Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thought-Provoking & Controversial "Hateful Things" Opens @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Hateful Things

WHEN: On View August 30, 2018 through October 14, 2018, Wednesdays - Sundays
WHERE: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore

Contains material culture from the late 19th century to the present, embodying the terrible effects of the Jim Crow legacy. In the early 1830s Thomas D. Rice created the antebellum character Jim Crow. "Daddy Rice," as he was called, was a white actor who performed in black face a song-and-dance whose exaggerations popularized racially demeaning minstrel shows.

The name "Jim Crow" came to denote segregation in the 19th century when southern and border states passed Jim Crow laws; legitimizing a racial caste system. This exhibition contains examples of our segregated and racist past. (Left: Laertis Limnidis, The Lynched, 2003)

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

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INTERACTIVE MOVIE NIGHT & DANCE PARTY!

Footloose

WHEN: FRI AUG 31 | 7PM MINGLE, 8PM FILM
WHERE
: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Shout the lines! Dance like Kevin Bacon! Win stuff! Toss back small town cocktails! We’re turning our favorite teen angst dance flick into an interactive movie night! Stick around for a dance party after the film! Tix & Info

WORKSHOP

Learn to Salsa!

WHEN: SATURDAYS | SEP 1-29, NOON-1:30PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Johana and Julian are competitive salsa dancers based in Baltimore. It is encouraged to bring a partner or meet a new one while you’re taken to the tropical sounds and movements of salsa dancing. Ages 14+ Tix & Info

THE SONGSTER SERIES

Wordslave

WHEN: TUE SEP 4 | 7PM | FREE
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

'BEST CONCERT OF 2018'
- Baltimore Magazine

Jazz/R&B singer, rapper, spoken word author, percussionist with blues staple Kelly Bell Band – What doesn’t WordSlave do? Don’t miss the multi-faceted artist in performance and conversation with his duo, Brother’s Keeper. Dig the music, join the conversation. Hosted by Brooks Long. Info

Baltimore Filmmaker Lounge

WHEN: WEDNESDAYS | SEP 5, OCT 3, NOV 7, & DEC 5 | 7-9PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Screen your new work or work in progress (max length 15 min) at this monthly feedback session from your Baltimore filmmaking peers in the Creative Alliance Lounge! Send your short films to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Samantha Mitchell. Info


Gabriel Kahane

WHEN: SUN SEP 9 | 7:30PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

The day after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane boarded a train at Penn Station and traveled 8,980 miles around the continental U.S. talking to dozens of strangers in an attempt to better understand his country and fellow citizens. The resulting album, Book of Travelers, marks Gabriel’s debut for Nonesuch Records. Info

Creative Alliance’s highly anticipated annual Art To Dine For season presents an insider’s view of Baltimore’s fascinating and diverse arts community! View all the fabulous parties here!


Here's some events you might enjoy:

SUN SEP 23 | Brunch Among The Sculptures

Barbara and Sig Shapiro welcome you to their Roland Park home filled with an extensive and varied art collection that opens onto a carefully curated sculpture garden. Tix & Info

THU SEP 27 | Red Hot Glass 

Work with nationally recognized glass blower Tim McFadden on a collaborative glass piece. Tix & Info

SUN SEP 30 | Baltimore In The Barn

Peek into the sculptural oasis where David Hess and his son Eli collect, experiment, and build using industrial and agricultural cast-offs. Tix & Info

Art To Dine For supports Creative Alliance’s free education and community programs for children, youth, and families.

RESPECT: A Homegoing Tribute Concert Honoring Queen Aretha Franklin

WHEN: SUN SEP 23 | 7:30PM
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FILMS THIS WEEK @ THE SNF PARKWAY THEATRE

NICO, 1988
Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli 2017, Italy, Belgium, 93 Minutes

Nico, 1988 features a tour de force performance from Trine Dyrholm as the aging Nico (aka Christa Päffgen), interpreting rather than impersonating the famed singer-songwriter as she approaches 50. Leading a solitary existence in Manchester, Nico’s life and career are on the ropes, a far cry from her glamorous days as a Warhol superstar and celebrated vocalist for The Velvet Underground. Nico’s new manager Richard (John Gordon Sinclair) convinces her to hit the road again and tour Europe to promote her latest album. Struggling with her demons and the consequences of a muddled life, she longs to rebuild a relationship with the son Ari (Sandor Funtek) she lost custody of long ago. A brave and uncompromising musician, Nico’s is the story of an artist, a mother, and the woman behind the icon.

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Director: Stanley Kubrick, 1968, UK, USA, 149 Minutes, 4K DCP

A brand new 4K restoration for the 50th anniversary supervised by Christopher Nolan! Twice the resolution of normal digital projection - see it like you've never seen it before!

With 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking in this classic science fiction masterpiece; a contemplation on the nature of humanity.

