Wednesday, May 30, 2018

BALTIMORE ARTISTS EXHIBIT @ REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM THROUGH JUNE 10

Baltimore's Arabbers: Calls From a City Street

WHEN: Open to the Public Wednesdays – Sundays Through June 10, 2018
WHERE:
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
www.lewismuseum.org
443-263-1800

Our living, breathing contemporary art space that allows new Baltimore-based artists to bring their trending and cutting edge work to the masses in our galleries.

Every month we will display NEW work from names you NEED to know. Visit us often to see the artists design their exhibitions, hang their work and celebrate being part of the collection. Follow their progress and process via Lewis social media at @lewismuseum on Instagram and Twitter.

This is an interactive and innovative component to our Reflections gallery on our 2nd Floor. We reflect the community...We reflect you...Reflections of Baltimore.

Featuring Work From:

Megan Lewis
Andrew "Gaia" Pisacane
Ken Royster
Roland Freeman
M. Holden Warren

THE BMA PRESENTS “Ann Veronica Janssens: Fog Star” IN THE SPRING HOUSE BEGINNING MAY 30

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Ann Veronica Janssens: Fog Star

WHEN: On view from May 30 through October 31, 2018
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

The interior of The Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) neoclassical Spring House will be transformed with light, haze and color as part of a special installation by Brussels-based artist Ann Veronica Janssens. Ann Veronica Janssens: Fog Star is the newest work in the artist’s series of Fog Star installations that explore the shifting nature of perception.

“We are delighted to reopen the BMA’s Spring House with this vibrant and captivating installation by Ann Veronica Janssens,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “Her atmospheric work will provide visitors a completely new experience of this historic building.”

Designed around 1812 by U.S. Capitol architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the Spring House moved from the Oakland estate in Roland Park to the BMA in 1932. During museum hours, visitors will encounter a glow of brilliantly hued light emanating from the Spring House. Inside, beams of light form a seven-pointed star. Artificial haze passes through the light, creating an illusion of sculptural solidity. Focused on fleeting and intimate experiences of the world, Janssens draws viewers’ attention to our own processes of perception within a surrounding environment.

Ann Veronica Janssens: Fog Star is curated by Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Cecilia Wichmann.

SILVER SCREENS

Coinciding with the exhibition, Janssens is producing Silver Screens as part of Bortolami Gallery’s Artist/City program, an ongoing series of long-term projects and exhibitions in cities across the country. Janssens is gilding areas on the facade of theaters and cinemas throughout Baltimore with silver rectangles the same proportions as a classic widescreen film—referring to the impressive history of theaters and cinemas in Baltimore. Between 1900 and 1970, a total of 235 theaters were constructed in the city, far more than in most American cities. Some of these theaters are still open, others closed, and still others repurposed. Janssens was drawn to this unique aspect of Baltimore because her work is focused on transforming light into content, just as theaters and specifically cinemas do. These silver screens also refer to Baltimore’s history in the silver industry.

WHERE: Silver Screens can be found at the following theatres: Mayfair Theater (508 North Howard Street), Patterson Theater (3134 Eastern Avenue), and Edgewood Theater at Olivet Baptist Church (3500 Edmondson Avenue). Additional Silver Screens will be added throughout the city this summer.

For more information, visit http://bortolamigallery.com/artistcity/.

Summer Classes, Upcoming Events, and New Exhibitions @ Baltimore Clayworks

WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore

Full List of Adult Summer Classes

Full List of Summer Camps

Our next exhibitions open Saturday, June 2nd!

There will be a closing reception on Saturday, July 7th from 6pm - 8pm.

Exhibition Info

Our annual Seconds Sale is next weekend!

Shop from hundreds of pieces of pottery, sculpture, and ceramic objects at discounted prices!

