Wednesday, September 29, 2010

MOVABLE SHAKESPEARE TITUS ANDRONICUS OPENS OCT. 8


Haven't gotten your tickets for Titus Andronicus because you're not sure the "Movable Shakespearience" is for you? Read what some patrons from last year's Movable Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, had to say:

“The idea of moving through the ruins is so inventive and fresh, and it is such a new way to experience the play.” —Hilary Frank

“It really did feel as though we were citizens of Rome at times, and eavesdroppers on the intrigue at others. Like last year's Macbeth, the venue lends itself to the scenes of the play--the ruins themselves add to the ambiance Audience watching last fall's Julius Caesar
and mood. I have been telling everyone who will listen to me to GO SEE THIS PRODUCTION! It is a unique theater experience.”  —Moira Larsen

“The performance was so engaging! I loved the way the actors embraced each new location as we moved through the Ruins. The PFI is already an incredible venue, and I love the intimate feel it provides. Moving through it with the actors made me feel that much more connected to them and the story. “  —Sarah Alouf

Valerie Fenton as Tamora, Queen of the Goths
So why should I see Titus Andronicus? Isn't it famously imperfect? Yup, Titus has a reputation for being flawed, but a lot of Shakespeare fans find it fascinating and a lot of casual theatergoers find it a tremendously exciting evening of theater. As Shakespeare's first and bloodiest tragedy, Titus is, of course, an essential look at Shakespeare's early and developing genius. It is also, despite its richly-earned reputation for over-the-top violence, a riveting, dynamic entertainment that was enormously popular in Shakespeare's day. (Left: Valerie Fenton as Tamora, Queen of the Goths)

It's a play meant to be seen, not read!

McDANIEL COLLEGE PRESENTS CULTURAL EVENTS IN OCTOBER

McDaniel College is offering a diverse calendar of theater, art exhibits and music events throughout October. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 410.857.2599.




THEATER
A Doll’s House
WHEN: Oct. 6 – 9 at 7:30 PM
WHERE:
WMC Alumni Hall
TICKETS: $7 adults; $5 seniors, students and the McDaniel College community
Information: 410.857.2448 or http://www.mcdaniel.edu/3594.htm

Under the direction of Elizabeth van den Berg, associate professor and chair of McDaniel’s Theater Arts department, Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama is brought to life with a cast of exceptional student actors. In Frank McGuinness’ adaptation, Nora Helmer, wife to Torvald and mother of three children, appears to enjoy living the life of a pampered child. But as her economic dependence becomes brutally clear, Nora’s acceptance of the status quo undergoes a profound change.

McGuinness’ adaptation received its London premiere in October 1996 and opened on Broadway in 1997, where the production won four Tony Awards.

ART EXHIBIT
For gallery hours, call 410.857.2595 or visit http://www.mcdaniel.edu/5531.htm

Immemorial Spaces: Paintings and Drawings by Chloe Watson ’07
WHEN: Through Oct. 22; Artist’s reception: 7–9 PM, Oct. 8
Chloe Watson, a 2007 McDaniel College graduate who earned a B.A. and departmental honors in Studio Art, received her MFA and certificate in the College Teaching of Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Interdisciplinary Program in May 2010. Her art explores the psychology of space, light and color and, as she says, allows her “to reconstruct seemingly motionless memories of my past and reinterpret them as mysterious, charged settings wherein only objects reside.”

A Baltimore resident, Watson has exhibited regionally and shares a studio in the Area 405 Building. To view her work, visit
http://chloeswatson.com/home.html.

McDaniel College Biennial Faculty Art Show
WHEN: Oct. 26 – Nov. 12; Opening Reception: 7–9 PM, Oct. 26

Members of the McDaniel College Art and Art History Department will display this multimedia exhibit that includes paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

Works are by Sue Bloom, Michael Losch, Steven Pearson, Susan Scott, Ken Hankins, Kateryna (Katya) Mychajlyshyn, Walter P. Calahan, Emily Grey and Linda van Hart.