This dazzling, Academy Award-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with “The Sentinel” author Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millennia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality. “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.” Let an awesome journey unlike any other begin.

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WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST
Director: Lorna Tucker 2018, UK, 80 Minutes

Dame Vivienne Westwood is Punk Rock’s Grande Dame. One time agent provocateur, the doyenne of British fashion, an eco-conscious activist, and one of the most influential originators in recent history.

The film explores her uphill struggle to success, looking closely at her artistry, her activism, and her cultural significance. Blending iconic archive and newly shot observational footage, this era defining, intimate origins story is told in Vivienne’s own words, and through touching interviews with her inner circle of family, friends, and collaborators.

WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles – and her legacy.

Join us Friday 8/31 at 4:30pm for a post-screening talk with Fashion Designer Stacy Stube as we launch the Fashion-A-Preneur Film Lecture Series.

International Fashion Designer & Dressmaker Stacy Stube returns to her hometown of Baltimore to Revive what is left of the garment industry. Ms. Stube designs and makes her vintage inspired lace dresses within the Bromo Clock Tower.

The Fashion-A-Preneur Film Lecture Series was created to bring the fashion community together in dialogue around reshaping the industry for social good. By reviewing the films in a 30-minute discussion the group is able to share ideas and network on a regular basis at the Parkway Theatre becoming a portable Fashion Mainstreet of change creators.

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PATHS OF GLORY
Director: Stanley Kubrick 1957, USA, 88 Minutes

Two Nights Only! 9/6 + 9/8
Adapting Humphrey Cobb’s novel to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick and his collaborators Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson set out to make a devastating anti-war statement, and they succeeded above and beyond the call of duty. In the third year of World War I, the erudite but morally bankrupt French general Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his troops to seize the heavily fortified “Ant Hill” from the Germans. General Mireau (George MacReady) knows that this action will be suicidal, but he will sacrifice his men to enhance his own reputation. Against his better judgment, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) leads the charge, and the results are appalling. When, after witnessing the slaughter of their comrades, a handful of the French troops refuse to leave the trenches, Mireau very nearly orders the artillery to fire on his own men. Still smarting from the defeat, Mireau cannot admit to himself that the attack was a bad idea from the outset: he convinces himself that loss of Ant Hill was due to the cowardice of his men.

Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene.

"Banned in France for 18 years, this masterpiece still packs a wallop, though nothing in it is as simple as it may first appear; audiences are still arguing about the final sequence, which has been characterized as everything from a sentimental cop-out to the ultimate cynical twist."
—Jonathan Rosenbaum

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SUPPORT THE GIRLS
Director:
Andrew Bujalski 2018, USA, 91 Minutes

Lisa Conroy is the last person you’d expect to find in a highway-side ‘sports bar with curves’, but as general manager at Double Whammies, she’s come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely — but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction… Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it?

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THE CAKEMAKER
Director: Ofir Raul Graizer, 2017, Israel, Germany, 105 min

Brought back by popular demand! Final two screenings Saturday, 9/1 at 4:30pm and Sunday, 9/2 at 2:00pm.

In this captivating, twist-filled narrative a German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search for the wife and son of his dead lover.

The Cakemaker is a NYT Critics' Pick: "Sad and sweet, and with a rare lyricism, 'The Cakemaker' believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation nor religious belief can deter." — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

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SPEND LABOR DAY WITH 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

Billy Wolfe and Leo Maxey's MW9 featuring Gary Thomas 
WHEN: Friday, Aug 31 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS:
$15 advance /$18 door /$10 full time students with ID
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GARY THOMAS, tenor saxophone/flute
Billy Wolfe, reeds
Leo Maxey,  trumpet/flugelhorn
Heidi Brown, French horn
Christian Hizon, trombone
Griffith Kazmierzcak, violin
Josh Espinoza, piano
Alex Webber, bass
Byung Kang, drums

Folkal Point: Howard Markman & Acoustic Palookaville
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 1 - 7:30 pm
TICKETS
: $10 in advance/$12 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
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Looking at the world through soot-covered glasses, Palookaville slides through a variety of musical moods with uncommon grace and biting humor, combining pop sensibilities with twangy guitars, mandola, upright bass and a quirky, delightfully cynical worldview.

Palookaville tackles American musical forms with just the right mix of familiar touchstones and new ideas, infusing rootsy Americana with lyric sensitivities and insights more commonly associated with folk and jazz.

Howard Markman, Andy Thurston, Celeste Thurston, Thom Huntington, and Jim Hannah deliver a sound that is both fresh and familiar. Great players, great tunes, kitschy and cool as a neighborhood diner but with a much more tantalizing menu.

https://howardmarkman.bandcamp.com/

Wade Davis: Bach Cello Suites 
WHEN: Sunday, Sept 2 - 2 pm
TICKETS:
$15 advance/$18 door/$10 students
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Program: Bach's Cello Suites Nos. 5 and 1.

