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MAY

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

 

MOVIES

         
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.