The Lineup

The Best In Weekend Arts & Entertainment Events From Our Staff

March 12, 2009

THEATER

' 'Tis Pity' :

Some critics consider John Ford's poetic, potent tragedy 'Tis Pity She's A Whore as the 17th-century equivalent of a slasher flick. But the drama's moral ambiguity, rich language and flash of redemptive grace elevates it above the shocker genre. The play runs through April 5 at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Showtimes vary. Tickets cost $10-$60. Call 410-332-0033 or go to centerstage.org.

Mary Carole McCauley

ART

'Painterly Obsessions':

Custer's Last Stand & Other Painterly Obsessions is a survey of "past and present" paintings by Raoul Middleman, on display through April 11 at the C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St. The show includes watercolor landscapes, self-portraits and erotic drawings. Call 410-539-1080 or go to cgrimaldisgallery.com.

Edward Gunts

FILM

Altman retrospective:

The Charles launches an ambitious Robert Altman retrospective with Brewster McCloud (1970), a Houston-set comic fantasy about a boy who yearns to fly in the Astrodome and a precursor to Altman's masterpiece, Nashville. It plays at noon Saturday ($6) and 7 p.m. Monday ($8) at 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3456 or go to thecharles.com.

Michael Sragow

POP

Rachael Yamagata :

Rachael Yamagata hit the national pop scene in 2004 when Arista released her debut, Happenstance. In October, the Arlington, Va., native released her sophomore album, the ambitious two-disc set Elephants ... Teeth Sinking Into Heart. She performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $23.50. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadtavern.com.

Rashod D. Ollison

CLASSICAL

Harmonious:

Blacksmith:

Harmonious Blacksmith, the lively and stylish period-instrument ensemble, explores the elegant repertoire of Dutch baroque composers at 3 p.m. Saturday at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $5 and $20. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.

Tim Smith

FAMILY

Pi Day:

Celebrate Pi Day on Saturday (the date is March 14; the value of the mathematical constant is 3.14) at the Maryland Science Center with a Hula-Hoop endurance challenge, a scavenger hunt and complimentary pie. Free with admission to the science center at 601 Light St. Call 410-685-5225 or go to marylandsciencecenter.org.

Kate Shatzkin

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