Village Square Café is a casual eatery and neighborhood gathering spot serving fresh, simple fare in a warm & inviting setting. We are located in the lovely Village of Cross Keys in Roland Park.

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NEW ART EXHIBIT: Susan Adler Davis

NEW ART EXHIBIT: Susan Adler Davis

Stop into the cafe to see our latest art exhibit featuring many colorful regional landscapes created by Susan Adler Davis. Mark your calendar to join us for an “Artist Meet & Greet” next Thursday, Sept. 20, 4:30-6 pm.

MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST: Susan Adler Davis is a 4th generation Baltimorean and has deep ties to the area. Her paintings reflect the history and significance of the landscapes and buildings she paints. Each tries to depict the essence of the subject matter.

Trained as a weaver at the Maryland Institute College of Art under Virginia West, she holds a BFA in Crafts with a minor in Art History. She also holds an MAT in Art Education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Susan started painting 6 years ago after retiring from the Baltimore County Public Schools. She works in acrylics, both on canvas and fabric, which she then quilts. She is currently studying at the Zoll Studio of Fine Arts under Bennett Vadnais.

Susan’s great-great aunt was also an artist and collector, Saidie Adler May, who gave the bulk of her massive art collection to the Baltimore Museum of Art. Susan has written her biography, “Saidie Adler May, Pioneer of Early Twentieth Century Art Collecting.”

Live Music Every Saturday Night

Live Music Every Saturday Night

Stop by the Village Square Cafe on Saturday evenings from 6-7:30 pm to hear live music. Each week we feature different local musicians.

Upcoming musicians include:

  • Sept. 22: Roger Friskey (Blues/Folk/Jazz)
  • Sept. 29: The Songbirds(Eclectic Acoustic)
  • Oct. 6: The Dharma Bums(Folk/Rock/Indie/World Beat Blues)
  • Oct. 13: The Powell Younger Project(R&B/Soul/Blues)
  • Oct. 20: “Vagabond Motel”: Natasha Ramirez, Mike Gehl, Fred Louden (Americana Folk Rock)
  • Oct. 27: “The Musical Minstrel,” Buzz Merrick(Classic & Original Acoustic Folk)
  • Nov. 3: Roger Friskey (Blues/Folk/Jazz)
  • Nov. 10: Mark & Judy (Guitar/Violin)
  • Nov. 17: The Dharma Bums (Folk/Rock/Indie/World Beat Blues)
  • Nov. 24: “The Musical Minstrel,” Buzz Merrick (Classic & Original Acoustic Folk)
Next Open Mic Night Sept. 27

Next Open Mic Night Sept. 27

VSC hosts “Music Open Mic Nights” on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month. Sign ups start at 5:30 pm. Performances run 6-8 pm. Depending upon the number of participants signed up, each performer/group will get approximately 10 minutes; more, if time permits, for a second round.

Acoustic instruments are preferred, but electric guitars and keyboards will be permitted at low volumes. Sound levels must be kept to a reasonable level to respect the cafe’s diners. PA system will be provided by Rick Sambuco.

 

NEW ART EXHIBIT: Cynthia Brower

NEW ART EXHIBIT: Cynthia Brower

Stop by the cafe to see the new quarterly art exhibit featuring the work of local artist Cynthia Brower. The pieces in her show have been made in the U.S., South Africa & Europe. Her work is inspired by the contradiction of order, form and poetry found in natural and man-made landscapes and in plants. Now on display until September 9th. Mark your calendar for an “Artist Meet & Greet” on Thursday, June 21, 4:00-6:00 pm.

Guest Chef Swaran Dhawan, May 18, 5-8 pm

Guest Chef Swaran Dhawan, May 18, 5-8 pm

Hope you’ll join us Friday evening, May 18, 5-8 pm, as Guest Chef Swaran Dhawan prepares a wonderful Indian dinner at the VSC. Menu will include both chicken and vegetarian options.

FYI… our regular menu will still be served.

NEW ART EXHIBIT – “Watercolors by Dennis Gray”

NEW ART EXHIBIT – “Watercolors by Dennis Gray”

Stop by the cafe to see the new quarterly art exhibit featuring Waterscolors by Dennis Gray. This body of work represents Dennis’ reflections of the Chesapeake Bay, Smith Island, Baltimore, Hampden & other intriguing places. Now on display until June 10th. Mark your calendar for an “Artist Meet & Greet” on Thursday, March 29, 4:30-6:30 pm.

ARTIST MEET & GREET: Feb. 1st, 4:30-6:30 pm

ARTIST MEET & GREET: Feb. 1st, 4:30-6:30 pm

Join us for a casual reception this Thursday, Feb. 1st from 4:30-6:30 pm, to meet photographer Vino Darius Calloway, whose work is now on display at the cafe through mid-March. Vino focuses on the beauty of landscapes — particularly in national parks. Come see his breathtaking work and join us for light refreshments.

haenyo Korean Pop-Up Dinner

haenyo Korean Pop-Up Dinner

This Sunday, Dec. 3, 5-10 pm, we will be hosting the haenyo team for a one-night only “Korean Harvest Dinner.” This duo, Irvin Seo and Collin Morstein, organizes dining events within existing restaurants in Baltimore and Philadelphia. They focus on local ingredients prepared in the Korean tradition. haenyo will take over our cafe from 5-10 pm this Sunday and serve up their wonderful Korean specialties (NOTE: regular cafe menu will NOT be available.) For more information, visit their website at https://www.haenyobalt.com or email them at hello@haenyobalt.com

 

FALL ART EXHIBITION: JOEL COHEN, now through Dec. 10

FALL ART EXHIBITION: JOEL COHEN, now through Dec. 10

VSC’s Fall Art Exhibit features local artist, Joel Cohen. A long time Mount Washington resident, Joel started painting in 2009 and has completed over 300 canvases combining acrylic paint and mixed media to produce abstract interpretations of people, places and things. In addition, at the top of his feel good list, Joel paints renderings of his friends and business associates’ dogs, or as he calls them, “miracles with paws”.
 
Described by others as primitive, satirical, or naive, ask Joel to define what he paints and the word “fun” repeats itself over and over. Joel has had no formal training and if you ask him he’ll tell you he can’t even draw, but looking at his finished paintings contradicts what he says. His use of color, especially bright colors, seem to appear in almost all his work and he has created a style so when an onlooker sees his work it has become identifiable as his alone.