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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.
From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.
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.
Ring in the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, and winter-inspired art activities. After the Washington Monument is set aglow, followed by a spectacular fireworks display, warm up at the Walters with 10,000 jolly Baltimoreans during the city’s longest-running holiday tradition!
The history of the London theaters during Shakespeare’s lifetime is a fascinating field of study that can help us better appreciate Shakespeare’s stagecraft. Come learn about the Theatre, commonly credited as the first permanently built theatre, the Red Lion, the Rose, the Curtain, the Hope, the Swan, and the two theaters most closely associated with Shakespeare: the Globe and the Blackfriars.
This event is FREE.
Beer, wine, and snacks provided!
**NOTE: Run dates now Dec 4 - Dec 30.** Oscar Wilde’s much-loved tour-de-farce receives an uproarious Resident Company revival with this landmark lampoon of Victorian norms—a jovial joyride of double lives, double entendres, and labyrinthine twists and turns. Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen and her friend Cecily both fall for a man named Ernest (of whom Lady Bracknell—played by company member Bruce Randolph Nelson—disapproves), but whether wit or wisdom will prevail is anybody’s guess!
Alex Brown, director
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.
Join us at Conkling St & Eastern Ave. as we light the grand tree, take photos with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa & Hoehn’s cookies and start the engines at the Highlandtown Train Garden! Continue the merriment into the evening on the ha! H!ghlandtown First Friday Holiday Art Walk visiting our Art-centric businesses and Arts venues an in the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District.
This is the Deepwater Jazz Band's debut performance at Cabaret at Germano's. Derrick A. Amin, piano Darrell Taylor, drums Colie Williams, vocals Darryl Adams, bass Terry Koger, alto sax Dniko Evans, tenor sax Ron Lewis, vocals Lenny Smith, guitar Mel Valentine, percussion
danah bella, artistic director
THE QUEER GAYME SHOW NETWORK
Charm City Kitty Club
December 7 & 8
The Charm City Kitty Club is a collectively run cabaret designed to foster, showcase and celebrate creative expression among lesbian, dyke, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and genderqueer individuals as well as our allies. Now in our 16th consecutive year!
The Queer Gayme Show Network will feature DC rock & soul band The CooLots, local activist/writer/artist Ignacio Rivera, and more amazing acts to be announced.
Create the perfect holiday gift at this fused-glass workshop designed for kids (with help from a grown-up). Participants make 3 seasonal or holiday ornaments in a design of their creation. From snowflakes to winter fairies, the only limit is your imagination! The ornaments are fired by the artist and returned to Creative Alliance for pickup the following week.
SAT DEC 8 | 11AM - 1PM | $10 per participant. Includes all materials.
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. Tonight, of course, expect some seasonally inappropriate memories. Ho ho ho?
Hailed as a "cultural phenomenon" by Newsweek, Mortified is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as teens.
Starting in September 2018, the Second Saturday dance will move to the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, Hart Hall. 6112 York Rd, Baltimore.
The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Square and Contra Dancing on the 2nd Saturday of the month running from 8:00 'till 11:00 pm, with a short break in the middle.
Grammy award winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. His father was Broadway composer Moose Charlap, whose credits include Peter Pan, and his mother is singer Sandy Stewart, who toured with Benny Goodman, and was a regular on the Perry Como show.