Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Improvise 2.0

WHEN: Saturday, June 2.
  • 6:30pm: Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, and Silent Auction
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
  • 8:30pm: Adventures, Desserts, and Dancing!

WHERE: Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore
TICKETS: Individual Ticket $500 | Table Experience $6k | Premier Table Experience $10k

We invite you to join Baltimore Center Stage for the one of a kind 2018 Annual Benefit Gala. Enjoy dynamic performances, musical entertainment, and other surprises that bring Baltimore Center Stage's recently renovated building alive with artistry, imagination, and inspiration!

The evening will open with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and then unfold into private dining rooms and bars throughout the building. After dinner, guests customize their own journey of creative experiences, while enjoying cocktails, desserts, dancing, and the silent auction.

Creative Cocktail Attire (What's this?)

Interested in table sponsorship? Contact Randi Benesch at rbenesch@centerstage.org or 410.986.4020. Can't make dinner but still want in on the fun? Join us for Late Night, 9pm–midnight. Learn more.

This event benefits Baltimore Center Stage’s Artistic, Education, and Community programs.

Friday, April 27, 2018

"MASTER HAROLD" REVIEWS ARE IN

WHEN: Now playing through May 6!
WHERE:
Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD
TICKETS: TICKETS START AT $30
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Renowned dramatist Athol Fugard sets an incongruous scene against the backdrop of 1950s South African apartheid: two black men are practicing ballroom dancing in a tea room, when the white son of the shop’s boorish owner returns home from school. Unexpectedly, the disparate trio settle in for a rainy afternoon of laughter, nostalgia, and enlightenment together. But when old family secrets stir up lingering demons, both “Master Harold” and “the Boys” are quickly reminded of their true loyalties. This “lyrical,” “shattering,” and “enduring” (New York Times) parable reminds us all that institutional oppression has personal repercussions.

THE REVIEWS ARE IN!



“Round House Theatre is MOVING AUDIENCES with the taut “ ‘Master Harold’…and The Boys." Fugard has a lyrical streak, yet his talk always feels authentic, and the combination is SHREWDLY BALANCED in Ryan Rilette’s production.” (The Washington Post) Read more>>

“Round House Theatre’s OUTSTANDING new production of Athol Fugard’s acclaimed 1982 play, “Master Harold”…and the Boys, COMES NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON in our renewed national dialogue on race.” (DC Metro Theatre Arts) Read more >>

“Artistic Director Ryan Rilette, revisiting Fugard’s twentieth-century classic, intentionally directs this play as a work that PAINFULLY EXPOSES the uneasy relationships we have and the social, economic, and racial inequities in our own society.”(DC Theatre Scene) Read more >>

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WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL TO OPEN @ CENTER STAGE ON MAY 3: TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!

SOUL

WHERE: Baltimore Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore

A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL

Hey Baltimore! Do you like good music? SOUL The Stax Musical celebrates how music brought Americans together during the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, and continues to bring generations together—from those who remember the early days of R&B, to those who are discovering these phenomenal artists today.

About SOUL The Stax Musical

This world premiere musical is inspired by the legendary story of Stax Records and the rise of iconic artists such as Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T & The MG's, Rufus & Carla Thomas, David Porter, Wilson Pickett, Johnnie Taylor, and Eddie Floyd—who created the very foundation of American Soul Music.

SOUL The Stax Musical celebrates how music brought Americans together during the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, and continues to bring generations together—from those who remember the early days of R&B, to those who are discovering these phenomenal artists today.

The amazingly talented cast of 21 actors and professional singers are rehearsing now for this world premiere.

Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, this musical is inspired by the story of Stax Records, the recording studio in Memphis responsible for many of the amazing soul artists we know today.

Buy online or call the Box Office at 410.332.0033. (Phone hours: Tue–Sun: noon–6pm.)

