Best Of Baltimore - Page 11 - Arts and Activities (5)

Best Of Baltimore
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Arts and Activities (5)

HISTORIC LANDMARK
FORT MCHENRY

 

Even without Francis Scott Key and those rockets glaring red, this would be a national treasure. Don’t miss the giant statue of Orpheus, the lump-in-your-throat moment when the visitors center curtain rises and you get your first look at that giant flag, and a walk along the harbor that’s unparalleled. Glorious.

 

2400 E. Fort Ave., Locust Point. 410-962-4290. nps.gov/fomc

 

HOT TICKET
‘HAMILTON’

 

What are your chances of nabbing a ticket to “Hamilton” when it hunkers down at the Hippodrome Theatre in late June and July? Keep these numbers in mind: 32; 2,300; 73,600 and 2,710,489.

 

There will be 32 performances in Baltimore of the national tour of the smash rap musical about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton as it is performed by a multi-cultural cast. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical will be mounted in the former 1914 vaudeville palace, which has a capacity of roughly 2,300 seats. Therefore, 73,600 tickets, give or take, will be available during the four-week run. (Subscribers get first shot.) And the number of people vying for those tickets could approach 2,710,489, or the 2010 population of the seven county Central Maryland Metropolitan Statistical Area.

 

Tickets will go on sale to the public at an as-yet undisclosed date this spring, and Hippodrome officials aren’t saying yet how much seats will cost. Even if you can’t snap one up, don’t despair; the same online lottery that has operated in other cities will be held in Baltimore. A Hippodrome official said last year that 20 pairs of discounted tickets will be distributed before each performance. In other markets where “Hamilton” has appeared, those seats have been priced at $10 apiece.

 

The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., downtown. 410-837-7400. baltimore.broadway.com

 

MUSEUM
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART

 

So much to savor at the BMA, from Rodin’s “The Thinker” to Matisse’s “Purple Robe and Anemones” to Wangechi Mutu’s “Water Woman” sculpture. Plus you get to walk up those stairs to the magnificent entrance designed by John Russell Pope, enjoy a meal at Gertrude’s and meander through the city’s classiest gift shop. Don’t miss the surrealist “Monsters & Myths” exhibit, up through May 26.

 

10 Art Museum Drive, Charles Village. 443-573-1844. artbma.org

 

OUTDOOR FILM SERIES
FLICKS FROM THE HILL

 

Organizers of the beloved Little Italy outdoor festival have said it’ll return in 2019 after a one-year hiatus, but until we can scope out its new location, we’ll go with this wondrous summer experience: movies you can watch for free from Federal Hill Park, projected onto the side of the American Visionary Art Museum.

 

800 Key Highway, Federal Hill. Kicks off July 11. avam.org