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The best in weekend arts & entertainment events from our staff

January 15, 2009


'I Am My Own Wife':

Actor Bruce Nelson portrays 35 characters in this one-man show about Berlin's controversial Tranny Granny, or Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, who navigated two homophobic regimes in a housecoat and high heels. I Am My Own Wife runs through Feb. 22 at Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $24-$38. Call 410-752-2208 or go to

Mary Carole McCauley


School 33 exhibit:

Politics, conformity and assimilation are themes in the work of Eun Woo Cho and Liz Ensz, the artists featured in a Two Person Juried Exhibition that runs through Feb. 7 at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. Andrea Pollan, head of the Curator's Office gallery in Washington, served as the juror for the exhibit, part of School 33's Open Call to Artists. Go to

Edward Gunts


Independent re-release:

Charles Burnett, director of Killer of Sheep, and Sherman Alexie, the Native American author and filmmaker best known for writing Smoke Signals, have lent their imprimatur to the re-release of The Exiles, a 1961 independent milestone about the American Indian community in the Bunker Hill area of Los Angeles. It plays at noon Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3456 or go to

Michael Sragow

pop music

Fusion jazz:

Fusion guitarist Al di Meola studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston in the early '70s before joining Return to Forever, the celebrated fusion jazz group that included Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. As a solo artist, he has braided together bold strains of jazz, classical and world music. He performs at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis, at 8 tonight. Tickets are $41. Call 410-268-4545 or go to

Rashod D. Ollison

classical music

Recital debut:

Argentine keyboard master Ingrid Fliter received the 2006 Gilmore Artist Award, given to a pianist of unusual technical skill and interpretive depth. In her Shriver Hall Concert Series debut at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Fliter will perform works by Schumann and Chopin at Shriver Hall, the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Tickets are $17 and $33. Call 410-516-7164 or go to

Tim Smith


Presidential teeth:

Celebrate the inauguration by taking a look at George Washington's teeth - or lack thereof - at the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore. The first president had only one natural tooth left when he was inaugurated in 1789; he had dentures of ivory. See the exhibit from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 31 S. Greene St. Admission is $1. Call 410-706-0600.

Kate Shatzkin

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