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March 29, 2001|By Karin Remesch


Follow the yellow brick road to the Columbia Ice Rink, where more than 100 members of the Columbia Figure Skating Club will present "The Wizard of Oz on Ice" this weekend. The classic tale of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man will glide across the ice at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The ice rink is at 5876 Thunder Hill Road in the Oakland Mills

Village Center, Columbia. Tickets are $8.50, free under 3. Call 410-799-5356 or 410-750-0237.

'Annie Get Your Gun'

Follow sharpshooter Annie Oakley's stormy relationship with Frank Butler, a vaudeville marksman, when "Annie Get Your Gun" is performed Tuesday through April 8 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Hopkins Plaza. Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, the show features Karyn Quackenbush as Annie Oakley and Tom Wopat as Frank Butler. 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-$69. Call 410-752-1200.

Egyptian Passover

Celebrate Passover at a family program geared to ancient Egyptian history and culture beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St. Children will create sand art as decoration for the seder table, then watch "The Story of Passover" performed by the Lion Tales Puppet Theater. There will also be music, food and "Tchotchkes Bingo." And visitors to the museum will have one last chance to tour the "Tchotchkes! Treasures of the Family Museum" exhibition, which is closing at day's end. Admission is $2 and $4, free for museum members. Call 410-732-6400.

BSO Musical Open House

Children and their families can delve into a world of music, rhythm and sound at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual Musical Open House from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Meet and chat with BSO musicians, take a crash course in conducting, gain hands-on experience with instruments at a musical petting zoo, take a backstage tour, and go on a musical scavenger hunt. The open house also features performances by a jazz trio; a 15-year-old Peabody Preparatory pianist, Eric Zuber; and a "glass harpist," who will play popular and classical music using a set of 60 water-filled snifter glasses. Admission is free. Call 410-783-8000.

'Dinah Was' at Center Stage

"Dinah Was," Oliver Goldstick's Obie Award-winning musical bio, profiles jazz and blues singer Dinah Washington's dazzling and turbulent life and career. Though celebrated on stage, the legendary singer endured pain and discrimination off stage. Presented in the Head Theater at Center Stage tomorrow through May 13, the show follows the singer from Chicago to Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel, where she performed many of her signature songs, including "What a Diff'rence a Day Made (Makes)," and "I Wanna Be Loved." Center Stage's Dinah is played by E. Faye Butler (above right, with Carla Hargrove). Show times vary. Tickets are $24-$35. Call 410-332-0033.

'Hoops and Bustles' at B&O

Climb aboard a 19th-century passenger train car and learn about rail travel conditions for women during the 1800s, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. The one-day living-history presentation, "Hoops and Bustles: Women Traveling on the 19th-Century Railroad," features interactive programs, an exhibit of 19th-century women's clothing, photographs and journals describing experiences on American railroads. You can also take a look into 19th-century etiquette and social customs at 12:30 p.m., learn about how the proper Victorian woman dressed at 2 p.m. and find out how to preserve your family heirlooms at 3:30 p.m. All programs are included in the museum admission, $5-$8. Call 410-752-2395.

Irish wolfhound show

More than 300 Irish wolfhounds will put on the dog at the Irish Wolfhound Specialty Dog Show Sunday and Monday at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Known as the tallest of all canine breeds, the "gentle giants" will compete for ribbons in obedience trials and conformation classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Young pooches will strut their stuff in the puppy sweepstakes. Visitors can also browse a dog boutique and receive general information on the Irish wolfhound and other canine breeds. Admission is free; entry fee to the park is $4 a car. Call 410-263-6876 or 301-725-8404.

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