OCTOBER EVENTS AT MINAS
Publication Party for Hot Sonnets
Saturday, October 1 / 5pm /Free
A celebration of sexy sonnets featuring readings by many of the great and famous represented in the book. The compilation includes works by many fine poets, present and past, including Moira Egan, ee cummings, Clarinda Harris, Edna St, Vincent Millay, and Michael Salcman. Clarinda Harriss hosts.
Love Triangle: Poetry by Jenny Keith, Barrett Warner, and Leslie F. Miller
Sunday, October 2 / 4pm / Free
These three Baltimore poets are still bringing sexy—and dangerous—back to poetry after years of performing live and in private trysts. Jenny Keith’s writing has appeared in City Paper, The Pearl, Sewanee Theological Review, and The Nebraska Review. She just completed a novel, which she will be publishing online in October. Barrett Warner’s story, “Get Away,” was the runner-up in the 2011 F. Scott Fitzgerald fiction prize. His reading will include some love poems he wrote to Leslie 30 years ago. Leslie Miller is the author of Let me Eat Cake (Simon & Schuster, 2009). She is overcoming her poetry writer’s block with the help of Facebook. For more information contact Leslie at email@example.com or go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=247787765264837
Boîte: Show & Tell
Friday, October 7 / 8pm / Free; donations welcome and appreciated
Boîte (rhymes with kumquat) is a series of intimate performances coinciding with Hampden’s monthly first Friday celebration. This month, Lauren Bender hosts an open mic show & tell. Bring your objects, stories, or imaginary friends for a 3-5 minute presentation. Or just sit back in the audience and enjoy. Come sip a glass of wine and be amazed! For more information contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org
October Earth with Marcus Colasurdo
Saturday, October 8 / 5pm / $5.00
Marcus Colasurdo reads from his works and makes occasional music. Featured works include Where we Worship, a collaboration with French Photographer Olivier Girard and the underground classic, Angel City Taxi, a Los Angeles cabdriver journal. Expect some surprises as well. $5.00 admission benefits Gimme Shelter Productions, which supports homeless programs in Baltimore City. For more information, contact Marcus at email@example.com.
Essential Sundays Poetry: Rachel Elise
Sunday, October 9 / 4pm / $3.00
Rachel Elise is a musician, artist, & poet/writer who currently lives in Baltimore and shares introspective, darkly evocative, honest piano-centered songs. Her music has been called indie-acoustic gothic poetic alternative folk. Sponsored by the group Poetry in Baltimore. An open reading starts the event. Julie Fisher hosts. For more information contact Julie at Julie@poetryinbaltimore.com
Baltimore Free Fall Event: Persona Workshop with Baltimore Review
Saturday, October 15 / 1:00 – 3:30 / Free
This Free Fall, feel free to be–anyone else! Join Baltimore Review editors and friends for an afternoon of tips, tricks, improvisation, writing exercises and performance. The Persona Workshop is about incorporating the art of the dramatic monologue into your fiction and poems. The workshop is free, but space is limited so register soon. Reserve your workshop spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Still a few spots left!
Saturday, October 15 / 5pm / Free
Baltimore’s first and most beloved fiction series. Local and national writers read from their work. This month it’s Mark Cugini, Laura Ellen Scott, John Rowell, Jackie Wang. Michael Kimball and Jen Michalski host. Afterwards, everyone is invited down the block to Frazier’s for drinks and cheap eats. http://510readings.blogspot.com/.
Town Square Open Mic
Sunday, October 16 / 4:00 pm / Free
Poetry / performance / stand-up comedy / acoustic music / fiction / mime / monologues / sleight-of-hand / puppetry / oratory / mimicry. If you can read it, perform it, sing it, or say it with little or no amplification, then bring it on! Sarah Jane Miller hosts. For more information contact Sarah Jane at email@example.com.
Michael Fallon with Special Guests Dorit Carroll and William Rivera
Saturday, October 22 / 5 pm / Free
Michael Fallon reads from his latest book along with special guests poets Doritt Caroll and William Rivera. Fallon is a poet and essayist who has long endured the sorrows and joys of living in his native Baltimore and is the author of two other books of poetry; A History of the Color Black (Dophin-Moon Press, 1991), and Since You Have No Body (2011), winner of the Plan B Press Poetry Chapbook Competition and. His new book, The Great Before and After, is a comic inquiry into how we all got here in the first place, what we might be doing here, and what might happen when and if all the lights go out. Doritt Caroll is a native of Washington DC, and earns her living as an attorney. Her book In Caves was published by BrickHouse Books in 2010 and was recently the subject of an interview with Jane Crown on Poetry Radio. New Orleans-born W.M. Rivera’s recent book Buried in the Mind’s Backyard (Brickhouse Books 2011) is a collection of tautly disciplined, passionate, virile poems. Grace Cavalieri described it as ”intelligently delicious poetry.” Clarinda Harriss hosts. For more information contact Clarinda at CHarriss@towson.edu
Sunday, October 23/ 5:00 PM / $5.00
Meridian Belly Dance holds a hafleh, a performance showcasing a variety of belly dancing styles. http://www.meridiandance.com/.
Color Light Theory: Acoustic Autumn Show
Saturday, October 29 / 5:00 pm / Admission: $8.00
Color Light Theory is Richard Crafton, Marion Stanley, Noah stone and Jamie Wilson. The group draws its inspiration from diverse sources, including Renaissance music, classical Celtic, 30-50s- jazz standards, modern folk, and funk. You will find yourself moving your body to a music you can not only listen to, but one you will hear…a message. Richard Crafton plays guitar and banjo, writes lyrics an sings. Marion Stanley plays bass and guitar, sings and composes. Noah Stone plays violin and sings. Jamie Wilson plays percussion and sings. For more information, go to www.colorlighttheory.com or contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Philip Goergens: Fragments from Utilis Planta
Through November 27
Artist, author, and filmmaker Scott Philip Goergens (aka S. Philip G.) has developed a body of work which suggests a remarkable, highly imaginative representation of the fauna which may very well live among us. Exhibit runs through November 27.
Thursday mornings through October 27 / 7:00 am – 8:15 am
$90 series, $12 drop-in
Regina Armenta teaches an Anusara-inspired yoga class for all levels. This series of nine classes focuses on developing a strong, healthy back. Bring a mat if you have one. If you have questions or would like to reserve a space, please contact Regina at 614-205-7663 / email@example.com / www.yogaonwheels.org
Minás Gallery & Boutique
815 W. 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Hours: 11 – 6 / closed Tuesdays