Happening Saturday: 'Is Anything Yet?', Lithuanian Hall 100-Year Celebration, and more
By By City Paper
Jan 09, 2015 | 5:53 PM
-"Is Anything Yet?": The feeling among young artists—and young people in general, taking their first blundering steps into adulthood—is "fuck." With more obstacles constantly popping up in this new hyperconnected world, there is no fail-safe manual for navigating the economy and job market, let alone the art world. In a show titled with a question that has likely been posed by many a stoned and disillusioned young adult, artists Jen Frost Smith, Madeleine Cutrona, and Thomas Brown respond to this frighteningly enigmatic state through installation, performance, and painting. Opening reception and performance 7-9 p.m., through Jan. 25, Current Space, 421 N. Howard St., isanythingyet.com, free. (Maura Callahan)
-Lithuanian Hall 100-Year Celebration: When's the last time you can say you went to a Grand Ball? We're not necessarily talking about the fairytale, Prince Charming-is-looking-for-a-lady kind of ball (though that would be nice) but the kind of classy affair where you're sipping cocktails and dancing to live music. You know, a pleasant change of pace every now and then from the fist-pumping, loudspeaker-blaring club culture or the casual corner-bar beer vibe. Lithuanian Hall is celebrating its 100th anniversary of hosting the social and cultural events of the Lithuanian community, as well as dance nights such as the popular bimonthly Save Your Soul party—a groovy throwback event where we get down to old soul records. If you support this freedom to groove, among other community events, come out and celebrate at the Hall's Grand Ball, featuring performances by the Baltimore Lithuanian Folk Dance Group Malunas and dancing with Eugenijus Dicevicius. The party is conveniently over at midnight. Good thing, because that's when all our carriages turn back into pumpkins. 2 p.m.-midnight, Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St., (410) 685-5787, lithuanianhall.com, $40 advance only. (Lindsay VanAsdalan)
-From the Short List: The Fishhead Cantina hosts a "women of rock" benefit, fighting breast cancer with Susan G. Komen and fighting violence against women with Rape Crisis, with performances by SONIA, Devi, and Sister Ex. The Windup Space hosts the local music showcase This Is Baltimore. The Dave Janesh Trio plays jazz at Joe Squared. Blackened metal band Cadaveric plays the Sidebar with Spasm and Wolfcloak. Takoma Park, Maryland-based musician John Kadlecik, formerly of Dark Star Orchestra, performs at Rams Head Live. Flight Of The Valkyries 6: Winter Wake-Up at the Metro Gallery features hard rock and metal bands A Sound Of Thunder, MindMaze, Echoes Never Lie, Sweet Suicide, and Spellborne. Ukranian doom-metal band Auto Da Fe plays the Ottobar with Yugennui and Textbook Fascist. Wu-Tang Clan rapper Cappadonna performs at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington. Don't miss: Former Fools & Horses frontman Matt Hutchison and singer-songwriter ellen cherry perform at Eutaw Place.