Tonight! Zebra Kids: The Movie

Thursday, February 22
2.22 BIRDS Presents ZEBRA KIDS: THE MOVIE Premiere!
A Megaphone Project Production
$8/$5. 7:30PM. The Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.

Includes Q&A session with filmmakers and... participatory drumming circle led by Zaipo Oula and Daveed Korup.

What do you get when you mix Robert Poole Middle School students with a drum master from the Ivory Coast? Zebra Kids. Featuring Zaipo Oula's African drumming and dancing class, this documentary reveals how creative, funny and even courageous Baltimore City school kids can be if given half a chance. Made by Megaphone Project for the Baltimore International Rhythm and Drumming Society (BIRDS). Funding provided by the Peck Foundation. Produced and directed by Gabriel Goodenough. 30 minutes.

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Tonight! Chin Up Chin Up @ Black Cat

Thursday, February 22
CHIN UP CHIN UP, SOMEONE STILL LOVES YOU BORIS YELTSIN

9:00. $8. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW.

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Win Free Tickets

WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO SEE PAUL MECURIO
Win 2 free tickets from the MobtownShank to see comedian Paul Mecurio @ The Baltimore Comedy Club.
The tickets are to the Friday, Feb. 23 8 p.m. performance

Post a comment on this section, and the person with the best reason as to why they should win the tickets (as judged by Benn) will win! Please note this contest also involves the email-only version of the Shank - so whoever emails or posts the best comment wins. If you post in the comments section with your entry, please fill out the email field so I can contact the winner. Entries must be received by 2.17.

The winner will be announced on 2/19.

Paul will be appearing in Baltimore Feb. 22-24
Shows: Thurs 8pm; Fri 8pm, 10pm, & 12am; Sat 8pm, 9pm, & 11pm
36 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-547-7798.

Paul won an Emmy Award for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has also appeared on Conan O'Brien, Shorties Watching Shorties, and The Tonight Show.

Shank Calendar 2.14-2.18

Wednesday, February 14_______________________
PRIMORDIAL UNDERMINED, HOLLYWOOD, EVIL ARMY

9PM. $7. Velvet Lounge. Washington, DC.
915 U St NW WDC

BEAUTY & THE GEEK
8PM. The CW.

LOST
10PM ABC

TOP DESIGN
10PM. Bravo.

Thursday, February 15_______________________
MY NAME IS EARL

8PM. NBC

THE OFFICE
8:30PM. NBC

GREY'S ANATOMY
9PM. ABC

30 ROCK

9:31. NBC

SARAH SILVERMAN
10:30. Comedy Central.

ACE OF CAKES
10:30. Food Network.

Friday, February 16_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9:30PM. Bushwaller's. Frederick, MD.
209 N. Market St.

Sunday, February 18_______________________
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

10PM. Sci-Fi Network.

EXTRAS
10PM. HBO

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Shank Calendar 2.7-2.11

Wednesday, February 7_______________________
Creative Alliance presents MIDNIGHT RAMBLES "Race Films"
7pm, FREE. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Black Shadows on A Silver Screen (York, 1975)
w/ Animated Stories of Struggle and Change (Kids on The Hill, 2006)
Ossie Davis narrates this documentary on the black film industry from 1915 to 1950, written by Baltimorean Thomas Cripps. With music by Duke Ellington and Baltimore's Cab Calloway, the film maps the careers of Oscar Micheaux, Paul Robeson, Josephine Baker and Fred Washington, whose films were shown in segregated theaters in the South and in black city neighborhoods. Intro and discussion with Thomas Cripps, nationally known African American film scholar. Short animation by KOTH opens. Co-presented by Kids on The Hill.

BEAUTY & THE GEEK
8PM. The CW.

LOST
10PM ABC

TOP DESIGN
10PM. Bravo.

Thursday, February 8_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9:30. Tauraso's. Frederick, MD
N. East St. at Everedy Square

MY NAME IS EARL
8PM. NBC

THE OFFICE
8:30PM. NBC

GREY'S ANATOMY
9PM. ABC

30 ROCK
9:31. NBC

SARAH SILVERMAN
10:30. Comedy Central.

ACE OF CAKES
10:30. Food Network.

Friday, February 9_______________________
YO LA TENGO, THE ROSEBUDS

7PM. $17/$20. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

THE RAPTURE, FLOSSTRADAMUS
$10. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

JONATHAN RICHMAN
6PM. $12. 930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V. St. NW

Saturday, February 10_______________________
CITYPAPER'S masqueRED

9PM. $10. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
Featuring DJs Matt Walter and Craig Boarman and DJ Lonnie Fisher and DJ Impulse
A masquerade dance party to benefit Chase Brexton Health Services/AIDS awareness. Complimentary masks to the first 100 people through the door or WEAR YOUR OWN! Prizes for best use of RED and sexiest RED in the hizzouse!!!

Sunday, February 11_______________________
DEERHOOF, HARLEM SHAKES

8PM. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St. NW

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
10PM. Sci-Fi Network.

EXTRAS
10PM. HBO

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Marching Orders - TODAY!

MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO END THE WAR
Today! (1/27) 1PM. The Mall. Washington, DC.
Assemble 11:00AM on the Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets

In the past, the effectiveness of marching on Washington may have been in question. With a corpo-con media that didn't report (or under-reported) on marches (thereby nullifying the effect of showing other Americans - and possibly rallying them - that they aren't alone in their opposition to the current administration) marches, and a Republican controlled congress who ignored all voices except for their corporate masters, a strong argument could be made that such rallies were useless.

However, there is now a Democratic majority in congress who are, by nature, influenced by such actions and a vibrant alternative media where people can get more accurate reporting. Now's the time to march on DC and end Bush's bad war (or at least block his escalation of the war).

Shank Calendar 1.14 - 1.21

Wednesday, January 17_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, MD.
1730 Thames St.

Thursday, January 18_______________________
LO MOdA, BENJY FERREE

9PM. All ages. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Friday, January 19_______________________
BABY ASPIRIN, BLOOD BABY, ODD BONES

The Depot. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1728 W. Charles St.

Saturday, January 20_______________________
DOUBLE DAGGER, ECSTATIC SUNSHINE, YUKON, BLACKIE KNIGHT & THE DAYLITES  (reunited!!!!!!), SALAD

7:30. Free. The Nerve Center. Remington, Baltimore.
2823 Huntingdon Ave.

THE BARN BURNERS, THE BLUES VULTURES, NO TELL MOTEL
8PM.Leitersburg Theatre. Hagerstown, MD.
20135 Leitersburg Pike

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Shank Reading Club 2007

SHANK READING CLUB  2007
One of the issues we came up against when choosing our list of classic graphic novels last year was that a lot of titles we'd like to have put on the list weren't really stand alone books but part of a multi-volume series.

So for the New Year, we're going to explore first books from their respective series! But not only in the comic format - we're delving deep into genre fiction, where multi-volume epics and chronicles are the norm. I think you'll find that with all of the coming year's selections, these books all stray in interesting ways from their given "categories".

JANUARY: Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman
FEBRUARY: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
MARCH: Buddha V1: Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka
APRIL: Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
MAY: Neuromancer by William Gibson
JUNE: Hellblazer: Original Sins by Jamie Delano
JULY: Cerebus by Dave Sim
AUGUST: The Invisibles V1: Say You Want a Revolution by Grant Morrison
SEPTEMBER: Liquor by Poppy Z. Brite
OCTOBER: The Ring
NOVEMBER: Lone Wolf & Cub Volume 1 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima
DECEMBER: American Elf Volume 1 by James Kochalka

So drop in when you want, or go for the whole ride.

Each month's title will be on sale at 15% off during its respecitve month. If you want to order online, simply enter the code SHANK001 in the coupon field to get 15% off.

Discussions will be held on the last Wednesdays of the month at atomic POP and usually involve some form of exotic liquor.

Shank Calendar 1.7 - 1.13

Sunday, January 7_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS
Mobtown Maulers vs. Carolina Roller Girls All-Stars
Putty Hill Skateland. Putty Hill, MD.

Friday, January 12_______________________
FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, PIASA, SMART GROWTH

7PM. $5. Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.

Saturday, January 13_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

10PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

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Shank Calendar 12.31-1.6

Sunday, December 31_______________________
GOODBYE TO THE TALKING HEAD
Featuring: WAX & WANE, YUKON, more.Downtown, Baltimore.
203 E. Davis St.
It's the last night for a building that’s been host to multiple rock clubs, a jazz club, etc.
DJs and 12 bands. This is it so enjoy yourself.
 
Tuesday, January 2_______________________
HOTEL, A.M. SALAD, SKELETON WARRIOR, PINK DESERT, WETHER, A.P.E.
7PM. Donations. Why U. 5th Floor, Copycat Building.  Baltimore.
1511 Guilford Ave
 
HARRY & THE POTTERS, JASON ANDERSON AND THE BEST
7PM. All Ages. Sonar. Downwton.
1 Saratoga.
 
Friday, January 5_______________________
VINCENT BLACK SHADOW, THE NEW FLESH, PERESTROIKA, WATMM, more
8PM. Donations. The Nerve Center. Baltimore.
2823 Huntingdon Ave.

Saturday, January 6_______________________
GLOW WORMS OPENING
8PM. Current Gallery. Downtown, Baltimore.
30 South Calvert Street
Glow Worms is a gathering of artwork and performance that generates light and warmth in the dark days of winter.  The show aims to ward off seasonal depression with work that glows in the dark, lights up, and is bright, hot, intimate, erotic, enclosed, and secret. If Glow Worms were an animal, it would be phosphorescent rainbow jellyfish in the darkest part of the ocean.

JUMP CUTS: Short Films Showcasing the Art of EditingFree. 2:30PM. Wheeler Auditorium. Enoch Pratt Central Library. Baltimore.
400 Cathedral Street
“Jump Cuts” pays homage to short films that are notable for their imaginative juxtaposition of images as a means of artistic expression. Films include Eisenstein’s famous “Odessa Steps” sequence from Battlehip Potemkin, Chuck Workman’s Precious Images, Frank Mouris’ Frank Film, Jim Henson’s Time Piece, Fred Mogubgub’s Pop Show, Alan Berliner’s Everywhere At Once, Martha Colburn’s Cholesterol and excerpts from montage masters Emergency Broadcast Network.

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PROTEST: Zombies & Robots Unite!

ZOMBIES & ROBOTS HATE XTIANS WHO HATE FAGS
So, douchebag Pastor Fred Phelps, he of godhatesfag.com, and his followers from the Westboro Baptist Church will be in town today and tomorrow (12/8 & 12/9) to protest a documentary called the Laramie Project.

The documentary is about about Matthew Shepard and is showing at Baltimore School For The Arts this weekend (712 Cathedral St, Mt. Vernon, Baltimore).

According to Phelps, this is:

"a film made by fags for fags about fags in support of the homosexual agenda. These fags have made Matthew Shepard their poster boy for an alleged hate crime when he was killed by two men that wanted drug money from Matt. He was not the victim of a hate crime but a fool who was mixed up with drugs and criminals and it went very bad for him. Matt's mother, Judy, has made it her business to travel around the country giving speeches promoting the fag agenda and all for the small price of $10,000 per gig. Her goal is to persuade impressionable teenagers of America that God is a liar and it's okay to be gay. She failed her own son and is now trying to send ALL the children of America to Hell. Judy now makes a comfortable lifestyle for herself by pimping her son."

Nice, huh? Yeah, they're good Christian people, Phelps and his crew

"Homosexual agenda" still makes me laugh. A good rule of thumb, if someone complains about a "homosexual agenda," they're just one international male shirt away from realizing that they themselves are gay, because if you believe people can be "turned" gay, they you are admitting something about yourself.

The protests are scheduled for:
Friday, December 8: 6:15 - 7PM
Saturday, December 9: 1:15 - 2PM

We are pointing this out in case anyone is interested in counter-protesting the scumbag Phelps and his detestable followers.

People are encouraged to dress up as zombies or robots and protest against Phelps.

Some suggestions for signs:
Zombies hate gods who hate fags!
God loves fags. God hates zombies!
Zombies love all brains!
Why don't zombies eat Westboro Baptists? No brians!
Robots hate all people equally.
Robots will kill god.
Zombies hate jerks.
Robots hate god.

Shank Calendar 12.6 - 12.17

Wednesday,  December 6_______________________
TELEVISION HILL, PHOSPHORESCENT, AMINADAB

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 E. Davis Street

Thursday, December 7_______________________
STOOP STORYTELLING: HOLIDAYS FROM HELL

The Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.

Friday, December 8_______________________
JUNE STAR, CALEB STINE AND THE BRAKEMEN

9PM. Banjo Jim's. New York NY.
9th and Ave C.

TIPPY CANOE, SKIZZ CYZYK, LURCH & HOLLER, CURTIS ELLER

Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Batlimore.

Saturday, December 9_______________________
HCC'S LAST BIG THING!

7PM. $25. Hampden, Baltimore.
Wine tasting, art auction, music, and more. A fundraiser for the HCC.
Price includes food and drink, live music and entertainment, as well as a silent auction featuring art work from some of Baltimore’s finest artists.
TICKETS ON SALE AT ATOMIC BOOKS.

SQUIDFIRE'S HOLIDAY MART
12-6PM. First Unitarian Church. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
Charles & Franklin St. Baltimore's 1st DIY Craft Fair.

SAMURAI SATURDAYS PRESENTS...
ZATOICHI: THE FESTIVAL OF FIRE

Free. 2:30PM. Wheeler Auditorium. Enoch Pratt Central Library. Baltimore.
400 Cathedral Street
(Kenji Misumi, Japan, 1970, color, 96 minutes) This 2lst entry in the long-running film series about blind swordsman Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) is also one of the best, dispensing with plausible plot conventions to entertain with amazing action-packed fights, slapstick humor and an all-star cast that includes the legendary Tatsuya Nakadai (Hara-Kiri, Sword of Doom) and Masayuki Mori. Worth seeing for the bathhouse fight alone.

GSPOT'S 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Featuring new works by: JEREMY CRAWFORD
Perfromances by: THE ORANGES BAND, THE CLOSE, THE MEAN SPIRITS, THE SUBJECTS
The G-Spot Hampden, Baltimore.

THE BARN BURNERS
10PM. Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames St.

JUNE STAR
10PM. AS220. Providence RI.
115 Empire Street.

THE GREATEST TALK SHOW IN AMERICA
Featuring: THE SWINGIN SWAMIS, JAMES TAYLOR, DOUG POWELL, LAMBERT ST. JAMES (zookeeper)
$16/$13. The Creative Alliance. Hightlandtown, Balitmore.

What can we say about December 9th?  Not much my friends, not much at all.  Nothing of consequence has ever happened on December 9th!  Seriously, I think we can all agree that, up until now, December 9th has always been the red-headed C-student slacker step-child of the Gregorian Calendar.  Here to for, the greatest event in the history of December 9ths has been the birth of the Republic of Tanzania*.  Well my friends, all that is about to change!

This year, I Jimmy "Valentine" Meyer of the Charm City Roller Girls, in accordance with Wonder Dog Productions and The Baltimore Creative Alliance will be launching my latest attempt to avoid the horrors of a day job** The Greatest Talk Show in America!  If you love Conan O'Brien, Johny Carson and famed mime Marcel Marceau***, than you may or may not enjoy The Greatest Talk Show in America!

A traditional talk show riding the shoulders of the greats, I, comedian, roller derby announcer and part time king of Medieval Times****, Jimmy "Valentine" Meyer and my side kick Dirty Marty of CCRG fame will be backed up by the tenacious tones of B-more's own The Swingin Swamis !  Coming to the couch will be Shocked and Amazed author and side show impresario James Taylor also known locally as one of the founders of The American Dime Museum and The Palace of Wonders.  Punk rock comic and The Troubadour Of Truth Doug Powell will be bringing the noise and the laughs.  Lambert St. James, currator and custodian of the world renowned Dundalk Zoo & Discotheque will be bringing a smattering from his exotic East Baltomenagerie of creatures great and odd sure to delight!  This is just a taste of what you'll see this December 9th at Baltimore's historic Patterson Theater as we gather together for the the Woodstock of our generation, the launch of The Greatest Talk Show in America!

Tickets are going fast so act now!  Tickets are $16 in advance ($13 for members of The Creative Alliance) and are going fast!
To purchase call (410) 276-3206 or use Mission Tix or contact me directly.  Visa and MasterCard welcome and now accepting cash!

Come one, come all, and please forwar this, tell a friend, an enemy a co-worker or anyone you want to impress!

* For those of you offended by my seeming trivialization of the founding of the modern nation of Tanzania, you misinterpret me, my friend!  Tanzania is the worlds leading exporter of giraffes and has a kick ass flag.  I think we can all agree, however, that is was there on December 8th and our official recognization of the great nation of Tanzania was no more than a formality.
** For those keeping track, my emu farm proved a total, if hilarious disaster and my endeavor to revolutionize the pet industry through my freeze dried "Land Monkeys" is, at this writing, still hung up in the courts.
*** Not in the know?  Marcel Marceau single handedly invented the art of mime and, strangely, has avoided persecution.  On the flip side, if you've been wondering, "Is there a God and, more importantly is he/she/it funny?" The answer is a resounding yes and Marceau provides the proof and the punchline.  After inventing mime, Marceau went deaf.  "Tee-Hee!" Says the creator of all things.
**** The restaurant, not the era.

Sunday, December 10_______________________
ORIGINAL SINNERS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Saturday, December 16_______________________
SAMURAI SATURDAYS PRESENTS...
LONE WOLF & CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE

Free. 2:30PM. Wheeler Auditorium. Enoch Pratt Central Library. Baltimore.
400 Cathedral Street
(Kenji Misumi, Japan, 1972, color, 83 minutes) Based on the manga by Kazuo Koike (Lady Snowblood), this first film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series recounts the tragedy of Ogami Itto (Tomisaburo Wakayama), the official Shogunate executioner, who has been framed for disloyalty to the Shogunate by the Yagyu clan. After they kill his wife, Itto the Lone Wolf  ronin vows vengeance, along with his infant son, Daigoro. Series star Wakayama is the brother of Zatoichi star Shintaro Katsu.

Sunday, December 17_______________________
NICE JEWISH GIRLS GONE BAD

7PM. $15/$13. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Just in time to avoid Christmas and celebrate Chanukkah - the bad girls of the Bat Mitzvah circuit are back! Godess Perlman of MTV and VH1 leads her risque revue, featuring Rena Zager of Comedy Central, HBO's Vanessa Hadary (aka The Hebrew Mamacita), Sister Schmaltz Burlesque All Stars and everyone's fave NYC nightlife rodent, Scotty the Blue Bunny!  A raucous night of comedy, song, burlesque, vaudeville and Bad Girl Jewish Humor! Their previous two show run at The Patterson was a wacky success for we bring them back by popular demand!

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Shank Calendar 11.21-12.3

Friday, November 24_______________________
REPTILIAN RECORDS 17TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY & GRAND REOPENING
Featuring: THE UPPER CRUST (dvd release), LUBRICATED GOAT (last show?), DACTYL

9PM. All ages. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

PLUNGE, FORTY ACRES
$15. All ages. The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD.
512 York Rd.
Posted at the request of Neil Tobias.

THE THINGS, THE BOBWHITES
The Barn. Baltimore.
9527 Harford Rd.

Saturday, November 25_______________________
GEODESIC GNOME presents "The Dream of The Scarlet Chamber"
The Red Room. Normals Books and Records. Waverly, Baltimore.
8:30. $5. 425 E. 31st Street
Based on the Mid-18th-Century Chinese Classic, a "not reprise" of the previous night's show at Load of Fun.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Bare Bones Grill & Brewere. Ellicott City, MD.
Baltimore Nat'l. Pk. & St. John's Ln.

THE HOLD STEADY, STATEHOOD
9PM. $13/$15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC

Sunday, November 26_______________________
Little Steven's Underground Garage Rolling Rock And Roll Show:
NEW YORK DOLLS, SUPERSUCKERS, THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS, THE CHARMS

8PM. $20. The Black Cat. Washington, DC

THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

Wednesday,  November 29_______________________
SHANK READING CLUB
7PM. atomic POP. Hampden, Baltimore.
Read Ghost World and join us for a chat about it. Maybe we drink some exotic liquors too.

Thursday, November 30_______________________
LIT'S NOT DEAD

Free. 7:30PM. Brown Center. MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Featuring: JOE MENO, T COOPER, and more!

Friday, December 1_______________________
NIGHT OF 100 ELVISES

7PM. $50. Lithuanian Hall. Sowebo, Baltimore.
851-3 Hollins St.
TICKETS ON SALE AT ATOMIC BOOKS.

Saturday, December 2_______________________
NIGHT OF 100 ELVISES

7PM. $50. Lithuanian Hall. Sowebo, Baltimore.
851-3 Hollins St.
TICKETS ON SALE AT ATOMIC BOOKS.

Sunday, December 3_______________________
34TH ANNUAL MAYOR'S CHRISTMAS PARADE

2PM. Hampden. From Coldspring, up Falls, down 36th.
Featuring: Underdog!

THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season

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Weekend America

from Benn Ray

WEEKEND AMERICA

I'm scheduled to be on Weekend America today, discussing Baltimore's Downtown Partnership's new anti-panhandling public art project, the Despair To Hope Meters that have been stationed along Pratt St. in Baltimore's tourist corridor.

If I'm not bumped that is. Also scheduled to be on the show this weekend is Bob Pollard.

The show can be heard locally on WYPR (88.1) from 1PM - 3PM on Saturdays.

You can listen online at WPYR here.

I hope I don't sound like an ass.

Weekend America.

Shank Free Movie

FREE MOVIE: THE D
We want to help you see the new Tenacious D movie. For free.

We're giving out free passes to see:

TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY
Good for 2 people.
Time/Date: 7:30PM. Monday, Nov. 20.
AMC Loews White Marsh.

Stop by Atomic Books and say you want a pass, and you get one. Er... while supplies last.

Shank Calendar 11.12 - 11.19

Sunday, November 12_______________________
MICROCINEFEST

THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

PLEESEEASAUR, JOE JACK TALCUM, NEIL MEDLYN'S LIONEL RICHIE OPERA, DAZZLESTORM
10PM. $8. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Wednesday,  November 15_______________________
ROBERT POLLARD

8PM. $16.50. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

TWILIGHT SINGERS, STARS OF TRACK AND FIELD
8PM. $15.  The Black Cat. Washington, DC

Thursday, November 16_______________________
MAD TEA PARTY
Featuring: LIZ DOWNING, THE AWKWARD SOUNDS OF SCOTT & SKIZZ

8pm. $12, $10 mbrs. The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
Feel like drinking moonshine and starting a revolution? Veteran Kitty Club producers Lucky Baltimore and Citizen Rahne curate a night of musicians who slyly twist traditional genres into astonishingly new sounds and styles featuring ukuleles, banjos, fiddles, basses, melodicas. The rich three-part harmonies of The Mad Tea Party's post modern parlor music from Asheville, NC are joined by Baltimoreans The Awkward Sounds of Scott & Skizz (aka A.S.S.S.) with rearranged 70s rock classics on uke and melodica. The legendary Liz Downing's whimsical idiosyncratic songwriting and vocal range leaves you shaking your head wondering.

Friday, November 17_______________________
DARSOMBRA, MEMBERS OF THE PRESS & PLANET-Y (Yanni of Stinking Lizaveta & Charles Cohen)

St. Mary's. Hampden, Baltimore.
3900 Roland Ave.

JOANNA NEWSOM
9PM. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC

BARN BURNERS
9:30. Firestone's. Frederick, MD
105 N. Market St.

DOUBLE DAGGER, HUNCHBACK, HUMAN ADULT BAND
House show. New Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, November 18_______________________
TWO IF BY SEA, SOFT, BULLET PARADE, FASTER FASTER HARDER HARDER

10PM. $8. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BARN BURNERS
10PM. The Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames St.

FRESHKILLS, DOUBLE DAGGER, DYNAMITE ARROWS, THE GOLDEN ERROR
East River Bar. South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NY.

Sunday, November 19_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS
MOBTOWN MAULERS vs. DOMINION DERBY GIRLS

5PM. $12. Puttyhill Skateland. Puttyhill, Baltimore.
9025 Belair Road.
TICKETS ON SALE AT ATOMIC BOOKS.

REGINA SPEKTOR
8PM. $17.50 Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

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Friday Microcinefest Calendar

FRIDAY (11/10) MICROCINEFEST 2006 SCHEDULE
$5. The G-Spot. Hampden, Baltimore.
2980 Falls Road (Falls & Chestnut).

8PM. Experimiscellaneous Shorts
10PM. Baltimore Premiere of the documentary UNDERDOG

Election Night Results

THE SECOND TIME'S THE CHARM
We'll be meeting up at the HON Bar in Hampden (corner of 36th & Roland) starting at 9-ish to drink and watch the election results. Join us, won't you?

My hope is O'Malley wins as Gov., Cardin as Sen. and the Dems take the House and Senate.

However, I suspect that even though Democrats will most likely receive enough votes for this to happen, the Diebold machines will give the victory to the petulant Ehrlich and Steele and the Republicans will keep the House by 4 and the Senate by 2.

Something about Bush and Cheney that makes me suspect their confidence is not arrogance or a lack of acceptance of reality, I just feel like they know something that we don't.

Let's hope I'm wrong.

The polls are now open. Please go vote. See you  tonight.

TONIGHT: Hate The '80s - The Metal Years

***TONIGHT! (11/4)***

Atomic Books Presents...
I HATE THE '80S NIGHT: THE METAL YEARS
celebrating the 20th Anniversary of
HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT!
 
Saturday, Nov. 4. Show starts at 9PM. $8
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
From 8 - 9: Free Beer!
 
Back by popular demand! Accept no substitutes (or cheap, half-assed rip-offs). HATE THE '80S NIGHT: THE METAL YEARS celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the cult classic, HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT. The film short will be screened by the filmmakers. Keyboard Man hosts.
 
Featuring:
VOLLMER (a real metal cover band from DC!!!)
CHESTER STACEY
SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY
AWKWARD SOUNDS OF SCOTT & SKIZZ
KEYBOARD MAN
& '80S METAL KARAOKE - with prizes!
 
Get ready... girls rock your boys. Or boys rock your boys. Hell, girls rock your girls. As long as you Hate The Metal '80s with us.
 
Don't forget to dress for the occasion!

SHank Calendar 11.2 - 11.12

Saturday, November 4_______________________
Atomic Books Presents...
I HATE THE 80S NIGHT: THE METAL YEARS

celebrating the 20th Anniversary of HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT!
FEATURING: VOLLMER, THE AWKWARD SOUNDS OF SCOTT & SKIZZ, SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, CHESTER STACEY, KEYBOARD MAN and special guests!
9PM. $8. All ages! The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP
8PM. $10/$8. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road

Sunday, November 5_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4

10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

THE SLITS, THE APES
8:30. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Are We Not Men Presents...
HAWNAY TROOF, HIGH PLACES, HEADACHE CITY, COCOCOMA, WEARETHEARMS, DJ MC BROWN

9PM. $6. The Depot. Baltimore.

Monday, November 6_______________________
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE

8PM. $25. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

Tuesday,  November 7_______________________
VOTE!

Wednesday,  November 8_______________________
ANDREW GRIMM AND TODD DEATHERAGE

8PM. Dangerously Delicious Pies. Baltimore MD.
1036 Light Street.

PUNK ROCK VS. SWISS MODERNISM: THE ART & DESIGN OF DOUBLE DAGGER
Millersville University. Millersville, PA (near Lancaster).
A retrospective of design and art by Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen, created for Double Dagger and other related musical projects. Hundreds of posters, prints, flyers, shirts, objets d'art, and other miscellany.
Opening reception November 8, 6:00 to 8:30. Live performance by Double Dagger at 8:00.
Show duration: November 5 through December 1.

Thursday, November 9_______________________
MICROCINEFEST

Friday, November 10_______________________
MICROCINEFEST

THE BARN BURNERS, COPPERSONIC
10PM. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover St.

Saturday, November 11_______________________
MICROCINEFEST

LOS STRAIGHTJACKETS, WORLD FAMSOU PONTANI SISTERS, KAISER GEORGE
8PM. 8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
10 E. Cross St.

Sunday, November 12_______________________
MICROCINEFEST

PLEESEEASAUR, JOE JACK TALCUM, NEIL MEDLYN'S LIONEL RICHIE OPERA, DAZZLESTORM
10PM. $8. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

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To see more upcoming shows, visit THE SKAG section of the Shank.

Shank Calendar: 10.28 - 11.5

Saturday, October 28_______________________
GENERAL MIGGS, DIRTY MARMADUKE FLUTE SQUAD, HEROIN UK

8PM. $5. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Rd.
BYO food and drink.
And oh yeah, it's a Halloween show. Costumes are encouraged, and rewarded.

DARK WATER
Free. Wheeler Auditorium. Enoch Pratt Central Library. Baltimore.
400 Cathedral St. for more info, call (410) 396-4616

THE BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD
919 Ellsworth Dr.

THE WRENS, +/-, PALOMAR
9:30. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Sunday, October 29_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

FREE ADMISSISON TO AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM
FREE Admission to all three buildings of the museum, featuring the new exhibition, Home & Beast
10 am - 6 pm. AVAM. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
800 Key Highway

Monday, October 30_______________________
THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW!

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Tuesday, October 31_______________________
TAPES 'N TAPES

8:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Saturday, November 4_______________________
Atomic Books Presents...
I HATE THE 80S NIGHT: THE METAL YEARS

celebrating the 20th Anniversary of HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT!
FEATURING: VOLLMER, THE AWKWARD SOUNDS OF SCOTT & SKIZZ, SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, CHESTER STACEY, KEYBOARD MAN and special guests!
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Sunday, November 5_______________________
THE SLITS, THE APES

8:30. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Are We Not Men Presents...
HAWNAY TROOF, HIGH PLACES, HEADACHE CITY, COCOCOMA, WEARETHEARMS, DJ MC BROWN

9PM. $6. The Depot. Baltimore.

THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

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To see more upcoming shows, visit THE SKAG section of the Shank.

TONIGHT! Dame Darcy & Lord Whimsy

***TONIGHT (10/26)***
Atomic Books Presents...
DAME DARCY &
LORD WHIMSY!

Thursday, October 26. 7PM.
atomic POP! Hampden, Batlimore.
3620 Falls Rd. Free.

Featuring:
Illustrator and MEATCAKE creator DAME DARCY.
And a reading from dandyism evangelist, and all around snappy dresser, LORD WHIMSY of THE AFFECTED PROVINCIAL'S COMPANION.

Show up at Atomic Books and get $1 off door admission for Dame Darcy's Deaty By Doll with Flaming Fire, Antonius Block and MC Trachiotomy at the Talking Head.

TONIGHT! McSweeney's Night @ Pop

***TONIGHT (10/24)***
Atomic Books Presents...
MCSWEENEY'S NIGHT with...
CHRIS ADRIAN, KEVIN MOFFETT, ELI HOROWITZ

Tuesday, October 24 7PM.
atomic POP! Hampden, Batlimore.
3620 Falls Rd. Free.

Readings from:
CHRIS ADRIAN - author of THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
KEVIN MOFFETT - contributor to THE BELIEVER
ELI HOROWITZ - editor of MCSWEENEY'S

TONIGHT! POP OPENING & BOOK PARTY!

***TONIGHT!***
FRIDAY!!! 10/20

ATOMIC POP GRAND OPENING PARTY!

Plus book release party for:
BRIAN RALPH'S DAYBREAK and
I KEEE YOU!! A COLLECTION OF OVERHEARDS
8PM. 3620 Falls Rd.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Atomic Book's newest store and publication, plus, Brian Ralph!

And booze. And food courtesy of Common Ground.

And you can win a signed set of Camille Rose Garcia toys!

Everyone is invited!

Atomic Pop is an art toy, indie craft/DIY store. Featuring toys by Frank Kozik, My Paper Crane, Yoshitomo Nara, Robert Williams, Jim Woodring, KidRobot, Shawnimals, Dan Clowes, ScaryGirl, Monsterism, and more. Plus books and zines on street art, graffiti, stickers, lowbrow art, outsider art, photography...

I KEEE YOU!! is a collection of overheard conversations illustrated by 50 of the finest indie comics artists.

Shank Calendar 10.20 - 10.29

Friday, October 20_______________________
ATOMIC POP! GRAND OPENING PARTY! and...
I KEEE YOU!! A COLLECTION OF OVERHEARDS RELEASE PARTY
BRIAN RALPH'S DAYBREAK RELEASE PARTY

8. Free. atomic POP!
3620 Falls Rd.  Food. Drink. And yes, prizes!

TV ON THE RADIO
8PM. $15. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

JUNE STAR
7PM. The Cave. Chapel Hill NC.
452 1/2 West Franklin Street

THE MELVINS
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Saturday, October 21_______________________
BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP

8PM. $10/$8. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road

Sunday, October 22_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4

10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

TOUR DU PORT - Baltimore's Best Bike Tour
7AM - 1PM. Rash Field. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
$25/13 years and above, $15/under 13 years. (410)235-3678
22-, 15- & 8-mile supported bike tours of Baltimore's historic neighborhoods and waterfront

JOHN MARSH STUDIO OPEN TOUR
12-5PM. Woodberry Studios. Woodberry, Baltimore.
2121 Druid Park Drive
"John Marsh here. Pop artist of the new millennium... inviting you to stop by my studio for the Open Studio tour. I have put together a retrospective on Linda Carter as Wonder Woman called "I Find The Snow Deafening. Don't You?" - large, bold pieces supported by smaller, organic/layered pieces - all in my ever-evolving pop aesthetic. I'm sharing a space with the very talented Julia Niederman. Her work is much better than mine."
Directions: From Coldspring Lane follow Falls Rd. south. Turn right at 41st St. (turn left if coming from the Avenue/83). Go over the JFX. follow bend to light at Druid Park Drive (passing TV stations) turn right. Just after Parkdale - turn left into parking area for 2121 Druid Park Drive. - you'll see a sign that says "studios - top of ramp". It's a scary, industrial building. Go up the ramp, through a metal door, down a hall, take a right, then your first right. We're the studio on the left.

