Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AN DIE MUSIK LIVE FEATURES MARCUS-APPELMAN DUO THIS WEEKEND

Begin the holiday weekend right, with the
Todd Marcus – Harry Appelman Duo 

WHEN: Saturday, September 4, at 8 and 9:30 PM
WHERE: MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE! A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue, 409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
http://www.andiemusiklive.com/
TICKETS: $12 general/$10 students
410.385.2638

Exploring an intimate interplay on jazz standards and originals, bass clarinetist Todd Marcus and pianist Harry Appelman display a strong rapport and exciting improvisations in their duo playing.

Marcus is one of the few jazz artists worldwide to focus exclusively on use of the bass clarinet and Jazz Times contributing journalist David Adler writes, “With his melodic imagination and technical aptitude on an unorthodox horn, Marcus has something truly new and personal to offer.” In addition to his duo with Appelman, Marcus actively leads the Todd Marcus Quartet and Trio, as well as The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra. http://www.toddmarcusjazz.com/





Appelman was named in Washingtonian magazine's February 2003 "Great Music" issue as one of the D.C. area's best jazz artists, was a finalist in both the 1987 and 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competitions (finishing second in 1988), and one of three prizewinners in the 1989 Great American Jazz Piano Competition. http://www.harryappelman.com/

Monday, August 30, 2010

ONE MARYLAND, ONE BOOK SELECTED FOR 2010

We are posting this information a bit early so those of you who are interested in participating in this community read can get a copy of the book, read it, discuss it and meet the author at the Baltimore Book Festival on September 26 (more info on that event to follow). This is a terrific activity to undertake as a family whereby all ages read the book and discuss it around the dinner table (or with your kids, in the car). A conversation with the kids becomes more than questions & answers—which most of us hate. A shared reading experience makes for a lively discussion of ideas and opinions. And, if you wish, you can discuss the book with strangers on September 15 at the Waverly Branch of the Pratt Library!

Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John is the One Maryland One Book for 2010. People in communities across the State are reading and discussing St. John's book.

Meet and hear Warren St. John at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sunday, September 26, at noon in the Literary Salon.





Check it out, read it, and join in a discussion of Outcasts United at Pratt Library programs.

Read and discuss Outcasts United by Warren St. John.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (6:30 PM)
WHERE: Waverly Branch, 400 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
410.396.6053
Suggested Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

One Maryland One Book is a program of the Maryland Center for the Book at the Maryland Humanities Council and is supported by a grant from the Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

THANK YOU TO OUR READERS!

Wow! It's been quite a month at charmcityartsmaven blog! First, we'd like to thank our readers and our subscribers for visiting the site. Second, it's been mind-boggling to learn just how many cultural events go on in Baltimore on a given day, in a given week, in a given month. There truly is something for everyone's taste and for every age. We just wish there were enough days in the week so we could visit them all.

If you attend a particular event, you might want to leave a comment recording your reaction, critique, etc. You can do that by clicking on the title of the post so it comes up as a separate page with a place for your comment at the bottom of the post.

Keep coming back daily to see what Charm City (or Mobtown, if you prefer) has to offer culturally speaking. Better yet, subscribe via e-mail so you get daily updates. And when you reserve tickets or visit the box office, please tell them, "I learned about this on charmcityartsmaven blog."

Thanks and keep reading/visiting our blog,

Ruth Ross & Natalie Sherman

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 29–SEPTEMBER 4, 2010

Here are events scheduled for the coming week. To learn more about an event, enter the name in the Search box on the right sidebar or look through the Archived Posts on the left sidebar.

MARYLAND ART PLACE YOUNG BLOOD EXHIBIT
WORK BY RECENT MFA GRADUATES
WHEN: through September 3, 2010
WHERE: Maryland Art Place, Power Plant Live! 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
410.962.8565
Annual exhibition of work by recent Masters of Fine Art graduates from the Maryland Institute College of Art, The University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University, and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

PERFORMANCE ART AT THE STAMP GALLERY @ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Clarina Bezzola, STRUCTURE
WHEN: September 2–October 8, 2010
WHERE: The Stamp Gallery, 1220 Stamp Student Union, (on the first floor of the University of Maryland Stamp Student Union, directly upstairs from the food court), University of Maryland, College Park, 20742

GALLERY HOURS

  • Mon – Thurs 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Closed Sunday
JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND
Pope John Paul II & The Jewish People: A Blessing to One Another
WHEN: September 2, 2010–January 1, 2011
WHERE: The Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore
410.732.6400 or info@jewishmuseummd.org
A Blessing to One Another, a groundbreaking exhibition on Pope John Paul II and the Jewish people, is part of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary programming

The exhibition opening will be celebrated in a reception on Thursday, September 2, 2010, 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The opening reception is free to the public.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland also has two current and ongoing exhibits that sound interesting.

The Synagogue Speaks a new, original multi-media exhibition in the newly-restored Lloyd Street Synagogue. The Synagogue Speaks tells the story of the landmark synagogue and the three immigrant congregations—two Jewish and one Roman Catholic—that occupied it.

Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore The area surrounding the Jewish Museum of Maryland was the center of immigrant Jewish life in Baltimore in the early 1900s, but today only a few remnants of its Jewish past survive. Voices of Lombard Street tells the story of this historic neighborhood from then until now.

BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY FOR KIDS @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE
WHEN: Saturday, September 4, 2–5 PM
WHERE: The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue
410.276.1651
FREE!
It’s time to return to school with a bang! Fun music, dancing, refreshments, art activities and giveaways. Baltimore’s own DJ Lil Mike spins! Free popcorn and soda for students. Sign up to join free Open Minds art clubs at the party! All ages are welcome.