WHEN: Friday, June 1st: Spice it Up! Preview Party from 5pm – 10pm; Saturday, June 2nd: 12pm – 5pm; Sunday, June 3rd: 12pm - 3pm, with a Box Sale from 4pm – 5pm

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A BUSY WEEK IN MUSIC @ 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 Kristina KollerKristina Koller Perception Album Release & ADM Live Debut 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 30 - 8 pm
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Kristina Koller, voice
Fima Chupakhin, piano
James Robbins, bass
Joe Spinelli, drums

Accomplished, vocalist, composer and arranger Kristina Koller will present music from her debut album ‘Perception’. As one of the most applauded rising stars in jazz, Koller has developed quickly into a highly individual vocalist, melding jazz, funk, R&B and alt-rock sounds into her songs. Kristina arranges tunes in unique ways, knowing that adding to the legacy of jazz is much more important than recreating the performances of others. The New York native culled her musical chops in the NYC jazz scene, performing at venerable jazz haunts such as Smalls, Smoke, Minton’s, Mezzrow as well as The Apollo Theater. Kristina was a featured Discovery Artist at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.

TICKETS: $12 advance/$15 door /$10 full time students with ID


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WHEN: Thursday, May 31 - 8 & 9:30 pm
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Fiery, Agile and passionate, multi-instrumentalist Clarence Ward III’s heartfelt, soulful music stands as an anchor of the Baltimore music scene. The minute you hear the crisp, agile wail of his trumpet, or the playful sincerity of his sax you're frozen, mesmerized, until he's said his piece. Clarence doesn’t just play the notes, he lives them, and you are helpless to avoid the way it vibrates through your chest cavity and breaks you open to the world and it’s complexity. He’s a storyteller, a guardian of jazz music today.

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID


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Saxophonist Noah Preminger 
WHEN: Friday June 1 - 8 & 9:30 pm
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Noah Preminger, tenor sax
Jason Palmer, trumpet
Kim Cass, bass
Dan Weiss, drums

The New York Times declares: “Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story.”  Preminger, just 31 and the winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Rising Star Best Tenor Saxophonist, has recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums.  Three new recordings were released in late 2016/early 2017, including an all-ballads date on the French vinyl label, Newvelle Records, a recording inspired by Delta Mississippi Blues musicians, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground and on Inauguration Day, 2017, Preminger released his 8th album as a bandleader, Meditations On Freedom, as a musical protest at ominous political developments in America.

TICKETS: $20 advance /$23 door /$10 full time students


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Jazz Harpist Brandee Younger 
WHEN: Saturday, June 2 - 1 pm
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A fearless and versatile talent, harpist Brandee Younger defies genres and labels as a classically-trained musician playing in the avant-garde tradition of her sonically forward predecessors Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane. Ms. Younger delivers a consistently fresh take on the ancient instrument as an educator, concert curator, performer and leader of the Brandee Younger Quartet.

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID


Image result for Yesse KimYesse Kim - Piano Recital
WHEN: Saturday, June 2 - 3:30 pm
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Program:
Muzio Clementi - Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 25 No.5
Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9
Leon Kirchner - Five Pieces for Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Etude-tableau Op.33 No.6 in E-flat minor
Frédéric Chopin-  Etude Op. 10 No. 5 in G-flat Major
Isaac Albéniz - Iberia Book 1

A native of Seoul, Korea, Yesse Kim, began the piano at the age of six.  By the age of nine, she made her professional debut in a solo recital for at Kumho Prodigy Series as the youngest performer in the history of the series. Ms. Kim received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Peabody Institute under the guidance of Yong Hi Moon, as a recipient of the Ruth J. Brouse Bauer Endowed Full Scholarship in Piano.

TICKETS: Free admission, $10 donation is recommended


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WHEN: Saturday, June 2 - 7:30 pm
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Jeff Rymes’ former quartet The Lonesome Strangers originated in “the roots music explosion that took place in Southern California during the ‘80s” and have been described by AllMusic as “one of California's most influential bands.” Now, 20 years since the Strangers’ last release, Rymes has returned to serious musical pursuits with his solo debut, Even If The Sun Don’t Shine, picking up where he left off with a collection of songs from the highways and byways of life's road trip.

Jeff will play a solo set, and a set backed by The Stone Hill All-Stars.

TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time student with ID


Image result for Folkal Point: Jeff RymesMelodic Intersect 
WHEN: Sunday, June 3 - 5 & 7 pm
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Their New album “Looking Forward” officially has been included in this year's Grammy Ballot for Best World Music Album. It has charted for the last 15 weeks on top 10, including eight Weeks at  #1 on the radio charts.

