Concert season at Hopkins Plaza begins with Uprising band
The free La Provence Thursday Night Concert Series at Hopkins Plaza kicks off this week with the reggae sounds of Uprising. After the opening performance by Zebulun, the Baltimore-based band will perform songs by Bob Marley, Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse, as well as its own original works.
The series, held Thursday nights from 7 to 10, runs through Sept. 3. Hopkins Plaza is located between Baltimore Street, Charles Street and Hopkins Plaza.
Mesquite-grilled food will be sold at the concert. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs because cafe seating is limited.
For more information, call (410) 837-4636 or (800) 282-6632. In case of inclement weather on the night of the show, call (410) 837-6600.
@ In what can only be described as a bold theatrical gesture, Theatre Hopkins will end its season with an outdoor production of a play about Noah and the flood -- Clifford Odets' "The Flowering Peach" -- at Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St., beginning Saturday.
Curtain time is 6:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and again June 27 and 28. And despite the play's subject, the theater has only one rain date. If the June 28th performance is rained out, a performance will be added July 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus. There is also one scheduled indoor matinee on July 5 at 2:15 p.m. in Shriver Hall. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (410) 516-7159.
J. Wynn Rousuck Get out your bobby socks and poodle skirts, Towson State University's Maryland Arts Festival will be rock-'n'-rollin' beginning Thursday with a revival of the musical, "Grease," directed and choreographed by Todd Pearthree.
Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with matinees Sundays at 3 p.m. through July 4 in the Mainstage Theatre in TSU's Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $14. Other theatrical events scheduled for this summer's festival include Sandglass Theatre's puppetry piece, "The Village Child" (opening Wednesday and continuing through June 28), "Nunsense" (July 10 through Aug. 1), "A Chorus Line" (July 17 through Aug. 2), and "George Sand: The Lioness of Berry" (July 23 through Aug. 2). For additional information, call (410) 830-2787.
J. Wynn Rousuck