November 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm EST | by Erin Durkin
Baltimore arts news in brief: through Nov. 29

The Canadian Tenors — easy on the eyes and ears. (Photo courtesy BSO).

Canadian Tenors here for holiday show

BSO SuperPops presents the Canadian Tenors to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore) tonight (Black Friday) at 8 p.m.

The group has taken its blend of classical and contemporary repertoire across the globe, performing with stars such as Sting, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young and Paul McCartney. Their holiday album “The Perfect Gift” went gold in Canada within three weeks and has since gone platinum.

Tickets are $28 to $63. For more information, visit

Festival of Trees this weekend

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s annual Festival of Trees starts today (Friday) at 10 am at the Maryland State Fairgrounds and goes until Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

The festival includes a fairyland forest featuring 600 decorated trees and wreaths. The weekend will also feature a train garden, live entertainment, crafts, carnival games, silent auction and 100 different gift boutiques.

Tickets are $13 and $7 for children and seniors. For more information, visit

World AIDS Day cabaret benefit

The Creative Alliance will host a cabaret to benefit AIDS Action Baltimore and honoring World AIDS Day with music. The event takes place at 8 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave.)

Adam Cooley, star of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” directs and sings in an evening of Broadway, pop, rock and original tunes sung by some of Baltimore’s most talented vocalists. Also included are readings from the pandemic. Cast includes Mink Stole, Sunrize Highway, Alexis Holzer, Quae Simpson, Queen Earth and more.

AIDS Action Baltimore founder Lynda Dee joins Johns Hopkins Hospital’s AIDS researchers in discussing the options moving forward in a dialogue with the audience. Tickets are $20, $15 for members of the Creative Alliance. For more information, visit

Glimpses behind closed doors

The Baltimore Symphony Associates hosts its annual fundraiser “Symphony Homes for the Holidays” beginning on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. It runs through Dec. 1 at the Monkton Mill (2019 Monkton Road).

To benefit the orchestra, attendees will get tours of historical and elegant private residences in the area.

Tickets are $30. For more information, visit



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