Tuesday, February 25, 2014

OPERA SALON COMES TO BALTIMORE!

 

 

 

BALTIMORE OPERA SALON

WHEN: Saturday, March 1st, 2 PM-4 PM
WHERE:
Bun Shop, 239 W. Read Street, Baltimore
BYOB

Join RWO for music, community, raffles and BUNS at their next Baltimore Salon featuring performances by Kings, Megan Ihnen, Stillpointe Theater, Evan Tucker, Allison Clendaniel and Rhymes With Opera.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

GONE FISHIN’ FOR A BIT!

Dear faithful (and new) readers,

The CharmCity Arts Maven is taking a vacation! I have scheduled posts for several times while I am away, but will resume regular posting on February 19!

Stay warm, dry and safe!

Best,

Ruth Ross

SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE TO CAST “EDWARD II”

AUDTION NOTICE:

The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre Presents

EDWARD II
by Christopher Marlowe
adapted by Jonas David Grey
directed by Brad Norris

Performances: May 30 – June 22, 2014

Please note the audition location is NOT at Spotlighters Theater

WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 10 AM – 1 PM; Sunday, February 23, 4 PM – 7 PM; Monday, February 24, 7 PM – 9 PM
WHERE
: The Pearlstone Theater Inner Lobby, 1st Floor, Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD

PREPARE

  • Preferred: 2 minute, classical monologue memorized
  • Accepted: contemporary dramatic monologue memorized

Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition.  No appointment needed – first come, first seen.  Please bring all your known conflicts for rehearsals and performances with you.

For more info: visit.  www.spotlighters.org/auditions.html

EVENT @ THE EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SPOTLIGHTERS SEEKING 2 MEN FOR ROLES IN “FIVE COURSE LOVE”

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AUDITION NOTICE:

FiveCourseLoveFIVE COURSE LOVE
a new campy vaudeville musical, about first dates and finding true love!


by Greg Coffin
directed by Fuzz Roark
musical direction by Michael Tan

Performance dates:  Mar 7 - Apr 6, 2014

Contact Fuzz Roark to schedule an audition time: Fuzz@spotlighters.org or call: 410.752.1225

Synopsis:  Five actors, five restaurants, fifteen zany characters! Mix 'em up and you have the ingredients for Five Course Love, a deliciously over-the-top musical comedy  about five calamitous dates.

The evening begins at Dean's Old-Fashioned All-American Down-Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats, where a blind date goes char-broiled wrong. Next,  at the Trattoria Pericolo, a mob wife has a secret rendezvous with her  lover.  At Der Schlupfwinkel Speiseplatz, a VERY interesting three-some is revealed, in a Mexican Cantina, Love and Lust battle for Rosalinda, and finally. . . at Pop's Diner, a mystery date is set!

Casting: (Female Roles have been cast)

  • 2 men, 25 - 35 y/o, tenor. bari-tenor, baritone
  • Prepare 24 - 36 bars of contemporary musical, pop or country western that shows vocal and acting ability. 
  • Bring sheet music, musical director will accompany.
  • No music from the show.

Non-Paid / Non-Union

SCT HAS A MAJOR CASE OF “THE FLU” YOU WILL WANT TO CATCH!

The Flu Season
By Will Eno
Directed By Ensemble Member Alix Fenhagen

WHEN: January 24th- February 16th;
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 2:30 PM

WHERE: Single Carrot Theatre’s new home, 2600 N. Howard Street, Baltimore
TICKETS:  $10-$25
And if you are a
Member, your ticket is FREE.
RSVP by emailing
boxoffice@singlecarrot.com
or calling (443) 844-9253 and saying "I'm a Member!" Not a member yet? Become a Member today!
Free beer and wine with Valid ID
RESERVE TICKETS NOW

Got any questions? Feel free to call 443.844.9253 or email boxoffice@singlecarrot.com

Featuring Ensemble Members Genevieve de Mahy, Paul Diem, and Jessica Garrett; with SCT Fellow Dustin Morris. Also starring Allyson Harkey and Michael Salconi.

"The kind of heady challenge that has apparently marked the Carrots during their brief industrious tenure in town." — Washington Post

"Off-balance in the best sense of the term. [Eno] has a wicked sense of humor." —Baltimore Sun

"Salconi and de Mahy have exceptionally good chemistry... a nice choice for Single Carrot to introduce itself to the wider audience its
new home will allow." —Baltimore City Paper

"[Single Carrot Theatre's] possibilities now seem as unlimited as their imaginations."—WYPR

"Four stars. Deeply moving... evocative, makes you think and question.
A production well worth seeing." —DC Metro Theatre Arts

Join us for special post-show discussions after Thursday
Neighborhood Theatre Night
performances!
February 6-
Talk with those who know words.

Will Eno describes himself as a man "lost in a world of words." Delve into this world with local literary and storytelling experts after the show. Moderated by playwright and SCT Board Member Rich Espey

February 13-
Talk with each other.

The Flu Season is a conversation-starter.
Interim Artistic Director Kellie Mecleary will host a talk exploring the audience's thoughts on the play.


But we can't let Thursdays
have all the fun!
Wednesday February 12-
Beer Networking
Excellent Time, Cubed

Baltimore Network of Ensemble Theatres (BNET) is hosting a shindig at The Flu Season. Pay What You Can* to see the show then stick around after for, well... beer, networking and excellent times. Bar will stay open. Dancing may occur.
*Pay-what-you-can tickets will be sold at the door ONLY on 2/12 beginning at 6:30 PM.
Limited availability.

