Things To Do

Winter at The Walters

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art, from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.

Come enjoy the following at The Walters:

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Courtesy Walters Art Museum

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Japan’s contemporary ceramic artists draw on traditions begun thousands of years as they create containers for the presentation of flowers. Inspired in part by Japan’s distinctive ikebana flower arranging styles, the extraordinary ceramics on display in this exhibition exist in unique harmony with the floral traditions so closely tied to Japan and its culture. With dramatic designs both traditional and contemporary, this exhibition celebrates the works of many of Japan’s greatest living ceramic artists. Opens Sunday, February 23.

For a complete list of events and exhibitions at The Walters, visit www.thewalters.org.

The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 | Phone: 410-547-9000.
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Center Stage

Under the leadership of playwright, actor, and director Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE (Artistic Director) and national arts leader Stephen Richard (Managing Director), Center Stage is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, entertaining, and enriching audiences of today and tomorrow through joyous and bold performance. The professional, nonprofit theater company is dedicated to the creation and presentation of a dynamic and diverse array of new and classic work, and each year hosts an audience of more than 100,000 in its historic home in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. With its signature focus on civic and community engagement, Center Stage, The State Theater of Maryland, enters its second 50 years with a commitment to exploring how art and entertainment communicate in the 21st century, and to igniting conversation in Baltimore and beyond.

This season at Center Stage:

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Courtesy Center Stage

Stones in His Pockets
By Marie Jones
Directed by Derek Goldman

When a big Hollywood film crew takes over a small Irish town, the locals line up to earn their “40-quid-a-day” as extras—and maybe pursue some dreams of their own. Charlie wants to write a blockbuster screenplay, while Jake would settle for a date with the lovely leading lady. Where they and their neighbors end up ultimately surprises them all. An “uproarious, joyful evening” (New York Daily News) with two actors playing more than a dozen characters, Stones is an acting tour de force both rollicking and poignant.

Performances through February 23.

For a complete list of events and exhibitions at Center Stage, visit www.centerstage.org.

Center Stage
700 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 | Phone: 410.332.0033.
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The Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society is your starting place for exploring the people, places and events that shaped Maryland’s past. Founded in 1844, its mission is to “collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland’s diverse cultural heritage.” The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner.


XX.5.78 Madame Jerome (Elizabeth Patterson) Bonaparte (1785-1879
Courtesy Maryland Historical Society

This winter, The Maryland Historical Society presents “Woman of Two Worlds:” Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy, an exhibition that brings 1812 Baltimore vividly to life. This marks the first time the Maryland Historical Society has featured a exhibition exclusively devoted to a historical female figure. The exhibition includes silver, porcelain, paintings, textiles, jewelry, manuscripts and furniture associated with Elizabeth and her descendants. On view through June 9, 2015.

For a complete list of events and exhibitions at The Maryland Historical Society, visit www.mdhs.org.

The Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 | Phone: 410-685-3750.
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Concerts at Peabody

The Peabody Conservatory strives to provide aspiring artists with the skills to pursue professional careers in music and the education to become leaders in the cultural life of their communities. As a gathering place for intellectual and artistic participants in the field of music, it serves to incubate and promote infinitely valuable art forms.

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Courtesy Peabody Conservatory

The Peabody Conservatory stages nearly 100 major concerts and performances each year, ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz, many of them free—a testament to the vision of George Peabody.

This month includes:

  • Friday, February 14 from at 7:30 pm
    Peabody Wind Ensemble
    Harlan D. Parker, Conductor
    Marina Piccinini, Flute

    Gustav Holst: First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Op. 28, No. 1
    Joel Puckett: The Shadow of Sirius
    John Mackey: Aurora Awakes
    Michael Colgrass: Winds of Nagual

  • The Peabody Jazz Orchestra performs on Friday, February 28 from 7:30 pm-9:30 pmMichael Formanek, Director
    Irene Jalenti, VocalistMusic of Brazilian composers and composers of Brazilian music and include works by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Clare Fischer.

For a full calendar of events, visit www.peabody.jhu.edu/events.

The Peabody Institute
1 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202 | Phone: 410-234-4800.
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The Maryland Humanities Council

The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) brings communities together, promoting conversations about important issues. We encourage Marylanders with different backgrounds and viewpoints to see, hear and learn more about others and themselves. We believe that only informed, engaged citizens can build healthy, democratic societies. Upcoming programs include:

February 20, 2014 @ 1:00pm
An Imagined Civil War: Civil War Fiction
Location:
Enoch Pratt Free Library | 1251 Light Street | Baltimore, MD 21230
Contact Info: Trillion Attwood | (410) 732-6400 ext 215

Professor Anne Sarah Rubin leads the Jewish Museum’s second book program as she discusses the Pulitzer Prize winning March by Geraldine Brooks. The conversation will consider the relationship between March and Little Women, some of the biographical connections to Louisa May Alcott, and the way in which the novel reflects an alternative Civil War experience. Register for this talk today. Copies of the book are available and can be borrowed at no cost from the Museum. Register now with Trillion Attwood tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org  or 410-732-6400 ext.215

February 23, 2014 @ 1:00pm
Sandie B. Feldman Family Lecture: Kaddish For Lincoln
Location:
The Jewish Museum of Maryland | 15 Llyod Street | Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact Info: Trillion Attwood | (410) 732-6400 x 215

By tradition, Abraham Lincoln was the first American gentile for whom Jews said Kaddish–the Hebrew prayer for the dead. The story may approach the realm of legend, but reverence for Lincoln among many Jews of his time was real, and the mass national mourning after his assassination reached not only the church but the synagogue. In this discussion of Jewish attitudes toward Lincoln–and Lincoln’s evolving attitude toward Jews, Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer explores the 16th president’s legal decisions and personal attitudes on Jews and Jewish issues during the Civil War, and assesses whether the Great Emancipator deserved the name many contemporaries gave to him in the 19th Century: American Moses. Harold Holzer is Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, official successor organization of the U. S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

For a complete list of events and exhibitions at The Maryland Humanities Council, visit www.mdhc.org.

The Maryland Humanities Council
108 W Centre St, Baltimore, MD 21201 | Phone: 410-685-0095.
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Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is the public library of Baltimore City and the Maryland State Library Resource Center. It is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States.

Upcoming book discussions at the Enoch Pratt Central Library:

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 Courtesy Enoch Pratt Library
  • On Saturday, February 15, at 2pm: Be part of PAWS to Read! Come to the library to read aloud to a dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend. Volunteers and their dogs from Pets on Wheels will be here to listen. Registration suggested (but drop-ins are welcome!).

For a complete list of events and exhibitions at The Enoch Pratt Free Library, visit www.prattlibrary.org.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 | Phone: 410-396-5430.
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Charm City Attractions

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