BMA Presents Amy Sherald and Thelma Golden in Conversation

BMA

Thelma Golden and Amy Sherald

A Conversation with Thelma Golden and Amy Sherald
WHERE: BMA  Auditorium, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
WHEN: Monday, April 30, 6 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
ADMISSION:
Free

Join us for a riveting conversation with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Amy Sherald, artist and BMA Trustee. Golden and Sherald will discuss Sherald’s artistic practice and this pivotal moment in her career following the unveiling of her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama. More

Thursday, April 26, 2018

“REINVENTED” OPEN NOW @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

WHEN: April 14th through May 26th
WHERE:
Main Gallery, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Curated by Adam Chau, Program Manager at Clay Art Center in New York, this groundbreaking show features 12 artists who utilize digital technology in a traditional studio practice. Each artist explores, experiments, and collaborates with new technologies including 3d printing, laser cutting, 3d scanning, CNC routing, and more.

In addition to REINVENTED  the back room of our gallery will be occupied by the Towson University Object Lab and their work from the collaborative class between computer assisted design and ceramic craftsmanship. This melding of the digital and analog will be represented in prototypes, process molds, and finished projects.

Register now for Summer Camps at Baltimore Clayworks. Don't miss out!
11 weeks of camps for kids and teens.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Rep Stage Concludes 25th Anniversary Season with “True West” By Sam Shepard

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TRUE WEST
By Sam Shepard
Directed by Vincent Lancisi

WHEN: opens April 26, 2018, with a limited run through May 13. There will be post-show discussions on April 29 and May 11. Rep Stage will also hold a pre-show lecture prior to the 2 p.m. performance on May 12.
WHERE:
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 www.repstage.org or call the box office at 443-518-1500.

VLancisiheadshotRep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), brings its 25th season to a close with Sam Shepard’s True West. Founded in 1993, Rep Stage’s opening production featured director Vincent Lancisi, who has returned to helm True West. This production also features Rep Stage’s founding director Valerie Lash in the role of Mom.

Lancisi, Everyman Theatre's founder and artistic director, has a long-standing connection to Rep Stage, having directed its first show, Marvin’s Room, and the 1994 Rep Stage and Everyman Theatre co-production of Sam Shepard's Buried Child. For Rep Stage’s Producing Artistic Director Joseph W. Ritsch, “Having Vinny come back to Rep Stage is such an honor. Not only is he a dear personal friend and mentor, his history with Rep Stage and his love of Shepard made this collaboration the perfect match.”

In True West, well-educated Austin and thieving con man Lee, estranged brothers from different worlds, reunite in their mom’s California kitchen, where Austin is working on his screenplay. When Lee comes up with his own idea and steals much more than just the neighbors’ television, challenges are issued, many drinks are downed, and the siblings find that they might not be such opposites after all. Shepard’s explosive, darkly funny American classic is a tale of sibling rivalry, Hollywood producers and stolen toasters.

“It's clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius; the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another." - San Francisco Chronicle.

CAST
Tim Getman*: Lee
Daniel Corey**: Austin
James Whalen*: Saul Kimmer
Valerie Lash: Mom

ARTISTIC TEAM
Written by: Sam Shepard
Directed by: Vincent M. Lancisi
Set Design: Nathaniel Sinnott++
Lighting Design: Joseph Walls
Sound Design: William D’Eugenio
Costume Design: Jessica Welch
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
vMember of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

ABOUT REP STAGE
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.

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Make glass flowers & paperweights with Corradetti Glassblowing Studio

Flowers

WHEN: Saturday, April 28 
WHERE:
Corradetti Glassblowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore  

Have a blast while stretching & shaping hot glass into a colorful flowers. Plan this unique activity together for a Mother's Day treat. These flowers last forever!


Paperweights  

WHEN: Sunday, May 20

Join us at our final mini-workshop before our Summer glassblowing break. You'll experience the fascinating art of forming solid molten glass into paperweights. - perfect for Father's Day gifts! 

