Street performers strut their stuff...


April 13, 2000|By Karin Remesch


Street performers strut their stuff

Watch jugglers, mimes, musicians, comedians and other talents compete to earn a spot on Harborplace's summer street performance roster, beginning at noon Saturday at the Harborplace Amphitheater. Performers are given 15 minutes to display their routines before a panel of judges. Admission is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

My Lady's Manor Steeplechase

Enjoy an afternoon in the rolling hills of Harford County Saturday, picnicking and cheering riders in the 90th running of the My Lady's Manor Steeplechase Races, the first leg of Maryland's triple crown of steeplechasing. Gates open at noon, post time is 2:30 p.m. at Jarrettsville Pike and Pocock Road. Admission is $25 for general parking and $35 for family parking. Proceeds benefit Ladew Topiary Gardens, which opens its gates at 10 a.m. today for the 29th season. Opening-day activities include guided tours of the historic Ladew Manor House and self-guided tours of the gardens, nature walk and Carriage Museum. Ladew is at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For hours, admission prices to the gardens and tickets to the steeplechase races, call 410-557-9466.

Hopkins Spring Fair

Celebrate the season with song, food, crafts and neighborhood fun at the 29th annual Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair, this weekend on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Browse an array of quality arts and crafts, listen to live entertainment, enjoy carnival games and rides, examine antique cars, sample ethnic food, sip brews in the beer garden and peruse information at booths. The fair is organized and run by Johns Hopkins students. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-516-7692.

'Filming in Maryland'

Learn how the rest of the world has come to see Maryland's history, society and landscapes through a century of feature films when the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., presents "Filming in Maryland" Saturday through Oct. 8. From silent films of the early 20th century to recent works by filmmakers John Waters and Barry Levinson, the exhibit spotlights more than 350 objects from 40 films, including movie stills, props, costumes, re-created movie sets, film clips, scripts, directors' notes and more. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $4; $3 seniors, students and ages 13-17; free all day on Sundays and from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and always for museum members and ages 12 and younger. Call 410-685-3750.

Spring Football Festival

Meet at least 15 Baltimore Ravens players, including last year's No. 1 draft choice Chris McAlister, and collect their autographs at the annual Spring Football Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at PSINet Stadium. You can also test your skills in field-goal kicking, long toss and punt-catching contests; tour the stadium; get your face painted; and applaud Baltimore's Marching Ravens, the team's cheerleaders and mascots Edgar, Allan and Poe. General admission is $10, $5 ages 12 and under, with a discount for personal seat license holders. Call 410-481-SEAT. Tickets are also available at Gate A the day of the event.

Celtic and folk concert

Join singer-songwriter Grace Griffith for an evening of Celtic and contemporary folk music and help celebrate the artist's release of her newest album, "Minstrel Song," at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. John's United Methodist Church of Hamilton, 5315 Harford Road. Also taking part in the festivities are musicians Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Paul Nahay, Al Petteway and Amy White. Tickets are $15. Call 410-922-5210.

Pro Musica Rara

Listen to 18th-century chamber music on original instruments, including the baroque flute, violoncello and harpsichord, when Pro Musica Rara concludes its concert season at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street. Hear sonatas by J. S. Bach, Leclair, Telemann, Barriere and C. P. E. Bach. Admission is $20, $18 BMA members and seniors, $10 students, free ages 8-16. Call 410-728-2820.

Great Cookie Bike Rally

Cycling will taste sweet when you participate in the Great Cookie Bike Rally Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Road in Harwood, near Annapolis. Prepare for the cycling season in morning workshops, enjoy some of Maryland's prettiest routes during 15-, 30- or 50-mile afternoon rides, and eat delicious cookies all day. Also view a display of antique bicycles and test-ride alternative bikes, including tandems and recumbents. The registration fee is $18 in advance, $23 on-site. Call 410-653-8288 or 888-226-7433.

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