Tuesday, December 26, 2017


imagePhaan Howng: The Succession of Nature

WHEN: On view November 3 through August 2018
10 Art Museum Drive, three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
ADMISSION: General admission to the BMA is free. Special exhibitions may be ticketed. The BMA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The museum is closed Monday, Tuesday, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
For general museum information, call 443-573-1700 or visit artbma.org.

imageThe Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents  an immersive experience that highlights local environmental issues using intense, unnatural colors inspired by toxic waste. The installation was created by Baltimore-based artist Phaan Howng in partnership with Blue Water Baltimore and is on view in the Commons gallery adjacent to the Imagining Home exhibition in the BMA’s Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center.

“We look forward to the conversations, ideas, and actions that Phaan Howng’s work will inspire,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “In light of recent events demonstrating both the fragility of our physical environment and the resilience of its inhabitants, we are excited to explore the connection between environmental concerns and home.”

“I am excited for visitors to engage playfully with the space while reconsidering the impact of their personal engagement with the environment both locally and globally,” said artist Phaan Howng.

Phaan Howng: The Succession of Nature is part of the BMA’s Commons Collaboration initiative, which commissions an artist and non-profit to work together on an installation and offer a series of public programs related to Imagining Home. Phaan Howng and Blue Water Baltimore teamed up to create a colorful, all-encompassing space that immerses and disorients viewers to spark dialogue about current ecological crises brought on by the Anthropocene (human-influenced) age. The installation and accompanying suite of programs will raise awareness about the protection and restoration of Baltimore’s waterways and their important role in public health and civic life. This is the third year of the Commons Collaboration project.

PHAAN HOWNG (American, b. 1982) is a painter, sculptor, installation, and performance artist based in Baltimore. She received an MFA in multidisciplinary art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she is a faculty language learning instructor. The multidisciplinary artist has been awarded residences at Windy Mowing, Halifax, VT (2015); Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia (2012); and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2005). Howng has also received honors for her recent work and has given artist talks regionally. Her solo and group exhibitions include Biological Controls: If It Bleeds We Can Kill It at School 33 Art Center, Baltimore; Strange Genitals, Art F City, Brooklyn; Satellite Art Show, Miami Beach; and Instigate. Activate: No Place, No You or Me, Arlington Arts Center.

Free Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular Sunday, December 31, @ Inner Harbor

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Now Accepting Applications for Parade Participants

There is still time left to be a part of the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on Monday, January 15, 2018 at noon. Eligible applicants to walk in the parade include cheer and dance squads, college and high school bands, community bands, equestrian groups, floats, honor/color guards, military groups and civic/community organizations.

All parade applications are due by Sunday, December 31, 2017. For more information and to apply visit www.promotionandarts.org.


Free Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration

WHEN: Thursday, December 28th, 6-9pm
Eubie Blake Cultural Center at 847 N. Howard Street, Baltimore MD 
Free street parking is available after 6pm. There is a paid garage across the street at 821 Eutaw Street.
TICKETS: This event is FREE and open to to the public

Join us as we celebrate Kwanzaa at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center! We will be discussing the principle Ujimaa, or Collective Work and Responsibility. (Above: Kwanzaa Celebration 2016)

There will be a thriving African marketplace, food for sale by Next Phaze Catering, a Kwanzaa ceremony with libation, a poetry reading by Rubys Artist Award Grantee celeste doaks, and live performances from Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company, DJ Hoeteps, Next Generation of Wombworks Production, and the Eubie Blake Cabaret Company. The evening will be hosted by MC Tracie Jiggetts.

RSVP: Be sure to bring your family and friends! Ticket sales will close by noon on December 24th. After this date, we will no longer take reservations online. Tickets WILL sell out. Once they do, you can be put on the waitlist for the event.

DONATE: If you can't attend our event and would still like to support us at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, we welcome you to make a tax-deductible donation. Support from community members like you allows us to continue doing the work we do.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

BTO: Modular Synth Meetup and Eurorack Introduction @ The Red Room

Baltimore Technology Overdrive presents

An Introduction to Eurorack Synthesizers

WHEN: Monday, December 18, 7PM
: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore

This free event is for those curious about analog modular synthesizers. How do they work? What do all those colorful cables do? What’s with all those knobs?

Maybe, you can answer these questions already, but you haven’t built your own Eurorack synthesizer, yet. Come learn about this popular, inexpensive modular format.

