This weekend is back-loaded with events. Tonight, The Long Christmas Ride Home—an intriguing play by Pulitzer-Prize winner Paula Vogel, opens at Single Carrot and runs all weekend. Tomorrow, Deb Olin Unferth, Megan Boyle, Jen Grow, and Mikita Brottman headline what promises to be an excellent installment of the 510 Reading Series at Minas (5 pm), and the International Women’s History Month Literary Fest continues at the Pratt (1 pm). Saturday night, the Kyoto-based Kashu-Juku Noh Theater will perform at Towson University. This is a rare chance to catch out this Japanese ensemble and get a feel for their challenging, traditional work. Considering what’s going on in their home country, it figures to be a moving event.
On Sunday, local hero Barbara Mikulski speaks at the Pratt’s Main Branch at 2 pm. That night, Django Reinhardt’s grandson and his gypsy jazz trio play An die Musik at 5 & 7 pm.