Tuesday, October 24_______________________
SUICIDE GIRLS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Atomic Books Presents... MCSWEENEY'S NIGHT!
CHRIS ADRIAN (THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL), STEPHEN DIXON (I., END OF I.) and ELI HOROWITZ (editor of MCSWEENEY'S)
7-9PM. Free. atomic POP!
3620 Falls Rd.

Wednesday, October 25_______________________
TILLY AND THE WALL

8:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

MOBTOWN SHANK READING CLUB
7PM. atomic POP. Hampden, Baltimore.
Read Joe Sacco's PALESTINE and come on by to chat abou it.

Thursday, October 26_______________________
ACE OF CAKES
9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by chef Duff.

Atomic Books Presents...
DAME DARCY, LORD WHIMSY (AFFECTED PROVINCIAL'S COMPANION VOL. 1)

8-10PM. Free. atomic POP!
3620 Falls Rd.

THE NATIONAL
8:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Friday, October 27_______________________
STOOP STORYTELLING: SCARY STORIES: TALES ABOUT FEAR

"We're having 7 men tell 7-minute true personal stories about their frights."
Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.

Saturday, October 28_______________________
DARK WATER

Free. Wheeler Auditorium. Enoch Pratt Central Library. Baltimore.
400 Cathedral St. for more info, call (410) 396-4616

THE BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD
919 Ellsworth Dr.

THE WRENS, +/-, PALOMAR
9:30. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Sunday, October 29_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4

10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

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To see more upcoming shows, visit THE SKAG section of the Shank.

Today's A Holiday!

HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.

Shank Calendar 10.7 - 10.15

Saturday, October 7_______________________
LOS GLISSANDINOS, ASHER-KRAWCZUK DUO
8:30PM. $6. The Red Room. Normal's Books. Waverly, Baltimore.
425 E. 31st Street

Charm City Kitty Club presents...
BROKEDYKE MOUNTAIN! (a western cabaret)

7PM. $12/$10. Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave

THE BELTWAYS, THRILLSVILLE
10PM. The Depot. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1728 N. Charles Street

SONIC CIRCUITS DC
Warehouse. Washington, DC
1017-1021 Seventh Street NW
Phill Niblock : Mikroknytes : Wolf Eyes : Matterlink : Los Glissandinos : Koen Holtkamp : Queens : Scott Smallwood : Andy Hayleck : Ben Owen : BLK w/ BEAR + VJ Poppins : Lum and Abner of Morocco : Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind w/ Spaceseed : Yellow Swans : Mouthus : Kohoutek : MoHa! : Robert van Heumann : USA-USB : SKIF++ : If, Bwana : Violet : Michael Gendreau : elmapi : Northern Machine : Jeff Carey : Office-(R)6 : PHO : DB : John Wiese : Ovo : Mr. Natural : Harrius : Facemat : HZMT : Matt Weston + Tone Ghosting ...
Sonic Circuits is a celebration of audio extremes. The 4-day festival, October 5-8, at Washington DC's Warehouse arts complex features local, national and artists from around the world who are doing something unique outside of "popular" musics; sonic architects who explore and expand on the elements of music beyond melody and rhythm, leading to new territories and discoveries.

THE BARNBURNERS, FOLK BY ASSOCIATION, MARK WHISKEY & THE SOURS
8PM. $5. All ages. Leitersburg Theatre. Hagerstown, MD
20135 Leitersburg Pike

Sunday, October 8_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4

10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

SONIC CIRCUITS DC
Warehouse. Washington, DC
1017-1021 Seventh Street NW
Phill Niblock : Mikroknytes : Wolf Eyes : Matterlink : Los Glissandinos : Koen Holtkamp : Queens : Scott Smallwood : Andy Hayleck : Ben Owen : BLK w/ BEAR + VJ Poppins : Lum and Abner of Morocco : Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind w/ Spaceseed : Yellow Swans : Mouthus : Kohoutek : MoHa! : Robert van Heumann : USA-USB : SKIF++ : If, Bwana : Violet : Michael Gendreau : elmapi : Northern Machine : Jeff Carey : Office-(R)6 : PHO : DB : John Wiese : Ovo : Mr. Natural : Harrius : Facemat : HZMT : Matt Weston + Tone Ghosting ...
Sonic Circuits is a celebration of audio extremes. The 4-day festival, October 5-8, at
Washington DC's Warehouse arts complex features local, national and artists from around the world who are doing something unique outside of "popular" musics; sonic architects who explore and expand on the elements of music beyond melody and rhythm, leading to new territories and discoveries.

Tuesday, October 10_______________________
MICHAEL IAN BLACK, MICHAEL SHOWALTER

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Wednesday, October 11_______________________
ROCTOBER REELS: ELVIS’ ’68 COMEBACK SPECIAL

6:30. Free. Wheeler Auditorium. Enoch Pratt Central Library. Baltimore.
400 Cathedral St. for more info, call (410) 396-4616
See a svelte, leather-jacket wearing Elvis Presley as The King returns to reclaim his throne in this high-energy 1968 television special that is considered the culmination of his artistic achievement. Elvis never looked or sounded better and he sang and played guitar on some of the best blues and rawest rock tunes of his career.  (60 minutes)

Thursday, October 12_______________________
ACE OF CAKES

9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by chef Duff.

Friday, October 13_______________________
PALE STARS, SELDON PLAN, UP THE EMPIRE, NO SECOND TROY

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 E. Davis St.

BALTIMORE IMPROV GROUP, WASHINGTON IMPROV THEATER
8PM. $10/$8. The Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Avenue
Check out the hilarious Baltimore Improv Group on Friday, Oct. 13th, at 8pm at the Creative Alliance. Watch them create funny scenes on the spot using audience suggestions

IRAQ FOR SALE - free screening
7PM. Van Bokkelen Hall. Rm 204. Towson University. Towson, MD
There will be a free public screening of Robert Greenwald's newest filmIraq for Sale (the war profiteers)
This will also be an opportunity to sign up for the newly forming student Video Activism Organizaion.
This group will host events, screenings, and guest lecturers pertaining to the use of video for advocacy, activism and as a tool for social change.

SMALL PRESS EXPO
Debut of I KEEE YOU!!! A Collection Of Overheards.

Stop by the Atomic Book Co. booth.
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center. Bethesda, MD

Saturday, October 14_______________________
SMALL PRESS EXPO
Debut of I KEEE YOU!!! A Collection Of Overheards.
Stop by the Atomic Book Co. booth.
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center. Bethesda, MD

GARAGE SALE, THE BELTWAYS
10PM. Mums. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover St. (near the corner of Hanover and West)

Sunday, October 15_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4

10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

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To see more upcoming shows, visit THE SKAG section of the Shank.

Shank Calendar 9.29 - 10.8

Friday, September 29_______________________
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

by Blackfriars Stage Company
7:30. McManus Theater. Loyola College. Baltimore.
"Readers may remember my description of  "Romeo and Juliet" at Blackfriars Theater in Staunton.  ... American Shakespeare Company's touring company comes to you. For myself, I think J Caesar has some memorable lines but the second half is not very exciting. Cyrano I think can be great if done well. Midsummer Night's Dream can be delightful and I would definitely make this my first choice." -Paul Kilduff

Saturday, September 30_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9PM. Bare Bones Grill & Brewery. Ellicott City, MD.
Baltimore Nat'l. Pk. & St. John's Ln.

BLAISE SIWULA, PAUL HESSION, ADAM LANE, FREEZERGHOST
8:30. $6. The Red Room. Normals. Waverly, Baltimore.
425 E. 31st Street

Sunday, October 1_______________________
THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART'S FREE FOR ALL

12:30 PM: 16mm shorts program, including Suzan Pitt's ASPARAGUS (1979, 20
minutes), Les Blank's WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE (1980, 20 minutes), and
Skizz Cyzyk's FOUR FILMS IN FIVE MINUTES: A TRILOGY (1992, 7 minutes).
2 PM: Mel Stuart's WATTSTAX (1973, 98 minutes).

THE WIRE - Season 4
10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE continues...

CRAFTY BASTARDS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
10-5. Adams Morgan. Washington, DC.
An exhibition and sale of handmade and designed art & crafts from local artists in the DC Metro area presented by the Washington City Paper Classifieds.
Hurrah!!

Monday, October 2_______________________
THE HOLD STEADY

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

CAMM SALON: SKIZZ CYZYK
7pm. $5, $3 mbrs. Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
Guest speaker Skizz Cyzyk (Maryland Film Festival, MicroCineFest, filmmaker) who will give tips on entering film festivals. Local filmmaker and 37.5 Productions co-founder Ryan Graham hosts.

Tuesday, October 3_______________________
BORAT - sneak preview

7:30. The Charles Theatre. Mt. Vernon. Baltimore.
1711 North Charles St.

Wednesday, October 4_______________________
JESUS CAMP - free screening

7:30. The Charles Theatre. Mt. Vernon. Baltimore.
1711 North Charles St.
Introduced and Q&A by co-directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (who also directed the award-winning documentary, THE BOYS OF BARAKA)

Thursday, October 5_______________________
ACE OF CAKES

9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by chef Duff.

SONIC CIRCUITS DC
Warehouse. Washington, DC
1017-1021 Seventh Street NW
Phill Niblock : Mikroknytes : Wolf Eyes : Matterlink : Los Glissandinos : Koen Holtkamp : Queens : Scott Smallwood : Andy Hayleck : Ben Owen : BLK w/ BEAR + VJ Poppins : Lum and Abner of Morocco : Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind w/ Spaceseed : Yellow Swans : Mouthus : Kohoutek : MoHa! : Robert van Heumann : USA-USB : SKIF++ : If, Bwana : Violet : Michael Gendreau : elmapi : Northern Machine : Jeff Carey : Office-(R)6 : PHO : DB : John Wiese : Ovo : Mr. Natural : Harrius : Facemat : HZMT : Matt Weston + Tone Ghosting ...
Sonic Circuits is a celebration of audio extremes. The 4-day festival, October 5-8, at Washington DC's Warehouse arts complex features local, national and artists from around the world who are doing something unique outside of "popular" musics; sonic architects who explore and expand on the elements of music beyond melody and rhythm, leading to new territories and discoveries.

Friday, October 6_______________________
HAMILTON - Opens!

The Rotunda Cinematheque. Hampden,  Baltimore.
711 W. 40th Street.
The film chronicles two summer days in the life of a young family: Lena, 17, and Joe, 20, two recent, accidental, unwed parents residing in a diverse suburban neighborhood in northeast Baltimore City.

HEAVY TRASH, THE SADIES
Featuring: JON SPENCER
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Charm City Kitty Club presents...
BROKEDYKE MOUNTAIN! (a western cabaret)

7PM. $12/$10. Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave

SONIC CIRCUITS DC
Warehouse. Washington, DC
1017-1021 Seventh Street NW
Phill Niblock : Mikroknytes : Wolf Eyes : Matterlink : Los Glissandinos : Koen Holtkamp : Queens : Scott Smallwood : Andy Hayleck : Ben Owen : BLK w/ BEAR + VJ Poppins : Lum and Abner of Morocco : Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind w/ Spaceseed : Yellow Swans : Mouthus : Kohoutek : MoHa! : Robert van Heumann : USA-USB : SKIF++ : If, Bwana : Violet : Michael Gendreau : elmapi : Northern Machine : Jeff Carey : Office-(R)6 : PHO : DB : John Wiese : Ovo : Mr. Natural : Harrius : Facemat : HZMT : Matt Weston + Tone Ghosting ...
Sonic Circuits is a celebration of audio extremes. The 4-day festival, October 5-8, at Washington DC's Warehouse arts complex features local, national and artists from around the world who are doing something unique outside of "popular" musics; sonic architects who explore and expand on the elements of music beyond melody and rhythm, leading to new territories and discoveries.

Saturday, October 7_______________________
Charm City Kitty Club presents...
BROKEDYKE MOUNTAIN! (a western cabaret)

7PM. $12/$10. Creativel Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave

THE BELTWAYS, THRILLSVILLE
10PM. The Depot. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1728 N. Charles Street

SONIC CIRCUITS DC
Warehouse. Washington, DC
1017-1021 Seventh Street NW
Phill Niblock : Mikroknytes : Wolf Eyes : Matterlink : Los Glissandinos : Koen Holtkamp : Queens : Scott Smallwood : Andy Hayleck : Ben Owen : BLK w/ BEAR + VJ Poppins : Lum and Abner of Morocco : Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind w/ Spaceseed : Yellow Swans : Mouthus : Kohoutek : MoHa! : Robert van Heumann : USA-USB : SKIF++ : If, Bwana : Violet : Michael Gendreau : elmapi : Northern Machine : Jeff Carey : Office-(R)6 : PHO : DB : John Wiese : Ovo : Mr. Natural : Harrius : Facemat : HZMT : Matt Weston + Tone Ghosting ...
Sonic Circuits is a celebration of audio extremes. The 4-day festival, October 5-8, at Washington DC's Warehouse arts complex features local, national and artists from around the world who are doing something unique outside of "popular" musics; sonic architects who explore and expand on the elements of music beyond melody and rhythm, leading to new territories and discoveries.

Sunday, October 8_______________________
SONIC CIRCUITS DC
Warehouse. Washington, DC
1017-1021 Seventh Street NW
Phill Niblock : Mikroknytes : Wolf Eyes : Matterlink : Los Glissandinos : Koen Holtkamp : Queens : Scott Smallwood : Andy Hayleck : Ben Owen : BLK w/ BEAR + VJ Poppins : Lum and Abner of Morocco : Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind w/ Spaceseed : Yellow Swans : Mouthus : Kohoutek : MoHa! : Robert van Heumann : USA-USB : SKIF++ : If, Bwana : Violet : Michael Gendreau : elmapi : Northern Machine : Jeff Carey : Office-(R)6 : PHO : DB : John Wiese : Ovo : Mr. Natural : Harrius : Facemat : HZMT : Matt Weston + Tone Ghosting ...
Sonic Circuits is a celebration of audio extremes. The 4-day festival, October 5-8, at Washington DC's Warehouse arts complex features local, national and artists from around the world who are doing something unique outside of "popular" musics; sonic architects who explore and expand on the elements of music beyond melody and rhythm, leading to new territories and discoveries.

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To see more upcoming shows, visit THE SKAG section of the Shank.

Shank Calendar 9.22 - 10.1

Friday, September 22_______________________
CDJ LI'L JEN

9-1. No cover. Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd St.

Saturday, September 23*_______________________
ELECTRIC SIX, THE BLUE VAN

9:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

THE BARN BURNERS, THE VEGAS VALENTINOS

Rudy's. New Haven, CT.
372 Elm St.

*On which your Shank Editor, Benn Ray turns 43.

Sunday, September 24_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9PM. Lakeside Lounge. New York, NY
162 Avenue B (between 10th and 11th Streets)

CAPTURE THE FLAG!
Capture your enemy's flag before they capture you- a game of speed and strategy on the streets of Baltimore!
5PM. Fells Point. Broadway & Aliceanna.
Capture The Flag is a traditional outdoor game where two teams each have a flag and the objective is to capture the other team's flag, located inside the team's territory, and bring it back to their own territory. Each territory also has a "jail" area in addition to the flag on each team's territory. If a member of one team gets tagged by a member of the second team in the second team's territory, the tagged person must sit in jail either for a pre-determined time limit, or until an untagged member "tags" them out of jail.
THE MAP
The game board is divided into two "sides" by Broadway. The east and west borders are S Bond and S Ann streets, the north and south borders are Fleet and Thames streets, respectively. Each side of Broadway belongs to a team, but Broadway itself is neutral. The "jails" will be the corner of S Ann and Fleet and Thames and S Bond. Maps and rules will be provided the day of the game.
THE TEAMS
Players will be divided into a Red Team and a Blue Team, and the players will be denoted by a red or blue armband. Teams will be chosen at random. Each team will have a Captain. Cell phones are encouraged so that team members can communicate back and forth but will not be mandatory. Running shoes are encouraged but teams can also utilize roller skates, bicycles and skateboards. Safety equipment will be the responsibility of the individual player.
PLANNING TIME
The starting point will be on Broadway, between Aliceanna and Lancaster. Each team is given ten minutes to hide their flag and develop a strategy. The flag MUST be placed on the corner of two streets (no alleys or dead end streets) and cannot be placed on private property. At the end of the ten minute period, a call will be made to the team captains and the game will begin.
TERRITORY
Players can roam freely within their territory. Once they enter enemy territory by crossing Broadway, they can be "caught" by being tagged by an opponent. If they are tagged, they must go to the enemy "jail" and wait there until a member of their team "frees" them by tagging them out of jail. Once the member is freed, both team members have safe passage back to their territory but they must go directly there.
FLAGS
Once the flag is placed, it cannot be moved. Team members can stand guard within a 20-pace circle of the flag but are not allowed to get any closer until someone from the opposing team enters that circle. Once the flag is captured, it must be brought across Broadway to the team's home territory.
WINNING
There are two ways to win: capture your opponents' flag or tag all of your opponents into jail.
Remember that this is a work in progress and I will be working out the bugs as we do this. Please remember to respect people's private property and be considerate of the people living in the neighborhood.
We will meet on Broadway between Aliceanna and Lancaster at 5PM so that we can divide up into teams. If you'd like to be a part of this but don't want to actually play, we can use referrees/volunteers. After the game, we will all descend on Friend's Pub (1634 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231) for the Capture The Flag afterparty!
For additional info, greyplanet2 at verizon dot net

Tuesday, September 26_______________________
BALTIMORE VS. TEENBEAT!
TIM KABARA, THANK YOU, JOHNNY COHEN, FLIN FLON

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Wednesday, September 27_______________________
JULIUS CAESAR
by Blackfriars Stage Company

7:30. McManus Theater. Loyola College. Baltimore.
"Readers may remember my description of  "Romeo and Juliet" at Blackfriars Theater in Staunton.  ... American Shakespeare Company's touring company comes to you. For myself, I think J Caesar has some memorable lines but the second half is not very exciting. Cyrano I think can be great if done well. Midsummer Night's Dream can be delightful and I would definitely make this my first choice." -Paul Kilduff

Thursday, September 28_______________________
ACE OF CAKES

9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by Chef Duff.

STOOP STORYTELLING: SCHOOL DAZE - STORIES ABOUT EDUCATION & MISEDUCATION
Creativel Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave Info:

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
8:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.
Why do they never play Baltimore?

CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Blackfriars Stage Company

7:30. McManus Theater. Loyola College. Baltimore.
"Readers may remember my description of  "Romeo and Juliet" at Blackfriars Theater in Staunton.  ... American Shakespeare Company's touring company comes to you. For myself, I think J Caesar has some memorable lines but the second half is not very exciting. Cyrano I think can be great if done well. Midsummer Night's Dream can be delightful and I would definitely make this my first choice." -Paul Kilduff

Friday, September 29_______________________
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Blackfriars Stage Company

7:30. McManus Theater. Loyola College. Baltimore.
"Readers may remember my description of  "Romeo and Juliet" at Blackfriars Theater in Staunton.  ... American Shakespeare Company's touring company comes to you. For myself, I think J Caesar has some memorable lines but the second half is not very exciting. Cyrano I think can be great if done well. Midsummer Night's Dream can be delightful and I would definitely make this my first choice." -Paul Kilduff

Saturday, September 30_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9PM. Bare Bones Grill & Brewery. Ellicott City, MD.
Baltimore Nat'l. Pk. & St. John's Ln.

Sunday, October 1_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4

10PM. HBO.
The new season continues...

CRAFTY BASTARDS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
10-5. Adams Morgan. Washington, DC.
An exhibition and sale of handmade and designed art & crafts from local artists in the DC Metro area presented by the Washington City Paper Classifieds.
Hurrah!!

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TONIGHT! Chunklet's Overrated Tour

***TONIGHT!!! (9/19)***
Atomic Books Presents...
The CHUNKLET OVERRATED TOUR!

Tuesday, Sept. 19. 7-9PM.
Admission $3.00
The Ottobar. Remington, Batlimore.
2549 North Howard Street

Atomic Books bring CHUNKLET and LOST & FOUND VIDEO NIGHT to town to celebrate release of the new book, Chunklet's The Overrated Book.

CHUNKLET MAGAZINE - attacker of the high-wall fortress known as pop culture - tears all precious articles of faith to shreds in THE OVERRATED BOOK!

To celebrate, Chunklet Editor Henry Owings will be hosting a screening of Lost & Found Video Night Volume 8, which features clips from Captain Beefheart, Nick, Serge Gainsbourg, Pink Floyd, Colin Powell singing, lessons in break dancing, and more. The DVD is great. And also, it's totally overrated.

HampdenFest 2006 (9/16)

HAMPDENFEST 2006! - THIS SATURDAY!
Saturday, Sept. 16
11AM - 7PM
Along 36th St. in Hampden.

HAMPDENFEST STAGE SCHEDULE!

CITYPAPER STAGE  (36th & Roland Ave)
11AM Sab Grey & The Royal Americans
12PM Hampden Hall Memorial Mural Dedication
12:15PM Satyr Hill Band
1PM Chester Stacey
2PM Squaaks
3PM Two If By Sea
4PM The Oranges Band
5PM - End of Festival HAMPDEN IDOL

PATUXENT PUBLISHING STAGE (36th & Chestnut)
11AM The Sprouts
12PM The Jennifers
1PM Vulgaria
2PM Secret Crush Society
3PM Wax & Wane
4PM Ponytail
5PM TT Tucker
6PM The Motor Morons

ATOMIC STAGE (36th & Falls Rd)
11AM Chelsea Graveyard and the Screams at Midnight
12PM Water School
1PM Baby Asprin
2PM Jason Dove & The Magic Whip
3PM Double Dagger
4PM Mean Spirits
5PM Dan Deacon
6PM Long Live Death

Plus: Brewers Art Beer, Charm City Roller Girls, Baltimore Flickr Group Exhibit, Jim Pollock, Red Emma's, Squidfire, activities for the kids, and much more!

New buisnesses/locations: 9th Life, Mud & Metal, Dogwood Cafe, Maria's, atomic Pop!, Lovely Yarns, Hanging On A Whim, maybe a bar or two, and more.

UPDATE! TONIGHT! Keyboard Man Karaoke

***TONIGHT!!! (9/8)***
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE
- CANCELLED.

And now, a special message from Keyboard Man:

As the result of the onset of a high-fever and flu like symptoms, I'm afraid I have to cancel Keyboard Man Karaoke at the Hon Bar this evening. Please accept my sincerest apologies.

I know there are still a few of you out there who would like to be in the Hampden Idol competition. Please e-mail me as soon as possible, and I'll send you a song list to choose from. We'll also be taking sign-ups all day at Hampdenfest, but the sooner you contact me, the sooner you are guaranteed a spot.

Those of you that are already in the competition, please contact me as soon as possible with your song choices, and we'll begin coordinating and making sure we have the music you would like to perform.

I feel terrible about having to do this at the last minute, but at least this way I don't wipe everyone out with flu germs on the mic.

Choose your alternative party this evening wisely! I'm truly sorry I can't be there with you.

Disappointedly,
- Keyboard Man

Shank Calendar 9.3 - 9.16

Sunday, September 3_______________________
CAPTURE THE FLAG!

4PM. Fells Point, Baltimore.
Broadway & Aliceanna.
Capture The Flag is a traditional outdoor game where two teams each have a flag and the objective is to capture the other team's flag, located inside the team's territory, and bring it back to their own territory. Each territory also has a "jail" area in addition to the flag on each team's territory. If a member of one team gets tagged by a member of the second team in the second team's territory, the tagged person must sit in jail either for a pre-determined time limit, or until an untagged member "tags" them out of jail.
THE MAP
The game board is divided into two "sides" by Broadway. The east and west borders are S Bond and S Ann streets, the north and south borders are Fleet and Thames streets, respectively. Each side of Broadway belongs to a team, but Broadway itself is neutral. The "jails" will be the corner of S Ann and Fleet and Thames and S Bond. Maps and rules will be provided the day of the game.
THE TEAMS
Players will be divided into a Red Team and a Blue Team, and the players will be denoted by a red or blue armband. Teams will be chosen at random. Each team will have a Captain. Cell phones are encouraged so that team members can communicate back and forth but will not be mandatory. Running shoes are encouraged but teams can also utilize roller skates, bicycles and skateboards. Safety equipment will be the responsibility of the individual player.
PLANNING TIME
The starting point will be on Broadway, between Aliceanna and Lancaster. Each team is given ten minutes to hide their flag and develop a strategy. The flag MUST be placed on the corner of two streets (no alleys or dead end streets) and cannot be placed on private property. At the end of the ten minute period, a call will be made to the team captains and the game will begin.
TERRITORY
Players can roam freely within their territory. Once they enter enemy territory by crossing Broadway, they can be "caught" by being tagged by an opponent. If they are tagged, they must go to the enemy "jail" and wait there until a member of their team "frees" them by tagging them out of jail. Once the member is freed, both team members have safe passage back to their territory but they must go directly there.
FLAGS
Once the flag is placed, it cannot be moved. Team members can stand guard within a 20-pace circle of the flag but are not allowed to get any closer until someone from the opposing team enters that circle. Once the flag is captured, it must be brought across Broadway to the team's home territory.
WINNING
There are two ways to win: capture your opponents' flag or tag all of your opponents into jail.
Remember that this is a work in progress and I will be working out the bugs as we do this. Please remember to respect people's private property and be considerate of the people living in the neighborhood.
We will meet on Broadway between Aliceanna and Lancaster at 4PM so that we can divide up into teams. If you'd like to be a part of this but don't want to actually play, we can use referrees/volunteers. After the game, we will all descend on Friend's Pub (1634 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231) for the Capture The Flag afterparty!
For additional info, call Joe (443)540-7227

Wednesday, September 6_______________________
RADIO BIRDMAN

8:30. $20. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Thursday, September 7_______________________
PALE STARS, SELDON PLAN, E JOSEPH & DOCTOR

7PM. The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD.
York Rd.

ACE OF CAKES
9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by chef Duff.

Friday, September 8_______________________
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE

Hampden Idol Preliminaries Last Chance, and general karaoke fun.
10PM. The Hon Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.

Saturday, September 9_______________________
TWO IF BY SEA CD Release Party

With: THE ORANGES BAND, THE WHIGS
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE BARN BURNERS
10PM. The Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames St., Fells Point

Sunday, September 10_______________________
THE WIRE - Season 4

10PM. HBO.
The new season of THE WIRE premieres.

Wednesday, September 13_______________________
DOUBLE DAGGER, THE MATHEMATICIANS, KIM++

All Ages. 8PM. Current Gallery. Downtown, Baltimore.
30 S. Calvert St.
 
BAND OF HORSES, CHAD VANGAALEN
8:30. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Thursday, September 14_______________________
HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL
The Theatre Project. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
45 W. Preston St.

ACE OF CAKES
9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by chef Duff.

ROGUE WAVE, JASON COLLETT
8:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

THE BARN BURNERS
4:30. Bethesda Metro Center. Bethesda, MD

Friday, September 15_______________________
HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL
The Theatre Project. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
45 W. Preston St.

Saturday, September 16_______________________
HAMPDENFEST
Featuring: THE ORANGES BAND, TWO IF BY SEA, DOUBLE DAGGER, WATER SCHOOL, SQUAAKS, JASON DOVE, BABY ASPIRIN, LONG LIVE DEATH, WAX & WANE, DAN DEACON, PONYTAIL, CHESTER STACEY, SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, MEAN SPIRITS, THE JENNIFERS, THE SPROUTS, SAB GREY & THE ROYAL AMERICANS, SATYR HILL BAND, VULGARIA, TT TUCKER
and more!
Plus: HAMPDEN IDOL hosted by KEYBOARD MAN!
Also, new stores open now or opening by then: atomic POP! (new art/toy store), 9th Life (fresh from Fells Point), Lovelyarns (knitters?), Dogwood Cafe (delicious sandwiches & healthy smoothies), Maria's (bag o' burgers), Rocket To Venus (new bar), Mud & Metal (new location), Hanging On A Whim (new location), and more!
11AM-7PM. Hampden. W. 36th St.

atomic POP! OPENS!
3620 Falls Rd. Hampden, Baltimore.
Open by 9/16. (We'll have a grand opening party sometime in October)

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL
The Theatre Project. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
45 W. Preston St.

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TONIGHT! The MobTown Reading Club

***TONIGHT 8/30***
MOBTOWN READING CLUB

7PM. Frazier's. Hampden, Baltimore.

Read Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan, and come have some drinks and chat about it.

September - Our Cancer Year
October - Cinderalla
November - Ghost World
December - Black Hole

Buy these titles at Atomic Books during their corresponding Reading Club month and get 15% off.

Shank Calendar 8.25 - 9.2

Friday, August 25_______________________
HAMPEN IDOL PRELIMINARIES

Hosted by Keyboard Man
9PM. Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.

400 W. 23rd St.

Keybooard Man says, "Let's celebrate the end of summer together. Let's celebrate the coming of fall with Hampden Idol -- which you can try out for. Let's celebrate our love. "

How Awesome Was Hampden Idol Last Year?


EL PATAPSCO

CD Release Party
8PM. $5. Polish Home Club. Fells Point, Baltimore.
512 S. Broadway. Between Eastern & Fleet Sts.
Price includes admission & a free CD.


MAZELTOV COCKTAILS, THRUSHES

9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

POETRY READING
8PM. Load Of Fun Gallery. Baltimore.
LOAD OF FUN GALLERY
120 W. North Avenue

Saturday, August 26_______________________
HEIGHT, DAN DEACON

9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
   
Monday,  August 28_______________________
DINOSAUR JR.
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.
 
Tuesday,  August 29_______________________
MOVIE: PING PONG
7:30. $5. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road, on the third floor. The bar will be open.
(dir: Fumihiko Sori) showing The Pasquinade's "Million Dollar Mermaid" beforehand.
The film traces the growth and friendship of 2 very different high school ping pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash, arrogant player, determined to turn "pro". He taught his quiet, nerdy childhood friend, "Smile" Tsukimoto. "Smile" frustrates his coach and rivals who recognize his talent for the game since it is just a game to him. To teach him, his high school coach learns that coaching is more than just training the students to be good ping pong players. Ironically, as "Smile" begins to develop his game, "Peco" undergoes a severe crisis after his defeat by rival players. "Peco" is unable to play well until he rediscovers the original reasons why he plays ping pong.
   
Wednesday, August 30_______________________
MOBTOWN READING CLUB
7PM. Frazier's On The Ave.
Hampden, Baltimore.
Read Jimmy Corrigan. Have some drinks and talk about just how smart "The Smartest Boy on Earth" really is.
Our book for September is Harvey Pekar's Our Cancer Year.
 
Thursday, August 31_______________________
THE PAINTINGS OF MIA KLIMCHAK
Closing Night Reception

8PM. The Magnificent. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1615 Shakespeare Street
Unable to make it to Mia Klimchak's opening reception? Here's a second chance.
 
ACE OF CAKES
9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by chef Duff.
 
Saturday, September 2_______________________
UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF-ROCK SHINDIG
Featuing EL PATAPSCO, THE CHASERS, THE COFFIN DRAGGERS, THE ACOUSTIC SURFTONES

10PM. Otto's Shrunken Head. East Village, NY.

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Shank Calender 8.19 - 8.27

Saturday, August 19_______________________
PUNK ROCK MATINEE COOKOUT:
DOUBLE DAGGER, HUNCHBACK, SALAD

$5. 2:30PM. Charm City Art Space. Baltimore.
1729 N Maryland Ave. WARNING: All Ages.
Free veggie burgers and popsicles with paid admission to the show.

WZT HEARTS, THEY SHOOT HORSES, MATERIALS, HUMAN HOST, LIMA
9:30PM. Wham City. Baltimore.
1511 Guilford Ave. 4th fl.
Materials (Nolen, Bruce, and Kim from Human Host/Kim++) are breaking up, and this is going to be their last show ever.

Sunday,  August 20_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS - PLAYOFFS!

5PM. $12. PuttyHill Skateland. PuttyHill.
8025 Belair Rd.

THE TRACHTENBURG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS, THE AWKWARD SOUNDS OF SCOTT & SKIZZ
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Monday, August 21_______________________
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A Requiem in Four Acts - Acts I&II

9PM. HBO.
A year after Hurricane Katrina, director Spike Lee presents a four-hour chronicle recounting, through words and images, one of our country's most profound natural disasters.

