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October 15, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Maryland Million

Only thoroughbreds who have been sired by stallions from the state's more than 500 thoroughbred farms are allowed in the starting gates Saturday at the Maryland Million at Laurel Park. First post time for the 11 races - worth a total of $1 million - is 12:30 p.m. A steeplechase is also scheduled. Between races, entertainment includes Jack Russell terrier races and a U.S. Equestrian Team jumping demonstration. Admission is $3-$5. Call 410-252-2100 or 410-792-7775.

Opera opens season

You'll be treated to a doubleheader when the Baltimore Opera Company opens its season today through Oct. 25 with "Pagliacci" and "Cavalleria Rusticana." The new production, designed and directed by Roberto Lagana, marks the return to Baltimore of Bulgarian soprano Ghena Dimitrova as Santuzza, and the Baltimore debuts of Gegam Grigorian and Jon Frederick West as Canio in "Pagliacci." Shows at the Lyric Opera House, 110 W. Mount Royal Ave., are 7: 30 p.m. today and Wednesday, 8: 15 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 25. Tickets are $24-$109. Call 410-727-6000.

A show for homes and holidays

Learn about building, decorating or remodeling your home, receive gardening tips from the area's leading landscape professionals and shop for handcrafted gifts at the Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show and the Maryland Holiday Crafts Fair this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Free daily seminars and holiday entertainment are available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6.50, $5 seniors and ages 6-12, free for those under 6. Call 410-863-1180.

Chocolate Festival

Send your taste buds into a frenzy with tons of chocolate today through Saturday at Lexington Market's annual Chocolate Festival. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can gorge on homemade candies, cakes, pies, fudge and chocolate-covered strawberries. Also featured are chocolate contests, a celebrity chocolate booth to benefit the American Cancer Society, costumed characters and live entertainment. Admission is free. Call 410-685-6169.

Shriver Hall Concert Series

Violinist Gil Shaham opens the 33rd season of the Shriver Hall Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. The Grammy-nominated virtuoso's program includes music by Bach, Previn, Prokofiev, Copland, Strauss and Bizet. Tickets are $27; $14 students. Call 410-516-7164.

Tori Amos

Listen to soul-stirring piano and compelling lyrics when Tori Amos performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Expect to hear songs from the singer/songwriter's earlier albums, "Under the Pink" and "Boys for Pele," and her newest album, "The Choirgirls Hotel." Tickets are $26. Call 410-347-2010.

Around the Harbor

Tugboat open house

See and smell the smoke, hear the steam whistle and feel the rumblings of the working engine Saturday when the S.T. Baltimore welcomes visitors aboard from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its home berth at the Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Built in 1906, the only operating coal-fired steam tug on the East Coast is a registered National Historical Landmark. Admission is free. Call 410-727-4808.

Global Mariner

Step into the depths of the cargo holds of the Global Mariner this weekend and learn about today's shipping industry. Sponsored by the Seafarers International Union, the 12,778-ton cargo ship is the world's first vessel to campaign globally for workers' rights. On an 18-month tour of the world's major ports, the Global Mariner is docked at Locust Point on Key Highway, adjacent to Fort McHenry. Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday. Entertainment is provided by the Ship's Company chanteymen, and the ship is wheelchair-accessible. Call 202-955-8347.

Korean rituals

The ancient traditions of Korean dance and music - from rural folk dances to classical works - will be performed by the In-Young Sohn Dance Company of New York at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Stephens Hall Theater, Towson University, 7900 York Road. The dance troupe will be joined by musicians from the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts in Seoul. Tickets are $10; $8 Asian Arts members; and $5 students. Call 410-830-2787.

Pub Date: 10/15/98

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