Buddies Pub returns to the flapper age


October 30, 1991|By LAURA CHARLES

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: Jazz artist Bing Miller tells us that tomorrow night Buddies Pub on North Charles Street will be transformed into a '20s nightclub in honor of its fifth anniversary -- not to mention Halloween, of course.

Patrons need only say a password (make up your own) to enter the "speakeasy," where they'll be entertained by flappers and tuxedoed musicians on the loose. Guests are invited to join in by entering a Charleston, Best Flapper Look and Most Believable Gangster Look contests.

Veteran emcee Trucky Halpren will again man the microphone at tomorrow night's annual Halloween party at the Pimlico Restaurant. Music is by Russ Margo and there are cash prizes for the best costumes -- some in the past have been truly outrageous.

THE LATEST JAZZ: Jimmy Wilson's jazz group Fastlife is back and performing tonight at the 8x10 Club on Cross Street. The engagement also happens to be a dual birthday celebration for Wilson and his buddy, Joan Van Manen of Salon Salon.

A POST-HALLOWEEN fund-raising bash for S.H.A.R.E. -- Support Hospice Area Resource Exchange -- is being held Friday at 11210 Park Heights Ave. in honor of National Hospice Month.

Music is by the fabulous Blind Dog Blues Band, and tickets are $35

per couple (or $20 per person), which includes light fare and wine. Call 363-7569.

EYE OPENERS: WBAL Radio talk show host Ron Smith will host the 1991 Pro Golf Winter Classic at the Palm Aire Spa Resort and Country Club in sunny Florida Dec. 6-9. Call 647-8862 for particulars. . . . First lady Barbara Bush is honorary chairman of the American Heart Association's "Turkeywalk" Saturday at various locations throughout the state. Eldersburg's Bob Phillips is chairman. . . . The University of Maryland at Baltimore presents the highly praised folk trio Schooner Fare, fresh from sellout performances at Wolf Trap, Saturday. Call 328-8035.

NAME DROPPING: Dr. Avrum Shavrick will retire Nov. 1 after 34 years of public service -- 29 of which have been with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene . . . The Maryland Poetry Review will celebrate the publication of Michael Fallon's "A History of the Color Black" Friday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eubie Blake Center.

This is the first book of poems to be published by the University of Maryland Baltimore County teacher. The evening, which is free and open to the public, will feature a reception, poetry reading and a performance by jazz guitarist Missy Michelle Webber from D.C.

WRITE ON: The Maryland Lawyers for the Arts is presenting a seminar for Writers Saturday at 11 a.m. at the University of Baltimore Law Center. Among the featured speakers are Allan Hirsh, Jay Grubb, Maggie Meacham and Gail Ross. The free program is expected to run until 4 p.m.

FINALLY, the first annual Maryvale Golf Tournament was held last Saturday at the Longview Golf Course. Organized by development director JoAnne Dolan, the tournament was played in memory of Paul Masaschi, a Maryvale parent who died suddenly last year. WBAL-TV's Vince Bagli, father of three Maryvale alumnae, emceed.

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