NO RESERVATIONS: ANTHONY BOURDAIN IN BEIRUT

10PM. The Travel Channel
In July 2006, Anthony Bourdain and his crew traveled to Lebanon to film an episode of No Reservations. They discovered a beautiful country filled with proud, generous people and delicious food. However, within 24 hours of arrival they suddenly found themselves stuck in the middle of an intense, uncertain, and violent conflict. From their initial glimpse, to the destruction that followed, Anthony Bourdain in Beirut is the story of what Anthony and his crew saw and experienced during their nine days in the country.

Tuesday, August 22_______________________
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A Requiem in Four Acts - Acts III&IV
9PM. HBO.
A year after Hurricane Katrina, director Spike Lee presents a four-hour chronicle recounting, through words and images, one of our country's most profound natural disasters.

Wednesday, August 23_______________________
BABY ASPIRIN, CHANNING COPE

9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Thursday, August 24_______________________
PONYTAIL, EATS TAPES

9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Friday, August 25_______________________
EL PATAPSCO

CD Release Party
8PM. $5. Polish Home Club. Fells Point, Baltimore.
512 S. Broadway. Between Eastern & Fleet Sts.
Price includes admission & a free CD.

MAZELTOV COCKTAILS, THRUSHES
9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

POETRY READING
8PM. Load Of Fun Gallery. Baltimore.
LOAD OF FUN GALLERY
120 W. North Avenue

Saturday, August 26_______________________
HEIGHT, DAN DEACON

9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

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TONIGHT! Wholphin Viewing Party

***TONIGHT!!! (8/17)***
WHOLPHIN 2 VIEWING PARTY
PONKUTSU PARK DVD RELEASE PARTY

Thursday, August 17. 8PM.
atomic POP. 3620 Falls Rd.
Hampden, Baltimore.
Free. Pizza & refreshments.
For more info call Atomic Books: 410.662.4444

Come watch selections of McSweeney's Wholphin 2 with us. Then, a screening of Josh Slates' last film, Ponkutsu Park to celebrate it's release on DVD! McSweeney's is sending us pizza.

Plus short films from Skizz Cyzyk and other DVD goodness.

Shank Calendar 8.11 - 8.20

Friday, August 11_______________________
JASON DOVE AND THE MAGIC WHIP, DAVE HEUMANN

9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

TELL-A-VISION
Current Gallery. Baltimore.
30 S. Calvert St.
Featured Artists: Marc Alain, Adeye Deresse, Chelsea Harris, John Kudos, Andrew Liang, Kien Nguyen, Gabriel Ries, Jonathan Watkins, and Anastasia Wong
A show about the storytelling that occurs within an artist's work and the unique narrations received by various individuals. Curated by Splotch, a submission-based online publication featuring artists' work in various mediums that examine popular themes in our culture.  www.splotches.org
Opening Reception August 11, 6:30-9:00pm
Show runs through September 1

HORRORFIND
Baltimore, MD

MAULED BY TIGERS FEST
Featuring: DOUBLE DAGGER, DAN DEACON, VIDEOHIPPOS, THE DEATHSET, KILLER WHALES, ASSACRE, PINK RAZORS

5PM. The Shape Shoppe. Chicago, IL.
23rd & Michigan

Saturday, August 12_______________________
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER FESTIVAL

7553 Wigley Ave, Jessup, MD 20794
Cost: $15 suggested donation
Noon - Richard Broadbend
1PM - Thrillsville
2PM - Christina Van Norman
3PM - The Beltways
4PM - Sarah Pinsker and Stalking Horses
5PM - Leaving TX
6PM - Georgie Jessup & Big Love, and maybe more!
A cookout will be provided (plus tip) BUT PLEASE RSVP to georgie@georgiejessup.com or call 410-799-3755, thanks!

HORRORFIND
Baltimore, MD

Sunday,  August 13_______________________
HORRORFIND

Baltimore, MD

DOUBLE DAGGER, DAN DEACON, VIDEOHIPPOS, THE DEATHSET, PAPERHOUSE
The Legion of Doom. Columbis, OH
1579 Indianola Ave.

Tuesday,  August 15_______________________
MOVIE: VIRIDIANA

7:30. $5. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road, on the third floor. The bar will be open.
(dir: Luis Bunuel) showing "Un Chien Andalou" beforehand.
"Forty years on and `Viridiana' is one of the very few, almost unique, examples of classical Spanish cinema to have survived the turmoil of the latter half of the last century."  -Some guy on IMDB

X, ROLLINS BAND, RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS
$25. 930 Club. Washington DC.
815 V. ST NW

Wednesday, August 16_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St., Fells Point

Thursday, August 17_______________________
Atomic Books Presents...
WHOLPHIN VIEWING &
PONKUTSU PARK DVD RELEASE PARTY!

Special Guest Star: Skizz Cyzk
9PM. Atomic Pop. Hampden, Baltimore.
3620 Falls Rd.
McSweeney's will be sending free pizza. We'll be providing beer.

ACE OF CAKES - Premiere
9:30PM. Food Network.
Reality show based on Remington's Charm City Cakes, headed up by chef Duff.

Friday, August 18_______________________
ZOMBIE PROM
9PM. Gardel's. Baltimore.
 
Saturday, August 19_______________________
WZT HEARTS, THEY SHOOT HORSES, MATERIALS, HUMAN HOST, LIMA

10PM. Wham City. Baltimore.
Materials (Nolen, Bruce, and Kim from Human Host/Kim++) are breaking up, and this is going to be their last show ever.

Sunday, August 20_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS - PLAYOFFS!
5PM. $12. PuttyHill Skateland. PuttyHill.
8025 Belair Rd.

THE TRACHTENBURG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS, THE AWKWARD SOUNDS OF SCOTT & SKIZZ
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

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Shank Calendar 8.4 - 8.13

Friday, August 4_______________________
HAMPDEN IDOL: THE DEUCE! PRELIMINARIES

Featuring: KEYBOARD MAN!
9PM. Molly's Public House. Remington.
400 W. 23rd. St.

OTAKON
Baltimore Convention Center. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

THE DETROIT COBRAS, FISHNET STALKERS
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE BARN BURNERS
10PM. The Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames St., Fells Point

THE SPROUTS, ROSCOE SAMFORD EXPERIENCE
$3. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
CD Release party.

Saturday, August 5_______________________
OTAKON
Baltimore Convention Center. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

MIA KLIMCHAK OPENING
7PM. The Magnificent. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1615 Shakespeare Street

THE NEW HEATHENS, JUNE STAR
10PM. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover Street

THE GERMS, DEEP SLEEP
9:30. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

ALKEM BENEFIT: GREG OSBY, DCIC, JOE LALLY
8PM. $12. Warehouse Theater. Washington, DC
1021 7th St NW

Sunday,  August 6_______________________
OTAKON
Baltimore Convention Center. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

THE PRETENDERS
$45. 930 Club. Washington DC.
815 V. ST NW

Monday,  August 7_______________________
HOTT BEAT, PAPER RAD, FOOD FOR ANIMALS

8:30. $7. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC
1017 7th St NW.

Tuesday,  August 8_______________________
MOVIE: R.O.T.O.R

7:30. $5. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road, on the third floor. The bar will be open.
(dir: Cullen Blaine) showing R.Kelly's "Trapped In the Closet 1-12" [with Commentary option turned on] beforehand.
Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

Friday, August 11_______________________
JASON DOVE AND THE MAGIC WHIP, DAVE HEUMANN

9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

HORRORFIND
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, August 12_______________________
HORRORFIND
Baltimore, MD

Sunday, August 13_______________________
HORRORFIND
Baltimore, MD

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TONIGHT!! Hampden Idol Prelims!

HAMPDEN IDOL - THE DEUCE!!
Preliminaries Tonight!

Hosted by Keyboard Man.

Hampden Idol is on fire! This Friday at the Hampden Idol: The Deuce! preliminary competition, photographers from local press* will be there to capture the action! Will you please bring some action? Or at least throw some in the back seat of your car in case we need some?
 
If the glove isn't neat, you can't compete! I believe Paul Stanley put it best when he said "I WANT YOU! (I want yoooouuu!)" Also when he advised me to lick it up.
 
Friday (Tonight) August 4
Hampden Idol: The Deuce! Preliminary Competion Part Deux!
9PM. Molly's Public House. Remington.
400 W. 23rd. St.
 
Hampden Idol: The Deuce!
September 16
Hampdenfest
 
*Could be the Sun, City Paper, G Magazine, Messenger, Examiner, Pennysaver...does it really matter?

Shank Calendar 7.29 - 8.6

Saturday, July 29_______________________
HAMPDEN'S BIG SIDEWALK SALE
The Ave. W. 36th St. Hampden, Baltimore.

TWO IF BY SEA, PAYOLA RESERVE

9:30. $8. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES
5PM & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available here.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet

THE BELTWAYS
8PM. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road (on the third Floor)

Sunday, July 30_______________________
FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES

5PM & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available here.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet

ANDREW GRIMM
CD release of "Palace To Palace"
6PM. Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames Street Baltimore

Monday, July 31_______________________
THE ORANGES BAND, THE MARKED MEN, SICK SICK BIRDS, MEAN SPIRITS
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Tuesday, August 1_______________________
MOVIE: LETHAL FORCE
7:30. $5. Hamilton Arts Collective. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road, on the third floor. The bar will be open.
(dir: Alvin Ecarma) showing SillyCon's 100 Hamburgers beforehand.
After his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped, a gangster is forced to betray his best friend who is also a deadly killer, in this raucous, off-the-wall satire that is to action films what Scream (1996) is to horror movies.

Wednesday, August 2_______________________
TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS

9PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Thursday, August 3_______________________
MONOTONIX, SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, THEE LEXINGTON ARROWS

8PM. $7. Sidebar. Downtown, Baltimore.

DIRTY MARMADUKE FLUTE SQUAD, NEWAGE HILLBILLY
9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Friday, August 4_______________________
HAMPDEN IDOL: THE DEUCE! PRELIMINARIES

Featuring: KEYBOARD MAN!
9PM. Molly's Public House. Remington.
400 W. 23rd. St.

OTAKON
Baltimore COnvention Center. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

THE DETROIT COBRAS, FISHNET STALKERS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE BARN BURNERS
10PM. The Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames St., Fells Point

Saturday, August 5_______________________
OTAKON

Baltimore Convention Center. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

THE NEW HEATHENS, JUNE STAR
10PM. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover Street

THE GERMS, DEEP SLEEP
9:30. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Sunday, August 6_______________________
OTAKON
Baltimore Convention Center. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

THE PRETENDERS
$45. 930 Club. Washington DC.
815 V. ST NW

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TONIGHT! The MobTown Reading Club

***TONIGHT 7/26***
MOBTOWN READING CLUB

7PM. Frazier's. Hampden, Baltimore.

Read Julie Doucet's My New York Diary, and come have some drinks and chat about it.

August - Jimmy Corrigan
September - Our Cancer Year
October - Cinderalla
November - Ghost World
December - Black Hole

Buy these titles at Atomic Books during their corresponding Reading Club month and get 15% off.

9th Life Moving Sale!

9TH LIFE MOVING SALE
Currently located on Broadway, in Fells Point. 9th Life will be reopening on the Avenue in Hampden on August 15 at 859 W. 36th St. (above Millbrook Antiques).

Until then, there's 15% off sale on all vintage and new*!

*excluding consignment or designs by local artists

Shank Calendar 7.15 - 7.30

Saturday, July 22_______________________
MOVIE: MR. BOH'S BREWERY
4:30PM. The Senator Theatre. Baltimore.

A documentary about Baltimore's legendary National Brewery by filmmakers Alex Castro, Harry Connelly and Lyle Hein - along with other Boh-related events and memorabilia ("Breweriana"?). Free BOH!
5904 York Rd.
 
WHARTSCAPE: Wham City's Answer to Artscape
Featuring: DAN DEACON, BIG A LITTLE A, MATT & KIM, ECSTATIC SUNSHINE, SYNT.TOFS, JIMMY ROCHE, HUMAN HOST, LIZZ KING, NARWHALZ, MR. MOCCASIN, KHOUTEK

5PM. Wham City. 1511 Guilford Ave. 4th Floor. Baltimore.
 
FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES
5PM. $20 (Beer & Hotdog Benefit) & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
 
ARTSCAPE
Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Be sure to note the art to scape ratio!
We here ad Baltimore's Most-Embattled Alt-Weekly know that reporting is hard. We also know that calendaring is harder.
 
Sunday, July 23_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS - PLAYOFFS
5PM. $12. PuttyHill Skateland. PuttyHill.
8025 Belair Rd.
TIX now available at Atomic Books!
FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES
5PM & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
 
ARTSCAPE
Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Be sure to note the art to scape ratio!
We here ad Baltimore's Most-Embattled Alt-Weekly know that reporting is hard. We also know that calendaring is harder.
 
Monday, July 24_______________________
PEACHES, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD.
512 York Rd.
 
Tuesday, July 25_______________________
DANIELSON
8PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.
 
ONE HELL OF A FASHION SHOW
8PM. $10. Gardels (Inferno A-Go-Go). Baltimore.
Art, fashion, burlesque, music.
 
Thursday, July 27_______________________
J-RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS, PRIVATE ELEANOR
9:30. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
 
Saturday, July 29_______________________
TWO IF BY SEA, PAYOLA RESERVE
9:30. $8. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
 
FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES
5PM & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet

Sunday, July 30_______________________
FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES

5PM & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
 
ANDREW GRIMM
CD release of "Palace To Palace"
6PM. Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames Street Baltimore

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Shank Calendar 7.15 - 7.23

Saturday, July 15_______________________
DEAN & JULIA'S YARD SALE

9AM. Raspeburg, Belgravia, Baltimore
6115 Ridgeview Avenue
The yard sale will begin at 9 AM, and will continue until 1 PM. We will be grilling hot dogs and not dogs, and we will have delicious summer beverages. We hope you will join us, and will buy lots of great stuff.

MISSION OF BURMA, ANTELOPE
9:30PM/$15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

THE BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD
919 Ellsworth Dr.

FRANCISCO LOPEZ, VIOLET
9:30. $10. Warehouse Black Box Theatre. Washington, DC
1019 7th Street NW

Sunday, July 16_______________________
THE STALKING HORSES, LEFT HAND OUT, 10 MILE DRIFT, DOUG MURPHY & THE OTHERS

6PM. $5. The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD

VETIVER, BENJY FERREE, BLOOD FEATHERS
8:30PM. $10. Warehouse Next Door. Washingtion, DC
1017 7th st.

Wednesday, July 19_______________________
BARN BURNERS

9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

Friday, July 21_______________________
WHARTSCAPE: Wham City's Answer to Artscape
Featuring: CEX, JAPANTHER, LUCKY DRAGONS, VIDEO HIPPOS, THE DEATHSET, BLOOD BABY , DOUBLE DAGGER, BUTT STOMACH, SAND CATS, PROG DOGS

8PM. Wham City. 1511 Guilford Ave. 4th Floor. Baltimore.

ARTSCAPE
Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Be sure to note the art to scape ratio!

Saturday, July 22_______________________
WHARTSCAPE: Wham City's Answer to Artscape
Featuring: DAN DEACON, BIG A LITTLE A, MATT & KIM, ECSTATIC SUNSHINE, SYNT.TOFS, JIMMY ROCHE, HUMAN HOST, LIZZ KING, NARWHALZ, MR. MOCCASIN, KHOUTEK

5PM. Wham City. 1511 Guilford Ave. 4th Floor. Baltimore.

FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES
5PM. $20 (Beer & Hotdog Benefit) & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available here.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet

ARTSCAPE
Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Be sure to note the art to scape ratio!

Sunday, July 23_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS - PLAYOFFS
5PM. $12. PuttyHill Skateland. PuttyHill.
8025 Belair Rd.
TIX now available at Atomic Books!

FLUID MOVEMENT: IT'S A WONDERFUL SPECIES
5PM & 7PM. $7. Riverside Park Pool. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet
1800 Covington Street. Tickets are available here.
Fluid Movement Takes on Evolution in Intelligently Designed Water Ballet

ARTSCAPE
Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Be sure to note the art to scape ratio!

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Reptilian Records Clearance Sale

REPTILIAN RECORDS CLEARANCE SALE
Baltimore's legendary punk rock record shop, Reptilian Records (403 S. Broadway) says goodbye to Fells Point with a clearance sale that will go on until July 16, which is the last day they will officially be open.

That is, until they reopen on August 26 at 2545 N. Howard St. in Remington, next door to the Ottobar.

Shank Calendar 7.8 - 7.16

Saturday, July 8_______________________
HAMPDEN COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT PUBLIC DIG DAY
10AM - 2PM. Stone Hill. 732 Pacific St.
For more info.

THE PALACE OF WONDERS - GRAND OPENING
Featuring: TODD ROBBINS, CHRIS MCDANIEL, CHARON HENNING

7PM. $15. The Palace Of Wonders. Washington, DC
1210 H. St. NE.
The Palace also features THE SHOCKED & AMAZED COLLECTION OF ODDITIES from around the globe. The world's only unicorn, Devil Man, the Samoan Sea Wurm, Fivey - The 5-legged Dog, Joseph Merrick and 1001 more attractions.

Sunday, July 9_______________________
PUFFY AMIYUMI

6PM. $25. 930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V. St. NW.

Friday, July 14_______________________
HAMPDEN IDOL: THE DEUCE! PRELIMINARIES
Featuring: KEYBOARD MAN!

9PM. Molly's Public House. Remington.
400 W. 23rd. St.
Keyboard Man's magical karaoke returns to Molly's as we hold preliminaries for HampdenFest's Hampden Idol Contest.
Come by and sing us a ditty, even if you don't want to be in Hampden Idol.

DEAN & JULIA'S YARD SALE
9AM. Raspeburg, Belgravia, Baltimore
6115 Ridgeview Avenue
The yard sale will begin at 9 AM, and will continue until 1 PM. We will be grilling hot dogs and not dogs, and we will have delicious summer beverages. We hope you will join us, and will buy lots of great stuff.

Saturday, July 15_______________________
MISSION OF BURMA, ANTELOPE

9:30PM/$15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

THE BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD
919 Ellsworth Dr.

Sunday, July 16_______________________
THE STALKING HORSES, LEFT HAND OUT, 10 MILE DRIFT, DOUG MURPHY & THE OTHERS

6PM. $5. The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD

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Shank Calendar 6.30 - 7.9

Friday, June 30_______________________
THE SHONDES, THE DEGENERETTES, ODD BONES, NIGHT WOUNDS, COOL GUYS HOT GIRLS
The Talking Head. Downtown.

TELEVISION HILL, AVETT BROTHERS
8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Cross St.

CITYPAPER & OTTOBAR'S '80S PROM
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

KARMELLA'S GAME
8PM. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

FIERY FURNACES
$15. 930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V. St. NW.

2006 MID-ATLANTIC RADICAL BOOKFAIR

Centerstage. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
700 N. Calvert St.

Saturday, July 1_______________________
BURLESQUE-A-PADES!

Featuring: WORLD FAMOUS PONTANI SISTERS, TRIXIE LITTLE & EVIL HATE MONKEY, CORN MO, KITTEN DE VILLE, MISS SATURN, TYLER FYRE
9PM. <http://www.theottobar.com/>The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

AMERICAN BEAUTIES FASHION SHOW
$8/$10. Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Highlandtown, MD.
3134 Eastern Ave.
A star spangled fashion cabaretharp duet, fashion, cabaret, musical performances, 8mm porn

BARN BURNERS
10PM. The Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames St.

2006 MID-ATLANTIC RADICAL BOOKFAIR
Centerstage. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
700 N. Calvert St.

Sunday, July 2_______________________
2006 MID-ATLANTIC RADICAL BOOKFAIR
Centerstage. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
700 N. Calvert St.

CAPTURE THE FLAG! CHARLES VILLAGE
4PM. Wyman Park. Chillage (Charles Village), Baltimore.
For more info, email Joe.
Capture The Flag is a traditional outdoor game where two teams each have a flag and the objective is to capture the other team's flag, located inside the team's territory, and bring it back to their own territory. Each territory also has a "jail" area in addition to the flag on each team's territory. If a member of one team gets tagged by a member of the second team in the second team's territory, the tagged person must sit in jail either for a pre-determined time limit, or until an untagged member "tags" them out of jail.
THE MAP
The game board (see Mapquest link below) is divided into two "sides" by 31st Street. The east and west borders are Charles Street and Calvert Street, The north and south borders are 33rd and 29th. Each side of 31st belongs to a team (eight square blocks), but 31st Street itself is neutral. The "jails" will be the corner of 32nd and St. Paul (CC's Carryout) and 30th and St. Paul (streetlight next to 3002 St. Paul). Maps and rules will be provided the day of the game.
THE TEAMS
Players will be divided into a Red Team and a Blue Team, and the players will be denoted by a red or blue armband. Teams will be chosen at random. Each team will have a Captain. Cell phones are encouraged so that team members can communicate back and forth but will not be mandatory.
PLANNING TIME
The starting point will be the corner of 31st and N. Charles (near Xando). Each team is given ten minutes to hide their flag and develop a strategy. The flag MUST be placed on the corner of two streets (no alleys or dead end streets) and cannot be placed on private property. At the end of the ten minute period, a call will be made to the team captains and the game will begin.
TERRITORY
Players can roam freely within their territory. Once they enter enemy territory by crossing 31st Street, they can be "caught" by being tagged by an opponent. If they are tagged, they must go to the enemy "jail" and wait there until a member of their team "frees" them by tagging them out of jail. Once the member is freed, both team members have safe passage back to their territory but they must go directly there.
FLAGS
Once the flag is placed, it cannot be moved. Team members can stand guard within a 20-pace circle of the flag but are not allowed to get any closer until someone from the opposing team enters that circle. Once the flag is captured, it must be brought across 31st Street to the team's home territory.
WINNING
There are two ways to win: capture your opponents' flag or tag all of your opponents into jail.
Remember that this is a work in progress and I will be working out the bugs as we do this. If I get enough of a turnout, we may make this a regular thing. Please remember to respect people's private property and be considerate of the people living in the neighborhood.
We will meet at the swingsets in Wyman Park (near N. Charles and 29th) at 4PM so that we can divide up into teams. If you'd like to be a part of this but don't want to actually play, we can use referrees/volunteers. After the game, we will all descend on Charles Village Pub (3107 St. Paul St, Baltimore MD 21218) for the Capture The Flag afterparty!
MAP.

Friday, July 7_______________________
NEIL HAMBURGER, GARAGE SALE

7PM. The Ottobar (Upstairs). Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

CAMM Presents: FILMS BY MARK STANSBERRY
8PM. $7/$5. Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Highlandtown, MD.
3134 Eastern Ave.

THE BARN BURNERS, LEAVING TX
Full Moon Saloon. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Aliceanna St.

THE PALACE OF WONDERS - GRAND OPENING
Featuring: TRIXIE LITTLE & THE EVIL HATE MONKEY, TODD ROBBINS, CHRIS MCDANIEL, CHARON HENNING

7PM. $15. The Palace Of Wonders. Washington, DC
1210 H. St. NE.
The Palace also features THE SHOCKED & AMAZED COLLECTION OF ODDITIES from around the globe. The world's only unicorn, Devil Man, the Samoan Sea Wurm, Fivey - The 5-legged Dog, Joseph Merrick and 1001 more attractions.

Saturday, July 8_______________________
THE PALACE OF WONDERS - GRAND OPENING
Featuring: TRIXIE LITTLE & THE EVIL HATE MONKEY, TODD ROBBINS, CHRIS MCDANIEL, CHARON HENNING

7PM. $15. The Palace Of Wonders. Washington, DC
1210 H. St. NE.
The Palace also features THE SHOCKED & AMAZED COLLECTION OF ODDITIES from around the globe. The world's only unicorn, Devil Man, the Samoan Sea Wurm, Fivey - The 5-legged Dog, Joseph Merrick and 1001 more attractions.

Sunday, July 9_______________________
PUFFY AMIYUMI

6PM. $25. 930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V. St. NW.

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Shank Calendar 6.23 - 7.2

Friday, June 23_______________________
THE STALKING HORSES, RED THIS EVER, STEREOGRAPH

9PM. $6. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.
 

ZODIAC MOUNTAIN, RELIGIOUS KNIVES, CHRIS GRIER, INSECT FACTORY, RIVERS IN FIELDS
8PM. $8. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC
 
Saturday, June 24_______________________
GARAGE SALE
9PM. The HON Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Hey Folks,
Come on down to the Hon Bar next Saturday night for the raw, reverb drenched surf-garage "GO!" sound of Garage Sale. Summer's here and the time is right for watching Dave Cawley attempt to dance on a table while playing his bass. Show starts around 9:00-9:30. For those of you not "hep", the Hon is located at the corner of 36th and Roland in downtown Hampden, USA.  Oh and It's FREE, so whatya got to lose??   
 
TALL GRASS, PRESOT MAGENTI, HOMEBODY
9PM. $5. Current Gallery. Baltimore.
30 N. Calvert St.
 
Sunday, June 25___________________________
LIARS, APES, CELEBRATION
8PM. Sonar (Club Stage). Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.
 
PALE STARS, JACKIE GREENE
Recher Theatre. Towson, MD.
 
DRAGONS 1976, ANDREW LAFKAS & BRIAN EUBANKS, NEW AMERICAN WING
8PM. $5. 611 Florida Ave NW. Washington DC
BYOB!
 
Monday, June 26___________________________
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
8:30/$20. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Tuesday, June 27 ___________________________
WE ARE SCIENTISTS, THE DOUBLE, AU REVOIR SIMONE
8:30PM/$12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

SELECTIONS FROM MICROCINEFEST

8PM. $2. Dr. Dremo's Taphouse. Arlington, VA.
2001 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, Va. Showtime at 8pm. 
The Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents a scitillating psychotronic smorgasbord of Phantastic Phun! This week showcasing audience favorites from recent years at MicroCineFest, Baltimore's underground film festival, celebrating low-budget, off-beat, psychotronic media. Hosted by festival director Skizz Cyzyk. Plus some more unexpected surprises! On the mini-big screen.

Wednesday, June 28 ___________________________
MOBTOWN READING CLUB
7PM. Frazier's. Hampden, Baltimore.
Read Buddy Does Seattle, and come have some drinks and chat about it.

JELLO BIAFRA

8:30/$12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

THE FUTUREHEADS, FRENCH KICKS
$15. 930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V. St. NW.

Thursday, June 29_______________________
JELLO BIAFRA
8PM. Sonar (Mainstage). Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

BIRDMONSTER, THE TALK
8PM. Sonar (Club Stage). Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.
 
PALE STARS, JARFLYS
8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Cross St.

2006 MID-ATLANTIC RADICAL BOOKFAIR
Centerstage. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
700 N. Calvert St. 

Friday, June 30_______________________
THE SHONDES, THE DEGENERETTES, ODD BONES, NIGHT WOUNDS, COOL GUYS HOT GIRLS
The Talking Head. Downtown.
 
TELEVISION HILL, AVETT BROTHERS
8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Cross St. 

CITYPAPER & OTTOBAR'S '80S PROM
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

KARMELLA'S GAME
8PM. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

FIERY FURNACES
$15. 930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V. St. NW.

2006 MID-ATLANTIC RADICAL BOOKFAIR
Centerstage. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
700 N. Calvert St.

Saturday, July 1_______________________
BURLESQUE-A-PADES!
Featuring: WORLD FAMOUS PONTANI SISTERS, TRIXIE LITTLE & EVIL HATE MONKEY, CORN MO, KITTEN DE VILLE, MISS SATURN, TYLER FYRE

9PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

BARN BURNERS
10PM. The Waterfront Hotel. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Thames St.

2006 MID-ATLANTIC RADICAL BOOKFAIR
Centerstage. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
700 N. Calvert St.
 
Sunday, July 2_______________________
2006 MID-ATLANTIC RADICAL BOOKFAIR
Centerstage. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
700 N. Calvert St

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Shank Calendar 6.17 - 6.25

Saturday, June 17_______________________
BARN BURNERS, LEAVING, TX

9:30PM. Fire Station 8. Gaithersburg, MD.
317 E. Diamond Ave.

TILLY AND THE WALL/DAVID DONDERO
9:30PM/$12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

BLACK CHERRY PUPPET THEATER
8PM. themaginficent. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1615 Shakespeare St.

Sunday, June 18___________________________
RHETT MILLER & THE BELIEVERS

Rams Head Live. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
20 Market Place.

WILL SODERBERG, ROXANNE JEAN POLISE, ADAM MOKAN, JOHN DIKEMAN/SCOTT VERRASTRO DUO, TONE GHOSTING
8:30PM. $7. The Red And The Black. Washington, DC
1212 H St NE WDC.

Monday, June 19___________________________
ALO, JUNE STAR

8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
10 East Cross St.

Tuesday, June 20 ___________________________
DUCKY DOOLITTLE

CANCELLED.

Wednesday, June 21 ___________________________
BARN BURNERS

9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

Friday, June 23_______________________
THE STALKING HORSES, RED THIS EVER

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Saturday, June 24_______________________
GARAGE SALE

9PM. The HON Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Hey Folks,
Come on down to the Hon Bar next Saturday night for the raw, reverb drenched surf-garage "GO!" sound of Garage Sale. Summer's here and the time is right for watching Dave Cawley attempt to dance on a table while playing his bass. Show starts around 9:00-9:30. For those of you not "hep", the Hon is located at the corner of 36th and Roland in downtown Hampden, USA.  Oh and It's FREE, so whatya got to lose?? 

Sunday, June 25_______________________
LIARS, APES, CELEBRATION

8PM. Sonar (Club Stage). Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

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TONIGHT! Ponkutsu Park

***TONIGHT!***
Friday, June 16

PONKUTSU PARK/FADING STAR

11:30PM. The Charles Theatre. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.
Free Admission. Free Beer!

“Rabble-rousers ... malt beverage swilling miscreants ... it takes all kinds, and we’ve got ‘em all right here in Ponkutsu Park.”

Rookie police officer Julie Ponce de Leon (Hari) has been assigned the unenviable task of patrolling this rough-and-tumble haven for junked-out “otaku,” and it is Officer Julie who introduces us to the n’er-do-well denizens of the park ...

When an unassuming bubble-tea kiosk girl named Ming-Qi (Jen Cho) is accosted by a diminutive bully (Elke Wardlaw) and her two flunkies (Boson Au and Leah Liu), she unleashes upon this hapless trio her heretofore underestimated kung fu skills...

Shank Calendar 6.9 - 6.16

Friday, June 9_______________________
THE THINGS, DJ AMANDA OTTO
9PM. The Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.

PEELANDER-Z, J RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS, BABY ASPIRIN, ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St

THE BELTWAYS, THRILLSVILLE
10PM. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover St. (near the corner of Hanover and West)

TWO IF BY SEA, THE HEAVY COATS, SOFT COMPLEX, THE HARD TOMORROWS
8PM. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH - now playing
The Charles. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.
2006 USA Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Al Gore. 95m. Rated PG.
If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet's climate system into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and heat waves. Director Davis Guggenheim offers a passionate and inspirational look at one man's commitment to expose the myths and misconceptions that surround global warming and inspire actions to prevent it. After his defeat in the 2000 election, former Vice President Al Gore re-set the course of his life to focus on an all-out effort to help save the planet from irrevocable change. In this eye-opening and poignant portrait of Gore and his "traveling global warming show," he is funny, engaging, open and downright on fire about getting the truth out to ordinary citizens before it's too late.

TRIPLE BURNER, GEOFF MULLEN, AREA C
$8. 8:30PM. Pa's Lounge. Somerville, Massachusetts
345 somerville avenue

Saturday, June 10_______________________
HON FEST
Featuring: MICHAEL RAITZYK TRIO, LAWNCHAIR, ELLEN CHERRY, THE JOKERS, TOTALLY CONFUSED, EVERY MAN and more.
11-8. Hampden, Baltimore.

OFF THE CLOCK Art Opening
12PM-6PM. Smith Content. Hampden, Baltimore.
904 W. 36th St.
Smith Content Features the Work of Commercial Designers in Its Semiannual Show
This show is open to the public (all previous shows have been by invite only) and features the photography of Ronda Parkes, Matthew Langley, John Starling and others. Since 2001, Smith Content has hosted Off the Clock! art openings to provide a forum for commercial artists, designers and photographers to showcase their personal creative work.

BARN BURNERS, THE VEGAS VALENTINOS
9:30. Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse. Allentown, PA
3000 Mauch Chunk Rd.

CANCELLED: DEVENDRA BANHART, THE MAGIC NUMBERS
Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

Sunday, June 11___________________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS
5PM. $12. PuttyHill Skateland. PuttyHill.
8025 Belair Rd. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ATOMIC BOOKS.

STARLIGHT MINTS, PRIVATE ELEANOR
Fletchers. Fells Point, Baltimore.
701 S. Bond St.

RESIDUAL ECHOES, MAMMATUS, FACEMAT, VINCENT BLACK SHADOW
8:30PM. $8. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC
1017 7th St NW WDC

Monday, June 12___________________________
ARCTIC MONKEYS, WE ARE SCIENTISTS
8PM. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

Tuesday, June 13___________________________
BIRDMONSTER, THE TALK
9PM/$8. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

SWIZZ JAZZ TRIO, TAXI
8:30PM. $7. The Red And The Black. Washington, DC
1212 H St NE WDC

Wednesday, June 14___________________________
MATT POND PA, THE SLEDON PLAN

8PM. Sonar (Club). Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E.Saratoga St.

