1st Mariner Arena So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2010 TV-show finalists show off their dancing talent. Oct. 5. 410-347-2020. 1stmarinerarena.com
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Works by Anna Sokolow Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company presents classical dance forms of Eastern India and the contemporary choreography of America. Nov. 4-5. The Convergence of Music, Dance, and Light Liz Lerman and University of Maryland faculty members explore how physics relates to dance, music, and theatrical lighting. Nov. 30. Maryland Dance Ensemble Centenary celebration of dance pioneer, Erika Thimey, with guest choreographer Keith Thompson. Feb 24-25. 301-405-2787.
Goucher College Brian Reeder, Guest Artist in Residence ballet choreographer and teacher offers classes. To Oct. 3. The Myth and Madness of Edgar Allan Poe Ballet by award-winning faculty member Christopher Fleming. Oct. 9. 410-337-6333. goucher.edu
Metro Gallery No Rule Weekly, free dance party. Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. themetrogallery.net
Morgan State University The MFAC Follies Old-time Broadway-style revue. Oct. 9. 35th Annual Dorothy P. Stanley Scholarship Fund Modern Dance Festival Nov. 12-13. murphyfineartscenter.org
Strathmore Tango Inferno Argentina’s most acclaimed dance company, The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires, performs. Jan. 25. 301-581-5100.
Theatre Project Dracula danceRINK company performs the familiar Bram Stoker tale. Oct. 28-30. 410-752-8558.
Strand Theater Gypsy Ball A spooky dance party. Oct. 30. 443-874-4917.
Towson University The String Machine Tim Veach and his Columbia Dance Theatre perform. Oct. 15-16. Intertia Dance Concert Department of Dance presents cutting-edge works. Oct. 22. Nov. 12-14. 410-704-2787.
University of Maryland Baltimore County Thirty Oaks Site-specific dance and music performance at Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. Oct. 14. 410-455-6240.
Vagabond Players Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks By Ricghard Alfieri. Jan. 7-Feb. 6. 410-563-9135.
Windup Space S/E/R/V/E/D Monthly dance party. Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7. thewindupspace.com
AIA Baltimore Gallery Ziger/Snead Celebrates 25 Years Celebration of local firm’s work. To Oct. 28. Bagatelles: Recent Photographs of the Built Environment by James DuSel To Oct. 28. 410-625-2585.
American Visionary Art Museum What Makes Us Smile? Exploring the phenomena of humor. Co-curated by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. From Oct. 9. 410-244-1900. avam.org
Anne Arundel Community College Perspectivas Latinas/ Latin Perspectives Exhibit of Latino artworks curated by Wilfredo Valladares Lara. To Oct. 15. 410-777-2222. aacc.edu
Antreasian Gallery Suzan Rouse: My Cities To Oct. 14. John Held: A Deep Sense of Light Oct. 21-Nov. 4. Mary Phelps: Landscapes Nov. 11-21. Thomas Spande: New Abstract Paintings Dec. 2-16. Best in Show 50 local and regional artists display portraits of dogs. Feb. 15-Mar. 10. 410-235-4420.
Baltimore Clayworks Scriptorium A sculptural book-themed solo exhibition by Mary K. Cloonan. Oct. 2-Nov. 13. Body and Soul Free figurative ceramic sculpture exhibition by Arthur Gonzalez. Oct. 2-Nov. 13. 100 TEAPOTS V Jim Dugan’s solo show. Jan. 15-Feb. 27. Inside/Out: Transcending Integration African- American contemporary ceramics exhibition. Mar. 5-Apr. 16. 410-578-1919.
Baltimore Museum of Art Guyton/Walker Digitally manipulated screen-printed images and sculptural elements. Sept. 22- Jan. 16. Andy Warhol: The Last Decade (see Fall Art feature story) Oct. 17-Jan. 9. 443-573-1700. artbma.org
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open Studio Day Visit artists in their studios and check out their work. Oct. 2, Dec. 4.
