Volleyball Marathon Take part or...


June 08, 2000|By Karin Remesch


Volleyball Marathon

Take part or cheer on teams in the 24th annual Volleyball Marathon and third annual Volleyball Tournament this weekend at Rash Field. Players spike up for the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. There also will be information booths on health-related subjects and children's activities, including face-painting. Admission is free for spectators both days. Registration for players is free Saturday and $35 Sunday. Call 410-494-8545.

Al Green at Pier Six

When Grammy Award-winner Al Green steps out onto the stage Sunday at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion, he'll be singing songs from his newest album, 'Greatest Gospel Hits,' but you can also expect to hear such chart climbers as "Let's Stay Together" and "So Tired of Being Alone," the Memphis soul music that made him famous in the 1970s. The Soft Tones also perform. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Pavilion seats are $35-$45, lawn tickets are $22.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Greek festival

Join the celebration of Greek heritage at the annual Greek Folk Festival, tomorrow through Sunday in and around St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 S. Ponca St. Dine on moussaka, spinach pie, stuffed grape leaves and homemade pastries, dance in the streets to live Greek music, applaud ethnic dance troupes in colorful costumes, watch cooking demonstrations, shop for handmade crafts and browse cultural exhibits. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Call 410-633-5020.

WPA prints at the BMA

Seventy etchings, lithographs and woodcuts that depict scenes of work and everyday life on the street, the docks, the land and in the factories and coal mines of America from the mid-1930s to early 1940s will be on view Sunday through Sept. 24 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. The pieces in the exhibit - titled "Art in a Day's Work: Prints from the WPA" - were created after the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project was formed as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal initiative. A variety of programs related to the exhibit also will be offered.

Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and until 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. Admission is $6, $4 for seniors, and free for BMA members and ages 18 and under. Admission is free for everyone Thursdays. Call 410-396-7100.

Marvin Hamlisch leads the BSO

Composer, musician and conductor Marvin Hamlisch closes the 1999 - 2000 Baltimore Symphony SuperPops Series with an eclectic program of all-American favorites today through Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The star-spangled musical salute, which marks the end of Hamlisch's tenure as the BSO's SuperPops conductor, features the Ravens Marching Band, banjoist Buddy Wachter and the Baltimore Symphony Chorus. Curtain time is 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $21 - $59. Call 410-783-8000

Michael Bolton at the Lyric

Join Grammy Award-winner Michael Bolton in a celebration of the "Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" Tuesday through June 18 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The program features songs from such hit musicals as "Phantom of the Opera," "Cats," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Sunset Boulevard" and "Whistle Down the Wind." Show time is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$62.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Founding Fathers' trade fair

Discover how Colonial-era tradesmen created goods for the Charles Carroll House during the 18th Century Founding Fathers' Building Trades Fair this weekend on the grounds of the historic house, 107 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Browse through exhibits with costumed guides and observe tradesmen making furniture for the sitting room, buttons for the servants, toys for children and spoons for the kitchen. Women will be spinning and weaving linen cloth for use in the house and a midwife will be preparing herbal remedies for use during childbirth. Tea will be served in the garden and musicians and dancers will perform throughout each day. A tavern dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday. And an indenture/apprenticeship program for children starts at noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6, $4 students. Tickets for the tavern dinner are $25. Call 410-269-1737.

Deanna Bogart at Ladew

Tap your toes to blues and boogie-woogie tunes when Deanna Bogart kicks off Ladew Topiary Gardens' Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Great Bowl, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. Bring a picnic, blanket or chairs, but leave pets at home. Light fare and drinks are available in the Ladew Cafe. Rain date is June 18. Admission ranges from $3-$10 and includes self-guided tours of the gardens. Call 410-557-9466.

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