Last dance with DegasThere are only four days left to take...

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December 31, 1998|By KAREN REMESCH

Last dance with Degas

There are only four days left to take a rare and intimate look at French impressionist Edgar Degas' most famous subject - the world of ballet. "Degas and the Little Dancer," on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art through Sunday, features 45 paintings, sculptures, pastels and drawings by the artist. As always, admission is free on Thursdays, and tomorrow, New Year's Day, admission is half-price. The museum is on Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission is $6, $4 students and seniors, free for ages 18 and under. Call 410-396-7100.

Kwanzaa at Eubie Blake Center

Celebrate Kwanzaa from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Eubie Blake Jazz Institute and Cultural Center in the Brokerage, 34 Market Place. Featured at the African-American cultural celebration are the Joe Cooper Reggae Experience, Alkebulan Dancers and Drummers, Eubie Blake Cultural Dancers, African TC storyteller Bunjo Butler (pictured), the Eubie Blake Jazz Band and poetry by the Mythbuster. Also part of the festivities are arts, crafts and an African Marketplace. Admission is free; donation of canned goods appreciated. Call 410-625-3113.

Something to 'Cry' about

For music that covers the back roads of the United States and Canada and material by artists who have been influenced by everything from traditional folk music to post-modern literature, attend the "Cry Cry Cry" concert Sunday evening, featuring singer/songwriters Dar Williams (pictured), Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky. Buddy and Julie Miller open the show at 7:30 p.m. in Stephens Hall Theatre, Towson University, Osler and Cross Campus drives. Tickets are $22.50. Call 410-521-9099.

Cool deal at the zoo

No need to hibernate this winter. Snow leopards, arctic foxes, the polar bear and all the rest of the cold-weather-loving animals are looking forward to your visit at the Baltimore Zoo in Druid Hill Park. And if the air's too chilly, the zoo heats up the fun with warm eating areas, gift shops, indoor exhibits and lots of hot chocolate. Winter at the Baltimore Zoo is half-price starting tomorrow and running through Feb. 28 - $4.50, $2.75 seniors and ages 2-15, free for those under 2. Call 410-366-LION. Through Sunday, you can enjoy three dazzling drive-through displays of larger-than-life, animated and stationary holiday light creations and one walk-through light show featuring light sculptures of animals and real reindeer.

Symphony of Lights: Symphony Woods in Columbia. Use Merriweather Post Pavilion entrance on Broken Land Parkway. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Tickets are $12 per vehicle, $25 commercial-size vans, and $75 buses (call 410-740-7666).

Lights on the Bay: Sandy Point State Park, U.S. 50 at the Bay Bridge. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Tickets are $12 per car, $50 buses (call 410-974-2149).

Fantasy of Lights: Fort Howard Park. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. today and Sunday, 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets are $7 per car (call 410-887-7161).

ZooLights: Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $4.50, $2.50 ages 2-15 and seniors (call 410-366-LION).

AROUND THE HARBOR

New Year's Eve on ice

Welcome the New Year with "Slice on Ice" from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. today at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink on Rash Field. The skating party includes an exhibition by the Chesapeake Skating School and an amazing view of the fireworks over the Inner Harbor at midnight. The cost of $12, $8 for children 12 and under, includes admission, skate rental, one hot beverage and party favors. Also New Year's Eve, the rink is open from noon to 8 p.m. with an admission of $5 per two-hour session and $2 for skate rental. Call 410-385-0675. For information on additional New Year's Eve celebrations in and around Baltimore, see Page 3.

'Rugrats' on stage

Angelica tries to take over the world by zapping the mean, green Reptar; Chuckie learns that he can't live under his blanket; and Tommy has a new invention. Watch the babies come alive on stage when "Rugrats: A Live Adventure" opens Wednesday and continues through Jan. 10 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Show times are 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$25. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Pub Date: 12/31/98

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