would greatly appreciate donations of seconds! Seconds are any ceramic pieces (pots, sculptures, tiles, etc.) that are not quite perfect, but still in need of loving homes.

Donations will be sold at discounted prices, and all proceeds will benefit Baltimore Clayworks’ educational and artistic programming in Mount Washington and throughout the Baltimore.

Please leave your donations in the front entry to the Studio building, under the mural.

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the sale, please contact Mary at

Seconds Sale Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 30th: Set-up from 10am - 4pm.
  • Thursday, May 31st: Set-up from 10am - 4pm.
  • Friday, June 1st: Set-up from 10am - 4pm. Spice It Up! Preview Party from 5pm - 10pm.
  • Saturday, June 2nd: Seconds Sale from 12pm - 5pm.
  • Sunday, June 3rd: Seconds Sale from 12pm - 3pm, with Box Sale from 4pm – 5pm

Call for Clay from the Classroom exhibition

Monday, May 21, 2018

CALL FOR ENTRY: School 33 Art Center Fall/Winter Group Exhibitions


Application Deadline: Monday, June 25, 2018

School 33 Art Center is is now accepting applications from artists for its 2018 Fall/Winter Group Exhibitions in the first floor Main Gallery. Interested artists must submit recent work to the call no later than Monday, June 25, 2018, at 11:59pm.

Applicants will be notified of their status by Thursday, July 19, 2018.

The call for entry is open to all visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Two professional curators will select between five and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision.

The resulting exhibitions will be on display Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 24, 2018 and Friday, December 7, 2018 through Saturday, January 26, 2019.

FEE: The fee to apply is $35.00 and includes a one-year membership to School 33 Art Center. Please click HERE for more information, or apply directly using this online Submittable application form: (Pictured: Out/Side & In/Between, 2017, Curated by Jarvis DuBois)


Adriel Luis is a Washington D.C. based community organizer, curator, and musician who is driven by the belief that social justice can be achieved through surprising, imaginative and loving approaches to art. He serves as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he pushes for emerging artists of color to be shown and paid fairly by museums. There, Adriel and his team produce Culture Labs: an alternative to traditional museum exhibitions built on community organizing principles. Currently, he tours the world with his band iLL-Literacy, using music and spoken word to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions in colleges; and is creative director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear history. Adriel recently curated exhibitions at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native, independent curator and museum professional working at the intersection of community collaboration, social justice practice, and art engagement. In 2015 she joined the National Museum of Women in the Arts to advance the launch of the Women, Arts, and Social Change (WASC) initiative, growing WASC audiences by 2000% through her community centered approach to outreach. She currently works with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, developing dialogue-based programs that encourage critical thinking as a means to strategize for a better world with the signature series, A Seat at the Table.



WHEN: Creative Alliance galleries and box office are open to the public Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm.
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: Entry to our galleries is FREE, though donations are welcome!

Dina Martina: Fine Avec Me


Absolutely packed with ludicrous song, horrifying dance, overburdened costumes and sidesplitting video, Dina Martina's shows are impossible to describe—other than that they've become synonymous with jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy. Tix & Info

Neil Feather: Performance

w/ Dan Conrad and Rosie Langabeer


Watch Neil Feather "play" his one-of-a-kind experimental musical instruments in our main gallery. Then, move into the theater for performance with Neil on his own instruments, Dan Conrad, and Rosie Langabeer on prepared piano. Info


Kinetic Images
Short Films


As a complement to the kinetic sculptures in our gallery exhibition, this program of short films is inspired by the whimsy of Rube Goldberg’s surreal machines. Featuring the 1987 THE WAY THINGS GO, OK GO video, and much more! Tix & Info

2018 Baltimore Drag Awards

WHEN: SAT MAY 26, 8PM Mix & Mingle | 9PM Show

Hosted by two of the city's powerhouse MCs, Brooklyn Heights and Betty O'Hellno, this event is basically the equivalent of The Academy Awards for Baltimore Drag. The red carpet will be rolled out for guests and awardees to arrive in their glamorous best. In addition to the awards, we will have a cocktail mixer, red carpet arrivals from 8-9pm and performances throughout the night! This year’s theme and dress attire is Metallic Mistress! Tix & Info

