The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

July 10, 2008|By ISHITA SINGH

'Moonstruck' in Little Italy

The Little Italy Film Festival is back in Baltimore for the summer. The popular outdoor film fest's first showing is Moonstruck, the Oscar-winning story about a widow in love with her fiance's brother. The film stars Cher and Nicolas Cage. All the films in the eight-week series are thematically related to Italy. Live entertainment precedes each screening and features Aldo and Corrado Locco playing traditional Italian tunes.

The film festival runs Fridays at High and Stiles streets in Little Italy. The movies start at 9 p.m. Go to


Legends come to life

Chautauqua began in 1874 as a series of lectures and educational programs in an outdoor setting in upstate New York. It has evolved into a series of debates and re-enactments, where historical figures transport themselves to the present to speak about their struggles and answer questions about their lives. This year, the Maryland Humanities Council presents "Civil Rights: Taking a Stand," bringing to life legends such as Martin Luther King Jr., George Wallace, Rosa Parks and Malcolm X.

The event is tonight-Sunday at the Community College of Baltimore County's Catonsville campus, 800 S. Rolling Road. The show starts at 7 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks tonight, George Wallace speaks tomorrow, Rosa Parks speaks Saturday and Malcolm X speaks Sunday. Call 410-685-0095 or go to


The slowest race

Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" ends with the moral "slow and steady wins the race." That adage comes to life this weekend at the 67th annual Turtle Derby in Patterson Park. Watch as turtles race each other in three categories: box turtles, tortoises and other turtles. Prizes go to the "speediest" turtles in this BYOT (bring your own turtle) event.

The derby is at 11 a.m. Saturday in Patterson Park by the Pulaski Monument at Eastern and Linwood avenues. Call 410-396-6136 or go to


Summer art show

The Gallery Imperato opens its doors for its Summer Group Show, featuring the artwork of eight artists from the Baltimore area. The artists use a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture and photography. The Summer Group Show provides a forum for artists to display their recent work and show a sample of the artwork at the Gallery Imperato.

The show opens tomorrow, with an opening reception from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. The exhibit runs through Aug. 30 at the Gallery Imperato, 921 E. Fort Ave., Suite 120. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 443-257-4166 or go to


Produce and art

WHAT: The Highlandtown Farmers' Market & Art-ket @ the Market

WHEN: 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday through Nov. 1

WHERE: Highlandtown Market, at Bank and Conkling streets

WHY: Buy fresh, local produce and stroll through the tents of local artists displaying their wares.

CONTACT: 410-342-3960 or e-mail


Big band

WHAT: 148th annual Outdoor Summer Concert Series

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow

WHERE: Mayfield community, on Norman and Lake avenues

WHY: Enjoy a summer evening outdoors while listening to the smooth sounds of Baltimore's Big Band.

CONTACT: 410-396-7900


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