'The Barrister Speaks' Charles Carroll, barrister, one...


June 29, 2000|By Karin Remesch

'The Barrister Speaks'

Charles Carroll, barrister, one of Maryland's first senators and one of the men who helped draft the state's constitution, returns to his home, Mount Clare Mansion, Sunday to read the Declaration of Independence. After listening to Carroll, who is portrayed by Alan Gephardt, docents will guide you through the mansion, Maryland's first Museum House. Light refreshments, giving visitors a "taste of the time," will be provided by the mansion's Colonial kitchen. The program starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $6, $5 seniors, $3 students, $1 children under 12. Mount Clare is in Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd. Call 410-837-3262.

'Maryland in Focus'

See "Maryland in Focus," the Maryland Historical Society and Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000's statewide traveling exhibition, and discover photographs that captured Maryland -- the people, places and events -- from the 1840s to the present. Included in the exhibition, which opens at three locations Monday, are photographs of children leaving for their first day of school in Westminster around 1900, hippies on Baltimore's Read Street in the 1960s, one of the earliest-known images of enslaved African-Americans from Harford County (from the mid-19th century) and oyster tongers working on the Chesapeake Bay in the 1920s. The exhibit can be viewed through Aug. 13 at the Maryland State House, Freedom Wall, in Annapolis; Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Observation Gallery, Linthicum; and Worcester County Public Library, Ocean Pines Branch, Ocean City. Admission is free. Call 410-685-3750.

Metallica at PSINet Stadium

Rock on Independence Day, Tuesday, with Metallica and guests Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 and System of a Down at PSINet Stadium, Russell Street. Gates open at 2 p.m., music starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $65. Call 410-481-SEAT.


Harry Connick at Pier Six

Listen to New Orleans-style sounds, ballads, a few Irish tunes and orchestral classics when Harry Connick Jr. and his Big Band perform Saturday at Pier Six Concert Pavilion, President Street. Expect to hear samples from the musician's newest album, "Come by Me," a collection of standards and originals. Gates open at 7 p.m., the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $46.50 and $36.50 for the pavilion and $24 for lawn seats. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Happy birthday, Harborplace

Join a five-day celebration in honor of Harborplace's 20th birthday. Starting tomorrow and running through Tuesday, there will be live entertainment from four stages, including concerts by recording artists Modern English, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and Davy Jones of the Monkees (pictured), 7:30 p.m. Monday. Other highlights include a cake-cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Also planned are chicken-wing eating contests, cooking demonstrations, a "Crawl Like a Crab" contest, an oldies hula hoop competition and hands-on children's activities. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For a complete list of events, call 1-800-HARBOR or 410-332-4191.

Common Ground on the Hill

Whether your interests lie in instrumental music, singing, dance, the spoken or written word or the fine arts, you'll find something to enjoy at workshops and events offered Sunday through Friday by , a traditional music and arts organization at Western Maryland College in Westminster. The group's goal is to offer participants a quality learning experience with master artists while exploring cultural diversity in search of a "common ground" among ethnic, gender, age and racial groups. If you're unable to attend workshops, you can be a spectator at nightly performances held at the college, as well as at the American Music & Arts Festival, July 8-9 at the nearby Carroll County Farm Museum. Registration for the workshops is still open. Evening events include "Afro-lachian" dance with the Sankofa Dance Theater and Earl White and Matt Gordon, cloggers and fiddlers, 8 p.m. Monday; "Red, White and Blues Night," featuring, among others, Guy Davis (pictured), 8 p.m. Tuesday; and an "Open Mike at the Forum" at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Admission for each event is $5. Cost varies for workshops. The group also sponsors a "world percussion gathering" July 9-14. Call 410-857-2771.

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