Laurie Anderson sets solo show
Performance artist Laurie Anderson will present a lecture with music and video titled "An Evening With Laurie Anderson" at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Senator Theatre.
Best known for "United States," her 1983 seven-hour, multimedia portrait of the country, Ms. Anderson has said, "The best thing about the term 'performance art' is that it's so ambiguous. It includes just about everything you might want to do."
Tickets to "An Evening With Laurie Anderson" are $25. For more information, call 435-1174. The Donetsk Ballet will inaugurate its Russian Ballet Series at the Lyric Opera House with performances of "Don Quixote" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. next Sunday. The 50-year-old company will return to Baltimore in October to perform "Swan Lake" and again in December for "The Nutcracker."
Subscriptions for all three ballets range from $69 to $89, with "Gold Subscription" packages -- featuring prime seats, parking and receptions with the dancers -- available for $160. Individual tickets for next weekend's performances are $24 to $35; "gold" tickets are $50. Children 12 and under are admitted at half price. Tickets for a special school performance at 10:30 a.m. Friday are $10. Call 481-6000; 889-3911 for group discount information. The third annual Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Baltimore Film Forum and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, begins Thursday at the Baltimore Museum of Art with a 7:30 p.m. screening of "The Plot Against Harry," a hit of the 1989 New York Film Festival. On May 23, "Imported Bridegroom," a turn-of-the-century screwball comedy, and "The Courage to Care," the award-winning PBS documentary about the Holocaust, narrated by Elie Wiesel, will be presented. Filmmaker Robert Gardner will introduce the latter.
The festival closes May 30 with "Torn Apart," starring Gregory Peck's daughter Cecilia. Tickets are $5; $4 for BFF/BMA members, students and seniors. Call 889-1993 for information.