Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SNAKE UNION THURSDAY NIGHT @ THE RED ROOM

SNAKE UNION
Chuck Bettis – electronics
Dave Grant – eurorack modular synthesizer
Opening for Snake Union is a duo of Bonnie Jones (elec.) & Tom Borax (synth)

WHEN: Thursday, November 30th, 8:30pm doors, 9pm show 
WHERE: The Red Room Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $5 - 10 sliding scale

SNAKE UNION is a Brooklyn-based experimental electronic group consisting of Chuck Bettis (Die Trommel Fatale, Mossenek) and David Grant (Action Patrol, On A Clear Day). A duo that works in improvisational rhythmic explorations that match analog synths and digital sound processing, modular wires and max patches. By turns psychedelic, delicate and fuzzed out, the sequenced collides with the freeform as these two soundmakers push into new realms.

CHUCK BETTIS was raised in the fertile harDCore soil, nourished within Baltimore’s enigmatic avant garde gatherings, and currently blossoming in New York’s downtown musical tribe. His unique blend of electronics and throat has led him into various collaborations with great musicians from around the globe. He has performed live with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Jamie Saft, and Afrirampo to name a few. Some of the musicians Bettis has recorded and played live with are as follows; Ikue Mori, Nautical Almanac, Audrey Chen, Yellow Swans, Toshio Kajiwara, Mick Barr, etc, plus a long history of punk bands he was in (most notably the experimental punk band Meta-matics as well as the enigmatic All Scars). Currently he is working on many of his experimental projects such as Snake Union with Dave Grant, Die Trommel Fatale with Brandon Seabrook/Marika Hughes/Eivind Opsvik/Henry Fraser/Dave Truet/Sam Ospovat, Mossenek with Mick Barr & Colin Marston, Chatterblip with Dafna Naphtali, and Pretty Clicks with Berangere Maximin, in addition to improvising, recording, or composing with an array of musicians from around the world. www.chuckbettis.com

DAVID GRANT is a designer and musician living and working in New York City. In his personal work, the imagery and sounds of an upbringing in the American south collide with the semantic overload of international urban life. Using with analog synthesizers, field recordings, and video processing, his work channels the spacious natural energy found in rurality, along with the numinous power of historical religious material. Through the use of stark visual contrast, open-ended sound composition, and a warm density of visual and sonic dirt, the artist generates an expansive atavistic state in the audience.

Website: www.snakeunion.bandcamp.com

Monday, November 20, 2017

NOVEMBER EVENTS @ JHU MUSEUMS

Johns Hopkins University Museums

On View at Homewood

As Precious as Gold: A History of Tea Caddies from the Bramble Collection

WHEN: Through Dec. 31, 2017

This exhibition features 150 tea caddies that demonstrate the dazzling array of designs that were created for storing tea in the 18th and 19th centuries in response to the increasingly fashionable ritual of social tea drinking. Maryland's rich connections to tea history are also explored.  MORE »

Holiday Décor Donation Drop-off Days

WHEN: Mondays, Nov. 20 and 27 / 10am3pm

If you are changing up your holiday décor this year, please consider recycling your unwanted decorations by donating them to Evergreen. The museum is looking for items that harken back to the 1920s–50s for the historic rooms. MORE »

Giving Tuesday

WHEN: Tuesday, November 28

The JHU Museums are taking part in Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy! Please take this opportunity to give back and support the many unique educational programs, exhibitions, and experiences that make Evergreen and Homewood such exceptional places. GIVE »

Members' Double Discount Days

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2–Sunday, Dec. 10

Just in time for your holiday shopping, receive a 20% discount on regularly priced items in the Homewood and Evergreen museum shops. Discover a unique assortment of jewelry, books, and home accessories for everyone on your list. MORE »


Homewood by Candlelight

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 4 / 5:30–7:30pm

Step into the holiday season of early 1800s Baltimore and experience Homewood by the flickering glow of candlelight. See the recently opened exhibition As Precious as Gold, delight in the sounds of live music amid Federal era-inspired seasonal decorations, and enjoy an eggnog reception. MORE »

An Ever Green Evening

WHEN: Thursday, December 7 / 6–8pm

Experience themed trees and the dazzling elegance of Evergreen's Yuletide decorations at this annual holiday party, featuring after-hours viewing of the period rooms, a curated silent auction of portraits by local artists, live music, festive refreshments, and a festooned period sleigh—perfect for photo ops! MORE »

