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VOL. 33 NO. 9, MARCH 4-MARCH 11, 2009

IN THE PAPER FEATURE/13 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS THE MAIL/5 POLITICAL ANIMAL/7 MOBTOWN BEAT/9 MURDER INK/10 WHOSE RESPONIBLE?/45 SAVAGE LOVE/63 FREE WILL ASTROLOGY/75 PUZZLE PAGE/77 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT OPENING ACT/19 FILM/20 MUSIC/23 ART/26 STAGE/29 EAT ME/31 EATS AND DRINKS/32 BALTIMORE WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS/36 VENUES/38 THE SHORT LIST/39

COMICS THIS MODERN WORLD/5 DIRT FARM/62 THE PAIN—WHEN WILL IT END?/62 MAAKIES/62 LULU EIGHTBALL/75 IMPORTANT COMICS/73 ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH OF ROSA RIVERA OF ROSA’S GRILL BY FRANK HAMILTON ON THE WEB SITE ❑ FEATURE: MRS. PEÑATE’S TAMALES RECIPE BLOG ROLL: ❑ THE NEWS HOLE ❑ NOISE ❑ FEED BAG ❑ ULIBLOG ❑ ARTS AND MINDS ❑ X-CONTENT ❑ CPTV

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THE MAIL

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The Best Defense Is a Better Offense Many thanks to David Simon for his report on the Baltimore Police Department policy of withholding names of police officers that end up using deadly force in the line of duty (“The Shield,” Feature, Feb. 25). I’ve expressed in a previous letter to the editor my concern about the percentage of the time that a police-involved shooting results in a fatality. I realize that at present, the capacity of our current police department to deal with a crisis in the moment may be, for a variety of reasons, significantly limited largely due to underdeveloped ideas of what constitutes optimal policing. I get the impression that at least part of the problem is that the leadership that makes the decisions about what is and isn’t justified lacks a full awareness of the options available to any police officer in a crisis situation. Performance improvement is not integrated into the management of our police force. There are profound and perfectly good psychological reasons for the police to want to be protective here. Most of these reasons stem from a philosophy that if you do wrong, you must be punished. You reap what you sow. If we were able to move beyond this narrow philosophy and adopt a performance-improvement approach where situations were evaluated and all parties were enabled to learn from what happened, we wouldn’t need to hide identities. If the culture were one of safety and development of skills, it would be able to grow into the kind of police department we could trust. This is the kind of society we not only could have, but is within our reach. JAN CAUGHLAN BALTIMORE

In the book George and Martha, George, a grumpy hippo, hates pea soup. In fact, George “hate[s] pea soup more than anything else in the world.” To compound his problem, his friend Martha makes split pea soup everyday. Sometimes, Martha made split pea soup all day long. Finally, George reaches his breaking point. He decides never to eat another bowl of split pea soup again. Instead of telling Martha’s his feelings, though, George tosses her soup into his loafers. Unbeknownst to him, she watches him dispose of the soup. She confronts him about it. Cornered, he confesses his dislike of the soup. It turned out that she, too, hated the soup. In the end, they eat chocolate chip cookies together and everyone is happy. You, the customer of media, are George. From the decline in newspaper subscriptions to the fall in TV news ratings to the increase in grumbling indications are that people are dissatisfied with the media (“Mediagnosis,” The Mail, Feb. 25). Behaving like George, the people (you) are bottling up their feelings and tossing the soup into their loafers. By that, I mean, without complaint or protest, you cancel subscriptions, stop watching, and generally tune out. Unfortunately, the media, unlike Martha, does not catch you in the act and then can’t question you. So they make best guesses—like blaming the declining economy. This leads to bad decisions, more crap productions, and ultimately the death of major media outlets. Keeping with the spirit of Dave Eberhardt’s appeal for more discourse on the topic, I call on every disgruntled TV watcher, newspaper reader, or blogging pundit to make with the Airing of Grievances and bombard their local stations and papers with letters to the editor, phone calls, e-mails, telegrams, air grams, and even show up at their place of business. Cry havoc and let loose the complaints of war. Following up with that,

Address letters to THE MAIL, City Paper, 812 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201; fax: (410) 523-0138; e-mail: letters@citypaper. com. Only letters that address material published in or policies of CP, are no more than 500 words long, and include the writer’s name, address, and daytime phone number will be considered for publication. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.

when you do cancel a newspaper subscription— tell them why. Be blunt. I’ll start. Foremost, I wish print publications like City Paper, The Urbanite, and others would prominently place the guidelines by which freelance contributors can submit stuff for consideration in their papers and on their web sites. Secondly, I wish City Paper would allow op-eds like The Baltimore Sun. I’d also like to see more history in these papers. City Paper has had informative articles on such topics as Baltimore’s contribution to the ice cream industry (“I Scream, You Scream,” Charmed Life, April 29, 1998), while The Sun once had a series entitled,” I Remember When,” which featured stories by and recollections of people who lived through events in Baltimore’s past. Bring them back. Finally, I wish media outlets would fire pundits, reporters, and columnists who confuse “climate” and “weather” when debating issues surrounding global warming. They are two different things, studied by two different disciplines. Differentiating between them is a 6thgrade skill. If you do not know this bit of trivia, it is guaranteed that the more complex science is beyond you and that you’re incapable of intelligently contributing to the debate.

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Made Us Look? I don’t blame NASA scientist/convicted childporn-viewer Alfred Schultz for feeling confused after his recent legal ordeal, since our current “child porn” obsession confuses me, too (“Guilty as Charged,” Mobtown Beat, Feb. 10). We are constantly being told that this nasty stuff is every-

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where, that the man next door or in the next cubicle is drooling over it right now, and that a glimpse of it will turn a law-abiding citizen into a vicious baby-raper. (Oddly, this doesn’t seem to apply to police and prosecutors, who can apparently stare at “child porn� all day long without suffering ill effects.) Therefore, taxpayers interested in seeing some of this crap—not to get turned on, but to determine whether a real problem exists—are denied this privilege since, as everyone knows, one peek at “child porn� will turn us all into raving maniacs. Could it be that our alleged “child porn� crisis is, like the Great Satanic-Worship Day Care Scandal of the 1980s, all hype and no substance? Could it be that the hold “child porn� has taken on the American imagination represents a form of psychological displacement, a means of collective denial for the documented fact that compared to other industrial nations, we treat our children like garbage? Could it be that our supposedly patriarchal society offers equal opportunity for both men and women to have their reputations ruined in a high-tech witch hunt? It could indeed. JON SWIFT BALTIMORE

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Corrections: The photograph of Gov. Martin O’Malley that ran with our Mobtown Beat story on the death penalty in Maryland in the Feb. 26 issue should have been credited to Jay Baker. On a similar note, the photograph of L.P. Steamers in this week’s EAT dining guide, though credited to Jefferson Jackson Steele, was actually taken by Frank Hamilton. City Paper regrets the errors. Also, David Simon covered the police for The Sun from 1982 to 1995, not 1982 to 1985, as stated in a note at the end of last week’s feature (“The Shield,� Feb. 26). Editor’s note: Details are still being firmed up at press time, but we’re excited to announce City Paper’s first short film contest; visit citypaper. com/go/shortfilmcontest for forthcoming updates.

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All I’m saying is if it [is] “fair� to name the officer, it is “fair� to describe, in detail, the criminal history of the person the officer shot and the circumstances of the incident. The thing is, anyone, ANYONE, who racks up multiple arrests over years is not a very decent person. Now you can all go back to calling into question the character of the officer. —“h23,� 2/25/2009, 5:34;01 p.m.

Feature: “The Shield� This is exactly the type of article The Baltimore Sun should have in its newspaper. Unfortunately, that’s not how the Tribune Company operates. Baltimore City Paper tops them again. Another outstanding piece from David Simon. —“atilla the hon,� 3/1/2009, 2:32:21 p.m. ■

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POLITICAL ANIMAL IF IT’S WAR THEY WANT IT’S GETTING TO THAT TIME WHEN WE MAY HAVE

to man the barricades and wait for the telltale sound of squealing now that President Obama has released his budget. Not long after that, we’ll see the banners and hear the predictable charges of “Class warfare!” And if you think about it, that’s exactly what it is—and the class that has been taking it on the chin for the last 30 years is about ready to return fire. It was Ronald Reagan who began this battle, on a number of fronts. It was Reagan, the first

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of Representatives). Newt Gingrich, who this weekend was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine as one of the Republicans jockeying to lead the party out of the wilderness, said this at a GOP press conference in August of 1993: “I believe this will lead to a recession next year. This is the Democrat machine’s recession, and each one of them will be held personally accountable.” In contrast, by the time George W. Bush had been in office a year, the right-wingers were already champing at the bit not just to keep lowering the top rate, but actually pushing to tax low-income earners even more, since in their eyes, if poor people aren’t taxed enough,

IF THIS IS CLASS WARFARE, THE TANKS OF THE RICH HAVE BEEN GRINDING THE REST OF US DOWN INTO THE MUD FOR 30 YEARS. union member to become president, who cut the legs out from under the collective bargaining movement, beginning the steady erosion of union membership (thus giving power to the executive class whose salaries began their explosive and outrageous rise). It was Reagan who began the campaign to lower the top-tier tax rates, by a series of avuncular lies, the biggest of which was ridiculed as “trickledown economics.” Give all the tax breaks to the top brackets and the largesse would trickle down to everyone else. Reagan’s budget director, David Stockman, was even quoted in The Atlantic in 1981 as calling the Reagan tax plan “a Trojan Horse” to bring down the top rate. By the time George H.W. Bush took office, the top tax rate was down to 28 percent, and Reagan had yet to fulfill his promise to balance the budget with all the magical revenues that cutting taxes were supposed to bring. When Bill Clinton raised the top rate back up to 39.6 percent, conservatives took to the airwaves with their unceasing whine that Clinton enacted “the largest tax increase in American history.” Eight years later, Clinton balanced the budget and left George W. Bush with a surplus. And what was the first thing Bush claimed? That he could cut taxes, keep the surplus and grow the economy! Have we learned anything here yet? About every other year in this space for the last six years, I have repeated Santayana’s old saw about what happens to those who forget history (while putting together my book of columns, this became rather obvious), but here I am again trying to point out what will happen—and the conservatives are playing their part right down to re-blocking the same choreography. The blogger David Waldman, known as “Kagro X” on the Daily Kos, compiled a list of quotes from prominent Republicans back in 1993 after Clinton proposed his deficit reduction plan (that, like Obama’s stimulus plan, passed without a single Republican vote in the House

they aren’t angry enough about the size of government (which has always been bad in the eyes of the right). Calling the poor “Lucky Duckies,” the Wall Street Journal editorialized in November 2002 that “Workers who pay little or no taxes can hardly be expected to care about tax relief for everybody else. They are also that much more detached from recognizing the costs of government.” By the end of the Bush administration, Bloomberg reported that the average tax rate paid by the richest 400 Americans dropped a quarter to a stunning 17.2 percent and their average income doubled to $263.3 million, mostly because of the steady Bush effort to keep cutting capital gains rates. The Congressional Budget Office points out that the average post-tax income of the top one percent of households, adjusted for inflation, jumped by a million dollars since 1979, while the pay for most families has only barely climbed faster than the inflation rate. If this is class warfare, the tanks of the rich have been grinding the rest of us down into the mud for 30 years. Lawrence Summers, the former Clinton treasury secretary turned Obama economic advisor, used to say that, in effect, families in the bottom 80 percent of earners were each sending an annual check of $7,000 to the top one percent. President Obama has a chance to reverse the reverse-Robin Hood mindset that the Republicans have foisted on us for two generations. All the money that has been funneled to those top earners has gone to eviscerate government, enable irresponsible stock traders and real estate swindlers, and balloon executive salaries despite vanishing profits and failing companies, while the pensions and the jobs and the futures of middle class and poor Americans vanished like tears. Change isn’t going to come quick. As a matter of fact, it’s going to be a war, and the people who got all that money aren’t going to give up easily. ■ politicalanimal@citypaper.com

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Baltimore drug case with ties to city politics part of nationwide cartel crack-down ON FEB. 25, a Baltimore drug conspiracy was in the limelight as part of the public unveiling of an ongoing federal effort to destroy the Sinaloa Cartel of Mexico. At a press conference in Washington D.C., officials said that Operation Xcellerator, an anti-narcotic initiative targeting the powerful cartel’s operations in the United States, had in the past 21 months arrested more than 750 people and seized more than $59 million in drug proceeds, 12,000 kilos of cocaine, 1,200 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.3 million Ecstasy pills, and more than 160 weapons. Eight of those arrested and charged for their dealings with the Sinaloa Cartel are part of a Baltimore-based drug conspiracy that is tied, through one of its members— Lawrence Schaffner “Lorenzo” Reeves—to an educational seminar program for children seeking to enter the entertainment business. Reeves is co-founder of the seminar business, called Hollywood in a Bottle, and a seminar it held last summer at a Baltimore City public school received support from Baltimore Comptroller Joan Pratt. “Just 40 miles from here,” said acting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) chief Michele Leonhart, with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder by her side, “we took down violent drug traffickers which were supplied with hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Mexico.” L ater t h at d ay, U. S. At tor ney for Mar yland Rod Rosenstein told Cit y Paper that the case Leonhart was referring to was against Reeves and his seven accused co-conspirators. Rosenstein added that the Reeves conspiracy is the only Baltimore case that falls under Operation Xcellerator. It was indicted late last August, and has since received extensive coverage in City Paper (“The Hollywood Connection,” The News Hole, Aug. 29, 2008). Reeves, who has prior drug convictions in Maryland and Arizona, pleaded guilty in January to his part in the conspiracy to import more than 330 pounds of cocaine from Mexico. His criminal-defense attorney, Gary Proctor, had no comment for this story. In July 2008, a City Paper repor ter d ropped by t he Nationa l Academy Foundation School, a Baltimore city public school in Federal Hill, where the wellattended Hollywood in a Bottle program was being held. It featured experienced Hollywood professionals sharing career advice with youngsters.

“Joan Pratt was our biggest sponsor,” the event’s publicist, Sharon Page of Synergy Communications, proclaimed at the time. A month later, after Reeves’ indictment, Page backed off on that claim, saying that Pratt only “paid for our T-shirts.” When asked in a Feb. 26 e-mail about the heightened profile of the Reeves case, Pratt gave the following prepared statement: “I’m always concerned about crime and it is troubling to hear about this investigation. I have no knowledge of this conspiracy or facts surrounding this investigation.” Last August, Pratt explained to City Paper that, while she does not know Reeves per son a l ly, she does k now Reeves’ Hollywood in a Bottle co-founder, LaVern Whitt, a native Baltimorean and former Hollywood stuntwoman. Pratt, who runs an accounting business aside from her public duties, filed incorporation papers on behalf of Page’s Synergy Communications. Pratt and her private attorney, Sharon King Dudley, who was hired last year by Baltimore City to investigate employee-discipline matters, were two of Hollywood in a Bottle’s four listed sponsors on the company’s web site. Nothing has come to light suggesting that Pratt had any direct interactions with Reeves, or that Pratt had any knowledge of Reeves’ criminal activities. Whitt has said she didn’t know about Reeves’ involvement in drug activities either. “I needed help, so he came on board,” she told City Paper after Reeves’ indictment. “I just met him five months ago. This is my hard-earned idea. I need sponsors to help me. I have no idea about that other world. I don’t know him like that.” Whitt had Baltimore criminal defense attorney Warren Brown handle any further inquiries on the matter. On Feb. 26, after being told that Operation Xcellerator tied Reeves to Sinaloa, Brown said that Whitt, “is just like probably tons of other people who may have received funds from this guy. She would not know about his

involvement in any criminal activities.” Lending credence to this claim, he said, is “the fact that she was never contacted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office” in connection with the case. Nonetheless, Whitt’s par tnership with Reeves has tainted some of her other endeavors, including a documentary-in-progress she’s co-producing with entertainment titan Kevin Liles, the executive vice president of Warner Music Group and also a Baltimore native. Called Women in Power, a sevenminute promo of which was screened at the historic Senator Theater early last year, the film’s subjects are Baltimore’s four top elected officials: Mayor Sheila Dixon, City Council President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy, and Pratt. In late 2007, Whitt did on-camera interviews with each of them. All four have since sought to distance themselves from the project. After the Reeves indictment came down last year, City Paper contacted the subjects of Women in Power to ask them what they knew about Whitt and her involvement in Hollywood in a Bottle and her relationship with Reeves. Dixon’s then-spokesman Sterling Clifford said he’d vetted Whitt before she interviewed the mayor and turned up no red flags, but Dixon’s office had no comment for this story. Rawlings-Blake’s spokesman Ryan O’Doherty asserted on Feb. 26 that the council president regarded Whitt as simply another member of the media seeking access. “Ms. Whitt came to this office to do filming for a documentary,” O’Doherty said, “and we granted it, just as we do others, and the relationship ends there.” Jessamy’s office, which last year confirmed that Whitt had interviewed the state’s attorney, did not return calls for comment on the matter. Other than Reeves, two other members of the eight-man conspiracy—Devon Marshall and Otis Rich—have also pleaded guilty. Both have violent criminal histories. Marshall was described by pros-

2:45 P . M . The buildingmaintenance supervisor at Carroll Manor Apartments, BY AN NA DITKOFF an apartment complex in the 700 block of Arlington Avenue in Harlem Park that caters to people 55 years and older, received a call from the family of Frederick Archer, one of the complex’s residents. The maintenance supervisor entered Archer’s apartment and found the 68-year-old African-American man dead. He had been stabbed and possibly beaten. Archer is the fourth person over the age of 50 murdered this year.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1 1:30 A.M. Nelson Gause, a 29-year-old African-American man from Arcadia, was at a party at Kolpers, a bar at 1520 Clipper Road just outside of Hampden along the Jones Falls. Gause was stabbed in the chest during an altercation. A 31-year-old African-American man at the party chased the person who stabbed Gause out of the bar. The two struggled and the man was stabbed in the head and hand. The suspect got away. Gause died at an area hospital an hour later. The other man survived. This is the eighth fatal stabbing this year; 19 people were stabbed to death in all of 2008.

MURDERS THIS WEEK: 2 MURDERS THIS YEAR: 38 UPDATES Four more people were arrested this week for the murder of Petro Taylor, a 20-year-old African-American man. A 16-year-old African-American girl named Grechauna Rogers was arrested last week and charged with the homicide. This week, police arrested Terrell Gray, a 23-year-old AfricanAmerican man, Anthony Williams, a 23-year-old African-American man, and two more teenage girls—Sierra Pyles, a 19-year-old African-American, and Tenisha Lawson, an 18-year-old African-American—for Taylor’s murder. Taylor’s body was found in Leakin Park, burnt beyond recognition, on Dec. 30, 2008. According to police, he was actually killed on Dec. 28. Taylor was beaten at the Red Carpet Inn at 5810 Reisterstown Road, thrown into the trunk of a car, and driven to Leakin Park. There Taylor was stabbed numerous times and set on fire while he was still alive. Trever Gipson, a 35-year-old African-American man, was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury on Feb. 23. Gipson is accused of stabbing 48-year-old African American man William Hightower to death. According to the State’s Attorney’s Office, Hightower was stabbed repeatedly in the upper body in the 3000 block of Woodhome Avenue on Nov. 8, 2008. Police gave the date of Hightower’s murder as Nov. 15, 2008. Gipson also has charges against him for failing to keep his address up to date with the sex offender database. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to a third-degree sex offense. It is unclear what his sentence was. On Feb. 27, Brandon Spady, a 26-year-old African-American man, pleaded guilty to the murder of his girlfriend. Spady was sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Dec. 17, 2007, Spady called the police and told them that his girlfriend was lying on her bedroom floor unresponsive. His girlfriend’s name, according to the State’s Attorney’s Office, was Lezli Williams. At the time of her death, police gave her name as Lezli Dukes. She was a 22-year-old African-American woman with three children who lived in the 3200 block of Walbrook Avenue. Spady admitted to police that he had had an argument with Williams and grabbed her FOR THE LATEST “by the neck, threw her down on the floor, and CITY PAPER STORIES AND UPDATES, held her down by the neck for 15-20 seconds. VISIT CITYPAPER. He saw her eyes roll back into her head and then COM/NEWS. put her in the bed.” He then told Williams’ 7-yearold daughter that “Mommy was sleeping.” He left thinking she was merely unconscious and realized the next morning that she was dead. Williams’ children—the 7-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 1-year-old—tried to wake their mother up in the morning, but could not do so. A 2003 study published in the American Journal of Public Health authored by Jacquelyn Campbell, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a national expert on domestic violence, found that being strangled by a boyfriend or husband increased a woman’s chances of being killed by him fivefold. citypaper.com

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BILL 09-0290 SIMULATED SLOT MACHINES— ZONING—LICENSING AND REGULATION—ADMISSIONS A N D A M U S E M E N T TA X . Would reduce the tax on illegal machines and allow more of them.

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B Y E DWA R D E R I C S O N J R . THE STORY: Built into the bill, introduced by Councilman Robert Curran (D-3rd District), is the notion that the machines’ operators grossly under-report their revenue. Because of this rampant tax cheating, the real effect of Curran’s bill would be to increase the city’s revenue by about $5 million. The bill could have “unintended consequences,� Curran admits: It could reduce the number of illegal slot machines—because some bar owners have told him they can’t afford the proposed annual $3,000 per-machine tax. Curran spins this as a good outcome for those concerned about illegal gambling. He says, the unintended consequence (actually intended by the bill, which raises the cap on the number of illegal machines perversely allowed by the zoning law) of increasing the number of “amusement devices� in Baltimore to 4,000 (from the current 2,200) would be an even better outcome, because then the city could collect a full $12 million in additional revenue. To those who question Curran’s logic and motive, Curran replies, “give your idea for raising revenue without raising taxes.�

BILL 09-0288 BURGLAR ALARMS—REGISTRATION FEES. Would repeal the annual $20 registration fee burglar-alarm customers must pay to the city to help cover the cost of false alarms.

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BILL 09-0289 FORECLOSURE CHATTLES—NOTICE OF DISPOSSESSION. This would allow foreclosed homeowners to stay in their homes for free for at least a year after the foreclosure judgment, rather than the current two weeks. THE STORY: Co-sponsors Bill Henry (D-4th District) and Mary Pat Clarke (D-14th District) say they want to encourage lenders to work out things with borrowers, to prevent foreclosed homes from blighting neighborhoods. “I say it’s time for a little fairness for the people who went through all [they were put through] by the banks� foreclosing their homes, Clarke says. The entire council signed onto the bill as sponsors, to the applause of spectators. But the bill appears predicated on the questionable premise that all—or at least most—of the city’s foreclosure evictions are served on innocent homeowners and victims of predatory lenders. However, given that at the height of the bubble, two-thirds of Baltimore home sales were to investors, it appears that the bill could abet failed (or fraudulent) speculators at least as much as blameless victims. CITY COUNCIL QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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THE STORY: Bill sponsor Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki� Spector (D-5th District), says the fee was imposed six years ago after a rash of false fire alarms. “Well, I hope by now we have corrected all of the faulty alarms and people realize it’s not in their best interest� to have a faulty system. “We cannot continue to go into the pockets of our constituents, and that $20 annual registration has to cease and desist now.� While it’s true that burglar alarm users (and the burglar alarm industry) have been irked by the fee system—which includes a $50 surcharge for the third false alarm in a year, and escalating fines for more false alarms—Spector overlooks the subsidy alarm users and the industry have received from other taxpayers. As of 2003, the fees amounted to little more than 10 percent of the cost of responding to false alarms, but the fee system, which generated about $575,000 that year, helped bring down the number of false alarms from about 82,000 in 2003 to less than 30,000 last year. Even then, responding to 30,000 false alarms costs the city about $1.5 million—right in line with the total fees generated by the program. The private burglar alarm industry, nationwide, receives one of the largest taxpayer subsidies of any industry, according to an analysis by reporter David Cay Johnston. “This particular free lunch is so lavish,� he writes in his 2007 book, Free Lunch, about hidden corporate subsidies, “that the taxpayers provide all the profits the industry reports.� User fees help taxpayers get a fairer deal.

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“Whatever is going on in that neighborhood, she always had her finger on that pie.� —MARY PAT CLARKE (14th), in salute to the former Planning Commission member Rita Church-Baker, who died Feb. 21. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for March 16 at 5 p.m.

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“IT IS TROUBLING TO HEAR ABOUT THIS INVESTIGATION,� JOAN PRATT SAYS. “I HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS CONSPIRACY OR FACTS SURROUNDING THIS INVESTIGATION.� conspiracy based at the Latrobe Homes housing project in East Baltimore. Court records indicate that the third man in the Latrobe Homes case, Stanford Stansbury, who has family ties to notorious Baltimore bailbondsman and ex-con Milton Tillman Jr. (“Grave Accusations,� Mobtown Beat, April 23, 2008), negotiated a pending plea deal in the case. Rich’s criminal career includes two convictions for drugs and firearms, amid three other dropped murder and attempted-murder charges. On Feb. 20, Rich’s name came up in a court hearing in the federal drugs-and-guns case against Andre Kirby. Prosecutors explained that Kirby, on the day that he was arrested last May, had given Rich a ride to the hospital after Rich had been shot amid a surge in gangrelated violence. The five remaining members of the alleged conspiracy have pleaded not guilty to the charges and are awaiting trial, scheduled to begin Aug. 17. Two of them—Juan Nunez and Marcos Galindo—have transportation-related businesses. Nunez’ trucking compa ny, J& R T ra nspor t, was run out of an East Baltimore building that also houses his former bar, El Rancho Blanco on Fagley Street, and Nunez’ loan for purchasing the building was co-signed by Gilbert Sapperstein, a well-known po-

litically connected figure who was convicted in 2005 of bilking millions of dollars through city government contracts. During hearings in the case, Nunez was described as using drug cash to buy luxury cars from a Los Angeles-based car dealer, selling vehicles with hidden drug-stash compartments, and, despite having no reported income, depositing large amounts of money into bank accounts. Galindo, who has prior guns-and-drugs charges in Arizona, is director of a Mesa, Ariz.-based company called Precision Installation, which designs office space and delivers furniture. Two other co-conspirators— William Leonardo Graham of Baltimore and Nathaniel Lee Jones of Calvert County—have prior drug-related convictions, and Graham has a prior gun conviction. Also charged in the case is Justin Santiago Gallardo of Annapolis, whose prior criminal history appears to consist of driving-related of fenses in Mar yland and Arizona. The prosecution of the Reeves case, says Rosenstein, “makes the obvious connection that drugs are coming to Baltimore from outside of Maryland. We will continue to trace the drugs back to the source, work our way up to the top, and ultimately indict the major players.� ■ VA N S M I T H

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THE GLISTENING GREEN, SQUAT BUNDLES WERE MORE OF A PACKAGED DINNER THAN A PORTABLE SNACK, WITH VEGETAL, SMOKY PEPPER, AND WARM CINNAMON AROMAS WAFTING UP WHEN YOU OPENED ONE.

