More than a dozen galleries and museums along the Charles Street corridor will offer free admission from 5 to 7:30 during tonight's "First Thursdays" event:
Artshowcase, 336 N. Charles St. Works by Artshowcase members.
*BAUhouse, 1713 N. Charles St., "Barry Holniker 1955-1990, a Retrospective."*Craig Flinner Gallery, 505 N. Charles St. Victorian watercolors.
Eubie Blake Cultural Arts Center, 409 N. Charles St. Ben Altman and Jimie Miller.
Handoriginals, Charles Plaza, new gallery with sculpture, painting, jewelry and wearable art.
Keystone Gallery, 8 E. Franklin St. Abstract acrylics and mixed media by Scot Hollander, watercolors by Kirsten D'Andrea.
Lois Hodes Gallery, 511 N. Charles St. Oils by Deborah Souders, embellished quilts by Paulette Warwick, animal portrayals in oils by Roberta Leimduler, sculpture by Nannette Clapman Blinchikoff, stained glass by Peg Silloway.
Maryland Art Place, 218 W. Saratoga St. "DADA/DATA: Developing Medias Since 1970."
Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. New works by graduate students, thesis gallery, Fox Building.
Meredith Gallery, 805 N. Charles St. Art furniture, ceramics, glass, jewelry.
Mount Vernon Museum of Incandescent Lighting, 717 Washington Place. Museum, dedicated to the history and development of the electric incandescent lamp, has a collection of 60,000 bulbs.
Tadder Gallery, 1010 Morton St. Photo exhibit -- "Memories of 33rd Street."
Tomlinson Craft Collection, 516 N. Charles St. Exhibit of American bead makers and bead workers.
Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. Renaissance sculpture court and medieval galleries.
Other events include:
Center Stage offers half-price tickets to "The Queen and the Rebels" to those presenting a Street Sheet newsletter (tickets subject to availability).
Free samples of holiday cakes at the Baskets of Taste, 315 N. Charles St.. 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
a Mind," poetry, fables and music, the BAUhouse, 1713 N. Charles St. 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Old St. Paul's Rectory, 24 W. Saratoga St. Open house tours from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Light refreshments.
Sassy Sentiments card and gift shop will hold a relocation party at its new address in Charles Plaza, Charles and Saratoga streets.
Screenings of the video adaptation of the Walters Art Gallery's living history play, "Of Courts and Courtships: Scenes from the Renaissance"; 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Wine-tasting fund-raiser for Santa Claus Anonymous, Peabody Library, 17 Mount Vernon Place. Music will be by the Montebello Strings. A donation of $20 is requested.
For more information or a copy of Street Sheet, call Downtown Partnership at (410) 244-1030.