The Vagabond Players, the oldest continuous little theater in the United States, will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee season tonight with a performance of Ruth and Augustus Goetz's romantic drama "The Heiress," followed by a post-performance champagne reception. "The Heiress" is about a possessive father's attempts to thwart his plain daughter's chance for love and happiness. The Vagabond Players building, 806 S. Broadway, has been recognized as a landmark in the Fells Point Historic District: H.L. Mencken wrote the group's first play. For more information, call 563-9135.
Texas-born acoustic guitarist Allen Wayne Damron, considered by his peers to be one of the top 10 acoustic performers in this country, will perform tonight to Sunday at the King of France Tavern in Annapolis. Mr. Damron, who has shared the stage with such artists as Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Pete Seeger, will perform tonight with the Hard Travelers. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and 8 p.m. Sunday. Call (301) 269-0990.
Barczyk in recital
zTC Polish cellist Cecylia Barczyk, who did concerts worldwide to raise money for Solidarity, will join pianist Virginia Reinecke and clarinetist Fred Jacobowitz in a program that features Beethoven's "Sonata in C Major, Opus 102, No. 1," Tate's "Sonatina for Clarinet and Cello," Brahms' "Trio in A Minor, Opus 114" and Francaix's "Tema con Variazioni." The performance is at 8:15 p.m. at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road. This concert will be repeated at 3 p.m. Sunday. Reserved seating is $7.50, $4 for students. Call 823-8339.
Performance artist Joyce Scott, who may be best known to Baltimoreans as half of the "Thunder Thigh Review," will be just one of the many entertainers on the bill at Maryland Art Place's seventh annual "Art Party," a black-tie gala at 218 W. Saratoga St. Other activities include an art exhibit and sale, an auction, buffet dinner and jazz/rhythm and blues song stylist Aleta Greene. The two-phase party starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125 for the first wave, which includes a buffet dinner, raw bar, open bar, desserts, dancing and the auction. The second wave, at $50 per person, includes desserts, open bar, dancing and offbeat art activities. Call 962-8565.
Baltimore's Korean community will celebrate its heritage with music, dance and food at the Showcase of Nations Korean Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hopkins Plaza near Baltimore and Charles streets. Ethnic food on sale will include ginseng tea, chap che, bulgogi and man-doo. Colorfully dressed dancers and musicians will perform throughout the day, and there will be Tae Kwon Do demonstrations. Admission is free. Call 625-2442.
Teddy bear show
Teddy bear enthusiasts from are invited to a show and sale today and tomorrow at the Timonium Fairgrounds. More than 150 exhibitors will attend. There will be antique and collectible bears, teddy bear artists with examples of their work, teddy bear contests and balloon sculpting clowns. Admission is $4.75 for adults and free for children. Show and sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Call 467-3307.
="In the Nick of Time," a 50-minute program that follows a boy named Nick and his talking book on a journey through time and imagination, will be presented by the Theatricks, a theater ensemble, at 2 p.m. at the Cloisters Children's Museum, 10440 Falls Road in Brooklandville. "In the Nick of Time" features music, singing, humor and audience participation. Admission is $4, $3 for members. Call 823-2550.
The Baltimore "Stop the Violence" movement is hosting an amateur night talent showcase at the Tower Showcase Theatre, 202 Park Ave. Hosted by Jay Russell of Jam City Records, the show will feature singers, comedians, dancers, rappers, lip synchers and more, all vying for a $500 cash prize. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 426-3740.