International summer festival at Cloisters Children's Museum
"GO GLOBAL," an international summer festival, begins Saturday at the Cloisters Children's Museum at 10440 Falls Road in Brooklandville.
The festival, which runs through Sept. 1, is highlighted by "Gateway to China," a hands-on look at China's cultural traditions. It will be kicked off at 11 a.m. Saturday with a parade of children wearing costumes from different countries; other weekend activities will include dragon dances and Chinese storytelling.
Other elements of the festival include an African Discovery Room and a performance series Sundays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. that includes songs, dances and puppetry from areas ranging from the South Pacific to the Soviet Union. A preview of the series, which begins July 7, will be held today at 2 p.m. with Maria Broom's Keiki Wahini Dancers.
The Cloisters is open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. It will be closed the weekend of July 20-21, when "GO GLOBAL" activities will move to the Decker Auditorium of the Maryland Institute, College of Art as part of Artscape.
Admission to the Cloisters is $4,$3 for members. Tickets to the performance series are $5 ($4 for members) and include admission to the museum. For more information, call 823-2550.
Two museums honored
Two Baltimore museums have recently won national recognition.
The Baltimore City Life Museums received an award of outstanding achievment from the AAM's Curators Committee's Third Annual Exhibit Competition for its exhibit "Mermaids, Mummies and Mastodons: The Evolution of the American Museum" at the Peale Museum. The BCLM was one of four museums nationwide to receive the award, with the winners chosen from 36 entries.
The exhibit will continue at the Peale, 225 Holliday St., through June 1992.
The Walters Art Gallery won three Awards of Distinction (first place) and one Award of Merit (second place) for invitations to openings in the 10th annual American Association of Museums Publications Competition.
The Awards of Distinction, among 35 given in 12 categories, were for invitations to "African Improvisations," "Hackerman House, Museum of Asian Art" and "Irish Decorative Arts." The Award of Merit, among 96 in six categories, was for "Islamic Art and Patronage." The competition, the only national juried event for museum publications, drew 1,639 entries.
The Maryland Ballet, which finished its fifth season on an upbeat last month with the start of a residency at Loyola College, will celebrate with a July 4 fund-raising party aboard the Bay Lady. The party will feature a crab feast, cash bar and, of course, dancing -- to Top 40 hits. Tickets are $60 or $100 per couple. The ballet moved to Loyola as part of a plan to overcome financial difficulties this past season. For more information, call 576-2400.
Tatiana Fesenko, prima ballerina of the Maly Theatre in Leningrad, will lead the fifth annual International Ballet Symposium that begins tomorrow at Towson State University, continuing through Friday. Ms. Fesenko replaces Raisa Struchkova, who was forced to bow out of the program because of an injury.
An artist and teacher of classical ballet at the Leningrad State Conservatory, Ms. Fesenko is a graduate of the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in Leningrad.
The symposium, featuring classes in classical Russian ballet technique and variations, is open to students 12 and over; they should be at an intermediate level in ballet or higher. For information, call 830-3451.
Soviet graphics show
An exhibit of the work of three Soviet graphic designers will open Thursday from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. in the Lower Level Gallery of Baltimore City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. The exhibit, co-sponsored by the city and the University of Baltimore, includes 70 pieces, including illustrations, book covers and logos. The exhibit runs through July 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 333-2910.
The following auditions are coming up:
*The TowsonTowne Dinner Theatre, 7800 York Road, on July 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m., for "Equus." Call 321-6995.
*Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. on July 8-9 at 7:30 p.m., for "Italian American Reconciliation" by John Patrick Shanley. Call 435-7697.