Hidayat Khan, sitar, vocal
Enayat Hossain, tabla
Greg Hatza, piano
Joy Islam, guitar
Saleiman Azizi, tabla/rhythms

TICKETS: $25 advance /$28 door /$10 full time students with ID


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Monday Jazz Jam
  hosted by Alex Meadow and Joshua Espinoza

WHEN: Monday, June 4 - 7:30 pm
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A first-hand look into Baltimore’s thriving jazz scene at this bi-monthly session. The convergence of many of the area’s talented jazz musicians in this intimate listening room sparks fresh and creative sounds. Join us for an evening of unpredictable, imaginative, and electrifying jazz, brought to you by some of the city’s finest players!

Musicians interested in sitting in should reach out to joshua.espinoza@gmail.com so we’ll be expecting you! All are welcome!

With a style rooted in the jazz tradition yet tastefully modern, Josh Espinoza's music reaches audiences of all ages.

New Yorker Alex Meadow is an upright and electric bass player currently residing in the Baltimore/Washington area. His freelance career keeps him in high demand as a jazz/funk/fusion artist.

TICKETS: $5


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Mike Gary Quartet Monthly Tuesday Series
WHEN: Tuesday, June 5 - 8 pm
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Dauda - alto saxophone
Salem Kamalu - piano
Mike Gary II - bass
Allen Branch - drums

Baltimore natives who perform around the U.S. and abroad present not-so-standard jazz repertoire and each other’s original music. Look out for special guests!

TICKETS: $10 in advance /$13 at door /$10 full-time students with ID

CONCERT TO SUPPORT THE WHITE HELMETS THIS SATURDAY

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WHERE: St. David's of Roland Park (4700 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD)
WHEN: 7 p.m. this Saturday, June 2, 2018
ADMISSION: Admission is free, but a donation of $20 is suggested to help support the White Helmets. They are a volunteer rescue organization in Syria and Turkey, and have saved thousands of lives over the past four years. You can read about their work here: https://www.whitehelmets.org/en, or watch their story on Netflix ("White Helmets").

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A friendly reminder that our next concert is on Saturday at St. David's! We are excited to support the White Helmets with donations from this event. The Ensemble and guest soloists will be performing works by Barber, Vaughan Williams, Anna Thovaldsdottir, and Benjamin Britten. We hope to see you there!

The program includes:

  • Benjamin Britten, Canticle II, "Abraham and Isaac," Op. 40
    P. Lucy McVeigh, mezzo-soprano
    Jacob Perry, Jr., tenor
    Andrew Stewart, piano
  • Ralph Vaughn Williams, "Serenade to Music"
    Douglas Buchanan, piano
  • Samuel Barber, "Knoxville: Summer of 1915"
    Amy Nicole Broadbent, soprano

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Seconds Sale and Spice It Up! Preview Party

Seconds Sale weekend will begin with our Spice It Up! Preview Party on Friday, June 1st, from 5pm - 10pm.

The Party will be your first chance to shop from hundreds of pieces of pottery, sculpture, and ceramic objects at discounted prices.

Join the fun as you enjoy live music, dancing, face painting, and our great selection of food and beverages available for purchase. There will be 2 food trucks, oysters, Sam's famous jerk chicken, beer, wine, and soft drinks.

ADMISSION: $25, and tickets are available online, at our gallery, and at the door. Buy Tickets

Seconds Sale will then continue Saturday and Sunday with free admission.

Saturday, June 2nd, 12pm - 5pm
Sunday, June 3rd, 12pm - 3pm, with a Box Sale from 4pm - 5 pm

BCL’s June 6th Preview Party is coming. Do you have your tickets?

Now is the time! Give to BCO and get free Preview Party tickets!

Our Season Preview Party is right around the corner on Wednesday, June 6th. Right now, if you give $100, you will get TWO FREE PREVIEW PARTY tickets!

