Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Poe Celebrations

Edgar Allan Poe, who died 200 years ago this month, is being celebrated all across the region in October. From a reenactment of his funeral to a show, Edgar Allan Poe: A Baltimore Icon, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, there's no better time to pick up one of his works and learn about the great writer. Some highlights:

The BMA show features 80 prints, drawings, and illustrated books that explore Poe's legacy. It runs through January.

I haven't been out to VOLT yet, but the restaurant, which is headed by Top Chef contestant Bryan Voltaggio, will be hosting an Edgar Allan Poe dinner on October 29. There are two menus: Poe's Birth, with dishes representing his childhood in Boston and Poe's Death with signature Baltimore dishes. Full menus will be available on the restaurant's web site later this month.

The VOLT menus are in conjunction with Joshua Kane's performance of Tales of Terror: An Evening of Horror and Hilarity, a one-man tribute to the author, at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. The town is also hosting dozens of other events related to Poe.

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