MUSIC
Information: 410.857.2599 or http://www.mcdaniel.edu/3490.htm

Monday Night Music presents Jon Seligman and the Interpreters
WHEN: Oct. 4 at 7 PM
WHERE:
McDaniel Lounge
Performing music of the Near East will be Jon Seligman, adjunct Music lecturer at McDaniel and percussionist, Todd Marcus on bass clarinet and clarinet and Harry Appelman on piano. Selections will include: Tunza Hunza (Jon Seligman), Screed II (Seligman), Niyah (Seligman), Wahsouli (Todd Marcus), Korce (Harry Appelman), Kahramana (Farid al-Atrash), Darij (traditional Egyptian), and Iptidan Ilahi (traditional Turkish).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ONSTAGE AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! OCTOBER 1–4

 MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
410.385.2638


Noah Getz Jazz Trio
WHEN: Friday, October 1, 8 PMTICKETS: $ 12/$8 students
http://www.andiemusiklive.com/
410.385.2638

Noah Getz is a Grammy-nominated jazz and classical saxophonist who has performed throughout the United States. He will be joined by jazz pianist and composer Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis( piano) and Andrew Hare (drums) to present their original tunes and to reinterpret jazz standards.

Nu Band
WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students
http://www.andiemusiklive.com/
410.385.2638

Roy Campbell, Jr., trumpet, flugelhorn; Mark Whitecage, alto sax, clarinet; Joe Fonda, bass; Lou Grassi, drums, percussion

The Nu Band is a sparkling, dynamic group of pros—all of whom lead a number of groups, play and record with a variety of world-class musicians, and compose. They have four well-received CD releases available: Lower Eastside Blues (Porter Records PRCD 4025), The Dope and The Ghost/Live in Vienna (NotTwo Records MW788-2), The Nu Band Live (Konnex KCD 5141), The Nu Band/ ive at The Bop Shop (Clean Feed CF002CD).

An Evening of Virtuosity on the Guitar
WHEN: Sunday, October 3, 7 PM 
TICKETS: $15/$10 students
http://www.andiemusiklive.com/
410.385.2638

Slowly becoming one of the most sought after artists of his generation, Russian guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin has performed to sold-out audiences at the Kennedy Center, D.A.R. Constitution Hall, and New York's Dweck Center of Contemporary Culture. The young virtuoso spent six years working under the guidance of guitar luminary, Manuel Barrueco, while earning awards from Theodore Presser and the Grammy Foundation. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute.

Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has performed for the New England Guitar Society, Guitar Masters Series at the Interlochen Guitar Festival, Juilliard’s Wednesday’s @1 Series, Peabody's Thursday Noon series, with the Juilliard Opera Center and as a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. She has been a Guest Artist for Baltimore Classical Guitar Society’s Guitar Day and a master class faculty at the Interlochen Guitar Festival and Workshop.

The Flail
WHEN: Monday, October 4, 8 PM
Tickets: $10
http://www.andiemusiklive.com/
410.385.2638

Dan Blankinship, trumpet; Stephan Moutot, saxophone; Brian Marsella, piano; Reid Taylor, bass; Matt Zebroski, drums

"The Flail is a quintet composed of post-music-school cats in their early 30s who rip up the joint...A touch experimental, a bit cacophonous, The Flail artfully lives up to its name." —Karl Stark of the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Peabody Student Jazz will play prior to the concert.  Come early and enjoy!


DISCOUNT PARKING
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS PRESENTS “BODY & SOUL”


WHEN: October 2–November 13, 2010, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 2, 6–8 PM. Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 AM–5 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
TICKETS: Free
410.578.1919 or visit http://www.baltimoreclayworks.org/

Baltimore Clayworks is proud to host Body and Soul, a figurative ceramic sculptural exhibition juried by Arthur Gonzalez. Body and Soul features artists who use the figure as whole or fragmented, realistic or abstract, utilizing traditional and non-traditional surface treatments and materials.

Marilyn AndrewsFeatured Artists include Crista Ann Ames, Marilyn Andrews (left), Jill Marleah Bell, Liz Bryant, Lori Doolittle, Sean Erwin, Julie Farrar, Laura Farrow, Misty Gamble, Magdalene Gluszek, Barry Goldstein, Alisha Harrison, Liz Howe, Debbie Kupinsky, Laura Marmash, Sherri McWilliams, Richard Nickel, Ruth Ann Reese, Chris Riccardo, Tammie Rubin, Eric Schwartz, Lindsay Sherman, Keith Smith, Mark Nathan Stafford, Hunter Stamps, Lars Westby, Dina Weston-Snead, Cristin Zimmer, Scott Ziegler.

