Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Free Fall Baltimore Returns Sunday, October 1 with 100s of FREE Arts & Cultural Activities!

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THIS WEEK @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE!

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PICK OF THE WEEK

Made in Baltimore Short Film Festival
WHEN: SAT SEP 30 | 7:30PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

This festival honors and awards the best filmmakers in the Greater Baltimore region.The short films that were selected push the envelope and inspire audiences to view film and video through a uniquely Baltimore lens. Submissions were judged on technical excellence, originality, and Baltimore flavor, and include documentary, drama, animation, experimental, horror, and mockumentary films.​ Tix & Info

Open Circle Read & Response

Featuring: Danielle Evans, Dan Fesperman, and Slangston Hughes w/ live musical responses by Amadou Kouyate and artistic responses by Christopher Kojzar.

WHEN: FRI SEP 29 | 8PM

Prominent writers will share selections of their work in this unique interdisciplinary event. The night will be interspersed with live musical and artistic responses. Info


Come As You Are Yoga w/ Ana Temple Rodney

WHEN: SAT SEP 30 | 10-11AM
ADMISSION:
FREE

Ana Temple Rodney leads free yoga sessions in the gallery. Ana, a spoken word poet, yoga instructor, and Reiki master, found solace and healing in her contribution to the Come As You Are exhibition following a traumatic birth and pregnancy. Info



Art To Dine For
BYOB (Bring your own Bike)

WHEN: SUN OCT 1 | 10AM - 1PM

Anne Draddy, co-author of Druid Hill Park: The Heart of Historic Baltimore, and Tom Orth from Friends of Druid Hill Park, lead a leisurely bike ride through Druid Hill Park. After the ride, take time to absorb the history and majesty of the park while you sip Zeke’s Coffee and devour a delicious brunch. Tix & Info


Jazz: Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet

WHEN: SUN OCT 1 | 7:30PM

Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg is one of the most compelling young musicians in jazz. His last performance at Creative Alliance was with B3 hero Dr. Lonnie Smith. Tonight, he leads his own group with Nitai Hershkovits on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass, and Colin Stranahan on drums. Together, they combine timeless jazz melodies with forward thinking lines and textures. Tix & Info


Burlesque: Night of Noire with Perle Noire

Gigi Holliday, Eva Mystique, Jacqueline Boxx, and Dr. Ginger Snapz! Hosted by drag burlesquer, Betty O'Hellno!

WHEN: THU OCT 5 | 8PM

For the very first time, Baltimore has the immense pleasure of welcoming the sultry and mesmerizing Mahogany Queen of Burlesque, Perle Noire! Join us for an evening of glitter, grind, and the DMV's hottest queens of burlesque! Tix & Info


Arooj Aftab w/ Zomes

WHEN: FRI OCT 6 | 8PM

Arooj Aftab, a young neo-Sufi singer originally from Pakistan, combines the Sufi tradition by incorporating an open-minded approach to sonic matter in a style reminiscent of improvisational jazz. Arooj and her band will be collaborating with Zomes, a Baltimore electronic experimental music duo. Pakistani fare is included with your ticket! Tix & Info


Exhibitions on view at Creative Alliance

COME AS YOU ARE: The Spectrum of Vulnerability

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 the exhibition offer their individual artwork as evidence of their personal struggles and the power of resiliency. Info


The Mobile View: iPhone Photo Workshop Student Showcase

WHEN: On View: SEP 15 - SEP 30
WHERE:
Amalie Rothschild Gallery

The iPhone Photo workshops taught by Karen Klinedinst have inspired students to learn, adapt, and embrace this revolutionary photographic technology. This exhibit showcases their best iPhone photography! 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!

