ART:Mystified by that popular novelty, the...


November 13, 1992|By Karen Zeiler


Mystified by that popular novelty, the ship-in-a-bottle? Discover how craftsmen with big fingers get little ships through smaller openings at the Ships-in-Bottles exhibit on display through Dec. 30 at the World Trade Center's Top of the World Observation Level.

You can scrutinize models in various stages of completion. New works by McCulloh Steen, Ray Carlson, Bill Cronin, Richard Hegg, Michael Moriarty and Bill Westerfelt -- members of the Maryland Chapter of the Ships-in-Bottles Association of America are on view, including a boat in a bottle the size of a thimble.

Craftsmen fashion these tiny ships from toothpicks, broom straws, paper, thread, wood, foil and modeling clay.

Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for senior citizens and children 5-15. Children under 5 are admitted free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Black smoke and flames from 607 raging oil well fires -- viewers can almost feel the heat in "Fires of Kuwait," a dramatic 36-minute IMAX film that opens today at the Maryland Science Center.

It took more than 27 teams of firefighters from around the world to extinguish the blazes set by the Iraqis in the waning days of the Persian Gulf war.

In one scene, a converted Russian T34 tank is used to propel streams of water at the fires. The tank's gun turret was removed and replaced with two jet engines from Mig21 fighter planes.

Show times for "Fires of Kuwait" are every other hour, alternating with "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets." Catch both films daily through May 13, 1993. Admission to the Maryland Science Center includes one film. Cost: $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for students 4-17, senior citizens and military personnel.


This year's Thanksgiving Day parade is a salute to children, featuring high school marching bands, clowns and more.

The parade, which is Saturday, Nov. 21, starting at 11 a.m., has a new route this year. It kicks off at Pratt and Eutaw streets near Oriole Park at Camden Yards and proceeds east on Pratt Street to the disband area at Market Place. There, Santa Claus -- along with his elves and merrymakers -- arrive in a land sleigh. They'll continue the procession, turning back along the promenade and heading toward Santa's house at Harborplace. Santa will be there every day until Dec. 24.

Santa's House hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

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