Dave MallettDiscover life in rural America when Dave...

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January 15, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Dave Mallett

Discover life in rural America when Dave Mallett (pictured) presents a concert at 8: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Mays Chapel, 11911 Jenifer Road in Timonium. The singer/songwriter's most requested songs were inspired by his childhood on the family farm in Maine. In addition to his own 10 albums, Mallett's songs have been recorded by more than 150 singers worldwide, including Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris and John Denver. John Flynn opens the concert. Tickets are $12 at the door. Call 410-922-5210.

Discover an array of freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing tackle, climb aboard bass and saltwater boats, and learn about charter services this weekend at the Bass Expo, Saltwater Fishing & Fly Fishing Show at Timonium Fairgrounds. There will be a trout pond with live trout weighing up to 7 pounds, where anglers of all ages can test their skills. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 adults and $3 ages 10-14; free for those under age 10. Call 410-838-8687.

For a 10-day celebration of music, monologues, storytelling and truth-speaking, attend the Off Center Festival today through Jan. 25 in the Head Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. The series includes performances by Hot Mouth, Eve Ensler, Danny Hoch (pictured), Ntozake Shange, Roger Guenveur Smith and Dael Orlandersmith. Ticket prices range from $15 to $22, a three-event pass is $45, the six-show festival is $72. For reservations and performance schedule, call 410-332-0033.

Help celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 189th birthday this weekend at Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets. Celebrations on Friday starting at 8 p.m. and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. feature an adult puppet play, musical selections and theatrical presentations by Poe impersonator David Keltz (pictured). The program concludes with a rousing bagpipe and drum tribute to Poe by the Calvert High School Pipe Band. Matinee performances at noon and 2:15 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Sunday include a presentation of Poe's classic tale "The Gold Bug" and a magic program, "Magical Past-Times." Tickets range from $3 to $19. Call 410-396-7932. Get your swimsuit out of winter storage for the Second Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Maryland athletes. The "unbearable" fun begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. The event is open to all who wish to brave the elements. Those who have already agreed to take the icy plunge include Steve Rouse of Rouse & Company Morning Show on WQRS and Raven defensive star Mike McCrary. Registration begins at noon. The XTC minimum contribution is $50. Call 410-290-7611 or 800-541-7544.

Quilt exhibit at Maryland Institute

Using stones, buttons, shells, bones and other unexpected materials, Elizabeth Talford Scott has created a new style of quilting. You can view the 82-year-old's work -- the first retrospective ever of the artistic career of the Baltimore-based artist -- today through March 1 at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Mount Royal Avenue. A variety of lectures and programs are planned in conjunction with the exhibit, "Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott." Gallery hours are 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-225-2300.

Celebrate the life and dream of Martin Luther King Jr. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. In King's memory and spirit, teachers and educators will be admitted free. Activities throughout the day include tours of AVAM's current exhibition, "The End is Near!", visionary films, a cake lighting at noon, entertainment and refreshments. Call 410-244-1900.

B.B. King will "Let the Good Times Roll" tomorrow evening when he steps on stage at the Lyric Opera House on Mount Royal Avenue carrying the guitar he calls Lucille. Also expect to hear such classic hits as "Always," "Ain't Nobody's Business" and "The Thrill Is Gone." The legendary "King of Blues" will be joined by Bobby "Blue" Bland. Also performing will be the Baltimore group Harmony. The blues celebration starts at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Pub Date: 1/15/98

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