Monday, August 22, 2016

NELSON MANDELA PLAY COMES TO THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

Mandela
WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 2016: 6PM & 8:30PM; Sunday, September 4, 2016: 4PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $25, $22 Creative Alliance members advance (+$3 at the door); Limited $40 VIP seating includes choice of Mandela shirt or cap, reserved VIP seating

Making its Baltimore debut this Labor Day weekend, the timely and important Mandela is a moving theater performance about the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela.

The play, which originally premiered at the National Black Theater in New York City in 2014, and then included a performance by former NYC Mayor David Dinkins (playing himself), is coming off a third run at the same theater in July 2016. This performance will uplift your spirit and feed your mind. This play is full of scenes that include laughter, dance and thought provoking moments, which will have the audience experience the struggles and joys of Mandela, Winnie Mandela, and the courageous men and women who stood by Nelson Mandela's side.

Director/Co-Writers and Co-Producers John Ruiz, who was a personal friend of Mr. Mandela, and Yolanda Brooks were inspired by Nelson Mandela and have brought together a stellar cast, including Audelco Award Winner Lloyd Goodman who plays Nelson Mandela for this limited engagement.

"Gripping!" "Moving!" "Riveting!" are just a few words to describe this triumph.

ABOUT JOHN RUIZ
Ruiz, a friend of Mr. Mandela’s, is a retired New York City Firefighter and constant fighter for equal justice rights. He is highest decorated firefighter for public service in the New York Fire departments’ history earning him such awards as The Univision Humanitarian Award, The Crest national smile Award, The Thomas Jefferson Award, The Presidential Award, The Bell Telephone Award, The NY Yankees Award, The New Yorker of the Week, and a Telly Award.

John Ruiz will be on hand for the entire run and is available for interviews about the show and Mr. Mandela.

LOVE STORIES TO BENEFIT BSA & TWIGS PROGRAM

Becky Mossing's Love Stories

We all have stories.

These are a few of Becky Mossing's personal favorites, told in the form of show tunes and standards. Featuring special appearances by TWIGS student Sophie Manni, BSA students Griffin Stanbro, Michaela Gilliard, Eve Plank, Shannon Hutchinson, Phenon Murphy, and BSA alum Markia Washington.

Proceeds support TWIGS.

Get your tickets now—this favorite always sells out.

Becky Mossing's Love Stories

WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's Piattini, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 6:30-9:30 pm
ADMISSION: $15

 

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FREE SUMMER SHAKESPEARE @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Springs Rd., Olney

MID-WEEK TREAT @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! THIS WEDNESDAY

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

HOUSE OF WATERS TRIO

Max ZT, Hammered Dulcimer
Moto Fukushima, bass
and guest percussionist

WHEN: Wednesday, August 24, 8 pm
ADMISSION:
$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

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"The Jimi Hendrix of the hammered dulcimer.” —NPR 
“A sight to behold.” —Time Out NY
“One of the most original bands on the planet.”  —NY Music Daily

As our collective world becomes smaller and smaller, cultural boundaries are being re-defined with often disparate elements thriving in the resulting melting pot. Hip-hop from China, jazz from India, and now—from the streets of Brooklyn, New York—House of Waters adds their unique blend of world, jazz, folk, and classical music into the cultural brew with a sound that personifies 21st century musical flavors. House of Waters brings global passion and virtuosic musical chops to the delight of fans of pop, alternative and contemporary music styles. The result is simply mesmerizing.

Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to India, where he received a grant to study under the santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.

Moto Fukushima has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Accompanying such greats as Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, and Dave Weckl, he has redefined the role of the bass. With a strong background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music and the African inspired musics of South America, Moto's playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.

Together they partner with a variety of different percussionists, and have shared the stage with some of the most influential musical leaders of the century including: Pandit Ravi Shankar, Victor Wooten, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, Karsh Kale, and more. They are, as TimeoutNY states, “A sight to behold.”

See more videos on their web site: Visit Website

NEW PROGRAMS/EXHIBITS @ BMA

The Baltimore Museum of Art

Installation view, Baker Artist Awards 2016

Baker Artist Awards 2016

Now On View


This multidisciplinary exhibition presents works by the 2016 winners of the Baker Artist Awards: artist Joyce J. Scott, winner of the $50,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize and author Jen Grow, winner of the $20,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. Also featured are the winners of three $5,000 prizes: performance artist Naoko Meashiba, filmmaker Matt Porterfield, and visual artist Bill Schmidt. The Baker Artist Awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. More

CELEBRATE THE ARTISTS ON SEPTEMBER 7


Smiling Dog

Open Hours: Caring for Animals at Home

Saturday, August 20, 2 p.m.


Join Bailey Deacon and others from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) to talk about the care that animals need in the home. Meet some furry friends from BARCS and think about adopting one into your home! More

Generously sponsored by:


Tony Tovar

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden

Saturday, August 20, 6:30 p.m.


Get up and salsa or sit back and sway with Tony Tovar y Proyecto Jazz—a who’s who of the best Latin artists on the D.C. jazz scene, featuring Tovar on trombone. Become a Member to save on Jazz and more!

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Marian April Glebes with BMA installation

Artist Talk with Marian April Glebes

Saturday, August 27, 2 p.m.


