B’PAR Open Mic Night (5/2)

B’PAR (Baltimore Participatory Action Research), a UMBC graduate student organization, is hosting a “Countering the Story to Destroy Black Boys” Open Mic Night this Friday, May 2, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Lower Flat Tuesdays, The Commons, UMBC campus). Join as we listen to counter stories told by poets and other performers regarding Black males locally and nationally. Through poetry, music and rap, the school to prison pipeline with a specific focus on the Baltimore narrative will be investigated.  Let’s disrupt the criminalized image of Black males!

Additionally, gently used professional clothes will be collected for two community partners, Youth Build and Out for Justice, supporting individuals in their job search. If you are interested in sharing your narrative on the mic or donating professional clothes, please send an email.

Admission to this event is FREE, but you must be at least 21 years old and have your government ID.

UMBC Camerata (5/10)

camerata01-sThe Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo performing a program entitled “Mostly Mozart”:

Three Folk Songs; arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt
The Water Is Wide
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Danny Boy

Three Sacred Texts/Three Different Sound Worlds
Hodie Christus natus est by Giovanni Gabrieli – Italian Renaissance
Spaseniye sodelal by Pavel Chesnokov – Russian Orthodox
O Sifuni Mungu by David Muddux/Roger Emerson – African Chorus

Mozart Mass in C, K317 “Coronation”
Performed with soloists and chamber orchestra

This performance will take place Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free, a suggested donation of $5 will be accepted.

UMBC Percussion Ensemble (5/8)

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The UMBC Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated performing group of advanced percussion students. The ensemble is adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works, and theatre, as well as works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhaness, John Cage and Carlos Chavez. The Ensemble has established a tradition of performing works by UMBC’s faculty and student composers, who sometimes include members of the ensemble.

Admission to this concert is free.

Spring Dance Showcase (5/8-10)

springdance2013-7656Performances for the annual Spring Dance Showcase begin Thursday, May 8 and continue through Saturday, May 10. This concert will take place in the Old Theatre at 8 p.m. each evening.

$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors.


Catalyst with Presenters Colette Searls, Theatre, and Lynn Tomlinson, Visual Arts (5/8)

Crab_Bluefloor_Tan_Water_ArmymanJoin us for CIRCA’s final Catalyst lecture of the semester, Thursday, May 8 from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. with presenters Colette Searls, theatre, and Lynn Tomlinson, visual arts. This discussion will take place in the Dresher Center Conference Room, PAHB 216.

Department of Theater Associate Professor Colette Searls and independent animator Lynn Tomlinson will present their collaborative research uniting Searls’ work in live performance puppetry with Tomlinson’s painterly clay-on-glass animation. The team is working with UMBC’s Imaging Research Center to create a prototype app that animates characters directly through an iPad touch-screen interface. Their prototype digital puppet will be used as a tool to create a short film about a crab that collects sea trash entitled “Hoarder Crab.”

Learn more about this event at our Arts and Culture Calendar.

Commuter Carnival (5/7)

Off-Campus Student Services presents their biggest event of the year: the annual Commuter Carnival!

Happening outside in The Quad, Commuter Carnival will feature: climbing wall, t-shirt tie-dye, caricaturists, photo-booth, face-painting, balloon animals, and many games and prizes! All activities and games are free of charge.

The event will also feature an off-campus housing resource fair and information from several on-campus offices to help commuters learn about the services they provide.

Additionally, SEB will be providing FREE popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy!

Come join in the fun on Wednesday, May 7 from 11:30am-1pm! The rain location will be Main Street.

UMBC Chamber Players (5/7)

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka, Wednesday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The Chamber Players investigate the instrumental chamber works of Western Art Music, ranging from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire.

Admission is free.

UMBC Wind Ensemble (5/5)

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This performance will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.