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Jackpot! A brand new delivery place, and not only that, the first-ever delivery Mexican! And Honduran food, too. Here in East Baltimore (already the convenience capital thanks to the availability of delivery beer and cigs) you can order cemitas, tacos, pupusas, and most importantly, tamales. It’s only in the past decade that Baltimoreans have enjoyed a veritable wealth of quality Latin cuisine options, and only in the past few years that such a variety of nonstandard Tex-Mex dishes has appeared on Baltimore-area menus. Now, finally, tamales are prevalent enough to warrant delivery status (albeit with just one option currently—Pizza and Taqueria-Tex-Mex on Eastern Avenue; see below). This was really a special moment for me; after all one way to measure a city’s awesomeness is by the variety of foods that can be had without even walking one’s lazy ass out of the house. Baby steps, Baltimore, baby steps. The last time I’d had a decent tamal was years ago, when my girlfriend at the time made one of her food-mule runs from her native Detroit. It was her usual haul of pierogies and gulasz from Polish Village in Hamtramck, and green and red tamales from some unnamed place in Mexicantown, all paragons of their ilk. And while I have yet to encounter anything even approaching the food from Polish Village here in Baltimore, the local tamal scene has caught up, and I daresay surpasses that of Detroit. This in my estimation is due to the prevalence of southern-style (i.e. from Southern and Gulf Coast Mexico and Central America) tamales. Considering their brief history here, I guess it’s not so surprising that a lot of people don’t know exactly what tamales are. A tamal (the singular form of tamales) is essentially masa (ground corn treated with lime) mixed with fat, usually surrounding some sort of filling, that’s been wrapped in leaves and then cooked. The field corn used for masa requires chemical treatment (lime or other alkaline) to remove the tough indigestible hulls from the kernels, which are then ground into flour. Tamales are an indigenous American food, consumed by ancient Mesoamerican cultures like the Aztecs. Perhaps the most familiar style of tamales in the United States are the type popular in the South and Southwest, usually masa mixed with lard or shortening wrapped in dried corn husks, filled with beef, pork, or chicken and salsa verde (green tomatillo-based), salsa roja (red dried chili pepper-based), or mole (dried chili pepper 14 | city paper

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and chocolate-based) sauce. Often the choices are streamlined to just green or red. Tamales calientes, or “hot tamales,” were a type popular in the Mississippi Delta, where Mexican and African-American laborers picked cotton in the same fields. Bluesman Robert Johnson famously used them as a metaphor for vaginas in his song “They’re Red Hot,” and you can still buy nasty Hot Tamales candies, which impart heat with cinnamon flavor. (Cinnamon is used in many tamal recipes, so there is a valid if tenuous connection there.) The southern style differs in that the tamales are wrapped in banana leaves instead of corn husks, a technique arising in post-Columbian times, as bananas are native to Southeast Asia. Banana leaves are much larger and sturdier than corn husks, and thus allow for more size variation and differences in cooking technique and consistency. At local eateries, banana-leaf tamales are often roughly the same size as cornhusk tamales, about the size of a TV remote control. This is probably to price them competitively (usually around $2) because homemade ones are typically larger. In any case, in Baltimore it is usually Honduran or Salvadoran restaurants that serve these banana-leaf tamales, which tend to be more tender and moister than their Mexican counterparts, which too often have masa that is grainy, dense, and dry. My theory is that because the banana leaves form a tighter, more durable package, the masa can be made “looser” with the addition of more fat or liquid without fear of leakage or loss of structural integrity. Another difference is that the meat (usually pork or chicken in Baltimore) in corn-husk tamales is cooked beforehand, then used to fill the tamales, which are then steamed relatively briefly to set the masa. The banana leaves used in southern-style tamales enable longer cooking times, and the meat (usually dark meat chicken) is cooked directly inside the masa, enhancing the savoriness of an already extra-fatty product. In fact, these tamales almost never have any sauce cooked into them, although this, too, may be a costcutting measure. I was introduced to this type of tamal by my friend Fred, who is originally from Guatemala and has worked in my restaurant for several years. Three years ago, his mother was visiting over Christmas, and asked if she could use the restaurant facilities to make tamales, since, like many labor-intensive foods, they are a holiday tradition when you have family and friends around who are willing to be pressed into forced

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labor. In exchange for my help, I got her recipe, and I still feel guilty for getting the far better end of that deal. I’d made tamales just a few times before, having mostly shied away from them due to the enormous time and effort investment: The process—mix the masa, cook the sauce, prepare the meat, assemble the tamales, and steam—is pretty much an all-day affair. But there were a few major differences this time. The use of banana leaves, of course, was the big one, but also I noticed that Fred’s mom cooked her masa far longer than usual. I now believe this is part of what makes the Central American tamales so moist—the long cooking time ensures full absorption of liquid by the corn meal before tamal assembly, thus enabling the cook to accurately adjust the final texture of the masa. In Mexicanstyle tamales, the masa is cooked briefly if at all, and I think the resulting dryness and stiffness is caused by under-saturated corn meal soaking up all the moisture. And finally, the use of raw meat (in this case pork) being cooked directly within the tamales, which are steamed for three or four hours, or long enough for the pork to become tender. Suffice it to say these things changed my world view entirely. The glistening green, squat bundles were more of a packaged dinner than a portable snack, with vegetal, smoky pepper, and warm cinnamon aromas wafting up when you opened one. Inside was tender on-the-bone pork, sweet peppers, sliced olives, and the amazing masa—completely different than anything I’d had before, barely cohesive, trembly, almost gelatin-like in texture, acquiescent to the merest pressure, but still holding shape around the filling. That day and the subsequent week, I had so many I felt like I was sweating lard, aka “the tamal sweats,” and while I was grateful to Mrs. Peñate (Fred’s mom) for opening my eyes, I also felt despair at the thought of having to do so much damn work if I ever wanted to have such good tamales again. My hopes were briefly sparked in 2007 when I moved to Butcher’s Hill and noticed a few places selling tamales, but in general they were disappointing, not even matching those from Detroit. The recent tamal explosion, however, led to my first encounter with a retail bananaleaf tamale. A friend recommended I try pupusas at Rosa’s Grill at Lexington Market, but tamales were on the menu and I noticed they were wrapped in foil, a tell-tale sign of the Central American style. Though they were a bit minimalist compared to the homemade ones

I’d had, lacking any sauce and using chicken instead of pork (probably to shorten cooking time), the masa was righteous, and they were far and away the best retail tamales I’d had in Baltimore up till then. Thus began my mission to organize a guide to this city’s current state of tamal affairs. I employed the assistance of several friends, many of them tamal virgins, to compile scores and comments, all of us enduring intense bouts of tamal sweats in the process. No need to thank us, it was our pleasure.

INCE BOTH banana-leaf and corn-husk tamales were tasted, a direct comparison was impossible. Flavor and texture scores reflect the average based on the subjective ratings (1-5) of 10 tasters. Most retail bananaleaf tamales are filled with chicken, so chicken (and thus verde or green) corn-husk tamales were tasted when possible. Most places also offer roja, or red tamales filled with pork; exceptions are noted. All tamales cost around $2.00 each, with the exception of Mari Luna’s, which are three for $8. All “comments” are those of tasters, and “notes” are by the author.

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MICHELLE’S CAFÉ 1832 Eastern Ave., (410) 522-0554, michellescafebaltimore.com Oxaqueño tamal Flavor: 3.5 Texture: 2.67 Taster Comments: “complex sauce”; “dense”; “cornmeal not flavorful” Notes: Banana-leaf tamales were included to

compare with other banana-leaf tamales. While the mole provided depth, it was sparse, and the masa suffered from flavor and texture problems. Salsa verde tamal Flavor: 2.6 Texture: 2.4 Taster Comments: “one dimensional”; “overwhelming spice”; “too dense”; “a bit dry”; “great flavor and spice” Notes: Corn-husk tamales. The masa tends to be drier later in the day. The verde sauce was very flavorful, but skimpy. However, the masa and chicken had good flavor. Several kinds of tamales are available, but tend to sell out toward the end of the day.

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SWEEPING THE CLOUDS AWAY B Y M O L LY O ’ D O N N E L L THE CHILDREN’S EDUCATION SERIES Sesame Street remains a singular program in television history. On the air since November 1969, it maintains the prestige of being the first, and possibly only, show for pre-schoolers that is as educational as it is entertaining. Former Baltimore resident and Jewish Times editor Michael Davis’ Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street is broad in scope yet exercises a meticulous attention to detail. This meticulousness turns out to be essential because of the number of story threads that are un-teased to paint Davis’ picture. The book faithfully traces the lives of each person who made a contribution to Sesame Street while offering interesting observations about a show with its heart in the right place and the people who gave it that heart. Everything about Davis’ presentation is doggedly balanced.

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in detail. After a few hundred pages of life histories, however, your attention span can wane. Apparently, Davis intends the subtitle’s “complete history” to be accurate. Thankfully, the work overall is far from dull. Its revelation of behind-thescenes practical jokes, binge-drinking sessions, and tensions add to its momentum. Even in the more tedious moments, Gang reads like a well-timed gift. Many of those responsible for Sesame Street’s success—Henson, Raposo, Jon Stone, actors Northern Calloway and Will Lee,

REVELATIONS OF PRACTICAL JOKES, BINGE-DRINKING SESSIONS, AND TENSIONS ADD TO THE BOOK’S MOMENTUM. Although he often lavishes praise on the puppeteer Richard Hunt—are dead. And show, he doesn’t shy away from recount- the remaining members of the show’s ing public criticism and the personality original core group are elderly. Gang’s release is timely flaws of the people behind it— for another reason: For the such as composer Joe Raposo’s MORE kids glued to the first season obnoxious namedropping, or ILLUSTRATIONS FOR all the way through today’s producer Dave Connell’s workTHIS STORY FROM Elmo lovers, it’s not readaholic lifestyle, which led to CP ILLUSTRATOR ily apparent how novel the family estrangement. DEANNA STAFFO’S show was. There’s no basis for Gang has its lulls, though, MICA CLASS AT CITYPAPER.COM/ comparison because Sesame simply due to the number of GO/ARTSMINDS. Street was always there. It’s people involved in the show. good to know that nostalGranted, it’s important that gia for rubber duckies stems from the certain contributors’ lives—such as founding Executive Director Joan Ganz Cooney first educational show that didn’t bore its audience to tears—Sesame Street’s and Muppet-creator Jim Henson—be told

celebrity helped teach educational fundamentals and social tolerance. Gang carefully describes how previous generations of Howdy Doody watchers didn’t have the benefit of television that was fun to watch, but also infused with positive social and educational lessons. Even if personally immune to the charm of Muppets, its effect on both television and preschool education are undeniable. An ambitious project from the start, Sesame Street started with a precarious mix of public and private dollars in the hopes of gaining some freedom from commercial television’s ratings obsession. This freedom allowed show cre-

ators to delve into the area of preschool education that director Cooney claims “educators were virtually ignoring.” With the help of a team of educational researchers, the producers approached the problem of teaching while holding children’s attention with novel techniques like the integration of Muppets and an ethnically and socially diverse cast in realistic street scenes, a magazine format that parroted flashy then-hit LaughIn, and songs that were slyly educational and amusing. Children’s programming prior to Sesame Street followed either an irritatingly loud, commercial model or the slightly more soothing Captain Kangaroo, neither of which were edifying for kids or interesting to adults. Distilling the creative labor behind this innovation is the source of Gang’s most intriguing and evocative moments. These revelations include Sesame Street’s years of miraculous serendipity, staffing debt to

Captain Kangaroo, fidelity to educational research that benefits underprivileged kids, and unlikely disputes with everyone from educators to Disney to feminists. It’s surprising to learn that feminists would criticize a program that purposefully cast actors from almost every minority group and walk of life. Sesame Street, though, consistently got heat from groups like NOW for its dearth of female Muppets and role models that were anything other than housewife types such as Loretta Long’s Susan. Such background details about the show only enrich appreciation for people who loved Big Bird as tykes. Disillusionment is inevitable when something is dissected in this way, but somehow Davis manages to keep you engaged by sharing the little-known details and emphasizing that it was actually a series of fortuitous moments that made Sesame Street great. ■

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FILM TEACHER FEATURE French director Laurent Cantet focuses his patient eye on education BY M A R T I N L . J O H N S O N

THE CLASS Directed by Laurent Cantet OPENS MARCH 6 AT THE CHARLES THEATRE

LAURENT CANTET’S THE CLASS, winner of the Golden Palm at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, doesn’t resist its somewhat formulaic plot about a middle-class white teacher struggling to instruct his diverse and working-class students. But it is particularly attuned to the nuances of the classroom itself, the tensions that bubble up and over in a moment’s notice, made all the more exhilarating by students who have no reason to show restraint. François Bégaudeau, who plays the cocky and abrasive teacher, pushes the method acting technique to an extreme. Not only did he write the screenplay and novel on which the movie is based, but he also spent a year teaching at a school very much like the one portrayed in the movie. Directed by Laurent Cantet, no stranger to occupational drudgery, The Class is captivating because of its realism, not in spite of it.

strike anyone, anywhere. Not so for the teenage students in The Class, whose restless energy gives the movie more life than all of Cantet’s previous work put together. The classroom here is always on the verge of becoming uncontrollable, and Bégaudeau portrays a teacher who is more concerned with making it through the day than making a difference. That twist reverses the usual course for classroom movies, where a teacher starts out vulnerable and aloof and only becomes engaged in his students’ lives once they show him that they’re worth the time he might invest in them. The diversity of the student population might be more shocking to European audiences than American ones, but it does give Cantet the opportunity to explore other issues that trouble modern France, like immigration, without stepping foot outside of the classroom. The Class is also compelling because it takes a systemic approach to its

quences and, with Bégaudeau’s script, he’s able to connect the school to the outside world. Cantet also breaks from his usual pattern by making a movie where somet h i ng ac t ua l ly happens. Bégaudeau spends much of his screen time actually teaching, an activity much talked about in the movies, but rarely seen for more than a few seconds. Here Cantet’s patience as a director pays off, as he allows the frenetic activity of the classroom to b e f u l ly absorb e d , c ap t u r i ng that teaching isn’t about conveying material to students as much as it is taking control of the classroom long enough to explain to students why they should care about it. While Bégaudeau does appear to make a difference in the year he spends in the classroom, it’s not clear to anyone how much that difference is and whether it matters. In fact, as much as The Class is a classroom movie, it’s ambivalent

SEX AND THE CITY Small independent picture beguilingly, effortlessly tackles big ideas BY B R E T M CC A B E

MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY Directed by Barry Jenkins OPENS MARCH 6 AT THE CHARLES THEATRE

THE TEENAGE STUDENTS’ RESTLESS ENERGY GIVES THE MOVIE MORE LIFE THAN ALL OF CANTET’S PREVIOUS WORK PUT TOGETHER. PIERRE MILON

FRANÇOIS BÉGAUDEAU (LEFT) INSTRUCTS (FROM LEFT) FRANCK KEITA AND BOUBACAR TOURE. In two earlier Cantet outings, 1999’s Human Resources and 2001’s Time Out, which both address labor and late capitalism, he set himself up to be a somber critic of contemporary French society, an Éric Rohmer for middle management. In Time Out, the lead character loses his job, but refusing to accept that he’s unemployed, drives around all day as he escapes the fact that his life now has no purpose. Although 8-yearsold now, Time Out’s corporate mirages

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presciently show the world of Ponzi princes such as Bernie Madoff. In 2005’s Heading South, Cantet explores the lives of older women who go to the Caribbean to feel young and sexy again, a welcome change f rom the of f ice park. But despite portraying lonely women instead of lonely men and exchanging gray office parks for sunny beaches, Cantet remained pat in his belief that late capitalism’s alienation cancer can citypaper.com

subject. You expect to see Bégaudeau struggle to get his students to behave in the classroom, but Cantet is also careful to point out that the classroom is only one piece, however sacrosanct, of a school system that has its own prerogatives. One of the movie’s most riveting scenes takes place in a faculty meeting, a location little seen in school movies. Cantet has always excelled at illustrating how what appear to be internal matters have external conse-

about what that actually means. Are teachers responsible for their students? Can schools change the world around them? Cantet does not ask these questions direc tly, but the countless interactions between students and teachers—and administrators and parents—can’t help but raise them. The movie reminds us that we ask schools to do so much, but what goes on there is often a mystery.

WRITER/DIRECTOR BARRY JENKINS’ feature debut only follows two characters throughout a single Sunday in San Francisco, but how they spend that day and what they talk about establishes the movie’s elusive theme. It’s a romance disguised as an urban essay, or an urban essay disguised as a romance, presented as a love letter to a Bay Area population and mindset that may be on the verge of disappearing due to gentrification. And that you can watch Medicine for Melancholy without agreeing with its personal politics is a subtle triumph, so casual and natural does its central relationship hold up. Micah (Wyatt Cenac) and Joanne (Tracey Heggins) meet cute, twentysomething style: They wake up next to each other after drunkenly hooking up at a mutual friend’s party. They prepare to leave barely acknowledging one another, neither able to recall the other’s name. Embarrassed, she just wants to get home; he suggests breakfast a short walk away and, after, a shared taxi home, she gives him a fake name and gets dropped off near her address; he ends up short on cash from the cab ride from the Marina to his Tenderloin apartment. Fortunately, she left her wallet in the backseat. All of the above takes maybe 10 minutes of screen time, but a few tastefully excellent filmmaking choices help Jenkins sustain the movie’s finely observed but understated mood. One is his own script, which is conversational without being talky. Jenkins recognizes that awkward silences can convey more than neurotic blather, but he also realizes that such pauses can be almost imperceptibly short disruptions in breakfast conversation, a character breaking eye contact with a mere quick glance away, or a character trying to hide behind a coffee mug. Fortunately, cinematographer James Laxton catches such minimal nonverbal communications with a sophisticated nuanced eye. Medicine was shot on consumer-quality Panasonic high-def digital video camera outfitted with a Redrock M2 cinema lens adapter, enabling the use of various 35-mm lens that give cinematogra-

phers greater control over depth of field in DV. You won’t notice anything different at first, but if you’ve spent any time watching mumblecore flicks or DV horror movies, recall how flat, shallow, and smooth edges are in the frame of those works. Medicine has the tex ture and grit of film stock. Moreover, all the color has been drained from the Medicine’s footage, resulting is an

biking and traveling scenes float through this movie, all scored to the percolating melodies of indie rock and underground producers—in fact, the soundtrack itself is a fetching mixtape of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Au Revoir Simone, White Denim, the Octopus Project, Ivana XL, Yesterday’s New Quintet, and others—and these scenes wordlessly capture the joy moving around the city you love.

A FEW TASTEFULLY EXCELLENT FILMMAKING CHOICES HELP JENKINS SUSTAIN THE MOVIE’S FINELY OBSERVED BUT UNDERSTATED MOOD. invitingly stark black and white image that lends the movie a sense of underground life and nostalgia. But it’s Cenac who really gets Medicine moving and carries it along. A The Daily Show writer and correspondent, his Micah is a born-and-raised San Francisco native who installs aquariums for a living, and he has witnessed how the city has changed even during his short life, things he notices every day as he bikes around. Clad in a T-shirt, zip-up jacket, cap, and the skinny but loose jeans with the right pants’ leg rolled up—a look favored by urban cyclists the world over—Micah’s easygoing demeanor, lowkey handsomeness, and curveball charm anchors the movie. Cenac makes Micah a confidently casual presence, able to disarm comments with a glance or single word; Cenac even gives Micah’s recurring verbal tic, an almost sleepy utterance of the word, “Cool,” so many inflections that its conversational meaning changes over the movie. When Micah looks in her wallet, finds her driver’s license and realizes that she didn’t tell him her real name, and decides to pedal back to the Marina and give it to her, it feels like a hopefully romantic gesture. A couple of

When Micah finally finds her, they slowly form a loose bond that only strengthens as the day goes on. What fol lows is less a you ng u rban romance that an understated identity exploration. Both Micah and Joanne are African-American, and while their day-long chats do include discussions of interracial dating—his ex was white, as is her current boyfriend—and what it’s like to be young and black in a city with the smallest per capita African-American population in the country, the conversation never becomes didactic or pedantic, even when they disagree. You suspect that Jenkins didn’t have to cheapen his movie’s intelligence by having condescending platitudes come out of Micah’s and Joanne’s mouths because his characters are so fully formed that they wear their contradictions, complications, and vulnerabilities everyday. Medicine for Melancholy doesn’t really conclude; like any day it merely ends—as ambiguously as it began. But you leave feeling that its titular prescription refers to the heartfelt, funny, contentious, and playful human interaction captured over the course of this single day. ■

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CHE Directed by Steven Soderbergh OPENS MARCH 6 AT LANDMARK HARBOR EAST

WITH ITS ICONIC THREE-LETTER TITLE, more than fourhour running time, and chronicling of one of the most casually misunderstood figures of the 20th century, Steven Soderbergh’s Che redefines epic—for better and worse. Divided into two parts, Soderbergh’s monolith— which he directed, shot, and edited—doesn’t aspire to tell the whole story of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentine physician, revolutionary, and guerilla fighter who has become synonymous with boilerplate countercultural leanings and whose image has been co-opted into meaningless inanity. Instead, like Michael Mann’s 2001 Ali, Soderbergh focuses on a very specific period of time, an era for which the man later became a myth. Part one splits time between the 1957-’59 Cuban revolution and Guevara’s 1964 address to the United Nations in New York, while part two follows Guevara’s failed 1966-’67 campaign in Bolivia, culminating with his Oct. 9, 1967 execution. Neither part moves briskly nor stumbles into hackneyed hagiography.

Neither part, though, simply tries to dispense facts. Che isn’t a movie made for the Guevara novice—as it doesn’t indulge in any of the usual biopic condensing of a life or even stoop to that much establishing narrative with the usual setups—but it’s also not for the self-defined radical, as nothing in Che romanticizes the man or the so-called revolutionary spirit. Instead, Benicio Del Toro plays Guevara as a smart, physically demure, and intuitive soldier who shows up in Cuba under-prepared for guerilla fighting, but almost instinctually tenacious for the everyday work of cultural change: education, raising class awareness, and training the so-called average farm worker to become an engaged and committed citizen for a better tomorrow. Such educational work is neither glamorous nor cinematically gripping, but rather tedious, dayto-day drudgery that Soderbergh’s movie offers as the actual radicalism of the revolution. Che’s greatest achievement is this mundane fact, dramatizing a Guevara not as a charismatic agent of change, but a driven time-to-make-the-donuts worker. Its an attitude that informs the entire movie— Che’s skirmishes between rebels and the military rarely begin or end, merely transpire as if ongoing, an idea paralleled by Guevara’s educational and training sessions in both Cuba and Bolivia. Battles aren’t won, merely survived, and the movie itself never condescends to grandiose battle depictions, victory celebrations, or even the imperceptible accruing of artificial narrative tension. Instead, both parts of Che move with the deliberate argument of an extremely well-researched history book, and Soderbergh is careful not to slide into the conventional narrative film language that invisibly telegraphs how to feel. (As an example, there are but one handful of subjective shots in its entire running time.) Che is an incredible act of directorial restraint, but that impressive feat makes it feel more like a monolith to be studied and admired rather than a movie to be watched. And after enduring its 257-minute running time, its unclear what sort of affect the movie leaves you with. (BM) citypaper.com

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MUSIC KNOW YOUR PRODUCT Baltimore rhymes, beats, and harDCcore NOE, DEAL OR NOE DEAL (DJ DAA ONE) Baltimore native NOE’s career as a rapper will always be weighed down by the baggage of a voice that sounds eerily reminiscent of Jay-Z’s. But given that two of the most hyped new artists in hip-hop right now sound exactly like Andre 3000 and Eminem—B.o.B. and Asher Roth, respectively—a vocal similarity to a lyrical legend may not be the liability it was once thought. And NOE’s latest mixtape, Deal Or NOE Deal, shows the MC further establishing his own sense of flow and vocabulary, leaving the timbre of his voice as more of a vestigial reminder of Jay-Z than an inevitable comparison. NOE’s membership in Byrd Gang, the new crew from Jim Jones of Harlem’s Diplomats, by and large determines his current musical direction: cold, hard NYC beats and guest verses from other Jones lieutenants such as Mel Matrix and Chink Santana. But NOE brings along a scrappy female MC from Baltimore, Si-Notes, for a couple tracks, and stands out from the Byrd Gang with internal rhymes and clever food-based punchlines: “I had a futon, broke, clippin’ coupons/ Now I’m sittin’ on a stack of lettuce like a crouton.” Of course, aligning himself with Jones, one of Jay-Z’s most prominent enemies, seems bound to complicate matters, though NOE’s yet to become a pawn in that beef. But he comes close on “Jackin’ Swagga From Us,” a pointless answer song to last year’s hit posse cut “Swagga Like Us,” which featured Jay-Z. The other MCs on the new track, Twista and Lil Wayne, have cause to accuse others of jocking their style, but when imitation is the topic, NOE has no other choice than to be categorized as an imitator, a tag he should know to avoid by now. (Al Shipley)

Soft Cement, Think About It (self released) A Baltimore duo does almostnostalgic D.C. post-hardcore, with nary a sliver of self-righteousness. On this four-song, 3-inch CD EP, the twosome of guitar/vox Justin Blemly and drummer Geoff Witt chokes out a blurry blast of churning, distorted chords wrapped around an agitated pulse, the sort of anxious insistence that Washington turned into a brand name from the late-1980s on. It provides a suitably rippling backdrop for Blemly’s lyrics: politically engaged words at odds with the typical apathy in which people wrap themselves in this postindustrial wasteland, and delivered with a deadpan nonchalance. “The lights are on, nobody’s home,” he flatly states in “Think About It,” mocking ambivalence by adopting it. “Concerned neighbors out on patrol/ Unspeak and mind control/ don’t want to think about it.” That vocal detachment—countering the insistence of the music’s chugging momentum with such numb observations—gives Soft Cement’s otherwise typical manic rush an inviting edge. That all four songs sound like a dirty calamity is a definite plus, too. Think About It sounds like it was recorded in a crumbling warehouse’s elevator shaft, and that statement comes from a place of sincere love:

NOI S E B OX Michael Byrne spends the weekend going further down the tinnitus well, and tells you about it; he also gives up some thoughts on some of the dustier discs of the local music shelf . . . Al Shipley reviews last Saturday’s show from J Mascis’ newish band Witch . . . Raymond Cummings looks deeply at something weird from Newagehillbilly. . . and plenty more up-to-the-minute local music news, rants, and apologies. NOISE .CIT Y PAPER .COM

Post-hardcore doesn’t always do itself any favors by choosing cleaner, crisper recordings, and that Soft Cement isn’t afraid of that archeological buzz that gorgeously marked early Siltbreeze recordings and old Treehouse Records 7-inches is a refreshingly crude finish to a sound that far too often favors the tidy. (Bret McCabe) SOFT CEMENT PLAYS THE CHARM CITY ART SPACE’S SCREEN-PRINTING ART EXHIBITION OPENING MARCH 11. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT SOFTCEMENT.COM.

Aaron LaCrate and Debonair Samir Present B-More Club Crack (E1 Music) New York-based Baltimorean Aaron LaCrate and local producer Debonair Samir originally teamed up to create this roughedged 14-track compilation in 2006. It’s a follow up, of sorts, to 2005’s LaCrate and Hollertronix comp B-More Gutter Music and 2008’s LaCrate and Samir produced B-More Gutter Music Vol. Too, both of which were inspired by the frenetic pace and sometimes outlandish attitudes of Baltimore club music. Samir eases off the BPM throttle for Club Crack, slowing the beat to a more hip-hop friendly 80 BPMs or so. It’s an inviting setting for some familiar local MCs to ply their trade. Local veterans D.O.G., Tim Trees, Mullyman, and B.Rich each make an appearance here—even though Mully’s “The Real Is Back” and Trees’ “F.I.R.E.” are familiar to local ears by now—along with battle-rap freestyler Verb from Dirty Hartz, local up-and-coming femcee Mz Streamz, and a few obligatory guests (Vegas’ UG’Z, Washington’s King Slixta). It’s a string of trunk-rattling bangers from stem to stern, with chest punching and hip moving beats, rough hewn subject matter, and as dance-floorready as any radio-ready hip-hop mix. And that may be the album’s lone flaw. “Gutter music” and “club crack” are, presumably, LaCrate putting his own brand twist on some aspects of his hometown’s native sound. All it gravitates toward, though, is its outlaw patina. A woman named Janeeba introduces the album and identifies Baltimore club crack as the “home of the chicken box, home of the half and half, home of the dirt bike, n***as hitting in a hole, n***as fighting dogs in the park,” and the MCs don’t stray too far away from that attitude. Verb goes straight for the gully party jugular in “Post Up,” bragging that he’s got a full tank of gas and is “trying to find me some ass and shake something,” before running down his evening’s plan: posting up at Hammerjacks, the ‘Dox, Club Mate, and hitting Club Choices about 2 A.M. As booty window shopping odes goes, it’s a spry number, cruising along a simple backing beat and a siren strafing the background. It’s fun to hear the local signposts in the mix, but the generic boasts of the lyrics—$500 jeans, rings, and the usual nonsense about “real thick thighs, her ass jiggles like Jell-o/ it don’t matter though, I’m trying to get a fatter ho”—make the track a bit mundane.

