An Evening of Saké & Pocky
Inspired by Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes from Japan's Golden Age
WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 7-9 p.m.
WHERE: 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: Ticket price varies depending upon membership level: $40 non-Members. $30 BMA Members and $15 BMA Salon Members. Free for BMA Salon VIP Members.
Join us for the first BMA Salon! This new event series is designed for busy professionals with creative, curious minds who want to meet other people interested in the arts.
For our kick-off event, the BMA is pleased to be partnering with Master Saké Sommelier Tiffany Soto and Matsuri to bring you saké and whiskey tastings, Japanese hors d'oeuvres, pocky, a kimono-dressing demonstration, gallery talk on Japanese kimono and obi, music and more!
Enjoy lively social events and behind-the-scenes experiences with art you won't get anywhere else.
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) alumna Joyce J. Scott ’70 (Art Education B.F.A.) has been named a 2016 Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowships, popularly known as “genius” grants, are awarded annually and carry a five-year, $625,000 prize, which recipients are free to use as they see fit. Twenty-three Fellows were announced Thursday by the Chicago-based foundation.
A native of Baltimore, Scott is best known for her use of small, delicate beads to craft strong messages of societal issues embedded in gender, race and class. Jewelry maker, sculptor, quilter, installation and performance artist, lecturer and educator, Scott’s handmade works—which range from over-sized neckpieces, to figurative sculptures, to installations — upend conceptions of beadwork and jewelry as adornment. Her exquisitely crafted objects powerfully address racism, sexism and the violence they engender.
“Joyce Scott has dedicated her life and art to confronting stereotypes and social and racial injustices while innovating craft along the way,” said MICA President Samuel Hoi. “MICA is so proud to have been part of Joyce’s career and journey. Our students are fortunate that she still incorporates teaching as part of her practice. Her unique voice and fierce dedication to Baltimore truly inspires our rising creatives.”
More than 900 people have received the awards, known as “genius grants,” since 1981. Fellows, brought to the foundation's attention by an anonymous pool of nominators, do not apply for the money and are not informed they've been chosen until shortly before the awards are announced. The unusual level of independence afforded to Fellows underscores the spirit of freedom intrinsic to creative endeavors. The work of MacArthur Fellows knows neither boundaries nor the constraints of age, place and endeavor.
"While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and emerging challenges, these 23 extraordinary individuals give us ample reason for hope," MacArthur President Julia Stasch said in a statement. "They are breaking new ground in areas of public concern, in the arts, and in the sciences, often in unexpected ways. Their creativity, dedication, and impact inspire us all."
In addition to her B.F.A. from MICA, Scott received an M.F.A. from the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Educated in Baltimore City public schools, Scott’s earliest art lessons were received at home from her mother, Elizabeth T. Scott, who was an internationally recognized fiber artist.
Scott’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at the American Craft Museum; The Corcoran Gallery of Art; The Renwick Gallery; The Orlando Art Museum; the Museum of Art and Design; the Fuller Craft Museum; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Studio Museum, Harlem; the Taft Museum, Cincinnati; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work is held in the public collections of numerous national and international museums. She has been awarded honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council and Anonymous was a Woman.
In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of her work, “Joyce J. Scott: Kickin’ It with the Old Masters” was presented at the BMA in collaboration with MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar.
This latest honor follows a May announcement that she topped the list of the 2016 Baltimore-based Baker Artist Awards, winning the $50,000 Mary Sawyers Imboden Prize.
Scott joins another alumna, Elizabeth Turk ’94 (Rinehart School of Sculpture M.F.A.) as a MacArthur Fellow. Turk was recognized by the foundation for her elegant marble sculptures in 2010.
By Gaetano Rossini
WHEN: September 30 – October 2, 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Engineers Club Ballroom Baltimore, MD
TICKETS: $27.50 to $71.50
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Based on Voltaire's play 'Tancrede', the opera is highly praised as one of Rossini's masterworks in his oeuvre of an amazing FORTY operas.
Rossini's earliest biographer, Stendhal, described Tancredi as "a genuine thunderbolt out of a clear, blue sky for the Italian lyric theatre..." and scholar Richard Osborne proclaimed the opera to be the composer's "first fully fledged opera seria and it established him, more or less instantly, as Italy's leading composer of contemporary opera."
The music is glorious and the story compelling. The drama centers around the beautiful Amenaide, whose forbidden love for the exiled Tancredi causes misunderstandings and great turmoil.
Choose your own glorious adventure
In keeping with the 'opera seria' (translated as 'serious' or 'heroic' opera) tradition, Rossini composed the expected happy ending. However, after the Venice premiere in February 1813, Rossini asked a poet friend (Luigi Lechi) to rework Gaetano Rossi's libretto to more accurately reflect Voltaire's tragic ending. The revised version of the opera was presented later that year, but fell out of favor, and the score for the tragic ending basically disappeared. Once it was rediscovered in the 1970s, it supplanted the happy ending little by little in modern performances.
Question: Which ending will BCO do?