New York native, Wade Davis began cello studies in the String Project at University of South Carolina, went on to study at the North Carolina School of the Arts, College of Charleston, where he completed his undergraduate studies, and finally at Peabody Conservatory where he obtained a Master's in Baroque Cello Performance and a Graduate Performance Degree in Historical Cello. Wade is a much sought-after collaborator for chamber music and is in high demand as a solo performer with his renditions of the iconic Bach Suites for solo Cello on baroque cello.

Monday Jazz Jam
Hosted by Alex Meadow and Joshua Espinoza
WHEN: Monday, Sept 3
TICKETS:
All seats: $5
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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.

Mike Gary Quartet Monthly Tuesday Series
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 4 - 8 pm
TICKETS
: $10 in advance /$13 at door /$10 full-time students with ID
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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!

Opening This Friday at School 33: Cheng & Milad, Bill Schmidt, Kieun Kim

Thursday, August 23, 2018

THE BMA PRESENTS ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF GIFTS FROM PRINT, DRAWING & PHOTOGRAPH SOCIETY

clip_image002A Golden Anniversary: Celebrating 50 Years of the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society

WHEN: August 29, 2018 to October 6, 2019
WHERE
: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

The Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates the 50th anniversary of its oldest collectors’ friends group, the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society (PDPS), with an exhibition highlighting a selection of works that PDPS has helped the BMA acquire over the years. A Golden Anniversary: Celebrating 50 Years of the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society will be organized in two six-month presentations. Each installation will include 20–30 prints, drawings, and artists’ books dating from the late 19th century through present day.

The crown jewel of the group’s celebration is the newest gift to the museum’s collection: Joan Miró’s Plate 6 from the “Black and Red Series.” Other notable artworks in the first rotation include Otto Dix’s Illusion Act (1922), Vija Celmins’s Concentric Bearings, C (1983), Donald Judd’s Untitled (1988), and Armand Séguin’s The Billowing Trees (1893).

“The Baltimore Museum of Art is fortunate to have such a dedicated group of enthusiasts for the museum’s renowned collection of works on paper,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “I have no doubt their long-standing support is one of the reasons why the BMA holds an extraordinary 65,000 prints, drawings, and photographs dating from the 15th century to the present day.”

PDPS was first established in 1968 as the Baltimore Print Club, an independent organization with the objective to “further the understanding and appreciation of the various media of graphic arts,” and to support the BMA by enhancing public interest in these media. The club changed its name to The Print and Drawing Society and was absorbed into the BMA in 1974. This offered members further educational opportunities, including lectures by renowned scholars and artists, curator-led tours of the BMA, and visits to art collections and museums across the region. In 2005, the club invited the members of the recently disbanded Friends of Photography group to join PDPS, and officially changed its name to the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society.

Many works in the exhibition were acquired with funds raised through the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, which PDPS has hosted since 1990. Named the city’s “Best Art Sale” by Baltimore Magazine, this event has brought numerous art dealers from across the country to Baltimore, with the proceeds supporting contemporary acquisitions for the BMA’s collection of works on paper. Over the past half-century, PDPS has helped acquire more than 325 works in the BMA’s collection and has supported special exhibitions, such as Toulouse-Lautrec: Master of the Moulin Rouge in 2004. Today, the BMA’s collection of works on paper comprises roughly 65,000 objects, considered to be one of the most significant holdings in the country.

This exhibition is curated by Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington and Curatorial Assistant Morgan Dowty. This exhibition is generously funded by the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society.

Image: Joan Miró, Plate 6 from the "Black and Red Series," 1938. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchased as the gift of the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society in Celebration of its 50th Anniversary; and The John Dorsey and Robert W. Armacost Acquisitions Endowment 2017.41. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WHAT’S HAPPENING @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE THIS WEEK

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WHEN: SAT AUG 25, Reception: 6-8PM | FREE; Baltimore Record Bazaar Pop-Up: 5PM | FREE; Local Soul Dance Party: 8PM; On View: AUG 25 - SEP 15
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

The remarkable 1960s-1980s West Baltimore soul label has some fantastic tracks and provides a window into the city's vibrant music scene. We celebrate with a record fair, memorabilia exhibition, and a hip-shaking dance party featuring 100% locally made soul music including sides from Ru-Jac. Come for the culture, stay for the party.

Letitia VanSant + The Young Novelists

WHEN: FRI AUG 24 | 8PM
WHERE
: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

Baltimore folk songstress, Letitia VanSant, hosts a magical night of harmony with Toronto roots-rock duo. Letitia VanSant's lyrics are at once personally and politically relevant. Hailed as one of Baltimore's strongest songwriters (BmoreArt), her distinct voice is fortified by sparse indie folk and Americana arrangements. The Young Novelists have played stages across the U.S. and Canada, released three full-length albums, won numerous awards and continuous praise for their unmatched, effortless harmonies.

