Monday, October 30, 2017



Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Banner

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill 
by Lanie Robertson
directed by Danielle A. Drakes
music direction by Wil Lewis III

WHEN:  opens November 2, 2017, with a limited run through November 19; post-show discussions on November 5 and 17. Rep Stage will also hold a pre-show lecture prior to the 2 p.m. performance on November 18. 
Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland
TICKETS: 40 for general admission, $35 for seniors and the military, and $15 for students with a current ID. Thursdays are $10 performances.
For tickets and additional information, visit or call the box office at 443-518-1500.

The time is 1959. The place is Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a seedy little jazz club in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's final performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers including “God Bless the Child,” “My Man” and “Strange Fruit” are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

“Hurts and exhilarates in just the right proportions." —New York Magazine

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill premiered at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre in the spring of 1986, with Reenie Upchurch as Billie Holiday. Vineyard Theatre produced the show Off-Broadway in the summer of 1986, and then moved it to the Westside Theatre on September 7, 1986. In this production, Lonette McKee starred as Holiday, and the play went on to win the 1987 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Book. A 2014 Broadway production at Circle in the Square reinvigorated the play, running well beyond its originally planned 10 weeks . Directed by Lonny Price, the production starred Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, with Shelton Becton as pianist Jimmy Powers. Audra McDonald won her record-breaking sixth Tony Award for the production and became the only person to win in all four acting categories, this time for Best Actress in a Play.

Celeste Jones*: Billie Holiday
Wil Lewis III: Jimmy Powers

Written by: Lanie Robertson
Directed by: Danielle A. Drakes
Music Direction by: Wil Lewis III
Set Design: Mollie Singer
Lighting Design: Jay Herzog++
Sound Design: Mark Smedley
Costume Design: Benjamin Kress
Properties Design: Mollie Singer
Stage Manager: Julie DeBakey Smith*
Assistant Stage Manager: Brittany Federici**

* Members Actor’s Equity Association
** Equity Membership Candidate
++ Member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 25th season. Led by Producing Artistic Director Joseph W. Ritsch, Rep Stage produces engaging and evocative contemporary American classics and new works. Rep Stage is dedicated to collaborating with regional artists in its commitment to bringing richly diverse work to audiences. Recognized as a professional Washington, DC metropolitan area theatre company by Theatre Washington, Rep Stage has a proud history of Helen Hayes Award-winning productions and nominations. The theatre is a member of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Performances are made possible by Howard Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council, Howard County and Maryland state governments, and generous individual donors.

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Backstage at Baltimore Center Stage

Backstage at Baltimore Center Stage

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 10 am to 2 pm
: Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

Our annual family open house returns to our completely renovated building, and we’re opening our doors, pulling back the curtains, and inviting YOU to come PLAY!!!

PLAY!!! is the theme of this free, behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into creating and presenting world class productions at Baltimore Center Stage.

Families and children and theatergoers of all ages are invited to this opportunity to explore Baltimore Center Stage’s newly renovated building, experience live demonstrations, observe a rehearsal, and visit “backstage,” including the scenic, props, and costume shops.

Some parts of our building are ONLY open to the public during this event. Don’t wait another year! Come play with us on .

Free Activities Include:

  • Check out the brand new Morgenthaler Costume Shop
  • Tour the Props and Scene Shops
  • Live Rehearsal of Lookingglass Alice
  • Stage Combat Demonstrations
  • Theater Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Face Painting, Clowns, Mimes, and Bubbles
  • Music and Dance
  • Raffles for Prizes

Check our website in the coming weeks for updates and a schedule of events.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
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Baltimore Lieder Weekend VII
New American Song: Unusual Suspects
WHEN: October 20-22, 2017
All events free thanks to Free Fall Baltimore

Event 1:  Introduction, Weekend Preview, and Carl Ruggles Lecture Recital
Laura Strickling, soprano
Daniel Schlosberg, piano
Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm

Event 2:  New American Song and Art in the 21st Century: What Next?
Panel Discussion with Fred Bronstein, Will Robin and Laura Strickling
Saturday, October 21, 1:00 pm

Event 3:  Recital
Jamie Jordan, soprano
Daniel Schlosberg, piano
Saturday, October 21, 6:00 pm

