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January 14, 1999|By Karin Remesch

World of Wheels

The 40th Annual Baltimore World of Wheels roars into the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., tomorrow through Sunday, featuring one-of-a-kind custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, hot rods, race vehicles, antique cars, more than 1,000 high-performance components and celebrity guests. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10; $4 ages 3-12; free for kids under 3. Call 410-649-7144.

Polar Bear Plunge

Brave the elements at 2 p.m. Saturday and plunge into the frigid Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis -- all for a good cause. Before taking an icy dip, participants in the Third Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge raise a minimum of $50 in pledges for Special Olympics Maryland. Leading the plungers into the water are honorary co-chairmen Col. David Mitchell, superintendent of the Maryland State Police; Baltimore Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary; and WQSR radio personality Steve Rouse. Registration starts at noon. Admission is free for spectators. Call 410-290-7611.

Red Clay Ramblers

Listen to old-time mountain music, country, rock, Dixieland, bluegrass and gospel when the Red Clay Ramblers present a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. The five-member string band from North Carolina has a long list of musical accomplishments, including numerous albums, writing and performing music for several off-Broadway shows, and musical scores for films. Tickets are $18. Call 410-356-SHOW.

Moiseyev Dance Company at the Meyerhoff

The Moiseyev Dance Company of Russia, now in its 62nd year, performs traditional dances from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The program includes Russian dances and folk dances from Spain, China, Mexico and Hungary. Tickets are $20-$40. Call 410-783-8000.

Henry Rollins at the Senator

For an evening of the "Spoken Word," listen to Henry Rollins when he appears live on stage Wednesday at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road. The singer-songwriter, who fronted the Henry Rollins Band, is also an author and actor and the voice behind the GMC truck and sport-utility vehicle commercials. He's touring the country in support of "Think Tank," his new spoken-word album. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Lou Rawls at Goucher

Grammy Award-winning singer Lou Rawls performs in a concert to benefit the "Care for Kids Fund" of the Sheppard Pratt Health System at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1201 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. Expect to hear songs from his newest album, "Season 4 U," and his legendary hits from the '60s and '70s, including "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine." Tickets for the concert are $50; $150 for prime seating and admission to a dessert reception. Call 410-938-3100.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger too

Join children of all ages Saturday at the Disney Store in the Gallery to meet Winnie -the -Pooh and Tigger too. The A.A. Milne and Disney characters will chat with friends from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 1-800-HARBOR-1.

'Blizzard of Oz'

Follow the yellow brick road to the "Blizzard of Oz" from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink. The winterized celebration of the classic "The Wizard of Oz" features ice skating, a costume contest and music. WQSR radio broadcasts live as participants compete for prizes dressed as their favorite Oz character. If costumes aren't your thing, skate to music from the legendary movie. Admission is $5 for a two-hour session; skate rental is $2. Call 410-385-0675.

Unmasked at AVAM

Prepare for Mardi Gras in a Cajun mask-making workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. The program is led by Louisiana artist Suson Launey and Carl Lindahl, author of "Cajun Mardi Gras Masks." The cost of $10 includes all materials.

Return to AVAM from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday for a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day's program features exhibit tours, films about King, a candle-lighting ceremony at noon with the Calvin Statham Gospel Singers, and music by Dunbar Senior High School's jazz ensemble. Admission is free to honor teachers and educators. Call 410-244-1900.

Pub Date: 01/14/99

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