Images of passion and fire, sorrow and...


March 08, 2001|By Karin Remesch


Images of passion and fire, sorrow and joy will no doubt be conjured up during a performance by flamenco dancers at 8 p.m. Saturday at the James Rouse Theater, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Arte Flamenco, a locally based dance company, will be joined by guest artists from Spain in the celebration of that country's authentic music and dance. Tickets are $15 and $20. Call 301-617-0694.

'Swing!' at the Mechanic

A cast of swing dancers, a contemporary swing band, and jazz and pop singers cut loose to a mix of new and classic swing songs Tuesday through March 18 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza. "Swing!," an all-singing, all-dancing musical celebration, includes more than 30 dance numbers that reflect the neo-swing dance craze currently sweeping the country. In addition to original songs, the musical also features such classic swing tunes as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Harlem Nocturne" and "Stompin' at the Savoy." Show time is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $21.50 to $69. Call 410-752-1200.

'The Three Bears'

The treasured children's story of Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear and Goldilocks will come to life on stage Saturday when the Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra present a musical version of "The Three Bears" at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Rheda Becker narrates the concert, which is designed especially for families with children ages 3-6. Tickets are $11. Call 410-783-8000.

Cat show at armory

About 400 felines -- purebred and household cats -- will compete for top honors this weekend at the Crab & Mallet Cat Club's annual show at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Howard and Preston streets. In addition, Friskies and Fancy Feast celebrity cats and their Hollywood trainers will demonstrate how cat training, coupled with balanced nutrition, can keep cats mentally and physically healthy. Vendors will also be on site, offering a variety of cat-related items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6, $3 seniors and children. Call 410-988-9116.

Harlem Globetrotters

Since 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters have played in 115 countries before more than 120 million people. Now on a tour celebrating 75 years of basketball trickery, the legendary roundballers will bring their game of competition, special effects and gravity-defying slam-dunks tomorrow to Towson University's Towson Center Arena, Auburn Drive. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $75. Call 410-704-2244 and 410-481-SEAT.

Pro Musica Rara

Music by Rossini, Haydn and Mozart is on the program of Pro Musica Rara's season finale at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive and North Charles Street. Violoncellist Vivian Barton Dozor will join Pro Musica Rara's regulars Greg Mulligan and Ivan Stefanovic (pictured), violins; Sharon Pineo Myer, viola; and Robert Barney, double bass. Pro Musica Rara is an early-music ensemble. Tickets for the concert are $10 to $20. Call 410-728-2820.

'An Irish Evening'

Celebrate the music of the Irish with singer and harper Richard McCready during "An Irish Evening," beginning at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Towson University, Osler and Cross Campus drives. The program features ancient, modern and traditional Celtic music, including "The Garden Where the Praties Grow," "An Irish Idyll," "O'Neill's March," a "Medley of Traditional Airs" and three versions of "The Dawning of the Day." Admission is free. Call 410-830-2787.

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