BIRDMONSTER, THE TALK
9PM/$8. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Thursday, June 15___________________________
STOOP STORYTELLING PRESENTS...http://www.stoopstorytelling.com/
ON THE ROAD: TALES ABOUT TRAVELING ANYWHERE, SOMEWHERE, NOWHERE AT ALL

8PM. $12/$10. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, MD.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Missing connections, falling off the map, discovering new worlds-and yourself. Stoop Storytelling presents seven storytellers with seven minutes each to tell true tales about the power of traveling. Lineup includes: Lulu Eightball cartoonist Emily Flake (as seen in the City Paper), Dangerously Delicious Pies guy and musician Rodney Henry, WYPR news editor Sunni Khalid, information architect Catharine Robertson, disaster reporter Heather Moyer, and speech pathologist Jim Mancini. As always, several lucky audience members get a chance behind the mic. 7pm cocktails & live music.

SONIC YOUTH
6PM. 10PM. $25. 930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V. St. NW.

Friday, June 16_______________________
DYNASTY, YUKON, LEXIE MOUNTAIN, LEGLESS
7PM. Baltimore.
4703 Falls Rd.

PONKUTSU PARK/FADING STAR
11:30PM. The Charles Theatre. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.

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Shank Calendar 6.2 - 6.9

Friday, June 2_______________________
KARMELLA'S GAME, AVEC, SECOND SATURDAY, PASH
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Saturday, June 3_______________________
WILD WINGS, FAIRIES & THINGS FESTIVAL

10AM-5PM. $6. Carrie Murray Nature Center. Baltimore.
1901 Ridgetop Road more info 410-396-0808 or  wildwingsfairiesnthings@gmail.com

EPOXIES
9PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Sunday, June 4___________________________
PINK MOUNTAINTOPS, THE SOUND OF URCHIN, CATFISH HAVEN, BENJY FERREE

8:30PM/$8/All ages. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC.
1017 7th St NW WDC

Sunday, June 5___________________________
OSCILLATING INNARDS, PEDESTRIAN DEPOSIT, KAKERLAK, AM SALAD

8:30PM. Baltimore.
4703 Falls Rd.

Tuesday, June 6___________________________
6/6/06 NATIONAL DAY OF SLAYER

WOLFMOTHER
8:30PM/$13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Thursday, June 8___________________________
TAPES 'N TAPES, COLD WAR KIDS

Fletchers. Fells Point, Baltimore.
701 S. Bond St.

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS

Recher Theatre. Towson, MD.
512 York Rd.

Friday, June 9_______________________
THE THINGS, DJ AMANDA OTTO

9PM. The Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.

PEELANDER-Z, J RODDY WALSTON AND THE BUSINESS, BABY ASPIRIN, ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St

THE BELTWAYS, THRILLSVILLE
10PM. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover St. (near the corner of Hanover and West)

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Shank Calender 5.26 - 6.2

Friday, May 26_______________________
THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE (opens)

The Charles Theatre. Mt. Vernon, Batlimore.
1711 N. Charles St.
(2005 USA Dir. Mary Harron. Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Jonathan M. Woodward, David Strathairn, Cara Seymour, Tara Subkoff, Kevin Carroll, Molly Moore. 91m. Rated R.)
In telling the life of famous pin-up girl Bettie Page, director/co-writer Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) takes us on a provocative exploration of sexuality, religion and pop culture in the 1950s. Gretchen Mol stars as Bettie, who grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in New York. Bettie's legendary fetish poses made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day.

DOUBLE DAGGER, VIDEOHIPPOS, THE KILLER WHALES, HUMAN HOST
9PM. Current Gallery. Baltimore.
30 S. Calvert St.

Saturday, May 27_______________________
ROCK-N-ROMP
Featuring MATERIALS, KIM++

Kids and their parents only.

VIKING MOSES, JOE ROBINSON, ICARUS SYNDROME, ABUELO HONGO
7:30PM/$6. Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Ave

Sunday, May 28___________________________
SOWEBO FESTIVAL

Featuring: Private Eleanor, Gavin Elder, Mongoloidian Glow, Circle 9, TT Tucker, Motor Morons, DJ Aure, DJ Nice, DJ Tyler Quinn, DJ Be E Boom, DJ K-Rai, and more.
Sowebo, Baltimore.

Friday, June 2_______________________
KARMELLA'S GAME, AVEC, SECOND SATURDAY, PASH

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

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TONIGHT! Found Vs. PostSecret

***TONIGHT***
***Tuesday, May 23rd!!!***

ATOMIC BOOKS PRESENTS...
FOUND VS POSTSECRET

DAVY ROTHBART (Found Book 2)
FRANK WARREN (PostSecret)
PLUS: POPCORN PETE & guests

Slide show. Free snacks. The bar will be open.
Free. 7PM. Golden West Cafe. Hampden, Baltimore.
Right across the street from Atomic Books!

Davy Rothbart will be in town with a new batch of founds to celebrate the release of the new book, Found II: More of the Best Lost, Tossed and Forgotten Items from Around the World.

Joining Davy will be the confessional postcard guru, Frank Warren, who last year came out with the book, PostSecret.

Shank Calendar 5.19 - 5.26

Friday, May 19_______________________
TOWNES VAN ZANDT: BE HERE TO LOVE ME: FILM & TRIBUTE CONCERT

8PM. $12/$10 Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, MD.
3134 Eastern Ave.
(Brown, 2005) Lots of musicians have tragic lives and die young but few can touch Texan Townes Van Zandt. His "Pancho and Lefty" was a hit for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. "If I Needed You" did the same for Emmylou Harris. Van Zandt's death in 1997 was the loss of a great folk/country lyricist, as sharp as Dylan, and as pure as Hank Williams. Tonight, a new feature-length doc about Van Zandt tells the story. Singer/songwriters Arty Hill, Caleb Stine, Linda Nelson, and Claudia SanSoucie perform Van Zandt's best before the screening.

MIKE TAMBURO, KEENAN LAWLER, NICK SHILLACE, SEAHORSE STAIRCASE
9PM. $5. 611 Florida Ave. Washington DC
BYOB!

Saturday, May 20_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9PM. Bare Bones. Baltimore.
Baltimore Nat'l Pk. & St. John's Ln.

THE JENNIFERS, KAHOOTS, SHARKY, PARK POLICE
9:30. The Talking Head. Baltimore.
203 Davis Street

Sunday, May 21___________________________
7TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM KICKBALL GAME

Riverside Park. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
410.552.5800

Tuesday, May 23_______________________
ATOMIC BOOKS PRESENTS...
FOUND VS POSTSECRET

DAVY ROTHBART (Found Book 2)
FRANK WARREN (PostSecret)
Plus: POPCORN PETE and guests!
Slide show. Free snacks. The bar will be open.
Free admission!
Golden West Cafe. Hampden, Baltimore.
Right across the street from Atomic Books.

Friday, May 26_______________________
THE BARN BURNERS

9:30. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

DICK DALE, LOS STRAITJACKETS
Rams Head Live. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
20 Market Place.

DOUBLE DAGGER, VIDEOHIPPOS, THE KILLER WHALES, HUMAN HOST
8PM. Current Gallery. Baltimore.
30 S. Calvert St.

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TONIGHT! Daily Kos & MyDD @ Atomic Books

***TONIGHT!!!! Thursday, May 18TH!!!***
THE DAILY KOS & MYDD COME TO ATOMIC BOOKS


Authors of the book CRASHING THE GATE Markos Moulitsas Zuniga/Jerome Armstrong.
7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.

Authors Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and Jerome Armstrong will be signing copies of their new book, Crashing The Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, And The Rise Of People-Powered Politics.

TONIGHT! Shocked & Amazed: Yard Dogs!

***TONIGHT! Wednesday, May 17TH!!!***
ATOMIC BOOKS PRESENTS...
SHOCKED & AMAZED PARTY!

Featuring:
THE YARD DOGS
EDDY JOE COTTON
TRIXIE LITTLE & THE EVIL HATE MONKEY
ATOMIC BOOKS
JAMES TAYLOR
BENN RAY
and more!

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

To celebrate Volume 8 of James Taylor's acclaimed sideshow journal.

Born from the saloon vaudeville that toured the Wild West in the late 1800's. SLAMMED into the underworld of modern American road culture. The Yard Dogs combine the elements of vaudeville and burlesque - creating a timeless space for the union of ancient theatrical alchemy and modern POP culture.

Burlesque inspired, hair on fire, electrified cartoon music played by a well dressed gypsy band in a dark circus tent with a man swallowing swords, a hobo rambling poetry and dancing girls, dancing girls, dancing girls!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

MOMMY BOOZE-N-BOOKS!
For Mother's Day (and we'll also have a selection for Father's Day too), Atomic Books is offing a mix-n-match of books and booze mixers

You can mix and match any of the elixirs with any books, but we have some suggestions:

Bloody Marys with Baltimore Noir
Wild Blueberry Martinis (with pie crust Rimmers! yes, I said rimmer) with Found II
Pomegranate Martinis with A Year in Japan
Mango Margaritas with Confessions of a Naughty Mommy

And more!
And yet still more!

Stop in & check it out! Mom'll love you. She probably doesn't now. But this will convince her.

Shank Calendar 5.12 - 5.19

Friday, May 12_______________________
MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL

Baltimore.

THE CUTEST BURLESQUE SHOW IN THE WORLD
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE ORANGES BAND, LANDSPEEDRECORD
9:30. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore
203 Davis Street.

Charm City Kitty Club presents: QUEERED SCIENCE!
Cocktails 7pm, Cabaret at 8pm. Creative Alliance, Highlandtown, Baltimore.
Tix $10/$8 members. Adv. tickets recommended.
Featuring The Shondes, fire-eating, puppetry, the Bride of Dykenstein and more!!

Saturday, May 13_______________________
MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL
Baltimore.

FLUID MOVEMENT'S HULA-HOOP-A-THON
2-6pm. $20. Fluid Movement World Headquarters. Load Of Fun Studios. Baltimore.
122 North Avenue at Howard St.
In Fluid Movement party throwin' style, we're having a wild afternoon of hooping, beer, costumed shenanigans and booty shaking at our brand new North Avenue Headquarters!
Hula Hooping Queen Miss Saturn will preside over a "hoop 'til you droop" contest - the last one still hooping wins a cash prize and big giant trophy!  DJ Bump spins music to get those hips movin' and a-groovin'.
Proceeds benefit our upcoming 6th annual water ballet, "It's A Wonderful Species"- performed by a cast of 70 nearly-synchronized community performers of all ages, shapes and sizes!  "It's A Wonderful Species" will be staged at Riverside Park Pool on July 22, 23, 29, 30 with shows at 4:30 & 6:30pm
In addition to the hooping fun, water ballet directors will be on hand to answer questions about performing or volunteering in this year's show. Beer included, PB&J's for sale.  Hooping-friendly costumes suggested.  Hoops provided, but bring your own lucky magic hoop too!
Questions/Info: <mailto:fluid_movement@yahoo.com>fluid_movement@yahoo.com
"It's A Wonderful Species" is VERY loosely based on the life of Charles Darwin during the period prior to publishing his controversial and revolutionary work,"The Origin of Species."  In classic Fluid Movement style, this version features plenty of blue-footed boobiesdoing elaborate mating dances, beatnik cavemen reading jazzy poetry, Mexican wrestling amongst the scientific community, singing mermaids and a monkey guardian angel!

Charm City Kitty Club presents: QUEERED SCIENCE!
Cocktails 7pm, Cabaret at 8pm. Creative Alliance, Highlandtown, Baltimore.
Tix $10/$8 members. Adv. tickets recommended.
Featuring The Shondes, fire-eating, puppetry, the Bride of Dykenstein and more!!

KARL BLAU, JOHANNA KUNIN,PALEO, WAX & WANE
7:20PM. $6. Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Ave.

Sunday, May 14___________________________
Creative Alliance and Charm City Kitty Club present...
ESCAPE TO MORTVILLE: THE QUEEREST SUBURB IN THE UNIVERSE

7PM. $10/$7. Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

YEAR FUTURE, WITH LOVE, THE PICTURE IS DEAD
8:30. $7. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, D.C.
1017 7th St NW

Monday, May 15___________________________
PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, GIANT DRAG

8:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW

TOM VERLAINE
930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

MANDARIN MOVIE, DCIC, NA, SUPERNATURLA HOT RUG AND NOT USED
8:30PM. $7. Warehouse Black Box Theatre. Washington, D.C.
1019 7th St NW (between the cafe and WND)

Tuesday, May 16_______________________
THE GO-GO'S

930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

SOUND TEAM, ELEFANT, TOURING MYSTERY
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Wednesday, May 17_______________________
ATOMIC BOOKS PRESENTS...
SHOCKED & AMAZED PARTY!
Featuring: THE YARD DOGS, TRIXIE LITTLE, JAMES TAYLOR,  and more!

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

Thursday, May 18_______________________
THE DAILY KOS & MYDD COME TO ATOMIC BOOKS

Authors of the book CRASHING THE GATE Markos Moulitsas Zuniga/Jerome Armstrong.
7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.

LIARS, APES
8:30. $10. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW

Friday, May 19_______________________
TOWNES VAN ZANDT: BE HERE TO LOVE ME: FILM & TRIBUTE CONCERT

8PM. $12/$10. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, MD.
3134 Eastern Ave.
(Brown, 2005) Lots of musicians have tragic lives and die young but few can touch Texan Townes Van Zandt. His "Pancho and Lefty" was a hit for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. "If I Needed You" did the same for Emmylou Harris. Van Zandt's death in 1997 was the loss of a great folk/country lyricist, as sharp as Dylan, and as pure as Hank Williams. Tonight, a new feature-length doc about Van Zandt tells the story. Singer/songwriters Arty Hill, Caleb Stine, Linda Nelson, and Claudia SanSoucie perform Van Zandt's best before the screening.

Shank Plug: Shankers At The MD Film Fest

FRIENDS OF THE SHANK AT THE MARYLAND FILM FEST
At this year's film fest, 2 Shank members (that we know of) have films. Josh Slates, our Cannes Film Festival Correspondent, and Mike Tully.

PONKUTSU PARK
written/directed by Josh Slates
Friday, May 12th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 13th at 9:30 PM
(screening with Todd Rohal's "The Guatemalan Handshake," 2006 Slamdance  Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner)
(at the Maryland Film Festival; Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St.)

Rookie police officer Julie Ponce de Leon (Hari) has been assigned the unenviable task of patrolling "Ponkutsu Park," a rough-and-tumble haven for costume-play miscreants. When an unassuming bubble-tea kiosk girl named Ming-Qi (Jen Cho) runs afoul of a diminutive bully (Elke Wardlaw) and her pair of flunkies (Boson Au and Leah Liu), Ming-Qi unleashes upon this hapless trio her heretofore unknown t'ai chi boxing skills ... featuring a throng  of honest-to-goodness otaku and costume design by Spoon Popkin.  (35mm, 2006; 6 minutes)

When in Ponkutsu Park, Ming-Qi reads "Lulu Eightball" exclusively:

FEATURING THE K-POP EXPLOSION OF "KIM CHI" ...

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COCAINE ANGEL

Friday, May 12th at 4:30 PM
(at the Maryland Film Festival; Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St.)

COCAINE ANGEL captures a grinding and tragic week in the life of a weary young drug addict who is clinging to the remnants of his once hopeful existence amidst the stink, the sweat, and unforgiving heat of Jacksonville, Florida.

On the surface, COCAINE ANGEL might seem like another hopelessly bleak portrait of the dangers of drug addiction. Yet my purpose for making the film--so powerfully written by the film's producer and star, Damian Lahey--was to address a theme to which everyone can relate: the sad passage of time. How we wake up one day and realize that we're no longer the person we once were. Gone are the dreams and hopes and desires that once fueled our lives and gave us a reason to wake up each day. Now, all that remains is a sad emptiness and the recognition that those dreams and hopes and desires are nothing more than irreclaimable memories. Of course, when reaching the end of the line with substances, that feeling is magnified, and that is why I connected even more deeply to Damian's script. Yet my ultimate wish is that viewers will not judge Scott for his actions and will instead come to a greater understanding, that perhaps we aren't as in control of our own destinies as we might think we are. We do things for reasons unknown to ourselves even, yet when we finally manage to grasp the weight of our actions, it's often too late. But not always. Just most of the time.

Film Fest Picks

SKIZZ'S MD FILM FEST PICKS
by Skizz Cyzyk

Hi everyone.

Here is my annual Picks list of films showing at the Maryland Film Festival (May 11-14).  As always, this list is coming from Skizz, private citizen, and NOT from Skizz, Programming Manager of the Maryland Film Festival (who would be required to recommend to everything).  Here's what I personally recommend:

TELL ME DO YOU MISS ME
A documentary about the band LUNA during their final six months of existence.  Some of the band members will be there in person.

AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE
A documentary.  Al Franken was followed around by a camera crew for two years.  Some of his interactions with people like Bill O'Rielly and Ann Coulter are priceless.

SASQUATCH DUMPLING GANG
A bunch of the gang responsible for Napoleon Dynamite got together and made this follow-up feature.  It's a funny, charming, freaks vs. geeks tale.

GUATEMALEN HANDSHAKE
Todd Rohal's debut feature, with a cast that includes Will Oldham, Cory McAbee (Billy Nayer Show/American Astronaut), and Andy Nadler (Matt Silver's Mother & Son).  If you like Todd's short films (Knuckleface Jones, Hillbilly Robot), you'll like this too.  Screens with Josh Slates' new short film, PONKUTSU PARK.

MAD MAGICIAN
A 3D movie starring Vincent Price!  What more do you need to know?

THESE GIRLS
A sexy comedy about three teenage girls who blackmail the local pot dealer into "servicing" them on a rotating basis.

NOVEM
A faux-doc about a bunch of college kids in 1973 that recorded an album and then died in a van accident.  30 years later, the album is found and becomes a hit on college campuses.

CALL OF CTHULHU
Cool looking, black & white, silent film (w/musical score) version of the H.P. Lovecraft story.

DARKON
A documentary about Live Action Role Players, filmed locally.  I think I noticed some Shank people listed in the credits.

THE EAGLE
A silent Rudolph Valentino film with live musical accompaniment from the always-wonderful Alloy Orchestra (featuring Mission of Burma's Roger Miller).

LADY FROM SOCKHOLM
A film noir detective mystery with an all-sock-puppet cast.

STOMP! SHOUT! SCREAM!
A loving homage to mid-Sixties rock&roll/beach party/monster movies.

RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE
A touching documentary about two surviving soldiers from a WWII battle the public was never told about.  Did you know the Japanese invaded and occupied part of Alaska?

SHORT FILMS
There are close to 100 short films this year, and plenty of local filmmakers that will, no doubt, be promoting their own screenings.  There are 15 shorts programs to choose from - something for everyone - please check them out.  I hate singling out any particular short films at the risk of offending any filmmakers that don't get mentioned, but there is one really great shorts program with most of the films coming from other countries (Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Spain), that is not likely to attract the same attention as a lot of the other shorts programs.  The program is called TALES OF THE FANTASTIC, and it's the live-action equivalent of a Weird Tales/Creepshow type comic book, full of sci-fi, horror, and Twilight Zone material.

This list just scratches the surface of what is showing.  For the rest of the films, showtimes and more details, go to the website. Most of the filmmakers will be present to answer questions from the audience.

Hope to see you there.

TODAY! Free Comic Book Day

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY/ATOMIC ANNIVERSARY SALE
Saturday, May 6
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.

This year, we're offering the following free comic (one per person while supplies last):
Scott Pilgrim (Oni Press)
Funny Book #2 (Fantagraphics)
Mr. Jean (Drawn & Quarterly)
Owly: Breakin' The Ice (Top Shelf)
Preposterous Voyages Of Ironhide Tom (AdHouse Books)

Sadly, the CityPaper's Brian McCarthy in his write up for "Weeky HIGHLIGHTS" decided to go the predictable geek route in his write up:

"This is to nerds what St. Patrick's Day is to the Irish., so stop your Magic The Gathering game and head to the nearest shop faster than a speeding... well, you get the idea."

Sigh. Yes, that ol' chestnut.

Could someone at the CP point out to Brian that comics have won a Pulitzer. That they've won American Book Awards. That there are even comics in Time's 100 Novels of the Century? That indie fav movies like Ghost World and American Splendor came from comics. Blah blah blah.

Anyone?

Maybe point out that the CityPaper actually runs comics. That the CityPaper even hosts a yearly comics special issue. Does that mean that it's a big nerdfest over that the CP offices too? I mean, because of the comics thing?

Thanks.

Anyway, stop by Atomic to get a free comic (or try Comics Kingdom up Roland Ave. from us) if you want more superhero-y fare, cuz they'll have those).

Also, if you have a Big Spender Card, show it to us to get 10% off your purchase.

Plus, we'll have a ton of other stuff on sale.

Shank Calendar 5.6 - 5.12

Saturday, May 6_______________________
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY/ATOMIC ANNIVERSARY SALE
Stop by Atomic and get a free comic (alternative stuff, no sooperhero stuff), and if you have a Big Spenders Card, get 10% off any purchase just by showing us your Big Spender card.

Sunday, May 7___________________________
JOHNNY CASH SONGS by
BOB KANNENBERG, J.P. MCDERMOTT, BILLY COULTER, and more

Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD
919 Ellsworth Dr.

Monday, May 8___________________________
SHOPLIFTING, MECCA NORMAL, DOUBLE DAGGER

The Khyber. Philadelphia, PA.

Wednesday, May 10_______________________
MECCA NORMAL, SHOPLIFTING

Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Ave

Thursday, May 11_______________________
MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL

Baltimore.

Friday, May 12_______________________
MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL

Baltimore.

THE CUTEST BURLESQUE SHOW IN THE WORLD
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Charm City Kitty Club presents: QUEERED SCIENCE!
Cocktails 7pm, Cabaret at 8pm. Creative Alliance, Highlandtown, Baltimore.
Tix $10/$8 members. Adv. tickets recommended.
Featuring The Shondes, fire-eating, puppetry, the Bride of Dykenstein and more!!

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Shank Calendar 4.28 - 5.5

Friday, April 28_______________________
SKATEPARK OF BALTIMORE YOUTH SKATEBOARD ART OUTREACH

Free. 3:30-5:30PM. Hampden Family Center. Hampden, Baltimroe.
1104 West 36th street
kids colleborate on making their skateboard art, kids make model skateparks with clay, Visiting pros, Slide show, Viewing of Skate video made by skaters from Hampden, Giveaways and prizes, Viewing of skatboard art work

METALUX, CHILD ABUSE, SIC ALPS

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FEST
LOUDQUIETLOUD: A FILM ABOUT THE PIXIES
(8PM)
THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS (10PM)
LIVELIHOOD (12AM)
Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.
3400 N. Charles St.

Saturday, April 29_______________________
CCAS FREAKOUT!
Featuring: DOUBLE DAGGER, TARPIT MD, SHITDOGS OF WAR, THE CULT CLASSICS, TALK IS CHEAP, SOUTH CAREY, more

Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Ave.
Bands containing members of Charm City Art Space each play 10 minute sets, sharing equipment, with minimal time in between.

CD RELEASE PARTY
THE AV CLUB, MEAN SPIRITS, A STUDY IN HER

Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.

JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FEST
VOICES FROM THE NEW AMERICAN SCHOOLHOUSE
(2:30PM)
SHORTS & GIGGLES (3:30PM)
BALTIMORE FACES (4:00PM)
BLOOD ON THE WALLS (5:00PM)
EAT MY SHORTS (5:30PM)
BUCKLE BROTHERS (7:30PM)
STOP SNITCHIN'/KEEP TALKIN' (7:00PM)
THE TURKEY ALIBI (8PM)
***PLAGUES AND PLEASURES ON THE SALTON SEA (9PM)***
KISSING ON THE MOUTH (10:30PM)
BULLDOG IN THE WHITEHOUSE (12AM)
Shriver Hall/Shaffer 3. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.
3400 N. Charles St.
Plagues & Pleasures On The Salton Sea is a documentary about a bizarre community living in an ecological wasteland here in the US. Narration is provided by John Waters, and the filmmakers are friends of the Shank. So if you get a chance, please check out this film, and tell 'em we sent you. You'll enjoy it.

Sunday, April 30___________________________
JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FEST

QUIET SUMMER (2:00PM)
FRANCIS (3:30PM)
BRAIN PIRATES (5:00PM)
HOPKINS SHOWCASE (6:30PM)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (8:00PM)
Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.
3400 N. Charles St.

SUPERSUCKERS
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Monday, May 1___________________________
STINKING LIZAVETA, DARSOMBRA

Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.

Friday, Cinco de Mayo_______________________
What up? Que pasa? Madre de Dios!

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Shank Calendar: 4.21 - 4.28

Friday, April 21_______________________
CLOCKCLEANER, DOUBLE DAGGER, MOUNTAIN HIGH, NEW FLESH

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Creative Alliance and Charm City Cakes present...
CAMM COLLEGE FILM/VIDEO BAKE-OFF PARTY & SCREENING

7:30PM. $7/$5(mbrs). Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Videos! Cake!  Sci-fi musings, wacked out super 8 music videos, dissection of metal hair bands’ dance moves, kung fu on campus, and lmany more antics in store!  CAmm’s 6th Annual College Film/Video Bake Off

STALKING HORSES, SELDON PLAN
Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.

Saturday, April 22_______________________
BIG BEAR, HORNS OF HAPPINESS, ECSTATIC SUNSHINE, more

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

DOUBLE DAGGER, YUKON, HOBIS, WAIL SOUNDS, DICTIONARIES
8:30. Small Brown House. College Park, MD.
8914 58th Avenue

CITY PAPER'S 10TH ANNUAL BREW FEST
1-5pm. Power Plant Live. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
Outside on the Power Plant Live! Plaza, rain or shine.
Over 25 breweries, over 50 different beers!
Come out and get your DRINK ON!
$20 in advance, $25 at the gates.  Tickets available.

THE TRANNY ROADSHOW

8pm, Merrick Lecture Hall, Goucher College (1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, MD)
Featuring performances, readings and visual art from Citizen Rahne, Grady Challis,
Dylan Scholinski, The New Minority and more!

Sunday, April 23___________________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS

5PM. Putty Hill Skateland. Baltimore
Belair Road.  Tickets available at Atomic Books.

YUKON, FINANCIAL GROUP, THE ALAMEDA, AHLEUCHATISTAS
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

JUNE STAR, THE BARNBURNERS, CLINT MAUL, DAN MONTGOMERY AND THE PBA
6PM. The Full Moon Saloon. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Aliceanna St

Tuesday, April 25___________________________
AGENT ORANGE, DOUBLE DAGGER

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

PAGE FRANCE, CANADA, ASSASSINATE CAESAR!
$7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

SEVILLANAS NIGHT
8PM. Free. Red Maple. Baltimore.
930 N. Charles St.
Flamenco Night for students and fans.

Wednesday, April 26___________________________
MOBTOWN READING CLUB
Talking about: LOVE & ROCKETS BOOK X

7PM. Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
Read the book. Come have a beer and chat about it.

MAD TEA PARTY, THE AWKWARD SOUNDS OF SCOTT & SKIZZ, LIZ DOWNING
The Library Of Progress. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1401 Light Street.  All-ukulele night!

ACLU MD SOCIAL HOUR &
GOMEZ 'HOW WE OPERATE' CD PRE-RELEASE PARTY
Featuring: GOMEZ, PRIVATE ELEANOR, CHRIS MYERS (of WATERSCHOOL)

$8. 8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
10 East Cross Street

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Thursday, April 27_______________________
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FEST
CUL-DE-SAC
(8PM)
Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.
3400 N. Charles St.

Friday, March 28_______________________
METALUX, CHILD ABUSE, SIC ALPS

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FEST
LOUDQUIETLOUD: A FILM ABOUT THE PIXIES (8PM)
THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS (10PM)
LIVELIHOOD (12AM)
Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.
3400 N. Charles St.

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TONIGHT! Michelle Tea @ Atomic Books!

***TONIGHT!!!***
MICHELLE TEA

Wednesday, April 19. 7PM.
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.

Author Michelle Tea (CHELSEA WHISTLE, RENT GIRL) will be reading from and signing copies of her new novel, ROSE OF NO MAN'S LAND.

TONIGHT! Atomic Books vs. Video Americain

***TONIGHT!! Monday, April 17***

ATOMIC BOOKS VS. VIDEO AMERICAN: NAME THAT FILM NIGHT...

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Does your local indy bookstore know more about movies than your local indy videostore? Tonight will tell as Atomic Books takes on Video Americain for NAME THAT FILM!

Watch as I, Benn Ray, destroy Scott Wallace Brown, one way or another (even if his bandmate is the one putting together the movie clips we'll be tested on - suspicious, no?)!

I would tell you who was on the Atomic Books team that will be squaring off against Video Americain, but that might give them advantage. Let's just say that when we put together this team, we were looking for people connected with Atomic Books who would know a lot about film.

Does a bookstore know more about movies than a video store? Let's get ready to rrr...er... answer trivia!

Shank Calendar: 4.14 - 4.21

Friday, April 14_______________________
OTTO HAUSER, ASA IRONS, KATE PORTER
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.
 
Saturday, April 15_______________________
CARLY PTAK & TWIG HARPER BENEFIT SHOW
Featuring: LITTLE HOWLIN WOLF, PIGEONS, GITMO OF THE NORTH, SUNTANAMA, KAHOUTEK, PEPI GINSBERG

8PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 
 
LANDSPEEDRECORD, AVEC, UP THE EMPIRE, FORGET CASSETTES
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

WOLF PARADE, HOLY FUCK
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.
 
THE BARN BURNERS, SOUR MASH BANDITS
10PM. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover St

Monday, April 17___________________________
ATOMIC BOOKS VS. VIDEO AMERICAN: NAME THAT FILM NIGHT...
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.  
Does your local indy bookstore know more about movies than your local indy videostore? Tonight will tell as Atomic Books takes on Video Americain for NAME THAT FILM!
 
TEAM MILKSHAKE'S HAPPY HOUR BENEFIT: THE AVON WALK FOR BREAST CANCER
Guest bartenders MISSI KIBELBEK & STACEY WACHTER

6-9. Tapas Teatro. Charles Village, Baltimore.
NOTE: restaurant is closed. light fare will be available.
Raffle to be held at 8:00 pm with great prizes including:
XM satellite radio and one year free subscription, gift certificate to The Brewer's Art, In Watermelon Sugar, , 90 minute massage, Charles Theatre movie pass packages, a day at the races, and more.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. All proceeds go to support the fight against breast cancer.
One prize per person. You DO NOT need be present to win.
For more info, contact Missi Kibelbek or Stacey Wachter
Wednesday, April 19___________________________
MICHELLE TEA
7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.  
 
THE BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Balitmore.
1730 Thames St.
 
Thursday, April 20_______________________
THE STOOP STORYTELLING SERIES: UNDER ONE ROOF - STORIES ABOUT LIVING TOGETHER (OR TRYING TO)
Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave


Friday, March 21_______________________
CLOCKCLEANER, DOUBLE DAGGER, MOUNTAIN HIGH, NEW FLESH

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.  
 
Creative Alliance and Charm City Cakes present...
CAMM COLLEGE FILM/VIDEO BAKE-OFF PARTY & SCREENING

7:30PM. $7/$5(mbrs). Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Videos! Cake!  Sci-fi musings, wacked out super 8 music videos, dissection of metal hair bands’ dance moves, kung fu on campus, and lmany more antics in store!  CAmm’s 6th Annual College Film/Video Bake Off

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TONIGHT! SAM TRACY & TEAM ATOMIC!

BICYCLE!'S SAM TRACY
TEAM ATOMIC FUNDRAISER FOR RIDE FOR THE FEAST

TONIGHT! 7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.

Sam Tracy will be here to talk about his new book, BICYCLE! A repair and maintenance manifesto!

Atomic Books will be donating our profits from the sale of the book to Team Atomic in their Ride For The Feast!

Shank Calendar 4.7 - 4.14

Friday, April 7_______________________
GONOREAL, IKA, MILLER, JAMES HAITCHWAI

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. <http://www.thetruevinerecordshop.com>http://www.thetruevinerecordshop.com

OCDJ, VIDEOHIPPOS, LAZER CRYSTAL, MATERIALS
9PM. Wham City. CopyCat Bldg. Baltimore.
1511 Guilford Ave. 3rd Fl.

MONSTERS FROM THE SURF/GARAGE SALE

7:30. Dangerously Delicious Pies. Canton, Baltimore.

THE ANOMOANON, THE JENNIFERS
9PM. Roots Cafe @ Seidels Bowling. Baltimore.

Saturday, April 8_______________________
SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, KING BELVEDERE

10PM. $5. Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
All proceeds go to Moveable Feast of Baltimore
Baltimore's finest co-ed pop quartet, SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, will be playing with their favorite purveyors of sleaze-rock, KING BELVEDERE, this Saturday, April 8th, at Frazier's on the Avenue.
The show is only $5, and all money raised at the door goes toward Team Atomic's fundraising effort. Team Atomic is five Baltimore cyclists (including Joe from SCS) who are riding 140 miles- from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to Baltimore, Maryland- to raise money for Moveable Feast. Moveable Feast is a Baltimore-based organization that provides hot  meals and nutritional counseling to homebound HIV and AIDS patients.
It is also our sad duty to inform you that this will be one of the last shows we do with the lovely Tanya Taylor on bass guitar. Tanya will be leaving SCS for bigger and better things, and we will be taking most of  the summer off to revamp our line-up.
Make sure you come out to see us while you have the chance!

