The best in weekend arts & entertainment events from our STAFF

March 05, 2009


In10 festival:

UMBC's 10-minute play festival, In10, will premiere works by Lee Blessing, who has been nominated for a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, and the much-lauded Kia Corthron. The event runs through Saturday at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $3-$10. Call 410-455-2476 or go to

Mary Carole McCauley


'A New Addition':

The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., celebrates a recent gift with yesterday's opening of Rembrandt Peale's Portrait of John Meer: A New Addition to the American Art Collection. The show, which runs through Aug. 23, focuses on a painting of a middle-age man who points to a human skull cradled to his body, which Peale painted as a teenager. Call 410-547-9000 or go to

Edward Gunts



and 'Wall-E':

Free entertainment doesn't get any better than this: Take the whole family to experience Pixar genius at its peak with free screenings of The Incredibles at 10 a.m. Saturday and Wall-E at 10 a.m. Sunday, both at the Rotunda Cinematheque, 711 W. 40th St. Call 410-235-4800 or go to

Michael Sragow


Bettye LaVette :

Bettye LaVette's recording career began nearly 50 years ago, but she has spent much of that time in obscurity thanks to unfair and sometimes-downright shady label politics. Her profile in American indie rock and soul circles has risen steadily since 2005's critically lauded I've Got My Own Hell to Raise. She performs at 7 p.m. Monday at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Tickets are $25. Call 800-955-5566 or go to

Rashod D. Ollison


Classical guitars:

Widely admired Uruguayan guitarist and teacher Alvaro Pierri plays music by Paganini, Albeniz and more in a recital for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Museum Drive. Tickets are $20 and $25. Call 410-247-5320 or go to

Tim Smith


Iron Chef challenge:

Kids can learn about cooking with a former Food Network chef Saturday at Port Discovery. Cookbook author George Stella will show kids how to make healthful snacks and lead them in an Iron Chef challenge. The event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum, 35 Market Place, is sponsored by the Junior League of Baltimore. Free with museum admission. Call 410-727-8120 or go to

Kate Shatzkin

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