EXHIBITION OPENING

Gina Pierleoni: What Makes Us (Us)

WHEN: SAT AUG 25 | 6-8PM | FREE; On View: AUG 25 - SEP 29; Gallery Talk & Performance: SAT SEP 15 | 6-7:30PM | FREE
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

For over 25 years, Gina Pierleoni created nearly 300 portraits of people across the spectrum of familiarity, expressing the perspective that everyone deserves to be seen and heard. Whether friends or strangers, these images push past labels and judgments as they question perception, habit, and bias in how we place ourselves in relation to others. This is the first time most of this series of mixed media pieces have been displayed in one place. Info

INTERACTIVE MOVIE NIGHT
& DANCE PARTY

Footloose

WHEN: FRI AUG 31; 7PM MINGLE, 8PM FILM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tix & Info

Shout the lines! Dance like Kevin Bacon! Win stuff! Toss back small town cocktails! We’re turning our favorite teen angst dance flick into an interactive movie night! Stick around for a dance party after the film! A limited number of game packs will be available at the door for $5.

Creative Alliance galleries and box office are open to the public Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm. Entry to our galleries is FREE, though donations are welcome!


WORKSHOPS

The Yoga of Writing: EXPLORE MINDFULNESSS THROUGH WRITING w/ Jordannah Elizabeth

WHEN: SAT SEP 8 | 1:30-4:30PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

The Yoga of Writing shares tips on how to navigate the stressors and uncertainties of being a professional writer. Whether you are trying to get your foot in the door or are in search of ways to embed healthy practices into your writing career, this open session will allow you to engage with other writers while gleaning ideas and tips from professional journalist and author, Jordannah Elizabeth.
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STAND TALL! STILT WALKING 101 w/ Emily Schubert

WHEN: 5 SESSIONS (full course or drop-in) | SEP 8, SEP 12, SEP 15, SEP 19, OCT 6 | AGES 10+ | SAT 10AM-1PM | WED 6-9PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
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WORKSHOPS & CLASSES! Want to stay in the know about our workshops and artist programs? Sign up for our dedicated workshops email by clicking HERE.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tickets for An Evening with the ’83 Orioles are now on sale!


WHEN: Wednesday, November 14th, 6pm
WHERE - The Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Tickets are available for purchase by check. Checks must be made payable to “1983 Orioles Reunion Gala” and mailed to: ’83 Orioles Gala, Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory Street, Baltimore

We hope you will join us for this special night and get ready to relive Tippy picking off three, Tito's sudden-death playoff home run, Rick Dempsey's MVP World Series performance, and more!

Gala attendees will enjoy a cocktail hour, plated dinner with wine service, silent and live auctions, a great speaker program, and more.

Additional amenities exist at the sponsor levels, call 410-727-1539 x3033 for details.

EVERYMAN THEATRE ANNOUNCES FALL CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Harvest new skills with classes and workshops!

This Fall, explore your creative side, learn a new skill or polish your professional chops with Everyman Theatre's exciting class experiences for children and adults!
With age-appropriate and value-based learning in a professional theatre facility, guidance from Everyman's Resident Company members and some of the region's top Teaching Artists, our classes cater to beginners and professionals alike. Cross the threshold, and make Everyman your artistic home this Fall.

Registration is now open for Fall!
VIEW THE CLASSES

WHERE: Everyman Theatre is located at 315 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Our Box Office can be reached at 410.752.2208.

SAVE THE DATE: Broadway Star Cynthia Erivo with the BSO—DISCOUNT TIX AVAILABLE

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 8:30 pm
WHERE: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
BSOmusic.org
410.783.8000
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Marin Alsop, conductor
Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Cynthia Erivo, vocalist
Wordsmith, emcee

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Erivo joins the Baltimore Symphony in a dazzling program of Broadway hits and orchestral favorites. Praised for her star-making performance as "Celie" in the hit Broadway revival of The Color Purple, British singer and actress Erivo has performed at the Kennedy Center Honors and 2017 Grammy Awards. She stars in the upcoming 2018 films Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows, alongside Viola Davis.

Click here to learn more about Cynthia Erivo

Concert tickets do not include Gala dinner and after-party. For sponsorship opportunities and full Gala packages please contact the Development Office at 410.783.8074.

Get 20% off with code EVERYMAN

FREE “TOPIC TUESDAY” @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE TO FOCUS ON “LYSISTRATA”

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by Aristophanes, translated by Sarah Ruden
directed by Michael Blum and Darlene Harris

WHEN: Sept 21 - Oct 14     Fri, Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
WHERE
: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $21 - $24
More info HERE

TOPIC TUESDAY

WHEN: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 7:00pm 
WHERE
: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE EVENT
www.spotlighters.org
Info@spotlighters.org    
410-752-1225

Two to three weeks before the opening of each Mainstage performance of our Season, we will host TOPIC TUESDAY on a Tuesday evening (surprise!). 