For the BMA's inaugural Commons Collaboration project, Baltimore-based artist Marian April Glebes explored what our homes are made of and what they tell us about our shared history. Hear her reflections on the fascinating year of discoveries and connections. Reception to follow. More
Example of Picture Frame

Introducing Crafternoons

Select Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

$5 for Members | $15 Non-Members


This new series of make-and-take art workshops focuses on repurposing materials to make artful home decor.
September 27: Picture Frame
October 15: Faux Taxidermy
November 19: Cove Base Rug

WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

Image Credits, top to bottom:

  • Joyce J. Scott. Pretty Girl Veiled. 2012. © Joyce J. Scott, Courtesy of Goya Contemporary.
  • Courtesy of Tony Tovar.
  • Photo by Maximiliian Franz.

RED ROOM PARTNERS WITH WALTERS ART MUSEUM FOR CONCERT

 

High Zero Foundation & Walters Art Museum present:
BONNIE JONES
LAFAYETTE GILCHRIST


WHEN: Thursday, August 25th, 7 pm SHARP
WHERE: The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
ADMISSION: $12 non-members, $7 members.

High Zero Foundation/Red Room Collective have collaborated with the Walters Art Museum to present a concert as part of the ART/SOUND/NOW summer series.

ART/SOUND/NOW is a live music series in which performers use sound to create a new context for viewing the galleries of the museum.

This Thursday join electronic artist Bonnie Jones who will explore themes of migration, mobility and impermanence to highlight the Renaissance and Medieval collections. Jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist will use his compositions to examine the components of great civilizations in the Egyptian galleries.

The concerts start promptly at 7pm. For reservations and tickets go to the Walters Art Museum website.

 

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

4 MORE REASONS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT CENTERSTAGE!

One of the transformations we’re most excited about at Center Stage is the redesign of the Head Theater.

“We are changing everything,” said John Owens, designer of the theater from internationally acclaimed theater design company Charcoalblue. “We’ve studied lots of different theaters, and we’ve come up with a scheme that provides flexibility.”

The new Head Theater will offer:

Variety between shows
The new space will offer three major configurations: End Stage, Thrust, and Proscenium

Enhanced experience
The theater has been designed with state-of-the-art technical equipment and improved acoustics.

Save your seats
The new seating area has been designed to allow Members to keep ownership of the seats they request at the beginning of the season.

Audience accessibility
The dynamic space will create a natural flow from the lobby into the theater, allowing for greater accessibility for all patrons and a more cohesive experience.

The result? A more intimate theater experience.

“Closeness is about experiencing the art together as a community,” explained John. “The reason we attend live theater is because we can experience that drama first hand and feel the passion of the actor. That’s why we’re bringing everybody a lot closer.”

“It’s an act of communion, really,” said Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. “It’s an act of us all being here together, sharing and feeling.”
Experience new configurations of the Head Theater during our 2016/17 Season. And learn more about our incredible lineup of plays.

BECOME A MEMBER
Or call the Member Hotline at 410.986.4046.

WHERE: Center Stage | 700 N. Calvert St. | Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

Administration: 410.986.4000
info@centerstage.org
Box Office: 410.332.0033 
boxoffice@centerstage.org

NO NEED TO GO TO THE BEACH FOR THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE

WHERE: 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
BOX OFFICE: 301.924.3400

OPEN AUDITIONS: URBAN CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY THIS SATURDAY @ EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

To arrange an audition or for more information, urbanchoralarts@gmail.com

www.eubieblake.org

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2 HUGE SUMMER SHOWS HIT THE MEADOW!

Summer with BSF is here! If you've only seen us perform in our indoor space, you're in for a treat. We "summer" in this pastoral green spread (yes, in the heart of Baltimore) in the Meadow at the Johns Hopkins Evergreen Museum & Library at 4545 N. Charles St. So bring your lawn chairs, your blankets, your picnics, your wine... your friends, your neighbors, your countrymen, your kids (free under 10!)... and come see why City Paper called it "the handsomest theatre space in Baltimore."

And for kids and students, there's even more going down in the Meadow...
Summer with Shakespeare is back in July and August with three mega-cool,week-long camp sessions, each culminating in a spectacular student performance... AND in August, we're holding our first stage combat class with acclaimed local fight choreographer Brad Norris. See below or go here for details

TWELFTH NIGHT
Shipwrecked twins Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria, and thus begins one of Shakespeare's greatest comic triumphs - a story of mistaken identities, mistaken affections, and unmistakable love.
Opens Friday, July 15th
CLICK FOR TICKETS
#BSF12Night

 

JULIUS CAESAR
The action begins in 44 BC... and is as fresh and relevant today as ever. Shakespeare's remarkable tragedy is a struggle for the soul of a Republic: what it stands for, who it stands for, and what it costs to preserve it.
Opens Friday, July 29th
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#MakeRomeGreatAgain

 

STAGE COMBAT CLASS
WHO: Grades 6-12
WHEN: August 15th-19th
WHERE: St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave.
HOW: Info here or info@theshakespearefactory.com
Register by July 5th for an early bird discount!

 

SUMMER CAMP
WHO: Grades 3-9
WHEN: Sessions July 25th-29th, August 1st-5th, and August 8th-12th
WHERE: JHU Evergreen Museum, 4545 N. Charles St.
HOW: Info here or info@theshakespearefactory.com
Register by July 5th for an early bird discount!

HAPPY HOUR MEET UP & WALKING TOUR TUESDAY NIGHT

www.lightcity.org
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, 10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th floor,
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-752-8632