Solo Gallery: Mary K. Cloonan, Scriptorium, a book-themed solo exhibit (Scriptorium: A room in a religious house set aside for the copying of manuscripts)

Mary K. CloonanCloonan explained, "Baltimore Clayworks was founded in 1980 in a de-commissioned library. I enjoyed the idea that my old corner studio space was once home to stacks and piles of books. My current corner studio, in the new addition, overlooks the Gallery Building, which was once a convent. Melding the architectural history of the places that occupy my life, Scriptorium is a meaningful title for my show. I have strong and happy memories of going to the library with my father. I was left to wander the shelves, feeling independent, but always knowing that I could find my dad, if needed, in the Westerns, near the "L"s. The smells and silence were comforting, being surrounded by all those stories and lives and knowledge was exhilarating. Taking responsibility for borrowing a book, handing over your card as a pledge, is still a remarkable ritual. When you lose someone important and close to you, they say it is like a library burning down. I am attempting to rebuild one."

Community Arts Gallery: Portraits of a Community
The exhibition will be shown in the suite of galleries at Baltimore Clayworks, a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two renovated buildings and offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions and programs in the community.

DRAMATIC WORKS IN PROGRESS @ CENTERSTAGE

centerstagelogo Experimental theater is fun! Often, you get to see unusual, sometimes off-the-wall, productions. Some are bombs, some hit the mark. But they’re always interesting. Venerable Centerstage has such a series:

Play Lab Series complement the fully staged Classic Series with three diverse readings of new plays, complete with open rehearsals and our signature Toast Bar. Be the first to hear, and respond to, pieces like an adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Jazz, a sparkling comedy by James Magruder, or a brand new commission by Kwame Kwei-Armah.

This season, Play Lab Series will feature a trio of "homegrown" talent with new works in the throes of development. Three Associate Artists with strong ties to CENTERSTAGE, and Irene Lewis' tenure, return to work in the lab.

Once again the process will be opened up to you with public rehearsals. Dates and times for rehearsals, and information on how to reserve a seat will be posted at www.centerstage.org/playlabs.

Dunkler-Related Disorders
By James Magruder
WHEN: October 7-10, 2010, Thursday at 7 PM, Friday & Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore
410.986.4000

When Cary Dunkler, an AIDS activist at the height of the crisis, returns home to save his sexaholic brother from their mother's religious righteousness, he becomes embroiled in a decades-long delusion that turns the phrase "family values" on its head.  Over one very memorable Memorial Day weekend, the volatile Dunklers duke it out in Associate Artist James Magruder's corrosive comedy about food, sex and intergenerational sin. (Mature themes)

James Magruder was long-time Resident Dramaturg at CENTERSTAGE and continues his affiliation as an Associate Artist. He is known to Baltimore audiences for his fresh, funny translations and adaptations of French classics-including The Triumph of Love and The Miser, as well as Triumph of Love the Broadway musical-as well as for his more personal writing, from plays short and long to his recent, and much-acclaimed, novel Sugarless.

For more information about the Play Lab Series, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.

“SHIPWRECKED!” SETS SAIL AT EVERYMAN THEATRE

Shipwrecked!
An Entertainment.
The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself)

Baltimore Premiere
By DONALD MARGULIES

WHEN: September 22 - October 24, 2010, Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM
WHERE: 1727 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

From the brilliant mind of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies comes this magical tour de force of fantasy and mystery.  Based on a true story, Shipwrecked! is a rip-roaring tale of high-seas adventures, complete with giant sea turtles, flying wombats, a man-eating octopus and Queen Victoria herself!  Audiences young and old are invited along on this spell-binding journey to judge for themselves if all is truly as it seems.  See the show the New York Times has called a "magical theatrical sleight of hand."

This magical mystery tour de force includes Everyman company members Clinton Brandhagen and Bruce Nelson, along with Everyman newcomer Tuyet Thi Pham.

Tickets are already flying so purchase yours today. Click here to purchase tickets.

Everyman Theatre | 2008/09 Season

Friday, September 24, 2010

MAGIC, ILLUSION & MAKE-BELIEVE MEET @ THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM


