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The African Students Association (ASA) held Flavors of Africa: A Fashion Show, on the evening of Friday, April 13. Showcasing Maryland designers representing countries from across the African continent, the fashion show filled the Glass Pavilion with students eager to see their friends walk the runway in African-inspired clothing.
On Saturday night, the Creative Alliance hosted a musical performance by Lonnie Holley and Paul Rucker in the theater of their artistic space in Highlandtown.
This weekend, the Hopkins Barnstormers presented their Intersession show, Stupid Fucking Bird, in Arellano Theater. The play, written by Aaron Posner, is loosely based upon Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, dealing with some of the same dark and difficult topics as the Russian play in a more lighthearted and modern-day manner.
The Peabody Modern Orchestra held the first spring concert of the 2017-2018 Concert Season on Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Mount Vernon. The orchestra played a selection of pieces authored by contemporary composers under the direction of conductor Harlan D. Parker.
The President’s Reading Series and the Writing Seminars Department presented a reading by Chaffee Visiting Writer Teju Cole on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in Mudd Auditorium. Cole read some of his lyrical, lilting prose from his books Blind Spot and Open City, which feature a combination of his essays and photographs.
On Friday night, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) held a special college night event following their regular weekly concert, offering Baltimore students free food, giveaways and the chance to mingle with members of the orchestra.
This week marks the final week of CHIHULY, an exhibition of artworks by well-known glass artist Dale Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in his first garden exhibition in New York City in over a decade.
Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse hosted a poetry reading by The Black Ladies Brunch Collective for a reading of poems from their book Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Joy & Sexuality. This group of black female artists celebrated the importance of art, love and laughter in resisting oppression.
The Maryland Film Festival and PNC Bank are paying homage to Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the Latin American Visionary Cinema series. Screenings began on Sept. 16 and will continue through Oct. 15.
“Completely in the Present: A Tribute to Tony Conrad” was a two-night screening event held on Friday and Saturday at the Parkway Theatre in tribute to experimental artist, filmmaker and musician Tony Conrad.
The Fall Play Lab at Center Stage featured the performance of two one-act plays that were edited and revised over the course of the weekend. Audiences were able to engage with and comment upon the two original works: Handle It, by Rachel Knoblauch and To the Flame, by Miranda Rose Hall.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) opened its first non-gala concert of the 2017-2018 season with “Tchaikovsky Thrill Ride,” a program that combined works by contemporary composers and beloved classics.
The JHU Film Society hosted The Royal Tenenbaums: A Live Reading, was hosted on Sunday night. As the Film Society’s second annual live reading, the event took place at Space 2460 and featured the participation of many local Baltimore artists.
The 29th annual Culture Show, sponsored by the JHU Office of Multicultural Affairs, took place last Saturday in Shriver Hall. A celebration of the diverse roots and vibrant backgrounds of the students on the Homewood Campus, the show featured performances from many Hopkins dance and a cappella groups.
Throat Culture presented Sketchcom to a packed audience in Arellano Theater last Saturday night. The showcase was directed by junior Joshan Bajaj and sophomore Michael Feder and featured both the new and returning members of Hopkins’ only sketch comedy troupe. The 12 hilarious scenes entertained a full house of Hopkins students.
The Barnstormers present Rumors, a farce by Neil Simon, this weekend in Mattin Center’s Swirnow Theater. Rumors centers on five hysterical couples whose lives intersect on one absurd night at a swanky New York residence. The News-Letter attended a dress rehearsal of the show on Tuesday night. The show was produced by junior Gillian Lelchuk and directed by guest-director Jeffrey M. Cordell.
The Buttered Niblets, the University’s only improvisational comedy group, recently performed as a part of Quickdraw, an improv competition with other local colleges sponsored by the Baltimore Improv Group. For the performance last Thursday night, the Buttered Niblets faced off against University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Dog-Collar Comedy Troupe. The two groups played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Baltimore Improv Group’s space at Single Carrot Theatre in Remington.
Queen of Katwe (2016) is a recent film based on the life of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a young chess champion from Uganda who was raised in the slums of Kampala. The film features critically lauded actors Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo and boasts a winning performance from newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
Art and Music Bring Us Together was a concert at the Walters Art Museum focused on the sensory experience of art and music. The performers were Daniel Colin Xavier Rich, a baritone, and Samuel Springer, who played piano. The goal of the evening was to emphasize the broader connections between music and art. The concert was held in the sculpture garden at the museum. Visitors were encouraged to imagine walking through the galleries and listening to this music, as William and Henry Walters the museuem founders, and their guests might have done decades ago.