Big Bad Voodoo DaddyListen to music inspired by the 1940s...

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September 10, 1998|By KAREN REMESCH

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Listen to music inspired by the 1940s swing era when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs a concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Reitz Arena at Loyola College, 4501 N. Charles St. Expect to hear the songs "You, Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight" and "Go Daddy-O." Tickets are $20. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Family music at the BMA

Enjoy a family concert featuring opera star Janice Chandler at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street, presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series. The program is geared to families with children ages 6 and older. Tickets are $7, including museum admission; $5 for BMA members and children. Call 410-235-0100 or 410-516-7164.

Maryland Seafood Festival

Sample dozens of seafood dishes, browse through arts and crafts displays, watch a beach volleyball tournament and cheer on chefs in a crab soup cook-off this weekend at the 32nd annual Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park, Route 50 at the Bay Bridge in Annapolis. Also featured are the Budweiser Clydesdales, children's activities and musical entertainment. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday. Admission is $6, free for children 12 and under with an adult. Half-price senior admission tomorrow. Call 410-268-7682.

Poetry festival

Meet nearly 40 nationally acclaimed poets and spoken-word performers this weekend at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the University of Maryland, College Park during "360 Degrees - A Revolution of Black Poets." The two-day festival includes panels, interviews and workshops at the university's Stamp Student Union. Readings, featuring among others Amiri Baraka, Mari Evans, E. Ethelbert Miller, Abiodun Oyewole and Sonia Sanchez, take place at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the BMA and 8 p.m. Saturday at the university's Inn and Conference Center. Daytime activities are free; evening programs are $12, $8 for children, seniors and students. For a schedule, call 703-912-1786. For College Park tickets, call 410-481-SEAT. For the BMA, call 410-235-0100.

Duck Fair

Go quackers at the 11th annual Duck Fair this weekend on the grounds of the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles St., and the Bayou Condominiums. Watch regional craftsmen demonstrate the art of decoy carving and try your luck in duck and goose calling competitions. Also featured are retriever demonstrations, silent auctions, wildlife art, sporting collectibles and children's activities. Fair hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-939-3739.

Comedy and more

For an evening of laughs, see the Hit Men of Comedy at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The comedians include Don "DC" Curry (pictured), Sheryl Underwood, Montanna Taylor and Cecil Armstrong. Tickets are $33.50. Return to the Lyric Tuesday through Sept. 20 for a concert by the international percussion sensation Stomp. Stomp performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sept. 18; 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sept. 19; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets are $25-$42.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Poetry, music and art at AVAM

Inspired by the American Visionary Art Museum's current exhibition "Love: Error and Eros," a group of Baltimore poets presents "Synaesthesia," a concert of poetry, music and art at 3 p.m. Sunday at AVAM, 800 Key Highway. Participating composers and poets include Kirk-Evan Billet, Chris Mandra, Forrest Toby, Lorraine L. Whittlesey, Mary Azrael, Gina Caruso, David Beaudouin and Kendra Kopelke. The New Horizon Chamber ensemble also performs. Tickets are $10. Call 410-244-1900.

Star-spangled weekend

Learn about the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 during Defenders' Day celebrations this weekend at Fort McHenry. The park opens at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday to mark the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Saturday's activities feature musket inspections, a 19th-century fashion display, a privateer auction, drills and gun barge demonstrations, and a U.S. Army Field Band performance at 7: 15 p.m., followed by a ship-to-shore bombardment and a fireworks display. Festivities continue Sunday with a flag-raising ceremony and morning dress parade at 9 a.m., a gun barge demonstration, a civilian tea and other activities. Admission is $5 both days, free for kids under 17; but after 5 p.m. Saturday, admission is free. Call 410-962-4290, ext. 222.

Pub Date: 9/10/98

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