Monday, December 6, 2010

Gunky's Basement Presents Repo Man @ the Charles Theatre

REPO MAN Presented by Dan Deacon + Jimmy Joe Roche -- 35mm for $5!
Thursday, December 9
The Charles Theatre

Get ready for the second film in GUNKY'S BASEMENT, the MD Film Fest series curated and hosted by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche: Alex Cox's REPO MAN!

This cult classic dark comedy is set in the punk wasteland of mid-80s LA, stars Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton, and boasts a soundtrack that includes Iggy Pop, Circle Jerks, and Black Flag.

Don't miss this rare 35mm screening of this indescribably unique 1984 film! Just five bucks!

Silkscreened posters created for this screening by Bmore's own ROSE CHASE will be available at the door.

$5 advance tickets will be available at Video Americain Charles Village (3100 St. Paul St.) from Friday 12/3 until Wednesday 12/8.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Wednesday, December 8
Doors will open at 7:45.
Readings will begin at 8:15

The Bell Foundry
1539 N Calvert Street

In December, WORMS is going to be all juvenilia. Every writer will be performing work they created when they were much younger, more innocent, less worldly.

This month's readers include:

CRICKET ARRISON came to Baltimore in the heady summer of 2008 with a heart full of wonder and a song on her lips. Her dreams came true when she was recently installed as the third member of the Un Saddest Factory Theatre Company. She likes the White Mountains of New Hampshire a whole lot. If you tune your radio to 88.9 at 6:56 pm every Monday - Thursday evening, you will hear her name.

LAUREN BENDER is: 1/3 of Narrow House, 1/1 of curator of the Show&Tell series, and 1/2 of the Bender Twins.

AMY HARMON grew up young on Cape Cod, and moved to several other places after that. She received a BA in French, Art History, and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts in 1999 and has been singing in the Lexie Mountain Boys for about 5 years now. She loves Baltimore real bad and spends the vast majority of her time thinking about joke chemistry, teaching, irrational fears, Weird Al, and that brief yet magical window of time that was "post-NOT" but somehow "pre-CORNHOLIO."

DINA KELBERMAN went to school at Purchase College, where everything came together. She now lives in Baltimore, MD and is a founding member of Wham City. She makes comics, draws stuff, paints cardboard, website, and routinely brings garbage into the house. She loves her friends dearly. She recently aquired the rank of 4th place for Tetris lines on NES on Twin Galaxies. Please contact her at your slightest whim.


MELANIE O'BRIEN is a baby that grew up. Originally known as Melanie "Hayes", she has been writing since very young. Currently she is working on a project of secret poetry intended never to leave the house, which includes letters to her unborn baby, records of her dreams, and little tiny poems on post-its. Melanie has a respectable job and lives in Baltimore with, among others, her husband and a hungry, growing child in utero.

LOLA PIERSON is an MFA candidate at Towson. She is a founding member of The Un Saddest Factory, a Baltimore based DIY theatre company, and lives at the Bell Foundry. She won third place in the citypaper's fiction contest this year and is the author of many hit plays.

ADAM ROBINSON Adam Robinson grew up in central New York and started writing in earnest after Mrs. Brown, his 9th grade English teacher, praised his story, "Devastatingly Unjust." Since then, he's published work in numerous journals and in two books, including Adam Robison and Other Poems which the Baltimore-based press, Narrow House, released this past spring. He plays guitar in Sweatpants, a rock band.


KIM TABARA lives and works in Baltimore City. He writes for the online magazine Beatbots. He is a contributor to WYPR's Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast. He will never win the City Paper's Annual Poetry and Fiction competition.

free and open to the public.


Friday, December 3
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Brown Center, MICA

Maryland Film Festival presents Fritz Lang's newly restored METROPOLIS w/ a live score by Alloy Orchestra! Call 410.752.8083 for ticket info.

Festival favorites Alloy Orchestra (featuring Roger Miller of Mission of Burma / Birdsongs of the Mesozoic) return to Baltimore to perform their acclaimed score to Fritz Lang's newly restored COMPLETE METROPOLIS!

Lang's silent sci-fi masterpiece METROPOLIS premiered in 1927 at an epic length of 153 minutes -- but was an initial box-office failure, and instantly trimmed drastically to almost half its intended length. Much of the excised footage was considered lost forever, but a 2008 discovery in Buenos Aires has resulted in a newly restored version -- with 25 minutes of footage unseen for over 80 years!

Don't miss this very special screening!