Chesapeake Arts Center Hal Gomer Exhibit Paintings, prints, and drawings. To Nov. 12. Festival of Wreaths Donated unique handmade wreaths are auctioned. Nov. 18-21. 410-636-6597. chesapeakearts.org
C. Grimaldis Gallery Kim Manfredi and Jane Manus Paintings and sculpture. Sept. 1- Oct. 2. Rene Trevino and Dovrat Amsily-Barak Photographs and works on paper. Oct. 6-Nov. 13. cgrimaldisgallery.com
Creative Alliance Steven Silberg: Digtal Elements Digital artist’s interactive exhibit. Sept. 9-25. The Food Network Baltimore Development Cooperative presents a food-centric exhibition including a mobile farmers’ market. To Oct. 30. The District Exhibition: Highlandtown Artists in 3 Venues Open exhibition and art walk of local artisans. Sept. 30-Oct. 16. Morgan Monceaux: Divas Self-taught painter presents paintings of celebrated opera singers. Oct. 21-Nov. 6. Leo Hussey Sketches and collages from former City Paper comics contributor. Nov. 11-27. 410-276-1651. creativealliance.org
Evergreen Museum Baltimore’s Billy Baldwin Furniture, textiles, fine art, and photographs. To Oct. 24. museums.jhu.edu
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide: 40 Years . . . And Counting Anniversary exhibition recognizing the influence of the Guide. To Dec. 2010. 410-625-7060. geppismuseum.com
Gormley Gallery at the College of Notre Dame Images from the Land Paintings of landscape and environment by three Loyola grads. To Oct. 8. 410-435-0100.
Goucher College Temporal Topographies Works exploring the space where time intersects with built and natural environments.
To Oct. 24. 410-337-6477. goucher.edu
Goya Contemporary Fusion Featuring Christian Marclay, Pia Fries, and Wilhelm Mundt, who merge diverse elements into a unified whole. To Nov. 4. 410-366-2001.
Homewood Museum Cheers! The Culture of Drink in Early Maryland Explores the visual and material culture of wine, spirits, and beer in early Maryland’s finest homes. To Nov. 28. museums.jhu.edu
Jewish Museum of Maryland A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and The Jewish People Photographs, video footage, documents, and artifacts recording his contributions to the Catholic and Jewish faiths. Sept. 2-Dec. 26. Sadie Crockin and the League of Women Voters Exhibit commemorating the contributions of Sadie Crockin, a Baltimore native and pioneer in the women’s rights movement. Nov. 14. 410-732-6400.
Jordan Faye Contemporary Elizabeth Brady/David Page To Oct. 2. 443-955-1547.
Maryland Art Place Glenda Wharton: The Zo & The Invisible Friend A 33 mm hand-drawn and painted short film. To Nov. 6. 410-962-8565.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Paint Annapolis Juried group exhibitions featuring plein-air paintings of Annapolis. To Oct. 24. Music in Art Group exhibit featuring artists who are both visual and performing artists. Oct. 20-31. Layerings: A Glimpse of Southeast Asia by Celia Pearson Photography Collection of photographs from Annapolis photographer Celia Pearson. Nov. 5-Dec. 12. Sculpture Co-op Group Show Display of artwork by members of the Maryland Hall Sculpture Co-op. Nov. 5-Dec. 12. Marian Figlio: Emerging Artist Works by up-and-coming artist Marian Figlio. Nov. 5-Dec. 12. 410-263-5544.
Maryland Institute College of Art Faculty Exhibition Work by MICA’s full-time faculty. To Oct. 17. David S. East: Crown Installation-based works by ceramics department chair David S. East. Oct. 22-Nov. 14. SSI.5 Sight.Sound [Interaction] Showcase celebrating the art of interaction. Oct. 28-Nov. 18. The Narcissism of Minor Differences (See editor’s pick.) Dec. 9-Mar 13. mica.edu
McDaniel College Immemorial Space Paintings and drawings by Chloe Watson. To Oct. 22. Biennial Faculty Art Show Works by McDaniel College faculty. Oct. 26-Nov. 12. Progress Mixed-media installation by Chanan Deviluk. Nov. 16-Dec. 17. 410-857-2595.
Meredith Gallery Fall Invitational Art, furniture, and ceramics by gallery artists. To Oct. 30. Brian Ferrell: New Works Functional/sculptural art furniture. Nov. 2-27. 410-837-3575.
Minás Gallery Jordan Kasey Recent drawings and paintings by MICA grad. To Nov. 28. 410-732-4258.
Mount Clare Museum House Ruth Bolduan: 18th Century Portraiture Redefined Exhibit of contemporary portraiture inspired by 18th century images. To Nov. 6. 410-837-3262.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History Fifth Anniversary Arts Wall Retrospective Exhibition featuring artists whose work has been on view at the museum over the past five years. To Nov. 28. Druid Hill Park: A Community’s Pride Exhibition examining the importance of Druid Hill Park. To Dec. 5. Freedom’s Sisters Exhibition brings to life the stories of 20 African-American women who fought for equality for all Americans. Oct. 23-Jan. 17. 443-263-1800.
