EYES SPIES report that popular rap musician, M. C. Hammer, was in town last week to shoot a music video of a group he's just signed to his new record label, Bust It.
The group's name is One Cause One Effect . . .
Noted chef Connie Crabtree returns to the restaurant scene this week as exec chef of Pier 500, located at the new HarborView Marina and Yacht Club at the Inner Harbor. A special grand opening invite-only bash will be held Wednesday with the official opening for the public the next day.
TALK ABOUT THE cat's meow! Guess who's featured as Cosmo's "Bachelor of the Month" in November? None other than local veterinarian Kim Hammond, who's quoted as saying "a strong animal attraction" led him to his career.
SPEAKING OF BACHELORS, Assistant Attorney General Bruce Spizler is chairing the "Executive Revue" Thursday at the Baltimore Grand featuring 29 of the Big Crab's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
The singles will be auctioned to the highest bidders, all to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 92 Star's E. J. Fox and WJZ-TV's Sandra Pinckney will emcee, and Tony Berry and New Money will provide dance music. Call 771-9000 for ticket info.
HOW'D YOU LIKE to spend an evening with the Donald Trump of Baltimore -- Ed Hale? That's one of the items that'll be auctioned at the Big Brothers and Sisters of Central Maryland's "Hats Off" comedy bash and auction Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency.
The businessman and Baltimore Blast owner is special honoree for the event and has graciously agreed to take someone to dinner as one of the auction prizes.
For tickets, which are $35, call 243-4000.
THE CHESAPEAKE REGION of Women's American ORT will honor Stephanie White-Trivas for her 20 years of service to the community and active support of ORT tonight at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.
TABLE HOPPING: When noted chef-author Ed Giobbi was in town recently to demonstrate his culinary techniques for the Walters Art Gallery's "Art of Cooking," he dropped by Michael and Cindy Dalesio's new Riviera Grille for dinner.
"He was my idol!" said Michael, who produced a dogeared, sauce-splattered copy of Giobbi's first book "Italian Family Cooking," which he graciously inscribed . . .
Popular Johnny Carson band leader, Doc Sevrinson, dropped into Chiaparelli's the other night for dinner.
CIVIC LEADER Sally Michel, who rarely accepts awards, was presented the 1990 Frances Morton Froelicher Civic Statesmanship Award this week from the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. The award was named after the group's founder.
HOTEL HEAVY Leona Helmsley proved she wasn't the total "Queen of Mean" recently when she met with the Walters family of Baltimore in New York to autograph T-shirts, which were presented to the top-sponsored walkers in last Sunday's sixth annual Juvenile Diabetes Foundation walk. (Helmsley Hotels is a corporate sponsor of the Baltimore walk.)
The hotel queen met with Sanford Walters, who's the 1990 walk chairman for the Maryland chapter of the group, and his 13-year-old son, Nick, who has diabetes.
RUMOR TRAIL: Work began last week for the hush-hush but eagerly awaited new nightclub project developed by local bon vivant and former Cignel figurehead, Bubbles. The name's still a secret, but we have learned the club will be somewhere in the harbor area and will open in time for the holidays. Stay tuned . . .
Speaking of clubs, the date we've heard for the reopening of the Fish Market is Dec. 26 with a whole new cast of characters including Billy Bob Barnett of the famed Billy Bob's in Texas.
On the home front, those rumored to be connected with the new Fish Market include catering magnate Marty Resnick and restaurateur Harvey Shugarman.
NOTRE DAME PREP School celebrated its 117th year in Baltimore with a cocktail party to thank donors at the lovely Stevenson home of Bitsy and Charlie Smith -- he's a T. Rowe Price veep and parent to three NDP alums.