Monday, November 13, 2017

Balloons, Bazaart, and Bots: November at AVAM

Richard Garriott, video game founding father and first person to organize an art exhibit in space


AVAM Honors Diane Ackerman and Richard Garriott

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 5–11:30pm
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

You're invited to a cosmic celebration honoring Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman. Her acclaimed works include The Zookeeper's Wife. We also honor Richard Garriott, astronaut, video game designer founding father and the first person to organize an art exhibition in space.


imageSounds of Silents: A Night of Music and Silent Shorts with Alloy Orchestra

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 8:30pm–11:30pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Enjoy Alloy's Orchestra live accompaniment to silent film shorts using an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects. Tickets include open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and pre-show music by Classic Collective DJs & DJ Carl Jr.


imagePop-Up Installation by Master Balloon Artist HongSeok Ko

WHEN: Tuesday, November 21–Saturday, November 25, 10am–6pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

See this special, one-time pop-up installation by blind, South Korean artist HongSeok Ko, inspired by our latest mega-exhibit The Great Mystery Show.


imageBazaart Holiday Art Market

WHEN: Friday, November 24, 12pm–6pm; Saturday, November 25, 10am–6pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Hundreds of original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople, including paintings, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, apparel, and other work that simply defies categorization!


imageWeekend Walk-In: Bot Shop

WHEN: Saturday, November 25, 1–4pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Drop in any time to this workshop and bring new life to recycled and found objects and create a reclaimed robot!


Villa's Universe by Margaret Munz-Losch. Colored pencil. Courtesy of Megan Hurdle.Now Open: The Great Mystery Show

WHEN: October 7, 2017 – September 2, 2018
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

From psychics to physicists, The Great Mystery Show artfully peels away the veil of the unknown! The exhibit playfully explores Mystery as that one secret power behind great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred.


“Shakespeare in Love” @ Centerstage is “simply astounding” and “hysterically funny”



Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Blake Robison

WHEN: Oct 19–Nov 26, 2017                   
Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland

“Shall I compare thee to a something something… mummers play?” And so begins one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets, and this charming story of love, inspiration, muses, and art, based on the Oscar-winning film. This smart and poignant tale offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard—or simply the English language. This story is as crowd-pleasing as mistaken identities, a shipwreck, and love triumphant, and is set in a time when a Londoner could still utter the words: “Shakespeare? Never heard of him.” A great play for the entire family.

Critics and Audiences LOVE Shakespeare in Love!

“This production of Shakespeare in Love will surely please just about any theatergoer. It would be a perfect date-night excursion for those looking to up their romantic game.” –DC Metro Theater Arts

Simply astounding” —CultureSeen4U

“The moveable wooden set is a masterpiece.”  —Baltimore Style

“Delights with its passion, puns, and Shakespearean allusions that even casual devotees of his sonnets and plays will relish.”  —DC Theatre Scene

“The players chomp into the material with zest and poetic verve. They are beautifully outfitted in Kathleen Geldard’s costumes and underscored by Matthew M. Nielson’s cinema-ready soundtrack.” “A more-than-enjoyable way to spend an evening.”  —Baltimore Style

“A sumptuous production that is not only visually magnificent, but is hysterically funny.” —CultureSeen4U

More Praise from Our Patrons:

“I saw Shakespeare in Love and thought it was great. I enjoyed every minute of it—especially Spot, aka Meatball. It was my first visit to the renovated Center Stage and I loved that too!”

Loved this play. All of the actors were amazing!”

“Don't miss Shakespeare in Love—it's absolutely hilarious!”


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


The Peabody Opera Theatre will present Gaetano Donizetti's The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore) this week with performances Wednesday to Saturday, November 15 to 18, at 7:30 pm. One of Donizetti's most beloved scores, this charming comedy of a young man's pursuit of love will be re-imagined on a college campus in the 1960s. This is the Peabody directorial debut of Samuel Mungo, Peabody Opera Theatre's new managing artistic director, with guest conductor Leonardo Vordoni leading the Peabody Opera Theatre Orchestra. The performances, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free, and are sponsored by Claire and Allan Jensen. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

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Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm

A free Peabody Outreach concert, the first by the Breakthrough Curriculum's IMPLEMENT class, will take place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Hampden Branch, 3641 Falls Road. Mofan Lai, tenor; James Peterson, bass; Caitlin Duckworth, soprano; and Min Joo Yi, piano; will perform a program of works by Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Stephen Foster called "Humdinger."

Friday, November 17, 12:00 pm

Now on Fridays, this week's free noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Historical Performance Department. Sarah Lynn, traverso; Stephanie Zimmerman, Baroque violin; Matthew Gabriel, Baroque cello; Paula Maust, harpsichord, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Trio Sonata in E minor. Katelyn G. Aungst, soprano; William Marshall, baritone; Gabriel; and Maust will perform "Komm, mein Jesu" from Bach's Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21. Patrick Merrill, harpsichord, will perform Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 892. Aungst, Zimmerman, Gabriel, and Maust will perform "Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen" from Bach's Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36. Lynn and Maust will perform Bach's Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030.


