'Travels With My Aunt'When Center Stage opens its 35th...

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September 24, 1998|By Karin Remesch

'Travels With My Aunt'

When Center Stage opens its 35th season with the whimsical comedy "Travels With My Aunt," you'll be able to witness the story of a man whose greatest excitement has been cultivating dahlias until his aunt shows up and he finds himself caught up in a journey of self-discovery and international intrigue. Four actors wearing suits and bowler hats portray the two dozen roles. Previews start tomorrow. The show officially opens Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 25 in the Pearlstone Theater, 700 N. Calvert St. Hours are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with selected weekend matinees. Tickets are $10-$45. Call 410-332-0033.

Randy Travis

Enjoy an evening of down-home country and help raise money for cystic fibrosis research when Randy Travis presents a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $15-$50. VIP seating for $125 includes a private reception. Call 410-481-SEAT, or 410-771-0470 for VIP tickets.


For a joyous and often bittersweet musical that celebrates a community of artists as they struggle with the soaring hopes and tough realities of today's world, see "Rent," Tuesday through Nov. 1 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 1 N. Charles St. Inspired by Puccini's "La Boheme," the show has swept all major theater awards since opening on Broadway, including the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Show times vary. Tickets are $30-$65. Call 410-625-4230.


Fells Point art show

View works of 100 artists at 10 locations when the Fells Point Creative Alliance opens its members' exhibition, "Big Show 1998," with a Gala Walk Around from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. "Journeys" is the theme for this year's show, and much of the work reflects issues of movement, transition, quest and change. Begin your walk around at Halcyon Gallery at Margaret's Cafe and pick up a brochure with listings of artists and a map of venues. Admission is free. Call 410-276-1651.

Chesapeake Air Show

Aviation fans will get their fill this weekend at the Ninth Annual Chesapeake Air show at Martin State Airport, off Route 150 in Middle River. Featured are aerobatic acts, sky diving, gliders, barnstorming and more than 2 acres of aircraft displays, from helicopters to vintage military jets. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, two of the original planes, the C-54 "Skymaster" and the "Super Connie" Constellation, will be in the air and on the ground. And there's plenty of food offered in the food court. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $12 at the gate, $10 in advance; $3 for children 7-12; and free for ages 6 and under. Call 410-238-1081.

NASA's 40th anniversary

A family-oriented community day celebrates NASA's 40th anniversary at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. Try on a space-suit helmet and learn how to live in space, watch a model rocket launch and tour the Hubble Space Telescope Control Center, the NASA Communication Center and the Earth Science Gallery from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Also enjoy musical entertainment, play Goddard Jeopardy and listen to presentations on earth science, space science and technology. Admission is free. Call 301-286-8981.

Japanese marionettes

The oldest marionette company in the world, the Youki-Za Marionette Theatre Company of Japan, marks more than 350 years of hand-puppet history in its U.S. debut at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Towson University's Stephans Hall Theatre. The program includes the famous story of the loyalty of Masaoka, a feudal lord's governess, whose tragic sacrifice is a timeless part of Japanese puppet and Kabuki repertory. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 410-830-2787.

Taste of Baltimore

Sample some of Baltimore's finest food, microbrews and wines from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the second Taste of Baltimore Festival to benefit the Children's Cancer Foundation at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The admission price of $7 includes food and drink samples. There will be 200 vendors, contests, entertainment and children's activities. Food and beverage tickets are sold separately for those seeking larger portions. Call 410-576-8343.

Pub Date: 9/24/98

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