ON THE HEELS of -- yawn -- Oscar night, which was about as exciting as kissing your brother, comes the "Go Hollywood Gala" to benefit the Cloisters Children's Museum on April 20. Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite movie star or in black tie, with the best costumes winning a special Oscar. The gala is co-chaired by Laurie Stieff Kelly and Paula Davis Noell and tickets are $100 per person. Call 823-2551. We're going as "Misery" star Kathy Bates. Anybody have a sledgehammer we can borrow?
STAGE LEFT: When "Ziegfeld" opens at the Mechanic Tuesday, it'll mark a homecoming for Baltimore born actress Elaina Wahl, who's understudying one of the three leads.
QUICK TAKE: We hear singer Paul Simon and musician Michael Brecker were thrilled when they were named honorary citizens of Baltimore during their engagement at the Baltimore Arena recently.
EYE OPENERS: Gov. William Donald Schaefer and Congressman Kweisi Mfume, who are longtime customers of Gage Menswear, turned out for the grand opening of the new store in Owings Mills Valley Centre last Saturday. The store is owned by Bill Glazer and his father Harry Glazer, who founded the company in 1946. . . . Also on Saturday, Rebecca Lazarus and Larry DeAngelis hosted the grand opening of the Serenity Shop, 2001 N. Charles St., with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Kurt Schmoke. The store sells gifts and assorted items that offer support for those who are recovering from addictions. Both Rebecca and Larry are recovering addicts, have a sympathetic ear and keep the coffee pot on at all times. Drop in.
WAR AND REMEMBRANCE: Even though the war is over, there are still families who need our help in the Baltimore area. Mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon, April 7, when the Bay Cafe in Canton hosts a Family Support Party featuring open pit beef, music by Mama Jama and other surprises. Tickets are $20. Call 522-3377.
FINALLY, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Amnesty International, the Baltimore Film Forum and Amnesty International Local 430 are co-sponsoring the Baltimore premiere the documentary "Dance of Hope," by the Oscar winning filmmaker Deborah Shaffer, tomorrow night at 8 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for public.