The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric has a deep history that stretches back to the 1890s, when frequent polkas filled the air on summer evenings and the walls were decked out in beer-garden fashion. Throughout the following century, acts ranging from demonstrations of electric cooking to performances by Ella Fitzgerald and Robin Williams have inspired awe and given cause for recent restoration.
A finalist in the 2003 season of Nashville Star, Grammy-winner Miranda Lambert's lively, heartfelt country rock sets toes a-tapping and eardrums abuzz with catchy Southern tunes. Strumming such well-known country songs as "The House That Built Me," and "Heart Like Mine," Lambert's virtuosic singing and guitar playing lends life to touching ballads and high-energy tunes alike, touching even the most curmudgeonly hearts and compelling weeping willows to wave their tendrils with unabashed excitement. Aural oceans wash over listeners in the Frank Gehry–designed Merriweather Post Pavilion, nestled among 40 acres of forest between Washington and Baltimore. Today's deal lets concertgoers relax with a Bud Light on the lawn, where they can watch the show beneath the open sky or whisper movie endings to clusters of furiously immobile grass stalks.
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.
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"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.