The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

January 18, 2007|By LORI SEARS

FILMS OUT OF AFRICA

View a selection of contemporary African films this weekend at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The African Film Festival Traveling Series features eight films over two days, including A Child's Love Story (Un amour d'enfant), Ousmane, My Lost Home (Ma Maison perdue) and Whole: A Trinity of Being. Films, which range in length from 15 minutes to 106 minutes and were all made between 2001 and 2006, come from South Africa, Egypt, Senegal, Algeria, Morocco and Burkina Faso.

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The film festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 443-573-1832 or artbma.org.

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HANDEL AT ST. JOHN'S

Tomorrow evening, the Aulos Ensemble presents a concert version of Handel's opera Acis and Galatea at St. John's College in Annapolis. The baroque quintet, featuring flutist Christopher Krueger, oboist Marc Schachman, violinist Linda Quan, cellist Myron Lutzke and harpsichordist Arthur Haas, will be joined by singers John Elwes (Acis), Kendra Colton (Galatea), William Hite (Damon) and Curtis Streetman (Polyphemus).

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The recital is at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Call 410-263-2371.

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BIRTHDAY BOOK BASH

It'll be a celebration all day Saturday at Daedalus Books and Music on York Road. In celebration of the shop's first birthday, visitors are invited to a Birthday Bash and Book-a-Palooza. The Black Cherry Puppet Theater performs Hansel and Gretel at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and the Mellowtones, a local steel drum band, will play at 6 p.m. There will be $1 books for sale and plenty of complimentary refreshments and birthday cake for all.

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The birthday bash runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Daedalus Books and Music, 5911 York Road. Call 410-464-2701.

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STAND-UP WOMEN

Learn about five American women who stepped up and made a world of difference in U.S. history at Wednesday's Pikesville Friends Cafe Series at the Weinberg House. "Meet the Suffragist Sisters," based on the book Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists, is presented by its author, history professor Jean Baker. The program will explore the biographies of Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul and Frances Willard, who helped secure the vote for women.

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The program begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Weinberg House, 16 Old Court Road, Pikesville. Call 410-602-2405.

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CARROLL TURNS 170

WHAT / / Carroll County's 170th birthday celebration

WHEN / / 7 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE / / Westminster Fire Department, John Street Quarters, 28 John St., Westminster

WHY / / Because it's a commemoration of the founding of Carroll County in 1837. And folklore professor Ed Okonowicz will speak on the history of U.S. patriotic songs, such as "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "God Bless America" and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree." Birthday refreshments will be served.

CONTACT / / 410-848-6494

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LEE AND JACKSON

WHAT / / General Lee and General Jackson Birthday Ceremony

WHEN / / 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE / / Lee / Jackson Monument, Art Museum and Wyman Park drives

WHY / / Because the ceremony will feature Confederate and Federal re-enactment troops, live period music and refreshments in honor of the Civil War generals' birthdays.

CONTACT / / 410-296-9235

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