HANG AROUNDTop-ranked international gymnasts will vault...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

January 21, 1994

HANG AROUND

Top-ranked international gymnasts will vault into town Sunday for the Reese's World Gymnastics Cup, 1 p.m. at the Baltimore Arena.

Among the competitors will be Maryland's own Dominique Dawes, 1992 Olympian and silver medalist at the 1993 World Championships. She'll compete against other champs, such as 1993 world titlist Shannon Miller, U.S. Olympic bronze medalists Kim Zmeskal and Betty Okino. Also competing will be 1992 Olympic all-around champion Tatiana Gutsu of Ukraine and Olympic gold medalist Tatiana Lisenko of Ukraine.

Male participants include U.S. Olympic gold medalist Trent Dimas and world silver medalist Andreas Wecker of Germany.

Top finishers will swing away with a share of the $50,000 prize money. If you miss the Sunday event, you'll have another chance Jan. 29 on ABC's "Wide World of Sports."

Tickets are $14.50 and $22.50 and are available at TicketMaster, Baltimore Arena box office and by calling 481-SEAT. Edgar Allan Poe's 185th birthday will be observed today through Sunday at Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets.

* Tonight: A performance of "Poe . . . A Visit to the Haunted Palace" is scheduled for 8 p.m. David Keltz will portray Poe in the two-act drama. Michael Britt, dean of the Baltimore chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will perform a tribute to Poe on an 1889 Johnson pipe-organ before the play, and folks from the Peabody Conservatory of Music will perform an excerpt from new opera based on Poe's "Ligeia." After the play, pipers from the John F. Nicoll Pipe Band of Baltimore will play a tribute to Poe.

* Tomorrow night: Same program and time, but the bagpipe procession will culminate with a graveside toast to Poe by Jeff Jerome, curator of the Baltimore Poe House.

Tickets each night are $18 for adults and $8 for ages 17 and under.

* Sunday: "The Heart Disclosed," a drama by Claudia Stevens, will be performed, followed by a presentation of Poe's horror story, "Berenice." Shows start at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for ages 17 and under.

In addition to the Westminster Hall activities, the Poe House at 203 North Amity St. will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. A lock of Poe's hair and a piece of his coffin will be among the memorabilia. Poe House admission is $3 for adults and $2 for ages 12 and under.

Information: 396-7932.

CAR STARS:

Celebs of the auto world will be in town this weekend for the second weekend of the car show at the Baltimore Convention Center and Festival Hall.

Retired race car driver Richard Petty is scheduled to appear at the Pontiac display between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. tomorrow, and you can see a live remote broadcast of the "Nutz 'n' Boltz" radio show noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow by David Solomon, Dr. Dre', the PsyCARatrist.

Admission to the show: $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, noon to 10 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

NOT ENOUGH ICE FOR YOU?:

If you like Broadway, and if this week's metrowide tangle with the wonders of ice hasn't discouraged you from venturing outdoors, try the Rash Field ice rink on the Key Highway side of the Maryland Science Center for entertainment Sunday.

The Lancaster/Baltimore Ice Troupe, featuring 22 children and adults performing individual and pairs skating, will give a brief skating exhibition based on the musical "Grease." It's free. The exhibit runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Then stick around for some skating of your own.

Information: 385-0675.

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