Friday, June 28, 2013

A BUSY JULY @ JHU MUSEUMS

WHEN: July 14
Wedding Anniversary Tea
Celebrate the 213th wedding anniversary of Charles Carroll Jr. and Harriet Chew Carroll by savoring a traditional tea at their country house, Homewood. Learn about the lifestyle of one of early America’s most socially prominent families as you dine in the elegant reception hall, designed to be one of the coolest rooms in the house during the summer months. MORE »

 

Artist's Tour:  July 18
In Each Other's Shoes: The Art of Loring Cornish
Honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, this outdoor exhibition of ten sculptural panels by Baltimore mosaic artist Loring Cornish visually narrates the struggle for civil rights in America. MORE »

 

WHEN: July 18
Summer Evening at Evergreen
An artist’s exhibition tour by Loring Cornish of In Each Other's Shoes, a display of rare Shakespeare material, and Evergreen's newly-restored historic kitchen are highlights of this special after-hours event, which culminates in an outdoor performance of Hamlet by the Shakespeare Factory. MORE »

 

WHEN: Begins July 25
Federal Fashions Program Series
This enlightening series of programs on Federal and Regency Era dress with costume historian Ann Wass includes talks and hands-on workshops related to American fashions of the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries. MORE »

Thursday, June 27, 2013

LOTS OF THINGS TO DO @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE THIS JULY

karizMake a Music CD with Kariz
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 3-5 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3434 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TUITION: Free
MORE INFO »
Ages 7-11

Impress your friends with your very own music CD! Work with professional producer Kariz (Marcel Martin) developing your own lyrics and beats. Discover how computer software is used to generate rhythm and movement in a music composition. No experience is necessary. Parents are welcome to assist. Pick up your final CD on Wed, Jul 10 (3-5 PM).


http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/fundamentals-stop-motion-animation

Fundamentals of Stop Motion Animation
with Jeffrey Gangwisch
WHEN: Tuesday,  July 9, 7-9 PM
TUITION:
Adv Reg $60, $55, Late reg $65, $60
REGISTER »

Bring everyday objects to life through the timeless art of stop motion animation. Led by Filmmaker-in-Residence Jeffrey L. Gangwisch, this three-day course teaches you how to use basic lighting, camera work, timing, and simple post-production techniques. (Photo credit: Jordanhill School D&T Dept.)


quilt Create a Picture Quilt!
WHEN:
3 Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25; 6:30 – 9 PM 
TUITION:
Adv Reg $175, $160. Walk-in $185, $170 mbrs.         
REGISTER »

Whether you create your own detailed drawing, or work from another image, you'll conclude this workshop with a great quilt square. You'll learn fast and innovative ways to create images using fusible web. Some quilting experience is needed. Janet Waters has taught at CCBC, Roland Park's Kaleidoscope, and St. Ignatius Loyola Academy. Her quilts and wearable art have been exhibited at McDonogh School, Community Folk Arts Center in Syracuse, NY, James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan University, and others.

Materials: Bring rotary cutter, cutting mat, assorted quilting fabrics (1/4 yard minimum), quilt ruler, quilt marking pencil, Wonder Under fusible web, Low loft batting (not polyester), sewing shears, small scissors, and any embellishments you want (buttons, etc.). Limited capacity! 


kerplunk

Kerplunk!
Free Saturday Family Art Drop-in
WHEN:
Every Saturday, Jul 13- Aug 10; Noon – 3 PM     
ADMISSION:
FREE!     
MORE INFO»

Tour our exciting art galleries and enjoy some family time making art together at our free Saturday drop-in art class, Kerplunk! No reservations or registration necessary. Stay as little or as long as you'd like to create your masterpiece! All ages welcome. Craft-kid friendly art projects change weekly and are based on our current exhibitions. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.


woodberry

Woodberry Cocktails
with Corey Polyoka
WHEN:
Wednesday, July 17, 7:30-9 PM
ADMISSION: Adv Reg $40, $35 mbrs. Walk-in $45, $40 mbrs.
REGISTER »

Emphasizing homemade ingredients and raw creativity, the cocktails at Woodberry Kitchen have their own following. Mixologist Corey Polyoka shares their approach. In a new twist on this fantastic workshop, Corey will talk about the drinks. He'll share their history, his techniques, and the latest trends of the craft while you make them at your station! In the Marquee Lounge.


art cartFree! Art Cart Building Demo
WHEN:
Thursday, July 25, 6:30-7:30 PM & Saturday, July 27, 1-2 PM
WHERE:
Loading Dock, 2 N. Kresson St. Baltimore
410.558.3625. 
MORE INFO»

Prepare in advance for the All Ages Art Cart Derby, September 2013! Learn the process of building the cart and leave with a list of materials needed. View a showcase of 2011-12 amazing community-made art carts!