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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
410.516.0341 • evergreenmuseum@jhu.eduFacebook

Mount Clare Museum House Celebration Tour, November 25

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Mount Clare Museum House Celebration Tour

WHEN: Saturday, November 25, at 2 pm. 
WHERE:
Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park located at 1500 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
Tour lasts approximately one hour.  Admission rates apply. For more information, visit www.mountclare.org

Baltimore’s oldest colonial house and home to Charles Carroll, Barrister is the oldest house museum in Maryland. To celebrate the last 100 years of the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Maryland transforming Mount Clare into a museum, Mount Clare is offering tours discussing how the house became what it is today. Rather than focusing on the eighteenth century, these tours will cover preservations, bringing objects back to the museum, and how each room changed over the past 100 years.  

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

The National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Maryland (NSCDA-MD) became custodians of Mount Clare in 1917.  Learn about the last 100 years at Mount Clare and how it became the museum it is today.  The tour will included images of rooms from the 1920s through 1980s, stories of how Carroll pieces were found, and discussion of how objects passed through the family before coming to Mount Clare.   

Celebrate a Carroll’s Christmas at Mount Clare

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A Carroll’s Christmas at Mount Clare

WHEN: November 17 through the end of December
WHERE:
Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park located at 1500 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore

Baltimore’s oldest colonial house and home to Charles Carroll, Barrister is decorated for Christmas.  See some of the most spectacular, historically based Christmas decorations in Baltimore in addition to the unrivalled collections of Carroll family furniture and decorative arts.  

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

The house has been decorated for the holidays like none other in the city with greens, fruit, magnificent wreathes, arrangements, and fanciful décor to celebrate the holiday season.   Learn about the Carroll family, enslaved and indentured servants, decorative arts, and Christmas decorations from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, all included in regular admission. 

Mount Clare is decorated for Christmas beginning November 17 through December 30.  Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Open December 28, 29, and 30.  Closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  Admission rates apply. For more information about our holiday events, visit www.mountclare.org

Mount Clare Museum House is the property of the City of Baltimore and is administered by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America=Maryland Chapter in partnership with the B&O Railroad Museum. The purpose of the Mount Clare Museum House is to preserve the circa 1760 historic house and its supporting collections and to engage the public with the late Colonial and early Federal periods of Maryland’s history and lifestyles, while focusing on the historic figures who contributed to the history of Mount Clare. Mount Clare, a National Historic Landmark, was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife Margaret Tilghman. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland and the museum staff are dedicated to serving a diverse audience by carrying out the above goals through accurately interpreting the house and providing programs that offer a variety of learning experiences and enhanced educational opportunities to all visitors.

Create holiday memories, make it a tradition! Ornament workshops, limited space!


Make a blown glass ornament with us

Experience the excitement of blowing your own colorful holiday ornaments out of molten glass with our instructors. Reserve your spaces soon w/friends, family, coworkers while we still have dates and times available. These always fill up in advance.

Link to register & more info

Glassblowing classes for beginners & beyond

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

Link to register & more info

Host your holiday party at Corradetti Glassblowing Studio

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

WHERE: Corradetti Glassblowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore

"Annie" performances filling up, "A Christmas Carol" starts up @ Olney Theatre Center

Annie is running now through December 31.
Many Saturday and Sunday matinees are nearly sold out!
Don't wait until "Tomorrow."
Purchase tickets now

WHERE: Olney Theatre Center 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas begins next week

Paul Morella's solo performance is A Christmas Carol the way Charles Dickens intended it —a masterful story full of humor, warmth and a few gentle frights, told in an intimate setting by a true virtuoso. Over the last eight years, thousands of people have been personally welcomed by Paul into the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab as a part of their holiday tradition. Make it a part of yours.

Purchase tickets now

Holiday Pajama Drive

In honor of Annie and all through A Christmas Carol, we are partnering with Comfort Cases, an organization with a mission to provide comfort and support to children entering the foster care system. A 'Comfort Case' is a small duffel bag or backpack that holds essential items and a few special things. We want children to know that their community cares about them and wants them to have something of their own.

You can make a difference in the life of a child in need by donating a new pair of pajamas to be included in a Comfort Case during the run of Annie or A Christmas Carol.

For more information on how to participate. Visit our website.

