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June 17, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Annapolis Jazz Fest

Jazz up Father's Day from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Annapolis JazzFest on the banks of College Creek at St. John's College. Presented by the Friends of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the outdoor celebration features saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, vocalist Vanessa Rubin (pictured), the Cecilia Smith Quartet, Rumba Club, Dave Burns and Hot Mustard, and the Guitar All Stars. A free workshop celebrating the 100th anniversary of Duke Ellington's birth is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday. Festival tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the gate; free for kids under 12. For more information, call 410-893-4480; for tickets, call 410-481-SEAT.

Around the Harbor

'Self-Made Worlds' at AVAM

Examine visionary environments and the individuals who create them when the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, presents the photography exhibit "Self-Made Worlds: Visionary Folk Art Environments," Saturday through Sept. 5. The traveling exhibition features 60 photographs of cultural objects. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $6, $4 seniors, students and children. Call 410-244-1900.

Maryland Arts Festival

For five weeks of theater, music, art and film, showcasing professionals, faculty, alumni and students from across the state, attend the Maryland Arts Festival tomorrow through July 24 at Towson University. Festivities open with A. R. Gurney's comedy "The Dining Room" (pictured), tomorrow through July 2, and continue with "Godspell," June 25-July 24; "Opera on Film," July 9, July 16 and July 23; and "Rags: Children of the Wind," July 10-24. A free art exhibition for the sense of touch is on view throughout the festival at the Center for the Arts Holtzman Gallery, and refreshments are offered at the Plaza Grill on the Plaza of the Arts patio. For ticket prices, reservations and show times, call 410-830-2787.

'Chubb's Antiques Roadshow'

Are your attic treasures priceless relics? Find out if they are worth a tidy sum Saturday when "Chubb's Antiques Roadshow," the PBS prime-time public television series, rolls into the Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. -- the third stop in a summer-long search for America's hidden rare antiques and collectibles. Admission for appraisals of up to two items is free, but tickets are required for entry and will be distributed the day of the show to 6,500 participants beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are timed for three shifts -- 8 a.m., 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Call 888-762-3749.

CitySand

Equipped with buckets, hand tools and 100 cubic feet of sand, teams of architects will build sand sculptures with the theme "Baltimore -- A Century of Change" during CitySand '99, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Harborplace Amphitheatre. Competition winners are selected by judges, and spectators cast their votes for the "People's Choice Award." Admission is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

Pier Six concerts

For an evening of popular tunes, hear Seal ("Kiss From a Rose") beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, President Street. Reserved seats are $34, and lawn admission is $24. Return to the pavilion Sunday and enjoy a variety of sounds, including pop, jazz, classical and country, when Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40; lawn seats are $24. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Elton John

When Elton John sits at his grand piano tomorrow, he'll be playing "Your Song" and much more. The legendary singer/songwriter presents a solo concert beginning at 8 p.m. at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., and good seats are still available. Tickets are $59.50 and $49.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Essex celebration

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of Essex with an old-fashioned community picnic from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Cox's Point Park, a waterfront facility at Riverside Drive off Eastern Boulevard. Sponsored by the Essex Revitalization and Community Corp., the celebration includes live entertainment, arts and crafts, lots of food, a historic photo display, model airplanes, fly-tying demonstrations, horseshoe competitions, antique cars and children's activities. Admission is free. Call 410-687-9080 or 410-686-1358.

Taking wing

View more than 70 aircraft on the ground and in the air this weekend at the 1999 Jack B. Poage Air Show at Carroll County Regional Airport, 200 Airport Drive in Westminster. Featured among the aviation acts are the U.S.A.F. A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, the P-40 Warhawk World War II fighter, numerous military flybys and civilian aerobatic performances. Hundreds of classic cars also are on display. And for $350, you can hop a ride on a vintage World War II aircraft, the B-17 G Flying Fortress bomber "Aluminum Overcast." Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; the flying starts at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 ages 5-12, and free for those under 5. Call 410-876-7200.

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