RSVP to Kjoost@loadingdock.org 

This is a Community for All Ages (CFAA) program of Creative Alliance, Southeast CDC and Banner Neighborhoods funded by Baltimore Community Foundation.


art critic

Become a Visual Art Critic
WHEN:
Saturday, July 27, 1-3 PM  
TUITION:
Adv reg $25, $20 mbrs. Walk-in $30, $25 mbrs.              
REGISTER »

Art is meant to be looked at, discussed, and argued over. Without a lively discussion, especially one that is documented, most of the artwork created locally is never seen or understood. In collaboration with Bmore Art, Cara Ober and Creative Alliance enhance the artist's natural sense of inquiry and engagement through this workshop. The Bmore Art Blog came about from the critical shortage of writing about local art. This workshop shares exercises, rules, secrets, and skills that can transform an armchair opinion into a solid written discourse.


screenplay

How to Write A Screenplay in 10 Weeks
WHEN:
Saturday –Sunday, July 27-28, 10 AM – 6 PM    
TUITION:
$375 for both days.
REGISTER »

The Crash Course

This two-day intensive will quickly jump start your scriptwriting process. By the end of this intensive weekend workshop, you will leave with a rough outline for a feature film! Utilizing Marilyn Horowitiz's writing system, you will create a screenplay that clearly expresses your character's wants and needs. By working with your character first, the plot of your screenplay becomes organic and pleasurable. You'll learn that by writing a better first draft, revision is easy and perfection is possible.

Day 1: Character
By the end of day 1, you will have created all of the major characters in your story and will know them as if they are old friends-or enemies.

Day 2: Plot
By assigning your character the proper roles in your screenplay, you will plot the events in your story using the Mythic Journey Map, an intuitive method of creating a traditionally structured three-act plot. You will create an outline that will prepare you for a methodical and fun execution of your script.

Materials: Two required texts for the class are How To Write A Screenplay in 10 Weeks ($49.00) and The Four Magic Questions Of Screenwriting ($29.00). Both are available on Amazon.com. Recommended that students have read both books before the class. Books are NOT included in workshop cost.

SUMMER AT THE PRATT LIBRARY THIS JULY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Summer Reading Program for All Ages 

Summer Reading 2013
Summer Reading Program
Continues to August 3
Register today and enjoy FREE programs!

Brown Lecture Series 

Shocking the Conscience
Simeon Booker, Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement
WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

Writers LIVE!

GlennFrankel
Glenn Frankel, The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

 


Long Division
Kiese Laymon, Long Division
WHEN: Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

 

 

Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, AMERICANAH
WHEN: Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

Full Schedule

But...Naked Honest?  

Troy Rawlings
Meet Author and Comedian Troy Rawlings
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 3 PM
WHERE: Pennsylvania Avenue Branch

Read Down Fines

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Wipe your slate clean! Children and teens can erase library fines by reading at the library! 

Learn more: Read Down Fines

BLASTERTHON PAYS HOMMAGE TO DR. AL ACKERMAN THIS WEEKEND

BLASTERTHON
Two great events in honor of Al Ackerman this weekend with local and remote artists of note

upcoming eventWHEN: Friday, June 28, 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Red Room, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6 

WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 8:00 PM
WHERE: 5th Floor H&H Building, 405 W. Franklin St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6

Dr. "Blaster" Al Ackerman (C.A.S.F.C.) was one of the greatest absurdist and black humor writers of the 20th century (not to mention being a great, inscrutable visual artist) and one of our very own here in Baltimore. His medium, MAIL ART was one of the least respectable art forms--which entirely suited him. After living in Baltimore (and working at Normals books and Records in Waverly with us) for about 15 years, he passed away from a brain tumor while convalescing with his family in Texas on March 17th, 2013.

