Friday, August 30, 2013

MULTIMEDIA SHOW @ THE RED ROOM TO CLOSE OUT SUMMER

clip_image001T.J. Borden Pat Cain duo, Meg Rorison, Weeks Rouzer duo

WHEN: Saturday, August 31st, doors open at 8:30 PM, music at 9 PM
WHERE:
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/173792249475383/

This promises to be an expansive evening of improv, encompassing film, instrumental extended technique, experimental electronics, assemblage and amplified objects.

T.J. Borden, Pat Cain duo
T.J. Borden is a classically cellist who has gone on to extend his traditional foundation into the exploration of new sounds through the recombination of standard and extended techniques and the acceptance of sounds that are inherently unstable.  Pat Cain is a self-taught musician who refuses to be limited, playing homemade instruments, saxophone, electronics, and throat singing.  As a duo they synthesize the organic and intuitive with the mechanical and electric; at times creating an effect where one is unable to tell which musician is making what sound.

Meg Rorison
Meg Rorison is an artist from Baltimore. She is interested in flexing the imagination, articulating memory & analyzing the human condition. She uses language, photography, film and sound to create installations and projections. Rorison's work has been screened at various festivals and venues including Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Eyebeam, New York, NY; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Mono No Aware IV Festival of Expanded Cinema, Brooklyn, NY; and The High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD. She is the co-founder and curator for a roaming experimental film series, Sight Unseen and a member of The Red Room Collective.

Weeks Rouzer duo

  • Khristian Weeks
    Khristian creates music that spans a wide range of genres, including musique concrete, sound installation, field recording, and electronic, electro-acoustic, and electro-mechanical improvisation.
    Khristian creates music that spans a wide range of genres, including musique concrete, sound installation, field recording, and electronic, electro-acoustic, and electro-mechanical improvisation. This performance will involve "improvised kinetic assemblage."
    http://visceralmedia.blogspot.com/
  • Gary Rouzer
    Gary Rouzer (amplified objects) was born in Washington DC and works in the area between free improvisation and composition. He used to masquerade as a bass player but now his Cageian preparations have taken on a life of their own. His focus is on electro-acoustic sounds and the relation between musician and listener within the performance space whi le exploring noise, silence, texture, and abstract narrative. He is an active member of the DC experiment music scene and has performed at Sonic Circuits, Electric Possible, Fringe Festival, Artomatic and most recently Blurred Edges in Hamburg, Germany.
    http://amptext.wordpress.com/

VAGABOND PLAYERS OPENS 98TH SEASON WITH CONTEMPORARY PRODUCTION OF CLASSIC COMEDY

misanthrope posterTHE MISANTHROPE
By Moliere
Translated by Richard Wilbur.
Ddirected by Howard Berkowitz

WHEN: weekends September 6 through the 29; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
WHERE:
806 S. Broadway, Baltimore
TICKETS: can be purchased online at
www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door ($10-$18); special rates for groups available on line. Season subscriptions are also available, at $60-$78.

For a full season listing, see http://www.vagabondplayers.org/season.html

Flirting 2Alceste decides he will live and speak only the truth, but, alas, he is hindered by the hypocrisy of his social circle and the machinations of love. He is also humbled by his own double standard. He falls in love with a lovely woman who epitomes the falseness he despises. When he and his friends gather, it makes for one satiric cocktail party. Eric C Stein and Laura Malkus lead the talented cast also featuring: Rich Espey, Cherie Weinert, Daniel Douek, Jessica Behar, Adam Bloedorn and Matthew Shea. (Above L-R: Adam Bloedorn, Laura Malkus and Matthew Shea flirt)

Photo credit: photography by Tom Lauer

GROUCHO RIDES AGAIN @ CENTERSTAGE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 4

Animal Crackers begins performances September 4. Don't miss out on the fun! Get your tickets here.

www.centerstage.org/AnimalCrackers
 

SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE TONIGHT

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Community Center, Matt Beale +
the Shakes, and PBJamz—
Summertime
Send-Off Party

WHEN: Fri Aug 30, 8 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10, $5 members & students

Say farewell to the season with the floating harmonies and light tunes of Baltimore's best young bands exploring pop, rock and folk.