Our clever and committed conductor, Maestro Anthony Barrese, has figured out a way to give our audiences both endings! You'll have to come join us to find out how.
We are thrilled to present our third artistic collaboration with Maestro Barrese and Opera Southwest with Tancredi, and are sure you'll enjoy this operatic gem.
BCO is pleased to present Tancredi in a co-production with Opera Southwest. For casting information and to make dining reservations, visit www.BaltimoreConcertOpera.com.
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
This landmark exhibition brings together more than 90 paintings and drawings by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993). See the French modern master’s enduring influence on one of the greatest post-war American painters. More
Front Room: Guerrilla Girls
Opening September 25
A selection of 48 protest posters from the Guerrilla Girls' Portfolio Compleat shows more than 30 years of the acclaimed feminist collective's audacious graphics, telling statistics, and provocative humor. More
Areas for Action
Saturday, October 1, 11 a.m.
During this performance of Areas for Action directed by Oliver Herring, four volunteers will spray colorful food dye from their mouths onto gallery walls. This playful, but physically demanding performance will produce a vibrant backdrop for a new installation of Herring's works. More
Rarely Shown Watercolor on View
The BMA’s stunning Aaron Douglas watercolor, Study for Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery Through Reconstruction, is now on view for the first time in nearly a decade. The work inspires a character in the book All American Boys, recently named by The Maryland Humanities Council as the 2016 One Maryland One Book. More
Henri Matisse. The Yellow Dress. 1929-31. The Baltimore Museum of Art. ©2016 Succession H. Matisse / ARS NY
Richard Diebenkorn. Seated Figure with Hat. 1967. National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C. ©2016 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
Guerrilla Girls. Birth of Feminism movie poster. 2001. From the "Portfolio Compleat". The Baltimore Museum of Art: Women's Committee Acquisitions Endowment for Contemporary Prints and Photographs, BMA 2015.47.66. © Guerrilla Girls
Oliver Herring. Areas for Action, Day 15: Color Spit Duet; Kristen and Davis Spit Blue. 2011. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Frederick R. Weisman Contemporary Art Acquisitions Endowment. BMA 2012.191.25. Courtesy the Artist. ©Oliver Herring
Aaron Douglas. Detail, Study for Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery through Reconstruction. 1934. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchased with exchange funds from The Edward Joseph Gallagher III Memorial Collection, BMA 2004.179. © Heirs of Aaron Douglas/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Celebrate America's Jazz Heritage at the
First Annual Baltimore Jazz Fest
WHEN: Saturday, October - noon - 8 pm
WHERE: Druid Hill Park
Break out your eyepatches and get ready to get weird! A night of face-melting, gut-shaking FUN to help raise funds for BRIDES OF TORTUGA – and we want you to come party with us
WHEN: Friday September 23; Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
WHERE: The Windup Space (12 W North Ave)
TICKETS: $10 at the door
Come early and stay late! Dress weird! Dress weirder than us!!!
An epic raffle (including VIP tickets to Brides of Tortuga!), sea shanties, limited edition merch, and a ridiculous photo booth! Plus more stoopid antics from your favorite rock opera society!
Tickets for Brides of Tortuga!
We're not gonna shut up about Brides because it's going to be so awesome!
WHEN: October 28, 29 – November 4, 5, 11 12. All showtimes are 8:00PM with doors approximately 30 minutes prior to each show.
WHERE: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Ln, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.
BROS is super excited to partner with the amazing Chesapeake Arts Center, located 10 minutes south of the Federal Hill neighborhood. The venue features tons of free parking, comfy seating, and an amazing sound system!
TICKETS: Tickets range from $20–$40 with a limited block each night available at a deep discount – Read all about them on our ticketing page!
Creative Alliance @ Mobtown Ballroom
Dale Watson Chicken Sh*t Bingo Tour
WHEN: THU SEP 22 | 8:30pm
WHERE: Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown
An evening of perfect pairings: Creative Alliance + Mobtown Ballroom, Dale Watson + a chicken! Austin’s own honky tonk hero, and his knockout band, usher in our first event at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown. What is this BINGO game? Click the link to learn more. Tix & Info
Pumpkin Theatre's 49th Season
A Season with Spirit and Moxie!
And.....We're off! Our Season of Spirit and Moxie begins with Peter Rabbit and Me on September 17. We'll be following that up with The Dancing Princesses, Honk! Jr., Stuart Little and Robin Hood. Five show subscriptions are only $60!
WHERE: Pumpkin Theatre, 2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills
To purchase tickets go to www.pumpkintheatre.org or call 410.902.1814
The Dancing Princesses
By Jimi Kinstle
Directed by Courtney Proctor
WHEN: December 3, 4, 10 & 11
Six princesses, each more fascinating than the last, sleep in six beds in the same room. Each night, their doors are locked. But each morning, their shoes are worn out and their father, the King must buy them new ones. Perplexed and growing tired of buying shoes each day, he enlists the help of a spy with an enchanted cloak who aims to discover the princesses' midnight secret. Just what is going on?