Memberships are the best way to get all the goods SCT has to offer.
Members get a ticket to every Main Season production, every Second Series production, a ticket to our annual Gala (the most fun party of the year), discounts on merchandise and MORE!

Not only is a Membership the best way to see as much as you can for one low price, it's also the best way to support SCT and join our family.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY
BUY A 6-PACK TODAY

BLACK HISTORY MONTH BRINGS FAMILY FUN AND GROWN-UP FUNK

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

This year's Black History Month programming celebrates past heroes, as well as recent culture. Click on titles for more information

Exhibitions

The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard & Shirley Kinsey - Where Art & History Intersect
WHEN: On View through March 2, 2014
View an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and other art & artifacts. The exhibition is organized by The Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education and KBK Enterprises, Incorporated. Presented by Wells Fargo, Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Sixth Annual High School Juried Art Show
WHEN: Jan 12 - Mar 2, 2014
Works by students from across the state respond to this year's theme "Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy: Have We Progressed?" In partnership with the Maryland State Education Association and the Maryland State Department of Education.

Programs

Special Event
Youth Film and Culture Festival presented by The Griot's Eye
WHEN: Sat Feb 1, 12 – 5 PM
View the completed film, theater, African dance, and poetry work of several talented area youth.

Author Talk
A Fresh Look at the Underground Railroad with Professor Cheryl J. LaRoche
WHEN: Sat Feb 8, 1 PM
The author explores in her new book how the free black community assisted individuals fleeing slavery in three rural Midwestern communities.

Kids
Black History Live! with Culture Queen
WHEN: Sat Feb 15, 12 PM
Teaching artist Culture Queen™ leads children in an interactive workshop with drama, movement, art and music.

Author Talk
Love, Peace, and Soul Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments
WHEN: Sat Feb 15, 2 PM
Ericka Blount's pop culture book is a celebratory, behind-the-scenes collection of anecdotes, stories, and reflections about the show Soul Train. A book signing follows the author's talk.

Kids
WJZ's Black History Oratory Contest
WHEN: Sun Feb 16, 1 PM
Twenty high school semi-finalists present their original orations based on inspirational quotes from Jesse Owens, Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama before a panel of judges.

Film
American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (1 hour 57 minutes)
WHEN: Sun Feb 16, 2 PM
Beloved athlete, singer, and scholar Paul Robeson gained international notoriety during his lifetime. He was also a charismatic champion of the rights of the disenfranchised.

Music
Gabrielle Goodman
WHEN: Thu Feb 20, 6 PM
Besides touring with Roberta Flack, Mary J. Blige, and Patti Labelle, the remarkable Gabrielle Goodman is a critically-acclaimed songstress in her own right. She shares her latest release "Spiritual Tapestry" tonight.

Special Event
Verizon Open House
WHEN: Sat Feb 22, 10AM – 5 PM
Celebrate Black History Month with an open house at the museum. Join friends, neighbors, community innovators, and business leaders for a day full of interactive tours, activities and entertainment. Free.

All programs are included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore's premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland's African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast's largest African American museum, occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas. The museum is located near Baltimore's Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. The museum is also accessible on Baltimore's Charm City Circulator Orange and Green Routes. For more information, please call 443.263.1800 or visit www.RFLewisMuseum.org

Full Calendar of Events

“STONES IN HIS POCKETS” @ CENTERSTAGE A MEGA-HIT!

BUY TICKETS NOW (link on graphic will not work)

APPLY NOW TO BE A PART OF THE 33rd ANNUAL ARTSCAPE ARTS FESTIVAL

Artscape Applications

www.artscape.org

A RICH MENU OF FEBRUARY EVENTS @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Black History Month

Janis F. Kearney Daisy
Meet the Author: Janis F. Kearney Daisy,
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

 


Elton C. Fax lecture by Baltimore historian Lewis Fields
The Avenue Lecture Series Presents:
Baltimore Historian Lewis Fields

WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 6 PM
WHERE: Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
More Black History events
CLICK TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION

Writers LIVE! 

John Rizzo
John Rizzo, Company Man: Thirty Years of Crisis and Controversy in the CIA
WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

More Writers

Poetry Writing Workshops   

Clarinda Harriss
Poetry Writing Workshops

WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 19 & 26, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room
More poetry events

Films at the Pratt

Intruder in the Dust
Intruder in the Dust
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 10:30 AM
WHERE:
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
CLICK TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

Wristcutters
Wristcutters: A Love Story

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

CLICK TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION
More free movie screenings

Live Music

cupid for Valentine's Day jazz
The Classic Jazz Trio
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 6 PM
WHERE: Reisterstown Road Branch

 

 


Vivre Musicale logo
Vivre Musicale
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 3 PM
WHERE:
Light Street Branch
More live music
CLICK TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION

MORE BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK NEWS

Registration is OPEN for Designers, Models, Press, Hair Stylists, Volunteers, Interns, Make-up Artists and Exhibitors (vendors)

Designer and Exhibitor Early Bird Registration Rates End March 15, 2014

Find out more about the event by visiting the website: UNDER (www.undertheevent.com) Baltimore Fashion Week (www.baltimore-fashionweek.com) and the Fashion Umbrella Foundation (www.fashionumbrella.org).  If interested in becoming a member of the Fashion Umbrella Foundation - CLICK HERE.

BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK NEWS: MODEL AUDITION & OPEN MEETING

REGISTRATION FORM REQUIRED FOR AUDITION

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM

After the UNDER Audition, the Baltimore Fashion Week OPEN MEETING Begins at 5:00 PM SHARP!!

FOR REGISTRATION FORMS CLICK HERE