Tuesday, April 29, 2014

50% OFF TICKETS TO AUGUST WILSON’S “THE PIANO LESSON” @ THE OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: UNTIL MAY 2 ONLY

The Legacy of August Wilson Comes to Olney Theatre!

Don't miss what The New York Times calls a "savory theatrical feast"

THE PIANO LESSON
By August Wilson
Directed by Jamil Jude

WHEN: May 7 - June 1
WHERE: Mulitz-Gudelsky Lab Theater, 2001 Olney-Sandy Rd., Olney

THE PIANO LESSON is the fourth play in August Wilson’s “Century Cycle.” The play follows the Charleses, an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in 1936, as they struggle over the sale of a precious family heirloom, literally and figuratively fighting the ghosts of their past.

The New York Times hailed THE PIANO LESSON as “a generous gift,” “emotionally sustaining great theatre,” and a “savory theatrical feast.” Time Out New York described the play as a “grand drama” that “reaches operatic intensity.” And Back Stage called THE PIANO LESSON a “theatrical whirlwind.”

(Recommended for ages 12 and up)


Enter the code PIANO50 online or call the box office at 301.924.3400 to get
50% Off individual adult-priced tickets to performances
of THE PIANO LESSON from May 7 through May 18. Act Now...Sale ends FRIDAY!

 

*This offer expires at 11:59 PM on Friday, 05/02/2014. Valid ONLY for May 7 through May 18 performances of August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON. Subject to availability. Not to be combined with other offers. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final.

CREATE & COLLABORATE @ THE PRATT LIBRARY THIS MAY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

WRITERS LIVE!


C. Alexander Hortis
The Mob and the City:
The Hidden History of How the Mafia
Captured New York

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium



Betty Medsger

The Burglary: The Discovery of

J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

 



Christopher Leonard
The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business

WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

More Writers

POETRY AND CONVERSATION


Kamilah Aisha Moon and Michelle Chan Brown

WHEN: Tuesday, May 20, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Poe Room

INNOVATION EXPO: CREATE & COLLABORATE

Celebrate Maryland's spirit of innovation. Makers, scientists, librarians, artists and other creative thinkers from the state gather at the Central Library to share their skills with Marylanders of all ages.
Keynote speaker: Justin Hoenke
Innovation Expo: Create and Collaborate!
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 10 AM-4:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library

FILMS AT THE PRATT


Frozen
WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 2 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium
and Herring Run Branch

 



Captain Phillips
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 1:30 PM
WHERE: Southeast Anchor Library

 



The Party
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

More free movie screenings

SUMMER READING 2014: FIZZ, BOOM READ


Sign up for the Summer Reading Program for all ages at all Pratt locations. Registration begins May 31.
Sponsor a kid this summer!
Donate to the 2014 Pratt Library Summer Reading Campaign

We offer dozens of free events and classes each month. Check the Pratt Calendar for more!

Monday, April 28, 2014

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Events at Peabody

Eight new opera scenes by Peabody composers will be presented in Opera Études' Women in America program tonight, Monday, April 28, at 7:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The free concert is a collabaration between the Peabody Opera Workshop and the Conservatory's Composition Department, with Roger Brunyate (pictured) as program director and JoAnn Kulesza as music director. The works include Now We Are Met with music by Andrew Posner and text by Elizabeth Reeves; Confidence with music by Scott Miller and text by Roger Brunyate; Rose Without Thorns with music and text by James Chu; Typhoid Mary with music and text by Stephen Edwards; Locked Inside with music by Alexa Rinn and text by Roger Brunyate; The Shape, Skelton, and Foliage with music and text by Tim Holt; House Rules with music and text by Wynne Fung; Gettysburg: Out Of The Fire with music by Cameron Wentz and text by Cameron Wentz and Roger Brunyate.

Other Peabody events this week, April 28- May 4, 2014

Faculty member Richard Stone, lute and theorbo, will present a master class for guitarists on Monday, April 28, at 5:00 pm, in the Conservatory Building, Room 209C.

