Arts & Culture

September Highlights

Our five musts from this month's calendar of events.

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Sept. 9-14. Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 and 8 p.m., Sun. 1 and 6 p.m. $25-85. 410-837-7400. Based on the Oscar-winning indie film of the same name, Once chronicles the intense, music-driven romance that blooms between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a young Czech woman, newly immigrated to Ireland. The Broadway production won eight Tony Awards in 2012, enchanting audiences with its stirring folk music and intense intimacy.

—Joe Russo

The Shindig Music Festival
Sept. 27. Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd. 12:30-11 p.m. $70-165. 410-323-7772. After a successful first year in 2013, The Shindig reopens its gates and brings to the stage local and national alt-rock acts including Jane’s Addiction, pictured above, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Halestorm, and Baltimore-based J. Roddy Walston & The Business.

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On Paper: Alternate Realities
To Sept. 14.The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 443-573-1700. In an exhibition of 26 prints from a diverse group of artists, this new show explores the relationship between high and low art by reimagining the visual language of popular culture. Featured artists include Wangechi Mutu, Amy Cutler, Chitra Ganesh, and Enrique Chagoya.

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Sept. 18. Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. 8 p.m. $36-85. 410-783-4189. Rock and Roll legends (and recent Hall of Famers) Hall & Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in history—and for good reason. Their infectious “rock and soul” blends elements of ’70s rock, soul, and new wave while keeping listeners tapping their toes.


Baltimore Book Festival
Sept. 26-28. West Shore Park, 401 Light St. and Rash Field, 601 Light St. and vicinity. Fri.-Sat. 12-8 p.m., Sun. 12-6 p.m. Free. 410-752-8632. The Mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts returns for the 19th year with more than 200 authors—including Chuck Klosterman and Tavis Smiley—100 exhibitors and booksellers, children’s activities, panel discussions, cooking demos, readings, live music, and food and drink.