The Lineup

March 12, 2009

POP MUSIC

The Wailers

Directed in the '70s by reggae god Bob Marley, the Wailers continue his legacy of spiritual music suffused with R&B and jazz elements. The band is anchored by the Barrett brothers, "Family Man" on bass and Carlton on drums. The Wailers will be revisiting Marley's masterful Exodus album when they perform at 7 p.m. Monday at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $25-$27.50. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.

FILM

CAmm Shorts!

Need another short-film fix after the great Oscar shorts programs? Tomorrow night, Creative Alliance hosts CAmm Shorts! - a "cornucopia of fantastic short films from Baltimore and beyond." Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Admission is $10; $8 for members. Call 410-276-1651 or go to creativealliance.org.

Cinema Sundays

Cinema Sundays at the Charles this week highlights In Search of a Midnight Kiss, a romantic comedy about a down-on-his-luck guy (Scoot McNairy) whose fortunes change when he meets a gal (Sara Simmonds) who's looking for the right guy to give her a midnight kiss on New Year's Eve. Doors open for coffee and bagels at 9:45 a.m.; showtime is 10:30 a.m. Admission is $15. The Charles is at 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3456 or go to thecharles.com or cinemasundays.com.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Trio La Milpa

The three oboists of Trio La Milpa - the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Katherine Needleman and Michael Lisicky, along with Sandra Gerster - perform a colorful program that includes Jonathan Jensen's An Irish Fantasy and works by Beethoven and others at 8 p.m. Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Tickets are $12-$27. Call 410-381-0097 or go to uucolumbia.net.

Tidewater songs

The Mountain and Tidewater Songs, a cycle about a physical and emotional journey with music by Damon Ferrante and texts by Daniel Mark Epstein, will be performed by baritone Vincent Stringer and the Caelum Piano Trio on a program with traditional spirituals and more. The concerts are at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Tickets are $15-$25. Call 410-752-8558 or go to missiontix.com.

ART

'Women's Art'

Artwork by more than 20 female artists from across Maryland is featured in Women's Art: Women's Vision, an exhibit organized for Women's History Month by the Maryland Women's Heritage Center, on display through April 5 at the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. Go to mdwomensheritagecenter.org.

Morandi retrospective

A retrospective of the work of Giorgio Morandi, one of the most admired still-life painters of the 20th century, runs through May 24 at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. N.W., Washington. The first retrospective of Morandi's work in Washington in more than 50 years, the show features paintings from Italy never before seen in the U.S. Go to phillipscollection.org.

THEATER

'King of the Jews'

This world premiere of King of the Jews, based on Leslie Epstein's groundbreaking novel, explores the horrible problem faced by the Judenrat. In Nazi-occupied Poland, a council formed of Jewish waiters, musicians and cooks must decide which friends and family members will die. Through April 12 at the Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $26-$49. Call 301-924-3400 or go to olneytheatre.org.

'Ages of Man'

The intimate, one-actor show Ages of Man presents 24 of the Bard's most famous characters delivering snippets of sonnets, monologues and famous speeches. The role created famously by John Gielgud on Broadway in 1959 will be performed here by Marc Horwitz, who studied in London with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Through April 11 at Performance Workshop Theatre, 28 E. Ostend St. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $15-$20. Call 410-659-7830 or go to performanceworkshoptheatre.org.

OTHER PICKS

Belly dance

See performances by six professional belly dancers and 28 students at the Ya Habibi event at 9 p.m. tomorrow. Eleven soloists will perform, as well as two troupes dancing pop-style belly dance choreography and swordplay choreography. Seating will be first-come, first-served, and dinner and show are included in the ticket price of $25 from bellydancebaltimore.com or $30 at the door. The event takes place at the Harbor East location of Lebanese Taverna at 719 S. President St.

Night vision hike

Explore Cromwell Valley Park's trails in complete darkness, discover your night vision and learn how the eyes work in the dark at a night-vision hike at 8 p.m. Saturday. No external light will be used on the trail, including light from watches or cell phones. The event is open to ages 10 and older with a parent, and costs $2-$4. Reservations are required; call 410-887-2503. The park is at 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road.

Compiled by Edward Gunts, Mary Carole McCauley, Rashod D. Ollison, Tim Smith, Michael Sragow and Sophia Terbush.

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