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Creative Alliance at the Patterson Announces Upcoming Events, 9/4-11/20

Creative Alliance at the Patterson announces its upcoming events!


Sat Sept 4

Back to School Party!

It's time to return to school with a bang! Fun music, dancing, refreshments, art activities and giveaways. Baltimore's own DJ Lil Mike spins! Free popcorn and soda for students. Sign up to join free Open Minds art clubs at the party! All ages are welcome! 2-5pm. FREE!


Sat Sep 11

Glitterama 8! Not Without My DJ!

Baltimore's premier purveyor of variety and burlesque, Greggy Glitterati, needs your help in saving the soul of his DJ Tyler Quinn! Witness the juggling of Jonathan Burnes! The jiggling of Roma Mafia! The tuneful puppetry of Botoxa Whupsinfalova! The jaded yet winsome strip-ology of Kay Sera! The death-defying hand-balancing of Pop Tart #1 and Lizzie Lyra! The purgative fire of Ms. Malibu and hypnotic bellydance of Belladonna! And of course, Boylesque superstar, Paco Fish, aka "The French Tickler!" 8pm. $15 & $12 & stus. Members Happy Hour 7pm w/ food, $2 drinks & priority seating. Free ticket if you join.


Fri Sep 17

Edwin Aparicio presents

Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company's Alma Flamenca

Master flamenco dancer/choreographer Aparicio reaches deep into the historic roots of the art form and out to contemporary influences., from the "deep song" canto jondo beloved by Lorca, to hybrids with Cuban Guajiras. Aparicio performs with his extraordinary company of dancers and a full ensemble of musicians from Baltimore, America and Spain. "A technical powerhouse dancing with blistering conviction..." Washington Post. 8pm. $25, $23 mbrs & stus. adv. tixs. rec.


Sat Sep 18

Cafeteria Man

Better Food in Public Schools?

Screening & Discussion w/ Tony Geraci

Tony Geraci's bold push for healthier meals in Baltimore City School cafeterias has made him nationally known in the school food reform movement. Filmmakers Richard Chisolm, Sheila Kinkade and David Grossbach screen excerpts of their soon to be released Cafeteria Man which follows Geraci as director of food and nutrition for Baltimore City Schools. Geraci, the filmmakers, Highlandtown's own Principle Matt Hornbeck of Hampstead HIlls Academy, and a motivated teen - Alice Sheehan discuss the realities of implementation.

5:30-7:30pm Exhibition Opening w/ Food for Sale

8pm Film and discussion. $12, $8 mbrs, stus. Adv tixs sug.


In the MAIN GALLERYBaltimore Development Cooperative + Friends open their big show on food (Title tba) in conjunction with Cafeteria Man.


Opens Sat Sep 18 5-7pm

On view Sep 18 - Oct 30

Check or for schedule of appearances

Winners of the prestigious 2009 Sondheim Prize, Baltimore Development Cooperative (BDC) is a loose affiliation of artists blurring the line between art and activism with objects, performances, actions and interventions that provoke the viewer into a deeper engagement with the politics and design of urban spaces.

In that spirit BDC converts the Main Gallery of the Creative Alliance into the headquarters for a celebratory, mobile farmers market - which draws upon the long history of Arabbers, and the present-day conflux of local food initiatives, even as it envisions a future of sustainable living. Alongside a borrowed Arabbers' cart and one designed and built by BDC are video, photographs and art projects by a host of partners that form a joyful cacophony engaged with the local food movement. Over the course of the exhibition, the carts exit the building periodically - sometimes with marching bands in tow - to visit neighborhoods and festivals, sharing fresh produce, activities and information.


Their show opens Sat Sep 18, just prior to the preview screening of excerpts from Richard Chisolm's anticipated documentary about Tony Geraci's campaign to reform the food in the Baltimore City Public Schools system, with food available from STEW, Hampstead Hill Academy's Culinary Arts Club and Great Kids Farm.


Thu Sep 23

Of Riots and Resistance

Eddie Conway's Memoir & Book Release

Political prisoner and former Black Panther Eddie Conway's memoir, Marshall Law, comes out this winter and his book unearthing the U.S. COINTEL-PRO program was just published, along with a new compilation of his interviews. Tonight Bashi Rose, Rain Pryor, Marc Steiner, and WombWork Productions read from Conway's memoir, with a hip-hop performance Fifth L. Q&A with Conway via phone from Hagerstown Correctional Facility follows. Books on sale to benefit Conway's defense fund. In partnership w/ iAMWE Publications, AK Press & Red Emma's. 7pm. $12, $10 stus, srs, mbrs.


Sat Sep 25

Caleb Stine: CD Release Concert

Baltimore songwriter Caleb Stine unveils his all-acoustic 5th album: "I Wasn't Built For A Life Like This," the latest chapter in his exploration of an evolving/eroding America. Always pushing for revelation through experience, Stine digs deep with character sketches and personal accounts, producing songs that feel. Don't miss this intimate performance, along with the stories behind the songs and the release of the CD and vinyl. 8pm. $15, $13 mbrs & stus. Adv tix sug.

in the Amalie Rothchild Gallery....