Baltimore Technology Overdrive is an ongoing Red Room series focusing on electronic music in all its forms. It is a forum for interested persons to share information and ideas.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Applications Now Open for Artscape 2018

2018 Applications Now Open

Join us at the 37th Annual Artscape, July 20–22, 2018!

Applications are being accepted for:

Artwork Projects

Artist-Run Art Fair

Artists’ Market

Artists’ Market Emerging Artist Program

Food Vendors

The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize (“The Fred”)




Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations

Performing Arts

Visit www.artscape.org for more information and to apply.

Questions? Email artscape@promotionandarts.org

JAMES HENNESSEY - 50 Years of Painting in Baltimore

50 Years of Painting in Baltimore

From 1965 – 2002, painter James Hennessey taught at MICA, influencing the artistic production of thousands of artists. This career-spanning exhibition focuses on work produced in Baltimore over the course of more than 50 years.

WHEN: Exhibition On View: DEC 9 - JAN 13; Gallery Talk: SAT JAN 6 | 7PM
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21224

When artist James Hennessey moved to Baltimore in 1965 to teach painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), he never anticipated the influence he would have on thousands of young painters who took his classes until 2002. Beyond his impressive career as a teacher, Hennessey’s success as a painter has seen his signature soft palate aesthetic and subtle depictions of mythological fables exhibited across the globe. Enduring Concerns focuses on Hennessey’s large paintings and celebrates more than 50 years of his work in Baltimore.

James Hennessey is a painter’s painter: his daily studio practice finds him methodically working his large canvases, adding and subtracting inflections of color and light, scraping and sanding away excess, and repeating as necessary to achieve his thoughtful surfaces. While his subject matter varies slightly between series, he concentrates on landscapes, interior spaces, figures, light, and atmosphere in his carefully constructed compositions. Hennessey paces himself when creating work, sometimes taking months to complete a single painting, and generally working on only one painting at a time.

The exhibition’s title, Enduring Concerns, references his steadfast consistency and intense focus on a small number of subjects. According to Hennessey, “my work is episodic – there are clusters of paintings that fall into categories, such as ‘Windows’, ‘Irish Paintings’, ‘Italian Paintings’, and ‘Furniture’, among others.” All episodes of the artist’s illustrious time in Baltimore will be represented in this rare survey.

James J. Hennessey earned his undergraduate degree at Illinois Wesleyan University and a graduate degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Wendell Black, and Roland Reiss. Hennessey’s first teaching position was at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he was hired in 1960.

In 1962, one of Hennessey’s paintings was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s (MOMA) exhibition, “Recent Painting U.S.A., The Figure”. The show was a juried exhibit that subsequently toured the country after the New York opening. In the same year, the American Academy in Rome, Italy awarded Hennessey “The Rome Prize”. As a result, he was in residence for two years in Rome and exhibited in several galleries both in Rome and Milan.

In 1965 Hennessey joined the faculty of MICA, where he taught until he retired in 2002. During this time he accrued an extensive exhibition record with works shown in New York at the Marilyn Pearl Gallery, the Boris Mirski and Alpha Galleries in Boston, and at the Pensler Galleries in Washington, DC, among others. He directed programs for students, faculty, and professional artists in Italy and France, including the MICA Italian Program in Sorrento, Italy, and the Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program in Rochefort-en-Terre, France. His paintings continue to be fueled by his extensive European experiences. 

James Hennessey maintains an active studio in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.



Navasha Daya Presents: A Soulful Rock & Roll Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

w/ Mathew Chase, Lafayette Gilchrist, Katrina Ford, Kelly Bell & more

: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

Baltimore soul singer Navasha Daya taps into her Mississippi blues heritage to celebrate the soulful side of Jimi Hendrix on his 75th birthday. It will be a psychedelic trip as Navasha, along with guitarist Matthew Chase (Jazz is PHISH), Kelly Bell (Kelly Bell Band), Lafayette Gilchrist (Lafayette Gilchrist and The New Volcanoes), Katrina Ford (Celebration), and others join together to celebrate Jimi Hendrix's 75th birthday!

