Impressionists at BMA Examine how Impressionist...

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October 07, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Impressionists at BMA

Examine how Impressionist artists -- Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Cezanne and others -- revolutionized the art of portraiture when "Faces of Impressionism: Portraits From American Collections" premieres Sunday and runs through Jan. 30 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. during Freestyle, the first Thursday of every month. Admission is $6 ages 19 and older; $4 seniors and full-time students; free for BMA members, ages 18 and under, and for Freestyle. Call 410-396-7100.

Boat shows

For the latest sailboat models, attend the 30th annual United States Sailboat Show at the City Dock and Harbor in Annapolis. The show opens today for VIPs and for the general public tomorrow. Return to Annapolis Oct. 14-17 for the United States Powerboat Show. Hours for the sailboat show are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. VIP day for the powerboat show is Oct. 14; public hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 15-16 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Admission is $12, $6 for ages 12 and under. VIP tickets are $25. Call 410-268-8828.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Pottery, handmade designer clothing, fine art, gold jewelry and leather goods are only a few of the more than 40 craft categories represented this weekend at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. More than 400 artisans from 36 states and Canada will offer their wares. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, free for children under 12. Call 800-210-9900.

'Midnight' concert

The ambience of Savannah is transported to the concert stage when a cast including Lady Chablis and Emma Kelly ("The Lady of 6,000 Songs") performs at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The cast integrates passages from the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" with the music of Johnny Mercer. Tickets are $25-$45. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Maryland Oktoberfest

Dance to the sounds of brass, oompah and polka bands, sample German foods and suds, applaud Bavarian dancers and browse through displays of authentic German crafts this weekend at the 31st annual Maryland Oktoberfest at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Howard and Hoffman streets. Hours are 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; doors open at noon each day. Admission is $4, free for children under 12. Call 410-522-4144.

Scottish Highland Games

Stroll along the Avenue of Clans and get acquainted with your Scottish ancestry from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the eighth annual Scottish Highland Games at the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds, Route 178, in Crownsville. Enjoy pipers aplenty, fiddling, Gaelic singing, athletic competitions, children's activities, Scottish food and more. Opening ceremonies start at 11:30 a.m. with a parade of clans and massed pipe band. Tickets are $9, $7 seniors, $3 ages 12-18, free for kids under 12. Call 410-849-2849.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Columbus Parade

Celebrate America's history with the pulsating music of the area's top high school marching bands, the pageantry of costumed groups and floats, and the heritage of local Spanish and Italian organizations at 2 p.m. Sunday at the 109th Columbus Parade. Stepping off at Key Highway and Covington Street, the parade circles the Inner Harbor to President Street. Call 410-837-4636 or 800-282-6632.

'Take Another Look' at Port Discovery

Look at the world around you in unexpected ways when Port Discovery, the "kid-powered" museum at 35 Market Place, presents the traveling exhibit "Take Another Look" tomorrow through Jan. 3. Video cameras mounted on a tower or a model train help visitors see from unusual perspectives of angle and size. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $10, $7.50 ages 3-12, free for kids under 3. Call 410-727-8120.

Schooner city

Beginning Sunday, see the majestic vessels that will sail in the 10th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Almost 50 schooners will be docked in Fells Point and the Inner Harbor. Those moored along the Inner Harbor's west wall will be open for tours at varied times Sunday through Tuesday. A dinghy race starts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Pier, 1000 Fell St. The schooners hoist their sails from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday for a parade from Fells Point to the Inner Harbor. And after a captains' meeting at 8 a.m. next Thursday, the vessels depart for the Bay Bridge, where the race to Norfolk starts at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

Pub Date: 10/07/99

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