One of the most anticipated season of parties dotted across the Baltimore region. Each party is hosted in an exclusive space by fascinating collectors, designers, artists, musicians, singers, dancers and art lovers. Tixs & Info

UPCOMING EVENTS:
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike)
Wood You Like A Turn (LOW TICKET WARNING)

DOUBLE BILL OF CUBAN MUSIC & MORE @ 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

An Evening of Cuban Classical and Jazz Music—DOUBLE BILL
WHEN: Thursday, Sept 28 - 7:30 & 8:45 pm

  • 7:30 pm - ROSES FOR LECUONA
    Ana María Ruimonte, soprano
    Huberal Herrera, pianist
    - Acknowledged as the world’s master of the music of Ernesto Lecuona, to the extent that in Cuba he is known as “El Lecuonista”
  • 8:45 pm - JAZZES FOR LECUONA
    Alan Lewine Xtet
    A program of Lewine’s arrangements of some the songs of Cuba’s great composer, Ernesto Lecuona, arranged in Alan’s unique original jazz style. Leading with his string bass, theXtet includes piano, drums, Cuban percussion and one or more horn players. Swinging hard, it’s straight-ahead jazz spiced with an authentic Cuban flavor.

TICKETS: for both shows: $22 advance / $25 door / $15 student
Single show: $15 advance / $18 door / $10 student

Mark G. Meadows & The Movement

WHEN: Friday, September 29 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS
: $17 advance, $20 at the door, $10 full-time student with ID

On a mission to create a unifying sound that breaks through social barriers

“Artist of the Year” and “Composer of the Year”—Washington City Paper, 2014

Meadows’s writing is “outstanding and his compositions fresh”—All About Jazz, 2014

Meadows “has a level of creativity that will define him amongst others in his generation”—Cyrus Chestnut, jazz pianist

Mark G. Meadows - piano/vocals
CV Dashiell - drums
John Lee - guitar
Jonathan Michel - bass

Acclaimed jazz composer, pianist, vocalist, collaborator, recording artist, teacher—and now actor—Mark G. Meadows is a man on a mission: to create a unifying sound that breaks through social barriers. There’s something for everyone in his music, which harmonizes pop, gospel, R&B, hip hop, funk, and jazz. With his lyrics, suffused with meaning, and his velvet voice, Meadows cuts through the noise to speak to all. Debonair on the stage, he is also an entertainer of the highest caliber.

The son of a gospel and jazz vocalist, Meadows—who released his third studio album, To The People, in 2016—began his musical odyssey at the age of three with the gift of a toy keyboard. At age five, he started formal piano lessons under the tutelage of renowned Russian classical pianist and pedagogue Rosalie LeVant. Then, at age 13, he expanded his training to include jazz piano with the equally renowned Julie Bonk.

Meadows’s formative years were short, beginning to draw attention for his artistry while still a teenager. DownBeat magazine twice awarded Meadows honors for his work, first in 2007, dubbing his song Groovalicious “2nd Best Pop Rock Composition in North America.” In 2008, Downbeat named his performance of In The Groove “Best Pop Rock Solo in North America.”

After graduating from the famed Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Meadows went on to earn two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and jazz piano from Johns Hopkins University. Afterwards, he decided to focus on music for the first time, and went on to earn a master’s degree in jazz piano from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

Increasingly in demand around the globe, Meadows has performed alongside world-renowned artists, including Bobby McFerrin, Kendrick Lamar, Renee Fleming, Nicholas Payton, Kurt Elling, and Warren Wolf. He has headlined at premier venues, including Jazz at Lincoln Center and Smalls Jazz Club in NYC, Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, The Warner Theatre and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; and the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD.

Meadows is also an adjunct instructor at Shenandoah Conservatory and at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., where he directs and arranges for the Mellow Tones, a student jazz vocal ensemble featured on To The People. Meadows and the Mellow Tones in 2016 opened up for Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, and also opened for acclaimed jazz musician Kurt Elling at The Hamilton Live.

In August 2016, Meadows made his acting debut as the titular role in the Washington, D.C., premiere of the hit Broadway musical Jelly’s Last Jam at the Signature Theatre.

McDANIEL COLLEGE PRESENTS LEGENDARY DRAMA, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE”

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Tennessee Williams
Featuring McDaniel Theatre Arts Students and Directed by McDaniel Theatre Arts Lecturer Gené Fouché

WHEN:  Wednesday, Oct. 4–Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:
WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID.
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

Note: The play contains adult content, including domestic abuse and assault.