THE BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD MUSEUM
901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
410.752.2490

CHOO CHOO BLUEVILLE
Open Daily! Monday–Friday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM–3:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
This new kiddie train ride for children is a beautifully landscaped structure with running water, measures 4700 square feet in diameter, has 12 miniature buildings and a soundscaped ride through the town of Choo Choo Blueville.

Cost: $1.00 per ride or $5.00 unlimited rides for one day with paid admission for children. FREE for children with paid admission to Toddler Time.

*Please note that schedule is subject to change or cancel without notice and is not guaranteed with your visit.

TODDLER TIME
WHEN: Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 10:30 AM
Children listen to a classic railroad children's book, create a craft and take a kiddie train ride, all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2–5.

BOY & GIRL SCOUT RAILROADING MONTH AT THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUMS
During the month of September, Boy or Girl Scouts who wear their scout uniforms to the B&O will receive $1.00 off regular admission. Take advantage of additional savings and reserve your scout group by contacting group sales at 410.752.2462. ext. 205.

THRIFTY TUESDAY
WHEN: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 10 AM–4 PM
All visitors receive half-price admission the first Tuesday of every month! Tour the Museum's many facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse and climb aboard a real locomotive and touch the most important American railroad collection in the world!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

POETIC XPRESSIONS DANCE @ BALTIMORE THEATRE PROJECT

Poetic Xpressions Dance “BOND: Exploring the relationships that connect us all”

WHEN: Saturday, August 28, at 7:00 PM; Sunday, August 29, at 4:00 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-5717
410.539.3091
TICKETS: Saturday evening ($20) and Sunday matinee ($15) at the door. Advanced tickets Sat. show ($18) and Sun. show ($12) now on Poetic Xpressions website through Paypal http://www.poeticxpressions.webs.com/

Founded by Amanda T. Fair, poet and dancer, Poetic Xpressions Dance Company combines Baltimore's talented spoken word artists and poets and PXDC dancers to explore both political views and the human experience. The two art forms -- dance and poetry -- play an equal part in the company rep, a combination of very light and fun technically challenging pieces as well as other works that explore controversial issues such as race, religion, sexuality, and events current and past. Fair is a recent recipient of the prestigious Baker Awards’ People’s Choice Prize.

Friday, August 27, 2010

DROP THREE IMPROV WANTS YOU!

If you love to improvise, DROP Three,  Baltimore's Most Vitamin-Fortified Improv and Sketch Comedy troupe, is looking for a few good men and women.

DROP Three takes Saturday Night Live and Who's Line Is It Anyway and mixes them up into a heady brew of live comedy, and they want to see if you've got what it takes to play with them.

WHEN: Saturday, September 25, starting at 1 PM
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre (one block north and east of the Washington Monument), 817 St. Paul Street (There is street parking, as well as two parking garages just a block away at Charles and Read Streets)

Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes that can handle getting a little stage dust on them and be ready to have some fun.

For more information, go to dropthree@gmail.com, or call 443.622.3986.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Music Director Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in highlights from the wide variety of classical programs featured throughout the upcoming 2010‐2011.
WHERE: the Music Center at Strathmore, The Music Center at Strathmore,5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda, Maryland.
410.783.8000 or 877.BSO.1444 (Ticket Office)
WHEN: September 10, 2010, at 8 PM

This season celebrates the dual themes of youth and beauty in music, represented by the young guest artists destined to become leading stars in the field. This season also celebrates the 2010‐2011 Gustav Mahler double jubilee, marking the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centennial of his death. Seventeen‐year‐old BSO‐Peabody Bruno Walter Assistant Conductor Ilyich Rivas will conduct the BSO for the first time in public in “Blumine” from Mahler’s original Symphony No. 1.

DEFENDERS' DAY—THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER WEEKEND

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 10, 11 & 12

Participate in Fort McHenry’s flagship event! This three-day encampment and extravaganza is celebrated with over 100 War of 1812 reenactors, parades, military bands, fireworks, a symbolic ship-to-shore bombardment and much more!

The Star-Spangled Banner Weekend honors Defenders’ Day, Baltimore’s oldest holiday commemorating the bombardment of Fort McHenry and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner!”

Events begin with a Friday evening ceremonial procession of War of 1812 “soldiers” from the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House to the Inner Harbor, followed by a ceremony at the amphitheater. After the ceremony, the reenactors will board sailing boats and return with the 30’x42’ replica flag to Fort McHenry.

Saturday and Sunday activities include children’s programs, historic boats, military encampments/demonstrations and a “privateer’s auction” of “captured goods.” Saturday evening’s program, beginning at 6 PM, features a concert, a musket firing tactical demonstration with volunteer reenactors from all over the country (narrated), a symbolic ship-to-shore bombardment and evening fireworks show.

Fort McHenry
2400 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

Park Hours
Park: 8 AM–5 PM
Star Fort: 8 AM–4:45 PM
Visitor Center: 8 AM–4:45 PM
Last Video Presentation 4 PM

SINGLE CARROT THEATRE OFFERS DIVERSE, CHALLENGING PLAY SERIES

The innovative Single Carrot Theatre has announced the plays of their 2010–2011 Season. Subscribe today to Single Carrot Theatre's most diverse, artistically challenging series to date, featuring four plays never previously performed in Baltimore.