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 reception at Corradetti Glassblowing Studio

An extraordinary venue for memorable receptions & parties. 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

BMA CELEBRATES JACK WHITTEN’S LEGACY WITH SPECIAL EVENTS

This spring and summer, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) hosts a series of events honoring the art, the legacy, and the music behind Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963 – 2017, the first-ever exhibition devoted to renowned artist Jack Whitten’s sculpture. The ticketed exhibition includes 40 works inspired by the materials and traditions of Africa and ancient Greece, plus Whitten’s Black Monolith paintings honoring prominent African Americans such as Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, and James Baldwin. 

WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

imageArtist Conversation: Jack Whitten’s Legacy

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2–3:30 p.m. 
ADMISSION: 
Free

Acclaimed sculptor Melvin Edwards will join Odyssey curator Katy Siegel for a conversation on Jack Whitten’s art. The two will reflect on Whitten’s five decades-long career of creating innovative paintings and sculptures and his impact on social abstraction.

Art After Hours: Afropolitanism

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 8–11 p.m.
TICKETS:
$25 or $20 BMA Members
Tickets include evening access to the exhibition (a $10 value) and selected galleries, entertainment, and a free food or drink ticket. Cash bars and light bites are available for purchase. This event is for guests 21 and older.

Baltimore’s best art party is back and celebrating the Odyssey exhibition! Come dressed up or down, sip a signature cocktail, dance, make art, and enjoy pop-up activities throughout the museum.

Jazz Odyssey Concerts

WHEN: Saturdays – June 2, July 7, July 28, 7–9 p.m.
TICKETS:
BMA Member tickets are $35 for a single concert or $90 for the three-concert series and are available beginning Wednesday, April 18. Tickets sell out quickly, so advance reservations are highly recommended. Each ticket includes evening access to the Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017 exhibition from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
General admission tickets are $50 for a single concert or $135 for the three-concert series and are available beginning Saturday, April 28.

To honor Jack Whitten’s passion for the art of jazz music, the BMA will present three “Jazz Odyssey” concerts in the Sculpture Garden featuring performances by Ravi Coltrane (June 2), The Sun Ra Arkestra (July 7), and Lafayette Gilchrist Quartet (July 28).

$20 OFF tickets at Round House | Special Offer Expires Soon

*Subject to availability. Not valid with other offers or previous purchases. Service and facility fees apply. All sales final.

MASTER HAROLD … AND THE BOYS
By Athol Fugard
Directed by Ryan Rilette

WHEN: Apr 11 – May 6, 2018
WHERE: Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda
BUY TICKETS HERE

Renowned dramatist Athol Fugard sets an incongruous scene against the backdrop of 1950s South African apartheid: two black men are practicing ballroom dancing in a tea room, when the white son of the shop’s boorish owner returns home from school. Unexpectedly, the disparate trio settle in for a rainy afternoon of laughter, nostalgia, and enlightenment together. But when old family secrets stir up lingering demons, both “Master Harold” and “the Boys” are quickly reminded of their true loyalties. This “lyrical,” “shattering,” and “enduring” (New York Times) parable reminds us all that institutional oppression has personal repercussions.

“Fugard creates a blistering fusion of the personal and the political.” – The New York Times

Baltimore Clayworks Community Meeting Saturday

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Join us for our quarterly community meeting! Hear about what’s new and happening at Clayworks. Talk about what you would like to see at Clayworks. We look forward to seeing you.

THIS WEEK @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

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

Image result for an die musik live eventsPhilippe Lemm Trio 
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24 - 8 pm
TICKETS:
$13 advance /$16 door /$10 full time students with ID
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Philippe Lemm – Drums
Angelo Di Loreto – Piano
Jeff Koch – Bass
Celebrating their new recording, New Amsterdam!


Image result for Tim Andrulonis QuintetTim Andrulonis Quintet 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS
: 8 pm show: $12 advance /$15 door /$10 full time students with ID; 9:30 pm show: All seats $10
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Tim Andrulonis - Saxophone
Theljon Allen - Trumpet
Don Wolcott - Piano
Shawn Simon - Bass
Jaron Davis - Drums

Tim Andrulonis is a Baltimore saxophonist first started playing jazz while attending Baltimore City College. He continued his studies at Shenandoah University where he received a bachelor's in music performance and again at the University of the Arts where he received a masters in music performance.


