The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

October 11, 2007|By DANA KINKER

THE 'WORLD' OF JONES

Hear fiction writer Edward P. Jones read from his various works, including his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Known World. He will also read excerpts from his two collections of short stories, Lost in the City and All Aunt Hagar's Children.

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Hear Jones read at 8 p.m. Monday in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Reserve tickets in advance at 410-337-6333. Call 410-337-6316 or go to goucher.edu.

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MUSIC FESTIVAL

Grab a lawn chair and spend an afternoon relaxing and enjoying music from several local bands at the Station North Arts and Entertainment District Music Fest 2007. Bands include the Roy Crosse Ensemble, Coldspring Jazz Quartet, Street Corner Symphony and NowChild Nation (right).

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The festival is 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at North Charles and Trenton streets, one block south of West North Avenue. Call 410-962-7075 or e-mail info@stationnorth.org.

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KENT DOCUMENTARY

WHAT / / Showing of Rockwell Kent documentary WHEN / / 7 p.m. tomorrow WHERE / / Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia WHY / / Ohio University professor Frederick Lewis will show his documentary on 1930s and 1940s artist, writer and social activist Rockwell Kent CONTACT / / Call 410-772-4512.

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GOTH FOR A DAY

Travel down one of Baltimore's last dirt roads in a walking tour and hear dramatic readings of gothic works from writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving and Jane Austen at Hampton National Historic Site's Gothic Day. Also hear stories as told by slaves and hear about the history of the Hampton Estate.

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Gothic Day is noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Hampton National Historic Site, 2400 E. Fort Ave. Call 410-962-4290.

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THE SPOKEN WORD

WHAT / / Reading by award-winning author Lia Purpura WHEN / / 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE / / Fourier Lounge, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St. WHY / / Hear selections from Purpura's recent collection of essays, On Looking, and from her newest book of poetry, King Baby. CONTACT / / Call 410-532-5535 or go to ndm.edu.

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A GRAND DEPARTURE

Experience how 18th-century Marylanders dealt with sickness, death and loss at the Mount Clare Museum House's Beneath the Winding Sheet: Departing This Life in the 18th Century. Commemorating the 224th anniversary of the death of Charles Carroll (pictured), who built the Mount Clare house, the museum will be presented as it looked after Carroll's death, with a coffin in the parlor, a sick room, the bleeder, covered mirrors and more. In addition, as part of Free Fall Baltimore, on Saturday, Jim Bartlinski will discuss the exhibit at 10:30 a.m. and Lance Humphries will discuss 18th-century portrait painters at 2 p.m.

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Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The exhibit runs through Nov. 3 at the Mount Clare Museum House, 1500 Washington Blvd. Admission is free during October. Reservations are required for the Saturday lectures. Call 410-837-3262.

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