Theater Thursdays

Theater Thursdays: Moby Dick or the Water Ballet Spectacular

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Chris Furino

FluidMovementDruid Hill Park – July 27th-28th

Patterson Park Pool – August 3-4

Fluid Movement, a Baltimore-based performing arts group, returns with its 12th annual water ballet and, this time, it’s personal! It’s Moby Dick or The Water Ballet! The story, which draws heavily from Hemingway’s Mellville’s (We have harpooned the author as a result of this gaffe) famous work about Ishmael, a poor sailor, as he joins Captain Ahab on a search wretched white whale is set to water by a group of “sparkly-and-ironic” synchronized swimmers as they hunt and harpoon the antagonist. Will any of them make it to Nantucket alive? You’ll have to experience the splendor of the open sea to find out. You’ll find this all out without leaving the comforts of your favorite Baltimore City Public Pool. Be sure to check this event out, July 27th and 28th at the Druid Hill Park Pool, or August 3rd and 4th at the Patterson Park Pool. Tickets are $10 or $5 for city pool pass holders. Also, the July 27th show is half price! Doors open 30 minute before the show, so make sure you show up early and are prepared for the seaward journey of a lifetime.

For more information and to purchase tickets, check out Fluid Movement’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Hamlet

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 by Chris Furino

BmoreShakespeareFactoryJuly 13th – 14th / The Great Hall Theater at St. Mary’s

July 18th – August 4th / The Meadow at Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum

Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest work, Hamlet is a tragedy of murder and revenge on the fringes of sanity. The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory will run this production at two different venues from July 13th to August 4th. Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s Hamlet runs for one weekend indoors and three weekends outdoors in the Meadow at the Evergreen Library and Museum. These outdoor performances will be held rain or shine. So, bring your own chair and an umbrella for shade or sprinkles. In the event of heavy rain or storms, shows will be held and the company will attempt to restart if possible. If weather does not permit, or for any other reason, cancellations will be announced no sooner than 2 hours prior to curtain on the company’s website. Guests are also welcome to picnic on the lawn prior to and during the show. Finally, on August 3rd, join the company for a special “Marathon on the Meadow” where patrons can view the company’s productions of “Hamlet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

For more information, visit the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Summer Activity Extraordinaire Music and Dance

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 by Chris Furino

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Fine Arts Building at Loyola’s Campus

Contemporary Arts Inc. will be collaborating with Loyola University to organize a summer program for youth ages 4-17. This program will explore the youths talents or introduce them to new art forms. Students will be able to explore instrumental, visual, voice, and dance arts. They will also be visited by local artists to hear about their work. This program will also offer students the opportunity to go on a field trip to learn more about the arts they choose to explore. The students will close with a performance at Loyola University’s McManus Theater on Thursday, August 15th at 1pm.

For more information, visit the Contemporary Arts Inc. website.

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Theater Thursdays: Flicks from the Hill

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by Chris Furino

flicks2012-prevasThursdays from July 11-August 22

The American Visionary Arts Museum – 800 Key Highway

Every Thursday starting at 9pm, join the American Visionary Arts Museum for a free film on Fed. Hill. Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film inspired by AVAM’s current exhibit The Art of Storytelling. Films include West Side Story, Rear Window, and Cry-Baby (A CLASSIC!). As if this event couldn’t get any more awesome, the museum is open and completely free from 5-9pm on Flick nights! If you can make it the 11th, be sure to purchase your tickets for the Flick’s opening night premiere party. There will also be tons of great pre-film happenings at AVAM so be sure to check those out as well!

For more information and a list of films, check out AVAM’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Cinema al Fresco

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by Chris Furino

moonstruckFriday evenings through July and August beginning at 7:00 PM

Little Italy at the corner of High St. and Stiles St.

Every Friday night of July and August, enjoy a free film presented in Little Italy. The Open Air Film Festival has been a hit since 1999 and continues to thrive this year. This festival features classics, like The Godfather II and La Dolce Vita, to recent hits like Eat, Pray, Love and To Rome with Love. The films are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot, so be sure to bring a comfortable lawn chair. You want to get there early too to ensure you get the best spot for the viewing of the film. The event is free and open to all members of the public. Plus, you can get free popcorn as you watch the film! Starting at 7pm, there will be live music playing and then promptly at 9pm the film will begin. For the perfect Friday night on the town, you should head down to Little Italy for a delicious meal, then live music and a free film!

To see a schedule of films and more information visit the festival’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: The Screen Painters w/ Little Castles

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by Chris Furino

TheScreenPaintersThursday, June 20th

Creative Alliance at the Patterson

An artform born and raised here in good ol’ Bawlmore, Screen Painting is celebrating its 100th birthday (hey, that’s 10 times more than us!). To celebrate this unique and beautiful art form, the film The Screen Painters will be shown at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. In short, homeowners would commission screen painters to create intricate designs on the doors of local homes so that passersby could not see in. Following the film will be a discussion with cinematographer Richard Chilsom and other scholars. The film is $12 dollars and will also feature the premiere of the film Little Castles – a film on Baltimore’s Formstone. Be sure to join the Creative Alliance again on Saturday, June 22nd for a tour of the Painted Screens of East Baltimore, costings $35. This event, unique to Baltimore, is one you certainly do not want to miss.

For more information, visit the Creative Alliance’s website.

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Theater Thursday: The Polar Express 4D Experience at the National Aquarium!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

You are invited on an extraordinary 4D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Featured in digital 3D and brought to life with 4D multi-sensory effects, this is an immersive experience for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season.

When: Daily, 12PM-12AM. Show times vary. Runs until January 1st!

Where: 501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD

For more information, please visit

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Theater Thursday: Santa on Harford Road

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

Get ready for a jam-packed day with Santa, all along Harford Road! Take in a performance from area students at Mid Atlantic Center for the Performing Arts

(show times at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., call for reservations at 443-438-4525).

11:00 a.m. -Enjoy holiday crafts at the Hamilton Gallery
1:30 p.m. Visit the Last Chance Holiday Craft Show at Faith Community Church.
OR find Santa at the Red Canoe; the Arcadian Rhythms will be there to lead a sing-along.
At 4:30 p.m., Santa’s House at 4500 Harford Road will be open for visitors. Come tell Santa your holiday wishes!

When: Saturday, December 8 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Harford Road, Baltimore, MD

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Theater Thursdays: Million Dollar Quartet

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by Kathleen McKeveny

Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the collaboration of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. This show brings to life the greatest jam session of all time that gave birth to classics like Blue Suede Shoes, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, and Folsom Prison Blues, among others. Don’t miss out on this week’s Theater Thursday event!

When: November 27, 2012- December 2, 2012

Hippodrome Theater at THe France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
12 N. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD

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Thursday: Late Night Concert with SwampCandy

Monday, November 26th, 2012 by Christa Constantine

Head over to McGuire Hall this Thursday at 9 p.m. for a FREE Late Night concert featuring Swampcandy, an old school stomp and boogie band from Annapolis, Md. While at the event, enter a FREE raffle for your chance to win tickets to see Nada Surf or X & the Reverend Horton Heat. This is WLOY’s LAST Late Night concert of the semester, so you don’t want to miss it!

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