Reggae festivalListen to reggae, sample Caribbean food...

BEST BETS

June 06, 1996|By Karin Remesch

Reggae festival

Listen to reggae, sample Caribbean food, enjoy clowns and a moon bounce and help raise money for the Mentally Ill of Metropolitan Baltimore from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the First Annual Reggae Festival at Bohager's in Fells Point. Music will be provided by Toots & the Maytals, The Itals, Jahworks and Colouring Lessons. Admission for adults is $15 in advance, $18 at the door; ages 6 to 12, $8 in advance and at the door. Call (410) 889-4878.

In search of hons

Do you call strangers "Hon," have more than 30 food coupons in your purse and have no qualms about announcing loudly that you had just stepped in something smelly? Then you meet the requirements for being a contestant in the "3rd Annual Baltimore's Best HON Contest" and could win a Dream Day in Hampden worth $200 and a ride in the Mayor's 36th Street Christmas Parade. Judging takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Hon during the Hampden Summer Fair. Call (410) 486-0339.

Jerusalem 3000

Children's recording artist David Jack (pictured) is one of many entertainers Saturday at "Jerusalem 3000: The Event of the Centuries," a celebration of the people, culture and beauty of Jerusalem. The full day of music, ethnic food, crafts and hands-on activities for children and adults will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Park Heights Avenue around the Jewish Community Center. Admission is free. Call (410) 542-4900.

Bouncing off the walls

The Klezmatics will return to Baltimore this weekend for the final performance in the Baltimore Museum of Art's "Off The Walls" series. They will present a musical ride through the Old World, infused with humor, at 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the BMA on Art Museum Drive. Their updated klezmer music includes heavy doses of rock and jazz. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for museum members and seniors and $10 for students. Call (410) 235-0100.

Latino and Greek festivals

Listen and dance to a variety of music with a Latin beat, watch dancers perform in colorful native costumes, browse among arts and crafts displays and enjoy Hispanic cuisine this weekend at the Latino Festival '96 at Hopkins Plaza. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (410) 563-3160.

For a celebration of a different culture, attend the Greek Folk Festival sponsored by Saint Nicholas Church tomorrow through Sunday at South Ponca Street, off Eastern Avenue. Featured will be exhibits, tours, dancing, Greek food and a celebration of 100 years of Olympic competition. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day and admission is free. Call (410) 633-5020.

Check it out, mate!

Chess players of all ages and skills can plot their next move and compete for cash prizes and trophies at the Second Annual Chesapeake Chess Championship, beginning at 10: 30 a.m. Saturday at the Clarence "Du" Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Players can register in advance or at the door in three divisions -- open-rated, novice and scholastic. Advance entry fees range from $5 to $11; at the door, from $6 to $13. The event is sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Parks and the Baltimore Chess Association. The tournament is open and free to (quiet!) spectators. Call (410) 396-9177.

Around the Harbor

Something old

More than 150 dealers from 20 states and Canada will offer their wares at the 16th Annual Antiques at the Harbor Show and Sale this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. Booths of fine furniture will be surrounded by collections of decorative art. Other items include porcelains, silver, quilts, jewelry, books, clocks and pottery. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission, at $5, is good for repeated entry. Children under 14 are admitted free. Call (301) 738-1966 or (410) 244-1087 during the show.

Herbs in city life

Learn about the plants that have been a staple in Baltimore gardens and kitchens for more than 150 years at Herb Day 1996 Saturday at the Baltimore City Life Museum, 33 S. Front St. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you'll also get advice about starting an herb garden, learn how to make herbal vinegar, honey and potpourri, enjoy treats at the Herb Cafe and purchase fresh and dried herbs. Herb Day is free with museum admission -- $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (410) 396-3523.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.