Come early! The Marquee Lounge has outdoor seating and is open for dinner and drinks!!

BROADWAY DANCING/SINGING LEGEND FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

WHEN: September 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM
WHERE:
On the Historic Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

 

Donna McKechnie won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Actress for her powerful portrayal of Cassie in A Chorus Line. Forty years later, Ms. McKechnie is still at it, and she brings her “bright, brassy new cabaret show” (The New York Times) to Olney Theatre Center for one night only! (Recommended for ages 14 and up)

TICKETS: Olney Theatre Center Member Tickets are only $25!
Call the Box Office at 301-924-3400 to order your tickets.
Non-Member Tickets: $55
Order your tickets online here or by calling the Box Office at 301-924-3400.


Masterclass with Donna McKechnie

WHEN: Monday, September 2 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: On the Mainstage
TICKETS: $20

Get the chance to watch a living Broadway legend work with 12 dancers presenting pieces in the musical theatre style. Through her comments and suggestions, receive wonderful insight into what it takes to be a successful performer in theatre.

Click here to order tickets online or call our Box Office at 301-924-3400.

BE PART OF A BUSY 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 by calling us as (410) 385-2638

LET ME SING AND I'M HAPPY 
Daniel Schwait and Marc Irwin

WHEN: August 30, Fri, 8 PM
TICKETS: $15

Daniel Schwait has been described as having “a talent beyond his years” by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Daniel performs regularly with the Oratorio Society of New York and the choir of The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Recently he performed the Carnegie Hall premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasion Segun San Marcos with the Schola Cantorum di Venezuela and Robert Spano. The performance was broadcast live on New York’s WQXR and is available for streaming on their website.

REGINALD CYNTJE CD RELEASE PARTY
Mark Meadows – piano, Herman Burney – bass, Eric Kennedy – drums, Victor Provost - steel pan, Christie Dashiell – vocals, Todd Marcus - bass clarinet, Reginald Cyntje – trombone

WHEN: August 31, Sat, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 full-time students with id

“This year promises no shortage of great local jazz releases, but Love might end up being the best of the lot…Each piece…is thoughtful and surpassingly gorgeous ” —Mike West, Washington City Paper

With cultural heritage at the forefront and social justice as the message, this passionate performer blends the music known as Jazz, Caribbean rhythms and Afro-beat to make a perfect setting for the listener to enjoy the audible testament of peace and love.

JOHN LAMKIN 'FAVORITES' JAZZ QUINTET
Celebrating John Lamkin's Birthday

John Lamkin II, Trumpet and Flugelhorn; Allyn Johnson, Piano; Craig Alston, Saxophone; Kris Funn, Bass; Eartha Lamkin, Vocals; John Lamkin III, Drums

WHEN: September 1, Sun, 5 & 7 PM;  birthday cake celebration at 6  PM
TICKETS
: $15/$10 full-time students with ID

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

YOUNG SONGWRITER/PERFORMER APPEARS @ GERMANO’S

The Matt Wigler Quartet

WHEN: Sunday, September 1, 2013 Performance starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's, 300 S. High Street,
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
ADMISSION: $15

Pianist/songwriter Matt Wigler and his quartet bring their unique blend of original music, blues and jazz standards to Germano’s. At age 19, this exciting artist has already released three CDs and performed nationwide.

“Matt Wigler's music is far beyond his youthful years, very sophisticated, and complex, yet extremely accessible. Look for a very bright future for Mr. Wigler." (Bob Putignano, President, New York Jazz & Blues Society, WFDU host).

www.mattwigler

Matt Wigler piano/vocals; St. Clair Simmons trombone/vocals; Tyler Buisch drums/vocals; Max Calkin bass; Guest vocalist Alessandra Fabiani

Monday, August 26, 2013

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

High Zero 2013MEETING FOR INTERESTED VOLUNTEERS

WHEN: Tuesday, September 3, from 7-8:30 PM
WHERE:
The Berndt Group at 3618 Falls Road in Hampden (ring the bell for "Berndt Group" and we will buzz you in).

