Cinema Sundays at the Charles, "the Film Lovers Club," opens its 12th series Feb. 1 at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore with "Oscar and Lucinda," a film by Australian director Gillian Armstrong. Film critic Eddie Cockrell will lead a post-screening discussion.
The new series, which runs through June 21, features 14 shows on Sunday mornings. Each screening is accompanied by a guest speaker. The program begins with brunch at 9: 45 a.m., followed by a film at 10: 30 a.m.
"Due to contractual arrangements with the distributors, the titles of most films cannot be revealed until the day of the screening," said George Udel, the program's director. "But I just learned that our second film [Feb. 8] will be 'Afterglow.' "
A full membership for all programs is $145, or $125 for renewals from the previous series. Also available is a membership package of seven dates of your choice for $85, or $75 for the seven if you're renewing. The couples package is $250, or $220 for renewals, for the full series, and a seven-film miniseries for couples is $150 and $130 for renewing members.
All members receive a benefits package that includes free passes to the Charles, invitations to previews at other theaters, and discounts at restaurants, cafes, art galleries, video stores and theaters. Individual tickets are $15 at the door. Call 410-366-8675.
It's not exactly a battle of the bands.
Classical instrumental chamber music ensembles that have performed together for at least six months and have presented no fewer than four recitals during that time have until March 6 to enter the 1998 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition.
A maximum of three ensembles will be selected during a final audition in late May. Each winning ensemble will receive a $2,000 honorarium for a performance at Artscape '98 on July 19.
Entries are being accepted through April 17 for the annual Maryland Wine Festival Poster Contest. The winning design will be reproduced on posters, T-shirts, brochures and other promotional material for the annual wine festival, held in September at the Carroll County Farm Museum.
The winning artists will receive a cash award of $1,000. The winner's work and up to 10 honorable mentions will be displayed in June at the Carroll Life Gallery in the County Office Building in Westminster. For guidelines, call 410-876-8550 or 410-848-7272.
* James Adams II Theatre. Monthly Coffeehouse Cabaret. Paid performers needed, including musicians, comedians, dancers, magicians. Tomorrow and Tuesday at the theater, Parole Plaza Shopping Center, Annapolis. Call for appointment, 410-571-2821.
* School of American Ballet. Auditions for New York City summer session for intermediate and advanced students. Feb. 1 at the Maryland Youth Ballet, 7702 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 1 p.m.-2: 30 p.m. ages 12-13; 2: 30 p.m.-4 p.m. ages 14-15; 4 p.m.-5 p.m. ages 16-18. Application fee is $10. Call 212-877-0600.
* Baltimore Chamber Chorale. Experienced choral singers needed for the 1998 spring concert. Rehearsals at 7: 30 p.m. Mondays. Call for audition appointments: 410-821-0620.