Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MULTIMEDIA @ THE RED ROOM THIS SATURDAY

 

Jacob Wick (trumpet)
Justin Porter (cello)
Meg Rorison (projections/sound)

WHEN: Saturday, 9/3, 9:00pm
WHERE:
Red Room @Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st St., Baltimore

A very exciting evening of performances!

From MEXICO CITY, JACOB WICK, is joined by former Baltimorean now NY-based JUSTIN PORTER and local MEG RORISON for an evening of three solo performances exploring the intimacies of space, temporality and light.

JACOB WICK is a trumpet player and improvisor who lives in Mexico City and Chicago. He practices an "object-oriented" approach to improvisation, privileging the perspective, experience, and expressive capacities of ambient non-human actors—air ducts, airplanes, birds, cement—over his own. Current projects include the rain in its avoided effects, a solo trumpet performance and listening exercise; and Tres Hongos, an improvising trio with Marc Riordan and Frank Rosaly.

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Wick has lived in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Los Angeles, and has performed with a variety of improvisers and composers in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art (US), the Moers Jazz Festival (DE), and el Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MX). He has performed with Toshimaru Nakamura, Bonnie Jones, Katherine Young, Andrew D'Angelo, Josh Roseman, and many others. He has released recordings on Prom Night Records (Brooklyn, NY), Peira (Chicago, IL), Diatribe (Dublin, IE), and Creative Sources (Lisbon, PT). He holds a BM from Purchase College, SUNY, and an MFA from the California College of the Arts.

(photo of Jacob Wick by Bradford Bailey)

JUSTIN PORTER is a composer and cellist based in Brooklyn NY. These days his interests as a composer lie at the intersection of music, mathematical optimization and probability theory. As a cellist, he performs free improvisations as well as his own compositions.

MARGARET RORISON is a curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. She works with language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections. Rorison's work has screened at Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, CROSSROADS, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, The Maryland Film Festival, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Sonic Circuits Festival, Microscope Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and The High Zero Festival. She is the recipient of a 2016 Rubys Artist Project Grants in media and performing arts, a recipient of The Maryland State Arts Council 2016 Individual Artist Awards and 2015 Sondheim Semi-finalist. She is also the co-founder and director of Sight Unseen, a nomadic experimental film series running since 2012.

 

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High Zero Foundation

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL TO HOLD VOLUNTEERS MEETING

High Zero Festival Needs Your Help! 
Come to the Volunteers Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday 9/6, 7pm
WHERE:
Red Room @Normals Books & Records, 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore, MD 21218

The 18th Annual High Zero Festival will be held on September 15th - 19th, and you can have a hand in making it all possible by volunteering to:

  • Pick someone up / drop someone off at the airport/train station
  • Sell tickets at the concerts
  • Usher
  • Help with transportation during festival
  • Postering

Come to this volunteers meeting to discuss the responsibilities and sign up for spots. Volunteers get FREE concert tickets for each duty they sign up for.

PIZZA and REFRESHMENTS will be served!
Volunteering for High Zero never tasted so good.

DANCE, SEE AN EXHIBIT, SEE A FILM, LISTEN TO MUSIC @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

BECOME A MEMBER  |  DONATE  |  WEB CALENDAR  |  21ST BIRTHDAY!

WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

(end of) Summer Shorts

Presented by The Collective

THU SEP 1 | 7:30PM

Similar to a short film, or the increasingly popular digital shorts, SHORTS creates a concert of dance “hors d’oeuvres” that are eclectic, entertaining, comical, artistically daring, and are accompanied by a variety of musical sources. Tix & Info

 

Exhibition Opening

Drawn From Life II

Reception: SEP 3 | 6-8pm

On View: SEP 2 - OCT 1

Saturday morning Life Drawing classes have been a long-time staple of the Creative Alliance’s educational offerings, offered in partnership with the dedicated residents of Gallery 1448. This special exhibition will highlight the best results from the ongoing class. Info

 

Film Screening

An Important Message About Life: Just Wing It

THU SEP 8 | 7:30pm

Baltimore gets batty with this collection of silly short films from our city's goofiest filmmakers and comedians. Tix & Info

