A man who stood up during intermission last night at the performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Hippodrome Theater downtown and shouted “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” was escorted out of the building, and was permitted to walk away free after police made contact with him.
Plans to create a “ruin garden” at the Current Space artist gallery on N. Howard Street can move forward after Baltimore’s preservation commission this week approved a $500,000 plan that calls for partially demolishing an adjacent building.
“Maintain,” the 2015 debut LP from Baltimore duo Wume, remains an icy wonder–starch-saturated, but not without a grooving felicity reminiscent of retro-futurist synthesizer unit Stereolab and its august progenitors. Singer/drummer April Camlin and keyboard player/electronics whiz Albert Schatz have developed an ideal songwriting style, one that’s efficient yet not cramped, a tightly wound merriment. No beat or tone is extraneous in tunes that nonetheless swing. Camlin’s wordless vocal pulses lent “Maintain” a brisk, free-falling vibe; this is a ride that won’t buck you off.
Divine is finally legal.
Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation voted unanimously on Tuesday to follow its staff’s recommendation and give “retroactive approval” to a three-story-high mural of the drag performer and actor that was painted last month on the side of a Mount Vernon row house without prior authorization.
There’s no shortage of events during the holiday season offering songs, stories and/or cheer. But “Holiday Slay,” scheduled for Dec. 15 at the Metro Gallery, promises much more.
Event pick: An informed, theatrical lesson on Baltimore’s manufacturing legacy at Checkerspot Brewing
“Sweat,” at Everyman Theatre through Nov. 25, touches on the troubled times and lives of steel country in Reading, Pennsvlvania, in the early 2000s amid a union dispute. While the story happens roughly 100 miles away from here, and decades after the painful decline of industry in Baltimore, the tale should ring some familiar bells in 2018 in this once industrially renowned town, Tim Smith wrote in his final theater review for The Sun.
For his fourth album, “Zero Player Game,” local noise musician Jeff Carey used custom software and manipulated it with a joystick and video game controller to “an intensely artificial sound world where beats and bass lines are replaced with an elastic structure of synthetic texture, feedback and bit crushed noise blasts,” per a release.
Enjoy a lively evening Saturday, November 10 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, as Baltimore Fishbowl columnist and local writer Marion Winik, The Baltimore Book of the Dead, and Laura Lippman, Sunburn, discuss their newest books, the unpredictable writing life, and Baltimore.
Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the 2nd Annual Black Friday Block Party on Friday, November 23 from 11am – 4pm. Skip the holiday frenzy and enjoy leisurely shopping events, a mimosa and bloody mary bar, live music, a complimentary DIY hot chocolate bar and family-friendly activities for the little ones (including face painting, cookie decorating, a balloon artist and appearances from holiday characters). RSVP for Free Parking and giveaways. The first 100 RSVP guests to check in will receive a complimentary cocktail, on us! It isn’t all about the receiving either – proceeds to help benefit Helping Up Mission Women’s & Children’s Program/ Inspiring Hope Campaign. Cheers to sweet sales and less stress!