Tonight, Monday, April 28, at 8:00 pm, students from Marina Piccinini's flute studio will be performing an end of year recital, including the world premiere of Imaginary Voyage II by Peabody faculty member Mark Janello and works by Beethoven, Boulez, Higdon, Hindemith, and more.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, at noon, the Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center will present Clint White in a talk titled "Transformative Marketing for Musicians." The free talk, open to the Peabody community, will take place in Room 206C (Conservatory Building).

On Tuesday, April 29, and Friday, May 2, from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, student chamber music ensembles will play works from the vast chamber music literature, from the baroque era to the great classical, romantic, and modern eras. The free recitals will be held in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

The Composition Department will present its sixth free department recital of the year featuring works by John Belkot, Benjamin Buchanan, Jennifer Campbell, James Chu, Katie Elwes, Lonnie Jordan, Timothy Tan, and Matthew Sullivan on Tuesday, April 29, at 8:00 pm, in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The works include performances from solo guitar, harp and narrator, songs for voice, an amplified "early music" ensemble, and "speed metal" for piano trio.

Faculty artist Leon Fleisher will guest conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, May 1, at 8:00 pm. The orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80; Frank Martin's Concerto for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion, and string orchestra; and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. Tickets for the performances, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

The Peabody Institute will be open to the public during Flower MartFriday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3—from noon to 5:00 pm. Tours will be given of the Institute and activities will occur in the George Peabody Library. Several concerts and student recitals will be presented, including Peabody Dance performances on Saturday, at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm, where students will perform selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream and a spring Garland Dance in Peabody's DLA Piper Plaza. An encore performance of This Is My Voice will take place with members of the Preparatory Wind Orchestra and Tia Price, mezzo-soprano, on Saturday at 6:30 pm in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

On Friday, May 2, at 3:30 pm, Conservatory students will perform original works by middle-school students from Baltimore's Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy in the free Junior Bach program concert in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The premieres are by Cedric Brewer, Kenneth Cooper, Kris Davis, Dominic Marine, Tyree Williams-Jackson, Cameron Ragin and Khalil Turman-Teagle.

On Friday, May 2, at 4:00 pm, in Turner Auditorium at the JHU Medical Campus in E. Baltimore, the Occasional Symphony will conclude its season with a free concert featuring The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky and the world premiere of Nocturnal by Scott Lee (MM '13, Composition).

The Peabody Children's Chorus will perform on Saturday, May 3, at 3:00 pm, at Old St. Paul's Church, 233 North Charles Street, and Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 pm, in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The chorus is directed by Doreen Falby with Bradley Permenter as associate director and accompanist, and Julia Sheriff as assistant director and accompanist. Sarah Dudas will be the featured violin soloist, and the program will include music by Zoltán Kodály, Dmitri Kabalevsky, and Benjamin Britten. Advanced tickets required; ticket prices are $2.75. To reserve a ticket for Saturday, email sspicher@jhu.edu. To purchase tickets for Sunday's concert, call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.

Peabody Brass Ensembles and the Mid Atlantic Trombone Choir will perform in a free Brass Bash on Sunday, May 4, at 7:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Works by Steven Frank, Frank Gulino, Henry Mancini, Dmitri Shostakovich, Launy Grondahl, Astor Piazzolla, and more will be presented.

On Sunday, May 4, at 7:30 pm, the Lynn Taylor Hebden Preparatory Recital will take place in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The free recital features the winners of the Preparatory Part-Recital Competition.

For off-campus events which feature Peabody students, faculty, and/or alumni, please download Peabody's iPhone app or visit app.peabody.jhu.edu. Events will also be posted on the Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page. Visit events.jhu.edu/peabody for the full Peabody events calendar.

