The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

December 13, 2007|By DANA KINKER AND BRAD SCHLEICHER

VIEW GLENVIEW

Travel back to the 19th century when visiting Rockville's Glenview Mansion, which will open its doors Sunday for a holiday open house. See 14 different trees and holiday displays decorated by Rockville community groups, including Girl Scouts and artists. Also, enjoy live holiday music from local artists, the Groove Merchants and David La Fleur.

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The holiday open house is 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Free. For more information, call 240-314-8660 or go to rockvillemd.gov / glenview.

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A CHORAL CHRISTMAS

Hear a selection of Christmas carols as well as music from the Renaissance and beyond from the Baltimore Choral Arts Society Chamber Chorus. A Choral Arts Christmas on the Court will be held Sunday in the Walters Art Museum's Renaissance Sculpture Court. The audience will even have a chance to sing along.

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This concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free. For more information, call 410-547-9000 or go to thewal ters.org.

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ON ICE

WHAT / / Holiday Ice Show

WHAT / / 7 p.m. Sunday

WHAT / / Mount Pleasant Ice Arena, 6100 Hillen Road at Northern Parkway.

WHAT / / Watch professional skaters Jeffrey and Suzannah Nolt and many amateur skaters perform routines to holiday-themed music.

WHAT / / 410-396-7900

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BODY ART

Witness "The Document," a groundbreaking hip-hop cultural performance featuring a diverse group of break dancers using their bodies as the tools to paint works of art on a giant canvas. The activity, originally conceptualized by students Brandon Hill, "Bat," Alex Meiners, Thomas Canavan and Peter and Geoff Chang at the University of Maryland, College Park, will be done in an area that will give the artists full artistic freedom and the spectators protection from free-flying paint.

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Pieces of art from "The Document" will be on display 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and a new performance will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sub-Basement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St. in the Atrium at Market Center. Call 410-659-6950 or go to sbastu dios.com.

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CELLO AND PERCUSSION

WHAT / / Rachel Gawell, cello, and Greg Jukes, percussion

WHEN / / 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE / / An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St.

WHY / / See Rachel Gawell, an undergraduate at the Peabody Institute who advocates for contemporary music, perform on the cello. Also see Greg Jukes, who is studying at Peabody in the studio of contemporary musician Robert Van Sice, perform percussion.

CONTACT / / Call 410-385-2638

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HISTORICAL HOLIDAYS

Celebrate the holiday season by candlelight at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine's third annual Yuletide Candlelight Tours this Saturday. Follow park rangers on a walking tour through Fort McHenry at night, and on the way encounter soldiers, sailors and civilians from various times in the fort's history who will tell their stories of how they spent the holidays while at the fort. Also, see dancers from Choreographie Antique as they perform historic dances just as they would have been seen during the Civil War.

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The candlelight tours run 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave. Historic dance re-enactments run 7:15 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 410-962-4290.

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