All aboard the Constellation...


March 09, 2000|By Lori Sears


All aboard the Constellation

Saturday at Constellation Pier, watch a living-history performance detailing Sgt. Patrick Flynn's shipboard experiences during the USS Constellation's famine-relief mission to Ireland in 1880. The program begins at 3 p.m. at Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., Inner Harbor. Free with Constellation admission: $6; $4.75 seniors; $3.50 ages 6-14; free for ages 5 and under. Call 410-539-1797.

Archaeology workshop

Interested in learning about the buried past? Examine ancient relics and sit in on lectures on topics ranging from "How to Photograph Artifacts" to "Stone Tool Production and Analysis: Learning About Prehistoric Exchange" at a workshop in archaeology Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the People's Resource Center, 100 Community Place, Crownsville. There also will be children's sessions, exhibits, books for sale and refreshments. Admission $6; $4 Archaeological Society of Maryland members. Call 410-514-7661.

Pancake breakfast

Welcome the maple-syrup season with an old-fashioned pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Oregon Ridge Park Lodge, Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. Enjoy hot pancakes covered with maple syrup, along with other breakfast treats; purchase handcrafted items, fresh plants and flowers; take part in raffles; and watch syrup being made in the Sugar House at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Tickets available at the door for $4.50; $2.50 ages 2-8. Call 410-887-1815.

Triple treat at the Meyerhoff

It's a busy time at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Today, tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m., witness the return of former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conductor David Zinman as he teams with violinist Pinchas Zukerman, inset right, for performances of Elgar's Violin Concerto, Harbison's "Music for 18 Winds" and Sibelius' Symphony No. 6, with the BSO. Friday's concert includes a lecture at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22-$57. Then on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., hear the brassy, big-band sound of the Afro-Cuban All Stars, left, directed by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez. Tickets are $20-$40. On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., enjoy the lively Celtic tunes of the Chieftains, top. Tickets are $30-$54. Call 410-783-8000.

The cat's meow

They're fluffy. They're frisky. And they're performers. More than 300 pedigreed and household cats compete in a variety of categories at the Crab & Mallet Cat Club's Cat Show this weekend at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Howard and Preston streets. Also, watch Friskies Stage Shows featuring cat tricks; get training tips and nutrition advice from experts; see celebrity cats; browse vendor tables full of feline items, and even purchase kittens. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5; $3 seniors and children 5 and up; free for children under 5. Call 410-988-9116.

Violinist Eugene Fodor

World-renowned violinist Eugene Fodor takes the stage Wednesday at Towson University for a performance of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Accompanied by the Towson University Chamber Orchestra, Fodor will play two Stradivarius violins and two Guarneri violins. Show time is 8:15 p.m. in Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road, Towson. Tickets are $20; $15 seniors; $12 students. Call 410-830-2787.

Purim fun

Bring the whole family to "The Whole Megillah" Purim program Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St. Children in kindergarten through grade five will be treated to an educational Purim presentation by Magic Michael, and they can also design their own Purim basket with a little help from Leslie Goldberg. Parents will be treated to the wit and wisdom of Rabbi David Fohrman through a lecture titled "The Book of Esther: Breathtaking Insights" and to a presentation by Shimon Apisdorf, "The Purim Story ... Unmasked!" Rounding out the afternoon, each family is invited to perform Purim skits and enjoy holiday refreshments. $10 for children; $7 JMM member children; free for parents. Call 410-732-6400 to register.

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