  • Preview Subscriptions: $35
  • Student/ Senior/ Artist Subscriptions: $55
  • Adult Subscriptions: $70
Single tickets: $20; Artist  $15; Senior $15; Student $15

Become a Member: for $125.00, you get a four-play subscription (1 ticket to one performance of each play), 1 ticket to their gala, 1 ticket to all friendraiser events, unlimited exchanges, no ticket fees and access to ALL open rehersals and first reads. You also get discounts at local stores and restaurants. With this one-time fee you pay once and enjoy Single Carrot Theatre free for the rest of the year!
 
To purchase tickets, call 443.844.9253 or online at http://tickets.singlecarrot.com/default.asp

Natural Selection
by Eric Coble
Directed by Nathan Fulton
WHEN: September 29–October 31, 2010, Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM (Previews: September 29 & 30)
WHERE: Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore

Henry Carson has a problem at work. At Culture Fiesta, the Native American pavilion is running low on pure- blood natives. As the pavilion’s curator, Henry must find a new native for his exhibit by venturing into the futuristic countryside of the decimated outside world. Spun together with apocalyptic furor and Navajo creation mythos, Eric Coble’s rollicking satirical stab at controlled-adventured tourism has provocative ideas about where our world is headed. (photo Chris Hartlove)

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE CELEBRATES 49TH YEAR!

The penultimate anniversary of a half-century of providing Baltimore with theater, Spotlighters Theatre has scheduled several performances and a fund-raiser.

Cabaret
Music & Lyrics by Kander & Ebb, Book by Joe Masteroff
Directed by Erin Riley
Musical Direction by Michael Tan
WHEN: September 10–October 10, 2010; Friday & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM; Thursday, October 7, at 8 PM
WHERE: 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore  410.752.1225
TICKETS: $20 adults; $18 seniors; $16 students (non-members); $18 adults; $15 seniors; $14 students (members); $13 groups

What good is sitting alone in your room? Join Spotlighters for a trip to Pre-WWII Berlin where the girls are beautiful, the champagne endless and the Kit Kat Klub is swinging to the sound of the one and only, Sally Bowles. Come hear the music play, in an intimate setting filled with Kit Kat Girls, decadence and love in the air!

Talk Back with Cast & Crew: Sunday, September 26, immediately following matinee performance.

For information on membership, visit: SUPPORT US (at http://www.spotlighters.org/)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

MARYLAND ART PLACE "YOUNG BLOOD" EXHIBIT CLOSES SEPTEMBER 3


Young Blood: Work by Recent MFA Graduates
WHEN: through September 3, 2010
WHERE: Maryland Art Place, Power Plant Live! 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
410.962.8565

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present Young Blood, their 2010 annual exhibition of work by recent Masters of Fine Art graduates from the Maryland Institute College of Art, The University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University, and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This year’s exhibiting artists are John Farrell, Maggie Gourlay, Tim Horjus (artwork at left), Benjamin Kelley, Jeffrey Kent, Sarah Laing, and Ailsa Staub with performance art projects by Christine Ferrera and Natalia Panfile.

MAP’s Program Advisory Committee selected artists who are producing some of the most dynamic work in Baltimore-area MFA programs. Young Blood features projects in installation, sculpture, video, painting, drawing, and performance. MAP is pleased to bring the artists together for this exciting exhibition.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM–5 PM

MORE ABOUT BALTIMORE COMIC-CON THIS WEEKEND

This just in about the 11th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend:

Jerry Robinson & Abrams ComicArts Come to
Baltimore Comic-Con

Jerry Robinson, the legendary artist who created the Joker and many other beloved comic book villains and heroes, will sign copies of Jerry Robinson: The Ambassador of Comics on Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29, at 11 AM at the Abrams ComicArts booth (1503). Jerry will also be in attendance at the 2010 Harvey Awards Banquet and Ceremony.

Launched in 2009 as an imprint of the preeminent art book publisher ABRAMS, Abrams ComicArts publishes a wide array of books on comic arts and artists, as well as original graphic novels. Recent titles include The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis by Matt Groening, the Eisner Award-winning The Art of Harvey Kurtzman by Dennis Kitchen, Shazam! by Chip Kidd, and Harvey Award Nominees: Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow by Brian Fies, The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly, Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness by Reinhard Kleist, The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga by Helen McCarthy, Secret Identity: The Fetish art of Superman's Co-Creator Joe Shuster by Craig Yoe, Manga Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Paper Theater by Eric P. Nash and Underground Classics by James Danky and Denis Kitchen.

Todd McFarlane Signing Schedule Expands to Benefit
the Hero Initiative

Based on the response from his horde of fans and Todd's interest in supporting the Hero Initiative, Todd has expanded his schedule to have signing sessions on Saturday, August 28, from 10:30–11:30 AM and 1:30–3:30 PM. These signings will be done at booth 2403. In addition, we will have a Todd McFarlane spotlight panel session (room 308) from 12–1 PM.

The Hero Initiative signing will happen from 10:30–11:30 AM in booth 2403. The signing will be limited to two items per person, with a required donation of $5.00 toward the Hero Initiative Fund. The second signing time, sponsored by Image, will again be limited to 2 items at no additional cost to the fans.

Second Annual Baltimore Comic-Con Auction

On Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM, please join us in panel room 301-303 to see our annual art auction. The Auction will feature work by this year's guests of the Baltimore Comic-Con. Not everyone can get in line early enough to get a sketch from an artist at a convention, and this is your chance to walk away with a memory from the show. The material will be on display throughout the weekend in the convention hall.

THIS JUST IN : Our auction will be hosted by the cool guys from the Comic Book Diner podcast, artists Rich Faber, John Gallagher and Jamar Nicholas, along with their pal and Perhapanauts co-creator Todd Dezago. They promise to make it a fun, lively event. Come on out and join the fun.