EYES LIKE SAUCERS, AREA C, TWIG HARPER
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

CITYLIT FESTIVAL III
Including PAUL RUSESABAGINA, LAURA LIPPMAN, TOM ADELMAN, and more!

10AM-5PM Enoch Pratt Free Library. Central Library. Baltimore.
400 Cathedral Street
Complete schedule available at www.CityLitProject.org

Sunday, April 9___________________________
POETRYINBALTIMORE.COM READINGS

4-7PM. $3. Minas. Hampden, Baltimore.
Every 2nd Sunday
815 W. 36th Street (Hampden)
more info 443-418-4762 or email.

THE BARN BURNERS
9PM. Firehouse Cue. Gaithersburg, MD
317 E. Diamond Ave.

Monday, April 10___________________________
ART BRUT, ROGERS SISTERS, BABY ASPIRIN
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

TRANSMODERN AGE AFTER-PARTY
Featuring: PANACEA SOCIETY, RICK ROYER & LUCAS CRANE, JENNY GRAF SHEPPARD

8PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Tuesday, April 11___________________________
FRENCH KICKS

Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Thursday, April 13_______________________
BICYCLE!'S SAM TRACY
TEAM ATOMIC FUNDRAISER FOR RIDE FOR THE FEAST

7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.

Friday, March 14_______________________
OTTO HAUSER, ASA IRONS, KATE PORTER

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

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Shank Calendar 4.1 - 4.7

Saturday, April 1_______________________
SHAWN C.H. BARON OPENING

Photographs. When A House Was A Home... Reflections Of Baltimore City: III
7PM. Passion Fish Gallery. Hampden, Baltimore.
1129 W. 36th St.

GARAGE SALE
10PM. Hon Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.

AIR HAMPDEN
12 Noon. 1260AM.
Hampden's new community run radio station begins broadcasting.

UNIQUE BOUTIQUE
9AM - 1PM. $1. Carrie Murray Nature Center. Baltimore.
1901 Ridgetop Road
more info: 410-396-0808
susan,riffey@baltimorecity.gov
$10 vendor space indoor/outdoor space available
De-cluttering for spring? Are you a collector? Like flea markets? Unique Boutique has what you need....

HUMAN HOST
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

PALE STARS - CD Release Party
Plus: CREATIVE ALLIANCE STAFF BAND NIGHT
with: THE DEGENERETTES, THE WAY OUTS, JED DODDS

8pm. Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theater. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave

Monday, April 3___________________________
CARLY PTAK & TWIG HARPER BENEFIT SHOW
Featuring: SUCCESS THROUGH HYPNOSIS, SHAWN PHASE, CHAKA DUBE, AM SOLID

8PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

ANIMATORS FILM SERIES: WAKING LIFE
Guest: Bob Sabiston
7:30. $10 general admission/$8 all other students/Free to MICA students. .Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Richard Linklater's WAKING LIFE is an animated feature about a young man in a persistent dreamlike state, who floats in and out of all manner of philosophical discussions. The film was shot on digital video footage with real life actors. Bob Sabiston designed a software program, Rotoshop which allowed artists to digitally paint over the digital footage using a technique similar to traditional rotoscoping.

STEVE MACKAY & THE RADON ENSEMBLE, KOHOUTEK, ACCELERA DECK, LANCE ROMANCE
9PM. $8. DC9. Washington, DC.
1940 9th St NW

Wednesday, April 5___________________________
WOOLY MAMMOTH, THE EXPOTENTIALS, YEAR LONG DISASTER

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

DINOSAUR JR.
$30. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Thursday, April 6_______________________
RHETT MILLER

8:30. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW

THE PONYS, JASON FORREST
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Friday, March 7_______________________
GONOREAL, IKA, MILLER, JAMES HAITCHWAI

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

MONSTERS FROM THE SURF/GARAGE SALE
7:30. Dangerously Delicious Pies. Canton, Baltimore.

THE ANOMOANON, THE JENNIFERS
9PM. Roots Cafe @ Seidels Bowling. Baltimore.

MISCONCEPTION, ILKA, PATRICK
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

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Shank Calendar 3.24 - 3.31

Friday, March 24_______________________
BARN BURNERS

9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD
919 Ellsworth Dr.

TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS, LES AUS
9:30. $14. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW.

THE CULT
8PM. $40. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

KEVIN ROBINSON ENSEMBLE
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

THRILLSVILLE, ROOSTER AND THE RENEGADES, LUMP
8PM. Dangerously Delicious Pies. Fells Point, Baltimore.
2400 Fleet St. BYOB, eat pie

THE DRIFT, SOUVENIR'S YOUNG AMERICA, FIRST NATION, THE PLUMS, WEREWOLF UNIT
9:30PM. $8. All Ages. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC
1017 7th St NW WDC

DOUBLE DAGGER, HUNCHBACK, PARTYLINE, CORTINA
Asbury Lanes. Asbury Park, NJ.

Saturday, March 25_______________________
THE HAMPDEN STRATEGIC VISIONING FORUM
The Next Stage of the Hampden Strategic Visioning Process.
9AM -1PM. Hampden Republican Club. Hampden, Baltimore.
Chestnut and 36th street
Continental breakfast at 8:30am.

THE ORANGES BAND, (THE SOUNDS OF) KALIEDESCOPE, more
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

LARGE MULTI-HOUSEHOLD YARD SALE FOR CHARITY
7am - 12pm. 603 West 33rd Street. Hampden, Baltimore.
Rain or Shine!
Clothes, housewares, stuff for kids, furniture and more!  Great Stuff -- Great Cause.
All proceeds go to support the fight against breast cancer!!
For more details, call 410-889-5855

LEGENDS OF BLACK CINEMA
Actors RICHARD (SHAFT) ROUNDTREE, FRED (THE HAMMER) WIILIAMSON, JIM (BLACKBELT) KELLY, GLORIA HENDRY, FELTON PERRY, AUSTIN STOKER, and more!

11AM-7PM. At Bealcon ’06. The Holiday Inn. Baltimore.
1800 Belmont Ave. (W. Belmont/Security)

Sunday, March 26____________________________
ORIGINAL SINNERS
8PM. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Monday, March 27___________________________
ANIMATORS FILM SERIES: DAVID ANDREWS
Guest: David Andrews

7:30. $10 general admission/$8 all other students/Free to MICA students. .Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
David is an animator/special effects specialist at Industrial Light and Magic. He has supervised animation and visual effects on such films as STUCK ON YOU, SMALL SOLDIERS, and MARS ATTACKS!, and has won awards for his work on the HARRY POTTER films, most notably for the character "Dobby".

ARCTIC MONKEYS, SPINTO BAND
930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Tuesday, March 28___________________________
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
Accompanying live music by: THE DEVIL MUSIC ENSEMBLE

$6/$3(students). Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.

Eight-Stone Press presents
INFESTATION! (Catch &) Release Party

7PM. Ryan's Daughter Irish Pub & Restaurant. Baltimore.
600 E. Belvedere Avenue. Join Eight-Stone Press for an informal gathering to celebrate the  publication of "Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!"'s latest special issue, "Infestation!", a sometimes unsavory collection of tales of Charm City's unsung vermin.

Wednesday, March 29___________________________
SHANK READING CLUB MEETING - DARK KNIGHT RETURNS
7PM. Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
Read Dark Knight Returns. Chat it up over some drinks.

THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY?, PONYTAIL, CACHE CACHE, WITCH HAT
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO., DESTROYER
8:30. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW

Thursday, March 30_______________________
POETRTYINBALTIMORE.COM NIGHT

8PM. The Library of Progress. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1401 Light Street (Federal Hill, about 4 blocks south of the Cross Street Market)
Every Thursday Night. Featured Poets and Muisc. Open Mic.
more info: 443-418-4762 or email Julie.

Friday, March 31_______________________
HONPOPO - Grand Opening Party
8PM. W. 36th St. Hampden, Baltimore.
Authentic Japanese Noodle Stand. Free Sapporo & Kirin.

FUDA
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

WATER SCHOOL, JAWS, THE JENNIFERS, MY GERMAN LOVERS
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

TWO IF BY SEA, NETHERS, CAMERA, MAZEL TOV COCKTAILS
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

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Shank Calendar 3.17 - 3.24

Friday, March 17_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS PRESENTS...
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY!
Featuring: BLUE VULTURES, FISHNET STALKERS, THE MISHAPS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE ENGLISH BEAT, SOUL ASYLUM
$25 (exactly the cost of the price of a ticket to a runaway train)
930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

NEWAGE HILLBILLY, BO LEE DA, JESUS AND THE SKIES
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Saturday, March 18_______________________
MATT POND PA, YOUTH GROUP

6:30PM. $10. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

PALOMAR, WATER SCHOOL, PONTIAK
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BARN BURNERS
10PM. Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S.Hanover St.

THE RETURN OF THE RETURN OF HOLE IN THE WALL CABARET!!!

Featuring: SARAH JENNINGS (our valiant puppeteer!), RANDY LUSBY AND DAVE DOBYSKI (of The Vicious Kings - rock and roll!), SHODEKEH (Baltimore's king of beatbox!), THEA RINGER (She's your man!)
10PM. $5. The Top Floor. Hamilton, Baltimore.
5440 Harford Road, Third Floor
That's right folks, we just keep coming back time after time after time, each return a little bit wiser a little bit stronger! Come one come all as we bring you your old favorites and some shiny new entertainers.
For more information, email.

Sunday, March 19____________________________
THE GO! TEAM

8:30. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW

Monday, March 20___________________________
ANIMATORS FILM SERIES: CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Guest: Antoine Lopez
7:30. $10 general admission/$8 all other students/Free to MICA students. Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Since 1979, the French town of Clermont-Ferrand has hosted a distinguished shorts film festival. Festival director Antoine Lopez shares with us a collection of some of the best European animated shorts from recent years.

RAY DAVIES
7PM. $35. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Tuesday, March 21___________________________
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

8:30. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW.

STEREOLAB, SAM PREKOP, ARCHER PREWITT
$18. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Wednesday, March 22___________________________
SILVER JEWS

9PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Thursday, March 23_______________________
THE GOSSIP, COMET AGAIN

8:30. $10. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW.

DOUBLE DAGGER
11PM. Live on WFMU. Pat Duncan's Show.
For those in the New York and northern NJ area, 91.1 FM

Friday, March 24_______________________
BARN BURNERS

9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD
919 Ellsworth Dr.

TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS, LES AUS
9:30. $14. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW.

THE CULT
8PM. $40. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

KEVIN ROBINSON ENSEMBLE
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

DOUBLE DAGGER, HUNCHBACK, PARTYLINE, CORTINA
Asbury Lanes. Asbury Park, NJ.

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Shank Calendar 3.10 - 3.17

Friday, March 10_______________________
CELEBRATION, ROGERS SISTERS, NO THINGS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

X-SCREW, NEW FLESH, ACHAEOPTRYX
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

PALE STARS, BARN BURNERS
Roots Cafe @ Seidel's Bowling Center. Baltimore.
Admission is $10 and includes bowling.
Beer, drinks and snacks available. Shoe rental $1.
4443 Belair Road.

Saturday, March 11_______________________
JIMMY & THE TEASERS
7PM. Dangerously Delicious Pies. Canton, Baltimore.
2400 Fleet Street

2ND ANNUAL ANIMATED WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
2:30 - 4:30. Wheeler Auditorium. Enoch Pratt Library. Baltimore.
"This is a film program I put together to showcase some of the best animated films created by the masters of the genre - people like Martha Colburn, Sally Cruikshank, Caroline Leaf, Louise Johnson, Kathy Rose, Michele Cournoyer, Janet Perlman, Suzan Pitt and others. All of the films shown at this free screening are available for loan from Pratt’s Sights & Sounds Dept." -Tom "Man About Town" Warner
For more info.

OPENING: ALPHABET: AN EXHIBITION OF HAND-DRAWN LETTERING AND EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY
7-11. Runs through March 31.
Organized by Post Typography and Artscape
4210  Santa Monica Blvd.

Sunday, March 12____________________________
MADAGASCAR, BIG HUGE, more
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

THE HELLACOPTERS, THE DATSUNS, NEBULA
8:30. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW

BETH ORTON, WILLY MASON
$18. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Tuesday, March 14___________________________
THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES

$6/$3(students). Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.

Wednesday, March 15___________________________
ILYAIMY, THRUSHES, STALKING HORSES, FASTER FASTER HARDER HARDER

$7/$10. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE NATIONAL, BABY DAYLINER
8:30. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW.

BARNBURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

CARIBEAN, NICK BUTCHER, PAGODA
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Friday, March 17_______________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS PRESENTS...
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY!
Featuring: BLUE VULTURES, FISHNET STALKERS, THE MISHAPS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

THE ENGLISH BEAT, SOUL ASYLUM
$25 (exactly the cost of the price of a ticket to a runaway train)
930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

NEWAGE HILLBILLY, BO LEE DA, JESUS AND THE SKIES
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

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Shank Calendar 3.3 - 3.10

Friday, March 3_______________________
DANIEL CONRAD, KATE PORTER & MYLES DONOVAN, CARLY PTAK, IAN NAGOSKI
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

DEEP THROAT
$6/$3(students). Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.

PALE STARS
Dangerously Delicious Pies. Canton, Baltimore.
Corner of Fleet and Montford.
410-522-pies

ROSCOE STAMFORD EXPERIENCE, MONGOLOIDIAN GLOW
Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S.Hanover St.

Saturday, March 4_______________________
TEST ICICLES
8pm. Club Stage. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

HCON2006: AN EXTREME DISPLAY OF RAW LOCAL TALENT
Featuring: NEWAGEHILLBILLY, KIM++, ARI SCHENK, MC COMPOST, HEX SCREW, MIKE BELL, and many more!

6:30. $3. Charm City Art Space. Baltimore.

Sunday, March 5____________________________
OAKLEY HALL, LONG LIVE DEATH

8PM. Once.Twice:Catapult (haha). Baltimore.
519 N Charles Street

HARRY & THE POTTERS, UNCLE MONSTERFACE
7PM. All Ages. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

WAX & WANE, BASKETTREE, RICK WEAVER, MR. MOCCASIN
7PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Firehouse Cue. Gaithersburg, MD
317 E. Diamond Ave.

Monday, March 6___________________________
ANIMATORS FILM SERIES: MIKE CACHUELA

Guest: Mike Cachuela
7:30. $10 general admission/$8 all other students/Free to MICA students. .Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Mike is a Visual Effects and Storyboard Artist who has worked with Pixar and Tim Burton. Some of his film credits include THE CORPSE BRIDE, MONKEYBONE, THE LIFE AQUATIC, THE INCREDIBLES, SCOOBY-DOO, ANTZ, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, TOY STORY, and NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

Tuesday, March 7___________________________
MOGWAI

Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Wednesday, March 8___________________________
THE CLOUD ROOM, THE ROGERS SISTERS, FILM SCHOOL
8:30. $10. The Black Cat. Washington, DC.
1811 14th St. NW

TITUS
$6/$3(students). Shriver Hall. Johns Hopkins. Charles Village, Baltimore.

Thursday, March 9_______________________
HELLACOPTERS, NEBULA
8PM. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

METRIC
930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Friday, March 10_______________________
CELEBRATION, ROGERS SISTERS, NO THINGS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

X-SCREW, NEW FLESH, ACHAEOPTRYX
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

PALE STARS, BARN BURNERS
Roots Cafe @ Seidel's Bowling Center. Baltimore.
Admission is $10 and includes bowling.
Beer, drinks and snacks available. Shoe rental $1.
4443 Belair Road.

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TONIGHT! Maggie's Broken Face Benefit

***TONIGHT - MARCH 1***
"THE OTTOBAR TRIED TO KILL ME" BENEFIT FOR MAGGIE

Featuring: SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY
GRAYCESKULL
(members of Baby Asprin)
THE PANNIES
(debut show)
THE OTTOBAR CHOIR
TERRY GUNK, JR.
(struggling insult comic)
CHRIS VREELAND
(stand up comedy)
BALTIMORE ACTORS' CLUB
- performing a scene from DEATH OF A SALESMAN
8PM. $7 The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.
Maggie was drunk at the Ottobar. A wayward speaker fell on her face, and it did this to her.
So they're throwing her some half-assed dog & pony show show she won't sue the crap out of them.

Hey Hampden 20/30somethings

HAMPDEN 20 & 30 SOMETHINGS - WHAT'S YOUR VISION FOR HAMPDEN?
Create a roadmap for what must happen to get you there - together - so no one else does it for you.

It's your turn to participate in the
Hampden Strategic Visioning Process
THIS Thursday, March 2. The HON Bar. 5:30 - 7:30.
Domestic drafts $2.50. Imports/micros $3.50 a pint. Wine by the glass $3.50. 50% off all appetizers.

Are you 20/30 something? Are you a Hampden resident? Just moved here? Been here all your life? Now is the time to voice your thoughts on the future of our neighborhood, and then work together to make it happen.

Questions, contact Odette T. Ramos at 410-662-4863.

Please complete the orange questionnaire you received at your doorstep this week and bring it with you to the happy hour. Don't have the questionnaire, don't sweat it. More will be available at the Happy Hour.

Shank Calendar 2.24 - 3.3

Friday, February 24_______________________
JASAGA

9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Saturday, February 25_______________________
DUST-TO-DIGITAL PRESENTS...
JOE BUSSARD AND FRIENDS

$7. 9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.
Fonotone Records box set Release Party including home movies and record-listening.
Maryland-native Joe Bussard, renowned the world over as the "King of Record Collectors," is perhaps best-known for a mind-numbingly high-quality collection of pre-war Country, Blues and Jazz recordings on 78rpm discs.  He was also the head of the last 78 label, Fonotone, which 1956-1969 documented living old-time pickers, including the first recordings of a certian John Fahey as well as many many more.
We'll celebrate the release of the 5-CD retrospective of Fonotone issued on the fabulous Dust-to-Digital label by hosting Mr. Bussard in the flesh and some of his musician-friends for an evening of home movies from his music-hunting travels as well as recorded music and some live picking.  Sure to be one of the most memorable evenings this address has ever seen.

Check out the sights and sounds at:  http://dust-digital.com/fonotone.htm

JASON DOVE & THE MAGIC WHIP, MEAN SPIRITS, RAHIM, MENENGUAR
9:30PM. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

MYKEL BOARD
Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Ave.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Bare Bones Grill & Brewery. Ellicott City, MD
Baltimore National Pike and St. John's Lane

Monday, February 27___________________________
ANIMATORS FILM SERIES: EMILY HUBLEY

Guest: Emily Hubley
7:30. $10 general admission/$8 all other students/Free to MICA students. .Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Emily Hubley is the daughter of legendary animators, John and Faith Hubley, whose family animation studio she grew up participating in. Besides making her own animated films, Emily has created animation for music videos, television, and feature films like BLUE VINYL and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.

Tuesday, February 28___________________________
THOMAS FRIEDMAN

8PM. Free. Shriver Hall Auditorium. Johns Hopkins (Homewood Campus). Baltimore.
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman will discuss 'The Rising East: India and China in the 21st Century.'
3400 N. Charles St.

RES SCREENING SERIES
8PM. $10. Egyptian Theatre. Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Featuring new short films from Pleix, Tronic and Jonnie Ross as well as neW music videos including Colder, The Go! Team and much more.
Afterparty with DJ Kiino Villand and special guests.

Wednesday, March 1___________________________
MAGGIE'S BROKEN FACE BENEFIT
Featuring: SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY

9PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.
Maggie was drunk at the Ottobar. A monitor fell on her face, and it did this to her.

DOUG STANHOPE
9PM. Frazier's On The Avenue. Hampden, Baltimore.
$10 advance. $12 at the door.

Thursday, March 2_______________________
CITY PAPER'S 7TH ANNUAL COSMIC COCKTAIL PARTY

7-10pm. $30. The Belvedere. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
Over 30 restaurants and bars keeping you all happy!
Music by DJ Lovegrove (Mosaic) and DJ RobCee (Club One-he's spinning vinyl, people!)
Cocktail attire encouraged.
"For those of you that haven't been to a Cosmic Cocktail Party before, let's just say last year's was so off the hook, the B&O Railroad Museum asked usnot to come back!  We were too racy for them!  City Paper never disappoints, so bring your friends!  Take the next day off! This party will sell out, so get your tickets now!" - City Paper

VIEWS OF JUSTICE: THE TRIALS OF DARRYL HUNT
Open Society Institute-Baltimore Sponsors Provocative ‘Views of Justice’
7PM. $8/$5(CAMmbrs). Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Avenue.

Friday, March 3_______________________
DANIEL CONRAD, KATE PORTER & MYLES DONOVAN, CARLY PTAK, IAN NAGOSKI

9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

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Shank Calendar 2.17 - 2.24

Friday, February 17_______________________
MALCOLM X
7:30PM. $7. The Hippodrome. Downtown, Baltimore.
(1992, 2002 minutes, directed by Spike Lee ) Celebrate Black History Month with Spike Lee's biopic of the controversial Black Nationalist leader. Denzel Washington was Oscar nominated for his performance as Malcolm X, based on the book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley.
12 N. Eutaw St.
Please note: The Hippodrome is a ClearChannel operation.

Saturday, February 18_______________________
DIRTY MARMADUKE FLUTE SQUAD,THE DEGENERETTES

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

LOONEY TUNES
3PM & 7:30PM. $7. The Hippodrome. Downtown, Baltimore.
Your favorite Looney Tune characters on the big screen on 35mm! Twelve classic cartoons!
12 N. Eutaw St.
Please note: The Hippodrome is a ClearChannel operation.

Sunday, February 19___________________________
IN COLD BLOOD
3PM & 7:30PM. $7. The Hippodrome. Downtown, Baltimore.
(1967, 134 minutes, directed by Richard Brooks)
Truman Capote's breakthrough true crime novel was made into a movie starring Robert Blake as Perry Smith and Scott Wilson as Dick Hickock. The film picked up four Oscar nominations: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score (by Quincy Jones.) With the recent success of Best Picture Nominee Capote, it's a great time to revisit the classic film version of his book.
12 N. Eutaw St.
Please note: The Hippodrome is a ClearChannel operation.

Monday, February 20___________________________
ARTISTS VISIONING FOCUS GROUP FOR HAMPDEN

6:30PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.
Are you an artist who lives in Hampden? What to have some say in the future development of the neighborhood? Attend this meeting! Contact <mailto:benn@atomicbooks.com>benn@atomicbooks.com to get a survey to fill out before hand.

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB

$15. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW

ANIMATORS FILM SERIES:  MONSTER ROAD and VESSEL WRESTLING
Guests: Bruce Bickford and Lisa Yu
7:30. $10 general admission/$8 all other students/Free to MICA students. .Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
Lisa Yu's film, VESSEL WRESTLING, uses clay, along with hair and food (Jello, beans & franks), to tell a sensuous tale involving meals and sex. Bruce Bickford has been animating for over 40 years, using clay, line drawings, cardboard, and an incredible eye for detail. MONSTER ROAD chronicles Bickfords life and work with Frank Zappa.

Wednesday, February 22___________________________
SHANK READING CLUB MEETING

7PM. Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
Read The Watchmen. Then meet us for a chat!

REET PETITE AND GONE
Free. 8pm. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave
(Crouch, 1947) In this all-black musical, Louis Jordan, the all time great sax player, provides the score and stars in this story of a swindled inheritance. A wealthy musician is dying and plans to ensure the happiness of his son, but a dishonest lawyer hatches a scheme to swindle him out of his money. Swinging jazzy score includes ``Let the Good Times Roll’’ and ``That Chick’s Too Young to Fry” by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five with June Richmond and Vanita Smythe.  Known as the King of Jukeboxes, Jordan's fun and energetic songs included many of the biggest R&B hits of the 1940s. Along with his band the Tympany Five, Jordan was a major influence on the development of rock and roll and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Thursday, February 23_______________________
FENCE KITCHEN, DAN BREEN

9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

VIEWS OF JUSTICE: SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS
Open Society Institute-Baltimore Sponsors Provocative ‘Views of Justice’
7PM. $8/$5(CAMmbrs). Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Avenue.

Friday, February 24_______________________
JASAGA

9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

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Shank Calendar 2.10 - 2.17

Friday, February 10_______________________
MIKE MITCHELL'S "3 HOURS OF ALL YOU CAN DRINK BEER" FUNDRAISER
8PM. $20. Old Polish Home. Fells Point, Baltimore.
512 S Broadway
Come early, like between 8 and 8:30, because the first keg will be Sam Adams, the rest not as good. There will be a band.
"By the way, this is a fundraiser for a client of mine [Shank Accountant Jon Mayo] who is challenging the status quo and bucking up against The Machine by running for MD State Delegate. His name is Mike Mitchell and y'all know I wouldn't stand behind him if I didn't think he would be the best person for the job.  His work as a director for Habitat for Humanity has set him apart from other candidates.
"Yep, The Man has threatened, cajoled, and attempted to bribe Mike into not running, but he's standing his ground.
"It's time to shake up the incumbents, and what better way than by doing what you probably would've been doing (or wishing you were doing) on Friday night anyhow; drinking a bunch of beer in Fells Point.  Can you drink $20 worth of FellsPoint beer in 3 hours?! I know I can.
"Thanks and hope to see you there.  Please bring a friend or two.  I'll buy you a beer.  Don't like beer?  Heck, there's pretzels too.  I'll buy you a cocktail at the Cat's Eye afterward, or a Coke, hey, you name it.
"Here's to a shot at a decent future for urban Bmore."


Saturday, February 11_______________________
TRANSMODERN AGE FESTIVAL

9PM. $8. H&H Building. Baltimore.
Whole Gallery, 3rd Floor, 405 W. Franklin Street
Price includes free raffle for prizes. FREE BEER

SUPER DIAMOND
$20. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW

BARN BURNERS
9:30. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

Sunday, February 12___________________________
REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, THE BOMB, MEAN SPIRITS

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.
REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY (feat. Vic Bondi of ARTICLES OF FAITH & J. Robbins of JAWBOX/CHANNELS/BURNING AIRLINES)
THE BOMB (ex-NAKED RAYGUN)

WU TANG CLAN
Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Monday, February 13___________________________
ANIMATORS FILM SERIES: AVOID EYE CONTACT

with Patrick Smith and various filmmakers from Square Footage Films
7:30. $10 general admission/$8 all other students/Free to MICA students. .Falvey Hall in the Brown Center at MICA. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.

Wednesday, February 15___________________________
MURDER IN HARLEM

Free. 8PM. Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave
(Micheaux, 1935)
plus intro and discussion w/ Professor and author Thomas Cripps
Once a rancher and novelist, maverick filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux, "The Dean of Race Movies" wrote, directed, shot and self-promoted his philosophical and often controversial films. He toured many of his 35 completed films all over the country, going from town to town, theater to theater.   Murder in Harlem is Micheaux's electrifying  and suspenseful story based on the sensational "Stanfield Murder Case." Opening with a night watchman discovering the body of a young white woman, a tale of spurned love, murder, and bribery unfolds. Starring Clarence Brooks.   Ingeniously told through intricately placed flashbacks, the film resolves through intertwined black and white narratives, a structural element, and social critique characteristic of Micheaux.  Thomas Cripps, African American film history scholar and author intros and leads discussion after the film.

BURLESQUE-A-PADES: THE WORLD FAMOUS PONTANI SISTERS, CORN MO!, and more!
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.
BURLESQUE MP3S!!!
EMMETT ROSE - Prologue [mp3]
SHERRY BRITTON - Narrator [mp3]
THE BURLESQUE BAND - Overture [mp3]
NELLE'S BELLES - Hello, Everybody [mp3]
NELLE'S BELLES - Autumn Salutation [mp3]

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

Thursday, February 17_______________________
MATT PLESS

9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

ELECTRIC SIX
Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

WATER SCHOOL, BABY ASPIRIN, THE WAY-OUTS
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

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Shank Calendar 2.5 - 2.9

Sunday, February 5___________________________
EL TOPO (movie)
8PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.
Orpheum George Figgs presents A. Jodorowsky's "El Topo" (1970, DVD)
"See the naked young Franciscans whipped with cactus. See the bandit leader disemboweled. See the priest ride into the sunset with a  midget and her newborn baby. What it all means isn't exactly clear,  but you won't forget it."

Monday, February 6___________________________
LITTLE HOWLIN WOLF AND HIS BLOOZ FLOOZ, JASON WILLETT, JAMES TWIG HAPRER JOHNSTON, MAX EISENBERG

9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Wednesday, February 8___________________________
ROGUE WAVE, NADA SURF

8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
10 East Cross St.

BROKEN STRINGS
Free. 8pm. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave
plus intro and discussion w/ Professor and WTMD radio host Sheri Parks
Baltimore’s own Clarence Muse stars as a violinist who pressures his son to play classical violin, while the son wants to play swing. After completing his law degree, Muse became a theater Renaissance man, composing, singing, dancing, and acting on the legitimate stage, in vaudeville, and on the big screen. Yet, in scores of Hollywood films, Muse was relegated to roles as a family servant, Pullman porter or stable “boy.” Not surprisingly, many of Hollywood’s black stars, like Muse, pursued parallel careers in Hollywood and race films. An entertaining melodrama, the film is full of music, both swing and classical. Sheri Parks, African American media expert intros. and leads discussion after the film.

Thursday, February 9_______________________
THE STOOP STORYTELLING SERIES: LEGENDS OF THE FALL - STORIES ABOUT FAILURE

Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Author Laura Lippman, Walters Art Museum director Gary Vikan, and WJZ-TV morning host Marty Bass--along with documentary filmmaker Charles Cohen and  stay-at-home mom Valarie Perez-Schere--will be among the 7 storytellers.

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Shank Calendar 1.27 - 2.3

Friday, January 27_______________________
DEERHOOF

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

PALE STARS
10PM. Waterfront Hotel. Baltimore.

Creative Alliance and Charm City Kitty Club present...
HOUSE OF FLYING BULLDAGGERS CABARET!

7PM. $10/$7. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

MIXOPLIX, BALFOUR ANTICS, AWARD SHOW, COBALT FOUNDATION, WIRE ORCHESTRA
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Saturday, January 28___________________________
KING BELVEDERE CD RELEASE PARTY
with SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, MOVE THE SUN, SHORTBUS JOHNNIES

9PM, $5. Frazier's On The Avenue. Hampden, Baltimore.
"Hear us play our new songs (so new I'll probably have a lyric cheat sheet...make fun of me if you must, just be there!)" - Secret Crush Society

Creative Alliance and Charm City Kitty Club present...
HOUSE OF FLYING BULLDAGGERS CABARET!

7PM. $10/$7. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

BOB POLLARD
$15. 930 Club. Washington, DC
815 V St. NW.

Sunday, January 29___________________________
GHQ, AS YET UNNAMED

8PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

DIRTY MARMADUKE FLUTE SQUAD, SCOTT ALEXANDER
10PM. The Velvet Lounge. Washington, DC

CONSTANTINE MAROULIS
$20. 7PM. Recher Theatre, Towson, MD.
"Neil Tobias wanted me to ask you to post this." -Goff Brown
Former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis brings his band Pray for the Soul of Betty down from New York for this show.

Wednesday, February 1_______________________
SHANK READING CLUB'S FEBRUARY BOOK
THE WATCHMEN

On sale in February @ Atomic Books for 15% off.

Thursday, February 2_______________________
PARTS & LABOR, MATT & KIM, MATERIALS

7PM. Charm City Art Space. Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Avenue

Friday, February 3_______________________
***CARLOS BATTS***
7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
Photographer Carlos Batts (CRAZY SEXY HOLLYWOOD, WILD SKIN) will be signing copies of  AMERICAN GOTHIC, his new book from Scapegoat Publishing.

PASTOR BATTLE, LIZZ KING
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

THE HERIONE SHEIKS, CLOCKCLEANER CD RELEASE PARTY, PYGMY LUSH
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS

Club Stage. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

PALE STARS, AVEC, PARK POLICE, YOUR BLACK STAR

9:30PM. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BARN BURNERS
9:30. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

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Shank Calendar 1.21 - 1.27

Saturday, January 21___________________________
TWIN PEAKS MINI-CON & MARATHON

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
Visit The Talking Head site for more details.

JACK WRIGHT/BEN HALL/HANS BUETOW, HAT CITY INTUITIVE, KOHOUTEK, INSECT FACTORY
9PM. $7. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, D.C.
1017 7th St NW WDC

Sunday, January 22___________________________
TWIN PEAKS MINI-CON & MARATHON

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
Visit The Talking Head site for more details.

Monday, January 23_______________________
SEA DONKEYS, TIEMS NEW VIKING, THE LUM AND ABNER OF MOROCCO
9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Wedneday, January 25_______________________
MOBTOWN SHANK READING CLUB MEET

7PM. Frasier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
We'll be discussing January's book, V FOR VENDETTA.

Friday, January 27_______________________
DEERHOOF

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

PALE STARS
10PM. Waterfront Hotel. Baltimore.