Image result for an die musik live Jazz Vocalist Sy Smith with Drummer Lee Pearson 
WHEN: Thursday ,April 26 - 8 & 9:30 pm

TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students
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Sy Smith, vocals
Lee Pearson, drums
Dre King, piano

Dennis Turner, bass

A leader of the indie soul movement recording and/or touring with some of the biggest names in R&B, hip-hop and jazz, including Whitney Houston, Meshell Ndegeocello, and The Foreign Exchange. Dubbed by her peers as the "queen of underground soul."

Smith will perform songs from this new album plus fan favorites from her other projects, inspired covers and new standards. This is Sy's first solo set in Baltimore in more than 10 years and she's thrilled to return to Charm City!


Image result for Michael Feinberg QuartetMichael Feinberg Quartet
Featuring Ian Froman and Billy Test
WHEN: Friday, April 27 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
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Michael Feinberg, bass
Noah Preminger, sax
Ian Froman, drums
Billy Test, piano

Michael Feinberg released his brand new album, Whatever Possessed Me, on March 23rd. The record dropped at the halfway point of his east coast tour, which will include performances in NYC, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Whatever Possessed Me demonstrates everything Feinberg loves about jazz. It’s eclectic yet specific, swinging yet searching, deep and rich, but all the while full of emotion, spirituality, and conversation between brothers. On it, Michael showcases the mature and unique sound he has already cultivated during his short time on the New York City jazz scene.


Image result for Larry Willis & Eric KennedyLarry Willis & Eric Kennedy Celebrate Eric Kennedy's Birthday Concert 
WHEN: Saturday, April 28 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time student with ID
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Larry Willis, piano
Eric Kennedy, drums, percussion & vocals

Birthday cake will be served -- come help us celebrate Eric's birthday!!

Granny Award-winning pianist Larry Willis has had an important and distinguished 40-year career in jazz. He has played on more than 300 records with almost every great jazz musician of the modern era.

Eric Kennedy, a Baltimore native, is a drummer, vocalist, percussionist, educator and composer. Eric’s introduction to all styles of music and early music training was initiated by his musical relatives, who also cultivated his love of jazz.


Image result for Andrea Brachfeld and InsightAndrea Brachfeld and Insight 
Back by popular demand after her March 2017 appearance.  Don't miss her this time!
WHEN: Sunday, April 29 - 5 & 7 pm
TICKETS:
$20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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Andrea Brachfeld, flutes
Bill O’Connell, piano
Harvie S, bass
Jason Tiemann, drums

Named Best Flute for 2015 by Hot House Jazz Awards, Brachfeld built her reputation in Latin Jazz, but saw her latest CD Lotus Blossom get considerable airplay on straight ahead jazz stations around the country. The release stayed in the top 20 on the JazzWeek charts for several weeks. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Brachfeld as performed with great musicians such as Charles Eubanks, Adam Nussbaum Tito Puente, Wallace Roney, Hubert Laws, Paquito D’Rivera, Hilton Ruiz and many others. Her first straight ahead jazz CD, Lady of the Island, featured Wallace Roney, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill O’Connell and received great reviews.


Image result for Jenny Scheinman & Allison MillerJenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's PARLOUR GAME 
A rare return of Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller! Don't miss this Monday night performance.
WHEN: Monday, April 30 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $23 in advance/$26 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
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This is a very special concert to welcome Allison Miller and Jenny Scheinman back to An die Musik Live. This concert promises to be a memorable one for all the fans of Allison and Jenny.

Jenny Scheinman - violin
Carmen Staaf - piano
Tony Scherr - bass
Allison Miller - drums

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Last chance to see “Othello”—this weekend only!

