Victor/VictoriaWhen the Broadway musical comedy...

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April 15, 1999

Victor/Victoria

When the Broadway musical comedy "Victor/Victoria" opens Tuesday and runs through April 25 at the Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza, you'll be able to follow the story of Victoria Grant, a beautiful woman who falls on hungry times and allows herself to be persuaded to headline at Paris' finest cabaret as a man impersonating a beautiful woman. Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Tennille stars in the title role. Show time is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $29.50-$57.50. Call 410-752-1200.

Billie Holiday Vocal Competition

Cheer on contestants in the semifinal and final rounds of the 10th annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Head Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Twelve vocalists will compete for three monetary prizes and a chance to perform at Artscape in July. The competition honors the late jazz legend Billie Holiday, a Baltimore native. Admission is free. Call 410-396-4575.

Flying Karamazovs

Combining juggling, jokes and storytelling, the Flying Karamazov Brothers have toured the world, performed on Broadway and appeared on the silver screen. And at 3 p.m. Sunday, they'll land on the stage of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The program of clever comedy is part of the "Meet Us at the Meyerhoff Series." Tickets are $18-$40. Call 410-783-8000.

Ravens draft party

Attend the Baltimore Ravens' NFL Draft party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at PSINet Stadium at Camden Yards and enjoy a five-hour celebration that includes appearances by Ravens players, autograph sessions, cheerleaders and mascots, interactive games, prizes and tours of the stadium. The NFL Draft, which starts at noon, will be carried live on PSINet's massive video boards and on monitors throughout the stadium. Last year's party at the Baltimore Convention Center drew a crowd of 5,200. This year, more than 10,000 fans are expected, and there's plenty of room for everyone. Tickets are $10; $4 children 12 and under. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Twelfth Night

Unrequited love, mistaken identities, fools and follies run rampant when the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival presents the Bard's "Twelfth Night" tomorrow and Saturday at the Great Hall of Emmanuel Church, 811 Cathedral St. The evening of comedy continues April 22-25, April 30 and May 1. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 410-481-SEAT.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Outer Space Place

Go to Outer Space Place, the Maryland Science Center's newest exhibit, and learn more about the galaxies, planets and stars. Find out how we know the sun's surface temperature is 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit; see the world's first 3-D reproduction of the Orion Nebula; and view actual Hubble Space Telescope images from outer space. The 4,000-square-foot exhibit, which opens tomorrow, helps demystify the universe with hands-on interactives that combine science and fun. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $9.75; $8 for seniors and youths ages 13-18; $7 for ages 4-12 and military personnel. The center is at 601 Light St. Call 410-685-5225.

Music festival and more in Towson

For a production that brings together elements of east and west in a reconstruction of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," view Shozo Sato's "For Love" tomorrow through April 25 at Towson University's Center for the Arts Mainstage Theater. Curtain time is 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and Wednesday through April 24. Tickets are $5-$10.

If music is more to your liking, you can join the university in celebrating the passage into the next millennium at a 20th Century Music Festival, Saturday through April 22 in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The festival features five concerts, a guest composer, demonstrations, lectures and a master class. Admission to festival events varies.

For a complete music festival schedule or for play tickets, call 410-830-2787.

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