The Free Sheet A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

August 14, 2008|By ARIANE SZU-TU

Stone Soul Picnic

Celebrate African-American culture at the Stone Soul Picnic at Druid Hill Park. The event, sponsored by radio station Magic 95.9, brings artists from around the country together for eight hours of live music. Musicians include Grammy-winning Regina Belle (she won in 1994 and has been nominated four other times) and Eric Benet, who had an infamous relationship with Halle Berry but also had a platinum-selling record, thanks to his Grammy-nominated vocals.

The picnic is noon-8 p.m. Saturday at the park, 2600 Madison Ave. Call 410-396-7900 or go to


'Bee' at film fest

For its 11th year in a row, Strathmore Hall in Bethesda opens its grounds in the evening for the Outdoor Film Festival. The festival is free, but donations will benefit the National Institutes of Health children's charities. Bring a blanket and enjoy the showing of Bee Movie under the stars.

The festival starts tomorrow and runs through Monday at Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. The show is at 8:30 p.m. each evening. Call 301-581-5200 or go to


'The Raven'

A free screening of Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1943 classic Le Corbeau, or The Raven, takes place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Saturday. The bleak film centers on a series of poison-pen letters being sent to prominent citizens of a small French town. As more vicious secrets are divulged and the townspeople learn more than they ever wanted to about each other, they begin to turn on one another as they simultaneously try to uncover the hidden identity of the letters' author.

The film is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library, 400 Cathedral St. Call 410-396-5430 or go to


Block Party

Towson's Feet on the Street Friday Night Block Party continues with live outdoor music featuring local bands. The bands play covers of Top 40 songs and feature upbeat summertime music. Enjoy a summer evening outdoors with music, food, prizes and activities for children.

The party runs 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. tomorrow on Allegheny Avenue, between York Road and Washington Avenue. Call 410-825-1144 or go to


SoWeBo Exhibit

WHAT: SoWeBo Members Summer Exhibition

WHEN : By appointment

WHERE: Adler Gallery, 100 S. Stricker St.

WHY: Artists part of SoWeBo, an extensive artists' cooperative, exhibit their paintings, graphic art, sculpture and other media. Purchase the art or just stop by to view.

CONTACT: 443-253-9000 or


Moaning Pipe Cabaret

WHAT: Moaning Pipe Cabaret

WHEN: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday WHERE : Towson Arts Collective, 406 York Road, Towson

WHY : Explore the rhetoric, the talent and the ingenuity in an open community of creative sharing. Everyone is free to express wit, comedy, poetry, music and jokes at this form of open mic.

CONTACT: 410-337-0212 or


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