Looking for something fun or interesting to do this month? Check out these offerings from around the community:
By William Shakespeare
When a leader is no longer trusted, where is the line between patriotism and personal ambition? In this quintessential political thriller, Brutus weighs a role in an assassination conspiracy that will test his honor and loyalty. With its muscular language and bold intrigues, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar remains one of Shakespeare’s most recognizable and powerful dramas.
In support of Free Fall Baltimore, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has contributed a limited number of complimentary tickets for the 10am matinee performances of Julius Caesar on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 and Thursday, October 5, 2017. The Free Fall Baltimore tickets are first-come, first-serve and are available only through the Free Fall Baltimore website.
Join us at the Walters Art Museum on October 5, 2017 at 6:30pm for a FREE First Thursday event. Pop-up performances of scenes from Julius Caesar will accompany a curator’s tour of the Roman antiquities in the museum’s world-class collection.
Learn about the women of Julius Caesar in a fascinating Community Conversation on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1pm. Dr. Judith Peller Hallett, a UMD professor of classics and an expert on women in Roman times, will lead the discussion.
$32-$50 for Adults
$29-$42 for Seniors
$16-$26 for Students
Cummings brings the oversharing and laughs as she recounts the tales in her new book. She’ll tackle codependence, addiction, workaholism, dating narcissists and many more mortifying situations.
Over 2,700 Jewish books and tens of thousands of documents were discovered in the flooded basement of the Iraqi Intelligence Headquarters in Baghdad in 2003. This remarkable trove provides a written record of Iraqi Jewish life and an unexpected opportunity to better understand the Iraqi Jewish community, which flourished in Iraq for more than 2,000 years.
In a richly illustrated presentation, Ms. Hamburg will tell the story of the rescue of these treasured books and documents and how the National Archives preserved and has made them accessible worldwide. She will also introduce JMM’s new exhibit Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage, which is drawn from the collection of rescued books and documents and explores the rich traditions and history of the Iraqi Jewish community.
Join Dr. Neil Rubin as we explore Operation Ezra and Nechemiah. In that stunning 1951-1952 rescue operation, the State of Israel spirited more than 130,000 endangered Iraqi Jews out of their native land to the Jewish state.
Upon arriving in Israel, these new citizens brought many colorful customs and traditions, but this also marked the functional end of a 2,500-year-old community whose scholars and leaders had molded Judaism itself. Now more than 65 years later, learn how the Iraqi Jews changed the country’s political, religious and social scene.