Enjoy photography and large-scale models by Walter Wick,
co-creator of the popular I Spy series
WHEN: September 19, 2010 – January 2, 2011
WHERE:
The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore
410.547.9000
The Walters Art Museum will host the playful and interactive world of best-selling author and photographic illustrator Walter Wick in the exhibition Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic. Wick is the creator of the Can You See What I See? series and co-creator, with writer Jean Marzollo, of the I Spy books for children. Wick’s books challenge readers to solve visual riddles or puzzles created from the thousands of props he has collected in his renovated firehouse studio. His photographic style, one of precision and detail, will alter the viewer’s sense of visual perception.
This exhibition will consist of 55 large-scale photographs selected from Wick’s books and six models used to craft some of the images, as well as behind-the-scenes video clips to help visitors understand how Wick creates the images in his books.
Walter Wick“The photographs will be enlarged to five or six feet wide with details, colors and tones not possible in book reproductions,” says Wick, noting that the exhibition will present a “playful sense of scale, space and the unexpected.” He honed his skills while working in a commercial studio for several years, experimenting with mirrors, time exposures, multiple exposures, photo composites and other tricks. “Some 30 years later, all the techniques, tinkering and experiments are folded into my work,” Wick comments.
A very special component of this Walters exhibition will be photographs and a model from Wick’s book Can You See What I See? On a Scary Scary Night, which was inspired by the museum’s Chamber of Wonders galleries. In this adaptation of the classic folktale In a Dark, Dark Wood, Wick has taken his photographic technique to new levels in a bold search-and-find book that combines spooky folktales, clever rhymes and stunning images. Can You See What I See? On a Scary Scary Night takes readers on a hair-raising journey through a creepy town all the way to the highest tower in an eerie old castle.
“The Walters’ exhibition will also include the never-before-seen four feet by seven feet Jolly Roger model pirate ship from Wick’s newest book Can You See What I See? Treasure Ship. The model will be accompanied by five large scale photographs from the same book,” said exhibition curator Jacqueline Copeland.
The exhibition at the Walters Art Museum is made possible through the generosity of The Wieler Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum, The CANUSA Corporation Charitable Fund, The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, The Nancy Patz Reading Fund, The Van Dyke Family Foundation, The Linehan Family Foundation/The Ivy Bookstore, Meredith and Adam Borden/The London Foundation, Lynn and Philip Rauch, Mr. and Mrs. Austin George, The Susan Katzenberg Fund and Kate and David Powell.
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic is organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

PUMPKIN THEATRE OPENS SEASON THIS WEEKEND!

Pumpkin Theatre is a great venue for kids to experience theater. There are two shows each day for the next two weekends. And, in October, they’ve got a very interesting art project—glass-blowing, no less—just in time to celebrate Halloween.

Hansel & Gretel HG 2
WHEN: September 25, 26, October 2 & 3 with shows at 1 and 3 PM each day.
WHERE: Pumpkin Theatre, St. Timothy's School for Girls, Stevenson, MD (one mile north of beltway 695) EXIT 22, Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS: at the door, $14
You can still get a five-play subscription by calling 410.828.1814 or visiting their website, downloading the order form and faxing or scanning and e-mailing it to  pumpkintheatre@comcast.net.  Don't miss out! Tickets are selling quickly!
If you paid for your tickets at the end of last season, you still need to fill out your order form to receive your tickets. Please check the "I already pre-subscribed" box and get your order in today! (Left: Elisa Dugan as Gretel, Drew Gaver as Hansel)


PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS! PUMPKINS!glass blowing
Just in time for Halloween! Blow your OWN GLASS PUMPKIN!
(Ages 6 and up).
WHEN: October 23, 11 AM–12 PM, 12 PM–1 PM or 1–2 PM 2010 Clipper Park Rd, #119, Baltimore
COST: $55

WHERE: Coradetti Glass Blowing Studios,
They'll have face painters and crafts, too! 

Call 410.828.1814 and reserve a time now!  SPACE IS LIMITED, and no walk-ins are allowed.

CHUGGING ALONG OUT IN ELLICOTT CITY WITH THE B&O

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B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM
ELLICOTT CITY STATION

july itemsRoads to Rails: The Thomas Viaduct
WHEN: Now – November 7, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
On this 175th Anniversary of the completion of the Thomas Viaduct located in Relay, MD, come view this exhibit on the construction, use and the men who were behind this engineering marvel in 1835. Guest curator James Dilts has put together a collection of pictures, images, and family information related to the building of the Thomas Viaduct. Learn about Phillip Thomas who the bridge was named after and Benjamin Latrobe, the engineer responsible for the project along with the laborers who struggled to build the bridge.


Blacksmith Day
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM
In conjunction with the Ellicott City Fallfest, come experience the sounds and smells of yesterday. Watch Blacksmiths ply their trade on the Plaza of the Station. The Blacksmiths Guild of Central Maryland will have the forges burning and hammers swinging demonstrating the art of forming metal with fire. Children may use rubber hammers and clay to experience how to be a blacksmith. Enjoy this family fun event at the Oldest Railroad Station in America.

Members attend all these events for FREE!  Visit  Membership to become a member.

