May 10, 2012 | by Juliette Ebner
Baltimore arts briefs: May 11

Erika Jones, Chevee’ Crafton, Dionne Johnson and Yakima Rich star in Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of ‘Ruined,’ running through June 3. (Photo by Ken Stark; courtesy Fells Point Corner Theatre)

‘Ruined’ continues at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Fells Point Corner Theatre (251 South Ann St.) is presenting its production of “Ruined,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, this weekend and throughout the month.

The play, which opened May 4, follows Mama Nadi, a businesswoman in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as she shelters women during the Civil War.

The show runs through June 3 with performances on Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $12. There will be two performances on May 24 and 31.

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

Charm City Roller Girls battle Nashville rivals

The Charm City Roller Girls, a local roller derby league, have a bout on Saturday at DuBurns Arena (1301 S. Ellwood Ave.) from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

The CCRG Female Trouble will be making their 2012 debut when they take on the Salisbury Rollergirls.

Immediately following that bout, the CCRG All Stars, ranked third on the East Coast, will be taking on the Nashville Rollergirls, ranked third in their region.

Tickets to the bout are $12 for adult general admission, $5 for children under 12 general admission and $25 for VIP.

For more information on the Charm City Roller Girls and to purchase tickets, visit charmcityrollergirls.com.

Hippo packed with events, parties

Club Hippo (1 West Eager St.) has several events this week.

Friday, Josie & the PussyCats presents “A Night of Whitney: A Whitney Houston Tribute Show” hosted by Josie Foster. There will be performances by Foster, Chi Chi Ray Colby, Sue Nami and more. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $7.

Saturday brings what’s being touted as Baltimore’s hottest queen dance party with DJ Jayson Royce. Doors open at 10 p.m. Admission is $6 and attendees must be 21 or older.

Tuesday is Showtunes Video Madness at 8 p.m. with VJ Brian Mongeon.

Wednesday is gay bingo at 8:30 p.m. hosted by Roger Dimick. Participants can win prizes from The Wanted. Proceeds from bingo will benefit the GLCCB.

Thursday is hip hop night with DJ Rosie. Admission is $6 before 11 p.m. and $8 afterward. Doors open at 10 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit clubhippo.com.

Monthly alt dance party at Grand Central

S.h.e. productions presents ReHab, a monthly alternative dance party, featuring DJ Katrina at Grand Central Disco and Sapphos (1001 N. Charles St.) on Saturday.

The night will include a power hour and a half featuring $2.50 domestics, rail drinks and wine until 10:30 p.m. There will also be $2 shots all night.

Doors open at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover for this 21-and-older event.

For more information, visit facebook.com/sheproductions.

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