[caption id="attachment_20814" align="alignright" width="300"] Kimsu Theiler, left, Flora Coker, center, and Stephanie Barber, right, on the set of Daredevils.[/caption]
Edgar Allan Poe is forever associated with Baltimore. For one, he died and was buried here, and the citizens of Baltimore deemed that a good reason to name a professional football franchise after the late writer. Iron Crow Theatre Company is taking some of his works -- including "Masque of Red Death," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Raven" -- and "queering" them as part of the Homo Poe Show. So what does that mean? It means "The Raven" becomes "Super-Hot Raven." See the queer versions of Poe at Theatre Project.
You may recognize Stephanie Barber as a member of City Paper's Best New Band in 2013, Bobby Donnie, or as the publisher of Night Moves, a collage of YouTube comments from the video to Bob Seger's song of the same name. Now Barber is taking a turn behind the camera, delivering the feature-length film Daredevils, about a journalist's interview with an artist. You can catch a screening tonight at MICA. Before you do, read our extensive interview with Barber here.
You might also recognize Wayne White. Doesn't immediately ring a bell? You've seen some of his puppets on Pee-wee's Playhouse. Or maybe you know of his pieces using thrift-store paintings and 3-D letters. Or, if you think really hard, you might remember reading about the documentary on his life, Beauty is Embarrassing: The Wayne White Story, in the pages of City Paper. The artist is in town tonight for a lecture at the Baltimore School for the Arts.
From the Short List: "Baltimore folk singer-songwriter Josephine Olivia plays Club K with Dreamcatcher, Dead Bugs, and Mash'allah. Folksy Texas indie vets Okkervil River plays the Ottobar. Brit punk band Neck Deep hits the Sidebar on its current U.S. tour with Knuckle Puck, Light Years, and Distances."