Sunday, November 30, 2014

CYBER MONDAY SALE: SAVE ON DISNEY’S “THE LITTLE MERMAID” @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

CLICK HERE TO ORDER  Use code CM10.

DON’T MISS RARE SOLO JAZZ PIANO PERFORMANCE THIS THURSDAY @ 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

MacArthur Fellow Ran Blake, solo jazz piano

WHEN: Thursday, December 4. 8  & 9:30 PM
ADMISSION:
$20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

In a career that spans five decades, pianist/composer/educator RAN BLAKE has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake’s singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes more than 40 albums on some of the world’s finest jazz labels, as well over 40 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston’s New England Conservatory.

In the tradition of Blake’s idols, Chris Connor, Duke Ellington, Mahalia Jackson, Jeanne Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Thelonious Monk, George Russell, & Gunther Schuller, he has incorporated and synthesized several otherwise divergent styles and influences into a single innovative and cohesive style all his own, ranking him among the geniuses of the genre. The addition of his innovative aural based teaching approach, and the forty years he has spent influencing future generations of musicians, makes his contributions to the long tradition of jazz even more impressive. A recent Downbeat review said, “Ran Blake is so hip it hurts … a pianist who can make you laugh at his dry humor one second and wring a tear the next.” His music still sounds fresh and unmistakably unique. Nearly fifty years after his innovative release, The Newest Sound Around with vocalist Jeanne Lee (RCA-Victor), Ran continues to evolve his noir language on the piano, making him one of most resilient artists in jazz history.

Ran’s most recent recordings are Cocktails at Dusk: A Tribute to Chris Connor with Ricky Ford and Laïka Fatien (impulse!/ Sunnyside, 2014), Live at the Kitano, NY with Sara Serpa (Sunnyside, anticipated 2015), and Down Here Below, vol. 2: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln with Christine Correa (RedPiano, anticipated 2015), and Chabrol Noir: A Tribute to Claude Chabrol with Ricky Ford (impulse!/ Sunnyside, anticipated 2015).

You can learn more about Ran at his website www.ranblake.com, which includes videos of musical performance and other tantalizing noir treats.

 

December Events

Consider the gift of music—concert tickets fit everyone!

  • 5  Elio Villafranca & Spiros Exaras
  • 6  Ian Power classical piano recital
  • 6  Jeron White
  • 7  Baltimore Classical Guitar Society Flamenco Master class with Grisha Goryachev
  • 7 Roots Cafe Christmas Show with Alan McEwan & Karen Collins
  • 9  Evolution Contemporary Music concert
  • 11  Jamal Moore presenting Organix Trio/ Akebulan Arkestra.
  • 12  Michael Thomas Quintet
  • 13  Irina Nuzova Piano Recital
  • 13  Benito Gonsalez
  • 14  Matthew Odell Classical piano recital
  • 18  Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
  • 19  Warren Wolf & Aaron Diehl
  • 20  Improvisation Worshop
  • 20  Seth Kibel & Swingin' Klezmer Chanukah
  • \21  Boister Holiday Concert
  • 22  Gene Bertoncini Holiday Concert
  • 29  Dunbar Alumni Jazz with the Charles, Kris and Kyle Funn

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine

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

DISCOUNT PARKING
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $2 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

Friday, November 28, 2014

MUSICAL CHANUKAH CELEBRATION @ JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

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A Family Chanukah Celebration with Joanie Leeds

WHEN: Sunday, December 7, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
WHERE:
JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND, 15 Lloyd Street Baltimore, MD
ADMISSION:  $1

Set the Chanukah mood with a rocking family Chanukah concert with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights! Bring home a piece of the festivities with Chanukah themed crafts.

A versatile artist, Joanie Leeds is a gifted musician with a soulful voice that ranges from low and bluesy to high, light, and breezy.  In addition to her secular popularity, Joanie tours the country playing synagogues, Jewish day schools and Jewish museums. Her Jewish music can be found on the PJ Library’s compilation.

For more information please contact Trillion Attwood 410.732.6400 x215/ tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or visit jewishmuseummd.org.

Let us know you’re coming – RSVP on FACEBOOK!

