Monday, March 27, 2017


The 24th Annual Benefit Fashion Show showcases a range of high-concept and ready-to-wear student designs that question color in society.

Hueman: The 24th Annual Benefit Fashion Show

WHEN: Friday, April 7, 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 8, 8 p.m.
Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: General admission is $20. Student admission with a valid ID is $7 on April 7 and $15 on April 8.
Tickets are available in person at the MICA Store or online at

Organized by MICA students Ashley Lian (director) and Briana Arrington (assistant director), Hueman features 20 individual fashion lines created by 26 designers representing the College’s Fiber, Painting, General Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Interactive Arts programs, among others.

The show was conceived to highlight the ways in which color affects our perception of the world and each other. Each of the designers contributes to this conversation with fashions that encourage viewers to reflect on color’s impact on society, particularly on ideas of race, gender, sexuality and emotion.

“I think Hueman is a culmination of the right ideas at the right time,” said Lian. “Briana and I knew we wanted to focus on color as early as last year, and given the current political climate, I think it's extremely important for audience members to think about their own internal biases and associations that are based on color and how they relate to identity, clothing and art.”

Select fashions include:

  • (rem)emberance by Mubtasin Zaman and Joe Donatelli, which conceptualizes dreaming and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep through a sleepwear line that incorporates fur and stuffed animals to represent luxury bedding and comfort;
  • Diana Eusebio and Shelby Slayden’s Apricity, a collection of androgynous, silhouetted designs that reference tropical environments and their biodiversity as a metaphor for human diversity;
  • Pique by Margaret Garrison, a collection that blurs the boundary between sculpture and ready-to-wear fashion by incorporating geometric shapes, unconventional textures and structural shadowing;
  • and Grayson Gross’ Queens, which celebrates queer identity and expression through historically-inspired fashions, such as “Tudor glam” and “punk Rococo,” to reimagine royals of the past.

Celebrity photographer Derek Blanks ’00 (Illustration) worked with students to organize a professional-level fashion shoot for the show's lookbook, and his photographs of the student designs will be on display in the Brown Center lobby during the show.

Click here to view Blanks' photos of all the student fashion designs. 

Sponsored by MICA’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development, a portion of the fashion show’s proceeds will support the office’s diversity programming and scholarly initiatives for students.

Participating designers include Courtney Banh, Megan Beck, Calvin Chang, Joe Donatelli and Mubtasin Zaman, Chas Druin, Alex Dukes, Diana Eusebio and Shelby Slayden, Aura Evans, Gina Fulton and Chelsea Lozano, Margaret Garrison, Grayson Gross, Nikki Hendricks, Bokeum Jeon, Julia John, Suwan Kim, Sasha Landar and Alyssa Ziobro, Chelsea Lee and Ayaka Takao, Ellie MacInnes, Babs Weiss, Sam White and Haylie Zapantis.

Image (left to right): Grayson Gross, Chas Druin, Margaret Garrison.




Come mingle with the actors! Fill up on good food and drink! Then watch Antony and Cleopatra performed in Original Pronunciation (OP)! BSF's production of Antony and Cleopatra marks the first time, since of course, Shakespeare's time, Antony and Cleopatra has been performed in OP! 

Please don't miss this special opportunity to see this wonderful play and to support your local Shakespearean theatre!


Nautical Before Nighttime

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, through Saturday, April 8, 11:30 AM – 4 PM

Pride of Baltimore, Inc. will partner with USS Constellation during Light City on a wide-ranging series of family-friendly activities each day during the festival.

Visitors can explore Pride II, Maryland’s “Star-Spangled Ambassador,” and USS Constellation, talk to the captains and crew, and learn about the rich history of the ships and—from Pride's crew—what it’s like to sail a tall ship. Programs led by the crew of both ships explore maritime themes such as 19th-century innovative ship design, maritime communication methods, and weaponry.

