Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

February 08, 2007|By [CHRISTINA LEE AND ASHLIE BAYLOR]

The Rapture

The lowdown -- More than four months after Pieces of the People We Love was released, disco punk quartet the Rapture is coming to Sonar tomorrow with its own TaxLo three-room dance party. Guest DJs include Flosstradamus, Cullen Stalin and Simon D Phoenixx.

If you go -- Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. The venue is at 407 E. Saratoga St. Call 410-327-8333 or go to sonar baltimore.com.

Burlesque show

The lowdown -- For a risque celebration, head to Burlesque-a-Pades, a tribute to the first sex kitten stars that promises singing, dancing and twirling. The World Famous Pontani Sisters lead this cast at the Ottobar on Tuesday night.

If you go -- Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. Ages 18 and older. The venue is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theotto bar.com.

Crawdaddies

The lowdown -- The Crawdaddies, known for their distinct blend of blues, zydeco and roots rock, mark the release of their latest CD, Keep Lookin' Up, with the Wayfarers tomorrow at the Patterson.

If you go -- Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6-$8. The Patterson is at 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or go to cre ativealliance.org.

Love Stinks

The lowdown -- Lovers of power ballads need not apply. On Saturday, Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore is having its first Love Stinks Heartbreakers Ball, with a performance by cover band Poseable Action Figures.

If you go -- The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. The cafe is at 601 E. Pratt St. Call 410-576-2210 or go to hardrock.com.

Art and jazz

The lowdown -- On Tuesday, An die Musik Live will be showing Cartoons That Swing, a collection of shorts illustrating the relationship between art and jazz. In particular, these shorts spotlight jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzie Gillespie and Benny Carter.

If you go -- The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8. The venue is at 409 N. Charles St. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.

PostSecret

The lowdown -- Visit the American Visionary Art Museum Wednesday for The PostSecret Exhibition. PostSecret, created by Frank Warren, is a collection of secrets written anonymously on homemade postcards. Warren, who also posts cards at postsecret.com, will sign books and give a multimedia presentation.

If you go -- The exhibit is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The book signing is 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. in the Museum Shop. The presentation is noon p.m.-1 p.m. in the Tall Sculpture Barn. Admission to the exhibit and the signing is free. Museum admission is 2-for-1 that day. The museum is at 800 Key Highway. Call 410-244-1900 or go to avam.org.

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