The Blasterthon is performances of his works, stories and hommage to this rare bird at The Red Room and The 5th Floor of the H&H Building,  28th and 29th.

This is the second of two nights at The Red Room.

Friday Night at Red Room:

  • John Berndt (MC/reading)
  • Kate Porter and Megan McShea duo
  • tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (reading)
  • E.J. Barnes (reading)
  • A play by Stephanie Barber and Lexie Mountain
  • tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE “This Will Explain” (video)

Saturday Night at H&H 5th Floor:

  • Ric Royer (MC)
  • Popeye Sleaze Steele’s “Kant’s Gnawser” video
  • Istvan Kantor Monty Cantsin? Amen! (séance)
  • Tom Boram on “Puffy Treats”
  • Geodesic Gnome performs “Not Ideas about the Gobbling, but The Gobbling Itself”

EVENTS FOR ALL BALTIMORE THIS JULY

Baltimore 4th of July Fireworks Show
WHEN: July 4, 7–10 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts,
Inner Harbor, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE

Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor! The Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration takes place Thursday, July 4, 2013. The holiday celebration features live music starting at 7 PM with U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade performing Top 40 tunes, followed by an amazing fireworks show at 9:30 PM. Entertainment takes place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets.


ARTSCAPE 2013
WHEN: July 19-21
WHERE: Baltimore Office of Promotions and Arts
Mount Royal and Charles Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE

Artscape is America's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.


Bach's Greatest Hits from Bach in Baltimore at Artscape
WHEN: Sunday, July 21, at 3:30 PM (performance will last one hour)
WHERE:
Falvey Hall at the Brown Center, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE

Bach In Baltimore (formerly The Bach Concert Series) presents excerpts from some of Bach's most beloved works, including the Mass in B Minor, the Easter Oratorio and other great cantatas, at Artscape 2013.


Heritage Walk and Fell's Point Heritage Walking Tours
WHEN: 04/16/2013 – 11/03/2013; Heritage Walk Every Saturday/Sunday 10:00 AM; Historic Fell’s Point –Every Saturday/Sunday 11:00 AM
WHEN:
Baltimore National Heritage Area, 401 Light Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10

We’re back! Get the lead out and put on your walking shoes and take an urban hike.

The Baltimore National Heritage Area offers guided walking tours through several historic neighborhoods. Tours are led by trained and uniformed Urban Rangers who share stories of Baltimore’s fascinating history. Each tour showcases the city’s distinct and beautiful landmarks and historic sites. Heritage Walk and Fell’s Point Heritage Walking Tours on weekends only.

FUN STUFF AROUND BALTIMORE THIS WEEKEND

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
WHEN: Friday, June 28th, 8 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $25

Young leaders of Italy’s new wave, this dancer and dynamic seven-piece band hail from the Puglia region. They lead southwestern Italy’s pizzica taranta music and dance tradition while also disseminating a re-invented twist for a global audience. The ensemble, founded in 1975 by Daniele Durante, is now led by his son Mauro, a noted percussionist and violinist.

“…their performance was a triumph…. A fiery, rhythm-driven set that electrified the packed Marlin room.” —Pop Matters


Baltimore Improv Group Double Show Weekend!
WHEN: Friday, June 28, 8 PM; Saturday, June 29,  8 PM
WHERE: The Strand Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $10

The Baltimore Improv Group returns to the stage of the Strand Theater again for two nights of hilarious improv comedy. Four troupes take the stage each night to create fun scenes based on audience input.


Capoeira Beginners Course
WHEN: Tuesdays:June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
WHERE:
International Capoeira Angola Foundation of Baltimore, 1 N. Charles St
Direct entrance is on Fayette St. (between Charles and St. Paul Sts.) across from the Burger King, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
TUITION: $75.00

Interested in Capoeira? Well come out on June 25th to learn the rudimentary movements, songs, and philosophy of Capoeira Angola. Participants will enjoy 5 weeks of classes. The uniform shirt is included in $75 course cost. (Long black pants and non-marking athletic shoes should be worn.)

