The Free Sheet

November 22, 2007|By KATY O'DONNELL

A ROUNDUP OF REGIONAL FREEBIES

ART OF SHOPPING

WHAT / / Bazaart: Artful Holiday Shopping Extravaganza WHEN / / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday WHERE / / Jim Rouse Visionary Center, American Visionary Arts Museum, 800 Key Highway WHY / / Because you can check out the works of more than 50 regional craftspeople and artists. CONTACT / / Call 410-244-1900 ....................

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"Moon Voyage" is by Erika Rubel, one of the artists whose work will be featured at AVAM's Bazaart.

[COURTESY AVAM]

MANDOLIN EVENING

Mandolin soloist and Goucher faculty member David Evans directs the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra at Goucher College on Wednesday. Soprano Beatrice Gilbert's vocal selections will close the 95-minute program, which will feature a mix of classical compositions and popular rags and showtunes.

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The concert is at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Merrick Lecture Hall at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. Call 410-337-6000.

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BEHIND THE MESSENGERS

Listen in on an open rehearsal with jazz band Chalice Messengers as members discuss the creative process and prepare music for a coming concert. The band is joining the UUCC Jazz Connection, a group that meets monthly to listen to and discuss jazz.

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The open rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Monday in meeting room B at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Call 410-381-2000.

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'VEILS AND ICONS'

WHAT / / See the art exhibit Veils and Icons: Recent Work by Erin Cluley and John Moran WHEN / / Exhibit runs through Dec. 22; there is also a free gallery talk 6 p.m. Wednesday WHERE / / The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. WHY / / Because the painters and Creative Alliance resident artists have complementary works, and you can hear them discuss them. CONTACT / / Call 410-276-1651 ....................

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MUM'S THE WORD

Don't miss the finals days of this year's fall floral display at the Rawlings Conservatory, where pavilions house hundreds of rare and specialty chrysanthemums. The show examines the ancient Asian roots of the fall flower.

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The Chrysanthemum Show is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow through Saturday. It is at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, 3100 Swan Drive, Druid Hill Park. Call 410-396-0180. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is suggested.

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'FACTS IN FICTION'

Former CIA agent and author Geoffrey Gluckman discusses the importance of research to fiction writing at the November meeting of the Maryland Writers' Association Baltimore Chapter on Monday. During the presentation, titled "Authenticity: Facts in Fiction," he will talk about how he drew from his experiences in the CIA as he wrote his spy thriller, Deadly Exchange.

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The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble, the Power Plant, 601 E. Pratt St. Call 410-385-1709 or go to mwabaltimore.org.

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