Costume 'Cats'Calling all cats to Maryland Public...


October 29, 1998|By Randi Kest

Costume 'Cats'

Calling all cats to Maryland Public Television's costume party Monday at 7:30 p.m., celebrating the premiere of "Cats," the TV film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical. Party-goers can see a big-screen version of the film, part of television's longest-running performing arts series, "Great Performances," at the Gordon Center For Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., off Owings Mills Boulevard in Owings Mills. The party will include a champagne bar, cat costume parade and dessert during intermission. Cat costumes are encouraged but not required. Tickets are $40. Call 410-356-7469 (press 5 and then 1).

Railroad artifacts

More than 600 tables of china, silver, lanterns, locks, timetables and other artifacts will be for sale at the 21st annual Gaithersburg Railroad and Transportation Artifacts Show and Sale. The exhibition will take place Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. An emphasis will be on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad memorabilia. Admission cost is $6, children under 12 are free. Call 703-536-2954.

Sink your teeth into this

Ghouls, goblins and ghosts ages 3 to 12 are invited to the National Museum of Dentistry's Fang-Tastic Halloween Party on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. At this pre-trick-or-treat party, kids will enjoy creepy stories, crafts, games, treats, a costume march complete with prizes and even a visit from the Tooth Fairy, who will be telling stories. Admission is $2 per person, children 6 and under are free. The National Museum of Dentistry is at the corner of Lombard and Greene streets on the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus. Call 410-706-0600.

Celtic New Year

Mischief night will be in full swing when the Celtic trio Connemara performs in Baltimore at Mays Chapel United Methodist Church tomorrow at 8:30 p.m., Halloween Eve/Celtic New Year. Wear your Halloween costume and head out to enjoy the trio's (singer Grace Griffith, fiddler Cathy Palmer and dulcimer and keyboard player Jody Marshall) whimsical show featuring Snow White and Glinda the Good Witch. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door. Call 410-922-5210.

Mozart and Sibelius at the BSO

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Hans Graf and guest trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger (pictured) to Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall today and tomorrow. Graf will conduct Mozart's Symphony No. 1 and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 5; Hardenberger will join Graf on Leopold Mozart's Trumpet Concerto in D major and Daniel Bortz's trumpet concerto "Songs and Dances." Both shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $21 to $55 and are available at the Symphony Hall box office, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and one hour before shows. Call 410-783-8000.


Halloween at Pier Six

Pier Six Pavilion will be bursting with Halloween fright on Saturday during its Pepsi Parade of Fools featuring rap/rock band 2 Skinnee J's. Costumed folks can show off their scariest or swankiest gear on the pavilion stage. Competition registration and the concert begin at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The parade and judging follow, ending at 11 p.m. First-place costume wins $1,000, second place $500, $250 for third place; 10 runners-up will receive a packet of prizes. Entrants must be 18 or older. Admission is free. Call 410-837-4636 or 800-282-6632 or visit

Run or walk for Grant-A-Wish

The Grant-A-Wish Foundation, known for its dedication to children with life-threatening illnesses, has announced an 8K Port to Fort Run/Walk and Wellness Festival Sunday at 9 a.m. Starting at the HarborView Condominium and Yacht Club on Key Highway, the run/walk will continue through South Baltimore and Fort McHenry, finishing back at the HarborView. Every runner or walker will receive a commemorative T-shirt; water will be provided along the way. Afterward, an awards ceremony will be held at the HarborView. Port to Fort costs $18 to enter. Children ages 2 to 6 can join a Children's Fun Run for $8. Visit any area Home Depot for information; participants can register and pick up materials at Hess Running Center in Towson Town Center Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or on race day at 7:30 a.m. at the HarborView Health Club. Call 410-242-1549.


Ice princess at the Arena

The story of a young Russian orphan battling to find her identity unfolds in "Anastasia on Ice" at the Baltimore Arena. The opening-night performance will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. Other show times: Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices start at $10.50. Call 410-481-SEAT for ticket information; 410-347-2020 for groups.

Pub Date: 10/29/98

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