Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince
WHEN: September 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and September 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Directed by the theatre department’s Managing Coordinator Grace Anastasiadis, Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince will feature current HCC students and guest artists, who will bring this wonderful play to life. The performance can be enjoyed by audiences young and old.
Hyronomous, an inept and lonely frog, is bored and unhappy. He is larger than the other frogs and hates the taste of flies. The good witch Gloria tells him he was once a human prince, and to break this curse, he must be kissed by a maiden. He sets his sights on the spoiled and petulant Princess Gladiola, who is engaged to the painfully pompous Sir Lancelot Pancelot. As Gladiola and Lancelot plot ways to get rid of Hyronomous, our green hero tries desperately to act like a human being. Luckily, he finds friends in Delphinium, the handmaiden, and Aunt Queen Bea, who try to save him from the slings and arrows of the outrageous Gladiola.
About The Theatre Program
The Howard Community College theatre program is committed to helping students develop their individual creativity and artistic viewpoint. Students are provided a solid foundation of theory and technique, exposure to aesthetic and cultural diversity, collaborative skills, practical experience on and off the stage, and ample opportunities for performance. The learning process is strengthened by faculty who are known both as excellent teachers and practicing artists. The theatre program presents a variety of performances showcasing students throughout the year, including a fall play production, staged readings, the popular spring Shakespeare birthday celebration performance, and an annual collaboration of faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists performing scenes, songs, and stage combat.
Since 1970, Howard Community College (HCC) has been a preferred college choice for students and families in Howard County, Maryland. A public community college, HCC offers associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training and continuing education classes, to nearly 30,000 credit and noncredit students each year. Among HCC’s recent honors is being named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the ninth consecutive year.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
TONIGHT - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Celebrated Summer Records turns 11 and is partnering with MdFF to mark the ocassion with a showing of one of our favorite movies: QUADROPHENIA! 9PM on The Big Screen 35MM Print! Quadrophenia is a 1979 British drama film, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera of the same name by The Who. Tickets are available online and on-site at the SNF Parkway!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
We are excited to conclude our FREE THURSDAYS in August series with Donna Deitch's landmark LGBT film DESERT HEARTS. No ticket required - seats are first-come, first-served!
Destined to be the most audacious, absurdist feature debut of the year, Janicza Bravo’s brilliant, black-as-the-void comedy chronicles the singularly strange travails of neurotic (to put it mildly) failed actor Isaac (Gelman). When his blind girlfriend (Greer) walks out on him, Isaac’s life goes into freefall as he directs an unhinged staging of Chekhov’s The Seagull, attends the Passover Seder from hell (culminating in a weirdly catchy sing-along about matzo balls), and attempts to woo a new flame (Long). As unnerving as it is subversively funny, with startlingly stylized visuals and off-the-wall musical cues, Lemon has the earmarks of a cult classic in the making. Starts Friday, September 1 - mdfilmfest.com for info
The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they’re already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture - clothes, televisions, toys, and a stirring soundtrack that includes Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, Bonello’s menacing electronic score, and Willow Smith. Will they survive the unseen, encroaching authorities? Or, as the walls close in, will they even survive each other? Nocturama forgoes easy answers, making way for one of the 21st century’s most stunning cinematic experiences. Starts Friday, September 1 - visit mdfilmfest.com for info
A political thriller based on a true story. Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Noredin (Fares Fares), a police officer in Cairo’s corrupt system, investigates the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt. Upon realizing this, Noredin decides to break the rules in order to obtain justice, colliding not only with the system but also with himself. Starts Friday, September 1 - visit mdfilmfest.com for info
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Inside the Block | Outside the Box
WHEN: FRI, SEP 1 | 8PM
This inside “block party” brings the spaces between the walls of the Creative Alliance to life with dance/movement art curated by The Collective, Baltimore’s hub for movers and shakers, including special guest artists. Admission via wristband grants the audience entry to any of the activated performance spaces throughout the building, beginning with performances in the theater at 8pm and followed by pop-up movement work around the building. Info & Tix
Nise: The Heart of Madness
WHEN: THU, AUG 31 | 7:30PM
Dr. Nise da Silveira works in a psychiatric hospital near Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ violent electroshock therapy to treat schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she revolutionizes therapy through paint, dogs, and love. Panel to follow w/ Peggy Kolodny & Cathy Goucher. Info & Tix
WHEN: SATS, SEP 2 - 30 | 10AM - 11AM
WHEN: TUE, SEP 5 | 6:30PM
WHERE: Marquee Lounge
A laid back conversation with QueenEarth. Listen to music that illustrates how her love of R&B, Hip-Hop, Country, and Pure Pop help spread her message of empowerment for women of color, LGBT pride, social justice, and spiritual uplift all. Info
WHEN: THU, SEP 7 | 7:30pm
With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, memorable songs, and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is in the company of the most extraordinary young blues stars! His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, add new sounds, colors, and textures, and deliver them all with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma. Info & Tix
WHEN: SUN, SEP 10 | 7:30pm
This fall, with a full band including horns and their two young children in tow, Mexo-Americana pioneers David Wax Museum embarks on a tour to celebrate their 10th anniversary as a band and their 1000th show! The Electric Artifacts tour spans ten cities and explores the roots of David Wax Museum. Info & Tix
Salif Keita: The Golden Voice of Africa
WHEN: TUE, SEP 12 | 8PM
Arguably the greatest singer to emerge from modern Mali, Salif Keita has towered as one of the most dominant stars of world music since launching his solo career in 1982. He’s long been a pioneer who has experimented with various pop hybrids and a polished dance oriented productions.