As one of the top nationally touring kindie rock bands, Brooklyn-based Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights have played for thousands of families all across the country. Singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds has won first place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, Gold Parents' Choice Award, NAPPA Gold Award and she has been a John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist. Her original music has been featured in People Magazine, Parents Magazine, New York Times and Washington Post.  She is currently touring the USA promoting her 6th children's CD, Good Egg, and her tunes are played on many radio stations nationwide climbing up the chart to #1 on Sirius-XM's Kids Place Live and WXPN's Kids Corner. Joanie is also a PJ Library musician! For more information, please visit www.joanieleeds.com.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE @ CENTERSTAGE THROUGH SUNDAY!

It’s a deal so big, we couldn’t contain it in one day!

From today until Sunday only, you can purchase a Center Stage 3-Play Membership for just $87. That’s a savings of up to $177!

With a Center Stage Membership, you get perks including drink discounts, unlimited exchanges, and access to the best seats at the best prices to each performance.

You’ll also get to choose three shows from the rest of the 14/15 Season, including acclaimed plays by Amy Herzog and the World Premiere bio-musical Marley.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 Plays:

1. Choose your shows.

2. Click here or call the Box Office at 410.332.0033.

3. Enjoy stepping into new worlds with us!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Choose from 5 hot ticket shows, including...

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Adapted by Joe Landry
Nov 18–Dec 21
Revisit the golden age of radio as five actors take on the classic holiday story in an adaptation that recalls the radio dramas of the 1940s. And, who knows, an angel might even get his wings. 

Marley
Music and Lyrics by Bob Marley
Book by Kwame Kwei-Armah
May 6–Jun 14
This musical based on the life of the legendary singer is sure one of the most popular shows of the spring, and you won’t want to miss out.

WHERE:  Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DECEMBER AT THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Central Library Book Sale

Winter Book Sale
WHEN: Friday, December 5 to Sunday, December 7
WHERE: Central Library Main Hall and 3rd floor
For sale: Thousands of used and new books for as low as $0.50, movies, CDs, books-on-tape and more.

 


Writers LIVE! 

Jessye Norman
Jessye Norman, In Conversation with Tom Hall
WHEN: Friday, December 5, 7 PM
WHERE:
Walters Art Museum
ADMISSION: $25 includes copy of book

 


Imagine This
Maxine Clair, Imagine This: Creating the
Work You Love

WHEN: Wednesday, December 10, 6:30 PM
WHERE:
Central Library Poe Room

Full Writers LIVE! schedule


Rafael Alvarez Christmas Stories 

Rafael Alvarez
Rafael Alvarez Presents The Greatest Christmas Stories of All-Time
WHEN: Saturday, December 20, 2:30 PM
WHERE: Southeast Anchor Library

 


LIVE Music

singing lark
Sing With The Larks
WHEN: Tuesday, December 16, 10:30 AM
Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

 

 

winter music
Winter Musical Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, December 18, 6 PM
WHERE: Govans Branch

 

 


Films at the Pratt 

Bells Are Ringing
Bells Are Ringing
WHEN: Saturday, December 20, 10:30 AM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

 

 

Frozen
Frozen
WHEN: Monday, December 22, 2 PM
WHERE: Orleans Street Branch

 

 

Captain America
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
WHEN: Wednesday, December 17, 5 PM
WHERE: Reisterstown Road Branch
More free film screenings

 

 


Tis the Season Dance Showcase

Dance Showcase
Tis the Season Dance Showcase
WHEN: Sunday, December 21,1:30 PM
WHERE: Central Library Main Hall

 

 


Give a gift to the Pratt this holiday season

Give a Gift to the Pratt
Your gifts provide crucial support for a wide range of Library programs and services that receive little or no public dollars. Private donations help all the people who use and need the Enoch Pratt Free Library - from toddlers to lifelong learners.
Give a gift to the Pratt this holiday season!


