BALLAD SINGER Al Martino is the latest entertainer to make a guest appearance in town. The crooner will be the featured performer at the Associated Italian American Charities annual dinner-dance May 3 at Martin's West.
Call 686-2100 if you'd like to attend.
IRENE LEWIS' VERSION of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Center Stage is pure unadulterated fun. It had the audience in absolute stitches. We adored Robert Dorfman, who looks like a younger version of the actor Tom Conti, in the role of Feste the Clown -- he's delightful. This funky upbeat production is one Shakespeare play that won't put you to sleep. Don't miss it.
NOTED THEATER CRITIC Clive Barnes, who currently pens his comments for the New York Post, will be the guest speaker at the University of Maryland at Baltimore's free noon lecture Tuesday at Westminster Hall. For info, call 328-8035.
BALTIMORE NATIVE Todd Crockett was director of photography on the film "Alligator Eyes," which won first prize in the San Sebastian Film Festival last year.
The film, which has received rave reviews, opened last week at the Biograph Theater in D.C.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER Willie Mays was expected to be in town this week for a private bash thrown by the Bally's folks at the Pimlico Restaurant.
ACE APPROVAL: One of the nicest guys in town, tennis pro Maury Schwartzman, is being honored for his many years of dedication to young adults on the courts by the Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons at Harbor Court Hotel April 26.
SPIED AT FRAZIER'S Restaurant in Hampden opting for hamburger instead of a filet mignon on steak night: mayoral hopeful Bill Swisher. "I'm an East Baltimore boy," he shrugged . .
Noted legal beagle Pat O'Doherty is recuperating nicely after surgery for a hip replacement at Children's Hospital.
TOM STRASSNER tells us that Annie Beccio and her sing-along routines are packing them in every Saturday night at the Millrace Tavern in West Baltimore. No need to know the words to the tunes, either, since they all pop up on a TelePrompTer . . .
WQSR-FM'S STEVE ROUSE and WMAR-TV's Mary Beth Marsden are celebrity emcees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Executive Dates and Escapes" benefit auction April 26 at the Pikesville Hilton.
Local celeb bachelors and bachelorettes include WQSR's Linda Sherman, Gloria Brennan of Gloria Brennan Salon and several "mystery" players from Baltimore's pro sports teams. Call Susan Mudd at 771-9000 for ticket info.
MUSIC MEN: Maryland Musician magazine and Hammerjacks are proud to present the All Star Jam No. 5 at Hammerjacks May 6. More than 100 of the Mid-Atlantic's finest musicians will gather to help fight child abuse.
Admission is free, but donations will be requested at the door.
THE FOURTH ANNUAL "Remy Man of the Night" sponsored by WXYV-FM and Remy Martin went to Darrell McDonald, an account executive for United Cable.
The Columbia cutie got $10,000 in cash, which should come in handy since he and his wife found out last week they're going to be first-time parents.
HONORABLE MEN-TION: The Rev. Constantine Monios, dean of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral downtown, will be honored by the Advertising and Professional Club of Baltimore tomorrow at Martin's West . . .
Tickets are still available for the Baltimore Symphony Associates Preview Party Friday at its show house -- the Selsed House -- on Seminary Avenue.
Tickets to the black-tie optional affair can be reserved by calling 561-3159.
THE UNION MEMORIAL HOSPITAL wraps up its annual Rites of Spring demonstrations today at Timonium Fairgrounds. You're invited to walk through the gardens with landscapers David Thompson, John Stevens, and Jack McWilliams.
FINALLY, friends and family of Harvey House owner Rose Baumel are mourning her passing last week of cancer. She'll be missed.