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Visual & Performing Arts Events

October

20--Octoberfest, 7:00pm
After only 8 weeks of school the music students are ready to showcase their abilities in performances including ensembles ranging from marching band, to show choir, to symphonic strings. Admission is only $5. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the lobby--all proceeds go to support the music students.

26--Magnet Showcase, program begins at 6:30pm
Eighth grade students and families interested in applying for the visual and performing arts magnet program for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend. Live performances will be given in each of the program areas of instrumental and vocal music, theatre, visual art, literary arts, and dance. Sessions will also be conducted in each of these areas to provide information about the programs, as well as the application and audition process. Current students, their parents, and teachers will all be on-hand to answer questions and give personal accounts of the Patapsco experience. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary.

29--Middle School Arts Festival

Students in grades 7-8 are invited to celebrate the arts at this all day arts festival!  Participants will experience the art discipline of their choice through a number of engaging activities designed to foster skills in that art form.  The day will culminate with a final live performance where all students can demonstrate what they've learned!  Registration is only $12 and participants will receive lunch and a t-shirt to commemorate the day. Register by October 20 to reserve your spot.

November
3--Cafe Connect, 5:00pm
Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts is proud to present Cafe Connect!  Please join us as students and staff share their music and writing at this open mic event.  Admission is free whether you want to perform or enjoy the eveing as an audience member.  Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

15--Tri-M Music recital & Induction, 7:00pm
Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts' Tri-M chapter is proud to invite you to their annual recital and induction.  Tri-M is an organization which recognizes high school music students for their musical ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service.  Students work hard for this accomplishment and would like to share their talents with the public.  Admission is free.

16--National Art Honor Society Induction, 5:00pm
Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts' National Art Honor Society chapter is proud to invite you to their annual induction ceremony.  NAHS is an organization which recognizes high school art students fro their artistic ability, academic excellence, school involvement, and community service.

17-20--Fall Play: She Kills Monsters, Nov. 17-19 @ 7:00pm, Nov. 19-20 @ 2pm (Black Box Theatre)

Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts presents, "She Kills Monsters."  A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, "She Kills Monsters" tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly.  When Agnes finds Tilly's "Dungeons & Dragons" notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery an action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.  In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.  Tickets can be purchased in November on https://phscfa.booktix.com.  $8 for adults, $6 for students and  seniors.


December
2-3--
The Nutcracker Ballet, 7:00pm

Celebrate the holiday season with a classic favorite, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, as performed by the Patapsco Dance Magnet students, in conjunction with Royal Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors.

8--Audition Prep Night, 6:30pm
2017-2018 magnet applicants are invited to participate in this free workshop to assist them in preparing for the January auditions. Teachers will be on-hand to work with students on technique, repertoire, and portfolio contents. Reservations must be made by December 1 with Liberty Grayek, Magnet Coordinator at 410-282-6380.

13--Winter Instrumental Concert, 7:00pm
Enjoy an evening of music with our band and orchestra ensembles. All guests should bring an unwrapped gift suitable for a woman or child. All gifts will be donated to a local charity by our Tri-M Music Honor Society.

15--Winter Vocal Concert, 7:00pm
Enjoy the second night in our winter music series with our vocal ensembles. All guests should bring an unwrapped gift suitable for a woman or child. All gifts will be donated to a local charity by our Tri-M Music Honor Society.


January
4—International Thespian Society One Act Preview Performance: "Emotional Baggage," 7:00pm (Auditorium)
International Thespian Society will be presenting a preview of the one-act play to be presented at the Maryland Thespian Festival in January 2017.  Admission is $5.

11--Theatre Scene Night, 7:00pm (Black Box Theatre)
Come see what the Patapsco theatre students have been up to! Students will perform evidence of classroom activities such as monologues, musical numbers, poetry and prose, and dramatic interpretations. Get a rare glimpse on how Patapsco students learn and progress as they develop their craft. Admission is free; donations are accepted!

12--Smack Dab Middle Works Art Show, 5:30pm
This exhibit displays the finest art works created during the first semester of the school year.  Awards will be given for the best student works in all mediums and levels.  Please come to see the outstanding work from these young artists.  Admission is free.

21--Magnet Auditions
2017-2018 applicants to Patapsco's visual, performing arts, and literary arts magnet programs should schedule an appointment online or with the Office of Magnet Programs to audition.  Applicants must have submitted an application to the Magnet Office by November 18, 2016 to audition! See our Magnet Programs page or the Office of Magnet Programs website for more information or contact Liberty Grayek, Magnet Coordinator, 410-282-6380.

