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Studio North, a student-run organization designed to facilitate student filmmaking on campus, presented its 2018 Grand Premiere at the Parkway Theatre on Wednesday, April 25. The historic theater was packed with students, professors, families and community members eager to watch the work of student filmmakers who had received funding for their projects in the spring of 2017.
The Barnstormers premiered the first of six performances of their spring musical Pippin last Friday, April 6. The musical, written by Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz in 1972, tells the story of Pippin, the son of Charlemagne, who goes on a journey to find fulfillment in life. He is surrounded by a troupe of performers — the Players — headed by the charismatic Leading Player, who guide Pippin along his tumultuous path of dramatic battles, sexual awakening, family betrayal and love.
On Friday, March 30, Hopkins junior Julia Zimmerman debuted a new contemporary art exhibit titled Present at Peabody. Zimmerman curated the site-specific exhibit with funding from an Andrew W. Mellon Arts Innovation Grant.
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Grad Show 2018 II held its opening reception on Saturday, March 24, at the MICA campus. The show is the second of three for the Spring/Summer season of 2018, which will feature the work of a total of more than 150 graduate students.
On Wednesday March 7, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) hosted a discussion between Stephen Towns and Mark Bradford. Audience members from Hopkins, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Baltimore community gathered in the museum’s newly renovated auditorium for the opportunity to hear from these two artists. The turnout for the event was clearly more than the museum had anticipated: The line for entry snaked around the museum and some members of the audience were forced to stand in the back.
The John Astin Theatre’s production of This Is Our Youth debuted this last weekend. The play, written by Kenneth Lonergan of the recent film Manchester by the Sea, explores the lives of three young adults living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 1983. Throughout the course of a tumultuous few days, they navigate moments of loss, desire, exasperation and existential crisis.
The rhythmic beats of Alsarah & the Nubatones echoed through the basement of St. Matthews Church on Thursday, Feb. 15. The East African retro-pop group, currently based in Brooklyn, performed for a small yet engaged crowd as part of their tour of Baltimore sponsored by the Creative Alliance.
For those who go to the movies only to be swept up by fantastical images and dramatic character arcs, Lover for a Day may not be the movie for you. It’s small and contained, at times presenting more like a play.
Hopkins students, faculty and community members gathered in the upstairs lounge of the LaB for the 2018 Black Heritage Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 2. The event, which included poetry, speeches, food and trivia, was the first in a series of events celebrating Black History Month. It was organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs as well as the Black Heritage Celebration Committee.
In an eclectic night of minimalist beats and nostalgic rock, the Ottobar brought together a collection of local Baltimore bands to play a four-part concert on Jan. 18. The event took place in the venue’s downstairs performance space.
On Friday, Dec. 1 a packed audience gathered in the John Astin Theater in the Merrick Barn to watch the first of three performances of Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
A packed crowd gathered in the Ivy Bookshop at Bird in Hand Cafe on Nov. 2 to hear a reading by author and professor Donald Berger.
Lights of all shapes and colors danced across the night sky this past weekend as community members gathered together in Patterson Park for the 18th annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival.
In its first performance of the season, this past Sunday, Oct. 15., the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (HSO) assembled at the Baltimore War Memorial.
Red Emma’s Bookstore hosted a talk on the history of social enterprise and fair trade in Baltimore, on Oct. 5. The event was centered around a new book titled From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs written by Joshua Clark Davis, a professor and researcher at the University of Baltimore.
A panel discussion on the past and present narratives surrounding the Black Arts Movement took place last Friday in Gilman.
For the past 40 years, City Paper (CP) has served as a beacon of alternative news and arts in Baltimore, an outlet for creative individuals to write and read stories outside of the constant onslaught of the mainstream media.
As a crowd of around 30 students tentatively stepped into the SDS Room of the Mattin Center on Sept. 15, they encountered a sparse ring of black plastic chairs and white lamps. The audience members filing into the circle of seats had gathered to watch Vacation, a play by Hopkins junior Michael Feder.
In light of ongoing attacks on cultural landmarks and artifacts in the Middle East, the Program in Museums and Society, with support from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and the department of Near Eastern Studies, presented a lecture titled “Disaster and Response: The Conservator’s Role in Saving Global Heritage” on Tuesday. Throughout the event, they stressed that conservation of a society’s culture is a matter of human rights.
After premiering on IFC last year, Documentary Now!, a seven-episode parody of documentary filmmaking, has come to Netflix. The series, created by Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Rhys Thomas — all past or current cast members of Saturday Night Live — presents six different “documentaries,” each approximately 20 minutes long, which are introduced by a refined Helen Mirren. Each episode portrays a different style of documentary, and each is unnerving and comical in its own way.