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January 27, 2000|By Karen Keys

Last days of 'Faces of Impressionism'

Here's your last chance to be impressed by Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Manet, Cezanne, Degas and other artists represented in the "Faces of Impressionism: Portraits From American Collections" show at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. The show ends Sunday. The exhibit, drawn from nearly 30 museum collections, features portraits and figures in landscape settings. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $6; $4 seniors and full-time students; free for BMA members and ages 18 and under. Call 410-396-7100.

Sci-fi art show

Examine the 100-year history of science-fiction art in "Possible Futures: Science Fiction Art From the Frank Collection," today through March 4. On display will be more than 60 original paintings, including work by Jim Burns, a designer for "Bladerunner," and H.R. Giger, an artist who created imagery for "Aliens." The exhibit is the result of three decades of collecting by Howard and Jane Frank, dedicated fans of the genre. The Art Gallery at University of Maryland, College Park, 1202 Art/Sociology Building. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Call 301-405-2763.

'Disney on Ice: Toy Story'

Go to infinity and beyond with the toys from Andy's room as "Disney on Ice: Toy Story" plays Wednesday through Feb. 6 at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Characters from the animated film -- Woody the cowboy, Buzz Lightyear the space ranger, Bo Peep, Mr. Potato Head, the Green Army Men -- will bring the story to life on ice. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with matinees 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10.75-$30. Call 410-481-SEAT or 410-347-2006 for tickets.

'The Great Scale Train Show'

For all things chugga-chugga and choo-choo, attend the Great Scale Train Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The show will offer a grand total of 2.3 miles of activities and sites. Included: train modeling clinics, rare train films, train cartoons, more than 700 tables of merchandise and displays of scale-model trains. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $12 per family; $6 per person; under 12 free. Return on Sunday for free. Call 410-730-1036.

Up to their new tricks

Those wacky magicians Penn & Teller are moving up. They will attempt to perform "real miracles" in their shows Tuesday through Feb. 6 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Also expect the usual roundup of cruel tricks, eerie magic and distasteful comedy. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $15-$39.50. Call 410-494-2712.

AROUND THE HARBOR

An exhibit of quilts

View the Adrienne Yorinks quilt exhibit "Stand for Children" throughout February at the Top of the World Observation Level, World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. The quilts on display were used to illustrate the book "Stand for Children," written by Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $3; $2 children and seniors. Call 410-837-VIEW.

The evolution of a music genre

Bernice Johnson Reagon, composer, singer and founder of the a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, will trace the evolution of African-American music traditions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Women's Institute of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St. Among her long list of credentials, Reagon served as host of the 26-hour National Public Radio series "Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions," which won the 1995 George F. Peabody Award. Cost: $20; $40 for talk and pre-lecture buffet dinner. Call 410-532-6090.

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