Cone Collection reopens at BMA Beginning this Sunday...

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April 19, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Cone Collection reopens at BMA

Beginning this Sunday, the Cone Collection of post-impressionist and modern art can once again be viewed at the Baltimore Museum Art -- in the completely renovated Cone Wing. The 6,600-square-foot gallery space focuses on the museum's world-class collection of 500 works by French master Henri Matisse and also houses more than 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper by many of the world's most important artists. Celebrate the completion of the two-year, $4 million renovation from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (the museum is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.) at a "Festival of Color," which features a parade, music, street theater and juggling workshops, hands-on activities, gallery talks and more. The museum is at 10 Art Museum Drive. Admission is free Sunday. Call 410-396-6314.

John Astin

as Edgar Allan Poe

When actor John Astin steps from the shadows of the Shriver Hall stage to star as Edgar Allan Poe, he'll commence quoting from many of the tormented poet's works, including "Annabel Lee," "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." The one-man show, "Edgar Allan Poe -- Once Upon a Midnight," starts at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Tickets are $10 and $20. Call 410-516-8209.

Cookies and cycles

Fill your belly with cookies, tune up your bike and enjoy some of Maryland's best scenery at the CAM Corp.'s 12th annual Great Cookie Bike Rally on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Road in Harwood, near Annapolis. Olympic medalist Brian Walton will share the secrets of his success at 9 a.m. in a workshop on bicycle racing. At 11:30 a.m., cyclists begin staggered starts of 15-, 30- and 50-mile group rides along the Chesapeake Bay. And throughout the day, munch on an unlimited supply of cookies, provided by area bakeries. The registration fee is $20, $12 for riders ages 12 and younger. Call 888-CAM-RIDE.

Two operas

for the price of one

First, Towson University Music for the Stage presents "The Medium," Gian Carlo Menotti's chilling tale of Madame Flora, who tries to cheat her clients with fake seances. And then, the student singers dish out "Gallantry: A Soap Opera" by Douglas Moore. The one-act farce about television soap operas of the 1950s features a surgeon who has fallen in love with an anesthetist, who in turn loves the patient on the table. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. today, 8:15 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in TU's Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road. Tickets are $5 and $10. Call 410-830-2787.

'A Shower of Orchids'

Exquisite flowers in elegant shapes and a rainbow of colors will be in bloom at the Maryland Orchid Society's annual show and sale, "A Shower of Orchids," this weekend at Owings Mills Town Center, 10300 Mill Run Circle. From 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, orchid enthusiasts and commercial growers will present their most exotic blooms in naturalistic settings. Orchid artwork will also be exhibited and experts from the orchid society will be available to offer advice on caring for orchids. Guided tours of the exhibit are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-526-0179.

Willie Nelson at the Meyerhoff

Country-music legend Willie Nelson is "On the Road Again" and he's stopping Wednesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. At this performance, you'll not only hear such country classics as "Whiskey River," "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "Always on My Mind," you'll also get introduced to Nelson's newest genre of music -- blues. With his band, the Willie Nelson Family, he'll sing selections from his Grammy-nominated album "Milk Cow Blues." The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34 to $58. Call 410-783-8000.

Decorators' Show House

Area designers and interior decorators have transformed the 19th-century Foxhall Manor into the 25th annual Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House. The historic field-stone farmhouse at 6020 Foxhall Manor Drive in Catonsville is open for tours Sunday through May 20. Hours vary. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 410-783-8023.

Black college basketball classic

The sixth annual "Black College All-Star Basketball Classic" takes place at Morgan State University's Hill Field House, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, on Saturday. A women's game and a men's game will feature the best players from the four conferences of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Competing teams will represent the North and the South. The women's game tips off at 4:30 p.m., the men's at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 410-828-0441.

AROUND THE HARBOR

'Pratt Street Riot Walking Tour'

Mark the 140th anniversary of the Pratt Street Riot, the first bloodshed of the Civil War, by following the route taken by federal troops on April 19, 1861. The one-hour "Pratt Street Riot Walking Tour," led by Civil War interpreter Stan Collins, starts at noon today at the Baltimore Civil War Museum, 601 President St. The cost is $4 and includes admission to the museum. Call 410-385-5188.

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