Monday, August 31, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
TOMEKA REID QUARTET
An all star line up of musicians brought together by Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid. Opening from Baltimore, Liz Durrette!
WHEN: SATURDAY - August 29th, 8:00pm doors, 8:30pm show
WHERE: Red Room, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore
Tomeka Reid (cello)
Jason Roebke (bass)
Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Tomas Fujiwara (drums)
“Sunday afternoon, on only their second gig, cellist Tomeka Reid’s quartet sounded like a seasoned band. Chicago’s Reid and bassist Jason Roebke blend well, plucking or bowing. Their East Coast allies are Mary Halvorson on guitar, and bow-tied drummer Tomas Fujiwara who started the set playing a South Side blues shuffle — a hipper way to say “Hello Chicago.” The band’s a great vehicle for Halvorson, playing her warped take on traditional jazz guitar with more of a swing feel than usual.” –Kevin Whitehead
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Vagabond Players, America's oldest continuously operating little theatre, proudly opens its 100th Season with the larger-than-real life-comedy
Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard and directed by Anthony Lane Hinkle
WHEN: September 4, running weekends through September 27. Friday and Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM
WHERE: Located at 806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.
TICKETS: $15-$20; special rates for groups available on line. Friday night performances feature special pricing of $15 for everyone. Plus, there is a $10 Thursday on Broadway! Performance on September 24th.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door
Steven Shriner and Brian M. Kehoe portray 20 dysfunctional citizens of Greater Tuna, proudly the third smallest town in Texas. They play them all: bigots, zealots, hippies, sheriffs, you name its. The audience can hardly breath from laughing.
This show was a tremendous hit during the Vagabonds' 81st season in 1996-97, and it is sure to be a repeat blockbuster. Put on your hat and get ye to the show.
with Dot Dash
WHEN: SAT AUG 29 | 8pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
City Paper Interactive Movie Night
FRI AUG 28; 7:30pm mingle | 8pm movie
Dress like your favorite Goonie, shout the lines, play games, enter the Truffle Shuffle dance contest, imbibe One Eyed Willy drink specials, and win stuff! We're making Goonies a wild interactive movie night! Tickets & Info
Town Mountain w/ The High and Wides
(Feat: members of Chester River Runoff)
WED SEP 2 | 8pm
Town Mountain have tapped into a ragged hard drivin’ bluegrass country sound with tight vocal harmonies, a honky-tonk edge and barroom swagger. Tickets & Info
THU SEP 3 | 7:30pm
Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a Honduran teen, hungers for a better life. Her chance for one comes when she is reunited with her long-estranged father who intends to immigrate to Mexico and then enter the United States. Tickets & Info
w/ Canopy & Paint Branch
FRI SEP 4 | 8pm
Celebrate the release of Spirit House, an adventurous and original endeavor bringing together folk rock, chamber music, and lyrical vision with Marian, double bassist and arranger Ethan Foote, and their 9-piece chamber ensemble. Tickets & Info
Monday, August 24, 2015
School of Drama
Enroll today for Pumpkin Theatre's Back to School of Drama Special! We are offering 15% off tuition for each of our amazing fall classes! This offer is good through Labor Day while space is available. Purchase online or call our office at 410.902.1814.
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Creative Play Production
Our 48th Season is Running on Kid Power!
This is a season of plays that has kids, dogs, bears and other lovable creatures taking charge of their own adventures, sorting out their own problems and deciding their own destinies! Subscriptions on sale now. See details about subscriptions and tickets below the production schedule.
Summer is far from over, but we are so looking forward to getting our 48th season started! Now through Labor Day, take advantage of our back to school subscription special! Five shows for only $60! That is $20 off the regular ticket price, so get your five show subscriptions now while they are still available!
Go, Dog. Go!
WHEN: October 17, 18, 24 & 25
This classic children's book comes to life on stage! Watch this group of highly motivated dogs as they drive their cars to various locations in their pursuit of work and play! They snorkle. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees! This rollicking free-for-all of a musical is sure to entertain kids of all ages.
