Baltimore Playwrights present
A HALLOWEEN HAPPENING AT GERMANO'S
WHEN: Friday, October 26; Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining; Performance begins at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $10 cover is a tax-deductible donation to the Baltimore Playwrights. $15 food/drink minimum.
CALL 410.752.4515 FOR RESERVATIONS.
A staged reading of short modern plays fancifully inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's greatest short stories. Written and performed by many of Baltimore's most talented playwrights and actors. What better way to celebrate one of Baltimore's favorite writers?
METRO JAZZ VOICES
Four Part Harmony: Great American Songbook
WHEN: Saturday, October 27,
at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $15 cover.
Metro Jazz Voices, from Detroit, renders jazz standards and popular favorites in sophisticated four-part harmony, both acappella and backed by a superb rhythm trio. Selections from all eras of the Great American Songbook are featured, from standards like "Pennies from Heaven" and "Over the Rainbow" to pop classics like "Me and Julio, Down by the Schoolyard" and "Color My World."
Mark Styker, of the Detroit Free Press, describes MJV as "a quartet of singers specializing in alluring harmony and animated spirit." Meri Slaven, Trish Shandor, Carl Cafagna and Jeremy St. Martin are the 'voices', and instrumental support is provided by Scott Gwinnell, piano, Jordan Schug, bass and Jesse Kramer, drums. Cafagna also adds saxophone and flute into the mix. A musical feast that is fine art and high entertainment. —www.metrojazzvoices.com
Compass Records recording artists
WHEN: Sunday, October 28, at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $20 cover. $20 food/drink minimum
Consistently at the top of the Bluegrass Today charts...Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein with modern sensibilities. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass... Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet... —A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker