Forever Tango' Luis Bravo's sensual dance production...

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February 03, 2000|By Karen Keys

Forever Tango'

Luis Bravo's sensual dance production struts across the stage Tuesday through Feb. 13 at the Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets Northwest, Washington. Don't miss the only Baltimore-Washington area presentation of "Forever Tango," which had a run on Broadway and features seven Argentine couples performing to music by an 11-piece string and piano orchestra. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $19-$49. Call 202-783-4000.

`Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 Tour'

More than the roof will be on fire when the Fire Museum of Maryland conducts the "Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 Tour," 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Hear details of how the fire raged for two days, destroying 140 acres of downtown Baltimore. The bus tour begins at the museum, 1301 York Road, and will travel to the epicenter of the blaze. Cost: $25. Call 410-321-7500.

Charles Dutton in `An Evening of Shakespeare'

Broadway, television and film star Charles S. Dutton ("Roc") will present "An Evening of Shakespeare," 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Arena Players, 801 McCulloh St. Dutton will be accompanied by seven Arena Players actors. Saturday's performance includes a gala fund-raiser reception with Dutton in attendance. Cost: $50 for Saturday; $25 for Sunday. Call 410-728-6500.

Chinese New Year celebration

Usher in the Year of the Dragon and lunar year 4698 on Sunday at Grace and St. Peter's Parish, 707 Park Ave. Attend high mass at 10 a.m., see the dragon and lion dance down Park Avenue and nearby streets beginning at 2: 30 p.m., watch tai chi and kung fu demonstrations and enjoy musical performances. Free. Call 410-377-8143.

`Terrific Tooth Tales'

Enjoy a day of family fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to mark the opening of the exhibit "Terrific Tooth Tales" at the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, 31 S. Greene St. Activities will include celebrity guest readers, an appearance by Garfield, a "Be a Bookworm" scavenger hunt and a bookbinding workshop. Running through January 2002, the exhibit aims to raise awareness of the benefits of oral health and to improve reading skills. Cost: $3 Saturday only; all other times $4.50; $2.50 for students and seniors; under 6 free. Call 410-706-0600.

International Auto Show

Vroom! See the Chrysler PT Cruiser, (pictured), the Ford Explorer Sport Trac, the Jeep Casablanca and more at the Maryland International Auto Show, Saturday through Feb. 13 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. More than 350 vehicles will be on display. Show hours are noon-10 p.m. Saturdays; noon-7 p.m. Sundays; and 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost: $7; $4 ages 4-12; under 3 free. Call 410-561-7323.

Around the harbor

Chesapeake Bay Boat Show

Dock at the 46th Annual Chesapeake Bay Boat Show Saturday through Feb. 13 at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Adults can visit the Discover Boating Center, and take advantage of boat-show savings, while the kids can participate in safety activities and enter the "boat of the future" contest. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cost: $7; $3 ages 6-12; under 5 free. Call 888-322-9922.

At the Mechanic

Double your pleasure at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre: a fully staged opera or a Broadway musical. The Teatro Lirico D'Europa will present Puccini's "Turandot," performed in Italian with English super titles, 8 p.m. Saturday. Return any time Tuesday through Feb. 13 for Frank Wildhorn's "The Civil War," starring John Schneider and BeBe Winans. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, matinees 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. 25 Hopkins Plaza. Cost: $35-$65 for "Turandot"; $20-$65 for "The Civil War." Call 410-752-1200 for tickets; 410-625-4230 for more information.

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