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July 2003
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Wednesdays in July
Creative Alliance presents Orpheum Films, a series of 1980s indie films, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. for $5. The following films are scheduled:

July 16 Stranger Than Paradise (1983) This breakthrough independent film builds a bizarre triangle of love, hate, indifference and fate among the innocent and tragically hip.

July 23 Carmen (1983) Stage director Antonio falls fatally in love with the star of his flamenco ballet. Dazzling guitar score by Paco De Lucia and to-die-for dancing.

July 30 Withnail and I (1988) Withnail, a "resting unemployable" drinking and drugging with friends in London, finds adventure on the farm in this smart, dark comedy.

Aug. 6 Johnny Guitar (1954) (1988) Lush gay and lesbian double entendre. In Guitar, Joan Crawford smolders as cowboy in drag. In River, Montgomery Clift asks "Let me see your gun. I’ll show you mine."

(Film descriptions courtesy of the Alliance.) Free popcorn for members. Bar open. 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224. For more information, call 410-276-1651.

Fridays
Alliance, Inc. will sell herbs, houseplants and decorative landscaping plants grown in its Horticultural Training Program every Friday from 11 a.m.—2 p.m. all summer through October 31, 2003 at the Farmer’s Market in White Marsh, MD.

All Month
The Lucinda Gallery, 929 South Charles St., is showing works in metal and acrylics by Kenlynn Schroeder all month. The show, "The Iris and Other Flowers," runs through July and August. Hours: 11 - 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or call for appointment, 410 727-2782. See lucinda.bigstep.com.

Community Events
The Pikesville Recreation Council Soccer Program is accepting youth registrations for its 2003 fall program, which operates from September into November. All children born between August 1, 1988 and December 31, 1998 are eligible to participate. The program offers a coed clinic league for ages 5 and 6, with separate boys and girls dual age competitive leagues for ages 7 to 14. Registration forms are available at the Wellwood ES Recreation office located at 2901 Smith Avenue or by calling 410-887-1238. For more information, please call 410-637-7369 or visit us at Pikesville Soccer at pikesville.org.
       Take a trip to the Carribean without traveling the hundreds of miles on July 18—20 at Baltimore’s Caribbean Festival at Druid Hill Park. For more information, call 410-837-4636 or visit promotionandarts.com
       The Joseph Senior Life Center will hold a Police and Seniors Together (P.A.S.T.) seminar and training session on Thurs., July 17 from 9 a.m.—2:30 p.m. 430 S. Broadway. Call 410-732-5000 to register. Public is invited.
       Also, join the Joseph Center on Aug. 27 for an excursion to Paradise, Pa. for the comedy “It’s 11 p.m. Where are your parents?” Departures from Fells Point and White Marsh Mall. The cost is $61 and includes transportation, a buffet meal, and the show. Call 410-732-5000 for more information.
       Catch the 122nd Maryland State Fair from Fri., Aug. 22—Mon., Sept. 1 at Timonium Fairgrounds. Livestock and horse shows take place at 9 a.m., exhibit halls are open from 10 a.m.—10 p.m., and the midway opens 10 a.m. on weekends and 12 p.m. on weekdays. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are admitted free. Rides are individually priced. There will be three different concerts throughout the week (included in admission price). Parking is available at the Fairgrounds and at Deereco Road. Light Rail stops at the Fairgrounds’ Cow Palace Gate. For general information, call 410-252-0200, ext. 227 or visit marylandstatefair.com
       The American Craft Council returns for its annual summer show, Fri., July 11—Sun., July 13 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Works from 300 artisans the country over will be displayed and sold to the general public. Hours are 10 a.m.—6 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.—5 p.m. Sun. Admission is $7 for a one-day pass and $12 for a two-day pass. Children under 12, ACC members, and those who join ACC at the show, are admitted free. Visitor information: 410-583-5401. General information: 800-836-3470 or craftcouncil.org
       Join up with the Mountain Club of Maryland for some beautiful nature scenes. On Wed., July 9, take a 7-8 mile circuit hike through wooded trails, pictureque stream-side path, and a breathtaking overlook at the pinnacle of the Holtwood Area of the Susquehanna River. Pick ripe raspberries and blackberries as available. Call 410-661-3182 before 9 p.m. for more information. On Sat., July 19, enjoy moderately-paced hiking in the McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park. Call 410-549-6309.
       The Vagabond Players will present the world premiere of “Missing Phil” by P.S. Lorio, opening July 25 at the Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway. Performances are Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 7 p.m. through Aug. 10. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call 410-563-9135.
       Beth Am Congregation will hold Shabbat services in the Baltimore Zoo’s Waterfowl Lake Pavilion on Fri., July 25 and Fri., Aug. 15 with dinner at 6 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. Bring your own meal, which should include fish or dairy. For more information, call 410-523-2446.
       Seniors, plan now on visiting Hillwood Museum and Gardens with the Joseph Senior Life Center on Tues., Aug. 19. $49 covers transportation, lunch, and tour. Departures form White Marsh and Fells Point. For more information, call 410-732-5000.
       On July 26-27, the United States Chinese Kuoshu Federation will sponsor the 2003 U.S. International Kuoshu (Kung Fu) Championship Tournament at the Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley. The Tournament will host over 600 competitors from more than 15 countries. For ticket prices, schedules, or any other information, visit uskuoshu.org, call 443-394-9200, or email usckf@bcpl.net.
       Don’t miss Artscape July 25—27 at Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street in Bolton Hill. Fri., 6—10 p.m. and Sat. and Sun., 12—10 p.m. The festival features live outdoor music, Artists’ Market, indoor and outdoor visual arts exhibitions, opera, dance, theater, and special activities for children. Admission is free. For information, call 1-877-BALTIMORE or visit artscape.org.
       The Laurel Mill Playhouse will hold auditions for “Art” , an award-winning comedy by Yasmina Reza, on Sun., July 20 at 3 p.m. and Mon., July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main Street in Laurel, near the intersection of 5th and Main Street. Seeking three men ages 25-55; a two-minute comic monologue is required. No appointment necessary. Show runs Sept. 12—Oct. 12, with matinees Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. For more information, call (301) 617-9906.
       Natya Kala Mandir School of Indian Dance will present an evening of Indian classical dance (Bharatha Natyam) under the direction of Vatsala Srinivas. The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held at CCBC-Catonsville, Q Theater on Sat., July 26 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students and seniors. Sponsorships also are available. For details, call 410-561-0414 or e-mail vatsalasrinivas@hotmail.com.

