CLOTHES ENCOUNTERS: Pop singer Cyndi Lauper was anxiously waiting at the door Monday morning for Tim Potee to open up his nifty vintage clothing shop, Dreamland, on Read Street.
4 "She nearly busted it down," he said with a laugh.
The diminutive Lauper, who'd performed the night before at Hammerjacks, brought a bunch of girlfriends on her 20-minute whirlwind buying spree, which included the purchase of a pair of vintage '50s sea horse glasses.
"She tried on every hat in the store," Potee dished, adding that he thought his friends would never believe she was there . . . so he put her on his portable phone with a few.
Didn't anybody tell him that girls just want to have fun?
WCBM-AM's Tom Marr and Frank Luber are hosting thei morning show from Shannon's Saloon in Ellicott City from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow. You're invited to drop by for this -- yawn -- early celebration, which they're calling the earliest St. Patrick's Day Party on record.
The morning's festivities include a benefit auction for thMuscular Dystrophy Foundation and appearances by such notables as new Howard County exec Charles Ecker and WJZ-TV's Richard Sher.
EYE OPENERS: The Love Boat's Capt. Merrill Stubing, played b actor Gavin MacLeod, will be in town today to tout Princess Cruise Lines.
92 STAR's Big Don O'Brien will interview the actor this morning on his show, if you're interested.
SLY FOX: Actor Michael J. Fox, who's currently filming "King Hollywood" with director Michael Caton Jones, scrapped plans to stay over in Baltimore this past weekend. (The actor booked a room at the Inn at the Colonnade.)
Seems the director, whose most recent film was "Memphis Belle," was unhappy with the Hanover Street Bridge as a location and chose one in Richmond, Va., instead.
"Memphis Belle" was produced by Colonnade co-owner Richard Rymland and his wife, Catherine Wyler.
THE 35TH CONSECUTIVE St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks of Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Washington Monument.
Grand marshal will be Frank Gartland, a Baltimore insurance executive and member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Sister Kathleen Feeley, president of the College of Notre Dame, will be honorary grand marshal.