A Streetcar Named Desire looks at a clash of cultures. Troubled former schoolteacher Blanche du Bois, a fading Southern Belle, moves in with her sister Stella and Stella’s husband Stanley, who is part of the working class, in the French Quarter of New Orleans following World War II. Blanche’s life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which has led her to reject the realities of life. This causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the household.

This legendary play “has become an icon of American culture,” according to the Library of Congress, and is on its list of “88 Books that Shaped America.”

The McDaniel production is directed by theatre arts lecturer Gené Fouché, who notes, “Tennessee Williams was a genius and A Streetcar Named Desire is a masterpiece. It is so exciting to dig into the text and explore these characters with our students. This play was actually chosen by theatre department students and it was a smart choice.”

McDaniel senior Megan Smith of Federalsburg, Md., plays Blanche DuBois, and senior Bryan Bowen of North Beach, Md., plays Stanley Kowalski. Alex Tolle, a senior from Woodstock, Md., plays Stella Kowalski, while junior Ben Michaels of Lakeville, Minn., plays Harold “Mitch” Mitchell.

The cast also includes seniors Torreke Evans of Atlanta, Andrew Frascella of Olney, Md., Jonathan Halberstam of Manchester, Md., Valerie Lamb of Miami Gardens, Fla., Mandy Quarantillo of Montgomery Village, Md., and Brandon Richards of Huntingtown, Md., as well as junior Kiah Hyman of Columbia, Md., and sophomore Patsy Zetkulic of Arlington, Va.

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Visit www.mcdaniel.edu/theatre for more information about McDaniel College and the theatre arts department.

MICA HOSTS INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED, MACARTHUR-WINNING ARTIST XU BING FOR TALK

XU BING

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. The talk will be live-streamed via MICA’s Facebook page.
WHERE:
MICA’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore
TICKETS: free and open to the public
Visit mountroyalschoolofart.com for more information on upcoming visiting artist talks

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and its Mount Royal School of Art M.F.A. program present internationally recognized artist Xu Bing, who will discuss his global art practice. Xu is known for large-scale installations that incorporate a variety of materials, such as tobacco, silkworms and corn husks, to address cultural and social issues. A conversation with MICA President Samuel Hoi follows the lecture.

“MICA is proud to welcome Xu Bing, an artist who is widely admired for his fertile and powerful engagement in contemporary and cultural issues through extraordinarily inventive art making. His thinking and practice is global, in the best sense of the word. Xu Bing is both an icon and a role model for our students," said Hoi.

Xu is a master artist whose practice is deeply engaged in envisioning a just and sustainable world. Through his monumental installations, Xu reveals how we work, how we see ourselves and how we treat each other. His concerns include cultural and national identity, social change and surveillance.

“Since his early investigation of language, crossing from Chinese to English and subverting them both in the process, Xu Bing has been challenging boundaries and absolute truths. His work has the ability to flow between traditional craft techniques and new communication systems (like emoji), between the sacred and the profane, the personal and the universal, the temporary and the timeless,” said Luca Buvoli, director of MICA’s Mount Royal School of Art.

Encompassing his entire career, from the publication Book From the Sky, composed of meaningless glyphs designed to resemble Chinese characters, to his recent film Dragonfly Eyes, which constructs a fictional romance narrative through closed-circuit surveillance footage, Xu will discuss how his work deconstructs meaning, subverts cultural assumptions, and challenges viewers to think beyond what is presented to them.

“His means to achieve this conciliation of apparent opposites are subtle humor and deep seriousness. In these particular hard times of clashes between ideals and ideologies, Xu’s work, as an artist and educator, offers a quiet lesson in understanding our humanity,” Buvoli continued.

Xu’s talk is part of a series of fall visiting artist lectures hosted by the Mount Royal School of Art, which invites artists to give lectures, visit studios and teach courses. The fall 2017 schedule includes A.K. Burns, Dread Scott, Andrea Bowers, Spencer Finch, John Newman, Phaan Howng ’15 (Mount Royal School of Art M.F.A.) and Christian Rattemeyer.