OTHELLO
by William Shakespeare

WHEN: Friday, April 27, at 8pm; Saturday, April 28, at 8pm; Sunday, April 29, at 4pm. Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before showtime
Free pre-show lecture on Saturday, April 28 at 7pm with BSF Artistic Director, Tom Delise!
WHERE:
Great Hall Theater at St. Mary's, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore
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Othello Review on WYPR Midday - April 26
Listen in this Thursday to WYPR's Midday show (12-1pm), when BSF's current production of Othello will be reviewed.

Interested in what others have been saying? Check out recent reviews on our Facebook page and from TheatreBloom, the B.I.T.R. Sisters, and Shakespeareances!


Summer with Shakespeare
Do your children love Shakespeare? Join us this summer for one (or all!) of our sessions—exploring comedy, tragedy, and stage combat. All sessions will be held indoors, at our theater located in the Great Hall at St. Mary's. For more information about dates, pricing, and eligible ages, visit our website.

Don't Miss the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling This Sunday

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The Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event! Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from around the country selling comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern, and some amazing comic guests as well—and admission is free!

WHEN: Sunday, April 29th
WHERE: BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum

GUESTS:

Marty BaumannMarty Baumann is an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer. He has contributed to some of the most popular, Oscar-winning animated films of all time. Marty has worked as an artist at Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios as an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer on such films as Toy Story 3, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Cars 2, Planes, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and many others. He also helped develop theme park installations, toy packaging, and Pixar corporate branding. Marty has rendered illustrations and developed characters for toy manufacturers, magazines, and newspapers, and illustrated children's books, created logos, info-graphics, broadcast promotions, and presentation art for Hasbro, Universal Studios, National Geographic, Scholastic Books, Nickelodeon, and many others. Recent projects include his role as concept artist for the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the visual development of Sir Paul McCartney's feature film, High in the Clouds.

Frank Cho photoRingo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics' New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios' Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics' Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.


Steve Conley photoLong-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and on-line. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.


John Gallagher photoJohn Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John's Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales photoMark Morales has established himself as one of the industry's go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.


Tom KingAnd, as a special Hero Initiative guest, Tom King. The Ringo and Eisner Award winner is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King's first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015.

Tom will be signing from 1pm-3pm at the Hero Initiative booth, accepting donations for signatures. Tom requests that no graded books be brought for autographs and appreciates his fans' understanding.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com




Only 2 Weeks Left to See “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Vagabond Players

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang

WHEN: through Sunday, May 6, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.
WHERE
: Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10-$20. There is a special $10 Thursdays on Broadway! performance on Thursday, May 3 at 8:00pm.  Friday night performances $15 for everyone.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door; special rates for groups available online.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWritten by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, is an uninhibited laugh riot.  Watch all hell break loose when fading movie star, Masha, and her new boy-toy, Spike, suddenly swoop in on the quiet home of siblings Vanya and Sonia.  Add in some voodoo and a costume party, and  you’re in for some libido-arousing red hot absurdity.

Presented by the Vagabond Players—Don't miss your chance to see this outrageously funny and sexy Tony Award winner for Best Play.

The Vagabond Theatre is easily accessible to patrons.

Photo Credit: Bruce F. Press Photography

Coming Soon: Mountainfilm on Tour @ 2 venues

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NO MAN'S LAND 
with Director David Byars

WHEN: Friday, April 27, 7 pm
WHERE:
SNF Parkway Theatre, 5 W North Ave, Baltimore

A riveting, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protestors occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities.

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
with Special Guest Gregory Crichlow

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 6:30 pm
WHERE:
Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore

A fast-paced collection of inspirational films touching on themes of the outdoors, science, and culture

Monday, April 9, 2018

Register Now for Labs@LightCity April 18-21, 2018

Celebrating its third year in 2018, Labs@LightCity is one of the largest and most unique social innovation convenings in the U.S.

Each day emerging voices and established thinkers explore the innovations and practices that build stronger, more equitable cities. Each Lab explores the future of society and every attendee will have the opportunity to learn, network and be heard.

