Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Washington Post raves about HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE @ Round House Theatre in Bethesda

WHERE: Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda

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Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history. Content Advisory: This production contains scenes depicting acts of sexual abuse, incest, and its aftermath.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek into the technical rehearsal process for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, created by director Amber Paige McGinnis. Did you know that Amber is also an accomplished filmmaker? She recorded this video to give audiences an inside look into the part of the process they usually don’t see. CLICK HERE

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Starting Friday at the Parkway: CHARM CITY—A must-see for everyone in Baltimore

The documentary hit of the 2018 Maryland Film Festival returns to Baltimore, courtesy of PBS...

CHARM CITY

Don't miss Q&As with Director Marilyn Ness and the subjects of the film.

2018, USA, 105 minutes

On the streets of Baltimore, shooting is rampant, the murder rate is approaching an all-time high and the distrust of the police is at a fever pitch.
With nerves frayed and neighborhoods in distress, dedicated community leaders, compassionate law enforcement officers and a progressive young city councilman try to stem the epidemic of violence.

Filmed over three tumultuous years covering the lead up to, and aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, Charm City is an intimate cinema verité portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home.

Filmmaker Marilyn Ness and participants from the film will be in attendance for a Q&A at the following screenings:

  • Friday, 10/12 – 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday ,10/13 – 4 p.m.,  4:15 p.m.,  6:45 p.m.,  7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10/14 – 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/16 – 7 p.m. 

Check Out the Local Coverage of CHARM CITY

Baltimore Sun: 'Charm City' director Marilyn Ness finds hope, inspiration on Baltimore's streets"
Baltimore AFRO: "New Doc `Charm City’ Examines Violence in Baltimore"

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed with a NEW Live Score!
Two shows ONLY: Saturday, October 13th: 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Free silhouette animation workshop!

A group of 11 Baltimore-area musicians will breathe new life into the classic with six original new musical scores set to the scenes of the film. Along with the live music, the film will also be accompanied by foley sound artist, Matt Davies, creating live sound effects!

Musicians & Sound Artists involved include:

– Deakin and Geologist (Animal Collective)

– Stephen Santillan and Emmanuel Nicolaidis (Oh Hang)

– Gretchen Lohse and Thomas Hughes (Carol Cleveland Sings)

– Ryan Murray, Phil Davis, and Albert Birney (Mountain Peaks and Teen Men)

Ami Dang

– Bruce Willen (Peals) and Sarah Hughes

– Matt Davies – Foley Sound Effects (Studio Unknown)

Along with the screenings, there will be a free silhouette animation workshop in the lobby of the Parkway teaching puppet building, lighting techniques, and animating with a smartphone.

The film was made with gorgeous cut paper silhouette animation, telling a tale from The Arabian Nights of Prince Achmed who overcomes the deception of an evil sorcerer, finds love, befriends Aladdin, and embarks on a wondrous adventure.

"It is a wonderfully artistic production, in which there are countless ingenious ideas" - 1931 New York Times Review

When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation — beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.

Reserve Your Seat for Prince Achmed!

First opened in 1915, Station North's historic Parkway Theatre returned in 2017 as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway - after an $18.2 million restoration that made it Baltimore’s centerpiece for film appreciation and education.

With screenings every day, the SNF Parkway showcases films from every era, region, and genre, with a focus on independent, international, documentary, classic, and cult-favorite films, providing audiences with a fresh and immersive new window into the art form.

The SNF Parkway is owned and operated by the Maryland Film Festival.

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Visit Studios of More Than 100 Artists during School 33 Art Center's Open Studio Tour

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

FASHION UMBRELLA PRESENTS 2018-2019 SCHEDULE

School 33 Art Center: Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART & MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART PARTNER TO DELIVER CREATIVE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMMING

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imageThe Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) today announced their participation in For Freedoms, a national platform for creative civic engagement discourse, and direct action. Through its 50 State Initiative, For Freedoms is bringing together a multiplicity of voices to spark a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics. Members of the public are invited to join in the conversation during a reception and artist talk with For Freedoms co-founder Hank Willis Thomas (left) on Wednesday, October 17, 5–7:30 p.m. at MICA’s Falvey Hall.

