National Aquarium preview gala set for November 17


October 03, 1990|By LAURA CHARLES

FISH STORY: The National Aquarium, which earlier this year was forced to postpone its grand-opening preview gala for the Marine Mammal Pavilion, has announced a new date for this glitzy affair -- Nov. 17 -- so mark your calendar.

A four-course meal by Truffles Catering and music by the New Deal Swing Band will be offered at the $500-a-person, black-tie event, with funds benefiting the Aquarium's Pier 4 Campaign. A limited number of tickets are still available by calling 576-3865. Gala chairman is William Daiger Jr.

EYE DO'S: Valley Lighting's Bob Jones has teamed up with Louise Keelty to buy out the house -- all 200 seats at the Fells Point Cafe -- for "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding" on Halloween night, Oct. 31. The event is a benefit for the Joseph Richey Hospice, and only 200 "guests" will be allowed at the ceremony and reception. Tickets are $75 a person. For info, call the Joseph Richey Hospice at 523-2150.

SPEAKING OF WEDDINGS, all eyes were on the beautiful blond actress Traci Lords Saturday night as she said "I do" to Baltimore native Brook Yeaton. The intimate (and emotional) traditional ceremony was held at the Grace and St. Peter's Church downtown, and the bride looked like a goddess in a flowing white silk gown.

The two lovebirds met on the set of John Waters' "Cry-Baby," which was filmed in Baltimore. Brook, the son of Waters' pals Pat Moran and hubby Chuck Yeaton, was prop master on the movie, which starred Lords et al. A reception followed the ceremony at the Baltimore Rowing Club.

EYE OPENERS: Actor Patrick Stewart, who's also known as Captain Jean Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise, beamed over to Vince and Barbara Auty's Churchill's Restaurant for dinner this weekend after performing at the College of Notre Dame, which delighted Star "Trekkies" there. By the way, music returns to Churchill's this Friday and Saturday night, for your dancing pleasure, with the Lionel Jiggetts group.

AROUND TOWN: The Baltimore Original Sports Bar celebrates its third birthday tonight. Bubbly and birthday cake will be served and admission is free . . . Restaurateur Johnny Dee, who owns the Lounge in Towson, will host his third annual "Johnny Dee's Golf Tournament" at Sparrows Point Country Club Monday to benefit the Grant-A-Wish Foundation, which aids terminally ill children.

AND FINALLY, we had the privilege of dressing up in our finest evening wear Sunday morning to appear as an extra in a new black soap-opera pilot being filmed on location in Baltimore.

The soap has been dubbed "The Raven" since much of the action will take place at a fictitious nightclub of the same name. Extras and principals gathered at the International Pavilion, the location to be used for the club.

Look for "The Raven" to air in January on Channel 13. It's being produced by Mirror Image Productions locally.

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