Preservation Hall Jazz Band You don't have to travel to...

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March 15, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

You don't have to travel to New Orleans to listen to the jazz sounds that evolved in that city around the turn of the last century. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is bringing its traditional Big Easy music to Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, the jazz ambassadors will present such legendary tunes as "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "Because of You" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." The concert benefits Sheppard Pratt Health System's Care for Kids Fund. Tickets are $40; $125 for the concert and a New Orleans-style dessert reception. Call 410-938-3100.

BSO premieres symphony

Be among the first to hear American composer George Tsontakis' new symphonic work, "October." Commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the 20-minute, two-movement composition premieres today and continues through Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Led by guest conductor James DePreist, the orchestra also performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos. The concerts start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24-$62. Call 410-783-8000.

BOC performs 'Faust'

The Baltimore Opera Company continues its 50th anniversary season with Charles Gounod's "Faust," today, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and March 23 and 25 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. But instead of the original medieval backdrop, this new production is set in Germany during World War I. Based on Goethe's "Faust," the opera tells the story of an aged philosopher who trades his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth and love. Times vary. Tickets are $29-$120. Call 410-727-6000.

Grandma Moses exhibit in D.C.

"Grandma Moses in the 21st Century," an exhibition of 87 of the most important works by Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses, opens today and continues through June 10 at Washington's National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. N.W. The exhibition examines Moses' artistic development; her place in the art world at the nexus of folk art, fine art and popular culture; and the phenomenon of her success. Moses was known primarily for her landscapes. The exhibit includes such examples of the genre as "Apple Butter Making" (1947), "Moving Day on the Farm" (pictured here; 1951) and "Rainbow" (1961), her last finished painting -- completed when she was 100 years old. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $3 and $5. Call 202-783-5000.

BARENAKED LADIES

The chart-topping Barenaked Ladies -- five strapping lads from Canada -- perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Expect to hear songs from the pop-music group's quadruple-platinum-selling album, "Stunt," and its newest album, "Maroon," which includes "Too Little Too Late," "Falling for the First Time" and "Pinch Me." Tickets are $25 and $35. Call 410-481-SEAT.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Leprechaun Look-Alike Contest

Here's your chance to dress like a leprechaun, even if you don't have pointy ears. The 10th annual St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Look-Alike Contest starts at noon Saturday at Broadway Market Square in Fells Point. Prizes are awarded for best leprechaun in four categories -- adults, children ages 7-16, tots ages 6 and under, and pets. Music is provided by the Irish Edge, and members of the Broesler School of Irish Dance will demonstrate the Irish jig. Admission is free. Call 410-675-6750.

St. Patrick's Day parade

Celebrate the luck of the Irish Sunday at the 45th annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Baltimore. Beginning at 2 p.m., tip your hat to 27 bands -- including Baltimore's Marching Ravens, the Calvert Hall College High School Band and the Na Fiana Pipe Band -- and more than 60 other marching units, leprechauns and floats. The parade steps off at Centre and Charles streets, proceeds south along Charles to Pratt Street, turns left and disbands at Market Place. The reviewing stand is at the corner of Light and Pratt streets. Admission is free. Call 410-465-7022.

Coin show

Search for rare coins and more this weekend at the 29th annual Coin and Currency Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. The three-day family event features more than 1,000 dealers, exhibits, educational forums and free coins for children 12 and younger. Free coin appraisals are also offered. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 301-424-1876 or 561-392-8552.

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