Eastpoint 10 Cinemas showcases the latest Hollywood blockbusters on screens that face sloped or stadium-style seating. Digital and 3-D projectors entertain audiences with high-resolution images that virtually pop out of the screen, making viewers feel like a part of the film without having to actually fight off bloodthirsty aliens, wicked witches, or Gerard Depardieu. The theater occasionally pairs screenings with special tie-in events, such as karate demonstrations to go along with martial-arts flicks.
Named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper and blueprinted as a comedy club from day one, Magooby's newly built stadium of standup attracts a high-profile flock of TV-tested jokesters to its 240-foot stage and state-of-the-art sound system. The fully stocked bar lines up a joke-themed stable of specialty drinks, such as the Blind Pirate, with bourbon and coconut rum, or the Bearded Ballerina, with bourbon and Bacardi limon. The menu fuels laughing fits and juggling one-upmanship with burgers, chicken tenders, and a caesar salad.
The thespians and theater crew at Fells Point Corner Theatre have enchanted audiences with nonprofit productions of new and rarely seen plays for 25 years. Upcoming attractions include Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, the 1994 Pulitzer Prize winner about three differently aged women who reflect on their lives with acerbic wit while scaling skyscrapers; and The Little Dog Laughed, a look at gossip and celebrity in the 21st century. Colorful characters populate Circle Mirror Transformation, a comedy detailing a motley crew’s attempt at bonding during a six-week acting class; Eugene O’Neill’s iconic play The Iceman Cometh explores universal social questions in the back room of a 1912 skid-row saloon. Though seating at the 85-seat Fells Point Corner Theatre is subject to availability, the small size of the theater allows for good sight lines from all seats.
Augustana’s thunderstorm of yearning vocals, resonating piano, moody guitars, and restless percussion may appeal to fans of Coldplay and The Wallflowers, but its earnest lyricism and thickset soundscapes defy such easy, yet flattering, comparisons. Shortly after the band’s 2002 inception, it found itself on tour with the likes of Counting Crows and Maroon 5. Its major-label debut, All the Stars and Boulevards landed the hit “Boston” on countless television soundtracks and mixtapes for lovelorn Civil War reenactors. Today, the band builds on its musical legacy as it tours behind its latest album, simply titled Augustana. Performing the album's soaring kickoff single “Steal Your Heart,” the seasoned tunesmiths spelunk polyphonic caverns while singer Dan Layus knocks emotive shanties out of the park. Oregon’s Greylag opens the show with a mélange of harmonies and lullabies about homicide from its EP The Only Way to Kill You. With a rich history as a haunted early American brewery, Rams Head Live! now thrives as a 26,000-square-foot entertainment oasis sporting a bevy of viewing levels, video monitors, and five bars.