As with every year, we need volunteers to help at various events:

  • Film night (Monday Sept 16 at UB Student Center),
  • Dance Performance night (Wednesday Sept 18 at 2640 Space),
  • main shows at the Theatre Project (Sept 19-22)
  • dance party (late Saturday night, Sept 21)

We also need help with various transportation duties—so you might have an opportunity to drive your favorite performer to/from the airport or to a workshop!

For each volunteer job you do, you get a free ticket to another event (excepting the Saturday night show). Sounds good, no great, right? Ok, so if you are interested, you should really try to make it to this meeting, because the volunteer slots are going to be first come, first served (and we can't take reservations in advance).

There is a Facebook event page for this meeting, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/220976411401112/?context=create

Monday, August 19, 2013

JAZZ SINGER & PIANIST RETURN TO GERMANO’S CABARET

Erin Dickins, (not just a) Jazz Vocalist,
with Stef Scaggiari

WHEN: Friday, August 23, 2013 Performance starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore, Maryland
ADMISSION: $20

Recording artist, singer, performer, Erin Dickins, a founding member of the original jazz vocal group Manhattan Transfer, joined by the marvelous jazz pianist, Stef Scaggiari, returns to the Cabaret.

Ms. Dickins has performed and recorded with many well-known artists including: James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bette Midler, The Talking Heads, Yoko Ono, Melissa Manchester, Jim Croce, Andy Pratt, James Brown, Randy Neuman, Laura Brannigan, Janis Ian, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Barry Manilow, Patti Austin, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield and Levon Helm.

“PREHISTORIC” IMAGES DEPICT OUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE

Quentin Moseley: The Museum of
Pre-History
 

WHEN: Aug, 23 - Sept 28, 2013; Reception: Saturday, September 21st from 5:30 - 7:30 PM  
WHERE:
The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD
http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/museum-pre-history
410.276.1651
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"Through working with these prehistoric images, the symbols come full circle to reveal a contemporary philosophy that depicts our true place in the universe, not as dominator, but in mystical reverence of the signs that reveal meaning in the cycles of life."

Moseley, an interdisciplinary artist who utilizes printmaking, sculpture, drawing, light and installation techniques, is interested in the meaning of ancient "signs." This interest does not stem from their literal translation, but as a metaphor for our continued attempts to find meaning by identifying with symbolic form in our own small corner, or perhaps larger place, in the universe.

He states, "In recent work, I have adopted the signs and symbols of Neolithic and Paleolithic man and have interpreted them with drawings, constructions, neon, and prints. Through working with these prehistoric images, the symbols come full circle to reveal a contemporary philosophy that depicts our true place in the universe, not as dominator, but in mystical reverence of the signs that reveal meaning in the cycles of life."

Moseley will rotate and install his collections from "The Museum of Pre-History" during the exhibition schedule, emphasizing his archeology, process, and restorations of "The Caveman's Dictionary," "Neolithic Neon" and "Bronze-Age Beauties."

Moseley earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) in 1972. Since 1974 he has taught as a full-time faculty member at MICA, where he continues to be an integral part of the Baltimore artistic community.

B.I.G. CELEBRATES 10th BIRTHDAY & NEW HOME!

10th Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser

WHEN: September 21, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Christ Lutheran Church, 701 South Charles St, Baltimore, MD
(BIG's first-ever performance venue 10 years ago
)
TICKETS:
$40 before August 20, for early bird supporters; $45 August 21 - September 20; $50 at the door

BIG is turning 10, and we want to celebrate with you! Like any 10 year-old on their birthday, we do have a wishlist: We need a theater. With things like lights! And a lobby! And a sound system, so you can hear ridiculous music at the top of each show.

The party features a comedy show hosted by WYPR's Aaron Henkin, blasts from BIG's past, delicious food from Caviar & Cupcakes, beer from Union Craft, plus other libations, and a funniest dancer contest.