Elsewhere, female MC Keesh—who spits with a fierce menace—continues the hard streets talk in “Name Ya Hood,” boasting “in the hearts of the hood you find the blue lights flashing/ we got the pre-paid and keep on stashing/ Baltimore believe its vicious on them streets/ n***as don’t give a fuck because every ni***a trying to eat.” Now, a very large swath of Baltimore’s music—from its street punk to its hip-hop and club—is heavily indebted to its working-class neighborhoods’ social highs and lows. But at this point in the evolution of Baltimore’s young black music, isolating it only to this narrow spectrum feels so one-dimensional. Whether or not you grew up here or have only started to pay attention in the past 10 years, what makes local dance music and hip-hop so vital is how diverse it is. Baltimore club and hip-hop, yes, do thrive in some rough neighborhoods and clubs and the music reflects that, but the music is also witty, funny, insurgent, sexy, and very often introspectively ecstatic—reactions against the cliché stories of the so-called hood. One of the most liberating aspects of club music is how it unabashedly cannibalizes pop music, taking what it wants from it to repurpose in its kinetic productions. There’s a pragmatic element to that practice—you want to play to what the people on your dance floor recognize— but its also a joyously defiant creativity,

taking the so-called dominant culture and making it fit your nightlife rather than the other way around. That being said, the mainstream commercial appeal of Club Crack is undeniable, especially in the form of Mz Streamz. Her “Tear It Up” is an musicblog meme waiting to erupt. Samir lays down a minimally pulsating backdrop over which she delivers a lively splash of dance moves and shout-outs that could be as virally popular as 2007’s “Shake It to the Ground.” The standout track, though, is B. Rich’s woozy “Trigger Play,” a discombobulating haze of patchwork beats and what might well be a Burroughs cutup of a Guns & Ammo article and livedthrough-this defense of gun control that could only come from a city that posts alarming murder rates. (BM) THE B-MORE CLUB CRACK RECORD RELEASE PARTY HITS SKATELAND (1716 WHITEHEAD ROAD) MARCH 6 FROM 7 P.M. - MIDNIGHT. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MILKCRATENYC.COM/BLOG.

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SOLO ALBUMS from instrumentalists are usually about stripping down, exposing the essence of one’s playing, laying bare the p r o d u c t io n a n d p r o d u c t s o f brain, breath, and/or fingers. The first solo recording from jazz/avant/Wilco guitarist Nels Cline achieves that purifying effect despite being anything but minimal. This may be one of the more crowded “solo” recordings in recent memory, in fact, as Cline overdubs himself throughout, augments his acoustic and electric guitars with exotica such as zithers and Indian sruiti boxes, and feeds his sound through effects, processors, and other studio tools. And yet Coward emerges as the most uncanny portrait of Cline’s protean sound to date. Cline can boast an extensive resume as a free improviser, but Coward benefits from showcasing his composing skills and his restless, undogmatic sonic tastes. He has a way with a plangent melody, as the delicate acoustic balladry of “Prayer Wheel,” “The Divine Homegirl,” and “The Nomad’s Home” show off, but he also has a knack for insistent rock riffs, as attested by the slow-building electric “Thurston County” (the title a card/hat-tipping homage to Sonic Youth guitarist and Cline collaborator Thurston Moore as well as the jurisdiction that contains indie-rock mecca Olympia, Wa.). Not content with discrete experiments, Cline builds the album around two expansive suites, the Fahey-goes-microtonal acoustic elegy “Rod Poole’s Gradual Ascent to Heaven” and “Onan.” a multi-part tongue-in-cheek epic that ties together post-industrial drones, majestic power balladry (“Lord and Lady”), Electric Ladyland side-three bits, robot marches (“Seedcaster”), and urgent faux-Bedouin jams (“The Liberator”). And somehow all this furious stylistic pitching and yawing all sounds like Cline, perhaps because it is, as finally revealed in this definitive and wondrous musical statement. (Lee Gardner) MARCH 4, 2009

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THE GUITAR VEERS BETWEEN DUBBED OUT GLAZE AND MATHY CRAGS AND, YES, DRUMS SPEND A STRIKING AMOUNT OF TIME AT THE FRONT OF THE MIX.

MI AMI WORKS HARD AT NOT SOUNDING LIKE ANY OTHER BAND YOU’VE EVER HEARD.

BACK TO THE BEAT A score of percussive tongues inform the Mi Ami sound machine BY M I C H A E L BY R N E

“ S O M E P E O P L E S AY W E sou nd like African music, which is absolute bullshit,” says Mi Ami’s Daniel Martin-McCormick by phone from a ra i ny h ig hway i n Wash i ng ton state. It’s the blog buzz about his San Francisco-based band, and he’s not fond of it. In an interview with the Parade of Flesh web zine earlier last month, he went further: “The biggest complaint I have about terms like African and tribal being used to describe music like ours is the undercurrent of racism and ignorance that allows them to slip by unnoticed . . . To play that music well is to devote your life to a style that, while not exactly, can be seen as a parallel, and certain equal, [one] to the virtuosic classical traditions of the colonizers. 24 | city paper

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It’s not people chilling out in a drum circle in the park.” It’s true, the rhythmic aspect of the band is the sound that tends to get focused on, and talking to MartinMcCormick, you get the impression he frequently gets asked about Mi Ami’s “African” and/or “tribal” influences. One particularly bad blog post exclaimed M i A mi’s new record, Watersports (Touch and Go/ Quarterstick), to be “the music going through someone’s mind when their plane crash lands in African country x’s remote wilderness.” This impression is probably an attendant risk when you name your first single “African Rhythms” and ground the track in circular polyrhythms. (Martin-McCormick explained in the Parade of Flesh interview that the title is political and doesn’t refer to the music within.) The most immediate and striking thing on the track, though, is Martin-McCormick’s banshee vocals, strung out into a high effeminate wail that’s, at turns, undecipherable or just plain preverbal. (If it has a current contemporary, it’s Ponytail’s Molly Siegel.) Joining it in the three-piece mix is a citypaper.com

guitar that veers between dubbed out visational element, or at least jamglaze and mathy crags and, yes, drums ming, far beyond what’s becoming that spend a striking amount of time the norm in underground or indie at the front of the mix. band culture. Nothing about it feels Mi Ami is one of those bands that rigid or formulated, particularly given doesn’t get any kind of justice served that it is, ostensibly, dance music— by breaking it down into components. about any Mi Ami live performance Martin-McCormick’s old Dischord band confirms that. When band foundBlack Eyes was a riot and was capable ers Martin-McCormick and Damon of a good racket, but it still more or less Palermo met in San Francisco “both followed postpunk’s rules. “I feel like at playing noise music or something like one point in [Black Eyes], everybody had that,” it was an instant click, two peoa music that they were trying to hear,” ple with a next-level understanding he says. “And instead of having a supof band/arrangement dynamics, and port system for making that how to liberate them. “We happen it became like a funwere both mostly listenTHERE ARE MANY nel, this really compromising ing to dance music, so we MUSICAL THINGS machine where it was going started talking about that,” TO PONDER AT to come out really different. It Martin-McCormick recalls. CITYPAPER.COM might come out good, but dif“’I think we should jam and ferent. I feel a much more imtry to explore this.’” mediate connection [with Mi The duo’s first song was Ami].” And the band’s pull is how it plies actually a neo-disco number, accordthe line between rowdy, cathartic, and ing to Martin-McCormick. “Starting very deconstructed punk and drifting, we had the idea that we would be a space-born dub, a blasting off from every disco band,” he says. “It was cool and direction. It’s the audio equivalent of a I liked it, but the emphasis now is on speedball—breathless, racing, and slowly what’s idiomatic to our personalities. rippling with back-of-the-lids chill. If one of us has an idea and wants Mi Ami’s music suggests an improto explore it, there’s a general open-

ness to that. It’s not like being in a band that’s trying to sound like any other band. “At this point, I feel like everybody has developed a very personal way of making music,” Martin-McCormick says. “It’s about giving as much expression to their playing as possible.” That’s the thing you’re trying to put your finger on when you listen to Mi Ami’s music—what does make this so, so different, idiosyncratic in a landscape where every band that pops up on the blog la ndscape is trying to be different in some way (which leaves so many bands trying to be different in the same way). The rules of the band are violently skewed toward a certain kind of internal anarchy. If people say that this is a rhythm band or tribal band, it might be because so often percussion in Mi Ami is the most immediate, approachable thing. It speaks our language in a band whose music so often speaks past it. ■ MI AMI PLAYS THE FLORISTREE MARCH 9 WITH THANK YOU. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MYSPACE.COM/MIAMIAMIAMI.

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ART LOST SIGNALS Wily exhibition pays respects to a possibly vanishing aspects of a mass medium BY M A R T I N L . J O H N S O N

DEAD AIR THROUGH MARCH 22 AT THE METRO GALLERY

OF ALL THE TECHNOLOGY DEBATES, digital or analog has been the most enduring. Some directors still swear by celluloid, vinyl is making a comeback among consumers, and purists still take photographs with film. But as of Feb. 17, television was the first media to give up the analog fight. Since a few weeks ago, Fox and CW in Baltimore are digital only, and by June 12, televisions nationwide will only receive digital signals over the air. The Metro Gallery exhibit Dead Air, curated by the Creative Alliance at the Patterson film and video booking director Kristen Anchor, collects five single-channel video pieces that all address, in a way, the imminent demise of analog broadcast television. The work that best captures the sense of the show is Anchor’s piece, “The Ends,” which stitches together a dozen or so ends of Hollywood movies and then dubs and re-dubs them until they fade away. The 30-minute piece, the same length as the typical television program, begins as nostalgia, celebrating the golden age of movies on television, and ends as amnesia, with nothing left of the past except fuzz or, when the signal dies, a blank screen. Dead Air, which cleverly combines contemporary and older works, struggles to define what t he e n d o f a n a lo g pre c i s e ly means for ar t or societ y. In a piece produced for the show, an old television set is shoved off the top of a building and captured in freefall before it hits the windshield of a parked car. The piece is screened on the monitors of a sculptural work that includes several television sets covered with loose videotape, suggest-

something that it also wants to destroy. The piece alternates between showing the destruction of what appears to be a VHS video camera, the kind used to record entries for America’s Funniest Home Videos, and footage that is, presumably, being recorded by the video camera that is being destroyed. The footage from both cameras is being recorded during a chase, as if the images recorded are themselves dangerous. The furtive aesthetic of Davis’ video is matched, in an odd way, by Scott Huffines and erstwhile C i t y Pap e r c o n t r i b u t o r To m Wa r ner, whose publ ic access show Atomic TV gets a retrospec-

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video machines to make playful works that instantly recall how fresh portable analog video felt in its early years. Like the show itself, the piece celebrates the possibilities offered by analog video and, by tive here. Although the public extension, television, while simultaneously burying it. Before access series ended in 2005, with the Feb. 17 date was pushed back, the bulk of the episodes having Anchor said the show been produced in the had pla n ned to do a late 1990s, its inclucountdown, waiting s ion a c k no w le d ge s for the analog signal to that with the loss of MORE ART go away for good. Plans broadcast television, AND MINDS AT changed with the June other things, such as CITYPAPER.COM/ extension, but as this public access, may go GO/ARTSMINDS ex hibit shows, the as well. Huffines and analog age is already Warner acknowledge far behind us. ■ t h at m a ny c h a nges

THE PIECE CELEBRATES THE POSSIBILITIES OFFERED BY ANALOG VIDEO AND, BY EXTENSION, TELEVISION, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY BURYING IT. ing that these are the sets that survived the trash heaps. By using telev ision sets instead of the usual ar t galler y flat-screen monitors, the show i mpl ic it ly sugges ts t h at t he problem isn’t so much dead air as dead television sets. Despite the last minute extension of analog broadcast, some stations have already shut off their analog signals, leading a man in Missouri to shoot his television set after he 26 | city paper

in the new millennium, from digital videotape to YouTube to the sour economy, led to the discontinuation of their project. To see it here is to remember what’s possible when you can assume that a viewer will watch something for more than a minute and, more importantly, lives in your hometown. The most successful piece in the show is also the oldest, Vin Grabill’s “Homage to the End of Analog TV: 8 Short Processes,” which shows video works from the early 1980s on a small television that is half sunk into a plain white table. The eight pieces use the technical capacities of early

couldn’t get his digital converter box to work. The end of analog is, in a way, the end of television as a mass medium, the culmination of a process that began with satellite and cable stations in the 1970s and accelerated with the mass adoption of time-shifting television viewing. Phil Davis’s “BE-278,” is not about television, exactly, but it captures the surprising difficulty of making work that pays homage to

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QUICK SKETCHES ART WEEK 2009 This UMBC event officially started March 3—after March 2’s events were rescheduled because of snow—but plenty events remain slated for the rest of the week. Chilean artist and George Mason University faculty member Edgar Endress delivers a lecture March 4 about his ongoing research in Bolivia and Haiti and his ongoing public art-thinking, Washington-based group the Floating Lab Collective. A screenprinting demonstration is scheduled for March 6, the same day a reception for all ArtWeek artists and participants runs from 1-3 P.M. and when UMBC’s 48-hour film festival kicks off. Visit umbc.edu/studentlife/orgs/vacm for a detailed list of all events. OPENINGS Raoul Middleman’s Custer’s Last Stand and Other Painterly Obsessions opens March 4 at C. Grimaldis Gallery with a reception from 5:307:30 P.M. Dreamlander Susan Lowe’s Nuthouse Drawings opens March 6 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson with a reception from 6-8 P.M. Melancholy—a group show featuring works by Nicholas Harper, Brandon Maldonado, and Bethany Marchman—opens March 6 at the Definition Gallery with a reception from 7-11 P . M . Jodi Hoover’s They Don’t Often Bite: Drawings and Prints opens March 7 at the Minás Gallery with a reception from 6-9 P.M. Obsession—a “multi-disciplinary exhibition” featuring including Eamon Espey, Osvaldo Mesa, City Paper contributor John Ellsberry, M. E. King, Bob Godin, Stephanie Bylkas, and the Baltimore Glass Man—opens March 6 at the Windup Space with a reception from 7-9 P.M. Couplets—which purports to explore “the studio energy between artists who share a space”—opens March 7 at the Baltimore Clayworks with a reception from 6-8 P.M. Sitting Down to Take a Stand—Remembering Rosa Parks— featuring articles and photographs from the December 1955 AFRO-American Newspaper that follow the Montgomery Bus boycott—opens at the Eubie Blake Jazz Institute and Cultural Center March 5 with a reception from 7-9 P.M. Drawing on Tradition: The Book of Esther—an exhibit of JT Waldman’s original artwork from his graphic novel, Megillat Esther—opens March 8 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Recent paintings by Michael Owen and Alex Roulette open at the Light March 5. And Women’s Art: Women’s Visions, which highlights Maryland women artists, opens March 8 at the World Trade Center with a reception with the artists March 10 from 5-7 P.M. CLOSING I Remember Mama —sculptures by Denise Tassin and works about children by Towson University and MICA students—ends at Loyola College March 6. And Russ Moss’ photographs of Maryland African-American musicians ends March 8 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

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STAGE REPRESS THE CHILD Victorian mores turns natural urges into teen angst BY J O H N BA R RY

SPRING AWAKENING By Frank Wedekind, translated by Jonathan Franzen THROUGH MARCH 14 AT MOBTOWN THEATRE

SPRING AWAKENING AT MOBTOWN THEATRE IS directed by Matt Bowerman, but at the opening performance many memories were traded of Terry Long, who passed away in December. Credited in the playbill for “conceptual vision,” he sat on Mobtown’s Board of Directors and, over several decades, has been a major force in Baltimore’s theater community. This original version of Frank Wedekind’s century-old coming-ofage drama, translated by novelist Jonathan Franzen, is an alternative to the 2006 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. The rock musical itself had jazzed up the somewhat starkly hued original by turning the primary characters— tortured adolescents—into mini rockstars. When Franzen had issues with what he called the “maiming” of the original play by Broadway, he dusted off a translation that he had completed in 1988 for a Swarthmore College production. Long and Mobtown use that translation to get back to the darker spirit of the original. The central figure is Melchior Gabor (Josh Kemper, who starred in a remarkably similar role in Bare: The Musical, another play about sexual confusion in high school). Melchior is a sexually inquisitive teenager, and one of the few teens in this play who knows about the birds and the bees. Wendla Bergman (Melanie Glickman) is a little ignorant on that score, although Melchior has sex with her—or acts out her rape fantasy, or rapes her, depending on how you look at it. The fact that the play leaves that open to interpretation is probably why Wedekind’s original play took 15 years to get staged and why it has been a hot topic since then. Melchior also engages in a relationsh ip w ith Mor itz (Ch r is Magorian), who isn’t all that sharp in school and doesn’t know that much about sex. Melchior gives Moritz a written version explain-

MELANIE GLICKMAN AND JOSH KEMPER FEEL THE LOVE. blame squarely on Melchior. On one level, this Spring is a buddy movie, in the Y Tu Mama Tambien? vein, rife with masturbation and bottled-up libidinal energies that, once released, shift gears easily between hetero- and homoerotic. But Wedekind digs deep into the dark side of the Victorian era: There’s

ON ONE LEVEL, THIS SPRING IS A BUDDY MOVIE, IN THE Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN? VEIN. ing the mysteries. Moritz promptly flunks out of school and commits suicide. While Victorian repression is basically responsible for his death, his straight-laced principle pins the

This production has plenty of rough edges. These are tough roles for teenagers to take on, and Franzen’s densely worded fidelity to the original asks a great deal from young actors. The upside is that this production opens up the Mobtown stage to a new generation of promising teenage actors, many of them from UMBC, the Baltimore School for the Arts, and the Carver Center for Arts and Technology. Melanie Glickman, a Carver senior, offers a remarkably thoughtful and subtle interpretation of Wendla, a difficult role. Josh Kemper more than holds his own as Melchior, and does it with the same fluid grace that he

child abuse, abortion, suicide, and even metaphysical philosophy, and Franzen’s translation is certainly faithful to the tortuous Germanic approach to dealing with existence.

showed in Bare. As the wayward, homeless Ilse—a somewhat naughty sexual tramp who serves as a counterpart to the naive Wendla—Megan Rippey adds a seductive and dangerous element to the cast. In addition to Long, Brian Erickson is credited for this production’s conceptual vision. He’s the person behind the simple, but evocative set design, in which somewhat stilted, scattered panels are painted over with images from children’s books and interlaced with figures and lettering that place this play in a dream world. As the lighting shifts, the panels gain personality, morphing from papyrus to gravestones. It’s a fascinating transformation, and a commentary on repression, either in the Victorian age or this one.

TRAILER TRASHING Lively production bogged down by playwright’s clichés BY B R E T M CC A B E

KILLER JOE By Tracy Letts AT SINGLE CARROT THEATRE THROUGH MARCH 15

SINGLE CARROT’S LATEST production places its small audience right inside the trailer in which its story takes place. Everybody is close enough to see the duct tape holding together everything from the sofa to a jacket, to see how there’s canned beer and very little else in the fridge, to smell the tobacco and other smoke when characters spark up. It’s a stage setup that adds an uncomfortable intimacy to the proceedings when needed. Performers are occasionally close enough to reach out and touch, and otherwise nondescript noises—a beer can opening, a lighter catching flame, a belt buckle being unfastened—become the subtle textures to quietly tense moments. That these moments far too often feel like the background story to an episode of COPS is Killer Joe’s fatal flaw. This trailer on the outskirts of Dallas houses the Smith family: Ansel (Elliott Rauh) and his second wife Sharla (Jessica Garret t) w ith A nsel’s 20-yearold daughter Dottie (Genevieve de Mahy). Dottie’s brother Chris (Nathan A. Cooper) doesn’t live there, but he’s there frequently, smok i ng reefer a nd d r i n k i ng beer with his father or just escaping the hoods he’s into for a large sum of money. He’s escaping those very thugs as the play opens, and shares with Ansel his plan for taking care of a few family problems and his money woes in one fell swoop. Turns out Ansel’s ex-wife and Dottie and Chris’ mother is a real nasty piece of work, and Chris got word of a local lawman who moonlights as a hired killer. Since dear, old mom has a big insurance payout in the event of accidental death with Dottie as the sole beneficiary, Chris and Ansel decide to explore this option. The titu lar Killer Joe Cooper (Brendan Ragan) is a tall, sneering, deliberate man of action. From the moment he enters the Smith’s trailer, it’s clear he’s so many things that his clients are not: educated, put

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THE DOZENS Local performance artist Rebecca Nagle debuts a new first-Fridays performance series at Hamden’s Minás Gallery March 6. For this first installment of Boite, Nagle performs excepts from her one-woman cabaret “A Dozen Things I Want to Do Onstage,” which, according to her web site (rebeccanagle.com) promises to feature her “fit[ing] my entire body into a really small box and then shar[ing] your secrets.” Nagle is a MICA alumna who has created some socially interesting web-based performances, from her “Fifteen Minutes” series (see fifteenminutesvideo.com) to the witty and disorienting “Things a Body Can Do,” an installation that featured a projected grid of videos of her sneezing, laughing, screaming, etc. all at the same time. Boite starts up at 7 P.M. with music from 1602 Destructure Street. Visit minasgalleryandboutique.com for more details, and for a better understanding of where Nagle’s performances come from, check out the “Social Art, Collaborative Engagement and Activism” panel discussion featuring Nagle, James Mayhew, Lee Boot, Marian April Glebes, and Steve Bradley March 5 at UMBC’s Commons Skylight Room at 3 P.M. as part of UMBC’s Art Week.

IN10 The fourth annual IN10 Festival, which spotlights new short plays for young actresses, runs March 4-8 at UMBC featuring works by Lee Blessing, Kia Corthron, and Caridad Svich. Visit umbc.edu/ theatre/In10winners2009.html for more details.

OPENINGS The Prettiest Place on Earth—a musical with music and lyrics by Beach House’s Alex Scally, book by Lola Pierson, directed by Donna Sellinger, and video by Brian Durel—runs March 6 and 7 at Load of Fun Studios. Star Spangled Girls, presented by Touring Theatre of North Carolina, hits the Enoch Pratt Free Library March 8 at 2 P.M. Baltimore-based aerial theater company Daydreams & Nightmares presents Look Up: the Story of the Fall of Icarus March 6-8 in the BBOX of MICA’s Gateway building. Do Re Mink, Mink Stole’s cabaret, visits the Creative Alliance at the Patterson March 6. Opera Vivente’s The Coronation of Poppea opens March 6 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church (811 Cathedral St.). And Center Stage’s next production, John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, opens March 11 and runs through April 5. CLOSING Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation or the Re-education of Undine concludes at Center Stage March 8. Sam Shepard’s Simpatico ends its run at the Johns Hopkins University’s Merrick Barn March 6-8. And Nine Imaginary Cows’ winning debut production, There Have Been Other Men in My Wife’s Bed, ends March 7 at the Theatre Project. citypaper.com M A R C H 4 , 2 0 0 9 city paper | 29

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IN A PRETTY SAD REVERSAL, staying in to cook is an event for many of my friends, while going out, or getting something to go, is the norm. I suspect this has more to do with time management than any sort of conscious shunning of the practice, and the factors of convenience (fast food) and technology (processed/ frozen food, microwaves) have been well explored. Still, this troubles me greatly because cooking food and the enjoyment thereof is truly what separates us as a species. Other creatures have language, wage war, use tools, sing, dance, and, as was recently discovered about dolphins, even take complex steps to make food more palatable. But only we humans use heat (energy) to alter the structure of the things we consume to better suit our needs.

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es of existence, acquiring Early on, of course, it was sustenance, and not only a matter of better extractmaster it, but also elevating nutrients from tough ing it to the point of being plant foods that were difa source of pleasure? (The f icu lt to d igest, or that other, of course, is reproducwould otherwise require tion, which for humans is vast amounts of mechanigenerally fun and easy out cal processing (chewing) to of the box.) Cooking is not be of much value as food. It only what made us human, is when we learned to utiit’s what defines us. lize heat to essentially supSo one can imagine my plant chewing as a means reaction when a customer of nutrient extraction that came into my restaurant and we made the leap as a spesuggested I incorporate raw cies— well, the second one, foods into my menu, which the first being incorporathe deemed to be “pretty ing calorie-rich and easy to healthy,” but would be made chew animal flesh into our more “complete with some diet. Cooking allowed us to raw options.” No, it wasn’t, get more nutritional value “Fuck off, dumbass!” I’m a out of certain plants, and opened up new ones for conprofessional after all. sumption via heat’s ability Raw foodism has been to render harmless plants around for over a century in that are toxic in their raw the United States now, and state. All these extra availwas covered in this paper able calories allowed us to just a couple years ago (“An develop enormous brains Uncooked Tour,” Feature, with huge energy demands, June 21, 2006). From what I along with a roomy skull can gather, it boils down to and uncluttered heavy-duty the belief that enzymes in mastication hardware. plants that would otherwise We’ve been in the be destroyed by heat “ W he re sh a l l we during cooking are OUR eat?” stage of society, somehow benefiANNUAL as Douglas Adams cial to humans when DINING p u t i t , f o r t h o u - GUIDE AND ingested. But no husands of years now, man society subsists MORE IS with cooking havsolely on raw things, ONLINE AT CITYPAPER. ing graduated from and you better be COM/EAT. tool of survival to art pretty damn sure of form and medium your information if for cultural expression. And you’re going to decide that is there any greater accomall the collective time and plishment that an organism energy invested in cooking can achieve than taking one over the millennia was a of the two great challengwaste of time. Regardless, the

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COOKING IS NOT ONLY WHAT MADE US HUMAN, IT’S WHAT DEFINES US. idea persists, and lately I’ve been noticing signs around Baltimore that “raw food” is becoming the new “organic” or “vegan.” I’m hearing the term uttered just a little too loud and smugly in conversations, a sure sign that it’s becoming some sort of badge. I could give a shit what someone does or doesn’t eat and why—whatever gets you off and all that—but making a recommendation as to what I serve at my place of business, or how I eat for that matter, amounts to proselytizing in my book. And then it’s only fair you be able to answer some basic questions about the thing you’re pushing. My questions ranged from how and why enzymes used by plants are necessarily beneficial to us humans to whether the benefits of neutralizing harmful compounds and microbes via heat shouldn’t perhaps factor into what makes for an overall healthy and pragmatic approach to eating. I pointed out to him that the human digestive tract sec retes t he necessa r y enzy mes for d igestion,

conveniently referred to as “human digestive enzymes,” and that there are foods like tomatoes and pumpkins that are way more nutritious as a result of cooking. “What about toxins in plant foods that heat is used to neutralize?” I asked. “Did you know modern lettuce is the result of selective breeding and can be eaten raw, but originally lettuce was toxic unless cooked? Plus, cooking kills things that would otherwise hurt us—not everything that grows in dirt is meant for us to eat.” For that matter, do plants exist merely to serve as food? Even fruit, which, granted, is designed to be eaten, serves a plant’s reproductive strategy (via seed dispersion) rather than as a means to nourish us per se. It’s really the other way around: We exist because we can extract nutritional value from stuff around us. Alas, this particular raw foodist wasn’t equipped to assuage my practical misgivings with any specific infor-

mation, and instead began to explain how not cooking foods preserves “life force.” At that point, my desire to remain civil prompted me to politely end the conversation, much in the same way I normally staunch potential conflict with the Jehovah’s Witnesses that have recently invaded my neighborhood. When the discourse veers from diet to quasi-spiritualism, I know it’s a lost cause. Like many extreme diets, gaps in logic (and nutrition) tend to be glossed over pretty casually, in some cases with theories that wax uncomfortably close to dogma. The notions of consuming another organism’s life force, and that things exist on Earth for the purpose of meeting our nutritional needs are, frankly, a bit freaky. Downright dangerous claims of disease immunity and of raw food as a cure for cancer should further prompt skepticism. But in the end, I think most can agree that incorporating both raw and cooked foods in one’s diet is probably a safe bet. No shit. But that cooking is somehow evil or bad? Shit no! ■

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NAM KANG This homely basement-level eating den is still one of best two or three late-late-night destinations in town. Panchan—those free little appetizer bowls—come out soon enough, and then bulgogi, seafood pancakes, octopus casseroles, and hotpots, warming up the face and soaking up the alcohol. And the lunch specials rule. 2126 Maryland Ave., (410) 685-6237.

