Washington Ballet at HCC

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October 25, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Be among the first to see the Washington Ballet's performance of Septime Webre's Carmen. The internationally known dance troupe, in residence at Harford Community College, premieres the new ballet at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday HCC's Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air -- four days before its official world debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The program also features the revival of two other works, Balanchine's The Four Temperaments and Choo-San Goh's In the Glow of the Night. Tickets are $17-$35. Call 410-836-4211 or 410-879-8920, Ext. 211.

'Riverdance'

Riverdance, the Grammy Award-winning celebration of Irish music, song and dance, returns to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., Tuesday through Nov. 4. The international company performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 2, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets are $20-$63.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Mickey Rooney at the Senator

Movie buffs, here's your chance to meet Mickey Rooney in person. On Tuesday, the legendary comedian, actor and singer, who's been entertaining audiences for almost 80 years, will be at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, to introduce the screening of National Velvet -- a 1944 film starring Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor. You can also have dinner with the star or chat with him at a champagne and dessert reception, watch the sidewalk unveiling of a commemorative Mickey Rooney block, and bid at a silent auction. It's all part of the Fourth Annual Senator Theatre Classic, a benefit for the Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5828 York Road; the reception begins at 7 p.m. and includes the movie and auction. Tickets for dinner, reception and movie are $175; reception and movie are $35. Call 410-433-2442.

Heart Walk

Collect pledges, lace up your walking shoes and participate in the Baltimore Heart Walk, rescheduled for Saturday. Sponsored by St. Joseph Medical Center, the annual 5K noncompetitive walk winds along Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The cardiovascular activity will benefit your own heart as well as raise money to help fight heart disease and stroke. You can walk as part of a team or as an individual. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Rash Field; the walk starts at 9 a.m. Call 410-685-7074.

'Nessie on Wheels'

You can trace the story of Scotland's Loch Ness monster from prehistoric times to the present when Fluid Movement presents "Nessie on Wheels: The Legend of the Loch Ness Monster." The creepy outdoor roller skating extravaganza features shadow puppets, burly men in sparkly kilts, a children's percussion ensemble, a bagpiper and a sing-along finale. The show rolls into Patterson Park, corner of Lombard Street and Patterson Park Avenue, at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rain date is 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $5. Call 410-342-0600.

Concert season openers

If you enjoy classical music, this weekend's for you. The Concert Artists of Baltimore, a professional vocal ensemble and chamber orchestra, opens its 15th-anniversary season Saturday at Le Clerc Hall, College of Notre Dame, 4701 N. Charles St. And the Shriver Hall Concert Series starts its 36th season of chamber music Sunday at Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, the Concert Artists, under the direction of Edward Polochick, present "The Sounds of Schubert" -- selections from Schubert symphonies, arias and choral works. Tickets are $5-$23. Call 410-625-3525. The Shriver Hall season opener, featuring the sounds of the Ying Quartet (pictured) and pianist Menahem Pressler, starts at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. A pre-concert lecture is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 and $28. Call 410-516-7164.

Disney on Ice

Watch your favorite toys come to life in their rootinest-tootinest adventure when Disney on Ice presents Toy Story 2 Wednesday through Nov. 4 at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The characters from the first Toy Story adventure -- Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Bo Peep, Hamm and Slinky Dog -- are joined by new friends, cowgirl Jessie, Stinky Pete the Prospector and Bullseye, Woody's faithful steed. The comedy-action adventure features an international team of award-winning figure skaters and a re-orchestrated musical score. Show times vary. Tickets are $11-$35. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Fall Foliage Excursion

Step aboard the B&O Railroad Museum's Fall Foliage Excursion on Saturday. The annual scenic train ride takes passengers along the Hanover subdivision of the former Western Maryland Railroad Line to historic New Oxford, Pa., a sleepy town of tree-lined streets. Upon arrival, you can visit historic churches, watch a demonstration of old-time telegraphing, listen to banjo music and browse antique shops. The train departs at 8 a.m. from the MARC Station at Historic Camden Station and returns there at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50. Call 410-752-2465.

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