PERFORMANCE ART AT THE STAMP GALLERY @ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Image: Lamentation (2001), 2 x 5.7 x 8 feet. Fabric, foam, chrome-plated steel, cd-player, goat fur

GALLERY HOURS
Fall and Spring Hours
Mon – Thurs 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Closed Sunday

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the University of Maryland Stamp Student Union, directly upstairs from the food court.

The Stamp Gallery
1220 Stamp Student Union
The Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life
University of Maryland
College Park, 20742

PATHS TO "THE WIRE": DAVID SIMON PRESENTS STANLEY KUBRICK's "PATHS OF GLORY"

Book Signing with David Simon to Follow Screening of Rare 35mm Print of Kubrick's Classic
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 7:00 PM
WHERE: MICA Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Avenue
TICKETS: $10 (Call 410.752.8083 to order in advance)

Maryland Film Festival is thrilled to announce that on Saturday, September 25, David Simon (creator of HBO's acclaimed series The Wire, and Treme) will host a screening of one of his favorite films, Stanley Kubrick's 1957 classic film Paths of Glory, with David Simon introducing the film and answering questions from the audience after the screening. 

This unforgettable anti-war film was adapted from Humphrey Cobb's 1935 novel Paths of Glory, just reissued by Penguin Classics with a brand-new introduction by Simon. Copies of the new Penguin Classics edition of Humphrey Cobb's novel (with Simon's new introduction) will be on sale, alongside Simon's own works, with Simon available to sign your copies.

Loosely based on a true story, Cobb's chilling story of injustice follows French soldiers during World War I. Forced to attack an impenetrable German position, the casualties are high, and in the aftermath several French troops are put on trial for cowardice, scapegoated by the officers and institutions that sent them into combat. Kubrick's riveting film adaptation (co-written with legendary hardboiled author Jim Thompson) stars Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou and cult favorite Timothy Carey.

Paths of Glory—both the film and the novel—were major influences on David Simon in creating and writing The Wire. As he told The Baltimore Sun's Michael Sragow, "When I was writing an institutional dynamic, I was thinking of the guys in Cobb's book." Further, Simon has called Kubrick's adaptation "the most important political film of the 20th century... a favorite film [even] before I knew the book."

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

AFRICAN AMERICAN QUILTERS OF BALTIMORE CELEBRATE 20 YEARS

AAQB 20th Anniversary Show:
Twenty Years of a Pieceful Passion

WHERE: James E. Lewis Museum of Art in the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on the Morgan State University campus, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21251
WHEN: through September 30, 2010

Signifyin’ by Barbara Pietila

Small quilted wall hangings and other fabric & fiber creations crafted by members will be on sale.

MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM; Saturday – Sunday: 12 noon – 4 PM


BALTO COMIC-CON THIS WEEKEND!!

Calling all comic book fans: the 11th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con takes place this weekend, August 28 & 29, at The Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 (SHARP STREET ENTRANCE). Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28.

For a full description of sessions offered each day, go to http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/.

Tickets for the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con will be available for sale at the door, and are now available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Baltimore-Convention-Center-tickets-Baltimore/venue/172201. As always, kids 10 and under get in FREE!

The Baltimore Comic-Con is once again proud to host the Harvey Awards.
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

Klaus Janson & Howard Chaykin Offer Artist’s Workshop
With over 75 years of cumulative experience in the comic book industry, Klaus Janson and Howard Chaykin are all-too-well-versed in the ins and outs of making a career in our inkstained—and now, with all that digital stuff, carpal tunneled—business.

For the past few years, Klaus and Howard have been conducting an Artist’s Workshop for Marvel, offering invaluable insights, gleaned from those decades of experience, on narrative, storytelling, page design, and career management.

They’ve developed a fluid and comprehensive take on the inside game played by successful cartoonists—and a series of direct and vital techniques intended to drag newer talents out of a hobby and into a profession—without ever losing the joy all of us experience when we ply our craft.

Klaus and Howard have taken their seminar on the road to the renowned Savannah College of Art & Design, to great acclaim from students and faculty alike, and now they’re bringing a customized version of the workshop to the 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con.

JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND HOSTS EXHIBIT ON POPE JOHN PAUL II & THE JEWISH PEOPLE


A Blessing to One Another
WHEN: September 2, 2010–January 1, 2011

The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM,) THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Baltimore Jewish Council and Catholic Charities present A Blessing to One Another, a groundbreaking exhibition on Pope John Paul II and the Jewish people, as part of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary programming. According to the Museum’s Curator, Karen Falk, the exhibition exemplifies the JMM’s mission to “to serve diverse audiences, foster cross-cultural understanding, and promote public discourse about issues in Jewish and American life."

The exhibition opening will be celebrated in a reception on Thursday, September 2, 2010, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Museum, located at 15 Lloyd Street in Baltimore. The opening reception is free to the public. For information, contact the JMM at 410.732.6400, or visit http://www.jewishmuseummd.org./

A Blessing to One Another explores Pope John Paul II’s unprecedented efforts to end 2,000 years of painful conflict between Jews and Catholics. The exhibition takes its title from Pope John Paul’s 1993 address at the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, when the pope declared Christians and Jews “are called to be a blessing to the world. . . . It is therefore necessary for us, Christians and Jews, to be first a blessing to one another."

Exhibiting the courage of his convictions, Pope John Paul II became the first pope to enter a synagogue in 1986, the first to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, and the first to make an official visit to the Jewish State. The Pope was also the first to engage in a formal act of repentance for the Catholic Church’s past treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust and throughout history.

