Eight ball, corner pocketThey're rough, they're tough...


January 02, 1994|By Lisa Wiseman

Eight ball, corner pocket

They're rough, they're tough, they carry their own sticks and ** they know their way around a pool hall. They're the women of professional billiards, and they're going to put on a show that will make you think twice before saying women can't shoot with the "big boys." More than 40 of the world's top professional women's billiards players will be racking them up Jan. 20 at the Baltimore Billiards pool club on Eastern Avenue. You can sit home and watch curling on ESPN or you can come out and watch these women of professional pool run the tables and compete for more than $50,000 in prizes.

* Baltimore Billiards Women's Professional Billiards Association Classic Tour. Baltimore Billiards, 7701 Eastern Ave. Jan. 20, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Jan. 21 and 22, noon to 11 p.m., Jan. 23, noon to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 Jan. 20-22, $10 Jan. 23 and $18 for all four days. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Call (410) 282-7968.

Getting slimed

Let's face it, kids really enjoy gross things. So why not indulge their disgusting little whims at the Nickelodeon Live Tour, making a stop next Sunday at the Baltimore Arena? Nickelodeon, the children's cable television network that airs such worthy fare as the "Ren and Stimpy Show" and the game show "Double Dare," where kids crawl through green slime and swim through pools filled with oatmeal to win fabulous prizes, now brings us "Guts" and "Nick Arcade" live. "Guts" has kids answer questions and perform wacky and messy stunts. "Nick Arcade" is a wild show that puts kids right inside a video game and turns them into on-screen participants. Contestants will be chosen from the Arena audience, including moms and dads. So entire lucky (or is that unlucky?) families will have a chance to get a bucket of green goo dumped on their heads or get a cream pie in the face. Go for it!

* Nickelodeon Live Tour, Baltimore Arena, Jan. 9, 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets $9.50 and $14.50. Call (410) 481-SEAT. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Fox Network's "Lois & Clark." Just kidding. It's the local premiere of composer Michael Daughterty's Superman-inspired "Metropolis." The orchestral tribute to the Man of Steel will be performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this Thursday and Friday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, David Zinman conducting.

* "Metropolis," 8:15 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Call (410) 783-8000 for ticket information.

Last chance

The two biggest art shows in town will be going, going, gone after next Sunday (Jan. 9). We're speaking, of course, of the William S. Paley Collection and "African Zion, the Sacred Art of Ethiopia." The Paley collection includes works by Matisse, Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec. The Ethiopian exhibit highlights religious works dating to the 4th century.

The William S. Paley Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art. Call (410) 396-7100. "African Zion, the Sacred Art of Ethiopia," Walters Art Gallery. Call (410) 547-9000.

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