The Mount Royal School of Art is a multi-disciplinary M.F.A. program that allows students to work in ways most appropriate to their individual research—focusing their exploration within a specific medium or crossing into a wide array of disciplines and media as they engage in intensive studio practice. MICA’s graduate fine arts programs are annually ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and were recently included on a list of the top art schools in the country by Artsy.

Xu Bing was born in Chongqing, China, in 1955. He earned his B.A. degree from the printmaking department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) in 1981, while earning his M.F.A. in 1987. He moved to the United States in 1990. From 2008 to 2014, Xu served as the vice president of CAFA, where he is now a professor and the director of Academic Committee. He currently lives and works in Beijing and New York.

His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the British Museum, London; among other major institutions. Additionally, Xu’s work has been displayed at the 45th, 51st and 56th Venice Biennales, the Biennale of Sydney and the Johannesburg Biennale, among other international exhibitions.

In 1999, Xu Bing was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of his “capacity to contribute importantly to society, particularly in printmaking and calligraphy.” In 2006, the Southern Graphics Council conferred on Xu its lifetime achievement award in recognition of the fact that his “use of text, language and books has impacted the dialogue of the print and art worlds in significant ways.” In 2015, he was awarded the 2014 Department of State-Medal of Arts for his efforts to promote cultural understanding through his artworks. That April, he was appointed as an A.D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University.

Image: Xu Bing standing in front of Travelling to the Wonderland. Image courtesy the artist.

COMING UP @ JHU MUSEUMS

Johns Hopkins University Museums

The Harvest Ball & Fall Frolick After Party

WHEN: Saturday, October 7 / 6pm

Homewood's Harvest Ball marks the museum's 30th anniversary with Federal-era amusements and costumed actors, live music, oyster bar, and festive seated dinner. Then dance into modern times at the Fall Frolick After Party, with dance band The New Romanos, photo booth, endless cocktails, and raffle prizes. Fall Frolick ticket prices increase after October 1. MORE »


African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period
WHEN: Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 / 5:30–7:30pm

Homewood announces a new season of architecture lectures, with engaging evening talks by preservation architect Bryan Blundell, historian Abby Schreiber, and museum educator Julie Rose on topics related to the living spaces of free and enslaved African Americans during the antebellum years. MORE »


Music at Evergreen Concert Series
WHEN: Begins Sunday, November 12 / 3pm

Evergreen announces the lineup of impressive musicians for its 65th anniversary season of live music amid historic surroundings. Pianist Andrew Tyson will perform in the Carriage House on November 12; the Zorá String Quartet in the Bakst Theatre on April 7; and bluegrass group Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen in the Upper Gardens on April 22. Subscription and individual tickets are now on sale. MORE »

Join Today

Two Museums / One Membership

There is no better time to join the JHU Museums and receive special, insider benefits for one year. Enhance your experience of our collections, exhibitions, and programs, and enjoy memorable times at Evergreen Museum & Library and Homewood Museum, by becoming a member today. MORE »


JHU MUSEUMS / OPEN BY GUIDED TOUR TUESDAY–SUNDAY / MUSEUMS.JHU.EDU

Homewood Museum
3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
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Evergreen Museum & Library
4545 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
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Monday, September 25, 2017

The breathtaking “Butterfly” has landed @ Everyman Theatre

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The breathtaking Butterfly has landed.

WHEN: Now on stage through October 8.
WHERE:
Everyman Theatre is located at 315 W. Fayette St., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10-65.
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Use code DEUX18 to save $20 per pair of tickets to Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday matinee performances, while supplies last.

When powerful French diplomat Rene Gallimard (Resident Company member Bruce Randolph Nelson) becomes enchanted with divine Peking opera star Song Liling (Everyman newcomer Vichet Chum), little can quell the thirst of their intoxicating desire—but this diva is hiding more than her true identity. Converging fact/fiction, male/female and East/West tensions on the stage, M. Butterfly is a gripping fable that proves the allure of fantasy and the power of obsession are a recipe for betrayal. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, David Henry Hwang’s torrid and timeless Tony Award-winning play is a masterful probe of truth, illusion, culture and gender. Catch Everyman's "beautiful and mesmerizing production" (MD Theatre Guide) before it flies away.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Film Screening: M. Butterfly
Tuesday, September 26
One Night Only! Vincent M. Lancisi presents a screening of David Cronenberg's 1993 film adaptation starring Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons at the newly-restored SNF Parkway Theatre, in collaboration with the Maryland Film Festival. An informal audience discussion will accompany the film.