 

Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus

FRI SEP 9 | 7 & 9:30pm

The Kolossus is a vehicle for bassist Formanek’s singular compositions and arrangements and features a stunning lineup of world class jazz artists. This will be one of the highlights of the jazz music calendar and a celebratory victory for the Baltimore jazz scene. Don’t miss out on this! Tix & Info

 

21 Candles!

A John Hughes Dance Party w/ DJ Vince Christopher

SAT SEP 10 | 8pm

It’s a coming of age birthday party! Dress like you did at 21, make a fake ID, dance to your favorite rom-com movie soundtracks, and fall in love John Hughes style! Tix & Info

PUBLISHING WORKSHOP RETURNS TO EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

Back by popular demand....

The Eubie Blake Cultural Center presents

AND NOW TO PUBLISH: A WORKSHOP
WHEN: Sat., September 17, 2016, 10am - 1pm

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

W. PAUL COATES

Founder/President
Black Classic Press/BCP Digital Printing 

RSVP at eubieblakecenter@gmail.com 
or call 410.225.3130

Due to the popularity of the first workshop in July, another session on practical publishing options has been set. New technology as well as tips for scheduling, marketing, and budget costs for your book will all be covered. Get questions answered by a publishing pro!

 

W. Paul Coates is the founder and president of Black Classic Press, which specializes in republishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent. A leader in the field of small publishers, Coates founded BCP Digital Printing in 1995 to produce books and documents using digital print technology. Coates formerly served as an African American Studies reference and acquisition librarian at Howard University's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. A former member and Maryland State Coordinator of The Black Panther Party, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Black Panther Party Archives at Howard University. Coates is co-editor of Black Bibliophiles and Collectors: Preservers of Black History (Howard University Press, 1990). He formerly owned and operated The Black Book (1972 - 1978), a Baltimore based bookstore.

www.blackclassicbooks.com www.eubieblake.org
Street parking available. Parking meters in effect.
Support for URBAN EXPRESS provided by Maryland Humanities Council

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2 NEW EXHIBITS OPEN @ THE BMA IN SEPTEMBER

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KIDDIE FLAMINGOS

John WATERS’ film makes museum debut at the bma

The 72-minute video will be on shown on continuous loop in the Black Box Gallery

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Black Box: John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos, on view September 21, 2016 through January 22, 2017. For the 2014 video, Waters filmed children reading a G-rated version of the cult classic, Pink Flamingos, and has said this new version is in some ways more perverse than the original. The presentation of the film is organized by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman and presented in the Black Box Gallery in the museum’s contemporary wing.

Waters’ notorious Pink Flamingos—promoted as an “exercise in bad taste”—premiered in 1972 at the third annual Baltimore Film Festival. The film follows an outrageous competition for the title of “Filthiest People Alive,” which unfolds in a trailer in Phoenix, MD and at other sites throughout Baltimore City. Today, Pink Flamingos is internationally celebrated as a pioneering example of underground filmmaking.

“Wearing disheveled wigs, the Baltimore-based amateur cast of Kiddie Flamingos vividly evokes the performances of Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and the other unforgettably eccentric actors of Waters’ earlier film,” said Kristen Hileman, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. “At the same time, the children display their own sincerity and delight as they make their way through a deeply unconventional narrative.”

Waters’ distinctive voice delivers stage directions off camera while the children earnestly perform their roles. Those who have seen the original film will recognize that, though purged of its obscenity, the new script artfully alludes to the indelible scenes that make Pink Flamingos scandalous to this day. In fall 2018, Kiddie Flamingos will be featured again at the BMA as part of a major retrospective of Waters’ visual arts career organized by the museum.

THE BIRTH OF FEMINISM

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Inspired by the exhibition, BMA hosts Election Night Party on Tuesday, November 8

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Front Room: Guerrilla Girls, a selection of 48 works by the New York-based anonymous feminist collective known for using humor to confront sexism and racism in the art world. The works are drawn from their Portfolio Compleat—a compilation of nearly 90 projects undertaken by the group between 1985 and 2012 that was acquired by the BMA in 2015. The exhibition is on view September 25, 2016 through March 12, 2017 in the Front Room Gallery of the museum’s contemporary wing.