In conjunction with the program, MICA announced the appointment of Thomas as its first Creative Citizenship Fellow. In spring 2018, MICA, along with the California College of the Arts (CCA) worked with For Freedoms (www.forfreedoms.org) to establish the For Freedoms Residency in Creative Citizenship. At its core, this joint residency is an artistic and organizational strategy for the two colleges to build frameworks for democratic participation on their respective campuses and in their local communities, and to extend this work to other colleges, universities, and arts organizations at a national level.

Since fall 2017, the BMA has been encouraging communities throughout Baltimore to come together for creative conversations by hosting The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), public event series on art, race, and social justice and imagining the future. The October 17 reception and artist talk with Thomas is the third event in the series.

These initiatives reflect the commitments of the BMA and MICA to programs and initiatives that take community-based and publicly engaged approaches to art, contemporary discourse, and art and design education.

Hank Willis Thomas will be an artist in residence at MICA October 17–19. His multi-event engagement includes:

For Freedoms Town Hall: The Role of Institutions in Civil Society Wednesday, October 17, 3–5 p.m. at MICA’s Falvey Hall, co-sponsored and co-organized with the BMA. In addition to Hank Willis Thomas, speakers include: Samuel Hoi (MICA), Peter Zellner (Free School of Architecture), Christopher Bedford (BMA), Melani Douglas (National Museum of Women in the Arts), Heidi Daniel (Enoch Pratt Free Library) and Jenny Ferretti (MICA), who will discuss the role of institutions in contemporary civil society. The panel discussion is open to invited guests only.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Reception & Artist Talk with Hank Willis Thomas Wednesday, October 17, 5–7:30 p.m. at MICA’s Falvey Hall, co-sponsored and co-organized with the BMA. Thomas will discuss the relationship of his artistic practice, civic engagement, community building and the role of the creative community in fostering a more civil society during the talk at 6 p.m. The reception begins at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and is available on a first come, first served basis.

For Freedoms Exhibitions – Thomas will collaborate with MICA’s Curatorial Practice graduate students on Thursday, October 18, to develop exhibitions related to For Freedoms that will be on display January–March 2019. Thomas’s second visit to MICA for the closing of the exhibition in March 2019, includes a panel discussion with José Ruiz, Director of the MFA program in Curatorial Practice; Gerald Ross, Director of Exhibitions; and one Curatorial Practice student about the exhibition.

For Freedoms Billboards – Two billboards designed by artist and BMA Trustee Adam Pendleton and artist Steve Locke respectively will be installed in two locations in Baltimore City: on Erdman Avenue, north of North Point Boulevard, and on North Avenue, east of Howard Street.

For Freedoms Curriculum – MICA is developing a curriculum that will reside on the For Freedoms Web Platform that includes workshops, assignments, and other resources that will be available, open-source, to anyone interested.

For Freedoms AICAD Panel Discussion & Luncheon – MICA, CCA, and For Freedoms will hold a panel discussion on Artists, Designers, Citizens and luncheon at the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Symposium in Chicago on November 9, 2018. The purpose of these presentations will be to engage other art and design institutions and organizations in this initiative.

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African Rhythm Quartet Tribute to their Late Leader, Randy Weston—One Night Only: Sat, Oct 13

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

Tribute to the Late Dr. Randy Weston
by the Randy Weston African Rhythm Quartet

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13 - 8 & 9:30 pm—One very special night only!
TICKETS: $25 in advance/$28 at door/$10 full time student with ID
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An die Musik Live is honored to present the music of the late, legendary pianist and composer Randy Weston. The tribute will be performed by the Randy Weston African Rhythm Quartet. His longtime band members are Alex Blake on bass, Neil Clarke on percussion, and T.K.Blue, saxophone/flute and musical director.