While supplies last. Code DEUX18 expires 10/07/2017 at 11:59 PM. Valid for Friday 8 PM, Saturday 8 PM, or Sunday 2 PM shows only. Limit 4 tickets per order. Cannot combine with other offers/promotions.

Opening Reception for "Invisible Cities" Exhibit at Top of the World, Thursday, September 28

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

On Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00 pm, students of the Graduate Conducting Program will lead a performance by the Peabody Conductors Orchestra. Yeji Jung will lead the orchestra in Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b. Jisoo Kim will conduct Strauss' Don Juan, Op. 20. Three conducting students will lead the orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64. Paola Ávila will conduct the first movement; Gonzalo Farias will conduct the next two; and Jamie Reeves will conduct the finale. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620. NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday recently visited the conducting program, directed by Marin Alsop, and shared this story.


EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, September 25, 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, piano, will give a free master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.


Monday, September 25, 6:30 pm

The Historical Performance Department will present a free performance class in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. The class includes a yoga warm up by Jamie Gallupe, a session on "Speaking to your audience" by faculty artist Gwyn Roberts, and a performance of Bach's Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030 by Sarah Lynn, traverso, and Paula Maust, harpsichord; and Franz Xaver Richter's Sonata in D major by Lynn, Maust, and Gallupe, Baroque cello.


Tuesday, September 26, 5:30 pm

Bonnie Gordon from University of Virginia will speak on "What if Orpheus was an Automaton?" in Peabody's Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) and is followed by a light reception.


Thursday, September 28, 8:00 pm 

Director of the Graduate Conducting Program Marin Alsop will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in a performance of John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan." This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Ticket availability for this concert is limited; please call the box office at 667-208-6620 to inquire. This event will also be live streamed at ustream.tv.


Friday, September 29, 12:00 pm

Now on Fridays, this week's free noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will be presented by the Woodwinds Department. Clifton Guidry, bassoon, and Min Joo Yi, piano, will perform Andrzej Panufnik's Concerto for Bassoon. Tae Ho Hwang, saxophone, will perform Luciano Berio's Sequenza VIIb for soprano saxophone. Christian Paquette, flute, will perform Michael Colgrass' Wild Riot of the Shaman's Dreams. Gyuri Kim, flute, and Hui-Chuan Chen, piano, will perform Jindřich Feld's Sonata for Flute and Piano.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, October 5, 7:30 pm

Peabody Wind Ensemble

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Saturday, October 7, 7:30 pm

Mark Markham, Piano

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Wednesday, October 11, 8:00 pm

Peabody Symphony Orchestra

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Thursday, October 12, 8:00 pm

Falling Still: An Evening of Music for Cello and Piano, Inspired by the Writings of Katherine Min

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Friday, October 13, 7:30 pm

Peabody Jazz Ensemble


The full calendar of events at Peabody, including all Conservatory student recitals, can be found at peabody.jhu.edu/events. For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

JOIN INTERFAITH CONVERSATION @ CENTERSTAGE ON TUESDAY

THE CHRISTIANS

Join Interfaith Leaders on September 26

WHERE: Baltimore Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

Baltimore Center Stage is hosting an Interfaith Discussion Panel Tuesday, September 26. Local civic and spiritual leaders from a variety of faiths will lead a discussion on the topics raised in The Christians.

The Christians, is a new play about the responsibility of leadership, the cost of challenging one’s beliefs, and what happens when people of common faith discover that they might not believe the same thing.

We are thrilled to welcome this cross section of local leaders to discuss these compelling topics after this performance of The Christians.*

  • Steven Harvey, Buddhist Chapter Leader of Soka Gakkai International
  • Tariq Najee-ullah, Imam and Interfaith Consultant
  • Delegate Antonio Hayes, Representative of 40th legislative district of MD House of Delegates
  • Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen, Rabbi at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
  • Father Jim Casiotti, Pastor of St. Ignatius Church

Learn more about The Christians and buy your ticket for the Tuesday, September 26 performance today!