27--Student Dance Concert, 7:00pm
Come see the hard work our senior dancers have put forth to create their own senior pieces. This highly diverse show ranges from contemporary to classical dancing; it is sure to entertain all. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults with tickets sold at the door. Come and witness this spectacular event!

February
2--BCPS Student Choreography Showcase, 7:00pm
Students in fine arts dance programs from across Baltimore County Public Schools will present their choreography at this Student Choreography Showcase.  This concert is the finale of a day-long event in which students take master classes from professional dancers in improvisation and composition, as well as special workshops on other aspects of dance performance. Works for the evening concert are selected through an adjudication process, providing students with a feedback opportunity prior to the performance.  The evening concert is open to the public.  A $5 donation for admission is encouraged.

8--Major Works Music Concert, 7:00pm
The Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts music department will join forces with Perry Hall and Towson High Schools to perform the beautiful and inspiring masterpiece, "Requiem," by the contemporary Norwegian composer, Kim Andre Arnesen.  The major work concert series offers students and audience the opportunity to experience musical masterpieces form the classical repertoire throughout the ages.  Admission is $3 for students  and seniors and $5 for adults.

18—24-Hour Play Project, 8:00pm
See the Saturday culmination of 24 hours of hard work! Beginning Friday, several teams, each consisting of 1 playwright, 1 tech/production member, 2-4 actors and a director, running on adrenaline and caffeine will produce a set of original short plays in a 24-hour period! On Saturday at 8 p.m., the curtain will rise and actors will take to the stage to present this entertaining and high-stakes performance. Come see what the Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts students create! Tickets are $5.00 at the door.

March
16-19--Mainstage Musical: TBD, March 17-19 @ 7:00pm, March 20 @ 2:00pm
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Please contact Kelly Carlson at kcarlson@bcps.org or 410-887-7060 ext. 269 to order tickets. 

23--Cafe Connect, 5:00pm

Students will have the opportunity to share their original works of writing, music or comedy.  The event is open to all students, staff, and members of the community and admission is free!  Coffee, other beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase.

April
27 & 28--Spring Dance Concert, 7:00pm
The Dance Magnet at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts is proud to present their spring dance concert.  This concert will feature master works for each class, as well as work choreographed by Patapsco students.  Come both Thursday and Friday evenings to enjoy a different show each night as student works will be performed one night only.  Come support your favorite student choreographers as they share their creative ideas through dance.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors at the door.

28-29--Senior Play: TBD, April 28-29 @ 7:00pm, April 29 @ 2pm (Black Box Theatre)
See the culmination of four years of hard work and learning as the senior theatre class presents a play selected, cast, directed, and produced solely by the senior class.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors.


May
2--Spring Vocal Concert, 7:00pm
Enjoy an evening of music with our vocal ensembles. Admission is only $5. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the lobby--all proceeds go toward support of the music students.  

3--Senior Art Show, 5:30pm (Lobby)
Senior students in the Patapsco Art magnet proudly present the annual Senior Art Show.  This show is the culmination of four years of hard work and quality instruction at Patapsco. Student work demonstrates a variety of interests and techniques in painting, drawings, sculpture and multi-media. Admission is free.

4--Spring Instrumental Concert, 7:00pm

Enjoy the second night of our spring music series with our band and orchestra ensembles. Admission is only $5. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the lobby--all proceeds go toward support of the music students.

25-28--Black Box Musical: TBD,  May 25-27 @ 7:00pm, May 27-28 @ 2:00pm (Black Box Theatre)
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.  

30--Theatre Scene Night, 6:00 & 8:00pm (Black Box Theatre)

Come see what the Patapsco theatre students have been up to! Students will perform evidence of classroom activities such as monologues, musical numbers, poetry and prose, and dramatic interpretations. Get a rare glimpse on how Patapsco students learn and progress as they develop their craft. Acting I students will perform at 6pm, Acting II and Voice & Movement students will perform at 8:00pm.  Admission is free but donations are accepted!

June
1--Theatre Scene Nights, 7:00pm (Black Box Theatre)
Come see what the Patapsco theatre students have been up to! Students will perform evidence of classroom activities such as monologues, musical numbers, poetry and prose, and dramatic interpretations. Get a rare glimpse on how Patapsco students learn and progress as they develop their craft. Acting III and Musical Theatre students will perform.  Admission is free but donations are accepted!