The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

August 23, 2007|By BRAD SCHLEICHER

THE LIFE OF DOROTHY PARKER

Playwright and singer / songwriter Niki Lee will bring legendary writer Dorothy Parker -- the suicidal, alcoholic, chain-smoking nymphomaniac -- to life in the poignant musical Here Lies Dorothy Parker. Lee, who sold her pickup truck to purchase the rights to perform the works of Parker, has received positive reviews from the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore magazine.

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The one-woman musical will take place at 6 tonight at Daedalus Books and Music in Belvedere Square, 5911 York Road. Call 410-464-2701 or e-mail kcollins@ daedalusbooks.com.

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THE CRAWDADDIES

See the Crawdaddies in concert tomorrow as part of the Belvedere Square free summer concert series. Since 1995, the Crawdaddies have shared the stage with artists such as Etta James, Charlie Daniels, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Cliff. The band infuses many different styles, including Cajun, funk, reggae and rock, to create a sound that is its own.

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The Crawdaddies will perform at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Belvedere Square, on the southeast corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue. The concert is free. Call 443-573-4466.

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A NOTEWORTHY MUSIC CLASS

Peggy Durbin of the Musical Arts Center at Howard Community College will teach free Kindermusik classes as part of Kindermusik International's Demo Days -- a program giving free music education to children around the world. Kindermusik International, founded in 1976, is a leading publisher of music curricula and products for parents and their children ages newborn to 7 years old.

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The classes take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Children's Learning Center at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Call 410-428-1874 to reserve a spot, or for more information, go to kindermusik.com.

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TEST THE WATERS

WHAT / / Stream Search at Sparks Park WHEN / / Saturday and Sunday WHERE / / Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville WHY / / Because those of all ages can cool off while searching for stream life. CONTACT / / 410-887-1815 for reservations ....................

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ART FESTIVAL

WHAT / / Station North Art Festival WHEN / / 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday WHERE / / Station North Thrift Store, 1400 Greenmount Ave. WHY / / Because kids ages 6 to 16 can display their sculptures, drawings and paintings at this first-time event. Judges will award prizes to the best pieces in different categories. CONTACT / / 410-882-2217

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'QUILT' PARTY

Textile artist Joan Gaither will lead Walters Art Museum visitors on a tour Saturday of the exhibit Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt. The exhibit features 45 quilts created by four generations of women from the Gee's Bend African-American community in Alabama. Participants will then walk to the nearby Maryland Historical Society to experience At Freedom's Door: Challenging Slavery in Maryland, which uses contemporary art to tell the story of slavery and black and white resistance to it.

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The tour will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Reservations are recommended; call 410-685-3750, ext. 321.

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