Friday, June 29, 2012

STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE IN MATH TOO!

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summer@bedtimemath.org

www.bedtimemath.org

SPOTLIGHTERS YOUNG ACTORS ACADEMY MARKS 8TH YEAR

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Spotlighters Theatre - Young Actors Academy is thrilled to announce its eighth year, providing an intensive theatre program for Middle and High School students, and an introduction through creative play for Lower School students to the FUN-damentals of theatre and acting.

For more info or to register for the program visit:  www.spotlighters.org/summer-young-actors-academy.html

This year the High School Academy will present William Shakespeare's Scottish Tragedy

MACBETH 

WHEN: Sat, Aug 11, at 2 PM and Sun, Aug 12, at 7 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: available to the public (after July 15) - $12

The Middle School Academy will tackle Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

WHEN: Fri, Aug 3, and Sat, Aug 4, at 8 PM
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: available to the public (after July 15) - $12

The Lower School Academy will present an original work, created using shared and common themes. Students will create the play and full dialogue during the summer 3-week program.

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 PM
TICKETS: FREE at the door

Midtown Academy - Young Actors Academy

Open House to meet the staff and tour the facility
WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 1 PM to 4 PM

Midtown Academy - Young Actors Academy, 1398 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore

For more information on the Academy, including Scholarships and Discounts, please email Jay Gilman at Academy@spotlighters.org

A HOT JULY @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE: WEEK 1

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The Motorettes perform at our Big Show Big Party

The Big Show Big Party wtih The Motorettes
WHEN: Friday, June 29, 7-10 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $5

With 200 pieces of artwork in the Main Gallery and a packed dance floor it must be the BIG SHOW Big Party! More details & tix...

The Beltways & Renegade Soul
WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 8 PM

American Roots Rock & Roll (heavy on the Roll!) at its finest. The Beltways (est. 1994) rock the release of their fourth album Chasing the Sun (Sawng Manufacturing Records). More details & tix...

CAmm Cine Salon

CAmm Cine Salon
WHEN: Monday, July 2, 7 PM

Bring your new film or work-in-progress (max length 15min) and have a critical conversation with peers, moderated by a hard-hitting but benevolent host!  More details & tix...

Femi The DriFish CD Release/B'day Party
WHEN: Friday, July 6
ADMISSION:
$15

Femi "The Dri Fish" and his band the Out of Water eXperience celebrate his birthday with a cadre of poets, performers and musicians, plus his brand new disc Mad As A Hatter. More details & tix...

Old Bay Ceili Band

Old Bay Ceili Band
WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 7 PM
ADMISSION:
$15

The Old Bay Céilí Band plays traditional Irish dance music inspired by the golden era of Irish-American dance halls, infusing that tradition with vibrant new energy.  More details & tix...

ARTIST TALK THIS SUNDAY @ JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY

jordan faye contemporary 1401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 443.955.1547Artist Talk: Lawrence Cromwell, Melissa Matsuki Lillie, Sophia Narrett

WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 1 – 3 PM
WHERE:
  Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, Baltimore

Three artists with exhibitions currently on view will be present to speak and discuss their work with you.     

  • Melissa Matsuki Lillie   I   Transverse
  • Lawrence Cromwell   I   AK AK AK
  • Sophia Narrett   I   Even When It's Hard to See

These exhibitions run through July 28, 2012.

Lawrence Cromwell's mobiles and paintings bring us a rollercoaster of form and image; characters leap through environments of bold color and shape creating an energetic display of tangled cultural and internal forces. Melissa Matsuki Lillie's intricate layered paintings combine abstracted natural forms with a vibrant and precise attention to color. Sophia Narrett's thread-based mixed media wall pieces meld meditative craftsmanship with a critical view of modern social ritual.