Free noon recitals

At this week's free Thursday Noon recital in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, presented by the Chamber Music Department, Eliza Minster, trumpet; Annie Perrett, trumpet; Jacob Poulos, horn; An-Chi Ling, trombone; and Jarrel Garner, tuba, will perform Ingolf Dahl's Music for Brass instruments. Wen Rong Lau, trumpet; Jessica Stein, trumpet; Frank Hammarin, horn; Sarah Manley, trombone; and Marilyn Iparraguirre, tuba, will perform Malcolm Arnold's Quintet No. 1, Op. 73; Béla Bartók's A Little Bartók Suite; and the 16th century Flemish song "Si J'ai Perdu Mon Ami." The Atlas Quartet—Ethan Siegel, violin; Joshua Hong, violin; Eric D'Alessandro, viola; and Lavena Johanson, cello—will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet in C major, K. 465.

On Friday, May 2, at noon, Jared Harrison, flute, will perform on the free Peabody on the Court recital in the sculpture court of the Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts

  • The Peabody Computer Music Consort — with Geoffrey Wright as artistic director and McGregor Boyle as technical director — will perform on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 pm, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • On Saturday, May 10, at 3:30 pm, the Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra and Preparatory String Ensemble will perform in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • The Preparatory Wind Orchestra, Wind Band, and Concert Band will perform on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 pm, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

Friday, April 25, 2014

SECOND SERIES @ SCT RETELLS THE STORY OF “THE BIRDS” IN A NOVEL WAY

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Put A Bird On It
WHEN: May 2 at 7:30 PM; May 3 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Single Carrot Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore

TICKETS:
$20 general admission; $15 students, seniors, and artists

Winter is finally over. We have longed for the birds to come back. We were wrong…

Put A Bird On It is a delightful and suspenseful evening of opera, narrative, puppetry and more than a few feathers.

Through the warped imaginations of soprano Lydia Beasley, puppeteer Julia M. Smith, performer Susan Stroupe, and designer Sarah Lloyd, Put A Bird On It is a salon-style event that retells the classic thriller The Birds, weaving in avian-inspired arias, gothic poetry, philosophical musings, shadowy puppetry…and taxidermy.

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BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK DESIGNER REGISTRATION ENDS SOON!

DISCOUNT For Returning Designers

Click Here To Register

 

The Fashion Umbrella Foundation is a member-based cultural art organization with an enhanced philanthropic concentration on education, work-life balance, and professionalism.

CRITICS RAVE ABOUT “VERA STARK” @ EVERYMAN THEATRE—DON’T MISS IT!

Critics have fallen in love with Vera Stark

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

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> Read more reviews

Everyone is talking about newly crowned Helen Hayes Award winner Dawn Ursula.

"In its Baltimore/Washington premiere, the play could not have asked for a much more vibrant or rewarding production than the one offered at Everyman."
—The Baltimore Sun

"Once you meet Vera Stark you can't forget her...an incandescent career high for Dawn Ursula."
—DC Theatre Scene

"A brilliant combination of humor and drama. Dawn Ursula's comic delivery is a scream!"
—DC Metro Theater Arts

"A fearlessly intelligent and deliciously vicious annihilation of Hollywood." —City Paper

Vera Stark Production Photos

Photos by ClintonBPhotography

 

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.752.2208
everymantheatre.org

We are a professional theatre company with a resident ensemble of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The vision of Everyman is to engage, inspire and transform.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

EVENTS @ MICA FOR MAY–SUMMER

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MAY-JUNE EVENTS @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART

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programs@artbma.org
www.blogartbma.org
www.shopartbma.org

BACH IN BALTIMORE PRESENTS FREE CONCERT ON MAY 4

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WHERE: Christ Lutheran Church at the Inner Harbor, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore

3 CLASSICS ONSTAGE @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER THIS WEEKEND

ENCORE PRESENTATIONS THIS WEEKEND

The 65th Tour of National Players has performed for thousands of people across the country, from Vermont to Texas to South Dakota. Here's your final chance to catch this remarkable company performing their full repertory in one glorious weekend!