Mr. Pratt's Party—The Library's Annual Gala

Mr. Pratt's Party
Mr. Pratt's Party - The Library's Annual Gala
WHEN: March 28, 2015, 7-11 PM
WHERE: Central Library

An evening of fun with delicious food, dancing to the Mood Swings, interactive exhibitions and a rare look at the Pratt's special collections.
TICKETS: $250 / Black Tie

Proceeds will support the vital programs and services at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. For tickets, prattlibrary.org/mrpratt

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SALE THIS WEEKEND @ CARDS COMICS & COLLECTIBLES

Cards Comics and Collectibles Annual Thanksgiving Sale


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

For 26 years, we have brought you the largest, most complete comic book and collectibles Thanksgiving sale in the greater Baltimore area.  On Friday November 28th, Saturday November 29th, and Sunday November 30th, following Thanksgiving, those discounts return, with even larger discounts on Sunday.

"This annual sale is huge," said Marc Nathan, store owner of Cards Comics & Collectibles.  "We discount Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age comics, trade paperbacks and hardcovers, action figures, cards, and more! And we'll keep bringing things out as the weekend progresses!"

WHEN: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

  • 70% OFF: MODERN AND BRONZE AGE BACK ISSUES, AND CARDS 1980-PRESENT!
  • 50% OFF: TRADE PAPERBACKS AND HARDCOVERS, CARDS PRE-1980, ACTION FIGURES, TOON TUMBLERS, AND MORE!
  • 30% OFF: GOLD AND SILVER AGE COMICS!
  • 20% OFF: CARD PACKS, CARD BOXES, NEW COMICS, "NEW THIS WEEK" COMICS, TRADE PAPERBACKS, AND HARDCOVERS!

WHEN: SUNDAY ONLY

  • $1 MODERN BACK ISSUE BINS
  • 60% OFF: TRADE PAPERBACKS & HARDCOVERS

For a quarter of a century now, folks travel hundreds of miles take advantage of our Thanksgiving deals. Be sure to ask us about next year's Baltimore Comic-Con too!

WHERE: 100 A Chartley Dr., Reisterstown, MD  21136
WHEN:  Friday, 11 AM-7:30 PM; Saturday, 11 AM-7 PM; Sunday, 12 PM-5:00 PM

For more information, call Cards Comics and Collectibles @ 410-526-741

 

HOLIDAY TRADITION CONTINUES @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROMO VIDEO!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO #GIVING TUESDAY
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

GIVE TO B.S.A. ON #GIVING TUESDAY: KEEP THE ARTS ALIVE IN BALTIMORE

Make your gift on #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, December 2, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Click here to give to BSA!

FORGET LEFTOVERS! ENJOY A MAIN COURSE OF B.I.G. SATURDAY NIGHT

Post-Turkey Day Laughs on Saturday night!

Music + improv comedy, dance + improv, and more!

We're super thankful for our wonderful audiences! Let us entertain you this holiday weekend with a hilarious show featuring musical improv comedy, The Movement (where we mix improv with modern dance from The Collective), and more!

Use it as an excuse to get away from your family, or bring them along because you love them so much!

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 29, 8 PM
WHERE: The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD

#GivingTuesday is coming...

And we need your help!

There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now Giving Tuesday—a way to help the non-profits you love! The Baltimore Improv Group is a non-profit, and right now we're trying to fix up our new home, The Mercury Theater.

Won't you toss us a few bucks to help us spruce up this awesome new home for improv comedy in Charm City?

THANK YOU!

SUPPORT MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON #GIVING TUESDAY

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Watch our silent movie, starring real library staffers, then kick start your season of giving TODAY in support of the
H. Furlong Baldwin Library!

Climate Not Optimal, a silent movie

Climate Not Optimal, a comedic silent movie from the Maryland Historical Society: CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Donations are being accepted NOW through December 2nd, and will support upgrades to our collection climate controls. 

Help ensure the collection stays comfy cozy all year round!

Click this link on the donation page OR pick a member of our team to credit them with your gift!

The France-Merrick Foundation is offering a 2-1 match up to $50,000, so your gift goes further!

Please share this video with anyone who loves history and wants to see it protected!  

We are proud to participate in the Maryland Gives More campaign to make our state the most generous in the nation.



For more information contact us at 410.685.3750 x319

or email membership@mdhs.org

Thank You for Your Support!

