The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

February 22, 2007|By GENA R. CHATTIN GENA R. CHATTIN

JERRY GARCIA'S OTHER ART

Music fans know Jerry Garcia for the music he made with the Grateful Dead, but Garcia was also a painter. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute before joining the band that eventually became the Dead, and his works have been described as realist, as surrealist and as geometric abstraction. See for yourself when Image Makers Art and 100.7 The Bay bring Jerry Garcia: A Visual Journey to Baltimore this weekend. This traveling exhibition includes lithographs, etchings, silk-screens and five original watercolors by Garcia.

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The show runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn White Marsh, 5015 Campbell Blvd., White Marsh. All artwork is for sale. Call 610-999-5880 or go to image makersart.com for more information.

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WOMEN, MUSIC AND FAITH

On the eve of Women's History Month, the College of Notre Dame celebrates women of faith by hosting "Women of Music, Women of Faith." Musica Antiqua of Maryland will perform instrumental works by early women composers including Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Wilheme von Bayreuth and Sophie von Braunsweig. PBS has used Musica Antiqua's music in several documentaries, and the group has performed at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, the Church of the Presidents and the Maryland State House.

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The show begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation, College of Notre Dame, 4701 N. Charles St. Call 410-532-5386 or go to ndm.edu.

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THE LOWDOWN ON AGING

WHAT / / Lecture and book-signing by Dr. George Roth, author of The Truth About Aging

WHEN / / 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday

WHERE / / Two locations of the Harford County Public Library: Whiteford branch, 2407 Whiteford Road, Whiteford (Monday) and Havre de Grace branch, 120 N. Union Ave., Havre de Grace (Tuesday)

WHY / / Because Roth has been associated with the National Institute on Aging (National Institutes of Health) for 30 years and is chief executive of the biotechnology firm GeroScience, Inc., which focuses on anti-aging strategies.

CONTACT / / 410-638-3151 or hcplonline.info

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'THE WASTE LAND'

In the spirit of a never-realized collaboration between poet T. S. Eliot and composer Igor Stravinsky, University of Maryland violinist and faculty artist James Stern offers Eliot's poem "The Waste Land" in the company of works by Ysaye, Kirchner, Bach and Stern himself. In addition to his work at the university, Stern performs as part of the Stern / Andrist Duo and with the trio Strata.

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Stern will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. Call 301-405-ARTS or go to claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.

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'ALL JAZZED UP!'

Get jazzed up Saturday at "All Jazzed Up! -- African-American Festival" at the Walters Art Museum. The Walters celebrates jazz's African-American roots with a daylong festival of music, dancing and storytelling. You'll learn jazz rhythm, make your own instruments and dance with the Olu Yemisi and Company Dancers.

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The festival is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org.

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SHIMON PERES VIA SATELLITE

WHAT / / Shimon Peres speech and interview live via satellite

WHEN / / 8:30 p.m. Monday

WHERE / / Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave., Pikesville

WHY / / Because Peres, a former Israeli prime minister, will deliver a 20-minute speech and then be interviewed by biographer Michael Bar-Zohar.

CONTACT / / 410-484-0411

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