The first in a series of free concerts to be performed around Baltimore during the 2019-20 season. Made possible by Presenting Sponsor PNC, Symphony in the City brings the BSO out of the concert hall and into community locations throughout Baltimore City. The programs will include works by Beethoven as part of the BSO’s Beethoven 2020 project, which celebrates the composer’s 250th birthday.
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Arts Every Day will be hosting its fourth annual 10x10 Exhibit featuring over two hundred student and teacher artworks from Baltimore City Public Schools that respond to a culturally relevant body of work, movement, or theme. This year, the 10X10 Exhibit work is inspired by the theme IDENITITY.
The exhibition, curated by a team of high school students: Mason Alston of Baltimore Design School, Charyce Burrell of Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, Kayla Laws of Renaissance Academy, and Malachi Wright of Baltimore Design School, will be on view at the Motor House.
Lying is all the rage these days but hasn’t it always been? Join internationally acclaimed neo- vaudevillian, Mark Nadler, as he sings, plays the piano, spins tall takes and literally tapdances around the truth.
"In 'The Old Razzle Dazzle,' his new show about lies, lying and liars, Nadler plays and sings with his usual virtuosic abandon, in a show constructed with his usual passionate intelligence. And as usual, the show is stunning, perhaps among his best." -- Jonathan Warman
Bard to the Bone, BSF’s Shakespeare Appreciation Society, meets every odd-numbered month for a lively conversation about a specific aspect of Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre.
Enjoy snacks, drinks, and conversation with fellow Shakespeare buffs, and enrich your understanding of the Bard’s work and its relevance to our modern world.
This event is FREE and begins at 7pm.
January's Topic is Henry V: Rabbit or Duck?
Have you ever said to yourself one these things?
"I wish Baltimore had more classic country music happening."
"I wish I could go out dancing and learn how to two-step"
"I wish I could hang out at a bar, listen to country music, listen to local musicians, support a local brewery, and drink beer all at the same time!"
"I need to dance with my friends and hang out!“
Tufan Derince, at the crest of a wave of young Kurdish musicians who have swept over the corridor linking Diyarbakır—the capital of Kurdish culture in Southeast Turkey—with urban centers of Kurdish migration along the Eastern Mediterranean, has performed at hundreds of weddings across Turkey. Recently relocated to the Netherlands he has already made a major impact on Kurdish music scenes in Europe, collaborating with refugee Kurdish musicians from Syria, creating a novel blend of electronic pop and heavy electrified Kurdish folk music.
DUKING IT OUT FOR YEAR TEN!
“Elvis" and Kittie Glitter take care of business as hosts of this 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. Between bouts burlesque talents will keep the audience "all shook up."
Songwriter and guitarist Paul Margolis and accordionist John Shock have been playing music together for almost 30 years. Starting with Shock’s band Two Legs, then The Polkats, and now with The Stone Hill All-Stars, they have been at the helm of some of the best roots-rock bands in Baltimore. Their blend of cajun-flavored polka lies somewhere between Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, and The Pogues—plus polka. They swashbuckled through a dozen different kinds of traditional music all while retaining a distinct Baltimore flavor.
Annapolis vocalist Theresa Sise steps back into the spotlight with entertaining and inspiring jazz. Her program commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and gives us hope for the future. The band will play beloved jazz standards and share some of King's favorite tunes. The featured guest is internationally renowned pianist Robert Redd, who has worked with such greats as Ethel Ennis, Keter Betts and Charlie Byrd. He'll join Sweet Tea band members bassist Michael Graham and drummer Nick Costa. Many jazz lovers believe Sise is a star in the making.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King at the Lewis Museum!
Stop by A Ride To Remember Story Hour and Mural Art Project to explore the story of the desegregation of a local amusement park and carousel with authors Sharon Langley, the first African American child to integrate the park and Amy Nathan. Participate in telling your own personal memories fighing social injustices at A Ride to Remember Oral History Video booth.
A new concert series featuring local Baltimore singers and rappers performing selections from the hit musical Voices of Carmen!
This performance and community conversation unpack the storyline of the opera Carmen while bringing the characters and conflicts into contemporary times. Come hear Voices of Carmen in its first concert series and join the #CarmenConversation.
Chuck Prophet is the best damn songwriter in all of roots rock and I'll stand on Alejandro Escovedo's coffee table in John Murry's flip-flops and say that.
- Peter Blackstock, No Depression
Prophet does an impressive job of blurring the lines that separate blues, country and roots-rock.
In his own good-humored, ramshackle way, Prophet earns his last name.
- Anthony DeCurtis
Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective will present “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, January 24–26, 2020, in Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center.
As northern lights hover in a magical, star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in sweet, hilarious, and unexpectedly powerful ways – at exactly the same time.
Join Gary Rubin, a local favorite, accompanied by Brent Hardesty at the piano, as they weave their magic, singing the classic songs of Sinatra, Bennett, Darin and Buble. A delightful evening of nostalgic and contemporary classics that will compel you to hum and sing along with them and will make everyday a special occasion. You will walk out smiling!
The Forest of the Witch
January 24 – 26
Karagöz is the traditional shadow puppet theatre of Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and is named after its main characters, Karagöz and Hacivat. It is known as one of the oldest shadow performances in the world dating back to nearly 700 years in Anatolia. Karagöz was included in the UNESCO representative list of Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity in 2009. Join us for an evening of two Karagöz plays.
Shostakovich confounded the expectations of the Soviet authorities, who were expecting a big, triumphant symphony saluting Stalin, with his Ninth, the lightest and brightest of his symphonies. Legendary violinist Gil Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, often called the most perfect violin concerto ever written. Haydn’s penultimate symphony, known as the “Drumroll,” features high spirits, drama and a brilliantly dynamic ﬁnale.
John Storgårds, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Bring your family back in time to the golden age of children’s television and attend a “live-taping” of Baltimore’s last standing local kids’ show; Danny Joe’s TreeHouse at The Creative Alliance!
Head to Toe w/ Special Guest Blair Imani
In this episode of Danny Joe’s TreeHouse, special guest Blair Imani stops by the treehouse with Ms. Monica to talk with Ollie Ollie Oxenfree about expression and identity. After the show, parents and caregivers are invited to participate in a group discussion while kids create their very own identity hats.