Programs include:

  • A Flag Talk each day at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Guest Ranger Scott Sheads will engage students of all ages in unfurling a full-size 42’x30’ flag from Fort McHenry, while telling the spectacular history of the Battle of Baltimore and Francis Scott Key’s treasured poem.
  • Opening and Closing Salutes: Each day at noon and 4 p.m., featuring cannon blasts.
  • Colors and Lights: Communication At Sea: April 4 at 2:30 p.m. and April 7 at 12:30 p.m. Before the emergence of radios, ships at sea communicated with each other through an intricate system of flags and lights. Let us “talk” you through it.

Go to for a complete schedule of Pride II activities during Light City. All activities are free to the public.

Pride of Baltimore, Inc. is partnering with Historic Ships in Baltimore on the “Nautical Before Nighttime” activities.

“Pride of Baltimore, Inc. is excited to be participating in Light City Baltimore,” said Rick Scott, executive director of Pride of Baltimore, Inc. “We love sharing the history of Pride II with those who are not familiar with it and hope people will come explore with us!”

Visitors are welcome to come back after the sun goes down as Pride II will be illuminated and open for free deck tours almost every night of Light City on Pier 1. The ship is #24 on the BGE Light Art Walk.

Light City is a free Baltimore-based festival that offers nine days of light displays, performances, music, and innovation. Welcoming more than 400,000 people from across the globe in its first year, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States.

About Pride of Baltimore II
Baltimore Clippers, sleek, fast, and maneuverable vessels, gained fame as privateers during the War of 1812. Their success in capturing British merchant ships provoked the Royal Navy to attack Baltimore in 1814. Francis Scott Key, seeing the American flag still flying over Fort McHenry after the 25-hour British bombardment, was inspired to pen the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Pride of Baltimore II, like her predecessor, Pride of Baltimore, is a reproduction of one of the most famous of these privateers, Chasseur. For nearly four decades, these modern-day prides of Baltimore have promoted historical maritime education, fostered economic development and tourism, and represented the people of Maryland in ports throughout the world. Since her commissioning in 1988, Pride II has sailed 250,000 nautical miles and visited more than 200 ports in 40 countries.

To learn more about Pride of Baltimore II, please go to


On Tuesday, March 28, at 8:00 pm, faculty artists William Sharp, baritone, and Seth Knopp, piano, will present a recital of Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48, "Poet's Love" and Jörg Widmann's Das heiße Herz (The Passionate Heart), as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free. Currently, tickets are unavailable. Please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.


Monday, March 27, 2:00 pm

Faculty artist Amit Peled answers your questions and discusses favorite works in the repertoire, practice tips, and more during a live Cello Chat at

Monday, March 27, 4:00 pm; Tuesday, March 28, 10:00 am

Richard Goode, piano, will present two master classes, as part of the Piero Weiss Master Class Series, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. On Monday, Yuezhi Dou will perform Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101; Dong Kim will perform Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16; and Chelsea De Souza will perform Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110. On Tuesday, Seullki Yoo will perform Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457; and Sejoon Park will perform Chopin's Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op. 60. The classes are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 30, 12:00 pm

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Woodwinds Department. Drew Dardis, flute; Sonia Matheus, oboe; Jay Shankar, clarinet; Mateen Milan, bassoon; and Jordan Dinkins, French horn, will perform Astor Piazzolla's Libertango. Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute; Cassidy Moore, violin; Gavon E. Smith, viola; and Ethan Wagner, cello, will perform W.A. Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285. Juan Esteban Martinez, clarinet; and Lior Willinger, piano, will perform Robert Muczynski's Time Pieces. Lily Josefsberg, piccolo, and Da Hee Kim, piano, will perform James Christiensen's Piccolo Espagnol. Guilherme Andreas, flute; Caleb Bradley, oboe; Eric Black, clarinet; Xinqi Dong, bassoon; Bailey Myers, horn; Ann Chen, piano, will perform Francis Poulenc's Sextet, FP 100.