School 33 Art Center Counterbalance Works by painter Kelly Walker. To Oct. 2. The Temporary Nature of Ideas Melissa Webb creates an interactive experience in a constantly changing installation. To Oct. 30. Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Altars for the dead by regional artists. Oct. 13-30. Graphite on Paper Group exhibition of regional artists. Nov. 12-Dec. 31. Andrew Shenker Recent work and collaborations. Nov. 12-Dec. 31. 410-396-4641.
St. Johns College The Art of Still Life from The Baltimore Museum of Art More than 350 years of still life pieces. To Oct. 10. Of Water, Fields, and Bricks: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine Photographs of Maryland landmarks and traditions by the legendaryphotographer. Oct. 22-Dec. 16.
Steven Scott Gallery Force of Nature Works by Robert Andruilli, Sheep Jones, and others. Oct. 1-Dec. 31. 410-902-9300.
Sub-Basement Artist Studios Desperate Times Works by five emerging Baltimore artists. To Oct. 9. 410-659-6950.
Towson University Sculpture in the 21st Century An exhibition by Tri-State Sculptors and Sculptures Inc. To Oct. 9. Interconnected: New Works by Yuriko Yamaguchi Noted Japanese-American artist explores connections between nature and technology. To Dec. 11. Broken Language III Jae Yeon Hwang’s paintings and drawings derive from ideas about isolation and dislocation. Oct. 15-Nov. 6. Eagles, Hares, and Bears Nick Clulow explores human relationships with the natural world. Oct. 15-Nov. 6. Tag Amy Klainer’s work is rooted in urban decay. Nov. 19-Dec. 11. Fake Fancy Amy Boone-McCreesh explores the line between functionality and decoration. Nov. 19-Dec. 11. 410-704-2787.
University of Maryland Baltimore County The Velvet Years 1965-67: Warhol’s Factory (See Fall Arts feature story sidebar.) To Dec. 12. Spectrum: Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition Presented by the Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture. Oct. 14-Dec. 11. 410-455-3370.
Walters Art Museum Checkmate! Medieval People at Play Looks at many different aspects of medieval play. To Oct. 10. Great Illustrations: Books and Drawings from the Walters’s Collection Unearths treasures of illustration. To Oct. 24. Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic (See editor’s pick.) To Jan. 2. Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts Illustrated manuscripts of both real and fantastic animals. Nov. 6-Feb. 6. German Drawings from the Walters’s Collection Nov. 20-Feb. 13. 410-547-9000.
Columbia Film Society 2010-2011 Film Series Films include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, An Education, Winter’s Bone, and Me and Orson Welles. Oct. 29-30, Nov. 19-20, Dec. 10-11, Jan. 7-8, Feb. 11-12, Apr. 1-2, May 27-28. columbiafilmsociety.org
Jewish Community Center Cine-fest International films with Jewish interest screened at Gordon Center. Oct. 12, 19, 26. 410-542-4900.
Maryland Film Festival Baltimore’s annual film festival. May 5-8. 410-752-8083.
Rep Stage Film Series Spellbound Hitchcock-directed psychological thriller from 1945. Oct. 27, Oct. 31. A Christmas Carol The classic Christmas film based on the Charles Dickens novel. Dec. 8, 19. A Streetcar Named Desire The landmark 1951 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Marlon Brando. Feb. 16, 27. 410-772-4800.
Towson University Fall Film Series Never Cry Wolf, Oct. 4; Contact, Oct. 11; Blade Runner, Oct. 18; The Day the Earth Stood Still, Oct. 25; Pi, Nov. 1.
Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival Showcase of international documentaries. Oct. 6-Nov. 10.
Windup Space MondoBaltimore: Trash Flicks and Cult Epics Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6. 410-244-8855.
University of Baltimore You Be Cinema Gloria Swanson double feature with Queen Kelly and Sunset Boulevard. Nov. 12. 410-837-4053.
