A little more than a week out from Halloween, we’re well into spooky movie season, and it just so happens that this year marks the 30th anniversary of an all-time great movie about the worlds of the living and the dead, “Beetlejuice.” To be clear, the Tim Burton-directed film isn’t scary in the slash-’em-up, crazy-creature sense; rather, it takes creative liberties with the ideas of life, the afterlife and ghosts.
Baltimore’s newest work of public art is simply Divine–as in, a three-story-tall portrait of Divine, the drag actor and Baltimore native who became famous in John Waters movies such as “Hairspray,” “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble.”
His art retrospective is up at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and every year around Christmas he takes the stage as a “St. Nick for the Christmas corrupted” to spread the holiday spirit. And now this Valentine’s Day, John Waters, Baltimore’s beloved agitator and the Pope of Trash, is going to be a date in the very intimate setting of the Baltimore Soundstage.
Eleven people were shot in the City of Baltimore yesterday, but outgoing police union president Lt. Gene Ryan has more important things to tackle, like wagging his finger at “Saturday Night Live” and producer Lorne Michaels for having a sketch with three actresses in Baltimore Police Department uniforms.
Since relocating to Canton, WTMD’s First Thursday concerts have grown bigger, expanding to two stages, and arguably better, drawing more high-profile national acts to play a free outdoor concert with local musicians along the waterfront.
In an interview with Baltimore magazine last year, longtime Baltimore Sun staff photographer Amy Davis reflected on her past decade spent cataloging the city’s few current and many, many former movie theaters: “I was astonished to learn that, at one point, more than 120 theaters existed in the city. Even native Baltimoreans aren’t aware of the former theaters that they pass by on a daily basis.”
Here it is, “Daily Show” fans, your moment of zen: Host Trevor Noah will bring his arena-headlining Loud & Clear Tour to Royal Farms Arena on April 13.
Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s surprise Halloween show includes magic, scares and parties in between
They said the gore-heavy B-horror comedy “Incredibly Dead!” would be their last show of 2018, but the Baltimore Rock Opera Society got the Halloween itch. For four nights this month, the all-volunteer troupe has announced, they’ll be putting on a scare- and magic-centric show, “Lurid Happenings: A Night of Mischief and Devilry,” that promises to be lively and a literal party.