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July 23, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Lunch with the Ravens

Cheer on the Baltimore Ravens during their first practice session of the 1998 season and afterward have lunch with quarterback Eric Zeier (pictured) and other players at Western Maryland College in Carroll County. A silent auction is scheduled after lunch. Tickets are $30 at the door; proceeds benefit Literacy Works, a nonprofit organization promoting literacy services. Practice is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the athletic field; lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Forum, Decker College Center. Call 410-887-2001.

'City of Angels'

When a femme fatale hires a hard-boiled detective to uncover the whereabouts of her seductive stepdaughter, the only thing that turns up is the body of a sleazy Hollywood mogul and a one-way ticket to the gas chamber in "City of Angels." The musical comedy, presented at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Stephens Hall Theatre at Towson University, 8000 York Road, concludes the 1998 Maryland Arts Festival. Tickets are $19-$21. Call 410-830-2787.

Thomas the Tank Engine

Meet Sir Topham Hatt when Thomas the Tank Engine - star of the award-winning children's series "Shining Time Station" - rides into the B&O Railroad Museum Saturday for a nine-day visit. Fans will be able to ride on cars pulled by Thomas and participate in family activities from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Aug. 2. Train rides run every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m., and videos will be shown in the B&O theater. Train tickets are $4 with admission: $6.50; $5.50 seniors; $4 children 3-12; free for 2 and under. Call 410-752-2388.

Obstacle course race

Boys and girls ages 5 through 13 can maneuver through challenging obstacle courses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the "Du" Burns Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Test your skills on the balance beam, hurdles, tunnel, ladder, horse and other obstacles. Participants also must make their way through a 12-foot ball pit and slide to the finish line on a 35-foot water slide. Registration fee is $3. Call 410-396-4202.

Summer arias

Listen to operatic highlights and Broadway classics from "The Barber of Seville," "La Traviata," "Faust," "Oklahoma," "South Pacific" and more when the Baltimore Opera Company presents an "Evening of Summer Arias" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Mulitz Theater at Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Road in Howard County. Soprano Maria Zouves, tenor Joel Sorenson and baritone Daniel Mobbs are accompanied by pianist James Harp. Meet the artists at a cocktail reception after the concert. The concert is $25; tickets to the reception are $25. Call 410-727-6000.

Around the Harbor

Pier Six concerts

Listen to hip-hop soul at 8 p.m. tomorrow when Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige performs at Pier Six Concert Pavilion at President Street and Eastern Avenue. Expect to hear such hits as "Real Love" and "You're All I Need." Sharing the stage will be Public Announcement. Also at Pier Six this week will be a "Jazz Explosion" at 8 tonight and Lynyrd Skynyrd at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for tonight's concert are $27.50 pavilion, $18 lawn; tomorrow, $27.50 and $22.50; Sunday, $35 and $25. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Bruce Willis at Planet Hollywood

Celebrate the opening of Planet Hollywood in the Pratt Street Pavilion with family entertainment and a red-carpet walkway featuring local and national celebrities beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. At 9 p.m. at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, hear a concert by Bruce Willis and his band, the Accelerators. Admission is free. Call 410-685-STAR.

Fly supersonic

Dress in your favorite space traveler costume and help celebrate the 20th birthday of the Concorde, the British Airways fleet's flagship. The "Concorde '98 ... Ride the Rocket" touring exhibit - a tractor-trailer museum filled with Concorde memorabilia - stops from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryland Science Center. And in a contest from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the 50 best-dressed space travelers will win a pair of round-trip air tickets to London on British Airways and will also be entered to win a chance to fly on the supersonic Concorde. Call 410-685-5225.

Chesapeake Challenge

More than 80 professional offshore power boats will race at thunderous speeds under the Key Bridge near Fort Carroll this weekend, competing in the 1998 Chesapeake Challenge. Spectators are invited to a festival at race headquarters at the Baltimore Marine Center at Lighthouse Point, in the 2700 block of Boston Street. The race can also be viewed from chartered boats departing daily from the center. The race village and festival open at 3 p.m. tomorrow and continue from 9 a.m to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5. Call 410-732-0900.

Pub Date: 7/23/98

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