The Cure for Cabin Fever

Get Out of the House and Get Some Culture! Our Arts Roundup Makes It Fun—and Easy

By the time February and March roll around, many of us are gripped by cabin fever. We need to get out of the house — go somewhere! — but the weather outside is still wet and blustery, and spring seems impossibly far off. Not to worry: The Towson area is rich with cultural offerings during the next few months. Whether you’re in the mood for theater with friends, a Saturday night out with the family, or a Sunday afternoon at the museum with your sweetheart, you’ll find something to love in our arts roundup that follows.

Live Theater/Comedy

Everything is Wonderful – Everyman Theatre, Jan. 29 – Feb. 24, EverymanTheatre.org

When the repentant driver in a fatal collision seeks forgiveness from the Amish family whose sons’ lives he claimed, faith guides them to welcome him into their community—and their home. Everything is Wonderful plumbs the depths of an outlying culture in this enthralling, critically acclaimed drama about a peaceful community wrestling regret, redemption and contradiction.  Written by Chelsea Mercantile and directed by Noah Himmelstein.

Fun Home – Center Stage, Jan. 17- Feb 24, CenterStage.org

A coming-out musical based on a true family. Through the searching eyes of daughter Alison—aged 9, 17 and then 42—we meet her ever-shifting and sometimes unreliable memories of brothers, mother and above all her repressed father, along with recollections from the family funeral home to Alison’s coming out.

Mamma Mia! – Charm City Players, March 9-24, CharmCityPlayers.com

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.

George Lopez – The Modell Lyric, March 2, Modell-Lyric.com

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, stand-up comedy and late-night television. In 2006, George received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, and the Harris Poll named him one of the Top Ten Favorite Television Personalities.

Music

Mozart 5th Concerto, Copland, Schubert – Baltimore Chamber Orchestra at Goucher College, Feb. 10, Events.Goucher.edu

With strains of jazz and pop songs, Aaron Copland’s Music for the Theatre opens this concert featuring Karen Johnson, the second of our concertmaster candidates. Along with Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, the so-called Turkish concerto, we close with one of the most stunningly simple yet beautiful gems in our repertoire.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, March 22-24, BSOMusic.org

CineConcerts presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix like it’s never been seen before. Let the wizarding world enchant you all over again as the film is projected onto a giant screen and a live symphonic orchestra performs the score.

Art

Exhibition | Form.Print – Towson University Center for the Arts Gallery, Feb. 1 – April 18, Events.Towson.edu
National and International artists’ digital designs are brought to life by students via 3D printers in this curated exhibition.

Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s – Baltimore Museum of Art, Feb. 24 – May 26, ArtBMA.org

Nearly 90 surrealist masterworks of the 1930s and 1940s by artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and André Masson are presented through a timely lens—that of war, violence and exile.