Music, films, plays, talks and family events abound

Calendar

October 07, 2007

Oct. 7

Dance performance -- VT Dance, featuring choreographer Vincent Thomas, performs, 5 p.m. at Morgan State University, Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive. Free. 443-885-4440.

Oct. 10

Author talk -- Dr. Willarda Edwards discusses her book The Black Woman's Guide to Black Men's Health, 6:30 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, 400 Cathedral St. Free. 410-396-5430.

Oct. 11

Soul concert -- Singer/songwriter Ryan Shaw performs, 8 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $20. 410-268-4545.

Oct. 12

Boyz II Men -- The R&B group performs, 9 p.m. at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Doors open at 8 p.m. $22 in advance; $25 at the door. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.

Oct. 13

Harriet Tubman opera -- The Baltimore Opera Company presents She Never Lost a Passenger: A One Act Opera Honoring Harriet Tubman, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free. Reservations: 410-727-6000 or baltimore opera.com.

Panel discussion on "Roots" -- Historians Dr. Debra Newman-Ham, Dr. Diane Swan-Wright and Dr. Cynthia Neverdon-Morton discuss the evolution of African and African-American history over the past 30 years, 2 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free. 443-263-1875.

Oct. 14

"Jazz for Kids" family concert -- Jazz versions of well-known children's songs performed by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Free. Reservations: 410-225-3130 or baltimorejazz.com.

Anansegromma of Ghana performance -- Drumming, storytelling, games, 2 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free. 443-263-1875.

Sweet Honey in the Rock -- The a cappella ensemble takes the stage at 2 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. $18-$25. 301-600-2828.

Oct. 16

Funk and blues concert -- Laura Love and Guy Davis perform, 8 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $22. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

Oct. 16 and 27

"Martin and Malcolm. One Vision -- Two Voices: A Conversation About Race in America" -- Living-history re-enactors take on the roles of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X and participate in a discussion on ending racial discrimination in the U.S. with moderator Marc Steiner, 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free passes: mdhc.org or 410-685-0095. Also, an interactive performance with the living-history re-enactors is at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Free passes: eubieblake.org or 410-225-3130.

Oct. 20

The Whispers, Stephanie Mills, After 7 -- R&B concert, 8 p.m. at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. $50-$97.50. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Oct. 21

"Ethnic Notions" -- Program on the evolution of African-American stereotypes in films, ads and children's rhymes through American history, 12:30 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free. 443-263-1875.

Oct. 24-28

"Whatever She Wants" -- Je'caryous Johnson's stage play stars Vivica A. Fox, Richard Roundtree, Boris Kodjoe, Tamala Jones and Little G. at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Showtimes vary. $25-$47. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Oct. 25

"Guitars and Saxes 2007" -- Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Tim Bowman and Jeff Golub are part of the musical lineup, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $49.50. 410-268-4545.

Oct. 26

Arena Players' production -- The show Four Queens, No Trump by playwright Ted Lange runs at 8 p.m. at Arena Playhouse, 801 McCulloh St. Free; reservations required. 410-728-6500 or arenaplayersinc.org.

"Callaloo: Celebrating 30 Years" -- Pulitzer Prize winners Yusef Komunyakaa and Natasha Trethewey take part in a reading in honor of the African-diaspora literary journal's 30th year, 6:30 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral St. Free. 410-396-5430 or epfl.net.

"A Concert of Music by Black Composers" -- The Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore performs music by Leslie Adams Blake, William Grant Still and Scott Joplin, 7:30 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free. 410-329-6874 for reservations.

Oct. 26-27

Historic Shipyard Days Festival -- Living-history event with craftspeople portraying 1870s blacksmiths, shipwrights and coopers, noon-5 p.m. at Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, 1417 Thames St. Free. 410-685-0295.

Oct. 27

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