Curated by Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman, Front Room: Guerrilla Girls underscores the New York-based group’s edgy, energetic, and unconventional 30-plus year crusade to call attention to the ways in which museums, private collectors, publications, and the art market have historically marginalized women artists and artists of color. Using a combination of audacious graphics, telling statistics, and provocative humor, their pronouncements are funny, stark, and highly critical of some of their field’s most powerful institutions and individuals, making anonymity a necessary protection for the independent careers members pursue under their own names.

Examples of works featured in the exhibition are Do Women Have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? (1989 and 2012 update), There’s a tragedy on Broadway and it isn’t Electra (1999), and Museums cave in to radical feminists! (2008).

Inspired by the exhibition, the BMA will host an Election Night Party on Tuesday, November 8, 7-10 p.m. Gather at the BMA to make political posters and masks; join in-gallery conversations on the intersection of art and politics; and stay up-to-date on the election returns. The evening will also include light refreshments and cash bar from Alma Cocina Latina and a DJ.

TICKETS: $10 or $5 for BMA Members and students with valid I.D. Purchase tickets at the BMA Box Office in the East Lobby or www.artbma.org.

The event is co-sponsored by Center Stage and the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City. In keeping with the spirit of the Guerrilla Girls, the exhibition has received generous support from 14 women and one woman-owned business in Baltimore: Virginia K. Adams, Sherry Christhilf, Suzanne F. Cohen, Nancy Dorman, Nupur Parekh Flynn, Sandra Levi Gerstung, Joanne Gold, Nancy Hackerman, Patricia Joseph, Madeline E. Lacovara, Jennifer O’Hara Martin, Amy Frenkil Meadows, Rachel Rabinowitz, Clair Zamoiski Segal, and Alpha Graphics.

3 EXHIBITS OPEN @ SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER

School 33 Art Center

WHERE: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
443-263-4350

Thursday, August 25, 2016

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR CENTERSTAGE’S NEW SEASON

Tickets for the 2016/17 Season are now available!
You can now buy tickets for as low as $22 each to any of our four mainstage shows. Prices are subject to rise throughout the season, so now is the best time to lock in your seats. Or better yet, become a Member for the best prices and seats!

WHERE:  Center Stage | 700 N. Calvert St. | Baltimore

By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Hana S. Sharif
From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
WHEN: Nov 26–Dec 23

A SCANDALOUS TALE OF LOVE AND BETRAYAL

Two French aristocrats, Marquise de Merteuil and her ex-lover, the Vicomte de Valmont, challenge each other to seduce unsuspecting innocents in this story of revenge, debauchery, and hidden motives. Set just before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) is a glimpse into the lives of beautiful people poised to denigrate and control everyone around them, including each other. But when one of them actually falls in love, the real betrayals unfold.

WHAT SHOCKS EVEN NOW IS THE SIGHT OF TWO FRENCH ARISTOCRATS USING SEX AS AN INSTRUMENT OF REVENGE.” –The Guardian

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The White Snake

Adapted by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
WHEN: Feb 24–Mar 26
WHERE:
Playing in the Head Theater

A SPECTACULAR VISION IN A BRAND NEW THEATER

Mystery and magic intertwine in this fantastical fairy tale brought to life in grand spectacle in the newly renovated Head Theater. Originating from the ancient Chinese fable, The White Snake tells the story of animal spirits White Snake and Green Snake, who take human form as a beautiful woman and her sly servant. White Snake soon falls passionately in love with a poor fisherman, but their relationship is reviled by a conservative monk and tragedy lurks behind their newfound happiness. Complemented by storytelling techniques traditional and new, The White Snake will be a can’t-miss event of the 2016/17 Season for the entire family.