1st Mariner Arena Jagermeister Music Tour Heavy metal with Slayer and Megadeth. Oct 6. Carrie Underwood American idol winner turned country-pop sensation. Nov 16. 1stmarinerarena.com
An die Musik Mike Formanek Quartet Peabody instructor/monster bass player performs. Oct. 29. Libby York Acclaimed New York jazz vocalist. Nov. 12. David Murray & Kahil El Zabar The legendary saxophonist and percussionist. Nov. 28. Baltimore Classical Guitar Society Holiday Celebration Dec. 5. 410-385-2638.
Bach Concert Series Cantata 70: Wachet! Betet! Betet wachet! Concert includes illustrated lecture. Oct. 3. Cantata 84: Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke Nov. 7. Third Cantata from the ChristmasOratorio Dec. 5. Fourth Cantata from the Christmas Oratorio Jan. 2. Cantata 5: Wo soll ich fliehen hin Feb. 6. Cantata 199: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut Benefit concert for Baltimore Outreach Services, a homeless shelter for women and children. Mar. 6. B Minor Mass This ticketed event includes pre-concert lecture. Apr. 3. Cantata 134: Ein Herz, das seinen Jesum lebend weiss May 1. bachinbaltimore.org
Baltimore Choral Arts Society Free Family Concert and Sing-Along Held at the Central Pratt Library. Oct. 23. Christmas with Choral Arts Holiday favorites at the Baltimore Basilica. Nov. 30. Sing-Along Messiah For this concert at Goucher College, bring your own musical instrument, or purchase one at the concert. No experience necessary. Dec. 17. 410-523-7070. baltimorechoralarts.org
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto Featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw. Oct. 3. Beethoven and Shostakovich With pianist Markus Groh. Oct. 14-16. Midori Plays Shostakovich Program features Violin Concerto No. 1. Oct. 21-23. Brahms’s Double Concerto Violin and cello concert. Oct. 29. The Composer Is Dead BSO’s premiere of Lemony Snicket’s whodunitfor ages 5 and up. Oct. 30. Soulful Symphony 10-year celebration features Morgan’s Magnificent Marching Machine. Oct. 30. Philip Glass’s Icarus at the Edge of Time (See editor’s pick.) Jan. 14, 16. 410-783-8000. bsomusic.org
Cabaret at Germano’s Branda Lock: Men: A Modern Woman’s Dilemma Oct. 1. TiaJuana Rountree: Been There, Done That: A Singer’s Journey Oct. 3. Karla Chisholm’s Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Oct. 7. The Figaro Project: Divalicious Oct. 8. John Wikstrom and Doug Payne: Turn to Romance Oct. 9. Viki Ryan: STAGES—Confessions of a Theatre Junkie Oct. 10. Third Annual Baltimore School for the Arts Cabaret Series Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 16. Debbie Barber-Eaton and Ron Giddings: Bette & Barry at the Baths Oct. 15-16. Julie Hall Sings Jazz, Blues, Ballads, and More Oct. 17. Opera Cabaret Series: Andrew Owens Nov. 6. The Jazztet Swing and bop music. Nov. 7. Charisma Wooten: The Lady From North Carolina Sings tunes made famous by performers ranging froom Nina Simone to Karen Carpenter. Nov. 12. Gary Rubin: Living Life Singing songs from Sinatra to Sting. Nov. 13. Gypsy Dawg Jam band covers and originals. Nov. 20. Opera Cabaret Series: ’Tis the Season Holiday favorites performed by Peabody opera students. Dec. 4. A Child’s Christmas in Wales Director Donald Hicken narrates and BSA students perform. Dec. 17. 410-752-4515. germanostrattoria.com
Chesapeake Arts Center Ghost Ballads Family music show. Oct. 16. 410-636-6597. chesapeakearts.org
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Guarneri and Friends Open Rehearsal Members of now-retired Guarneri String Quartet are joined by faculty colleagues. Oct. 4. For Love of Clara Featuring Rita Sloan on piano, Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano, and James Stern, violin. Oct. 21. SFJAZZ Collective All-star ensemble plays the music of Horace Silver. Oct. 24. 301-405-2787.
Creative Alliance at the Patterson Lea Gilmore’s BLUES-I-FYIN’! (See editor’s pick.) Oct. 2. Round the Mountain Caleb Stine’s showcase of roots music. Nov. 13. 410-276-1651. creativealliance.org
Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Shodekeh Presents Embody: A Concert of the Vocal Arts Beatboxer Shodekeh is joined by throat singer Ian Telsford and operatic soprano Bonnie Lander. Oct. 13. 443-840-ARTS.
Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk Shodekeh Presents Embody: A Concert of the Vocal Arts Beatboxer Shodekeh is joined by throat singer Ian Telsford and operatic soprano Bonnie Lander. Oct. 14. 443-840-ARTS.
Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Shodekeh Presents Embody: A Concert of the Vocal Arts Beatboxer Shodekeh is joined by throat singer Ian Telsford and operatic soprano Bonnie Lander. Oct. 15. Ravel Trio Oct. 22. Bret Williams Classical guitarist performs. Oct. 29. Christa Monokrousos CCBC graduate and operatic soprano performs. Nov. 12. Shizumi: Exploring the Arts of Japan Performance of traditional Japanese music. Nov. 19. 443-840-ARTS.
Goucher College Jeffrey Chappell and Karen Kevra Goucher instructor and Grammy-winning flutist perform songs from their new CD. Oct. 25. Ensemble Gaudior Virginia-based historic performance group plays familiar and rare baroque music. Oct. 28. goucher.edu
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Concert With conductor Jed Gaylin. Oct. 16, Mar. 13, Apr. 17; with conductor Tao Fan, Dec. 4. Chamber Concert With conductor Vladimir Lande. Nov. 21, Feb. 20, Apr. 3. 19th Annual Concert for Children and Families Featuring Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Free post-concert invite to meet the musicians. Mar. 12. 410-516-6542, jhu.edu/jhso
Lyric Opera House Daniel Tosh Nov. 6. Lisa Williams Nov. 20. 410-547-7328. lyricoperahouse.com
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra Program includes a variety of popular show tunes. Oct. 9. Washington Saxophone Quartet Reportedly “the most widely heard” saxophone quartet in the United States. Nov. 17. John Cowan Band w/ The Eastman String Band Excellent bluegrass show. Nov. 20. Christmas from Dublin starring the Three Irish Tenors Celebrate the holidays with a genuine Irish Christmas. Dec. 4. Rob Levit Holiday Showcase Dec. 15. 410-280-5640.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Angela Cheng Piano. Oct. 16-17. Scott Sabo Trumpet. Nov. 13-14. MSO’s Home for the Holidays Musical celebration of Christmas. Dec. 18-19. 301-797-4000.
Maryland Theatre Memories of Elvis in Concert w/ DJ Fontana A tribute concert featuring Elvis’s original drummer. Oct. 9. A Night of Doo Wop & Rock N Roll Dec. 4. 301-790-3500.
McDaniel College Jon Seligman & the Interpreters Oct. 4. David Kreider Piano Recital Oct. 11. Holiday Brass Nov. 14. Westminster Symphony Orchestra Dec. 7. Gospel Choir Concert Dec. 11. Children’s Chorus of Carroll County Dec. 19. 410-857-2599.
Metro Gallery Arboretum Oct. 6. Scott Niblett & Holy Sons Oct. 8. Victoria Vox Oct. 14. We Are Scientists Oct. 15. 410-244-0899.
Mobtown Modern Contemporary Music Series at Windup Space includes Removable Parts Oct. 6, Victoire + Nadia Sirota Oct. 13, Ken Ueno Dec. 8, Unsilent Night Dec. 11, Glassworks Jan. 12, Notations 21 Feb. 23, LEMUR + Todd Reynolds Mar. 9. mobtownmodern.com
Morgan State University Annual Christmas Concert Dec. 12. 443-885-4440.
Opera Vivente Lucy of Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti’s opera sung in English. Oct. 22, 24, 28, 30. Rinaldo Handel opera sung in English. Mar. 4, 6, 10, 13. The Will-o-the-Wisps Puccini opera sung in English. May 13, 15, 19, 21. 410-547-7997. operavivente.org
The Ottobar Cotton Jones Oct. 3. Born Ruffians Oct. 4. School of Seven Bells Oct. 20. Greg Dulli Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers frontman. Oct. 23. 410-662-0069.
Peabody Institute Peabody Concert Orchestra Oct. 1, Oct. 29. Peabody Improvisation and Multimedia Ensemble Featuring Director Gary Thomas. Oct. 14, Dec. 6. Peabody Opera Workshop: Puccini Plus Oct. 25. Peabody Composition Department The Music of Louis Andriessen. Oct. 26. Peabody Singers Nov. 2. Leon Fleisher Nov. 6. Peabody Opera Theatre Nov. 18-21. Peabody Children’s Chorus Dec. 5. 410-234-4800.
