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October 08, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Janet Jackson

Listen to Janet Jackson when she steps behind "The Velvet Rope" Wednesday at the Baltimore Arena to perform some of her newest hits, including "Love Will Never Do Without You" and "Together Again." Sharing the stage is 'N Sync. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.25 to $65.25. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Boat shows

For the latest models of cruisers, racers, motorsailers and more in the water and ashore, as well as tents and booths displaying and selling gear and financing, attend the 29th annual U.S. Sailboat Show at the City Dock and Harbor in Annapolis. The show opens for VIPs today and for the general public tomorrow. Return to Annapolis Oct. 15-18 for the U.S. Powerboat Show. Hours for the sailboat show are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. VIP day for the powerboat show is Oct. 15; public hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18. Admission for each show is $12, $6 for children. Call 410-268-8828.

Beethoven Celebration

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra continues its Beethoven celebration with an all-Beethoven program at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m. Saturday at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. And at 2 p.m. Sunday, guest conductor Alan Gilbert leads the BSO in a re-creation of Beethoven's four-hour "Akademie Konzert" of 1808. Joining the orchestra will be pianists Lars Vogt and Lang Lang, soloists Jayne West, Norine Burgess, Steven Tharp, Eric Owens and Bridgett Hooks, along with the Baltimore Symphony Chorus. A pre-concert lecture starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $21-$55. Call 410-783-8000.

Many pipers piping

Stroll along the Avenue of Clans and get acquainted with your Scottish ancestry from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the sixth annual Scottish Highland Games at the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds, Route 178 in Annapolis. Enjoy pipers aplenty, fiddling, Gaelic singing, animal exhibits and children's activities. Cheer on competitors in athletic games, Highland dancing and piping. And sip a Scottish ale while snacking on Scottish food. Opening ceremonies with a parade of clans and massed pipe band is at noon. Tickets are $9, $6 seniors, $3 ages 12-18, free for kids under 12. Call 410-849-2849.

Have a grape time

Celebrate the grape harvest at Boordy Vineyards on Sunday afternoon with a blessing of the Vintage of '98, music by the Hula Monsters, vineyard rides, grape-crushing and barrel-building demonstrations. Also sample local wines and enjoy a picnic or buy some regional cuisine. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. at 12820 Long Green Pike in Hydes. Admission is $10. Call 410-592-5015.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

More than 400 artisans from 37 states and Canada will offer garden sculptures, hand-woven clothing, stained-glass art, pottery, jewelry and more at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, tomorrow through Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; free for those under 12. Call 800-210-9900.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Columbus Parade

Baltimore celebrates America's history with the pulsating music of marching bands and the colorful pageantry of costumed groups, including local Spanish and Italian organizations, in the 108th annual Columbus Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday. The parade steps off at Key Highway and Covington Street and circles the Inner Harbor by proceeding west on Key Highway, past the reviewing stand at Columbus Center on Pratt Street, then disbands on President Street. Call 410-837-4636 or 800-282-6632.

Festival of Nations

Discover the ethnic diversity of southeast Baltimore at the second annual Festival of Nations Sunday on South Broadway, between Pratt and Gough streets. Listen to Puerto Rican salsa music, West African traditional rhythms and Irish music, and see Polish, Greek, Korean and Native American folk dancing. Sample ethnic food and browse through arts and crafts displays. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Call 410-534-0525.

Wind beneath their sails

Beginning Saturday, see the majestic vessels that will sail in the ninth annual Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. More than 25 schooners will be docked in Fells Point throughout the week. Next Wednesday, they'll hoist their sails for a parade in the Inner Harbor from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Starting at 1:30 p.m. next Thursday, they'll be racing from the Bay Bridge to Norfolk, Va., in a save-the-bay fund-raiser. For a complete list of activities, call 410-837-4636.

Pub Date: 10/08/98

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