CABARET REIGNS SUPREME @ GERMANO’S TRATTORIA

Guitarist Joshua Breakstone: Fire in Velvet
WHEN: Friday, June 28; Performance starts at 7:30 PM.
Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's,

300 South High Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $20

Noted New York be-bop guitarist Joshua Breakstone has just added a stop in Baltimore to his world tour. (He tours twice each year in Japan, Europe and in the U.S.)

"Fire in velvet. A fitting description of Joshua Breakstone's jazz guitar." —The Santa Fe New Mexican, Paul Weidman

Breakstone's playing emphasizes inventive, lyrical single-note melody lines. Though his fingers have been described as 'continual blur' onstage,he never lets frenetic technique detract from his interesting melodies which always have both intellegence and feeling behind them. Breakstone says 'Jazz should sing, be pretty to listen to, and feel good',and he is true to his philosophy. To anyone who has heard him, it is clear he is on his way to making his mark as one of the great jazz instrumentalists." —The Bass Clef, London, England


An Evening of Latin Jazz and Gypsy Swing with Véronneau
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, Performance starts at 7:30 PM; Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE:
Cabaret at Germano's, 300 South High Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
ADMISSION: $20

Véronneau is an acoustic, song-based group playing World-Jazz, Bossa Nova,Gypsy Swing and much more. At home in an intimate jazz club, world music or folk festival, Véronneau are audience favorites performing in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Lynn Véronneau lights up the stage, engaging the audience with her vocal interpretations. Véronneau's first album release Joie de Vivre (Joy of Living) quickly climbed into the top of Jazz Week's World Music chart and reached Top 10 status in a number of North American stations.

Their 2012 recording, Jazz Samba Project, celebrates 50 years of Bossa Nova, The CD has received rave reviews from all around the world and enjoyed a long run in the top half of the national Jazzweek Jazz Chart and has been a Top 10 hit regionally in the US and Canada.


Barbara Papendorp
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, Performance starts at 7:30 PM; Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's, 300 South High Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
ADMISSION: $15

Singer-actress Barbara Papendorp (who spent much of her childhood in Paris) has been seen with many of Washington’s theater companies, including Forum Theater, Washington Shakespeare Company, Le Neon, and American Century. She returns to Germano's with a sweetheart of a cabaret. We hope she will perform songs from her terrific newly released CD, TAKING REQUESTS: From Paris to Porter! Musical Director, Amy Conley, accompanies on piano.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PETER BEETS TRIO CONCERT CANCELED

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Peter Beets Trio concert scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, June 27, has been canceled.  An die Musik Live! hopes to invite Peter back the next  time he tours the U.S.

Tickets bought via InstantSeats will be refunded.

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

THE ARTS MAVEN IN ANOTHER LIFE:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WE HIT A MILESTONE! THANK YOU TO OUR READERS!

Dear Readers,

We are so EXCITED! We hit 100,000 pageviews this week! What a milestone! When we see numbers like that, we are sure we are onto something important.

We hope that you will continue to support the art events, artists, theaters and other cultural happenings we post about in Baltimore. Be sure to tell them that you heard about their event in the Charm City Arts Maven blog.

It’s been a great ride! Here’s to the next 50,000 (we won’t be greedy).

Please know that none of these postings are paid for. This blog is a true labor of love.

Thanks for your interest and support.


Best,

Ruth Ross and Natalie Sherman
www.charmcityartsmaven.com

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PERFORMS BARDIC COMEDY UNDER THE STARS JUNE 21-AUGUST 4

 

STYLE Magazine

It's rambunctious. It's silly. It's love!

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's

TAMING OF THE SHREW

WHEN: June 21 – August 4
WHERE:
under the stars at PFI Historic Park in Ellicott City
TICKETS:
Two children admitted free with each ticketed adult.
Wednesday night special pricing in July: adults $25.
Adult tickets: Thursday - Sundays: $29 - $38

Molly Moores (above) sizzles as razor-tongued Kate the Shrew who meets her match in Petruchio (Jose Guzman), a man determined to marry her fortune by any means necessary. The fur will fly, along with a few fish, clowns and cabbages!

Bring a picnic and the family: Two children admitted free with each ticketed adult.

