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CULTURE IN THE CITY:

Mount Vernon Area Offers Smorgasbord of Public Events

The Mount Vernon Cultural District is home to a wide variety of cultural attractions. Here's what's coming up:
  • The Mummy of All Egyptian Art Exhibits
    Sept. 21 - Jan. 18, Walters Art Museum. Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum. 150 wondrous works from The British Museum, arranged chronologically to reveal the development and achievements of Egyptian art over 35 centuries. 600 N. Charles Street, 410-547-9000, thewalters.org, $.

  • L.O.L.
    Oct. 3 - Nov. 2, Center Stage. Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw. Who'll wind up with whom in this comedy of money, morality and manners? Brash and breezy, bursting with wit, hormones, voracious industrialists and revolutionary youth, this thoroughly modern romance throws in everything and the kitchen sink and still keeps you guessing. 700 N. Calvert Street, 410-332-0033, centerstage.org, $.

  • Try A Classic Jam
    Friday, Sept. 19, 8pm. Peabody Institute, Friedberg Hall. Sergio & Odair Assad, Guitar Duo. Co-sponsored by the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society and the Peabody Conservatory. Non-subscription event. One East Mount Vernon Place, 410-659-8100, ext. 2, peabody.jhu.edu, $.

  • Simon Sees
    Through September 26, Baltimore School for the Arts, Alcazar Gallery. Paintings of David Simon. 712 Cathedral Street, 410-396-1185, bsfa.org, free.

  • Jacques On The Rocks
    Thursday, Sept.18, Engineers Club. Leadership Luncheon, featuring Sun Columnist, Jacques Kelly. 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, 410-539-6914, esb.org, $.

  • Martini Mondays
    Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm (Lunch); Nightly, 5pm-10pm (Dinner), George's on Mount Vernon Square. Mt. Vernon's newest restaurant offers nightly specials, like $4 martinis on Monday nights, and brunch every Sunday (7am-3pm). Located in the historic Peabody Court Hotel. Complimentary Valet Parking with an entrée purchase. 612 Cathedral Street, 410-727-1314, peabodycourt.snbhotels.com, $.

  • Pump Up The Volumes
    September 19-21. Eighth Baltimore Book Festival -- International, national and local authors, poetry readings and jammin' slams, over a hundred literary displays, live music, and fascinating discussions and workshops celebrate the written word. Mount Vernon Place, 1-877-BALTIMORE, baltimorebookfestival.com, free.

  • See The Past In A Whole New Light
    Sept. 26, Maryland Historical Society. H. Furlong Baldwin Library Opening. Restored to its original 1917 architectural splendor, the library is updated with cutting edge wireless technology and includes a new microfilm reading area; collection highlights galleries; an expanded special collections area' and a Student Research Center. Library hours are: Wed - Saturday from 10am - 4:30pm (Special Collections closed Saturday). 201 W. Monument Street, 410-685-3750, mdhs.org

  • Stroll of the Century
    Saturdays, 10am. Walking Tours of Mount Vernon Place. Take a 100-year trip through Baltimore history, a fascinating exploration of neighborhood architecture and an intriguing look at the wealth and fashionably of residents who, over the years, have called Mount Vernon home. Begins at the seated lion statue in Mount Vernon Place. Reservations required. 410-605-0462, lkeir@dpob.org. $.

  • Novel Night Out
    September 18, 6:30pm. Enoch Pratt Free Library. Book Launch Party: Walk Like a Natural Man -- the Pratt proudly presents the first novel by the veteran Baltimore Sun reporter, M. Dion Thompson. Reception and book signing plus live music provided by the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. 400 Cathedral Street, 410-396-5494, epfl.net.

  • Heart and Head. Art and Ed.
    Thursday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm, Contemporary Museum. The New Art Learning Center -- A program that provides resources to Maryland educators, educational organizations and the public community. Material is focused on the art and culture of today - exploring the important critical issues addressed by contemporary artists relating to history, identity, current social, political, cultural issues and aesthetics. 100 W. Centre Street, 410-763-5720, contempoary.org, $.

  • Dust Off A Classic
    The George Peabody Library will be closed due to Peabody Institute construction. Readers and guests by appointment only. 17 E. Mount Vernon Place, 410-659-8179, Peabody-events.mse.jhu.edu.

  • Mass Information
    Baltimore Basilica. Mass Schedule: Saturday Evening, 5:30 PM (Music); Sunday, 7:30am, 9am (Latin), 10:45am (Choir), 4pm, 5:50 pm (Music). Daily Mass: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am and 12:10 p.m., Saturday, 7:30 am. Corner of Cathedral and Mulberry, 410-727-3565, baltimorebasilica.org, free.

  • Tour de Townhouse
    Mondays, 3pm, Garrett-Jacobs mansion. Tour Baltimore's grandest townhouse, the home of B&O President Robert Garrett. This magnificent building combines the work of distinguished American architects Stanford White and John Russell Pope. 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, 410-539-6914, garrett-jacobsmansion.org, $.
Want to know what's going on next? Visit: "About Mount Vernon".


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