'Lord of the Dance' For 180 minutes of physical...

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June 24, 1999|By Karin Remesch

'Lord of the Dance'

For 180 minutes of physical eloquence integrating dance styles that include gypsy, flamenco and ballet, attend "Lord of the Dance" tomorrow through Sunday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The Celtic dance spectacular has a cast of more than 40, including 19-year-old John Carey, a five-time Irish National Champion. Shows are 8 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $29-$62.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Milk and fitness

Sport the newest look -- a milk mustache -- and learn to achieve a healthy, fit body through fun and sports from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Maryland Science Center. The Milk Mustache Mobile, on a 100-City Cruise for Calcium, not only offers contestants a chance to try out for the best mustache but also provides screenings for osteoporosis and high blood pressure. Activities include health testing by Mercy Hospital Center and kick-boxing, aerobics, weight training and other fitness demonstrations. And don't forget to tour the Science Center's newest exhibits, "Outer Space Place" and "Videotopia." Some events are free; others are included in the admission price of $10.50, $9 seniors, $7.50 ages 4-12. Call 410-685-5225.

Mid-Atlantic Wine Festival

Wine, cheese and song are featured this weekend at the 12th Annual Mid-Atlantic Wine Festival at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Route 178 in Crownsville. Sample award-winning wines from wineries representing a six-state region, enjoy cooking-with-wine competitions, browse through art and craft displays and taste culinary treats created by area chefs. You can also sip a microbrew and listen to live music. Hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 and include a commemorative wine glass for free tasting. Admission for those under 21 is $5. Call 410-280-3306.

Brandy at Merriweather

When award-winning singer/songwriter Brandy takes her "Never Say Never" tour to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Saturday, you definitely won't be "Brokenhearted." Instead you'll be on "Top of the World." Opening the show at 7 p.m. are Tyrese, Silk and 702. Tickets are $29.75 and $18.75 for lawn seats. Call 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.

Latino Fest

Learn to dance the salsa and merengue, tap your feet to the beat of TexMex sounds and Latin jazz, applaud dancers in colorful costumes and sample Hispanic cuisine from the Americas and the Caribbean this weekend at the Latino Fest at Patterson Park, Eastern and South Linwood avenues. You can also admire traditional arts and crafts, and there will be face-painting and clowns to entertain children. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, free for ages 15 and younger. Call 410-783-5404.

Civil War encampment

Learn about life during the Civil War when soldiers of the 19th Georgia Infantry, the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves and other units set up camp this weekend at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster. Witness skirmishes and infantry firing demonstrations, visit camp families and chat with re-enactors about daily activities. On Saturday, a Civil War-style wedding takes place at 2 p.m., and dress in your period best for a dance social at 7 p.m. Encampment hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday. Museum buildings are open noon to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $3; $2 seniors and ages 7-18; ages 6 and under, free. Call 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Love Riot

Listen to pop tunes tomorrow evening when Baltimore's Love Riot presents a concert from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. The performance is part of Friday Night Live!, a weekly summer music program at the Inner Harbor. Admission is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

BSO Summer MusicFest

Violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman (pictured) leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in an all-Beethoven evening at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The Summer MusicFest program includes Sonata No. 3 for Cello and Piano and the Triple Concerto. Return to the Meyerhoff at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when associate conductor Daniel Hege closes the Summer MusicFest season with an evening of Strauss waltzes and polkas, "A Night in Old Vienna." Listen to chamber music at 6:30 p.m. before tomorrow's performance and enjoy post-concert dancing under the stars after both concerts. Tickets are $15-$22. Call 410-783-8000.

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