Tori Amos and Alanis MorissetteOn a national tour for only...


August 19, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette

On a national tour for only 5 1/2 weeks, singers and songwriters Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette (pictured) will make a stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Wednesday. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Some pavilion tickets are available for $40; lawn seating is $25. Call 410-481-6500 or 800-955-5566.

German Festival Stone Soul Picnic

Listen to oompah music, taste some bratwurst, sample mugs of cold beer and cheer on schuhplattler dancers in colorful folk costumes this weekend at the 99th German Festival in Carroll Park, Washington Boulevard and Bush Street. This year, the festival joins forces with other Washington Village attractions: The B&O Railroad Museum offers reduced admission with free shuttle service to and from the festival site, provided by the Washington Village/Pigtown Neighborhood Council; and Mount Clare Museum House offers reduced admission rates and tours of archaeological digs on mansion grounds. Festival hours are noon to 10 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday. Admission is $3, free until 5 p.m. tomorrow and for children under 12. Call 410-522-4144.

Stone Soul Picnic

For continuous live entertainment, family activities, scrumptious food and great shopping, attend the eighth annual Stone Soul Picnic, sponsored by Radio One, from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Druid Hill Park. Among the acts scheduled to perform are J.T. Taylor, formerly of Kool and the Gang; Vickie Winans; Eric Benet; Jeffmajors; Badd; and the Choir Boys. Admission is free. Call 410-332-8200.

Italian Festival

Feast on fried dough, ravioli, porchetta, garlic bread, cannoli and calzone. Or play bingo and listen to renditions of "O Solo Mio" at the Italian Festival this weekend on the streets surrounding St. Leo's Catholic Church in the heart of Little Italy. The event, held in honor of St. Gabriel, also features a bocce tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Little Italy Bocce Field, 902-904 Stiles St. The festival starts at noon Saturday and continues with a Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Closing time is 8 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Call 410-675-7275.

Wine festivals

Taste award-winning wines and sample international food, tour the winery and test your skills in a grape-stomping contest, listen to live jazz and admire crafts at the annual Fiore Wine, Jazz & Art Festival from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road (Route 136) in Pylesville. Adult tickets are $7 in advance and $9 at the gate. Children are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Call 410-879-4007.

If you prefer traveling toward Western Maryland, visit the Bayou Wine Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Linganore Winecellars at Berrywine Plantations, 13601 Glissans Mill Road in Mount Airy. Live Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole food, crafts, carriage rides, a petting zoo, winery tours and wine tastings are part of the festivities. Admission is $6; free for those under 21. Call 410-795-6432 or 800-514-8735.


Elmo at Port Discovery

When the lovable, ticklish Elmo visits Port Discovery, the kid-powered museum, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, it will be a homecoming for his puppeteer, Emmy Award winner Kevin Clash. A Baltimore native, the Muppet Captain with the Jim Henson Company got his start performing at the Inner Harbor amphitheater. In addition to performing Tuesday, Clash will also be honored as a Port Discovery Hero and will assist in puppet-making workshops at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission to the museum, 35 Market Place, is $10, $7.50 ages 3-12, free for kids under 3. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Call 410-727-8120.

Tattoo at Fort McHenry

Enjoy patriotic music presented by the U.S. Marine Corps Band and watch the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team perform intricate maneuvers during this season's final tattoo ceremony, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Fort Avenue. The Fort McHenry Guard also performs. Admission is free. Call 410-962-4290, Ext. 225.

'Ebony & Irony'

For an evening of music and comedy, attend "Ebony & Irony" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lava Lounge (formerly the Chart House Restaurant), 601 E. Pratt St. The show features visual and performance artist Joyce J. Scott (right) and composer/recording artist Lorraine L. Whittlesey. Also performing are Lafayette Gilchrist, Donna DiStefano and David Crandall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 410-234-3670.

'Fifty Fabulous States'

Celebrate the 50 states from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House & 1812 Museum, 844 E. Pratt St. Take the Great State Challenge Trivia Quiz and visit the one-of-a-kind stone map of the United States in the garden. Participants can take home a state flag of their choice. The program is free with museum admission of $5, $4 seniors, $3 children and students. Call 410-837-1793.

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