 

THE ODYSSEY

WHEN: April 25, 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

Victorious on his departure from Troy, Odysseus heads home, embarking on a ten-year voyage that will test his wits and perseverance far more than war-time duty ever did. Upon his ultimate arrival, Odysseus learns that home is far different than what he expected; and that his greatest battle has yet to be fought.

(Recommended for ages 8 and up)

THE ODYSSEY Tickets
THE ODYSSEY Trailer


MACBETH
WHEN: April 26, 1 PM; April 27, 6 PM

For an ambitious couple gripped with murderous thoughts, reality proves to be elastic. Witches, floating daggers, moving forests, and blood that refuses to wash away—who can tell what is real and what is imagined? Shakespeare's twisted tale examines the brutal consequences of unchecked ambition.

(Recommended for ages 12 and up)

MACBETH Tickets
Macbeth Trailer


THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
WHEN: April 26, 7 PM; April 27, 1 PM

Take one set of identical twins separated since birth, add a second set as their servants, and throw them all into the same town for a single day. Confusion abounds and hilarity ensues as everyone in the town tries to figure out why these people are behaving so strangely today.

(Recommended for ages 8 and up)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Tickets
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Trailer

TICKETS: $10 Members; $15 Non-Members

CORRADETTI GLASS STUDIO IS YOUR MOTHER’S DAY GIFT HOT SPOT

MAKE A COLORFUL GLASS FLOWER
WHEN:
Saturday, May 10 
WHERE:
Corradetti Glassblowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore
FEE: $38

Have a blast while stretching & shaping molten glass into a colorful flower. We'll help you create an extraordinary gift just in time for Mother's Day. Make one for yourself too. These flowers last forever!

Look for event descriptions & registration


GLASS GIFT WARE: MADE RIGHT HERE

Show your love to Mom with locally made art.
Visit Corradetti Glass Gallery—both Clipper Mill & Hunt Valley locations have hundreds of quality blown glass pieces on display, each one uniquely made by Anthony.

Let us help you select a lovely Mother's Day gift that will blow her away!

 

 


GLASSBLOWING: FULL DAY CLASSES

In our weekend classes, students will work intensively over the 6 hour day to learn or improve glassblowing skills. Private instruction, corporate activities & school visits also available. May 18 is our final class before Summer shut down.
Look here for 2014 class schedule & registration


HOST YOUR EVENT AT CORRADETTI GLASS

This cozy glassblowing studio is the area's most unique venue for receptions & events. With lofty ceilings, exposed brick walls, glass gallery and glowing furnaces, the space offers contemporary design infused with old world charm. A beautifully renovated historic location within Clipper Mill in Woodberry.
Look here for venue rental info

“DELIRIOUSLY FUNNY” COMEDY NOW ONSTAGE @ CENTERSTAGE

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Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Administration: 410.986.4000
Email: info@centerstage.org
Box Office: 410.332.0033
Email: boxoffice@centerstage.org

Phone Hours
Mon–Sat, 10 AM–6 PM | Sun, 12 PM– 6 PM

Window Hours
Mon–Fri, 9 AM–Show start* | Sat, 10 AM–Show start* | Sun, 12 PM–Show start*

*Window closes at 6 PM when there is no evening performance

 
 

CARDS, COMICS & COLLECTIBLES CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

An Event 30 Years in the Making!

J.G. Jones, Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, Frank Cho, and Free Comics!

From the Store that Brings You the Baltimore Comic-Con...

On Saturday, May 3 2014, Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD will not only be celebrating Free Comic Book Day, but will commemorate an even bigger milestone event — its 30th Anniversary!

This will be the biggest extravaganza held at the store to date, and will feature: appearances by superstar creators J.G. Jones, Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, and Frank Cho*; great sales on hardcovers, trade, toys, statues, and modern back issues; and, of course FREE COMICS and MORE!

