TIMELESS TREASURES:If it's old, you'll have a good chance...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

September 03, 1993|By Karen Zeiler

TIMELESS TREASURES:

If it's old, you'll have a good chance of finding it at the 13th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Fair opening today and running through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. More than 1,000 dealers from 25 states, Canada and Europe will be offering up furniture, glass, Georgian and sterling silver, porcelain, oriental rugs, quilts, lamps, paintings, decoys, bronzes and jewelry -- among other things. Hours: noon to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $5, good for repeated admission all three days. Information: 244-1087.

KIDS AT WORK:

Hey, kids! Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work -- at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, where two interactive exhibits highlight American industry. In "Children's Motorworks," kids punch a time clock and assume a workstation where they make cardboard trucks in an actual assembly line. By the end of the 45-minute activity, there are enough trucks for each of them to take home. The other program -- which lasts 1 1/2 hours -- takes children to an 1883 cannery, where they take turns shucking oysters, making cans and printing labels. Because both exhibits require a group of children, they are offered only on weekends (11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays for the cannery and 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for Children's Motorworks). Admission is $2.50 for children, students and seniors, and $3.50 for adults. Family rate: $12. Children under 6 free. Materials: $3 at the cannery and $1.75 at "Motorworks." Information: 727-4808.

SWING YOUR PARTNER:

Slip on cowboy boots for the harbor's first "City Swing," a country and big-band event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at the Harborplace Amphitheater. Dance instructors Jim and Mindy Ratliff from Nashville's (a country music club in Timonium) will be teaching today's hottest country dances, including the Barn Dance, the Slap Leather and the Cotton-Eyed Joe. On Sunday, the Water Street Swing Society will treat listeners to big-band music. During the first 90 minutes, Towson Dance Studio instructors Kathi Ryan and John Dawson will demonstrate the cha-cha, swing and foxtrot. Information: 332-4191.

ROCK THE BOAT:

Hop aboard the Clipper City -- a tall sailing ship that provides harbor tours and other cruises -- for a party with Mambo Combo, a popular reggae band, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. If you can't make that cruise, a second night of Caribbean music featuring Winston Grennan and the Ska Rocks Band is scheduled for the same time tomorrow night. Evening cruises depart from the piers between the Light Street Pavilion and the Maryland Science Center. Cost: $20 a person, plus tax. Cash bar. Tickets: 539-6277.

Enjoy the outdoors before the autumn chill sets in. Head down to the waterfront -- Fells Point Market Square, to be precise -- where Terra Nova will perform acoustic folk, and Rumisonko will play South American Andean rhythms from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The free concert is sponsored by the Fells Point Business Association and the Baltimore Folk Music Society. Information: 327-8360.

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