Adapted by Allison Gregory & Steven Dietz - Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman
The Rainbow Crow
WHEN: November 28, 29, December 5 & 6
Adapted from a Lenape Native American legend, this musical tells the story of a traveling troupe of songbirds who arrive to entertain a colorful, animal community. Though their lead singer, Rainbow Crow, is passionate about her talents, the other animals become distracted by the world's first appearance of snow. It's all fun and games until the snow begins to engulf everything! Follow Rainbow Crow on her journey to meet a powerful and quirky spirit known as the Creative Thinker and discover a solution to save her friends.
By Derek Cooper
3rd Annual Kids for Kids Production
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
WHEN: January 30, 31, February 6 & 7
Pumpkin's Kids for Kids slot is the only production each year where children perform for our mainstage audiences! Based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr follows a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. As he tries to relax, watching TV, characters representing different facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall & George Keating
Winnie the Pooh
WHEN: : April 9, 10, 16 & 17
Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of Very Little Brain, is singing happily that "Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey," when the "terrible" trouble begins. Kanga comes to the forest with soap for baths and spoonsful of Strengthening Medicine! Something must be done!
From the stories of A.A. Milne
Girl with Diamonds in Her Eyes: A Cowgirl Musical
WHEN: April 30, May 1, 7 & 8
Caroline "Buttons" McGee has a chip on her shoulder and eyes on a fortune in the silver mines of Nevada. Armed only with a sling shot, she runs away from her orphanage in Baltimore and sets out for the Wild West. Along her journey, Buttons finds an unlikely ally in Tom "Smudge-Nose" Parker, a gruff old prospector and his horse, Sally. Standing in the way of their treasure is Santiago, a rascally coyote who has his own interests in the secrets buried within the mines. Set in the 1870s, Girl With Diamonds In Her Eyes is a heart-warming story filled with humor and music that reminds us that love, friendship, and family are worth more than all the riches in the world.
By Jason Tinney
WHERE: All mainstage performances are held at Pumpkin Theatre located at 2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
Summer is far from over, but we are so looking forward to getting our 48th season started! Now through Labor Day, take advantage of our back to school subscription special! Five shows for only $60! That is $20 off the regular ticket price, so while they are still available!
Pumpkin Theatre's 48th Season Touring Programs
Let's Make a Play!—Creative Play Production
Creative play production will explore all elements of designing and producing an original play. In session one students will create an original one act play by writing a script that includes characters and stage directions. Session two will focus on design of costumes, props, set, and light. Session three will include a design presentation for family and friends. Actors will read the original script and students will describe all the design elements of their production.
COST: $100 per child* (10 child minimum)
Will You Tell Me a Story?—An Introduction to Storytelling
In this workshop kids will explore the elements of a story through movement and audience participation. Participants will identify movements and sounds to add to their favorite stories.
COST:: $35 per child* (10 child minimum)
Shadow Puppets—Building and Playing with Shadow Puppets
Spanning the ages in a multitude of cultures shadow puppets have entertained audiences for centuries. In this workshop the kids will experience a shadow puppet play and then create their own puppets and perform a puppet play of their own. A wonderful workshop for all ages!
COST:: $35 per child* (10 child minimum)
Fun with Improvisation and Comedy
Students will learn how to take the first fun steps into the realm of improvised play. In this workshop kids will learn how to share a scene, work together and even some basic comedy principles. It will teach kids listening skills, improvisational skills and build self-confidence The perfect place to start for any fledgling comedian or clown.
COST:: $35 per child* (10 child minimum)
Three Little Tales
Three Little Tales brings to life three of the most beloved children's stories. The audience will love seeing The Three Little Pigs, Goldie Locks and the Three Bears, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff enacted before their eyes in this laughter filled romp. Through humor and a very clever script, The Three Little Tales concentrates on how our choices affect other people and the consequences they have.
COST: : $400* (Back-to-Back Price: $550*)
The Frog Prince
Adapted from the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, The Frog Prince is the story of a young prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch. Add to the cast of characters a young princess who cannot speak, because she, too, lives under a witch's spell. Set in two very different kingdoms separated by a great lake, this classic children's fairy tale is retold for today's young audiences!
COST: $400* (Back-to-Back Price: $550*)
The Tortoise and the Hare—The Race of the Century!