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BABALU GRILL The mint in its mojito has wilted, somewhat. The basic concept, upscale Cuban dining, still has its attractions, but the results on the plate feel constrained by corporate recipes, and what once felt fresh now falls flat. But it’s a very well-maintained property, with an eager and competent staff. Think happy hour. 32 Market Place, (410) 234-9898.

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BLUE AGAVE RESTAURANTE AND TEQUILERIA Blue Agave has stepped down the mission-heavy, lesson-giving aspirations of its founder. The vibe is friendlier but some of the passion, which was infectious, is gone. The food felt rushed-out on a recent visit, when the best thing was dessert—a grand chipotle chocolate torte. 1032 Light St., (410) 576-3938. CARLOS O’CHARLIE’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL In two long stories, rooms and experiences keep materializing as in a dream—a tiki bar, a sports lounge, a pool room, and at least two ornate stone fountains. Highlandtown’s Latino community finally has a nice spot to hang in. Everyone has a fun new place for big portions of typical Salvadoran and Mexican food. Things not to miss: flautas, papusas, very fine carne asada, and especially

chiccharones. 3508 Eastern Ave., (410) 675-1485. EL TROVADOR The same great pupusas and tamales as its elder sister restaurant, the well-established El Salvador, but in a more elegant setting— tablecloths, wood floors, and tasteful art. 318 S. Broadway, (410) 276-6200. GECKOS Innovative Tex-Mex cuisine in a convivial neighborhood joint. Few pretenses are made toward authenticity, leaving diners free to enjoy mostly savory items like mango chipotle, passion fruit margaritas, and a dreamy mushroom enchilada. 2318 Fleet St., (410) 732-1961. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ Hampden’s popular brunch spot—the huevos rancheros and chorizo burritos have earned a cult following—moved a few blocks into these more spacious quarters. Favorite fare from New Mexico continues, but Golden West’s dinner comes across with a touch of tentativeness. 1105 W. 36th St., (410) 889-8891. H A B A N E R O G R I L L Modest, family-owned Greektown restaurant serves plate-breaking portions of hearty Salvadoran and Mexican food. Start with a tender sweet-corn tamal, accompanied by sweet, bone-white Mexican crema; order up some pork chicarrones, too. Unless you’re devoted to the homely simplicity of Salvadoran food, the Mexican entrées (burritos, enchiladas, etc.) are the way to go next. Sauces here taste homemade, fillings are fresh. No booze. 4701 Eastern Ave., (410) 342-0937. HOLY FRIJOLES Fans of this Hampden hotspot will appreciate its expansion, and new bar. The burritos, enchiladas, taco salads, etc., remain unchanged, which might be good news for patrons (lots of vegetarians) who want filling, affordable fare. But the food can feel heavy, and the old menu feels tired. 908 W. 36th St., (410) 235-2326. LA CAZUELA The plainspoken, macho cuisine of Ecuador—heaping portions of plantain, hominy, steak, pork, and fish—served up in a sunny Fells Point dining room. Less spicy than you might expect but hearty and satisfying—Cuba comes to mind. 1718 Eastern Ave., (410) 522-9485. LA GUADALUPAÑA Kids run around, and the cook stirs big pots—from which come stewed chicken (for chicken mole) and smooth refried beans. The spicing is aggressive. 500 S. Wolfe St., (410) 276-2700. LA PALAPA GRILL AND CANTINA Good points include masterly mole, sweet and fresh tamales, and wholesome no-animal-fats cookery. Bad points

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MARIA’S IS A PRETTY GOOD DEAL, especially considering the downtown setting. The food court in the Charles Plaza is bedecked in tile and stylish lighting; it’s clean without being sterile, and the tables and lunch bar are arranged usefully. The service at Maria’s Subs counter is brisk and friendly. There are a wide variety of items on the menu including fried shrimp, burgers, hot dogs, gyros, and various salads. The fried fish sandwich ($5.65) is flaky and made of a real piece of fish, not a minced fish patty. The hard roll is crispy and mounded with lettuce and a decent slice of tomato, plus the requested pickle. The Maria’s fries are just OK—a bit mushy and served in a smaller portion than some places offer, but still plenty of food. The cheese fries ($3.95), fared better. Heaped generously in a pie tin, they were piping hot, swimming in a mild cheese sauce, but not entirely uncrispy. Big ups on these even though we usually prefer plain fries. One serving is more than enough for three people. The cheesesteak ($5.65) is also amply proportioned, made with minced-up steak and provolone, and piled with, at least in our case, lettuce, fried onions and pickles. A ham and cheese sub ($5.65) with mustard gets a mixed review, the ham was maybe not as fresh as desired, though this may have been a function of there being more ham on the roll than we’re used to. (Edward Ericson Jr.)

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EATS & DRINKS include rote Tex-Mex standards and bland noanimal-fats cookery. The patio is pretty. 8307 Main St., Ellicott City, (410) 465-0070. LITTLE HAVANA Longtime favorite for Sunday brunch, mind-obliteration, and warm-weather flirting has made admirable attempts to seriousup its Cuban cuisine. Starters—flash-fried cubes of pork tenderloin, black bean soup—fare better than the entrees, which still taste like pub grub. 1325 Key Highway, (410) 837-9303. LOCO HOMBRE The Roland Park mainstay has been refurbished and rethought. Less collegiate, more expensive. The kitchen is making an ambitious attempt at mixing influences from across Latin America, with results that stop just short of knocking your socks off. 413 W. Cold Spring Lane, (410) 889-2233. MARI LUNA LATIN GRILLE At Mari Luna Latin Grille, chef/owner Jaime Luna has taken everything that worked at Mari Luna Mexican Grill and made it more sophisticated, but no less comfortable. The pan-Latin cuisine, with dishes from Cuba to Argentina, attentive service, and chic dining room make even a weeknight out feel like a special occasion. 1010 Reisterstown Road, (410) 653-5151 MARI LUNA MEXICAN GRILL Unassuming exurban restaurant serves up good-looking, delicious Mexican food. The combo-plate standards measure up, but it’s the more traditional plates—a hungry-man chicken with mole sauce, carne asada, and especially some lime-snappy shrimp in garlic sauce—that make a visit urgent. 102 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, (410) 486-9910. MEX The interior is tricked out nicely, bursting with whimsically slick designs. The single-page, place mat-style menu features tacos, burritos, fajitas, and three specialties. There are some authentic elements, but it’s not the general culinary focus. While Mex lacks the neighborly warmth of Holy Frijoles! and Nacho Mamas, it has more room

RECENTLY IN FREE RANGE MERIDIAN 54 Comfort food is the order of the day at Meridian 54 in Canton. Sliders, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, and crab cakes all make an appearance on the lengthy menu, as do homemade cakes made by the owner, affectionately referred to as Mr. Nicky by restaurant staff. Bargain-hunters savor half-price lite fare in the bar during happy hour. 845 S. Montford Ave., (410) 522-0541. SUSHI BAR GEISHA Hidden in the basement of a downtown commercial building, Sushi Bar Geisha is worth seeking out for its super fresh fish and Korean menu. Service is accommodating to those wanting an authentic experience and those with more American palates; just be sure to tell your server your preference. 201 N. Charles St.,(410) 685-2099. BABA’S MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN This small Locust Point storefront charms with its pretty interior, gracious service, and inexpensive, yet quality food from all parts of the Mediterranean. Sure, you can get Italian-style pizza, but why would you when spicy hummus, creamy and smoky baba ganouj, kefta burgers, and dolmas? Don’t miss pistachio and rosewater baklava. 745 E. Fort Ave., (410) 727-7482.

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NO WAY JOSE CAFÉ Not too many surprises at this Mexican mainstay, and that’s good. The portions are agreeably gargantuan, and there are few attempts at revision or reinvention; the simplest dishes come off best. Really, the hard tacos are about the best we’ve had anywhere. 38 E. Cross St., (410) 752-2837. PLAZA GARIBALDI Forget the pedestrian burrito. Open with superb salsa, follow with a fat and smoky chile relleno and lard-cooked refritos. Also consider chile verde and carne asada. Top off with first-rate flan. 7917 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, (410) 761-2447.

CEDAR DELI The falafel sandwich might be the best thing here. But there’s also first-rate tabbouleh; mujadereh, a rice and lentil stew; and kubeba, meatballs covered in cracked wheat and deep-fried. Plus non-Lebanese sub-shop standards. 246 Burke Ave., Towson, (410) 823-3326.

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HABIB’S KABOB The menu is inexpensive and skewer-centric. Chicken and beef kebabs are nicely flavored, if slightly dry. Vegetarians can get excellent meatless grape leaves and sumac-sprinkled grilled mushrooms. 1720 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, (410) 549-2233. EATS & DRINKS LISTS RESTAURANTS PREVIOUSLY REVIEWED BY CITY PAPER.

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CAZBAR This handsome midtown Turkish restaurant—everything looks good in earth tones—scores its biggest points with luscious eggplant-based appetizers and with its pides, boat-shaped pizzas topped with, say, smoked bacon, crabmeat, mozzarella balls, and, best of all, sweet peas, prosciutto, grilled onions, and Parmesan cheese. Only when the menu sails into more the general waters of the Mediterranean do things get dull. 316 N. Charles St., (410) 528-1222.

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NACHO MAMA’S The tasty margaritas and laid-back atmosphere pale in comparison to its unwarmed tortillas, slapdash entrées, and spiceless steak. It would be encouraging if Nacho Mama’s cut its menu in half, pared back its specials list to a handful of items, and focused its energies on careful and fresh preparations. And, for the love of God, warm up those tortillas. 2907 O’Donnell St., (410) 675-0898.

people behind Zen Café, which has always emphasized fresh ingredients and light cooking. The food at this Tex-Mex joint, done up with a kid-friendly roadside America theme is filling but indistinct at best, slovenly at worst. It gets a sports-watching bar crowd. 5916 York Road, (410) 323-2242.

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DANCE & DANCING/42 GAY & LESBIAN/45 STAGE/45 COMEDY/45 ART/45 WORDS/52 BENEFITS/53 SPECIAL EVENTS/53 TALKS PLUS/53 BUSINESS/54 SCREENS/56 KIDS/56

Through March 15, 4-9 P.M. March 6, 10 A.M.-9 P.M. March 7 and 13-14, 10 A.M.-6 P.M. March 8 and 15, Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, (410) 863-1180, mdhomeandgarden.com, $10, seniors $9, kids ages 6-12 $3, kids under 6 free. The temps are still in the 30s at night, and we have yet to see any sign of real respite from the miserable Mid-Atlantic winter. So maybe we’ll spend the next two weekends basking in the flowery goodness of indoor landscaped gardens and watching home-improvement demonstrations while dreaming about that bathroom and kitchen or bath renovation we can hardly afford. There will be wine tasting and 19 lush gardenscapes to wander through, 400 vendors, an orchid show, and an appearance by Food Network celeb (and Cake Love owner) Warren Brown. Tiptoe through the orchids with a plastic glass of wine in hand and ring in spring. (Erin Sullivan)

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WEDNESDAY 4

BENEATH THE SURFACE: POSTER EXHIBITION FROM IRAN

gram, but the Requiem hardly needs a makeweight. (Lee Gardner)

FRIDAY 6

THE CORONATION OF POPPEA

Through April 18, 11 A.M.-4 P.M., Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, 8000 York Road, (410) 704-2787, towson.edu, free. Original art and an insurgent collage sensibility in late 1970s and early ’80s show flyers and posters helped shape independent American punk’s DIY ethos. Anti-mass market visuals in 1960s and ’70s Eastern European movie posters created amazingly imaginative advertising language. Posters—an undeniably commercial enterprise—are revealing visual portals into how people define themselves and choose to communicate to their countrymen and peers. And Towson University’s Beneath the Surface: Poster Exhibition From Iran—curated by Nahid Tootoonchi, a Towson graphic-design assistant professor of Iranian descent—provides an essential peek into the everyday visual life of a country about which Americans remain greatly underinformed, even though it's been in the everyday news cycle for nearly a decade. (Bret McCabe)

Through March 14, 7:30 P.M., Great Hall Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., (410) 547-7997, operavivente.org, $33-$55. If you word associate “opera” with a Viking-horns-clad woman singing impossibly high notes while wearing ridiculous costumes, please reconsider. The Coronation of Poppea, written by Claudio Monteverdi and presented by Opera Vivente, takes a whole new turn in this English-language adaptation. The story, which chronicles the romantic relationships of the infamous Emperor Nero, is performed by Baltimore staples Ah Hong, Monica Reinagel, and David Korn, along with orchestral accompaniment by Harmonious Blacksmith. Opera Vivente strives to attract new audiences to the art of opera, so if you’re still skeptical, stop by 45 minutes early for a discussion with OV General Director John Bowen and members of the company to help ease your nerves. (Kathryn Mastandrea)

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SATURDAY 7

MOZART’S REQUIEM 8 P.M., Sunday at 3 P.M., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 827-5867, baltimore symphony.org, $25-$60. There are few more beautiful and more terrible pieces of music in the classical canon than Mozart’s Requiem, which he worked on during his own unwitting dying days and left unfinished at his death in 1791. This weekend the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of guest conductor Jun Märkl, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Tom Hall, join forces to perform Mozart’s capstone, or maybe headstone, work; Christine Brandes, Susan Platts, Roger Honeywell, and Timothy Jones essay the solo parts. (Details about additional performances at the Music Center at Strathmore in Silver Spring and at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills are available at the BSO web site.) Stravinsky’s Apollo fills out the pro-

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HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY Through March 14, (410) 737-8282, mdfoodbank.org. You have now lost all your excuses if you have always wanted to help the less fortunate, but didn’t have time to volunteer, or just didn’t know where to help. Throughout the second week of March, no matter where you live in Maryland, you can simply leave a bag of non-perishable food at your mailbox and a representative of the U.S. Postal Service, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts will come and pick it up. This week-long food drive is a project of Harvest for the Hungry in an effort to increase supplies for Baltimore soup kitchens, food pantries, and emergency shelters. The drive brings in nearly 14 million pounds of food each year. If your new excuse is that you do not have a residential mailbox, forget it: Post offices, Safeway stores,

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and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices will also serve as collection points throughout the week. (Randianne Leyshon)

SUNDAY 8

DRAWING ON TRADITION: THE BOOK OF ESTHER Through July 26, noon-4 P.M., the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., (410) 732-6400, jewish museummd.org, $5, families $10, members free. Reading the Bible just became a lot more graphic thanks to contemporary artist JT Waldman. Waldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2005 book Megillat Esther is a modern-day reworking of the centuries-old story of Esther. It merges his childhood love of comic books with a deep religious curiosity that took him from Philadelphia to Israel where he studied Hebrew and the Bible for a year and a half. He isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the first to do an artistic portrayal of Esther, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possibly the first to use the graphic novel as the artistic means through which to tell her story. Drawings from Waldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book will be on display in the Feldman gallery through July. (Chidinma Okparanta)

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WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS 9 P.M., Sidebar, 218 E. Lexington St., (410) 659-4130, sidebar tavern.com, price not available at press time. Director Michael Levesqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1971 writing/directing debut, Werewolves on Wheels, is a genuine stroke of feverishly ridiculous exploitation genius. Levesqueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who would later ply his considerable B-movie panache as a production designer/ art director on such sterling fare as Russ Meyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supervixens and Up, Paul Bartelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross-country road race flick Cannonball!, and the immortal Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;combined five great things that, who knew, go great together: biker gangs (called the Devil's Advocates here, natch), late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s psychedelic cinema, possible Satanic monks who know how to

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put hexes on people, naked dancing women, and, yes, eventually, werewolves. Wait a secondâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;tonight isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the ludicrous camp masterpiece, but the rock band from Portland, Maine? No idea what they sound like but, boy howdy, they sure as hell know from where to steal a name. (BM)

TUESDAY 10

LAURA LIPPMAN 7 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5430, prattlibrary.org, free. Local mystery writer Laura Lippmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last Tess Monaghan story (serialized in The New York Times Magazine late last year) proved a thought weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been mulling over: her pregnant yet still sarcastic private eyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality and personal life kept us flipping through more pages than the crimes committed. As much fun as it is to follow Tess around Baltimore though, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to resist the compelling stories in Lippmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stand-alones. Her latest, Life Sentences, focuses on a successful memoir writer whose one try at fiction is so bad it threatens her career, so she looks to the real case of a missing child and his accused mother (whom she knew when they were younger) to get her nonfiction mojo back. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to pick up a copy and get all girl-crushy on her literary ass tonight. (Wendy Ward)

WEDNESDAY 11

VETIVER 8 P.M., Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., (410) 783-7888, sonarbaltimore. com, $12. Vetiver has always been irresistible as a band. The San Francisco outfit, known to many for its associations with head freak Devendra Banhart, crafts a laidback, sublime style of folk music that belies the forced idiosyncrasies of its new, young folk music peers, putting substance over concept and releasing a handful of wonderful records in the process, including this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultra-refined, daresay gazer-y effort, Tight Knit. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music to fall in love to, daydream in a spring field to, sway and slowly bop around a rock club to. Enjoy. (Michael Byrne) â&#x2013; 

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COSMIC COCKTAIL PARTY OK, hurry and call us Wednesday morning to see if there are any tickets available for our best pay-to-play party featuring your favorite local eateries and bars . . . we usually sell-out by Wednesday afternoon. And if there are, you gotta come see us in Mount Vernon with cash. No tickets left? So sorry. Already holding? See you there. 7-10 P.M., American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Building, 800 Key Highway, (410) 5232300, citypaper.com, avam.org, $40. (WW)

MARCH 7-8

FORTFEST â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09: THE WEDDING OF ART, SCIENCE, AND PHILOSOPHY Been missing the strange lately? Get in on it at the 50th Conference on Anomalous Phenomena featuring experts presenting on the subject including author and painter Budd Hopkins discussing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sight Unseen: Science, UFO Invisibility and Transgenic Beings,â&#x20AC;? author and Ph.D Joscelyn Godwin lectures on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Atlantis of the Occultists,â&#x20AC;? and author and member of the FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s InfraGuard Group John Ventre talks about his book, 12/21/2012: A Prophecy. 9:30 A.M.-6 P.M. Saturday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Sunday at the Days Inn Inner Harbor, 100 Hopkins Place, (443) 564-2158, forteans.com, avam. org, individual programs prices vary, Combo-Mambo $125 for everything save meals. (WW)

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31-33 E. CROSS ST., (410) 468-4078 AFTER DINNER AT THAI ARROY, my boyfriend and I walked around Federal Hill looking for a place to have a laid-back drink. We stumbled upon Nevin’s in the block encircling Cross Street Market, and found what may be the least Federal Hill-ish bar in the neighborhood—it and Mum’s would probably have to armwrestle to decide the title once and for all. Nevin’s, which won the 2008 City Paper Best of Baltimore Readers Poll for Best Karaoke, feels like the kind of low-key neighborhood dive bar that exists all over this city. The clientele on the night we were there was mostly older—30s and up. We grabbed a seat at the bar and two reasonably, if not admirably, priced beers; a Yuengling ($3.50) and a Blue Moon ($4.50). During the course of our visit, a few guys played pool, two men dominated one of the video poker machines, and a group of women decided to cut the silence by activating the internet jukebox. They played a lot of dated but thoroughly enjoyable pop music—Destiny’s Child, Sean Paul—and danced along. The overall feeling of the place is come in and do what you want, so we did, plunking quarter after quarter into a Megatouch machine until we got a high score in Word Dojo. Not an exciting night out, but one that felt very comfortable. (Anna Ditkoff)

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LIVE MUSIC ANGELS ROCK BAR, 10 Market Place, (410) 528-1999, angelsrockbarbaltimore.com THE BARN, 9527 Harford Road, Carney, (410) 882-6182, thebarnmd.com BLACK CAT, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, (202) 667-7960, blackcatdc.com THE BLACK HOLE, 216 German Hill Road, (410) 285-7625, blackholerockclub.com BRASS MONKEY SALOON, 1601 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-4395, brassmonkeysaloon. com CAFÉ HON, 1002 W. 36th St., (410) 2431230, cafehon.com CAT’S EYE PUB, 1730 Thames St., (410) 276-9866, catseyepub.com CHARM CITY ART SPACE, 1729 Maryland Ave., ccspace.org CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE, 8026 Ritchie Highway, suite B, Pasadena, (410) 7611003, cheeseburgerinparadise.com THE CLADDAGH PUB, 2918 O’Donnell St., (410) 522-4220, claddaghonline.com CLUB ONE, 300 E. Saratoga St., (410) 2300049, onebaltimore.com CLUB ORPHEUS, 1003 E. Pratt St., (410) 276-5599 CLUB 347, 347 N. Calvert St., (410) 5470414, club347.com THE DEPOT, 1728 N. Charles St., (410) 528-0174, thedepot.us EDEN’S LOUNGE, 15 W. Eager St., (410) 244-0405, edenslounge.com THE 8X10, 10 E. Cross St., (410) 625-2000, the8x10.com EXPLORER’S LOUNGE, Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel, 550 Light St., (410) 234-0550, harborcourt.com/restaurants/explorers_ lounge.cfm FISH HEAD CANTINA, 4802 Benson Ave., Arbutus, (410) 247-2474, fishheadcantina. com FLETCHER’S, 701 S. Bond St., (410) 5581889, fletchersbar.com FRAZIER’S ON THE AVENUE, 919 W. 36th St., (410) 662-4914, fraziersontheavenue.com GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ, 1105 W. 36th St., (410) 889-8891, goldenwestcafe.com GOOD LOVE BAR, 2322 Boston St., (410) 534-4588 GRAND CENTRAL, 1001/1003 N. Charles St., (410) 752-7133, centralstationpub.com THE HEXAGON, 1825 N. Charles St., hexagonspace.com

HIPPO, 1 W. Eager St., (410) 547-0069, clubhippo.com HORSE YOU CAME IN ON, 1626 Thames St., (410) 327-8111 HOWL AT THE MOON, 22 Market Place, (410) 783-5111, howlatthemoon.com JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT, 616 S. President St., (410) 727-5107, thejamesjoycepub.com JAY’S ON READ, 225 W. Read St., (410) 225-0188, jaysonread.biz JOE SQUARED, 133 W. North Ave., (410) 545-0444, joesquared.com JUDGE’S BENCH PUB, 8385 Main St., Ellicott City, (410) 465-3497, mdparty.com LA PALAPA GRILL AND CANTINA, 8307 Main St., Ellicott City, (410) 465-0070, lapalapagrill.com LATIN PALACE, 509 S. Broadway St., (410) 522-6700, latinpalace.com LOONEY’S PUB CANTON, 2900 O’Donnell St., (410) 675-9235, looneyspub.com LOONEY’S PUB NORTH, 312 N. Main St., Bel Air, (410) 803-7080, looneyspubmd.com LUCY’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT, 21 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-2100, lucysirishrestaurant.com METRO GALLERY, 1700 N. Charles St., themetrogallery.net MOSAIC LOUNGE, 4 Market Place, (410) 262-8713, mosaic-lounge.com NEW HAVEN LOUNGE, 1552 Havenwood Road, Northwood Shopping Center, (410) 366-7416, newhavenlounge.net 9:30 CLUB, 815 V St. NW, Washington, (202) 265-0930, 930.com THE OTTOBAR, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com PALMA NIGHTCLUB, 200 E. Redwood St., (410) 244-1008, palmabaltimore.com PAUL’S BAR, 701 E. Fort Ave., (443) 3262060 PHILLIPS HARBORPLACE, 301 Light St., (410) 685-6600, phillipsseafood.com

RAMS HEAD LIVE, 20 Market Place, (410) 244-1131, ramsheadlive.com RAMS HEAD TAVERN, 33 West St., Annapolis, (410) 268-4545, ramsheadtavern.com RECHER THEATRE, 512 York Road, Towson, (410) 337-7178, rechertheatre.com THE RED HOUSE TAVERN, 2239 Essex St., (410) 522-3220, myspace.com/redhousetavern RED MAPLE, 930 N. Charles St., (410) 5470149, 930redmaple.com REDHOUSE TAVERN, 2239 Essex St., Canton, myspace.com/redhousetavern ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL, 1353 H St. NE, Washington, (202) 388-7625, rockandrollhoteldc.com RYAN’S DAUGHTER, 600 E. Belvedere Ave., Belvedere Square, (410) 464-1000, rdirishpub.com SHORTY’S MARTINI BAR AND LOUNGE, 3301 Foster Ave., (410) 327-8696, shortysbaltimore.com SIDEBAR, 218 E. Lexington St., (410) 6594130, sidebartavern.com SILVER SHADOWS CLUB, 5550 Sterrett Place, Columbia, (410) 730-0111 SISTA’S PLACE, 8521 Liberty Road, Randallstown, (410) 922-9218 SMASH DADDY’S, 9654 Belair Road, Perry Hall, (410) 529-1544, myspace.com/ smashdaddysbar SONAR, 407 E. Saratoga St., (410) 7837888, sonarbaltimore.com SYDONNE’S EVENT HALL, 713 N. Howard St., (410) 728-1184 TALKING HEAD, 407 E. Saratoga St., (410) 207-8011, talkingheadclub.com TYSON’S TAVERN, 2112 Fleet St., (410) 342-2112, tysonstavern.net WATERFRONT HOTEL, 1710 Thames St., (410) 537-5055, waterfronthotel.us THE WINDUP SPACE, 10-12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace. com

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BY MICHAEL BYRNE

WEDNESDAY 4

CONCERTS HERE’S TO THE LONG HAUL! With Mark Gunnery and Ryan Harvey. 7 P.M., Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 800 St. Paul St., (410) 230-0450, redemmas.org.

THURSDAY 5 ANGELS ROCK BAR. Mayhem with DJs Supernik and Sean of the Dead. THE BARN. Vs. the Earth. BLACK CAT. Black Lips, Gentleman Jesse and His Men, Suns of Guns. CAT’S EYE PUB. Pete Kanares Blues Band. THE CLADDAGH PUB. DJ John Anthony. CLUB ORPHEUS. Glow Factor with DJ Warring, Umbris, and guests. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Flow Theory Thursday. THE 8X10. New Riders of the Purple Sage, 3 Fifths. FLETCHER’S. The Reign of Kindo, Rosiere, Eureka Birds, Open Arms Breed War. HORSE YOU CAME IN ON. Angelique Henle. JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT. Damion Wolfe. JOE SQUARED. Reina Williams, Sac au Lait. LA PALAPA GRILL AND CANTINA. DJ Earl. LATIN PALACE. DC Latin Sound Band. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Will. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. DJ Yummy. MOSAIC LOUNGE. DJ Xclusive. 9:30 CLUB. Tindersticks. THE OTTOBAR. Bleeding Through, the Acacia Strain, As Blood Runs Black, Becoming the Archetype. RADISSON CROSS KEYS. Jazz. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Dropkick Murphys, H20, Civet.

