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April 08, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Champions on Ice

Cheer on Olympic and world champion skaters as they kick off a 45-city tour at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The star-studded international cast includes world champion and Olympic silver medalist Michelle Kwan (pictured, left), world champion Todd Eldredge (right), world professional champions Maya Usova and Evgeny Platov and Olympic champions Brian Boitano, Oksana Baiul, Victor Petrenko and Artur Dmitriev. Also appearing are Olympic silver medalists Elizabeth Manley and Elvis Stojko and U.S. champions Rudy Galindo and Nicole Bobek. Tickets are $26-$51. Call 410-481-SEAT.

'Steamboat Vacations'

Explore the history of steamboat travel on the Chesapeake Bay from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries when the Maryland Historical Society presents the exhibition "Steamboat Vacations: Excursions on the Chesapeake" tomorrow through Jan. 30 in the Heritage Wing, 201 W. Monument St. Offered in collaboration with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the exhibition features advertising posters, photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine, souvenir postcards, tape-recorded accounts of journeys, bathing suits, a car from the "Thrills in the Dark" amusement park ride and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday (until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $4; $3 seniors, students and ages 13-17; $6 family rate; free for members, kids 12 and under and on Sundays. Call 410-685-3750.

Songwriter's Night'

Enjoy a "Trifecta of Pop" with songwriters John Wesley Harding, Bill Lloyd and Martin Sexton on Monday evening at the Eight by Ten Club, 10 E. Cross St. Beginning at 8 p.m., the artists take turns performing and chatting about their newest albums. Tickets are $12. Call 410-625-2000.

Jazz meets classical

For an evening of jazz and classical music, enjoy a concert by pianist, composer and recording artist Stefan Scaggiari at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Also featured is the Stefan Scaggiari Trio with Navasha Daya Boxley, last year's winner of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition. Known as a National Public Radio regular, Scaggiari has performed with Aaron Copland, the National Symphony and Dizzy Gillespie. Tickets are $16, $13 seniors, $10 students. Call 410-516-7157.

My Lady's Manor Steeplechase

Spend an afternoon in the rolling hills of Harford County Saturday, picnicking and cheering riders in the 89th running of the My Lady's Manor Steeplechase Races, the first leg of Maryland's triple crown of steeplechases. The event features four races over timber. Post time is 2:30 p.m. at Jarrettsville Pike and Pocock Road. Gates open at noon, rain or shine. Admission is $25 for general parking and $35 for family parking. Proceeds benefit Ladew Topiary Gardens. Call 410-557-9570.

In full flower

The world's most exquisite blossoms, in elegant shapes and a rainbow of colors, will bloom at the Maryland Orchid Society's annual show this weekend at Owings Mills Town Center, 10300 Mill Run Circle. From 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, orchid enthusiasts and commercial growers present their most exotic blooms in primarily naturalistic settings, including ponds and waterfalls. Orchid artwork also is on view, and guided tours of the exhibit are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 410-859-1231.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Three decades of fashion

Examine "Thirty Years of Haute Couture" during a three-week exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Industry that highlights designer originals in women's fashion from 1960 to 1990. Featuring garments from the Baltimore City Community College Apparel Technology Program Collection, the exhibit includes outfits by Adolfo, Maxwell, Pucci and Coco Chanel. Hours are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $5, $3.50 students and seniors, $17 family rate. Call 410-727-4808.

Joyful juggling

He's toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, you've seen him on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and he's opened for Drew Carey in Las Vegas. Tomorrow, Gerard John (formerly Jerry Rowan) returns to the Harborplace Amphitheatre where he got his start. Beginning at noon, he'll wow the crowds with funny patter and juggling feats. The show is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

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