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Ira hosts a “movie night” in Baltimore

Apr 4, 2011
Ira writes:

"I grew up in Baltimore and am a big fan of Civic Works, which was started by a high school friend, Dana Stein. It began as a program to give job skills to young people and has grown to the point where they even operate a middle school/high school inside the Baltimore City school system.

"We tried to think of a fun event we could do as a fundraiser for Civic Works and came up with what is basically a movie night of stories from our This American Life TV show. I've done versions of this event three times now, most recently this weekend in DC, and each time it's amazing to see the stories on a big screen. Our cinematographer shot them like a movie, and they're kind of gorgeous up there.

"I know most of our radio fans have never seen the TV show, so if you're in the area I hope you'll come out. We'll talk a little about Civic Works that night too: if you don't know about them, I think you'll be as impressed as I am. It's a good cause. If you want to really help them out, we're doing a reception before the show too, which will not be as good as sitting down with each and every one of you for a crab cake/shrimp salad club sandwich at Miss Shirley's, but hopefully will come close.

Tuesday night, May 3rd, 7:30
College of Notre Dame, 4701 N. Charles Street in Baltimore

Tickets and more info: here.

Thanks to WYPR for partnering on all this too!"