'Chorus Line' cast to do AIDS benefit at nightclub

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December 04, 1991|By LAURA CHARLES

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for something different to do tomorrow night, why not check out Christopher's nightclub in Cockeysville? Starting around 11 p.m., the cast of "A Chorus Line," now being staged at the Lyric, will be entertaining with a medley of show tunes.

The action's being staged as a benefit for AIDS Action Baltimore and Actors Equity Fights AIDS, says Christopher's Marc Loundas. A $10 donation will be taken at the door.

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RADIO ACTIVITY: Vice President Dan Quayle will be joining Gov. William Donald Schaefer, U.S. Representative Helen Bentley and some survivors of Pearl Harbor on the "Les Kinsolving Show" on WCBM-AM Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The show will be broadcast live from the Coast Guard Cutter Taney, the only warship still afloat that was in combat action at Pearl Harbor, now retired in Baltimore's Harbor.

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PLAY TIME: Due to sell out crowds, "Bernie's Bar Mitzvah" at the Fells Point Cabaret Theatre has been extended to run until March 1 . . . New Century Theatre's Mark Redfield takes on the title role in the musical, "Scrooge," opening tomorrow at Spotlighters Theatre on St. Paul Street.

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DOG DAY AFTERNOON: Pet lovers might want to drop by the Maryland SPCA (3300 Falls Road) Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for "Holiday Gifts for Pets and People." The festivities include a fashion show for dogs -- WJZ-TV's Sandra Pinckney is primping her pooch Pepsi for the pet parade -- and an appearance on Friday by animal rights activist Betty Leslie Melville,who will autograph copies of her book, "Daisy."

Baltimore-based artist Christine Merrill, whose portraits of dogs include the first family's famed Millie, will also attend with her basset hound Homer.

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NEARLY 2,000 supporters are expected to turn out for the annual ZOA Brandeis Banquet Sunday at the Towson Center. The Louis D. Brandeis Award will be presented to Jan Willem van der Hoeven, director of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem for his dedication to the people of Israel.

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QUICK TAKES: "Green Ventures," the second-hand store managed by the Maryland Boys and Girls Club of the Flag House Court Housing Project (110 Exeter St.), will have its grand opening on Saturday at noon . . . Authors Phoebe Stanton and David Wright and editors James Dilts and Catherine Black will celebrate the release of their publication "Baltimore's Cast-Iron Buildings and Architectural Ironwork," tomorrow at a reception in their honor at the Peabody Library -- a fitting location.

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MUSIC MAN: Sinatra sound-alike Mickey Light will perform a tribute in honor of Ol' Blue Eyes' birthday Friday night at Giovanni's. The black-tie bash is an annual event at the popular U.S. 40 restaurant in Edgewood, owned by Jake Needleman and John Martino. Call (410) 679-9797 for reservations.

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FINALLY, finishing touches are being made for this year's KinderGala to benefit the Kennedy Institute, which ushers in the holiday season Saturday night in a new location -- Festival Hall -- amid the glistening Festival of Trees.

Executive chair Ray Piechocki, committee chair Mary Beth Smolev and corporate chair Bob DiCicco promise some exciting surprises for this year's 11th anniversary gala.

The black-tie gala has raised more than $2.2 million in its 10-year history.

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