The Free Sheet

THE FREE SHEET

A Mansion Adorned

Grandmaster Gza At Sonar

Festival Of Lights

Religious And Secular

December 14, 2006|By LORI SEARS

A ROUNDUP OF REGIONAL FREEBIES / / LORI SEARS

KWANZAA AT THE BMA

Celebrate the African-American secular holiday of Kwanzaa at the Baltimore Museum of Art Sunday. At Kwanzaa Family Day, watch dancing and drumming from the Wasafiri Dancers, make an African mbira (thumb piano), hear African-history stories and tour the new exhibit Meditations on African Art: Light, which opens Sunday and runs through April 1.

Kwanzaa Family Day runs 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 443-573-1832 or visit artbma.org. FREE

A MANSION ADORNED

The Glenview Mansion in Rockville is spreading a little holiday cheer by offering free tours Sunday. The neoclassical 19th-century home, festively decorated and filled with the sounds of the season, will allow visitors into its 30 rooms and through its many ornately designed hallways. Visitors also can meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and other holiday characters and enjoy hands-on crafts.

The open house runs 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Call 240-314-8660 or visit rockvillemd.gov.

FREE

GRANDMASTER GZA AT SONAR

Former Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, 40, comes to Sonar's club stage Monday. His most recent album, a collaboration with DJ Muggs called Grandmasters, dropped last year. The show is for 18 or older.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Sonar is at 407 E. Saratoga St. To register, visit scion.com / livemetro. Call 410-327-8333 or go to sonarbaltimore.com for more information.

FREE

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Enjoy latkes, jelly doughnuts, chocolate gelt and other holiday treats at the Hanukkah Festival at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center Tuesday, the fifth night of the Festival of Lights. Activities include the lighting of a huge menorah, Jewish music and dreidel games.

The festival takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. Call 410-356-5200 or visit jcc.org.

FREE

RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR

WHAT / / "Two Christmases" program

WHEN / / 11:30 a.m. Sunday

WHERE / / Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.

WHY / / Because Loyola College classics and history professor Dr. Joseph Walsh will speak on the religious and secular traditions of Christmas

CONTACT / / 410-377-7232 FREE

YOUNG AND TALENTED

WHAT / / Peabody Preparatory Sinfonietta concert

WHEN / / 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE / / Peabody Institute, Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place

WHY / / Because you'll hear talented, young musicians perform under the baton of conductor Gene Young

CONTACT / / 410-659-8100, ext. 2 FREE

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