PATRIOTIC TINGLE:You can feel the national pride during...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

June 25, 1993|By Karen Zeiler

PATRIOTIC TINGLE:

You can feel the national pride during the season's first "tattoo" -- a program of drill routines, music and pageantry at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. The Fort McHenry Guard (volunteers uniformed as the soldiers and sailors who defended Baltimore against the British in the War of 1812), the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band and the Ceremonial Drill Team and Color Guard will play and march.

Can't make it this weekend? Other tattoos are scheduled for July 18 (with the U.S. Army) and Aug. 1 (with the U.S. Marine Corps). The program and parking are free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. for the historic fort and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily for the park grounds.

CITYSAND '93:

Sand -- 40 tons of it -- has been brought to the Inner Harbor for the fifth annual CitySand Sand Sculpture Competition. Eight teams of architects and design professionals -- equipped with buckets, water, sand, a shovel and other hand tools -- will mold and shape the soft, grainy stuff beginning at noon tomorrow at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. Each team has four hours to create the most original, interesting and artistic sculpture to the theme, "Baltimore: An All-Star City."

Last year's creations included Godzilla eating the World Trade Center and an octopus rising out of the harbor to grab Harborplace. A team of judges names a winner, and spectators may vote on their favorite in a "People's Choice Award." They also can enter to win a $50 gift certificate to any Harborplace or The Gallery restaurant, shop or eatery. Information: 332-4191. Free.

What took hours to create comes down in minutes at noon Sunday. Children 4 to 12 will demolish the sculptures and create their own works of art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in "City Sand for Kids." Area architects will work with youngsters to build sand sculptures of their own. Unwind after work this coming Thursday outside Louie's Bookstore and Cafe, 518 N. Charles St. Take in some artwork. Listen to some jazz. Feast on barbecued ribs and chicken. It all takes place between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

About 10 artists from the Art Guild of Maryland will display their works, which range from photographs and water colors to oil paintings. Listen to the jazz band, Moment's Notice. It's all part of "First Thursdays," a promotion for shops and galleries along the Charles Street corridor just north of the harbor. On those Thursdays, businesses there extend their hours for special events and exhibits. Information: 244-1030.

LATIN RHYTHMS:

Shimmy to the sounds of Rhumba Club at 5:30 tonight at the Harborplace Amphitheatre in the "Beefeater Cool Summer Sounds" concert series. The band plays a blend of jazz, salsa, juju and funk. This is the fourth concert in the six-week series.

THE MAINE CANCELS:

The State of Maine -- a 533-foot maritime academy training ship -- has canceled its scheduled port visit to Baltimore this weekend. The ship is still in the Azores for mechanical repairs. Baltimore Operation Sail's next visiting tall ship -- the Simon Bolivar from Venezuela -- is scheduled to arrive July 8.

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