BIG will also hold raffles and a silent auction to raise money for more shows, more classes, more outreach--more of everything you've told us you want. Did you know BIG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit? All our funding comes from shows, classes, and donations from people like you!

We want you to dress to impress! And we will too! It's our birthday, after all.

Tickets include:

  • Improv comedy & sketch show featuring BIG all-stars
  • Light fare & bar
  • Tribute to Mike Subelsky, BIG founder
  • DJ & dancing

Buy Tickets Now!

BIG Has A New Home at Meadow Mill!

WHERE: 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 114, Baltimore, MD

After ten years of wandering through the wilds of Baltimore, taking stage time wherever and whenever we could, Baltimore Improv Group has finally found a place to call home. In a new arrangement with The Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, we will have the lion's share of time in their space for the 2013-2014 season. This means more classes, more workshops and more performance opportunities for the community. Look for our fall shows to begin there soon!

Learn More!

 

All New BIG Improv Classes Start in September!

WHERE: The Creative Alliance and Bolton Street Synagogue

We're starting up a new session of classes soon! But it's not just a new session...it's a session of all new classes! Our recently appointed Education Director, Bridget Cavaiola, has created a whole new curriculum for our improv classes. We've got new levels, new topics, and new material to take your performance skills to the next level. Registration is open now!

Sign up now!

The Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) is a 501(3) (c) non-profit group dedicated to advancing the art of improvisational theatre in the greater Baltimore area. We hope you'll join us by supporting us with a financial contribution. Donating is easy and tax deductible.  Donate Now!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

THE LIGHTS ARE BRIGHT AT THE OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

Olney MD is not so far from Baltimore, especially given the quality of productions onstage at the Olney Theatre Center. Check out what’s coming up:

 

The Lights Are Bright At Olney Theatre Center!

  • OPENING AUGUST 24: Don’t let this summer end without seeing “America’s Favorite Original Boy Band”! Olney Theatre Institute presents a limited return engagement of Forever Plaid August 24 through September 15 on Olney Theatre Center’s Historic Stage. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • ORIGINAL "CASSIE" COMES TO OLNEY: Tony Award-Winner Donna McKechnie, the original Cassie in A Chorus Line, brings her cabaret Same Place, Another Time to Olney Theatre Center for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Sunday, September 1 at 7:00 PM. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • MASTERCLASS: Ms. McKechnie will host a masterclass on dance performance on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM (Labor Day). Tickets are $20. Click here to purchase tickets.
  • EXTENDED! Due to popular demand A Chorus Line has been extended through September 8! Tickets are selling fast—click here to get your tickets today!
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Just in time for Back-to-School we have three classics and a Rolling World Premiere opening on our stages! Don't miss BEDLAM's Saint Joan and Hamlet, National Players Tour 65 production of Macbeth or new Artistic Director Jason Loewith's Olney Theatre directoral debut — Rancho Mirage. Stay Tuned for more special events happening in conjunction with these exiting productions!

Read more about what's happening at Olney Theatre Center by clicking on any of the links below.

FOREVER PLAID Returns to Olney!

Spend An Evening With Donna McKechnie

EXTENDED! A Chorus Line


FOREVER PLAID Returns to Olney!

Olney Theatre Institute presents

FOREVER PLAID
Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Raitt

WHEN: August 24 – September 15, 2013
WHERE:
Olney Theatre Center’s Historic Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
TICKETS: ADULTS: $35; CHILDREN and SENIORS: $25

Don’t let this summer end without seeing “America’s Favorite Original Boy Band.” The show that will have you singing along and dancin’ in the aisles! Follow The Plaids on their journey towards a final chance at musical glory. (Recommended for ages 10 and up)

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Spend An Evening With Donna McKechnie: ONE NIGHT ONLY!


SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME
WHEN: September 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
TICKETS: $55; Discounts for 2013 Subscribers and 2014 Members, call the Box Office at 301.924.3400 for details.

