The Lineup


October 16, 2008


Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

The lived-in, rustic sounds of Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are an ideal complement to the crisp fall weather. The show pairs the acclaimed artists, who will be backed by all-acoustic instrumentation. See them at 8 p.m. Sunday at Warner Theatre, 13th Street between E and F streets Northwest, Washington. Tickets are $69.50 and are available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-7328 or going to

Rashod D. Ollison



Be the first on your block to see one of the best movies of the year: Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, a portrait of an incorrigible optimist who brings the same cheerful inventiveness to the tykes she teaches in primary school and to a dour, troubled driving instructor (with, of course, opposite results). It's this week's choice for Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., and no movie will go down better with coffee and bagels. Doors open at 9:45 a.m., and the movie starts at 10:30 a.m. The $15 admission can be applied to a series membership. Call 410-727-FILM or go to

Michael Sragow


'Henry IV, Part I'

Fans of The Wire know Sgt. Jay Landsman as a burly panda of a man with a jaundiced sense of humor - and those attributes are necessary for any actor portraying Falstaff, the boastful, touching companion to Shakespeare's Prince Hal. Catch actor Delaney Williams' star turn as the rotund knight in Henry IV, Part I at the Folger Theatre, 201 E. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, through Nov. 16. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $34-$52. Call 202-544-7077 or go to

Mary Carole McCauley


In a strange and dusty world, there's a strange and dusty room containing all human thoughts. It is occupied by two men and a shadow. The award-winning Margolis Brown Company is known for its physical approach to theater, its use of puppets and its revelations of the extraordinary amid the everyday. See Cyclopedia at Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., through Sunday. Showtimes vary. Free tonight as part of Free Fall Baltimore; $10-$20 at other times. Call 410-539-3091 or go to

Mary Carole McCauley


Ewa Podles

The true contralto voice, as deep and luscious as the finest cabernet, is rarely encountered. Ewa Podles, who brought down the house in her 2004 Shriver Hall Concert Series debut, is the real deal, and her return Sunday promises to be one of the season's greatest events. Accompanied by brilliant American pianist Garrick Ohlsson, the Polish contralto will offer songs by Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The recital is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Shriver Hall, 3400 N. Charles St. Tickets are $17 and $33. Call 410-516-7164 or go to

Tim Smith

Baltimore Chamber Orchestra

The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra will open its season collaborating with another longtime institution, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, in Faure's exquisite Requiem (conducted by BCO music director Markand Thakar) and Vaughan Williams' eloquent Mystical Songs (led by Handel Choir artistic director Melinda O'Neal). The concert, which also features a Mozart symphony, is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Tickets are $25. Call 410-704-2787 or go to

Tim Smith

Organ Concerts

How cool is this? More than 250 organ concerts will take place Sunday around the world to celebrate what Mozart called the "king of instruments." Locally, this global celebration spearheaded by the American Guild of Organists features John Walker on the 2,000-pipe Skinner organ at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave. Tickets are $10 (free for high school students and younger). Call 410-523-1542. Nine Peabody Conservatory students will offer a wide-ranging program on a 3,000-pipe Holtcamp organ at 4 p.m. Sunday at the conservatory, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Free with advance reservations. Call 410-659-8100, ext. 2, or go to

Tim Smith

Candlelight Concerts

Candlelight Concerts opens its 36th season with a performance by the Eroica Trio, which is known as much for its glam appearance as for its fine music-making. The ensemble has programmed the much-loved D minor Trio by Mendelssohn, the less frequently encountered C minor Trio by Lalo and the 2007 Trio-Sinfonia written for the Eroica players by the highly imaginative composer Kevin Puts. The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Tickets are $12-$29. Call 410-997-2324.

Tim Smith


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