CLICK TO DONATE

imageThe party kicks off at 5:30pm at the swanky Engineers Club and will feature soprano Colleen Daly, bass Hal Wilson and pianist Rachelle Jonck. Enjoy an open bar (wine and beer), light hors d'oeuvres, and a short musical preview of our 10th season. Also, be on hand for the drawing of the Grand Prize Raffle (which includes a package of over $1,000 in prizes!)

In addition, if you give $2,500 or above -- you will also get two free tickets to our delectable Five-course dinner which will follow the party at 7:15pm! Wine pairings and very special aria performances are included.

Check out all the details of this two-part evening on the event page and then give today to get your two free tickets!


Subscriptions for next season are now on sale to the public!

(previous subscribers, call us now at 443.445.0226 to make sure your seats are retained if you haven't yet renewed!)
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A FRIDAY SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

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Join Single Carrot Theatre for Season 11 Gala: “Summer & Smoke”!

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 6:30PM - 11:00PM
WHERE
: Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard Street, Baltimore
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We're bringing the decadence of a Tennessee Williams high tea to Remington in just a few short weeks! Join us for a packed evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, live music, dancing, specialty desserts, and a special presentation of Drunk Tennessee Williams from Carrots and Friends!


Check out this killer line-up!

Start the night off right with live music from Ebb & Nova and food from Dooby's, while enjoying a refreshing beer from Union Craft Brewing!

Browse our silent auction and then get ready for DRUNK TENNESSEE WILLIAMS featuring your favorite Carrots and some special friends! 

Then the night continues with ice cream from Taharka Bros. (including an exclusive Single Carrot flavor alongside Taharka classics) and music from DJ Rob Macy of Save Your Soul!

Don't miss this amazing evening of drinking, decadence, and debauchery, all in support of Single Carrot's theatrical, educational, and community engagement programs!




Can't commit to the whole evening but still want to support? Join us at 9pm for our dessert & DJ afterparty! Take Me To The Afterparty!

The Summer & Smoke Gala is supported by T. Rowe Price and Johns Hopkins.

Get your tickets today for “SOUL: The Stax Musical” @ Center Stage

SOUL

WHEN: This “amazing” and “evocative” musical must end June 10—don’t miss it!
WHERE
: Center Stage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
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SOUL The Stax Musical
Book by Matthew Benjamin
Music and Lyrics by Various Stax Artists
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Choreography by Chase Brock
Produced in association with Stuart Benjamin and Concord Music

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.


MORE REVIEWS ARE STACKING UP:

“Musical performances are first rate.” —WYPR

One HOT show!” —CultureSeen4U

"A nostalgia fest fueled by 30-some infectious songs." —Baltimore Sun

“The songs in the show will strike a chord with anyone who listened to the radio in the 60s or the 70s.” —WYPR

“[Kwame] Kwei-Armah could not have selected a better swan song to celebrate his seven wonderful years as Artistic Director.” —Broadway World

This show brought everyone to their feet… It has a great story to tell as well as great music to entertain. Don’t miss it!” —CultureSeen4U

AUDIENCES AGREE:

“If you have a chance, try your best to go see SOUL Stax The Musicial. So much fun.”

SOUL The Stax Musical is great. I give it 5 stars. A must see if you love that sweet soul music.”

“This is a terrific show… You will have a good time. Come prepared to clap and maybe even get up from your seat and dance the ‘funky chicken.’”

SOUL Stax The Musical was awesome. You were entertained from the moment you walked into the building. So glad I went.”

“That was sooooo fun last night!!! Actors and actresses were amazing.”

Help Reduce Summer Slide Through Reading

Enoch Pratt Free Library

The SUMMER CHALLENGE is an incentive and theme-based program that encourages children and teens to read and learn during the nine-week session. To make reading and learning fun, children enjoy performances and presentations by musicians, artists, dancers, magicians, storytellers, museum staff, and STEM educators.

SUMMER CHALLENGE programs at the Pratt Library help reduce “summer slide,” a loss of academic skills that students may experience in July and August. This loss is nearly impossible to make up, compounds over time, and particularly impacts children in underserved communities.

SPONSOR A CHILD THIS SUMMER

YOUR GIFT OF $75 will provide one child with a full summer’s worth of programs.