BMA KICKS 2012 OFF JAZZ IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERTS ON JULY 7

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Advance tickets for Houston Person, Kevin Mahogany, and Ethel Ennis SOLD OUT – Day of show tickets available at 4 PM, weather permitting

Three of the BMA’s popular Jazz in the Sculpture Garden summer concerts have already sold out, but jazz enthusiasts are encouraged to call 443.573.1701 at 4 PM on the day of the event to get their ticket(s) if the weather is good.  If the conditions are right, 150 tickets will be released for each concert.  This one-of-a-kind summer event brings regional and national talents to perform amidst a fantastic collection of modern art in the Museum’s gorgeous Sculpture Garden. Concert-goers can choose intimate concert seating provided by the BMA or bring their own chairs or blankets for a picnic. An outdoor bar provides sandwiches and drinks for purchase. (Jazz+Dinner tickets from Gertrude’s Restaurant are sold out for the entire series.)

JULY 7HOUSTON PERSON QUARTET
One of the giants of soul- and groove-based jazz, Houston Person’s velvet-toned tenor saxophone has enamored jazz lovers since the 1960s. Throughout his prolific career, often accompanying the late vocalist Etta Jones, Person has remained a symbol of constant swing and good times.

JULY 28THE STEVEN KROON LATIN JAZZ SEXTET
Percussionist Steven Kroon has captivated audiences for more than 35 years, recording and performing with musicians Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, The Temptations, and especially the late R&B legend Luther Vandross, whom he accompanied for 20 years.

AUGUST 4KEVIN MAHOGANY WITH THE DAVE STRYKER GROUP
Baritone Kevin Mahogany has been acclaimed as “The standout jazz vocalist of his generation,” by Newsweek and “one of the first truly gifted male vocalists to emerge in years," by the LA Times. Since the early 1990s, Mahogany has established himself as a leader and innovator in vocal jazz.

AUGUST 18TRACEY CURBEAM
Baltimore-area performer Tracy Curbeam has electrified audiences with her dramatic four-octave range and lively repertoire of jazz, soul, and gospel songs. The band accompanying Curbeam’s incredible voice is the talented group Da’Fellas.

AUGUST 25ETHEL ENNIS
Since releasing her first recording in 1955, Baltimore-native jazz legend Ethel Ennis has toured internationally with Benny Goodman, performed at numerous White House events, and served as Cultural Ambassador for the City of Baltimore—in addition to performing for legions of loyal fans.

Concerts are hosted by the BMA’s Joshua Johnson Council. Media sponsors are City Paper, WEAA 88.9 FM, and WYPR 88.1 FM.

TICKETS are available in person at the BMA Box Office, by phone at 800.919.6272, or online at artbma.org. (Service charges apply for phone and online orders.) Concerts usually sell out; advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Ticket Prices                           General Public        BMA Members

Single Concert*                                 $25                         $18

5 Concerts*                                       $115                       $80         

*Kids 12 & under FREE (tickets required)

In the event of rain
Concerts are held in the BMA Meyerhoff Auditorium. Please call the BMA Box Office at 443.573.1701 after 4 PM for an update.  If the concert is held indoors, Jazz+Dinner ticket holders must call Gertrude’s at 410.889.3399 to make reservations for indoor seating or to obtain a rain check. No refunds or exchanges.

JOSHUA JOHNSON COUNCIL
The Joshua Johnson Council is one of the oldest African-American support groups established by a major museum. Its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African-American communities and the Museum through events, programs, and workshops built around the BMA’s collection of art by African-Americans and its distinguished African art collection.

ABOUT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world—as well as outstanding collections of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, works by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.

AN INVITATION TO AN EXHIBITION @ THE BMA

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SONDHEIM ARTSCAPE PRIZE
EXHIBITION
WHEN:
On View through July 29
AWARD CEREMONY, Saturday, July 14*
WHERE:
  Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
ADMISSION:
FREE FOR ALL

*Galleries Open 6 PM
Award Ceremony 7 PM
Reception 7:30–9 PM

2012 FINALISTS

Lisa Dillin Baltimore, MD
Jon Duff Baltimore, MD
Hasan Elahi Washington, DC
Matthew Janson Baltimore, MD
John McNeil Baltimore, MD
Renee Stout Washington, DC

RSVP by Friday, July 6 to Margo Wright 410.752.8632 or
mwright@promotionandarts.org

A SIZZLING JULY @ THE PRATT LIBRARIES

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Summer Reading 2012

Dream Big, READ! Summer Reading 2012

Dream Big, READ!
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program 2012 at all Pratt Branches

Free Programs All Summer Long  
Summer Reading 2012 is part of Baltimore City's "Super Summer

 

Writers LIVE!