Sep 30-Oct 16

ha! presents

The District Exhibition: Highlandtown Artists in 3 Venues

Opens Fri Oct 1, 6-8pm at CA;
7-9pm at Schiavone Fine Art, 244 S. Highland;
8-10pm at Skyloft Studios, 3701 Bank Street

Baltimore's biggest arts district shows off what it's got in a rollicking open exhibition and art walk. From resident artists at The Patterson, to artists with studios in Crown Cork & Seal, Skyloft Studios or in rowhomes and storefronts around the neighborhood, you'll be amazed by the wealth of creativity right here in our backyard.


on stage at The Patterson...

Fri Oct 1


Comedy & Characters with

Meshelle, Rain Pryor & Sheila Gaskins

Sheila "Strawberry" Gaskins hosts as Meshelle (The Indie-Mom of Comedy) and Rain Pryor dig deep into the continuum of hurt and hilarity that is a woman's life. Pryor pulls characters from her show Fried Chicken and Latkes. Meshelle rips thru highlights of her TV stand up routines. The Triad honors and teases women educators who are models for the girls and women of Baltimore: Lorna Hanley, Deborah Hickman, Kenyatta Macon Moon, and Brenda Brown Rever. 8pm. $15, $13 mbrs.


Sat Oct 2


Get ready, there's a party on the East Side! In a rare hometown performance, international singing sensation and social activist Lea Gilmore celebrates the women of the blues - from Bessie, Ethel, Alberta and Aretha to Dinah, Bonnie, and Koko - and kicks off her Umoja Musica Project. Lea is joined by award-winning blues singers Stacy Brooks (DC Blues Society), Shelley Ensor, and Jonathan Gilmore, with maestro Derrick Thompson leading the band. 8pm. $15, $13 mbrs. Members Happy Hour 7pm w/ food, $2 drinks & priority seating. Free ticket if you join.


Fri & Sat Oct 15, 16

Charm City Kitty Club presents

Homo Rogue: Do Ask, Do Tell!

Will the Dems get the boot in November? How about Prop 8? Which anti-gay activist will next turn out to be a closeted hypocrite? CCKC celebrates two years of political pandemonium, tea baggers and all! Featuring the pole-dancing duo Gravity Plays Favorites, Gina Carduci's exploration of sex and violence in the film All That Sheltering Emptiness, the steamy swagger of drag artist Delicio Del Toro, and scenes from Jay Dreams by Baltimore filmmaker Catherine Pancake. 7pm Kitty Cocktails. 8pm Show. $12, $10mbrs.


Sat Oct 23


A Groovy Not-for-Kids Halloween Parade Workshop

DJ Amanda Otto sets the vinyl for soul, and "Lantinis" are served, as the grown-up set gets ready for B'more's must-see Halloween event. Assemble and decorate a festive bamboo lantern that puts you at the center of the action, marching in the Great Halloween Lantern Parade, Sat Oct 24. Make new friends, chat up your neighbors, dance! Drink specials abound! 8pm. $15, $13 mbrs. Lantern kit included.


Fri Oct 29

Tilted Torch's

Halloween Spook-O-Rama!

It's a burlesque fire of a Halloween at The Patterson. Will you get a trick - sassy flames? Or a treat - a sparkly pasty? Either way Tilted Torch's Spook-o-rama will make you scream for more. Featuring Miss Joule and Malibu's sinister fire play, haunting bellydance by Mavi, wicked pasties from Little Luna, and femme-cee Shortstaxx. Raffle! Prizes!! Hot Halloween attire preferred. 8pm. $15, $13 mbrs & stus.


Sat Oct 30

The 2010 Great Halloween Lantern Parade

& Festival- GROW!

The magic of the earth ignites! The shining lanterns, glittering stiltwalkers and thundering bands of the 2010 Great Halloween Lantern Parade - GROW! levitate from the earth! Ten-foot tall farmers tend glowing veggies. Collosal cucumbers cavort! Lady bugs dance! Towering beets blaze! The Gourd Orchestra, Sac Au Lait, The Barrage Band and other amazing bands! Over 1000 neighbors carry their handmade lanterns through Patterson Park! Come early for a hayride, lantern making, food, beer and fun at the Festival! See ad p. 15. Pulaski Monument at Eastern & Linwood Aves.

Festival 3-9pm. Parade Line-Up 7pm, Step Off 7:30pm. FREE! Rain Date Sun Oct 31.

Sat Nov 13 Caleb Stines Round the Mountain Showcase of roots music hosted by Caleb!

Sat Nov 20 Geoffrey Himes hosts Baltimore Songs New and old, a big showcase of songs about our home city showcasing area musicians, hosted by critic, songwriter and performer Geoffrey Himes.

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