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BMA PRESENTS JAZZ ODYSSEY CONCERTS INSPIRED BY ARTIST JACK WHITTEN

BMA’S 2018 SUMMER JAZZ SERIES

WHEN: June 2, July 7, July 28
WHERE
: BMA Sculpture Garden, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
TICKETS: General admission tickets are $50 for a single concert or $135 for the three-concert series. BMA Member tickets are $35 for a single concert or $90 for the three-concert series. 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.
For general museum information, call 443-573-1700 or visit artbma.org.

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) popular summer jazz series returns with three concerts inspired by artist Jack Whitten’s passion for jazz.

If the weather is good, these casual concerts will be held in the BMA’s beautiful Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden. Designed by George E. Patton and opened in 1980, the garden presents 19 early modernist works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Jacques Lipchitz, Isamu Noguchi, and Auguste Rodin amidst a flagstone terrace and fountain. Concert-goers can choose intimate concert seating provided by the BMA or bring their own chairs or blankets for a picnic. Gertrude’s restaurant offers Jazz+Dinner tickets, which include an elegant three-course meal served on the terrace during the concert. Call 410-889-3399 for reservations.

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017 is the first exhibition devoted to the renowned artist’s sculpture. The exhibition features 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 Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Ornette Coleman. 

Image result for ravi coltraneSaturday, June 2Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Praised for his music’s “elusive beauty” (DownBeat), and for his “style informed by tradition but not encumbered by it” (Philadelphia City Paper), Coltrane is a critically acclaimed Grammy nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. He has released six albums and performs internationally.



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Saturday, July 7The Sun Ra Arkestra

Founded by legendary experimental jazz pioneer, Sun Ra, the Arkestra now performs under the direction of long-time band member Marshall Allen. Their outer space-inspired music has been heard at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, NYC Winter Jazzfest, Lincoln Center, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Saturday, July 28Lafayette Gilchrist Quartet

With breath-taking command of the piano, Lafayette Gilchrist is widely regarded as one of the area’s most prolific and original composers. He has performed with Carl Grubbs, Cassandra Wilson, and Macy Gray. His compositions, Assume the Position and Coded Sources, are a part of the original score from David Simon’s The Wire and Treme.

Sunny Day Tickets
If the skies are clear and the heat index is mild, the Museum will release more than 150 tickets at 1 p.m. for outdoor seating. Please call the BMA Box Office at 443-573-1701 for details on the day of the event.

Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held in the BMA Meyerhoff Auditorium. Call 443-573-1701 after 1 p.m. for updates. Outdoor Jazz + Dinner reservations must be changed to indoor seating or rescheduled by calling Gertrude’s at 410-889-3399. No refunds or exchanges.

Join us for the kick off of Artscape Gallery Network 2018!

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THIS WEEK @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE

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Winter in America
The revolutionary words and music of Gil Scott Heron

WHEN: SAT JUN 2 | 8PM
WHERE
: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

Speaking truth to power, the words and music of the late Gil Scott Heron are needed today more than ever. Lifelong funkateer Joe Keyes and his band celebrate the man and his music.


FILM SCREENING & PERFORMANCE

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

WHEN: SUN JUN 3 | 4:30PM
Tix & Info

Miriam Makeba was the first African musician to become a true international star. This documentary, directed by Mika Kaurismäki, traces Makeba’s life and music through. B'more soul singer Ama Chandra performs some of Makeba’s beloved songs as part of this special afternoon.


Gil Scott-Heron & Miriam Makeba Weekend Combo Offer!


Two incredible icons are feted this weekend. Why not check out both events and save a couple bucks? On June 2-3, we honor two revolutionary icons, Gil Scott-Heron and Miriam Makeba. Come to both events for $25 ($22 for Creative Alliance Members), or just pick one, and help us honor the words, vision, and voices of two of the greats. Combo Ticket

The Stoop Presents:

Second Stoop 
OpenMic
Into the Wild

WHEN: WED MAY 30 | 7:30PM; 6 - 7PM Happy Hour in the Marquee Lounge

Strap on your mukluks, sharpen your pocket knife and don’t forget your compass. Join an open mic night of true, personal tales of adventures, misadventures, mistakes, and misery within Mother Nature’s loving embrace. Tix & Info