GRAND OPENING OF NEW LOCATION & COMIC BOOK SALE

The sponsor store of the Baltimore Comic-Con, Cards Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD is hosting its official Grand Opening ceremony

WHEN: Friday, November 24th, at 10am with a ribbon-cutting and cake.
WHERE
: new location—51 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

And don't miss our annual Thanksgiving sale, which runs on Wednesday for a Preview Day, and then again on Friday from 11am-7:30pm, Saturday from 11am-7pm, and Sunday from noon-5pm. Featuring:

  • 70% off Modern and Bronze Age back issues and cards 1980-present!
  • 50% off Paperbacks and Hardcovers, cards pre-1980, action figures, Toon Tumblers, and more!
  • 30% off Gold and Silver Age comics!
  • 20% off Store Exclusive Covers (in-store only!), card packs and boxes, new comics, and "New This Week" items!

Sunday only:

  • 80% off Modern Back Issue Bins!
  • 60% off Paperbacks and Hardcovers!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Balloons, Bazaart, and Bots: November at AVAM

Richard Garriott, video game founding father and first person to organize an art exhibit in space

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AVAM Honors Diane Ackerman and Richard Garriott

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 5–11:30pm
WHERE:
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

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 founding father and the first person to organize an art exhibition in space.


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

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 8:30pm–11:30pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Enjoy Alloy's Orchestra live accompaniment to silent film shorts using an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects. Tickets include open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and pre-show music by Classic Collective DJs & DJ Carl Jr.


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imagePop-Up Installation by Master Balloon Artist HongSeok Ko

WHEN: Tuesday, November 21–Saturday, November 25, 10am–6pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
Free!

See this special, one-time pop-up installation by blind, South Korean artist HongSeok Ko, inspired by our latest mega-exhibit The Great Mystery Show.

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imageBazaart Holiday Art Market

WHEN: Friday, November 24, 12pm–6pm; Saturday, November 25, 10am–6pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore
Free!

Hundreds of original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople, including paintings, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, apparel, and other work that simply defies categorization!

MORE INFO >>


imageWeekend Walk-In: Bot Shop

WHEN: Saturday, November 25, 1–4pm
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

Drop in any time to this workshop and bring new life to recycled and found objects and create a reclaimed robot!


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

WHEN: October 7, 2017 – September 2, 2018
WHERE: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore

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.

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“Shakespeare in Love” @ Centerstage is “simply astounding” and “hysterically funny”

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

A ROWDY, ROMANTIC ROMP

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
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                   
WHERE:
Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

“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.


Critics and Audiences LOVE Shakespeare in Love!

“This production of Shakespeare in Love will surely please just about any theatergoer. It would be a perfect date-night excursion for those looking to up their romantic game.” –DC Metro Theater Arts

Simply astounding” —CultureSeen4U

“The moveable wooden set is a masterpiece.”  —Baltimore Style

“Delights with its passion, puns, and Shakespearean allusions that even casual devotees of his sonnets and plays will relish.”  —DC Theatre Scene

“The players chomp into the material with zest and poetic verve. They are beautifully outfitted in Kathleen Geldard’s costumes and underscored by Matthew M. Nielson’s cinema-ready soundtrack.” “A more-than-enjoyable way to spend an evening.”  —Baltimore Style

“A sumptuous production that is not only visually magnificent, but is hysterically funny.” —CultureSeen4U


More Praise from Our Patrons:

“I saw Shakespeare in Love and thought it was great. I enjoyed every minute of it—especially Spot, aka Meatball. It was my first visit to the renovated Center Stage and I loved that too!”

Loved this play. All of the actors were amazing!”

“Don't miss Shakespeare in Love—it's absolutely hilarious!”

