Keaton shorts, live music

Local screenings

January 25, 2008|By Jennifer Choi | Jennifer Choi,Sun reporter

Curt Heavey of art-rock band Boister will play guitar and banjo music to accompany a showing of rarely screened shorts by Buster Keaton, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. The shorts include The Scarecrow, which involves madcap chases, The Paleface, which deals with evil oil barons and American Indians, and One Week, a comedy about newlyweds and a do-it-yourself home project. Tickets are $8-$12. Information: 410-276-1651 or go to creativealliance.org.

Hitchcock mystery

The Charles' Alfred Hitchcock retrospective continues this weekend with 1941's Suspicion. Playboy Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) meets and marries wealthy Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine). The mysterious death of Aysgarth's business partner and his curiosity about untraceable poisons leads his new bride to wonder if she has married a killer. Showtimes are noon Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. The theater is at 1711 N. Charles St. Admission $6 Saturday, $8 other times. Information: thecharles.com or 410-727-3456.

`Tristan' and La Scala

Last December, famed Milan opera house La Scala opened a much-anticipated new version of Tristan und Isolde, the medieval romance story about the love triangle between King Marke, his wife Isolde, and hero Tristan. The opera, direct from Italy, will be shown on the big screen at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Tickets are $21. Information: thecharles.com or 410-727-3456.

Indie-film showing

Catch the premiere of indie-film Pitch and Tone at the Creative Alliance. The film revolves around a 20-something looking for a used piano with good pitch and tone, but ends up dealing with a cursed house, a knife collection with a past, an unhappy marriage and a failed career. The screening opens with Post It, a short documentary featuring Baltimore artists Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen and their punk rock band, Double Dagger. Animated film The Bite will also be shown. The indie premiere takes place at 8 tonight at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. Tickets are $6-$8. Information: creativealliance.org or 410- 276-1651.

Child-marriage doc

The International Center for Research on Women joins the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health and its Center for Communication Programs in a presentation of Child Brides: Stolen Lives. The documentary on forced child marriages in Guatemala, Niger and Indiasheds light on this serious public health and development issue. A partial screening of the film will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sheldon Hall of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St. A reception and panel discussion with leading experts on child marriage will follow the viewing. Free. RSVP by Monday to endvaw@ jhuccp.org. Information: 410-659-6375 or www.jhu ccp.org.

jennifer.choi@baltsun.com

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