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May 14, 1998|By John Coffren

Into the woods

Taste the bountiful harvest of Maryland wineries in the calm, pastoral setting of Symphony Woods of Merriweather Post Pavilion, Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, at "The Wine In The Woods," noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ten free samples and a souvenir wine glass come with the ticket price: advance sales of $12 for groups of 25 or more and $14 for individuals and the gate price of $15. Enjoy a wide array of foods from 19 restaurants and caterers, including Greek, Italian, Asian, Indian, American and French. Peruse booths filled with arts and crafts or enjoy live entertainment from four different groups each day. For more information, call 410-313-PARK.

'Carmina Burana'

Hear 13th century Benedictine poetry sung in all its earthy, lustful glory when Tom Hall and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society perform Carl Orff's classic cantina, "Carmina Burana," 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. The choral work is divided into three acts: "Springtime," "In the Tavern" and "Court of Love." Tickets cost $25. For more information, call 410-523-7070.

Legends of the court

Be courtside at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., when 10 tennis greats including Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King serve up quite a show at the Virginia Slims Legends Tour 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 21. Evert, Navratilova and King boast a combined 48 grand slam titles: 18 Wimbledon, 10 French Open, six Australian Open and 14 U.S. Open championships. Ticket prices range from $25 to $50 daily and packages may still be available. Call TicketMaster at 410-481-SEAT. For more information, call 410-296-2929.

Suds up

Beer lovers rejoice. More than 400 different beers brewed by 125 breweries await sampling at the inaugural "Great American Beer Festival On the Road" tomorrow from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt Street. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information call 888-822-6273.

Alan Jackson and Deana Carter

Kick up your heels and hoe down at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., when Alan Jackson and guest Deana Carter play tomorrow at 8 p.m. Jackson, country music's 1995 Entertainer of the Year, has had 14 No.1 hits, including "Chattahooche," "Goin Country" and "Itty Bitty." Carter has a new album coming out in August. Expect to hear such fan favorites as "Rita Valentine," "Did I Shave My Legs for This?" and "Love Ain't Worth Making." Tickets cost $30. Call TicketMaster 410-481-SEAT.

Spirit of the dance

Let the spirit move you when the Irish International Dance Company led by Patricia Murray taps out the haunting love story of "Spirit of the Dance" at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 1 N. Charles St., for a four-performance engagement tomorrow at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Thirty dancers combine Irish dance, tap, jazz, flamenco and classical ballet. Ticket prices range from $17.50 to $45 and can be purchased at the theater box office or by calling TicketMaster 410-481-SEAT or 410-752-1200.

Around the Harbor

Art from the heart

The American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, with the help of 71 artists, lays open the human heart and displays its strongest emotion at "Love: Error and Eros," mega-exhibition which starts Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs through May 30, 1999. Feel the raw emotion in such works as the Rev. Ruby C. Williams' painted wooden roadside signs "What? You are in a motel with my best friend?"; Alex Gray's visitor-interactive installation, "Mending the Heart Net," and Royal Robertson's roadside sign environment installation "Beware of Harlots." Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and children. An exhibition preview party will be held tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an admission price of $10, and $25 gets you into "Error and Eros: The Concert" that takes place Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 410-244-1900.

Folksy art

Here's a chance to see a vanishing art form, self-taught folk art, collected at Baltimore's First Folk & Visionary Art Show, 801 Key Highway, tomorrow, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices are: $25 for tomorrow's opening, $6 Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 410-576-8343.

Pub Date: 5/14/98

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