Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
REGISTER ONLINE AND RECEIVE A DECISION THE SAME DAY. ALL REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETE BY APRIL 30.
Fashion Umbrella Foundation, P.O. Box 29523, Baltimore, MD 21216
Monday, April 11, 2016
Talks, Tour & Reception
WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
Hear insights on collecting during this special evening event in celebration of New Arrivals. A tour of the exhibition and five short talks will be followed by a reception in Antioch Court with beer, wine, and sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres.
- Artistic Director of Rhizome at the New Museum Michael Connor on collecting in the digital age
- Private collector Darnell W. Burfoot on collecting challenging artworks
- Acclaimed author Andrea Pitzer on her research for The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov
- Walters Art Museum Paper Conservator Elisabetta Polidori on how to care for works on paper
BMA Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs Jay Fisher on how the BMA has grown its world-class collection
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
direction: Fuzz Roark
musical direction: Michael Tan
WHEN: Apr 15, 16, 17; 21, 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, May 1; 6, 7, 8; 13, 14, 15.
Ten Spot Thursday: Apr 21, 2016 - 8:00pm - All tickets just $10
Talk Back With Director & Cast: May 1, 2016— immediately following the performance
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults: $20; Seniors: $18 (age 60+); Students: $16 (under age 18, or valid college ID); Military: $16 (retired or active duty, ID required)
ORDER ONLINE at www.spotlighters.org or call 410.752.1225
Evita tells Eva Peron's passionate and unforgettable true story. Eva used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world—while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.
Spotlighters attempts in this production to provide a fuller image of Eva Duarte de Peron, not just as a driven, social climber, but as a woman with a vision and determination. Eva Peron had a quest for the working class, and she knew how to achieve her goals, and provide for her people.
- Eva Duarte de Peron - Becca Vourvoulas
- Che - Robert Wall
- Juan Peron - Bart Debicki
- Magaldi - Steven Quintilian
- Mistress - Claire Iverson
- Teenage Eva - Clare Kneebone
- Young Eva - Lucia Kelemen
- Ensemble: Michael Blum, Steve Eberle, Dave Guy, Tara Hebert, Christina Holmes, Stuart C. Kazanow, Talia Lebowitz, Maia Vong, Cheryl Vourvoulas
- Fuzz Roark - Director
- Michael Tan - Musical Director / Keyboard
- Nancy Flores - Choreographer
- Fuzz Roark - Movement
- Al Ramer - Lighting Designer
- Alan Zemla - Set Designer
- Lanoriee Blake - Stage Manager
- Stephy Miller - Booth Technician
- Andrew Malone - Hair/Wigs/Make-up
- Diana Haberstick, Andrew Malone, Darcy Elliott - Costume Design Team
- William George - Drums
- Christi MacDonald – Guitar
- Greg Bell - Bass
Chesapeake Oysters: A Book Talk
WHEN: April 14, 2016, 5:30–7:30 PM
WHERE: 201 West Monument St, Baltimore, MD
To register for the event, click here.
Author Kate Livie, the Director of Education at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will discuss her new book, Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay's Foundation and Future. Maryland's premier oyster restoration group, the Oyster Recovery Partnership will also be present to discuss their current initiatives and will be shucking oysters for everyone to enjoy. Plus, we'll have some of our limited-edition Pride II oyster knives on hand for you to hold and purchase. Proceeds from sales of the knives will benefit Pride of Baltimore, Inc. and the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
The Oyster's Importance to Chesapeake Life
Crassostrea virginica, the eastern oyster.
These humble bivalves are the living bones of the Chesapeake and the ecological and historical lifeblood of the region. When colonists first sailed these impossibly abundant shores, they described massive shoals of foot-long oysters. But the bottomless appetite of the Gilded Age and great fleets of skipjacks took their toll. Disease, environmental pressures, and overconsumption decimated the population by the end of the twentieth century.
While Virginia turned to bottom-leasing, passionate debate continues in Maryland among scientists and oystermen whether aquaculture or wild harvesting is the better way forward. Today, boutique oyster farming in the Bay is sustainably meeting the culinary demand of a new generation of connoisseurs. With careful research and interviews with experts, Kate Livie will present this dynamic story and a glimpse of what the future may hold.
The Oyster Recovery Partnership will also discuss some of their current initiatives, including sale of their commemorative oyster knives crafted from reclaimed wood from Pride of Baltimore II.
These knives were crafted to raise funds to support Maryland's oyster heritage and preserve its rich maritime history. Proceeds from the sales support the Oyster Recovery Partnership and Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
About The Oyster Recovery Partnership
Twenty-one years ago, the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) was commissioned as a cooperative coalition of multiple partners that contributed to a large-scale restoration program to plant disease-free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay. Since then, nearly 5.9 billion oysters have been planted on 2,200 acres of oyster reefs and 70,000 bushels of shell have been recycled to provide homes for new oysters. (Above: Oyster Recovery Partnership divers help rehabilitate reefs on Maryland's Harris Creek, the largest oyster restoration project on the East Coast.)
As Maryland's leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Bay, the ORP also operates the region's Shell Recycling Alliance, supports the state's Marylanders Grow Oysters program, and provides shellfish aquaculture and fishery support services. Read more about the Oyster Recovery Project here.
This lecture is organized by the Maryland Historical Society Maritime Committee, in partnership with Pride of Baltimore and the Oyster Recovery Partnership. You won't want to miss it!
The story of Memorial Players’ spring musical this year is almost prescient in its relevance to Baltimore (and the country) in 2016—wealth inequality, abuse of power, corruption, the struggles of immigrants, collectivist organizing, cults of celebrity, the American dream lost and then found. What is almost more amazing is that it was selected by our Theater Committee more than two years ago.
Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow (who passed away last year), Ragtime tells the story of three groups of people in the United States in the early 20th century whose lives profoundly intersect: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. Historical figures including Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman are represented in the stories. Ragtime has much to say about justice and equality, life and love, and finding meaning in all of it.
Nominated in 1998 for numerous Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Ragtime won for Best Book by the legendary Terrance McNally, and Best Score (Music and Lyrics) by Stephen Flaherty and Lynne Ahrens. All three were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame this past year.
Pre-show receptions, held by Bolton Hill residents before each Friday and Saturday evening show, are a great way to donate to the work of Memorial Players and to meet other members of the Memorial Players community. Food and refreshments will be provided and reception goers are guaranteed a reserved seat in the front rows of the theater.
Memorial Players is an education and outreach program of Memorial Episcopal Church, a diverse community in historic Bolton Hill near downtown Baltimore celebrating over 150 years of worshiping God and serving people. The productions depend on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and funds to cover all expenses. Memorial Players auditions and performances are open to all at no charge.
Friday, April 8, 2016