Tuesday, November 28, 8:00 pm 

All-Chopin Recital

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Thursday, November 30, 7:30 pm

Peabody Modern Orchestra

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Friday, December 1, 2:00 pm

2017 President's Frontier Award

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Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm

Peabody Jazz Ensemble

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Saturday, December 2, 5:00 pm

Preparatory Concert Band

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Sunday, December 3, 3:00 pm

Peabody Children's Chorus

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Howard Community College to Hold International Film Festival Nov. 13–17: Festival to Focus on Revolutionary Films from Ireland

Howard Community College - You Can Get There From Here


WHEN: November 13–17, 2017
: Smith Theatre, located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

The collection of films, which span the past 30 years, honor past revolutions and examine current shifts in society.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Atlantic (2016)

Documentary about the two big resources in the North Atlantic, fish and oil, and the impact of their exploitation on the environment in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Directed by Risteard O'Domhnaill, starring Brendan Gleeson. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. Directed by Ken Loach, starring Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, and Liam Cunningham. 2 hours 7 minutes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Jump (2012)

Crime boss daughter Greta is rescued from suicide by stranger Pearse on New Year's Eve, a night that will change both their lives forever. Directed by Kieron J. Walsh, starring  Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, and Charlene McKenna. 1 hour 21 minutes.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cal (1984)

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA. Directed by Pat O'Connor, written by Bernard MacLaverty, starring Helen Mirren, John Lynch, and Donal McCann. 1 hour 42 minutes.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7 p.m.

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

“Mad” Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Directed by Darren Thorton, starring Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, and Charleigh Bailey. 1 hour 22 minutes.

Please visit our website at for up-to-date information about our film festival and other programs. The HCC Film Program is in partnership with the Columbia Film Society this season.

About The Film Studies Program
The Howard Community College Film Studies program encompasses the historical, cultural, and artistic aspects of cinematic art. Through viewings, readings, lectures, and discussion, students examine a wide variety of films.

About HCC
Since 1970, Howard Community College (HCC) has been a preferred college choice for students and families in Howard County, Maryland. A public community college, HCC offers associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training and continuing education classes, to nearly 30,000 credit and noncredit students each year. Among HCC’s recent honors is being named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the ninth consecutive year.

Fall/Winter Exhibitions Opening at School 33 Art Center Friday, November 10

November @ The Pratt Library

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Maryland STEM Festival 2017

STEM Festival

Maryland Stem Festival

Join us for a month of programs for children, teens and families celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Several programs in partnership with NASA@ My Library.

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

The new 10-part series, The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which aired on PBS in September, is now available at all Pratt locations along with the companion book.

Check them out and then join us for programs and conversations throughout the month.

Social Worker in the Library

Social Worker in the Library

Social Worker in the Library
Get help with issues such as SNAP benefits, shelter, addiction, immigration, health concerns and safety right inside your library. 

This pilot program in partnership with the University of Maryland is available at the Brooklyn, Hamilton, Pennsylvania Avenue Branches and the Southeast Anchor Library.

Writers LIVE! 


Michael Fabey: Crashback, The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 6:30pm
Maryland State Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped, 415 Park Ave.

Musical MarylandDavid K. Hildebrand & Elizabeth M. Schaaf, Musical Maryland
WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 7pm
George Peabody Library,
17. E. Mount Vernon Place

ChaddockKatherine Reynolds Chaddock, Uncompromising Activist: Richard Greener, First Black Graduate of Harvard College
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm
: Central Library, African American Department

Full Writers LIVE! schedule

Do You Dream in Color?

DYDiC film

Do You Dream in Color?

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 11:30am
: Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Join us for a screening of the documentary about the problems faced by four blind teens. 

Program in partnership with the National Federation for the Blind of Maryland, Baltimore Chapter and MD State Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Book Bowl 2017

Book Bowl 2017

WHEN: November 27-28

As the Baltimore Ravens take on the Houston Texans on November 27th, the Pratt Library will go head to head with Houston Public Library.

The library that raises the most money between kickoff of the Ravens/Texans game and midnight on Giving Tuesday will be crowned the 2017 Book Bowl Champion.

We offer dozens of free events and classes each month. Check the Pratt Calendar for more!

Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore



WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Film Screening

Baltimore New Media Web Festival

WHEN: SUN, NOV 5 | 2PM - 6PM

Celebrating the best in New Media content! This festival will feature web series, music videos, virtual reality, panel discussions, awards, and networking opportunities. Tix & Info

The Andy Statman Trio @ B'nai Israel

WHEN: WED, NOV 8 | 7:30PM
27 Lloyd St., Baltimore MD

Bluegrass, jazz, and Klezmer with Andy Statman, one of his generation's premier mandolinists and clarinetists. Andy thinks of his compositions and performances as spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful Hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz. Tix & Info


House Party
w/ Guest Host Jason Seems

WHEN: WED, NOV 8, 7PM mingle | 8PM movie

Shout the lines, play games, drink the Kool-Aid, and win stuff! We're making House Party into a wild interactive movie night. Kid 'N Play dance contest at intermission! Tix & Info


Freeze Peach Comedy Series Kickoff!

WHEN: THU, NOV 9 | 7:30PM | FREE!

Fighting the culture of silence and censorship both on and off-stage, we begin a series of conversations and workshops with a screening & talk about the importance of "obscene" comedy pioneer Lenny Bruce.
Tix & Info

Zydeco Dance Party: Ruben Moreno


Houston–based accordion ace and zydeco groover returns to the Patterson for a hard-hitting dance party! Tix & Info

Creative Alliance @ Arch Social Club

Ru-Jac Records: The Legacy of Baltimore Soul


A night celebrating the history of the 1960s West Baltimore R&B record label. Performances by Ru-Jac stars, including Winfield Parker and Joe Quarterman, as well as Joy Postell, who will all be backed by young, up and coming Baltimore musicians.​ Tix & Info

Our Friend's Events

Adam Rosenblatt at Charm City Fringe Festival

WHEN: SAT, NOV 4 - 8:45pm, SUN, NOV 5 - 3pm, THU, NOV 9 - 7pm, THU, NOV 11 - 7pm

Adam Rosenblatt, local percussionist and Creative Alliance Resident Artist, performs his unique and immersive multimedia program, using WII remotes, a wall of light, and surround-sound to probe at heady issues of determinism and free will. Tix & Info

Exhibitions on view at Creative Alliance

Erin Fostel: A Measure of Place

WHEN: On View: Oct 27 – DEC 1

Erin Fostel explores and documents mood, atmosphere, and the immensity of grief in her haunting charcoal drawings of the architecture of Baltimore. Info

Aaron LaCrate: Just A Kid From Highlandtown

WHEN: On View: OCT 13 - NOV 25

Just A Kid From Highlandtown features an immersive recreation of LaCrate’s initial basement shop, complete with a participatory DJ and mixtape station. Visitors will travel through a historical photo montage documenting Highlandtown’s '80s skate, graffiti, and punk scene as seen through LaCrate’s eyes. Info

Creative Alliance galleries and box office are open to the public Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm. Entry to our galleries is FREE, though donations are welcome!

In The News!

by Kelly Crow
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has commissioned a pair of rising-star artists—New York’s Kehinde Wiley and former Creative Alliance resident Amy Sherald—to paint its official portraits of the former President and First Lady.
Read More in The Wall Street Journal

Super Hero Day at the B&O Railroad Museum Next Weekend


Super Hero Day

WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 10am - 3:30pm; & Sunday, November 12, 11am - 3:30pm
WHERE: B&O Railroad Museum, 901 Pratt St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: General Museum admission: $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors (60+), $12 for children (2-12); Train Rides tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for children with paid admission. Admission & Train Rides are FREE for B&O Members.

This weekend only at the B&O Railroad Museum, kids can be more powerful than a locomotive. Young railroad fans may dress as their favorite super hero for an out-of-this-world experience and day of fun!

  • Ride on the Super Hero Express with all your favorite heroes
  • Enjoy Story Time with some of your favorite Super Heroes
  • Participate in Super Hero themed games, challenges, and activities including: shield tossing, archery, fast freight challenge, and many more!

The B&O Railroad Museum™, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment.  The 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American Railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile commercial railroad track in America. For further information on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit

Captivating Vocals and Compositions of the Sivan Arbel Septet this Thursday, Nov 9, @ An Die Musik Live!

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

Sivan Arbel Septet

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 9 - 8 & 9:30 pm
$15 in advance / $18 at door / $10 military & students with ID
Get Tickets

Sivan Arbel - voice and compositions
Lex Korten - piano
James Robbins - bass
Evan Hyde - drums
Ron Warburg - trumpet
Matt La Von - alto saxophone
Ori Jacobson - tenor sax

Sivan Arbel, a young Israeli singer, arranger and composer arrived at the New York City Jazz scene in November 2014 and has not looked back since. She has begun to make her mark in the NYC jazz scene, performing on stages across the city with her passion to spread music and love to the world. With her new album release Broken Lines. She is driven to take off with her septet and perform among new crowds and ears.

In June 2014, Sivan was honored to be the sole representative of Newpark at the 24th Annual International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in South Africa which was established by Dave Leibman and founded by Walter Turkenburg. Sivan holds a BA with High Honors in Jazz Performance from the Newpark Music Centre (Dublin, Ireland) and is a graduate from the Rimon School of Music in Israel in jazz performance.