WEDNESDAY: Country music anti-diva Lucinda Williams plays a second, just added, night at Washington’s 9:30 Club with Buick 6. Ambient metal genre smear Irepress does weird, violent things to your ears at the Talking Head with Isthmus, Albatross, and Kiss the Sky Goodbye.

PENTAGRAM MARCH 7 “Somewhere between Black Sabbath and Judas Priest exists a band you have never heard of,” announces the title card for the trailer to the slowcoming documentary, Last Rites: The Fall and Rise of Bobby Liebling. Liebling, of course, is the mastermind and sole continuous member behind seminal Maryland hard-rock outfit Pentagram, the founding agent of a style of music simply called “doom,” or “Maryland doom,” depending on who you ask. Pentagram formed in the early ’70s and has seen more shit and calamity than 10 metal bands put together, much of it revolving around Liebling’s various “issues.” A few years ago in Washington, D.C., the band went through one of the more impressive on-stage collapses in area music lore when Liebling passed out on stage, leaving the remaining band and volunteers from the audience to complete the show. Point is, tonight might be a crapshoot, but if Pentagram pulls it off, you’ll be hearing history. 7 P.M., Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., (410) 7837888, sonarbaltimore.com, $15. (Michael Byrne)

RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Buckwheat Zydeco. RECHER THEATRE. Keefe Rocket, Abestos, Bestine, Krug. RED MAPLE. Moog with DJ Patrick Turner, N’Dinga, Soulminer, and Brandon Riggs. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. Pete and J, Chris Cubeta and the Liars Club, Kashgar. RYAN’S DAUGHTER. Uncle Dave. SHORTY’S MARTINI BAR AND LOUNGE. Breakout. SIDEBAR. The Baltimore String Felons, Drunk Again, Mike Pursley. SONAR. The 2 Time Quitters, the Usuals, Less Than

THURSDAY: Gloom-popsters the Tindersticks stop off at the 9:30 Club with Dawn Landes. Atlanta garage heroes the Black Lips tout their new album, 200 Million Thousand, at Washington’s Black Cat with Gentleman Jesse and His Men and Suns of Guns. Baltimore swing ensemble Sac au Lait blasts its horns at Joe Squared. Brogue punkers the Dropkick Murphys clean out the bar at Rams Head Live with H20 and Civet.

Room, Ten Elevenths, and Kirby Adams. Sylvia Smith, Carrie Rose, and Christie Finn perform compositions from modern classical composers John Cage, Stuart Saunders Smith, and Robert Erickson at An die Musik. Local sludge-punk outfit King Vitamin rattles the glasses at the Sidebar with Dry Season, Tim Yungswirth, and Isthmus.

SATURDAY: Retro leaning pop-rock outfit E Joseph and the Phantom Hearts play the Ottobar with Hypnotic Buddha, Matt Rocks, and Gavin Elder. An energy drink company presents a bunch of Hot Topic-type bands at Rams Head Live—Thursday, Four Year Strong, Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, and Cancer Bats. This is, historically speaking, a crapshoot reunion—others haven’t gone so well—but Maryland doom progenitor Pentagram makes a go at it at Sonar with Priestess, Moonshine, the Devil’s Blood, and Serpent Throne.

with Drop Dead Gorgeous, Fear Before I Set My Friends on Fire, and Fall From Grace. Straight-up three-chord punk outfit It Burns smolders at the Sidebar with the Murder Weapon and Werewolves on Wheels.

TUESDAY: Washington D.C.’s Jukebox the Ghost brings its plague-catchy indie-pop to the Ottobar with Danger Man and the Lombards. The resurgent Tricky, load-bearer of the ill-fated trip-hop movement, performs at Rams Head Live. WEDNESDAY: Buffalo’s Pedal Printing brings its Old Magic Red Eye tour, an exhibition of the collective’s fantastic poster art, to the Charm City Art Space with music from Soft Cement, Attack in Black and Shotgun Jimmie. Should be awesome. Ultimate hip-hop nice guy Common takes the mic at the 9:30 Club. Anarcho-punk band Propagandhi sends the Short List on a major nostalgia trip at the Ottobar with

FRIDAY: Expansive c h a m b e r- f o l k o u t f i t Anathallo hits the Ottobar with Sam Amidon and We Read Minds. K-punk sweetheart Kimya Dawson brings her reassuring, we’re-all-inthis-together anti-folk tunes to the 2640 Space. Ani DiFranco starts a two-night run at the 9:30 Club. Post-grunge outfit the Plurals love them some Siamese Dream at Metro Gallery with the Rivals. Thrust Lab—a wicked-fun local synth, bass, and drums electropop duo—gets the Golden West moving with Mickey Free (aka Bow ‘N’ Arrow) and Eric Hnatow. Songwriting power duo Hall and Oates keep on keeping on at Rams Head Live. Local alternaVETIVER rock favorites Fools and Horses play the Recher Theatre with David Andrew Flutist Elise Wood-Hicks pays Smith, Tears of Mars, Brian homage to her late husband, Severn, and Those Victorious. p i a n i s t J o h n H i c k s , w i t h t h e Konkrete Jungle, a semi-regular John Hicks Legacy Band at drum ‘n’ bass party, goes down at An die Musik. Japanese improv Sonar with Dylan, Robyn Chaos, musicians Tatsuya Nakatani Twinhooker, Paulie Walnuts, and Ayako Kataoka (percussion Serial, and Kaotix. Local punkers and electronics, respectively) join the Mishaps celebrate the release Baltimore violist/soundscaper Liz Meredeth at of their newest record the Red Room at at the Talking Head Normals Books with the Cold Cold FOR MORE SHOW and Records. Heartbreakers PREVIEWS, REVIEWS and the Shirks. AND ANY OTHER SUNDAY: Brutally The Lloyd Dobler MUSIC INFO FIT TO catchy ska-punkers Effect brings its PRINT ONLINE, the Menzingers Maryland-bred, PLEASE TO VISIT roll through Charm standard college NOISE.CITYPAPER.COM City Art Space with rock to the 8X10 Jena Berlin. with Nick Howard. Ambient glitch duo Polygons rewires the Hexagon MONDAY: Emo fashion spread with Talk to Animals, In Every Alesana gets it all out at the Ottobar citypaper.com

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ANGELS ROCK BAR. L-80’s Night. BIRCHMERE. Justin Townes Earle, Rose. BLACK CAT. The Whigs, Dead Confederate, Trances Arc. THE BLACK HOLE. Go Folk Yourself. CAT’S EYE PUB. Automatic Slim. CLUB 347. Panama Band. CLUB ONE. Salsa Uno with guest DJs. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Singles Night with DJ Tanz, hosted by Gary Gray. THE 8X10. Buckwheat Zydeco, the Players. FLETCHER’S. My Darling, Betrayer, Olympus Shall Burn, the Y-Incision, One Day Broken. JAY’S ON READ. Larry Buck. JOE SQUARED. John Barrett’s Bass Drum of Death and Turbo Fruits. JUDGE’S BENCH PUB. Out2Lunch, Jimi T. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. Jeff from Burnt Sienna. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. DJ Grode. METRO GALLERY. The Atomica Project. 9:30 CLUB. Lucinda Williams, Buick 6. THE OTTOBAR. Open mic. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Rachelle Ferrell. RED MAPLE. Oasis. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. Rebirth with DJ Derek Keane. SILVER SHADOWS CLUB. Open mic. TALKING HEAD. Irepress, Isthmus, Albatross, Kiss the Sky Goodbye. TYSON’S TAVERN. Baltimore SongWriters Night, Ken Gutberlet. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Todd Miller Band. THE WINDUP SPACE. The Baltimore Design Conversation.

THE SHORT LIST

Paint It Black and Ruiner. A lovely night at Sonar with an allstar cast of San Francisco indiefolk outfit Vetiver, Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House, the Sian Alice Group, and local songwriter/Arbouretum guitarist Stephen Strohmeier.

IN THE WINGS: Slowdive dude Neil Halstead comes to Sonar March 25 with Matador songwriter Jennifer O’Connor. MC god Rakim comes to the same club March 27 with DJ P-Funk, Chubb Rock, and Justintime. (For more information call [410] 783-7888 or visit sonarbaltimore. com.) Soul revivalist Raphael Saadiq comes to Rams Head Live on March 23. (For more information call [410] 244-1131 or visit ramsheadlive.com.)

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Zero, Silent J, Circle of Fire. TYSON’S TAVERN. Ray Jozwiak. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Loose Caboose. THE WINDUP SPACE. AK-Slaughter, Microwave Background, Ami Dang.

CONCERTS STEVE GLASSER. Performs his original cabaret, “What the Doctor Ordered: Part 2: The Prescription of Music.” 7:30 P.M., Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., (410) 752-4515, germanostrattoria.com, $10.

FRIDAY 6 ANGELS ROCK BAR. Rock a Bar Baby. BALTIMORE’S TREMONTS. Jazz night. THE BARN. Surreal. BLACK CAT. The Foreign Exchange, Yazarah, Darien, Brockington, Zo, the Ells, DJ Stereo Faith. CAT’S EYE PUB. Bad Neighbors. THE CELLAR STAGE. John Gorka. THE CLADDAGH PUB. DJ John Anthony. CLUB 347. DJ Biskit. CLUB ORPHEUS. Ascension with DJs Kele-De, Steven Archer, Neska, and Liebchen. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Seduction Fridays with DJ P-Drama. THE 8X10. Lloyd Dobler Effect, Nick Howard. FISH HEAD CANTINA. Never Never. FLETCHER’S. Warning: New Wave Dance Party. GOLDEN WEST CAFÉ. Thrust Lab, Eric Hnatow, Mickey. GOOD LOVE BAR. Pure. THE HEXAGON. Talk to Animals, Polygons, In Every Room, Ten Elevenths, Kirby Adams. JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT. Ed and Frank. JAY’S ON READ. Dave Kessler, Dick Smith. JOE SQUARED. John Rose and Steve Yankee, 3rd Annual March Mustache and Miniskirt Party with Okan, DLake, DJ Scottie B and Lazerbitch, DJ Stretch. JUDGE’S BENCH PUB. Blues Therapy. LITHUANIAN HALL. SoulNight with DJs Amanda Otto, Bobby Babylon, Mike Cuesta, and Ryan Collins. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Johnny Teal. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party with Big Bang Baby, Thrill, Relic. LUCY’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT. Ceann. METRO GALLERY. The Plurals, the Rivals. MOSAIC LOUNGE. DJ Aoki. 9:30 CLUB. Ani DiFranco. THE OTTOBAR. Anathallo, We Read Minds, Sam Amidon. PALMA NIGHTCLUB. International Fridays featuring DJ Soulstar. PHILLIPS HARBORPLACE. Randy Lotz. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Hall and Oates. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Jane Monheit. RECHER THEATRE. Fools and Horses, the David Andrew Smith Band, Tears of Mars, Brian Severn and Those Victorius. THE RED HOUSE TAVERN. Miseuphoria. RED MAPLE. Heidnseek First Friday with DJ Impulse. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. Disco City, Blue King Brown, Rustic Overtones, the Rez. RYAN’S DAUGHTER. Gene Gregory. SHORTY’S MARTINI BAR AND LOUNGE. RADAR. SIDEBAR. King Vitamin, Dry Season, Acedia, Isthmus. SONAR. Konkrete Jungle, Dylan, Robyn Chaos, Twinhooker and Paulie Walnuts, Serial, Kaotix. T A L K I N G H E A D . T h e M i s ha p s , C ol d C ol d

PROPAGANDHI MARCH 11 If you’re a certain age—mid-20s, say—Propagandhi was your introduction to probably a number of different things: anarchism, virulently political music, accessible hardcore, angry music from Canada. And it could well be the only thing put on a Fat Wreck compilation that you’d cop to listening to now. The band’s over 20 years old now, staying more or less continuously active, releasing an album in 2005 called Potemkin City Limits, and still wailing, hoarsely, “We’ll take the whole fucking world down/ down with us in flames!” Not sure if Propagandhi’s strictly a nostalgia trip now or not— the age/class group that would’ve dug this 15 years ago seems to have turned into a lot of emo/mallcore pussies—but, no matter, we’re just glad it’s still around. 8 P . M ., the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $15. (Michael Byrne)

Heartbreakers, the Shirks. TYSON’S TAVERN. The Mark Pettis Project. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Gina DeLuca, Unity Reggae Band. THE WINDUP SPACE. Dance Party.

CONCERTS KIMYA DAWSON, BEANS, 1602 DESTRUCTURE STREET. 7:30-10:30 P.M., 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St., redemmas.org, $10. LOS SOLOS SERIES. Final show of season with film and video with works-in-progress from Catherine Pancake and Chiara Giovando. 8:30 P.M., the Carriage House, 2225 Hargrove St., $6 suggested donation.

SATURDAY 7 BALTIMORE’S TREMONTS. Jazz night. THE BARN. Faded Image. BLACK CAT. Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Wag. BR AS S MONKEY SALOON. White Shadow,

BALTIMORE WEEKLY Bocksbuetel, Cassandra Sydrome. CAFÉ HON. The Swingin’ Swamis. CAT’S EYE PUB. Rob Hughes and the Heaters. THE CLADDAGH PUB. DJ John Anthony. CLUB ONE. Live Life Love. CLUB ORPHEUS. Rapture with host K and DJs Xy, Threshold, and VJ Umbris. THE 8X10. Young English Outreach, Count Your Blessing, Ourafter, Northcol. E X P L O R E R ’ S L O U N G E . Dick Smith, Brent Hardesty. FISH HEAD CANTINA. Baretta Jane. FLETCHER’S. Mensrea, Dead by Wednesday, 2 Foot Whore, Primal Embrace, Cryptic Warning. FRAZIER’S ON THE AVENUE. Bluesette Reunion. GRAND CENTRAL. Dance Central. JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT. Someone Else. JAY’S ON READ. Dave Kessler, Phil Vendemmia. JOE SQUARED. Sujay Pathak, Frankentractor. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Yummy. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. Betty Ford Dropouts. LUCY ’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT. Damion Wolfe. 9:30 CLUB. Ani DiFranco. THE OTTOBAR. E.Joseph and the Phantom Heart, Matt Rocks, Gavin Elder, Hipnotic Buddah. PALMA NIGHTCLUB. Damien Daniel. PAUL’S BAR. Karaoke with DJ DanDaMan. PHILLIPS HARBORPLACE. Brian Comotto. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour feat. Thursday, Four Year Strong, Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, Cancer Bats. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Spyro Gyra. R E C H E R T H E A T R E . O k G o, L o n g wave , Oppenheimer. THE RED HOUSE TAVERN. Make Love and War, Mind the Gap. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. Mass Appeal with Autorock, Lydia, Black Gold, All The Day Holiday. RYAN’S DAUGHTER. Kate Flemming. SIDEBAR. Mod Fun, the Names, the T’s. SONAR. Pentagram, Priestess, Moonshine, the Devil’s Blood, Serpent Throne, Foretold, Zen Black, the Dictators, Fire in the Hole. SYDONNE’S EVENT HALL. Release with Cleo Khary

and guest DJs. TALKING HEAD. Taxlo Dance Party featuring Triobelisk, Taxlo DJs Cullen Stallin, Chris O, Simon Phoenix. TYSON’S TAVERN. Billy Thomsom Trio. WATERFRONT HOTEL. The Taylors. THE WINDUP SPACE. The Belvederes.

CONCERTS THE JOHN HICKS LEGACY BAND. With Elise WoodHicks. 8 and 9:30 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $18, students and seniors $15. PERRY HALL FOLK MUSIC NIGHT. Open mic with Uncle John Sawbriar. 7-10 P . M ., Perry Hall United Methodist Church, 9515 Belair Road, (410) 529-7176, perryhallumc.org, free, donations welcome. RED ROOM SHOW. With Tatsuya Nakatani, Liz Meredith, and Ayako Kataoka. 8:30 P.M., Red Room, Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st St., (410) 2436888, redroom.org, $6. A SONGWRITERS’ ROUND. With Max Ochs and Randy Austin and singing hosts, Peter Schmader and Geoffrey Himes. 9 P.M., El Rancho Grandé, 3608 Falls Road, (410) 458-8686, myspace.com/itsabigranch. WILD ABOUT PURIM! With Klezzazz. 8 P.M., Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 2761651, creativealliance.org, $15, members $13.

SUNDAY 8 BLACK CAT. The Shirks, the Ladies, Pizza. CAT’S EYE PUB. Linwood Taylor, Rude Dog Acoustic Duo, Steve Kraemer and the Bluesicians. CHARM CITY ART SPACE. The Menzingers, Jena Berlin. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Premiere Karaoke, 4 on the FLOOR. F L E T C H E R ’ S . Hollowboy, 23 Rainy Days, the Breakups. HORSE YOU CAME IN ON. Rob Fahey. JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT. Sanford. JOE SQUARED. Roy Crosse, American Tourist. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. DJ Jason. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. DJ Will.

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MONDAY 9 BLACK CAT. Vandaveer, Birdie Busch, Sharon Van Etten. CHARM CITY ART SPACE. Preschool, Big Kids. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Ed Lauer and Frank Florence. CLUB 347. Jazz Jam Session. THE DEPOT. Maximum Soul Mondaze with Selector Pablo Fiasco. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Jazz with Lady D. hosted by Mully Man. FLETCHER’S. The Eternal Buss, Race Road Park, Soul Cannon, Konshens. HORSE YOU CAME IN ON. Rockin’ Karaoke. JOE SQUARED. Classic Hipster Animal Karaoke and Adam Meister. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. Wes Cohen and David Orwig Duo. 9:30 CLUB. Bettye LaVette. THE OTTOBAR. Alesana, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Fear Before, I Set my Friends on Fire, Fall From Grace. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Robert Earl Keen. REDHOUSE TAVERN. Fools and Horses.

RYAN’S DAUGHTER. FAWM Songwriters Showcase. SIDEBAR. It Burns, the Murder Weapon, Werewolves On Wheels. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Bonnie Boswell.

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PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS. 7:30 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $8, students $5.

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BLACK CAT. The Moderate, Person Parcel. CAT’S EYE PUB. Drunken Uncles. CHARM CITY ART SPACE. A Loss for Words, Title Fight, Fireworks, This Time Next Year, All We Are. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Will Hill. CLUB 347. Blues Jam Session. HIPPO. Showtune Video Madness. HORSE YOU CAME IN ON. Open mic. JAY’S ON READ. Herb Merrick. JOE SQUARED. Dig with Landis Expandis and DJ Napspace. LA PALAPA GRILL AND CANTINA. DJ. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. DJ Hangman. METRO GALLERY. The Antlers, the Owls Go, Nancy (Brazil). THE OTTOBAR. Jukebox the Ghost, Danger Man, the Lombards. PIONEER PUB. Open mic with Will Charland. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Tricky, the Floacist. RECHER THEATRE. Black Stone Cherry, Aranda, Charm City Devils. THE RED HOUSE TAVERN. Acoustic open mic. RED MAPLE. Live Flamenco with guitarist Ricardo Marlow. SHORTY’S MARTINI BAR AND LOUNGE. The 1980’s Beat with Joey Migraine. TALKING HEAD. Embryonic Devourment, Lecherous Nocturne, Sol Asunder, Revolta. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Jettison. WORLD TRADE CENTER. A Panel on Piracy.

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WEDNESDAY 11 ANGELS ROCK BAR. L-80’s Night. BLACK CAT. The Antlers, Nunchucks. THE BLACK HOLE. Go Folk Yourself. CAT’S EYE PUB. Muleman Band. CHARM CITY ART SPACE. Attack in Black, Shotgun Jimmie, Black and Red Eye, Old Skulls, Gutter Magic. THE CLADDAGH PUB. Name This Tune. EDEN’S LOUNGE. Singles Night with DJ Tanz, hosted by Gary Gray. THE 8X10. Pete Francis, Barefoot Truth, Adam Day. FLETCHER’S. Cataline, In Dying Arms, In Alcatraz 1962, Attila, Dawn of Desolation, Life Worth While, XRC Jams. HOWL AT THE MOON. Piano show. JAY’S ON READ. Larry Buck. JOE SQUARED. Person Parcel, Faster Faster Harder Harder. LOONEY’S PUB CANTON. Jeff from Burnt Sienna. LOONEY’S PUB NORTH. DJ Grode. THE OT TOBAR . Propagandhi, Paint it Black, Ruiner. RAMS HEAD LIVE. Jaguares. RAMS HEAD TAVERN. Dave Mason. RED MAPLE. Oasis. ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL. These Arms Are Snakes, All the Saints, the Coathangers, Caverns. SIDEBAR. Stalkers, the Trakes. SILVER SHADOWS CLUB. Open mic. SONAR. Beach House, Vetiver, Sian Alice Group, Steve Strohmeier. WATERFRONT HOTEL. Gina DeLuca Band.

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Composers Forum features Jason Buckwalter, Elizabeth Honeyman, David LaVorgna, Isabella Mensz, Kaitlin Pucci, Ruth Rose, Joseph Satava, and Andrew Stewart. 8 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, free, donation $15.

FRIDAY 6 PEABODY AT HOMEWOOD CONCERT SERIES. Lutenist Mark Cudek leads the Peabody Consort in a performance. Reservations required. 5:45 P.M., Homewood Museum, 3400 N. Charles St., (410) 5165589, jhu.edu/historichouses, $15, members $12. MODERN MASTERS. The works of John Cage, Stuart Saunders Smith, and Robert Erickson performed by Sylvia Smith, Carrie Rose, and Christie Finn. 8 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $10, students and seniors $8.

SATURDAY 7 CLARINET EXTRAVAGANZA. The Sonora Ensemble performs with the French clarinet quintet, Octave V. 2 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $15, students and seniors $12. AN EVENING WITH THE CELTIC TENORS. 8 P.M., Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 685-5086, lyricoperahouse.com, $32.50-$47.50. MOZART’S REQUIEM. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Jun Märkl performing Mozart’s unfinished masterpiece, Requiem. 8 P.M., Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, (301) 581-5100, strathmore.org, $20-$68. MUSIC AT EVERGREEN CONCERT SERIES. Music by the Amedeo Modigliani Quartet with pre-concert talk and post-concert reception. 3 P.M., Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St., (410) 5160341, museums.jhu.edu/evergreen, $20, members $15, students $10. ALVARO PIERRI. 8 P.M., Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place, (410) 247-5320, peabody.jhu.edu, $25, BCGS members, seniors, and students $20.

SUNDAY 8 SHRIVER HALL CONCERT SERIES. Performance by the Brentano String Quartet. 5:30 P.M., Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins University, Charles and 34th streets, (410) 516-7164, shriverconcerts.org, $33, students $17, JHU students free.

WEDNESDAY 4 WEDNESDAY 11 EVOLUTION SERIES AND PEABODY CHAMBER WINDS. Performing works by Vincent Persichetti, George Rochberg, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 7:30 P.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music, Griswold Hall, free. MUSIC OF CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS. Evolution Contemporary Music Series celebrates the music of longtime Peabody composer Christopher Theofanidis. Post-concert wine reception. 7 P.M., An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St., (410) 385-2638, andiemusik.com, $15, students $10.

THURSDAY 5 MOZART’S REQUIEM. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Jun Märkl performing Mozart’s unfinished masterpiece, Requiem. 8 P.M., also 8 P.M. Sunday, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000, baltimoresymphony. org, $20-$68. SOUND ON SOUND: IN MEMORIAM, STEPHEN MAKOFSKI. This concert sponsored by the Baltimore MARCH 4, 2009

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DANCE & DANCING WEDNESDAY 4 BELLY DANCING. 7:30-8:30 P.M., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., (410) 627-9357, $10. CHARM CITY SWING LESSONS. 7:30-10:30 P.M. , Vietnam Veterans of America, Baltimore Chapter 451, 6401 Beckley St., (443) 928-4797, vva≠451.org/ mohr, charmcityswing.com. CONTRADANCING. 8 P.M., Lovely Lane Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St., (410) 366-0808, $12, BFMS members and affiliates $8, full-time students receive a $3 discount.

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THURSDAY 5 BELLY DANCE BASICS CLASS WITH SHEMS. 6-7 P.M., Maryland Athletic Club, Harbor East, 655 President St., (202) 320-8749, macwellness.com, shemsdance.com. TANGO FUSION. 8:30-10 P.M., StudioDNA, 1301 Baylis St., suite # 228, (443) 794-1139, $12, $40 per month.

FRIDAY 6 THE FRIDAY NIGHT SWING DANCE CLUB. Chuck Alexander will teach beginning swing/jitterbug workshop, no partners necessary. 8 P.M.-midnight, American Legion Towson Post #22, 125 York Road, Towson, (410) 769-8220, pathfindersforautism, $12. SIZZLIN’ SALSA. 9:30 P.M.-close, Austin Grill, 2400 Boston St., (410) 271-8558, austingrill.com, $10, students $5.

SATURDAY 7 CANTON SALSA DANCING. 7:30 P.M.-midnight, Hucka’s Sports Pub, 2324 Boston St., (410) 522-7770, huckassportsbar.com, $10. FAMILY DANCING. 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M., Baltimore Yoga Village, 3000 Chestnut Ave. #15, (410) 6628626, baltimoreyogavillage.com, drop-in $15 with child.

SUNDAY 8 MILONGA “NUEVOS AIRES.” Tango classes 4:30 P.M. beginner and 5:30 P.M. advanced. 6:30-9:30 P.M., Latin Palace, 509 S. Broadway St., (202) 7448119, latinpalace.com, fontanatango.com, $10, $15 a class.

MONDAY 9 CHARM CITY SWING. Beginner lesson 8-9 P.M., open dancing 9-11:30 P.M. Little Texas, 8014 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale, (410) 574-0696, lasbarandgrill. com, charmcityswing.com, lesson $10, students $5, $5 dance (free for students). HIP-HOP CLASS. 6:30-8 P.M., Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $15, $90 for all 8 classes.

WEDNESDAY 11 BELLY DANCING. 7:30-8:30 P . M ., Homewood Friends Meeting House, 3107 N. Charles St., (410) 627-9357, $10. CHARM CITY SWING LESSONS. 7:30-10:30 P.M. , Vietnam Veterans of America, Baltimore Chapter 451, 6401 Beckley St., (443) 928-4797, vva451.org/ mohr, charmcityswing.com. CONTRADANCING. 8 P.M., Lovely Lane Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St., (410) 366-0808, , $12, BFMS members and affiliates $8, full-time students receive a $3 discount.

DANCE CONCERTS FRIDAY 6 BELLY DANCING SHOW. Reservations recommended. Also Saturdays. 10 P.M., Cazbar, 316 N. Charles St., (410) 528-1222, cazbarbaltimore.com. DANCE BETHESDA. A weekend of dance that features a formal dance concert, hip-hop master MARCH 4, 2009

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BALTIMORE WEEKLY classes, and free lessons and parties. Also Saturday, 8-10 P.M., Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway , Bethesda, (301) 215-6660, round-house.org, $20, kids under 12 $10.

TUESDAY 10 BALLET THEATRE OF MARYLAND IN BALTIMORE. A friend-raiser performance to introduce BTM to the Baltimore arts community. 6-8:30 P.M., Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., (410) 752-8558, theatreproject.org, $40. RIVERDANCE. Farewell performances from the internationally acclaimed celebration of Irish music, song, and dance. 8 P.M., also March 11, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, tickets start at $20.

