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May 24, 2011

Hamilton Arts Collective — 5502 Harford Road., presents Gimme Shelter Poetry Reading, May 28, 7:30 p.m. $5 donations accepted. Call 410-444-4272 or go to

Baltimore Rock Opera Society — presents the BROS Double Feature, May 27-June 12, at Autograph Playhouse (the former Showtime Theatre) in Charles Village, featuring two original, live, rock operas, "Amphion" and "The Terrible Secret of Lunastus." General admission is $15 general, $12 for artists, seniors and students. Go to

Maryland Institute College of Art — 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., hosts a keynote talk by Paul Reed Smith and Paul Miles about their experiences as innovative artists and creative entrepreneurs in the guitar world, May 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in the Brown Center's Falvey Hall. General admission is $15, or $5 for MICA faculty, students and staff. A portion of the proceeds will be donated on behalf of PRS Guitars to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Living With Cancer Resource Program. Go to

Interfaith Community of Roland Park — presents Picnic with a Purpose, at First Christian Church, 5802 Roland Ave., May 30, noon-4 p.m. Includes games, music and food, and an introduction to service programs available to everyone. Call 410-435-1506 or go to

Enoch Pratt Library System — presents "One World, Many Stories" for children, "You Are Here" for teens and "Novel Destinations" for adults. Registration begins on June 1, with special opening day reading parties June 11 at most Pratt locations, including the Hampden library, 3641 Falls Road. Go to

Hampden Branch Library — 3641 Falls Road, presents "Twice As Nice," and "Sat Something Nice Day," June 1, 10 a.m., for ages 3-12. It's also the first day of the city library system's summer reading program. Call 410-386-6043..

Belvedere Square — at the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue, presents Summer Sounds at the Square, a weekly outdoor concert series in the courtyard, featuring local bands, Fridays, 6-9 p.m., through Sept. 16. Free. June 3 is Mambo Combo. Go to

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