Galleries/Exhibitions
Lucinda Gallery at 929 South Charles St. in Baltimore opens a new exhibit July 4: “The Iris and Other Flowers,” works in metal and acrylics by Kenlynn Schroeder. The show runs through August. Hours: 11—6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., or call 410-727-2782 for appointment.
       The Craig Flinner Gallery at 505 N. Charles Street in Baltimore will display recent paintings by Cathy Yrizzary and lithograph-silkscreens by Lise Drost from Tues., July 1—Thurs., Aug. 28. A reception is scheduled for Thurs., July 3 from 6—8 p.m. Regular weekly hours are Mon.—Sat., 10 a.m.—6 p.m. For a sneak peek, check out flinnergallery.com.
       Evergreen House, yet another gallery on Charles Street (4545 N. Charles St.), will feature “Maggie Thomas: The Evergreen Paintings” and “Mary Woodall: Elements and Other Work” from Thurs., July 10—Sun., Sept. 14. Open Studio with artist in residence Micki Watanabe from 5—6 p.m on July 10. For more information, call 410-516-0341.
       Take a day-trip down to DC and check out some art at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. Through Sun., July 20, discover “Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright,” a look at 48 of the prominent architect’s stained glass windows, gathered from private collections throughout North America. While you’re there, also be sure to see “George Catlin’s Indian Gallery,” an installation of 233 portraits, landscapes and scenes of American Indian life, all from the 19th century. The Renwick Gallery is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W., near Farragut North (Red line) and Farragut West (Blue and Orange lines) Metro stations. Museum hours are from 10 a.m.—5:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For information, call 202-357-2700.
       “Hide and Seek” : New Paintings by Trudy Babchak, is on view at Paper-Rock-Scissors gallery in Hampden, now through Saturday, August 2. For more information call 410-235-4420 or e-mail art@paperrockscissors.com 1111 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 Hours are Tues. 10 a.m.—5 p.m., Wed.—Sat. 10 a.m.—6 p.m.

