Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

April 10, 2008|By [JENNIFER CHOI]

`Orpheus' opera

The lowdown -- Orpheus in the Underworld satirizes the Greek legend of Orpheus' pursuit of his wife, Eurydice, who gets taken to Hades by the god Pluto. The 19th-century operetta includes a can-can number and a duet between a soprano and a fly. Opera Vivente presents this irreverent take on Greek mythology tomorrow through April 19.

If you go -- Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 17 and 19 and 3 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St. $30-$50. 410-547-7997 or operavivente.org.

Chinese arts

The lowdown -- Towson University's new exhibit, Realized in Wood: Contemporary Prints from China, displays works created by printmakers of the Hebei Province of China during the past two decades. Since the death of Mao Tse-tung in 1976, artists in the country have been able to take more creative liberties. These print works reflect the growth of artistic freedom in the post-Mao era.

If you go -- Exhibit runs today-May 16 in the Asian Arts Gallery of Towson University's Center for the Arts, 8000 York Road, Towson, at Osler and Cross Campus drives. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Opening reception and curator's talk 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 410-704-2807 or towson.edu/asianarts.

Sitar show

The lowdown -- Nishat Khan has achieved much acclaim as a sitar player. His expertise ranges from North Indian classical to Gregorian chant to Flamenco, and he has performed at numerous internationally renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York and London's Royal Albert Hall. As part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series, Khan performs Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

If you go -- The preconcert tour begins at 2:15 p.m. The show starts at 3 p.m. The museum is at 10 Art Museum Drive. Free, but tickets required. 410-516-7164 or artbma.org.

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