The Lineup The Best In Weekend Arts & Entertainment Events From Our Staff

January 01, 2009

theater

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang':

It has a cast of 50, a pack of eight dogs and a car that magically "flies" over everyone's heads. If you can still hum the words from the 1968 film, you won't want to miss this two-week run. Oh, and you also might want to bring the grandkids. See Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tuesday through Jan. 18 at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $20-$65. Call 410-547-7328 or go to france-merrickpac.com.

Mary CaroleMcCauley

art

'Asterism':

Paintings and sculpture by artists from Chicago, New York, Washington and Baltimore are featured in Asterism, running through Jan. 10 at Gallery Four, 405 W. Franklin St., on Baltimore's west side. The exhibit features works by Maggie Michael, Bryan Savitz, Jan Razauskas, Nikki Romanello and Steve Nyktas. Go to galleryfour.net.

Edward Gunts

film

Jean-Luc Godard:

Here's a double-pick: Buy Richard Brody's eye-opening biography of Jean-Luc Godard, Everything Is Cinema, and then see one of the films that made Godard fans believe everything was cinema: his 1966 political sex comedy Masculine/Feminine, a film about the French "children of Marx and Coca-Cola." See it at noon Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3456 or go to thecharles.com.

Michael Sragow

pop music

Gregg Allman:

As the lead singer, organist and chief songwriter of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, Gregg was behind such hits as "Melissa" and "Can't Get Over You." As a solo act, his approach has been more streamlined with deep soul elements. See him at 8 p.m. Monday at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $125. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadtavern.com.

Rashod D. Ollison

classical music

Bach Concert Series:

The monthly Bach Concert Series will present Ehre sei dir, Gott gesungen, the fifth of the six parts that make up Bach's Christmas Oratorio, which the composer intended for the first Sunday after New Year's. The text focuses on the journey of the Magi to Bethlehem. The concert is at 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St. Admission is free. Call 410-752-7179 or go to bachinbaltimore.org.

Tim Smith

family

Learn about trees:

Start the new year with an appreciation of nature. Kids can learn how to identify types of trees in winter by their bark from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Cost is $8 per family. Registration required; call 410-612-1688. Information: Go to ottercreek.org.

Kate Shatzkin

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