Friday, November 21, 2014

JORDAN FAYE CONTEMPORARY CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A CELEBRATION & AN OPENING

Jordan Faye Contemporary & Thrive at 218 W Saratoga

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY & CELEBRATION & OPENING  

Jordan Faye Block celebrates her Ten Year history as a gallerist & curator with a Ten Year Anniversary exhibition


Ten years ago on November 12, 2004, Jordan Faye Block opened her first commercial gallery in Baltimore, it opened with an exhibition of two artists, Robert Sparrow Jones & Jim Condron. Ms. Block ran Gallery Imperato for the next two years: curating 15 exhibitions there and successfully graduating with her Master's of Fine Arts from MICA in 2005. In November of 2006, Jordan Faye Contemporary was founded. Since that very first exhibition 100 additional exhibitions have been curated by Jordan in Baltimore; she's taken the gallery to 7 international art fairs in the last 3 years, and while the gallery has moved a few times over the last 8 years, they've continually been expanding their programming and raising the bar in Baltimore and in major cities across the country. Last month, she and her assistant director, Willa Frazer, founded a new program for emerging artists; moving both Jordan Faye Contemporary and this new program THRIVE into a 3300 square foot exhibition center on the top floor of the Maryland Art Place Building in the heart of the Bromo Arts District. We invite you to join us on November 22, for an exhibition highlighting a selection of artists that Jordan has worked with over the last ten years. Artists include Robert Sparrow Jones, Kate MacKinnon, Lori Larusso, James Rieck, David Page, Christine Bailey, Jenee Mateer, Lawrence Cromwell, Donald Edwards, Lisa Dillin, Lat Naylor, Scott Ponemone, Edie Nadelhaft and Magnolia Laurie.

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY opens Saturday November 22 with a reception from 7 – 10 PM. It will be on view through January 3, 2015. This exhibition takes place in the West Gallery and Front Room of Jordan Faye Contemporary. It also coincides with a tradition that Jordan began 8 years ago, her annual Small Wonders holiday exhibition which will be on view in the East Gallery. Artists in Small Wonders are Lori Larusso, Jim Doran, Geraldine Bullock, Steve Parke, Elisabeth Gambino, Sanzi Kermes, Maureen Farrell and Willa Frazer.


Jordan Faye Block in Jordan Faye Contemporary's new headquarters, 218 W Saratoga, top floor.
Jordan Faye Block in Jordan Faye Contemporary's new exhibition center, photograph by Steve Parke

For more information about our gallery program, contact:

Jordan Faye Contemporary, 218 W Saratoga Street, 5th floor, Baltimore MD 21201

Tel: 443.955.1547 curator@jordanfayecontemporary.com

Visit our website: www.jordanfayecontemporary.com

gallery hours :: Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday / 12 – 5 PM and by appointment

FINAL 5 CHANCES TO SEE “GROUNDED” @ EVERYMAN THEATRE

Grounded must close Sunday

Get inspired

1. "Ms. Anderson's work in Grounded is one of the best performances by an actor we have ever seen at Everyman, if not the best. Riveting and a must see." —Eric via Google+

2. "Your production of Grounded is one of the reasons I am so proud to live in Baltimore. This is just world-class theater. It's one of the best things I've ever seen."—Leslie via Facebook

3. "This is one of the best performances my husband and I have ever seen...This kind of theatre is why Everyman is so exceptional and why we buy season tickets every year."—Darragh via Yelp

4. "This is such a well-crafted, passionate play with Megan Anderson giving a phenomenal performance. It's a must see!"—Bob via Facebook

5. "A great performance...had us talking in the car on the ride home. This is a jewel in the Baltimore cultural scene."—Shari via Yelp

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Grounded 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.

SCHOOL 33 CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR CO-LAB(ORATION)

Call for Entries: Co-Lab(oration)
Project #4 Rain Garden

Application Deadline: December 1,  2014
All submissions must be received by School 33 by 5 PM on Monday, December 1, 2014. Materials received after December 1 will not be considered.