Exhibitions On View At Creative Alliance

Neil Feather: A Journey Through The Cosmos

Performance w/ Dan Conrad & Rosie Langabeer

Neil Feather, winner of the Sondheim Prize, Trawick Prize, and participant in the Venice Biennale, makes experimental musical instruments and kinetic sound sculptures out of motors, magnets, springs, strings, balls, and many other dynamic objects. Tix & Info

David Lavine: New American Fauna


Lavine combines his love of toys with his love of nature in his playful, environmentally-sensitive photographs. The collection of work explores the possibility of our “natural” world being replaced by mechanized and plastic inhabitants born out of ecological conditions we are creating now through poor disposal habits.​ Tix & Info

MAKE A CRANKIE w/ Katherine Fahey & Matt Muirhead


Make old-fashioned, hand-cranked movies, learn about the creation of these unique storytelling devices, and receive guided feedback as you develop your own crankie. Tix & Info


Creative Alliance or Gallery 1448 at 1448 E. Baltimore Street. Info


Wheel Estate the kinetic sculpture in the Inner Harbor

Kinetic Sculpture Race Recap & Photos

Relive the water, the mud, and everything in between, of the 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race on Saturday, May 5th! Thank you to all who participated, cheered, volunteered, and sponsored! See photos and awards of the 20th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race >>

WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Make a necklace with Shrinky Dink plastic!

Weekend Walk-In: Planetary Pendant

Saturday, June 9, 1-4pm

Design and draw your own planets on magical Shrinky Dink plastic! No reservations necessary. Just drop in! Learn more about the Weekend Walk-In: Planetary Pendant Shrinky Dink >>

Free Summer Solstice Celebration

Sunday, June 17, 8am with YogaWorks

YogaWorks Baltimore and AVAM present a free outdoor yoga class in honor of the summer solstice. All abilities and skills welcome. Learn more about the free Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration >>

Flicks from the Hill 2018 Season

Thursdays, July 12 - August 30. Free!

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. Before the screening, join for our free fitness series, Fit before Flicks, at 6:30pm. Also, the museum is FREE & open 5pm-9pm on Flicks nights! See the 2018 summer Flicks on the Hill lineup >>

The Great Mystery Show

On view through September 2, 2018

From psychics to physicists, The Great Mystery Show artfully peels away the veil of the unknown, playfully exploring mystery as that one secret power behind great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred. Above: "Two Moons" (detail) by Edward Woltemate. 2013. Colored pencil on paper. See images and learn more about this exhibit >>

Sowebo Arts and Music Festival is Sunday, May 27, 12pm-8pm

Come experience Southwest Baltimore's oldest and most unique arts and music festival as we celebrate 35 years of community spirit. Learn more about the always FREE Sowebo Arts and Music Festival >>


WHERE: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., Baltimore

At the intersection of quilt-making, storytelling, archiving, and social practice, the Invasive Queer Kudzu project generates leafy, quilted fabric vines adorned with stories that celebrate and make visible Southern queer culture from the past to the present day. Working with LGBTQ+ contributors and archives such as the Gay and Lesbian Center of Baltimore (GLCCB), the project uses kudzu—a fast-growing, climbing, coiling, and trailing perennial—as a slippery metaphor. It invades dominant Southern narratives, reclaiming the ‘monstrous’ vine as a symbol for Southern queer tenacity in the face of homophobic institutions that otherwise obscure our rich histories.

This participatory exhibition features several monuments of the South, both historic and imagined, in the process of being invaded and reclaimed by Invasive Queer Kudzu stories. The gay nightclub serves as retrospective site of revelry, camaraderie, and tragedy in the works Invasive: Pulse Memorial and Invasive: Club Hippo. In the latter work, a scale replica of Baltimore’s erstwhile Club Hippo celebrates one of the country’s oldest continuously-operating gay dance clubs, which is now a CVS in Mount Vernon—a predominantly gay neighborhood which in recent years has faced the closure of many queer gathering spaces.

A series of Saturday Queer Quilting Bees open to the LGBTQ+ community and allies will encourage participants to contribute to the creation of story leaves to be added to the growing installation during the run of the exhibition.