“Pay What You Can” ticketing. Attendees must register but can choose to pay what they can to participate in the Labs, including attending at no-cost.

WHERE: The event takes place at the IMET Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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EduLab@LightCity
presented by
University System of Maryland



Advances in technology have made it more important than ever to explore the central role that education plays in our community. Join future-focused education innovators, and rethink learning at the EduLab@LightCity Wednesday, April 18, 8am-12pm.

Presenters include Imani Victoria Bryan, Shawn Burnett, Thomas Dolby, Shawn Dove, Jess Gartner, Matthew Kincaid, Dr. Christine Mallinson, Sara Muemfper, Dejuan Patterson, Rhonda Richetta, Dr. Kim Schatzel, Atman and Ali Smith, Jimmie Thomas, Karen Webber, Marion Winik and more.


SocialLab@LightCity
presented by WJZ-TV

Connect with the entrepreneurs, activists, and movement builders working to create a more equitable and responsible society at SocialLab@LightCity on Wednesday, April 18, 1-5pm.

Presenters include Saida Agostini, Rahne Alexander, Errikca Bridgeford, Veronica Cool, Asha Curran, Jonathan Jayes-Green, Rasta Huti, DeRay McKesson, Verna Myers,Dr. Wendy Osefo, Byron Pitts and Lester Spence.


HealthLab@LightCity
presented by Kaiser Permanente

Health innovators and on-the-ground practitioners explore the quality of life and wellness affecting the people of Baltimore and beyond. Join the entrepreneurs, activists, and movement builders working toward positive change at HealthLab Thursday, April 19, 1-5pm.

Presenters include Dr. Harolyn Belcher, Mateo Blu, Peter Bruun, Dr. Kathryn Collins, Damion Cooper, Jennifer Facteau, Nancy Lublin, Lynn Mumma, Michelle Antoinette Nelson, Scott Nolen, Kevin Shird, Crista Taylor, and Dr. Leana Wen.


GreenLab@LightCity
presented by BGE

How we think about climate change, greening our cities, and the innovations that provide a more sustainable path to the future are rapidly evolving. Connect with the entrepreneurs, activists, and movement builders working toward positive change at GreenLab@LightCity Thursday, April 19, 8am-12pm. 

Presenters include Jeremy Yoni Bedine, Calvin G. Butler Jr., Helen Glazer, Dr. Michael Gonsior, Kris Hoellen, Mike Heslin, Kristen Jeffers, Walker Marsh, Dominic Nell, Peggy Shepard, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr. and more.


ArtLab@LightCity
presented by

France-Merrick Foundation

Explore emerging creative practices affecting our world and creating change: Convene with inventors, designers, artists, entrepreneurs, storytellers and thinkers Friday, April 20, 8am-12pm.

Presenters include Patrisse Cullors, Samuel Hoi, Aaron Maybin, Yoruba Richen, Joyce Scott, Sonja Sohn, Mohamed Tall and more.


MakerLab@LightCity
presented by StanleyBlack&Decker

The maker movement is reimagining the world, and discovering your talent to MAKE can change lives. Join the creators, inventors, and innovators of MakerLab@LightCity Friday, April 20, 1-5pm.

Presenters include Kimbra, Shanti Das, Sree Sreenivasan, Foad Hamidi, Freeman Hrabowski,Steven Richardson, Chris Sleat and more.


FoodLab@LightCity
presented by Visit Baltimore

Are the attitudes toward what we eat changing the world around us? Food advocates and chefs explore how food is grown, accessed, eaten and innovated during FoodLab@LightCity Saturday, April 21, 10am-4pm, immediately followed by a Baltimore Marketplace by Cureate.

Presenters include Alison Price Becker, Chyno "Boy with the Blue Beard," B. Cole, Erin Moran, Devin Johns, Chef Therese Nelson, Allison Robicelli, Chef Art Smith and Chef David Thomas.


Tickets are #PayWhatYouCan and seating is limited.

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