Pier Six Concert Pavilion The Avett Brothers Oct. 16. Darius Rucker Hootie and the Blowfish frontman turned country musician. Oct. 22. 887-435-9849.
Rams Head Live! Jason Derulo Oct. 1. The Legwarmers ’80s tribute band. Oct. 2. Brandi Carlile Carlile promotes her latest album Give Up The Ghost. Oct. 4. The Roots The premier hip-hop band returns. Oct. 8. Corey Smith Oct. 9. Wolf Parade Nov. 5. La Roux Nov. 7. The Dandy Warhols Nov. 9. Kix-Mas Dec. 18. 410-244-1131.
Rams Head Tavern Jake Shimabukuro Oct. 23. Seldom Scene Oct. 29. Spyro Gyra Dec. 9. Christmas with Aaron Neville & His Quintet featuring Charles Neville Dec. 16. The Smithereens Jan. 21. 410-268-4545.
Recher Theatre K’Naan Somalian hip-hop artist. Oct. 12. Crack the Sky Nov. 27. 410-337-7178.
Shriver Hall Concert Series Emerson String Quartet Oct. 17. Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio Dec. 5. Jonathan Biss: Piano Jan. 23. 410-516-7165.
Sonar Helmet Oct. 22. K-OS Oct. 26. Powerman 5000 Nov. 12. D.R.I. Nov. 16. 410-783-7888.
Towson University World Music at Towson Traditional music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India. Oct. 4. Pro Musica Rara Chamber music. Oct. 10, Nov. 21. J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier Oct. 17. Jazz Faculty Ensemble Plays the Blues Lineup includes Tim Murphy, Jim McFalls, Dave Ballou, Jeff Reed, and Frank Russo. Oct. 22. United States Navy Band Oct. 23. Baltimore Jazz Education Project Benefit Concert Raising funds for musical education for Baltimore’s middle school students. Oct. 24. All of U.S. An Evening of American music: folk, pop, and classical. Oct. 25. Trumpet Studio Recital From Baroque works to modern compositions. Nov. 1. Boom Boom Pow Towson University Percussion Ensemble. Nov. 21. Symphony Orchestra Concert Symphonic music from Europe and the U.S. Nov. 22. Carmina Burana Towson University Choirs join the Maryland State Boy Choir and the Towson University Percussion Ensemble. Dec. 4. Gerald Cleaver Internationally acclaimed percussionist and composer. Dec. 4, 8. 410-704-2787.
University of Baltimore Adam Mohanske Pianist with bass-baritone Francois Loup. Oct. 7. The Aspen Ensemble Oct. 14. 410-837-4053.
University of Maryland Baltimore County UMBC Jazz Ensemble Oct. 17. Livewire: Celebrating Music from the 21st Century Dozens of concerts, lecture-recitals, and presentations celebrating new music. Oct. 28-30. UMBC Symphony Orchestra Nov. 21. Jubilee Singers Dec. 4. 410-455-ARTS.
Windup Space Out of Your Head Collective Experimental, improvisational music. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 14, 21, 28. Among Wolves, June Star, Mark McKay, Birds and Arrows Sept. 24. Zoe Boekbinder, Bitter Ruin, and Paco Fish Oct. 15. Entrance Band Oct. 16. 4 Hours of Funk Oct. 22. White Lodge Tribute to Radiohead’s Kid A album. Oct. 28. thewindupspace.com
510 Reading Series Brian Evenson, Carolyn Parkhurst, Joanna Howard, and Matt Bell Oct. 16. Jenny Hollowell, Janice Shapiro, and Amber Noelle Sparks Nov. 20. At Minás Gallery. 410-732-4258.
Baltimore Speakers Series Thomas Friedman Oct. 12. Elizabeth Gilbert (See editor’s picks.) Nov. 2. Frank Abagnale Nov. 30. Peggy Noonan Jan. 25. F.W. de Klerk Feb. 24. Mark Shields Mar. 15. Karl Rove vs. Howard Dean Apr. 26. 410-783-8000. baltimorespeakersseries.org
Baltimore Writers Conference (See editors pick.) Nov. 20. 410-274-5691.
CityLit Festival Annual celebration of the literary arts at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. Apr. 16. 410-274-5691.