Between 1984 and 1988, 36 shipments of Thiodiglycol (TDG)—a total of 528 tons— left Alcolac International, an industrial chemical plant in Baltimore, en route to the port of Antwerp. The consignment was then transshipped to the port of Aqaba in Jordan and trucked across the desert to Baghdad, where it was transferred to the Muthanna State Establishment, Iraq’s chemical warfare production complex near Samarra.

While Thiodiglycol is utilized as a solvent in a variety of applications ranging from textile dye to the ink in ballpoint pens, it is also used in the production of the chemical weapon sulfur mustard, commonly known as mustard gas. Exposure to mustard agents causes permanent alkylation of DNA strands, preventing cellular division ultimately leading to programmed cell death. At 11am on March 16th, 1988, an estimate of twenty aircraft attacked Halabja, a Kurdish city across the Iran-Iraq border. The chemicals dropped by the planes included mustard gas, and the nerve agents sarin, tabun, and VX. The estimated number of civilians killed during the five hour attack ranges from 3,200-5,000, with an additional 7,000-10,000 injured. As many as to 75% of the victims were women and children.

Taha Heydari is an Iranian artist born in Tehran in 1986. Dual-Use: Baltimore to Samarra, featuring sculpture, large scale assemblage works, found objects, and video, is his first solo exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland.

Adam Holofcener’s installation, Practice/Performance, uses a range of different media to engage participants in what it may mean for an individual to tether oneself legally, metaphysically, or otherwise to another human being in a caregiving posture. Utilizing previously internet-broadcast home video recordings, handcrafted scores featuring graphic notation, an interactive soundscape, and an accompanying tape cassette album release, Practice/Performance manifests a space soaked in amniotic fluid and inquiry. What truths, from the banal to revelatory, do we seek to communicate with those we look after? By what means do we tell them? How do we cope with the exercise? Don’t worry; this is the most natural stuff in the world.

Adam Holofcener, a native of Baltimore, works in many creative disciplines, but likes to think of himself primarily as a sound artist, composer, and performer. By day, Adam serves as director of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA).

Plus! Don't Miss These Upcoming Events

Aaron McIntosh
Invasive Queer Kudzu: Baltimore
Queer Quilting Bee Workshops

WHEN: May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9 & 23, 11am-4pm. Artist Talk: Saturday, June 9, 2-3pm

Concurrent with Aaron McIntosh's exhibition, Invasive Queer Kudzu: Baltimore in the Main Gallery. Visitors can contribute their own queer stories or ally messages of support to the growing mass of vines on a monumental tribute to Baltimore's erstwhile Club Hippo, one of the country's oldest gay dance clubs until its closure in 2015. On Saturdays during the exhibition, the artist and various community organizers are hosting Queer Quilting Bees, where the Queer Kudzu story leaves will be quilted in queer and ally community. On June 9, Aaron McIntosh will be giving an artist talk about his practice and the Invasive Queer Kudzu project. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate in these workshops.

Adam Holofcener
Tape Release Party

WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm

Join us for the release of Adam Holofcener's newest tape, Mostly Best Boy Versos (Kunstemporary Records). The compositions on this tape were crafted in conjunction with his installation Practice/Performance, on view in the Project Space. The genre of Mostly Best Boy Versos can loosely be called "experimental country;" existential twang with aleatoric elements. There will be performances by Adam Holofcener and additional acts throughout the night.

Yoga in the Gallery
with Amanda Agricola

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 11am-12pm

Join us for Yoga in the Gallery with Amanda Agricola! Relax and stretch among the artworks in our galleries. There is a $5-10 suggested donation, and bring your own mat!

Taha Heydari
Dual-Use: Baltimore to Samarra

WHEN: Artist Talk: Saturday, June 23, 2pm

Join us for an Artist Talk with Taha Heydari to learn more about the artist and his exhibition in the Members Gallery.

Opening of “Love, Loss & What I Wore” at Spotlighters Theatre


​by Irene Beckerman
stage direction - Erin Riley
stage management -Lori Travis

WHEN: May 18 - June 10, 2018;  Fri & Sat at 8pm / Sun at 2pm
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults $22;  Seniors (60+) $20;  Students & Military (ID Required) $18​
​Order online at

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a collection of intimate stories complied by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book (​​Love, Loss, ...) by Ilene Beckerman. A series of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The subject matter of the monologues includes women's relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman's life.