Randy Weston (April 6, 1926  - September 1, 2018) was an American jazz pianist and composer whose creativity was inspired by his ancestral African connection.

Weston's piano style owed much to Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, whom he cited in a 2018 video as among pianists he counted as influences, as well as Count Basie, Nat King Cole and Earl Hines. Beginning in the 1950s, Weston worked often with trombonist and arranger Melba Liston.

Described as "America's African Musical Ambassador", he said, "What I do I do because it's about teaching and informing everyone about our most natural cultural phenomenon. It's really about Africa and her music."

Free Fall Shows at the Red Room this Friday and Saturday

WHERE: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore

True Fluorescent Skeleton ++ Anna Crooks + Jarrett Gilgore
WHEN: Friday October 12, 2018 | 8:30 pm | Free

Jason Charney ++ Toned (Leo Suarez + Nathan Corder + Tom Weeks)
WHEN: Saturday October 13, 2018 | 8:30 pm | Free

Come on out for two great and free shows, featuring tasty and mind-melting sounds from some spectacularly talented instrumentalists.

ADMISSION: Free admission is courtesy of the fabulous Free Fall Baltimore program.

True Fluorescent Skeleton is an hour long exploration of memory, machinery, rust, ghosts, cybernetics and neon while pushing into the utter sonic horizon of the tenor saxophone. James Young (composer) and Tyrone Page, Jr. (sax), got to know each other through musical projects in and around the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. Ty is pushed to the extremes of his technique, building grooves of pulsed multi-phonics, marking the limits of breath and endurance, and channeling intense, patient focus into expanding the acoustic universe of the saxophone.

Anna Crooks & Jarrett Gilgore
There are melodies hidden in speech. Anna & Jarrett unearth these melodies and provide a strange new context for poetry. The duo began during Superbowl LI (2017) and has since performed around Baltimore on lineups with Susan Alcorn, Twig Harper, Lexie Mountain, BLUD. Expect a recording to come out in the next 5 years.

Anna K. Crooks is a poet and artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She is a member of the artist collective Open Space and co-founded the poetry programs Proliferate and Tender F.M.

Jarrett Gilgore //  multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, and educator currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland. He primarily plays saxophone. He performs actively in the U.S.A. and internationally in a wide variety of contexts. He has performed/recorded with many amazing musicians including Anna & Elizabeth, Dan Deacon, Cass McCombs, Tony Malaby, Lonnie Holley, Rubblebucket, Michael Formanek, Susan Alcorn, Dave Rempis, Jaimie Branch, Tashi Dorji, Dave Ballou.

TONED is the electroacoustic music ensemble of Nathan Corder (electronics), Tom Weeks (alto saxophone), and Leo Suarez (drum set). TONED engages with extremes, operating in the realms of deeply listened sensitivity, muscular sonic assaults, and impenetrable modernist abstractions. Split between the Bay Area and Philadelphia, the three members of TONED have collectively worked with luminaries including Roscoe Mitchell, William Winant, Jaap Blonk, and Jack Wright, as well as groups such as JITTERS, Taiwan Housing Project, Nude Tayne and wMerchandise.

Jason Charney is a composer and sound artist, “I compose music for instruments and electronics, and I also create multimedia art.”

Final week to catch “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” @ Center Stage!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

WHEN: through October 14
WHERE:
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
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You have just 7 chances left to catch Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!

