The first weekend in April is almost here and with it arrives a bevy of arts events in Anne Arundel County. Three tempting choices are taking place in Annapolis beginning with The Annapolis Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday March 3lst. In just four days, 70 films– ful length features, shorts, and documentaries— will be shown on 7 screens. Individual tickets are $10 and $12.50 while a festival pass runs $115. Full schedules and ticket information is available at Annapolisfilmfestival.com.
Opening Night Film: One More Time
USA | 2015 | 98 min | Presented by Nimble Storage
Friday and Saturday night at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra with conductor José-Luis Novo and featuring renowned English pianist Michael Roll will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Schubert in a concert entitled “Unanswered Questions.”.
Saturday night, April 2nd, from 7 p.m. to 10 pm the public is invited to join The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College for an “Evening in an Artist Colony.” Begin by viewing the current museum exhibit “American impressionism; The Lure of the Artist Colony” and then stroll to The Great Hall for food drink and the Rockin Music of The Tiki Barbarians. Non gallery member tickets are $45 (members $35). Dancing and an array of food and drink will celebrate the life of an artist during the 20th century.
So where and how do you divide up your weekend? One of the wonderful elements of the Annapolis Film Festival, now in its fourth year is the opportunity to interact with screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, and filmmakers. Panel discussions, along with Q and A’s enable attendees to gain an intimate knowledge of the film making process. Venues where the 70 films will be shown include:, St. John’s College Francis Scott Key auditorium and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Maryland Hall is also the venue for the ASO’s 8:00 p.m. concert performance on Friday and Saturday while The Mitchell Gallery is in the same building as The Key Auditorium on the St. John’s College campus. Is it possible to take in all three experiences in one weekend? It certainly is, with the locations so conveniently close. Whether you live in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, or are visiting for the weekend, this is a great time to enjoy the Arts!