An item in yesterday's Around the Inner Harbor colum...


August 05, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

An item in yesterday's Around the Inner Harbor colum incorrectly reported the day for violinist Florin Parvalescu's recital at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. The recital will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The Sun regrets the errors.

IT'S AFRAM TIME: The city's annual celebration of African-American life, the AFRAM Expo, opens at noon today on Parking Lots B and C of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with a parade as this evening's focal point.

Gates to the array of arts, crafts, food, fun and games will be open from noon to 10 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday. Musical attractions begin at 6 p.m. each day.


Toni Braxton, one of the hottest singers in all of popular music this year, will be the parade's grand marshal -- a local honor for the Severn native to go with the two Grammies she won as 1994's best new artist and for the best female rhythm 'n' blues performance. She also took best single and best album awards in the annual Soul Train Music Awards.

The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. today at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street, and proceeds south on Eutaw to OPACY.

ROOM WITH A VIEW: Top of the World, the observation level of the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St., will be open to the public for the first time at night during "Saturday Sunsets," every Saturday night this month, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For a small admission, the elevator ride to the top will yield visitors a dramatic view of a sunset, plus the usual 360-degree view of the city, hundreds of feet below. And from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. each Saturday, you'll get a sampling of local jazz talent.

Tomorrow evening, vocalist Ruby Glover provides the music. On Aug. 13, it'll be guitarist Morris Dow; on Aug. 20, vocalist Saisa; and on Aug. 27, listen to pianist Lionel Jiggets.

Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children 5 to 15. Kids 4 and younger are free. The ticket counter is in the lobby. Information: 837-4515.

FUN, MUSIC AND STUFF: A finny celebration, a jazz combo, some kid's stuff and a violin recital will round out the week around and about the Inner Harbor:

* The National Aquarium is celebrating its 13th anniversary with a free party from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in front of the main building, Pier 3, 501 E. Pratt St. There will be clowns, face painting, shark hat making and lots of other fun things. There will also be music. (But if you want to go inside, the usual admission charges apply.)

* At 2 p.m. tomorrow, violinist Florin Parvalescu will present a recital at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, around the corner and down the road from the Maryland Science Center. Admission is free with your regular museum admission.

* The Army Blues Band will present a concert from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. The band traces its roots to World War II's Army Dance Band.

* Little Red Riding Hood will be presented by The Creative Opera Ensemble from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday as part of the free Kid's Stuff program at the Kaufman Pavilion, next to the Maryland Science Center.

* More Kid's Stuff on Aug. 11, also from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Kaufman. This installment, the last of the summer, will feature Scales and Tales, during which kids (and grown-ups) will get to see turtles, snakes, spiders and birds to promote awareness of wildlife. The program is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland State Park Foundation.

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