Ellis Marsalis

Renowned jazz musician Ellis Marsalis will perform at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for a 10th Anniversary Gala Party on Nov. 14, 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the museum, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Dress attire is the 20th Century Period or Black Tie. For more information, call 443-263-1800 or visit: lewismuseum.org.

Hello my dear friends, I hope everything is well with you. I also hope you are enjoying this fall weather so far. I know I am. Don’t go crazy now, this doesn’t mean that you are supposed to pull out your sandals and shorts again. Just enjoy it while you can and stay well.

Marva “Marvelous Marva” Law of Marvelous Marva Productions is about to present and host a spectacular show full of fun, laughter, jaw-dropping excitement and side-splitting comedy with some of the top professional, beautiful and fabulous female & celebrity impersonators giving you an evening of entertainment to remember. The show will be at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore on November 22 at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hippodrome Box Office, 12 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland or call 800-982-2787.

This weekend’s star of events will be the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Early Century Gala. Girlfriend! This is another fun thing to do. I want you to head to a costume shop or any Good Will to pick out your attire to wear to an early 20th century party. The evening will feature a special live performance by National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, the guests will also enjoy a DJ and dancing, food and dessert and some interesting, festive and fun outfits, or you can just go dress formal/Black tie. I understand there will be live entertainment throughout the galleries (and perhaps a surprise appearance by Billie Holiday herself). (Now that would be a hell-la-va surprise!). For your troubles of dressing up in 20th century attire, there will be a best 1929’s period dress contest. For more information, call 443-263-1800. You can also get tickets at the door.

By the way, I want to tell you that if you, for whatever reason missed my Black & Gold Ball for the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, or if you were there and want to remember what a good time you had, we had the entire event videotaped and you can get copies from my photographer, Will Richards, by calling him at 410-622-2527 or email him at wmarichard@gmail.com.

Larry Washington & the Queens of the Arch Social Club will host their “1st Annual Pink & White Affair” in honor of “Cancer Survivors Month.” It will be held at the Arch Social Club 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue on Nov. 15 from 5-9 p.m. There will be music provided by DJ Rich as well as free food and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit: archsocialclub.com.

Get your last minute tickets for the “9th Annual Classic R&B Weekend & Entertainment Conference.” It is a 3 day weekend of live comedy shows, party buffets, semi-formal dinner, workshops, breakfast, live R&B concert, gospel concert on Sunday and much more on a Nov. 20-22 bus trip to Hershey Lodge, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Some of the acts are: Tavares, The Emotions, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Billy Paul, Blue Magic, The Jones Girls and much more. This is a nice pre-Thanksgiving trip too. For more information, call 301-892-1792.

Neptune Yacht Club cordially invites you to their 61st Anniversary of the Commodores’ Ball on Nov. 14, 8 p.m. at Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, Maryland. For tickets information, call 410-404-1773.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, which is right around the corner, the Forum Caterers have taken one main task off your hands. That is preparing, cooking and delivering your Thanksgiving Dinner to you and your family. Their “Holiday Dinner Special” includes: whole roasted turkey, traditional bread dressing and homemade gravy, cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes, southern style green beans, bakedmacaroni & cheese and cornbread muffins. Or you can choose your own menu from a large list of your favorite foods. They will delivery localor long distance for a fee. Give them a call at 410-358-1101 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you.

Milton Dugger, entertainer promoter and radio personality on Big Jim’s Saturday Morning Show is hosting a Thanksgiving Reunion on Nov. 28 from 6:30-11 p.m. featuring the Blu Lights, Sheila Ross, and Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings, Nevitta & Company with her group and special live performance by Artartus Jenkins and Christian Harris. It is cabaret style BYOB & BYOF. For ticket information, call 410-218-3572.

My lands of mercy! I am out of space and time, remember, if you need me, just email me at rosapryor@aol.com or call me at 410-833-9474. Until the next time, Happy Thanksgiving, I’m musically yours.