The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

November 03, 2005|By ANNA EISENBERG

Hurricane library relief

Commemorate New Orleans' musical and literary culture as the Enoch Pratt Free Library hosts a presentation titled "Hurricane Library Relief: A Confederacy of Writers and Musicians" tomorrow. Local writers will be reading their original works, followed by a performance by New Orleans native Kalamu ya Salaam. Salaam will share his poetic and musical talents with the audience. Donations will be sent to the American Library Association's Relief Fund for Libraries in Louisiana and Mississippi.

The benefit takes place tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's central branch, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430 for details.

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Opera broadcast

The Washington National Opera is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving a free screening of a live performance of one of the opera's most popular shows, Porgy and Bess. The show will be transmitted from the stage at the Kennedy Center to a large video screen near the Capitol for the public's enjoyment. This event is the first time that a performance has been broadcast to the National Mall. Bundle up and enjoy the show.

The broadcast of "Porgy and Bess" will take place at the National Mall on Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, call 202-295-2400.

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EXHIBIT RECEPTION

Steve Liss captured the lives of children in an overcrowded juvenile justice facility in a series of photographs that will be on display through Nov. 20. Baltimore photographer Marshall Clarke's photographs will also be shown in this Moving Walls 8 traveling photography exhibit titled "No Place for Children." Today, a reception and educational forum will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit will take place at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art in the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 20. The reception and forum is today from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-769-5701.

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Gallery Walk

Visit downtown Frederick for the First Saturday Gallery Walk for November, presented by the Downtown Frederick Partnership. Enjoy art displays and live entertainment. Over 80 shops, restaurants and galleries will be open for extended hours.

The event takes place on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Frederick on Market, Church, Second, Fifth, Patrick, East and Carroll streets. For more information, call 301-698-8118 or visit downtownfrederick.org.

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Cantors' concert

What --Jewish Cantorial Concert

When --Saturday at 8 p.m.

Where --Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W. Cold Spring Lane

Why --Cantors Alan Rubinstein and Richard Walters will perform well-known pieces by Jewish composers

Contact --Call 410-235-5354 or visit boltonstreet.org

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FREE FIRST THURSDAY

WHAT: Free First Thursday at the Baltimore Museum of Art

WHEN: Today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st Streets

WHY --Enjoy extended hours as well as live music, a movie screening and a family hands-on workshop

CONTACT: Call 410-396-6314 or visit artbma.org

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