As New Year’s arrives, there are still quite a few events to celebrate the end of the year. From an art gallery to open mic nights and book readings, take the family to different sites across the area. Below is a listing of arts-related events in Maryland and DC.
Wilde Reading Series – December 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
6310 Hillside Court, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046
The Wilde Reading Series is a monthly reading series exploring craft sponsored by the Columbia Arts program. This month’s event features Nancy Naomi Carlson and Sue Ellen Thompson. A poet, translator, and editor, Nancy Naomi Carlson’s poetry has been published in The Georgia Review, Poetry, and APR. Sue Ellen Thompson has authored five books of poetry and is a winner of the Pushcart Prize and the Pablo Neruda award. The event is free and open to the public.
“New Beginnings” Art Gallary – November 18 – January 27
8197 Main Street in Ellicott City, MD
The Artist’s Gallery has reopened at a new location. The new exhibit, “New Beginnings,” features work by members of the Artist’s Gallery , many of whom are award-winning artists. Various visual art forms are represented, from glassworks, painting, photography, woodcuts and mixed media. The new gallery space begins a new chapter for the Artist’s Gallery as well as for old and new patrons.
Nancy Isenberg – White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America — The Den
Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Acoustic Open Mic – The Den – Wednesday, December 28 at 8 p.m.
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Politics and Prose final events for the year include an author reading by Nancy Isenberg and two Acoustic Open Mic performances. Nancy Isenberg’s book, White Trash, covers the history of class in America, historicizing the treatment of class since America’s founding. Acoustic Open Mic sessions are a landmark at The Den, starting musicians perform guaranteeing a new show each session. Free to attend, find your next favorite band with Politics and Prose.
L. Price: Playing Through The Whistle – December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Bird in Hand, 11 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
The Ivy Bookshop is hosting a reading by senior sports writer S.L. Price for his new book Playing Through the Whistle. Price, in his book, tells the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a small town that produced prominent NFL players and suffered a sharp decline after the shutdown of its successful steel mill. Sports exceptionalism is contrasted against economic strife, painting a picture of a contrasting American through the history of one town.