The Moment Was Now is a new musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful constituencies during Reconstruction. The conflicts and possibilities unfold at a fictional meeting convened by Frederick Douglass and are elevated by the musical and spoken word format. Hope hangs in the balance at this most unusual gathering of suffragette, abolitionist Susan B.
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Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence, presents Stephen Temperley’s stunning play, “Souvenir,” which tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a famous society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano. Her “singing” career culminated in a single 1944 Carnegie Hall concert. Hilarious and poignant, “Souvenir” is told through the eyes of Foster’s accompanist, Cosme McMoon. Runs September 5–22. Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center.
Violinist Sheng-Tsung Wang will dazzle you with Vivaldi’s Summer on the last day of the season! Highlights from Mendelssohn’s Octet and Brahms’ First String Quartet also share the bill alongside amazing newer pieces. Jennifer Higdon’s solo flute work, rapid◆fire, explores the pain caused by urban violence while Daniel Roumain’s String Quartet No. 5: “Parks” is inspired by civil rights icon Rosa Parks. This concert will be held on the stage of the Chrysalis and parking will be available in the adjacent lot.
GRAMMY-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane creates original, modern folk music for the lute, while breathing new life into more classical and traditional works. He strives to bring the lute - the most popular instrument of the Renaissance - into today’s musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience.
Concert and parking are FREE, with no tickets or reservations required. Please visit our website for more information about the series: www.CommunityConcertsAtSecond.org
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Never taken an improv class before? Well now is your chance to try it out with experienced BIG instructors!
This introductory workshop is designed to give potential students an opportunity to experience what a class is like before committing to a full course.
Through simple, fun and supportive games, participants will explore basic concepts like playfulness, listening and agreement – all in a safe and comfortable group setting geared specifically toward those who are new to improv.
Traveling from their home in Southern California, Jack & the Vox return to Baltimore for one night, on their way to the CT Ukulele Festival and then Europe! The husband-wife-duo, met at the Berklee College of Music in 1998 (where they both studied Songwriting), but only recently married in 2016. Victoria Vox, who was a Baltimore resident for 11 years, is an award-winning songwriter known for toting her ukulele around the world at festivals, clubs, and performing house concerts. Jack has childhood roots to St. Louis, but grew up in California since a young teen.
Fri., September 20 at 8pm
Sat., September 21 at 8pm
Sun., September 22 at 2pm
Fri., September 27 at 8pm
Sat., September 28 at 8pm
Sun., September 29 at 2pm
Directed by Todd Starkey
Join Homewood Museum’s director and curator, Julie Rose, Ph.D., and assistant curator, Michelle Fitzgerald, for an all-encompassing look at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The day will begin with a tour of the gardens and outbuildings, including the Slave Memorial, Pioneer Farm, and the tomb of George and Martha Washington. Then, move inside for a tour of the mansion house’s first two floors, including the newly restored Front Parlor (2019) and Blue Room (2017).
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the National Electronics Museum is hosting a temporary exhibit, "The Pace Collection: Unique and Rarely Seen NASA Apollo Mission Hardware". The exhibit features an eclectic mix of artifacts from a private collection. Don’t forget the Museum also has on permanent display the Westinghouse Apollo XI lunar TV camera. The exhibit is free with paid museum admission. Open 10 July through 15 October 2019.
Get to know Howard County’s vibrant visual arts scene during Road to the Arts weekend, September 12-15. Participating galleries will host special receptions and exhibits throughout the weekend. The Arts Council’s reception for our Transformations and Fragments exhibits on Friday, September 13 from 6-8pm will also include our Annual Meeting and Grant Awards Ceremony. Our Resident Artists will also host Open Studios from 7-8pm.
The Road to the Arts map also includes all 12 ARTsites 2019 locations – get your copy by calling 410-313-ARTS (2787).
UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster.
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Dan Bailey, Steve Bradley, Cathy Cook, Jules Rosskam,Evan Tedlock, and Vin Grabill. Spectrumprovides an in-depth exploration of recent research projects in film, video, photography, sound, installation, and sculpture by selected members of UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts.
Brian Kuebler will be in conversation with Ed Slattery.
This new documentary film tells the story of jazz in Baltimore – not only its remarkable past in the history of the Royal Theatre and Pennsylvania Ave., with local musicians like Eubie Blake, Chick Webb, Cab Calloway and Billie Holiday, but its continuing vitality in a much-challenged city through musicians like Gay Bartz, Cyrus Chestnut, and Warren Wolf Jr., a vitality kept vibrant by musicians and educators like John Lamkin, Charles Funn and Whit Williams.
Giannina Braschi wrote the poetry epic “Empire of Dreams”, the Spanglish classic “Yo-Yo Boing!”, and the 911 dramatic novel “United States of Banana” which was produced as a play and a comic book. Braschi has been called “one of the most revolutionary voices in Latin American literature” by PEN and the United States Library of Congress. She writes in Spanish, Spanglish, and English to explore the enculturation processes of Latin American immigrants and to dramatize the political options of her native Puerto Rico: nation, colony, or state. With a Ph.D.
Catherine has inherited her late father’s house, hundreds of his notebooks, and his mathematical genius. Terrified she has also inherited his psychosis, she allows one of his devout students to comb through the writings.
This exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and on Sundays, 12 pm-5 pm.
The exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. In 2015 she was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. “Hometown Girl” tells Ms. Dietrich’s story as a life-long Marylander and Baltimore native, and draws inspiration from the many students she has taught over her 35-year career.