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Japanese Woodblock Prints showcases more than 40 lively prints dating from the 17th through 19th centuries from the Walters’ collection. Japanese woodblock prints are often credited to individual artists like Hokusai and Hiroshige. However, these celebrated and beautiful works of art are the products of masterfully orchestrated collaborations among publishers, artists, carvers, and printers; their distinct roles are explored in this exhibition.
Nearly 250 exquisite Chinese snuff bottles, delicately crafted from stone, glass, porcelain, ivory, lacquer, enamel, and precious metals, will be on view in the galleries of the Walters’ palazzo-style court. Once personal adornments and handsome gifts, these extraordinary examples of technical and artistic virtuosity were made to hold snuff, a mixture of finely ground tobacco leaves, spices, and aromatic herbs.
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 via email by the Friday before to Creative Alliance Film Curator, Samantha Mitchell ([email protected]) to be added to the line up.
The first session will be hosted by actress Leesa Ashley!
Thanks to our generous sponsors Baltimore Filmmakers Collective & Charm City Filmmakers for helping to make these sessions possible!
On view: DEC 7 - JAN 12
Reception: FRI DEC 7 | 6-8PM | FREE
This exhibition will feature the works of late artist Alice Gadzinski. Her papier-mâché depictions of the everyday kitsch objects found in the homes of many provoke thoughts of negative ironic critique as well as strong optimism brought on by the love she saw captured in these objects. Viewers can see works Alice completed before her passing as well as collaborative works created in her likeness.
Quiet, reclusive and massively talented Billy Colucci’s name is known to Baltimoreans who really know their jazz.
"Elvis" and Kittie Glitter take care of business as hosts of a hilarious underground fight club. In seven elaborately staged rounds, this action-packed, punch-drunk evening offers flim-flam fisticuffs, cartoon-like violence, below-the-belt comedy, and hot tah-tahs. Elvis-themed burlesque will help keep the audience all shook up between fights! Don't miss this sexy, subversive, satirical, and nonsensical tradition that celebrates The King's birthday month!
FRI JAN 11 at 7:30PM | SAT JAN 12 at 7PM & 9:30PM | $25, $22 MEMBERS (+$3 at the door)
THANK YOU, DAD
Three plays about the Reverend Jim Jones
By Aladrian C. Wetzel
Rapid Lemon Productions
January 11 – 20
Rapid Lemon Productions kicks off its 2019 season with the world premiere of Aladrian C. Wetzel’s THANK YOU, DAD… a collection of three short plays based on the life of the Reverend Jim Jones, founder of the deadly religious cult The Peoples Temple.
This amazing solo performance by RLP Artistic Director Lance Bankerd is directed by Mike Smith.
Terry Koger, alto saxophone
Freddie Dunn, trumpet
Darius Scott, piano
Jeff Reed, bass
Darrell Taylor, drums
Playing the music of Jackie McLean
BLITHE SPIRIT - an improbable farce in 3 acts
by Noel Coward
Directed by Fuzz Roark
stage managed by Paul Saar
Dec 14, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
Filled with the wit and charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a comedy gem!
As inspiration for his new novel, fussy and cantankerous Charles Condomine invites the wonderfully eccentric medium, Madame Arcati to perform a seance in his house.
For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio and as collaborators with an expanded 8-piece ensemble they call The Eric Byrd Trio: Brother Ray Band, in tribute to The Genius of Soul icon Ray Charles.
Min Xia Fen
“Fearless . . . a pipa player like no other” - The New York Times
We will pay tribute to a great iconic figure whose musical boundaries transverse the world!
WOLRD 3 consists of Sharp Redway, a pianist with extraordinary talent and soul;Min Xiao Fen, a pipa master from China with vocal clarity and distinction; and T.K. Blue, a multi-talented reed player with deep reverence for the elders.
The connection that brings this trio together is the spirit and musical legacy of recently deceased Dr. Randy Weston.
What is burlesque? It is sensuality, storytelling, and so much more! It is about being your authentic self on stage and sharing your story with the world. Welcome to Essential Tease: A Transformative Burlesque Class Series! This series guides students through act creation from start to finish through internal and external work, all the while incorporating mindful techniques for both on and off the stage. Join us to tell your story, cultivate your creativity, and celebrate your sexy. It is open to ALL gender identities, abilities, ages, sexual preferences, races, and religions.
“Mr. Marcus is probably the most inventive bass clarinetist working in straight-ahead jazz today… [and] lives in Baltimore, where he is a guiding light on the city’s jazz scene who doubles as an activist and organizer.”
– The New York Times
Though use of bass clarinet in jazz typically leans heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus’ straight-ahead playing has carved out a unique voice for the instrument in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility.
Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is not just a run-through just before the concert – this is a real working rehearsal in the middle of the process of putting the concert together!
Each rehearsal starts at 7:30 pm, but you can come and go as you like.
These are fun, interesting special events even if you don't know anything about music!
In this 6-Week class you will experience the passion and the fierceness of Merengue, one of the international symbols of the Caribbean and Latin American dances. Throughout the class we will work together as a group to bring out the best in each other and connect with the roots of this cultural dance style. This course is going to consist of a weekly 2 hour class from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday’s and finalizing with the closing act of an optional Performance at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson.
TUESDAYS, JAN 15 - FEB 19 | 6-8PM | $70, $65 MEMBERS
Craig Alston - Saxophone
Todd Simon - Keyboards
Charles Wilson - Drums
Mike Pope - bass
"Mike Pope was born in the small college town of Bowling Green, Ohio in 1970 to well-trained classical musicians and educators. They brought Mike up to listen to all music with discriminating ears and instilled a profound respect for the art form that brought the spiritual and emotional wealth into their home.
Forever Family offers inspirational stories and songs of family, defined both conventionally and otherwise: the unconditional love afforded a child by a parent or grandparent; sons and daughters honoring fathers and mothers; loving whomever we see as family, be it under our roofs or in our communities. The 5:30-6:30pm reception period for this opening event is graced with composer/jazz pianist George Spicka offering ambient music as the exhibition opens to the public for the first time.
Welcome to the Bechdel family. But just what family is it? Through the searching eyes of daughter Alison—aged 9, 17, and then 42—we meet her ever-shifting and sometimes unreliable memories of brothers, mother, and above all her repressed father, along with recollections from the family funeral home to Alison’s coming out. Based on Bechdel’s own best-selling illustrated memoir, this poignant tale harnesses every facet of music and theater to explore and unravel the mysteries of childhood and the surprising secrets that shape a life.