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September 16, 2004

Something's brewing

Get an up-close view of the brewing process on Saturday, when tours of the Clipper City Brewing Company will be offered. Visitors can indulge in the brewery's handcrafted draught and bottled beers; McHenry's, Oxford Raspberry and Clipper City's Pale and Gold Ale will be brewing. Complimentary samples will be offered after the tour.

Tours are at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clipper City Brewing Company, 4615 Hollins Ferry Road, Suite B. Call 410-247-7822.

Make a video

It's not unheard of for a film shoot - not to mention the editing process - to last for months. So imagine the challenge in the Creative Alliance's third annual CAmm Slamm, in which groups shoot and edit a video in only 48 hours.

The maximum length for the video is 10 minutes, and all entries must include a common prop, provided by the Creative Alliance. In addition, at least one member of each team must be a member of CAmm (you can sign up when you register).

Registration is at 6 p.m. tomorrow and includes the prop, five tickets to the screening, eligibility for prizes and one CAmm Slamm 04 DVD. Walk-in registration is $50 per group. The screening competition will be held Sunday, and admission to the screening is $8, $6 for members, cast and crew. The audience will judge the videos, and the winner will receive $250, three CAmm Slamm 04 DVDs and a secret prize.

The CAmm Slamm Kickoff will be tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or visit www.creativealliance.org.

Marilyn Crispell

Regarded as one of the greatest piano improvisers, Marilyn Crispell will be at An die Musik Live for a solo performance featuring melodies from her latest recording, Storyteller. Crispell will perform on Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. as part of the "Points of Departure" series.

The concert will be held on Saturday, at An Die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles St. For tickets, call 410-385-2638. Tickets are $20, $18 for An die Musik members, students and seniors with valid ID.

Grubbs and Coltrane

Step into the jazz age, where John Coltrane reshaped modern jazz as he performed among such legends as Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. Listen to Coltrane's legendary melodies as the Carl Grubbs Quintet performs on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Contemporary Arts Inc. will present "A Love Supreme: A Tribute to John Coltrane" featuring speakers and an open forum.

Author of A Love Supreme: John Coltrane's Signature Album, Ashley Khan will read from his book and answer questions regarding Coltrane's life and contribution to jazz. Grubbs, the Baltimore-based saxophonist, will recount his personal relationship with Coltrane, and Dr. Salim Washington will share his research into the musical great's life.

The concert will be held on Sunday at the Epworth United Methodist Chapel - Fellowship Hall, Liberty Road and St. Lukes Lane. Tickets are $20, $10 for guests ages 17 and under. For tickets, call 410-385-2638 or visit www.in stantseats.com.

South Asian comedy

On Saturday, Vijai Nathan performs her one-woman show, "Good Girls Don't, But Indian Girls Do." Breaking taboos, this South Asian comedian is set to perform at the Takoma Theatre in Washington. With her approach to racism, sex, religion and love, Nathan will deliver a funny and poignant exploration of Indian-American identity.

The show benefits Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indian Inc., which provides education and referrals on mental-health and wellness issues for the South Asian community in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Vijai Nathan will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Takoma Theatre Arts Project, 6833 Fourth St. N.W., Washington. Call 410-461-1634 or visit www.takomatheatre.org. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Get tickets at www.boxofficetickets.com/takoma/.

- Ashley Burrell

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