Fair--minded Hopkins Unveils 20th Annual Spring Fest

April 19, 1991|By Andrea Marsh

There's probably just one place in Baltimore this weekend where you can take a hot air balloon ride, admire arts and crafts, gorge yourself on midway food and watch canine Frisbee-catching championships.

There's all that and more at the Johns Hopkins University, which today through Sunday throws its 20th annual Spring Fair, rain or shine.

Upwards of 100,000 people are expected for the Homewood campus event, which takes on an international flavor with the theme "Passport '91: A Trip Around the World." Festivities begin at noon today.

All weekend, arts and crafts vendors will display their work, and antique vendors will sell their merchandise. Foods from around the world will be sold and beer will be served in the Decker Beer Garden from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. until dusk on Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, with live music.

For children, rides and amusements will be set up next to the Eisenhower Library, with clowns, face painting, and games featured.

) Daily highlights include:

FRIDAY

L 1 p.m.-6 p.m. -- Hot air balloon rides (weather permitting).

Noon-6 p.m. -- Midway open.

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. -- Octoberfest for Hopkins students, faculty and staff only, Decker Beer Garden.

7 p.m. -- The Barnstormers perform "Company," by Stephen Sondheim, in the Arellano Theater of Levering Hall. $3 for students; $4 general admission.

8 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Baltimore Independent Film Program will present works by 11 local filmmakers, Shriver Hall. Admission is $1.

9 p.m.-2 a.m. -- Music by Ten Times Big, Final Chapter and Uncle Tupelo, Levering Hall. Open only to students with a valid college ID. Admission, $3. Beer will be served with double ID.

SATURDAY

10 a.m. -- Canine Frisbee disc Championships, Garland Field. Open to all dogs that can catch a flying disc, with registration (free) at the site.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. -- cultural dance, music and drama on the Stouffer Stage, located in front of Garland Hall. Dances from the Caribbean, Middle East, Greece and Africa featured.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. -- Midway open.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Live music on the Shriver, Gilman and Decker Garden stages. Performers include Loyola Bells & Chimes, Peabody Underground and the Trinidad-N-Tobago Steel band.

L 1 p.m.-6 p.m. -- Hot air balloon rides (weather permitting).

2 p.m. -- College Fair Games, Eisenhower Library lawn. Mock Olympics-style games include rickshaw races and a "lost luggage race."

7 p.m. -- "Company," Arellano Theater, Levering Hall. See Friday listing.

9 p.m.-2 a.m. -- Music by Abby Normal, Scram!, Pearlfishers and Uprising, Levering Hall. See Friday listing.

SUNDAY

7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. -- Registration for 8K Race and 1 Mile Walk, starting at 9 a.m. at the White Athletic Center. Registration fee, $18; proceeds benefit the Affordable Housing Fund.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Hot air balloon rides.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Midway open.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Cultural dance, music and drama on the #F Stouffer Stage, located in front of Garland Hall. Dances of Italy, Latin America, Lithuania, Germany and Ireland featured.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Live music on the Shriver, Gilman and Decker Garden stages. Performers include Mike White and Dave Mattheiss, the Karen Goldberg Band, Rhumba Club and Moon August.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Comic book convention, Glass Pavilion

Noon-4 p.m. -- Car show, Eisenhower Library lawn.

2 p.m. -- Chester Wickwire annual dog show, held in front of Levering Hall.

7 p.m. -- "Company," Arellano Theater of Levering Hall. See Friday listing.

Johns Hopkins Spring Fair

Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Friday, followed by indoor events; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Indoor events will be held Friday and Saturday nights.

Rain date: Fair goes on regardless of weather.

Admission: Free ($1 for Friday film festival).

Information: 338-7692 or 338-7683.

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