The race is on! Watch as tv station WKID covers the race of the century. Well known long distance runner Robby "The Hare" Riggs has said that there is not a tortoise in the world who can beat him. Hard working and ever optimistic Willie Bean "The Tortoise" King decides to take him on. Kids will learn about the value of persistence and equality in this exciting new take on an old tale.
COST: $400* (Back-to-Back Price: $550*)
*Cost not including mileage of more than 40 miles
If you or your organization is interested in any of these touring programs please contact us at: 410.902.1814 or email us at email@example.com.
Exhibition Explores Historical, Present-day and Future Development of North Avenue and Charles Street
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 1–Sunday, Sept. 20. A reception will take place on Friday, Sept. 4, 5–7 p.m.
WHERE: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries inside the Fred Lazarus IV Center (131 W. North Ave.), Baltimore
The M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents Intersection, an exhibition showcasing the layered stories of people, places and moments in history that have shaped the identity of one of Baltimore City’s popular intersections, North Avenue and Charles Street in the Station North neighborhood. The exhibition, which highlights four corners and four eras in history within the past 100 years.
Intersection is a curated selection of newly commissioned work and pieces from personal collections, including painting, photography, projection artistry, site-specific installation and performance art. The exhibition is a visual experience creating an opportunity for artists to discover the city’s history, offering viewers the chance to look at the many layers of the historic crossroad of North Avenue and Charles Street. Viewers will be able to explore the geography, social relationships and cultural landscape of Baltimore’s rapidly changing urban center.
“At the four corners of North Avenue and Charles Street, we see the past, present and future of Baltimore,” said Margaret MacDonald, M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice candidate and co-curator. “There, we find Pearson’s Florist, a family-owned business for more than 30 years; an abandoned 1928 limestone bank building; the rehabilitated Ynot Lot, a site for community events and programming; and the recently renovated Station North Chicken Box, a performance and gallery space to Station North.”
Charles Street and North Avenue, a major crossroad that carries the flow of people and things east and west, as well as north and south through Baltimore, act as a focal point for artistic expression—a lens to view and speak to a variety of cultures, races and identities. The exhibition will point to pivotal, historic moments and movements in the U.S., such as the Great Depression, Great Migration, Civil Rights Movement and present day, while capturing a keen sense of the importance of urban life and its many cultural shifts.
“The intersection of North and Charles has been an important hub for culture and activity throughout the past 100 years,” said Kibibi Ajanku, M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice candidate and co-curator. “We are thrilled to have artists respond to the rich history to show where we, as a city, have been, where we are now and, through them, where we might go.”
The exhibition features MICA’s Film and Video Chair and video installation artist Nadia Hironaka, photographer Reuben “Dubscience” Greene, graphic designer Tiffany Small ’14 (Graphic Design Post Baccalaureate), multimedia artist and educator Ada Pinkston ’13 (Community Arts M.F.A.), filmmaker Ras Tre Subira and performance artist Olu Butterfly Woods.
Hours for MICA’s galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays–Saturdays, 10 a.m. –5 p.m., and Sundays, noon–5 p.m., except on major holidays.
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.
Image caption: Ada Pinkston ’13 (Community Arts M.F.A.), This Bridge Called My Back or the never-ending labor of creating space to move past the isms, painted fabric, broom, paper, charcoal, book, projection, and live performer, 2015.
We invite you to join us for an intimate evening with Oriole Legend Eddie Murray. Get your own signed copy of "The Roundtripper," a 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, of which 300 bottles will be produced. Also enjoy award-winning bottles from family-owned wineries; Cline Cellars in Sonoma and Michael David Winery in Lodi, California.
"The Roundtripper" Wine Unveiling with Eddie Murray
Exclusive Tasting and Q&A with Orioles Hall of Famer
When: September 10, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, 216 Emory Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $150 Regular Admission
Only 100 hundred tickets available!
Guests will be part of an exclusive Q&A session with Eddie and a local sports broadcaster. They will also be invited to tour the all-new Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, complete with a fresh look at the storied life and career of the Baltimore-born Bambino.
Spend a night of wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres with us in the company of one of the Orioles' finest. Ticket includes a signed bottle of "The Roundtripper."
Questions? Contact Vanessa Milio at (410) 727-1539 x3012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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