Advance Tix Suggested Tix & Info
Exhibitions on view at Creative Alliance
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!
WHEN: On View: AUG 26 – SEP 30
Trauma, grief, loss, depression, behavioral health, and healing are all meaningful parts of the full spectrum of human experience. The eight artists in Come As You Are offer their individual vignettes and artwork as evidence of their personal struggles and the power of resiliency. Info
WHEN: On View: AUG 18 - SEP 9
WHERE: Amalie Rothschild Gallery
Nate Hook/Theljon Allen Band
WHEN: Wednesday Aug 30 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
Nate Hook: Woodwinds, Keys, and Electronics
Theljon Allen: Trumpet
Chris Barrick: Vibes
Paolo Cantarella: Drums
Texas native Nate Hook’s music embodies the full tone and rich creativity of great horn players from the Lone Star State. Nate moved into the East Coast jazz world attending William Paterson University, where he studied with Vincent Herring, Harold Mabern, Bill Mobley, and Bill Goodwin, among others.
Theljon Allen is a native of Baltimore. He began playing trumpet in the sixth grade, attended Randallstown High School and went to college at New School University. Since school, he has had the opportunity to play and or record with many music acts such as Ledisi, Janet Jackson, Lonnie Liston Smith, Cyrus Chestnut and many more.
Benito Gonzalez Solo Jazz Piano
Playing the music of Herbie Hancock,Chucho Valdez, McCoy Tyner
WHEN: Friday Sept 1 - 8 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians, jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez has always had a deep-rooted appreciation for pastimes and traditions. Today, as a rising star of one of America’s finest musical traditions, Gonzalez has come to his current status by following in the footsteps of jazz’s ancestral forebears. The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world.
Dariusz Skoraczewski/Michael Sheppard
Cello Piano Duo Series - Season 2
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 2 - 2 pm
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
A new cello/piano duo series featuring Dariusz Skoraczewski, Principal Cellist of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sheppard, a Baltimore perennial pianist and a member of the Monument Piano Trio.
Igor Stravinsky - Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano (1932)
Dmitry Shostakovich - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op.119
Folkal Point: Latitia VanSant
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 2, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10 in advance / $13 at door / $8 full-time students with ID
Letitia VanSant is a singer, songwriter, and storyteller known for her distinct voice and sincere stage presence. Whether she is accompanying herself on the banjo, ukulele, or guitar, or backed up by a three-piece band, VanSant's sound draws from many of the nooks and crannies of Americana - from traditional old time to warbling indie folk. Her lyrics, which are informed by a long-standing interest in social justice, explore spiritual questions about human nature and society.
Gary Bartz's Tribute to Michael Binsky
WHEN: Sunday, Sept 3 - 5 & 7 pm
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
Featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Warren Wolf and James King
Mike Binsky presented many of his Jazz Artists Management concerts at An die Musik Live and was an avid supporter of our venue. A portion of the concert revenue will be donated to America Cancer Society in memory of Michael Binsky.
