All jazzed up
Lounge on the banks of College Creek at St. John's College, Annapolis, and cozy up to the cool sounds of the sixth annual JazzFest '98 Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Headliner Charlie Byrd (pictured) will perform with steel drummer Derek DiCenzo. Other acts include Susannah McCorkle, Monty Alexander, Main Street Octet and Unified Jazz Ensemble. Proceeds benefit the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Group rates are available, and children under 12 get in free. Call TicketMaster at 410-481-SEAT. For more information call 410-349-1111.
A comedy about a young man's irrational fear of open spaces and his silly imaginary friend called "Cookie" kicks off the Baltimore Playwrights Festival summer season at Spotlighters Theater, 817 St. Paul St., tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and every Friday and Saturday through June 27. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for students. Call 410-752-1225.
Charles Village celebrates
The historic Victorian neighborhood opens up its streets, yards and gardens during the Charles Village Celebration 1998 Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the festival Saturday or Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Wyman Park Dell with live music, food, rides and games. Line up at 10 a.m. Saturday along Calvert Street between 23rd and 32nd streets to watch the Charles Village Parade go by. Conclude the festivities with a stroll through the well-manicured lawns and gardens during the 19th annual Charles Village Garden Walk Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. for $8. Proceeds from the event benefit area elementary schools and the recreation league. For more information call 410-662-7777.
Fine Wine Time '98
Uncork some fun at Fine Wine Time '98 Saturday and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park, Exit 20B off I-83 North. Seven Maryland wineries - Basignani, Boordy, Catoctin, Elk Run, Fiore, Linganore and Woodhall Vineyards - will display the fruits of their labors. Ten one-ounce wine samples, a wineglass and program booklet come complementary with the admission price of $15 per person, $5 for those 20 years old and younger. Proceeds benefit the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens. Call 410-296-2272 Ext. 5221.
Grab your hiking shoes and backpack and celebrate National Trails Day at two locales at Gunpowder Falls State Park, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, Saturday at the Northern Central Rail Trail and the Big Gunpowder Falls at Belair Road. The Bi-State Rail Trail Celebration begins at noon as outdoor enthusiasts from Maryland and Pennsylvania converge at the Mason-Dixon line for the unveiling of a new information center for trails in both states. Guided tours will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Trail Recreation Expo for canoeists, hikers, bikers, joggers and walkers. For more information on the free event call 410-592-2897.
WJZ-TV anchors Sally Thorner and Kai Jackson will lead the 11th annual HERO (Health Education Resource Organization) AIDSWALK Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Garland Field on Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus near Wyman Park Drive and the Baltimore Museum of Art. The 5K walk winds down Museum Drive, onto Calvert Street, then north on Greenway, south on Charles Street to 39th Street to San Martin Drive, back to Garland Field. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m. Interested parties should call 410-685-1230 for a pledge sheet.
Martian weather chronicles
Before packing your bags for that two-week vacation at Bradbury or Burroughs, check in with local meteorologists Norm Lewis, Tom Tasselmeyer, Lori Pinson and Bob Turk at "Discover Mars," the latest planetarium show at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. Space travelers can get on-the-spot weather reports from WMAR's Lewis at Olympus Mons, WBAL's Tasselmeyer at the Viking II landing site in the Utopia Planitia region, FOX 45's Pinson at Mariner Valley and WJZ's Turk at the Martian South Pole. Tickets cost $9.75 for adults, $8 for seniors 50 and older and children 13 to 18, $7 for children 4 to 12 and children 3 and under are admitted free. Call 410-685-5225.
See Baltimore's best selling export from 100 years ago in the "Baltimore Painted Furniture" exhibit at the Maryland Historical Society, 210 W. Monument St., for free today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thirty-seven local manufacturers made chairs, tables, settees and couches for clients nationwide. Enjoy live entertainment by Goucher College's Choregraphie Antique, 19th-century costumed dancers performing authentic period dances. The museum's regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children 13 to 17 years old. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information call 410-685-3750, Ext. 372.
Hon Fest '98
Hey, Hon. Pile up your highest beehive and compete for the title of Baltimore's "Premiere Hon" at the 5th annual Baltimore's Best Hon Contest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cafe Hon, 1002 W. 36th St. Speak loudly and use your verbs sparingly in the "Baltimorese Contest" at 1 p.m. Try out for the "Big Hair Contest" at 2 p.m. Enjoy the tunes of Karen and Kids singers and JTC watch a fashion show truly reflective of Baltimore Hons. Cheer on the winners and find out who will be awarded the ultimate of prizes - "A Dream Day in Hampden." All free events. Call 410-243-1230.
Pub Date: 6/04/98