"When we first opened our doors on May 1, 1984, I couldn't even imagine celebrating 30 years," said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles and show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Thirty years seems like such a long time, but it's been an amazing ride that has just gotten better and better every year. From the awesome group of creators who've appeared in the store and at the show over the years, to the loyal customers who come in week after week, I couldn't have asked for a better 30 years in the comic business!"

In addition to the dozens of free comics that will be available that day, the first 100 customers will receive a Cards, Comics & Collectibles exclusive Rai #1 (Valiant Comics) variant cover by J.G. Jones. This cover was commissioned exclusively for the 30th Anniversary and is not available anywhere else!!

But wait, there's more!! Every customer who stops by will receive a FREE Baltimore Comic-Con T-Shirt while supplies last! Plus, all weekend long (May 2-4, 2014) get an additional 50% OFF all Hardcovers, Trade Paperbacks, Toys, Statues, and Modern Back Issues!!

Come early, come in costume, and come to help us celebrate 30 amazing years of Cards, Comics & Collectibles!!

About The Creators:

JG Jones Mr. Terrific #1Cover artist extraordinaire, J.G. Jones broke into comics in 1994, working on two issues of Dark Dominion for now-defunct Defiant Comics. Since then, Jones' artwork has graced the pages and cover of such titles as Black Widow, Marvel Boy, and The Avengers from Marvel Comics and Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, 52, and Final Crisis from DC Comics. Most recently, he provided cover and interior artwork for DC's Before Watchmen: Comedian mini-series.

Don Rosa is a writer and illustrator, who is most famous for his work on Scrooge McDuck stories from 1987-2006. His work is highly regarded by fans of Disney comics illustrating the Duck universe. Although he officially retired in 2008, his seminal work on the Eisner-award winning Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, stands as one of the most popular Disney comics of all time.

Writer Todd Dezago began his career in 1994, scripting the adventures of Marvel's Merry Mutants in the pages of X-Force. In 2006, he moved to The Sensational Spider-Man with artist and frequent future collaborator, Mike Wieringo. In addition to his work at Marvel and DC Comics, Dezago also co-created Tellos (with Wieringo) and The Perhapanauts with artist Craig Rousseau. His most recent work includes the mini-series The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under from Image Comics.

Craig Rousseau started his career in 1997 as a fill-in artist on issue #22 of DC Comic's Impulse. By issues 27, he was named as the full-time artist. After his run on Impulse, DC gave him a shot on Batman Beyond and Harley Quinn, as well as Young Justice, Gotham Adventures, and Detective Comics. Teaming up with Dezago, he co-created The Perhapanuats, which was originally published through Dark Horse Comics, and most recently through Image Comics. His most recent work includes the mini-series The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under.

Bloop by ConleyAward-winning designer, illustrator and cartoonist Steve Conley has worked on such notable comics as Star Trek: Year Four (IDW), Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse Comics), and JLA-Z (DC Comics). Conley is also the creator of Astounding Space Thrills and the all-ages series, Bloop,

Cartoonist John Gallagher is the award-winning creator of such all-ages comics as Buzzboy, Roboy Red, and Zoey & Ketchup. Beginning his career in 1990, he has worked in nearly every aspect of comics production throughout his career - from writing and illustration to art direction. John is also one of the founders of Kids Love Comics, an organization that promotes literacy through comics and graphic novels.

Cho Savage WolverineFrank Cho's body of work at Marvel includes such titles as New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, X-Men: Schism, Avengers vs. X-Men, and Savage Wolverine. He is also well-known for his creator-owned series Liberty Meadows and his work on Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. Most recently, he handled the art duties for the Marvel X-event, Battle of the Atom.

* Frank Cho will be appearing from 11:00 AM – - 1:00 PM only

 

WHERE: Cards, Comics & Collectibles is located at 100A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD.
For more information, please visit
cardscomicscollectibles.com, .our Facebook page, or call 410.526-7410.