Event 4:  Masterclass
Jamie Jordan leads area students through contemporary American song
Sunday, October 22, 12:00 pm

Event 5:  Recital
Laura Strickling, soprano
Daniel Schlosberg, piano

Sunday, October 22, 3:00 pm

Check for the latest, most detailed schedule



Creative Alliance @ B'Nai Israel: Innov Gnawa

Sebitiyin: The Jewish Songs of Gnawa

WHEN: SAT, OCT 21 | 8:15PM
B'Nai Israel, 27 Lloyd St, Baltimore, MD 21202.
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Join us for the kick-off of our scared music series inside B'nai Israel's stunning Moorish-designed sanctuary for a truly rare and epic event. Moroccan musicians Innov Gnawa are masters of the ritual trance music of Morocco’s black community. On Saturday night, they pull together a program that explores the rare Jewish repertoire of Gnawa. This music is rarely heard, even in Morocco, and this is one of the first times it has been performed in the United States.

Members Only Happy Hour: Light up the Night!

WHEN: WED OCT 18 | 6-9PM
: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Join us for an exclusive, members only, haunted lantern making party! Enjoy cocktails in the Marquee Lounge, classic horror films, and a guided lesson on creating a stunning noisemaking lantern to carry in the Great Halloween Lantern Parade on Saturday, October 28! Info

Rocky Horror Picture Show!

WHEN: 4 SHOWS! THU & FRI OCT 19-21 | 7:30PM; SAT 7:30PM & 10:30PM

The nuttiest, musical cult film of all time rockets back from 1975. We screen the film, sing the songs, and show off our favorite raunchy Rocky Horror Picture Show performers. Tighten up your garters, come up to the lab and see what's on the slab! Tix & Info

Film Screening


WHEN: THU OCT 26 | 7:30PM

Pigheaded tells the provocative life story of underground cartoonist and subversive satirist Skip Williamson. His unapologetic art exemplified the spirit of the 1960s counter-culture and revolutionary movements. Tix & Info

Exhibition Opening:

Erin Fostell: A Measure of Place

WHEN: Opening: FRI OCT 27 | 6-8PM; On view: Oct 27 - DEC 1

Erin Fostel explores and documents mood, atmosphere, and the immensity of grief in her haunting charcoal drawing of the architecture of Baltimore. Info

Burlesque-A-Pades Halloween Spooktacular 


Join Angie Pontani, Mr. Gorgeous, Albert Cadabra, The Maine Attraction and more of the cast of gorgeous ghouls as Burlesque-A-Pades celebrates the season of scare! Tix & Info

18th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

WHEN: SAT OCT 28; 3:30pm Festival, 6:30pm Parade Line-up, 7pm Parade | Rain or Shine!
WHERE: Patterson Park Pulaski Monument

The community that creates together is GREAT together! Join your neighbors, friends, and family and help bring this year's festival and parade to life! Rise, the theme of this year’s parade, is a celebration of nature and community—both thrive, grow stronger and rise when they’re treasured.

EVERYONE is welcome to dress in costume, bring a lantern, and march in the Parade! More Info

THE GLOW BALL w/ Underground System


Our over the top Halloween ball! Underground System sounds like Fela Kuti’s funky Afrobeat big band fronted by Tina Turner. It's unstable. Come in costume and COME TO DANCE. Tix & Info

“Sound Off Live!” Begins Tonight at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore



Works by Lea Bertucci (NYC), Cameron Shafii (Iran) and R.M. Francis (WA)

WHEN: Friday, October 20th at 7:30 pm
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: advanced tickets are available via

2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
Works by Kassel Jager (FRA) and Leila Bordreuil (NYC)

2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore
Classic masterworks of Musique Concrete diffused by Francois Bonnet, artistic director of the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris. InaGRM.
Pieces by Francois BAYLE, Bernard PARMEGIANI, Beatriz FEYRARA and others. If you come to no other event in this festival, DO come to this.

At the Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore
Jeff Carey’s “Speaker Quartet II” and Matmos’ live diffusion of their last album on Thrill Jockey, “Ultimate Care II” using only the sounds of their washing machine.  No washing machine present.