CURRENT EXHIBITS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND


The Jewish Museum of Maryland has two current exhibits that sound interesting.

THE SYNAGOGUE SPEAKS
The Synagogue Speaks is a new, original multi-media exhibition in the newly-restored Lloyd Street Synagogue. The Synagogue Speaks tells the story of the landmark synagogue and the three immigrant congregations—two Jewish and one Roman Catholic—that occupied it.



VOICES OF LOMBARD STREET: A CENTURY OF CHANGE IN EAST BALTIMORE

The area surrounding the Jewish Museum of Maryland was the center of immigrant Jewish life in Baltimore in the early 1900s, but today only a few remnants of its Jewish past survive. Voices of Lombard Street tells the story of this historic neighborhood from then until now.

The exhibition chronicles a place of constant change, where people of different backgrounds lived, worked, created community—and came together in the renowned Jewish market known as Lombard Street.

Jewish Museum of Maryland at the Herbert Bearman Campus
15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
410.732.6400 or info@jewishmuseummd.org

KIDS' ACTIVITIES AT THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE


Back to School Party!

WHEN: Saturday, September 4, 2–5 PM
FREE!
It’s time to return to school with a bang! Fun music, dancing, refreshments, art activities and giveaways. Baltimore’s own DJ Lil Mike spins! Free popcorn and soda for students. Sign up to join free Open Minds art clubs at the party! All ages are welcome!




Of Riots and Resistance: Eddie Conway’s Memoir & Book Release
WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 7 PM
TICKETS: $12, $10 students/seniors/members

Readings and performances celebrate new books by political prisoner and former Black Panther Eddie Conway, who joins by phone for a Q&A.  In partnership with iAMWE Publications, AK Press & Red Emma’s.

México Vivo: 2010 Bicentennial Celebration
WHEN: Friday, September 24, 6 PM Dinner (sold separately); 7 PM Show
TICKETS: $10, $8 students/members. Kids under 12 FREE!

2010 marks 200 years of independence for Mexico and four other Latin American countries. Tonight, folk dancers Ballet Folklórico México Vivo celebrate with a LIVE mariachi band and other guests. Fiesta Mexicana serves up dinner, and Francisco Loza exhibits. In partnership with Maryland Traditions.



OPEN MINDS ART CLUBS — FREE!
WHEN: Starting September 30
Free!

Fall after-school art clubs are starting! Select a site and age group that’s right for you. Art Clubs fill quickly. You are not registered for a class until you complete and return a permission slip. Contact Karen Summerville at 410.276.1651,ext 209, or karen@creativealliance.org.

Creative Alliance at The Patterson
Tue & Thu 3-5 PM, Ages 7-10
Oct 5-Dec 16 (Note: no class Oct 14, Nov 25)
3134 Eastern Avenue
410.276.1651

Patterson Park Library
Tue & Thu 4-6 PM, Ages 8 & up (elementary through high school)
Sep 30-Dec 14 (Note: no class Oct 14, Nov 25)
158 N. Linwood Avenue
410.396.1651

Southeast Anchor Library
Mon & Wed 4-6 PM, Middle & high school youth
Oct 4-Dec 15 (Note: no class Oct 11, Nov 24)
3601 Eastern Avenue
410.396.1580

EXHIBITS THIS SEPTEMBER AT THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

Steven Silberg: Digital Elements

WHERE: Amalie Rothschild Gallery at The Creative Alliance
WHEN: September 9–25. Closing reception: Saturday, September 25, 5:30–7:30 PM
Free!

Early photographic pioneers like Muybridge, Marey and Eakins conducted time lapse movement studies that shaped how we perceive visual information, laying the foundation for cubism and modern film editing. In a similar fashion, digital artist Steven Silberg focuses on the element at the core of today’s visual technology—the pixel—with video, prints and an interactive photo booth that takes your picture, one pixel at a time.

The District Exhibition: Highlandtown Artists
Presented by ha! In 3 venues!
WHEN: September 30–October16
Opens Friday, October 1, 6-8 PM at The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue; 7-9 PM at Schiavone Fine Art, 244 S. Highland; 8-10 PM at Skyloft Studios, 3701 Bank Street
Free

Baltimore’s Highlandtown Arts District (ha!) shows off what it’s got in a rollicking open exhibition and art walk. From resident artists at The Patterson to artists with studios in Crown Cork & Seal, Skyloft Studios or in rowhomes and storefronts around the neighborhood, you’ll be amazed by the wealth of creativity right here in our backyard.

The District Exhibition Dropoff
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 10 AM–4 PM
Free

Artists! If you live or work in the Highlandtown Arts District (ha!), we want YOU! to participate in the first ever ha! open exhibition. Drop off your work today to be exhibited in one of three venues, opening Oct 1: CA’s Amalie Rothschild Gallery, Schiavone Fine Art, or Skyloft Studios. All work will be accepted, so long as it’s ready to install and no more than 40 in. wide. Schiavone Fine Art, 244 S. Highland Ave.

THE FOOD NETWORK
Hosted by Baltimore Development Cooperative
WHEN: September 18 – October 30. Opens Saturday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 PM
Free!

Winners of the prestigious 2009 Sondheim Prize, Baltimore Development Cooperative (BDC) is an evolving collaborative effort that blurs the line between art and activism with objects, performances, actions, and interventions that provoke the viewer into a deeper engagement with the politics and design of urban spaces. BDC Projects have ranged from: The Pavilion, a geodesic dome made of recycled materials that functioned as a public studio, kitchen and meeting space; Participation Park, an empty lot in East Baltimore that BDC is squatting and repurposing as a garden and public green space; and STEW (with Red Emma’s), an elaborate, ongoing series of dinners using sustainable foods and raising money and awareness for creative and social justice initiatives.


