On the air
Mayor Kurt Schmoke is the scheduled guest of talk show host Tyrone Parker in his Sunday radio magazine show on WCBM-AM 680. The show is scheduled for two hours beginning at 8 p.m., and will include questions from a panel of journalist guests as well as inquiries from listeners.
A children's workshop on minerals and crystals will be featured in a ''Science and Rational Amusements Day,'' being held Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Peale Museum, 225 Holliday St. Displays by the Baltimore Astronomical Society and Baltimore Gem Cutters Guild, puppet shows, phrenology demonstrations and tours of the ''Mermaids, Mummies and Mastodons,'' exhibit will also be available. Free with museum admission. Call 396-3279.
Sister State exchange
As a part of a Sister State exchance, visitors from the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan are in Maryland. Japanese arts are on display throughtout the sate in conjunction with "Kanagawa Week." The Children's Art Gallery at the Cloister's is exhibiting works from Kanagawa's international children's art festivals until Dec.5.Woodblock printing, one of Japan's traditional art forms, will be demonstrated for senior citizens at University Baptist Church Oct.28,30,and 31 and Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nov.4,6,7.Call Barbara Rogers, 396-4799.
'Don' is on
The Washington Opera plans to produce its season opener, "Don Carlo," Saturday Nov. 9 whether or not it settles its contract dispute with its orchestra, represented by the D.C. Federation of Musicians Local 161-710. Martin Feinstein, general director, said yesterday, "no matter what happens, we will go on with 'Don Carlo' as scheduled, even with only two pianos." Reportedly far apart on wage and other issues, the two sides resumed talks Wednesday and were scheduled to meet again today and Tuesday to try to reach an agreement. The same Verdi opera coincidentally begins the Baltimore Opera Company season at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Lyric Opera House here.