Reserve your night of laughs today by clicking here.

FINAL WEEKEND TO CATCH PERFORMANCES OF ROLLICKING RESTORATION COMEDY @ EVERYMAN THEATRE

A Glowing Success! Laugh-a-minute Performances!

Swashbuckling fun from start to finish, this vibrant new adaptation of Farquhar's classic restoration comedy from the masterful minds of Thornton Wilder (Our Town) and Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You) is full of dazzling wordplay, swooning damsels-in-distress and dashing sword-fight rescues.

READ MORE

Tickets selling fast; Many dates sold out!

1) Click here
2) Call 410.752.2208
3) Visit 315 W. Fayette Street

FINAL WEEK TO CATCH NOEL COWARD COMEDY @ VAGABOND PLAYERS

private lives poster<br />                                                    imagePRIVATE LIVES
By Noel Coward
Directed by Sherrionne Brown

WHEN: June 28-30, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
WHERE
: Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway in Fells Point
TICKETS: can be purchased online at
www.vagabondplayers.org at a discount ($15-$17) or at the door ($16-$18); special rates for seniors, students, military  and  groups are available.

 

P1013485Elyot and Amanda, a divorced couple, rekindle their tempestuous relationship while honeymooning on the French Riviera with their new spouses. Noel Coward's sparkling dialogue and rapier wit create one of the sexiest, most sophisticated comedies ever written--funny, gorgeous, and oozing with style. The talented cast includes Ann Turiano, Michael P. Sullivan, Rachel Holmes, Darren McDonnell and Stephy Miller. (L-R: Rachel Holmes, Michael P. Sullivan, Ann Turiano, and Darren McDonnell; photo by Ken Stanek.)

2013 BALTIMORE IMPROV FESTIVAL SETS SCHEDULE

2013 Baltimore Improv Festival

WHEN: July 31st - August 4th
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Buy Tickets!

Our seventh annual festival is shaping up to be our best ever! We've got troupes from up and down the East coast traveling to Baltimore for five days of amazing shows and workshops! Keep your eyes on the Baltimore Improv Festival website, the Facebook page, and our Twitter feed for more details as they become available. Tickets are available NOW!!!

SPOTLIGHTERS HOLD AUDITIONS FOR ALBEE DRAMA

AUDITION NOTICE:

PictureWHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
By Edward Albee
Directed by Fuzz Roark

WHEN: Wednesday,  June 26, 7 PM
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore

  • Prepare a 2-minute monologue
  • Be prepared to read sides if needed from the script with other actors

 

More information at www.spotlighters.org/auditions.html

FUZZ - James Roark
Executive Director - Managing/Artistic Director
Spotlighters Theatre
www.spotlighters.org
410.752.1225
410-.52.1299 (Fax)

GEAR UP FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or call 410.385.2638

PETER BEETS TRIO
"Portrait of Peterson" Program with compositions of Oscar Peterson
WHEN:
June 27, Thurs, 8 PM
TICKETS
: $20/$15 seniors/$10 full-time students with ID
Lee Smith, bass
Dan Monaghan, drums
Peter Beets, piano
The trio celebrates the release of their new recording, a tribute to Peter’s long standing musical idol, the great Oscar Peterson.  They will perform a program featuring their unique interpretations of a number of Oscar Peterson’s finest compositions.

FUNI — Icelandic Folk Music
WHEN: June 28, Fri, 8 & 9:30 PM

TICKETS: $15/$10 full-time students with ID
FUNI (an old Icelandic word meaning Fire) are Bára Grímsdóttir and Chris Foster, consummate performers of the traditional songs the northern European countries of Iceland and England. They accompany their songs using the two rare traditional Icelandic instruments the Langspil and the Íslensk fiðla (Icelandic Fidla), as well as the more familiar Guitar and Kantele.

TK BLUE QUARTET
WHEN: June 29, Sat, 8 & 9:30 PM

TICKETS: $15/$10 full-time students with ID
Herman Burney, bass
Lenny Robinson, drums
Benito Gonzales, piano
TK Blue, saxophone
T.K. is a musician of the highest caliber who is at the peak of his creative output. Mr. Blue’s artistry is found on over seventy recordings and has performed with a long list of great international artists.

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