`Wizard of Oz'
Watch a production of the classic story The Wizard of Oz this weekend at Slayton House in Columbia. The Baltimore Children's Theatre presents a comedic version of the tale of Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow. New lyrics and musical arrangements have been added to this version. The cast includes professional adult actors as well as local child actors. Nicole Pannullo stars as Dorothy, Sean Manear as the Scarecrow/Uncle Henry, Ed Higgins as the Tin Man, Todd Cunningham as the Lion, Melanie Trainor as the Wicked Witch and Lauren Schein as Glinda/Aunt Em. Mark Andrew Beachy produces and directs the show.
Shows are at 7 p.m. tomorrow and at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8 at Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. $10; $8 in advance. Call 410-203-1757.
Walters' family festival
Celebrate the art and culture of India, Nepal and Tibet Saturday at the Walters Art Museum. The family festival features a performance of classical Indian dance by Archana Srinivas of the Natya Kala Mandir School of Indian Classical Dance and a look at Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery as they complete the sand mandala ("painting") they have been working on for the last several days. Visitors also can watch a video on modern Hindu practices in America and India; learn about the history of the yantra, a geometric diagram that represents a mother goddess, and create their own yantra design in the new Family Art Center.
The family festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free. Call 410-547-9000.