Repeatedly deemed Best Rock Club and once voted Best Drunken Hookup Bar by City Paper readers, Ottobar hosts an ongoing calendar of local and touring bands, DJs, and comedians. With bars on both floors of the two-story venue, guests can sip on mixed drinks and beers while listening to live music or pumping quarters into an award-winning jukebox. The venue also hosts special nights including spelling bees and underground dance parties, wherein guests shake their hips to the sound of shoveling.
Named one of the best small theater companies in Baltimore by CBS, Strand Theater Company produces original works with a focus on female artists, transporting vivid, thought-provoking, and passionately performed stories to the stage. Regular pass holders can use their tickets at any performance of each of the five plays in Strand's 2011-2012 season except opening nights; those who opt for opening-night passes secure a seat at each show's premiere and a barrel of rotten vegetables to throw at anyone whose cell phone rings. Starting October 7, theatergoers take in Anna Bella Eema, which chronicles the fantastical journey of a mother, daughter, and newly animate mud-girl, as dreamed up by OBIE award-winning playwright Lisa D'Amour. That Pretty Pretty; or, the Rape Play, opening February 3, follows two ex-strippers on a murderous rampage, and Blood-bound and Tongue-tied premieres on March 23 to reimagine the tale of Oedipus in depression-era Texas. Attendees can peruse Strand Theater Company's website for a full listing of shows, performance dates, and rare photos of Lillian Hellman wearing a fake mustache.
In keeping with Everyman's tradition of ending a season with a contemporary play that deals with modern issues, David Harrower's Blackbird is a drama that premiered in 2005 and in 2007 won Britain's highest award for a new play, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. Derek Goldman directs Everyman's production, starring resident company-member Megan Anderson and David Parkes, in his first Everyman performance. The 90-minute play shows the gripping encounter between an older Ray and younger Luna, and the effects of their taboo relationship as it unfolds at Ray's office. There is no intermission.
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