*The conversation will begin around 9:45 pm directly following the show. (You are not required to attend this performance to participate in the post-show discussion.)


Can’t make our Interfaith Panel?

After Select Performances: AfterThoughts

The following performances will include our regular AfterThoughts discussion, post-show talk backs led by Members of our own Artistic Team:

Sun, Sep 24, 2 pm performance
Thu, Sep 28, 7 pm performance
Sun, Oct1, 2 pm performance

After All Performances: Table Talk

Stay after your performance and join our Table Talk in The Deering Lobby. Table Talk is a place to discuss our production of The Christians with your fellow audience members.

Other Upcoming Events

Sat, Sep 30, 8 pm performance: Night OUT: An inclusive post-show discussion of faith
Sat, Oct 4, 2 pm performance: Together at the Table pre-show event for families


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LOSE FAITH IN OUR LEADERS?

The Christians
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Hana S. Sharif
Now through Oct 8

Does absolute tolerance require tolerance of the intolerant? Can a divided head find a way to lead? When the stakes are eternity, what happens if they are wrong? These are the questions that arise in a present-day American megachurch in The Christians, a new play exploring what happens when we lose faith in our leaders and our institutions. Stunning in its theatricality, this production will feature choirs from area churches.

THIS WEEKEND @ 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


Image result for Chuchito ValdesChuchito Valdes Quartet 
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, Sept 22 & 23;  8 & 9:30 pm both nights
TICKETS:
$25 in advance/$28 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Chuchito Valdes - Piano
Rafael Monteagudo - Drums
Steve Sachse - Bass
Julio Matta - Conga

The hot sounds of Cuba's roots and modern jazz come alive in the explosive hands of pianist and two-time Latin Grammy nominee Chuchito Valdes. Son of Chucho Valdes, grandson of Bebo Valdes, Cuba's most beloved musical dynasty.

Mr. Valdes played sold-out concerts during his last appearances at An die Musik in 2011, 2015 and 2016. This time Chuchito brings his trio and a conga player. Don't miss this opportunity to see his electrifying performance!

Image result for The U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Music SeriesThe U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Music Series 
TICKETS: Saturday, Sept 23 - 2 pm
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FREE EVENT

The Army Field Band is one of the premier musical organizations in the military.  The concert will feature a vocalist from the Soldiers' Chorus performing a variety of music from classical to jazz, and will include a small jazz combo.

Soloist SSG Heidi Ackerman
Musicians:
Josh Espinoza, piano
Amy Shook, bass
SSG Wes Anderson, drums
SSG Jonathan Epley, guitar
SSG Dustin Mollick, saxophone

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Lamar M. Lamar:  Funeral Doom Spiritual

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 26, 7 pm conversation with the composer, 8 pm concert
TICKETS:
$15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase online (www.evolutionseries.org) or at the door.
Extended Play: Add $5 to your ticket to join us for a post-concert party at The Bun Shop.
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Composer, singer, and pianist M. Lamar "...plumbs the depths of all-American trauma with visionary verve" (New York Times) in his evening-length, multimedia song cycle, a radical exploration of the African-American spiritual tradition.

Tickets must be purchased at http://www.evolutionseries.org/

An Evening of Cuban Classical and Jazz Music - DOUBLE BILL
WHEN: Thursday, Sept 28 - 7:30 & 8:45 pm
TICKETS:
both shows: $22 advance / $25 door / $15 student; Single show: $15 advance / $18 door / $10 student

7:30 pm - ROSES FOR LECUONA
Ana María Ruimonte, soprano
Huberal Herrera, pianist -
Acknowledged as the world’s master of the music of Ernesto Lecuona, to the extent that in Cuba he is known as “El Lecuonista”

8:45 pm - JAZZES FOR LECUONA
Alan Lewine Xtet

A program of Lewine’s arrangements of some the songs of Cuba’s great composer, Ernesto Lecuona, arranged in Alan’s unique original jazz style. Leading with his string bass, theXtet includes piano, drums, Cuban percussion and one or more horn players. Swinging hard, it’s straight-ahead jazz spiced with an authentic Cuban flavor.

