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April 06, 2000|By Karin Remesch

Score-keeping workshop

Learn how to tally up pop-ups, RBIs and errors at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St. Radio station WBAL's Voice of the Orioles, Jim Hunter, will discuss the ins and outs of baseball score-keeping. And he'll answer any questions you might have about keeping track of the game's actions. The fee for the workshop is included in the museum admission: $6, $4 seniors, $3 ages 5-16, free under 5. Call 410-727-1539.

'Savion! The Concert'

Tap dancer Savion Glover burns up the stage with a kickin' band and four generations of tap legends -- Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown, Dianne Walker and 10-year-old Cartier Williams -- for three evenings at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Conceived, directed and choreographed by the 26-year-old tap-dancing sensation, "Savion! The Concert" starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday and April 14-15. Tickets are $15-$49. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Music legends of yesteryear

Get whisked away to the music of decades gone by when the Pennsylvania Avenue Committee presents "A Royal Night at the Senator" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road. The gala features the Dunbar Jazz Band and nearly 20 other performers, including some of the original musicians of the famed Royal Theater -- once Baltimore's premier showcase for black talent. Local singer Ruby Glover and national and international artists are also scheduled to attend. Proceeds benefit the Royal Theater Monument, scheduled to be built at Pennsylvania and Lafayette avenues. Reserved seating is $50, general admission $35. Call 410-276-9801.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Meet sea creatures

Children will enjoy an up-close and personal view of some of the National Aquarium's critters when they "dive" into the sea with Dr. C. Weed and her sidekick DT from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St. The program is geared to ages 4 through adult. Admission is $14, $6 aquarium members. At the same time, ages 12 through adult can take a tour behind the scenes of the aquarium's exhibits and learn about the intricacies of caring for the 10,000 animals in the aquarium's collection. $18, $10 members. Call 410-576-3800.

Champions on Ice

Michelle Kwan won the World Figure Skating Championship title for the third time last Saturday in Nice, France. This evening you can cheer Kwan (pictured) and other members of the John Hancock Champions on Ice as they kick off a 34-city tour at 7:30 at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The star-studded cast includes Baltimore resident and skating legend Dorothy Hamill, world champion silver medalist Elvis Stojko and former world champion Todd Eldredge. The lineup also includes Brian Boitano, Nicole Bobek, Victor Petrenko and others. Tickets for the Champions on Ice Summer Tour are $25-$55. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Gary Bartz at the BMA

Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz takes you on a musical journey at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Meyerhoff Theater at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. The Baltimore native, who began his career in New York in 1958, has played with such jazz greats as McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Miles Davis and Max Roach. He will be joined on the stage by Barney McCall on piano, James King on bass and Greg Bandy on drums. The concert is presented by the Chamber Jazz Society of Baltimore. Tickets are $10-$20. Call 410-385-5888 or 410-396-6001.

'Les Miserables' returns

The legendary musical "Les Miserables" returns to the Mechanic Theatre, 25 Hopkins Plaza, for a two-week run, Tuesday through April 23. Now in its 14th year in London and 13th year on Broadway, "Les Miserables" has won 50 major awards, including the 1987 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, the musical tells the story of fugitive Jean Valjean, who is pitted against the cruel and self-righteous Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture. Tickets are $16.50-$66.50. Call 410-752-1200 for show times and other information.

A vision of color

Owings Mills Town Center, 10300 Mill Run Circle, will be transformed into a tropical paradise for the Maryland Orchid Society's annual show and sale, from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The colorful display will feature exotic blooms in naturalistic settings, some including ponds and waterfalls. Vendors will sell orchids that can thrive in the average home, and experts will offer advice on caring for plants. Orchid artwork also will be on view. Admission is free. Call 410-526-0179.

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