If you've already seen the Monet exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art, or if you just want to learn more about the French Impressionist, the museum is offering three lecture series/courses on the artist, as well as a film about him.
The first of four Sunday lectures will be held today at 2:30 p.m. in the museum's Meyerhoff Auditorium, with the others set for Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 15. The lectures are free with special Monet tickets or regular museum admission.
Beginning Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and continuing for the next three Mondays will be a special mini-course titled "Monet, Master of Impressionism. The course, taught by Bodil Ottesen, a member of the BMA staff, examines the evolution of Monet's art and his significance in the impressionist movement. The cost is $25; $20 for BMA members.
A course on French printmaking in the mid-1840s will be held Nov. 6, 13 and 20 and Dec. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Taught by Jay Fisher, the BMA's curator of prints, drawings and photographs, the course will look at the similarities between printmaking and painting in this period. The cost is $120, $100 for BMA members; enrollment is limited.
Finally, "Memories of Monet," a film highlighting the artist's life from 1889 until his death in 1926, will be shown Saturday at noon and 2 p.m. Again, admission is free with Monet tickets or regular museum admissions. Call 396-7100.
At the Walters Art Gallery, a Hispanic Family Festival will be held today from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is being held in connection with the Walters' exhibition "Images of Penance, Images of Mercy: Southwestern Santos of the Late 19th Century."
The festival will include an appearance by New Mexican guitarist Cipriano Vigil; mariachi band performances; storytelling; and Southwestern foods for sale. The event is free with admission to the museum, which is $3, $2 for seniors and free for students and children 18 and under. For more information, call 547-9000, Ext. 237.
Handel Choir concert
The Handel Choir of Baltimore begins its 57th season next Sunday at 2 p.m. with a concert of works for chorus, brass and organ at the Basilica of the Assumption, Cathedral and Mulberry streets.
The Handel Choir's 1991-'92 season includes five concerts through June, plus four December performances of "Messiah." Tickets to next Sunday's concert are $14, $10 for students and seniors. Four different season subscription packages are also available. For more information, call 366-6544.
New Year's Eve gigs
If you're a performing artist and you want to work New Year's Eve, First Night Annapolis wants you.
The non-profit organization is seeking singers, dancers, mimes and more for its second annual Dec. 31 celebration of the arts. Performers, all of whom are paid, will stage several shows during the evening, each about 35 minutes long.
:. For more information, call (301) 268-8553.
British poet Thomas Moore Raworth will read his works Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Maryland Institute, College of Art's Mount Royal Station Auditorium, Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street. The reading is free. Call 225-2300.
Discovery Players Touring Company, Oct. 22-23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Elkton Center Theatre. Needed are five or six actors to tour mostly during school hours throughout 1992. Call (301) 392-3780.