Imperfect Bliss

Susan Fales Hill, Imperfect Bliss
WHEN: Tuesday, July 17, 7 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

 

 

American Tapestry
Rachel L. Swarns, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

 

On the Flip Side of Sound


Valery Ponomarev,
On the Flip Side of Sound

WHEN: Monday, July 23, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

 

Complete schedule

Journey Through American Folk Music

Bing Futch with dulcimer
Take a journey into the world of American folk music with the Appalachian dulcimer and Native American flute.

Journey Through American Folk Music
Performed by Bing Futch

  • Edmondson Avenue Branch  - Thursday, July 12, 12:30 PM
  • Forest Park Branch -  Tuesday, July 3, 1:00 PM
  • Roland Park Branch  - Monday, July 9, 3:30 PM
  • Southeast Anchor Library  - Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 AM
  • Washington Village Branch - Monday, July 9, 11:15 AM

Historic East Baltimore

Pagoda in East Baltimore by Denny Lynch

Historic East Baltimore: A slide-illustrated Talk presented by Denny Lynch

WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 1 PM
WHERE:
Southeast Anchor Library


Celebrate the rich history and culture of East Baltimore through a slide-illustrated talk presented by photographer Denny Lynch.

Calling All Book Clubs!

A special invitation to receive invitations to wine and cheese receptions with some of your favorite authors: Sign up here

INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF CUBA @ EUBIE BLAKE CENTER

CUBA: RITUAL, RESISTANCE AND RESILIENCE

WHEN: July 5-29; art exhibit opening & reception  6-9 PM
WHERE:
  Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street, downtown Baltimore
For more information call 410-225-3130

Artist Anthony McKissic shares his intimate portrait of Cuba.

Cuba: Ritual, Resistance and Resilience is a personal exploration of the lives of the Cuban people. McKissic, a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art and teacher in the Baltimore City school system, began this project in 2004 as “an attempt to gain an understanding of how West African lifestyles could be preserved in the Americas.”

Cuba is a journey brought to life in over eighty black and white photographs and is a portion of a larger exploratory look at the touch of the African Diaspora on countries including Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the United States. McKissic states, “I recognized a connection and kinship. The mannerisms and expressions of the folk reminded me so much of my childhood memories." The communicative dialogue through the lens of my camera sent me on a journey into the diaspora, Cuba being a point of departure.”

Anthony McKissic has shown previously at Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk and Subbasement Artist Studios.

For more than three decades, the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center has sought to bring creative expression and urban consciousness to Baltimore through visual and performing arts education and development opportunities for children, youth and adults in our community.

CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS ACT @ THEATRE PROJECT

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CIRCUS MUTATION

WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 8 PM
WHERE: Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $20

A contemporary circus work by Jeff Calafato and Michele Clark, CIRCUS MUTATION is a co-creation of two formally trained visual artists turned jugglers.

It is the story of two creatures, on a journey of self discovery, evolving as they learn to speak each others language and co-create the world around them. CIRCUS MUTATION blends character, juggling, acrobatics, visual art and a little magic in a brand new, exciting way.

Monday, June 25, 2012

HELP YOUR KIDS AVOID THE “SUMMER SLIDE” BY READING

Parenting.com10 Ways to Get Kids Reading Over the Summer By Melissa Taylor

Motivate your reluctant readers without forcing them to read this summer. Try one or all of these ideas.

1. Choice is essential—let your child choose what she reads, even if it's magazines.

2. Time to read. Do you have a chunk of time in you day to read?

3. Read aloud to your child -- even older kids. Read at a meal or bedtime.

4. "Read" audiobooks - they count as reading for a variety of reasons. Try Playaways (available through our library) or Tales2Go .

5. Read comic books—they count, too.

6. Read with a headlamp and stay up late. Breaking the rules is fun!

7. Get help. Ask a librarian or bookstore employee for suggestions.

8. Start a parent-child book club. Let your child pick the book. Socialization can be very motivating.

9. Get him a library card to use voraciously. (Hint: don't limit the number of books!)

Use bookstore money (or join the library Summer Reading Club and get books and other prizes) as a reward.