PRAISE FROM THE CRITICS:

  • "Extraordinary portrayals" —WYPR
  • "One of the iconic plays of American theater… this production is very good, well crafted, acted and staged." –WCBM
  • "From the fertile mind of Judith Ivey, a two-time Tony Award-winning actress making an equally tony directorial debut at Center Stage…. Under her guidance, this ensemble earns the same accolade Walter Kerr gave to Elia Kazan’s original Broadway troupe, ‘You’ll believe every word that’s unspoken.’" —DC Metro Theater Arts
  • "Cat is such a lush Southern gothic tragedy, almost a melodrama, that you find yourself laughing at the god-awful things that tumble out of the characters’ mouths (secretly wish you had the guts to be so luridly crass), just as much as you gasp at their beastly behavior." —DC Theatre Scene
  • "[Director Judith] Ivey gives us the Maggie and Brick we want to believe in... Ivey has helmed a really admirable production." –Broadway World
  • "The performances are magnificent. This is one of the best plays I've seen at Center Stage or anywhere." —CultureSeen4u

PRAISE FROM OUR AUDIENCES:
"Excellent... Amazing!"
"Breathtakingly good."
"5 Stars. Center Stage does everything great."
"This is an awesome production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
"I highly recommend everyone see this show."
"This show is fantastic. Don’t miss it."
"Probably the best play I’ve ever seen."
"As a Southerner I’ve never seen a better production."

UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

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Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 8pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $30, $25 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)
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New York’s undisputed queen of the underground, veteran of Andy Warhol’s Factory, and legendary avant-gardist Penny Arcade, descends on Baltimore with a rock n’ roll blend of stand-up comedy and memoir – a fierce, visionary and ultimately hopeful critique of New York’s slide from the “city that never sleeps” to the “city that can’t wake up.” It might be about the Big Apple, but there is enough here for Charm City to chew on as we grow and change.

PENNY ARCADE (aka Susana Ventura) is an internationally respected writer, poet, actress and theatre maker, and one of a handful of artists who created and continue to define performance art. Penny debuted with John Vaccaro’s explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous at age 17, and was a Warhol Factory Superstar at 19, featured in the Warhol film Women in Revolt. With an artistic career spanning almost 50 years, Arcade occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde. HM Koutoukas referred to her as ‘the little sister of the avant-garde’ because of her long association with the architects of the American counter culture movement: Andy Warhol, Charles Henri Ford, John Vaccaro, Judith Malina, Taylor Mead, Jack Smith, Harry Smith, Tom O’Horgan, and Charles Ludlam among others.

EXHIBITION OPENING

Jim Burger: A Charmed Life

WHEN: Opening: SAT OCT 13, 6-8PM; On View: OCT 13 - NOV 24
ADMISSION
: FREE   

A Charmed Life is the first comprehensive presentation of Jim Burger's life’s work as a photojournalist and freelance photographer for some of the Charmed City’s premiere print publications. Info


Viva Puerto Rico!
w/ Orquesta el Macabeo

WHEN: FRI OCT 12 | 8PM - Salsa Dance Lesson (included in the ticket price); 8:45PM - Orquesta el Macabeo!

Tonight, we celebrate Puerto Rican resilience and resistance! Our packed night is headlined by the mighty Orquesta el Macabeo, punk musicians turned gritty hardcore salsa masters. Tix & Info



COMEDY NIGHT

James Veitch

WHEN: SUN OCT 14 | 7:30PM
TICKETS:
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Comedian and writer James Veitch, has become renowned for his unashamedly nerdy and hilarious stand up material. A former Apple Store Genius, Veitch’s comedy is high-tech: picking apart, parodying (and pranking) the fast-advancing and perplexing technology we live with. His live shows have explored technology, retro-gaming, and finding love through troubleshooting theory. Tix & Info


INTERACTIVE MOVIE NIGHT

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

WHEN: THU OCT 18 | 7:30PM; FRI OCT 19 | 7:30 & 10:30PM; SAT OCT 20 | 7:30 & 10:30PM

The nuttiest, musical cult film of all time rockets back from 1975. We screen the film, sing the songs, and show off our favorite raunchy Rocky Horror Picture Show performers. Tighten up your garters, come up to the lab, and see what's on the slab! Hosted by Betty O’Hellno Tix & Info


