June 21, 2012 | by Staff reports
Baltimore arts briefs: June 22
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Maria Broom will perform in ‘Ageless Grace’ this weekend in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy Baltimore Theatre Project)

‘Ageless’ show explores dance in several genres

Baltimore Theatre Project (45 West Preston St.) hosts “Ageless Grace,” an annual concert presented by Dance Baltimore that features performances by dancers 40 and older, on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Dancers in this year’s production are both former professional dancers as well as “community” dancers who perform for fun in more recreational forms.

The show will feature dances from all genres include tap, modern, jazz and more. The companies participating include Tapischore, Itinerant Dance Theater, Dance Alchemy, Nyame Nti and New Era Dance Company. There will also be solo performances by Torens Johnson and Maria Broom.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 for seniors, students and Dance Baltimore members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit theatreproject.org.

Throwback and more at Grand Central

Grand Central (1001/1003 N. Charles St.) has several events this week.

Tonight is the club’s weekly dance party with $2.50 drinks until 11 p.m. Sappho’s is having its own happy hour from 8 to 10 p.m.

Saturday has two-for-one drinks until 8 p.m. and Throwback, featuring all ‘90s music with DJ Arturo. Admission to Throwback is $5.

Monday and Tuesday, Grand Central has karaoke with host Nikki Cox from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Wednesday is “Hump Wednesdays,” an electropop, alternative, indie dance night with DJ Arturo.

The week ends Thursday with ladies night featuring DJ Lems and $2.50 drinks until 11 p.m. and happy hour from 4-8 p.m.

Weekend Pride event in Frederick, Md., Saturday

Frederick’s LGBT Community Center is hosting a “Picnic in the Park” on Saturday at Ballenger Creek Park (5420 Ballenger Creek Pike) at noon.

The day will include kid-friendly music provided by a DJ, games, speakers and community resources, including at least six non-profits on hand to provide information.

Participants are expected to bring their own food and beverages. Leashed social dogs are permitted.

The picnic will be held rain or shine as there is covered seating for more than 100 people. The group will be meeting in shelter No. 1 and has also reserved the adjacent ball field.

New Fells Point show opens tonight

Fells Point Corner Theatre (251 South Ann St.) has a new show “Shana Unsettled,” opening tonight at 8 p.m.

The show follows Shana Uzali, who lives in a state of constant turmoil and instability. She is stuck in a fantastical world she created and is visited by various character trying to help her get out of a place of indecision and fear.

Directed by Jim Knipple and Janel Miley, “Shana” stars Alisa Brock, Kelly Cavanaugh, Jamie Driskill, James Giza and Judy Pojda.

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and June 29 and July 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. The show will run through July 15.

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

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