`Beauty and the Beast' For the classic story of...

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November 18, 1999|By Karin Remesch

`Beauty and the Beast'

For the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an evil enchantress, attend the Tony Award-winning musical "Beauty and the Beast" today through Dec. 5 at the Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza. Show time is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6: 30 p.m. Sunday; holiday matinee 2 p.m. Wednesday, no performance Thanksgiving Day. Tickets are $26.50-$66.50; $24.50-$64.50 today only. Call 410-752-1200.

`Griller' at Center Stage

Comic sparks fly in "Griller" when family and friends gather to celebrate Gussie's 50th birthday around his new $5,000 barbecue grill. See the new comedy by Obie winner Eric Bogosian today through Dec. 19 in the Pearlstone Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Curtain time is 8 p.m. most Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m. Saturday (this week only), 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. other Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are #10-$40. Call 410-332-0033. `Our Washington Is No More!'

View objects that focus on the period of mourning in the months immediately after George Washington's death and the commemoration of the nation's first president when the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., presents the exhibit " `Our Washington Is No More!': Maryland Reveres George Washington, 1799-1829" today through Feb. 27. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4, $3 seniors, students and age 13-17; free for members, ages 12 and under and Sundays. Call 410-685-3750.

Symphony of Lights

Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by a fantasy of color, design, and animation at the Sixth Annual Symphony of Lights in Symphony Woods, Columbia. Starting Monday and running through Jan. 2, the 20-minute, drive-through display features more than 70 larger-than-life, animated and stationary holiday light creations. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and holidays, Monday through Dec. 9; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 10-30 and Jan. 1-2. Tickets are $12 per car, van or recreational vehicle up to 11 passengers; $25 for commercial vans and minibuses seating 12-24 people; and $75 for buses exceeding 25. Call 410-740-7666.

`Secret Lover'

For an evening of soul-stirring gospel drama, attend "Secret Lover" Tuesday through Nov. 28 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The gospel stage play stars Tony Award winner Melba Moore. Hours are 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; no performance Nov. 25; 8 p.m. Nov. 26, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 27, 3 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 28. Tickets are $17.50-$28.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

First, Verdi; then, Wayne Newton

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform Verdi's "Requiem" at 8 p.m. today through Saturday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Often called Verdi's greatest opera, the work is conducted by Mario Venzago. Tickets are $22-$57. Return to the Meyerhoff at 7: 30 p.m. Monday for a performance by show business legend Wayne Newton. Expect to hear hits such as "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," "Danke Schoen" and "New York, New York." Tickets are $30-$54. Call 410-783-8000.

Shriver's Charity Tennis Challenge

Cheer on international tennis stars Lindsay Davenport and Anna Kournikova when they face off Tuesday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., in the featured match of the annual Charity Tennis Challenge. Tournament chairwoman and founder Pam Shriver competes in the Salomon Smith Barney Legends match. And Orioles center fielder Brady Anderson, coveting his fifth straight Orioles Challenge title, teams with the tennis stars to defend his title in the evening's finale. Matches start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9-$80. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Around the Harbor

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Grand marshal Bob the Vid Tech, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus, marching bands, floats and equestrian units, fill the streets Saturday during Baltimore's Thanksgiving Parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. near Oriole Park at Camden Yards at the intersection of Pratt and Eutaw streets, continues east on Pratt Street and disbands at Market Place. The reviewing is at the intersection of Pratt and Light streets. Call 888-BALTIMORE.

Egyptian Festival at Port Discovery

When you step into Port Discovery Saturday and Sunday, you'll be transported to Egypt, the land of mystery, pharaohs and hieroglyphics. Throughout the kid-powered museum at 35 Market Place, encounter grave robbers, learn about mask- and headdress-making, visit an Egyptian souk (bazaar) and wrap a mummy in preparation for the afterlife. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5: 30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $10; $7.50 ages 3-12; under 3 free. Call 410-727-8120.

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