Dori Freeman w/ Letitia VanSant


Join us for a night of beautiful and mesmerizing songs, as we shine a light on two songwriters in their musical prime! Baltimore’s own Letitia VanSant opens with a set of tunes sure to inspire. Dori Freeman closes out the evening. T

he New York Times named Dori’s self-titled debut—an honest and achingly beautiful collection of folk and country songs—one of the best albums of 2016. She has gone on to open for Mandolin Orange, Loretta Lynn, and others. Tix & Info

2017 Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party

WHEN: SUN DEC 17 | 7:30PM

Burn off all of those latke calories by dancing up a storm at our annual Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party. Learn Yiddish social dances and be propelled across the floor by a Baltimore band that hits harder than a hammer! Tix & Info


WHEN: SUN DEC 17 | 5-9PM

This candle-lit street procession from Creative Alliance to Lady of Pompei will be followed by a fiesta with piñata breaking for all ages! The community procession begins at Creative Alliance with pilgrims María and José. Join us for the walk, hot chocolate, singing, and candles. Bring musical instruments, such as tambourines, rattles, and maracas! More Info


LaFayette Gilchrist & Eric Kennedy


Join host Brooks Long for an evening of music and conversation with two Baltimore Jazz heavyweights, LaFayette Gilchrist (piano) and Eric Kennedy (drums, piano, vocals). Info


Punching Up
Looking at Comedy About Sexual Violence


We will be screening a short film by Hannah Brancato, co-founder and co-director of Force: Upsetting Rape Culture. Entitled "Something Funny About Rape," the film is a capsule of a call for accountability after a performance in Baltimore in 2010. Info


Die Hard

WHEN: FRI DEC 22 | 7PM mingle, 8PM film

Shout the lines, play games, imbibe Bruce drink specials, and win stuff! We're making your favorite Xmas action movie into an interactive movie night! Tix & Info


A wild variety of holiday performances, workshops, shopping, and more! From silly and sparkling date nights to family processions through the neighborhood—there's something for everyone. We can't wait to share ALL the holidays with you! More Info

Baltimore Clayworks is Back! Get Fired Up! Registration Open for Jan.-Feb. Classes, Workshops

Winter classes and workshops 2018

WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks Inc. | 5707 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Kick off the new year with a Class or Workshop at Baltimore Clayworks. Find a workshop for you, no matter what your level of experience with clay. Our 6-week sessions and 1-day workshop—featuring outstanding instructors—make the joy of learning affordable and convenient. Register soon, because space is limited. Click here for complete info on Winter 2018.

Community Festivity at Baltimore Clayworks

What a wonderful party! Enjoy photos of the Community Thank You Party here.

Holiday Sale—Best Gifts in Baltimore

So much to choose from—ornaments and mugs, platters and sculptures, vases and dinnerware, jewelry and scarves, quilted linens and painted plates. The variety of artwork, from the affordable to the collectible, at Baltimore Clayworks is a delight. Come see! Open through December 23.

Gift Certificates make it nice to share the joy of clay!

Buy a 1-day workshop ($50) or a 6-week class ($185) for the aspiring and experienced artists on your gift list. Or give a gift card for shopping in the Gallery shops. Available here at Baltimore Clayworks or gift cards online.

Donate Now!

To theFund for the Future of Baltimore Clayworks. Thank you!

Vibraphonist Warren Wolf Quintet with Trumpeter Sean Jones this Saturday, Dec. 16

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


Warren Wolf meets Sean Jones
WHEN: Saturday Dec 16 - 8 & 9:30 pm

TICKETS: $22 in advance/$25 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Warren Wolf, vibes
Sean Jones, trumpet

Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore. From the young age of three, Warren has been trained on the Vibraphone/Marimba, Drums, and Piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music.

Warren attended the Peabody Preparatory for eight years studying classical music with former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member Leo LePage. During his high school years at the Baltimore School for the Arts, he studied with current Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member John Locke. He then enrolled at Berklee College of Music where he studied with Carribean Jazz Vibraphonists Dave Samuels and  Ed Saindon.

After two years of teaching at Berklee, Warren headed back to Baltimore where he landed the piano duties performing in the Rachael Price Group. Recording and touring with Rachael, Warren has had the opportunity to tour throughout the entire Unites States of America. Warren is currently the drummer of choice for Alto Saxophonist Tia Fuller, who tours with internationally renowned pop star Beyonce Knowles. Warren is also a member of the Donal Fox Group which includes bassist John Lockwood and drummers Dafnis Preito and Terri Lyne Carrington. Also, Warren tour and perform with Bobby Watson’s “Live and Learn” Sextet, Karriem Riggins “Virtuoso Experience” and Christian McBride & “Inside Straight”. With these three groups Warren has traveled the world. Warren has performed worldwide.