Notification Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

School 33 Art Center is now accepting artist portfolios. Artists interested in collaborating with other artists of different disciplines to create an outdoor installation within the new rain garden on the Birckhead Street side of the historic School 33 building should apply. Three artists will be selected to collaborate on this project, which will be on view for at least one year. Each selected artist will be awarded a honorarium of $3000 for this collaboration. This project also comes with a budget for supplies and materials. Individual artists will be selected based on the strength of their portfolios.  No proposals should be submitted. Artists are invited to visit School 33 Art Center and see the actual space prior to submitting a portfolio for consideration.

This project is part of the ongoing Co-Lab(oration) project at School 33 Art Center funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation's Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Grant.

Once artists are selected on December 12, 2014, they must thereafter be available to meet regularly to collaborate, create and implement the new rain garden environment, which will should be installed and fully completed during June, July and August 2014. If you are not available locally during this timeframe, do not submit your portfolio for this application. The finished project will be unveiled in early September 2014.

Co-Lab(oration) is an on-going platform for diverse artists to work collaboratively in a process of creative exploration, resulting in the development of multiple new works. The project should cultivate the production and exhibition of new artwork that integrates the ideas of artists from varied disciplines, encourage artistic experimentation and creative risk-taking to support the development of innovative practices or new artistic forms.

Selections will be made by our panel of jurors:

  • Linda DePalma, Prolific public artist and educator, working in the areas of large-scale sculpture and mixed-media
  • Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager for School 33 Art Center and Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

To submit your portfolio for this opportunity you must be a current School 33 Art Center member. If you would like to join School 33 or renew your membership, please visit school33.org or call 443-263-4350. Artist Memberships are $35 annually. All artist members are encouraged to apply.
To download the application form,
click here.


For more information, visit school33.org.
Connect with School 33 about upcoming exhibtions, art news and more on the new blog baltimorearts.org.

JOIN CENTERSTAGE FOR A HOLIDAY CLASSIC FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Revisit Bedford Falls, fall in love again with George and Mary, and discover the magic of an angel named Clarence. It’s Christmas Eve in 1947, and inside a radio studio a live broadcast brings to life Frank Capra’s timeless film in all of its feel-good glory. Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man’s life. It’s the perfect holiday outing for the entire family and, who knows, an angel might even get his wings.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is the perfect way to spend the holiday season! Watch the classic story come to life with special additions such as live sound effects and other surprises that are sure to enchant the entire family.

Come early for hot cocoa! Special hot chocolate drinks (for kids and adults) will be available at both our Lobby Café and Mezzanine Bar, and your entire party will be able to enjoy this holiday treat during the performance.

BUY TICKETS NOW or call 410.332.0033 to speak with one of our Box Office Patron Services Associates.


This holiday season, Center Stage is excited to offer special Family Matinees sponsored by Baltimore STYLE.

Throughout the run of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, patrons can enjoy free pre-show activities, including an interactive lobby display, holiday family photos, tasty treats, backstage tours, and even a surprise or two.

Family Matinees | 12-2 PM (show time!)
Sat, Nov 29
Sun, Dec 7
Sat, Dec 13
Sat, Dec 20

Use code 15HOLIDAYMATINEE when booking to receive 50% off of tickets for children ages 18 and under!*

We hope to welcome you and your family to the theater this holiday season!

*Not valid on B seating or previous purchases. Child must be present at ticket pickup. Offer only available for 2 PM matinees on Nov 29, Dec 7, Dec 13, and Dec 20.

From Mozart to Marley, acclaimed dramas to electrifying new musicals, the 2014/15 Center Stage Season explores the moments where the ground gives way and everything changes. Step into New Worlds.

Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland 21202

EVERYMAN HAS A KILLER WAY TO START YOUR HOLIDAY: “DEATH TRAP”!

Deathtrap

Performances Begin Dec 10CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS

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World-famous thriller playwright Sidney Bruhl is suffering from a chronic case of writers' block. When one of his former students shows up at his doorstep with what might be the next Broadway hit, Sidney and his wife concoct a deadly plan to make the manuscript their own. Holding the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway, Deathtrap is filled with twists and turns in a series of thrilling events that will keep you guessing on the edge of your seat until the very moment!


Deathtrap Cast

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE "DEATHTRAP" by clicking here

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.