Goucher College Sister Helen Prejean Nun and death-penalty opponent speaks. Oct. 5. Judy Woodruff PBS news co-anchor discusses the mid-term elections. Oct. 8. Jane Goodall Famed chimp expert. Oct. 13. goucher.edu
Homewood Museum The American Porch Lecture Series The 10th Annual Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lecture Series. Oct. 11, 18, 25. museums.jhu.edu
Jewish Museum of Maryland Kenneth B. Moss Author of Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution. Oct. 10. Father John Pawlikowski Free lecture on the ethical aspects of Christian-Jewish relations. Oct. 28. Arnold Fleischmann Author of Lights & Shadows: A Memoir, an illustrated story about a family living in Nazi Germany. Nov. 9. 410-732-6400.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Celia Pearson Discusses the photo exhibition Layers: A Glimpse of Southeast Asia. 410-280-5640.
Maryland Historical Society Family History Workshop Series: Immigration and Naturalization Records Join Robert Barnes for a workshop. Oct. 2. Druid Hill Park History Lecture Series Join the Friends of Druid Hill Park in honor of the park’s 150th anniversary. Oct. 12, 14. Dr. David Terry, Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History Lecture on race relations. Oct. 12. Anne Draddy Discussion of her work Druid Hill Park: The Heart of Historic Baltimore. Oct. 14. The Election of 1860 Author Charles W. Mitchell discusses the effect of the election on Maryland’s history. Nov. 6. 410-685-3750.
Maryland Institute College of Art Kristen Hileman Curator of contemporary art at The Baltimore Museum of Art talks at noon. Oct. 25. 410-225-2300.
New Mercury Reading Series D.R. Belz, Christopher Corbett, Ann Finkbeiner, and Lizzie Skurnick Oct. 23. Geoffrey Himes, Michael Anft, and Mikita Brotman Nov. 13. At Jordan Faye Contemporary. 443-955-1547.
Stoop Storytelling Haunted Oct. 18. War Stories Nov. 15. At Centerstage. 410-332-0033.
Towson University Yuriko Yamaguchi: Interconnected Focuses on installation sculpture and work in the Asian Arts gallery. Oct. 8. Radioactive Scientist: The Life and Discoveries of Madame Marie Curie Oct. 9. Emily Pilloton: Design Revolution, Design Can Change the World Oct. 14. Women in Leadership Panel discussion featuring local female business leaders and entrepreneurs. Oct. 18. Wildlife on the Edge Discussion of animal survival. Nov. 6. Social Media Etiquette Manners matter, even online. Nov. 8. Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (See editor’s pick.) Nov. 19. Synaptic Fire! Activating the Brain and Body Explore the anatomy of the brain and the heart. Nov. 20. Commercial Space Travel: Reality or Just Science Fiction? Dec. 4. 410-704-2787.
University of Maryland Baltimore County Betsy Bryan JHU archaeology professor speaks about Egyptian celebratory rituals. Oct. 13. Preston Poe Video sculptor/sound artist discusses his work. Oct. 28. Politics and Policy in the 21st Century: Does Race Still Matter? University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Mary Frances Berry talks about the so-called post-racial era. Zoe Beloff Scottish-born artist discusses her extensive multimedia career. Nov. 11. 410-455-ARTS.
Baltimore Shakespeare Festival Richard III Directed by Michael Carleton. Nov. 26-Dec. 19. 410-366-8596. baltimoreshakespeare.org
Catonsville Theatre Company The Sunshine Boys Neil Simon’s classic. Nov. 5-6, 12-14, 19-20. 443-840-4400. email@example.com
Centerstage The Wiz The musical, directed by Irene Lewis. Sept. 29-Nov. 7. Second City Does Baltimore Chicago’s legendary comedy troupe come to town. Dec. 30-Feb. 20. The Homecoming The Pinter play, directed by Irene Lewis. Jan. 26-Feb. 20. Snow Falling on Cedars Adapted from David Guterson’s book and directed by David Schweizer. Mar. 9-Apr. 3. centerstage.org
Children’s Playhouse of Maryland Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Set in the roaring ’20s. Dec. 4-19. Mulan Jr. Disney story about one girl’s self-discovery. Mar. 5-20. 410-321-6595. cpmarts.org
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Delusion Featuring Laurie Anderson, a show of spoken text with dreamlike animated images. Oct. 29. Am I Black Enough Yet? Touching yet funny look at the state of Blackness in America. Nov. 5-7, 10-13. Radio Macbeth Actors prepare for a radio broadcast of Macbeth as ghosts of previous productions channel their emotions. Feb. 4-5. Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter A wounded Marine sergeant returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq. Feb. 11-13. The Seagull Anton Chekhov’s play. Feb. 25-27, Mar. 2-5. 301-405-2787.
