The Creative Alliance and Coppin State present “Masters of Maryland Tap” at Coppin’s James Weldon Johnson Auditorium tonight. The program, hosted by dance maven Maria Broom and sponsored by Maryland Traditions, celebrates local tap dancing masters and pays homage to the likes of Baby Laurence, Buster Brown, and Hawk Hawkins. Performers include Emmy-Award winner Jason Samuels Smith (Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk), young tap phenom Luke Nielsen Spring, New York’s Toes Tiranoff, Coppin dance instructor Quynn Johnson (formerly with Savion Glover's company), and DC's high-energy Capital Taps company. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20, $10 for students.
Also tonight, Concert Artists of Baltimore celebrates its 25th anniversary with an Alice in Wonderland-inspired gala at the Engineers Club. Costumes are encouraged, black tie is optional.
Tomorrow, the Walt Weiskopf Quartet, with pianist Bruce Barth, plays the BMA. Sponsored by Chamber Jazz, the show starts at 5 pm. If you get there early, a free pre-concert gallery tour begins at 3:45.