Africa FeteImmerse yourself in Africa's rich culture...


July 02, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Africa Fete

Immerse yourself in Africa's rich culture through this traveling community of performers, with a lineup including Salif Keita and the Wanda Band from Mali, Cheikh Lo from Sengal and Maryam Mursal from Somalia. Africa Fete presents a sampler of African music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday on the Outdoor Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Admission is free. Call 800-444-1324.

Gettysburg battle re-enactment

The battle of Gettysburg ended 135 years ago. But this weekend, the rolling hills surrounding the Pennsylvania farm town will once again thunder with the roar of artillery when thousands of re-enactors gather to commemorate the battle anniversary and participate in what is believed to be the largest gathering of the blue and gray since the Civil War itself. Major battle actions will be re-enacted tomorrow through Sunday, culminating in a full-scale re-enactment of Gettysburg's final battle, Pickett's Charge. Most re-enactors will be camping in the same manner as did the armies in 1863. Passes cost $14, one day; $24, two days; $35, three days; for children ages 7-12, passes are $10, $18 and $24. Call 717-334-2472 or 717-337-9483. View a bittersweet portrait of life on a Russian country estate 100 years ago when the Maryland Stage Company presents "The Sea Gull" tomorrow through July 26 in the Pearlstone Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. The Chekhov play is about love, art and the creative process, and evolution through times of hopes, ideals and dreams. Previews are at 8 p.m. Friday and Tuesday, regular performances are 8 p.m. July 8-11, July 14-18, CJuly 21-25 and 4 p.m. July 12, July 19 and July 26. Tickets are $5- $22, free for Maryland high school students. Call 410-481-6500.

Community carnival

Enjoy carnival rides, games and prizes, stuffed animals and food Sunday when the ETZ Chaim Center for Jewish Studies sponsors its annual community carnival from noon to 5 p.m. at 3702 Fords Lane. Also featured are helicopter, pony, and train rides. Admission is free. Call 410-764-1553.

Hanson at Nissan

Hanson, the teen pop star brothers with platinum albums to their credit, will "MMMBop" this evening at the Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge in Northern Virginia. Expect to hear samples from the group's newest album "3 Car Garage." The concert starts at 8 p.m. Lawn seats are available at $22.25. Call 410-481-SEAT.

First Thursday

Kick off the Fourth of July weekend from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today during First Thursdays on Charles Street. Listen to vocalist Niki Lee in a concert at the Washington Monument and enjoy an American-themed barbecue with music by the progressive rock and roll band Cubic Feet at Louie's Bookstore Cafe. Activities also include live music at Buddie's Pub and Mick O'Shea's, free admission to the Walters Art Gallery permanent collections, the Maryland Historical Society, the Mount Vernon Museum of Incandescent Lighting, art on display and extended shopping hours. Then travel up Charles Street to the Baltimore Museum of Art for "Freestyle" -- free admission to the museum, gospel music and children's activities. Call 410-342-SHOW, or the BMA, 410-396-7100.

Around the Harbor

Antiques & Fine Arts Show

Experienced collectors and those just beginning to acquire antiques and fine arts will enjoy a showcase of formal and country 18th and 19th century American, English, Continental and French furniture with complimentary period accessories this weekend at the Antiques & Fine Arts Show at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. The collections will be displayed in room settings that highlight the character of each piece. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission with free re-entry is $8; free for ages under 12. Call 410-649-7272.

Turtle Derby

Bring your pet box turtle to the Broadway Market Square in Fells Point on Wednesday for the slowest race in town, the 57th Annual Chesapeake Turtle Derby. The tortoises will crawl to the starting line at noon for the first heat. Winners of each heat -- about 10 -- will then participate in the Grand Sweepstakes Race to determine the overall grand champion. Admission is free. Call 410-396-9177.

Outdoor concert

The band Once Hush will "Say It Anyway" from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. The emotion-packed modern rock concert is part of Friday Night LIVE!, a weekly Inner Harbor summer concert series. Admission is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

Pub Date: 7/02/98

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