There are advance tickets available for all these events, seating is limited as a result of seat placement for ideal listening!

At the risk of telling you things you already know (and if you know all about it, please skip to the schedule at the bottom of this missive), here’s a little historical background information about the kind of music presented in this festival. I should include the caveat that possibly some participants in the festival might disagree with some of the ideas put forth here.


WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy • Baltimore

Robot FamilyEducator Open House

Thursday, October 19, 4–7pm. Free!

Educators of all kinds are invited to this special event where you can collect visionary resources for the classroom and learn about the educational programming here at AVAM. MORE INFO >>

luminary lanterns!Free Fall Halloween Celebration

Thursday, October 26, 4–7pm. Free!

Join us for another freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration! Enjoy free museum admission and a free lumin-eerie lantern workshop. MORE INFO AND ONLINE RSVP >>

imageFree Art Talk on "The Miracle at Midnight"

Tuesday, November 7, 10:30am–12pm. Free!

In conjunction with our current show Reverend Albert Wagner: Miracle at Midnight, Art Professor Emeritus Gene Kangas provides a lecture on Wagner, with whom he had a 30-year friendship. MORE INFO >>

imageMosaic Workshop with Rick Shelley

Saturday, November 11, 10am–4pm

Learn the ancient art of mosaic, along with a variety of techniques. Walk away with your own finished piece of art! MORE INFO >>

imageA Trip to the New Moon: AVAM's Celestial Gala

Saturday, November 18, 5–11pm

You're invited to a cosmic celebration honoring Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, poet and naturalist Diane Ackerman. Her acclaimed works include The Zookeeper's Wife. We also honor Richard Garriott, astronaut, video game designer, and the first person to organize an art exhibition in space. MORE INFO >>

imageSounds of Silents: A Night of Music and Silent Shorts with Alloy Orchestra

Saturday, November 18, 8:30pm–11:30pm

Enjoy Alloy's Orchestra live accompaniment to silent film shorts using an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects. Enjoy pre-movie nibbles, drinks, and music by DJ Carl Jr of Collective DJs. MORE INFO >>

Villa's Universe by Margaret Munz-Losch. Colored pencil. Courtesy of Megan Hurdle.Just Opened: The Great Mystery Show

October 7, 2017 – September 2, 2018

From psychics to physicists, The Great Mystery Show artfully peels away the veil of the unknown! The exhibit playfully explores Mystery as that one secret power behind great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred. MORE INFO >>

imageReverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle At Midnight

Now on View

Visit the first national retrospective of the Reverend Albert Lee Wagner’s work. His “story pictures” are a rich visual testimony to a life begun amidst dire poverty, to one that devolved into excess and lust, and finally one that attained spiritual peace and a love for all humanity. MORE INFO >>

For menus, reservations and private parties visit,

or call 410-752-1000 for reservations • AVAM Members receive 10% discount

Winner: “50 Best Restaurants in Baltimore 2015” by the Baltimore Sun

*“Early Bird” Offer applies to events held between November 24 – December 30, 2017. Reservation and signed confirmation agreement required. $100 “Bonus Bucks “Gift Card will be given at the conclusion of the event. Offer valid for future purchases. “Bonus Bucks” card valid January 1 – February 13, 2018.

Monday, October 16, 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

Adventures in American Flamenco: An Evening with Juanito Pascual
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19 - 8 & 9:30 pm
$20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
His last two appearances sold out -- don't miss this chance!
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"A truly astonishing musician" - Daniel Shaw, Aspen Public Radio

"Fearsome Acoustic Guitar Chops" - John Garrelick, The Boston Phoenix

"One of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years." - NPR's “Here and Now”

Guitarist Juanito Pascual has created a singular niche in the music world. His programs incorporate a masterful blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco with sounds ranging from rock and jazz to classical and Sephardic music.
Born in Minneapolis, his early passion for American popular styles and classical music was followed by an immersion in Flamenco starting in his mid teens.

Pascual's sensitivity, virtuosity, intriguing arrangements and compositions have earned him high praise in the flamenco world. He has won critical acclaim for recordings, live performances and film work.  Now based in California, the world-traveled guitarist was hailed by the Boston Globe as “a rising star of the Spanish Guitar,” while the San Diego County News recently praised his “sheer relentless inventiveness.”

