The magical chaos of “The Gong Show” is coming to Mount Vernon Marketplace tonight. The Local Oyster has teamed up with Union Craft Brewing to create what the hosts hope will be a spot-on replica of the absurdist comedy-talent show that premiered in 1976, and has actually been successfully resurrected by ABC.
Baltimore, as we all know, is brimming with talent. Our beloved Ravens are enroute to New Orleans to claim their title as Superbowl champions in two weeks. We’ve produced legends such as Dan Deacon, John Waters, and Michael Phelps, to name just a few. Our creative scene is bursting at the seams, and there are endless opportunities to absorb the wonders produced by our artists.
WORMS is precisely one of those opportunities. Area writers come out for a night of readings on a predetermined Tuesday of the month, September through May. This month will highlight work by Timmy Reed, Dave Beaudouin, Kate Greenstreet, and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez. Hosted by Wham City‘s (and the Baltimore Fishbowl’s!) very own RM O’Brien, the night should be full of fresh and promising work, and some of that great talent we know resides within our rowhomes.