Street-performer auditions...


April 12, 2001|By Karin Remesch


Street-performer auditions

Comedians, jugglers, magicians, singing groups and other talents will compete to earn a spot on Harborplace's summer street-performance roster beginning at noon Saturday at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. Spectators are invited to watch as performers are given 15 minutes to display their routines before a panel of judges. Perhaps there'll be a future star among the hopefuls; a number of now-well-known national acts received their start as Harborplace street performers, including juggler Jerry Rowan, unicycler Mike Rossman and the a cappella singing group Regency. Admission to the auditions is free. Call 800-HARBOR-1.

'Bunny BonanZOO'

Hop on over to the Baltimore Zoo in Druid Hill Park tomorrow through Sunday for "Bunny BonanZOO," a spring eggstravaganza that includes games, entertainment and egg hunts. Beginning at 11 a.m. each day, you can meet strolling musicians and be awed by magicians. You can also play games and create crafts, listen to stories, have your face painted, dance the bunny-hop and have your picture taken with the Easter bunny. Promptly at noon, grab your Easter basket and search for sweet treasures in the Mary Sue Easter Egg Hunt. Most activities are free with regular zoo admission of $6 and $10. Call 410-366-LION.

'The Beauty Queen of Leenane'

When "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" opens at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre tomorrow, the audience will be taken to the mountains of Connemara, in Ireland's County Galway, where the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan unfolds. Maureen, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, yearns for love, as well as freedom from her manipulative, aging mother, Mag. The Folans constantly spar verbally, and their exchanges are heightened when an aging bachelor walks into their lives and threatens to walk off with Maureen. The award-winning play runs through May 12 and stars Laura Gifford (pictured), Anne B. Mulligan, Morgan Stantan and Mark Steckbeck (pictured). The Spotlighters Theatre is at 817 St. Paul St. Show time is 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 and $12. Call 410-752-1225.



Leave it to the secretive and mercurial artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince to give a concert on the spur of the moment -- in Baltimore. That's right, Prince is bringing his Hit & Run Tour to town. The pop / rock superstar and his New Power Generation band will perform at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Ave., on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $45-$75, go on sale this Saturday. Call 410-481-SEAT or visit

My Lady's Manor Steeplechase

Spend Saturday in the rolling hills of Harford County, picnicking and cheering the riders in the 91st My Lady's Manor Steeplechase Races, the first leg in Maryland's Triple Crown of steeplechasing. The afternoon of racing also includes the 77th John Rush Streett Memorial, a 3-mile race over timber, and the Governor's Cup Inter-Hunt Challenge Relay. The race course is at Jarrettsville Pike and Pocock Road in Monkton. Gates open at noon, post time is 2:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Ladew Topiary Gardens. General parking is $25 and family parking $35. Call 410-557-9466.

BSO plays Sibelius

Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov makes his Baltimore debut when he joins music director Yuri Temirkanov and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in all-Sibelius concerts at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The program includes Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 2. Tickets are $24-$62. At 11 a.m. Saturday, the BSO again presents Sibelius' Symphony No. 2. Tickets are $18-$37. Call 410-783-8000.

'Cinderella Ball'

Don a tuxedo or an evening dress and let your coach take you to the first "Cinderella Ball" Saturday at the Baltimore Hilton and Towers, 20 W. Baltimore St. (Wicked stepsisters and ill-fitting slippers are not allowed!) Dancing starts at 8 p.m. and ends at the stroke of midnight. Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland, the ball also features hors d'oeuvres, a dinner buffet, casino games, cash bar and silent auction. Tickets are $65, $55 students and $550 for a table of 10. Call 410-837-5445.

Royal-Hippodrome Reunion

Listen to the doo-wop sound of Pookie Hudson & the Spaniels (pictured) at Sunday's Royal-Hippodrome Reunion at the Ivy Hall Family Support Center, 3515 Dolfield Ave. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can tap your toes to such legendary songs by the group as "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight," "Everybody's Laughing," "You Gave Me Peace of Mind" and "I Know" and enjoy performances by the Bleu Lights, Lady "A," Charlie Davis, the Gumption Group Recording Band and Tommy "the Man" Vann. Tickets are $30 and include a hot and cold buffet. Call 410-467-8900.

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