The Creative Alliance hosts Night of 1000 Dylans at the Patterson Saturday night. Put together by Baltimore contributor Geoffrey Himes—check out his story on Maryland Traditions' master/apprentice program in the June issue—it features a diverse lineup of locals covering songs from throughout Dylan's career. Junior Cline, ellen cherry, Lea Gilmore, the Beltways, the Stone Hill All-Stars (featuring members of the Polkats, Two Legs, and Mambo Combo), and Howard Markman are on the bill, along with Himes, who hosts and plays a few songs himself. Each artist will perform two or three songs of his/her choosing, before joining together for a finale. From Gilmore's gospel-tinged blues to the Beltways power-popping-rock, it will be fascinating to hear which Dylan tunes these folks select. Markman, who's profiled in today's Jewish Times, tells me one of his choices was a no-brainer. "This is Baltimore, so I'm definitely going to play `The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,'" he says. One of Dylan's best topical tunes, it's a scathing account of a deadly, racially-charged assault on a barmaid at a Baltimore society ball. "How could we not play that song?" asks Markman, whose new disc, Welcome to Smalltimore, is reviewed in our new issue and includes a fantastic cover of "Brown-Eyed Women," a tune co-written by Dylan's old friend, Jerry Garcia. The show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the American Friends Service Committee, Roots Cafe, and the Creative Alliance.