"If you’re a Baltimore jazz musician or devotee, you undoubtedly know the name Mike Binsky, owner of Jazz Artists Management. The enthusiastic jazz promoter brought the best of the best to our city for decades. Michael Robert Binsky, a true jazz warrior, passed away on April 18th."
Mike Binsky, Authentic Jazz Champion, By Gail Marten, BJA Newsletter, June 2017
Monday Jazz Jam hosted by
Alex Meadow and Joshua Espinoza
WHEN: Monday, Sept 4 - 7:30 pm
TICKETS: $10/$5 students
Alex Meadow is an upright and electric bass player from New York City, currently residing in the Baltimore Washington metropolitan area. He has been a busy freelance jazz/funk/fusion instrumentalist for the last decade. Alex has played with and studied under Jeff Reed, Mike Pope, and Gary Grainger. He has had the privilege to play in numerous jazz venues across the DMV area since moving to Baltimore two years ago.
An avid performer and educator, pianist Joshua Espinoza balances his time sharing music on the stage and off. As a performer, Josh has played with many renowned artists including Mike Pope, Todd Marcus, John Pineda, Frank Russo, Ryan McGillicudy, Anders Åstrand, Hamilton Price, Eugene Goss, and Gail Wynters, and on national stages including Piccolo Spoleto and the Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis).
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $3 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate
Monday, August 28, 2017
A limited number of tickets are now available for purchase by the public.Ringo Awards tickets include a full cocktail hour (cash bar), a full service dinner (featuring a Baltimore crab cake), the awards ceremony, and a gift bag, and are now available for $125. Please visit our website to purchase with credit card: baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets
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David Petersen Keynotes Inaugural Ringo Awards
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is pleased to announce David Petersen as the inaugural Keynote Speaker. David Petersen is best known as the creator of Mouse Guard. He enjoys fantasy, folklore, myth, and legend. Even more than that, he loves to draw and write about it. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree-climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album - Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He won the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work in both 2014 and 2015.
David is a cartoonist and children's book illustrator who began his career in 2004 with the release of Voices, a self-published anthology from ComiXpress. Possessing a distinctive art style reminiscent of A.A. Milne (creator of Winnie the Pooh), Petersen has worked on such comics as The Dark Crystal, Snowy Valentine, and Muppets & Fairytales from Archaia, as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series from IDW. His artwork also graced the cover for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con program, as well as the show-exclusive t-shirt.
David and his wife Julia reside in Michigan with their 2 dogs, Bronwyn and Coco.
"David is the perfect guy to help us kick off the first annual Ringo Awards," said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. "He's one of the brightest people you'll meet, he's amazingly creative, his artwork is gorgeous, and he writes Game of Thrones with mice! I'm really excited to hear what he has to say, and I think the room is going to love him."
Voting on the 2017 Final Ballot was restricted to the comic book industry creative community—anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. As with the nomination process, comics pros came out in force to support the Ringo Awards and to register their votes. Don't miss the presentation of final ballot winners, Fan-Only Favorites, Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Awards, and the Mike Wieringo Spirit Award on the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, 2017!
ABOUT MIKE WIERINGO
Michael Lance "Mike" Wieringo was known to fans and friends as "Ringo", which is how he signed his artwork. His comics artist graced the pages of DC Comics' The Flash, Adventures of Superman, Batman, and Robin, Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man, and Rogue, and his co-creation Tellos. He passed away on August 12, 2007 at the young age of 44 from an apparent heart attack.
ABOUT THE WIERINGO AWARDS
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The Ringo Awards recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, and are the only industry awards nominated by fans and pros alike, with final voting by the comic professional community. Launched in 2017, the awards ceremony is held annually at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Further details are available at www.ringoawards.com.
ABOUT THE BALTIMORE COMIC-DON
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 18th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com
WHEN: Opens September 9
WHERE: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St., Baltimore
Over 50 prints by artist Jacob Lawrence from personal collections in and around Maryland. Lawrence, one of the best known artists of the 20th century, was a painter, storyteller and educator who is renowned for his portrayals of African American life, especially in Harlem. His prints reflect the vivid colors and simplicity of form seen in his earlier paintings. Jacob Lawrence is one of the best known painters of the 20th century.
