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1-31 – Stitching History from the Holocaust – Jewish Museum
1-31 – Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex, Balto Museum of Art 
1-31 – The Big Show – Creative Alliance
3 – Rolling Stones, Fed Ex Stadium
3 – BSO at Oregon Ridge
3-7 – Cirque du Soleil – Royal Farms Arena
4 – Parades all over town – Dundalk, Towson, Arbutus, Catonsville
4 – Visionary Museum Pets on Parade, 9 am
4 – Free Family Fun Day – middle branch waterfront
7, 14, 23 – Friends of Patterson Pk Concerts
11 – Flicks from the Hill – Visionary Arts Museum
12 – Bring it Live – Lyric
12 – Sad Summer Festival – MECU Pavilion
12-14 – Orioles vs Rays – Camden Yards
13-14 – Balto Wash One Carnival – Lake Clifton
14 – Groovin’ in the Grass – Ladew Gardens
16-17 – Orioles vs Nationals – Camden Yards
19 – Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World – Merriweather
18-21 – Bowie Baysox vs Altoona, Prince Georges Stadium
19-21 -Artscape – Mt Vernon
19-21 – Orioles vs Red Sox
20- Highlandtown Crab Feast 
21 – Blink 182 & Lil Wayne – Merriweather
23 – Carol Burnett – Lyric
23 – Lord Huron – Merriweather
24 – Amanda Seales – Meyerhoff
26 – Baltimore’s Birthday Bash – Assembly Room
27 – B’More BBQ & Brew Fest – Inner Harbor
27 – Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival – Md Fairgrounds
28 – Animated Children’s Film Festival – Creative  Alliance



With the Academy Awards scheduled for late February all the studios have released the films they want to be considered. And all the other ones they know will certainly not be considered. And those they know will go straight to video. Here is a quick review of six major films.   
I’ll begin with Welcome to Marwen, rated PG-13, and starring Steve Carell and Leslie Mann. He’s a war veteran who was viciously beaten in an unprovoked attack back home.. This is a different film to be sure and based on a true story.  Features a lot of animation.
Mary Queen of Scots, rated R, definitely a period piece and starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. It’s about Mary Stuart’s attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth the First of England. It’s well done with great sets and costumes.        
Mary Poppins Returns, last seen in 1964, and very well done.  Is it better than the original, see it and decide. Starring Emily Blunt with cameos by
Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury It’s nominated for four
Golden Globes.
Vice is the story of the rise to power of Dick Chaney. It stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams.  I think this is ideal for historians, political folks and movie fans in general. Six Golden Globe nominations. Rated R.
Second Act features Jennifer Lopez as a box store employee who gets a dream job on Madison Avenue with the help of a fake resume. Probably a chick flick. Rated PG-13.
Finally last and certainly least Holmes and Watson. I’ll summarize it in two words – silly and bad. Really a sad excuse for a film. It features Will Ferrell, I’m so tired of his inane acting, and John C. Reilly. Rated PG-13.  
See you at the movies. But no talking.