Dancing through time Choregraphie Antique, a "dance...

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April 05, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Dancing through time

Choregraphie Antique, a "dance history ensemble" at Goucher College, presents "War and Dancing: Strange Bedfellows, From the Spanish Armada to the Vietnam War" at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. The performance will take the audience on a historical journey that highlights popular dances during wartime. It includes the galliards of Elizabeth I's era, hornpipes and American contra dances, French waltzes and quadrilles, the Ukrainian spear dance, the swing dances of World War II and more. Tickets for "War and Dancing" are $7 and $12. Call 410-337-6333.

Easter egg hunt; open house

There's still time to hone your searching skills and spruce up a basket for the Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Baltimore Conservatory in Druid Hill Park, near the intersection of McCulloh Street and Gwynns Falls Parkway. Open to children ages 10 and under, the egg hunt offers prizes and candy to those finding specially numbered eggs. Registration is required and takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Bring your own basket. Face-painting, music, children's entertainment and a visit from the Easter bunny are also on the afternoon's agenda. For adults, there's the conservatory's Spring Open House from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., featuring daffodils, tulips and Easter lilies arranged in a tropical setting. Both the hunt and the open house are free. Call 410-396-6694.

Classical

guitar concert

Debussy's romantic "Clair de Lune," the first nocturne by Chopin and sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti will be performed by classical guitarists Julian Gray (left) and Ronald Pearl at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Friedberg Concert Hall at Peabody Institute, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place. Also on the duo's program are a new work inspired by the Celtic sounds of "Riverdance" and music by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Admission is $5-$16. Call 410-659-8124.

'Much Ado' about Jackie Mason

The master of outrage, Jackie Mason, brings his latest stand-up comedy show, the award-winning "Much Ado About Everything," to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., today and tomorrow. Unafraid to tackle any subject, Mason will sling zingers at just about everything -- from personal relations and cultural differences to political and social issues. Performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $46-$56. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Horseshoe clinic:

It's a ringer

Want to show off your horseshoe-pitching accuracy at your next family picnic? Take a few pointers from the pros, and you'll surely increase your ringer average. The Baltimore Horseshoe Club will sponsor a horseshoe-pitching clinic for novices through advanced players at 10 a.m. Saturday at the club's indoor courts at Back River Neck Recreation Center, 801 Back River Neck Road in Essex. Men, women, seniors and juniors (ages 11 and up) can take lessons from nationally ranked horseshoe-pitching champs. Admission is free. Call 410-574-4658 or 410-665-3453.

Billie Holiday Vocal Competition

Thirteen semifinalists will sing their hearts out in the hope of winning the Mayor's 12th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition Saturday at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. The public is invited to sit in on the competition, featuring renditions of the jazz legend's songs from noon to 4 p.m. The vocalists will compete for three cash prizes and a chance to sing at Artscape in July. Admission is free. Call 410-396-4575.

AROUND THE HARBOR

HANDS-ON 'TITANIC SCIENCE'

More than eight decades after the "unsinkable" Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean, questions are still being asked about how the accident happened. And some answers will be revealed in "Titanic Science: The Real Artifacts, The True Stories." Opening Saturday and continuing through Sept. 3 at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., the 8,000-square-foot exhibit will immerse visitors in an exploration of the collision and sinking of the luxury liner. Combining scientific findings with actual artifacts, the exhibit includes an interactive activity that allows visitors to imagine themselves as the captain of the ship, with just 37 seconds to maneuver the 46,000-ton vessel away from a collision course with an iceberg; a simulated iceberg; audio accounts of the sinking by eyewitnesses; and personal belongings of the passengers and crew. Hours vary. Admission is $7-$14. Call 410-685-5225.

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