"Funny and compelling…but, not a comedy: A story about black cowboy boots becomes a sad tale of being underappreciated in a relationship; a tale of two women shopping for their wedding outfits ends bittersweetly; and the recollection of a new bra is a quiet testament to a women's search for dignity while undergoing treatment for breast cancer." —NY Times.

"So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers—I think it can't miss." —

​Featuring:  ​Mickey Mullany as Gingy, with Lyn Belzer, Melanie Bishop, Lanoree Blake, Shamire Casselle, Michelle Gonzalez, Lexi Martinez, Hillary Mazer, Cynthia Miller, and Lizzie Travis

Creative Team: Director - Erin Riley;  Stage Manager - Lori Travis;  ASM/Production Assistant - Mia Awad;  Lighting Designer - Laurie Brandon;  Set Designer - Alan Zemla;  Costume Supervisor - Julia Golbey;  Fuzz Roark - Executive Director

  • ​​TEN SPOT THURSDAY - May 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
    All tickets $10 for this performance
  • TALK BACK with Cast & Director - Sunday, May 27, 2018  - following the matinee​ performance

A B-horror homage with dastardly heroes, maniacal villains, and insane antics!

WHEN: May 11-12, 18-19, 25-27 & June 1-3; Friday & Saturday shows are at 8:00pm with doors at 7:30pm, with a matinee show June 2nd starting at 4:00 PM with doors at 3:30 PM. Sunday shows are at 4:00pm with doors at 3:30pm.
: General Admission Tickets: $20.*

*Due to adult language and people like, you know, dying and what not, BROS considers this show rated "R", and not appropriate for younger audiences.

What do a barrel of toxic waste, an organ constructed from human cadavers, and two bumbling morticians with dreams of glory have in common? It's Incredibly Dead! A B-horror romp brought to you by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

To focus on securing funding to renovate our new work and performance space (announcement coming soon!), this will be the last full-scale BROS production of 2018. Tickets for Incredibly Dead! are selling fast and getting faster, so if you haven't gotten your BROS fix for the year, then don't miss this chance!

Nearly 20 years ago, General Maximilian Morder devised a plan to bring order to the world with the aid of a mysterious goo. Things didn’t pan out. Now, the elixir is in the hands of Reggie and Silas Cryptz – two moronic morticians who have drawn the vile ire of a family they’ve cheated in the past. The antics of our heroes will lead to monstrous results, and a dire intersection with fate.

“Incredibly Dead!” is pure B-horror; cheap thrills, intestine-length twists, and blood-drenched fun. The show is set to rockin’ tunes that pay homage to spine-tingling classics, and will sever tapping toes! This is pure, unadulterated fun (lots of people die, but we swear, you’re going to enjoy watching them die).

Due to adult language and people like, you know, dying and what not, we would consider the show rated “R.” We want you to come to the show and laugh and clap and cheer and stuff that like. You know, have a good time! Let’s avoid upsetting younger folk, because that is not cool.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New work + last workshop before summer break!

WHERE: Corradetti Glassblowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore
410-243-2010 |

Make a swirled paperweight with us

Join us at our final mini-workshop before our summer glassblowing break. You'll work with instructors to experience the fascinating art of forming solid molten glass into paperweights - perfect for Father's Day gifts!

Sunday, May 20: Glass paperweight mini-workshop

Link to register & more info

New work in our gallery—come see!

Shop local for quality handblown Corradetti Glass. Skip the mall and support your Baltimore glass artist. New Spring pieces available for your home or office, gifts for weddings, Mother's Day & Father's Day. Come see what we're making!

(pictured, Anthony's limited edition espresso cups)

Glassblowing classes for beginners & beyond

Corradetti Glass Studio offers intensive six hour classes which teach the fundamentals of glassblowing. If you're simply curious about this ancient medium these classes will satisfy your casual interest or may set you off on a new life path. Private instruction, group activities & school visits also available. Our Fall class schedule will be posted soon, if you'd like to set up a private lesson before summer contact us now. No classes in summer, too hot for glassblowing!
Link to register & more info

Host your reception at Corradetti Glassblowing Studio

An extraordinary venue for memorable receptions & parties. With lofty ceilings, exposed brick walls, glass gallery and glowing furnaces. A beautifully renovated historic location within Clipper Mill in Woodberry. Link to more info & rates