Pascual can be heard in his 2003 album Cosas en Comun, the 2009 CD Language of the Heart, and on the soundtracks of a film and mini-series about the life of Pope Francis (the Netflix version is titled Call Me Francis.) A respected workshop leader and teacher, he is the author of the 2011 book, The Total Flamenco Guitarist published by Alfred Press. (After being coached by Pascual through a hand injury, guitarist Julian Lange calls his teacher a “brilliant flamenco guitarist.”) He is a Jazz Beyond Borders touring artist.

In his solo performances, Pascual draws from a repertoire of traditional and original flamenco compositions and includes unique arrangements of songs by George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and others. No two concerts are quite the same. Rhythm, passion, spontaneity and joy are a few words to describe an evening of music with Juanito Pascual.



The Peabody Modern Orchestra will perform on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 pm, led by Harlan D. Parker. Victoria Bond's Bridges, Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite, and Philip Glass' Symphony No. 1, "Low," will be presented. This Free Fall Baltimore concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620. This event will also be live streamed at


Monday, October 16, 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Leon Fleisher, Peabody's Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Piano, will present a master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The class is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm

Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present a master class in Centre Street Performance Studio. Connor Milstead, guitar, will perform Mauro Giuliani's Gran Sonata Eroica, Op. 150. Katie Cho, guitar, will perform the first movement from Leo Brouwer's Sonata. Rubén Portillo, guitar, will perform Johann Kaspar Mertz's Tarantella. Meng Su, guitar, will perform Astor Piazzolla's Cinco Piezas. The class is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 18, 3:30 pm

Distinguished Visiting Artist Midori, violin, will present an open lesson in the Centre Street Performance Studio. Rebecca Kasdan, violin, and Allison Freeman, piano, will perform one movement from Korngold's Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Ruoying Pan, violin, and Yunling Zhang, piano, will perform one movement from Beethoven's Sonata No. 3, Op. 12. Ledah Finck, violin, will perform two movements from Bach's Sonata in C major No. 3, BWV 1005. Zi-Li Sha, violin, will perform Ysaÿe's Sonata in E major No. 6, Op. 27.

Thursday, October 19, 3:30 pm 

Clarinetist Alicia Lee, a Hittman Visiting Artist, will present a free wind chamber music master class in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. Lee is a founding member of the chamber collective Decoda and regularly tours with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Knights, NOVUS, and ACME.

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm

Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present a master class in Centre Street Performance Studio. Menyi Li, guitar, will perform the first two movements from Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata BWV 1001 in G minor. Shon Stelman, guitar, will perform Johann Kaspar Mertz's Elegy. James Keretses, guitar, will perform three movements from Jacques Hétu's Suite for Guitar, Op. 41. Junhong Kuang, guitar, will perform Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Capriccio Diabolico. The class is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 20

There will be no Friday Noon recital this week due to the Conservatory's fall break.


Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 pm

Peabody Jazz Combo Series

More Info

Friday, October 27, 8:00 pm

Jeremy Filsell, organ

More Info

Sunday, October 29, 2:00 pm

Preparatory Young People's String Program Halloween Concert

More Info

Monday, October 30, 7:30 pm 

Peabody Opera Scenes

More Info

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 pm

Peabody Studio Orchestra

More Info

Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 pm

Peabody Singers

More Info

Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 pm

Schubert's Piano Trio No. 1

More Info

Friday, November 3, 8:00 pm

Baltimore Baroque Band

More Info

Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm

Peabody Wind Ensemble

More Info

Sunday, November 5, 7:30 pm

Pre-Conservatory Violin Program

More Info

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


by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Tazewell Thompson

WHEN: October 18-November 19
Everyman Theatre is located at 315 W. Fayette St. Baltimore
TICKETS: $10-65
Our Box Office can be reached at 410.752.2208

Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York who has built a savings for herself making beautiful undergarments—while earnestly daydreaming of new beginnings, romantic possibilities, and the lingering affection she shares with a Jewish fabric merchant. But when an egregious deception cuts short heartfelt desires, can class, culture and circumstance outmatch the strength of human spirit? Inspired by a true story, Intimate Apparel is a heart-rending contemporary work in the style of an enduring classic—from the first female playwright to win two Pulitzers.