Donna McKechnie won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Actress for her powerful portrayal of Cassie in A Chorus Line. Forty years later, Ms. McKechnie is still at it, and she brings her “bright, brassy new cabaret show” (The New York Times) to Olney Theatre Center for one night only! (Recommended for ages 14 and up)

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EXTENDED! A CHORUS LINE

A CHORUS LINE

WHEN: Now Playing Through September 8, 2013

WHERE: on the Mainstage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

Featuring the hit Broadway songs "What I Did for Love," "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three," "One (Singular Sensation)" and "I Hope I Get It" A Chorus Line follows 17 dancers competing for eight coveted spots in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Through the audition they bare their souls while sharing stories of their childhood, ambitions, fears, and experiences in show business. This musical is for anyone who has ever put it all on the line, whether it is for promotion, for attention, for approval, or for love. (Recommended for 13 and up due to mature themes and language)

Production Sponsors: Kathleen Quinn and Mrs. Maggie Root

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LAST CHANCE TO SAVE ON TICKETS FOR “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” @ EVERYMAN

This American classic is often taught in high schools, usually to junior English class students. Since nothing beats seeing a performance of a play (as opposed to just reading it), as a former high school English teacher, the Charm City Arts Maven suggests taking your high school student to a performance. Take advantage of the reduced rates BEFORE school starts, so your child will have a “leg up” in English class!

The Glass Menagerie

Back to school, Back to theatre celebration!

Get inspired

Season Sponsor: University of Maryland Medical Center | Season Media Sponsor: WYPR | Production Sponsor: The J. Mayo Greenberg Theatre Fund in Celebration of Vivienne Shub's 95th Birthday | Production Media Sponsor: Jewish Times

*SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 15% off ticket valid for adult price level tickets purchased between 8/16/13-8/18/13. 10% off ticket valid for adult price level tickets purchased between 8/19/13-9/1/13. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time. Limit 4 tickets per order. Some blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final. No refunds. Orders may be subject to regular service charges. Expires 9/1/13.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF CABARET SHOW @ GERMANO’S

Laurette Hankins-O'Connell in Starstruck at the Stork

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, performance starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $20

Laurette Hankins-O’Connell returns to Germano’s for an encore performance of her fabulous new cabaret, Starstruck at the Stork.

A musical romp across three decades at Manhattan’s famed Stork Club, underscoring the sizzling affairs of those legendary stars of stage, screen, high society and politics, who gathered at the Stork to eat, drink and be envied. Peppered with savory tidbits and trivia of this fascinating bygone era of New York nightlife.

Laurette is accompanied by Nick Zurowski on piano.

SAX CAMP PARTICIPANTS PERFORM AFTER 2 WEEKS OF LESSONS

Sax Camp Closing Ceremony/Concert

WHEN: Thursday, August 15, 1 PM
WHERE: Loyola University Maryland, Mc Manus Theater 4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE to the PUBLIC!

Featuring the SAX Camp participants—ages 4-17—and staff in performance. Also, “A Tribute to David McDuffie, Chessmaster.”

Reception immediately following the performance.

You will be amazed at what children, many of whom don't own an instrument, can learn in 2 weeks!

3 EXHIBITS OPEN @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS THIS SATURDAY

Baltimore ClayworksAugust-September 2013 Exhibitions

WHEN: Opening reception: Saturday, August 17, 6-8 PM The exhibitions will run through September 28, 2013. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 10 AM-5 PM, Sat-Sun 12-5 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public.

THE POTENT OBJECT

"The Potent Object" showcases the power of small-scale sculptural works. Featured artworks are no larger than 12 inches in any direction, but possess a much larger presence. Composed mainly of ceramic, with the possibility of some mixed media additions, these objects prove that something doesn’t have to be huge to be monumental. Selected artists: Coreena Affleck (DE), Nikki Renee Anderson (IL), Jill Birschbuch (IL), Josephine Burr (MA), Robin Caster (NY), Ray Chen (IN), Mary K. Cloonan (MD), Staton Davis (OH), Keith Ekstam (MO), Cathy Feiss (CA), L. Ben Freund (MD), Barbara Frey (TX), Dennise Gackstetter (UT), Chandra Glendinning (TX), Steven Gorman (MO), Ariana Kolins (NY), Rebecca Lowery (IN), Wade MacDonald (MI), Matt Mitros (GA), KyoungHwa Oh (CO), Ruth Reese (MO), Jessica Smith (AL), Mitchell Spain (KS), Mary Ann Tokars-King (WA), Simon van der Ven (ME), Aaron Wilcox (NC), Alice Yutzy (MD), Katie Yang (NY), Scott Ziegler (IN)

