Art and Stage Happenings This Weekend

There are busy weekends in Baltimore, and then there is this freaking weekend in Baltimore. In addition to the Maryland Film Festival (see our coverage), the Metro Gallery's free Videopolis festival, second-weekend presentations of such don't-miss events as Power Moves Forever Quest and Copycat Theatre's Rooms Play, the awesome Lab Experiments Festival, and the last chance to catch the Strand Theater Company's production of One Flea Spare, there's also a fair share of other arts events happening all weekend. Hopefully we'll see you out and about. Boundary Block Party May 7 The fourth annual Boundary Block Party takes over the areas around Eutaw and McMechen streets to bring together the residents of the Bolton Hill, Druid Heights, Madison Park, Upton, and Sandtown neighborhoods. Organized by the No Boundaries Coalition, the Block Party features live entertainment and a variety of activities, including the opportunity to paint bricks that will line the incoming "art" tree wells in the neighborhoods. The Baltimore Museum of Art's Photography Late Night May 6 The BMA's big show Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 ends May 15, and for its penultimate weekend the museum is staying open late for this free Friday night event. From 6:30-10 p.m., visitors can take in the exhibition, join a workshop led by CP contributing photographer Josh Sisk, and catch short films from Rahne Alexander, Kristen Anchor, BAN Films (David Fair, Stephanie Halpern, and Chad Mellendick), Rob Brulinski, Paul Cholewa, DC Dogs, J.M. Giordano, Chuck Green, Christian Hali, Chrissy Howland, Rick Johnson, Todd Matte, Patrick McGuinn, Karen Summerville, and Alex Wein. The fabulous Motorettes rock the night.Curtain TimePoet/playwright/actor Al Letson's Crumbs: A Possibly True Story opens at the Theatre Project; it runs through May 14. Towson University's Department of Theatre Arts presents Rent May 4 and 6. Director Barry Feinstein's version of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer opens May 6 at Fells Point Corner Theatre; it runs through June 5. And the Charm City Kitty Club presents Revolution, Hon! May 7 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, featuring Jessie Murphy in the Woods, pupperty from Sarah Tooley, political poetry courtesy Bettina Judd, and comedian Violet Grey.Quick Sketchesopening The Lowery Stokes-curated I Know You're Looking, but What Do You See?—featuring Lillian Bayley Hoover, Jordan Kasey, Phillip Lindsey, Pamela Phatismo Sunstrum, Gina Randazzo, and Wayne Toepp—opens May 6 at School 33 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Manifested Destiny, featuring new paintings/drawings by Matthew Freel and sculptures by David Purcell, opens May 6 at the Jordan Faye Contemporary with a reception from 7-10 p.m. Brian Patrick Miller's Fishing Lore opens May 6 at Exhibit 916 (916 N. Charles St.) with a reception from 6-9 p.m. closing The photography show Is This Real Life? ends May 7 at Open Space. Caroline Ramersdorfer's Confluence of Opposites and John Van Alstine's Panta Rei ends May 6 at C. Grimaldis Gallery.

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