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3 – Oct 6 – Everyman Theatre
6 – Countdown to Kick-Off, Md Fairgrounds
6-8 – Madonnari Arts Festival, Little Italy
7/8 – Seafood Festival, Sandy Point
7/8 – Reisterstown Festival, Hannah More 
78/, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29 – Renaissance Festival
7 – Vino in Vogue, Harbor East
7 – Norm MacDonald – Live Casino
7 – Don McLean, Gordon Center
7/8 – Ukrainian Festival, 2401 Eastern Ave
5-8 – Orioles vs Texas
8 – Catonsville Arts Festival
9 – Don McLean – Rams Head on Stage
10 -Cat Film Festival, Landmark Cinemas
10-12 – Orioles vs Dodgers
12-14 – Anne Arundel Ct Fair
13-15 – Defender’s Weekend, Fort McHenry
14 – Ladew Gardens Nature Walk Celebration
14 – Enoch Pratt Library Grand Reopening, Cathedral St 
14 – Alvin Ailey – Towson University
14 – Prince Tribute – Gordon Center
15 – Bel Air Festival of Arts, Shamrock Park
17 – Crab Cake Challenge – Patapsco Arena
17-19 – Orioles vs Toronto
17 – Oct 6 – Cats, Kennedy Center
18 – Pam Tillis – Rams Head on Stage
20-22 – Orioles vs Seattle
21 -Dogfest, Humane Society
21 – Amazing Kreskin, Gordon Center
22 – Judy Collins – Rams Head on Stage
25 – Patti Smith, Goucher
29 – Prostate Cancer Walk, Unitas Stadium Towson



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.