Visit Website to check out her tracks and videos!

"It’s rare these days that you find a vocalist who’s both original and enjoyable. Sivan Arbel will warm your heart on this album, as her flexible yet swinging voice..." -- New Review at Jazz Weekly by George We Harris, 9/6/16

Friday, November 3, 2017



The Howard Community College (HCC) Theatre Program, along with Carroll and Prince George’s community colleges, will debut an original, collaborative production of The Farm Theatre Project’s

In the Cotton
by Morgan McGuire
Directed by Theatre Department Chair Bill Gillett

WHEN: November 9–11 at 7:30 p.m., and November 12 at 2:30 p.m., with a special matinee performance on Friday, November 10 at 11 a.m.  
: HCC’s Smith Theatre, located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA), 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland
TICKETS: $10 for general admission, $5 for students/seniors/faculty/staff/military. For tickets, visit office or call 443-518-1500. The box office will also open 90 minutes prior to each show time and Tuesday–Friday, 12–5 p.m.

In the Cotton is a timely play that explores perspectives of race and society, communication, and relationships. The story revolves around a hate crime that is perpetrated on a college campus, and the feelings this evokes in a group of college students.

The production represents a unique and innovative endeavor, in which Howard, Carroll and Prince George’s community colleges have collaborated. The original work was commissioned by the three schools through the New York-based Farm Theatre Project, which connects professional playwrights with students and writers, and weaves student conversations into an original play. This series of performances mark the final iteration of a script that was previously performed at Carroll and Prince George’s community colleges, and has been continuously revised between each venue. This is the first time two-year colleges have banded together for a project like this. Previous work with The Farm Theatre Project used four-year colleges and universities.

“The project is an exciting collaboration between the three community colleges creating something new and exciting. It continues to provide students the opportunity to develop their craft, colleges to share resources, and our communities to attend a new, groundbreaking theatre experience,” says the production’s director, Bill Gillett.

“For me, this play tells a story of relationships—the vulnerability and sensation of knowing one person more than the other and how that affects the view we have on the world,” said Asia Nicholson, a student cast member.

About The Theatre Program
The Howard Community College theatre program is committed to helping students develop their individual creativity and artistic viewpoint. Students are provided a solid foundation of theory and technique, exposure to aesthetic and cultural diversity, collaborative skills, practical experience on and off the stage, and ample opportunities for performance. The learning process is strengthened by faculty who are known both as excellent teachers and practicing artists. The theatre program presents a variety of performances showcasing students throughout the year, including a fall play production, staged readings, the popular spring Shakespeare birthday celebration performance, and an annual collaboration of faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists performing scenes, songs, and stage combat.

About HCC
Since 1970, Howard Community College (HCC) has been a preferred college choice for students and families in Howard County, Maryland. A public community college, HCC offers associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training and continuing education classes, to nearly 30,000 credit and noncredit students each year. Among HCC’s recent honors is being named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the ninth consecutive year.


clip_image002The Hairy Ape
by Eugene O’Neil
director: Sherrionne Brown
assistant director:  Phil Gallagher

WHEN: Oct 27-Nov 19, 2017; Fri & Sat at 8pm / Sun at 2pm
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults:  $22;Seniors:  $20; Students & Military:  $18

The Hairy Ape is a 1922 expressionist play by American playwright Eugene O'Neill. It is about a brutish, unthinking laborer known as Yank, the antagonist of the play, as he searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the rich. At first, Yank feels secure as he stokes the engines of an ocean liner, and is highly confident in his physical power over the ship's engines and his men.

​However, when the rich daughter of an industrialist in the steel business refers to him as a "filthy beast," Yank undergoes a crisis of identity and so, starts his mental and physical deterioration. He leaves the ship and wanders into Manhattan, only to find he does not belong anywhere—neither with the socialites on Fifth Avenue, nor with the labor organizers on the waterfront. In a fight for social belonging, Yank's mental state disintegrates to animalistic, and in the end Yank finds himself at the zoo staring at the Great Ape.

The Hairy Ape is a portrayal of the impact industrialization and social class has on the dynamic character Yank.

Featuring:  Michael Leicht as Yank;  Thom Eric Sinn as Paddy. Phil Gallagher as Long; Karen Starliper as Mildred; Julie Press as The Aunt; with Rebecca Clendaniel, John Covaleskie, Daniel Douek, Melainie Eifert, Bob Michel, and Jacob Urtes

  • TEN SPOT THURSDAYNov 2 - 8:00pm (All Tickets just $10)
  • TALK BACK with Director & Cast: Sun, Nov 12 - immediately following performance

​Adult Language and Situations - Parental Guidance Necessary. 

No one under age 13 will be admitted without an accompanying Adult.