“Zimmerman doesn't simply fashion engrossing plays; she creates theatrical magic.”—Huffington Post

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By Kelvin Roston
Directed by Derrick Sanders
WHEN: Mar 17–Apr 16

A MUSICAL HOMAGE TO A SOULFUL LEGEND

This powerful one-man show is based on the real life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, the creator of “The Closer I Get to You” and “Where is the Love?” and perhaps best known for his duets with Roberta Flack. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston.

ROSTON IS TOTALLY CONVINCING AS HATHAWAY.” –Chicago Tribune


 

By Nambi E. Kelley
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Based on the book by Toni Morrison
WHEN: May 19–Jun 25

A WORLD PREMIERE

In Morrison’s exhilarating novel, Joe and Violet move from the Virginia countryside to Harlem at the turn of the century, young and in love. Twenty years later, Joe’s interactions with a young woman set off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Peeling back layers and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who—like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth—reveal their own rhythms.

JAZZ IS THE VERY FORM AND VOICE OF THIS WONDERFUL BOOK.” –The Baltimore Sun

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“MARX IN SOHO” OPENS @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE ON SEPTEMBER 2

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MARX IN SOHO
by Howard Zinn
directed by Sherrionne Brown

WHEN: Sept 2 - 18, 2016 (Three Weeks Only); Talk Back:  Sun, Sept 11
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $22 - Adults; $20 - Seniors; $18 - Students & Military; Ten Spot Thursday:  Sept 8 - Tickets $10

Marx is back! The premise of this funny, witty and insightful “play on history” is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.

Howard Zinn, best known for his book, A People’s History of the United States, introduces us to Marx’s wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin and a host of other characters.

Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. Zinn also shows how Marx’s ideas are relevant in today’s world.
   

Featuring Phil Gallagher as Karl Marx.

VARIETY TO CLOSE OUT AUGUST @ 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

Chicago Trio
 WHEN: Friday Aug 26 - 8 & 9:30 pm 
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Isaiah Spencer, drums
Junius Paul, bass
Ernest Dawkins - winds

Since 1998, Isaiah Spencer has been an active figure in the Chicago scene, while being recognized as one of the "young lions" like his counterparts and childhood friends Maurice Brown, Corey Wilkes, and Kevin Nabors.

Junius Paul has established himself as a first call electric and acoustic bassist on the Chicago music scene. Pual was born and raised in the Chicago area and is a graduate of St. Xavier University.

One of Ernest Dawkins' goals is for his music and compositions to reflect the evolving collective cultural memory of the American jazz aesthetic. Dawkins is one of the world’s premiere saxophonists and composers.


AmiciMusic presents Dynamic Duos: Jewish Jazz
 WHEN: Saturday Aug 27 - 2 pm
ADULT/STUDENT TICKETS
:  $18/$9 in advance, $20/$10 at door. 
Purchase at www.amicimusic.org,
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Connections between Klezmer and Jazz with works by Joplin, Gershwin, and Benny Goodman


James Hall: Lattice 
 WHEN: Saturday Aug 27 - 8 & 9:30 pm 
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James Hall, trombone & compositions
Jamie Baum, flute & alto flute
Deanna Witkowski, keyboards
Tom DiCarlo, bass
Allan Mednard, drums

Brooklyn-based trombonist & composer James Hall has musical projects spanning jazz, classical, Latin, and popular music in the US and Europe. James has been a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Competition, won three ASCAPlus Awards for composition, and has placed third and runner-up in the Antti Rissanen and J.J. Johnson International Jazz Trombone Competitions.


Rachel Winder and Mike Gary 
WHEN: Tuesday Aug 30 - 7:30 pm 
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10
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Rachel Winder, sax and Mike Gary, electric guitar
with
Sean Powell, drums
Alex Founier, bass
Warren Wolf, vibes

Rachel Winder and Mike Gary play some not-so-standards and original music.

Rachel Winder, a native of Baltimore, is an up and coming saxophonist, flautist and vocalist in multiple genres of music. She studied saxophone at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Peabody conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She regularly performs with the New world Outreach Jazz Orchestra as lead alto and is dedicated to the education of young people and musicians.

Mike Gary grew up playing guitar in many of Baltimore's small churches. He studied classical guitar at Baltimore School for the Arts and currently is pursuing his BM in Jazz Guitar Performance at Peabody.


