AMERICAThis year's Hispanic Festival will...

CELEBRATE LATIN

August 12, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

CELEBRATE LATIN AMERICA

This year's Hispanic Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at Hopkins Plaza.

The festival will feature dances and music from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Spain.

You'll find native dishes, beer, soda, wine, sangria and pina coladas. A Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Juan Lavin at 11 a.m. Sunday with musical accompaniment by Los Mariachis de las Americas.

Plus, the usual array of cultural kiosks and other things to experience, buy or browse through.

Information: 235-9231.

TATTOO

No, it's not body adornment but an age-old military ceremony of honor at the close of day. The next Tattoo ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, at the end of Fort Avenue. It's free.

The honorees will be Brig. Gens. Edmund G. Bechum and Edward G. Jones Jr. and Maj. Gen. Maurice D. Tawes. All three served with the 29th Infantry Division during World War II.

The U.S. Army's "Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps, Continental Color Guard and Drill Team from Washington will be featured.

Information: 962-4290.

UNDER THE BIG TOP

Give the kids the experience of circuses the way they used to be presented -- under a big top, not in air-conditioned arenas -- four days next week.

Bentley Bros. Circus -- which claims to be the world's largest three-ring outdoor circus -- will present performances at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Parking Lot E, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St. Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $5.50 for children.

Baltimore Local 734 of the International Association of Fire Fighters is sponsoring the shows -- and will benefit.

Information: 625-0016.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Al Hansge will speak on the Shay Locomotive and lumbering in West Virginia at 11 a.m. tomorrow, B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children age 4 and younger, free.

* Guitarist Morris Dow will be the guest performer at Saturday Sunsets at Top of the World, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. Mr. Dow has performed with Nancy Wilson, George Benson and Aretha Franklin. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children ages 5 to 15. Children age 4 and under, free.

* "Salute to Elvis Presley" from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the

Broadway Market Square. Live music, an Elvis impersonator, along with Elvis memorabilia on display and for sale.

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