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Eric Alexander Quintet

For The Chimes

November 15, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Eric Alexander Quintet

Since his recording debut in 1991, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander has cut 13 albums. His latest is The Second Milestone, which includes renditions of the show tune "Matchmaker Matchmaker," a song that pays tribute to jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and two Latin-inspired tunes. You can groove to the jazzman's many styles -- from bop to avant garde -- when the Eric Alexander Quintet performs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Teamsters Union Hall, 6000 Erdman Ave. The concert is sponsored by the Left Bank Jazz Society. Tickets are $25. Call 410-366-3457.

"Tellabration!"

Storytellers will spin yarns Saturday at Woodbrook Baptist Church as part of "Tellabration!" a worldwide celebration of storytelling. Sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society under the auspices of the National Storytellers Network, the event will feature a variety of tales, including ethnic and personal stories, legends, magic and dragons, and stories of healing. The church is located at 25 Stevenson Lane, Towson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Stories for younger audiences will be told from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; general storytelling starts at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5-$9; $16 and $20 for families. Call 410-366-0808.

Old-time radio show

Step back in time and enjoy the magic of an old-time radio broadcast. The Golden Radio Buffs Players will perform Miracle on 34th Street and Gildersleeve's Christmas in the style of an old radio show, complete with vintage microphones and live sound effects. The family show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church's social hall, Roland and Lake avenues. Admission is $2; free for members of the Golden Radio Buffs of Maryland. Call 410-477-3051.

Thanksgiving Parade

Grand marshal The Cat in the Hat, Santa and Mrs. Claus, marching bands, floats and equestrian units will fill the streets Saturday during Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving Parade. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. from the intersection of Pratt and Eutaw streets, continues east on Pratt Street and disbands at Market Place. The reviewing stand is at the intersection of Pratt and Light streets. Admission is free. Call 888-BALTIMORE.

Holbrook as Mark Twain

Hal Holbrook has entertained audiences for nearly five decades with his realistic portrayal of literary legend Mark Twain. And no show is ever the same; the actor brings new material to the stage with each performance. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,Holbrook performs his one-man Mark Twain Tonight! show at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $34-$58. Call 410-783-8000.

Andre Watts with BSO

Pianist Andre Watts joins music director Yuri Temirkanov and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the orchestra's last concert series before it departs on a three-week, 12-city European tour. At 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 11 a.m. Saturday in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., concert-goers will be treated to previews of works to be showcased on the tour. The program includes Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major (today and tomorrow) and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (Saturday). Tickets are $26-$78. Call 410-783-8000.

STAND-UP

FOR THE CHIMES

On Sunday evening, stand-up comedians Carrot Top, Rita Rudner and Darrell Hammond will bring their shticks to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The "Night of Comedy" benefits Chimes, a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization that provides services and support for people with barriers to independent living. The Chimes also will honor Stephen A. Burch, president of Comcast, Mid-Atlantic Division, for his philanthropic contributions to the community. The program and performance start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $60. Call 410-783-8000.

'Raisin in the Sun' and 'Guys and Dolls'

A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning story of an African-American family struggling to escape a Chicago ghetto, opens today and continues through Dec. 23 at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Times vary. Tickets are $10-$53. Call 410-332-0033. From Tuesday through Nov. 25, you can catch a 50th-anniversary production of the musical comedy Guys and Dolls at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The story follows a mythical group of saints and sinners from floating crap games in Times Square to the chic cafes of Havana. Times vary. Tickets are $26-$56. Call 410-481-SEAT.

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