2017 BALTIMORE COMIC-CON OPENS FRIDAY!

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The 18th Annual Baltimore Comic-Con kicks-off tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 pm (12:30 pm for VIP Ticket holders), but box offices will be open as early as 8:00 am.

WHEN: September 22 - 24, 2017
WHERE:
Baltimore Convention Center
For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com

Here are a few last-minute reminders for attendees:

  • We are in the Pratt and Howard Street Lobby this year (which is the same entrance as last year).
  • Online ticket sales end Thursday afternoon.
  • Be sure to arrive early, as lines to enter when the show floor opens will begin to form early.
  • All attendees need to bring their receipt from their online ticket purchase or their physical tickets and a photo ID, and follow directions of staff members to guide them to the proper lines where their receipts will be scanned and collected, and wristbands issued.
  • Those who purchased the VIP Packages should go the VIP booth near WILL CALL to attain their packages.
  • We have celebrity photo ops and tickets for media guests. You can meet and greet your celebrity guests in the Guest Autographs and Photos Area.
  • The Frank Miller panel will be Friday at 3:30pm in Room 339-342. To purchase Frank Miller autographs and/or fan packages, go to the tickets page.
  • The Lynda Carter concert begins at 7:30pm. Doors open at approximately 6:30pm (concert ticket is required).
  • The 8th Annual Costume Contest, sponsored by SuperHeroStuff.com, will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm for adults (professional and amateur), and Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm for children. Registration will begin as soon as the show opens at 10:00 am and lasts until 1:00 pm each respective contest day. Contest Registration forms will be handed out at the Costume Contest Booth located in the lower Pratt Street lobby for all patrons interested in entering the costume contest. Over-18 registration will cost $10 for professionals and $5 for craftsmen and amateurs. Under-18 registration will be free.
  • There will be ATMs available throughout the show for your convenience.
  • Maps for the show are now posted.
  • To ensure everyone has a safe and fun weekend, please familiarize yourself with the Baltimore Comic-Con Harassment Policy and Weapons Policy.
  • Bring your comfortable shoes and stay hydrated.
  • Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the latest updates and announcements throughout the show.

Unfortunately, the following previously-announced guests will not be joining us this year. Dave Bullock, Howard Chaykin, Gerry Conway, Vito Delsante, Bob Fujitani, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Cully Hamner, David Marquez, Ron Marz, Mike McKone, Mike Mignola, Denny O'Neil, George Perez, Tom Raney, John Totleben, Ethan Van Sciver, and Bill Willingham. We hope to see them in the future!

Save the Date! Baltimore Comic-Con 2018!

That's right! Mark your calendars now for the Baltimore Comic-Con's 18th Anniversary Show, which will take place the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center. You definitely won't want to miss it! We'll see YOU in Baltimore!

TICKETS

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Ringo Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/ for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see: http://baltimorecomiccon.com/about/hotels/

GUARANTEED PARKING

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.


Monday, September 18, 2017

FREE BROWN BAG LUNCH & LEARN @ MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WHERE: Maryland Historical Society, 201 W Monument Street, Baltimore
The lecture will describe how archival collections and their content were translated into thematic approaches to the exhibition, as well as into exhibition texts, spatial design, graphics, programming, and guide materials for the show.

Please visit our website for more details.

Brown Bags are a FREE event. Pack a lunch and join us!

Reserve Your FREE Ticket


Maryland Trivia

Several pleasure beaches dotted the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and city residents could reach them through daily boat excursions departing from the what is known today as the __________ _________. Tolchester Beach, one of the more popular destinations, featured places for swimming and sunning, as well as rides, a bandstand, a dance hall, and a casino.

See the answer in October's History Alive!

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR CENTERSTAGE’S PLAY LAB

Our Fall Play Lab Features Two Local Playwrights!

Play Labs provide an opportunity to witness, and even participate in, the process of making a new play. Learn more.

This season, our fall Play Lab celebrates two firsts: For the first time ever, we’re welcoming two playwrights to our signature developmental workshop and reading series. Plus, both are homegrown Baltimore writers.