Screaming Art Large Ensemble 
WHEN: Wednesday Aug 31 - 8:30 pm
TICKETS: $10 in advance/13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID
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An 18-piece group consisting of Baltimore jazz musicians, improvisers, and composers. The Ensemble brings to life the compositions of trumpeter Dylan Schuman. Some compositions are arrangements of Schuman’s quartet Paint and Yell, while others are new and range from in-your-face intensity to spacious floating melodies. With influences such as The John Hollenbeck Large ensemble, Michael Formanek’s Ensemble Colossus, and Kenny Wheeler, the group is constantly switching gears, styles, and energy.

DIY SEQUENCER WORKSHOP @ THE RED ROOM NEXT MONDAY

Baltimore Technology Overdrive DIY Sequencer Workshop

A sequencer on a breadboard!

WHEN: Monday, August 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm | FREE
WHERE: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore

Sean Regan will be demonstrating how to build basic gate and CV sequencers from inexpensive CMOS logic chips. We will explore how CMOS sequencers can be used to control both DIY and commercial voltage controlled synthesizers, with a focus on the DIY CMOS gated oscillators constructed in last month’s workshop. All skill levels are welcome, and all the materials will be provided.

UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

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Race Recounted [x] Our Voices

WHEN: Reception: SAT AUG 27 | 6-8pm; Cornell West Theory: SAT AUG 27 | 8pm
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: All events are free. Info

Race Recounted is a highly interactive exhibition where visitors can explore the personal stories and complexities of individual identity as well as view new collaborative work by (Iona) Rozeal (Brown), Francisco Delgado, and Edgar Reyes. The exhibition is a culmination of Juan Ortiz's research and community work supported by the Robert W.Deutsch Foundation. The special opening night celebration, held in the main gallery and theater, features The Cornell West Theory, a hip-hop group inspired by social justice struggles, and Noelle Ghoussaini, who is a Lebanese-American actress who directs neighborhood residents and committee members share their own stories of identity.

 


Kerplunk Outside!

WHEN: SAT AUG 27 | Noon-3pm
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE!

This summer we take Kerplunk! – our FREE family art drop-in open for families and kids of all ages – into the streets of our neighborhood with a DJ, art activities, sidewalk chalk, & more! Info

 


(end of) Summer Shorts

WHEN: THU SEP 1 | 7:30PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

Similar to a short film, or the increasingly popular digital shorts, SHORTS creates a concert of dance “hors d’oeuvres” that are eclectic, entertaining, comical, and sometimes experimental in nature accompanied by a variety of musical sources.


Mandela

WHEN: SAT SEP 3 | 6pm & 8:30pm, SUN SEP 4 | 4PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

Making its Baltimore debut this Labor Day weekend, the timely and important Mandela is a moving theater performance about the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela.

 


Watercolor Painting & The Great Outdoors

WHEN: SAT AUG 27 | 10am-5pm
Info & Tickets

Meet at Creative Alliance, bring your own lunch (or lunch money), and join Steve for an all-day outdoor watercolor painting/sketching adventure in Patterson Park!

 


TIME To Make Art!

WHEN: SAT AUG 27 | 10am-5pm
Info & Tickets

This clock-embellishing workshop will take you through a step by step approach on how to create a timepiece on a wood panel with your own personalized design. Beginner artists encouraged.

 

 


Life Drawing

WHEN: SAT AUG 27 | 10am-1pm
WHERE:
Gallery 1448, 1448 E. Baltimore Street
Info & Tickets

Creative Alliance and Artists Housing, Inc. take turns hosting life models for the drawing community. Sessions are held both at the Creative Alliance or Gallery 1448 at 1448 E. Baltimore Street – please check listings and website for last minute location shifts.


Exhibitions on view at Creative Alliance

Breaking the Mold

On View: August 5 - 27

Breaking The Mold is a collaboration between Creative Alliance’s Exhibition and Education departments that showcases the artistic contributions of our teaching artists, directors, and interns, past and present. Info

 

 

Creative Alliance galleries and box office are open to the public Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm. Entry to our galleries is FREE, though donations are welcome!

