'Riverdance'For a celebration of Irish music, song and...


November 26, 1998|By Karin Remesch


For a celebration of Irish music, song and dance and their influence on other cultures, attend "Riverdance" Tuesday through Dec. 20 at the Lyric Opera House, West Mount Royal Avenue. The international company, which has taken the world by storm, performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19- $62.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Holiday train exhibit

An HO-scale model of the first 13 miles of railroad in America -- from Baltimore to Ellicott City -- is part of a holiday model train exhibit that opens tomorrow and runs through Jan. 31 at the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum on Main Street. The exhibit features six layouts with 24 trains, including a detailed, multi-level layout with a panoramic 360-degree viewing area, and an outdoor garden exhibit of Lionel trains. For young children, the office of Sir Topham Hatt of Shining Time Station displays Thomas the Tank Engine. And living historians in period dress demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated in Maryland in 1863. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Monday. Throughout December, the museum is also open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $4, $3 seniors and students, and $2 children 12 and younger. Call 410-461-1944.

Festival of Trees

One-hundred holiday trees and wreaths created by area designers, artists and florists are the focal point of the ninth annual Kennedy Krieger Institute Festival of Trees this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Also featured are a gingerbread house exhibit, antique carousel, Santa Claus and holiday entertainment. Proceeds benefit patient programs and research projects at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, $4 seniors and children. Call 410-502-TREE.


Light sculptures of animals and illuminated winter scenes brighten the nights when the walk-through light show, "ZooLights," opens tomorrow and runs through Jan. 3 at the Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park. Hours for the holiday celebration, complete with Santa Claus, real reindeer and an Elves Holiday Hideout in the Children's Zoo Farmyard, are 5: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 13, nightly Dec. 17 through Jan. 3. Admission is $4.50, $2.50 ages 2-15 and seniors. Call 410-396-7102.

Jim Brickman

Enjoy an evening of romantic piano music, heart-warming vocals and sounds of the season when Jim Brickman presents a concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, 1 N. Charles St. Sharing the stage with Brickman are Clay Crosse and Anne Cochran. Tickets are $27.50 and $32.50. Call 410-752-1200.

BSO concerts

Pops conductor Erich Kunzel, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and violinist Robert McDuffie perform a program of lTC Viennese waltzes and polkas, including works by Johann Strauss Jr. and Sr., Richard Strauss, and Franz Lehar, at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Return to the Meyerhoff at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday for an All-Baltimore Concert to benefit area non-profit organizations. The musical community celebration is directed by Daniel Hege. Tickets for "Night in Old Vienna" are $24-$57; the Baltimore concert $15 and $25. Call 410-783-8000.

Around the Harbor

Ice Rink opens with 'Nutcracker'

The Inner Harbor Ice Rink on Rash Field opens for the season with a ceremony and a free performance of "Nutcracker on Ice" by the Columbia Figure Skating Club from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow. After the show, lace up your skates and hit the ice. The first 100 skaters receive $1 off tomorrow's admission price of $5. Skate rental is $2. Rink hours are noon to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission for each two-hour session is $4 Monday-Friday, and $5 Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Call 410-385-0675.

Pride of Baltimore homecoming

Welcome home the Pride of Baltimore II when it returns to Harborplace at noon tomorrow from a year-long Asian voyage. Afterward, attend a free "meet and greet the captain and crew" party at Planet Hollywood. Then help celebrate the ship's homecoming and 10th birthday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Planet Hollywood with food from exotic portsof call, birthday cake and entertainment. Tickets are $100. Call 410-539-1151.

Pub Date: 11/26/98

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