Creative Alliance Girdles, Garters, & Gossip Vol. 1 Featuring Meshelle, Rain Pryor, and Sheila Gaskins. Oct. 1. Homo Rogue: Do Ask, Do Tell! Provocative show includes drag artist Delicio Del Toro and scenes from Jay Dreams by Baltimore filmmaker Catherine Pancake. Oct. 15-16. 410-276-1651, creativealliance.org
Everyman Theatre Shipwrecked! (See editor’s pick.) Sept. 22-Oct. 24. All My Sons A family drama, post World War II, about loss and an unforgotten past. Nov. 10-Dec. 12. Shooting Star Two old flames meet by chance when their flights are delayed by a blizzard. Jan. 19- Feb. 20. Pygmalion A comedy about class and human relationships by George Bernard Shaw. May 18-Jun. 19. 410-752-2208, everymantheatre.org
Goucher College Song of Joseph Musical drama based on the life of St. Joseph. Oct. 10. Animal Farm Musical adaptation of Orwell’s political allegory. Oct. 28-30. 410-337-6512. goucher.edu
Hippodrome Theatre Cirque Dreams Illumination Entertaining variety of urban acrobatics, illusions, choreography, and special effects. Oct. 5-17. Blue Man Group (See editor’s pick.) Nov. 2-7. Rock of Ages The love story of a small town girl and a big city rocker told through 1980s hit songs. Nov. 30-Dec. 5. Jersey Boys The story of how four blue-collar kids became legendary vocal group The Four Seasons. Feb. 2-27. Les Misérables 25th anniversary production. Mar. 1-6. Shrek The Musical Based on the blockbuster movie. Mar. 22-Apr. 3. West Side Story The Jets face off against the Sharks in this much-vaunted revival. Apr. 13-24. 410-837-7400. france-merrickpac.com
Howard Community College Two by J.M. Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals Two plays involving family and drama, both by the creator of Peter Pan. Oct. 6-24. 410-772-4900.
McDaniel College A Doll’s House Ibsen’s classic. Oct. 6-9. Wonder of the World A whirlwind comedy. Nov. 17-20. 410-857-2595.
Pumpkin Theatre Hansel and Gretel To Oct. 3. Mother Goose’s Rhyme Time Surprise! Nov. 17-18. Cinderella Dec. 11-29. 410-828-1814.
Single Carrot Theatre Natural Selection Eric Coble’s rollicking satirical stab at controlled-adventure tourism. To Oct. 31. The Other Shore From the only Chinese writer to win a Nobel Prize for literature, Gao Xingiian. Dec. 8-Jan. 16.
Strand Theater Company The Glory of Living Looks at a couple whose degeneracy is the vehicle for a searing analysis of moral codes. Sept. 20-Oct. 16. A Peppermint Patty Christmas Presented by local playwright/lesbian activist Kate Bishop. Dec. 2-18. The Year of Magical Thinking Dramatic adaptation of Joan Didion’s bestselling memoir. Feb. 3-19. 443-874-4917.
Theatre Project In Search of Tonto Blue Musical, multimedia roller coaster ride into the psyches of three mildly mad characters. Oct. 1-3. Zippy the Pinhead: The Musical New musical based on Bill Griffith’s popular comic strip. Nov. 12-14. Factory Edge Theatre Works Holiday Burlesque. Dec. 16-Jan. 2. 410-752-8558.
Towson University Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) The Brecht classic! Oct. 1-2. The Misanthrope By Molière. Oct. 21-22, 24, 27-30. Elephant’s Graveyard Explores our penchant for spectacle, violence, and revenge. Dec. 2-7. 410-704-2787.
University of Baltimore The Marlboro Man is Dead By Darren Goins. Oct. 12. The Laramie Project Based on the murder of Matthew Shepard. Nov. 4-6.
University of Maryland Baltimore County Las Meninas The story of Queen Marie-Therese’s affair with her African servant. Nov. 10-14, 18-21. The Bassett Table Dramatic readings of Susanna Centlivre’s 1705 comedy of love, luck, and the biological sciences. Dec. 9-10. umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/calendar
Vagabond Players Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Oct. 8-Nov. 7. 410-563-9135.