GAY & LESBIAN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. 8:30 P . M . Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 P.M. Saturdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, free. BEGINNER’S YOGA. 7:15 P.M. Wednesdays, 3:30 P.M. Sundays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, $9. BROTHERS OF BARAZA. The Portal, Baltimore’s African-American GLBT Community Center, 2419 Greenmount Ave., suite 4, (410) 962-8838, theportalbmoreonline.org. FREE HIV AND STD TESTING. 5-8 P.M. TuesdaysThursdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, free. HEARTS AND EARS, INC. DROP-IN AND RESOURCE CENTER. 4-9 P.M. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 1-6 P.M. Sundays, Hearts and Ears, Inc., 10 W. Biddle St., suite 1F, (410) 528-0444, heartsandears.org. J.U.M.P. SUPPORT GROUP. 7-8:30 P.M. Thursdays, the Portal, Baltimore’s African-American GLBT Community Center, 2419 Greenmount Ave., suite 4, (443) 803-6909, theportalbmoreonline.org. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS. 11:30 A.M. Sundays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org. POZ MEN. Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org. SAIM - GLBT YOUTH GROUP. 12:30 P.M. Saturdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, free. STONEWALL DEMOCRATS MEETING AND MIXER. 7 P . M . March 4, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance. org, free. WOMEN OF COLOR - SUPPORT GROUP. 7:30 P.M. Thursdays, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore, room 201, 241 W. Chase St., (410) 837-5445, glccb.org, free.

DO RE MINK . John Waters’ Dreamland Studios alumnus Mink Stole’s cabaret. Dreamlander Susan Lowe joins in for a duet. 8 P . M . March 6, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, $15, members and students $12. FABULATION OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE. Written by Lynn Nottage; directed by Jackson Gay. Through March 8. Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $10-$60. KILLER JOE. By Tracy Letts. Through March 15. Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Ave., (443) 844-9253, singlecarrot.com, $15, students and seniors $10. LOOK UP: THE STORY OF THE FALL OF ICARUS. In the BBOX of the Gateway building. 8 P.M. March 6-7, 3 P.M. March 8, MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, (410) 225-2516, mica.edu, $15, faculty and staff $10, students free on March 6, $5 March 7-8. LOVE OVERBOARD. Je’caryous Johnson’s play starring Avant and Keke Wyatt, Khalil Kain, Miguel A. Nunez, Carl Payne, and Karen Malina White. 8 P.M. March 10, Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 685-5086, lyricoperahouse.com, $32-$44. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL. Off-Broadway musical. 8 P.M. March 5-6, 2 and 8 P.M. March 7, 2 P.M. March 8, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com, $20-$45. OLD TIMES . Drama written by Harold Pinter and directed by Sharon Weaver. Through March 29. Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, (410) 563-9135, bcpl.net/~thevag/index.htm, $15. THE PRETTIEST PLACE ON EARTH. A musical with music and lyrics by Alex Scally, book by Lola Pierson, directed by Donna Sellinger, and video by Brian Durel. 8:30 P.M. March 6-7, Load Of Fun Studios, 120 W. North Ave., loadoffun.net, $6.

SIMPATICO . Directed by Joe Martin, written by Sam Sherpard. 8 P.M. March 6-7, Merrick Barn, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus, 34th and Charles streets, (410) 516-7159, $15, seniors $13, Johns Hopkins University faculty, staff, students, and alumni $5. SPRING AWAKENING. Presented by the Mobtown Players, conceived by the late Terry Long, and directed by Matt Bowerman. Through March 14. the Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, (410) 367-3057, mobtownplayers.com, $15, students and seniors $12. STAR SPANGLED GIRLS . Presented by Touring Theatre of North Carolina. 2 P.M. March 8, Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5430, prattlibrary.org/locations, free. THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER MEN IN MY WIFE’S BED. 9 Imaginary Cows Theatre Collective presents a play written and directed by Tom Shade. Through March 7. Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St., (410) 7528558, theatreproject.org, $20, seniors and artists $15, students $10. ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE. 17th-century revenge tragedy by John Ford, directed by Artistic Director Irene Lewis. With some Tuesday night shows and many pre-and post-show special events. Opens March 11. Through April 5. Centerstage, 700 N. Calvert St., (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org, $10-$55.

COMEDY BALTIMORE COMEDY FACTORY, 36 Light St., (410) 547-7798, BaltimoreComedy.com. Angel Salazar. 8 P.M. March 5; 8 and 10 P.M., midnight March 6; 7, 9, and 11 P.M. March 7; $17.

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GALLERY IMPERATO, 921 E. Fort Ave., suite 120, (443) 257-4166, galleryimperato.com. Guns and Chandeliers. How common objects are interpreted and what they symbolize. Through March 14. GEPPIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM, 301 W. Camden St., (410) 625-7060, geppismuseum.com. Barbie: Fifty Fashionable Years. A half century Barbie and how Barbara Millicent Roberts affected pop culture. Through May 31. HOMEWOOD MUSEUM, 3400 N. Charles St., (410) 516-5589, jhu.edu/historichouses. Next to Godliness: Cleanliness in Early Maryland. Explores aspects of clean and dirty in the early 19th century. Through March 29. JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND, 15 Lloyd St., (410) 732-6400, jewishmuseummd.org. Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore. The East Baltimore neighborhood from 1900 to today. Ongoing. Drawing on Tradition: The Book of Esther. The Jewish Museum presents Jt Waldmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graphic novel, Megillat Esther. Fifty-one original drawings and digital enlargments will be on display. Opens March 8 (opening noon-4 P.M.). Through July 26. LOYOLA COLLEGE, 4501 N. Charles St., (410) 6175025, loyola.edu. I Remember Mama. Sculptures by Denise Tassin and works about children by Towson University and MICA students. An Art on Purpose Project at the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. Through March 6. Fantastical Imaginings. A traveling exhibition featuring 14 artists. Through March 28. MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 225-2300, mica.edu. Unbroken Thread: Nature Painting and the American Imagination. Works by MICA faculty member Philip Koch. Marika McCoola â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;09. Through March 10. Alissandra Seelaus â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;09. Through March 11. MAT in the Fox 3 Gallery. Through March 11. Juried BFA/ MAT in the Fox 2 Gallery. Through March 11 (reception 4-6 P.M. March 5). Printmaking in the Main gallery. Opens March 4. Through March 12. Art of Memory. An installation by Seet van Hout in the Middendorf Gallery. Through March 26. Artes Liberalis. Oil paintings by Uwe Poth in the Rosenberg Gallery. Through March 26. Paintings in the Brown 3 and 4 galleries. Through March 12. Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul. Through March 15. Ashley Lloyd â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;09. Through March 11. MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL, 175 W. Ostend St., (410) 767-6555, msac.org. Hand to Frame/Surface to Lens. Curated by Symmes Gardner; with work by Nino Leselidze, Hadieh Shafie, Karen Yasinsky, and Jeffrey Kent. Through April 30. MINAS GALLERY, 815 W. 36th St., (410) 732-4258, minasgalleryandboutique.com. They Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Often Bite: Drawings and Prints. Jodi Hooverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. Opens March 7 (opening reception 6-9 P.M.). Through April 26. THE LIGHT, 1015 N. Charles St., (985) 320-0567, atthelight.org. Recent paintings by Michael Owen and Alex Roulette. Opens March 5 (opening reception). Through April 5. REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM OF MARYLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE, 830 E. Pratt St., (410) 767-0473, africanamericanculture. org. Sister Soldiers: Black Women and the Modern Military. Poster exhibition. Through June 14. Lift Every Voice: Photographs of African American Musicians. Russ Mossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; photographs of Maryland African American musicians. Through March 8. SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER, 1427 Light St., (410) 3964641, school33.org. Involving Violence. Curated by Karin Patzke and Carrie Ruckel of the Chicago-based curatorial team Lasso. Through April 11. SHERIDAN LIBR ARIES, JOHNS HOPKINS

UNIVERSITY, Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., (410) 516-8992. Grauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blue Jay: A Hopkins Tradition. Early drawings and memorabilia of Neil A. Grauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artistic rendition of Johns Hopkins mascot, Blue jay, on display at the Eisenhower Library. Through May 25. SPORTS LEGENDS AT CAMDEN YARDS, 301 W. Camden St., (410) 727-1539. The Greatest Game Ever Played. Exhibit honoring Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first football champions, the 1958 Baltimore Colts, and celebrating the 50th anniversary. Through June 30. STEVEN SCOTT GALLERY, 808 S. Ann St., (410) 9029300, stevenscottgallery.com. Regarding Nature. Works by Robert Andriulli, Gary Bukovnik, Deborah English, Jane Freilicher, Carla Golembe, Amy Lamb, Annie Leibovitz, Kathryn Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady, Tracie Taylor, and Frank Trefny. Through March 28. WALTERS ART MUSEUM, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 5479000, thewalters.org. Art of the Ancient Americas. Exhibition featuring artwork from all of the major civilizations of Mesoamerica, with a focus on small sculpture. Ongoing. Mummified. Learn about the mummification process and see Egyptian artifacts. Through Nov. 8. Romance of the Rose: Visions of Love in Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts. Dating from the 13th century, the poem was one of the most popular medieval literary texts. Through April 19. The Saint Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible: A Modern Vision Through Medieval Methods. Exhibition features 44 pages from two volumes of the manuscript, the Wisdom Book and the Prophets, set alongside approximately 49 renowned manuscripts and rare books from the Walters permanent collection. Rembrandt Pealeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Portrait of John Meer: A New Addition to the American Art Collection. This show explores the meaning behind Pealeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Portrait of John Meer. Opens March 4. Through Aug. 23. THE WINDUP SPACE, 10-12 W. North Ave., (410) 2448855, thewindupspace.com. Obsession. A multi-disciplinary exhibition including Eamon Espy, Osvaldo Mesa, John Ellsberry, M. E. King, Bob Godin, Stephanie Bylkas, and the Baltimore Glass Man. Opens March 6 (opening reception 7-9 P.M.). Through May 2. WORLD TRADE CENTER, 401 E. Pratt St., (410) 8378439. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art: Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Visions. In conjunction with Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Month, the Maryland Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Center is highlighting Maryland women artists. Opens March 8 (reception with the artists 5-7 P.M. March 10). Through April 5.

WORDS WEDNESDAY 4 DR. ROBIN GOLDSTEIN. The doctor will be discussing and signing her new book, The New Parent Answer Book. 7 P.M., Barnes & Noble - Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 662-5850, free.

THURSDAY 5 DR. JANET HORN. The doctor will talk about her new book, The Smart Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide to Midlife and Beyond. 6-8 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Light Street branch, 1251 Light St., (410) 396-1096, prattlibrary. org/locations/lightstreet, free. TRAVIS SMILEY. Travis Smiley talks about his new book, Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise. 6:30 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5430, prattlibrary. org/locations, free.

SATURDAY 7 L. A. BANKS. The author reads from her new novel,

BALTIMORE WEEKLY The Thirteenth, A Vampire Huntress Legend. 2 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Orleans Street Branch, 1303 Orleans St., (410) 396-0970, prattlibrary.org, free. I.E. READING SERIES. Poets Tom Raworth, Lauren Bender, and Rob Halpern read from their work. 8 P.M., Load Of Fun Studios, 120 W. North Ave., (410) 727-1953, loadoffun.net. W.B. YEATS POETRY DISCUSSION. Join a discussion of the poetry of Irish poet W.B. Yeats, led by Erik Kestler. Noon-2 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5430, prattlibrary. org/locations, free.

SUNDAY 8 2ND SUNDAY READING SERIES. Authors Joseph Harrison, Cody Walker, and Garrett J. Brown will read from their works. 4 P.M., Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th St., (410) 732-4258, minasgalleryandboutique.com, $3.

MONDAY 9 JAMES MANN. The author will be discussing and signing copies of his latest book, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan - A History of the End of the Cold War. 7 P.M., Barnes & Noble - Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 662-5850, free.

TUESDAY 10 BASEBALL PROSPECTUS 2009 . Editor Steve Goldman will be discussing the all new Baseball Prospectus 2009. 7 P . M ., Barnes & Noble - Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 662-5850, free. FOLLOW THE BUFFALO WRITING WORKSHOP. A critique-style writing workshop for writers and any with a taste for critique. 8-11 P.M., El Rancho Grandé, 3608 Falls Road, (443) 977-8716, myspace.com/itsabigranch. LAURA LIPPMAN. Baltimore literary legend Laura Lippman will be reading from and signing copies of her latest book, Life Sentences. 12:30 P.M., Barnes & Noble - Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 662-5850, free. 7 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5430, prattlibrary.org/ locations, free. JODI PICOULT. Best-selling author will discuss and sign copies of her new book Handle with Care. 7 P.M., Barnes and Noble, 601 E. Pratt St., (410) 385-1709, bn.com, free.

BENEFITS SATURDAY 7 EXPRESSIONS 2009 With cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by audience participation in either an art, music, dance and/or theatre class. Visual Art students’ work will be auctioned and a performance will be given by Baltimore School for the Arts students. 6:30-10:30 P.M., Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St., (443) 642-5167, bsfa.org, $300. HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY. Leave a bag of nonperishable food by your mailbox to be delivered to a local food bank, or drop it off at your local post office, Safeway store, or Coldwell Banker. Visit mdfoodbank. org for details. Through March 14. PRICELESS GOWN PROJECT. The event benefits Baltimore area girls by giving them free prom dresses. 9 A.M.-2 P.M., Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards hotel, 110 Eutaw St., (646) 322-3047, hiphopviolence. com. ROCK THE HOUSE. Benefits Believe In Tomorrow’s hospital housing program. With live and silent auctions, the Real Geniuses, orange crush cocktails, and

food from area restaurants. 7-11:30 P.M., Du Burns Arena, 1301 S Ellwood Ave., (410) 744-1032, duburnsarena.net, misenberg@believeintomorrow.org, $75.

SUNDAY 8 DIRECTOR’S DINNERS. Marianne and Robert Taylor host a champagne brunch at their house. The profits from the dinner series will go toward the museum’s yearly education and exhibition programs. The Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., (410) 783-5720, contemporary.org, must RSVP to rhaywood@contemporary.org, $125. ST. PATRICK PARADE FUNDRAISER AND LIVE AUCTION. The profits go toward the annual St. Patrick Parade. 3 P.M., James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant, 616 S. President St., (410) 727-5107, thejamesjoycepub.com.

COMMUNITY ACTION SATURDAY 7 BALTIMORE FREE STORE DONATION COLLECTION. Accepting nice, used items to be given away at their Free Store. 10 A.M.-3 P.M., Baltimore Free Store, 31 N. Haven St., (410) 340-9004, freestorebaltimore.org, free.

WEDNESDAY 11 LIBERAL DRINKING CLUB. The Baltimore Chapter of Drinking Liberally meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to share some drinks and ideas. 7 P.M., Joe Squared, 133 W. North Ave., (410) 727-8815, joesquared.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS COSMIC COCKTAIL PARTY. Sample food and spirits from local restaurants and bars. 7-10 P.M. March 5, American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 523-2300, avam.org, MissionTix.com, $40. DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL. Burlesque life drawing featuring costumed models, booze, and contests. No drawing experience necessary, but bring your own sketch materials. 7-10 P.M. March 9, Dionysus Restaurant and Lounge, 8 E. Preston St., (410) 244-1020, myspace.com/dionysusbar, drsketchysbaltimore. wordpress.com, $7. THE 8TH ANNUAL CANTON IRISH STROLL. Kick off the St. Patty’s Day season with hundreds of other Irish-loving Beer-drinkers as they flood Canton. 1-9 P.M. March 7, Looney’s Pub Canton, 2900 O’Donnell St., (301) 652-7712, looneyspub.com, lindypromo.com, $10, $7 with 2 cans of food. FORTFEST ‘09: THE WEDDING OF ART, SCIENCE, AND PHILOSOPHY. The International Fortean Organization (INFO) presents their conference on unexplained phenomena at the American Visionary Art Museum’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center and at the Days Inn Inner Harbor Sunday. 9:30 A.M.-6 P.M. March 7, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. March 8, American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (443) 564-2158, avam. org, forteans.com, individual program prices vary, Combo-Mambo $125 for everything except meals. THE GARDEN OF EDEN: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF ART BLOOMS. Floral arrangements interpreting masterpieces from the Walter’s collections and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. 6-9 P.M. March 5. Floral designer, Ron Morgan, discusses his innovative use of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. 10-11 A.M. March 6. A chance for the guests to make their own designs

with Ron Morgan’s guidance. 1-3 P.M. March 6. Learn about the museum’s masterpieces interpreted by Art Blooms flower arrangements. 11 A.M.-4 P.M. March 7. Tovah Martin presents an interactive program for gardening enthusiasts 1-2 P.M. March 8. David Shover of the Blooming Basket presents informal flower arranging demonstration in the Sculpture Court. 2-4 P.M. March 8. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org, prices vary. MANUSCRIPTS AND MARTINIS FIRST FRIDAYS. A celebration of the 5th anniversary of the CityLit project with music by the Wayfarers and readings by local writers Gil Sandlers, Susan Muaddi Darraj, and Jason Tinney. 5-8 P.M. March 6, Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org, free. MARYLAND HOME AND GARDEN SHOW. Celebrates “the Joy of Color” with the latest trends and techniques for the home and garden. Includes the Maryland Spring Craft Show, celebrity guests, demos, and the Orchid Show and Sale during the March 1315 weekend. 4-9 P.M. March 6, 10 A.M.-9 P.M. March 7, 10 A.M.-6 P.M. March 8, Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, (410) 252-0200, marylandstatefair.com, $10, seniors $9, kids ages 6-12 $3, kids under 6 free. ROCKFISH: A TALE OF REPLENISHMENT. Chefs demonstrate how to cook locally caught, previouslyendangered Rockfish. 6:30-9 P.M. March 4, National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 E. Pratt St., (410) 576-3800, aqua.org, $75, members $65. VEGAN SPEED DATING. For entertainment purposes only, but space is limited so RSVP. 7:30 P.M. March 6, Yabba Pot, 2433 St Paul St., (410) 662-8638, theyabbapotcafe.com, $5. WAVERLY FARMERS’ MARKET. 7 A.M.-noon Saturdays, Waverly’s Farmer Market, E. 32nd and Barclay streets, 32ndstreetmarket.org, free.

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TALKS PLUS THURSDAY 5 KATHY BUTTERLY: HARMONIOUS-PARASITICINVADERS. Butterly discusses the techniques and inspiration behind her small-scale, sculptural vessels in the BBOX of the Gateway building. 7 P.M., MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, (410) 225-2300, mica.edu, free. RUGS FROM RAGS. Be introduced to a wide range of ways to make rugs and other items from recycled fabrics. 6-8:30 P.M., the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St., (410) 235-2210, registration fee $10. SECOND ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF L AW FEMINIST LEGAL THEORY CONFERENCE. A keynote address by author Maya Angelou at the Lyric Opera House will conclude the conference, which will bring together law students, legal academics, practitioners, and activists to explore the concrete ways in which feminist legal theory is (or is not) changing the law. 4-6 P.M., also Friday, University of Baltimore Angelos Law Center, Mt. Royal and Maryland Avenues, (410) 837-5648.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;BRAHMS AND THE PURSUIT OF COLOR.â&#x20AC;? The Peabody Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ray Sprenkle gives a talk in Mason Hall Auditorium as part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series. Reservations required. 5:30 P.M., Johns Hopkins University, Shriver Hall, (410) 516-0333, free. CLASS ON MOLD, WATER DAMAGE, AND THE CONCERNS FOR YOUR HEALTH AND HOME. 7-8:30 P.M., the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St., (410) 235-2210, register in advance $5.

COMPOST TUMBLER WORKSHOP. Learn how to use a compost tumbler and then construct your own. All materials, instructions, and assistance will be provided. 6-8 P.M., Parks and People Foundation, Stieff Silver Building, 800 Wyman Park Drive, (410) 448-5663, $65. 2ND WEDNESDAYS AT THE VLP. A presentation by Ben Tilghman, Curator at the Walters Art Museum, on the current St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible exhibit. 7-9 P.M., the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St., (410) 235-2210, free.

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SUNDAY 8 GROUP SUPPORT FOR JOB SEEKERS. Stress reduction and support offered through guided meditation and group discussion. 8:30-10:30 A.M., breathe books, 810 W. 36th St., (410) 467-0842, breathebooks.com.

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TUESDAY 10

LOS SOLOS SERIES. Final show of season with film and video with works-in-progress from Catherine Pancake and Chiara Giovando. 8:30 P.M., The Carriage House, 2225 Hargrove St., $6 suggested donation.

MAKE A KITE. For children ages 6-12. 3:30 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Cherry Hill branch, 606 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 100, (410) 396-1168, prattlibrary.org/locations/cherryhill, free with registration. SILLY WILLY CIRCLE TIME. Sing a longs and storytelling by Canadian author, Robert Munsch. 11:30 A.M., Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, (410) 727-8120, portdiscovery.org, free with admission.

SATURDAY 7 “FREE CINEMA” SCREENING WEEKEND. A showing of Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles. 10 A.M., Rotunda Cinematheque, 711 W. 40th St., free. TOUCH THE SOUND: A SOUND JOURNEY WITH EVELYN GLENNIE. Screening of the film directed by Thomas Riedelscheimer in the Wheeler Auditorium. 2 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library, 400 Cathedral St., (410) 396-5430, prattlibrary.org/locations, free.

SUNDAY 8 “FREE CINEMA” SCREENING WEEKEND. A showing of Disney Pixar’s Wall-E. 10 A.M., Rotunda Cinematheque, 711 W. 40th St., free.

MONDAY 9

DR. SEUSS FUN DAY. For ages 6-12. 4 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Forest Park branch, 3023 Garrison Blvd., (410) 396-0942, prattlibrary.org/locations/forestpark, free. STELLALUNA. A kids show about a baby bat for elementary school children, ages 4-9, grades K-4. 10:30 A.M., Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 900-1156, lyricoperahouse.com, call for prices.

HEALTH & FITNESS WEDNESDAY 4

JOB SEARCHING AND NETWORKING STRATEGIES. 2 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Light Street branch, 1251 Light St., (410) 396-1096, prattlibrary.org/locations/ lightstreet, free. WORKPLACE READINESS. 1 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., (410) 396-1580, prattlibrary.org/locations/southeast, free.

KIDS THURSDAY 5 FABULOUS FOOD CIRCLE TIMES. Learn facts about food, while playing games and hearing stories. 11:30 A . M ., Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, (410) 727-8120, portdiscovery.org, free with admission.

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INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE. For seniors and low/ middle income individuals. 1-4 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Herring Run branch, 3801 Erdman Ave., (410) 396-0996, prattlibrary.org/locations/herringrun, free.

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RESUME WRITING FOR TEENS. 10 A.M.-noon, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave., (410) 396-1580, prattlibrary.org/locations/southeast, free. SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND S.S.I. WORKSHOP. Presentation given by attorney Arthur M. Rubenstein. 6:30 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Northwood branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd., (410) 396-6076, prattlibrary.org/locations/northwood, free. WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM. The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center is cosponsoring the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s third Women’s Leadership Forum highlighting Maryland women artists who are leaders in their respective fields. 5:30-8 P.M., Baltimore Sun Building, 501 N. Calvert St., (410) 358-9711, cfitzmaurice@gscm.org.

SCREENS WEDNESDAY 4 KING GIMP. A screening of Susan Hannah Hadary and William A. Whiteford’s documentary in the Student Center Performing Arts Theater. Keplinger will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A immediately after. 4:30 P.M., University of Baltimore, Performing Arts Theatre, 1420 N. Charles St., (410) 837-4053, ubalt.edu, free.

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MULTI-CULTURAL TOT SHABBAT. 1:15-1:45 P.M., Enoch Pratt Free Library, Light Street branch, 1251 Light St., (410) 396-1096, prattlibrary.org/locations/lightstreet, free. PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Includes stories, music, and science activities. 2 P.M., also Tuesday, Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., (410) 685-5225, mdsci.org, free with admission.

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CLUTTER-ERS ANONYMOUS 12 STEP MEETING. 7-8 P.M., Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton, 5315 Harford Road, free. PATTERSON PARK RUNNING CLUB. Meet at the corner of Linwood and Eastern Ave at the Pulaski Monument in Patterson Park. Group consists of intermediate runners looking for a community running group to train for various races and for fun. 7 P.M., Patterson Park (Pulaski Monument), Corner of Eastern Avenue and Linwood Avenue, (202) 213-4092, pattersonparkrunningclub@gmail.com, free.

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tion and awareness health fair for youth. 3-6 P.M., Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Ave., (410) 396-0646, free. TAI CHI CLASSES. For health and relaxation. 7:45 P.M., St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul St., (410) 296-4944. TAI CHI FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. For health and relaxation. 12:30 P.M., Senior Network of North Baltimore, 5828 York Road, (410) 323-7131.

TUESDAY 10 CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS. 8-9:15 P.M., Church of the Redeemer, 5603 Charles St., (410) 262-2223, free. LARGELY POSITIVE. A support group to promote a healthy lifestyle and build self-esteem for adults of size. Meetings take place at 5710 Newbury St. Contact D. Kauffmann at (410) 982-9667 or healthateverysize@ comcast.net. 7-8:30 P.M.

WEDNESDAY 11 CLUTTER-ERS ANONYMOUS 12 STEP MEETING. 7-8 P.M., Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton, 5315 Harford Road, free. PATTERSON PARK RUNNING CLUB. 7 P.M., Patterson Park (Pulaski Monument), Corner of Eastern Avenue and Linwood Avenue, (202) 213-4092, pattersonparkrunningclub@gmail.com, free.

SPORTS & RECREATION WEDNESDAY 4 NORTH BALTIMORE NEIGHBORHOODS HIKE. Explore the neighborhoods of Hampden, Guilford, and Roland Park on this urban hike. Sponsored by the Mountain Club of Maryland, (410) 542-0533, mcomd.org.

PRE-NATAL YOGA. 5-6:15 P.M., Charm City Yoga Fells Point, 901 Fell St., (310) 276-9642, charmcityyoga.com, $15 drop-in, $70 for 5 classes, $125 for 10 classes. TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SHOTOKAN KARATEDO. Near Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in the church hall. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 5:30-7 P.M., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3009 Greenmount Ave., (410) 560-2838.

SENIOR FRIENDLY FRIDAYS. With activities like water aerobics, line dancing, performers, art lessons, and more. 11 A.M.-4 P.M., Patterson Park Recreation Center, 2601 E.Baltimore Street, (410) 396-9156, pattersonpark. com/Activities/recreationcenter.html.

FRIDAY 6

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME. 10:30 A.M., also Tuesday, Barnes & Noble - Johns Hopkins, 3330 St. Paul St., (410) 662-5850, free. KIDS IN THE KITCHEN. Learn to make healthy lifestyle choices, eating right and exercising often. 10 A.M.-2 P.M., Port Discovery, 35 Market Place, (410) 727-8120, portdiscovery.org.

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HATHA YOGA BASICS. 10-11:30 A.M., Baltimore Yoga Village, 3000 Chestnut Ave. #15, (410) 662-8626, baltimoreyogavillage.com. SOARING CRANE QIGONG. 6:30-7:30, the Living Well, 2122 St. Paul St., (410) 764-7322.

FREDERICK MUNICIPAL FOREST/BAUGHER ROAD HIKE. Hike this 12.02 circuit trail including several miles along the Catoctin Trail in the Cunningham Falls State Park. Pace averages at 2.5 mph, bring water and lunch. Sponsored by the Mountain Club of Maryland, (410) 730-5957, mcomd.org.

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BEGINNER YOGA. 9:30-10:45 A . M ., Ojas Wellness Center, Mount Washington, 1501 Sulgrave Ave., suite 103, (443) 722-0189, ojaswellness.com, $18.

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SUNDAY 8 DYNAMIC YOGA WITH JEAN-JACQUES. 9:30-11 A.M., the Living Well, 2122 St. Paul St., (410) 764-7322. INTERACTIVE NUTRITION WORKSHOPS. 1-2 P.M., Baltimore Yoga Village, 3000 Chestnut Ave. #15, (410) 662-8626, baltimoreyogavillage.com.

MONDAY 9 PROMOTING SEXUAL HEALTH: SPOTLIGHT ON HIV. The After-School Institute is hosting an HIV preven-

VELOCIPEDE SUNDAY SHOP. Shop gives old bikes an extreme build-over when volunteers gather to get these bad boys up, running, and ready for resale at moderate prices. 2-6 P.M., Velocipede Bike Project, 4 W. Lanvale St., velocipedebikeproject. org, monthly membership $33 or three volunteer hours.