Ellicott's Tots
WHEN: Thursdays,  10:00 - 11:00 AM

father_son_funEllicott's Tots is a unique chance for children to play, learn and explore at the B&O Ellicott City Station. This four week interactive program incorporates story time, crafts, games and more into a fun activity session for children ages 2-5.

Only $40 for four 1-hour sessions! Limited to 10 children per session; pre-registration required. Program includes admission to museum  and activities available for one child and one adult.

Sign up now for one of the following sessions:October 14, 21, & 28, November 4

Contact Tiffany Shaw, 410.752.2490 x 214 or tiffanys@borail.org

halloween

Save the Date:
Ellicott City Station's Halloween Spooktacular

Ellicott City Station hosts its first Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 30, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Bring your little ghosts, goblin, and ghouls for an evening filled with fun games, treats, crafts, refreshments and more! Party cost is $10 per child. Space is limited. Advance purchase recommended.

To purchase tickets contact:
Tiffany Shaw, 410.752.2490 x 214 or tiffanys@borail.org

LIFT A GLASS WITH JHU FOR THE NEXT 3 FRIDAYS!

WE’RE NOT MAKING THIS UP: IMPROV THIS WEEKEND!

THREE Shows This Weekend!

Back to Back Shows on Friday 9/24 and Saturday 9/25

It's a comedy blitz! They couldn't be satisfied with just one show on a weekend, no. So they added a second. And then, because they'll never be happy unless they're entertaining you, they added a THIRD show this weekend! They're blanketing Baltimore with improv, and you are cordially invited. Bring your suggestions!

Friday at 8 PM: Lekker, Plan B, Gus, and Population: 6 play the Strand.

  • Friday, 9/24 | 8:00 PM
  • Strand Theater | 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
  • Parking: On the street or in the deck across from the Charles
  • Tickets: $10 general, $8 with student or military ID
  • Buy tickets now

Also Friday at 8 PM (I know, right?), Evan the Loyal and Moving Walkways join local improv friends Catapult, comic Dustin Fisher, and singer Roger Friskey for the University of Baltimore's Fall Laughing Show.

  • Friday, 9/24 | 8:00 PM 
  • University of Baltimore Student Center Performing Arts Theater
  • 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave., 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD
  • Parking: On the street or in nearby decks
  • Tickets: $8 general, $5 for UB students
  • Buy tickets now

Then, Saturday at 8 PM, Evan the Walkway (spot the mashup reference and extrapolate, dear comedy fans), Gus, Population: 6, and Lekker play the Strand.

  • Saturday, 9/25 | 8:00 PM
  • Strand Theater | 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
  • Parking: On the street or in the deck across from the Charles
  • Tickets: $10 general, $8 w/student or military ID
  • Buy tickets now

EVENTS AT THE PRATT LIBRARY, SEPTEMBER 27–30, 2010

Here are more things to do at the fabulous Pratt Library for adults & kids—and it’s all FREE! Mark your calendars for the events you’d like to attend (or think your kids might like to attend):
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Anime Review
. An hour of anime and manga with light refreshments.
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, 1531 W. North Ave., 3:30 PM

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28Help for Homeschoolers: computer classes for homeschooled children & teens. Call 410.545.0735 to register.
Orleans Street Branch, 1303 Orleans Street, 12:30 PM

Teen Wii Central. Play Wii or board games.
Central Library, School & Student Services, 400 Cathedral Street, 3 PM

Teen Game Night. Hamilton Branch, 5910 Harford Road, 3:30 PM

Guess That Book, a discussion about “banned books.”
Cherry Hill Branch, 606 Cherry Hill Road, 3:30 PM

Checkers Challenge: play checkers on the giant checkerboard.
Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue, 3:30 PM

Read Me, a teen forum to discuss book themes relating to everyday life.
Light Street Branch, 1251 Light St., 4 PM

Dance: Tracie Jiggetts, co-founder of Happy Feet Dance Troupe, hosts an interactive dance class.
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, 1531 W. North Avenue, 4 PM

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29Dance: Tracie Jiggetts, co-founder of Happy Feet Dance Troupe, hosts an interactive dance class.
Edmondson Avenue Branch, 4330 Edmondson Avenue, 4:30 PM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30Songwriting – Performing Life’s Art. Presented by local artist Jaghai.
Cherry Hill Branch, 606 Cherry Hill Rd., 5 PM

Wii @ Orleans. Play with your friends.
Orleans Street Branch, 1303 Orleans St., 6 PM

For a schedule of September–October events at the Pratt:
http://www.prattlibrary.org/calendar/print/Compass_SeptOct2010.pdf

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

REP STAGE PRESENTS PAIR OF RARELY PRODUCED THEATRICAL GEMS TO OPEN 2010-2011 SEASON

 Two by J. M. Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals


clip_image001Rep Stage, the professional Equity theater in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 18th season with Two by J.M. Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals, directed by Rep Stage Producing Artistic Director Michael Stebbins.