DuoDuo Quartet:Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss and Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet

WHEN: THU MAY 31 | 7:30PM

Duo Duo is a truly draw dropping night of traditional music and dance with Maeve Gilchrist (Irish harp), Nic Gareiss (percussive dance), Natalie Hass (cello), and Yann Falquet (Quebecois guitar and vocals). Tix & Info


Exhibition Opening

Osvaldo Mesa: The Future of Nostalgia

WHEN: Reception: FRI JUN 1 | 6 – 8PM; Gallery Talk: SAT JUN 23, 6:30 - 7:30PM; On View: JUN 1 - 23
ADMISSION
: FREE

Cuban-born painter Osvaldo Mesa explores influences of Baroque painting, abstraction, fetish objects, and forms found in nature. The result is a strong mix of surrealism and Latin American Baroque aesthetics that is completely mysterious and unique. Info


JAZZ NIGHT: Baker Award Celebration for Lafayette Gilchrist

WHEN: FRI JUN 1 | 8PM

Celebrate with Baltimore jazz piano legend and 2018 Baker Artist Award recipient Lafayette Gilchrist! Joining Laf is Dave Ballou (trumpet), Greg Thompkins (sax), Tarus Mateen (bass), Eric Kennedy (drums), Brooks Long (vocals), Jamal Moore (reeds), and more special guests for this truly special night honoring one of our own! Tix & Info


The Songster Series: with Cris Jacobs

WHEN: TUE JUN 5 | 7PM
WHERE:
Marquee Lounge
ADMISSION: FREE!

Scorching and lyrical, Baltimore guitarist, singer and songwriter Cris Jacobs spent ten successful years melding funk, folk, bluegrass, and rock in the band The Bridge. These days as a solo act Jacobs has deepened even further into soul, country, blues, gospel, and rock & roll. Info


FILM SCREENING:

Lu Over the Wall

WHEN: THU JUN 7 | 7:30PM

From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a hallucinogenic-but-family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale of the little mermaid. Lu falls in love with mankind and comes ashore to join a dysfunctional middle school rock band and propel them to fame. Tix & Info


ZYDECO DANCE PARTY:

Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe

WHEN: FRI JUN 8 | 8PM

Accordion player Dikki Du (Troy Carrier) is part of a mighty zydeco lineage that includes his father Roy and brother Chubby. He cut his teeth with the family band, often at his father’s Offshore Lounge, in Lawtell Louisiana. Dikki now fronts the Zydeco Crewe that has a seriously funky, danceable sound. He takes classic zydeco tunes and turns them inside out, stretching each one out and driving dancers wild. Tix & Info


Mortified: Summer Break

WHEN: SAT JUN 9 | 6PM & 9PM

The wildly popular Mortified, produced by Alex Hewett and Adam Ruben, stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes... in front of total strangers. Tix & Info




CREATIVE ALLIANCE @ B'NAI ISRAEL

The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Love Supreme

WHEN: SUN JUN 10 | 4:30PM

Join us for our continuing series of sacred music inside B’nai Israel’s majestic sanctuary. For this performance, we explore the sacred steel guitar tradition and the spiritual jazz of John Coltrane. The Campbell Brothers’ sacred steel gospel version of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Duke Performances at Duke University. Tix & Info

Don't miss Amy Sherald, Stephen Towns, and BMA's Chris Bedford for VOICES: Portrait Artists in Conversation

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VOICES: PORTRAIT ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 7 p.m.; Doors open 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:
The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE; First Come, First Seated

Hear BMA Trustee and artist Amy Sherald, artist Stephen Towns, and BMA Director Christopher Bedford in conversation during the next VOICES event, presented by The Church of the Redeemer.


Artist and BMA Trustee Amy Sherald recently unveiled the official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama. She is best known for her portrait paintings that both reflect and see beyond the everyday circumstances of her subject.



Stephen Towns, a mixed-media artist with work currently on view at the BMA, says that “the portraits I create ... mirror my struggle to attain a sense of self-knowledge, self-worth and spirituality.”