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March 30, 2000|By Karin Remesch

Banjo music, all day long

Take your banjo to the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, Saturday for 14 hours of instruction, music and demonstrations. Activities start at 9 a.m. with workshops for beginning to advanced players. The afternoon program includes a free concert at 2 p.m. with the United States Navy Band, Country Current, Mike Seeger, Dwight Diller and Ken Perlman. And an 8 p.m. concert features such banjo greats as Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Reed Martin, Ira Gitlin and Ross Nickerson. All-day pass, including workshops, is $55; evening concert only is $15. Call 410-263-5544 or 410-643-3612.

World Championship Wrestling

Witness high-flying, body-crushing excitement when some of wrestling's most electrifying contenders, including Billy Kidman (pictured), Ric Flair, Vampiro and Total Package with Miss Elizabeth, go head to head this evening at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The action starts at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$35. Call 410-481-SEAT.

FOR THE RECORD - In yesterday's Live section, the wrong date was given for Smokey Robinson's concert at Towson University's Towson Center Arena and for the Marlborough Hunt Races. Both events will take place Sunday, April 2. The Sun regrets the error.

Smokey Robinson at Towson Center

Celebrate the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens' 50th anniversary Saturday at a concert featuring Grammy "Living Legend" Award recipient Smokey Robinson. The singer-songwriter's career spans four decades, and when he steps on stage at 8 p.m. at Towson University's Towson Center Arena, expect to hear tunes ranging from old-school soul to silky, modern-age funk, including "Tears of a Clown," "You've Really Got A Hold On Me," "I Second That Emotion" and excerpts from his newest album, "Intimate." Tickets are $19.50-$100. Call 410-481-SEAT.

`2000 Blooms' in Timonium

The Union Memorial Hospital Foundation presents the 14th annual Rites of Spring Garden Show with the theme "2000 Blooms" this weekend in the Exhibition Hall at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Admire garden exhibits created by local designers, find bargains at the Secondhand Rose Shoppe, browse through the Book Corner, enjoy demonstrations and nibble on light fare at the bistro. Children's activities and nightly silent auctions are also scheduled. The event kicks off with a preview party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, $6 seniors, free under 12. The preview party is $95. Call 410-554-2662.

Jewish Film Festival

"Soleil," starring Sophia Loren (pictured) as a Jewish mother who must raise her family in exile during World War II while her husband remains hidden in France, is one of eight films to be shown at the 12th annual Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Saturday through April 30 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills. "Soleil," produced in France, starts at 8: 45 p.m. Saturday. Also in the lineup are films from Germany, Israel, Bulgaria, Greece, South Africa and the United States. Tickets are $6. Call 410-542-4900, Ext. 239.

Treats for BSO fans

Classical music fans are in for a treat this week and next at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Maestro Sergiu Comissiona (pictured) returns to lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in concerts at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow. Tickets are $22-$57. On Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., a fun-filled program for kids of all ages includes "Learn to Conduct," a "Musical Petting Zoo" and a grand-finale concert at 3: 30 p.m. Tickets for this Musical Open House are free. And Tuesday, music by Mozart, Montmarquette, Packham and Tchaikovsky will be featured at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's All-Baltimore Concert, a benefit for 12 local nonprofit groups. Curtain time is 7: 30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25. Call 410-783-8000.

Marlborough Hunt Races

Enjoy a family day at the races Saturday when the Marlborough Hunt Races celebrate 26 years of steeplechase racing at Roedown Farm, Wayson Road in Davidsonville. Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket on Spectator Hill, and cheer on the horses as they thunder by. The 10-race schedule includes pony races for junior riders, non-jumping races, 2-mile hurdle races over brush jumps, and 3-mile timber races over 4-foot-high solid wood. Gates open at 10 a.m., the first race starts at noon. General admission is $5 a person; children under 6 free; $10 parking per car. Call 410-798-5040.

Perlman's final show

For a final chance to see works by acclaimed Baltimore artist Bennard Perlman, attend an exhibit of his oils and drawings Sunday through April 23 at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation's Hoffberger Gallery, 7401 Park Heights Ave. Perlman is marking the end of 58 years of exhibiting because showing his work is becoming too time-consuming, he says. He adds, however, that he will continue to paint. Meet the artist at a gallery reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on opening day. Regular exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Call 410-764-1587.

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