This fall, BDC gathers a caucus of artists, educators, activists, urban planners, gardeners, and chefs to convert the Creative Alliance’s Main Gallery at The Patterson into the headquarters for a celebratory, mobile farmers market—selling food, sharing ideas, and shedding light on the limited availability of fresh, healthy food to most city residents. Alongside a borrowed Arabbers’ cart and one designed and built by BDC are video, photographs, and art activities. The carts and trailers leave the building periodically— sometimes with marching bands in tow—to visit neighborhoods and festivals, with fresh produce and a revolving assortment of activities and information.

TWO EVENTS THIS COMING WEEKEND AT THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE


Two very different events take place this coming Friday and Saturday at The Creative Alliance, a spot that hosts an eclectic array of performers. They may be off-beat, but they sure are tantalizing!

Laura Byrne’s Lucky Day CD release
WHEN: Friday, August 27, 8 PM
WHERE: The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue
TICKETS: $12, $10 members

Laura Byrne''s Irish flute playing has been described as "effortless, powerful and engaging." A 2010 MD State Arts Council solo performance award recipient, she has performed throughout North America and Ireland but calls Baltimore home. That is why she asked to debut her new CD, Lucky Day, at the Creative Alliance and we were only too happy to host.

Laura's diverse selection of music is played both in solo and in combination with other Irish music luminaries, including Creative Alliance headliners Billy McComiskey (accordion), Donna Long (piano) and Pat Egan (guitar), as well as some of New York's finest traditional musicians, including old-time virtuoso fidder Rhys Jones.

With special guest step dancer Jonathon Srour, just off a tour with Lord of the Dance, plus champion step dancer Joe Duffey and Abby Lyons from the Teelin Irish Dance Company.

All About Evil Premiere
with Peaches Christ & Mink Stole!
WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 8 PM
TICKETS: $15, $13 members

Midnight movie impresario Peaches Christ (Joshua Grannell), returns to his home state of Maryland to premiere his film directorial debut, All About Evil. This twisted black comedy features Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Noah Segan, cult icon Mink Stole and Cassandra Peterson (known better as Elvira!). Are the slasher films shown at the Victoria Theatre harmless DIY gore or....more?! Mink intros and Peaches performs before the screening! Q & A with Mink and Peaches after.

Click here for tickets; click here for member tickets

SPECIAL SCREENING TONIGHT FOR FRIENDS OF THE MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL

Last minute screening of SECRETARIAT for Friends of the Festival!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Landmark Harbor East

THIS SCREENING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

The first 120 Friends of the Festival to ARRIVE AT THE THEATRE will be given admission to the screening.

ABOUT THE FILM:
Based on the remarkable true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery-with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)-manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DRAGON BOAT RACES RETURN TO INNER HARBOR


Catholic Charities biennial Dragon Boat Races—featuring teams from some of Baltimore’s leading organizations and businesses—will take place on Saturday, September 11, from 8–4 PM in the Inner Harbor.

Twenty-seven teams and 700 paddlers will compete in 35 day-long races for the coveted Dragon Cup. The festival includes races, drummer’s hat and whimsical song contests, music and thousands of screaming fans.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake will speak at a 12:20 PM Ceremony to honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, PA. There will be a huge sing-along of “God Bless America” at the end of the short ceremony where all paddlers and spectators will join in. (Left: the Harkins Builders team from 2008) 

Mayor Rawlings-Blake is also a paddler on the Dragon Boat Team sponsored by the Office of the Mayor.

This event looks like a winner for the entire family. What could be better than an afternoon down at the Inner Harbor, cheering on the valiant and stalward rowers in their Dragon Boats while comemmorating our losses on 9/11? It's a teachable moment, a sober reminder of a terrible day and a time to share some excitement with friends and strangers. Put this event on your calendar. If you miss it, you will have to wait until 2012—and you don't want to have to do that!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mobtown is terrified to bring you its Thirteenth Season! This year, they focus on—the Truth!

Mobtown Theatre sounds like a fun place for the dramatic arts. Their eclectic range of productions—some new, some old, some classics—sounds very intriguing! Below you'll find the plays they've scheduled for 2010–2011. Tickets are on sale now!


Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, True Blood, American Beauty)
WHEN: September 24–October 16, 2010
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, select Sundays at 3 PM
WHERE: The Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114, Baltimore, MD 21211

During a grand wedding reception on the grounds of a Southern estate, five bridesmaids are holed up in an upstairs bedroom, determined to avoid the festivities at all costs. Written by Alan Ball, this comedy offers a frequently hilarious, sometimes touching, look at the intricacies of friendship and love.

She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith
WHEN: January 14–February 5, 2011
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, select Sundays at 3 PM
WHERE: The Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114, Baltimore, MD 21211

The constraints of polite society are challenged by youthful desires in this classic Comedy of Manners by Oliver Goldsmith. Over the course of an evening, practical jokes are played, identities are mistaken and lovers conspire, spurring an absurd chain of events that will keep you laughing to the very end!

CENTERSTAGE SETS CABARET SERIES


KT Sullivan: Colored Lights
WHEN: September 16–16–19, 2010
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE'S intimate Head Theater

This legendary performer's new show tracks the hilarious story of a singer's ups and downs from the sticks to Broadway.

