In the mid-1960s, a young writer’s life turns upside down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news. Even 50 years later, the reverberations of that moment, and its unexpected consequences, still echo in the intersecting lives of four individuals caught up in a rapidly changing world. This is a bittersweet story of finding and following our passions from Christina Anderson, winner of the Lorraine Hansberry Award. This world-premiere play that explores the universal act of creation—of life, of family, of art—spans space and time to inspire a new generation of makers and lovers.
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MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott. The eldest Scott passed down to her daughter knowledge inherited from generations of craftspeople in their family who had honed their expertise and persisted in their artistry through the extreme deprivations of slavery and its aftermath in sharecropping, migration, and segregation. “They couldn’t buy things,” Joyce J. Scott recounts, “so they made things.
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.
May 24: Film night with an evening of film shorts and discussion, 6-9pm
Doors open at 6:00pm; Films begin at 7:00pm
Join us for an evening of shorts followed by a discussion with activists and filmmakers.
Surviving Incarceration in Maryland (Series)
Gaza: A Gaping Wound
A Life of Shadows . . . Written in Light
Tanya Garcia, Director
Amy Oden, Director
Qiana Johnson, Life After Release
Sammy Alqasem, Baltimore-Palestine Solidarity
Quiet, reclusive and massively talented Billy Colucci’s name is known to Baltimoreans who really know their jazz.
**NOTE: Run dates now May 7 - Jun 23.** Honest, funny, and dancing with heart, Queens Girl in the World chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, adds comical confusion to her already quizzical, fish-out-of-water adolescence.
**NOTE: Run dates now May 14 - Jun 23.** Honest, funny, and dancing with heart, Queens Girl in the World chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, adds comical confusion to her already quizzical, fish-out-of-water adolescence.
VARIATIONS ON MYTH
Rapid Lemon Productions
May 10 – 26
Baltimore’s original ten-minute play festival returns to Theatre Project with its 15th annual production, Variations on Myth directed by T.P. Huth. Come see the full production of these 12 world premiere plays by local authors, and vote to choose the theme for the 2020 Variations Project!
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Erin Riley
with Assistant Director, Ruta Douglas Smith
Musical Score composed and performed by Parker Bailey Stevens
Lyrics by Caryl Churchill
May 10 - June 2, 2019
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
Witch Hunt: a community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them.
It’s no coincidence the victims are female identified. What was true in 1670 is eerily true in 2018.
Come aboard America's most authentic Baltimore Clipper replica for a two-hour sail. You may lend a hand to raise the sails and imagine life as part of the crew in the 1800s or just relax and enjoy the sail. Either way, you will learn about Baltimore’s rich maritime history and enjoy seeing the city from the water while sailing on "America's Star-Spangled Ambassador."
A Musical Journey Through The Past, Present and Glimpse into Future Aspirations
Join the Worthy Brothers in their debut cabaret, featuring a collection of jazz and classical Influences and inspirations, original compositions and stories behind the music
Cam’s Sessions V: Concert
May 25 | 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door
In the best of Baltimore traditions, enjoy an evening of swing, jazz, blues, and bebop with Cam Sterrett and the Camz Soundz & Vibrationz quartet. Featuring Cameron Sterrett on trumpet, Jeron White on bass, Yawn Jones on guitar, and Julian Berkowitz on drums.
Doors at 7:30pm; concessions available before and during the show. Tickets $20 at the door so save money by purchasing yours in advance!
Music in the Great Hall presents the Rolston String Quartet. The program includes Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 “Dissonance”, Ligeti’s String Quartet No. 1 “Metamorphoses Nocturnes” and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op.59.
Looking for great new books to read? Do you love film? Creative Alliance and The Ivy Bookshop are teaming up to launch a new series that pairs a book and movie that explore similar topics. Read the book, then join us for a screening of the related film at Creative Alliance. Haven't read any books by Elena Ferrante yet? No problem! The Ivy Bookshop will be selling copies on site!
Come join our new weekly jam session, every Sunday at 7pm, in the downstairs bar at Germano's! Mike 'n' Ike will provide the house rhythm section, while Germano's provides a fabulous bar featuring everything from fresh carrot juice to old whiskey, plus fantastic food,, all in a comfortable bar in the heart of Little Italy. Come join host Ian Rashkin (bass) and the rest of the rhythm section to play your favorite jazz standards, and not-so-standards; all instruments and vocalists welcome.
The Bar at Germano’s is the place to be on Monday nights as master guitarist Michael Raitzyk treats us to jazz, Irish, Scottish, Klezmer, rock, pop and original tunes.
Marin Alsop, conductor
André Watts, piano
Revered pianist André Watts returns to the BSO to perform Beethoven’s last piano concerto, the mighty "Emperor." Marin Alsop also leads the Orchestra in Brahms’ most exhilarating chamber work, his youthful Piano Quartet in G Minor with its thrilling rondo finale, arranged for large orchestra by Schoenberg.