Know before you go:



Everyman Theatre is a professional theatre company with a resident ensemble of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone

Friday, October 13, 2017


Little Shop of Horrors webLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Based on the film by Roger Corman  Screenplay by Charles Griffith​
directed by Eric C Stein
music direction by Stephen Deininger
choreography by Angela Stein

WHEN: October 27 through November 25. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 2:00pm. There are also 2 special Thursdays on Broadway! performances with all tickets just $16 – November 9 and 16 at 8pm.
806 S. Broadway, the Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible for all patrons.
TICKETS: $16-$25
Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door; special rates for groups available online

The creative team behind the Vagabond Player’s hit Avenue Q now brings to audiences another blockbuster to just die for. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows, this tongue-in-cheek comedy is a deviously delicious sci-fi musical smash that has devoured the hearts of audiences for over 30 years. 

Graphic Design: Sherrionne Brown​​​​

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is presented by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



Shakespeare in Love

Shall I compare thee to a 20% off discount?

Bring Your Group to Shakespeare in Love!

Hear ye, hear ye!

Groups of 10 or more always save 20% on their tickets, guaranteed. Get the best discount and guarantee fantastic seats before everyone else.

Bring a group of friends, relatives, coworkers, club members, students, or anyone else to see a show. Group discounts apply to everyone!

We also offer flexible payment plans, room rentals, talkbacks, and fundraising options. Let’s make your trip to Baltimore Center Stage a night to remember!

Contact Shannon Ziegler to book your group: 410.986.4033 or


Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Blake Robison

WHEN: Oct 19–Nov 26, 2017
Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

“Shall I compare thee to a something something… mummers play?” And so begins one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets, and this charming story of love, inspiration, muses, and art, based on the Oscar-winning film. This smart and poignant tale offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard—or simply the English language. This story is as crowd-pleasing as mistaken identities, a shipwreck, and love triumphant, and is set in a time when a Londoner could still utter the words: “Shakespeare? Never heard of him.” A great play for the entire family.

“Deliciously romantic.” –Cincinnati Enquirer

“A big-hearted hit.” –Variety

Shakespeare in LoveVideo: Interview with the Director

Watch Director Blake Robinson describe the experience of bringing this “Elizabethan rom-com” to life on stage: “In many ways Shakespeare in Love is a love letter to the theater…. There’s comedy, there’s romance. You’ll be moved, you’ll be entertained. And you’re going to laugh an awful lot.” WATCH NOW!

Timeline: Women in TheaterTimeline: Women in Theater

In Shakespeare in Love, young Viola dares to act at a time when women are forbidden to perform on stage. Throughout history, women have had to fight to take their place on and behind the English and American stages. This timeline highlights just a few of the women who defied law and custom.  LEARN MORE



18th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 3:30pm Festival | 6:30pm Line-up | 7pm Parade
Patterson Park at Eastern & Linwood Aves., Baltimore MD

Produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park in partnership with Baltimore City Dept of Recreation & Parks

WHERE: Pulaski Monument in Patterson Park
Lantern workshops, kids costume contest, hayrides, crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, hot chocolate, cider, & more!

The community that creates together is GREAT together! Join your neighbors, friends, and family and help bring this year's festival and parade to life! Rise, the theme of this year’s parade, is a celebration of nature and community – both thrive, grow stronger, and rise when they’re treasured.

Celebrate the natural world, create illuminated lanterns, carry glowing large scale artist-made floats, and march with Baltimore’s most beloved community bands around Patterson Park. The astounding parade finale includes spectacular storytelling and animation by Dirk Joseph with live music from Natasha Day!

The day begins at 3:30pm with Baltimore's BEST family Halloween festival featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, yoga, live music, an arts & crafts market, and more! Local food trucks and the beer garden will stay open until 8:30pm. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon!

Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Grab your lantern and get ready to march with thousands of your neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. You can also line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade!! The route begins at the Boat Lake in Patterson Park, heads east to the annex of the Park, and ends back at the Pulaski Monument for a specially commissioned FINALE on the stage. Afterwards, head back to Creative Alliance for the Glow Ball After-Party!