Euan Morton
WHEN: October 14–17, 2010
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE'S intimate Head Theater

A sensation in last year's first Cabaret Series, this spirited crooner's set included everything from show tunes to Joni Mitchell to original melodies.

Charlotte Cohn
WHEN: February 24–27, 2011
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE'S intimate Head Theater

A veteran of CENTERSTAGE and the Israeli Army, acclaimed for her work in the Baz Luhrmann, Broadway production of La Bohème, debuts her new act.

E. Faye Butler
WHEN: March 24–27, 2011
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE'S intimate Head Theater

The rousing performances of this CENTERSTAGE Associate Artist in shows like Ain't Misbehavin'; Dinah Was; and Caroline, or Change have made her a Baltimore must-see.

Kingsley Leggs
WHEN: May 19–22, 2011
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE'S intimate Head Theater

He stole Baltimore's heart in Two Gentlemen of Verona (and has returned to do it again in The Wiz); he stole America's heart as Mister in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. The Color Purple.

CABARET Series SAVE 25%
All 5 cabarets for $130

AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! FEATURES TIM GREEN QUINTET THIS WEEKEND

If you are a jazz lover (or love music of all kinds), you won't want to miss Tim Green's concerts at An die Musik Live! on North Charles Street this weekend. Green is a Baltimore native, as is Josh Ginsburg, who plays bass.

TIM GREEN QUINTET FEATURING PIANO LEGEND MULGREW MILLER

WHEN: Friday, August 27, 8:00 & 9:30 PM
WHERE:  An die Musik Live!, 409 North Charles Street (Second Floor), Baltimore, Maryland 21201     410.385.2638
TICKETS: $20/$15 for student and seniors


Tim Green, Alto
Warren Wolf, Vibes
Josh Ginsburg, Bass
Uylsses Owens, Jr., Drums

In a childhood filled with early musical experiences, mostly playing gospel music in his church and R&B and blues at dances, Mulgrew Miller was constantly meddling in jazz piano, and established a trio in high school that would play cocktail parties. Miller admits that they didn't really know what they were doing and were merely "approaching jazz". Miller is said to have set his mind definitely to becoming a jazz pianist after seeing Oscar Peterson (a first for Mulgrew) on television. Much of Mulgrew's playing has the same technical prowess so often connected with Peterson.

In 2006, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Performing Arts at Lafayette College's 171st Commencement Exercises. Miller is Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University. He was the Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College for 2008-2009.

TIM GREEN QUINTET FEATURING PIANIST ORRIN EVANS 
WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 8:00 & 9:30 PM
WHERE: An die Musik Live!, 409 North Charles Street (Second Floor), Baltimore, Maryland 21201 410.385.2638
TICKETS: $20/$15 for student and seniors

Tim Green, Alto
Warren Wolf, Vibes
Josh Ginsburg, Bass
Billy Williams, Drums

Tim Green, native of Baltimore, is a well-known saxophonist, composer and arranger. Tim was inspired by a family of musicians to get involved with music at the young age of 10. While attending high school, at the Baltimore School for the Arts, he was selected to be one of 25 members, out of 500 that applied, to participate in the All-Star Grammy High School band that gave him the opportunity, at the age of 16, to perform at the Grammys in Los Angeles California.

He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2004, where he studied with world-renowned instructors such as Dick Oatts, Gary Dail, Bob Mintzer and Steve Slagle. In May 2007, Tim graduated from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California with a Masters degree in Jazz Studies. Tim is also a part of the Soulful Symphony, conducted by Darin Atwater, that recently received a residency at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore Maryland.

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/timgreenmusic#ixzz0wE48nIap

Since moving to New York in the winter of 1995 Orrin Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianist of his generation. In a short span of time Orrin has earned the titles of pianist, composer, bandleader, teacher, producer and arranger.

Growing up in a musical city like Philadelphia was extremly important to early development of Orrin’s career. Philadelphia afforded Orrin the opportunity to study informally with the likes of Trudy Pitts, Shirley Scott, Mickey Roker, Bobby Durham, Edgar Bateman, Sid Simmons, and formally with William Whitaker, Jack Carr, and Charles Pettaway. In 1993, after attending Girard Academic Music Program, Orrin was accepted into the Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University where some of his teachers included Kenny Barron, Joanne Brackeen, Ralph Bowen, and Ted Dunbar. They instilled in him the importance of the fundamentals of jazz as well as the necessity of listening to and living the music.

The New York Times described the pianist as “a poised artist with an impressive template of ideas at his command,” a quality that has undoubtedly assisted in keeping Orrin at the forefront of the music scene.

Evans spent 3 years as a teacher at the coveted Germantown Friends School where he taught middle school music and conducted three jazz ensembles. He returned to Settlement Music School to teach individual piano lessons, theory lessons and an advanced jazz ensemble. He continues to be a musical commentator, conducting workshops, clinics and master classes both in the United States and abroad, while continuing to record and tour with his own bands.

Lately Orrin’s greatest joy has been producing projects for other artists like Sean Jones and playing with his own band, which at different times, has included such notables as Ralph Peterson, Jr., Sam Newsome, Ralph Bowen, Nasheet Waits, Reid Anderson, Eric Revis, JD Allen and Duane Eubanks.

Monday, August 23, 2010

SEPTEMBER EVENTS & EXHIBITS @ THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM

ALL ABOARD!
Take the 20-minute round trip ride recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission train rides are $2.00 for adults and seniors and $1.00 for children (2–12); B&O Members are FREE! Train rides are offered Wednesday–Sunday, April–December and weekends in January. Please note that train rides are subject to change or cancellation and are not guaranteed with your visit.