More resources:
Reading Rockets website
Scholastic - ideas for reading over the summer
Reading is Fundamental website
PBS Kids reading games

Here's one more secret to motivate your kids to read.

It's really easy. Be a reader YOURSELF!
You know that old adage, "Practice what you preach"? It's a good rule, don't you think? So, if we want our kids to read, we need to read, too.

The Reading Is Fundamental website agrees saying, “As much as they may deny it, most children want to be like their parents. Their lifelong habits start to form at the earliest ages, often by mimicking older members of the family.

EUBIE BLAKE CENTER SPONSORS A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK

The Eubie Blake Center

A Synthesis of Artistic Thoughts: Multicultural Expressions—An Art Exhibition at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center

The current art exhibit at Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center is a collaboration between the center and International Center for Artistic Development. It features work by Camellia Blackwell, Eljay McBride, Van Mai, Matt Fenton, Tommy Roberts, Timothy Handy, Nathaniel Gibbs, Luis Peralta, Jerry Prettyman, Leah Taylor, Karen Gray, Dallin Smith, Kinya Kionoozi and Baba Harry Livingston.

WHEN: until June 30
WHERE:  Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore

Cuba: Ritual, Resistance and Resilience
By Anthony McKissic
WHEN: Opens with a reception on July 5 from 6-9 PM and runs through July. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Eubie Blake Center for more information.


Summer Student Programming by Eubie Blake Center

Learning is year-round at Eubie Blake Center. This year they welcome the pitter-patter of little feet with Parks & People and Muse360. Both groups have set-up bases here at the center and look forward to an eventful summer. In addition, Eubie Blake Center is available for field trips and workshops. Whether you're a large camp group or a parent looking for an interesting and educational family outing, Eubie Blake Center is ready to accommodate you.

The Summer Learning is supported by Kaiser Foundation and John & Camay Murphy Scholarship Fund.

Please direct all inquiries to the Summer Arts & Education Coordinator, Brittany N. Williams. 410.225.3130 / eubieblake@rcn.com

Eubie Blake Center Welcomes Tricksters & Truth Tellers
New Theatre Group Finds Home at Eubie

Eubie Blake Center recently established a partnership with Tricksters & Truth Tellers in preparation for the group's launch and debut show.

Tricksters & Truth Tellers is a Baltimore-based actors' collective dedicated to producing quality theatre both new and published, contemporary and classical. The group is hosting a Fundraiser and Showcase this Friday, June 29th at 7 PM at Eubie Blake Center. They invite guests to enjoy a light reception, lively performances, and learn more about their August production, Tricksters & Truth Tellers.

For more information or to RSVP please call 410.225.3130 or e-mail T3Theatre@gmail.com

Events for the week of June 25th

  • Monday, June 25: Raynfall Dance Studio Summer Youth Dance Program 5 PM.  Drop-in rate: $20 per class, For more information: 410.235.0654 / 443-297-9379 www.raynfalldance.org rfparents@gmail.com
    • Ballet & Tap Level A (Age 5-7) 5-6 PM
    • Ballet & Modern Level B (Beg/Int) 6-7:30 PM
    • Ballet/Pointe & Modern Level C (Int/Adv) 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 26: Karate & Shock Fit Kickboxing 6 PM
  • Tuesday, June 26: African Dance 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 26: Dance Baltimore 6:30 PM - "Dance Attack" for Artscape "Flash Mob"
  • Friday, June 29: BE FREE Friday 7 PM - Baltimore's Liveliest Open Mic, $5 before 8pm / $10 after 8pm Hosted by LOVE the poet
  • Friday, June 29: Tricksters & Truth Tellers Fundraiser & Showcase 7 PM - Enjoy a light reception, lively performances, and learn more about Tricksters & Truth Tellers the show. RSVP at T3Theatre@gmail.com or 410-225-3130
  • Saturday, June 30: African Dance 3 PM - Children's Class 3pm, Teens' Class 4pm, Adult Class 5pm
  • Sunday, July 1: Interpretation Sundays 7 PM - An open mic with a visual twist. $5 before 7:30 PM / $10 after Writing begins at 7 PM, Reading Begins at 8pm