Upcoming Lawrence Programs:
- Teacher Open House - Tuesday, September 12th, 4pm
- Saturday Fun: Printmaking for Kids - Saturday, September 16th, 11am
- The Joy and Pain of Collecting Art - Saturday, September 16th, 1pm
- Sunday @ 2 Films: I Know a Man ... Ashley Bryan - Sunday, September 24th, 2pm
- Jacob Lawrence Family Day - Saturday, October 7th, 4pm
- Author's Talk: Lawrence P. Jackson on Chester B. Himes - Saturday, October 14th, 1pm
- David Driskell on Jacob Lawrence - Saturday, November 4th, 1pm
- Dollar Day Celebrates Jacob Lawrence - Saturday, December 9th, 11am
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the state’s premier institution showcasing the history and accomplishments of African American Marylanders. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its educational programs, permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music series, and family programming. For more information, visit www.lewismuseum.org or call 443-263-1800.
WHEN: Opens September 16; exhibit open Monday-Saturday (10am-4pm), Sunday (11am-4pm)
WHERE: B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $18 Adults, $16 Seniors (60+), $12 Children (2-12), B&O Members –Free
The first 250 visitors who arrive for this festive celebration will receive a free commemorative postcard of the #25 “William Mason Locomotive.” Donors who give a contribution of $161 (the age of B&O #25) or more on September 16 at the B&O Railroad Museum will receive a brass holiday ornament, featuring the B&O #25.
Master Metal conservator, George Harwood, cast two additional bronze William Mason locomotive name plates, while recreating the pair that were lost from B&O #25 ages ago. These are exacting replicas designed and cast from Civil War period photographs of other Mason locomotives and will be available via to charity auctions, with a minimum bid of $10,000 each.
Proceeds from these contributions and bids will benefit the Museum’s mission of preservation.
The B&O Railroad Museum is honored to have one of America’s most famous Civil War locomotives, B&O Railroad #25 “William Mason”, returned to public display in the B&O Railroad Museum’s historic Roundhouse. For the past three years, the Museum’s restoration staff has worked diligently to restore this beloved locomotive back to its 1856 livery.
The restoration of B&O #25 represents one of the highest achievements of the Museum’s restoration program. The day’s debut celebration offers its fans special programing and tours, highlighting the locomotive’s history, celebrity, and restoration process. Archival artifacts and images of the Mason, not usually on public display, will be available for everyone to see at the Museum’s annual Civil War Days for this special weekend.
The last restoration that B&O #25 received was back in the mid-1990s, when it was briefly renamed “Wanderer” for the 1999 film: “Wild Wild West” that starred actors Will Smith, Kevin Kline, and Selma Hayak. For its 100th birthday, in 1956, the B&O #25 appeared in the feature film: “The Great Locomotive Chase” that starred Fess Parker and James J. Andrews. This “celebrity” locomotive would go on to be featured in four other major motion pictures.
The B&O Railroad Museum™, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American railroading and its impact on American society, culture and economy. The Museum is home to the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere including an unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century railroad equipment. The 40-acre historic site is regarded as the birthplace of American Railroading and includes the 1851 Mt. Clare Station, the 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in America. For further information on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, please call 410-752-2490 or visit www.borail.org.
Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (John Cho), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them. Love and personal ties are matters of life and death in Columbus, where the pair’s connection then probes a soul-searching exploration of familial duties for both parties. "Video essayist Kogonada crafts a hypnotic and intimate debut feature." – IndieWire
WHERE: SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Starts Friday, August 25. Visit mdfilmfest.com to learn more!
The Reagan Show is an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime. Teasing apart the spectacle at the heart of finger-on-the-button global diplomacy, the film follows Ronald Reagan’s rivalry with charismatic Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, tracing how the Communicator-in-Chief uses his public relations chops to overcome Soviet mistrust, the objections of a skeptical press corps and the looming threat of WWIII. Chock full of wit and political irony, and told solely through 1980s network news and videotapes created by the Reagan administration itself, the film explores Reagan’s made-for-TV approach to politics as he faced down the United States’ greatest rival.
WHERE: SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Starts Friday, August 25. Visit mdfilmfest.com to learn more!
AUGUST 25 - 31: TWO FILMS BY STEPHANIE BARBER
WHERE: SNF Parkway, 5 W. North Ave., Baltimore
IN THE JUNGLE
FREE SCREENING for Friends of MdFF!
In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is based on the acclaimed This American Life piece and adapted by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.
Passes are limited - email for an Admit 2 pass today!
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Visit our website for a full list of showtimes and to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available for sale onsite at the SNF Parkway (5 W. North Ave).
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