TOPIC TUESDAY for Lysistrata by Aristophanes, translated by Sarah Ruden, will focus on the content of the work, its social relevance and impact, along with historical reference.  Audience members will hear from a panel including our Directors, Michael Blum and Darlene Harris; or Dramaturg, Paul Gerczak;  educators from local colleges and universities; and translator, Sarah Ruden. 

Sarah Ruden was raised in the United Methodist Church and is a “convinced Friend” or Quaker convert. She holds a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard University and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. She has taught Latin, English, and writing at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Cape Town, and has been a tutor for the South African Education and Environment Project, an education-enrichment nonprofit in Cape Town. She was a scholar in residence for three years at Yale Divinity School and a Guggenheim fellow, and is now a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2016, she received the Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant for her work on Augustine’s Confessions.

She is a poet, translator, essayist, and popularizer of Biblical linguistics. A collection of her poetry, Other Places (William Waterman Publications, 1995, later distributed by HarperCollins) won the South African Central News Agency Literary Award, and her poems appear in The National Review and religious periodicals. She made use of her experience in publishing several book-length translations of pagan literature to write Paul among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time (Pantheon, 2010). Her translation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia is part of The Greek Plays, a Modern Library Collection (2016). The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible (Pantheon) and Augustine’s Confessions: A New Translation (The Modern Library) both appeared in early 2017. She has begun a new translation of the Gospels for The Modern Library, taking into account linguistic, literary, and historical research that has been poorly represented in standard translations.

Join us for this free event, and gain insight into the show, before you come and see Spotlighters’ take on a 2400 year old classic!

TAMM E HUNT & BAND TO APPEAR @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE THIS FRIDAY

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

Tamm E Hunt & Her Band

WHEN: Friday, August 24 - 8 & 9:30 pm
TICKETS: $20 in advance/$23 at door; Seniors: $15 in advance /$18 at door; $10 full-time students with ID

“Tamm E Hunt is an American Original…She gets better and better” - Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard

Versatile, contemporary, timeless and captivating, vocal stylist Tamm E Hunt is the real deal…rolling up on the set to give you ballads, jazz & blues classics and original material from her CD Tamm E Hunt Live @ Birdland, which she recorded with Gary Bartz, Eric Reed and Mac Gollehon.

Maybe you became aware of Tamm E Hunt when she first graced Baltimore in 2002 because of a tragedy: It was the shooting death of her son that bought her to Charm City from New York City. Could have been in 2003 when the Maryland State Senate cited her as a “Maryland Jazz Ambassador and then Mayor Martin O’Malley deemed April 19th Tamm E Hunt Day in Baltimore.” You might have been there when she and her band played to a SRO audience at Baltimore’s Caton Castle Jazz Club in the 2003 blizzard. Or, perhaps you saw her on WBFF-TV with Baltimore Jazz Treasure, saxophonist Carlos Johnson. Maybe you got hip to the raconteur when she debuted her critically acclaimed CD Tamm E Hunt Live @ Birdland with Gary Bartz, Eric Reed and Mac Gollehon on WEAA Radio 88.9 with Gary Ellerbe. Could be you read about the multi-talented Jazz Diva in the Afro American Newspaper, Baltimore Sun Paper or the now defunct City Paper. And it just might be your first time ever hearing of Tamm E Hunt, which means you have something to look forward to.

An ironclad singer of indisputable capability, creative drive and rhapsodical panache, Tamm E Hunt has emerged as one of Maryland’s premiere vocalist and a recognizable Baltimore Jazz Treasure. She has exercised her formidable vocal skills on three continents in venues throughout France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Central America, the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States and looking forward to touching hearts and souls beyond.

Her musical associations read like “Who’s Who in the music and entertainment industry.” Tamm E Hunt is an accomplished actor and producer has shared the stage with Sir Elton John, on his Tumbleweed Connection Album, Louis Gossett, Jr., LaVar Burton, “Roots – The Gift”, appeared on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman and Paul Shafer, the Temptations at the Tropicana Hotel, bassists Buster Williams, Walter Booker, Curtis Lundy, pianists Dorothy Donegan, Larry Willis, John Hicks, Orrin Evans, saxophonists Rene McLean, Bobby Watson, drummers Ronnie Burrage, Eric Kennedy, Steve Williams, vibraphonist Roy Ayers and countless others.

Look out for author Tamm E Hunt’s new literary contribution “Baltimore Jazz Chronicles: A New History” dropping Summer 2018.

Women in Theatre Conference Coming to Howard Community College August 25

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WHEN: August 25 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
WHERE:
Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
FEE: A $25 Registration Fee includes a light breakfast, lunch, and a reception.
To register, contact the Horowitz Center Box Office at 443-518-1500 or visit www.repstage.org/womenintheatre.

Rep Stage is pleased to announce that the third annual conference dedicated to women working in the theatre will be held. This year’s theme of “Empowerment and Connection” pairs the original mission of providing opportunity for women in theatre to network with the urgent need for women to develop strategies to further the cause of gender equality.

