November 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm EDT | by Joey DiGuglielmo
Baltimore arts briefs: events through Nov. 8

Gay-friendly Adams comes to Rams Head Annapolis

Oleta Adams, gay news, Washington Blade

Oleta Adams (Washington Blade file photo by Joey DiGuglielmo)

Gay-friendly R&B singer Oleta Adams, famous for hits like “Get Here” and “Window of Hope,” plays Rams Head Annapolis Saturday night at 8. Tickets are $45.

Adams proved her LGBT-supportive ways by performing several songs with the gospel choir at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington last Christmas.

Visit or for details.

Mr. Maryland Leather this weekend at Hippo

Erection 2012, the XXIV Command MC Run, is this weekend in Baltimore, including the showcase event, the Mr. Maryland Leather 2013 event at the Hippo (1 West Eager Street), Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

A whole weekend of events are planned including an evening meet and greet at Leon’s Leather Lounge, a silent auction, victory party, awards brunch and more. “Full Run” packages are available for $125. The Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is the host hotel. Visit for full details.

Cook at the Meyerhoff Saturday night

Singing legend Barbara Cook, a former Kennedy Center honoree, is in town this weekend for a Saturday night performance at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (1212 Cathedral Street) at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $35-$80. Cook, 85, promises a “toe-tapping performance of jazz, swing and pop favorites.”

Details and tickets at

Light Brigade Md. group gears up for action

With Election Day looming and a same-sex marriage referendum on the ballot in Maryland, Light Brigade Maryland, a demonstration group that supports gay marriage, has several events planned. They meet holding up lighted signs that encourage residents to “vote for Question 6.”

On Saturday at 6:30 p.m., they’ll meet on the sidewalk of the Baltimore Basilica (409 Cathedral Street). On Sunday at 5:30 p.m., they’re at Towson University (10 West Burke Ave. in Towson) on the pedestrian bridge over W. Burke Ave. And on Wednesday at 6 p.m. they plan a victory party in McKeldin Square.

Find the group on Facebook for details.


Joey DiGuglielmo is the Features Editor for the Washington Blade.

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