WHEN: October 6–24, 2010,  Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20: 7 PM  (Pay-what-you-can); Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21: 7 PM ($18); Fridays, Oct. 8, 15, 22: 8 PM ($26); Saturdays, Oct. 9, 16: 2 & 8 PM ($20 matinee, $30 evening); Saturday, Oct. 23: 8 PM only ($30 evening); Sundays, Oct. 10, 17, 24: 2 & 7 PM ($24 matinee, $20 evening)
WHERE: Smith Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the Howard Community College campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
TICKET DISCOUNTS: Students $4 off; Groups of 6 or more $3 off; Senior Citizens (60+) $2 off; HCC Staff/Faculty $2 off; Students with ID $12 all shows.Tickets may be purchased by calling the Rep Stage Box Office at 410.772.4900 or online at www.repstage.org.

 
Tickets may also be purchased at the Rep Stage Box Office, Tuesday – Friday from 12:00 – 5:00 PM and 1 ½ hours prior to showtime. The Rep Stage Box Office is located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s lobby @ Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland, 21044.

Student and Group MatineesTickets must be reserved in advance by contacting Yvonne Erickson at yerickson@howardcc.edu or 410,772.4267.




Complementing Two by J.M. Barrie… will be a pre-show lecture by HCC faculty member Fred Campbell on Sunday, October 24, at 12:30 PM. Campbell will speak on “The Great War at Home and in London.”

A post-show reception follows the Saturday, October 9, evening performance, and free post-show discussions follow the October 15 and 22 performances. 

Rep Stage’s Reading Series will feature a play by “Two by J.M. Barrie…” actor/ playwright Jason Odell Williams on October 25 at 7 PM. Both events are free and will take place in the Monteabaro Recital Hall. For more information on these events please visit http://www.repstage.org/.

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals, written in 1917, is about a London chairwoman and the surprising consequences of her lies to “keep up with the Joneses.” After debuting in 1917, the play was revived on Broadway in 1928, in the 1930 film “Seven Days Leave,” starring Gary Cooper, and on CBS television’s “U.S. Steel Hour” in 1956. In 2004 both The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals were presented Off-Broadway at The Mint Theater under the title Echoes of the War.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR WARHOL EXHIBIT

Warhol

 

Opens October 17

Order Your Tickets Today!

See the Pop icon as never before through more than 50 works, including monumental self-portraits, vibrant Camouflage abstractions, collaborations with younger artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, and more.

Immerse yourself in works that reveal the energetic return to painting and creative experimentation that marked Andy Warhol’s last decade—and revisit the politics and Pop culture of the late 70s and early 80s in The Last Decade Lounge.

Want FREE tickets? Become a BMA Member!

DON'T MISS!
WARHOL LATE NIGHT
WHEN: October 30, 6:30 PM – Midnight
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore  443.573.1700 
TICKETS: $10
Party like it's 1979 at the BMA! Enjoy free after hours entry to Andy Warhol: The Last Decade, a '70s dance party, live performances, silkscreen workshops, cash bar, and more!

“If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface: of my paintings and films and me, and there I am.” —Andy Warhol

Image Credit: Andy Warhol. Self-Portrait. 1986. Mugrabi Collection. ©2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

MICA EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2010

THE MONDAY ARTIST AT NOON LECTURE SERIES: SARAH CROWNER
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 27, Noon
WHERE: Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Both a painter and ceramics artist, Sarah Crowner might be considered more of a sculptor. She creates her paintings by physically sewing together sections of painted canvas to form angular, geometric works that “evoke the style of Hard-Edge paintings of the 1950s and 1960s,” according to the Whitney Biennial catalogue, which featured her participation in the 2010 show. “With its associations of domestic labor, the act of sewing also confronts the high seriousness of abstract painting with the unpretentious tradition of craft.” Crowner attended Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and has had residencies in Greece and Portugal, as well as at Hunter College, City University of New York. She will talk about her interdisciplinary approaches to art. (Sarah Crowner, Untitled (Dichotomic Organization, 1959), oil on linen and cloth, sewn, 2009. 30 x 36 inches)

ROWLAND RICKETTS
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 7 PM
WHERE: Main Building: Main 110, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Rowland Ricketts will give a lecture on his work, which explores the science and theory of color through both wearable and artwork fiber pieces. As an artist, he investigates how color’s material substance and the process that gives color form impact the color itself. He is a textiles faculty member at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University.