Music
Lanky plays at The Tattoo on Tues., July 15 at 9 p.m. with Joanne Juskus and Lisa Cerbone. 4825 Belair Rd, Baltimore. $5 admission, ages 21 and over. Call 410-325-7427.
       The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kicks off its summer concert season with a bang at Oregon Ridge State Park on Thurs., July 3 and Fri., July 4 at 8 p.m. with the program “Star-Spangled Spectacular.” The park opens early at 5 p.m. for concertgoers, and the concert concludes with the traditional fireworks display set to the 1812 Overture. Tickets in advance are priced at $15/adult and $7/child. Tickets at the concert are $17/adults and $8/child. Parking is $8/vehicle in advance or $10/vehicle the night of the concert. Tickets are available at the BSO Ticket Office at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Cathedral and Preston Streets, open Mon.—Fri., 10 a.m.—6 p.m. and Sat. & Sun., 12—5 p.m. To order tickets or for more information, call 410-783-8000, fax requests to 410-783-8131, or purchase online at baltimoresymphony.com.
       The BSO presents its second summer concert at The Meyerhoff on Fri., July 11 at 7:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy live music from Junkyard Saints and refreshments from Spike and Charlie’s, Sylvan Beach, Capital City Brewing Company and The Brass Elephant. At 6:30 p.m., guests can enter the auditorium for pre-concert chamber music. At 7:30 p.m., concertgoers will hear selections from Strauss, Rossini, and Schumann. After the concert, more food and beverages will be served, and dancing under the stars will close the evening. Tickets are priced from $18 to $26 (boxes $30) and are available at the BSO Ticket Office at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Cathedral and Preston Streets, open Mon.—Fri., 10 a.m.—6 p.m. and Sat. & Sun., 12—5 p.m. To order tickets or for more information, call 410-783-8000, fax requests to 410-783-8131, or purchase online at baltimoresymphony.com.
       World-class alto saxophonist Frank Morgan will perform at The Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) 2003 “Jazz in the Sculpture Garden” concert series on July 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. An outdoor bar will serve sandwiches and snacks, or for $55, enjoy a delicious three-course dinner from Gertrude’s, the BMA’s elegantly casual restaurant. All tickets are available at the BMA Box Office at 410-396-6001. For more information, call 410-396-6314.
       Like to sing? Can you read music? If so, you might want to think about auditioning for the Handel Choir of Baltimore. Singers for all four voice parts are needed. Rehearsals are held on Mon. evenings, Sept.—March and Tues., March—May. Handel Children’s Choir is also holding auditions for children ages 8—16. No experience is necessary. Rehearsals are held Mon. evenings in Sept.—May. To schedule an audition for either adult or children’s choir, call 410-366-6544
       Check out Joanne Juskus on Sat., July 26 at 7:30 p.m., a presentation of Heathcote House Concerts. “Jazz Jam” is the third Sat. of each month from 1:30—4 p.m. See our website, Heathcote.org, for more information about upcoming events. Call 410-343-1779 or email Concerts@Heathcote.org to reserve a seat ($10 - $20 donation).
       The Young Victorian Theatre Company presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard, July 12—20 at Gilman School’s Alumni Auditorium, 5407 Roland Avenue. Opening night is Sat., July 12 at 8 p.m. Evening performances: Thurs., July 17, Fri., July 18, and Sat., July 19 at 8 p.m. Matinees: Sun., July 13 and Sun., July 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Group rates available. Call 410-323-3077 for ticket and other information.
       The Maryland State Boychoir will present a concert on Sat., July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew, 3400 Norman Avenue in Baltimore. Selections by Victoria, Handel, Mendelssohn, and Duke Ellington. A freewill offering will be taken during the performance.
       “Music Under the Moon” will be held on Sat., July 12 at 7 p.m. on Howard Community College’s Outdoor Dreier Stage. See local music acts, visual art, and film. Tickets are $5 at the door only. 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. For directions, see howardcc.edu/maps/directions.html. For more information, call 410-772-4940.



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This story was published on June 4, 2003.