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE @ CORRADETTI GLASSBLOWING STUDIO & GALLERY

WHERE: Corradetti Glassblowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore
Corradetti Glassblowing Studio | 410-243-2010 | studio@corradetti.com | corradetti.com

PEABODY EVENTS THIS WEEK

The Peabody Opera Theatre will present Gaetano Donizetti's The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore) this week with performances Wednesday to Saturday, November 15 to 18, at 7:30 pm. One of Donizetti's most beloved scores, this charming comedy of a young man's pursuit of love will be re-imagined on a college campus in the 1960s. This is the Peabody directorial debut of Samuel Mungo, Peabody Opera Theatre's new managing artistic director, with guest conductor Leonardo Vordoni leading the Peabody Opera Theatre Orchestra. The performances, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free, and are sponsored by Claire and Allan Jensen. Reserve advance tickets online or by calling the box office at 667-208-6620.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK

Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm

A free Peabody Outreach concert, the first by the Breakthrough Curriculum's IMPLEMENT class, will take place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Hampden Branch, 3641 Falls Road. Mofan Lai, tenor; James Peterson, bass; Caitlin Duckworth, soprano; and Min Joo Yi, piano; will perform a program of works by Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Stephen Foster called "Humdinger."


Friday, November 17, 12:00 pm


Now on Fridays, this week's free noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Historical Performance Department. Sarah Lynn, traverso; Stephanie Zimmerman, Baroque violin; Matthew Gabriel, Baroque cello; Paula Maust, harpsichord, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's Trio Sonata in E minor. Katelyn G. Aungst, soprano; William Marshall, baritone; Gabriel; and Maust will perform "Komm, mein Jesu" from Bach's Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21. Patrick Merrill, harpsichord, will perform Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 892. Aungst, Zimmerman, Gabriel, and Maust will perform "Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen" from Bach's Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36. Lynn and Maust will perform Bach's Sonata in B minor, BWV 1030.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, November 28, 8:00 pm 

All-Chopin Recital

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Thursday, November 30, 7:30 pm

Peabody Modern Orchestra

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Friday, December 1, 2:00 pm

2017 President's Frontier Award

More Info


Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm

Peabody Jazz Ensemble

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Saturday, December 2, 5:00 pm

Preparatory Concert Band

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Sunday, December 3, 3:00 pm

Peabody Children's Chorus

More Info

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Howard Community College to Hold International Film Festival Nov. 13–17: Festival to Focus on Revolutionary Films from Ireland

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INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WHEN: November 13–17, 2017
WHERE
: Smith Theatre, located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

The collection of films, which span the past 30 years, honor past revolutions and examine current shifts in society.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Atlantic (2016)

Documentary about the two big resources in the North Atlantic, fish and oil, and the impact of their exploitation on the environment in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Directed by Risteard O'Domhnaill, starring Brendan Gleeson. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. Directed by Ken Loach, starring Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, and Liam Cunningham. 2 hours 7 minutes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Jump (2012)

Crime boss daughter Greta is rescued from suicide by stranger Pearse on New Year's Eve, a night that will change both their lives forever. Directed by Kieron J. Walsh, starring  Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, and Charlene McKenna. 1 hour 21 minutes.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cal (1984)

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA. Directed by Pat O'Connor, written by Bernard MacLaverty, starring Helen Mirren, John Lynch, and Donal McCann. 1 hour 42 minutes.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7 p.m.

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

“Mad” Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Directed by Darren Thorton, starring Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, and Charleigh Bailey. 1 hour 22 minutes.

Please visit our website at www.howardcc.edu/filmfestivals for up-to-date information about our film festival and other programs. The HCC Film Program is in partnership with the Columbia Film Society this season.

About The Film Studies Program
The Howard Community College Film Studies program encompasses the historical, cultural, and artistic aspects of cinematic art. Through viewings, readings, lectures, and discussion, students examine a wide variety of films.

About HCC
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.

Fall/Winter Exhibitions Opening at School 33 Art Center Friday, November 10

November @ The Pratt Library

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Maryland STEM Festival 2017

STEM Festival

Maryland Stem Festival

Join us for a month of programs for children, teens and families celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Several programs in partnership with NASA@ My Library.




The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

The new 10-part series, The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, which aired on PBS in September, is now available at all Pratt locations along with the companion book.

Check them out and then join us for programs and conversations throughout the month.

Social Worker in the Library

Social Worker in the Library

Social Worker in the Library
Get help with issues such as SNAP benefits, shelter, addiction, immigration, health concerns and safety right inside your library. 

This pilot program in partnership with the University of Maryland is available at the Brooklyn, Hamilton, Pennsylvania Avenue Branches and the Southeast Anchor Library.



Writers LIVE! 

Fabey

Michael Fabey: Crashback, The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 6:30pm
WHERE:
Maryland State Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped, 415 Park Ave.




