1727 N. Charles St., everymantheatre.org, (410) 752-2208
Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., centerstage.org, (410) 986-4000
1727 N. Charles St., http://everymantheatre.org, (410) 752-2208
Yellow Sign Theatre, 1726 N. Charles St.
Bruce Nelson has played so many weirdos in his mind-boggling career as Maryland's finest actor that the only way he had left to surprise us was to play someone as utterly conventional as Elyot Chase in Private Lives. That's just what he did at the Everyman Theatre last winter, appearing as the...
With the awesome power of a thousand exploding Adam Ants, Hennessey is the glam-rock god of Baltimore. If you were lucky enough last year to take a Spirit Cruise and were blown away by Corey Hennessey, the one-man fountain of feline ferocity and raw sex-rock goodness, famous for his tour-boat renditions...
1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, bmorehumane.org, (410) 833-8848
Beacon Press, beacon.org
10 Art Museum Drive, artbma.org, (443) 573-1700
608 Water St., nationalpinballmuseum.org, (443) 438-1241
1715 N. Calvert St., guestspot.org
510 W. Franklin St., sophiajacob.com
405 W. Franklin St., Third Floor, nudashank.com
When we say "Best Street Artist" in this town, we almost have to add "Who's Not Gaia." With Open Walls and a show at the BMA, the dude is pretty damn-near ubiquitous. But, walking the streets of the city, so is Nether. And now that Gaia has gone a bit more mainstream and colorful, Nether is taking...
The Walters, 600 N. Charles St., thewalters.org, (410) 547-9000
Sprinkled throughout Station North, murals from the Open Walls project have popped up as little artistic oases on the city landscape. Curated by street artist Gaia, the project has brought in work by people from all over the world, along with a few locals like Gary Kachadourian and the duo Jessie...
TYP Photography Studio, 11 N. Eutaw St., (410) 660-5134
It was the smiley face that did it. In his Make/Shift solo show at Open Space, Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez grotesquely distorted the yellow-and-black smiley faces found on the disposable plastic bags doled out by urban corner stores into class-conscious markers of economic deterioration, a daily reminder...
Contemporary Museum 914 St. Paul St., contemporary.org, (410) 783-5720
306 W. Redwood St., empcollective.org
Sleeping Giant Glossolalia
Deacon's smart, high-energy, creative, optimistic spirit reflects the Baltimore arts community so well, it's scary, and this video is like a four-minute, 58-second encapsulation of the same spirit. The clip is a visual game of telephone: Deacon and director Ben O'Brien start by performing a short...
Don't get us wrong: Horse Lords' self-titled Ehse Records debut is good. Seriously good. But it's in the live setting that this quartet- percussionist/saxophonist Andrew Bernstein, bassist Max Eilbacher, guitarist Owen Gardner, and drummer Sam Haberman-really demonstrates just how tightly focused...
Wye Oak has been Baltimore's indie-rock feel-good story for that past half-decade-the shoegazing duo who grew into contagious combo that has a knack for marrying a delicate melody to a sultry twang and draping them over a winsome beat holding everything together. Guitarist/vocalist Jenn Wasner...
Other than perhaps trading in vinyl for Serato, it doesn't seem like all that much has changed for Scottie B. since he first started spinning records, selling records, and making mixtapes in the city, back in the '80s. Along the way, he helped birth Baltimore Club music and co-founded the genre's...
P.O. Box 22417, Baltimore, MD 21203, email@example.com
This Baltimore-based rock 'n' roll group has been going strong for 10 years, churning out bright, bubbly pop songs that will make anyone giddy-not just kids. Started by indie rockers Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl, Milkshake was originally a reaction to their new roles as parents. Now they've got...
There are bigger festivals-Artscape-and weirder festivals-Transmodern- but this year Scapescape was the music festival. Over 75 bands played over a four-day period, and there wasn't a lot else to distract you. It had what is best about all festivals: music, food, and a chance to hang out and talk...
135 W. North Ave., thehourhaus.com, (410) 539-2328
Wendel Patrick and Erik Spangler bring the revolving line-up and spontaneous creativity of the Out of Your Head series to the realm of hip-hop-to spectacular effect. Both of these guys are classically trained and impressive in their own rights, but the Boom Bap Society takes it further, with a...
885 Howard St., phaze10.com, (410)-462-2010
3417 Eastern Blvd., Middle River, bengies.com, (410) 687-5627
711 W. 40th St., therotundacinemas.com, (410) 235-5554
Back in 2009, we gave Beziat's band, Sick Weapons, the title of "Best New Band," and the former frontwoman is still killing it, but this time in the comedic realm. Somehow she wields the power to make the raunchiest jokes feel effervescent, delivered in the sort of lilt you can't help but love....