2nd ANNUAL SOLO CUP BENEFIT EXHIBITION

Hundreds of cups generously donated by ceramic artists to support our organization and programming. The artists donated them out of kindness, but it also provides an opportunity for them to win a Solo Exhibition in our gallery. In the Solo Gallery.

COMMUNITY ARTS TEACHING ARTISTS 

This exhibition features the artwork of our Community Arts teachers, demonstrating their creativity, innovation and commitment to community and the arts. In the Community Arts Gallery:

PAN-AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC THIS SATURDAY @ CA

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Matuto

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 7:30 PM forró lesson. 8 PM dance & concert.
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21224
TICKETS: $15

Fast-rising Matuto draws on Northeastern Brazil’s forró and maracatu folk rhythms and reaches into deep Americana—from bluegrass to spirituals to swampy Louisiana jams—creating unexpected and fun Pan-American dance music. With special guest Brazil’s own Rosie Moraes who with the band Samba Travao stars in CA’s annual Viva Brazil! dance party.

Watch video here!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A NIGHT OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN IMPROV SETTINGS @ THE RED ROOM

A night of electronics in improvisational settings:

Lak Wright Duo
Andrea Pensado
Carey O'Brien Duo

WHEN: Friday, August 16th, doors open at 8:30, music at 9 PM
WHERE: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore

Walter Wright is a multimedia improviser. He plays with the Apocalypso Trio, Bats From Pogo, Lak Wright Duo and Los Condenados. He has a Bugbrand Board Weevil, a Little Blue Boy, and a touch-sensitive BPNG. He practices music, video, and movement improvisation. In 2003, he enrolled in Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, graduating in 2007. He focuses on “improvisation as a way of being present in/to the world.” MORE INFO HERE

Stephanie Lak 
MORE INFO HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Pensado has been performing solos and has played with, among others: Walter Wright, Jules Vasylenko, I’d M Thfft Able, Forbes Graham, Ben Miller, Blaise Siwula, Luther Gray, Junko Fujiwara, Todd Brunel, Audrey Chen, Lou Cohen, Dave Ross, Adriana de los Santos, Glynis Lomon, Dave Bryant, Emilie Mouchous, Gustavo Aguilar, Chris Lavery, Mark Miller, Ava Mendoza, Borah Bergman, Davindar Singh, Zavoloka, Alexei Borisov, Mimi Rabson, Angela Sawyer, Jack Wright, Bob Falesch, Ben Bennett, Mark Johnson, Mike Dailey.

She continues using Max/MSP as her main programming tool.  Emphasis focuses on the search and / or creation of parameters for real time articulation of sound. 

The approach to programming and performance is highly intuitive. Occasionally, the combination of the performance situation, the often abrasive sounds, the irrational use of the voice and the inherent uncertainty of improvisations contributes to discoveries of unknown places in her mind. MORE INFO HERE

Carey O'Brien Duo

Jeff Carey (joystick controlled computer) and Cory O'Brien (snare drum with feedback) will open with a short duo improv session. MORE INFO HERE and HERE

FREE LITERARY WALKING TOURS OF MT. VERNON THIS MONTH AND NEXT

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Mount Vernon Literary Walking Tour

WHEN: Saturday, August 17, at 11 AM; Saturday, September 21, at 11 AM
WHERE:
Tour takers will meet their guide in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library at 400 Cathedral Street in Baltimore City and wear comfortable shoes made for walking. Tours start on time! Please try to be ready to go at 11 AM.
TICKETS: FREE

Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues.