The keynote speaker will be DC-based actor and activist Erika Rose, whose recent credits include “Queen’s Girl in Africa” at Mosaic Theatre and “An Octoroon” at Woolly Mammoth. Rose is a member of Not in Our House DC, an ongoing initiative to develop a standard of safety and address sexual harassment and other abuse in the DC region theatre community. This initiative expands upon the work of Not in Our House in Chicago.

This year’s conference features two new initiatives: a portfolio expo, which provides an opportunity to share work with other theatre artists, and an afternoon of readings of new short plays or scenes from full length pieces. According to Rep Stage Business Manager Zheyan Damavandi, “We are very pleased to host this event that brings together a diverse group of theatre professionals from across the region, and this year offers them the chance to share their work.”

Sunday, August 19, 2018

THE BMA UNVEILS COMMISSIONED NEON SCULPTURE BY TAVARES STRACHAN ON HISTORIC FAÇADE

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Tavares Strachan: In broad daylight

WHEN: on view beginning August 8, 2018
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, three miles north of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For general museum information, call 443-573-1700 or visit artbma.org.
ADMISSION: General admission to the BMA is free.

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announces it will present Tavares Strachan: In broad daylight, a new site-specific work commissioned by the museum. For this installation, New York-based conceptual artist Tavares Strachan has rendered the words “In broad daylight” in a flowing neon script, setting the BMA’s historic façade aglow day and night for the next six months. This simple statement can be interpreted as a question, an exclamation, an affirmation, or a challenge. The significance of the work shifts in relation to the perspectives of its viewers, reflecting the beliefs, values, and experiences of those that encounter it.

In broad daylight invites viewers to see the museum in a new light while they consider the meaning of the illuminated words,” said BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford. “It also signifies the BMA’s commitment to the city of Baltimore and to doing all that is required to become an indispensable part of civic life in 2018 and beyond.”

Tavares Strachan explores the intersection of science, art, and the environment to create works that are ambitious in scale and scope. Many of his projects investigate the nature of invisibility, calling into question the conditions that frame and legitimize certain cultural knowledge and histories while obscuring and erasing others. Strachan also aims to build and connect communities through his work by making networks of power more visible, prompting viewers to reconsider their social roles at the local and global levels. The perceived authority of language is the subject of Us, We, Them (2015), a neon sculpture that questions declarations of affiliation, locality, and identity. A Children’s History of Invisibility (2017) highlights topics often overlooked by society, creating an A-to-Z index of under-known histories. Overlooked figures are also brought forward in a series of collaged portraits, including 19th-century Korean empress Queen Min (2016–17), 20th-century musical innovator Butch Morris (2015–16), and Tibetan mountaineer Tenzing Norgay (2015–16). Their biographies remain largely unknown, yet their cultural influence has been broad and complex.

TAVARES STRACHAN
Strachan (born 1979, Nassau, Bahamas) received a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2006. He has had solo exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Tel Aviv, and London, among others. In 2013, he represented the Bahamas in the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. Seen/Unseen (2011) was a closed exhibition that took place in an undisclosed location in New York City. His neon work, I Belong Here (2012), is on view in Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, a nationally touring exhibition that will open at the BMA in summer 2019. In 2018, he was named the first artist-in-residence at the Allen Institute, a nonprofit founded by philanthropist Paul G. Allen.

THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART
Founded in 1914, The Baltimore Museum of Art is a major cultural destination recognized for engaging diverse audiences through dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational and community outreach programs. The BMA’s internationally renowned collection of 95,000 objects encompasses more than 1,000 works by Henri Matisse anchored by the famed Cone Collection of modern art, as well as one of the nation’s finest holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs. The galleries showcase an exceptional collection of art from Africa; important works by established and emerging contemporary artists; outstanding European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; significant artworks from China; ancient Antioch mosaics; and exquisite textiles from around the world. The 210,000-square-foot museum is also distinguished by a grand historic building designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope and two beautifully landscaped gardens featuring an array of 20th-century sculpture. The BMA is located in Charles Village, three miles north of the Inner Harbor, and is adjacent to the main campus of Johns Hopkins University. General admission to the BMA is free so that everyone can enjoy the power of art. 

VISITOR INFORMATION
General admission to the BMA is free. Special exhibitions may be ticketed. The BMA is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The museum is closed Monday, Tuesday, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Image: Tavares Strachan: In broad daylight. Photography by Maximilian Franz

Spotlighters presents CONSENT, a new play!