Save the Date

  • Thursday, July 5: Cuba: Ritual, Resistance and Resilience Opening Reception 6 PM - Free & Open to the public, Contact Eubie Blake Center for more information.
  • Saturday, July 7: Keur Khaleyi African Dance Co. Presents Mansa Bakary 2 7:30 PM - At Shriver Hall Auditorium at Johns Hopkins University, Tickets $20-Adults, $15-Age 14-24 with ID, $10-Age 13 & under, All tickets $5 more at the door. Contact Jihan at 443.250.1985 or KeurKhaleyiAfricanDanceCo@gmail.com for more information
  • Wednesday, July 11: Eubie Blake Center's Monthly Jam Session 7:30 PM - Musicians are invited to come share their skills at this monthly open event, Contact Eubie Blake Center for more information.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

TIX NOW ON SALE FOR 2012 BALTIMORE COMIC-CON

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Stan Lee pictureThe Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce that all tickets are now on sale at baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets  for this year's show.

WHEN: September 8-9. 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, September 8th.
WHERE: Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore

Tickets that are now on sale include: General Admission for Saturday and Sunday, as well as Single-Day admission for both days; Stan Lee VIP Experience Tickets for Saturday only; and tickets for photo and autograph sessions with Stan Lee (left) for Saturday only.

"Last year was our biggest year ever in terms of attendance and guest appearances," said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. "This year, we want to offer the opportunity for those who missed out on Stan Lee last year their chance to get in on the action early."

With Stan Lee returning as Guest of Honor this year, tickets are sure to sell fast, so please visit baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets for more information about VIP packagI'll See You In Baltimore 2012es and to purchase your tickets online!

This year's confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan "The Man" Lee (Saturday only!); Laura & Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic www.bloopstree.com); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen:  Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The 'Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com); David Mack (Kabuki); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. The latest developments can always be found on their website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

TIX NOW ON SALE FOR BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK

Baltimore Fashion Week Final

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Day 1 - August 17, 2012

Day 2 - August 18, 2012

Day 3 - August 19, 2012

JOIN THE POOL PARTY @ SINGLE CARROT THEATRE

THE POOL PARTY IS ON!



FOOT OF WATER
by Single Carrot Theatre is

Hylas is alone. After being sexually awakened by the rhythm of the ocean's waves she craves more.  Explore the mythology and mystery of sexuality from the award-winning ensemble that brought you Sects and Violins, Slampooned!, and Illuminoctem.  A theatrical adventure like only Single Carrot can bring.

TICKETS: $10 – 20
FREE BEER AND WINE WITH VALID ID
$10 walk-up tickets are available. Arrive early, because seating is limited.
BUY TICKETS NOW
Make an evening of it! Show your program or ticket stub to the bartender at Liam Flynn's Ale House, 22 W. North Avenue, after ANY PERFORMANCE and receive happy hour prices. That's $1 off cask beers, draughts, rails and wines!

For more info call: 443.844.9253 or e-mail boxoffice@singlecarrot.com

Foot of Water runs approximately 60 minutes and is played without an intermission. Discussions will be held after every performance.

THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS ADULT SITUATIONS, NUDITY, AND IS RATED R.
AIR CONDITIONING PROVIDED.

CSC IS IN LOVE WITH JANE AUSTEN & SHAKESPEARE!

 

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Blythe Coons as Elizabeth Bennet

CSC is often asked if they do other stuff besides Shakespeare. Yeah, sure, you bet. About 1/4 of their shows are non-Shakespeare. They're thrilled to bring Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to life this summer at the PFI.

CSC offers a sparkling version of Jane Austen's witty and beloved romance (the adaptation the Stratford festival produced), complete with glorious Regency-era costumes. Pride and Prejudice has become one of the most popular adaptations on the theater circuit and you'll see why with this lively, funny production.

Pride and Prejudice isn't just chick-lit either. Sure, it's one of the greatest romances in all English literature, but it's also got some of the funniest, most colorful characters you'll find this side of Shakespeare and some of the wittiest, smartest writing as well.

Opening weekend is Jane Austen Weekend, too! They've got lots of special events and Extended Versions throughout the summer for you to have a more in-depth experience.

Tickets are on sale now, and remember, kids under 18 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. The show alternates with Romeo and Juliet through the end of July.

