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The Lineup

October 23, 2008

THEATER

A pair of comedies

Ireland's Druid Theater Company presents a double bill of playwright J.M. Synge's tart comedies. The Shadow of the Glenn, Synge's first staged work, is a one-act exploration of a decaying marriage. In The Playboy of the Western World, a farm boy improbably becomes catnip for women after he claims to have killed his father. See the performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday. $65. Call 800-444-1324 or go to kennedy-center.org.

Mary Carole McCauley

Sally Martin

The singer and actress, who has won praise from critics in Baltimore, Washington and New York, will perform her cabaret act Another Time, Another Place, in which she uses her shimmering soprano and such standards as Paul Simon's America to create characters and tell stories. See her at Germano's Trattoria, 300 S. High St., at 7:30 tonight. $10, plus $15 minimum for food and drink. Call 410-752-4515 or go to germanostrattoria.com.

Mary Carole McCauley

POP MUSIC

Kelly Bell Band

The Baltimore-based blues-rock band remembers its roots by paying tribute to Bo Diddley. Bell, the group's frontman, started his career at the 8x10 more than a decade ago when he opened for the late rock 'n' roll innovator. See the band at 7 tonight at the 8x10, 10 E. Cross St. Tickets are $15 and available through Ticketmaster by calling 410-547-7328 or going to ticketmaster.com.

Rashod D. Ollison

Blues Traveler

In the '90s, Blues Traveler was part of the jam-band revival. The group's hit "Run-Around" was one of the biggest smashes of 1995 and snagged a Grammy. The group's latest album is North Hollywood Shootout, released in August. See Blues Traveler at 7 p.m. Saturday at Rams Head Tavern, 30 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $65 and are available at ramsheadtavern.com or by calling 410-268-4545.

Rashod D. Ollison

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Youth orchestra

The Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, led by Jason Love, will open its season with such big-hearted, vivid works as Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and Brahms' Academic Overture from the 19th century, as well as Michael Daugherty's jolting showpiece from our own time, Route 66. The concert is at 4 p.m. Sunday at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Tickets are $5 to $15 online at gbyo.org or $10 to $20 at the door.

Tim Smith

Cello festival

As part of the International Cello Festival at Towson University, German cellist Alexander Hulshof will give a recital that features works by Schubert, Schumann, Shostakovich and others. Tickets are $8 and $15. The recital is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Towson's Center for the Arts, Cross Campus and Osler drives. Call 410-704-2787 or go to centerforthearts.towson.edu.

Tim Smith

FILM

'The Great McGinty'

In Preston Sturges' uproarious The Great McGinty, Brian Donlevy plays a hobo who cheerfully masters the corrupt urban-American way of politics and rises all the way to a governorship, before a sudden turn of honesty makes a political chump out of him. It's full of classic lines like, "If it wasn't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics, men without ambition, jellyfish!" It plays at noon Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. next Thursday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3456 or go to thecharles.com.

Michael Sragow

Free Fall Baltimore

Free Fall Baltimore concludes its film programming Tuesday with the year's most acclaimed documentary, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, an account of Hurricane Katrina rooted in the character and creativity of New Orleans native Kimberly Rivers Roberts, a filmmaker and musician who shot movie footage encompassing the prelude to catastrophe, the storm itself, and the increasingly bitter aftermath. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Institute College of Art's Falvey Hall in the Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave.

Michael Sragow

ARCHITECTURE

'Exhibition Houses'

Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of architecture and design at New York's Museum of Modern Art, appears at the Baltimore Museum of Art to discuss the impact his museum's exhibits have had in influencing trends in residential design. "At the Museum: Exhibition Houses from Breuer to Digital Fabrication" is the title of Bergdoll's free talk at 6:30 p.m. today at the BMA, 10 Art Museum Drive. It's sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the family of Robert E. Lewis as part of Baltimore Architecture Week. Go to aiabalt.com for a complete schedule of events.

Ed Gunts

Oscar Niemeyer

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Art Museum of the Americas has mounted an exhibition of his drawings, sculptures, paintings, furniture and other work. It runs through Sunday at the museum, 201 18th St. N.W., Washington. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission is free. Go to museum.oas.org.

Ed Gunts

HALLOWEEN

ZooBooo!

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