WEDNESDAY 11 C&O CANAL TOWPATH HIKE. This level 12-mile hike follows the C&O canal Towpath from Monocacy Aqueduct to White’s Ferry and back. Pace averages at 2.5 mph. Sponsored by the Mountain Club of Maryland, (410) 849-2191, mcomd.org. ■

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NEW THIS WEEK BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong (who helmed 2006’s superb The Host) made his directing debut with this 2000 comedy outing about a college professor just trying to get a decent night’s sleep in a housing project dominated by the sound of barking dogs. Not reviewed as of press time. At the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution’s Mountcastle Auditorium March 5 at 7:15 p.m. THE BIG LEBOWSKI Trapped inside cinematic anarchists Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Big Lebowski may be a great bowling picture. Much of it takes place on the lanes, and the Coens and cinematographer Roger Deakins have done a peculiarly poetic job of capturing the noisy grandeur of ball whacking pin. But the Coens make bowling merely a funny character trait of a ’60s refugee named the Dude, aka Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), who’s forced to play impromptu private detective in early-’90s Los Angeles. Sadly, there’s nothing—nothing at all—real about The Big Lebowski, which takes place not in Los Angeles but entirely in Coenville, a place where Philip Marlowe sets off on, like, an excellent adventure. Bridges is both comic and touching as the Dude, whose life of bowling, drugs, and listening to Creedence is derailed when two goons mistake him for another Jeff Lebowski, whose young and sexy wife has run up big debts to L.A. bad guys. In the right mood, you could give yourself over to it and laugh like hell, but five minutes after the lights come up you would wonder just exactly what it is you’ve seen, aside from some truly memorable performances. (Jack Purdy) At the Charles Theatre at noon March 7, at 7 P.M. March 9, and 9 P.M. March 12.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI THE CLASS Reviewed in this issue. Opens March 6 at the Charles Theatre. WATCHMEN Alan Moore’s much celebrated and adored mid-1980s graphic novel about an alternate world history comes to the movie screen thanks to 300 director Zach Snyder. Not reviewed as of press time. Opens March 6.

NOW IN THEATERS BEDTIME STORIES Disney’s latest live-action feature is a typically wide-eyed, PG-rated family flick about magic and imagination. Bedtime Stories charms with its inventive fantasy premise, as the stories Skeeter (Adam Sandler) tells his niece and nephew begin mysteriously coming true, and it’s to the movie’s credit that it expends no energy trying to explain or justify the fantasy device. At its best, not even cheap CGI or the most contrived speech impediment in child actor history can stall the flick, and Brit comic Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), though also accustomed to working blue, easily outshines Sandler in a small supporting role. (AS) At Beltway Movies 6.

CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) has run into a bit of bad luck. The home and garden magazine she writes for has just shut down, and she can’t afford to pay her rent. Instead of adopting a frugal lifestyle, however, she continues to frequent sample sales and a variety of designer-clothing boutiques. She simply can’t stop shopping, and her addiction to buying new clothes is so bad that the mannequins have even started talking to her. It’s ironic, then, when she gets a job working at a business magazine and launches a column about how to stay out of debt. It’s inevitable that her inability to control her own spending habits will be exposed and undo the celebrity status she attains through her column. Based on the Sophie Kinsella novel, P.J. Hogan’s movie has some good moments, mostly because Fisher is so adept at physical comedy, tripping and flinging herself around relentlessly. But it quickly fizzles as it takes on a more serious tone and develops the rather routine love story between Rebecca and her editor Luke (Hugh Dancy). (JN) CORALINE Wonderfully dark and amazingly tactile, the animated Coraline, based on the Neil Gaiman children’s book, follows the titular little girl (voiced by Dakota Fanning) whose move with her parents into an old, pink Victorian in the forest of Ashland, Ore., spurs an adventure into another realm where she must use her wit and courage to save not just herself, but her parents and even the spirits of children that came before her. It’s not easy to decide at what age kids will delight in the real fabric of the figures, the amazing scenes of coordinated jumping mice, and the yipping snap dragons and not be completely frightened of the scary rats, dolls stuffed with sawdust, and webs of deception. The fact that Coraline is 3D makes it all the more “real.” (WW) THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON David Why doesn’t this movie click? Is it because director David Fincher excels at decrepitude, and Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) has the opposite problem? Born a geriatric bundle of wrinkles and abandoned at an old-folks home, he’s adopted by the home’s resident caretaker (Taraji P. Henson) and reared among his pinochle-playing, afternoon-napping peers. Only he’s not their peer, since as he grows, he gains back the things they’ve lost, such as his hearing and hairline, and he becomes curious about things—especially the bewitching red-haired girl Daisy (Elle Fanning) who comes to visit her grandmother. These early scenes work, but as Daisy and Benjamin’s romance progresses, it dawns on you: This is Forrest Gump all over again. (VG) At Beltway Movies 6. DEFIANCE The true story of a group of Jews who take refuge in the woods of Poland during World War II, Defiance pretty much comes down to Jews with guns. In 1941, after their families are killed by invading Nazis, the Bielskis—clearheaded Tuvia (Daniel Craig), hotheaded Zus (Liev Schreiber), Asael (Jamie Bell), the one who becomes a man in the woods, and Aron (George MacKay), the little one who doesn’t do much—hole up in a Belarus forest. They soon discover other Jews hiding there. But Defiance isn’t a meditative WWII piece. It’s an action flick with revenge on its mind and an explosion-packed survival story disguised as a triumph of the spirit—although it makes it all look so tidy and easy. (MG) DOUBT In 1964 Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) is the nun of everyone’s nightmare. As a paranoid, rulerwielding principal, she’s snooping preemptively into the dark spaces of everyone around her. And the

worst thing is that she’s usually right. Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a walking can of worms, a charismatic priest with many cute middle-school altar boys to distract him. Sister Aloysius is determined to open him up, even though there’s no evidence that he’s actually been doing anything untoward. It’s a rare opportunity to watch two alpha actors duke it out without having to get in bed with one another. So goes the movie itself: an extended, polished, and creepy voyage into the Church’s moment of self-examination. (JB) FIRED UP! High-school football stars and best friends Shawn (Nicholas D’Agosto) and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen) are serious players—who bag girls mostly by pretending to be sensitive—who decide that rather than sweat it out at football camp, they want to go to cheerleader camp to be surrounded by nubile pompom wielders. Fired Up! tries to be a wacky teen sex comedy and be a parody of the genre and fails at both. Bring It On it ain’t, primarily because it’s easier to care about whether the cheerleaders win the competition if you care about the cheerleaders, and in Fired Up! you just don’t. Just nod and smirk. (AD)

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HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU Director Ken Kwapis’ thoughtful take on the 2004 self-help book of the same name stars Drew Barrymore as Mary, an ad rep for Baltimore’s gay paper (get it? Mary?). Yeah, HJNTIY’s love, loss, and conversation takes place in Baltimore’s tony rowhouses, slick lofts, and cobblestones, although you might not recognize it much. The strong and handsome ensemble here never astounds through HJNTIY’s collection of dovetailing stories, and while its plunge into dating and mating isn’t world-shattering, it is entertaining and, although almost too good looking, not too far away from our own relationship backyard. (WW)

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HOTEL FOR DOGS An abandoned building that’s become home to a group of wayward canines,the“hotel”in director Thor Freudenthal’s feature-length debut is virtually a character in itself. That’s where Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin), two young orphans, set up an assortment of contraptions that enable the dogs to entertain themselves in the absence of their surrogate owners. While it might seem like the perfect opportunity to use computer-generated graphics to show the dogs doing an amazing array of tricks, that’s not the case here, as a group of professional dog trainers trained the creatures to strut their stuff without imposing too many human qualities. As a result, the movie’s unabashed charm—as well as the fact that not a single dog dies— distinguishes it from the slew of recent dog flicks. (JN) INKHEART Nine years ago, Mo Folchart (Brendan Fraser) discovered that he could bring literary characters to life simply by reading aloud from books. The price: for anyone he brings into our world, someone from ours has to vanish into the book. That’s how he lost his wife, and he and his daughter, Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett), have been searching for a way to bring her back ever since, while trying to stay two steps ahead of the villainous Capricorn (Andy Serkis)--the first character Mo summoned. A fascinating premise for a movie, but the execution is dull and lacks any sense of fun. (CH) At Muvico Egyptian 24. THE INTERNATIONAL This glibly plotted, elaborately staged thriller teams a Manhattan district attorney (Naomi Watts) with a British Interpol agent (Clive Owen) targeting a global bank with a frightening fiscal reach and political acumen, willing to kill and scheme to maintain profits and control. The International aims for that heady paranoia of American 1970s flicks, but only its posh settings— bouncing from Berlin to Lyon to Luxembourg to Milan and New York—and director Tom Tykwer’s compelling action staging, such as a taut shootout in the Guggenheim Museum, give it any life. (BM)

MARLEY & ME The Marley & Me constructed by director David Frankel is conventional to the point of generic, a contemporary Norman Rockwell vision enlivened only by the eponymous dog and the chaos he leaves in his wake. John (Owen Wilson) and wife Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) are so bland, their challenges so commonplace, that they need the anarchy of the Labrador retriever who will not be tamed—or shamed—to shake them out of their comfort zone. But in adapting the best-selling 2005 memoir, screenwriters Scott Frank and Don Roos keep this exuberant dog on a very tight leash. (SD) At Beltway Movies 6. MILK The first half of director Gus Van Sant’s moving portrait of assassinated activist Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, is a fascinating mix of archival footage, historical re-enactment, and bravura acting. It’s a disarmingly effective structure, juxtaposing the lead’s horrible fate against Van Sant’s irrepressibly lively picture of Milk moving from New York to San Francisco in 1970 with his partner (James Franco), opening a camera store, becoming a local activist for both gay and basic human rights, and his first few unsuccessful runs for public office. Once Milk enters public office it becomes a much more conventional movie; throughout, though, it’s anchored by Penn’s remarkably mimetic performance and Emile Hirsch’s even better Cleve Jones. Solid. (BM) MY BLOODY VALENTINE Praise the horror movie gods! My Bloody Valentine 3D makes murder and mayhem fun again, proving not all remakes have to suck. The script is a reasonably engaging “whodunit” that actually spends a little time on character development. Bloody also boasts a solid cast, including genre veteran Tom Atkins in a nice supporting role. It is unapologetically violent and includes a completely gratuitous nude scene, but unlike Saw and other recent so-called torture-porn horror, you won’t feel like you need to take a shower after you leave the theater. Horror fans should eat this one up like a box of chocolates. (RI) At Muvico Egyptian 24. NEW IN TOWN Lucy Hill (Renee Zellweger) is on the fast track to a VP seat at her Miami-based corporation, but when she’s sent to New Ulm, Minn., to downsize and eventually shutter a union plant, she begins to question everything she believes about the value of the working man. En route, New in Town shamelessly plays to blue-collar families’ fears of corporate America’s seeming indifference to their survival. The filmmakers blatantly pander to slogans over substance, and as much as the movie argues that corporate America is evil, the solution it offers is that corporations are expected to be socialist, but the working men and women of America are not. (CH) At Hoyts West Nursery Cinema 14. NOTORIOUS Just who is this Notorious B.I.G. biopic for? Director George Tillman Jr. literally puts everything already known about the preternaturally gifted MC Christopher Wallace (Jamal Woolard, who has Biggie’s gentle grace, sense of humor, and goofy way with the ladies down) into a made-for-TV special: growing up a smart kid under the watchful eye of a single mother (Angela Bassett) in Brooklyn, turning to drug dealing early to make that cash, rapping on the side, doing a jail bid, honing his rhyme skills, and meeting up with Sean Combs in early ’90s New York to bring East Coast rap back to the top of the pops. And while Notorious is certainly faithful to how people remember this era, it never offers more insight

FILM CLIPS C O N T I N U E D into the MC than can’t be gleaned from close listenings to the two flawless albums he recorded before he was gunned down March 9, 1997. Pass. (BM) At Hoyts West Nursery Cinema 14. PAUL BLART: MALL COP The titular loser is played by sitcom star Kevin James, and for its first half the picture relies on the delusional security guard’s power trips for laughs. But behind the silly mustache and the Segway he wheels around the shopping center, James is constitutionally incapable of coming across unlikable. So Blart’s inevitable transformation from underdog to hero, as he attempts to foil a robbery of the mall, feels more plausible than it should. And as James throws his rotund frame into action, Mall Cop transitions from mundane patrolling to exploding cop movie clichés almost as entertainingly as Hot Fuzz. One of the more tolerable lowbrow laughers in recent memory. (AS) THE PINK PANTHER 2 A group of international investigators come together to catch a world-renowned treasure thief who has come out of hiding for the first time in decades to steal the Pink Panther, a huge pink diamond. Steve Martin returns to his comedic roots of physical comedy, silly accents, and misunderstandings as Inspector Clouseau, and he’s teamed with some equally inept international detectives: Ponton (Jean Reno), Vicenzo (Andy Garcia), Pepperidge (Alfred Molina), Kenji (Yuki Matsuzaki), and the stunning Aishwarya Rai as Sonia. The movie’s colors are nice, but chasing after the bad guy while tripping up, falling down, flirting with your assistant, and disappointing your country feels a little too close for comfort. Much like the dream team, here’s a group of supposed talents pissing it all away. (WW) PUSH Looks great, utterly vacuous: Clairvoyants, telekinetics, and the like walk among us—such as young seer Cassie (Dakota Fanning), mind-controller Kira (Camilla Belle), and, well, object mover Nick (Chris Evans), and they’re hunted by similarly gifted shady government agents in Hong Kong for reasons too labyrinthine and banal to get into here. This pedestrian premise receives a plush visualization thanks to director Paul McGuigan and cinematographer Peter Sova, but there’s only so much this turd of a script can be polished. (BM) THE READER The Reader begins as a riddle, as an emotionally shut-off German attorney, Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes), kicks a beautiful woman out of his apartment before the sight of a tram inexplicably takes him back to 1958. As a teenager Michael (David Kross) begins an illicit affair with a conductor named Hanna (Kate Winslet), a dominatrix who forces her young lover to read to her before she lets him touch her. Now, you assume that Hanna is responsible for the miserable adult Michael, but that’s part of the increasingly complex riddle that director Stephen Daldry weaves out of Bernhard Schlink’s best seller. The movie clunks across four decades as a meditation on Germany’s post-war conscience, but Daldry’s self-important direction turns The Reader turns into a smugly intellectual exercise. (CH) SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE The Muslim Jamal (Dev Patel) has defied his violent youth and grown into a soft-spoken, gentle 18-year-old who, in the opening sequence, has just answered the penultimate question on India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? His seemingly triumphant moment is juxtaposed against his torture that night by the local police, who presume an uneducated “slumdog” could not have survived the show without cheating, and they want

PAUL BLART: MALL COP to know how. Jamal’s response is the movie’s story, as he explains each of his answers and how his tragic life experiences provided him with them. Director Danny Boyle has always opted for protagonists who have placed more value on their life experiences than books and Slumdog is no different, but compared to his earlier works, it just doesn’t measure up. (CH) TAKEN Liam Neeson shoots, beats, maims, stabs, cons, tortures, and otherwise kills a seemingly endless stream of bad guys on his way through Paris’ sex-trafficking underground to save his daughter in this Luc Bessonproduced action thriller directed by Pierre Morel. As an action flick, it’s a decidedly reactionary and rote exercise in the sort of moral superiority in a foreign land more indicative of a previous presidential administration. As saucily overcooked melodrama, though, Taken’s expressing a father’s undying love for his daughter as a homicidal rampage is a real hoot. (BM)

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professional wrestling: Mickey Rourke plays Randy “The Ram” Robinson, a hulking, good-natured (outside the ring) jock who has—surprise—alienated his daughter Stephanie ( Evan Rachel Wood), and the pathos of an absentee dad trying to salvage a relationship with a neglected child is compelling. Smokin’ hot (and talented) Marisa Tomei plays world-weary single-mom exotic dancer Cassidy, whose scenes with the Ram coalesce into a picture of an awkward, unsure courtship. Aronofsky’s unvarnished strip-joint scenes and graphically violent wrasslin’action ain’t very pretty,but Rourke finds a way to connect to a man enduring humiliation and mortification of the flesh to remain part of the thing that gives him purpose: performance. (JM) ■ —The City Paper Clippers: John Barry, J. Bowers, Michael Byrne, G. Brian Davis, Anna Ditkoff, Serena Donadoni, Edward Ericson Jr., Steve Erickson, Jason Ferguson, R. Darryl Foxworth, Lee Gardner, Violet Glaze, Ian Grey, Evan Guilfoyle, Brooke Hall, Corey Hall, Jess Harvell, Cole Haddon, Eric Allen Hatch, Geoffrey Himes, Robert Ignizio, Martin L. Johnson, Joe MacLeod, Marc Masters, Bret McCabe, Al Shipley, Lauren Svrjcek, Wendy Ward.

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THE MOVIE When you’re a Steven Seagal fan, sometimes the direct-to-DVD market just gives and gives. This market—in which action-hero auteur Seagal has worked for most of this decade—has yet to produce something as blithely entertaining as On Deadly Ground, but sometimes an Against the Dark gets made. Full disclosure: Against the Dark is awful—this coming from a fan of both Seagal and awfulness—but the way in which it’s awful makes it a borderline great awfulness. It’s a Steven Seagal movie so, yes, he plays the strong and silent leader of a small band of highly skilled men and women who know how to inflict bodily harm with hand-to-hand combat and a variety of firearms and elaborately curved blades. Tagart (Tanoai Reed), in fact, looks like he could do some serious damage in a cage fight when he’s not slicing open throats. Just what they’re fighting makes Dark so ludicrously risible. You see, Seagal’s band of men and women are more an urban myth to the other characters in the movie, who have only heard about a crew of hunters who clean-up the city after a virus outbreak has infected most of the population and turned them into blood thirsty vampires or mutants or zombies (let’s call them vamptantbies, for short). No, the movie isn’t entirely sure what they are. And, yes, you did just read that Steven Seagal is now officially a vamptantbie slayer. Just don’t expect that many horror-movie affectations here. Dark tries to make the zombie-mutantvampire movie conform to the typical Seagal flick, and they make strange bedfellows. One survivor pack of four young people run into another uninfected couple, Morgan (Danny Midwinter) and Dorothy (Jenna Harrison), inside a hospital that is, conveniently, going to close itself off if they don’t get down to a security door in the subbasement to escape. Seagal’s team is trying to clear said hospital while an off-site military unit led by Keith David is planning to “sterilize”-—read: carpet bomb back to the Stone Age-—said hospital by dawn. Of course, everybody inside the hospital keeps running afoul of various vamptantbies. That’s right: Dark is Under Siege meeting Resident Evil, and it sadly doesn’t make the most of the setup. Seagal, in fact, is underused, only every so often getting to save small children from roving packs of blood thirsty vamptantbies and then stoically saying, “We don’t decide who’s right and wrong, we only decide who lives and dies.” At least his character is named Tao. Dark, though, does make its vamptantbies fun. They can not only run at a good clip, but also talk, reason, and set traps. And one of the few ingenious horror moments features a hospital-gown clad vamptantbie filing her teeth down to meat-ripping points, and then the camera pans down to show the small dusting of dental enamel from it coating the floor. Ew. THE DISC A boilerplate making-of featurette and a small library of other straight-to-DVD previews, including one for something called Zombie Strippers starring Robert Englund and Jenna Jameson. (BRET MCCABE)

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WHO’S THE BIGGEST LOSER? I HAVE LIVED WITH MY BOYFRIEND for almost two years. He says he loves me and does a lot of loving things for me. We are both in our early 60s, but we have the sexual energy of 20-year-olds. Here’s the problem: I am overweight (size 18). I was overweight when he met me. I now know that he hates fat women. You should hear his disgust when he sees them on TV or on the street. He has begun to tease me and make jokes about my weight. This hurts my feelings, and I have told him so. He says I’m too sensitive. What is your advice to me? F AT A ND T EASED Before I answer your question, FAT, I’m going to take a little stroll down Suppressed Memory Lane: I once had a “bisexual” boyfriend. (I place bisexual in quotes, Angry Bisexual Community, only because this guy wasn’t bisexual. That doesn’t mean other guys aren’t bisexual.) My “bisexual” boyfriend liked to claim that he really wasn’t that into men

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a genuine hatred for fat people. Either way, FAT, you’ve got tell him—in no uncertain terms—to knock it the fuck off already. Don’t be measured, don’t wrap it up in “I” statements, no mewling about your feelings. Give him both barrels: “If you don’t knock it the fuck off—the asshole comments, the stupid jokes—I’m going to kick your ass out. Got it?” A strategic blowup or two should occur— scream, yell, smash a few things you’re not all that attached to—when he slips up. Repeat until his attitude changes or his address does.

Well aren’t you a shallow piece of shit. I mean, do you love this man for who he is or how he looks? What about the person he is on the inside? Just kidding, TBG, I’m totally on your side. While we all eventually arrive at old and ugly—“ugly” is an entirely subjective judgment, of course, and for some of us, “body of a Greek god” counts as “ugly”— you’re under no obligation to marry a man who’s in a hurry to get there. Tell him that committing to you means committing to maintaining his body out of consideration for the pleasure you’re expected to provide to it/take from it.

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Fri, March 6th When I first met my fiancé two years ago, he was training for a marathon and had the body of a Greek god. But he seems to be losing all interest in his appearance. The other day he sent me a photo of himself (I am finishing college in another state) that made me yelp in shock because he’d gained so much weight. I don’t want to dump him—the man I love is encased in that mound somewhere—but it’s gotten to the point where I’m glad I’m in a long-distance relationship because it means I don’t have to sleep with him. How can I communicate this in a subtle way so as not to hurt him? T HE B IGGEST G AINER

YOU’VE GOT TO TELL HIM—IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS—TO KNOCK IT THE FUCK OFF ALREADY. DON’T BE MEASURED, DON’T WRAP IT UP IN “I” STATEMENTS, NO MEWLING ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS. GIVE HIM BOTH BARRELS. until I came along—I was the magical exception, the one guy who did it for him—but even then, he told people loudly at parties, he was mostly turned on by how into him I was, he wasn’t that into me or my junk. (He could barely stand to look at my cock—which is why he stuffed it in his mouth or ass whenever we got naked.) And you know what, FAT? He made disparaging comments constantly about gay men he saw on the street or on TV—gay men like the one he was with—and put me down constantly for having a much more serious case of the gay than he did. He was going to marry a woman one day, a woman with lady parts, and have a family; I was going to remain hopelessly gay all my life. He was, of course, gayer than a college wrestling team and eventually came out as gay—much to the consternation of all his friends who believed him when he said that he wasn’t really that into men. (By which I mean to say, much to the consternation of absolutely no one.) A ny way, your curr ent boy friend (earl y 60s, straight, asshole) reminded me of my old boyfriend (20, gay, asshole). A man who claims to have fallen in love with someone who he’s not attracted to, or someone who disgusts him, expressly so he can belittle that person and make that person feel awful. Well, that man is a complete asshole, FAT, and my first impulse is to advise you DTMFA just like I did my asshole boyfriend. But . . . You say he’s good to you otherwise, does loads for you, and fucks you regularly—so before you dump this motherfucker, FAT, let’s consider reforming him. Say he’s totally into you and into big women, just like my ex was totally into cock. But, like my ex, he’s uncomfortable with his sexuality and worries about what other people think—including you, FAT, as paradoxical as that may sound. So he makes asshole comments in an effort to hide his true feelings—possibility fetishistic feelings—for big women. The asshole comments allow him to pretend that he’s not into your body, just hopelessly in love with you, the person you are on the inside—which makes him one of the “good guys,” i.e., a guy who isn’t so shallow as to let a little thing like your weight come between you. While I had to dump my “bisexual” boyfriend, FAT, a little shock-and-awe therapy might convince your “fatphobic” boyfriend to knock it off. You shouldn’t have to put up with his comments, FAT, whether they’re motivated by shame for his attraction to big fat asses or, if my theory is incorrect, by

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Thanks for your advice to Missing Kisses, where you explained that sometimes men can be turned on by a desire to do some post-orgasm activity, but lose that desire once we’ve ejaculated. I have this problem with one fantasy. For years, while fucking my wife, I’ve told her about how badly I want to come all over her nipples and then lick it off. She’s keen on the idea and presents herself to be licked clean after I come. However, I’ve never been able to follow through. It ’s not a matter of some latent gay panic; I’m simply not turned on anymore at that point and have no desire. Is there a way around this? I’d like to complete the act at least once, if only to surprise her. L OSES I NTEREST Q UICKLY There is a way around it, LIQ, but your wife will have to lead the way. So stop reading, LIQ, because the rest of this answer is for the wife’s eyes only. Mrs. LIQ: You’re going to have to make him do it. You’re going to have to force him to follow through on all that lick-my-come-off-your-tits dirty talk. The next time he tells you he’s going to lick his come off your tits, tell him that you’re holding him to it: He either does it, or no more pussy for him until he does. And don’t make an idle threat: If he doesn’t do it, don’t let him fuck you again until he does. He’ll do it grudgingly, and he’ll hate it while he’s doing it. But once he’s horny again, he’ll be so turned on by the thought of what you “forced” him to do that he’ll totally “bring it,” as the kids were only too recently saying, and fuck the living shit out of you. You’re welcome. ■ Download the Savage Lovecast (my weekly podcast) every Tuesday at thestranger.com/savage. Got problems? Write mail@savagelove.net.

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NOW HIRING Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MD-2364

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Emphysema is a progressive disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans. Emphysema causes irreversible lung damage. Over time, elasticity of the lung tissue is lost, causing air to be trapped in the air sacs and impairing the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Symptoms of Emphysema include cough, shortness of breath and limited exercise ability. Almost 44 percent of individuals with Emphysema report that the disease has limited their daily activities. At the present time, treatment options include management through prescription medications, oxygen therapy and surgery. In spite of these therapies and smoking cessation, many patients with severe symptoms are in need of more effective treatments. The IBV® Valve Trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational valve. The IBV® Valve is a small, umbrella shaped device implanted without an incision. The valves are designed to redirect airflow to the healthier portions of the lungs to improve the health status and overall quality of life in patients with emphysema.

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Healthy men and women who are between ages of 18-55 are needed to participate in an outpatient research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study will last up to 31 weeks and will provide standard methadone maintenance treatment.

Total possible earnings are $1155.00 Principal Investigator: Annie Umbricht, MD. RPN # NA0003333 Approved May 07, 2007

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Your CHILD may be eligible for mental health research if he or she: • Is between the ages of 10 and 17 • Is medically healthy • Has had problems in school (disruptiveness, anger, or aggression) • Doesn't feel guilty when doing something wrong Researchers at the NIMH are seeking children and adolescent volunteers with behavioral problems to participate in research studies. No treatment will be offered. Participation may include behavioral observation, brain imaging, and psychological interviews. The studies are conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Financial compensation and transportation assistance will be provided

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Do you get depressed during the fall and winter months?

You could receive from $700 to $4,000* in compensation as well as study-related medical evaluation at no cost.

Do you have problems with low energy and increased appetite during this time of year? If so, you may be experiencing seasonal depression. Investigators at University of Maryland are conducting a 6 week study of a non-medication light therapy for individuals with seasonal depression who are not currently being treated with antidepressants. Participants will receive a free evaluation of seasonal mood problems, and will be compensated for their time.

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H;I;7H9>  M;BBD;II RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The PAREXEL Clinical Pharmacology Unit, located at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore is currently seeking Volunteers to participate in a clinical research trial to evaluate an Investigational drug that is being developed to prevent the rejection of organ transplants.

