For those who like to party, it's time to pull out the datebook

February 02, 1997|By Sylvia Badger | Sylvia Badger,SUN STAFF

PARTY ANIMAL alert -- the next couple of months are filled with such a variety of parties that there is something for every taste and purse. Nothing like socializing to beat the winter blues, so take a look and make a reservation. And perhaps I'll see you there!

FEBRUARY:

7: CARNIVALE, Mardi Gras Bash, Belvedere Hotel, 1 East Chase St.; gaming tables, auctions and dancing with the Paint & Powder Club as host; benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; 8 p.m.; $55; (410) 771-9000.

7: First Greater Baltimore Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, Interstate 83 and Shawan Road; cocktails, dinner ceremony; 7 p.m.; black tie preferred; $65; (410) 821-6892.

7: Fantasy Cruise to Hollywood, Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore St; Rumba Club takes guests back to Hollywood nightclubs of the '40s and '50s; benefits HERO; 7 p.m.; $40 advance or $45 at door; (410) 685-1230.

8: Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen's fund-raiser, Our Daily Bread dining room, 411 Cathedral St.; Jill Lion sculpture will be auctioned, and chefs Nancy Longo and Gino Troia do the cooking; 7 p.m.; black tie; $150; (410) 465-5045.

8: The American Heart Association's annual heart ball, Queen of Hearts Royal Gala, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 300 Light St.; a magical evening in the world of Alice in Wonderland; 7: 30 p.m.; black tie; $250; (410) 296-2491.

8: Union Memorial Hospital Foundation/Baltimore Opera Co. fund-raiser at the Engineering Society, 11 W. Mount Vernon Place; 6 p.m.; dinner with opera music, featuring singers, piano and cello; $75; (410) 554-2662 or (410) 625-1600.

8: Charter Night '97: A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, City Life Museums, 800 E. Lombard St.; sponsored by the Reisterstown-Owings Mills Chamber of Commerce; museum tours, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dancing; limited seating available; 7 p.m.; black-tie optional; $65; (410) 356-2888.

9: Tap Dogs, Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 1 N. Charles St.; benefit performance for Advocates for Children and Youth; 7: 30 p.m.; $100, $75 and $50; (410) 547-9200.

9: Scripture & Song II, Handel's Women: Biblical Divas, Beth Am Synagogue, 2501 Eutaw Place; features Noam Zion, Tom Hall and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society; 2: 30 p.m.; $15; (410) 523-2446.

15: Celebrate Mardi Gras and benefit the Baltimore Regional Burn Center, Towson Golf and Country Club, 12801 Stone Hill Road; Mardi Gras attire; music by Al Baitch; Louisiana buffet, rum punch and cash bar; 7 p.m.; $60; (410) 592-6675.

15: Arlene Rosenbloom Wyman Guild honors Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum at Sweetheart Dance, Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road; 8 p.m.; $42.50; (410) 683-1605.

15: Homicide Live!, Vagabond Theater, 806 S. Broadway; Fells Point Creative Alliance benefit; NBC's "Homicide" stars perform; 5: 30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; $50; tickets available by mail or at Margaret's Cafe Open in Fells Point; (410) 276-1651 or (410) 276-5605.

20: Hunt Valley Antiques Show Preview Party, Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, I-83 and Shawan Road; benefits Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland; 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; dressy attire; $85; (410) 889-1878; antiques show runs Feb. 21-23.

20: Tribute banquet for Judge Harry A. Cole, Alice Parham Ballroom, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane; Cole is a member of Morgan State University's class of '43, founder and first editor-in-chief of The Spokesman, Morgan's student newspaper; 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; semi-formal; $50; (410) 319-3464.

21: Waterfowl USA annual dinner, Hillendale Country Club, Blenheim Road in Phoenix; cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions; 7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $90; benefits waterfowl projects; (410) 242-1449.

21: Tenth annual Multiple Sclerosis Dinner of Champions, Martin's West; honors Henry J. Knott Jr. and sports professionals; cocktails, dinner and dancing to the music of Ashtin Golt; 7 p.m.; black-tie; $250; (410) 821-8626.

21: Treasure Boxes and Treasures 1997, Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel, Pratt and Eutaw streets; held in conjunction with the American Craft Council's Craft Fair and benefits Maryland Committee for Children; $75; libations, light dinner fare, live and silent auctions; admission to fair; 7: 30 p.m.-11 p.m.; (410) 752-7588.

22: Gala opening of Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts in Columbia, 5460 Trumpeter Road; dessert reception; 7 p.m.; black-tie optional; $50; (410) 313-2787.

22: Enoch Pratt Free Library's ninth annual Black History Breakfast, Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St.; featuring author J. California Cooper; 9 a.m.; $27.50 or $250 for table of 10; (410) 396-5494.

24: Babe Ruth Museum fund-raiser at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 600 Water St; four courses, each complemented by a cigar and wine; former Oriole manager Earl Weaver will be the master of ceremonies; 6: 30 p.m.; black-tie optional; $175; (410) 727-1539 or (410) 783-0033 for reservations.

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