The 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts offers enough choices inmusic, theater, dance, art, literature and film that you'll be challenged tosee how many events you can juggle during the next two weeks
The Race for Innovation, a challenge to move from idea to business concept in four hours, June 19, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab's Kossiakoff Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, in North Laurel. Cost is $25, or $15 for students. Participants form teams around their favorite ideas; teams work with coaches to transform ideas into business concepts; and groups pitch their ideas to investors and win awards.
You'll have to wait until the Fourth of July for outdoor fireworks, but the Columbia Orchestra is offering a colorful indoor program it calls "Orchestral Fireworks" on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m, at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School
On the day before graduating from Howard Community College, Jennie Wang of Columbia considered the arduous road she had traveled and her studies at the Johns Hopkins University that lie ahead. One thought came to mind:
Finding little to fault in the design of the first building project in the downtown Columbia redevelopment process, residents at a community meeting Tuesday night presented concerns regarding traffic and affordable housing
The first new building in what will become a significant investment in downtown Columbia is itself a sizable investment — an estimated $100 million project that will bring 380 apartments and about 14,000 square feet of retail and a public promenade to land near the Columbia mall
"Urinetown the Musical," with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, is provocative to its core. The show ridicules the legal system, commercialism and even other populist Broadway musicals while juxtaposing happy toe-tapping songs with a grim plot.
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday that he plans to convene a special session of the General Assembly, beginning May 14, to complete work on the budget that was left unfinished before the legislature's regular 90-day session ended last month.
Painters traditionally have placed human figures within realistic landscapes that seem like psychologically suitable backdrops, but the group exhibit "The Body and Beyond" is notable for how many of its artists have figures and abstracted landscapes melting into each other
Royal intrigue at the 17th-century French court is still good for gossip in Lynn Nottage's 2002 play "Las Meninas." It made a striking impression when it was staged at UMBC in 2010, and there's now a strikingly similar production at Columbia's Rep Stage.
Patti Caplan, spokeswoman for the school system, said if the state does not take further action and the doomsday budget were to go into effect, "we would have to cut about $8.3 million from our budget."