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said Rahm Emanuel, President

Obama’s chief of staff. “It’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” While your crisis is nowhere near as pressing as those faced by Obama’s team, I recommend that you adopt a similar attitude in the coming days. Just assume that any breakdowns you experience will allow you to make breakthroughs that were previously impossible. Take advantage of a spiritual emergency to accomplish a spiritual emergence. As you deal with a scary trial, use it as an impetus to find a sacred trail. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)Your key theme for the week is “Healthy Obsessions.” Not “Melodramatic Compulsions” or

“Exhausting Crazes” or “Manias That Make You Seem Interesting to Casual Bystanders,” but “Healthy Obsessions.” To carry out your assignment in the right way, you will have to take really good care of yourself as you concentrate extravagantly on tasks that fill you with zeal. This may require you to rebel against the influences of role models, both in your actual life and in the movies you’ve seen, who act as if getting sick and imbalanced is an integral part of being true to one’s genius. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)The closest modern relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex may be the chicken, says geneticist

John Asara. He came to this conclusion after studying traces of tissue from a 68-million-year-old bone of the king of dinosaurs. I invite you to draw inspiration from this theory. Try the following thought experiment. Envision a couple of monstrous influences from your past—big bad meanies who hurt you or scared you. Imagine they were like Tyrannosaurus rexes back then. Close your eyes and see their faces glaring from the beast’s skull. But then imagine that in the intervening months and years they have devolved and shrunk. Picture them now as clucking chickens pecking at seeds in the dirt. Can you see their faces at the top of their bobbing, feathery bodies? CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)Scientists and fundamentalist Christians don’t share much common ground, but there’s

one thing most of them agree on devoutly: There’s no such thing as reincarnation. Now, I’m pleased to be able to offer you the chance to rebel against their dogmatic delusion. You see, it’s an excellent time to try out the hypothesis that you have lived many times before and will live many times again. For one week, act as if it were true, and see how it changes the way you feel, think, and act. What if everything you do has repercussions forever? LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)This horoscope presents three clues for you to work with. Here’s the first: I know a psycho-

therapist’s son who, while growing up, rarely received the benefits of his father’s psychological expertise. “The shoemaker’s child has no shoes,” my friend says. Here’s your second clue: In the Bible’s book of Mark, Jesus declares, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.” The third clue: A neurologist of my acquaintance suffers from migraine headaches that he has been unable to cure. Now, I invite you to meditate on how these alienations may reflect situations that you’re experiencing. If they sound familiar, take action. It’s prime time to heal them. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)One reason I’ve been put on this earth is to expose you to a kind of astrology that doesn’t

crush your free will, but instead clarifies your choices. In this horoscope, for instance, I’ll crisply delineate your options so that you may decide upon a bold course of action that’s most in tune with your highest values. Study the following multiple-choice query, then briskly flex your freedom of choice. Would you rather have love: 1) knock the wind out of one of your illusions, thereby exposing the truth about what you really want; 2) not exactly kick you in the butt, but more like pinch and spank you there, inspiring you to revise your ideas about what it means to be close to someone; or 3) spin you around in dizzying yet oddly pleasurable circles, shaking up your notions about how to keep intimacy both interestingly unpredictable and soothingly stable? LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)Cartoonist Gary Larson defines luposlipaphobia as the fear of being pursued by timber

wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor. According to my reading of the astrological omens, there is a real danger you could fall victim to that deluded phobia. And it is definitely a delusion. No timber wolves will be in your immediate future. If you hope to avoid this mistaken anxiety, as well as other equally irrelevant and unproductive superstitions, you should have a nice long talk with yourself as soon as you finish reading this. Be very clear and strict and rational as you explain how important it is to be very clear and strict and rational right now.

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mutate into a fascinating new approach to goodness. Maybe the very quality that has threatened to cause your downfall has now become the key to your upgrade. And maybe the thing that has made you most nervous about yourself will soon start ripening into a beautiful asset that will activate reserves of life energy you didn’t know you could have at your disposal. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)Sagittarian Jakob Dylan has created a solid musical career for himself. He’s a bit

defensive, however, about the possibility that the fame of his father, Bob Dylan, has played a role in his success. His contracts specify that he should never be called “Bob Dylan’s son.” I understand his longing to have his work be judged on its own merits, and I sympathize with his urge to be independent of his heritage. But in the coming weeks, I advise just the opposite approach for you. You will place yourself in alignment with cosmic rhythms by expansively acknowledging all of the influences that have helped you become the person you want to be. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)Throx.com sells you socks in threes, so if you lose one you have an extra to take its place. Their ingenious marketing plan resembles the approach of some romance addicts I know, who always date two or three people just in case they get dumped by one of them. No bouts of loneliness to worry about! Which brings us to my main advice for you this week: Have a back-up plan. Keep an alternative handy. Make sure you won’t run out of the stuff you really need. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)My Chevy got stolen in San Francisco on a January night some years ago. The thief

broke a window and smashed his way into the steering column with a tire iron to get to the ignition wires. Eventually the cops recovered the car and returned it to me. But no repair shop could ever completely fix the transmission, and though the car sort of worked for another 18 months, I was never able to shift it into reverse again. Driving a vehicle that only moved forward presented problems that required creative solutions. It was an apt metaphor for my life at the time, when I found it impossible to go backward in any way. I suspect it will also be one of your operative metaphors in the coming months. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little,” wrote the spiritual activist Thomas Merton. Judging from your current astrological omens, I suspect that’s a warning you should heed. The time has come for you to consider the possibility that you aren’t thinking big enough . . . that you need to actively rebel against the voices telling you to sit back and accept your comfortable limitations. In a sense, the cosmos is giving you a poetic license to ask for more. ■ HOMEWORK: WRITE A FAIRY TALE OR PARABLE THAT CAPTURES WHAT YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN LIKE SO FAR IN 2009. SHARE WITH ME AT FREEWILLASTROLOGY.COM.

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HAMPDEN F in 30's seeking similar for house to share off the Avenue. Near JHU & bus/lightrail. Hdwd, skylight, deck. Lse duration negotiable. $600/mo + util. Pets ok. 21211. 812-320-1928 or jwatrous@aecf.org

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MT WASHINGTON ISO quiet respectful RM w/ healthy lifestyle for creative environment. SFH w/ art studio in bsmt. AC, deck, d/w, W/D, in-ground pool. Near pub trans. $725/mo + utils. elisabeth.gambino@gmail.com

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4 Car Garage. Roll-up door. Electric. Residential area. Private use only. $525/mo 443-465-2906

ROOMS 4 RENT Shared kitch & Ba. $385/mo +$160/SD. Call 301-379-2378

TOWSON/RODGERS FORGE 21212

Share with responsible homeowners. $450/mo avg. Non-profit St. Ambrose 410-366-6180

NW BALTIMORE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21215

BALTIMORE CITY

Male, All Utils Incl. Priv Ent, Furn. Nr Subway/Bus, & Northern Pkwy. $100/week+$250SD. 410-466-4493

FULLY FURNISHED Very clean rooms. All Utils Incld. Cable, Internet, phone. Shared kitch & Ba. $450/mo. Jerri 240-441-3231

CITY PAPER = RESULTS! Call Gemma at 443-452-1523 to place your ad today! BALTIMORE CITY

ROOM FOR RENT $350/mo, 1.5 Ba, 3 lvls, furn, LR, DR & Kit. ID, App & SD. 202-360-9500

WHAT A DEAL!!!

QUIET & CLEAN ROOMS BY WEEK Furn rooms in clean/sober home inc. util, cable, internet, phone, W/D. Wkly fees $120+. VM 410-510-1724

CITY PAPER RENTALS

ROOMS FOR RENT Newly renov'd, drug-free only. Mgrs needed. $90-125/wk. 443-248-6661

WEST BALTIMORE - 21216

ROOMS 4 RENT WEST BALTIMORE

LUXURY ROOMS

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MEADOWS OF REISTERSTOWN 2 Bedrooms - $871 LIMITED TIME OFFER For Seniors 62+ 300 Cantata Court CALL NOW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 410-526-3380 TOWSON AREA - 21214

HOUSE/THS RENTAL (COUNTY) 852

AAA ALL AREAS 12 ACRES: Great Farmhouse 2+ Bedroom. No credit check $900 HAMPSTEAD: 3 Bedroom, utilities paid! Patio, parking, air. $850 HALETHORPE: 6 rm, 2 Ba Carriage house! Garage, porch, Pets $1100 REISTERSTOWN: 4 Bedroom, 2 Ba single! Den, yard, Pets OK $1200 WATERFRONT: Single House, 3 Br, 2 Ba, fireplace, pets OK $1200

LOCATORS

410-814-7222 MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! SMALL FEE 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE NO CREDIT CHECKS ON MANY GREEN SPRING VALLEY/ OWINGS MILLS - 21117

PRIVATE ESTATE RANCHER 4 Br, 2 ½ Ba, LV, Fam Rm w/fireplace, Lg Kitch, W/D, Central Air, Elect heat, 2 car garage, $2500 APARTMENT 3 Br, Sitting Rm off each Br 3 Ba, Kitch, DR, All newly renov, hd wd flrs, new ba. W/D on premises $1800 all utils inc. 443-465-2906

HALETHORPE 6 rm carriage hse, garage, $1100. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

HAMPSTEAD 3 BR, utils pd, patio, pkg, air $850. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

RUXTON ROAD

WEST BALTIMORE

LUXURY ROOM

Friendly, co-ed, drug/smoke free. $400-$480. Kitch, cable, laundry. Furn/Unfurn. COUPLES $540-$600 Easy move in! 443-806-9324

With private bathroom. CAC, w/w carpet, drug free, drama free. $200 per week, utils & cable incld. $440 moves you in! 410-302-9493

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22% of City Paper readers plan to buy a home in the next year. Call Gemma at 443-452-1523 to place your ad today!

REISTERSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21136

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CAC, w/w carpet, drug free, drama free. $100-150 per week, utils & cable incld. 410-814-7293 CLIFTON PARK - 21214 PARK HEIGHTS - 21225

1 Car Garage. Roll-up door. Electric. Residential area. Private use only. $125/mo 443-465-2906

APT. RENTAL (COUNTY)

Fully furnished, everything inc!!! Job req. $125/pw 202-905-7868

BALTIMORE CITY

ROLAND PARK - 21210

WHAT A DEAL!!!

FULTON & BARCLAY - 21223

825

GARAGE/PARKING RENTAL 835

1 Br, 1 Ba, in-law apt, on 2 acre lot. Private entrance on 2nd flr. A/C, w/w carpet. Small deck overlooking quiet woods & well-kept yard. $575/mo. Call 410-823-5730 Ask for Mrs. Fisher

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TH FOR RENT 3BR, 1.5BA newly renovated TH in Loch Raven Village. CAC, W/D, d/w, and hdwd flrs throughout. Great BA county schools, minutes to Towson Town Center, and I-695. $1300/mo. 443-271-6465

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12 ACRES! Great farmhouse, no cred chk, $900. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

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AAA ALL AREAS BELVEDERE SQ: 4 room apt, 1st flr, prkg, patio, bsmt, hdwd flrs $800's BUTCHERS HILL: Hse apt, fee pd, deck, Pets OK, no credit check $550 CANTON:4 rm apt, negotiable lease, air hdwd flrs, utils pd $700's ST. PAUL ST: Charles Village, utils pd, hdwd flrs, Pets welcome $525 INNER HARBOR: No credit check! Utils pd, W/D, shr, hdwd flrs $600's

LOCATORS

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BALTIMORE CITY

1, 2 & 3 BR APARTMENTS & HOUSES Available all over the City. Section 8 Approved. Starting at $600 + Utils + SD. 410-342-6287

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Pikesville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3901 Pinkey Road. 2 Br, 1 Ba, recently renovated with new appliances, cabinets and hardwood floors, A/C, nice size. $800 per month.

2861 Edgecombe Circle N. 2 Br, 1 Ba, CAC, hdwd flrs. From $600/mo. 410-415-5553

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2601 MADISON AVE., BALTIMORE, MD 21217

1 Bedroom $752 2 Bedroom $850-904

BELVEDERE SQ 4 rm apt, 1st flr, pkg, bsmt, $800s. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee BOLTON HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21217

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3 Br, 1 Ba, CAC. Avail immed. Near train station. $950/mo + utils. Call 443-745-2338 CLASSIFIEDS UPDATED DAILY AT WWW.CITYPAPER.COM

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BROOKLYN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21225

QUIET BLOCK Cozy 2nd flr, 1 Br apt. FREE Laundry, hdwd flrs & plenty of storg in bsmt. Sect 8 Ok. Rent is only $655! Call 410-206-1715 ASAP BUTCHERS HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21231

2 BR, 1 BA Updated, bright & sunny, w/lots of windows! Hdwd flrs new kitch, laundry rm & storage. Close to park. Cats Ok. $1100/mo + utils. For a tour call 301-668-6095

BUTCHERS HILL Hse apt, fee pd, deck, pets ok, $550. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee

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CANTON 4 rm apt, negot lse, utils pd, $700s. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee CANTON/FELLS POINTâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21224

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Community Features U Access to Interstate U Community room U Controlled access U Fitness center U Minutes to MARC Train U Courtyard garden atrium U Rooftop deck and garden U Valet dry cleaning U Parcel delivery to your apt. U Southern's free shuttle service

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855 HAMPDEN/WYMAN PARK - 21211 EDNOR GARDENS

2 SPACIOUS CHARLES VILLAGE - 21218

THE BALTIMOREAN APARTMENTS Furnished Studios starting at $785 Short and Long term leases. www.baltimoreanapartments.com For More Information Call 410-889-4157

BRS, BIG closets, NEW K & CAC/gas, balc, W/D on prem, quiet bldg, $780 + utils. Appt 410-323-1300

FELLS POINT - 21231

727 S. BOND ST. 2 Br, 1 Ba, CAC, W/D, d/w, garbage disposal. $950/mo. 410-977-5540 FELLS POINT - 21231

CHARLES VILLAGE

CLOSE TO JHU Large 1 Br, 1 Ba, 1st flr. W/D, CAC, access to yd, 2 blks to JHU. $750/mo. 240-899-5777

ST. PADDY'S DAY SPECIAL 1 Weekend in Ocean City FREE. The best view in Baltimore! 2 Br, w/ deck, CAC, W/D, bsmt for storage. 1830 East Pratt, between Wolfe & Ann. $1195/mo + utils Call Robert 443-277-6510

FELLS POINT, UPPER - 21231 Available at over 1,800 locations throughout Baltimore & the 5 surrounding counties. Call 410-523-3100 to place your ad today! CHARLES VILL SOUTH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21218

700 SQ FEET 1 Br, new crpt, fresh paint, lg balc. Good value at $640/mo + utils. 410-255-2826

1/2 BR APTS Near Hopkins. $720 - $820 Ht Included. 410-560-9002 FOREST PARK - 21216

1 & 2 BR APTS Available for immediate occupancy. Starting at $625/mo. 410-466-2900

EFFICIENCY, 1 OR 2 BEDROOM Wyman Court Apartments Efficiency $585/mo 1 Br From $675/mo 2 Br From $775/mo Carpeted with Central Air. Call 410-764-7776 BrooksManagementCompany.com

INNER HARBOR No cred chk! Utils pd, W/D, $600s. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee IRVINGTON - 21229

307 COLLINS AVE 4 BR,2 BA w/ in-law suite -$1395 3 BR, 1 BA - $950 Hdwd Flrs, On-site W/D. SD req'd. M-F 12-5. 410-781-6069

1 Br. $625 per month! 1 Month Deposit. Includes heat and water! Ceiling Fans, w/w carpet. No Pets! Bus Line 64! Call 410-440-7710

DOWNTOWN/UMAB/BIOTECH 21201

ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2 BR APTS With w/w carpet, CAC, dishwasher, Ceiling Fan, Rooftop Deck, etc. $555-$675/mo. Call 410-653-8192

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FOREST PARK APARTMENTS Large Newly Rnvtd 1 & 2 Br. Hdwd flrs & W/W Cpt & CAC. Laundry, Prkng. Starting at $675 Wilrose Realty Call 410-466-6060

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1 Br Loft or flat w/ fireplace 630-805 sq ft $739 -$799. 2 Br, 2 Ba 816 - 913 sq ft $999 - $1059/mo. Central heat & air. Full appliances inc w/d, Tele entry system, w/w carpets, all elect units. Off street parking also avail. 410-625-0604

MOUNT WASHINGTON PARK APTS Very spacious 2 Br, 1 ½ Ba. Refinished wood floors. Mid-level, secured building. Central air, dishwasher. $850/mo + utilities; Renovated upper level with new kitchen & bath. $900/mo + utilities. Pet Friendly. 410-764-7776 BrooksManagementCompany.com

MOUNT VERNON - 21201

2 BR APT ON THE SQUARE With window view & private courtyrd. 5 mins to Peabody, Walters, near Univ of Baltimore, Amtrak & MTA. $1200/mo (utils incl) 410-382-7382 ahlfield@verizon.net

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1211 N. CALVERT MOUNT WASHINGTON - 21209

Nice 1 Br apt available. Hdwd flrs, high ceilings, laundry facilities in building. $750/mo, water and heat included. To set up an appointment, call 410-685-6464

MOUNT VERNON - 21201

RENOVATED MANSION 2 Br, high ceilings, balcony leading to backyard, hardwood floors, CAC, dishwasher, updated windows. Pet friendly. $985/mo + utilities. Available April. Call 410-764-7776 brooksmanagementcompany.com

CITY PAPER RENTALS

$585 - $1300/MO!!!

MOUNT VERNON - 21201

"If anybody needs to rent an apartment, I would definitely tell them to use City Paper. I always get a great response" â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Sands

1 & 2 BEDROOM Fabulous industrial & firehouse setting, loft-style apts. Original details, enormous windows, stained concrete flrs, multiple baths, decks, A/C, W/D, secure bldg, off st pkg. $700-$1600/mo. 410-685-8887

CITY PAPER RENTALS "Here's nothing but the truth: I don't use anybody else for my apartment rentals," Bo Forrest

Essex

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700 Park Ave – 1 blk from Wash Monument. Historic mid-rise. 1 Br, 1 Ba. $695-$749/mo Carriage House. $795/mo Secure apt bldng w/ laundry. No pets. Call 410-383-8815 NORTHWEST BALT - 21215

1, 2 & 4 BR 3801 Oakford & 5032 Denmore. CAC, lead free. 1 blk from Callaway School. $675/mo. 410-800-5005 iemh43@hotmail.com "I found City Paper very effective… I received many phone calls and rented my place in 2 days!" – J.O., Apartment Advertiser, Federal Hill

MT VERNON-21201 1 Br's From $695 & 2 Br's From $795/mo Heat & Hot water included! W/D in bldg. No section 8. 410-322-0562 Patrick.tyler@hotmail.com

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2 BR APTS 907 St Paul -$1300/mo(incl utils) 922 St Paul- $850/mo + Utils Renov't Kitchen, Updated Bath, Fire Place, Hdwd Floors, W/D. Call 410-547-6623

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TUDOR STYLE APT 2 Br, 1 Ba. LR with Fireplace, DR, Kitchen, Sun porch, W/D on premises, Hot air heat & CAC. Street Parking. $1400/mo. 443-465-2906

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2APTS AVAILABLE 4th floor walk-up Studio apt with Ba, Kitchen, AC, hot air heat w/w carpeting, permit pkg, & W/D on premises $900/mo. 443-465-2906 Ground level Apt Studio Ba, Kitch area LR/Br combines, Full cpt permit pkg, W/D on premises. $850/mo. 443-465-2906

SAINT PAUL ST Utils pd, hdwd, pets ok, $525. Locators 410-814-7222 sm fee UPPER PARK HEIGHTS / PIKESVILLE - 21208

2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 2 Br, 2 Ba with Balcony. $795/mo + utilities. Fallstaff Apartments; Elevator building. Huge 2 Br, 2 Ba includes all utilities except electric. $1300/mo. 7211 Park Heights Ave. Call 410-764-7776 BrooksManagementCompany.com PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED LINE AD 24/7 AT WWW.CITYPAPER.COM

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2 Br Townhouse. Modern kit & Ba, central HVAC, hdwd flrs. No smkng/ pets. Refs req. 410-977-0200 WEST BALTIMORE - 21215

ALL PROGRAMS ACCEPTED RENOVATED APTS AVAIL 2 BRS - $680/mo + Utils 3 BRS - $725/mo + Utils Call 410-542-2255 WEST BALTIMORE - 21216

QUIET AREA 2 Br, 1 Ba, new cpt, refrig, stove. Section 8 accepted. Reasonably priced. 410-925-7571

REACH CURRENT RENTERS! 33.7% of City Paper's readers currently rent an apartment. Call Emily at 443-452-1521, place your ad today!

LOFT STYLE CONDO 1 BR, 1 ½ BA loft style condo located at the shipyard. 2639 Boston Street. Located on the waterside of Boston street! This condo is within walking distance to Everything: Canton, Fells Point, downtown Baltimore, Walk to grocery store, Blockbuster, Starbucks, Merritt Athletic Club. Price includes Water & gated parking. Pets OK. $1300/mo. Avail immediately! Call Anne Marie 813-892-0038

BELVEDERE SQ: 3 Br, 3 Ba, 2 story hse, lrg kitch, fee pd! Fpl! CANTON: Single house, newly renovated! W/D, air, Pets OK $900's CHARLES VILLAGE: 2 + Br, 2 story house, fncd, W/D, Pets OK $850 FEDERAL HILL: 3Br, 2Ba 2 sty hse, bsmt W/D hdwd fkrs Pets OK $1300 INNER HARBOR: 4 Br 2 Ba single Hse! Yd, air, Pets OK, patio $1250

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2 BR, 1 BA REHAB Exp Brick, Hdwd Flrs, All Appl. Close to Square. No Pets! $1200/mo. 410-808- 3103 mdavis@mris.com

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2 Br, 1.5 Ba completely rehabbed TH. New appliances and carpet. W/D hook-up. 118 S Durham St. Close to Fells Point. $1250/mo. 410-971-6733 / 410-647-2222

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1028 PATAPSCO 2 BR+loft,1BA. Hdwd flrs, SSapps, Dishwasher, W/D, Skylights, Deck & Patio. $1450 +Utils. 240-305-3389

3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH RENTALS! 3 Br, 1 Ba recently redone TH clean, fresh paint! 818 N Montford $895/mo 510 Streeper $825/mo 11 S. Jannie St $950/mo Accepting Section 8 Vouchers. 410-971-6733 OR 410-971-7323 JOHNS HOPKINS AREA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21205

RENT TO OWN BILLIE HOLIDAY'S CHILDHOOD HOMEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;HISTORICAL LANDMARK Newly renovated 3 Br, 1 ½ Ba. Gourmet kitch, bamboo flrs, video intercom, energy efficient. Walk to Harbor, Whole Foods, Patt Park, JHH & I-95. 202-607-4377 or visit http://www.fellspoint.us/

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GRANDE Avail 3/1. Newly renov, 3 Br, 1.5 Ba, ceil fans, bsmt, W/D, new cpt & paint. $975/mo. 2432 Fayette Call 301-526-2288 Habla Espanol ? - 443-570-7439

3531 FALLS RD 1 Br, 2nd flr, 2 lvl, bright & spacious. W/D, Air, DW, Trash disp, all utils inc!!! $975/mo. Call Gary 410-879-2212

2 BR 2 BA $1400 529 S Kenwood Ave, CAC W/D 443-570-5285 EastSideMgt.com

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SUPER LOCATION, OUTSTANDING VALUE! 4 Br, 1 Ba Single Family Townhouse; Three floors, with LR/DR, Kitchen, laundry room on first floor, 2 Br, 1 Ba on 2nd, 2 Br on 3rd. Brand new carpet, flooring. Close to downtown, Bio-Tech Center, stadiums, transp., and more. $1000/month + utilities. 1 mo Sec. Dep. Min. 1 yr. lease; no pets, no smoking, no sec. 8. Credit check required, bank account preferred. 1-866-352-5772, MgrSberg@aol.com

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VIEW OF THE PK 3 BR, 1 BA, CAC, W/D, DW, all new appl, refurb Kitch & Ba. Pets OK w/dep. $1275/mo + utils + sd. Avail now. Rosie 443-756-5583 or James 443-802-9282

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Buy foreclosures! Must sell now! 1-4 bedrooms. For listings, call 1-800-903-7136 (AAN CAN)

Est 46 yrs, in busy Shopping Mall. 42 stations, 3000 sq ft, fully furn!!! 410-207-8336

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631 WYETH ST 2 Br 1 Ba, Renovated hse. Excellent location. $750/mo. Call Sydney 410-925-3450

Save Money on Home Mortgage and Auto & Home Insurance. Reverse Mortgages Available for Seniors. Contact Donte 443-273-9011 Primary Residential Mortgage

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BA LT I MO R E C I T Y T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 1 2 T H @ 1 0 A M 629 S Beechfield Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229

Investor Potential!!! 2 Units. 1st flr: 2BR/1BA, kit., LR, hdwd. flrs. 2nd flr: 1BA/1BA, kit., LR, hdwd. flrs. under carpet. Close to schools & hospital.

REACH PROSPECTS PLANNING TO BUY! 22% of City Paper readers plan to buy a home in the next year. Call Gemma at 443-452-1523 to place your ad today!

John Staab 443-807-2829 TERMS: Deposit: $2,000 due at time of sale. Cash or certified funds. 30-day settle. 10% BP. Broker co-op invited. Visit website for additional terms & conditions. *Sale on Premises.

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With upscale decor in this 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath home. Fantastic views and minutes from the ski slopes. For more information, visit www.deepcreek.com or call 1-800-846-RENT and ask about OVERLOOK VILLA #1B.

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AVAILABLE NOW 3 BR TOWNHOUSE Kitchen, W/W Carpet, CAC, Rear deck & Parking Pad. $925/mo + SD & Water Bill SD. No Pets, No Section 8. Call 410-235-1736 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. ONLY

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OCEANFRONT CONDO The beach isn't just for a summer getaway! This completely renovated 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Oceanfront Condo has it all. Indoor heated pool, game room, steps from the beach. For more info, visit cbvacations.com or call 1-877-220-3788 and ask about GOLDEN SANDS UNIT #2113

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RECENT REHAB 2635 Miles Ave. 2 BR, 1 BA. D/W, garbage disposal, fridge & micro. $950/mo Sec 8 OK. Call Gary 410-879-2212 WASHINGTON VILLAGE - 21230

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Great rowhome near Patterson Park. 2 Br, 2 ½ Ba, CAC, hdwd flrs, d/w, W/D, parking. $1500. 443-226-9017

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412 S. WASHINGTON This 14’ wide 2 Br, 2 full Ba is the perfect starter house. Functional basement (possibly a 3rd Br), w/full Ba & Laundry. Renovated in 2006 with/ rear addition adding a separate dining room & larger 2nd Br. Hardwood floors throughout, open kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Option to sublease parking. Listing agent: Julie Gochar PARK CIRCLE

$399,900

1108 ARGONNE DR. Historic charm and modern convenience. Original hardwood floors, wide staircase w/banister, moldings & trim were meticulously restored. Tons of natural light with original tile work. Entertain in the renovated Kitchen w/landscaped outdoor patio or recline in the den with a rolling fire.

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$250,000 3700 REISTERSTOWN ROAD Immaculately clean and deceptively large home. 7 Br’s, 4 Ba’s - Currently offers 4 apartments. Separately metered and zoned. Currently leased, with good paying tenants. Enjoy the fenced lovely lawn, on the large porch front. Own, or own and operate this investment property. Shows very well. Buyer to provide financials. Listing agent: Heather Powell

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Send the info to: Rfarley@citypaper.com

BUTCHER’S HILL

$629,000 2140 E. BALTIMORE STREET *TAX CREDIT UNTIL 2016—$1126 Beautiful 4 Br, 2 full Ba, 2 half Ba in Historic Butcher’s Hill home. Possible rear parking. 12+ foot ceilings on every level. Finished LL / living room w/gas fire-place. Fire place (gas), dining room, ½ bath on main level, large chef kitchen w/Granite counter tops and all stainless steel appliances. TREX deck w/360 views of city and water.

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