Creative Alliance and Charm City Kitty Club present...
HOUSE OF FLYING BULLDAGGERS CABARET!

7PM. $10/$7. Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

MIXOPLIX, BALFOUR ANTICS, AWARD SHOW, COBALT FOUNDATION, WIRE ORCHESTRA

9PM. The True Vine. Hapmden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

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Shank Calendar 1.13 - 1.20

Friday, January 13_______________________
CELEBRATION, DOUBLE DAGGER, THE DOUBLE
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

9th Life Presents...
FRIDAY THE 13Th FASHION

Spirits Bar. Baltimore.
1901 Bank St.
Local designers show off their goods and strange entertainment to boot.

BARN BURNERS
9:30. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

Saturday, January 14___________________________
JASON DOVE & THE MAGIC, THE WAY-OUTS, YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BARN BURNERS
8:30. Phillips Harborplace. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
301 Light St

Sunday, January 15___________________________
CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN
8x10. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
10 East Cross St.

Tuesday, January 17_______________________
BENN RAY ON MARC STEINER SHOW
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS IN COMMUNITY

12PM. 88.1 FM. WYPR.
To listen live, online.

Wednesday, January 18_______________________
WE ARE SCIENTISTS

Sonar. Mainstage. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

AKRON/FAMILY, LEXIE MOUNTAIN BOYS, MI & L'AU, MR MOCASSIN
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

DIRTY MARMADUKE FLUTE SQUAD, OPPOSABLE THUMBS
10PM. The Mojo Room. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Belair Rd.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

Thursday, January 19_______________________
SOIHADTOSHOOTHIM, SKELETONS AND GIRL-FACED BOYS, VIDEOHIPPO

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Friday, January 20_______________________
MAZEL TOV COCKTAILS
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

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Shank Calendar 1.6 - 1.13

Sunday, January 8___________________________
THOM HICKLING MEMORIAL
Featuring TT TUCKER AND THE BUM RUSH, and guests.

6-10PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

BENN RAY on 21ST CENTURY RADIO WITH DR. BOB
9:30. WCBM. 680AM.
To listen live.

Thursday, January 12_______________________
PETER HOOK

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Friday, January 13_______________________
CELEBRATION, DOUBLE DAGGER, THE DOUBLE

The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

9th Life Presents...
FRIDAY THE 13Th FASHION

Spirits Bar. Baltimpre.
1901 Bank St.
Local designers show off their goods and strange entertainment to boot.

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Shank Calendar 12.16 - 12.23

Friday, Dec. 16_______________________
YUKON, NEW FLESH, AMOEBA MEN, WHAT'S YR DAMAGE?, SKELETON WARRIOR, MR. TRANSYLVANIA

6:30PM. Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1729 N. Maryland Ave.

PROJECT APPLESAUCE
The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

RHETT MILLER
Sonar. Mainstage. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

KIX

Rams Head Live. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
Listed for Marci.

BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

Saturday, Dec. 17___________________________
LITTLE ORPHAN FANNIE: A WHOREHOUSE MUSICAL

9PM. $8. 14KARAT CABARET. Baltimore.
218 W. Saratoga Street

THE ALKEM FOUNDATION
Music: THE ANTIQUES, SARAH AZZARA, DCIC, KOHOUTEK, LIDA HUSIK, PUP TENT, SHAME GIRL
Artists: SESOW, DANA ELLYN

8PM. $8. Warehouse Nextdoor. Washington, DC
1017 7th St.

Sunday, Dec. 18__________________________
FLEA MARKET @ 4PM.
YUKON, NEW FLESH, TEMP SOUND SOLUTIONS, NEW BRUTALISM

8PM. The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

ENDLESS BOOGIE, ARBOURETUM

9PM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BRYAN EUBANKS, ANDREW LAFKAS, ANDY HAYLECK, BONNIE JONES
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

WONDER WOMAN NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of the old Wonder Woman TV show, starring Lynda Carter & Deborah Winger! Drink specials.

Monday, Dec. 19________________________
DEGENERETTES, I, CRIME, ODD PHONES

7PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Tuesday, Dec. 20________________________
PRINCESS SUPERSTAR

Sonar. Mainstage. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

Wednesday, Dec. 21________________________
BARN BURNERS

9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

Wednesday, Dec. 22________________________
THE TOMBS, THE GENDERS, NATIONAL RAZOR, MAKEWAY, THEE LEXINGTON ARROWS

The Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.

A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS
Featuring: JOHN WATERS, TRIXIE LITTLE AND THE EVIL HATE MONKEY & LOBSTERBOY

930 Club. Washington, DC.
815 V St.

Friday, Dec. 23_______________________
JOE LALLY, DON ZIENTARA, HUMAN BELL
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

TRIXIE LITTLE
The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

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Shank Calendar 12.9 - 12.16

Friday, Dec. 9_______________________
MEAN SPIRITS, SICK SICK BIRDS, LYCAON PITCUTS

9PM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
MEAN SPIRITS - 1st show, new band feat. ex-Fuses & Slow Jets
SICK SICK BIRDS - Husker Du-ish punk rawkin' from Baltimore
LYCAON PICTUS - synth garage(?) from Brooklyn, NY

THE TRUE VINE DANCE PARTY
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.
All three TV co-owners - Stewart Mostofsky, Ian Nagoski and Jason Willett - playing anything you can dance to for as long as you can stand it. ardkore, you know the score.

DEPECHE MODE
8PM. Patriot Center. Maryland.
Antoinette wanted me to list this.

JUNE STAR, BARN BURNERS
Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover St.

RUDOLPH THE RED HOSED REINDEER
11PM. The Spotlighter Theater. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
817 St. Paul Street
It is a spoof of the claymation Rudolph.
It runs every friday/saturday through december 17th.

MIKE TAMBURO, SEAHORSE STAIRCASE, CHRIS GRIER
9pm, $5. 611 Florida Ave NW WDC
BYOB!

Saturday, Dec. 10___________________________
OUTSOURCED: ART - A GROUP SHOW OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA

Current Gallery, Baltimore.
It's not Romanovs and it's not Post-Soviet Russian Art, it's fresh, and it's here and now. December 10th - January 5th at Current Gallery, a group of artists is brought together to present a variety of art created outside of their homeland. Refreshments will be provided, and there is no charge for this event.
The works range from figurative painting to photography, sculpture, and installation. All of the artworks project different qualities: an intellectual dissection of poetry and its relationship to images, quiet and peaceful images of water, emotional explorations of psyche, sarcastic interpretations of art history, social questions of women's work in the sex industry and explorations of other female sex trade such as mail-order brides, and personal insights into human relationships of love and hate. Altogether, these images show the uniqueness of the artist's outlook on the contemporary world.
Featuring works by: Andrey Tsers, Yevgeniy Fiks, Ala Kondratova, Sasha Komlova, Milana Braslavsky, Marina Gan, Nino Leselidze, Aleksandr Samoylov and Alexandra Lerman.
30 South Calvert

THE URBAN DESIGNER SHOWCASE
10AM-6PM. 3208 Guilford Avenue. Charles Village, Baltimore.
Holiday shopping while simultaneously avoiding the malls, buying locally and (likely) avoiding driving.
Featuring 16 Local Designers: MONKA, Riot Apparel, Momi Antonio, Rachel Minka, Zvezdana, RAG TOP, Skull and Berries, Broadcloth.org, MICA's Buy*Product, Bren Draper, FatJewels, Kirsten Rook, Lauren Beauchamp, Meredith Swanson, Small Roar, Shannon Marshall, Kelly & TJ Zimmerman

THE MUSIC OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
2PM. An Die Musik. Baltimore.
411 N. Charles St.
Featuring Geoffrey Himes and Bob Kannenberg.
Geoff will be reading and discussing his excellent new book on Springsteen, Born in the U.S.A. Bob (w/Brian Fisher on mandolin) will play Springsteen songs, and Barn Burners songs influenced by Springsteen.

THE ROCK STARS, CARDBOARD VILLAGE
$7. Brass Monkey Saloon. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1601 Eastern Ave.

Sunday, Dec. 11__________________________
THE URBAN DESIGNER SHOWCASE

10AM-6PM. 3208 Guilford Avenue. Charles Village, Baltimore.
Holiday shopping while simultaneously avoiding the malls, buying locally and (likely) avoiding driving.
Featuring 16 Local Designers: MONKA, Riot Apparel, Momi Antonio, Rachel Minka, Zvezdana, RAG TOP, Skull and Berries, Broadcloth.org, MICA's Buy*Product, Bren Draper, FatJewels, Kirsten Rook, Lauren Beauchamp, Meredith Swanson, Small Roar, Shannon Marshall, Kelly & TJ Zimmerman

WONDER WOMAN NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of the old Wonder Woman TV show, starring Lynda Carter & Deborah Winger! Drink specials.

Wednesday, Dec. 14________________________
JAPANTHER, DOUBLE DAGGER, VIDEOHIPPOS

and multi-media extravaganza!
1511 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore
7:00 PM 'til 11:00 PM
Free food and drink.

Friday, Dec. 16_______________________
PROJECT APPLESAUCE

The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

RHETT MILLER
Sonar. Mainstage. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

KIX
Rams Head Live. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
Listed for Marci.

BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

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Shank Calendar 12.2 - 12.9

Friday, Dec. 2_______________________
JACKS, LOUIS

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

12th ANNUAL NIGHT OF 100 ELVISES
7PM-2AM. Lithuanian Hall. SoWeBo, Baltimore.
851-3 Hollins St.
TICKETS ON SALE AT ATOMIC BOOKS and other places.

RUDOLPH THE RED HOSED REINDEER
11PM. The Spotlighter Theater. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
817 St. Paul Street
It is a spoof of the claymation Rudolph.
It runs every friday/saturday through december 17th.

Saturday, Dec. 3___________________________
12th ANNUAL NIGHT OF 100 ELVISES
7PM-2AM. Lithuanian Hall. SoWeBo, Baltimore.
851-3 Hollins St.
TICKETS ON SALE AT ATOMIC BOOKS and other places.

LITTLE ORPHAN FANNIE: A WHOREHOUSE MUSICAL
9PM. $8. 14KARAT CABARET. Baltimore.
218 W. Saratoga Street

RUDOLPH THE RED HOSED REINDEER
11PM. The Spotlighter Theater. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
817 St. Paul Street
It is a spoof of the claymation Rudolph.
It runs every friday/saturday through december 17th.

Sunday, Dec. 4__________________________
THE MAYOR'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE

2PM. Hampden, Baltimore.

Monday, Dec. 5____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Dec. 6_______________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

X, JULIANA HATFIELD
Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

Wednesday, Dec. 7________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Dec. 8_______________________
TIM KABARA, THE BABY ASPIRIN
8PM. The Vine. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1500 S. Hanover st.

TRACHTENBURG FAMILY SLIDESHOW PLAYERS
8PM. 8x10 Club. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
8-10 E. Cross St.

Friday, Dec. 9_______________________
MEAN SPIRITS, SICK SICK BIRDS, LYCAON PITCUTS
9PM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
MEAN SPIRITS - 1st show, new band feat. ex-Fuses & Slow Jets
SICK SICK BIRDS - Husker Du-ish punk rawkin' from Baltimore
LYCAON PICTUS - synth garage(?) from Brooklyn, NY

DEPECHE MODE
8PM. Patriot Center. Maryland.
Antoinette wanted me to list this.

JUNE STAR, BARN BURNERS
Mum's. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
1132 S. Hanover St.

RUDOLPH THE RED HOSED REINDEER
11PM. The Spotlighter Theater. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
817 St. Paul Street
It is a spoof of the claymation Rudolph.
It runs every friday/saturday through december 17th.

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TONIGHT! Bee Lavendar @ Atomic!!

TONIGHT!!
Thursday, December 1
BEE LAVENDER

author of
LESSONS IN TAXIDERMY

A riveting memoir of sickness and survival.
7PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Shank Calendar 11.25 - 12.2

Friday, Nov. 25_______________________
The Mojo Room and Lounge 3rd Anniversary Party with
PETER TORK AND SHOE SUEDE BLUES

The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

Saturday, Nov 26___________________________
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Midnight. $6. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
http://www.thecharles.com/
He's out to prove he's got nothing to prove.
From Preston, Idaho comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a new kind of hero complete with a tight red 'fro, some sweet moon boots, and skills that can’t be topped. Napoleon lives with his Grandma and his 30-year-old, unemployed brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who spends his days looking for love in internet chat rooms. When Grandma hits the road on her quad runner, Napoleon and Kip’s meddling Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) comes to town to stay with them and ruin their lives. Napoleon is left to his own devices to impress the chicks at school and help his new best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) win the election for Student Body President against the stuck-up Summer Wheatley (Haylie Duff); all the while making sure to feed Grandma’s pet llama Tina, and avoiding association with Uncle Rico and the herbal breast enhancers he sells door to door. Napoleon and Pedro put their skills and knowledge of piñatas, cows and drawing to good use, but it is a surprise talent that leads the two to triumph in the end.

THE BARN BURNERS
8PM. Phillips Harborplace. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
301 Light St. 410 685 6600

Sunday, Nov 27__________________________
WONDER WOMAN NIGHT

8PM. Free. Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.

JACK WRIGHT, ALBAN BAILLY, WADE MATTHEWS, SEBASTIAN CIROTTEA
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Monday, Nov 28____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 29_______________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Nov. 30________________________
SR-71

8PM. The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD
*All Ages!!!
Neil Tobias asked the Shank to list this show.

HALL AND OATES
Rams Head Live. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

IRON & WINE/CALEXICO
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Dec. 1_______________________
LESSONS IN TAXIDERMY by BEE LAVENDER

Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.

Friday, Dec. 2_______________________
JACKS

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

12th ANNUAL NIGHT OF 100 ELVISES
7PM-2AM. Lithuanian Hall. SoWeBo, Baltimore.
851-3 Hollins St.
TICKETS ON SALE AT ATOMIC BOOKS and other places.

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TONIGHT! Baltimore Flickr Show Opening

TONIGHT!: Tuesday, November 22
BALTIMORE FLICKR SHOW OPENING RECEPTION

7PM. Holy Frijoles.
Hampden, Baltimore.
908 W. 36th St.

Show runs from Nov. 15 - Dec. 2005.

An online photo community presents their take on places, people, pastimes, culture and events.

Shank Calendar 11.19 - 11.25

Saturday, Nov 19___________________________
BALTIMORE OR LESS

Short Films About Baltimore
2-4PM. Wheeler Auditorium. Pratt Central. Baltimore.
http://accelerateddecrepitude.blogspot.com/2005/10/baltimore-or-less.html

THE BARN BURNERS
9PM. Bare Bones. Ellicott City, MD.
Balto Nat'l Pk & St. John's Ln. 410 461 0770

HOT HOT HEAT
Sonar. Mainstage. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

ORANGES BAND, TWO IF BY SEA, CONVOCATION
Sonar. Club Stage. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

Sunday, Nov 20__________________________
WONDER WOMAN NIGHT

8PM. Free. Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.

PAPER RAD, SNACKS, JENNY GRAF BIBULAH
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St.

Monday, Nov 21____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 22_______________________
BALTIMORE FLICKR SHOW OPENING RECEPTION

7PM. Holy Frijoles. Hampden, Baltimore.
908 W. 36th St.
Show runs from Nov. 15 - Dec. 2005.
An online photo community presents their take on places, people, pastimes, culture and events.
http://flickr.com/groups/charmcity

TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS
Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Nov. 23________________________
SR-71
8PM. The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD
*All Ages!!!
Neil Tobias asked the Shank to list this show.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Nov. 24_______________________
ATOMIC TV
SPECIAL THANKSGIVING EPISODE

Time & Details TBA.
For more info: http://www.atomicteevee.com/

Friday, Nov. 25_______________________
The Mojo Room and Lounge 3rd Anniversary Party with
PETER TORK AND SHOE SUEDE BLUES

The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

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TONIGHT! Keyboard Man Karaoke!

KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE - TONIGHT!
9PM. Saturday, November 12
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Join Keyboard Man for one of our last few karaoke nights at Molly's in 2005. No contests, no gimmicks, just your vocal powers, as much drinking as suits you, and a bunch of new Neil Diamond and Willie Nelson.

And maybe a surprise or something.

Dankeshen.

Sponsored by Atomic Books.

MicroCineFest Schedule!

MICROCINEFEST SCHEDULE!
Nov. 11 - Nov. 13
The G-Spot. Hampden, Baltimore.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
For film descriptions and stills for Friday's programs.

8 PM - Shorts Program 1: Get With The Concept
Full Metal Slacks – Scott Calonico (5:00)
Have You Seen This Man? - Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden (18:00)
Joyride – John Cernak (6:00)
Kosmos – Thorsten Fleisch (5:00)
Excerpts from La Lotería – Jim Finn (19:00)
One Nation Under Tommy – Roger Beebe (15:00)
Spam Letter + Google Image Search = Video Entertainment – André Silva (3:00)
Uso Justo – Coleman Miller (22:00)

10 PM: Story Of A Fructiferous Society - tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (86:00)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
For film descriptions and stills for Friday's programs.
6 PM: Night Of The Day Of The Dawn Of The Son Of The Bride Of The Return Of The Revenge Of The Terror Of The Attack Of The Evil Mutant Hellbound Flesh Eating Subhumanoid Living Dead, Part II – Lowell Mason (95:00)

8 PM - Shorts Program 2: Comedy Shorts
Archive – Charlie Cline (6:00)
Deliverance: The Musical – David Fickas (8:00)
High & Gruesome – Vince DiMeglio (2:30)
Method For Self-Defense Against Scorpions – Tanner Almon (14:00)
Oedipus - Jason Wishnow (8:00)
Oh My God – John Bryant (10:00)
Quest For The Orb – The Flying McDavid Bros. (5:00)
Safety First – Scott Calonico & Stacy Mead (5:00)
Soda Pop Cough Drop - Tanner Almon (8:00)
Space Boy Chronicles - Tanner Almon (2:30)
Spam Ku - Steve Tsuchida (5:00)
The Story of Mr. Children-For-Hands - Robert Paraguassu (3:00)

10 PM - Shorts Program 3: That's Psychotronic!
Deadly Squids >From Beyond Saturn - Robb Rugan (6:00)
Destroy All Robots – Blake Myers (15:00)
Farmer Brown – Charlie Cline (4:00)
Robot Rising – Damon Bishop (10:00)
Robot-Tussin – Nikc Miller (3:00)
The Adventures of Sassparilla, the Singing Gorilla – Chuck Porterfield
            Chapter One: Mechasassparilla (10:00)
            Chapter Two: Are We There Yeti? (14:00)
            Chapter Three: Chilapuna Nightmare (18:00)
Plus a surprise premiere film and a potential musical guest!!!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
For film descriptions and stills for Friday's programs.
6 PM - Shorts Program 4: Narrative Shorts
Egg - Benh Zeitlin (9:00, 16mm)
Guts Of The Gods – Conall Pendergast (12:00)
Nomar No. 3 - Tanner Almon (27:00)
The Waldo Cumberbund Story– Simon Ennis (13:00)
Year Of The Scapegoat – Ross Novie (17:00)
Why Must I Be A Zombie In Love? – Ben Jurin (17:00)

8 PM: Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry “Wild Man” Fischer – Josh Rubin and Jeremy Lubin (86:00)

10 PM: Festival wrap up & wind-down.

Shank Calendar 11.11 - 11.18

Friday, Nov. 11_______________________
MICROCINEFEST
The G-Spot. Hampden, Baltimore.

BLONDSAI, CHELSEA GRAVEYARD, PPR, THE ROCK STARS
The Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.
218 E. Lexington St.

THE BIG HUGE, CATERPILLAR, JUSTIN LEVY & JACK CARNEAL
9PM. H&H Building. Baltimore.
405 W Franklin St.

Saturday, Nov 12___________________________
MICROCINEFEST
The G-Spot. Hampden, Baltimore.

GUNNER PALACE (documentary)
$4. 4:30PM. First Unitarian Church. Downtown, Baltimore.
1 West Hamilton St. 1 block north from Charles & Franklin. Enter using stairs on Hamilton.
Documentary about US solders stationed in the former palace of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
A discussion of US policy in Iraq will follow.

THE APES, MODEY LEMON
The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

THE BLACK KEYS
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

DAWN CULBERTSON/MARK HARP TRIBUTE SHOW
8PM. Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

14TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE WRITER'S CONFERENCE
Featuring special guests Alice McDermott, National Book Award winning author, and Tim Page, Pulitzer Prize winning music critic and author.
University Union. Towson University. Towson, MD.
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, & wine-and-cheese reception.
Schedule of 16 sessions from which to choose (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and business of publishing).
Meet with editors, agents, and publishers. "One-on-One Rapid Critiques" of your fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.
Exhibit space available for literary arts organizations, editorial services, publishers, and journals. For rates and availability, contact Tracy Miller or call 410-371-3515.

Sunday, Nov 13__________________________
Independent Hampden presents...
WAL-MART: THE HIGH PRICE OF LOW COST

The new film by Robert Greenwald.
8PM. Free. Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.

MICROCINEFEST
The G-Spot. Hampden, Baltimore.

Reptilian Records presents...
HEROINE SHEIKS CD RELEASE SHOW! with CLOCKCLEANER, THE NEW LOU REEDS

The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

BLACK KEYS
Rams Head Live. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

MICHAEL CHAPMAN, BENJY FERREE, DONNY HUE & THE COLORS, ADRIAN CARROLL
8PM. $5. 611 Florida Ave. NW Washington, DC.

Monday, Nov 14____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 15_______________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Nov. 16________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
8PM. $8/$5. Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
One of the Shank's favorite films!

THE BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St. 410 276 9866

Thursday, Nov. 17_______________________
SMARTBOMB by HEATHER CHAPLIN & AARON RUBY

Featuring Guest Speaker: Videogame Legend SID MEIER
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.

Friday, Nov. 18_______________________
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN

9:30PM. $20. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

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La Dolce Vegan - TONIGHT!

TONIGHT! Sunday, November 6

LA DOLCE VEGAN!
Author
SARAH KRAMER
7PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore
FREE!

Cashed Out! TONIGHT!!

TONIGHT!!! Saturday, November 5

Atomic Books presents...
CASHED OUT! A JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE

9PM. The Ottobar.
Remington, Baltimore.
2549 North Howard Street.

Featuring:
Arbouretum/Television Hill
The Expotentials
Landspeedrecord
Wax & Wane
Scott & Skizz
Secret Crush Society
Sab Grey
Rodney Henry
Keyboard Man's Johnny Cash Karaoke

Prizes include free movie passes, t-shirts, posters.

Black attire preferred.

A special pre-party for Shank readers. If you come at 8 for the pre-party, we'll have free beer!

Sex Machines TONIGHT @ Atomic Books

TONIGHT!!! Friday, November 4

SEX MACHINES: Slideshow & Signing
Featuring author: TIMOTHY ARCHIBALD
8PM. Atomic Books.
Hampden, Baltimore.
Free!

Check out this site of Sex Machines in action. - GRAPHIC (office dwellers)

Shank Calendar 11.4 - 11.11

Friday, Nov. 4_______________________
SEX MACHINES by TIMOTHY ARCHIBALD: Slideshow
8PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.

LUCKYSTAR STUDIO TRAVELING EXHIBIT
7-11PM. Shinola. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
882 Park Ave.
Luckystar Studio brings their traveling exhibit, the "World Domination Tour".
Featuring a plethora of midwest based artists, including Baltimore native Gene Evans, Maryland Institute College of Art alumni's Bridget Griffith Evans and Andrea Picard with The Mekons/Waco Bros' Jon Langford, Colin Matthes, Mark Winter, Stephen Somers, Beth Bojarski and a retrospective of Milwaukee Rock Poster Artist Von Munz.

MUGWUMP
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

HURRICANE LIBRARY RELIEF: A CONFEDERACY OF WRITERS & MUSICIANS
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Central Library
Donations go toward the American Library Association’s Relief Fund for Libraries in Louisiana and Mississippi
Featuring: Lena Ampadu, Ellis Marsalis, Madison Smartt Bell, Andy Bienstock, Reggie Harris, Olu Butterfly Woods, Bassey Ikpi, Rosemary Klein, Clarinda Harriss, Michael Salcman, Justin Sioris

THE BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr. 240 247 8969

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Featuring: JOHN WATERS

HBO.

Saturday, Nov 5___________________________
Atomic Books Presents...
CASHED OUT!: A JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE

Featuring Keyboard Man, Arboreteum/Television Hill, Wax & Wane, Secret Crush Society, Scott & Skizz, The Expotentials, Landspeedrecord, Rodney Henry and Sab Grey!
9PM. Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 North Howard Street.
Free passes to a screening of the Johnny Cash bio-film WALK THE LINE to the first 100 people through the door.

BROADCLOTH AND THE AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM PRESENT
NARRATIVE EMBROIDERY WITH ANDREA DEZSO

11AM-2PM. American Visionary Art Museum. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Andrea Dezso will be teaching a narrative embroidery workshop co-hosted by Broadcloth and the American Visionary Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Stitched: Craft/Design/Art, an exhibition of embroidery from the perspective of both artists and designers at Gspot from November 1-14th. Andrea's embroideries refer to her childhood in Transylvania and Hungary where traditional house-hold embroideries taught "how to recognize a righteous woman, warned about girls1 shattered dreams, and gave tips on how to guard one's husband from the neighbor1s eager wife."
Register for the class by calling the American Visionary Art Museum at 410-244-1900. $30.
Andrea Dezso: <http://a.parsons.edu/~andi/DRAWING_embroidered.html>http://a.parsons.edu/~andi/DRAWING_embroidered.html

BROADCLOTH PRESENTS...
THE OPENING OF STITCHED: CRAFT/DESIGN/ART AND BENEFIT SHOW
Featuring: MORE DOGS, DOUBLE DAGGER, THE CONVOCATION, VIDEO HIPPOS

8PM-12AM. $8. The GSpot. Hampden, Baltimore.
Broadcloth, a new Baltimore-based nonprofit organization for textile and new media design and art, presents Stitched: Craft/Design/Art, an exhibition of embroidery from the perspective of both artists and designers at Gspot November 1-14th with the opening reception and a Broadcloth benefit concert.

BALTIMORE'S ROCKFEST 2005
Featuring SKID ROW, QUIET RIOT, VIXEN, NEVER NEVER, SLAUGHTER

5:30PM. The Arena. Baltimore.
Ticket prices: $57/$47/$37

MAX OCHS, GLENN JONES, SEAN SMITH
9PM. $5. 611 Florida Ave NW. Washington, DC

Sunday, Nov 6__________________________
LA DOLCE VEGAN by Sarah Kramer

7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.

Monday, Nov 7____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 8_______________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

HOTOTOGITSU, MARCIA BASSETT
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

Wednesday, Nov. 9________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Nov. 10_______________________
CityLit Project and Creative Alliance Present...
WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW

7-9PM.The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Finally, a place to share the brilliant writing you’ve been working on and network with other writers. Learn the tricks, the trade, the talk. Explore and experiment. Struggle. Triumph. Guest instructors will teach how to read your work, how to find an agent, and how to publish. Any level, any genre. Have fun, make friends, and bring food. Let’s get literary! Instructor Chris Stewart is a poet and fiction writer and CA Resident Artist. Gregg Wilhelm has been an editor and publisher for more than 12 years, and founded CityLit Project last year.   Register on-line.>www.creativealliance.org.  For more information, e-mail.

Friday, Nov. 11_______________________
11/11-11/13 MICROCINEFEST

The G-Spot. Hampden, Baltimore.
More info coming soon...

BLONDSAI, CHELSEA GRAVEYARD, PPR, THE ROCK STARS
The Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.
218 E. Lexington St.

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Shank Calendar 10.27-11.4

Friday, Oct. 28_____________________
Roots Cafe Presents...

GARAGE SALE, THE SOUL GAMBLERS
Seidels Bowling Lanes. Baltimore.

MUSCLE TWIN, PUDDLE, THE EXPOTENTIALS, THE HEIRS OF ROCKEFELLER, THE EXPANDING MAN
The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

JASAGA
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

Saturday, Oct. 29___________________________
THE FLESHTONES, THE ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATES, JUNKROD JOE & THE CADILLAC HEARSE
The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

CRANKED UP!, VPR, NATIONAL RAZOR, MAKE WAY, MEGADOSAGE
8PM. The Sidebar. Downton, Baltimroe.
"Mayo the CPA's band, Megadosage, has been described as herky jerky hardcore punk with metallic overtones and Bon Scott-ish vocals. Come early. As this is a halloween gig, Colonel Sanders will make a guest appearance on guitar."

THE ARMY OF DARKNESS
Midnight. $6. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas.
In this sequel to the Evil Dead films, our gun-toting, chainsaw-handed hero, Ash (Bruce Campbell) is time-warped to a medieval castle beset by monstrous forces. Initially mistaken for an enemy, he is soon revealed as the divine savior who will find the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, and deliver the people from the terrors of the Deadites. Unfortunately, he screws up the magic words while collecting the tome, and releases an army of skeletons, led by his own Deadite counterpart. What follows is a thrilling, yet tongue-in-cheek battle between Ash's 20th Century tactics and the minions of darkness.

GREAT HALLOWEEN LANTERN PARADE!
Patterson Park. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
Parade Finale 7:30pm at Pagoda, Pratt & Patterson Pk Aves
Join Parade! 7pm at Pulaski Monument in Park, Linwood & Eastern
More info: Creative Alliance.

Sunday, Oct. 30__________________________
BUFFY NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Now with a new DVD player and Surround Sound!
The Final Installment! Featuring the episode, HUSH!

Charm City Roller Girls Present
BRUISERS' BALL
Featuring: FISHNET STALKERS, GEISHA LIGHTNING, EARLY MAN

9PM. Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 North Howard Street.

FREAKWATER
8PM. 8x10 Club. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
8-10 E. Cross St.

Monday, Oct. 31_________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Nov. 1_______________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Nov. 2________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Nov. 3_______________________
THE MARC STEINER SHOW
Featuring: BENN RAY, MIRIAM DESHARNAIS

1PM. 88.1 WYPR.
Listen Live.

CityLit Project and Creative Alliance Present...
WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW

7-9PM. The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Finally, a place to share the brilliant writing you’ve been working on and network with other writers. Learn the tricks, the trade, the talk. Explore and experiment. Struggle. Triumph. Guest instructors will teach how to read your work, how to find an agent, and how to publish. Any level, any genre. Have fun, make friends, and bring food. Let’s get literary! Instructor Chris Stewart is a poet and fiction writer and CA Resident Artist. Gregg Wilhelm has been an editor and publisher for more than 12 years, and founded CityLit Project last year.   Register on-line at www.creativealliance.org.  For more information, e-mail greggwilhelmATcomcastDOTnet.

THE WOGGLES

The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

Friday, Nov. 4_______________________
SEX MACHINES by TIMOTHY ARCHIBALD: Slideshow
8PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.

LUCKYSTAR STUDIO TRAVELING EXHIBIT
7-11PM. Shinola. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
882 Park Ave.
Luckystar Studio brings their traveling exhibit, the "World Domination Tour".
Featuring a plethora of midwest based artists, including Baltimore native Gene Evans, Maryland Institute College of Art alumni's Bridget Griffith Evans and Andrea Picard with The Mekons/Waco Bros' Jon Langford, Colin Matthes, Mark Winter, Stephen Somers, Beth Bojarski and a retrospective of Milwaukee Rock Poster Artist Von Munz.

MUGWUMP
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

HURRICANE LIBRARY RELIEF: A CONFEDERACY OF WRITERS & MUSICIANS
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Central Library
Donations go toward the American Library Association’s
Relief Fund for Libraries in Louisiana and Mississippi
http://www.ala.org/ala/cro/katrina/katrina.htm
Featuring: Lena Ampadu, Ellis Marsalis, Madison Smartt Bell, Andy Bienstock, Reggie Harris, Olu Butterfly Woods, Bassey Ikpi, Rosemary Klein, Clarinda Harriss, Michael Salcman, Justin Sioris

THE BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr. 240 247 8969

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Shank Calendar 10.21-10.27

Friday, Oct. 21____________________________
DOUBLE DAGGER & Some Other Bands...
7:30PM. CRAYOLA HOUSE. Harrisonburg, VA
275 Old South High St.

Saturday, Oct. 22___________________________
CITYWIDE CLEANUP

10AM-4PM. Baltimore.

KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

HURRICANE KATRINA BENEFIT
Featuring SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, WATER SCHOOL, THE EXPOTENTIALS, THE ASSROCKERS, KING BELVEDERE, THE SPROUTS

Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
All proceeds go to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (http://braf.org), a Louisiana-based nonprofit group.  The BRAF is splitting all Hurricane Katrina donations into two funds:  one designated to help the relief of hurricane victims, the other designated to help rebuild the city of New Orleans.  BRAF takes less than 1% of donations to cover administrative costs, and we have secured a corporate sponsor to match all money we collect at the door up to $50,000.  I was born and raised in New Orleans, and in the past couple of weeks I've spent every single day talking to friends and family members whose lives have been changed forever by this storm, people who are now effectively homeless.  You've seen the news footage, you know their stories.  These people need our help.  I am inviting everyone reading this to come out and enjoy some good rock and roll music, have some fun, and help some people who really need it.  Thanks- Joseph Grey/Secret Crush Society

WINDERLUDE (Guilfoyle, Schultz, 2004)
Plus Oxes music videos!