EVERYONE is welcome to dress in costume, bring a lantern, and march in the Parade.


  • 3:30pm | Festival with JONATHAN GILMORE
    Lantern workshops, altar making, hayrides, crafts vendors, food trucks, beer garden, bands, and Zumba!
  • 4pm | Kids Costume Contest (registration at 3:30pm)
  • 5pm | Pop Up Yoga
  • 6:30pm | Parade Line-up by Boat Lake
  • 7pm | Parade Kick Off
  • 8:30pm | RISE Grand Finale with DIRK JOSEPH & NAVASHA DAYA!

Event Listing & Details

Great Halloween Lantern Parade Workshops!

Make a Hand-Drum Lantern! This year's NEW lanterns are designed by Yesenia Mejia, one of Creative Alliance's Artesanas Mexicanas! Stop by one of our Sunday sessions to make your personal lantern to carry in The Great Halloween Lantern Parade!

WHEN: SUNDAYS, OCT 15 & 22 | 2 sessions - 10am & 12:30pm
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

TICKETS: $5 suggested donation
Event Listing
Advance registration strongly encouraged! Materials provided.
*Groups can sign up to 8 people for a session.
Want a brighter lantern? Bring your flashlights or purchase extra lights at $2 each.

Day of Drop-in Lantern Workshops at The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

WHEN: SAT OCT 28; Seven thirty-min sessions: 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, & 6pm
WHERE: Patterson Park, Pulaski Monument on Eastern & Linwood Aves.
TICKETS: $5 suggested donation per participant. No pre-registration. Drop in!

Parade After-Party with Underground System

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, Doors 9pm | Party 9:30pm | $13, $10 mbrs. | + $3 at the door
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Adults Only!

The Glow Ball at The Patterson is an annual wild dancing cast and parade after-party! What would happen if Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat band was fronted by Tina Turner? You would get Underground System. Come in costume and be ready to dance! Event Info


We need volunteers to help us carry a glowing float, assist with family lantern workshops, or be Parade Marshals. We are also looking for local businesses/artists to vend in Arts & Crafts Market! Call us at 410.276.1651.

Are you a School of Community Group?

Invite us to your school! We LOVE talking about our upcoming lantern workshops in October! We will tell you, your staff, parents, and students everything you need to know about the Parade at an upcoming meeting.

Did you know we provide fee-based lantern workshops in school? Workshops include bilingual instruction about Dia de los Muertos from Creative Alliance's Artesanas Mexicanas, as well as LED lights, and all of the building materials for the lanterns!

Don't forget to bring your lanterns to the Parade on Saturday, Oct, 28 by 6pm to line up! Represent your school with your banner and march with your friends and family together. Meet with your group in our school tent in Patterson Park and pick up a bag of treats, too!

Contact Maria Aldana, Creative Alliance's Education Director, at and 410-276-1651x209 for full details.

Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore Housing
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
Goldseker Foundation
Highland Haus
Jim and Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation Inc.
Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds
Mark Supik & Company
Maryland State Arts Council
M&T Bank
T-Rowe Price Foundation
The William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund - Creator of the Baker Artist Awards
Spartan’s Pizzeria



Mount Clare in Mourning

Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore’s oldest colonial house, was home to Charles Carroll, Barrister and numerous slaves and indentured servants.  During the month of October, Mount Clare is decorated depicting an eighteenth-century mourning scene.  Tours will touch on mourning rituals and beliefs in early America, allowing visitors to see how death and mourning from the past differs from modern day.  These tours officially begin on Saturday, October 7 and conclude Sunday, October 29.

Sitting high on a hill overlooking downtown Baltimore, Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park located at 1500 Washington Boulevard was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister in 1760 as a part of a 1,000 acre colonial agricultural-industrial complex.

During the month of October, Mount Clare Museum House offers tours appropriate for the whole family on death and mourning in early America.  See a recreated funeral scene for a wealthy American, burial preparations for an enslaved person, and mourning jewelry.

Mount Clare Museum House is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM with house tours on the hour.  There is plenty of free parking at the mansion in Carroll Park.

For more information visit


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

The David Murray Band performance this Saturday has been postponed to Feb. 2.  Please mark your calendar for this world-class musician.

