An estimated 575 vendors plan to attend the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, a four-day exposition held at the Baltimore Convention Center. On display will be more than 200,000 treasures from the last several thousand years, including furniture, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, rare manuscripts and books, and antique and estate jewelry.
"So You Think You Can Sing Opera" gives amateur aria-artists an opportunity to spread their lungs and take flight in front of a live audience. These open auditions for future productions by the Baltimore Concert Opera showcase the area's untapped operatic ability, with performers (hopefully) soaring their way through seminal pieces from the operatic canon—think American Idol, except with fewer power ballads and more Puccini. Dress code for the event is business casual, so dust off your opera glasses and opera Foam-Dome and enjoy an evening of high notes and high pressure with today's Groupon.
Situated on 160 acres of Druid Hill Park and founded in 1876, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the third-oldest zoo in the United States. Visitors (adult admission is valued at $16 on Saturdays and Sundays, and rates for adults, seniors, and children vary throughout the week) are welcomed into the homes of more than 1,500 birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, representing nearly 200 species. For those worn out by the broken promises of a four-leaf clover, the zoo's newest exhibit features Panamanian golden frogs, considered lucky in Panama. In the Polar Bear Watch exhibit, late-blooming Arctic explorers can set forth on a tundra buggy to view Anoki, Magnet, and Alaska, the bear the state was named after, cavort in and out of the polar ice pool. In addition to exotic species, displays of local fauna can be found in the Maryland Wilderness section of the zoo, home to the Children's Zoo.
The Nashville International Auto Show showcases rovers from the entire automotive spectrum, including classics and new models from major manufacturers, as well as the latest environmentally friendly machines. Feel free to mount the finely upholstered saddles of more than 200 debut motor-carriages like the Chevrolet Cruze, Acura TSX Sports Wagon, and Cadillac CTS Coupe, or pedal to the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Camaro Concept exhibit, which provides an up-close look of the ethanol fuel-powered car's custom paint job, advanced performance parts, and detachable beard.
An innovative blending of theater and circus, 12 tells the story of the last 12 people on Earth and their attempt to survive in a dystopian environment. The play trades speaking roles and a definitive plot for aerial acrobatics, using ropes, harnesses, hand straps, and trapezes to describe images inspired by Ayn Rand's Anthem. A bleak and mechanical soundscape, sung by ornery carburetors, sets the eerie tone of the piece.
LUMA features ten galleries, a lecture hall, a library, and a gift shop. The museum’s mission is to explore, promote, and understand art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures. LUMA is dedicated to helping people of all creeds to explore their faith and spiritual quests.
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