Warren has several recordings as a leader. He recently signed to the Mack Ave recording label.
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Music and spirituality have always been fully intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter, composer, educator and activist Sean Jones. After receiving his Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, Sean had a 6-month stint with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a relationship with Wynton Marsalis, whose personal work ethic and ability to break barriers had already made a significant impact on the emerging artist. Wynton offered Sean a permanent position as lead trumpeter and Jones remained there until 2010.

Sean was prominently featured with a number of artists, recording and/or performing with many major figures. He has a longtime relationship with Mack Avenue Records, for whom he has just released his seventh recording: im.pro.vise = never before seen.

Heavily involved in education, Sean has recently joined the Berklee College of Music’s distinguished faculty as the Chair of the Brass Department. He also serves as Artistic Director of both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland Jazz Orchestras and is working toward organizing the various Jazz orchestras all over the country. Sean is current Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Performances and is a member of The SF JAZZ Collective.

Clearly a passionately committed, heavily focused and deeply spiritual man, Sean relies upon his serious study of philosophy – especially that of 13th century theologian and mystic Meister Eckhardt; and Don Miguel Ruiz, whose vision is drawn from the ancient wisdom of the Toltec native people of Southern Mexico – to fuel the pursuit of his expansive and generous vision. www.sean-jones.com

Limited Time 2-for-1 Discount on Musicophilia Music Passes
As a special incentive, we are offering a limited time 2-for-1 deal on Musicophilia Music Passes!!
Buy a pass for yourself, and get one to gift. Or, give both as gifts.
Musicophilia Concert Passes are offered at five levels:

  • $50 one concert ticket + one in-stock CD
  • $100 one ticket to six concerts in one month
  • $200: one ticket to an unlimited number of concerts for one month
  • $500: one ticket to an unlimited number of concerts for three months
  • $1000: one ticket to an unlimited number of concerts for six months
  • $2000: one ticket to an unlimited number of concerts for one year

The 2-for-1 offer ends on January 31, 2018.
Click here to purchase:  Musicophilia Concert Pass

MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL: Opening Friday at the SNF Parkway

Director: Joachim Trier, 2017, Norway, 116 min

Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja -feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself –while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

Visit mdfilmfest.com for showtimes.

Praise for THELMA

  • Indiewire: "Ingmar Bergman meets Stephen King in Joachim Trier’s beguiling lesbian horror movie." - David Ehrlich
  • The New York Times: "Mostly, and most satisfyingly, it plays with the female Gothic, those unnerving tales — churning with desires and dread, and quivering with anxiety and suspicion — in which women are at once the victims and agents of change." - Manhole Dargis

Director: Oren Jacoby, 2017, United States, 82 min

In the 1980s, Richard Hambleton was the Shadowman, a specter in the night who painted hundreds of startling silhouettes on the walls of lower Manhattan and, along with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, sparked the street art movement. After drug addiction and homelessness sent him spinning out of the art scene for 20 years, the Shadowman gets a second chance…but will he take it? Shadowman plunges the viewer into the chaotic life of a forgotten artist, from early fame as a painter and denizen of the Lower East Side, through his struggles with heroin, to his surprising comeback as street art exploded to become one of the most popular and lucrative art movements in the world. Before Banksy, there was Hambleton.


This Weekend's Shows!

Friday, December 15

Saturday, December 16

Sunday, December 17

  • 7 pm -- The Launch Pad with Trampus, Fractal and After School Grandma (tickets)

WHERE: The BIG Theater, 1727 N. Charles St., in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
ADMISSION: All shows are STILL only $5, with separate admission for each show.
Convenient $3 parking in the garage across the street from the theater, at 1714 N. Charles St. Tell the attendant you're attending a show at BIG to get the discounted parking rate.

Every Tuesday Night at 7:30 pm, come see The Conservatory & Friends, our showcase for rising improv troupes. Just $5 for two Conservatory teams and a special guest troupe.

Every Thursday night at 7:30 pm, play along in Impropourri, BIG's super-fun bring-your-own-troupe spectacular. Show up with your own troupe, or sketch team or team up with others on the spot! Free.


