The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

March 02, 2006|By ANNA EISENBERG

'DEAD MAN' DISCUSSION

In light of the Baltimore Opera Company's coming production of Dead Man Walking, general director Michael Harrison is holding a public discussion on art, society and capital punishment. The panelists are Bishop Robert Ihloff, Episcopal Diocese of Baltimore; Bishop Dennis Madden, Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore; Rabbi Mark G. Loeb, Beth El Congregation; and John Packard, the lead in Dead Man Walking. James Wyda, federal public defender for the District of Maryland, moderates. The American opera is based on Sister Helen Prejean's book about her experiences with a death-row inmate.

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The discussion is tonight at 6:30 at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. Free parking is available. Reservations are recommended. Call 410-727-6000 for details. "Dead Man Walking" will be performed March 11, 15, 17 and 19.

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JEWISH CAMPING EXHIBITION

The Jewish Museum of Maryland opens a new exhibit for children and families this weekend. Cabin Fever: Jewish Camping and Jewish Commitment details Maryland children's experiences at Jewish summer camps. Many campers attribute their commitment to Judaism to their positive experiences at camp. Museum visitors can interact with a replicated camp environment.

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The exhibit opens Sunday at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-732-6400 or visit jhsm.org.

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CONCERT FOR KIDS

WHAT / / Children's Classical Music Concert

WHEN / / Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE / / Shriver Hall Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St.

WHY / / Because Jed Gaylin will conduct classical music pieces and let the audience see instruments up close.

CONTACT / / 410-516-6542

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BMA FIRST THURSDAY

WHAT / / Free First Thursday: Interior Inspirations

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

WHERE / / Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive

WHY / / Because the event features guided tours of exhibits, music by the band Sounds Good and a hands-on workshop for the family.

CONTACT / / Call 410-396-7100 or visit artbma.org

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BOOK ILLUSTRATOR

R. Gregory Christie, award-winning children's book illustrator, is holding a discussion and book signing on Tuesday at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Christie has illustrated more than 20 children's books, including The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children, Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth and Stars in the Darkness. He will discuss his illustrations, travels and experiences as a black artist.

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This event is at noon Tuesday at MICA in the Brown Center's Falvey Hall, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-225-2300 or visit mica.edu.

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FAMILY TREES

If you want to keep track of your family's history and discover new information about your roots, go to the Hampton National Historic Site on Sunday. Genealogist and historian Agnes Callum will explain how to track your family's history through such sources as the federal census, military records and death certificates. This one-hour program will help participants discover the importance of tracking and docu- menting family roots.

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This event is Sunday at the Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane in Towson. It starts at 2 p.m. in the farmhouse, first come, first served. For more information, call 410-823-1309 or visit nps.gov / hamp.

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