Friday, March 31, 1:30 pm

Faculty artist  Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, will present a master class in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The class is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 31, 7:00 pm; Saturday, April 1, 7:00 pm; and Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 pm

Peabody soloists and chamber groups will present one-hour-long concerts as part of Light City Baltimore. Audience members will be invited to follow a light installation creating a pathway from the Charles Street entrance through the Mews and Grand Arcade and up the stairs into Miriam A. Friedberg Hall, where they will be guided onstage to experience Peabody music-making in an informal and intimate environment.

Sunday, April 2, 2:00 pm

The Preparatory Young People's String Program (YPSP), directed by Andréa Picard Boecker, will present its free spring concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The YPSP cello groups will perform works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach, and more. The YPSP violin and viola groups will perform works by Suzuki, Lully, and more. The YPSP violin groups and the Peabody Violin Choir, directed by Christian Tremblay, will perform Mendelssohn, Lipsky, and Rieding. Finally, all the groups will perform Eva Belvelin's A Sunday Walk together.


Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit


Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm

Peabody Jazz Combo Series

Friday, April 7, 6:30 pm

Film Screening of On the Threshold of Winter, with Pre-screening Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 15, 8:00 pm

Leonard Slatkin Leads Peabody Symphony Orchestra with Marina Piccinini, Flute

Monday, April 17, 2:30 pm

Dean's Symposium: Peter Sellars

For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page. The full calendar of events at Peabody can be found at

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Thursday, March 23, 2017


by Rabbi Lynne A. Kern and Ronda Spinak
A staged reading co-presented by the Gordon Center for Performing Arts with the Strand Theater
Developed and originally performed at Los Angeles Jewish Women’s Theatre

The voices of 18 women rabbis at different stages of life and career share a passion for their work, their deep commitment to Judaism, and their love of a good pair of shoes! An evening of stories culled from the transcripts of “On The Fringe,” a documentary film about Los Angeles female rabbis, this theatre piece shares the struggles, joys, accomplishments and losses of these women. These are their stories and the stories of all women trailblazers and innovators who follow the calling to embrace their lives' work. Three actresses breathe life into their memories.

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills
: In advance - $20/adult, $50/VIP ticket; At the door - $25/adult

Morstein Performa
VIP ticket includes pre-show dinner.



A Work In Progress Theatre Company

A Work in Progress Theatre Company continues the second half of their 2016-2017 season with This Dying Generation, a moving family drama by Eleanor Burgess. 

WHEN: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm.
The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 North Howard Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: Minimum $5 donation requested. For more information, click here.


Special Thanks

We'd like to give a special thanks to artist Bobbiegita Walker, who generously donated a bronze cast of Eubie Blake's hands to the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. This piece is now on display in our permanent exhibition dedicated to Eubie Blake. Be sure to stop by and view this piece during our gallery hours!


Make an egg paperweight with us

Join us by the glowing glass furnaces and experience the art of shaping colorful eggs from molten glass. We also host a cozy evening event with wine & cheese. Sign up online with your friends & family, limited space.



WHEN: Saturday, April 2: Glass Egg mini-workshops; Thursday, March 30: workshops w/wine & cheese
Corradetti Glassblowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore

Link to register & more info

Glassblowing classes for beginners & beyond

Corradetti Glass Studio offers intensive six hour classes which teach the fundamentals of glassblowing. If you're simply curious about this ancient medium these classes will satisfy your casual interest or may set you off on a new life path. Private instruction, group activities & school visits also available.

Link to register & more info


Host your reception at Corradetti Glassblowing Studio

An extraordinary venue for memorable receptions & parties. With lofty ceilings, exposed brick walls, glass gallery and glowing furnaces. A beautifully renovated historic location within Clipper Mill in Woodberry.
Link to more info & rates

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The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Presents


WHEN: Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
TICKETS: $35 General Admission | $33 Seniors / BMA Members | $10 Students

Jackie Ryan's ensemble features Bill O'Connell on piano, Harry Allen on tenor saxophone, Lee Smith on bass, and Jason Tiemann on drums.