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Spotlighters, in collaboration with the Baltimore Playwrights Festival present

CONSENT
a new play by Glennyce Lynn
Directed by G. Andre Tittle
Stage Managed by Paul Saar
Produced by Spotlighters Theatre in collaboration with the BPF and Miriam Bazensky
a Baltimore Playwrights Production

WHEN: August 16 - 26, 2018; Thur, Fri, & Sat at 8:00pm;  Sun at 2:00pm
WHERE
: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $17 for all tickets; TWO TEN SPOT THURSDAY Performances (Aug 16 and 23, 2018) Tickets are just $10
ORDER Tickets at www.spotlighters.org

In a near, yet very changed, future, where civilians volunteer to undergo traumatic medical testing in exchange for “favors” from the government, two doctors find themselves on lockdown with their belligerent patient, and are forced to confront the very nature of their work.

  • Does the given consent absolve them of the horrors of their work?
  • Is informed consent still consent if all you’ve done is make it impossible to say no?

Featuring  Tina James, Brandon Richards, and McKinley Wallace.

Join us for the first fully staged production of this new work. Learn about the process from writer's idea to workshops reading to staged reading to full production.  Be a part of the development and support of new playworks at Spotlighters Theatre.

Immersive Theatre Experience 3 Performances Only @ Center Stage’s Bernard Black Box Theatre

Wasted

WHEN: Thu, Aug 30 at 7:30pm; Fri, Aug 31 at 8pm; Sat, Sep 1 at 8pm
WHERE: 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: General Admission. Tickets in the Bernard Black Box are always $25!

Wasted
Written and directed by Kat Woods

Tequila, clubbing, fights, lost friends, and being sick in the toilet. Emma and Oli face the consequences of a night out. Wasted is like no other play that you will see in Baltimore this fall, the show packs one fateful night’s drama in an hour-long, completely original theatrical experience. Wasted is a Kitchen Sink Theatre production and will star the original cast members Will Hearle and Serena Jennings.

This immersive theater experience welcomes YOU into a London club at closing time. Step onto the stage and into the world of the play, then take your seats and watch the rest of the evening unfold.

“Thought-provoking, challenging, and disturbing—just what theater should be.”
—Eqview.com

Disclaimer: This show includes language, controversial sexual situations, and female nudity. Due to its sensitive subject matter, this production may trigger an adverse reaction. This show is not recommended for people aged 17 and under.

BALTIMORE ROCK OPERA SOCIETY IS HIRING!

BROS is Hiring!

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society wants you! Baltimore's community-powered, collaborative, rock n' roll production company is looking for great people who can work part-time to further BROS mission of providing unforgettable experiences to audiences in Baltimore and beyond. We are looking to fill three paid part-time positions, as well as looking for volunteers for several Captain openings.

POSITIONS BEING HIRED:

VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR (JOB DESCRIPTION)

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR (JOB DESCRIPTION)

MANAGING DIRECTOR (JOB DESCRIPTION)

Salary: $10,000 annual salary

Hours: 10-15 hours/week

UNPAID POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

BROS is looking to fill the following volunteer Captain positions. Captains are volunteer leaders that take initiative to maintain and improve Baltimore Rock Opera Society through a specific set of duties. Although these positions are unpaid, Captains get priority access to professional development opportunities and a free rock operative membership. Captains will receive an @BaltimoreRockOpera.org email address and access to the administrative side of the BROS Google Drive.

-Social Media Captain

-Information Technology (IT) Captain

-Front of House Captain

-Bar Captain

Please share this information as much as you can! We are hoping to find some really great candidates to help guide BROS through the next step in our evolution, and the more people that hear about it the better those chances will be, and the better WE will be!

APPLY HERE

“Small Mouth Sounds” Opens August 29 @ Round House Theatre in Bethesda

BY BESS WOHL
DIRECTED BY RYAN RILETTE

WHEN: August 29 – September 23, 2018
WHERE:
Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda
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“A play that leaves you moved, refreshed, and yes, maybe even a little enlightened.” – The New York Times

Artistic Director Ryan Rilette opens Round House’s 41st season with a remarkable theatrical experience. A weeklong silent retreat in the woods proves to be anything but tranquil for six restless souls in search of enlightenment. Guided by the disembodied voice of an increasingly unhinged guru, the group struggles to find relevance in their own intentions. As the week progresses, they discover inner peace isn’t all that peaceful, especially when you’re spending most of your time trying to relate to the people around you … or avoiding the threat of bears. Played with equal parts humor and tenderness, Small Mouth Sounds examines all the aching, awkward, and awesome ways humans break barriers in order to connect with each other. Content Advisory: This production contains full-frontal male nudity.

deBuys, KatieKatie deBuys (Alicia) makes a joyful return to Round House after playing Jane in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly, Aimee in The Night Alive, May in Fool for Love, and Kate in Seminar (Helen Hayes nomination). Other local credits include The Winter’s Tale, Henry V, The Conference of the Birds and The Gaming Table at The Folger Shakespeare Theatre; The How and the Why at Theater J; Stupid F***ing Bird and In the Next Room or the vibrator play at Woolly Mammoth; Measure for Measure at Shakespeare Theatre Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tchaikovsky: Mad But for Music with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; and Aladdin’s Luck at Imagination Stage. Regionally, she has performed at Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Capital T Theater in Austin, Texas, and at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Katie holds a B.S. in Theatre from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin.