Bring a picnic, your family, wine or lemonade, and enthusiasm for innovative theater to the top of the hill in historic Ellicott City.The gates open 90 minutes before show time so folks can enjoy the picturesque setting and the "Show Before the Show" performed by a variety of artists from around the region and the PreShow Faire which will feature Spoken Word games, a costume tent, and Jane Austen shuttlecock.

It's become Historic Ellicott City's Signature Summer Event and a tradition with families from throughout the region. They hope you'll make it one too.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Romeo and Juliet Runs In Repertory Until July 29

Here's what some of our patrons have been saying about this innovative, high-energy production of Shakespeare's most famous play.

Before the show on Sunday night, a number of young poets performed their work to a multi-generational audience. I met a three year old, a gentleman in his eighties and a rather extensive group of teens.
The taste of “slam poetry” within the design of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet catapulted us into Verona and held us captive as the drama unfolded. Grown-ups and children followed the action on and off the stage and facial expressions mirrored the events and the heartache portrayed throughout the story.

Heartfelt gratitude to CSC for creating an evening of delightful entertainment, powerful theater and an experience of what it feels to stretch the art of Shakespeare into the 21st century without losing the magic of the past.—Gena Rotas

What a simply lovely way to spend a Sunday evening among the Ruins. While my son read his work at the show before the show, it was so nice to sit back from the 'rough' of the day under a clear blue sky to enjoy the trials of Romeo and Juliet. Superb acting, embodying their roles with the passion and spirit of true thespians. Director Jenny Leopold is tried and true to her word about bringing out the best.—Carla Du Pree

WHEN: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 6 PM
WHERE: Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park; overlooking Historic Ellicott City
TICKETS: Adults: $36; Special Thursday Adult Rate: $29; Seniors: $29
Special rate for students under 25 for Thursdays and Fridays: $15
Children 18 and under: FREE (limit two per paying adult)
Two Show Package: $54 (pre-orders only)
Friday Tables For Two: $30; Picnic Tables: $60
Group Tickets: 410.313.8661
All ticket service fees are included in price
Jane Austen Weekend June 22-24

Extended Version Schedule

OPEN CALL FOR SOUND ARTISTS FROM BALTIMORE!

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THE BMA WANTS ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR NEW SMARTPHONE TOUR

The BMA invites the Baltimore sound art/music community to be a part of the reopening of the BMA’s Contemporary Wing in Fall 2012 and is asking sound artists/musicians to create an original composition for inclusion in a new smartphone tour. There will be 3-5 sound artists/musicians selected and each selected sound artist/musician will be awarded a $300 cash prize, permanent recognition in the mobile tour, and an opportunity to perform at the BMA as part of the contemporary collection re-opening celebrations.

Each sound artist/musician, or collective should send a brief statement on why they are interested in this project and one 30-second sample of original music in an mp3 format not exceeding 8 MB. (Samples from previous projects are welcomed.) Alternately, you may submit a link to a website where your music sample can be downloaded/streamed.

E-mail submissions or questions to toursound@artbma.org.

Submissions are due no later than 5:00 PM EDT Friday, June 29.

Click here for more details on the application and selection process.

NEW “NEW SUMMER HOURS” @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

NEW SUMMER HOURS

(Yes, they're different from last week's announcement!)

After receiving feedback from our students and gallery patrons, Baltimore Clayworks has changed the "new" Gallery Building hours to an even better schedule!

Starting Saturday, June 23, the new gallery hours are:

MON-WED 10 AM-5 PM; THURS - FRI 10 AM-7 PM; SAT 12-5 PM

Please join them this Saturday evening, June 23, 6-8 PM for the opening reception of three exhibitions: Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist, Shalya Marsh; Resident Artist, Nick Ramey; and Clay, Wisdom and Baltimore.

WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
410.578.1919
www.baltimoreclayworks.org

BALTO FASHION WEEK TO AWARD COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Balto Fash Week Scholarship Award

Do you need money for college?

Well let Nixon Development, Inc. assist you with that financial dilemma. Get your registration documents on the event site or from NDI's website—www.nixdevinc.org

In 2011, Keira Joyner of Savannah College of Art & Design was the FIRST recipient of the Baltimore Fashion Week Scholarship Award.

