Punch Needle is an easy to learn, versatile embroidery technique that uses a pen-like tool with a hollow threaded needle tip transform looped fibers into lovely piled designs. You can use a wide range of materials as a base cloth, various threads, yarn, or fibers for punching. There are many design options. You can create small, ornamental motifs to large-scale wall or floor landscapes. There’s a punch needle piece for everyone!
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This hilarious a capella ensemble “plays” the orchestrated sounds of a full musical production using only their voice.
$3 per ticket fee online and at the box office, JCC members and Seniors get 10% off ticket prices.
Chuck Prophet is the best damn songwriter in all of roots rock and I'll stand on Alejandro Escovedo's coffee table in John Murry's flip-flops and say that.
- Peter Blackstock, No Depression
Prophet does an impressive job of blurring the lines that separate blues, country and roots-rock.
In his own good-humored, ramshackle way, Prophet earns his last name.
- Anthony DeCurtis
Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective will present “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, January 24–26, 2020, in Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center.
As northern lights hover in a magical, star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in sweet, hilarious, and unexpectedly powerful ways – at exactly the same time.
Join Gary Rubin, a local favorite, accompanied by Brent Hardesty at the piano, as they weave their magic, singing the classic songs of Sinatra, Bennett, Darin and Buble. A delightful evening of nostalgic and contemporary classics that will compel you to hum and sing along with them and will make everyday a special occasion. You will walk out smiling!
SIMAETHA (pronounced sigh-mee-thuh) is an experimental witch cabaret written and performed by Jacob Budenz (a.k.a. Dreambaby), featuring dance and performance by Alexander D'Agostino. Through poetry, storytelling, music, and ritual, the show weaves together real and conjured memories, using mythology to rewrite identity. Simaetha, the angry witch in Idyll 2 by the Ancient Greek poet Theocritus, becomes the inspiration for an ageless, genderless creature navigating the seductive and double-edged gifts of demons, family ghosts, lovers, legends, and lonely yearnings of immortality.
Shostakovich confounded the expectations of the Soviet authorities, who were expecting a big, triumphant symphony saluting Stalin, with his Ninth, the lightest and brightest of his symphonies. Legendary violinist Gil Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, often called the most perfect violin concerto ever written. Haydn’s penultimate symphony, known as the “Drumroll,” features high spirits, drama and a brilliantly dynamic ﬁnale.
John Storgårds, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Crickets is a fun, play-based music and movement class for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Trained teachers engage the body and the mind in joyful music-making through musical games and movement. Offered by Children’s Chorus of Maryland and School of Music (CCM), Crickets gently encourages young children to explore the voice as their first true instrument. Classes start Saturday, January 18th, 2020 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 12 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $240.
Film Lovers! This is a class for film enthusiasts who want to study movies as an art form. View each film in its entirety and have a lively discussion about its place in movie history. From the silent era to the 1960s we look at seven films over six sessions. Explore a wide range from from Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin to John Huston and John Frankenheimer. Please contact Creative Alliance for the class syllabus.
Bring your family back in time to the golden age of children’s television and attend a “live-taping” of Baltimore’s last standing local kids’ show; Danny Joe’s TreeHouse at The Creative Alliance!
Head to Toe w/ Special Guest Blair Imani
In this episode of Danny Joe’s TreeHouse, special guest Blair Imani stops by the treehouse with Ms. Monica to talk with Ollie Ollie Oxenfree about expression and identity. After the show, parents and caregivers are invited to participate in a group discussion while kids create their very own identity hats.
Jeff Dunham is a global entertainment phenomenon with more than 46 years on stage and countless performances, making him one the world's most recognizable and inventive entertainers. Dunham along with his cast of hilarious characters is giving show in our city!
On view: JAN 25 - FEB 22
Reception: SAT JAN 25 | 6-8PM
The artists represented in On the Verge: 25 New and Emerging Artists embrace the rich diversity of the artistic community in both background and style. Discover works that range in style, media, and material created by artists from across the globe. Local talent representing Baltimore and Washington share the space with global up-and-comers from Japan and Pakistan. Each piece invites you to experience the artist’s culture, history, or personal story in a unique way.
Come and enjoy an evening of jazz including a variety of different selections from old to new tunes, as well as some original music! Jake has been playing in the DMV area for over 10 years with a variety of groups. He draws influences from many modern jazz players such as Pat Metheny, Gilad Hekselman, and Jonathan Kreisberg and his goal is to bring a fresh sound to the artform. Jake will be teaming up with 3 great musicians who bring their own perspectives to the table for an evening of jazz not to be missed!
Jake Ruth - Guitar
Jordan Stanle - Drums
Infectious energy, rapid-fire lyrics, lush harmony, humor, and award-winning narrative songs make ilyAIMY a musical experience you don't want to miss! Their energetic brand of new folk has earned them honors from folk music festivals and folk alliances up and down the east coast, including the Washington Area Music Association's pick for Best Contemporary Folk Group (3 times)! Come on out for this not-to-be-missed performance!
Table seating. Bring your own dinner or purchase snacks, desserts, and soft drinks onsite for a small donation. Bring your own wine and beer.
“The Drag Queen King of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
The world's tallest and hairiest drag queen and her four-piece band bring their balls-to-the-wall rock and roll cabaret to Baltimore for the first time ever.
Martha, played by Pig Iron Theatre Company co-founder Dito van Reigersberg, has performed for sold out crowds in New York City, Washington, Las Vegas, Europe, Austin and her hometown of Philadelphia, where she has won many awards and is known as the "drag queen king."
One person’s trash is another person’s robot, or building, or racecar. Join us for a morning of tinkering, exploring, and building with a collection of recycled materials. We will use our imaginations to turn junk into unique creations. All materials will be provided, and activities are suitable for all ages.
Storytime begins at 10:30am.
Celebrate the Year of the Rat during our 11th annual Lunar New Year Celebration, one of the Walters’ most popular events. Enjoy performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and more. Make paper flowers to add to our giant floral rat sculpture, explore zodiac animals through a scavenger hunt of the Arts of Asia galleries, participate in art-making activities, snap your picture in a photobooth, and share a fortune for good luck in the New Year!
This exhibition is a visually stunning installation highlighting the extraordinary breadth of the Maryland Historical Society’s costume collection across four centuries and features nearly 100 examples of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, as well as decorative arts.
Spectrum of Fashion tells an American social history rooted in Maryland. The clothing has connections to presidents and to the formerly enslaved, to the internationally famous, and to everyday Marylanders, all of whom have important stories to tell.
Dr. Molly Jones will give a musical presentation about the lives and legacies of two Jewish composers, Gideon Klein and James Simon, who were deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp. She will perform Simon’s Arioso for Solo Cello and Dr. Tiffany Lu, violinist, will join her for a performance of Klein’s Duo for Violin and Cello.