Friday, May 27, 2011

CREATIVE STUFF @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE JUNE 1-4

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MARQUEE LOUNGE

CA has opened the Marquee Lounge! The lounge is open Fri & Sat from 5-midnight. Designed by Kroiz Architecture LLC (Gabriel Kroiz) and PI.KL Studio LLC (Kuo Pao Lian and Pavlina Ilieva), the Marquee Lounge is finished with materials typical of Southeast Baltimore; a white marble bar, rolled steel details and salvaged wood finishes. Contrasting with the architects' use of materials is a dramatic, 350 square foot mural by Creative Alliance resident artist Lauren Boilini. Crashing waves of red, orange and yellow suggest birds in flight, or a plunge into a volcano.

The Marquee Lounge is available for private parties and rentals. Long-term plans include food service, programming and expanded hours.

CITY PAPER’S BIG FILM CONTEST!
Shoot. Score. Baltimore Screening Bash
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 8 PM (doors open at 7 PM)
WHERE:
Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $5
Local alt-weekly City Paper brings its third annual short-film contest screening to The Patterson. Ten local filmmakers screen their seven-minute-or-less entries and vie for the SSB grand prize; the audience votes to award its favorite two. Come early for drinks, mingling, and DJ tunes!

POOF
Brinson Renda
WHEN: On view May & June. Artist Talk June 2 at 7 PM
WHERE: 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS: free
Poof explores the ideals of temporary displacement and the influences of a new environment—in this case, Renda’s residency at The Patterson. Against a backdrop of the building and surrounding neighborhood, a ghostly figure is chased across the rooftops of Highlandtown, adapting to the space.

LITERARY DEATH MATCH
WHEN:
Thursday, June 2, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$12; $7 members
The acclaimed series returns! Four writers - Davida Breier, Barbara DeCesare, Dan Fesperman, and Joseph Young - perform their electric work before a raucous audience, and a panel of celebrity judges - Bashi Rose, Jessica Myles Henkin, Joyce Scott - who take turns spouting affectionate, off-the-wall commentary. The two finalists compete in the grand finale, jettisoning literary sensibility for a physical duel (contests have ranged from laser tag duels to trash bag races.

Word is Out – A Pride Celebration!
PIONEERING LGBT FILM!
WHEN:
Friday, June 3, 7 PM
WHERE: 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS: $12; $7 members
Released in 1978, Word is Out startled audiences with its intimate interviews of gay men and lesbians of diverse backgrounds, speaking candidly about their lives. The film was recently restored and rereleased, and the stories are as riveting, scandalous, heartbreaking and heartwarming as they were over 30 years ago. Join us, Lynne Bowman of Equality Maryland & GLCCB as we celebrate Pride Month. Bring a friend!

Grateful Dead Tribute w/ On the Bus and Gypsy Dawg
WHEN:
Saturday, June 4, 8 PM
TICKETS:
$15; $10 members/students
Turn on your Lovelight! On The Bus is one of the East Coast’s premiere Dead tribute bands! Gypsy Dawg has shared the stage with Dave Nelson Band, The Seldom Scene, and Dave Grisman. Tonight, however, it’s all about the Dead. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!