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

The 2018 Young Playwrights Festival is May 19

You're Invited!

Join us to Celebrate Maryland’s Student Playwrights

We invite you to experience one of Baltimore Center Stage’s signature education programs, which reaches over 1,200 students across the state of Maryland each year. Please join us as we honor these creative and inspiring students. Children (ages 6+) are welcome!

This event is FREE but tends to sell out so RSVPs are required. Don’t miss your chance to see the next generation of theater makers with the resources and support of the State Theater of Maryland behind them. 

These 10-minute, award-winning plays include Pluto Problems by Kelly Durkin’s 2nd Grade Class at Hampstead Hill Academy, The Show by Tahjae Young, Grade 7 at Sisters Academy, and more! Read brief descriptions of all six winning plays.

Young Playwrights Festival

WHEN: Friday, May 18, 6:30pm
Baltimore Center Stage Head Theater, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Seating is limited, and tickets are required

Come early and experience new festival events beginning at 5pm:

  • Gary B. Unlucky
    A short documentary film of a play written by students of the Lab School
    Roche Chapel (4th floor)
  • The Last Meal and Ikea Kingdom
    Two immersive theater pieces developed by students of the Montessori Public Charter School
    Smith Studio (5th floor)

About the Festival:
A cornerstone of education programming at Baltimore Center Stage since 1986, the Young Playwrights Festival transforms 500 Maryland school children into playwrights. Residencies empower Baltimore City teachers with enduring tools for literacy and student engagement. The always-captivating award-winning plays are developed with a dramaturg and produced with professional directors, designers, and actors on The Head Theater stage.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Little Red...A Modern Tale
By Linda Chambers

WHEN: May 12 & 19th, 2018. Performances at 1pm & 3pm
Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N Howard St, Baltimore
Tickets and More Info

Pumpkin Theatre, Baltimore’s oldest operating children’s theatre is thrilled to be celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Come join us this spring as we partner with Single Carrot Theatre in presenting the world premiere of Little Red!

In this adaptation of the beloved fairytale, the Wolf is a young pup who forgets his mother’s warnings to stay off of the forest path. Meanwhile Little Red, on her way to Grandma’s house gets swept up in adventures with some fascinating characters. Fate brings Wolf and Red together where their hijinks get them both in trouble! Little Red was written by Stevenson University teacher Linda Chambers and is directed by Artistic Director Raine Bode, with costumes and set by Center Stage’s Wil Crowther, and lighting design by Lillie Kahkonen. The cast includes Pumpkin Theatre favorites: Sofia Alvarez, Nick Dimitriades, Donna Fox, and Joan Weber.

Pumpkin Theatre’s mission is to entertain, educate, and empower young children with our theatrical productions and education programs. Our plays are geared toward families with children 3 to 9 years of age. We have performed all over the Baltimore area through the years. This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary at Baltimore’s Single Carrot Theatre! This innovative company has been entertaining Baltimore audiences for 11 seasons and we are honored to partner with them with this production.

Don't miss this delightful retelling of one the world's most beloved tales. Get your tickets for this limited run today!

Maryland Historical Society Exhibit explores art of Catonsville Nine member and artist Tom Lewis

  • May 12th at 5:00 pm, attendees of the opening will have the opportunity to view a screening of the film Investigation of a Flame, which combines volatile, long-unseen, archival footage with interviews of members of the Catonsville Nine, encouraging viewers to ponder the relevance of civil disobedience and the implications of personal sacrifice.

    The screening will be followed by a community discussion with film directors Joe Tropea (Hit & Stay), Lynne Sachs (Investigation of a Flame), and moderated by filmmaker Joanna Raczynska.

  • May 12th at 7:00 pm, directly after the screening and discussion is the opening reception for Activism & Art: Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later.

WHERE: Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument St., Baltimore
Parking and admission are free for both events.

Free tickets and more exhibit information are available at

The Maryland Historical Society has tapped the legacy of the iconic Catonsville Nine protest as the subject for an exhibition opening May 12th. 50 years ago, on May 17, 1968, this disparate band of resisters chose to break the law in a defiant, poetic act of civil disobedience by taking files from a Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland, dousing them with homemade napalm and setting them on fire in protest of the Vietnam War. Afterward, they waited peacefully to be arrested. The Catonsville Nine protest is still one of the most written-about acts of political protest in 20th century American history.

"This exhibition is a perfect opportunity to educate visitors who know a bit about 'The Nine,' and to reach others who may not know about the historically-significant acts of this group of people," commented Alexandra Deutsch, Vice President of Collections & Interpretation.

The exhibit uses the art of lifelong activist Tom Lewis of the Catonsville Nine to tell the story of those who came together to protest the Vietnam War based on the premise that some property when used to destroy human life has no right to exist. In addition to their deep commitment to peace and justice, this was a group of activists that understood the power of symbolism and art. They viewed their action as equal parts street theater and protest, intended to inspire further action. In addition to portraying atrocities committed in Vietnam and the protest movement in the United States, Lewis' etchings and screen prints examine the motivations and consequences of the notorious draft raid. What is seen in Lewis' art is not only why he and his friends willingly broke the law and went to prison, but also the ability of art and action to inspire.

Accompanying art created by Lewis, segments from the documentary film Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance are also featured as key components in telling the story of this historic event. Hit & Stay portrays the hidden history of the Catonsville Nine, the community of activists they inspired, and the raids they staged that turned priests, nuns, and college students into fugitives and targets of the FBI. In addition to curating this exhibit, Joe Tropea is also the co-director of the film Hit & Stay and is thrilled to present this story in a physical space. "With artifacts and the artwork of an amazing activist and under-recognized artist such as Lewis, I am excited for viewers to understand and experience this history through his eyes," shared Tropea.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Help Reduce Summer Slide by supporting the Pratt Library’s SUMMER CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Enoch Pratt Free Library

The SUMMER CHALLENGE is an incentive and theme-based program that encourages children and teens to read and learn during the nine-week session. To make reading and learning fun, children enjoy performances and presentations by musicians, artists, dancers, magicians, storytellers, museum staff, and STEM educators.

SUMMER CHALLENGE programs at the Pratt Library help reduce “summer slide,” a loss of academic skills that students may experience in July and August. This loss is nearly impossible to make up, compounds over time, and particularly impacts children in underserved communities.


YOUR GIFT OF $75 will provide one child with

a full summer’s worth of programs.

Enoch Pratt Free Library -



It's YES, YOU MAY at Baltimore Improv Group

That's right! All our shows are Free in May!
Highlights on the May calendar include Shakespeare Out of the Park (Thursday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.); We Need a Hero, (Saturdays at 8 p.m.), an epic improvised spoof of “Avengers: Infinity War;” and BIG TIME (Fridays at 8 p.m.), in which a Baltimorean of note is interviewed on stage only to have the interview spun into no-holds-barred comedy. May’s guests include Jamyla Krempel (WYPR, May 4) and Lou Catelli (the “patron saint of Hampden,” May 25). Find Out More