Miranda Rose Hall, whose one-act To the Flame will be one of the two plays in the Lab, grew up coming to shows at BCS before becoming the inaugural Hot Desk Resident Playwright. Rachael Knoblauch came to BCS while still a theater student at UMBC, and actually participated in the final readings of Miranda’s residency. The following year, she became the next Hot Desk Resident Playwright and a member of our Playwrights Collective—where she worked on a prior draft of Handle It, the other one-act in the Play Lab.

Play Lab brings to life our “Season of Community” by inviting these hometown artists to partner with theatergoers to develop their works. Join us in welcoming back these two dynamic young writers!

Fall Play Lab:

Both one-act plays will be read at each event.

To the Flame
by Miranda Rose Hall

Handle It
by Rachael Knoblauch

WHEN: Sep 22–24, 2017, Fri, Sep 22 at 7 pm; Sat, Sep 23* at 7 pm; Sun, Sep 24 at 2 pm
WHERE: Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore
TICKETS: $10 | $5 for Members

Tickets to Play Lab include the Toast Bar, an array of breads and spreads.

*Another way to be part of the playwriting process: Patrons are also invited to attend a free open rehearsal at 2:30 pm on Saturday, September 23. To RSVP, email boxoffice@centerstage.org.

Play Labs are made possible by The Nathan and Suzanne Cohen Foundation Fund for Commissioning and Developing New Plays.

Be a part of creating new theater! Call the Box Office 410.332.0033 or buy online.

Now on stage: "M. Butterfly" will "seduce, fascinate, perplex, mislead, astonish."

M. Butterfly is Baltimore's "Pick of the Week"
East meets west. Fact meets fiction. Illusion meets reality. When a powerful French diplomat becomes enchanted with a divine Peking opera star, little can quell the thirst of their intoxicating desire—but this diva is hiding more than her true identity. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this season, David Henry Hwang’s torrid and timeless Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly brings hide-and-seek to the stage in a gripping fable that proves the allure of fantasy and the power of obsession are a recipe for betrayal.

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SEE PHOTOS HERE
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Watch, Read, Discuss: Play Guide
Delve further into the themes, conflicts and concepts explored in M. Butterfly with our Play Guide, created for Everyman Theatre's high school matinee program. From news and analysis to glossaries and comprehension checks, our free Play Guide provides a wealth of supplementary material and conversation fodder designed to enhance the post-show experience.

READ MORE

Pour over the Program
Know before you go! Read about China's Cultural Revolution of the 20th Century, our trip to France to meet the real Rene Gallimard, and, of course, acquaint yourself with the cast and crew of M. Butterfly. Special thanks to the generous sponsors and advertisers who make our printed program possible—be sure to mention Everyman when supporting their businesses. READ MORE

Everyman Theatre is funded by operating grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences.
Photos by ClintonBPhotography

SHAKESPEARE TRIVIA NIGHT @ BSF THIS THURSDAY

Think you know Hamlet? Got a handle on the Henrys?
Bring it on...

Shakespeare Trivia Night at BSF!

Come throw down with the biggest Shakespeare nerds around.
Free wine, beer, soda, snacks, and prizes for the highest Shakespeare IQ!

WHEN: This Thursday (September 21st), 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave. Baltimore, MD
All are welcome!
RSVP to marshall@baltimoreshakespearefactory.org 

TRIVIA: WHO SAID IT?
“You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!”
*Scroll down for answer*


This Weekend Only...

Midsummer at RenFest!

Come out to the Maryland Renaissance Festival this weekend to see our highly acclaimed production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (in just 40 minutes).

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am
WHERE:
Globe Theatre.
Visit MDRenFest website for more info.



*TRIVIA ANSWER*
Sir John Falstaff, Henry IV, Part 2 (2.1)
All BSF productions are presented using the staging conditions of Shakespeare's day. We bring these classic works to life in a way that is fresh and accessible to modern audiences without compromising the original language. The result is a fun, engaging, and fast-paced show that celebrates the artistry of Shakespeare's language.

All photos by Will Kirk