Regular admission: $15
Students: $5 (day of show only)
Friends of the Festival: FREE! (call to enquire)
**Call 410.752.8083 to order in advance**

PLEASE NOTE: the restored Metropolis is only being distributed digitally, and so will be presented digitally at this screening.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nudashank @ Aqua Art Fair in Miami

Bye Baltimore, Nudashank is headed to Miami!!
Nudashank @ Aqua Art Miami
Room 107

Michael Dotson
Nick Van Woert
John Bohl
Benjamin Edmiston
Matthew Craven
Sam Falls
Steven Riddle
Jordan Bernier
Caitlin Cunningham
Alex Lukas
Edward Max Fendley

December 2 - 5
Preview Party:
Wednesday, December 1

Thursday, November 18, 2010

FLATLANDS @ Current Gallery

Exhibition Dates: November 19 - December 19
Featuring: Jordan Bernier + Justin Lucas

Opening Reception Friday, November 19th
7-10 PM

Current Space
421 North Howard Street
Baltimore Md 21201

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Closing Reception for Michael Dotson CURVES @ Nudashank

Michael Dotson


Closing Reception Saturday, November 6

6 -9pm

Michael Dotson creates contemporary, synthetic landscapes that achieve a hi-tech sensibility through the use of low-tech media (paint and tape). Applying basic two-point perspective and color theory, Dotson creates vivid geometric simulations of imagined utopic environments. Interior and exterior virtual spaces are rendered with a hard-edged digital flatness that belies the fact that the work is made by the human hand.

From pimped out space-age cribs to a crashed, semi-submerged UFO in a crystal mountain lake, Dotson's imagery draws equally from video game nostalgia and idealized contemporary culture.

Also on view is a new series of pixelated marker drawings that turn universal pop symbology into personal iconography.

405 W. Franklin 
FL 3
Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hauntingdon 2010!

HAUNTINGDON AVENUE 2010 Halloween Block Party!
October 31st
6 - 8pm
2900 Block of Huntingdon Ave

HAUNTINGDON AVENUE 2010 is a one-day community block party created by Remington residents for the community and the city of Baltimore to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment. This year GRIA is partnering with Black Cherry Puppet Theatre to bring the art of puppetry to this already interactive event.

HAUNTINGDON AVENUE 2010 will brighten up the 2900 block of Huntingdon Avenue with a spooky festive spectacle featuring artwork and decorations made by Remington youth created in the community run Porch Art weekly workshops. It will also feature d├ęcor made by adult residents that result from weekly community craft gatherings.

Huntingdon Avenue residents are transforming their porches into interactive scary sets where you will be able to get your face painted, play a game, record a ghost story, or get your photo taken in costume! New additions this year include a puppet show porch brought to you from the guidance of Black Cherry Puppet Theater, walking street puppets, Hula Hoop master Spilly, stilt
walking from Paco Fish and performances by local musicians Ricky and Lennon La Ricci.

Visit the GRIA website for more info and directions.

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival this Saturday, October 30th!

The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival -GROW!
Sat Oct 30
Festival 3-9pm
Parade Line-Up 7pm, Step Off 7:30pm.
Pulaski Monument @ Eastern & Linwood Aves in Patterson Park.

Nana Projects artists take The 2010 Great Halloween Lantern Parade into the depths of the garden!

Giant praying mantis stilt walkers! A long, wavy caterpillar lantern that looks like a Chinese dragon puppet! Giant swiss chard rolls on shopping carts. Talking sunflowers and sunflower puppets!

Bands! Sac Au Lait, Mambo Combo''s Escola de Samba, Barrage Band, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore All Stars, 901 Youth Arts Center Drums.

And OF COURSE the thousand lanterns built by Baltimoreans and carried by their makers through Patterson Park! 

Come early for a hayride, lantern making, a New Day of the Dead Community Altar, food, beer and live music from Old Man Brown, Love Peace Project and Balti Mare at the Festival! Pulaski Monument at Eastern & Linwood Aves. Rain Date Sun Oct 31.

free shuttle!!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Performance Variety Show @ the Copycat Theatre

October 30th
8:00 PM.
1511 Guilford Ave B403

Transformable Stories, Ventriloquism, Aerial Silks, Dance, Evil iPods, Words,
Worlds, Murder, Chile, Ke$ha, Beiber, Bands, and Forceful Expulsions From the Stomach

The Baltimore Experimental Dance Collective
Alexander D'agostino
Katherine Ralston
Theresa Columbus
Hoesy Corona & Mary Alessi
Monica Mirabile & Caroline Marcantoni
Mystery Band
La Malicia Pajarita
Person & Carrie
Jackie Wang
Pilar Diaz
...and more!

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Madeline Tess Peters

Come support those who wish to perform for you!!!

Andy Cook's Book Release and Photography Exhibit @ the Metro Gallery

City on Fire
Andy Cook
October 28 - December 4
Opening: Thursday, October 28
Metro Gallery

'City On Fire' is a collection of photographs taken in Baltimore by Andy Cook between 2005 and 2010. This special exhibit will be showcasing work from the two, well anticipated books that Andy will finally release on October 28th! IN THE AIR and SOUND OF FIRE focus heavily on the city's blossoming creative scenes, and set them against a backdrop of landscapes and every-day stories. They are odes to a singular city, brimming with possibility among the ruins and bursting with interesting people.

