The Best In Weekend Arts & Entertainment Events From Our Staff

April 23, 2009


'Rock 'n' Roll':

This work by the brilliant dramatist Tom Stoppard spans two countries, three generations and 22 years, beginning in 1968, when Soviet tanks rolled into Czechoslovakia. Rock 'n' Roll follows a Czech student, an English professor and a female flower child. Through May 31 at the Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. N.W., Washington. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $45-$61. Call 202-332-3300 or go to

Mary Carole McCauley


'East Side Stories':

The changing face of East Baltimore is the subject of the photography exhibit East Side Stories: Portraits of a Baltimore Neighborhood, Then and Now, on view Saturday to July 26 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Pratt and President streets. Featured photographers include Ken Royster, Ellis L. Marsalis III and Elizabeth Barbush. Call 443-263-1800 or go to

Edward Gunts



Director Derick Martini's Lymelife is a coming-of-age film set in the late '70s and focuses on the experiences of 15-year-old Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin). The movie, which won the critics award at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, also stars Alec Baldwin. It's this weekend's scheduled Cinema Sundays feature at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Call 410-727-3456 or go to

Michael Sragow


Kings of Leon :

In September, alt-rock band Kings of Leon released its fourth studio album, Only By the Night. Reaching gold in the United States, the album has done even better overseas, fueled by the international smash "Sex on Fire." The band is on a national tour promoting the well-received CD and stops at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $45. Call 410-547-7328 or go to

Rashod D. Ollison


Work of faith :

French composer Olivier Messiaen expressed his Catholic faith in compelling, incandescent works of universal appeal. One example is Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus, which will be performed by pianist and Peabody alum Matthew Odell at 2 p.m. Saturday at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $8- $15. Call 410-385-2638 or go to

Tim Smith


Robotfest 2009:

If your kids like robots, you may want to head to the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum for Robotfest 2009. The free event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for students of all ages includes exhibits of robots and other inventions. Children can also sign up for a $5 workshop to learn to build a simple robot; sign-ups start at 10 a.m. The museum is at 1745 W. Nursery Road. Call 410-765-0230 or go to

Kate Shatzkin

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