TRAIN RIDE TO MOUNT CLARE MUSEUM HOUSE
WHEN: Saturday, August 28, 11:00 AM
WHERE: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
410.752.2490
With paid admission to the B&O in Baltimore, visitors may purchase a train ride ticket and visit Mount Clare Museum House. Learn the story that connects these two great sites. Tickets for this trip are $4.00 for B&O adult & senior members, $3.00 for B&O children members, $7.00 for adults and seniors, and $6.00 for children (2–12). Duration of this tour including the round-trip train ride is approximately 2 hours.

THOMAS VIADUCT ART EXHIBITWHEN: Now through February 28, 2011, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM*
WHERE: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

410.752.2490

On Thursday evening, July 29, the B&O Railroad Museum and the Friends of the Patapsco Valley & Heritage Greenway celebrated the opening of the 175th anniversary of the Thomas Viaduct Art Exhibit, featuring historic and contemporary artworks of the historic railroad bridge by local artists. Best in Show was awarded to Four of Eight by artist Michael Kotarba. The People's Choice Award was given to The Thomas Viaduct by artist Eric Leland. Support our heritage and view these renderings of a true symbol of early American industrial engineering ingenuity on display now through February 28, 2011, at the B&O Railroad Museum Education Station. Paintings in the exhibit are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the B&O Railroad Museum and the Friends of the Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway. Prints may be purchased at the Museum Store and will be available for pick up on March 1, 2011. For additional information, contact Dave Shackelford at 410.752.2462, ext. 215, or chiefcurator@borail.org.

*Please note that this exhibit is closed to the public on days when the Education Station is reserved for private events.

For membership opportunities, visit MEMBERSHIP or call the Membership Office at 410.752.2490, ext. 205

CHOO CHOO BLUEVILLE
Now Open Daily!

On Friday, August 20, the B&O Railroad Museum opened its new kiddie train ride for children. This new, beautifully landscaped structure with running water measures 4700 square feet in diameter, displays 12 miniature buildings and offers children a soundscaped kiddie train ride through the town of Choo Choo Blueville. This new exhibit was made possible by the financial support of Century Engineering and the Nabit Foundation. SMG Architects and Homestead Gardens designed the structure. It was assembled by Homestead Gardens and Museum staff and volunteers.

Daily Operating Schedule*:
  • Monday–Friday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 PM–3:00 PM
Cost: $1.00 per ride or $5.00 unlimited rides for one day with paid admission for children. FREE for children with paid admission to Toddler Time.

*Please note that schedule is subject to change or cancel without notice and is not guaranteed with your visit.


TODDLER TIME
WHEN: Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at 10:30 AM

Children listen to a classic railroad children's book, create a craft and take a kiddie train ride, all included with paid admission. Recommended for ages 2–5.

BOY & GIRL SCOUT RAILROADING MONTH AT THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUMS
During the month of September, Boy or Girl Scouts who wear their scout uniforms to the B&O will receive $1.00 off regular admission. Take advantage of additional savings and reserve your scout group by contacting group sales at 410.752.2462. ext. 205.

THRIFTY TUESDAY
WHEN: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 10 AM–4 PM

All aboard for Thrifty Tuesday! All visitors receive half-price admission the first Tuesday of every month! Tour the Museum's many facilities including the 1884 Roundhouse and climb aboard a real locomotive and touch the most important American railroad collection in the world!

RESTORATION FACILITY TOUR: THE NEW, THE OLD AND THE RESTORED!
WHEN: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 1:00 PM

Take the train ride for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's state of the art restoration facility constructed in 2005 to restore and maintain the museum's locomotive and rolling stock collection. This guided tour is an up-close and personal look at the shop including the machinery used in the restoration process and a peek at some of the "Iron Horses" currently being maintained and restored. Duration of the tour is approximately one hour with an additional 15 minutes for train ride to and from the restoration shop. Space is limited to 25 people for age 13 and up. Ticket cost for the train ride and tour is $10.00 per person with paid admission to the museum.

KidsFEST WEEKEND
WHEN: Saturday, September 18, & Sunday, September 19, 2010, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Discover the adventure and magic of American railroading! Special activities, train rides and children entertainment throughout the weekend. Live performances by Milkshake from Noon to 1:00 PM. There's even a kid's "All Aboard" calling contest. A train load of fun for the whole family!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

KICKIN' IT WITH THE 'RENTS AT CENTERSTAGE FOR KIDS & PARENTS

M&T Bank presents Kickin’ It with the ’Rents!

CENTERSTAGE invites Baltimore-area families to join them and M&T Bank for Kickin’ It with the ’Rents! Parents and kids enjoy a family night to remember, including dinner and a discussion with CENTERSTAGE actors before the show. Members of the Community Programs & Education Department are around to answer questions. Best of all, a Kickin' It evening is only $10 per person—less than the price of a movie ticket! (Note: This is a fabulous way to introduce your children to the theater.)

Please note: Tickets for Kickin' It With the 'Rents! may only be purchased in person or by calling the Box Office at 410.332.0033.

Supported by Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds.

Kickin’ It with the ’Rents Dates for 2010-11

The Wiz
Sunday, October 17, Performance: 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 24, Performance: 7:30 PM

ReEntry
Sunday, December 12, Performance: 7:30 PM

The Second City Does Baltimore
Sunday, January 23, Performance: 7:30 PM

The Homecoming
Sunday, February 13, Performance: 7:30 PM

Snow Falling on Cedars
Sunday, March 27, Performance: 7:30 PM

Crime & Punishment
Sunday, May 15, Performance: 7:30 PM