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