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March 23, 2000|By Karin Remesch

My, my, my Tom Jones

Tom Jones has been entertaining audiences for more than three decades, and when he steps out on stage it's not unusual to hear such legendary hits as "Delilah," "She's a Lady" and "What's New Pussycat." Sunday evening at 7, the Welsh singing star performs at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza. Tickets are $40-$60. Call 410-752-1200.

Folk music festival

Celebrate the city's musical diversity when the Baltimore Folk Music Society presents the Baltimore Folk Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on the Bryn Mawr school campus, 109 W. Melrose Ave. The all-day festival features music, dance and storytelling. You'll hear traditional folk, gospel, blues, klezmer, Native American, Irish, Caribbean, honky tonk, Slavic and barbershop tunes. You can also learn a variety of dance steps, and an area for children and families will offer interactive music and activities. Food will be available throughout the day. A contra dance, preceded by a free contra workshop, will be offered from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Festival admission is $12, $5 children, $30 maximum for a family. Tickets to the dance are $8. Call 410-366-0808.

Walk for the animals

Take Pooch for a walk Sunday afternoon and help raise money for homeless and unwanted pets. Don't have a pet to walk? Take along a substitute -- a stuffed animal. The Maryland SPCA's fifth annual 1.5-mile Walk-A-Thon is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- even if it's raining cats and dogs -- at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, Wyman Park Drive. Suggested sponsor donation is at least $5. Prizes will be awarded to the top money raisers. Call 410-235-8826.

AROUND THE HARBOR

A racing adventure

Experience the challenges of a global expedition race when the Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge Adventure Tour comes to the Harborplace Amphitheatre, 200 E. Pratt St. Tomorrow through Sunday, sample first-hand the thrills and wonder of adventure racing in a controlled environment. The simulated challenges range from mountaineering to whitewater rafting. The tour takes visitors on a voyage to Argentina, where DCEC Expedition Races are held. Rebecca Rusch, captain for Team USA, will demonstrate adventure-racing techniques, sign autographs and answer questions about races. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

Contemporary Print Fair

For a selection of original prints and photographs at all price levels, attend the 11th annual Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. Twenty art dealers will offer works created by established and emerging artists. The event starts with a preview party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Entrance to the fair is $10, $8 students and seniors, and $5 BMA members. Museum admission is included. Tickets for the preview are $50 and include re-admission to the fair on Sunday. Call 410-396-6345.

Go fly a kite in Washington

Enter a handmade kite in the Smithsonian's 34th annual Kite Festival, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday on the west side of the Washington Monument grounds on the National Mall. This year's theme, "A Century of Flight: Looking Ahead," celebrates the technological and innovative advancements in kiting in the 20th century and looks toward the new millennium. Kites will be judged on appearance, design, construction and performance. Champion kite-flying demonstrations and an exhibit of miniature kites and international kite stamps also will be featured. Admission is free. Call 202-357-2700.

'Macbeth' at Center Stage

Shakespeare's tragedy about a man who would be king at any price opens tomorrow and runs through May 6 in the Pearlstone Theater at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Under the direction of Tim Vasen, 13 actors playing multiple roles conjure a nightmarish vision in which ghosts, riddles and witches fuel a hero's descent into evil. Most performances are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$45. Call 410-332-0033.

It's all Greek ...

Commemorate 179 years of Greek independence and celebrate Greek heritage at the annual Greek Independence Day Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday in Greektown. Featuring dancing groups in ethnic costumes, children's groups, marching bands, military groups and Orthodox clergy, the parade steps off on Eastern Avenue, winds along Ponca Street to Fait Avenue, Oldham and Fleet streets, then back to Ponca Street to disband near St. Nicholas Church. After the parade, dedication ceremonies will be conducted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the church. Admission is free. Greek food will be available. Call 410-625-1545 or 410-529-9029.

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