The lowdown -- If the weather is getting you down, consider a visit to summer 1945. That's what will be on stage in Theatre Hopkins' production of A.R. Gurney's coming-of-age play, What I Did Last Summer, opening a two-weekend run tomorrow at the Mattin Arts Center's Swirnow Theater on the Homewood campus of the Johns Hopkins University. The play, set at a resort on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie, is directed by Suzanne Pratt and features a cast headed by Jonas Grey and including Laurel Burggraf, Kateri Chambers, Rob Douglas, Binnie Ritchie Holum and Judy Thornton.
If you go -- Show times at the Mattin Center are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 5. Tickets are $15. Call 410-516-7159.
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Choral Arts Society
The lowdown -- With its prized Tiffany windows, carefully restored sanctuary and Skinner organ, Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bolton Hill makes an inviting space for musical activity. As part of the inaugural Tiffany Series of public concerts, the first-rate Baltimore Choral Arts Society, led by Tom Hall, will perform a wide-ranging, listener-friendly program that includes the world premiere of I Sleep, But My Heart is Awake by Meade Bernard, a St. Paul's School student. Notable African-American composers Undine Smith Moore, Nathaniel Dett and Adolphus Hailstork, whose music isn't performed often around here, will be featured, along with works by Stephen Paulus, Gerald Finzi and others. Organist John Walker and pianist Leo Wanenchak will accompany the chorus.
If you go -- The concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors, available at the door. For more information, call 410-523-1542.