The Baltimore Fashion Week Scholarship Award is presented each year to registered, full-time students, who are on track to earn their Associate of Arts (AA) or Bachelors degree in any educational field from an accredited college or higher learning institution. A higher preference is placed on applications received with an emphasis in the field of:

  • Business Administration;
  • Business Marketing;
  • Business Management;
  • Arts & Sciences;
  • Journalism; or
  • Fine Arts

The Scholarship will be awarded to eligible and qualified students who are currently enrolled or will be entering a college/university majoring in the field of Business Administration or Fine Arts.

The form is also located on the event site of Baltimore Fashion Week - www.baltimore-fashionweek.com.

Friday, June 22, 2012

AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! JUNE 25-30

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

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410.385.2638

PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS
WHEN: Monday, June 25, 7:30 PM
ADMISSION:
$5

Adam Corson, sax; Jon Guo, bass; Kevin Clark, guitar; Byung Kang, drums

DC Djangofolies Festival:  Mary Alouette
WHEN: June
26 – Tuesday, 8 PM
TICKETS:  $16

A gypsy jazz vocalist with a penchant for beautiful music and dangerous rhythm. The music of Django Reinhardt, opera, and electronic music segue into gypsy jazz in original compositions.

Art of Trio
WHEN: June
28 – Thursday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $10 per set/$15 both sets

James Brandon Lewis, tenor; Maryclare Brzytwa, flute/vocals; Kevin Robinson, baritone sax

The experimental music trio of Maryclare Brzytwa, James Brandon Lewis and Kevin Robinson transverse through the diverse lenses of their varied musical backgrounds. Rhythmic grooves and microtonal clashing emerge from improvisational approaches rooted in jazz, classical and electronic music as well as spontaneous composition and call and response.

Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio
WHEN: June
29 – Friday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students

Sunna Gunnlaugs, piano; Þorgrímur Jónsson, bass; Scott McLemore, drum

Long Pair Bond the new trio album by Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs, marks her move home after spending over a decade in Brooklyn playing mostly in quartets with saxophonists like Tony Malaby, Loren Stillman or Ohad Talmor.

Born in Iceland 1970, Sunna Gunnlaugs came to the United States to study jazz at William Paterson College in New Jersey in 1993 and upon graduation moved to Brooklyn, NY where she became a facet of the original jazz scene. She has previously released six CDs and has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Singer-Songwriter & Guitarist Peter Maybarduk
Baltimore Debut
WHEN: June
30 – Saturday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students

Eloquent singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Maybarduk has circled the globe many times in his work as a human rights attorney. In each locale, he breathes in rich experiences, listening deeply to the music played and stories told.

He is a rare pop lyricist, writing about complex situations and challenges from first hand experience. His lyrics convey the eye of an artist, the soul of a peacekeeper and the questioning nature of a keen intellect. A storyteller akin to Alejandro Escovedo, his words carry the honesty and power reminiscent of Eddie Vedder—and one imagines his star steadily rising.

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper

Thursday, June 21, 2012

DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA TONIGHT @ THE THEATRE PROJECT

BLURRY LINES: New Works in Dance

WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 8 PM
WHERE:
Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $12

BLURRY LINES compiles eclectic dance pieces that blur the lines between what is "pop"/"club" dance, "contemporary" dance and performance art. The evening is sure to aesthetically entertain and stimulate new perceptions of dance/performance on stage and in society.

BLURRY LINES includes new dance works by Claire Côté, Jake Dibeler, Isa Leal, Alex Licata, Caroline Marcantoni, Sigrid Lauren and Monica Mirabile.

Featured will be the group piece "Trans-Actions", recently premiered at the Ufer Studio in Berlin, Germany. Trans-Actions addresses the numerous ways our globalized, hybrid society participates in transactions; that is, giving and receiving information and money both virtually and inter-personally. It questions how these transactions affect us, revealing how we create a hybrid culture from these experiences. The music of SFTSTPS and choreography by Claire Côté in collaboration with the dancers reflects a hybrid form in that it mixes club music/dance with a "contemporary" and pedestrian quality.

The choreography is influenced by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Beyonce Knowles.