Wednesday, February 25, 2015

REGINALD F. LEWISMUSEUM HONORS AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS & WOMEN IN ARTS, SCIENCES & HUMANITIES

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Women’s History Month Events

A film screening on Sunday, March 8, 2 PM explores the state of Black women in academia. The documentary “Living Thinkers: An Autobiography of Black Women in the Ivory Tower” is followed by a post-film discussion with Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, College Park; Pamela Scott Johnson, Interim Dean of College of Liberal Arts at Morgan State; and Professor Kelly Brown Douglass of Goucher College.

“Fathers and grandfathers are encouraged to bring their daughters to Storytime with Author Jerdine Nolan on Saturday, March 14, 1 PM. She reads her latest book, Irene’s Wish, about a young girl who wishes her father could be home more often. A book signing follows, served with lemonade and cookies. Families may also make a craft project related to Wishes.

Mezzo-soprano Geneva Renee performs on Thursday, March 19, 6 PM as testament to the talent of Maryland African American women in music. This mezzo-soprano is Grammy-nominated. She performs neo-soul works as part of the museum’s Third Thursday event, where the galleries are open late on the Third Thursday of the month and live jazz is available in the theater with cash bar and soul food.

Women helping women is the focus of Sista Girls’ Talk: Reclaiming Health, Wealth, and Self on Saturday, March 21, 1 PM. The community conversation is led by Dr. Michelle Gourdine, former deputy secretary for Public Health Services in the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Dr. Tamara England, Assistant Minister at the Enon Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. They engage the audience on creating wellness across three essential areas: health, finances, and spirituality.

WHERE; Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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

The exhibition and programs have been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DESIGNER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR BALTIMORE FASHION WEEK 2015

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Did You Know As a DESIGNER MEMBER or REGISTERED DESIGNER, You Could Present Your Collection In Front Of Buyers?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DARK IRISH COMEDY OPENS @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
A dark Irish comedy full of deceptions, secrets  ..... and betrayals.
by Martin McDonagh
director:  Lance Bankerd
stage manager:  Heiko Spieker

WHEN: Feb 27 - Mar 15, 2015, Fri & Sat at 8 PM,  and  Sun at 2 PM. Talk Back with Cast & Director:  Sunday, Mar 8, immediately following the performance.
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore

TICKETS:
Adults:  $20   Seniors (60+):  $18; Military:  $16; Students (with valid ID):  $16
Ten Spot Thursday: ALL TICKETS JUST $10: Thursday, Feb 26 at 8 PM: no other discounts apply
Order Tickets online at
www.spotlighters.org

Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, is the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and possibly final chance of a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play's terrifying dénouement.

Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

CAST
Mag Folan ..... Linda Kent
Maureen Folan ..... Kat McKerrow
Ray Dooley ..... Mason A. Catharini
Pato Dooley ..... Michael Page
CREATIVE TEAM
Director:    Lance Bankerd
Stage Manager:    Heiko P. Spieker II
Set Design:    Alan Zemla
Light Design:    Fuzz Roark
Costume Design:    Kat McKerrow & Marie Bankerd
Sound & Video Design:    Heiko P. Spieker II

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING DRAMA TO OPEN @ VAGABOND THEATRE ON FRIDAY

DSC_0278-Edit-2RABBIT HOLE
winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by David Lindsay-Abaire 
directed by Eric C.Stein

WHEN: Friday, February 27, and run weekends through March 29; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
WHERE:
Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons
TICKETS: $10-$20
Tickets can be purchased online at
www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door ); special rates for groups available on line. Friday night performances feature special pricing of $10 for students and $15 for everyone else.
Plus, new this year, there is a $10 Thursday on Broadway performance on March 26th at 8.

The play is an intensely moving examination of grief, laced with wit, compassion, and searing honesty. The extraordinary cast—Ryan Gunning, Don Kammann, Brendon Morrison, Zarah Rautell, and Amy Jo Shapiro—depict characters dealing with a tragedy, searching for a way to help one another find peace. The play has both humor and sorrow; most of all, it engages the audience in a process we all must go through.

(Top: Don Kammann and Zarah Rautell. Photography by Rachel Verhaaren)

3 CONCERTS FOR $85 @ THE BALTIMORE CHAMBER JAZZ SOCIETY

Three Concerts for $85!

Three leading artists. One reasonable price.

Join the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society in welcoming the final three guest artists in our concert season to the Baltimore Museum of Art. You won't want to miss these events! Save over $15 by purchasing these concerts together through our ticketing partner, InstantSeats.

Click HERE to purchase! You may also order by calling 410-385-5888.

Would like you more information about the performers?
Be sure to check out our website.

The Terell Stafford Quintet
Terell Stafford, trumpet and flugelhorn
Tim Warfield, tenor and soprano saxophone
Bruce Barth, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Billy Williams, drums

www.terellstafford.com

The Renee Rosnes Quartet
Renee Rosnes, piano
Steve Nelson, vibraphone
Peter Washington, bass
Lewis Nash, drums

www.reneerosnes.com

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Lonnie Smith, Hammond B3 organ
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar
Johnathan Blake, drums

www.drlonniesmith.com

NEW ARTISTS SERIES CONTINUES NEXT SATURDAY @ EUBIE LIVE!

