THIS FRIDAY NIGHT'S SoWeBeaux Arts Ball at the Lithuanian Hall should be a hoot and a half with performances by the Black Cherry Puppets and music by the Hula Monsters and the Pleasant Livers. It's black tie or masquerade, and we hear some of the costumes at past balls have been simply outrageous. Call at 566-5656 for reservations or pay $12 at the door. The ball is a prelude to the annual SoWeBo festival, which takes place May 26.
ORGANIZERS OF WIN'S (Women in NAACP) Second Annual Bull Roast are keeping their "fingers crossed" that one of their honorees at this Saturday night's fund raiser -- TV talkster Oprah Winfrey -- will be able to make a brief appearance. Chaired by Patricia Ferguson, others receiving honors that evening at the Forum on Primrose Avenue include events consultant Marie Henderson, educator and entrepreneur Connie Unseld (wife of Wes), and boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard, who's sending a representative in his stead. Tickets can be reserved by calling 788-0276.
The All Star Jam #5 has been moved to Max's On Broadway on May 6. Ron Furman and Don Wehner are bending over backward to make this jam quite juicy! Meanwhile promoter Wehner's booked a concert featuring singer/performance artist Laurie Anderson at the Senator Theatre on May 14. "I'm just a storyteller -- the oldest profession of all," Ms. Anderson explains. The concert will combine music, visuals and the spoken word. Tickets are $25; call 481-6000.