The Line Up

The best in arts & entertainment events from our staff

November 20, 2008


'Peter Pan - the Musical':

What a concept - in this production, the boy who won't grow up is actually played by someone with a Y chromosome. ("Peter" traditionally has been portrayed by a woman.) The nontraditional casting meant that some songs had to be reorchestrated. Through Jan. 4 at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Drive, Olney. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $25-$48. Call 301-924-3400 or go to

Mary CaroleMcCauley


Bike racks:

Why do bike racks have to be boring? Leaders of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District will unveil the results of a design competition held to find bike racks that are both functional and artistic, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow at the North Avenue Market, 20 W. North Ave. Call 410-962-7075.

Edward Gunts



The artiest serial-killer movie ever made may be Terrence Malick's 1973 Badlands, starring Martin Sheen as a fictionalized version of Charlie Starkweather and Sissy Spacek as his partner in crime. It's cold and harsh and loaded with talent. It plays at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., at noon Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-727-3456 or go to

Michael Sragow

pop music

Tina Turner:

The most celebrated woman in rock will storm the stage in her incomparable style that defies age. Her famous gams will surely wow the audience as the 69-year-old legend performs her signature "Proud Mary." She performs at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Verizon Center, 601 F St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $59.50-$153. Call Ticketmaster at 410-547-7328 or go to

Rashod D. Ollison


'Masterpiece Special: The Unseen Alistair Cooke' :

For 22 years, American viewers came to PBS on Sunday to spend a few hours at the high end of TV culture with Masterpiece Theatre and its urbane host, Alistair Cooke. What they saw was the public side of Cooke. Using a trove of newly discovered home movies, this special offers a glimpse of the private side of the man who covered America for the BBC. Don't miss this lovely biographical essay at 10:30 p.m. Sunday on MPT.

David Zurawik



All kids love stories. The Baltimore Folk Music Society will present a slew of them Saturday at Tellabration! This year's festival, at Woodbrook Baptist Church, 25 Stevenson Lane, Towson, has a "green" theme. Storytellers will tell tales 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., with more grown-up stories to follow. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children, $7-$9 for adults and $16-$20 for families. Call 410-366-0808 or go to

Kate Shatzkin

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