WHERE: Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St., Baltimore

In the intimate setting of Eubie Live! at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center in downtown Baltimore, enjoy jazz/R&B vocalist VICTORIA. One of the best kept secrets in Charm City, VICTORIA brings a soft and sensual sound to familiar and original tunes. With her five-piece band, VICTORIA will present an exciting evening of fantastic music.

VICTORIA's special guest for the evening is Karter Jaymes! A drummer with R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass for over 20 years, Jaymes was co-writer on several Pendergrass hits with two gold records to his credit. In more recent years, his composition recorded by Jaheim ("Aint Leavin' Without You")and the UK's all girl band, Lil Mix, won him a platinum record.

 

For Online Tickets

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1201585

THE JOY CONTINUES: “GODSPELL” EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

GODSPELL - Extended by Popular Demand!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS (link on graphic will not work)

B.I.G. SCHEDULES 3-WEEKEND RUN OF SKETCH COMEDY SHOWS

Three-weekend run of sketch comedy shows!

The brilliant improv minds in BIG have picked up their pens and written some hilarious sketches for this three-week run of sketch comedy. From intergalactic divorce, to dinosaurs, and much more - you don't want to miss this!

WHEN: Every Friday and Saturday night from Feb. 20 - March 7; All shows at 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Mercury Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

(Another psst...BIG's February Sunday Funday improv comedy show is happening Sunday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 PM! Only $5!)


March improv classes start soon!

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Our next round of improv classes for all levels starts the first week of March! From intro to advanced and more - we've got it all! Sign up soon!

BSF ANNOUNCES 2015 SEASON: IT’S ABOUT TO MAKE HISTORY

Announcing Our 2015 Season!

  • The Merchant of Venice (in Original Pronunciation)

  • As You Like It

  • Henry IV, Part One

  • The Taming of the Shrew

We kick off our 2015 season next month with the first-ever production of "The Merchant of Venice" spoken in Original Pronunciation (OP). BSF is honored to have the assistance of the world's foremost OP experts, British author David Crystal and his son actor Ben Crystal, who is working one-on-one with the cast.

We'll see you there.

For more info, showtimes, and ticketing information, go to shakespearefactory.org.

Adventures in Original Pronunciation (follow us on Tumblr!)

We're in week 3 of rehearsals for our historical production of "The Merchant of Venice" and having a ton of fun. Follow us on Tumblr to be a part of it - with pictures, recordings, updates, and insights on Original Pronunciation from the cast. baltimoreshakespearefactory.tumblr.com.

Register Early for Summer with Shakespeare

Our much-loved summer camp (for grades 3-12) is back - and now open for early bird registration! Enroll before April 1st for $50 off.

Call 410.921.WILL or email info@theshakespearefactory.com.

Friday, February 13, 2015

IMPROV COMEDY THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT

Puppets and Love!
We've got your Valentine's weekend improv comedy

We choo-choo-choose you! Friday night's show features puppet improv comedy with Tigerhead and super big laughs with Your New Dad, Maggy, and Training for Prom.

Then bring your hot date to our Valentine's Day show to see Plan B, a duo of engaged BIG performers, a duo you can date on-stage, and improvised lounge singing!

TICKETS: for both shows are $8 in advance online, $10 at the door.
WHEN:
Friday, February 13, 8pm; Saturday, February 14, 8pm
WHERE: The Mercury Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

Second Saturday show for kids and families!

Calling all fun families!  Bring your special little Valentines and come on out and enjoy an afternoon of family friendly improv theater with the Baltimore Improv Group at our Second Saturdays for Families show!  This entertaining and interactive performance is geared towards youngsters, but will be appreciated by their parents too!

TICKETS: $10 for adults/parents, and kids are FREE!
WHEN:
Saturday, February 14, 1pm
WHERE: The Mercury Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

Sketch is coming!

Intergalactic Divorce, Tough News about the Dinosaurs, London Emergency Services and More! BIG's Improvisers have taken up their pens and dusted off their tights to present you a Three Weekend Run of Sketch Comedy.

WHEN:  Fridays and Saturdays February 20-March 7, all shows at 8:30 PM

Monday, February 9, 2015

CENTERSTAGE EXTENDS “ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI” AGAIN THROUGH FEB. 22!

The knockout continues!
We’re thrilled to announce that because of extremely high demand, we’re adding another 4 PERFORMANCES to One Night in Miami…!

  • Fri, Feb 20: 8 PM
  • Sat, Feb 21: 2 PM & 8 PM
  • Sun, Feb 22: 2 PM

Tickets are on sale now for this final weekend! And limited availability remains for the weekend of Feb 13–Feb 15.

 

BUY NOW or call the Box Office at 410.332.0033

This fictional account of a real night imagines the moment when Cassius Clay, soon to be Muhammad Ali, celebrated his 1964 world heavyweight boxing title victory with friends, activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown in a small Miami hotel room.

More Praise for One Night in Miami…

“Impressive.”
“Overriding ring of truth.”
“Profound impact.”
“Abundant humor.”
The Baltimore Sun

“A knockout.” MD Theatre Guide

“An engaging, thought-provoking, fly-on-the-wall view of four fascinating figures.” DC Metro Theater Arts

“Effective, provocative, insightful, and beautifully written.” –Baltimore Gay Life

“Center Stage has another hit with this production.”Baltimore Gay Life