High School aged audiences and older. Reservations Requested.
Tours take 90 minutes - 2 hours, depending upon size and pacing of group.

CLICK HERE FOR TOUR MAP

Monday, August 12, 2013

AUGUST PROGRAMS @ JHU MUSEUMS

WHEN: August 16–18

Make-a-Dress Weekend Workshop

Costume historian Ann Wass leads this hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to use modern tailoring techniques to make your very own custom Federal/Regency-style ball gown for Homewood's Harvest Ball. MORE »

 

WHEN: Through August 18

Shakespeare in the Meadow

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory returns to Evergreen for its summer residency, bringing both tragedy and comedy to the Meadow with A Midsummer Night's Dream (begins August 2). Performances Friday through Sunday, with gates open early for a preshow and picnicking. MORE »

 

WHEN: August 28

In Each Other's Shoes: The Art of Loring Cornish

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by visiting this outdoor exhibition of ten sculptural panels by Baltimore artist Loring Cornish that visually narrates the struggle for civil rights in America. Now through September 29. MORE »

 

Tickets Now On Sale

WHEN: Oct 12

Harvest Ball & Fall Frolick

Come see and be seen among the Beau Monde of Baltimore! Homewood's first-ever gala benefit celebrates Baltimore's illustrious Federal era with period music, costumed re-enactors, country dancing à la Jane Austen, and a harvest-themed seated dinner. Then flirt into the night at the Fall Frolick after party with live dance band and open premium bar. MORE»

AUGUST WORKSHOPS @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

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Arte de Estambre with Francisco Loza
WHEN:
Saturday, August 17, 11 AM-1 PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TUITION: Adv. Reg $60, $50 mbrs. Walk-in $70, $60 mbrs.
REGISTER »

In this yarn-painting workshop, experience the therapeutic nature of art and meditation with one of Creative Alliance's Artist-in-Residence Francisco Loza. Work right inside Loza's comfortable and brightly-colored artist's studio! All levels welcome. Materials included. 

woodberry

Woodberry Cocktails 
WHEN: Wednesday, Augist 21, 7:30 – 9 PM  
TUITION:
Adv Reg $40, $35 mbrs. Walk-in $45, $40.
REGISTER »

Emphasizing homemade ingredients and raw creativity, the cocktails at Woodberry Kitchen have their own following. Mixologist Conor Ramussen 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. By the class.

stained glassStained-Glass Techniques
WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 10 AM – 3 PM
TUITION:
Adv reg $45, $40 mbrs. Walk-in $50, $55 mbrs. Includes materials.
REGISTER »

Grind, foil & solder a three dimensional candle holder! Learn traditional techniques from Highlandtown's beloved stained glass expert, Joe Burk. A self-taught stained glass artist since 1973, Joe is recognized by Martin O'Malley and known for his award winning Tiffany-inspired lamps and to-scale bugeye boat. Too easy for ya? Email your own design by Aug 16 to maria@creativealliance.org.

FREE to Highlandtown and Patterson Park senior residents, courtesy of CFAA. 10am-3pm. Call 410-276-1651 to sign up!

life drawing

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Life Drawing
WHEN: Every Saturday, 10 AM –1 PM
WHERE:
Gallery 1448, 1448 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore
TUITION: $5 mbrs. Free coffee

Our weekly off-site life drawing session is a great way to kick off your weekend. You bring supplies; we bring the model. We're excited to announce that Gallery 1448 will be hosting our year-long workshop and a show for workshop participants in Fall '13.

Screenwriter's Meetup
WHEN: Every Last Tuesday of the Month, 7-9 PM
WHERE: C
reative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TUITION: $5.

An informal meeting for professional and aspiring screenwriters. Coffee, networking, moral support, feedback on works in progress, and inspiration are included. Hosted by local screenwriter, Elena Moscatt.

Open Critique
WHEN: Every Last Wednesday of the Month, 7-9 PM
ADMISSION:
Free!

Visual Artists! Get feedback on your recent artwork in an informal environment, or just join in on the conversation. Led by our Exhibitions & Programs Manager.