March 8, 2012 | by Juliette Ebner
Baltimore arts briefs: March 9

Author Mark Brennan Rosenberg finishes his visit to the area on a 45-city book tour with a stop in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy Rosenberg)

‘Blackouts’ author plans regional book tour

Openly gay author Mark Brennan Rosenberg brings his 45-city book tour to Baltimore with a visit to The Book Escape (805 Light St.) on March 15 at 5 p.m.

Rosenberg’s tour is to promote his first book, “Blackouts and Breakdowns,” as well as his second book, “Eating My Feelings,” slated for release on April 19.

“Blackouts” includes 11 short stories exploring Rosenberg’s once excessive drinking and the struggles he faced when becoming sober. “Eating” includes 16 essays about his time in fat camp, high school and more.

Rosenberg will also have appearances University of Maryland Bookstore on March 12, Duplex 18 & U on March 13 and Towson University on March 14.

Hippo hosts glam drag show

Josie & the PussyCats presents “A Baltimore BLAST Show” on Friday at Club Hippo (1 West Eager St.).

The show will feature Jada, first alternate to Miss Gay Baltimore; Josie Foster, a promoter for Miss Gay Baltimore; Chi Chi Ray Colby, Miss Gay Maryland America; Sue Nami, former Miss Gay Maryland; and more.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by calling 410-274-7118.

Doors open at 10 p.m.

Also at Club Hippo, DJ Jason Royce will be spinning on Saturday.

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Heading ‘Into the Woods’

Center Stage (700 N. Calvert St.) presents “Night Out: Into the Woods,” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s retelling of Grimm classics directed by Mark Lamos on March 13 at 6:30 p.m.

“Into the Woods” follows familiar folktale figures such as Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood and more as they try to get home before dark. Danielle Ferland, who originated the role of Red on Broadway, returns to the production as the baker’s wife.

The Tuesday before opening night, “Night Out” is an evening of theater and cocktails designed for the LGBT community.

Tickets range from $10 to $45 and can be purchased online at centerstage.org. “Into the Woods” will run through April 15.

Mink Stole, others at the Patterson

Creative Alliance presents Erin Markey, the Degenerettes, Lexie Mountain and a guest appearance by Mink Stole on Friday at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave.) at 8 p.m.

Markey is a long-time member of the queer performance cabaret, the Charm City Kitty Club. She’ll be performing a variety of things, including excerpts from her newest solo musical project, “The Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey.”

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for CA members.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit creativealliance.org.

 

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