Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CREATIVE ALLIANCE GETS CREATIVE THIS FALL: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Baltimore Improv Group
WHEN: Friday, September 23, 8 PM
WHERE:
  The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $16, $11 mbrs.
Baltimore’s kings and queens of on-the-fly comedy hold court at The Patterson, taking suggestions from the audience and spinning them into skits, songs and situations that’ll leave your head spinning and your sides aching with laughter. If you haven’t seen ‘em yet, what’re you waiting for?
http://www.bigimprov.org/

Tilted Torch: Choose Your Own Burlesque Adventure
WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 8 PM
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $16, $11 mbrs.
Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” kids' books? This is like that with less clothes! With burlesque and circus talents, the sassy girls of Tilted Torch start the story, and let the audience decide the direction! Do you open that closed door? Do you look back? Show up to see what happens!

JOE NORMANMiddle Passage Mural mar 2011Slave Ship: The Middle Passage Today
WHEN: Friday, October 14, 8 PM
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $12, $7 mbrs.
Short performances by Bashi Rose and Rosiland Cauthen include excerpts from Amiri Baraka’s Slave Ship and Hardy and Rose’s film Me, Myself and Us, interspersed with remarks by scholar Dr. Raymond Winbush, psychologist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and artist Joseph Norman, on the occasion of Joe Norman's epic installation of drawings telling the story of the Middle Passage in the Main Gallery. Afterward, the artists, scholars and audience join for an open conversation.

The Charm City Kitty Club presents a Decade of Kitties: the Trilogy!
WHEN:
Saturday, October 15, 2 Shows! 7 & 10 PM
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $15, $10 mbrs.

Episode 1: Trust and Believe
After 10 years of gay cabaret, the Kitty Club stands poised to declare victory! Our Kitty warriors vanquished the deadly foes Sauron, Voldemort and the infinite vortex of lesbian group process. But a new threat emerges: can the Kitty warriors make the world safe again for queer performance art? Our 10th anniversary season opens with Kitty Club all-star Erin Markey, the mesmerizing burlesque of CoCo Monroe and more!http://www.charmcitykittyclub.com/

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble & Special Guests!
WHEN: Friday, November 4, 7:30 & 9:30 PM sharp
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $17, $12 mbrs & students
Maryland's own Footworks is one of the premiere percussive dance companies in the world, with steps learned from Appalachia and Quebec to South Africa and beyond. Washington Post calls them the "Bolshoi of barn dancing," with "rough hewn vigor...whip smart timing and devilishly tricky foot work." Tonight they interweave mountain and urban culture, collaborating with guest performers from Bmore's hip-hop community. With a full live band and big company of dancers this will be an AMAZING show in our intimate theater! Supported by MSAC's Capital Region Touring Program.

Kate Clinton: Glee Party!
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 7 & 9:30 PM
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $30, $25 mbrs, students
Comic, writer, emcee and Gay ambassador to the commentariat, Kate Clinton rolls into Charm City with her 2011 Glee Party Tour, a rolling Restore-to-Sanity rally and celebration of the icon's 30-year career. Problems are solved in less than an hour.  Break into flash mobs of song and dance for no apparent reason. Kate preaches way beyond the choir. If the whole world’s going down, we might as well be gleeful and gay! Valet parking avail. .