7PM. $10/$8. The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
A filmmaker draws a young couple into what appears to be a documentary project about their relationship in this exploration of obsession, jealousy and memory. What the couple doesn't know is that he plans to have them reenact scenes from a soured romance in his own past. Filmed almost entirely on location in Baltimore and featuring music by local acts Cass McCombs and Sonna, and live performances by Oxes.  Four years in the making, Winterlude started as a student project and grew a life of its own, after graduation.  Tonight includes filmmakers Q&A, extended Oxes music videos, and live music performances by artists from the soundtrack.

GARAGE SALE
The Hon Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
W. 36th St. & Roland Ave.

THE BARN BURNERS
8PM. Phillips Harborplace. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
301 Light St. 410 685 6600

USA IS A MONSTER, KITES, MORE DOGS, DOUBLE DAGGER, HIDE AND SEEK
The Werehouse. Winston, NC

Sunday, Oct. 23__________________________
BUFFY NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Now with a new DVD player and Surround Sound!

MORE DOGS, DOUBLE DAGGER, NOW SLEEPYHEAD, HOZOMEEN
6:30PM. Richmond, VA
1834 Parkwood Ave.

Monday, Oct. 24_________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Oct. 25_______________________
SON VOLT

8PM/ $20. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

THE RAH BRAHS, MEASLES MUMPS RUBELLA, VCR, MATERIALS
6:30PM. Charm City Art Space. Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Ave. All ages.

JELLO BIAFRA, THE MELVINS
8:30PM. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Oct. 26________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Oct. 27_______________________
ANOMOANON, THE STRUGGLERS, WAX & WANE

9PM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

DAN HIGGS, AT THE ALTAR OF THE COSMIC UNICORN
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

CityLit Project and Creative Alliance Present...
WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW

7-9PM.The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Finally, a place to share the brilliant writing you’ve been working on and network with other writers. Learn the tricks, the trade, the talk. Explore and experiment. Struggle. Triumph. Guest instructors will teach how to read your work, how to find an agent, and how to publish. Any level, any genre. Have fun, make friends, and bring food. Let’s get literary! Instructor Chris Stewart is a poet and fiction writer and CA Resident Artist. Gregg Wilhelm has been an editor and publisher for more than 12 years, and founded CityLit Project last year. Register on-line.  For more information, e-mail greggwilhelm@comcast.net.

CRUEL & UNUSUAL - Documentary
(with dir. Dan Hunt)

8PM.The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
The first documentary to glimpse the lives of transgender women living in men's prisons in the U.S.

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Shank Calendar 10.14-10.21

Friday, Oct. 14_____________________
MAKE A RISING, HUMAN HOST, 57 OCTAVES BELOW
10:30PM. Golden West Cafe. Hampden, Baltimore.

NEWAGEHILLBILLY, CHIEF PAKOWA, SEAN PHASE, BO LEE DA

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

THE JENNIFERS, THE FRAUDS, THE FYUSS, THE BEDTIMES
The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (film)
The Charles Theatre. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Opening
(runs through 11/12 every Friday/Saturday)
8PM. Spotlighters Theater. Baltimore. 
817 St. Paul Street

THE 202804 NOISEFEST
Featuring: NAUTICAL ALMANAC, PSI, LIFE PARTNERS, THE TRUST RIOTS, LUST IONICS
9PM. $5. 611 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC
A preliminary celebration of the 804 Noisefest in Richmond.

Saturday, Oct. 15___________________________
NAUTICAL ALMANAC

9PM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

KISS KARAOKE
9PM. Pikesville Hilton. Pikesville, MD.

EXPANDING MAN, DAVE ADAMS, DAN BREEN
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

THE FIERY FURNACES
9:30PM. $15. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

IKESTOCK IV: BRIDE OF IKE
Featuring: Mutatio Formae, Project Applesauce, The Lime Twiggs, Dutch Cousins, Nemo, Doug Llewellyn, Originators, Triplizard, Los Hermanos Rodriguez, Circle 9
1PM - 11PM. Chief Ike's Mambo Room. Washington, DC
1725 Columbia Road NW
** All proceeds go to the American Red Cross **

LUCKYSTAR STUDIOS
Artists Featured: Gene Evans, Bridget Griffith Evans, Beth Bojarski, Brandon Bauer, Colin Matthes, Mark Winter, Chris Miller, Gabe Lanza, Stephen Somers, Rich Theobald, Andrea Picard
6PM. Workhorse Studios. Los Angeles, CA.
4210 Santa Monica Blvd

Sunday, Oct. 16__________________________
BUFFY NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Now with a new DVD player and Surround Sound!

BALITMORE KISS EXPO
11AM-8PM. Pikesville Hilton. Pikesville, MD

Monday, Oct. 17_________________________
JOHN VANDERSLICE, PORTASTIC

8:30PM. $10. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Oct. 18_______________________
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH

8:30PM. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Oct. 19________________________
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH

8PM. 8x10 Club. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
8-10 E. Cross St.

THE BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St. 410 276 9866

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Oct. 20_______________________
PLANES, HUMAN BELL

9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

CityLit Project and Creative Alliance Present...
WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW

7-9PM.The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Finally, a place to share the brilliant writing you’ve been working on and network with other writers. Learn the tricks, the trade, the talk. Explore and experiment. Struggle. Triumph. Guest instructors will teach how to read your work, how to find an agent, and how to publish. Any level, any genre. Have fun, make friends, and bring food. Let’s get literary! Instructor Chris Stewart is a poet and fiction writer and CA Resident Artist. Gregg Wilhelm has been an editor and publisher for more than 12 years, and founded CityLit Project last year.   Register on-line at www.creativealliance.org.  For more information, e-mail greggwilhelm@comcast.net.

DEADLINE - documentary
(with dir. Katy Chevigny)
8PM.The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
The award-winning death-sentence documentary.

TONIGHT - Keyboard Man @ Molly's!

THIS SATURDAY - OCT. 8!
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE: THE METAL YEARS

9PM. Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Regular karaoke, but a Heavy Metal Competition, complete with prizes.

Free Shank Movie Passes: Domino

****FREE SHANK MOVIE****
DOMINO
Directed by Tony Scott
Starring: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez...

Saturday Night, October 8. 12midnight.
AMC Towson Commons. Towson, MD.
435 York Road.

To get free passes good for two, stop by Atomic Books anytime before the movie, ask for the passes and say you're from the Shank.

Shank Calendar 10.7 - 10.14

Friday, Oct. 7_____________________
Grand Opening Announcement
GENTEI

1010 Morton Street
Baltimore MD 21201
410-244-8961
Now open for business in Mount Vernon (down the alley across the street from Eddies), Shop Gentei brings the international scope of streetwear to Baltimore.
Gentei's focus is on an ever expanding host of Japanese designers including AG, Covert Org and MACKDADDY, our own militaristic private brand, SLYANDROBBIE, and without a doubt sneakers from A Bathing Ape, Nike and more.
Also look for a smattering of toys and accessories. Our current stock includes lighter outerwear and a wide selection of tshirts, but look for new items as well as autumn outerwear in the coming weeks.  If you get a mintue drop by and say what's up, and feel free to ring the shop for more information.

THE BOB MOULD BAND
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

TURBONERGRO
8PM. $18. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

KID TIGER
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

Saturday, Oct. 8_____________________________
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

AND BABY MAKES THREE OPENING RECEPTION
The Wire Sculpture Art of GEOFFREY HARRIS.

7PM. The Passion Fish. Hampden, Baltimore.
1129 W. 36th St.
Show runs through 11/6th.

SUICIDE GIRLS LIVE BURLESQUE TOUR 2005
Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

CAmm Biennial Juried Film Double Feature:
METAL AND MAN: THE ART OF JIM POLLOCK
NON-PLAYER CHARACTER

7:30/9:30. $8/$5mbrs for each, $10/$7 mbrs for both
The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimoreans know visionary artist Jim Pollock for his hub-cap Christmas tree and his bicycle wheel snowmen on 34th St. Metal and Man explores the world of this ingenious, imaginative artist. "Non-player-character" is role-playing game jargon for imaginary characters.  Non-Player Character explores the lives of a role-player (Eldridge E. Brown II), an improv comedian (Greg Hall), and a ventriloquist (Johnny Lombardi), who use these imaginary characters to assist them in their professional and private lives.

THE BARN BURNERS
8PM. Phillips Harborplace. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
301 Light St. 410 685 6600

METRIC, THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC, THE LOVELY FEATHERS
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

Sunday, Oct. 9_____________________________
MEGAN MCSHEA curates this installment of the TRUE VINE FILM SERIES

8PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

BUFFY NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Now with a new DVD player and Surround Sound!

BARBEZ, THE AQUARIUM, BENJY FERREE
9:30PM. $8. DC9. Washington, D.C.
1940 9th St NW WDC

Monday, Oct. 10__________________________
JONATHAN RICHMAN, VIC CHESNUTT, TOMMY LARKINS

8PM. 8x10 Club. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
8-10 E. Cross St.

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Oct. 11________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Oct. 12_________________________
HARRY AND THE POTTERS

The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

LIVELIHOOD - movie
The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Oct. 13_________________________
LIVELIHOOD - movie

The Charles Theatre. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.

ZINE AUTHORS READ
Featuring: CHINA MARTENS (Future Generation), SEAN STEWART (Thoughtworm), DAVIDA GYPSY BREIER (Xerography Debt), PATRICK TANDY (Smile, Hon, You're In Baltimore), DAN TAYLOR (Hungover Gourmet)

6:30-8:30PM. Cockeysville Library. Cockeysville, MD
9833 Greenside Drive (near Padonia & York). Refershments served.

DIAMOND CAVERNS, PETER AND THE WOLF, LEXIE MONTELBANO-SIERRA HOTCHACHA
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

CityLit Project and Creative Alliance Present...
WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW

7-9PM.The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Finally, a place to share the brilliant writing you’ve been working on and network with other writers. Learn the tricks, the trade, the talk. Explore and experiment. Struggle. Triumph. Guest instructors will teach how to read your work, how to find an agent, and how to publish. Any level, any genre. Have fun, make friends, and bring food. Let’s get literary! Instructor Chris Stewart is a poet and fiction writer and CA Resident Artist. Gregg Wilhelm has been an editor and publisher for more than 12 years, and founded CityLit Project last year.   Register on-line at www.creativealliance.org.  For more information, e-mail greggwilhelm@comcast.net.

CAT POWER
Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

MONO, BELLINI, YUKON
9:30PM. $8. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

Friday, Oct. 14_________________________
MAKE A RISING, HUMAN HOST, 57 OCTAVES BELOW

10:30PM. Golden West Cafe. Hampden, Baltimore.

NEWAGEHILLBILLY, CHIEF PAKOWA, SEAN PHASE, BO LEE DA
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

THE JENNIFERS, THE FRAUDS, THE FYUSS, THE BEDTIMES
The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

TONIGHT - Found Mag. @ Atomic Books!

****TONIGHT (10/2)****
FOUND MAGAZINE'S LONE SURFER TOUR
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2.
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St. 7PM-9PM.

FOUND MAGAZINE & LONE SURFER TOUR 2005!
Featuring: DAVY ROTHBART & POPCORN PETE & guest

A magical night of FOUND. Music. Stories!
The new issue of Found Magazine (#4!) will be on sale.

Bring your own finds to share.

Shank Calendar: 9.30 - 10.7

Friday, Sept. 30_____________________
MADAGASCAR, MICAH BLUE, PAPER CANOE
9:30PM. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM'S BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY
Featuring: Avec, Wolly Mammoth, Black Bird Red Bird and more.

Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.
 
Richard Lenz presents the FLAMING LIPS' ZAIREEKA
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500
a thoughtful, multi-channel complete playing of the rarely-heard-in-its-"entirety" four-simultaneous-CD album from 1997.
The album's notes are here: 
 
PHOSPHORESCENT, THE BLOODY HOLLIES, PAGODA
9PM. $7. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC
1017 7th St NW WDC
 
SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, HOY
169 Bar. Chinatown. New York.
 
Saturday, Oct. 1_____________________________
CHARM CITY ROLLER GIRLS CAR WASH
11AM-5PM. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road
 
WORKHORSE SHOW
Featuring: LOGAN HICKS, LESLEY REPPETEAUS

7PM. Shinola Gallery. Baltimore.
822 Park Avenue
This show will mark the first time Logan Hicks has shown in his hometown of Baltimore in 6 years. For Lesley Reppeteaux, it marks the first time she has shown in Baltimore.
Please come by for a drink, fun, and art.

THE DECEMBERISTS
Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.
 
Washington City Paper Presents...
THE 2ND ANNUAL CRAFTY BASTARDS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Adams Morgan, Washington DC.
 
Sunday, Oct. 2_____________________________
FOUND MAGAZINE & LONE SURFER TOUR 2005!
Featuring: DAVY ROTHBART, POPCORN PETE
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.
A magical night of FOUND. Music. Stories!
 
BOW N ARROW
9:30PM. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
 
THE DECEMBERISTS
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.
 
(QUITE POSSIBLY) THE LAST YARDSALE OF THE YEAR...
Sunday, October 2nd, 9am to whenever... (Unless it rains. There's no rain date.)
506 East 41st Street, on the Porch
Greenmount Ave to 41st,
South of Coldspring Lane and North of 39th St.
Don't miss the last yard sale of the year! Deliciously CUTE and infinitely USEFUL objects, priced so you can't live without them! Big bang for your buck! Dish sets, very stylish clothes and shoes, books, toys, a large comfy IKEA chair, goofball antiques, ephemera of all varieties. Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate a last rite of summer before winter closes in!
 
Monday, Oct. 3__________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.
 
RAVEONETTES
8:30PM. $13. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.
 
Tuesday, Oct. 4________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.
 
Wednesday, Oct. 5_________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.
 
GANG OF FOUR
Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.
 
PRIVATE ELEANOR, CHESS CLUB, THE STALKING HORSES, ICE BIRD
The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road
 
Thursday, Oct. 6_________________________
CityLit Project and Creative Alliance Present...
WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW

7-9PM. The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
Finally, a place to share the brilliant writing you’ve been working on and network with other writers. Learn the tricks, the trade, the talk. Explore and experiment. Struggle. Triumph. Guest instructors will teach how to read your work, how to find an agent, and how to publish. Any level, any genre. Have fun, make friends, and bring food. Let’s get literary! Instructor Chris Stewart is a poet and fiction writer and CA Resident Artist. Gregg Wilhelm has been an editor and publisher for more than 12 years, and founded CityLit Project last year.    Register on-line at www.creativealliance.org.  For more information, e-mail greggwilhelm@comcast.net.

Friday, Oct. 7_________________________
THE BOB MOULD BAND
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.
 
TURBONERGRO
8PM. $18. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.
 
KID TIGER
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

TONIGHT - Keyboard Man @ Molly's!

KEYBOARD MAN'S AFTER-PARTY & "BEST OF" GIT DOWN
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Do you believe in miracles?

From its meager beginnings in keyboard man's basement parties, Keyboard Man Karaoke has risen to the top of the Baltimore City karaoke heap and been named "Best Karaoke 2005" by the Baltimore City Paper's annual Best of Baltimore issue. Keyboard Man would like to sincerely thank all of the regulars, friends and partners in crime that made this possible. 
Thanks!

To celebrate this momentous achievement and the monumental success of Hampden Idol, I've decided to throw a rare Thursday night party with our good friends at Molly's Public House on September 29. What's the point of having a job if you can't show up drunk on a Friday morning?

Rock on, and, thanks for riding with Keyboard Man
Keyboard Man

Shank Calendar: 9.23 - 9.30

Friday, Sept. 23_____________________
SMALL PRESS EXPO
Holiday Inn Select. Bethesda, MD

CAMM SLAMM
Baltimore's homegrown 48 hour Video Contest!
Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

PRIME: Morphius XII, Part 1
Featuring: SPANK ROCK, BANG! BANG!, DEATH SET, COFFINBERRY, WATER SCHOOL, DAGGERHEARTS

The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

NUMMER, HAPPY PILL
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.
1123 W 36th St. 410-235-4500

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL

Theatre Project. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
45 W. Preston St.

BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL
CITY LIT STAGE

Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
6:00pm - “Camera Stories: Photographs & Narratives”
Featuring: t.p. luce, thaBloc, Johnny Slaughter, Brother in the Bush

*Birthday of Shank Ed. Benn and Miss Sarah.

Saturday, Sept. 24_____________________________
SMALL PRESS EXPO
Holiday Inn Select. Bethesda, MD

CAMM SLAMM
Baltimore's homegrown 48 hour Video Contest!
Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave

Morphius XII, Part 2
Featuring: NATIONAL RAZOR F.D.I.C., TWO IF BY SEA, SICK SICK BIRDS, YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND (Gary Barrett Solo)

The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

OPERATION CEASEFIRE: A FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL TO STOP THE WAR IN IRAQ!
HOSTED BY JELLO BIAFRA
Featuring: THIEVERY COPORATION, BOUNCING SOULS, LE TIGRE, THE COUP, STEVE EARLE, TED LEO + THE PHARMACISTS, WAYNE KRAMER OF THE MC5 WITH THE BELLRAYS, HEAD-ROC

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

KINGS OF LEON
8PM. $15. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
8x10 Club. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
8-10 E. Cross St.

MOBTOWN GREASEBALL
Featuring: CHRIS PRESLEY, ULTRA KINGS, TOP DEAD CENTER, ONLD LINE SKIFFLE COMBO, J.P. MCDERMOTT

Orchard Landing. Baltimore.
1528 E. Joppa Rd.

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL
Theatre Project. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
45 W. Preston St.

BOOM BOOM
Eden's Lounge. Baltimore.
15 W. Eager St.

FREE FOLK PHANTASMAGORY II
Featuring: JACK ROSE, FURSAXA, TONO-BUNGAY, SAMARA LUBELSKI, PAUL METZGER, FORGOTTEN WORKS, TIMOTHY REVELATOR, SUNWARDS, FACEMAT, KOHOUTEK, DONNY HUE & THE COLORS

4PM. $5. 611 Florida Ave NW WDC

ROCK-N-ROMP
Featuring: THE TOMBS, GAVIN ELDER, PALE STARS
3PM. Lauraville, Baltimore.
PARENTS & TODDLERS ONLY. No childless.

THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Midnight. $6. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski. However, the goons grabbed the wrong Jeff Lebowski. With the right info, they would have invaded the home of millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski. The Dude looks up his wealthy namesake, manages to get a replacement for his rug. Later, Jeffrey ("The Big") Lebowski calls in the Dude to deliver a $1 million ransom for the return of his kidnapped wife. Fine; except that Walter intrudes and botches the ransom drop. As events unravel, the Dude gets caught up in the schemes of Lebowski's daughter, erotic artist Maude, encounters both cops and bad guys, and drifts through an elaborate bowling fantasy sequence titled Gutterballs.

LINK 10: CUT - Launch Party
9p-12m. The Contemporary Museum. Baltimore.
Cash bar + dj $10/$5 students; includes free copy of Cut (And a last chance to see Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture)
100 W. Centre Street

BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL
CITY LIT STAGE

Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
11:00am-12:00pm - Maryland Writers Association Novel & Short Works Contest Winners
12:15pm-12:45pm - Jack Fruchtman, Atlantic Cousins: Benjamin Franklin and His Visionary Friends
1:00pm-1:30pm - Paul Mandelbaum, Garrett in Wedlock (Fiction Winner, 2005 BBF Literary Award)
1:45pm-2:15pm - Buzz Williams, Spare Parts
2:30pm-3:00pm - Masha Hamilton, The Distance Between Us and Staircase of a Thousand Steps
3:15pm-4:15pm - “Writers on Publishing,” featuring: Paul Mandelbaum, Masha Hamilton, Matt Bondurant, J. Robert Lennon, Buzz Williams. Moderated by Gregg Wilhelm
4:30pm-5:00pm - Matt Bondurant, The Third Translation
5:15pm-7:00pm - “Lit-A-Palooza,” music and reading featuring: Madison Smartt Bell, “40 Words for Fear”. Niki Lee, “Here Lies Dorothy Parker”. J. Robert Lennon, “Pieces for the Left Hand”. Hosted by Aaron Henkin, Producer of “The Signal, WYPR

Sunday,Sept. 25_____________________________
CAMM SLAMM
Baltimore's homegrown 48 hour Video Contest!
Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave

MINUS THE BEAR
Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL
Theatre Project. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
45 W. Preston St.

BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL
CITY LIT STAGE

Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
11:00am-12:00pm - “Nurturing the Culture of Literature: What Is CityLit?” President and CEO Gregg Wilhelm is joined by CityLit Project Board Members in a discussion about the rapidly growing literary arts non-profit organization, its mission and programs, and how volunteers can help nurture the culture of literature in and around Baltimore.  Coffee provided by High Grounds Espresso & Books.
12:15pm-12:45pm - John Gartner, The Hypomanic Edge
1:00pm-1:30pm - Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Colt Lenny Moore, All Things Being Equal
1:45pm-2:15pm - John Bricuth (John T. Irwin ), As Long As It’s Big: A Narrative Poem/ Introduced by Dave Smith, Chair, English Department, Johns Hopkins University
2:30pm-3:00pm - Stephen Dixon, Phone Rings
3:15pm-4:15pm - “Agents and Editors,” featuring: Jeff Kleinman, Agent, Graybill & English; Shana Yarborough, Publisher, Writers’ Lair Books; Vince Burke, Biology and Life Sciences Editor, Johns Hopkins University Press; Howard Yoon, Agent and Creative Director, Gail Ross Agency. Moderated by Gregg Wilhelm
4:30pm-5:00pm - David Healey, 1812: Rediscovering Chesapeake Bay’s Forgotten War
5:15pm-5:45pm - “Verse Flowing from Rivers,” featuring poets: Adele V. Holden, Down on the Shore (inspired by life along the Pocomoke River); Meredith Hadaway, Fishing Secrets of the Dead (inspired by life along the Chester River)
6:00pm-7:00pm - “The Next Big Things,” readings featuring: Lizzie Skurnick, freelance writer and editor, author of first book of poetry Check-In; Jane Delury, writing teacher, University of Baltimore; John Rowell, writer-in-residence, Gilman School and writing teacher, Loyola College; John Barry, writing teacher, Towson University and Carver High School; Shannon Dunn, director of Office of Cultural Affairs, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Elizabeth Hazen, writing teacher, University of Baltimore; Barrie Hardymon, producer, Marc Steiner Show

Monday, Sept. 26__________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Sept. 27________________________
SUFJAN STEVENS

930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

THE AMAZING RACE Season Premiere.
9PM. CBS.

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Sept. 28_________________________
POLYSICS, PLANS PLANS, LIMITE EXPRESS

9:30PM. $8. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Sept. 29_________________________
NIGHT STALKER Series Premiere.

9PM. ABC.

KEYBOARD MAN'S AFTER-PARTY
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Friday, Sept. 30_________________________
MADAGASCAR, MICAH BLUE, PAPER CANOE
9:30PM. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM'S BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY
Featuring: Avec, Wolly Mammoth, Black Bird Red Bird and more.

Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, HOY
169 Bar. Chinatown. New York.

HAMPDEN FEST: SATURDAY SEPT. 17TH!!!

HAMPDENFEST 05
Saturday, Sept. 17.  11AM-7PM.
36th. St. from Falls Rd. to Chestnut.

HAMPDEN IDOL
Contestants battle it out, karaoke style, for a treasure chest of Hampden goodies.
Celebrity judges include: Heather Locard of the Baltimore Opera, Kevin Perkins of Allied (the movie people), CityPaper music editor Jess Harvell.

FALLS RD. STAGE
(36th St. & Falls Rd)

11 - Kim++
12 - Secret Crush Society
1 - Double Dagger
2 - Garage Sale
3 - Yukon
4 - J. Roddy Walston & The Business
5 - 7  Keyboard Man's HAMPDEN IDOL Competition

THE WTMD STAGE
(36th St. & Chestnut)

11 - James Baumgart Trio
12 - Wax & Wane
1 - Vulgaria
2 - California Bob
3 - King Belvedere
4 - Circle 9
5 - Water School
6 - Sab Grey & The Royal Americans

PLUS...
ADULT MOONBOUNCE. The last 15 minutes of every hour will be Adult Moonbounce!

Beer by Brewer's Art.

An Art Encampent.

FARMER'S FLEA MARKET 2005 - 9AM - 2PM. Zurich Farmers Office Building.

MT. VERNON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'S FLEA MARKET/CRAFT FAIR - 9AM - 2PM. Mt. Vernon United Methodist Chruch. 33rd St. & Chestnut Ave.

And stick around after the festival, TRUE VINE & FRAZIERS has stuff going on too!

Plus...
JONES FALLS VALLEY CELEBRATION 2005

Sunday, September 18th. 8:30AM - 2:30PM.
Northbound lanes of the Jones Falls Expressway.

Shank Calendar 9.17 - 9.23

Saturday, Sept. 17_____________________________
HAMPDENFEST

11-7. The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
Featuring: J-Roddy Walston & The Business, Kim ++, Garage Sale, Secret Crush Society, Double Dagger, Yukon, Keyboard Man's Hampden Idol Karaoke Competition, Wax & Wane, Sab Grey & The Royal Americans, Water School, Circle 9, California Bob, Vulgaria, James Baumgart Trio.
The Art Encampment. Adult Moonbounce! Stuff for kids. Community Flea Markets.

KATE PORTER, MELISSA MOORE, ANDY HAYLECK
9PM. The True Vine. Hampden, Baltimore.

BALTIMORE COMICON
The Baltimore Convention Center. Downtown, Baltimore.
One West Pratt Street.

THE BELTWAYS
After the O's game. Max's at Camden Yards. Downtown, Baltimore.
300 W. Pratt St.

THE ORANGES BAND, LEXIE MOUNTAIN, FOUR FIFTY ONE
9:30PM. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

SECRET EYE - CMJ SHOWCASE
Galapagos. Brooklyn, New York.
70 N. 6th Street (between Kent and Wythe)
Free entrance for the FIRST 50 CMJ Badge holders
Tickets ONLY $10 for EVERYONE ELSE.  Yeah, come on over. You can't beat 6 hours of live music in NYC for just $10.
Plus, FREE shit too for the FIRST 100 people:
FREE SECRET EYE LABEL SAMPLER CDS will be available for your collecting pleasure. Hand-stamped, riveted and tied with grass clippings by Miriam... mmmm.
7:00 PM - BLACK FOREST/BLACK SEA
7:45 PM - TRAVELING BELL
8:30 PM -  THE BIG HUGE
9:15 PM - LARKIN GRIMM
10:00 PM - LONG LIVE DEATH
10:45 PM -  FURSAXA
11:30 PM - SPIRES THAT IN THE SUNSET RISE
12:15 AM - URDOG

Sunday,Sept. 18_____________________________
BUFFY NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Now with a new DVD player and Surround Sound!

OR MAYBE...
LONG LIVE DEATH, THANK YOU, SPIRES THAT IN SUNSET RISE
10PM. $5. Golden West Cafe's. Hampden, Baltimore.

BALTIMORE COMICON
The Baltimore Convention Center. Downtown, Baltimore.
One West Pratt Street.

RECORD SHOW
8AM. Arbutus Volunteer Fire Dept. Arbutus, MD
Record show! Tapes, vinly, cd's bootlegs, movies, you name it.

Monday, Sept. 19__________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE
Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

ROGUE WAVE, FRUIT BATS, CHAD VAN GAALEN
9PM. $8. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Season Premiere
8PM. Fox.

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL Series Premiere
8:30PM. Fox.

Tuesday, Sept. 20________________________
MY NAME IS EARL Series Premiere.

9PM. NBC.

THE OFFICE Season Premiere.
9:30PM. NBC

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Sept. 21_________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

M.I.A.
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

LOST Season Premiere
9PM. ABC.

Thursday, Sept. 22_________________________
$2 MARGARITA NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Friday, Sept. 23*_________________________
SMALL PRESS EXPO

Holiday Inn Select. Bethesda, MD

CAMM SLAMM
Baltimore's homegrown 48 hour Video Contest!
Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS

930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

PRIME: Morphius XII, Part 1
Featuring: SPANK ROCK, BANG! BANG!, DEATH SET, COFFINBERRY, WATER SCHOOL, DAGGERHEARTS

Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

*Birthday of Shank Ed. Benn and Miss Sarah.

Shank Calendar 9.10 - 9.16

Saturday, Sept. 10_____________________________
Atomic Books Presents...
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE

9pm. Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Boonies. Tyaskin, MD.
21438 Nanticoke Rd.

K-SPRAY TOUR: Featuring Logan Hicks
Gallery Won. Seoul, Korea
101-5 Chungdam-Dong Kangnam-Gu

WHAT REVERENT FOG THE FESTIVAL
2PM - 2AM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
DAN DEACON v. ECSTATIC SUNSHINE, OCTIS, MORE DOGS, SIGHTINGS, DEAD MEADOW, VINCENT BLACK SHADOW, EXPOTENTIALS, THE GREATEST HITS, THE CHERRY VALENCE

Sunday,Sept. 11_____________________________

BUFFY NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Now with a new DVD player and Surround Sound!

WHAT REVERENT FOG THE FESTIVAL
2PM - 2AM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.
ARBOURETUM, 16 BITCH PILEUP, HEATHEN SHAME, ENDLESS BOOGIE, LUNGFISH, JASON URICK, TWIG HARPER, LIL' JAY

Monday, Sept. 12__________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Sept. 13________________________
HOCKEY NIGHT, KARMELLA'S GAME, AVEC, THE REPUTATION
9:30PM. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

K-SPRAY TOUR: Featuring Logan Hicks
Bed Supper Club. Bangkok, Thailand
26 Soi Sukhumvit 11; Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Sept. 14_________________________
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN, MAGIC MARKERS, NAUTICAL ALMANC, HUMAN HOST
9:30PM. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Sept. 15_________________________
$2 MARGARITA NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Friday, Sept. 16_________________________
GORE GORE GIRLS, THEE POTENTATES

The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

HENRY ROLLINS: 25 YEARS OF BULLSHIT
8:30PM. $25/$30. Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

PAINT BY NUMBER ART EXHIBIT OPENING!
8PM. The Common Ground. Hampden, Baltimore.

Shank Calendar 9/2 - 9/9

Friday, Sept. 2_____________________
CREEPING NOBODIES, FASCIST FASCIST, PARTYLINE, MATERIALS, DIRECT FROM HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY

5PM. 1511 Guilford Ave. Baltimore.

BARN BURNERS
9:30. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

NEDELLE, HUMAN BELL, THE PLACES, THE TALL GRASS
10PM. $7. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

EASY ACTION, THE OLD HAUNTS, THE BLAST OF VALOUR
9:30. $7. All Ages. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC.
1017 7th St NW

Saturday, Sept. 3_____________________________
Reptilian Records Presents...
EASY ACTION, CLOCKCLEANER, THE NEW FLESH

9PM. The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

CHELSEA GRAVEYARD & THE SCREAMS AT MIDNIGHT, FISHNET STALKERS, SNATCHES OF PINK. FILTHY ROTTEN SEX MACHINE
8PM. All ages. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

K-SPRAY TOUR: Featuring Logan Hicks
SuperDeluxe. Tokyo, Japan.
B1F, 3-1-25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku

Sunday,Sept. 4_____________________________
BUFFY NIGHT

Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Now with a new DVD player and Surround Sound!
We will be showing the musical episode, ONCE MORE WITH FEELING. This time without technical difficulties.

Monday, Sept. 5____________________________
ALASDAIR ROBERTS, THE BIG HUGE, MADAGASCAR, THE WAYWARD WAY

10PM. Golden West Cafe. Hampden, Baltimore.

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, Sept. 6__________________________
K-SPRAY TOUR: Featuring Logan Hicks

Art Statement (in soho). Hong Kong, China.
5 Mee Lun Street, Central

WAX & WANE, GHOSTWRITER
9PM. $5. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, Sept. 7___________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Sept. 8___________________________
RILO KILEY

Sonar. Downtown, Baltimore.
407 E. Saratoga St.

ABC, THE ENGLISH BEAT
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

$2 MARGARITA NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, Sept. 9___________________________
THE WRENS

9:30PM. $12. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW

Shank Calendar 8/26 - 9/2

Friday, August 26_____________________
UNDER CONSTRUCTION OPENING RECEPTION

Current Gallery. Baltimore.
30 S. Calvert St.
5:00 PM - reception
8:00 PM - after-party with music by: DOUBLE DAGGER, ECSTATIC SUNSHINE, SNACKS
UNDER CONSTRUCTION is a group show in response to recent urban renewal projects in Baltimore. The show will feature a variety of 2-D, 3-D and installation works from Adrian Lohmüller, Chuck Miller, Chris Gladora, Nick Petr, Nick Wisniewski, Bruce Willen, Nolen Strals, Scott Berzofsky, Regina Tumasella, Jacqueline Schlossman, Ryan Jedlicka, Michael Benevento, Jill Berry, Melissa Dickenson, Hans Petrich, Audrey Lea Collins, Cara Ober, Andy Cook, Steven Riddle, Greg Maclemore and Kathryn Short, all commenting on the state of the city and its inhabitants, pre- & post redevelopment.