Musical MarylandDavid K. Hildebrand & Elizabeth M. Schaaf, Musical Maryland
WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 7pm
WHERE:
George Peabody Library,
17. E. Mount Vernon Place





ChaddockKatherine Reynolds Chaddock, Uncompromising Activist: Richard Greener, First Black Graduate of Harvard College
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30pm
WHERE
: Central Library, African American Department

Full Writers LIVE! schedule


Do You Dream in Color?

DYDiC film

Do You Dream in Color?

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 11:30am
WHERE
: Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Join us for a screening of the documentary about the problems faced by four blind teens. 

Program in partnership with the National Federation for the Blind of Maryland, Baltimore Chapter and MD State Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Book Bowl 2017

Book Bowl 2017

WHEN: November 27-28

As the Baltimore Ravens take on the Houston Texans on November 27th, the Pratt Library will go head to head with Houston Public Library.

The library that raises the most money between kickoff of the Ravens/Texans game and midnight on Giving Tuesday will be crowned the 2017 Book Bowl Champion.

We offer dozens of free events and classes each month. Check the Pratt Calendar for more!

Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

THIS WEEK @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE!

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WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Film Screening

Baltimore New Media Web Festival

WHEN: SUN, NOV 5 | 2PM - 6PM

Celebrating the best in New Media content! This festival will feature web series, music videos, virtual reality, panel discussions, awards, and networking opportunities. Tix & Info


The Andy Statman Trio @ B'nai Israel

WHEN: WED, NOV 8 | 7:30PM
WHERE:
27 Lloyd St., Baltimore MD

Bluegrass, jazz, and Klezmer with Andy Statman, one of his generation's premier mandolinists and clarinetists. Andy thinks of his compositions and performances as spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful Hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz. Tix & Info

INTERACTIVE MOVIE NIGHT

House Party
w/ Guest Host Jason Seems

WHEN: WED, NOV 8, 7PM mingle | 8PM movie

Shout the lines, play games, drink the Kool-Aid, and win stuff! We're making House Party into a wild interactive movie night. Kid 'N Play dance contest at intermission! Tix & Info


MARQUEE LOUNGE

Freeze Peach Comedy Series Kickoff!

WHEN: THU, NOV 9 | 7:30PM | FREE!

Fighting the culture of silence and censorship both on and off-stage, we begin a series of conversations and workshops with a screening & talk about the importance of "obscene" comedy pioneer Lenny Bruce.
Tix & Info


Zydeco Dance Party: Ruben Moreno

WHEN: THU, NOV 9 | 8PM

Houston–based accordion ace and zydeco groover returns to the Patterson for a hard-hitting dance party! Tix & Info




Creative Alliance @ Arch Social Club

Ru-Jac Records: The Legacy of Baltimore Soul

WHEN: SAT, NOV 11 | 8PM

A night celebrating the history of the 1960s West Baltimore R&B record label. Performances by Ru-Jac stars, including Winfield Parker and Joe Quarterman, as well as Joy Postell, who will all be backed by young, up and coming Baltimore musicians.​ Tix & Info


Our Friend's Events

GODLY CHAOS
Adam Rosenblatt at Charm City Fringe Festival

WHEN: SAT, NOV 4 - 8:45pm, SUN, NOV 5 - 3pm, THU, NOV 9 - 7pm, THU, NOV 11 - 7pm

Adam Rosenblatt, local percussionist and Creative Alliance Resident Artist, performs his unique and immersive multimedia program, using WII remotes, a wall of light, and surround-sound to probe at heady issues of determinism and free will. Tix & Info


Exhibitions on view at Creative Alliance

Erin Fostel: A Measure of Place

WHEN: On View: Oct 27 – DEC 1

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




Aaron LaCrate: Just A Kid From Highlandtown

WHEN: On View: OCT 13 - NOV 25

Just A Kid From Highlandtown features an immersive recreation of LaCrate’s initial basement shop, complete with a participatory DJ and mixtape station. Visitors will travel through a historical photo montage documenting Highlandtown’s '80s skate, graffiti, and punk scene as seen through LaCrate’s eyes. 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!


In The News!


OBAMAS CHOOSE RISING STARS TO PAINT THEIR OFFICIAL PORTRAITS
by Kelly Crow
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has commissioned a pair of rising-star artists—New York’s Kehinde Wiley and former Creative Alliance resident Amy Sherald—to paint its official portraits of the former President and First Lady.
Read More in The Wall Street Journal