Weekend Guide

July 23, 2009

SUNDAY

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA/LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO: Gospel from Alabama and choral world music from South Africa unite for one evening of spiritual tunes at Pier Six, 731 Eastern Ave. The gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25-$45. Go to piersixpavilion.com.

GONE/IN THE MIDDLE: This is your last opportunity to see Kyle Jackson's two one-act plays that reflect the hardships our community is faced with daily. Don't miss this original production at the Strand Theater Company, 1823 N. Charles St., at 3 p.m. The presentation mirrors real-life situations and sparks awareness regarding HIV, drugs and other issues plaguing Baltimore. Tickets are $12 general and $10 students and seniors. Call 443-874-4917 or go to strandtheatercompany.org.

CALEB STINE: Baltimore's long, tall urban cowboy heads West again, to Golden West Cafe, 1105 W. 36th St., that is. Stine is joined by These United States and Paul Masson at 10 p.m. for a night of catchy toe-tapping tunes peppered with literary and local references. There is a cover charge. Call 410-889-8891.

LAST SUNDAY, LAST RITES: Join the International Outsider Writers Collective for this free independent monthly reading. The event features four local and national writers sharing their stories in a lineup of wordsmiths, an open mic, live music performed by Counterfeit Matt, and beer on the patio at the Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St. The event starts at 7 p.m. Go to outsiderwriters.org.

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED: This show about Hollywood insiders is written by Douglas Carter Beane, who also wrote As Bees in Honey Drown and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Catch it at 7 p.m. at the Mobtown Players, 3600 Clipper Mill Road. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for students or seniors. Call 410-467-3057 or go to mobtownplayers.com.

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