Timothy-DouglasTimothy Douglas (Teacher) is indeed tickled to make his Round House acting debut where he has directed five productions and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. Acting credits include stints at Yale Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Rep, Victory Gardens and off-Broadway, and most recently in productions of Tempest (opposite Olympia Dukakis), King Lear and Alls Well That Ends Well for Shakespeare & Company where he has been a member since 1986. Timothy is also a Linklater-designated voice instructor and has served on the faculties of ACT, USC, DePaul, Denver Center, Birmingham School of Acting (UK), and New Zealand Drama School. He holds his MFA in acting from Yale School of Drama, and will return to the director’s seat at Round House for the upcoming August Wilson’s Gem Of The Ocean.

Ebrahimzadeh, MaboudMaboud Ebrahimzadeh (Rodney) is thrilled to begin his residency at Round House with Small Mouth Sounds. Previous Round House credits include: The Book of Will and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. REGIONAL: Murder on the Orient Express at Hartford Stage; Disgraced and Murder on the Orient Express at McCarter Theatre; Disgraced at Milwaukee Rep; The Invisible Hand [Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lead Actor] at Theatre Exile; The Liar at Gulfshore Playhouse; and The Container at Center Stage. DC:The Price at Arena Stage;  The Invisible Hand at Olney Theatre Center; Mockingbird at Kennedy Center; Timon of Athens and Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre; Water by the Spoonful and Edgar & Annabel at Studio Theatre; and The Pillowman, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Bobrauschenbergamerica, and Scorched at Forum Theatre. FILM/TV: Jessica Jones, Imperium, and Sally Pacholok.

Glenn, MichaelMichael Glenn (Ned) is excited to be returning to Round House, having previously appeared in Stage Kiss and This.  A Washington-based actor for the last two decades, Michael has appeared on nearly every area stage.  Some favorite past credits include: The School for Lies at Shakespeare Theatre; Baskerville and Good People at Arena Stage; Brighton Beach Memoirs at Theatre J; Sense & Sensibility (Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Ensemble) and Arcadia at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre; Marjorie Prime at Olney Theatre; Clybourne Park at Woolly Mammoth; The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Signature Theatre; Cat’s Cradle and The Hothouse with Longacre Lea; A Skull in Connemara and Major Barbara (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor) at the Washington Stage Guild.

Hylton, BethBeth Hylton (Joan) is very happy to return to Round House after appearing as Liz in Handbagged and Gwen in Rapture, Blister, Burn. Beth is a company member of Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre: some favorite recent performances include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Rosemary in Outside Mullingar, and Marie Antoinette in The Revolutionists. DC-area credits include Appropriate and Collective Rage at Woolly Mammoth, The Heidi Chronicles at Rep Stage, as well as productions at Ford’s and Olney. Favorite regional performances include Amanda in Private Lives at PICT, Nora in A Doll’s House at Gulfshore Playhouse, Elvira in Blithe Spirit at Delaware Theatre Company and The Woman in The 39 Steps at The Maltz-Jupiter. Also: PlayMakers Rep, Kennedy Theatre NC, Weston Playhouse, Public Theatre of Maine. In NYC, Beth was a founding ensemble member of The Ground Floor Theatre Lab. Training: MFA UNC-Chapel Hill PATP.

Smith, Andrea HarrisAndrea Harris Smith (Judy) is delighted to make her Round House Theatre debut. Credits include Our Town at Olney Theatre Center; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pericles, Les Blancs, and Chicago at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Mules at Magic Theatre, San Francisco; Blues for an Alabama Sky [Critics Circle Award] at TheatreWorks, Bay Area. International credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon and West End; To Kill a Mockingbird at Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse; Film: ‪Last Chance Harvey . TV: “Doctor Who” (BBC). Andrea trained at A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) in San Francisco and The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK.

Whalen, JamesJames Whalen (Jan) is delighted to be back at Round House for Small Mouth Sounds. He was last seen as Aidan in NSFW. Other area credits include The Little Foxes at Arena Stage; The Argument and Race at Theatre J; Colossal and Da at Olney Theatre Center; True West and Boeing Boeing at Rep Stage; Ghosts, Tribes, The Dresser, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Time Stands Still, and Betrayal at Everyman Theatre; Hamlet for We Happy Few; Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center; STAY and Two Bit Taj-Mahal for Theatre for the First Amendment; and Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He has also worked with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Open Circle Theatre, and St. Mark’s and the Chernukin Theatres in New York. Film and TV credits include “House of Cards,” “VEEP,”I Love You But I Lied,” Raltat, Money Matters, and A Beautiful Mind. He earned his MFA at The Catholic University of America and is a proud member of Actors Equity.