GARY SHTEYNGART
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7 PM
WHERE: Main Building: Main 110, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Russian-born, U.S.-raised novelist Gary Shteyngart is coming to MICA to read from his much-awaited third book, Super Sad True Love Story. His first novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002), was named a New York Times Notable Book, a best book of the year by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, and has been translated into 10 languages. His second novel, Absurdistan (2006), was a national bestseller and received even greater critical acclaim. There will be a book signing following the reading. (Photo by Lacombe)

THE SHAMAN: A PANEL WITH MINA CHEON, JOHN PEACOCK AND LESLIE KING-HAMMOND
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 30, 5–7 PM
WHERE: Brown Center: Room 320, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

An open dialogue will take place between three MICA faculty members with an interest in the idea of the shaman. Mina Cheon will give a reading of her recent book Shamanism + Cyberspace (Atropos Press, 2009), and a discussion will follow with John Peacock, a professor of American Indian studies at the College and an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation in Fort Totten, N.D. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at MICA.

Monday, September 20, 2010

MUSIC AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! SEPTEMBER 24–30

MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
410.385.2638


MARC RIBOT, SOLO GUITAR
Friday, September 24, 8 & 9:30 PM
20/$15 students

Celebrating the release of Silent Moves, which finds Marc taking another surprising step in a career filled with unexpected turns; performances of gorgeous contemplation that linger on the mind long after they are over.

*MARQUIS TRIO
Saturday, September 25, 2 PM
$12 general/$5 students

Works of Beethoven, Schumann, Piazzolla, d'Rivera, others.

Diane Winter Pyles, piano; Jean-Francois Bescond, clarinet; Igor Zubkovsky, cello

Winter Pyles is an active chamber musician in the Washington, D.C. area. Zubkovsky earned a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody and is a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Bescond currently concertizes throughout France and Europe with the clarinet quintet Octave 5.

ANNUAL JOHN COLTRANE TRIBUTE CONCERT
Saturday, September 25,  8 & 9:30 PM
$20/$18 seniors & students

Carl Grubbs, saxophones; Reggie Workman, bass; Eric Byrd, piano; Eric Allen, drums

Philly native Carl G. Grubbs is 2009 Baker Artist Award Winner, composer, co-founder of the non-profit Contemporary Arts Inc., and is Artist-in Residence at St. Paul School in Brooklandville, MD.

In recognition of international performances and recordings spanning over 40 years, Reggie Workman was named a Living Legend by the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum in his hometown of Philadelphia; he is also a recipient of the Eubie Blake Award.

LISTEN TO THIS SEASON PREVIEW AND FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, September 29, 8 pm
$15/$10 students or Season Subscription: $60/$40 students

Kick off Evolution Contemporary Series' new season with an informal wine reception, a silent auction and brief performances of music from upcoming concerts. More info at http://www.evolutionseries.org/

YUKO FUJIYAMA, PIANO & LISA SOKOLOV, VOCALS
Thursday, September 30, 8 PM
$10

Yuko Fujiyama moved to the U.S. from Japan In 1993 and started performing her original improvisational music in concerts, clubs and festivals in and around New York City and overseas. "She's created her own pass" —Village Voice

Lisa Sokolov is a frontline New York jazz vocalist, improviser and composer. Inspired, her work embraces the best of new music, free and straight ahead jazz.

* Indicates a post-concert wine reception

ART & COMMUNITY AT MICA

WHEN: September 23–October 3, 2010. Opening reception Thursday, September 23, 7–9 PM
WHERE:
MICA’s Brown Center, 2nd Floor, Rosenberg Gallery, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore

Master of Arts in Community Arts candidates from Maryland Institute College of Art explore liberatory arts, theory and practice in their first group exhibition, Centering Humanity: Liberating Art Through Explorations of Self and Community. These six graduate students address themes of community, relationships, creativity and whimsy in their upcoming show in the college’s Rosenberg Gallery.

Participating artists include Tamara Payne, Shana R. Goetsch, Sarah J. Blosser, Anne Kotleba, Alexis Iammarino and Jessica Wyatt. Each artist is unique in her use of materials and process, bringing to the collective her own response to the overarching idea of “community art.”

