Creative Alliance Announces Upcoming Events


All shows @
Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave. HiTown B'more
Info & Tix : 410-276-1651

We opened the Marquee Lounge! The lounge is open Fri & Sat from 5-mindight. Designed by Kroiz Architecture LLC (Gabriel Kroiz) and PI.KL Studio LLC (Kuo Pao Lian and Pavlina Ilieva), the Marquee Lounge is finished with materials typical of Southeast Baltimore; a white marble bar, rolled steel details and salvaged wood finishes. Contrasting with the architects' use of materials is a dramatic, 350sf mural by Creative Alliance resident artist Lauren Boilini. Crashing waves of red, orange and yellow suggest birds in flight, or a plunge into a volcano.
The Marquee Lounge is available for private parties and rentals. Long term plans include food service, programming and expanded hours.

Wed Jun 1
Shoot. Score. Baltimore Screening Bash
Local alt-weekly City Paper brings its third annual short-film contest screening to The Patterson. Ten local filmmakers screen their seven-minute-or-less entries and vie for the SSB grand prize; the audience votes to award its favorite two. Come early for drinks, mingling, and DJ tunes! Doors at 7, show at 8. $5

Brinson Renda
On view May & Jun. Artist Talk Jun 2 at 7pm
Poof explores the ideals of temporary displacement and the influences of a new environment - in this case, Renda's residency at The Patterson. Against a backdrop of the building and surrounding neighborhood, a ghostly figure is chased across the rooftops of Highlandtown, adapting to the space. Free!

Thu Jun 2
Literary Death Match
The acclaimed series returns! Four writers - Davida Breier, Barbara DeCesare, Dan Fesperman, and Joseph Young - perform their electric work before a raucous audience, and a panel of celebrity judges - Bashi Rose, Jessica Myles Henkin, Joyce Scott - who take turns spouting affectionate, off-the-wall commentary. The two finalists compete in the grand finale, jettisoning literary sensibility for a physical duel (contests have ranged from laser tag duels to trash bag races. 8pm. $12 & $7 mbrs.

Fri Jun 3
Word is Out - A Pride Celebration!
Released in 1978, Word is Out startled audiences with its intimate interviews of gay men and lesbians of diverse backgrounds, speaking candidly about their lives. The film was recently restored and rereleased, and the stories are as riveting, scandalous, heartbreaking and heartwarming as they were over 30 years ago. Join us, Lynne Bowman of Equality Maryland & GLCCB as we celebrate Pride Month. Bring a friend! 7pm. $12, $7 mbrs.

Sat Jun 4
Grateful Dead Tribute w/ On the Bus and Gypsy Dawg
Turn on your Lovelight! On The Bus is one of the East Coast's premiere Dead tribute bands! Gypsy Dawg has shared the stage with Dave Nelson Band, The Seldom Scene, and Dave Grisman. Tonight, however, it's all about the Dead. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! 8pm. $15, $10 mbrs, stus.

Fri Jun 10
Autumn Rage
Mark Shell premieres his latest feature, reminiscent of Blair Witch Project, but set in Baltimore County, and with a distinctly mythical and terrifying predator. Autumn Rage features an all local cast and crew, lead by Shell himself (he wrote, edited, produced, and stars). This highly suspenseful horror film will have you on the edge of your seat and clinging to your neighbor. 7pm. $10, $5 mbrs.

Sat Jun 11
Best Kept Secret Modeling presents
Fashion Show GALACTICA
Eight designers from Bmore, DC and Virginia roll out their spring/summer lines on a full runway with a cast of thirty models, and a full press of makeup artists, hair and fashion stylists. DJ Taven keeps it rockin' on the runway! Proceeds benefit St. Jude's Hospital. For tix:, or 443-416-8214. Happy Hour 5-6:30pm, show 7pm. VIP tix $45, gen adm $25.

Fri Jun 17th
Michael Raitzyk Organ/ic Music Trio
Organi/ic Live CD release!
Absolutely crushin' jazz guitarist Michael Raitzyk does a tribute to all things organ with The Michael Raitzyk Organ/ic Music Trio featuring the acclaimed Greg Hatza on organ, and jazz musicians' musician Mike Kuhl on drums. These Baltimore based musicians create a ferocious groove in the tradition of Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell & Grady Tate. Raitzyk decided to have a recent gig recorded live and the results were stunning! The music they create is steeped in blues, r & b, and jazz. Raitzyk has performed at many of Baltimore's historic organ rooms, including The Bird Cage, The Red Rooster & The Sportsmen's Lounge. Hatza is the leader of Moon August & The Greg Hatza Organization. Towson graduate Mike Kuhl performs with the Jenny Boyle Band, & with the Michael Raitzyk Klezmer Project. 8pm. $13, $8 mbrs.

Sat Jun 18
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival!
"Titan of the Telecaster" Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun headline with special guest Marcy Marxer. The Legendary Orioles doo-wop group strut the skills that landed them in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Master button accordionist Billy McComiskey leads an all-star trad Irish band. Phil Wiggins plays honeyed blues harp with Eleanor Ellis and Warner Williams. Cheick Hamala Diabate fills Highlandtown with the sounds of West Africa. Indoor and outdoor music stages, workshops for kids, craft demonstrations, and fourteen performances! Decoy carvers, screen painters, boatbuilders, arabbers, weavers, and more demonstrate their crafts at this family friendly celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Maryland Traditions Masters Apprentice program of the Maryland State Arts Council. 11am-6pm. FREE.

Thu Jun 23
Tony & Janina's American Wedding
Getting to the heart of the broken, red tape ridden U.S. immigration system, Ruth Leitman's doc tells the story of Tony and Janina Wasilewski, whose family is torn apart when Janina is deported to Poland after 18 years in America, taking their 6 year old son Brian with her. The human rights story of Post-9/11 America that every undocumented immigrant in our country faces. 7pm. $10, $5 mbrs.

Fri Jun 24
CA & the International Rescue Committee present
AFTERMATH, Directed by Jessica Blank
"A superbly staged and beautifully acted testimonial to the innocent victims of an ugly war" (Variety), AFTERMATH tells the stories of Iraqi refugees following the US invasion - in their own words. Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, award-winning writers/directors of The Exonerated, traveled to Jordan, refugees in 2008. This staged reading features professional actors from NY, donating their performance in honor of World Refugee Day. Q&A follows. Presented in Association with Amnesty International. Produced in Association with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann. 8pm. FREE, donations and adv reservations suggested.

Sat Jun 25
BIG SHOW Big Party! w/ Junkyard Saints
Peter Pan Award to Gary Kachadourian
Yeah Baby! If there are 200 pieces of artwork in the Main Gallery and a packed dance floor it must be the BIG SHOW Big Party! Our summer open members' exhibit makes for amazing, moderately priced collectible work , mad socializing and some sore feet the next morning courtesy of the Junkyard Saints, our clear vote for most danceable band around. The Peter Pan Award (for keeping Bmore's art scene forever young) goes to former Artscape curator Gary Kachadourian. 7-10pm, Peter Pan Award presented 7:30pm. $5, FREE mbrs.

Sun Jun 26
Margaret Locklear-Peck's
The Belly of a Woman, from the Motherland to Uncle Sam
A lyrical journey through the African American Diaspora from the perspective of the African American woman, this multi-media production challenges concepts and asks questions about race, identity, and the lingering effects of Slavery. The story follows a young woman as she seeks to find her roots. Through the use of; music, dance, poetry, and drama, she tells the story of her search for souls stolen and lost in America. 6pm. $15.

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