THE BARN BURNERS, THE WAYFARERS
9:30. Mick O'Shea's. Mid-town, Baltimore.
328 N. Charles St.

Saturday, August 27_____________________________
THE REVEREND BILLY C. WIRTZ

9PM. $10. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

BARN BURNERS
8PM. Phillips Harborplace. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
301 Light St.

HILLARY DUFF
Mariner Arena. MD.
Goff wanted me to list this.

KINKSKI, OSTINATO, KOHOUTEK
9PM. $7. All Ages. Warehouse Next Door. Washington, DC.
1017 7th St. NW.

WILD AT HEART
12midnight. $6. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.
Part of the BLOOD ON THE ROAD summer film series.

ROCK-N-ROMP

Featuring: SOUTH CAREY, SICK SICK BIRDS
3PM. Lauraville, Baltimore.
PARENTS & TODDLERS ONLY. No childless.

THE BELTWAYS
9PM. Boonies. Tyaskin, MD.
21438 Nanticoke Road

Sunday, August 28_____________________________
BUFFY NIGHT

Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.

STALKING HORSES, THE BELTWAYS, KARYN OLIVER, THE WINDOW SHOPPERS
5PM. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road
A Sunday Matinee Rock Show.

Monday, August 29____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, August 30__________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, August 31___________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, September 1___________________________
THE SILOS, JUNE STAR

Jammin Java. Vienna, VA.

$2 MARGARITA NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, September 2___________________________
CREEPING NOBODIES, FASCIST FASCIST, PARTYLINE, MATERIALS, DIRECT FROM HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY

5PM. 1511 Guilford Ave. Baltimore.

BARN BURNERS
9:30. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

TONIGHT - Keyboard Man @ Molly's!

Atomic Books Presents...
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE

9 in thee p.m. to 1 in thee a.m. Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd. St.

It was only a matter of time before this party turned into an urban forest fire and burned down Mobtown proper. Atomic Books bought in early on Keyboard Man's master plan for party land, but now that the City Paper has officially labeled Keyboard Man as "not suck," it's time to bring your A - game to the mainframe that is Keyboard Man Karaoke's second Hampden Idol Preliminaries.

Sound like a bunch of mumbo jumbo? IT IS.

Shank Calendar 8/19 - 8/25

Friday, August 19_____________________
THE BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH

Featuring: Big Mean Rod, Danny K And The Nightlifers
Fletchers. Fells Point, Baltimore.
701 S. Bond St.

HORRORFIND CONVENTION
$20.00/$40.00 weekend. Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. Hunt Valley, MD.

GRIZZLY MAN
The Charles Theatre. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.

RAKE, JANA HUNTER, MOUTH OF LEAVES, LIGHTS, MEADOWS
9PM. $5. 611 Florida Ave NW. Washington, D.C.

Saturday, August 20_____________________________
HORRORFIND CONVENTION
$20.00/$40.00 weekend. Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. Hunt Valley, MD.

GIANT YARD SALE!
8-2. Julia's House.
6115 Ridgeview Avenue, Baltimore 21206.
Multiple sellers!
Lots of furniture and unique items.
Say the Shank sent you, and you will receive a free gift** with purchase!
**while supplies last. Gift may be an ice cold Natty Boh or other tasty beverage.

MULTI-FAMILY MOVING SALE!
8 a.m. - ?  1329 W 41st Street, Hampden.
Two blocks down from the corner of Falls and 41st in Hampden

Atomic Books Presents...
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd. St.

ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN, IRON HEAD, THE GOONS, TENWATCH
8PM. All ages. 5PM. All Ages. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Bare Bones. Ellicott City, MD.
Balto Nat'l Pk & St. John's Ln

Sunday, August 21_____________________________
BUFFY NIGHT
Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.

Monday, August 22____________________________
PUFFY AMI YUMI

930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, August 23__________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

ANDREW GRIMM, CORY BRANAN
Dangerously Delicious Pies. Canton, Baltimore.
2400 Fleet Street Canton

Wednesday, August 24___________________________
THUNDERBIRDS ARE NOW!, DOUBLE DAGGER, PONCE DE LEON, VIDEOHIPPOS

8PM. All Ages. Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, August 25___________________________
OF MONTREAL, THE MANAGEMENT
Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.
Shit yeah!

$2 MARGARITA NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Shank Calendar 8/12 - 8/18

Friday, August 12_____________________
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY

Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

JULIANA HATFIELD
9PM. $15. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

DIRTY MARMADUKE FLUTE SQUAD, SOUTH CAREY, DIACRITICAL, LITTLE MOUNTAINS
7PM. All Ages. Charm City Art Space. Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.
1729 Maryland Avenue

WATER SCHOOL, BEDTIMES, NORTHERN HUES, THE MILWAUKEES
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 E. Davis St.

THE ARISTOCRATS (opens)
The Charles Theatre. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.

Saturday, August 13_____________________________
HOLE IN THE WALL CABARET triumphantly returns with:
How Do You Like Me Now !?!

9PM. $2. Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
Featuring: Joanna Hoffman, Citizen Rahne, Lotus & Jasmine the Ni'ma Belly Dancing Sisters, The Local Celebrities And SHODEKEH.
Silly games and prizes. "you know how we do."

INTERNATIONAL HOME MOVIE DAY
3PM-6PM. Free. Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

Sunday, August 14_____________________________
BUFFY NIGHT

Golden West Cafe's Long Bar. Hampden, Baltimore.
Select episodes of Buffy, drink specials.
Showing: Once More With Feeling (the musical), and an episode TBA.

SMOG
Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

THINKING TOYS, PASSIOU, HUMAN HOST, NEW AGE HILLBILLY
5PM. All Ages. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

DEVO
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

Monday, August 15____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, August 16__________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, August 17___________________________
BARN BURNERS

9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

WAX & WANE, YUKON, SYLVAN SCREEN, BRRR
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 E. Davis St.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, August 18___________________________
$2 MARGARITA NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street

TONIGHT - Emily Flake's Book Par-tay!

Saturday, August 6
EMILY FLAKE'S LULU EIGHTBALL BOOK RELEASE PARTY!

7PM - 9PM.
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
1100 W. 36th St.

Emily will be signing copies of our mutual first book, Lulu Eightball (published by the Atomic Book Company).

Afterparty to be had somewhere on the Ave. Details on that, TBA.

Shank Calendar 8/5 - 8/11

Friday, August 5_____________________
DOUBLE DAGGER, SCALPELS, VIDEOHIPPOS, BIRD NAMES, BLACK BEAR

The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.

THE YOUNG WEREWOLVES
8PM. Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.
218 E. Lexington St.

FLUID MOVEMENT PRESENTS...
Postcards From The Deep End: The Flurry Family Vacation.

$20. Riverside Park. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Benefit for Fluid Movement.
The cost includes hot dogs, beer, soda, veggie dogs, the Fluid Movement show and a Secret Crush Society Rockin' Good Set!
Tickets available at Atomic Books.

CIRCLE 9, STALKING HORSES, FALLEN ONES
9PM. $5. Fraziers On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
919 W. 36th St.

BARN BURNERS
9:30. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.

DORSEL FINK, THE ROCK STARS. THEE LEXINGTON ARROWS, THE DIRTY EYES
$5. All Ages. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

DOUBLE LEOPARDS, THE SKATERS, EARTHEN SEA, INSECT FACTORY, DANIEL MARTIN-MCCORMICK
$5. 9PM. BYOB. 611 Florida Ave NW. Washington, DC

Saturday, August 6_____________________________
EMILY FLAKE'S LULU EIGHTBALL RELEASE PARTY!

7-9PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
Emily will be here signing copies of our mutual first book (published by the Atomic Book Company). The book will be on sale in July.
After-party at The Golden West Cafe.

FLUID MOVEMENT PRESENTS...
Postcards From The Deep End: The Flurry Family Vacation.
5PM. 7PM. $7. Riverside Park. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Tickets available at Atomic Books.

BARN BURNERS
8PM. Phillips Harborplace. Inner Harbor, Baltimore.
301 Light St.

Sunday, August 7_____________________________
FLUID MOVEMENT PRESENTS...
Postcards From The Deep End: The Flurry Family Vacation.
5PM. 7PM. $7. Riverside Park. Federal Hill, Baltimore.
Tickets available at Atomic Books.

SCOUT NIBLET
9PM. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

Monday, August 8____________________________
UME, SAND CATS, MATERIALS

Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, August 9__________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, August 10___________________________
NEW YORK DOLLS

930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM
Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
(1961, Corman) The Greatest Terror Tale Ever Told! Vincent Price stars in Edgar Allan Poe's diabolic classic, the second film of AIP's long-running Poe series. In post-Inquisition Spain, a young Englishman travels to the seaside castle of his brother-in-law (Price) to uncover the circumstances behind the death of his sister (Barbara Steele). Price is tormented by memories of his mother's premature burial by his inquisitor father (also Price) and fears that Steele may have met the same fate.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, August 11___________________________
$2 MARGARITA NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Keyboard Man @ Molly's! (7/30)

Atomic Books Presents...
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd. St.

And this time, you can win big with prizes like t-shirts and stuff from Atomic Books. To top it off, we'll be having the first of three Hampden Idol preliminary competitions, the winners of which will be performing the song of their choice during the Hampden Idol Competition on the Atomic Books Stage at Hampdenfest (9/17). Did I mention the word Hampden?

Check the website for details, a brand new interview, information about our love of technology and probably a picture of you, posted without your permission!

Plus, in the tradition of the finest of the eighties, you can make me Say Anything!!

Manyana is in our hands!
-Hombre de Keyboard

Shank Calendar 7/29 - 8/4

Friday, July 29_____________________
THE COMEDIANS OF COMEDY
Featuring: PATTON OSWALT, BRIAN POSEHN, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, MARIA BAMFORD

Irving Plaza. New York, NY

Saturday, July 30_____________________________
Atomic Books Presents...
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd. St.

SNOW FAIRIES, THE RACHEL NEVADAS, PRIVATE ELEANOR, WATER SCHOOL
$5. Current Gallery. Baltimore
30 South Calvert St.

THE COMEDIANS OF COMEDY
Featuring: PATTON OSWALT, BRIAN POSEHN, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, MARIA BAMFORD

Theatre of Living Arts. Philadelphia, PA.

PUBLIC DIG DAY
10AM - 2PM. 721 Field St. Hampden, Baltimroe.
You’re invited to Public Archaeology Day at Hampden! Come and learn all about historical archaeology, from excavation techniques and artifact identification to site interpretation.  In addition to watching archaeologists at work, you will also have the opportunity to participate in excavation and artifact recovery. Project Directors Dave Gadsby and Bob Chidester will offer brief talks on the history of Hampden and tours of the three active archaeological excavation sites.  None of the houses at the excavation site will be open to the public, so if you are driving, make sure to park on a public street. In the event of rain, the Public Archaeology Day will be rescheduled for a later date.
If you would like specific directions on how to find us on Saturday or have other questions, please contact Dave Gadsby at (410) 227-2578 or dgadsby@anth.umd.edu or Bob Chidester at (734) 434-0296 or rchidest@umich.edu.

CIRCLE 9, ROSCO STANFORD EXEPERIENCE, ORIGINATORS
9PM. $5. Full Moon Saloon. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1710 Aliceanna St.

THE ROAD WARRIOR
12midnight. $6. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.
Part of the BLOOD ON THE ROAD summer film series.

SKATEPARK OF BALTIMORE BENEFIT
Featuring: TIM BARRY, TENWATCH, MONGER, BLEED RESISTOR, THE BODY ELECTRIC

8PM. $5. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

ROCK-N-ROMP
Featuring: THE M SHANGHAI STRING BAND, THE GENA ROWLANDS BAND

3PM. Lauraville, Baltimore.
PARENTS & TODDLERS ONLY. No childless.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Boonies. Tyaskin, MD.
21438 Nanticoke Rd.

Sunday, July 31_____________________________
PALE STARS

10:30AM. Dangerously Delicious Pies. Canton, Baltimore.
Corner of Fleet and Montford, Canton

Monday, August 1____________________________
FASCIST FASCIST, THE WIVES, THE NAVIES

Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, THE VALLEY ARENA, MONET
Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.
218 E. Lexington Ave.

THE COMEDIANS OF COMEDY
Featuring: PATTON OSWALT, BRIAN POSEHN, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, MARIA BAMFORD

House of Blues. Atlantic City, NJ.

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, August 2__________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, August 3___________________________
THE COMEDIANS OF COMEDY
Featuring: PATTON OSWALT, BRIAN POSEHN, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, MARIA BAMFORD

Paradise. Boston, MA.

THE TRIP
Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
(1967, Corman) Peter Fonda is a commercial director going through a bitter divorce, so he decides to take an LSD trip to get in better touch with his feelings. He gets the drug from dealer Dennis Hopper and has friend Bruce Dern guide him through his drug induced state. Written by Jack Nicholson!

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

iPOD NIGHT
Ale Mary's. Baltimore.
It's now official; every Wednesday is "iPod Night" at Ale Mary's! (it's been unofficial for months)
If you are man/woman enough, bring in your iPod and we'll put it on Random-Shuffle* and see what ya got!
And what do you get in return?
You get to be ridiculed by strangers because we all had to sit through your secrete Jefferson Starship jam "We Built This City". You get to drink in the comforts of our blasting Air Conditioning. And you also get 10% OFF OF YOUR BAR BILL for participating.
Oh and we also have food. And it's pretty damn good. - John Marsh
*The Management reserves the right to Fast Forward through any song that really, really sucks or might offend your grandmother.

Thursday, August 4___________________________
JOHN WESLEY HARDING

8PM. $15. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road

THE COMEDIANS OF COMEDY
Featuring: PATTON OSWALT, BRIAN POSEHN, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, MARIA BAMFORD

Hot Tin Roof. Edgartown, MA.

$2 MARGARITA NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

TONIGHT: Lost & Found Video Night!

Atomic Books & Chunklet Magazine Presents...
LOST & FOUND VIDEO NIGHT

Found footage of shocking, hilarious, madcap video clips completely uncensored for hours of entertainment!

WHEN: TONIGHT! - Tuesday, July 26
WHERE: The Ottobar. 2549 North Howard St. Remington, Baltimore.
DETAILS: 6PM - 9PM. Upstairs. $3.

Plus: special pre-show feature, THE STAR WARS MOVIE. And a special replay of DR HOOK AND THE MEDICINE SHOW, LIVE ON GERMAN TELEVISION...TRIPPING THEIR FACES OFF!

Is your mind strong enough to experience shock after shock? If so, you're certain to enjoy each and every segment we've found from the rarest moments in film! The most amazing video and film fragments ever caught on tape! This stuff will crack you up!

FEATURING: The Butthole Surfers! Cash Crew! The Residents! Throbbing Gristle! The Monks! The Screamers! Lightning Bolt! The Tams! The Cramps! The BBQ Killers! Black Sabbath! Hall and Oates! Forcefield! Hot Butter! Ornette Coleman! The B-52s! Small Faces! Kids of Widney High! Andy Kaufman! Van Halen! Joy Division! Scott Walker! Serge Gainsbourg! Tom Jones! Dusty Springfield! Anna Karina! Liberace! Even the Beatles and the Rolling stones... and oh so much more.

Tonight: Rotunda Development Meeting

THE ROTUNDA DEVELOPMENT
Plans are underway for redevelopment of the historic Rotunda here in Hampden.

What do you think?

300 - 500 New Apartments.
117,000 sq. ft. of new commercial space.

Want more info? Come to the Hampden Community Council Meeting TONIGHT! (7/25)
7PM. Woodberry Church of the Brethern. 36th & Poole St.
Hampden, Baltimore.

Discuss parking, traffic, construction, denisty concersns and more!
Get information. Ask questions. Bring concerns. Be involved.

Also, check out the Hampden Community Council's website.

TONIGHT: Spazzes With Glasses At Atomic Books

SPAZZES WITH GLASSES SUMMER TOUR...
LIZ MASON & ELIZABETH MOORE AT ATOMIC BOOKS

WHEN: Friday, July 22 - TONIGHT!
WHERE: Atomic Books. 1100 W. 36th St. Hampden, Baltimore.
DETAILS: 7PM - 9PM. Free.

Liz Mason is creator of the zines CABOOSE and Cul-De-Sac.

Elizabeth Moore is the author of the book, HEY KIDZ! BUY THIS BOOK! and STOP READING THIS: THE MANIFESTO OF RADICAL LITERACY.

BIOS/PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION: Spazzes With Glasses: Book Nerd Tour Summer 2005
Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of Hey Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People (Soft Skull Press, 2004) and Stop Reading This: The Manifesto of Radical Literacy (Seattle Research Institute, 2004). She edited the first two Comics Journal Special Editions (Fantagraphics Books, 2002). She is the Associate Publisher of Punk Planet. Her work on Mattel's American Girl series of books, dolls, and accessories, Operation: Pocket Full of Wishes, has seen print in Bitch, In These Times, Lumpen, the Chicago Sun-Times and on Alternet. Moore will read from Hey Kidz, Buy This Book! and talk about her experiences behind enemy lines perpetrating Operation: Pocket Full of Wishes.

Liz Mason is the editor of Caboose, a zine that differs in theme with each issue, including such topics as Karaoke, Ridiculousness, and Improvement. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, workingfortheman.com, Reglar Wiglar and more. She has, regrettably, actually appeared on daytime television’s reality show soap opera Starting Over to provide instruction on publishing zines, which executives at NBC referred to as “pamphlets.” Venus magazine called her “Funny, entertaining, and satisfying,” and if that isn’t enough to get you to come see her, perhaps you will be enticed by her performance on this tour that will feature work from her Bad Lyrics Project, which compiles and deconstructs cringeibly bad lyrics from music.

Shank Calendar 7/22 - 7/29

Friday, July 22_____________________
LIZ MASON & ELIZABETH MOORE

7PM - 9PM.
Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
Liz Mason is creator of the zines CABOOSE and Cul-De-Sac.
Elizabeth Moore is the author of the book, HEY KIDZ! BUY THIS BOOK!
A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People.

ARTSCAPE.
Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore.
DOUBLE DAGGER (6:00 PM at UB/Food Court Stage)
MORRIS DAY & THE TIME (7:00 PM Sun/Live Stage)
BOYZ II MEN (8:30 PM Sun/Live Stage)

JASON RINGENBERG, LAWNCHAIR, ARTY HILL, ANDREW GRIMM
Dangerously Delicious Pies. Fells Point, Baltimore.

NEW FLESH, YUKON, PUKEATTACK, REALICIDE
8PM. Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.
218 E. Lexington St.

JUNE STAR
9:30PM. Ryan's Daugher. Govans, Baltimore.
600 E. Belvedere Avenue

Saturday, July 23_____________________________
ARTSCAPE.

Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore.
STALKING HORSES (6PM UB Stage)

LAWNCHAIR
4 - 8PM. The Cat's Eye. Fells Point, Baltimore.

ANDREW GRIMM, ELLEN CHERRY, JOSH SCHRAMM
8:30PM. The Pour HOuse Cafe. Westminster, MD.
233 East Main Street Westminster

THE BELTWAYS
9PM. Boonies. Tyaskin, MD.
21438 Nanticoke Rd.
Be sure to tell Jay and the gang that the Shank sent you, to any of our Shore readers going to this show.

Sunday, July 24_____________________________
ARTSCAPE.

Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore.

Monday, June 25____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

JUNE STAR
Lakeside Lounge. New York, NY
162 Avenue B (between 10th & 11th Streets)

Tuesday, July 26__________________________
ATOMIC BOOKS & CHUNKLET PRESENT...
LOST & FOUND VIDEO NIGHT!

Pre-show feature:  THE STAR WARS MOVIE
6-9PM. Upstairs, The Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 Howard St.

THE BRIAN SURGEONS
8PM. $10. The Mojo Room and Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Bel Air Road
(featuring members of Blue Oyster Cult!)

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, July 27___________________________
THE COMEDIANS OF COMEDY
Featuring: PATTON OSWALT, BRIAN POSEHN, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, MARIA BAMFORD

The Recher Theatre. Towson, MD.
512 York Rd.

DEMENTIA 13
Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
(1963, Coppola) Legend is that Corman let Coppola direct this film (his feature debut) as long as he used Corman's set and shot around his schedule. The Haloran family gathers at an Irish castle to commemorate the death of daughter Kathleen, and begin to disappear one by one. Coppola's deft direction keeps this from being a routine ghost story, using light and dark in his compositions to create tension and suspense.

BARN BURNERS
9PM. Cat's Eye Pub. Fells Point, Baltimore.
1730 Thames St.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, July 28___________________________
BERLIN, THE FIXX
930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

$2 MARGARITA NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Shank Calendar: 7/15 - 7/22

Friday, July 15_____________________
Atomic Books presents...
THE GRIFTERS BALL

Featuring: Emily Flake, Michael Patrick Smith, Brian Wendell Morton, James Taylor, Atomic Books and more.
7PM. $10/$7. The Creative Alliance At The Patterson. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.

ALPHABET: AN EXHIBITION OF HAND-DRAWN LETTERING & EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY OPENING
6PM - 9PM. Pinkard Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Mt. Royal, Baltimore.
1401 Mt. Royal Avenue (Bunting Center)
Focusing on an ordinary subject that we see each day, often in the hundreds of thousands, Alphabet presents 26 letters as more than just shapes for conveying information. The 48 artists and designers in this show conceive and interpret the alphabet in surprising and inventive ways, ranging from graceful and polished to witty and subversive. The 60 alphabets featured in Alphabet were created by artists in North America, Europe, and Asia, representing work from well-known typographers such as Ed Fella and Ken Barber to young, rising artists such as Sweden's Hjärta Smärta and Andrew Jeffrey Wright of Philadelphia's Space 1026.
Opening in Baltimore in conjunction with the city's annual Artscape festival, Alphabet will be on display from July 15 through July 31 before traveling to other venues around the country.

NEW FLESH, YUKON, PUKEATTACK!, REALICIDE
The Sidebar Tavern. Downtown, Baltimore.

JOE COLEMAN
Midnight. Fantasia Festival. Montreal.
If you happen to be in Montreal this Friday...
"Retinal Stigmatics: An Evening with Joe Coleman"
A live multimedia midnight mass

Saturday, July 16_____________________________
Atomic Books Presents...
KEYBOARD MAN KARAOKE

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd St.

THE PALE STARS, SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, PILOT, GLEASON'S DRIFT
The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY DAY
Part of the Hampden Community Archaeology Project.
10AM-2PM. 3337 Falls Rd. Hampden, Baltimore.
Anyone interested in volunteering  or just simply finding out more about what we're doing is welcome to come.  In addition to getting a chance to help us in the excavation process, visitors will be able to learn about the process of archaeological research from preliminary preparations through excavation, lab work, analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of final results.  We will also be offering site tours of both 3337 Falls Rd. and 3639 Elm Ave. (where we excavated for two weeks prior to coming to 3337 Falls Rd.), as well as brief talks on the history of Hampden. 

CIRLCE 9, ORIGINATORS
8:30PM. $5. Chief Ike's Mambo Room. Washington, D.C.
1725 Columbia Rd, NW D.C.

Sunday, July 17_____________________________
THE DICKIES

9PM. Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

SOFTBALL SUNDAY!
9:30AM. Pikesville Middle School, Field 1. Pikesville, MD.

Monday, June 18_____________________________
ASSROCKERS, BIBLE OF THE DEVIL, SLOUGH FEG

9PM. The Sidebar. Downtown, Baltimore.
218 E. Lexington Street

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd St.

Tuesday, July 19____________________________
$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd St.

Wednesday, July 20____________________________
WAX AND WANE, MIKE WEXLER, METAL HEARTS

9PM. Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

WILD ANGELS
Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
(1966, Corman) Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd star in Roger Corman's biker movie that started biker movies (and their careers). Audiences and critics were equally appalled and thrilled by the extensive drug use and violence, but beneath Angels' leathery hide beats the heart of a Western, especially in its ruminations on personal freedom.

$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd St.

Thursday, July 21____________________________
BERLIN, THE FIXX

930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

$2 MARGARITA NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 W. 23rd St.

Shank Calendar 7/8 - 7/14

Friday, July 8_____________________
LANDSPEEDRECORD, THE EXPOTENTIALS/UPTHEEMPIRE/THE EXPANDING MAN
9PM. $7. The Talking Head. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 Davis St.

FASCIST FASCIST, THE MUDDLES

The Sidebar. Downtown, Baltimore.
218 E. Lexington St.

SNEAKER PIMPS EXHIBITION USA TOUR 2005
Featuring: Biz Markie, Mix Master Mike, DJ AM and DJ Trasha
Live skate demo with Stevie Williams and the DGK team
Live artist instillation by the 5 Deadly Venoms: Peekaboo, Angry Woebots, Tragnark, Joel Ledbetter & Thomas Han
JB Classics Instillation
Rec Center Studio. Los Angeles, CA
1161 Logan St, LA, CA, 90026
First 100 people receive special Sneaker Pimps gift bags.

Saturday, July 9_____________________________
Howard Hughes' HELL'S ANGELS
Noon. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
1711 N Charles Street.
A restored 35mm print of Howard Hughes' aerial spectacle HELL'S ANGELS containing a two-strip Technicolor sequence, tinted footage and intermission music.

DIRTY MARMADUKE FLUTE SQUAD, CITIZEN RAHNE, THE DEGENERETTES, DJ MR. SPARKLES
7:30PM. $5.Upstairs At The Patterson Bowling Center. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
2105 Eastern Avenue.
Free Food, Bowling (with shoe rental), Pabst Blue Ribbon (with valid ID) and Live Music All Night!'

CANCELED FLIGHT: 101 TRIED AND TRUE PIGEON KILLIN' METHODS by A.V. Jones
An exhibition of original artwork from the book
6PM-9PM. The Lab101 Gallery. Culver City, CA
map & directions
Participating artists include Craig Metzger, Joshua Krause, Nate Williams (n8w), Mike Maxwell, Matt Kelly, Nago Richardis, James Jean, Gabe Leonard, BUFFMONSTER, Matthew Curry, Chris Pew, Saiman Chow, Ryan McGinness, Tiffany Bozic, Damon Soule, Michael Sieben, kozyndan, David Choe, Jon Jackson, GH avisualagency, Dustin Amery Hostetler, Jon Burgerman, Richard Colman, Rik Catlow, Lance Sells, Matt Clark, Brendan Monroe, Travis M. Millard, Ferris Plock, SFAUSTINA, Lee Misenheimer, PARS, TOFER, Sirron Norris, HONEST, Andrew Pommier, Luke Chueh, Robert Bellm, Chris Silva, Ryan Wallace, Derrick Hodgson and many more.

BARN BURNERS, J.P. MCDERMOTT AND WESTERN BOP
9PM. Half Moon Bar-B-Que. Silver Spring, MD
8235 Georgia Ave.

Sunday, July 10_____________________________
SOFTBALL SUNDAY!
9:30AM. Pikesville Middle School, Field 1. Pikesville, MD.

Monday, June 11_____________________________
Howard Hughes' HELL'S ANGELS

7PM. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
1711 N Charles Street.
A restored 35mm print of Howard Hughes' aerial spectacle HELL'S ANGELS containing a two-strip Technicolor sequence, tinted footage and intermission music.

DINOSAUR JR.
$30. 930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Tuesday, July 12____________________________
KYP MALONE (TV ON THE RADIO), SCARY MANSIONS, DON WIRE
Golden West Cafe. Hampden, Baltimore.
1105 W. 36th St.

$2.5 MICRO IMPORT PINT NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, July 13____________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, July 14____________________________
WORLD PREMIERE: ANCHORS OF HOPE

Plus: HOLDING GROUND: THE REBIRTH OF DUDLEY STREET
8PM. Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
3134 Eastern Ave.
World premiere of the Baltimore-produced documentary Anchors of Hope and the re-emergence of the classic, inspiring people-power story of Holding Ground

Howard Hughes' HELL'S ANGELS
9PM. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
1711 N Charles Street.
A restored 35mm print of Howard Hughes' aerial spectacle HELL'S ANGELS containing a two-strip Technicolor sequence, tinted footage and intermission music.

DRESSY BESSY, SAY HI TO YOUR MOM
8PM. $9. The Black Cat. Washington, D.C.
1811 14th St. NW.

THE WOGGLES, THE EXPOTENTIALS, THEE ILLUSTRIOUS POTENTATES, JONES FALLS
9:30. $10. Mojo Room & Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 BelAir Rd.

$2 MARGARITA NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

ENGLISH MARK'S FUNKY/PUNKY/REGGAE
Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
919 W. 36th St.

Shank Calendar: 7/1 - 7/8

Friday, July 1_____________________
THE ORANGES BAND

9PM. Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

KARMELLA'S GAME, ASSASSINATE CAESAR, SECOND SATURDAY
The Talking Head Club. Downtown, Baltimore.
203 E. Davis St.

ROTTEN SHAMBLES, MYRACLE BRAH!, FILTHY ROTTEN SEX MACHINE, CHELSEA GRAVEYARD
$5.00. The Mojo Room & Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.

Saturday, July 2_____________________________
LONG LIVE DEATH, IN GOWAN RING, NICK CASTRO, TALIB
AM
8:30. $7. The Warehouse Next Door. Washington, D.C.
1021 7th St. NW.

Sunday, July 3_____________________________
SOFTBALL

9:30 a.m. @ Pikesville Middle School.
Ya know what you need? Fresh air and sunshine, best thing for a hangover. Get that old throwin' arm back in shape. Don't worry about being any good, chances are, you'll be playing amongst a lot of Pikesville dads, yeah, not the swingingest thing in the world to do, but it is a chance to dust off the ol' glove and all that.  All are welcome. -Steve Messick

Monday, June 4_____________________________
$2 IMPORTS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, July 6____________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

CASS MCCOMBS, THE DOUBLE, MORE DOGS 
9PM. Ottobar. Remington, Baltimore.
2549 N. Howard St.

Thursday, July 7____________________________
$2 SKYY VODKA DRINKS NIGHT

Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

ENGLISH MARK'S FUNKY/PUNKY/REGGAE
Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
919 W. 36th St.

Calendar 6/24 - 6/30

Friday, June 24_____________________
JOHN GLASSIE: BICYCLES LOCKED TO POLES

7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.

BACKSEAT FILM FESTIVAL
Creative Alliance. Highlandtown, Baltimore.
Eastern Ave.
Featuring 2 new short films by Skizz Cyzyk

LAWNCHAIR, LAURA PELLEGRINO
9PM. The Austin Grill. Canton, Baltimore.
Boston St.

TONE
9PM. The Black Cat. Washington, DC
1811 14th St.

Saturday, June 25_____________________________
JULIA'S GIANT YARD SALE
8AM - 3PM. Julia's House. Baltimore.
6115 Ridgeview Avenue.
Multiple sellers! Lots of furniture and unique items.
Say the Shank sent you, and you will receive a free gift with purchase!

THE BARN BURNERS
9:30PM. Austin Grill. Silver Spring, MD.
919 Ellsworth Dr.

SIX STRING SAMURAI
12midnight. $6. The Charles Theatre. Baltimore.
1711 N. Charles St.
The Charles ignites their "Blood On the Road" summer film series with "Six String Samurai." This high-camp, independent fantasy adventure mixes elements of comic books, Westerns, post-apocalyptic science fiction (particularly The Road Warrior), chop-sockey action films, Elvis Presley musicals, and road pictures into a postmodern stew. Jeffrey Falcon is Buddy, a samurai guitar player wandering through a dystopian, alternate-reality America. In 1957, the Russians dropped nuclear bombs on the country, which is now mostly a barren wasteland of sand dunes, save for "Lost Vegas," which has become the new U.S. capitol and the residence of Elvis, who is now quite literally the King. News arrives that Elvis has died, and Buddy sets out for the City of Sin to take the ruler's place, accompanied by a mute kid. Along the way, the pair will face numerous villains, including Death and his trio of archers, as well as cannibals, mutants and three lethal bowlers.

THE BELTWAYS, MIC HARRISON, CIRCLE 9, VULGARIA
9:30PM. Mojo Room & Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Belair Road
This will be Circle 9's final show.

SLEATER-KINNEY
$15. 930 Club. Washington, D.C.
815 V. St. NW.

MIC HARRISON, THE BELTWAYS, CIRCLE 9, VULGARIA
9:30. Mojo Room & Lounge. Hamilton, Baltimore.
4825 Belair Road

ROCK-N-ROMP
Featuring: SECRET CRUSH SOCIETY, SCOTT & SKIZZ, THE JENNIFERS
3PM. Lauraville, Baltimore.
PARENTS & TODDLERS ONLY. No childless.

Monday, June 27_____________________________
HAMPDEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

7PM.  Woodberry Church of Brethren. Hampden, Baltimore.
West 36th and Poole streets.
A perfect opportunity for Hampden residents to get involved in their community. Wanna know what they have planned for parking? How about what development project the Struyver Bros. have up their sleeves that could totally change the face and personality of Hampden? They also love it when you complain about junkies!

$2 IMPORTS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Wednesday, June 29____________________________
$6 A LB STEAMED SHRIMP NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, June 30____________________________
$2 SKYY VODKA DRINKS NIGHT
Molly's Public House. Remington, Baltimore.
400 West 23rd Street.

ENGLISH MARK'S FUNKY/PUNKY/REGGAE
Frazier's On The Ave. Hampden, Baltimore.
919 W. 36th St.