African-American art at BMAFor a look at the spectrum of...

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January 21, 1999|By Karin Remesch

African-American art at BMA

For a look at the spectrum of voices raised by African-American women in the 20th century, view the work of artists Elizabeth Catlett and Faith Ringgold at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. "Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture: A Fifty-Year Retrospective" and "Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts" are on display Wednesday through April 11. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, until 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $6, $4 seniors and full-time students, free for 18 and under and every Thursday. Call 410-396-7100.

Birthday salutes to Poe

The celebration of the 190th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe includes a "Salute to Poe," a "Haunted Concert" by the Bach Society, the traditional apple cider toast to Poe, and a rousing bagpipe and drum tribute -- all featuring readings by actor John Astin (also known as Gomez Addams). Astin currently tours in a one-person play, "Edgar Allan Poe -- Once Upon a Midnight." He will read excerpts from the play and other material at 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Westminster Hall, Fayette and Greene streets. Tickets are $18-$25. And at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, tour Poe's haunts with actor David Keltz, who will appear as Poe. The tours start at the corner of Calvert and Pratt streets. Tickets are $15. For the salute to Poe, call 410-396-7932; the tour, 410-669-6582.

Annapolis Heritage Antique Show

Search for treasures from the past this weekend at the 29th Annual Annapolis Heritage Antiques Show at the Parole National Guard Armory, Hudson Street in Annapolis. The event benefits the London Town Foundation. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. A preview party, at a cost of $40, is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Admission is $6. Call 410-435-2292 or 410-224-9735 during the show.

Motorcycle madness

Roughly 150 truckloads of dirt and several hundred hay bales will transform the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., into a dirt track this weekend for the PJ1 ArenaCross Nationals. Tomorrow through Sunday, motorcycle riders soar up to 70 feet through the air, 25 feet above the ground. You'll see talented ArenaCross racers including Tom Hofmaster (pictured) and Buddy Antunez, and you can watch local rider Tom Welch test his skills. Races start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16, $8 ages 12 and under. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Orioles Fanfest

Pitchers Mike Mussina and Scott Erickson, infielders Mike Bordick and Jeff Reboulet, outfielder B. J. Surhoff, designated hitter Harold Baines and new first baseman Will Clark are among the more than 15 Oriole players who will greet guests this weekend at the Orioles Fanfest at the Baltimore Convention Center. The weekend includes clinics, interactive games, fan forums with Orioles coaches, baseball card and memorabilia dealers, exhibits, and autograph and photo sessions with current, past and future big-league players. Tickets are $10; $5 seniors and children. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 410-685-9800 for information, 410-481-SEAT for tickets.

Zinman with BSO; Natalie Cole at Meyerhoff

Music director emeritus David Zinman and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra reunite to perform their signature "Dance Mix" program -- Elgar's Cockaigne Overture and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m. Saturday. Pianist Radu Lupu is the soloist tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are $14-$55. The concerts are at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.

Return to the Meyerhoff at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a performance by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Natalie Cole (pictured). Tickets are $35-$60. Call 410-783-8000.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Baltimore Zoo at Port Discovery

See live animals including the hedgehog, chinchilla and leopard gecko and learn about snakeskins, animal skulls and pelts when representatives of the Baltimore Zoo visit Port Discovery from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The program, part of Port Discovery's "What Next?" series, can be seen on the third floor of the new "kid-powered" museum at 35 Market St. Admission is $10, $7.50 ages 3-12, free for kids under 3. Call 410-727-8120.

Art at the Top of the World

Oils, watercolors, acrylics and collages are included in the Howard County Art Guild's exhibition at the Top of the World Observation Level on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. Abstraction and realism are some of the concepts presented in the artwork displayed through January. Admission is $3, $2 seniors and children. Call 410-837-VIEW.

Pub Date: 01/21/99

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