“One of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time…” (Jazz Times). She draws out the very essence of a song just by singing the lyrics and the notes with unadorned sincerity. She’s never strident or over-expressive, and always completely locked into the spirit of the song. Described as a versatile, expressive singer, Jackie Ryan has been profiled as the featured artist for NPR, Voice of America, PRIMETIME A&E and CNN TV en Español and has filled premier venues both here and abroad – Asia, Australia, and Europe.

For more info about Jackie Ryan, visit her website.
See Ms. Ryan in action on YouTube

One of Baltimore's premiere jazz concert series for over two  decades, the  Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society programs some of  the finest artists in jazz  today. For more information, please call  410-385-5888, message us at,  or visit


We are launching the first ever monthly giving campaign! The first 20 people to contribute monthly to BIG get an opportunity to enter a drawing for a free class with BIG University. The first 20 donors also get a special shout on on BIG's website and will receive an extra special thanks during the festival!

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If you want to give less than $10 a month, then please reach out to for arrangements

Baltimore Improv Group thanks you!

For more information on shows, classes, & volunteer opportunities visit


WHERE: Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore

A Musical Homage to a Soulful Legend

This powerful one-man show is based on the life of ’70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, 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, Jr.

For more information, including the Content Advisory, visit our show page.

A Conversation with the Creator

From the start, I had imagined Donny's last day, last hours, on earth; but I hadn't really focused on mental issues. I followed his career and family and his music and all that, but his mental health wasn't that big a part. And, you know, there's such a taboo around mental illness in America—in Black America, even more so. I guess I was worried or afraid about going into that. But we dove in, and the show and that time with Donny—in his mind and his spirit—really became a safe space for the audience, and me. A place for exploring all the problems and fears and images, and how it actually became part of him and his music, even of his genius. Read more.

Hear the Music!

Twisted Melodies tells the story of soul legend Donny Hathaway, and throughout this show, actor Kelvin Roston performs a number of Donny Hathaway’s most beloved melodies. Please enjoy listening to this Spotify playlist of the songs featured in the production. Highlights include “The Ghetto,” “A Song for You,” and “She is My Lady.”  Check out our Spotify playlist.

Can you Complete the Donny Hathaway Lyric?

Check out our Donny Hathaway quiz—inspired by Twisted Melodies—and test your lyrical knowledge! Take the quiz.

Kelvin Roston, Jr.

Kelvin is an actor/singer/musician from St. Louis, MO based in Chicago, IL. He is also the playwright of Twisted Melodies, which began its journey 10 years ago in St. Louis as a play called Psychology of a Genius, an imagination of the last day of Donny Hathaway.  

After moving to Chicago and becoming an Artistic Associate of Congo Square Theatre Company, he adapted the piece into Twisted Melodies, taking a closer look at mental illness through the eyes of Donny Hathaway. The show has enjoyed two runs in Chicago directed by Congo Square’s Sam Roberson, and one in St. Louis directed by The Black Rep’s Ron Himes. Kelvin is proud to premiere this new version, here at Baltimore Center Stage, directed by Congo Square’s Derrick Sanders. As an actor, Kelvin has performed at theaters nationally and internationally, as well as appearing on television and in film.


Our first play in the Third Space: That Face is a darkly funny British play about a seriously dysfunctional family hurtling toward collapse. Read more.


LC Celebrate


Light City Baltimore March 31 - April 8, 2017 

Light City App

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
Buy tickets online at
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638


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Weavings Dark and Light Composers' Consortium 
WHEN: Wednesday March 22 - 8 pm
All seats $10
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Weavings Dark and Light is a Composers' Consortium concert featuring new music by Ellen Schwindt, Harriet Katz, and Brian Smith. The program includes pieces composed on tunes from John Thompson's book Teaching Little Fingers to Play and music composed after deep loss—hence the dark and light part of the title.

The title of the concert comes from a piece called Skein of Silk by Harriet Katz. The music programmed fits together to an incredible degree--despite being written by composers who are only now learning about each other's work and who will meet for the first time in preparation for this concert.  The music is mostly classical in nature with some jazz and lots of jazz leanings.