Musical guests include AK Slaughter and Mickey Free!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Photos from Hope Against Hope @ The Phoenix Shot Tower

Hope Against Hope
Curated by Michael Benevento and Andrew Shenker
On view through December 4th
Dustin Carlson's Chariot

Dustin Wong

Robby Rackleff

More information on Current's Website

Hermonie Only's "Big Deal" @ Pent House

One of the most impressive solo exhibitions in recent memory, Hermonie Only's "Big Deal" included 2D work, sculpture and installation. For Only's show, Andrew Laumann, the gallery's curator, worked tirelessly to finish and transform the space from a primarily music venue into an awesome DIY gallery.  Using a limited palette, repetitive shapes and imagery (slanted, upside-down crosses, D&D die shapes) Hermonie created a haunting set of large-scale props and artifacts from a light hearted ritual.  Its really hard to photograph in there, better photos on the Pent House Gallery's tumblr

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gunky's Basement presents John Carpenter's THE THING @ the Charles Theatre

John Carpenter's THE THING Hosted by Dan Deacon + Jimmy Joe Roche!
Thursday, October 21
The Charles Theatre

The first film in GUNKY'S BASEMENT -- a new Maryland Film Festival series of films curated and hosted by Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche -- is John Carpenter's THE THING!

Come see a beautiful 35mm print of this classic sci-fi/horror film on the largest screen at The Charles Theatre for just $5!

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT VIDEO AMERICAIN (Charles Village location / 3100 St. Paul St.), ATOMIC BOOKS (Hampden / 3620 Falls Rd) and RED EMMA'S (MT. VERNON / 800 St. Paul St).

Read the Baltimore Sun's Gunky's Basement comes to The Charles

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Puppet Slamwich! @ Black Cherry Puppet Theatre

Puppet Slamwich!
Thursday, October 21
Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins Street
(thats in SoWeBo folks, right by the Hollins Market, and now easily accessible by the Charm City Circulator's Orange line!)

Black Cherry is proud to premier the very first show in our new puppet slam series, "Puppet Slamwich" on THURSDAY, October 21, 2010. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Do not miss this! Seriously. Oh, and this event is for grown-ups, so leave the kids at home!

Tickets are $7, and will be available at the door starting at
7:30pm. Seating is general admission and limited. The show starts at 8pm. Don't be late!

The first in the series, "Puppet Slamwich: Pulled Pork edition" features a variety of local and nationally touring performers whose work is infused with social commentary and political satire! Just what you need to liven up a Thursday night!

**Former Bread and Puppet company members, Danny McNamara and Diana Sette introduce their newly founded Possibilitarian Puppet Theatre to Baltimore. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the duo will premier their “Dumb Show History of Humanity in 8 Pictures" and infuse the night with the raucous, jouyful sounds of their Wild Music Marching Ensemble!

**Hoesy Corona, Baltimore’s mercurial performance artist presents his poetic yet hard-hitting “Mexican Quick Change" about the rise of anti-Mexican sentiment in the United States.

**Liz Donadio, Erin Gleeson, and Kevin Blackistone perform in "Jeremiah 8:7", a play by Baltimore sweetheart Justin Durel with amazing puppets by Donna Sellinger of Missoula Oblongata. Based on the passage from the bible: "Even the stork knows her appointed time; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the laws of their coming; but my people know not the laws of the Lord”

**Dave Bailey, from Austin, Texas and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, returns with RPM Puppet Conspiracy for and encore performance of “The Only Good Corporation is an Undead Corporation.” There will be Zombies!!

Holy Moly, that is an amazing amount of puppet goodness for just $7. Don't miss the chance to see these fantastic out-of-town performers traveling through Baltimore (and those great ones who we are proud to call our own)!!

Puppet Slamwich is supported in part by a grant from The Puppet Slam Network! Thanks!

Wham City Lecture Series: A Panel Discussion: Memetics and Sustainability

A Panel Discussion: Memetics and Sustainability
Wham City Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 20
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Bellfoundry, 1539 N Calvert

Memetics! Sustainability! Erin Gleeson! Keith Lea! Rjyan Kidwell! Cullen Stalin!Every combination of those words! How do the memes that make up the culture we reside in effect our sustainability? Are those memes themselves sustainable? What kind of memes are necessary for sustainability? What's up with the current sustainability meme? Let's keep the culture going!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Photos from the Opening of CURVES @ NUDASHANK

Michael Dotson
Michael Dotson
On view through November 6 @ Nudashank


Sal in a good sweater, John and John

Alex and Seth

Justin, Ed and Seth

Zach and Milana

Heather and Jaime


Jaime and Jon

Paul and Michael (twins)

Max, the best

Andrew and Justin

Alana and Xavier

Patrick and Martha

Brian and Jessi

Ed and Jameel

Stephanie and Rufus

Seth Michael and Alex

Sam and Katy

Russell and Elena

Rick and Zoe



Jordan and Geoff

Stephanie and Kate

Virginia and Graham


Michael and his mom

Also look for Michael's work @ Aqua Art Fair