More than 100 performers of all ages will participate in the 13th annual Indian Music and Dance Competition scheduled Friday through next Sunday in the Fine Arts Recital Hall at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 5401 Wilkens Ave. Sponsors are UMCP's department of music and the Academy of Indian Music and Fine Arts. The competition is part of an effort to promote appreciation of the artistic traditions of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The event kicks off Friday night with a dinner and concert. Competitions are scheduled Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, call (410) 747-3950.
The Dec. 7 performance of the Moscow State Ballet's "Nutcracker" at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 1 N. Charles St., will benefit the Maryland Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Former Gov. William Donald Schaefer is the honorary chairman. Guests will enjoy a reception with the dancers after the %o performance.
The ballet starts at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Arthritis Foundation for $65. Sponsorship packages are offered at various levels. Call (410) 602-0160.
Artwork on paper
The Maryland Federation of Art, Gallery on the Circle in Annapolis, invites artists residing in the United States to enter its 20th annual Art on Paper Exhibition, scheduled from March 6 to April 13.
Any two- or three-dimensional work on or created with paper, in ** any medium, will be considered. The entry deadline is Jan. 7.
The juror for the "Art on Paper 1997 Exhibition" will be Ruth Fine, curator of modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Initial selection for the exhibition will be made from slides. Prizes will total more than $1,000. For information, call (410) 268-4566.
The Columbia Association Art Center is offering a free lunchtime art video series at noon on Mondays. Bring a bag lunch.
Topics include "Art of the Western World, Part II," tomorrow; "Art of the Western World, Part III," Nov. 25; "Cezanne," Dec. 2; and "Isami Noguchi," Dec. 9.
The art center is at 6100 Foreland Garth in Long Reach Village. Call (410) 730-0075.
The Chesapeake Youth Symphony's repertory and string orchestras conduct auditions for new members Dec. 14 at Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive in Annapolis. Needed are bassoon, brass, percussion and string players. Members range in age from 8 to 18. To schedule an audition, call (410) 956-2195.
The Jewish Community Center's Primetime Players have scheduled auditions for the 1997 production of "There's No Business Like Show Business -- A Musical Tribute to Irving Berlin," for 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at the center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. Bring a short song to sing. Call (410) 542-4900.
Auditions for "River Island Bound," an original classical musical workshop, continue from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Recital Hall of the Humanities and Arts Building, Essex Community College, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Needed are chorus members and six lead singers. Those who are accepted will receive scholarships for tuition and fees to participate in the one-credit workshop. The production will be staged in April. Call (410) 945-7675.
The Actors Company Theatre will hold auditions for "Love Letters" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Michael's Eighth Avenue, corner ++ of Eighth Avenue and Greyburn Drive in Glen Burnie. Needed are one female and one male, both over the age of 35. Call (410) 760-5800.
Pub Date: 11/17/96