“It will change your life!” That’s what we hear most often about taking improv classes. At BIG University you’ll work with the best improvisers in Baltimore to perform original, honest, and funny work through games, exercises and performances. We offer classes for all levels – from introductory level to advanced specialized programs. Age is truly just a number in improv. There are classes and workshops for kids, teens, and adults.

You will receive excellent training and specific feedback while you have the time of your life!

WHERE: All classes, unless otherwise noted, will be held at Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane, in Evergreen

Monday, December 11, 2017



WHEN: on stage now through January 7
Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., Baltimore

Fresh, funny and as timely as ever, The Revolutionists is a spirited, race-against-the-guillotine thrill-ride that celebrates the powerful bond among women and the capacity of art and expression to create change.

Starring Resident Company members Beth Hylton as Marie Antoinette, Megan Anderson as Olympe de Gouges, and Dawn Ursula as Caribbean spy Marianne Angelle, with Emily Kester (Noises Off) as Charlotte Corday, prepare to laugh your head off at this imaginative, irresistible mash-up of historical whimsy and modern-day wit, from "America's Most Popular Playwright" (The New Yorker), Lauren Gunderson.


Screening: Farewell My Queen
Tuesday, December 12
The Revolutionists Set Designer Daniel Ettinger presents a screening at the Parkway Theatre of this passionate and visually stunning French drama about Marie Antoinette, followed by a discussion.


Girls' Night Out
Fridays, December 15-January 5

Escape to the theatre for a fabulously fun and memorable night out with your BFFs, featuring 4 tickets to the show, a plate of delectable LB Bakery macarons and a bottle of house wine to share!


Battle of the Female Bartenders
Thursday, December 14
Hurry—tickets going fast! Taste of Everyman welcomes three of Baltimore’s best female mixologists—Chelsea Gregoire (Hotel Revival), Pam Haner (W.C. Harlan) and Amie Ward (R. Bar)—plus sweet and savory cake bites in the spirit of Marie “let them eat cake” Antoinette, and a party playlist curated by Victoria Legrand. LEARN MORE

Tenets of Comedy
Sunday, December 17
Laugh your way from The Revolutionists to this one-of-a-kind workshop for adults, taught by Resident Company member Bruce Nelson. With a focus on physical comedy, students explore using their actor's tools to create humor onstage—from individual comedic bits to the fundamentals of making a joke come hilariously to life.  LEARN MORE

Q&A: The Revolutionists Costume Designer David Burdick
From sketchbook to sewing machine, Everyman Theatre Resident Costume Designer David Burdick talks about his inspiration and creative process bringing The Revolutionists costumes to life.


Off-Stage Stories: Today's Artistic Revolutionists 
For centuries, women have used the power of the pen, the paintbrush and the performance stage to demand their voices be heard on important political and social issues. So who are some of today's artistic revolutionists?  READ MORE


White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit
By Nassim Soleimanpour
WHEN: Dec 12–23 ONLY!
Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

No rehearsals. No set. And a different actor reads the script for the first time at each performance. A play for the most curious and adventurous theatergoers, this performance transcends time and distance.

Written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour when his plays could not be seen in his own country, the White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an utterly original, wildly imaginative theatrical experience.

Just Announced: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Actor Kevin Kilner!

We just added two new performers to our lineup of actors and community luminaries for the upcoming (and limited) run of White Rabbit Red Rabbit.

Among the most talked-about and also least talked-about plays, White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an utterly original, wildly imaginative theatrical experience. Learn more.

Seats are extremely limited. Buy your tickets before it’s too late!

Tickets in the Third Space are just $25!

Tickets to the special benefit night with Carrie Preston are $75.

Pick your performance and get your tickets first before they sell out!

Tue, Dec 12 at 8 pm: It could be you!
Tonight’s actor will be picked at random from a pool of willing participants.

