Walls of VodouPlumb the depths of an ancient African...

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June 11, 1998|By John Coffren

Walls of Vodou

Plumb the depths of an ancient African religion transplanted to Haiti 400 years ago via the slave trade. See artwork, sculpture and relics at Sacred Art of Haitian Vodou at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, Sunday through Aug. 30. A lecture Sunday by curator Donald J. Cosentino at 2 p.m. explores "The Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou," and there's a free Caribbean festival at the museum June 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Also new at the BMA is "Maryland by Invitation/A Show of Faith," a photographic study of African-American churchgoers by Carl Clark, Bob Houston and Ken Royster, through Sept. 6. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $6; $4 for seniors 65 and over and students; free to BMA members and 18 and under. Call 410-396-7100.

Classical jazz

The Peabody Concert Hall, 1 East Mount Vernon Place, provides the setting for a musical pioneer when the Lee Konitz Trio plays tomorrow at 8 p.m. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz lists Konitz as "the foremost saxophonist in the cool style of jazz." Architectural historian Phoebe Stanton will give an informal lecture and tour of the Peabody Library (pictured) between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for students. Parking at the Peabody garage costs $3 the night of the concert. For more information, call 410-235-9733.

Get ready to rumble

Put on your black NWO T-shirt and cheer on the trash-talking bad boys of wrestling, the New World Order, during World Championship Wrestling at "The Great American Bash" pay-per-view event at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W.Baltimore St., Sunday at 6:30 p.m. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan (pictured) and Bret "The Hitman" Hart will tag-team Randy "Macho Man" Savage and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in the main event. Tickets range from $15 to $100. Call TicketMaster at 410-481-SEAT.

Cool cats

Give a warm welcome to Murani and Wandu, the latest residents of the Baltimore Zoo, at the Cheetah Savannah starting Saturday. Murani is a 9-year-old male from the White Oak Conservation Center in Florida, and Wandu is a 6-year-old female from the National Zoo in Washington. Take Exit 7 off I-83. Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $8.50 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 15 and seniors 62 and over. Children 1 and under are admitted free. Call 410-396-7102 or 410-366-LION for more information.

Spring into the past

Go on a treasure hunt for Victorian jewelry, Oriental rugs and Tiffany lamps, but leave your pickax and shovel at home. Instead, grab your checkbook and head over to the Towson Spring Antiques Show and Sale at Towson Center, Towson University, four blocks south of the intersection of Osler and Towsontown Boulevard, Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and are good for both days. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information, call 410-830-3991.

Around the Harbor

Love fest

Croon the night away at An Evening of Love Songs at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion tomorrow at 8 p.m. Featured acts include the Dells, the Softones (pictured), the Manhattans and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes. The four acts will help set the tone with "Oh, What A Night," "If You Don't Know Me By Now" and "Can't Help Falling In Love." Tickets cost $25 for reserved seating and $15 for lawn seats. Call TicketMaster, 410-481-SEAT, or for more information, call 410-837-4636 or 1-800 282-6632.

xTC Red, white and blue

Let your patriotism shine at Flag Day at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and 1812 Museum, 844 East Pratt St., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Test your pipes at the Star-Spangled Banner Singing Contest at 2 p.m. Register by calling 410-837-1793. There's a re-enactment of an 1812 military encampment throughout the day. Admission is $4; $3 for seniors and $2 for children. You can also head over to Fort McHenry National Monument from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the 19th Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance. Highlights of the free event include a flyover by A-10 "Warthog" Thunderbolt IIs, a parade of state flags, a fireworks display and more. Call 410-962-4290.

Kenny G

Get "Up Close and Personal, An Evening with Kenny G," at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., and help celebrate Israel's 50th anniversary Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert reception with Kenny G and preferred seating costs $140. Concert prices range from $25 to $65. Proceeds benefit the Community Fund for Israel Experiences, a scholarship fund. Call 410- 542-4850.

Pub Date: 6/11/98

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