John Waters gives 375 items to Baltimore Museum of Art
Filmmaker and Baltimore native John Waters has bequeathed approximately 375 prints, paintings and photographs to the Baltimore Museum of Art, which will in turn name two bathrooms for him, officials said Wednesday.
Baltimore’s enduring eccentricities shine at Christmas
From kitschy ornaments to model train extravaganzas and a holiday song dedicated to bottom-feeding crustaceans, Baltimore’s unique brand of quirky creativity really shines at Christmas. For moviemaker John Waters, the city’s favorite offbeat son, the Yuletide season offers up a parade of unconventional delights. The pop-culture icon dubbed the “Pope of Trash” tours the coun[...]
Historic Senator Theatre set to reopen its doors
The new lights on the marquee out front once again beckon movie lovers. The rotunda in the lobby has been restored to its original splendor, punctuated by renovated murals in jewel tones and a stunning art deco chandelier. And there’s a new and innovative concession stand where the unmatched scent of fresh popcorn will waft into the majestic main theater and three smaller auditoriums.
C. Fraser Smith: Judge Bothe one of a kind
Two hundred-plus friends, relatives, lawyers, judges, former law clerks and political officials crowded into Westminster Hall on Saturday afternoon to remember Judge Elsbeth Bothe, an eccentric, demanding sister of the city with as much Baltimore in her blood as the late Mayor William Donald Schaefer or John Waters, the maker of “Mondo Trasho” and other movies.
Getaways: The Baltimore Museum of Industry
Embrace your inner 4-year-old and climb up into the padded seat of a big truck cab. Or a police car. This Saturday, the Baltimore Museum of Industry has its big truck day event, which should draw in kids from all ages like the Pied Piper. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lots […]
Getaways: Film fest, flowers and free comic books
It’s back again! The Maryland Film Festival is here for our viewing pleasure Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are $10 for most screenings, so get them soon after checking out the great schedule. John Waters will be presenting “Domaine,” while Animal Collective presents “Boxer’s Omen.” So, if nothing else, you’ll see some local celebrities there, and [&hell[...]