Our 4th Annual Kids for Kids Production
Book by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Directed by Erin Confair
WHEN: February 4, 5, 11 & 12
Based on Hans Christian Anderson's "The Ugly Duckling". Ugly looks quite different from his brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. The little guy finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry cat. Along the way Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by E.B. White
Directed by James Hunnicutt
WHEN: April 1, 2, 8 & 9
The classic tale of a mouse, living with his human family in New York. As a small creature in a much larger world, he has no short supply of adventures! Some lead him to trouble, some bring him great friends, but all are great fun in this funny and touching story of a fearless little mouse in the big city! Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL.
Dramatized by Cathryn Pisarski
Musical Score by Phil Smith
WHEN: May 13, 14, 20 & 21
Robin Hood is the classic tale of Sir Robin of Locksley who has given up his titles to help the peasants of Nottingham. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, he and his band of merry men are hunted by the Sheriff of Nottingham. In order to flush him out of his hide out in Sherwood Forest, the Sheriff hatches a plan to capture Robin by staging an archery contest. Can the clever Maid Marion help him escape? See Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett, and all the rest in this swashbuckling adventure! Produced by special arrangement with I.E. Clark Publications.
Peter Rabbit and Me
By Aurand Harris
Directed by Jeremy Scott Blaustein
WHEN: September 17, 18, 24 & 25
WHERE: Pumpkin Theatre located at 2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills
To purchase tickets go to www.pumpkintheatre.org or call 410.902.1814
Pumpkin Theatre's 49th season begins this Saturday! Our Season with Spirit and Moxie opens with Peter Rabbit and Me. Our dress rehearsals have begun and we couldn't be more pleased with this cast, crew, and design team. We've got a great bunch of Rabbits. Even our larger than life Mr. McGregor is ready to go. His garden is looking pretty ready for picking (by Peter Rabbit that is)! Don't miss this delightful play where the imagination of Beatrix Potter takes us from her London home to Peter Rabbit's tree in the forest.
Adapted from the work of Beatrix Potter, our play shows a young girl transforming her world in London into a fantasy of rabbits and other creatures in the country. Don't miss out on all the fun and suspense as Peter navigates his way through the adventures found in Mr. McGregor's Garden. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL.
Join us for a
This season marks the beginning of Pumpkin Theatre's Backstage Brunch series. For each of our productions, we will be hosting a brunch attended by the show's characters. Each brunch will feature a space decorated in the theme of the play. This will be a magical experience for kids and their families with delicious food, Peter Rabbit, Stuart Little, Robin Hood, and the rest of our cavalcade of characters!
WHEN: September 24; Each brunch runs from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
ADMISSION: $25 includes admission to the performance.
Coming up on September 24th, meet Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy, and all the Peter Rabbit and Me characters! They will answer questions, sign autographs and pose for photos. A behind the scenes experience to remember! At ticket to the performance and the backstage brunch together are $25.
For more information and tickets go to our website or call us at 410-902-1814
Why are you so danged lucky?
I'll tell you why! $5 top-shelf improv, that's why!
So we're still moving in, and there are boxes everywhere (figuratively speaking) but we're throwing a party anyway! Two awesome BETA shows at our new ALPHA location—Single Carrot Theater. Come help us decide where to put the furniture (literally speaking) and get your hipster bragging rights: "I was there the first weekend ever!"
Impromptune, Lekker, and Training for Prom!
WHEN: Friday night
TICKETS: Just $5 measly bucks!
Hostel, Aftermath, Rudy Two Shoes, and Plan B
WHEN: Saturday night
Be there at the new beginning!
WHERE: Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 North Howard Street, Baltimore, MD
Who says work has to be a drag?!
BIG Corporate Workshops & Retreats
Improvisation relies upon collaboration and listening, trust and agreement, in order for players to create compelling comedy in the moment. These are learnable skills, and there is no better means to teach them than Improvisation.
Workshops typically last for three hours, though the length can be adjusted by client’s request. Workshops can be focused upon:
Retreats are more involved half or full day training sessions incorporating one or more of the topics above.
For more information about BIG’s Corporate Training, contact BIG's Managing Director Terry Wither at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take your baby steps with us—two opportunities to try improv for the first time!
Absolute Beginners' Workshops
Our instructors create a safe, fun space to practice listening and playing together with a variety of improv games. The best part is NOBODY knows what they're doing, so you'll fit right in!
Session 1: Sunday, September 25, 5-7 PM
Session 2: Sunday, October 16, 5-7 PM
Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches
by Tony Kushner
Directed by Jason Loewith.
Set, James Kronzer; projections, Clint Allen; costumes, Ivania Stack; lighting, York Kennedy; sound, Joshua Horvath; fight choreography, Casey Kaleba; dramaturge, Gabrielle Hoyt; flying, D2 Flying Effects; dialects, Zach Campion; assistant direction, Philip Kershaw. About 3 hours, 10 minutes.
WHEN: Through Oct. 30
WHERE: Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda.
Visit roundhousetheatre.org or call 240-644-1100.