Drama: The Death of Walt Disney
If you loved Center Stage’s production of “The Christians” last fall, you’ll be pleased to hear that another of Lucas Hnath’s works will be performed in Baltimore this season. A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney (yes, that’s really what it’s called) examines the movie and media mogul not as a beloved character in American culture, but as a man obsessed with his own mortality. It’s a dark world, after all.
Feb. 2-25 at Single Carrot Theater. $25-$29.
As part of their Exhibition Development Seminar, MICA students present “Counternarratives: Performance and Actions in Public Space,” a curated exploration of the art of protest.
Free. Feb 1 – March 11 in MICA’s Decker Gallery.
Drama: Skeleton Crew
This thoughtful, poignant play by Dominique Morisseau takes the stage this month, examining the dying auto industry in Detroit in 2008 and the unsure workers of the last car factory still in operation.
Feb. 2 – March 4. $20-$74.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum presents Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans, a portrait series presenting African-American icons like Cathy Hughes and Gordon Parks in their homes as photographed by TAR (Terrence A. Reese).
Free with the price of admission. February 1, 2018 – August 12, 2018.
Fundraiser: Chocolate Affair
Hold on to your sweet tooth: Healthcare for the Homeless is back with their delicious annual fundraiser, Chocolate Affair. The chocolate-themed party comes complete with tons of tasty offerings (as well as music, drinks, dancing and more), but the sweetest of all is the opportunity to have a good time while supporting a great cause. All proceeds from the event go toward aiding Baltimore’s homeless populations.
Feb. 3, Baltimore Marriot Waterfront. $250 (individual) or $2,500 (table)
Drama: Red Carpet for Red Velvet
Join STYLE as we celebrate the release of Chesapeake Shakespeare’s Red Velvet with a red carpet premiere party. The premise: Much as female characters in Shakespeare’s plays were traditionally portrayed by men, the actors in productions of his plays were traditionally white — that is, until 1833, when African-American actor Ira Aldridge took the stage as Othello. The momentous occasion was met with both praise and protest, as is explored in Lolita Chakrabarti’s play Red Velvet.
Feb. 3, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. $19-$50.
Opening: Co_Lab Books
The opening of a new bookstore is always something to celebrate! Enjoy cocktails, guest appearances by authors and door prizes as the community celebrates the new hub for architecture, art, design and craft books.
4-6 p.m. at Co_Lab Books.
Art: Adventures Close to Home
Ryan Syrell showcases an exhibition of works.
Through July 25.
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY: We may not have nabbed a spot in the big game this year, but Baltimore’s sure to be tuning in anyway. Food and drink specials abound in the city; be sure to make a reservation!