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WHEN: Thursday, March 23; Workshop - 5:30 pm; Concert with Yacine Boulares & Friends - 8 & 9:30 pm
  Concert Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID ; Workshop 5:30 pm – Sponsored by D’Addario - $5
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After graduating with a BA in Philosophy French-Tunisian saxophonist and composer Yacine Boulares decides to take a year off to respond to the urge to play music. He takes his first music lessons and after studying under Andre Villeger for 3 years he wins the International Esprit Jazz Competition in Paris and is endorsed by legendary brand Selmer saxophones.

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WHEN:  Friday, March 24 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Bogna Kicinska - voice, compositions, arrangements
Benjamin von Gutzeit - viola
Kuba Cichocki - piano
Matt Aronoff - bass
Colin Stranahan - drums

Bogna Kicinska is a jazz vocalist, composer and educator, originally from Krasnystaw, Poland. Before coming to the US she was already recognized in Poland as one of the most prolific singers on the modern jazz scene. Besides its obvious jazz roots, Bogna’s writing seamlessly incorporates elements of folk music from Poland and Latin America, soul and Western classical music in an especially indelible way. In 2014 she released her first album.

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WHEN: Saturday, March 25 - 8 & 930 pm
: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Bob Butta, piano
Eric Kennedy, drums
James King, bass
Rachel Winder, saxophone

Michael Raitzyk & Surprise Guest
Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series
WHEN: Sunday, March 26 - 5 pm
TICKETS: $10 advance& students/$13 door
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Image result for Michael RaitzykMichael Raitzyk first made his appearance at the Roots Café in the ‘90s as leader of the Charm City Klezmer Band and the reggae-funk band Pachamama. Since then the guitarist has been a central figure in Baltimore’s jazz and world-music scenes. He continues to head up the CCKB and also leads the Michael Raitzyk Organic Jazz Trio and the Raitzyk-Geller Family Band. He has recorded four CDs as a leader and seven as a sideman. “Each time I shift to a different project—whether it's the Klezmer band or the organ trio or something else—I have more depth,” he told the Baltimore City Paper, “because I have more experience, not just from my different musical experiences but also from my different life experiences." For this show he will showcase his own compositions: both his instrumental tunes and his vocal songs.

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WHEN: Monday, March 27 - 7 pm
TICKETS:: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 students/$5 Dunbar students
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Led by jazz educator / trombonist Chales Funn, this jazz ensemble, organized in 1995, performs the music of composers Duke Ellington, William Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn, William “Count” Basie, Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire and others.

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WHEN: Tuesday, March 28 - 7 :30 pm
TICKETS: $10 in advance/$13 at door/$5 full-time students with ID
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Saxophonist Rachel Winder and Guitarist Mike Gary are joined by Peabody students and alumni and friends—a different collection of artists with each performance!!

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.



TALBOTS - Cross Keys, 50 Village Square, Baltimore 21210

10% of sales during this time will be donated to Baltimore Clayworks to support our artistic and educational programs throughout the year. See you there! 


Clayworks Gallery, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Public

Join artists Margaret Boozer, Warren Frederick and Catherine White at the Top Soil exhibition this Saturday from 12-1. These artists will talk about their system of gathering and processing local clay.

Top Soil is curated by Bill van Gilder and is about exploration and experimentation, where risk taking and an industrious attitude is required. Read More about the exhibition here.

Exhibition Sponsored by Stancills, Inc


Earth Day: Celebrate Art from the Earth! 

Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION: Get Tickets Today: $50 members/$60 non-members ($70 at the door)

This year's BASH will include an auction full of ceramic works from your favorite Baltimore artists along with many others from across the country + jewelry, tickets, experiences and more! Guests can expect heavy hors d'oeuvres and food stations from Chef's Expressions, open wine & beer bar, music and mingling.

Stay tuned! We will be launching an online preview of many auction items soon.

See below for a sneak peek of works by Sam Wallace, Judi Tavill and Sara Morales-Morgan!

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