Verde and Creative Alliance pair up for the perfect date night!


Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short film exhibition, is hitting Baltimore on March 16th at the Creative Alliance. The shorts “concert” combines classic short films from the past with current festival honorees providing a rare opportunity for audiences to see globally honored shorts on a real cinema screen rather than You Tube, smart phones or computers.

The shorts begin at 7:30 p.m., so dinner beforehand is a must. No one wants to hear a growling stomach instead of the show. To get more bang for your buck, long time Asbury Shorts sponsor, Verde, has paired with the Creative Alliance to discount your admission ticket. (I recommend the pistacchio pesto pizza. It has never let me down).

Tickets cost $10 general admission and $7 for Creative Alliance members (plus $3.00 each at the door). BUT with your (dated March 16th) receipt from Verde, you can receive $10 off your ticket per diner!

That means Creative Alliance members can see the show for free and non-members for only $3! Just bring your Verde Pizza receipt to the ticket counter for this amazing, one night only deal!

Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (“JUNO,” “Up in the Air,” “Thank You for Smoking” and “Young Adult”) calls Asbury Shorts, “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The fast-paced, highly entertaining lineup features the best in comedy, drama and outstanding animation.

Highlights of the March 16th showcase include:

asbury “The Lunch Date returns to The Asbury Short Film Concert after many years. A former Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film directed by Adam Davidson, who is now a prolific television director on such series as “Fear The Walking Dead” and “Hell on Wheels.”

“Home Free an intense drama about a young woman raising her daughter after her husband has been incarcerated. Directed by Stanley Schofield a world-renowned, award-winning television commercial director.

“Dad in Mum” is a global festival favorite from director Fabrice Bracq of France.  Two very young girls are listening to some strange sounds emanating from their parent’s bedroom in the middle of the night.

About the Asbury Short Film Concert:

Asbury Short Film Concerts have been presented at The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, The Bijou in Bridgeport, Ct.; Summer Stage in Central Park; Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, Royal Festival Hall in London, U.K. and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany, to name just a few of the prestigious venues where audiences have enjoyed these amazing short films…including The Creative Alliance!

About the Creative Alliance:

The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. They provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in the community and advocate cultural expression rooted in a sense of place. The Creative Alliance reopened The Patterson as a multi-purpose arts center on May 16, 2003. The facility includes two galleries for contemporary art, a 200-seat flexible theater, a classroom, media lab, live/work studios for 8 artists and the Marquee Lounge, where neighbors and audience members can meet for drinks and dinner before and after shows.


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