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1-19 – Hunchback of Notre Dame – Tobys Dinner Theatre
1-26 – Dairy of Anne Frank -Chesapeake Shakespeare Theatre
1-31 – Stitching History from the Holocaust – Jewish Museum
3 – Fallen Heroes Day – Dulaney Valley Gardens
3 – Bizarre World of Frank Zappa – Lyric
3/4 – Flower Mart – Mt Vernon
3-5 – Tattoo Convention – Conv Center
3-5 – M3 Rock Festival – Merriweather
3-5 – Movie with Orchestra – Meyerhoff
4 – Bob Saget – Balto Sound Stage
4 – Kinetic Sculpture Race – Inner Harbor
4/5 – Towsontowne Festival – Towson
4-6 – Orioles vs Tampa Bay
5 – Bull & Shrimp Feast – Rosedale Gardens
6-8 – Orioles vs Boston
8-12 – Md Film Festival – Parkway Theatre
10 – Summer Concert – West Shore Park
10/11 – Preakness Festival – Howard Ct Frgrds
10/11 – Tchaikovsky – Meyerhoff
10-12 – Orioles vs Angels
11 – Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen -Hippodome
11 – Fells Pt Jazz & Art Festival
11 – Westminster Flower & Jazz Festival – Main Street
11 – Carroll Ct Farmers Market – Ag Center
16 – Seinfeld – Meyerhoff
17 – Jason Aldean – Merriweather
18 – Icky, Creepy, Slimy, Cool Tour – Aquarium
18 – Preakness – Pimlico
19 – BSO Concert – Meyerhoff
20-23 – Orioles vs Yankees
25 – Herb Festival – Leakin Park
25 – Hampstead Day – Arcadia Carnival Grounds
25/26 – Brew at the Zoo – Md Zoo
30- Andre Watts with BSO – Meyerhoff
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
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.