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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, September 21st, 2019 starting at 9AM or 10AM in Towson. Classes are 50 minutes long, meet once a week, and last for 10 weeks. The tuition for the fall session costs $200.
Christmas Village is celebrating the beloved German American Weekend on December 7thand 8th! German American Clubs of the area will share German culture like Schuhplattler dances, German choir songs and much more with guests! Additionally, to all of these performances, the German American Weekend will feature a German Game contest for the first time ever. Christmas Village’s German Games will cover some well-known German competitions like beer mug lifting (“Bierkrugstemmen”), Bratwurst Eating Contest and a Costume Challenge! Already having some team mates in mind?
Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years. The work consists of 150 individual chandeliers with 417 lights. The chandeliers are hung individually from the ceiling and form one large, cloud-like structure. Although an abstract sculpture, the installation is also a scientifically precise representation of the chemical composition of moon dust as it was gathered during the Apollo 17 mission.
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
As part of Downtown Dollar Days, visit the museum and create a variety of arts and crafts activities in preparation for Hanukkah. Inspired by the current exhibition, Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling, crafts will be made using recycled materials. Activities are suitable for all ages and no artistic talent is required.
Come join the Hunt Valley Wind Ensemble for an afternoon of holiday music performed live! A little something for all kinds of music lovers, featuring selections from the movies The Polar
Express and Nightmare Before Christmas, excerpts from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nutcracker and more. The concert is free! All ages are welcome!
Rejoice in the sound of young voices in vibrant song as the three choirs of the Children's Chorus of Maryland, spanning ages 7-18, present their annual holiday concert, featuring a full performance of John Rutter's Dancing Day for choir and harp! CCM's 44th Annual Winter Concert REJOICE! takes place on Sunday, December 8th at 3PM in the beautiful Gordon Center for the Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD. We cannot wait share this glorious and joyful repertoire with you! Reception to follow the concert. Children under age 5 cannot be admitted due to live recording.
The New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Maryland’s Premier GLBTS Chorus, performs music that celebrates all of humanity in its infinite variations. Tim Gillham, Artistic Director, is starting his second year at the helm of the 60+ member chorus. Joining him in his new position as Accompanist is Christopher Schroeder.
New Wave Singers will be presenting two Winter Concerts:
Saturday 7 PM December 7th at Epiphany Episcopal Church 2216 Pot Spring Rd. Timonium, MD 21093, and
Sunday 4 PM December 8th at Grace United Methodist Church 5407 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210.
Evergreen Museum & Library's annual holiday open house invites visitors to explore the 48-room Gilded Age mansion decorated for the season with special displays of collection objects and live music. Festive fare will be served and the museum shop will be filled with unique gift ideas for sale at discounted prices!
This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Vienna Boys Choir, renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world, will fill the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall this holiday season with the angelic charm and pure sounds that have brought crowds to their feet for more than 500 years. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.
The BSO is not performing on this program.
Take a break from the holiday hustle-bustle and join Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective’s “What Improv Group?!” (W.I.G.) for its fun-filled “It’s a Wonderful W.I.G.” – A Holiday Improv Show on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
HCC’s Arts Collective’s outstanding improv actors will perform in W.I.G.’s 90-minute holiday improv show, which will include joyful, hilarious, and sentimental on-the-spot storytelling, as well as fun prizes and audience participation for adults and children (ages 8 and up).
Returning for its 7th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market! Starting from Thanksgiving and running until Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th, 2019), a large variety of weekday and weekend events designed to please young and old await to be explored! Also, make sure that you don’t miss our Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.
Enjoy a woodland and winter-themed celebration with a hot chocolate bar, arts and crafts, a marshmallow eating contest, woodland themed games, and nature activities. The event is family- friendly and open to guests of all ages.
Join Historic Ships in Baltimore on Saturday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the commissioning of USS Torsk! Torsk submarine was built in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine and commissioned into the U.S. Navy on December 16, 1944. Torsk sank the last enemy vessels of WWII and after the war service, Torsk was used as a training submarine until 1968. It holds a record of over 10,000 dives.
Join Ballet Chesapeake for a grand performance of the holiday classic ballet, “The Nutcracker” at Towson University with a breathtaking score by world-renowned composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Complete with grand-scale backdrops and fanciful costumes, Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Cavalier are sure to delight guests of all ages. Ticket prices range from $19.00 - $25.00 in advance; $30.00 at the door.