INKED with the Glenmont Popes and Imperial Tramp
WHEN: Friday, September 6, 7:30 PM doors, 8 PM Art Fusion
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: Adv. $12, $7 mbrs., Walk-in: $15, $10 mbrs.
At this party, skin is art. Check out the dynamic graphics, creativity, culture and spirit of tattoos in Baltimore. The Patterson will be inked from sidewalk to theater with collaborative art, exterior building projections, charm city roller girls, hot rods, vintage duds and much more. Local tattoo shops will be selling artwork and showing off their best work in a "Tattoo Fashion Show" between bands. Baltimore's own Rodney "The Pie Man" Henry will emcee a live art fusion collaboration by local tattoo artists. Watch the Baltimore themed artwork unfold in the main gallery and consider what your next (or first) tattoo will be! SHOW SOME SKIN! More Info
1814: The Rock Opera
WHEN: Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8, 8 PM
TICKETS: $20, $15 mbrs. & stus. Adv tix sug.
The world's first-and-finest rock opera about the War of 1812 re-imagines early 19-century American history as 1970s-style hard-rock spectacle. The burning of Washington, D.C. and the Battle of Baltimore come to thunderous life in a cycle of original songs performed live by singers, dancers, and a full rock band. Inventive, irreverent, and inspirational, 1814 turns a forgotten war into an unforgettable musical theater experience.
1814: The Rock Opera recently sold out all their performances at Capitol Fringe Festival and received rave reviews. More Info
Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company presents Flamenco/Flamenca
WHEN: Friday, September 13, 8 PM
TICKETS: $25, $20 mbrs. Adv tix sug.
Famed flamenco dancer and choreographers Edwin Aparicio, his company and musicians explore themes of gender in flamenco with this stunning full-length piece. Aparicio says, "While steeped in tradition, flamenco continues to evolve. What is and is not feminine or masculine in flamenco is a question of inflexible cultural norms. Rather, it is a system of organic changes - of subtleties and serendipitous outcomes." This duality and complexity is interpreted by the fiery footwork and muscular grace of Aparicio and company.
Aparicio is "...sinew and soul, a technical powerhouse dancing with blistering conviction." Paula Durbin, The Washington Post
Marquee Lounge serves Spanish style tapas with roasted red peppers, caper berries and asparagus tortilla. Also sauteed local greens w/ almonds and manchego. Warm bean salad with chorizo and pickled red onions. Reservations suggested.
Cillian & Niall Vallely with Sean McComiskey & Jim Eagan
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 8 PM
TICKETS: $20, $15 mbrs.
Cillian, uilleann piper for renowned Irish band Lunasa is joined by Niall who has reinvented the humble concertina. The Vallely's learned their music as children from their parents in Northern Ireland and perform professionally around the globe. Guitarist Alan Murray joins the Vallelys. Young mid-Atlantic talents Sean McComiskey (who learned button accordion from his virtuoso father Billy) and fiddler Jim Eagan (with Sean, a member of Governor O'Malley's band) open.