FILM FUN AT THE MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL

If you are a FRIEND of the MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL, then you can see this film. If you are not yet a friend of this terrific group, what are you waiting for? Especially if you are a film junkie and love film of all eras and all genres! You can join by clicking on the purple text at the bottom of the post!

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE
An unrated remake based on Meir Zarchi's controversial 1978 cult horror film Day of the Woman a.k.a. I Spit On Your Grave.

FREE for Friends of the Festival!
BuriedWHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 10:00 PM
WHERE: The Rotunda
HOW TO GET TICKETS: The first 50 Friends of the Festival to reply to this post with their full names in the body will receive a pass for two to the screening!

MORE ABOUT THE FILM:
A beautiful woman from the city, Jennifer Hills, rents an isolated cabin in the country to write her latest novel. Soon, a group of local lowlifes subject Jennifer to a nightmare of degradation, rape and violence. Left for dead, she returns for vengeance. Trapping her male attackers one-by-one, she inflicts acts of physical torment upon them with a ferocity that surpasses her own ordeal. When the carnage clears, victim has become victor.

Starring Sarah Butler (CSI:New York, CSI: Miami), Jeff Branson (All My Children), Daniel Franzese (Bully), Rodney Eastman  (The Caveman's Valentine, The Opposite Sex), Chad Lindberg (The Rookie),  Tracey Walter (Batman) and Andrew Howard (Transformers 2).

Join Friends of the Festival today to see I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE and many more FREE screenings all year-round!

There is still time to get tickets for
PATHS TO THE WIRE: DAVID SIMON PRESENTS STANLEY KUBRICK's
PATHS OF GLORY

Paths of GloryBook 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 (open to the public)
Call 410.752.8083 to order in advance.
RSVP to the event on Facebook!

Maryland Film Festival will screen Paths of Glory this Saturday, 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. Copies of the new Penguin Classics edition of 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 company’s 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.

THE BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL FEATURES 225+ AUTHORS


 MARK YOUR CALENDARS for The Baltimore Book Festival

WHEN: September 24–26, 2010, Friday & Saturday 12–8 PM; Sunday 12–7 PM
WHERE: Mt. Vernon Place, 600 Block North Charles Street, Baltimore

In 2010, the 15th annual Baltimore Book Festival welcomes more than 225 celebrity, nationally known and local authors, including Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Nigel Barker, Ree Drummond, Michele Norris, Sherri Sheppard, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Jesse Ventura, Warrent St. John, Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy") and Matt & Ted Lee.

Our Children's Bookstore Stage is once again packed with your favorite authors and illustrators. Highlights include: Judith Viorst, Michael Buckley, Peter Earnest, Nikki Grimes, Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier and Carrie Ryan.

FOR A FULL LIST OF 2010 AUTHORS AT BBF, CLICK ON PLAN YOUR VISIT/ PARTICIPATING AUTHORS.

All events and author appearances at the Baltimore Book Festival are 100% FREE and open to the public. Help them keep it that way by making a donation today.


One Maryland One Book
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.

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.

For more information, go to http://www.onemarylandonebook.org/, http://www.outcastsunited.com/

A BID FOR YOUR BID FROM BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS!

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NOT-TO-MISS AUCTIONS!

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WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 6:00–10:00 PM
PREVIEW PARTY AUCTION & DINNER

6:00–7:30 PM:  Cocktails and silent auction
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks in Mt. Washington
8:00–10:00 PM:   Dinner at Marla and David Oros' Home in Roland Park

ARTWORK BY: Connie Imboden, Chih Chi Hsu, John Gill, Richard Cleaver, Joan Erbe, Matt Saunders, Curtis Hoard, Noi Volkov, Loren Lukens, Brad Schweiger, Tom Coleman, John Glick, Karen Karnes, Roy Crosse, Edna Emmett, Leigh Mickelson and many more!

TICKETS:   For more information or to order tickets,
click here to visit our website or call 410.578.1919
Out of town or can't make it?  You can still bid! Click here to view the ONLINE GALLERY of distinctive pieces donated from contemporary artists and collectors for this special preview auction.

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THE CLAY BALL BUY-IT-NOW SHOP

Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase silent auction items BEFORE  they are taken to the gala!  A small sampling of one-of-a-kind items are featured in the shop which is open now through Friday, September. Visit www.eCeramica.org for great deals on jewelry, ceramics, and gift certificates!

To purchase tickets for the 30th Anniversary Celebrations on
Sept 24 & 25th or for more details about the Preview Parties, Gala and auctions,
CLICK HERE!

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