Lisa Mezzacappa: avantNOIR
music for jazz sextet inspired by noir genre fiction

WHEN: Friday, October 13, 8 PM & 9:30 PM
$17 in advance / $20 at door / $10 full-time student with ID

Aaron Bennett, tenor saxophone
John Finkbeiner, electric guitar
Mark Clifford, vibraphone and Foley effects
Tim Perkis, electronics
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass and samples
Jordan Glenn, drums

San Francisco Bay Area bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa brings her lush and layered avantNOIR ensemble to Baltimore in its first East Coast tour. avantNOIR is a suite of compositions for jazz sextet inspired by noir genre fiction set in New York City (where Mezzacappa was born and raised) and the San Francisco Bay Area (where she has lived for the past 16 years). avant-NOIR is a musical companion to Paul Auster’s abstract “soft-boiled” crime stories from his New York Trilogy of the 1980s, set in conversation with the West Coast classic hard-boiled 1920s-era detective fiction of Dashiell Hammett. The music progresses like a detective’s case, using clues and imagery from the crime novels such as maps, letters, messages and relationships between characters and places, to create compositions with acoustic and electric sounds, and composed and improvised material. The result is a contemporary jazz gem influenced as much by Charles Ives and Pierre Boulez as by Eric Dolphy and Henry Threadgill.

Mezzacappa’s partners in crime couldn’t be better suited to the challenge of navigating her sometimes gnarly, sometimes spacious but always imaginative music. Guitarist John Finkbeiner and tenor saxophonist Aaron Bennett were regulars in the California edition of Adam Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra, and have been part of Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch quartet for nine years. Jordan Glenn, of Fred Frith’s current trio, is one of the Bay Area’s most in-demand and versatile drummers. Tim Perkis is a pioneer of laptop improvisation, and adds a supremely sensitive layer of sound to the compositions. And percussionist Mark Clifford, an outstanding composer in his own right, plays vibraphone and Foley sound effects—rotary phone, typewriter, hotel desk bells—as part of the record’s rich and mysterious sonic landscape.

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100th Birthday Celebration

WHEN: Sunday Oct 15 - 7 pm
$15 in advance / $18 at door / $10 full-time student with ID
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Nico Sarbanes, trumpet
Bob Butta, piano
Blake Meister, bass
Eric Kennedy, drums

"Nico Sarbanes is a jazz vocalist, trumpeter and composer from the great city of Baltimore. At 23, he is already emerging as one of the city's most talented young performers, combining a virtuosic technique on the trumpet with an impressive command of the vocal repertoire of the Great American Songbook. As a composer, he draws on his jazz and classical influences, as well as the klezmer music of his Jewish heritage, to create exciting new works.

Nico received his Bachelor of Music degree from the esteemed Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal. While at Schulich, he received numerous awards for performance, and for multiple years occupied the solo trumpet chair in the school's premier touring big band ensemble. Under the tutelage of venerable jazz composers such as Kevin Dean, Joe Sullivan, and Jean-Nicholas Trottier, Nico honed his own compositional talent, earning additional accolades. Quickly establishing himself as an artist to watch on the Montreal jazz scene, Nico led two successful performances at the Festival International de Montreal, including opening for Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves at the Theatre Maisonneuve.

Nico is a proud native of the city of Baltimore, and consistently seeks to bring attention to both the city's impressive jazz history and its current wealth of musical talent. Nico is also passionate about music education. He is currently pursuing his teaching certification at Towson University, and looks forward to passing on his love of music to future generations."

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Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band—Monthly Mondays 
WHEN: Monday Oct 16 - 7 pm
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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.

TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 students/$5 Dunbar students

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WHEN: Tuesday Oct 17 - 8:30 pm
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Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, orchestration, and composition for the jazz quintet. The front line of two alto saxophones is the vehicle for reimagining the role of horns in a small group setting, charting new territory by exploring individuality within homogeneity.

The New York City-based quintet is releasing its second album, Bluer Than You Think, in October 2017 on Outside In Music.

Owen Broder - saxophones
Ethan Helm - saxophones
Chris Ziemba - piano
Ethan O’Reilly - bass
Matt Honor - drums

TICKETS:  $10 in advance/$13 at door