Monday, August 22, 2016

NELSON MANDELA PLAY COMES TO THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

Mandela
WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 2016: 6PM & 8:30PM; Sunday, September 4, 2016: 4PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $25, $22 Creative Alliance members advance (+$3 at the door); Limited $40 VIP seating includes choice of Mandela shirt or cap, reserved VIP seating

Making its Baltimore debut this Labor Day weekend, the timely and important Mandela is a moving theater performance about the life and struggles of Nelson Mandela.

The play, which originally premiered at the National Black Theater in New York City in 2014, and then included a performance by former NYC Mayor David Dinkins (playing himself), is coming off a third run at the same theater in July 2016. This performance will uplift your spirit and feed your mind. This play is full of scenes that include laughter, dance and thought provoking moments, which will have the audience experience the struggles and joys of Mandela, Winnie Mandela, and the courageous men and women who stood by Nelson Mandela's side.

Director/Co-Writers and Co-Producers John Ruiz, who was a personal friend of Mr. Mandela, and Yolanda Brooks were inspired by Nelson Mandela and have brought together a stellar cast, including Audelco Award Winner Lloyd Goodman who plays Nelson Mandela for this limited engagement.

"Gripping!" "Moving!" "Riveting!" are just a few words to describe this triumph.

ABOUT JOHN RUIZ
Ruiz, a friend of Mr. Mandela’s, is a retired New York City Firefighter and constant fighter for equal justice rights. He is highest decorated firefighter for public service in the New York Fire departments’ history earning him such awards as The Univision Humanitarian Award, The Crest national smile Award, The Thomas Jefferson Award, The Presidential Award, The Bell Telephone Award, The NY Yankees Award, The New Yorker of the Week, and a Telly Award.

John Ruiz will be on hand for the entire run and is available for interviews about the show and Mr. Mandela.

LOVE STORIES TO BENEFIT BSA & TWIGS PROGRAM

Becky Mossing's Love Stories

We all have stories.

These are a few of Becky Mossing's personal favorites, told in the form of show tunes and standards. Featuring special appearances by TWIGS student Sophie Manni, BSA students Griffin Stanbro, Michaela Gilliard, Eve Plank, Shannon Hutchinson, Phenon Murphy, and BSA alum Markia Washington.

Proceeds support TWIGS.

Get your tickets now—this favorite always sells out.

Becky Mossing's Love Stories

WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's Piattini, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 6:30-9:30 pm
ADMISSION: $15

 

Get Tickets Now.

 

FREE SUMMER SHAKESPEARE @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Springs Rd., Olney

MID-WEEK TREAT @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE! THIS WEDNESDAY

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

HOUSE OF WATERS TRIO

Max ZT, Hammered Dulcimer
Moto Fukushima, bass
and guest percussionist

WHEN: Wednesday, August 24, 8 pm
ADMISSION:
$15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

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"The Jimi Hendrix of the hammered dulcimer.” —NPR 
“A sight to behold.” —Time Out NY
“One of the most original bands on the planet.”  —NY Music Daily

As our collective world becomes smaller and smaller, cultural boundaries are being re-defined with often disparate elements thriving in the resulting melting pot. Hip-hop from China, jazz from India, and now—from the streets of Brooklyn, New York—House of Waters adds their unique blend of world, jazz, folk, and classical music into the cultural brew with a sound that personifies 21st century musical flavors. House of Waters brings global passion and virtuosic musical chops to the delight of fans of pop, alternative and contemporary music styles. The result is simply mesmerizing.

Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to India, where he received a grant to study under the santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.

Moto Fukushima has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Accompanying such greats as Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, and Dave Weckl, he has redefined the role of the bass. With a strong background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music and the African inspired musics of South America, Moto's playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.

Together they partner with a variety of different percussionists, and have shared the stage with some of the most influential musical leaders of the century including: Pandit Ravi Shankar, Victor Wooten, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, Karsh Kale, and more. They are, as TimeoutNY states, “A sight to behold.”

See more videos on their web site: Visit Website