Wed, Dec 13 at 8 pm: Vincent Lancisi
Artistic Director and founder of Everyman Theatre

Thu, Dec 14 at 7 pm: Saycon Sengbloh
Actress (Tony Award nominee, Eclipsed; Scandal; BCS: Marley)

Fri, Dec 15 at 8 pm: Sonja Sohn
Actress & Community Activist (The Wire, Baltimore Rising)

Sat, Dec 16 at 2 pm: Wes Moore
Author & Philanthropist (The Other Wes Moore)

Sat, Dec 16 at 8 pm: Felicity Jones Latta
Actress (BCS: ‘Tis Pity…, The Homecoming, Lady Windemere’s Fan)

Sun, Dec 17 at 2 pm: Kathryn Erbe
Actress (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)

Sun, Dec 17 at 7:30 pm: Rosiland Cauthen
Theatre Department Head at Baltimore School for the Arts

Mon, Dec 18 at 8 pm: JUST ANNOUNCED: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Former Baltimore City Mayor

Tue, Dec 19 at 8 pm: Lisa Lampanelli
Comedian/Actress/Playwright (HBO Comedy Special, Tonight Show, The Howard Stern Show)

Wed, Dec 20 at 8 pm:Jonathan Palevsky
Radio Host (WBJC, Cinema Sundays)

Thu, Dec 21 at 7 pm: Carrie Preston Benefit Night! Tickets $75
Actress (Emmy Award winner, The Good Wife; True Blood)

Fri, Dec 22 at 8 pm: JUST ANNOUNCED: Kevin Kilner
Actor (House of Cards, One Tree Hill, Smart House, BCS: An Enemy of the People)

Sat, Dec 23 at 8 pm: Tracie Thoms
Actress (The Devil Wears Prada, Rent, BCS: A Raisin in the Sun)

Casting is subject to change.


Tonight, Monday, December 11, at 6:00 pm, Hopkins' Got Talent will showcase Johns Hopkins University staff and faculty to raise money for the United Way campaign. The talent show will feature bands, singers, dancers, a whistler, an acrobatic gymnast, a Michael Jackson-inspired performance, and more. Peabody faculty artist Thomas Dolby will be one of the judges. Buy your tickets in advance for a discounted price of $5 instead of $10 at the door. The performance will take place in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.


Monday, December 11, 7:00 pm
Student chamber music ensembles will play works from the vast chamber music literature—from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras—in free recitals in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre.

Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 pm

The Preparatory Vella Silver Recital will feature Preparatory students selected through the adjudicated Signature Recital Series. Connor Chaikowsky, Jing Fan, Elizabeth Gange, Zoe Hsieh, and Joseph Tao, violin; Maya Cooper, Helia Hung, Henry Hung, Michelle Kim, Alan Mao, Elliot Shin, Benjamin Yin, and Philip Yoon, piano; and Luka Stefanovic, cello, will perform works by Beethoven, Debussy, Dvarionas, Dvořák, Kabalevsky, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, and Schubert. This concert, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be free.

Saturday, December 16, Sunday, December 17, 4:30 pm

The Peabody Children's Chorus, under the direction of Doreen Falby, will perform "Dancing Day" with works by Bernstein, Brahms, Britten, Handel, Holst, and more. Bradley Permenter is associate director and accompanist, and Julia Sheriff is assistant director. Performances will take place in Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, Md. This concert will be free. Tickets are currently unavailable; please call the Box Office at 667-208-6620 to be added to the waiting list.

Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm

The Preparatory wind ensembles will present a free concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The Preparatory Wind Band, conducted by Karen Seward, will perform Rossano Galante's The Redwoods, Percy Aldridge Grainger's Irish Tune from County Derry "Londonderry Air," John Philip Sousa's El Capitan, and Maurice Jarre's Lawrence of Arabia. The Preparatory Wind Orchestra, directed by Elijah Wirth, will perform Scott Joplin's Overture to Treemonisha, Richard Wagner's Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin, Ralph Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite, and James Reese Europe and Ford Dabney's Castle Walk. Tubist Keith Fleming, winner of the Wind Orchestra Concerto Competition, will be featured with the band on Antonio Capuzzi's Concerto for Double Bass arranged for Tuba.

Sunday, December 17, 3:00 pm

Led by Ankush Bahl, the Peabody Youth Orchestra will perform Copland's Orchestral Variations, Debussy's Petite Suite, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique." Conservatory students Jordan Dinkins, horn; Szymon Rywalski, horn; Ben Giroux, timpani; and Nonoka Mizukami and Adam Rosenblatt, percussion, will perform side-by-side with the ensemble. This concert, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, will be free.

This is the last Peabody Events email of 2017. We wish you a happy holiday and a happy new year, and we'll see you in 2018.


Saturday, January 13, 1:00 pm

Preparatory Jazz Ensembles

More Info

Sunday, January 21, 3:00 pm

Faculty Recital: Ira Gold

More Info

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 pm

Peabody Modern Orchestra

More Info

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.