OPENING RECEPTION

Annual Highlandtown Arts District Exhibition

WHEN: On View: OCT 19 - NOV 10 Reception: FRI OCT 19 | 6-8PM

A Highlandtown tradition! Visit the Creative Alliance’s Amalie Rothschild Gallery for the Annual Highlandtown Arts District exhibition featuring a sampling of the many prolific Baltimore artists who live or work within the boundaries of the HA District. Tix & Info


ellen cherry’s RAIN CHECK
with Eze Jackson and June Star

WHEN: SUN OCT 21 | 7PM

Experience ellen cherry’s rained out Artscape set of new material (with guest musicians, Max Bent (beatboxing), Richard Crafton (banjo), Thillman Benham (cello) and Andrew Grimm (guitar). Eze Jackson and June Star each play an opening set of their original music! Umbrellas not required! Tix & Info

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

WHERE: Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University | 1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202

On Wednesday, October 10, at 7:30 pm, acclaimed violinist Shlomo Mintz will perform with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra as both guest conductor and violin soloist. The program includes Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a; Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Tickets are currently unavailable; please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 pm

Peabody’s Arthur Friedheim Library and Baltimore Musicales will present a free concert, “Force of Destiny: The Life and Music of Rosa Ponselle,” in the George Peabody Library. Peabody performers on the concert will include vocalists Claire Galloway, Annie Gill, Min Jin, and Thea Tullman Moore with pianist Ka Nyoung Yoo. Following the concert, audience members are invited to visit the Friedheim Library for a reception and an opportunity to view an exhibit of historical items from the Rosa Ponselle collection. More information about the collection is available at musiclibrary.peabody.jhu.edu/rosaponselle.

Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 pm

Peabody at Homewood will present a Galician bagpipes program titled “LATINA” by Cristina Pato, Julien Labro, Edward Perez, and Mauricio Zottarelli. The performance will take place at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Register for free tickets online. A pre-concert lecture for Hopkins students will take place at 3:30 pm. For more information, contact Peabody.at.Homewood@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 11, 6:00 pm

Peabody students Zachary Grimm, guitar, and Amanda Dame, flute, will perform in the free Peabody at the Pratt Library Series at the Hamilton branch, 5910 Harford Rd, Baltimore.

Thursday, October 11, 7:30 pm

The Peabody Jazz Ensemble, led by Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies Sean Jones, will perform a program slated to include Perdido by Juan Tizol; Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter, arranged by Igmar Thomas; Butterfly by Herbie Hancock; My Ship by Kurt Weill, arranged by Dave Rivello; R+P by Igmar Thomas; Along Came Betty by Benny Golson; and Tip-Toe by Thad Jones. This concert, in Joe Byrd Hall, will be free. Tickets are currently unavailable; please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.

Friday, October 12, 12:30 pm

Now on Fridays, at 12:30 pm, this week's free recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Woodwinds Department. Mateen Milan, bassoon, and Chia-Wei Liao, piano, will perform Alexandre Tansman’s Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano. Sheng Chen, clarinet, and Chia-Wei Liao, piano, will perform Charles Widor’s Introduction and Allegro. Anastasia Kupstas, saxophone, will perform Giacinto Scelsi’s Tre Pezzi for Solo Soprano Saxophone. Mengying Han, oboe, and Hsiao-Ying Lin, piano, will perform Robert Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70. Amanda Dame, flute, and Hui-Chuan Chen, piano, will perform Lowell Liebermann’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 23.

Saturday, October 13, 7:30 pm

Ankush Kumar Bahl, the conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra, will guest conduct the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. They will perform Giaochino Rossini’s Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri; Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066; Claude Debussy’s Petite Suite; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

Sunday, October 14, 4:00 pm

The Historical Performance Department will perform a departmental recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall featuring guest artist and baroque cello alumnus Wade Davis, with Patrick Merrill, harpsichord. The program, including works by Couperin, Buonnoncini, and Vivaldi, is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 pm

String Sinfonia

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Friday, October 26, 7:30 pm

Leonard Bernstein: MASS, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers

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The full calendar of events at Peabody, including all Conservatory student recitals, can be found at peabody.jhu.edu/events. For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page.