Cars, cars, cars and more See the Mustang "Pony...

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January 13, 2000

Cars, cars, cars and more See the Mustang "Pony Express," meet NASCAR driver Brett Bodine and get an up-close look at "Dukes of Hazzard" good ol' boy John Schneider tomorrow through Sunday at the Big Kmart Baltimore World of Wheels, Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Other show highlights include the Hot Rod Glamour Girls Sport and Swimwear Fashion Show, Goliath Strong Man Demonstrations and many one-of-a-kind custom cars, motorcycles, antique vehicles and hot rods. Show hours are 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. tomorrow; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10; $4 ages 4-12; under 3 free. Call 410-649-7144.

Horse World Expo

Trot down "Stallion Avenue" when this equine extravaganza comes to the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Tomorrow through Sunday see the wild Chincoteague stallions, attend seminars such as "So You Think You Want to Own a Horse" and "How Your Horse Talks to You," and browse the goods of more than 300 vendors at the retail trade show. The seminars will be given by nationally known trainers, authors and speakers, including John Madden, Lynn Salvatori Palm, Josh Lyons, Pat Parelli and Jane Savoie. Show hours are noon-8 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission: $8 adults; $4 ages 10-14; under 10 free. Call 410-668-2800 or visit www.horseworldexpo.com.

A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Live jazz and slam poetry combine in a show honoring the philosophies and principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Saturday at F. Scott Black's Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Chesapeake Ave., Towson. "Let the Trumpet Sound: A Tribute to the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." features Fertile Ground, a local contemporary jazz band that combines the sounds of Latin, soul, hip-hop, reggae and jazz, and award-winning slam poet Gayle Danley. The show is presented by Brothers and Sisters Entertainment. Cost: $30 includes dinner. Call 410-9002-0853.

The story of Joseph

Before "Evita," before "Jesus Christ Superstar," the dynamic duo, aka Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, composed "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," a musical that follows the story of Joseph, the Biblical boy whose 11 brothers sell him into slavery out of jealousy when their father gives him a colorful cloak. The production stars Deborah (formerly Debbie) Gibson, Patrick Cassidy (pictured) and the nephews of Donnie and Marie -- The Osmond 2nd Generation. Tuesday through Jan. 23, the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Cost: $15-$55. Call 410-752-1200.

Notes from Norway

As part of the Shriver Hall Concert Series, Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes makes his Baltimore debut playing Schubert, Schumann and Kurtag at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Cost: $27; $14 for students. Call 410-516-7164.

Half-price admission at Baltimore Zoo

Throw on a few extra layers of clothing and chill with Magnet the polar bear and all the other winter-loving animals at the Baltimore Zoo: snow leopards, arctic foxes, flamingos, Siberian tigers. Admission is half-price now through Feb. 29. If you can't take the cold, get a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate and head for the heated indoor exhibits, where you'll see giraffes, hippos and chimpanzees. The zoo, in Druid Hill Park, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Cost: $4.75 adults; $2.75 seniors and children; under 2 free. Call 410-366-LION.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Free teachers day at AVAM

Educators can enjoy a day of free art and festive entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. The day honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and events include a cake lighting, a workshop by Abu the Flutemaker, performances by Maria Broom (pictured) and Dance Storytelling, jazz and gospel music and films about King and visionary art. There also will be refreshments and door prizes. While there, participants can view the museum's current exhibit, "We Are Not Alone: Angels and Other Aliens." Teachers need simply to show ID to be admitted. Non-teachers also are invited, at the normal admission of $6 adults; $4 seniors, students and children under 12. Call 410-244-1900.

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